On 10 June 2017, between 9:00 -12:00 we will be hosting the BIG FIVE fun walk in conjunction with the Endangered Wildlife Trust. We will be offering two distance options: A five kilometer walk around the Chartwell North Estate with five stops, each depicting one of the Big Five and detailing the severe pressure they are currently under. A ± 2km walk for the juniors around the perimeter of the School. Who benefits? Unity College is the main beneficiary for the day but a portion of the funds will be donated to the Endangered Wildlife Trust. What do you need to do? • Gather many friends and family to join you on the day • You will receive a Pledge Form to be completed • Feel free to gather as many Pledges as you can • Engage with colleagues to participate or pledge for the day After we receive your online registration you will receive an email with all documentation as confirmation of your enrollment.
Congratulations to the Kennaugh family who raised the most funds for Unity’s Big5Walk. They are the proud recipients of the beautiful wine rack made out of Rhodesian Teak (sleeper wood). Unity raised R21 000.00 after paying Endangered Wildlife Trust R5 700.00 and after deduction of a few expenses. Thank you to EVERYONE who came out on that cold winters morning and raised funds and awareness for the School and EWT! Our Big5Walk on Saturday was a huge success. It was a beautiful sunny day and our walkers, including mums with little ones in prams, armed with bottled waters, set off at a brisk pace enjoying the surrounding countryside and fresh air. On Thursday, prior to the Big5Walk, our Intermediate Phase learners assisted local Chartwell North Estate residents to clean up the Jukskei River at the end of Woburn and Seventh Road which formed part of our Big5Walk route on Saturday. The kids were enthusiastic and it was a nice change from a classroom environment to be out and about in the fresh autumn air. Several of our families stayed on after the event to braai and socialise. Huge thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Attaboy Industries, Northern Printers, My School My Village My Planet, Absa, FNB, Nadine Tovey, Mike Millar, CalRoy’s Coffee, Barker Insurance Brokers, Red Alert, Halfway Toyota Fourways, Fourbuy Wholesale, Spectrum Valuation Services, Mia Bella 18 Beauty Salon, Monte Casino Bird Park, Indigo Horse Stables, Mugg and Bean Broadacres, PTS, iCELL, ITD and Remax Town and Country (for supplying the wonderful jumping castle for our little ones). And of course our thanks go to the Endangered Wildlife Trust who had an interesting display table with loads of posters, calendars and books to give away. Our thanks also go to our ever present PTA who were very busy on the morning selling donuts, chips and cold drinks. Our congratulations go to Robyn Korras (a past pupil’s mum) who won the Father’s Day Hamper. We are always so happy to see past pupils and their families at our functions. Huge thanks to all our Unity parents and families who supported the day and to those who have completed pledge forms. The winner for bringing in the most in pledges will hopefully be announced next week once all the monies have been collected. We were also most grateful to Sharon and members of the Chartwell North Residents Association who publicised the event to all members and supported us and assisted where they could.