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.

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.

35th Annual Senior Rugby & Hockey Festival

The 35th annual ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฏ๐˜† & ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น at Union High School, Graaff-Reinet began with a festive cocktail function in the Tony Burrell Union this evening, Thursday, 21 March.

๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜บ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ.

Meanwhile, the coaches and managers relished in great company and savoured the delicious eats prepared by the Union moms.

๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™ช๐™ก ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™™๐™š to all those who are attending the festival and to wish them the best for the exciting three days of competition ahead.

It was also a chance to extend heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors – Bothaโ€™s Garage and Astron Energy Eastern Cape – and the hardworking individuals behind the scenes who made this event possible.

Mr Dewald Niemand (Cluster Manager of Astron Energy Eastern Cape), Mr Patrick Piater (Regional Sales and Operations Manager of Eyona Energy), Union High School Headmaster Mr William Pringle and Mr Shawn Botha of Botha’s Garage at Thursday evening’s cocktail evening.

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 of Term 1, 2024.

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. Taylor Jacobs
2. Shana Theron
3. Sintayu Kaitro
4. Kate Scott
5. Mia Labuschagne and Emma Burger
7. Klara van Jaarsveld and Layla Ott
9. Tiyanah Abader, Mackenzie Preston, Aaron Dyter, Isabel Hyldig and Lisa McEwan

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฒ
1. Nieke van Jaarsveld, Angelique Kyanda-Kaboza and Kari Stern
4. Noรซl Shakane
5. Amelia King
6. Hermon Wolde
7. Ryan Collett, Ryonn Naude
9. Gia Scheepers
10. Adam Clark and Joshua Kingwill

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿณ
1. Clea Clark
2. Chantรฉ Bezuidenhout
3. Rachel Wenham
4. Aidan Ferreira
5. Adriaan van Jaarsveld and Isabelle Tadesses
7. Miley Burger
8. Maribel April, Kate Charles and Micha Murray

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿด
1. Isabella Hulleman
2. Cayla Newton
3. Antonia Adams, Kay-Leigh Hartley and Zunaida Deysel
6. Gerda Clarke, Carlen Prinsloo, Alyssa Trollip and John-Henry King
9. Avuya Tsutsu
10. Riley Knoesen

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿต
1. Amber Slater
2. Kirsten Collett
3. Richard Murray
4. Jade Slater
5. Liso Sobantu
6. Lina Tadesses
7. Jannat Qaiser
8. Alex Hunter, Zack Verwey and Jasmine Abercrombie

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ
1. Amber Bezuidenhout
2. Katelyn Trollip
3. Samantha Charles
4. Misha Newton
5. Anebel Norval
6. Melissa Naudรฉ
7. Ashleigh Shell
8. Jade Palmer
9. Ciara Kivedo
10. Benjamine Lemke

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ
1. Erin Gedult
2. Milani Pongoma
3. Kenza Neill and Megan Nortjรฉ
5. Tara Ferreira
6. Sarah Jacobs
7. Aaminah Steele
8. Demi Kretzmann and Trystan Hulleman
10. Farronique Booysen and Ndondana Speelman

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ
1. Joy Merifield
2. Naโ€™eem Mahomed
3. Sarah Wilmot and Joshua Neill
5. Max Price
6. Johannes Du Plessis
7. Sobuhle Nyambali
8. Charlize Vorster
9. Bontle Mashiane
10. Tyra Binney and Joshua Basson

Rockschool Practical Examinations

๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ to senior music student, ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜ (Grade 9), who successfully passed her recent Rockschool Practical Examinations with assurance!

Kirsten played a Classical Rockschool Grade 1 Graded Certificate Examination and achieved 75% (Merit).

๐˜ˆ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ 20๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ 21๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜บ.

Kirsten has mastered the key basic debut level skills and has since acquired greater use of technique, rhythms, co-ordination and musical understanding.

For the examination, she performed sixteen Technical Exercises (with legato feel), one Stylistic Study and three Performance Pieces presented as a continuous program.

๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ! ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ!

UHS & HVS Prefect Social

Last night marked a delightful occasion as the 2024 prefects of Union High School, Graaff-Reinet and Hoรซr Volkskool Graaff-Reinet united for their annual start-of-year get-to-know-one-another social event.

This year, Volkskool’s head prefects took the reins of organisation, and they did not disappoint – ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ก๐™–๐™ช๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ช๐™ก๐™œ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™œ๐™–๐™ข๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™—๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ก๐™จ.

With the invaluable assistance of the talented bowlers from the Graaff-Reinet Bowls Club, the learners were able to fully immerse themselves in the sport and unleash their hidden potential. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด, ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ.

The most heartwarming aspect of the event was witnessing the learners from these neighbouring schools come together and enjoy themselves. ๐—œ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ.

Thank You!

Our Union High School, Graaff-Reinet u/13A hockey girls were thrilled to receive a surprise gift of Gryphon Hockey bags before their first match of the season against DSG in Makhanda tomorrow, Saturday, 16 March.

We are beyond ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—™๐—จ๐—Ÿ to the Union Schools’ community for their incredible generosity and unwavering support of our teams

Thank You!

Union High School, Graaff-Reinet’s u/13A rugby boys were gifted with new personalised team backpacks today!

We would like to extend a huge ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ to the individuals who donated the bags for the incredible gift.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ.

๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐˜€!

Union To Bring Classic Musical To Life

๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏโ€™ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏโ€™ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต!

Union High School, Graaff-Reinetย is proud to present its 2024 stage production โ€“ โ€˜๐™Ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™จโ€™.

Unionโ€™s bevy of aspiring thespians have been working tirelessly since the start of the year to produce this upcoming musical and with the show less than a month away, rehearsals have kicked into high gear to prepare for opening night.

โ€œGoinโ€™ courtingโ€ has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie. Millie โ€“ played by Caytah-Leigh Koeberg โ€“ is a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage to Adam โ€“ played by Finn Cilliers โ€“ backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighbouring town to be their brides.

๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™—๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™œ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™›๐™ž๐™ก๐™ข, โ€œ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™จ ๐™๐™ค๐™ง ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™จโ€ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™—๐™ค๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™—๐™–๐™˜๐™  ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™œ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™š ๐™ข๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก.

The production will be staged in the Union High School hall on Thursday and Friday, 11 and 12 April, at 18:30. ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ from the Union High School foyer in Donkin Street as of Wednesday, 13 March, at R60 for adults and R30 for scholars.