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Union Prep Activities  

Union Preppies find themselves in the midst of a whirlwind of activities.

Whilst the Grade 4’s are writing their first exams, they have had to pause for a very entertaining stage programme performed by the school to celebrate the Grannies and Grandpas involved in their lives.

On Thursday morning Mothers under the excellent guidance of Mrs Jacqui Marais and Mrs Janet Gentry transformed the dome into a spectacular garden setting where all the Prep School bees were abuzz.

They performed Billy no Buzz, with a very clear message, that it is easy to be friends with everybody. Guests played along with our garden theme and went to great lengths to dress up accordingly. Refreshments provided by the Prep School Moms were stylish but decadent.

A serene and glamorous Music Hour on Thursday evening, was presented by the UPS Pianists, Recorder players and Choirs and enjoyed by an appreciative audience.

On Friday morning 8 Grade 4 pupils faced the gong, courageously answering a barrage of General Knowledge Questions. Their knowledge was actually quite amazing. Arnott House: Daniel Short, Bradley Davenport, Josh Arends and Yaseen Kazi were victorious vs Daly House: Morgan McNaughton, Kabier Wajid, Ciara Kivedo and Ashleigh Shell.

We are very proud of all our Union Prep School pupils who participated in these 3 Cultural events over the last two days.


   

UPS Moms’ Night Out  

Women’s work is never done. That is why Union Prep hosted a special night out for our Prep School Moms. The dome was beautifully decorated in a floral theme with flowers handmade by our own School Mom, Aunty Linda.

Pick ’n Pay generously donated and made the tasty meal of soup and bread. We are sincerely grateful for their continuous support.

Mrs Mila Venter inspired and encouraged the audience with a touching message about the universal mother.

The evening was such a huge success that we have immediately decided to host another Moms’ night out on 23 August, when Mr Marchant van Rooyen will be hosting a UPS Father and Child Sleepover at the Prep School. Please save the date.


   

Union Prep' Grandparents Civvies Day  

Union Prep School turned into a Geriatric Ward this morning as our special little pupils all came dressed up as Grandma’s and Grandpa’s. There was lots of groaning and bending and sighing over walking sticks, and from behind scruffy moustaches and oversized spectacles.

The UPS Teachers stood in front of the chalkboard in their Children’s outfits and slippers in support of REACH FOR A DREAM.

   

Hockey  

On Monday some Union Prep Hockey Teams travelled to Gill in Somerset East. The players were very excited and the afternoon was enjoyed by all. The results are as follow:

U/7: 3-0 to Gill
U/8A: 9-0 to Gill
U/8B: 3-1 to Gill
U/9: 5-0 to Union
U/10: 6-0 to Union

Well done to all the teams that took part.

 
 
 
 

 

   

Rugby vs Westering  

In their matches against Westering on Saturday, the Under 8A team lost their game 5 - 15 and the Under 9s lost 0 - 22.

All the boys played very well and showed a lot of courage and determination. Well done, boys, for not giving up and trying your best until the very end.
Thank you to those parents who travelled to Port Elizabeth to support our teams.
 
 
 
 

   

UPS Hockey festival  

Once again Union Prep hosted a very successful u/10 hockey festival on Saturday 21 April 2018. The weather was perfect and the day was enjoyed by all participants and spectators. Thank you to the following schools for helping to make the festival such a success: Gill Primary, Westering, Summerwood, Collegiate, Victoria Girls, Karoo Hockey and Union Prep.

Union's A and B teams played in the festival. The players thoroughly enjoyed the day and showed great sportsmanship.

It was said by many that the highlight of the day was the match between Union A and Collegiate A, which Union won 3-2.

Thank you to all the Prep School staff for helping on the day. A big thank you also to Montego for donating a goodie bag for each player that took part in this festival. It is greatly appreciated.
 
 

   

Under 11s at Clarendon Festival  

Last Thursday, an eager group of Under 11 Union rugby players travelled to Port Elizabeth to take part in the annual Clarendon Rugby Festival. Over the course of two days the boys played in three matches.

The under 11s got off to a slow start in the first match vs Westering, losing 24-0. On Friday they started to gain some momentum as they narrowly lost 15 – 10 to a very strong Herbert Hurd side.

In their very exciting final match, which was seen by festival directors as the match of the festival, they beat Summerwood 12-7.

Under 13As vs Muir College

On Saturday the Under 13A team faced off against Muir College in an extremely physical rugby match. Although the score board may have reflected that it was a one-sided affair, our boys played with a lot of passion and heart, unfortunately losing 52-7.  
 
 
 

 
 

   

Union Prep's 1st Drive-In  

On Thursday, 22 March 2018, UPS held its first ever Box Car Drive-In ! The boys and girls of Union Prep, along with their parents, put an incredible amount of effort into building their Box Cars to show off on the night! The Dome was transformed into a jam packed Drive-In as everyone found a spot to park their cars to sit in and watch the movie while enjoying their popcorn and a cooldrink.

While the kids were being entertained inside, parents and teachers socialised outside, enjoying boerewors rolls.
A very big THANK-YOU to Miss Tarr and Miss Warner for organizing this awesome event - we look forward to next year!