Our School celebrated its 28th birthday on Saturday, 25 August. Not only was it a special day for the learners, staff and families of Unity College, but this birth date was shared with our principal Mr Visser and long standing ex-pupil and staff member, Madeleine Sharp. Watch a short video of Hazel and Kelsey singing ‘Happy Birthday’.
The weather would play its part and create the warm and sunny skies to pull off such a lovely outdoor morning event.
There was Irish singer Patrick Byrne, who delighted all with his soulful and rich vocals.
Marco from Stace-Face Face Painting brought animal prints and superheroes to life, which thrilled his little customers!
There were temporary tattoos and coloured hair spray adding a little creativity and fun to the mornings itinerary.
Pony rides on Ebby and Bandana were a huge hit with our special needs community, brothers and sisters. Gratitude to Sunlands Farm Stables who donated the rides! To Kelly, Twoboy and Stanford who championed the rides; massive thanks; there were lovely compliments made during and after the event about you all and our children simply adored you!
Then there was the much anticipated raffle draw for a helicopter flip, which would see six very fortunate people taking a tour over our beautiful City! The winner was Mhlenai Mvula and we can’t wait to see the pics taken over Johannesburg shared with excited friends and family who are chosen to join you and share your winnings! To NAC‘s Colleen Winter who sponsored the R10 000-valued prize; WOW! Just incredible! Thank you for your support!
The huge, delicious Unity-branded birthday cake was donated by PnP Douglasdale; thank you Nelson and your team for spoiling us! There was not a crumb in sight 10 minutes into announcing the cake to be cut! I’m sure we took the record for fastest consumption!
Then importantly, the Senior Market Day, which coincided with our birthday celebrations. Every year senior learners follow an entrepreneurial programme, with assistance. This includes brainstorming, planning and selling a product or providing a service on Market Day. Learners are assessed on their planning, product promotion and customer care. The entrepreneurship trophy is secret and is revealed at Prize Giving at the end of the year.
Thanks to our support team; Sam, Njabulo, Alfred, Jimmy and William who worked determinedly, overseeing building preparations to ensure a successful “stage” for our event to take place on.
To our committed staff and loyal students and families; thank you. We think you’d agree, this was successful community building indeed!
- Amar and Kelly
- Michelle Kirk's daughter McKenzi (left) with Robyn Gomes' daughter Mila
- Little McKenzi on horse back
- Patrick Byrne entertaining the crowd
- Raffle draw with Deon Visser and Hayley Fennell
- Hazel and Kelsey singing "Happy Birthday"
- Mr Deon Visser and Madeleine Sharp also celebrated their birthdays
- Thobeka showing off her dance moves
- Colourful hair spray
- Stephanie loved the horse riding
- Cutting the birthday cake