Junior Sport vs Woodridge – Results

On Saturday, 13 July, Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s junior sports teams competed against their Woodridge counterparts in an intense series of matches.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, with the u/13C team battling to a 1-1 draw against Woodridge’s u/11A side.

The u/13B team faced a tough challenge and ended up losing 0-1, while on a brighter note, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜‚/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐—” ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐Ÿญ-๐Ÿฌ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป.

In contrast, the rugby teams had a more challenging day, as both the u/13 A and B sides experienced defeats in their respective matches.

Eisteddfod Entries Close 15 July, 2024

As a friendly reminder, we would like to announce that the deadline for entries for the much-anticipated Camdeboo Eisteddfod is swiftly approaching.

This year, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜, ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜. If you have not submitted your entry yet, be sure to do so by tomorrow, 15 July.

๐—ง๐—ข ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ and showcase your skills in various categories, including music, dance, drama and more, simply click on the following links:

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Creative Work: Art, Writing, Poetry
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Dance
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Drama
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Percussion | Junior
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Piano | Junior
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Recorder | Junior
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Strings | Junior
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Vocal | Junior
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๐™’๐™š ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ค๐™  ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ!

Senior Derby vs Gill College – Results

On Saturday, 13 July, Union High School, Graaff-Reinet had the pleasure of welcoming Gill College to our campus for a set of hockey and rugby matches.

On the hockey field, Union’s u/14A team faced Gill’s second team, securing a 12-0 victory, while the match between the two first teams saw Union emerging victorious with a commanding 8-0 win.

The rugby matches were equally exciting.

Union’s u/16A team demonstrated their prowess with a 24-3 win. The u/15A team followed suit with a hard-fought 29-17 victory.

While Union’s second team narrowly lost 7-8, the u/14A team put up a strong fight but ultimately fell short with an 18-29 score.

The day culminated in a triumphant 17-8 win by Union’s first team.

๐™’๐™š ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™›๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™‚๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™œ๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š.

The spirit of competition and mutual respect displayed by both schools truly made this day special.

Junior Sport Results vs Gill Primary

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s junior hockey and rugby teams faced off against visiting Laerskool Gill / Gill Primary today.

๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ.

๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜€:
โ€ข u/13B triumphed 8-0
โ€ข u/13A secured a 7-0 victory

๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜€:
โ€ข u/11A fell 7-27
โ€ข u/11B was defeated 12-24
โ€ข u/13B lost 0-28
โ€ข u/13A narrowly lost 12-15

Despite the harsh weather conditions, the players’ spirits remained high and their performances were commendable.

CCTV Camera Project

Aside from providing an education, schools have a responsibility to keep learners, staff and visitors safe. At Union High School, Graaff-Reinet, we take this responsibility with the utmost seriousness and are dedicated to creating a protective environment for all.

In line with this commitment, ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ-๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป (๐—–๐—–๐—ง๐—ฉ) ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€ in all our junior school classrooms and the quad area. This initiative represents a crucial step in our ongoing efforts to enhance the safety and security of our campus.

The cameras have been meticulously positioned to cover key areas such as entrances, hallways and classrooms, ensuring thorough surveillance of vital spots within the school. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต.

With this enhanced ability to oversee activities, our teachers and administrators can promptly address any issues, maintaining a positive and conducive atmosphere for learning. We firmly believe that this proactive approach will result in a safer and more efficient school environment for everyone.

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป. Thank you for being part of our community and contributing to a safer future for our learners.

(๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ซ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.)

At Union High School, Graaff-Reinet, we treasure our traditions, which create cherished memories and reinforce the values we hold dear.

One such beloved annual tradition took place this afternoon, Wednesday, 10 July, when the Grade 7 class teachers, Mrs Hanli Rose-Innes and Miss Justine Matthews, hosted a delightful tea for the young Grade 7 ladies at the charming Coldstream Restaurant.

The setting was perfect for an afternoon of tea and treats, where the conversation was both lively and enlightening. Special mention must be made of the Grade 7 girls who assisted with the arrangements – well done to Micha Murray, Chantรฉ Bezuidenhout, Rachel Wenham, Abonani Matushe, Liso Mamase, Asanele Mayekiso

Halyn Wessels, Erinn Anderson and Kate Charles.

๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.

We also extend our deepest thanks to Mrs Rose-Innes and Miss Matthews – their dedication to creating meaningful experiences for their learners is evident in the thoughtful planning and execution of this lovely afternoon. Through events like these, they not only teach important social skills but also foster a sense of community and belonging among the girls.

Additionally, we are immensely grateful to our guest speaker, Mrs Elaine Stanley, whose valuable speech on realizing oneโ€™s self-worth and loving oneself left a lasting impact on everyone present. ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™จ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ก๐™–๐™™๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™›-๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š, ๐™– ๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™จ ๐™™๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก๐™ช๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.

This delightful afternoon tea was a testament to the values of elegance, respect and community that Union strives to instill in its learners.

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.

Thank You To Our Senior Chess Sponsor

Captain Ben Lemke showing the new top

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Kelston Motors Graaff-Reinet for their generous sponsorship of brand new tops for our senior 1st chess team.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜”๐˜ณ ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜’๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด.

Best of luck to all our chess players as they compete in today’s round of league matches.

๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช, ๐™†๐™š๐™ก๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ!

Welcome To Our Union Family!

Introducing a new educator at Union High School, Graaff-Reinet is always an exciting moment, but when a new appointment results in a Grade 5 learner being overheard saying they hope their day starts with a double maths lesson – words that are rarely, if ever, uttered in school corridors – you just know that that teacher brings with them a passion for their subject that is truly infectious.

๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐— ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—บ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Mr Smit brings with him 19 years of experience teaching Mathematics, previously honing his skills in Suideroord, Johannesburg. His extensive background and dedication to education have already begun to inspire and engage our junior learners, making maths an exciting and enjoyable subject.

๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜”๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ 4 ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ต Union Preparatory School, Graaff-Reinet. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง-๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Mr Smit – we look forward to the positive contributions and continued success Mr Smit will undoubtedly bring to our educational environment.

Junior Hockey Festival

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s annual ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฏ๐˜† & ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น has become a one-of-a-kind event, renowned for placing equal emphasis on quality competition and fostering friendships among young athletes.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ/13๐˜ˆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ-๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ.

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s annual junior sports fest began in grand style with the traditional cocktail. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.

The school’s headmaster, Mr William Pringle, delivered a heartfelt speech, expressing gratitude to all visitors for their attendance and to everyone who contributed to the event’s meticulous planning. ๐—” ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ Astron Energy Eastern Cape ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ Bothaโ€™s Garage, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น.

The evening was made even more special by the exceptional efforts of the Union moms, who once again outdid themselves in hosting a memorable function. ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ.

This cocktail evening was a fitting start to what promises to be an exciting and successful sports fest, highlighting the community spirit and enthusiasm that define the Union Schools community.

It is with immense gratitude that we extend our thanks to all the teams, coaches, managers, staff, learners and parents who helped make this year’s event a wonderful success.

Junior Rugby & Hockey Festival Results

U/13A Hockey Team

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ-๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ 17 ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ 6 ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.

Their formidable defense and dynamic offense led them to victories against several strong opponents: Gonubie (2-0), Stirling (5-0), Charlo (2-0), Clarendon (4-0) and Cambridge (4-0). The teamโ€™s only draw came in their final match against Lorraine Primary, ending in a 0-0 stalemate.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต, ๐— ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ.

The girlsโ€™ performance at the festival has set a high bar for their upcoming matches against Gill Primary and Woodridge this week. ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.

U/13 Hockey Invitational Team

The Union invitation side did us proud during our annual Anne Beagley festival at the start of the holiday. Playing mostly first teams from other schools, the girls did well to secure victories against Stirling Inv and Gonubie. The girls drew to Cradock and lost to Lorraine and Sunridge. Throughout the festival, they are to be commended on their fantastic team spirit and showing true grit against some tough opposition.

U/13 Rugby Team

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ.

The festival kicked off with a thrilling match against Lilyfontein. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. Their hard work and team spirit led to a decisive 24-7 victory, setting a high standard for the rest of the festival.

In their second game, Union faced a formidable opponent in Clarendon Park. ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐Ÿฌ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. The game was closely contested and their performance was admirable. The narrow margin highlighted their potential and competitive spirit, showing that they were a force to be reckoned with.

The third match saw Union take on Crewe Primary, a strong opponent. Although the boys went down 8-0, they continued to show resilience and effort. Their performance was commendable, reflecting their growth and dedication throughout the season. Each player gave their all, showcasing their commitment to the sport and their team.

Throughout the festival, the boys performed brilliantly, showing significant improvement, teamwork and sportsmanship. ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™š๐™›๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™–๐™จ๐™ข ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™š๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™œ๐™–๐™ข๐™š, ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ช/13๐˜ผ ๐™ง๐™ช๐™œ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™– ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก. Their journey through the festival was not just about the scores but about the invaluable experience gained and the camaraderie built among the team members.

The boys have shown that they have the potential to grow and succeed in the sport. With their determination and spirit, there is great anticipation for their continued development and success in the upcoming 3rd term fixtures.