Dear Parents, Staff & Students,
The first term of 2019 has proven yet again what an amazing school Unity College is. The caring and nurturing environment that is prevalent in everything that we do, has undoubtedly set us apart from our competitors and even main stream institutions. I am reminded on a daily basis just how privileged I am to be associated with this wonderful institution and to be surrounded by a staff that is just a cut above the rest.
It’s also lovely to see our students wearing the new school uniform, something that will enhance our identity and cohesion in the community. May I apologise for any inconvenience experienced by our parents regarding the ordering of the new uniform.
I am sure that you have all noticed the new Unity road signs that have been erected in our area. The sign on the Runnymead and Cedar road intersection will be done once the road has been tarred.
Our enrolments have declined a bit due to the fact that some parents have moved and also as a result that some of our Seniors have moved on to the work environment. However, the upward enrolment curve over the past few weeks is extremely encouraging. I want to appeal to all parents to please keep your school payments up to date.
Sadly we had to say farewell to Mrs Annie Bwalya due to difficulties in obtaining a work permit. I am very pleased to welcome Mrs Estelle Henderson back to Unity. We are indeed very fortunate to have her on the staff.
The upgrades and improvements around the school has certainly enhanced the aesthetics and functionality of our facilities. I am proud to mention that the following work has been done in and around the school:
- The grassing of the main sports field has now been completed
- Both new boreholes are functional
- The junior play area has been upgraded
- Work has been started on repairing the waterproofing around the Junior blocks
- Security cameras have been kindly sponsored and will be installed by the beginning of the new term.
- The new school bus will also be operational within the next few weeks.
It is also important to note that various marketing related activities have been planned to ensure that Unity College’s name is exposed to our local community and beyond.
– By Deon Visser