Top 10 Academic Achievers

On behalf of all the educators and staff at Union High School, Graaff-Reinet, we would like to congratulate the ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—”๐—–๐—”๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—  ๐Ÿฏ, 2023.

๐˜’๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ!

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ:

1. Caitrin Spence
2. Siphosethu Malotana
3. Brigettรฉ Oelofsen
4. Cadee Arends
5. Jenna-Lee Jansen
6. Gemma Naudรฉ
7. Tayla Kingwill
8. Andrue (AJ) Victor and Brent Hesselink
10. David Venter

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ:

1. Joy Merifield
2. Naโ€™eem Mahomed
3. Sarah Wilmot
4. Joshua Neill
5. Caytah-Leigh Koeberg
6. Tyra Binney
7. Max Price
8. Ann-Noleen Koeberg
9. Joshua Basson
10. Charlize Vorster

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ:

1. Erin Gedult
2. Kenza Neill
3. Sarah Jacobs
4. Milani Pongoma
5. Trystan Hulleman
6. Ndondana Speelman
7. Aaminah Steele
8. Tara Ferreira
9. Demi Kretzmann
10. Issi Muhammad Ahmed

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿต:

1. Samantha Charles
2. Katelyn Trollip
3. Amber Bezuidenhout
4. Anรจbel Norval
5. Misha Newton
6. Ciara Kivedo
7. Josh Arends
8. Melissa Naude and Lisa Vutula
10. Endinako Jadezweni, Xarah Hoffman, Peter-Daniel Clegg, Nombulelo Ncombo and Jade Palmer

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿด:

1. Amber Slater
2. Richard Murray
3. Kirsten Collett
4. Jade Slater
5. Zach Verwey
6. Liso Sobantu
7. Callum Jacobs
8. Jennavieve Woods
9. Jannat Qaiser
10. Jasmine Abercrombie

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿณ:

1. Isabella Hulleman
2. Owen Paxton
3. Quinn Naudรฉ
4. Antonia Adams and John-Henry King
6. Gerda Clarke
7. Zunaida Deysel
8. Zoรซ Mills and Cayla Newton
10. Thomas Taylor

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฒ:

1. Clea Clarke
2. Chantรฉ Bezuidenhout
3. Adriaan van Jaarsveld
4. Aidan Ferreira & Rachel Wenham
6. Samantha Gilfillan
7. Isabelle Tadesses
8. Miley Burger
9. Kate Charles
10. Connor Te Water Naudรฉ

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฑ:

1. Noรซl Shakane
2. Ryan Collett
3. Mason Knoesen and Nieke van Jaarsveld
5. Amelia King
6. Adam Clark
7. Kari Stern
8. Ryonn Naudรฉ
9. Gia Scheepers
10. Lwandle Dali

STEM Camp 2023

We are delighted to share the exciting success of Union High School, Graaff-Reinetโ€™s revived Nieu Bethesda STEM camp, hosted this past weekend, Friday to Sunday, 1 to 3 September.

๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™ 18 ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ž๐™˜๐™จ ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™š๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ง๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™—๐™ค๐™ค๐™ ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™จ๐™˜๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š, ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™˜๐™๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ฎ, ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™จ (๐™Ž๐™๐™€๐™ˆ) ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ.

Under the guidance of dedicated educators, Mr. Elrich Jantjies and Mrs. Cathy Pringle, the learners embarked on their adventure in Nieu-Bethesda on Friday, where they received a warm welcome from their gracious hosts for the weekend, Ian and Katrin Alleman.

๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜”๐˜ณ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ.

Saturday was a day filled with both challenges and expert guidance, led by the experienced engineering maestros, Gustav Weich and Chris Schmidt. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ? ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ. Divided into teams of three, the learners delved into the fascinating world of bridge design, expanding their knowledge and even learning about famous local bridges along the way.

Sunday morning brought the ultimate test for the bridges created. It was an exhilarating showdown, filled with anticipation.

Well done to the winners of this competition: Josh Neill, Sarah Wilmot and Emihle Wolfkop! Their bridge astonished everyone by holding an impressive 14 kilograms!

This camp went far beyond the excitement of building bridges; it provided an opportunity for the learners to explore, learn and bond together. In addition to gaining valuable knowledge, they formed new friendships that will undoubtedly continue to flourish.

๐˜Œ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜›๐˜Œ๐˜” ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ.

In conclusion, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜‚ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—  ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€, illustrating that learning can be both enjoyable and enlightening. Here’s to a future filled with many more thrilling STEM escapades!

Academic Top 10 Term 2 2023

On behalf of all the educators and staff at Union High School, Graaff-Reinet, we would like to congratulate the ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—”๐—–๐—”๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—  2, 2023.

Grade 12

1. Caitrin Spence
2. Siphosethu Malotana
3. Cadee Arends &  Brigette Oelofsen
5. Tayla Kingwill
6. Jenna-Lee Jansen
7. Gemma Naudรฉ
8. Andrue Victor & Siyamthanda Desha
10. David Venter & Lwanda Ntlonti

Grade 11

1. Joy Merifield
2. Naโ€™eem Mahomed
3. Joshua Neill
4. Charlize Vorster
5. Sarah Wilmot
6. Tyra Binney
7. Johannes du Plessis
8. Joshua Basson
9. Sobuhle Nyambali
10. Caytah-Leigh Koeberg

Grade 10

1.Erin Gedult
2.Milani Pangoma
3.Kenza Neill
4. Tara Ferreira
5. Trystan Hulleman
6. Sarah Jacobs
7. Megan Nortjรฉ
8. Aaminah Steele
9. Muhammed Ahmed
10. Farronique Booysen & Demi Kretzmann

Grade 9

  1. Samantha Charles
  2. Katelyn Trollip
  3. Amber Bezuidenhout
  4. Anebel Norval
  5. Ciara Kivedo
  6. Misha Newton
  7. Jade Palmer
  8. Melissa Naude
  9. Endinako Jadezweni
  10. Lisa Vutula

Grade 8

  1. Amber Slater
  2. Kirsten Collett
  3. Liso Sobantu
  4. Sixolile Singeni
  5. Zack Verwey
  6. Richard Murray
  7. Jannat Qaiser
  8. Kyle Finnes
  9. Jade Slater
  10. Lina Tadesses

Grade 7

1.  Antonia Adams
2.  Isabella Hulleman
3.  Gerda Clarke
4.  Carlen Prinsloo
5.  John-Henry King, Quinn Naude, Cate Cochrane
8.  Philip Kayster, Zunaida Deysel, Cayla Newton, Owen Paxton

Grade 6

1.  Clea Clark
2.  Chante Bezuidenhout
3.  Helen van den Heever
4.  Adriaan van Jaarsveld
5.  Aidan Ferreira
6.  Isabelle Tadesses, Rachel Wenham
8.  Kira Hector
9.  Micha Murray
10. Logan Marais, Duvallene Fass

Grade 5

1.  Nieke van Jaarsveld
2.  Adam Clark, Kari Stern
4.  Noel Shakane, Amelia King
6.  Joshua Kingwill
7.  Ryan Collett
8.  Ryonn Naude
9.  Lwandle Dali, Mason Knoesen

Well Done Joy!

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜บ! ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ!

๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ to Grade 11 AdMaths SA learner, Joy Merifield, whose Term 1 formal test results placed her in the Top 4 Grade 11 AdMaths students in the country!

The AdMaths programme is a national maths enrichment programme aimed at supplementing the curriculum to help prepare learners for university first year maths. It is of great help to those who want to pursue a career in maths, engineering, actuarial science, technology or related fields.

Academic Top 10 Term 1 2023

On behalf of all the educators and staff at Union High School, Graaff-Reinet, we would like to congratulate the ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—”๐—–๐—”๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—  ๐Ÿญ, 2023.

Grade 5

1.  Noel Shakane
2.  Nieke van Jaarsveld, Kari Stern, Amelia King
5.  Ryan Collett, Ryon Naude
7.  Angelique Kyanda Kaboza
8.  Hermon Wolde
9.  Mason Knoesen, Luchae Thomas, Adam Clark

Grade 6

1.  Clea Clark
2.  Chante Bezuidenhout, Helen van den Heever
4.  Adriaan van Jaarsveld
5.  Rachel Wenham
6.  Maribel April, Aiden Ferreira, Kira Hector, Leagan Katzen, Logan Marais

Grade 7

1.  Isabella Hulleman
2.  John Henry King
3.  Owen Paxton
4.  Gerda Clarke
5.  Antonia Adams,  Kwakhanya Ntlonti,  Carlen Prinsloo, Quinn Naude, Cate Cochrane, Zunaida Deysel


1.  Amber Slater
2.  Sixolile Singeni
3.  Kirsten Collett
4.  Jade Slater
5.  Richard Murray
6.  Liso Sobantu
7.  Lina Tadesses
8.  Jasmine Abercrombie
9.  Zack Verwey
10. Jennavieve Woods


1.  Amber Bezuidenhout
2.  Samantha Charles
2.  Katelyn Trollip
4.  Ciara Kivedo
5.  Anebel Norval
5.  Jade Palmer|
7.  Mischa Newton
7.  Taegen Hamid
9.  Melissa Naudรฉ
10.  Josh Arends

Grade 10

1.  Erin Gedult
2.  Milani Pangoma
3.  Kenza Neill
4.  Sarah Jacobs
5.  Trystan Hulleman
6.  Megan Nortje
7.  Sasha Cochrane
7.  Demi Kretzmann
7.  Aaminah Steele
10. Tara Ferreira

Grade 11

1.  Joy Merifield
2.  Naโ€™eem Mahomed
3.  Sarah Wilmot
4.  Joshua Neill
5.  Caytah-leigh Koeberg
6.  Joshua Bassoon
7.  Charlize Vorster
8.  Ethan Linch
9.  Bonle Mashiane     
9.  Lelomso Ngceba

Grade 12

1.ย  Caitrin Spence
2.ย  Siphosethu Malotana
3.ย  Cadee Arends
4.ย  Brigette Oelofsen
5.ย  Sinazo Soyana
6.ย  Jenna-lee Jansen
6.ย  Karl Venter
8.ย  Tayla Kingwill
9.ย  David Venter
9.ย  Andrue Victor

Academic Awards

The annual assembly to acknowledge the learners who had attained ๐—›๐—œ๐—š๐—› ๐—”๐—–๐—”๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—–๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ during the course of last year was held today, Friday, 20 January.


Visit our Facebook page to view photographs of this event.

Academic Honours

At Union High School, Graaff-Reinetโ€™s Academic Awards Assembly on Friday morning, 20 January, the sought-after ๐—ช๐—›๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ญ๐—˜๐—ฅ was presented to Unionโ€™s 2023 Head Girl, Caitrin Spence.

The blazer was presented to her in recognition of her well-deserved Honours Award. (๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ˆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด.)

๐˜พ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ ๐˜ผ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™š๐™ญ๐™˜๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™–๐™˜๐™–๐™™๐™š๐™ข๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ having maintained an academic average of 95% throughout her Grade 10 and 11 years. It is no small feat to reach this level of academic achievement. Caitrin, however, brings the goal of excellence to all her endeavours, and while sheโ€™s involved in all aspects of life at Union, she demonstrates an unwavering focus on her studies in particular, which has allowed her to reach this level of success.

Caitrin becomes the 5th Unionite to receive this award since its inception in 2004 when it was awarded for the very first time to Carl Bezuidenhout. Since then, the three other Unionites who have enjoyed the privilege of donning the white blazer, consists of Sulette Damons (Class of 2007), Kelsey Minnaar (Class of 2016) and Lynne Mugglestone (Class of 2007).

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ!

STEM Fields Promotion by US

On Tuesday morning, 6 September, a group of postgraduate physics students from Stellenbosch University – backed by the professional and scientific bodies of Optica, SPIE and NITheCS – visited Union High School, Graaff-Reinet as part of an outreach programme to promote an interest in STEM fields (i.e. science, technology, engineering and mathematics) among high school learners.
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ – applicable to the school curriculum – which covered a wide range of scientific topics, such as optics, momentum, electricity and electromagnetic induction, to name but a few.
The learners enjoyed the session tremendously and now have a much better understanding of the study and career opportunities that are available to students of math and science.

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˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต!

Academic Achievers Term 1, 2022

On behalf of all the educators and staff at Union High School, we would like to congratulate the ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—”๐—–๐—”๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ of Term 1, 2022.
๐˜’๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ!
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฑ
1. Clea Clarke
2. Helen van der Heever
3. Chantรฉ Bezuidenhout and Adriaan van Jaarsveld
5. Rachel Wenham
6. Logan Marais
7. Samantha Gilfillan
8. Miley Burger and Jae Fillis
10. Aidan Ferreira, Kate Charles and Connor Te Water Naude
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฒ
1. Antonia Adams
2. Cate Cochrane
3. Gerda Clarke and Zunaida Deysel
5. Philip Kayster
6. Isabella Hulleman, Owen Paxton and Alyssa Trolip
9. Kwakhanya Ntlonti and Thomas Taylor
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿณ
1. Amber Slater
2. Aimee Short
3. Sixolile Singeni and Tara Piercey
5. Kirsten Collett and Elizabeth Houseman
7. Jade Slater
8. Richard Murray
9. Keanu Linch
10. Jasmine Abercrombie
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿด
1. Katelyn Trollip
2. Amber Bezuidenhout
3. Samantha Charles
4. Ashleigh Shell
5. Ciara Kivedo and Josh Arends
7. Taegan Hamid and Misha Newton
9. Anebel Norval and Jade Palmer
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿต
1. Megan Nortje
2. Tara Ferreira, Erin Gedult and Sarah Jacobs
5. Sasha Cochrane and Kenza Neill
7. Pieter Hulleman
8. Alaistair Imrie
9. Aaminah Steele
10. Noah Edwards
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ
1. Joy Merifield
2. Naโ€™eem Mahomed
3. Caytah-Leigh Koeberg
4. Max Price
5. Sarah Wilmot
6. Charlize Vorster
7. Johannes Du Plessis and Jayden Swart
8. Tyra Binney and Ethan Linch
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ
1. Caitrin Spence
2. Cadee Arends
3. Siphosethu Malotana
4. Gemma Naudรฉ
5. Tayla Kingwill
6. Brigette Oelofsen
7. Lana Bouwer and Arno Nell
9. Andrue Victor and Trinity West
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ
1. Matthew Basson
2. Amber Binney and Kendall Krige
4. Tamsin James and Kathryn Odendaal
6. Marli Brummer
7. Michell Doyle and Cole McKenzie
9. Matthew McNaughton
10. Chloe Shires