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.