U/9 Mini Cricket Festival
Saturday the U/9 cricket team took part
in a mini cricket festival which took
place at Cradock Preparatory School. The
boys where excited to take part in their
1st mini cricket festival this year.
Thank you to the parents for travelling
to support the school and their
children. Union played two matches and
had a bye in the 3rd round. Here are the
1st Round - Union vs
Union went in to bat
making 44 runs for the loss of 4
wickets. 44 runs - (4 x 2 = 8)
Yellowoods made 37 runs with
the loss of 4 wickets. 37 - (4 x 2 = 8)
= 29 runs.
Union won by 7 runs
2nd Round - Union vs Bedford Country
Union went in to bat and
made 30 runs with the loss of 6 wickets.
30 - (6 x 2 = 12) = 18 runs
Bedford made 38 runs with the loss of 5
wickets. 38 - ( 5 x 2 = 10) = 28 runs.
Union lost by 10 runs.
Monday Union Prep School held their
Annual Inter-house Gala. Every child
participated in the gala in either a fun
or formal capacity. The day went off
very well thanks to all the eager
parents and members of staff who
willingly assisted in the event running
Arnott and Daly were
neck in neck most of the day, with
Arnott winning in the end. To end the
day off a 'splash a T-shirt' relay race
was held with a team for parents, School
Governing Body and teachers.
children loved watching the adults get
in their costumes and swim their hearts
out! A big thank you to all our
officials for timekeeping, starting each
race timeously, getting kids into their
lanes and cheering them on.
special thank you to Mr Mark Hudson for
announcing, Inge Verheul for the
delicious boerewors rolls and Anna
Clarke for being our stroke judge. Each
and every one of you made the event the
success it was!
UPS raised funds for
Foundation for Deaf Children
Preparatory School raised R3 100 for the
Laszlo Maya Foundation for Deaf Children
at our 2017 Carols by Candlelight
Laszlo Maya lost his
hearing when he was 6 years old, and had
to receive a Cochlear Implant. He
finished his school career at Union High
School in 2012, where he was Head Boy,
and also matriculated with an A
Aggregate. During his school career,
Laszlo did not only excel academically,
but also as a musician, and athlete as
well as a rugby player. Laszlo has just
graduated at NMU with a B.Com
and will now be doing his articles in
order to qualify as a CA.
Maya Deaf Foundation's main objective,
among others, is to provide financial
assistance to underprivileged
individuals especially the youth who
wish to acquire cochlear implants and
hearing aids. This campaign and the
establishment of the foundation led to
Laszlo being nominated and announced as
Mail and Guardian's Top 200 Young South
The Maya Deaf
Foundation relies solely on donations
and fundraising efforts to further their
Here seen with Laszlo Maya
is Ms Rich, Principal and Grade 4 pupil,
Tristan Hope who handed over the money
raised by UPS. Union Prep School would
like to thank their parents and friends
for their generosity towards this very
to Union Preparatory’s Peter-Daniel
Clegg, Misha Newton, Grace Kemp and
Leigh-Ann Murray for being selected for
the Under 10 Eastern Province Country
Districts tennis team.
with Junior Sports Administrator, Mr F
Steenkamp, and coach, Ms M Kreusch.
UPS's Grace shines at
Brain Bands Tennis Tournament
past weekend Brian Bands hosted their
annual tennis tournament in Port
Elizabeth. A good turnout of tennis
players and supporters ensured for a
lovely day held in good spirit.
Fierce competition kept the tennis
players at their best and they exhibited
an amazing display of talent and
Grace Kemp (together with her partner
form Fort Beaufort) for being crowned as
the under 10 Doubles Champions.
C-Age Group Gala
weekend saw 14 of our Prep School and
Junior School swimmers heading off to
Port Elizabeth to compete in a C-Age
Group gala held at Victoria Park Grey.
For many of them it was their first gala
outing at this level and all competed
admirably. It is lovely to see Union
being so well represented at these
past week both the prep and middle
school took part in the annual Junior
Interhouse Athletics day, the athletics
meeting was held over two days with the
Track events taking place on the Monday
and the Field events on Thursday.
Both days were full of enthusiastic
competition and everyone had the
opportunity to partake in any one of the
many events. Mass participation was at
the heart of this interhouse meeting.