Union Prep Activities
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
On Thursday morning
Mothers under the excellent guidance of
Mrs Jacqui Marais and Mrs Janet Gentry
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.
serene and glamorous Music Hour on
Thursday evening, was presented by the
UPS Pianists, Recorder players and
Choirs and enjoyed by an appreciative
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
UPS Moms’ Night Out
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
Union Prep' Grandparents Civvies Day
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.
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/8A: 9-0 to Gill
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
their matches against Westering on
Saturday, the Under 8A team lost their
game 5 - 15 and the Under 9s lost 0 -
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
Thank you to those parents
who travelled to Port Elizabeth to
support our teams.
UPS Hockey festival
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.
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
Under 11s at Clarendon
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
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.
their very exciting final match, which
was seen by festival directors as the
match of the festival, they beat
Under 13As vs
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
Union Prep's 1st Drive-In
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
A very big THANK-YOU to Miss
Tarr and Miss Warner for organizing this
awesome event - we look forward to next