Mrs Abrahamson retires  

Mrs 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 extremely fortunate.

Rarely have I come across a more dedicated, passionate, diligent, perfectionistic, organised and knowledgeable educator that Mrs Abrahamson.

She ticks 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 costume.

We shall fondly remember Mrs Abrahamson and we wish her all the best for her new adventure into retirement from teaching.  



Herbert 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 season unbeaten.
U9A vs Herbert Hurd A - won - 45 for 4 vs 14 for 4
U9A vs 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 Bands.
A great season u9s...well done!


Cupcakes for Cancer  

Union Prep is honoured to have held their first "Cupcakes for Cancer - Party of HOPE".

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 matriculant 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 Warning Signs.

This was a touching and well-supported initiative, which will be continued in the years to come.



A to 10 Dinner  

On Thursday evening, the Grade 4 class of Union Prep, once again, honoured those matric learners who spent their whole career at Union Schools.

Grade 4 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 

The 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 girls.


Cross Country 

The UPS learners took part in their annual cross country on the morning of 15 September.

The 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:

Junior girls:
1. Nadine Murray
2. Zoe Hobson
3. Grace Kemp

Senior girls:
1. Leigh – Ann Murray
2. Emma Short
3. Misha Newton


Junior boys:
1. Dwayne Koeberg
2. Warren Barlow
3. Owen Paxton

Senior boys:
1. Cullen Marais
2. Daniel Short
3. Kyle Liebenberg