ABRSM Examinations

Congratulations to ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€, a Grade 10 music student, for passing her recent ABRSM Performance Grade 5 Examination with an impressive 83% (Merit).

Samantha performed four pieces seamlessly, demonstrating excellent stage presence and confidence, as noted by the examiner.

๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข’๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ.

Well done, Samantha!

Congratulations to ๐—˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜, a Grade 11 music sturdent, for passing her ABRSM Grade 6 Performance Graded Practical Examination with a score of 81% (Merit).

๐˜Œ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜บ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.

She also showcased her ability to improvise and showed maturity and authenticity in her performances.

Erin’s music educator, Ms Zelda Oosthuizen, praised her diligent work, especially considering that Erin takes music as an additional module while still achieving subject music standard.

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ, ๐—˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป!

UHS Hosts Specialised Rugby Clinic

The Union Schools’ rugby coaches, from prep school through to high school level, had the privilege of attending ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ “๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜€” ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ this afternoon.

The session, held on the Union High School, Graaff-Reinet sports grounds, was presented by Decision Making & Scrumhalf Specialist Coach, Deon de Kock, from Ratel Rugby Academy.

A scrum-half himself, De Kock was capped twice for the Springboks on the 2001 tour of Europe and the United States. He debuted off the bench against Italy in Genoa and was starting scrum-half against the United States in Houston. De Kock also played in the Super 12 for the Bulls and Lions during his career.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ.

Our coaches and players were fully engaged in the interactive session, as the knowledge and expertise shared by coach Deon de Kock was truly exceptional.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ Coach Deon de Kock for sharing his expertise with our boys and coaches.

“Despite our initial intention to conduct this workshop on a much larger scale, we are appreciative that we were able to deliver it to our coaches. We eagerly anticipate organising future clinics that will encompass a wider range of positions and include all enthusiastic coaches from the larger community,” stated Union’s Head of Junior Sport, Mr Mpilo Njoloza.

Junior Hockey vs Sunridge Primary – Results

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s junior hockey teams’ matches against a visiting Sunridge Primary School today, delivered a mix of outcomes.

In the match between Union’s u/13D side and Sunridge’s u/11A team, the Union team faced a tough challenge and unfortunately lost with a final score of 0 – 4. ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ๐™š๐™™ ๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™จ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™๐™ž๐™ฅ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™œ๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™›๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™œ๐™–๐™ข๐™š.

Union’s u/13C team drew 0 – 0 in a hard-fought match against their opponents.

The u/13B team engaged in a closely contested match, ending in a 1 – 1 draw. Both teams put up a strong fight, resulting in a well-deserved shared outcome.

Similarly, the u/13A team played a competitive match, ending in a goalless draw with a final score of 0 – 0.

๐˜ˆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ.

Senior Hockey vs Westering – Results

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s senior sports teams enjoyed a successful day in their respective sporting codes today.

The ๐—›๐—ข๐—–๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ girls travelled to Gqeberha to compete against Westering High School, recording the following results:

U/14A won 5 – 2
U/16A drew 0 – 0
2nd team won 8 – 0
1st team won 2 – 1

๐˜ˆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด – ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด.

Senior Rugby vs Spandau – Results

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s senior sports teams enjoyed a successful day in their respective sporting codes today.

Our ๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—š๐—•๐—ฌ teams faced off at home against Spandau Secondary School, achieving the following results:

U/14A won 10 – 5
U/15A won 36 – 7
U/16A won 26 – 19
2nd XV won 5 – 0
1st XV won 20 – 15: Union got off to a very good startย  leading the game by 10 – 0 in the first 15 minutes of the game. Spandau managed to quickly catch up and leveled the score, going into half time. Union managed to score again taking the score to 15 – 10 but Spandau put us under pressure and then managed to score once again, scores stay level until Union managed to score a try right at the end, winning the game by 20 – 15.

๐˜ˆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด – ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด.

Legacy Project

๐˜ผ ๐™ก๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™˜๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ…

Picture a wall filled with hundreds of plaques inscribed with moving, humorous and inspiring messages at the heart of our campus.

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s new ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—š๐—”๐—–๐—ฌ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—๐—˜๐—–๐—ง will serve as a continuation of our ‘Legacy Plaque’ project featured on the perimeter wall of our school and will provide additional opportunity for alumni, staff, learners and families to make their long-lasting mark and to become part of Union history, at the same time boosting support for Unionโ€™s fundraising endeavours.

๐—”๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฅ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ, your personalised metal plaque (sized 15cmx15cm) can record you or your childโ€™s time at the school; celebrate your reunion; carry an inspirational message to future learners; contain a fun quote, or a dedication to the person(s) who most inspired you here or elsewhere.

๐˜ˆ๐˜ด ๐˜–๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ. ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.

Please click on the following link to purchase your plaque: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/252739-legacy-project/

Alternatively, you can make an EFT payment to the following account (please send a POP and inscription through to uhsmarketing@unionschools.co.za)

BANK DETAILS FOR EFT:
U.H.S. Clearing Account
Standard Bank, Graaff-Reinet
Acc no. 082528330
Branch code 050116
REF: Name & Legacy

๐™Ž๐™ค, ๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ, ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช, ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™– ๐™ข๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™– ๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™–๐™œ๐™š – ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™—๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.

PLEASE NOTE: The Legacy Project will be unveiled during this yearโ€™s Interschools. Deadline for this yearโ€™s plaques is June 30th. Contact uhsmarketing@unionschools.co.za with any queries.

U/13 Rugby – DHS Festival Results

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s u/13A rugby team enjoyed an eventful tour to Durban to attend the ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐——๐—›๐—ฆ ๐˜‚/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐—” ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น.

They faced a tough loss against Penzance on Day 1 of the festival (Monday, 18 March), but quickly turned things around the next day by defeating Glenwood Preparatory’s u/13B side 17-10. ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Ž๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต.

The team experienced a setback in the afternoon game, losing 5-7 to Kokstad Junior.

In their last game against Clifton on Wednesday, the boys put up a valiant effort but unfortunately lost with a score of 24-10.

๐™„๐™ฉ’๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™™๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™ก๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™œ๐™–๐™ข๐™š.

Throughout the tour, the boys enjoyed various exciting activities, including visits to uShaka Marine World, Gateway Mall and the highlight of the tour, a visit to the Kings Park Rugby Stadium to explore the facilities on a stadium tour.

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.

NMB Bellbuoy Challenge – Well Done, Ben!

This past Saturday, 23 March, Union High School, Graaff-Reinet learner Ben Lemke participated in the NMB Bellbuoy Challenge in Gqeberha.

๐—”๐˜ ๐—ท๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ, ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ’๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜, ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€.

The NMB Bellbuoy Challenge, a 5km Indian Ocean swim event, is renowned as one of the toughest ocean swims in the world. Held in the waters of Algoa Bay off Pollock Beach, this thrilling competition tests the endurance, skill and mental fortitude of its participants.

The swim to the buoy, covering a distance of 2.5km, can be relatively easy on a good day. However, the currents around the buoy can significantly impact the swim back, often doubling the time it takes to return. Moreover, the deep-sea environment adds to the challenge, as swimmers must confront the unknown beneath them, including the presence of thirty-two species of sharks.

๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿด ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜, ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต.

Ben’s performance was truly exceptional, as he secured an impressive 13th place overall, completing the challenge in an incredible time of 1 hour, 23 minutes and 38 seconds.

Ben was supported by his father, ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜, who also participated in the race and achieved a commendable 50th place overall, finishing in a time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 55 seconds.

Additionally, ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜, a fellow Graaff-Reinetter, showcased her determination by completing the challenge in a time of 2 hours, 38 minutes and 8 seconds.

๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜”๐˜‰ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ’๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด. ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ-๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต.

U/16 Hockey Festival – Pearson

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s u/16A hockey team recently had the opportunity to participate in Pearson High School’s annual ๐—จ/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ ๐—›๐—ข๐—–๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ in Gqeberha.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ.

The team kicked off the festival with some tough competition, facing off against Collegiate and DSG. Although they put up a valiant effort, they unfortunately fell short in both encounters. Undeterred, they returned the next morning to take on Woodridge, but luck was not on their side as they suffered another loss.

The team’s fortunes, however, began to change as they faced Brandwag in a thrilling match that ended in a goalless draw. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต-๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ.

Determined to turn things around, the team showed great resilience and determination in their subsequent matches. Despite battling through the pouring rain, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™˜๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™‰๐™ž๐™˜๐™ค ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ, ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™ž๐™š๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™  ๐™‚๐™ž๐™ง๐™ก๐™จ, with a scoreline of 2-0 in each match.

Overall, the team’s performance at the Pearson festival showcased their perseverance and ability to adapt to different playing conditions. ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก ๐™–๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง-๐™œ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š-๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™™๐™š.

Sneeuberg Crawl – Well Done, Jenelle & Shana

๐—ช๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐——๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜ to Union High School, Graaff-Reinet learners, sisters Jenelle and Shana Theron, as well as little Reece Gibbons, who participated and did exceptionally well at the recent ๐—ฆ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—น ๐— ๐—ง๐—• ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.

The 25km Girls’ category, saw Jenelle, a Grade 11 learner, emerging as the frontrunner, securing the 1st place position. Not far behind was Shana, a Grade 5 learner, who claimed 2nd place. Reece Gibbons, also a Grade 5 learner, secured the 3rd place spot.

In addition to winning the Girls’ category, Jenelle also secured the 1st place overall among all the competing women, while Shana and Reece claimed the 1st and 2nd spot, respectively, in the u/12 age group.

๐™’๐™š๐™ก๐™ก ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š, ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ก๐™จ!