For children in a country school, life isn’t solely routine. Take your eye off the hockey ball and you could see a Black Eagle circling overhead or a lone Kudu bull watching from the mountain slopes.

Union High School supports the Classical educational philosophy of a child active in all four spheres of development within the changing South African community – academic, physical, cultural and pastoral – and encourage the students to participate in all four developmental areas as widely as possible. The school offers a wide variety of activities in each of these spheres and students are encouraged both to participate and to excel. The school offers Grade 5–12 English-medium co-education and has approximately 500 students.

We also strongly believe in co-educational education as the most natural educational model in which to educate pupils for life. We live together, work together, so surely we should educate boys and girls together. It is ultimately our aim to produce young adults who are independent thinkers with physical and moral courage who are articulate, well-mannered, tolerant, educated in the widest sense of the word, sensitive to the needs of others and dedicated to the service of their fellow man and the community as a whole. We encourage the pupils to see themselves, together with the staff, parents and Old Unionite Association, as partners in pursuing the Union Mission.

Mr. William Pringle