Mrs Abrahamson retires
Debbie Abrahamson joined the Prep School
Staff in 2008 and for the next ten years
the Grade 4 learners who passed through
her classroom could consider themselves
I come across a more dedicated,
passionate, diligent, perfectionistic,
organised and knowledgeable educator
that Mrs Abrahamson.
all the boxes! On top of that she is a
downright old sport and a lovely
colleague. We shall never forget how she
leopard crawled behind the stage set to
take a caterpillar costume to a child
who was about to go on stage without her
We shall fondly
remember Mrs Abrahamson and we wish her
all the best for her new adventure into
retirement from teaching.
Hurd u9 Festival
Two u/9 mini-
cricket teams took part in the Herbert
Hurd u/9 Festival on Saturday. Both
teams did very well to finish off the
U9A vs Herbert Hurd
A - won - 45 for 4 vs 14 for 4
Astra - won - 51 for 2 vs 23 for 3
U9B vs Herbert Hurd C- won - 47 for 4 vs
11 for 2
U9B vs Herbert Hurd D - won-
35 for 2 vs 16 for 3
The medals for
"player of the day" in each team went to
u9A - Jade Lothering and U9B - Leander
Kraai. Well done.
The lucky boys to
win prizes in the lucky draw were :
Josh Arends- batting grip and bat sock.
Neelon Fourie and Leander Kraai both
received a R100 voucher from Brian
A great season u9s...well
Cupcakes for Cancer
Prep is honoured to have held their
first "Cupcakes for Cancer - Party of
The learners all wore
yellow for Childhood Cancer Awareness
and bought delicious bright yellow
cupcakes. The cupcakes were all donated,
made with love by a group of moms, and
R6860 was raised for the Cupcakes of
HOPE non-profit organisation.
Union High School
and cancer survivor, JP Kruger,
addressed the learners at assembly and
spoke of his childhood experiences with
cancer. The school also distributed
information regarding Early Cancer
This was a
touching and well-supported initiative,
which will be continued in the years to
A to 10 Dinner
Thursday evening, the Grade 4 class of
Union Prep, once again, honoured those
matric learners who spent their whole
career at Union Schools.
learners welcomed the matrics and their
parents and escourted them into the
Union Preparatory Dome, where the main
event was certainly the different
versions of the dozi-do dance.
As always, the A to 10 Dinner was filled
with fun, lots of laughs and to end the
evening, a beautifully preparered dinner
in the Tony Burrell Union.
Union Golf Day
Union High will be
hosting its annual Golf Day on 28 October.
We wish to invite all keen golfers to enter
this fun-filled competition at only R1000
per 4-ball. This includes green fees, lunch
and a steak braai after the prize-giving.
The format on the day will be Better Ball –
Preferred Drive. Lovely prizes are up for
grabs. We also invite all spouses and
partners to join us for the steak braai at
6.30pm at only R100 pp. For tee-off times,
kindly contact Johan at the Graaff-Reinet
Golf Club on 040 555 0036.
Herby Arnott House Hostel Supper
girls at Herby Arnott house recently
held their annual hostel supper. It was
a glamorous affair with a wonderful
dinner and entertainment presented by
the hostel staff.
Thank you Mr
and Mrs Sullivan for being the home away
from home parents to this great group of
The UPS learners took part in their
annual cross country on the morning of
pupils were very enthusiastic and
energetic and everyone completed this
race. It was well supported by parents
and the pupils cheered each other on.
Miss Kreusch joined the Grade 3 and 4
pupils, which encouraged them to do
their best. Everyone had lots of fun.
The results are as follows:
1. Nadine Murray
3. Grace Kemp
1. Leigh – Ann Murray
2. Emma Short
3. Misha Newton
2. Warren Barlow
2. Daniel Short