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.

Thank You To Our Chess Sponsors

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s junior 1st team chess players are ready to make their moves in style!

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜†’๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€-๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜€ and gifted with chess backpacks.

We’re incredibly grateful to the sponsors for making this possible: ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ (Paul Krige), ๐˜’๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ (Gerard Knoesen) and ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ (Tasmin Knoesen).

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜!

Christmas in June

On 12 June, Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s primary department hosted a spectacular music evening, themed “๐—–๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ”.

The school hall was a sight to behold, thanks to the meticulous decorations by dedicated Union moms Amori van Jaarsveld and Karen Scott. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ’๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ.

From the first note to the last, the vocalists, pianists, choristers and percussionists enthralled the audience with beautiful Christmas carols. The familiar melodies, imbued with the spirit of the season, brought warmth and joy to everyone present. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™จ ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™™๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜พ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ข๐™–๐™จ ๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™…๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™š.

It was truly an unforgettable evening, proving once again that music has the power to bring people together and celebrate the magic of the season, regardless of the time of year.

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ in orchestrating this wonderful event. Your hard work and dedication made this magical night possible!

Visit our Facebook page for photographs and recordings of the event.

Well Done, Chloe-Anne!

Union High School, Graaff-Reinetโ€™s ๐—–๐—ต๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฒ-๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ, a 14-year-old martial arts prodigy, garnered significant recognition on Saturday, 8 June, by winning a silver medal at the Eastern Cape MMA Classics.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜น๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด (๐˜”๐˜”๐˜ˆ), ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ธ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ-๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.

Her performance at the Eastern Cape MMA Classics not only earned her a medal but also solidified her reputation as a rising star in the sport. Chloe-Anne’s dedication to her training and her passion for MMA were evident throughout the competition, impressing both judges and spectators alike.

Looking ahead, Chloe-Anne Fourie is set to compete in the South Africa Championship in Stellenbosch in October 2024. ๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ก๐™–๐™ง๐™œ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ฎ.

Vacancy: English GET & FET Phases

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic English (HL) educator for the GET (Grades 7-9) and FET (Grades 10-12) phases.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต.

Interested candidates can apply for the position by completing the Google Form and submitting their documents at the following link: https://forms.gle/RL61dxmsxGJLfZEa9 or by e-mailing their full CV to secretary@unionschools.co.za

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