Eunice High School, once again, had 173 swimmers who participated in the Midmar Mile on 9 February 2020. Luchelle Oosthuizen (Grade 10) was the first Eunice Swimmer out of the water with an overall 17th position. She completed the mile in 24 min, 40 seconds.

17 of Eunice’s matric educators have received awards as top performing educators at the 2020 Motheo District Well Done Function.

Front row from left to right:  Mrs June Norval (Consumer Studies), Mrs Lize-Mari Smit (Mathematical Literacy), Mrs Annien Delport (Afrikaans FAL) Mrs Zinette de Wet (Headmistress), Dr Niel v Niekerk (Dramatic Art), Mrs Rae Gagiano (Creative Art), Mrs Jackie Botma (History)
Second row from left to right:  Mrs Linki Jooste (Life Science), Mrs Kerryn Lombard (Physical Sciences), Mrs Marlene Etsebeth (Life Science), Mrs Karin Kok (Physical Sciences),  Dr Angela Panelatti (English HL), Mrs Hester Steyn (Mathematics),  Mrs Rozanne Botha (Mathematics)
Back row from left to right: Mr Inus Wessels (Physical Science), Mrs Charlotte Grobler (CAT), Mr Wynand van Zyl ( Afrikaans FAL),  Mrs Melaney Adams (English HL)

Eunice High School Inter-house Swimming Gala took place on 28 January 2020. Luchelle Oosthuizen received the Eunice H/S Senior Victrix Ludorum trophy in the 16 – 19 years age group and Amber Olsen the Eunice H/S Junior Victrix Ludorum trophy in the 13-15 years age group.

Age group winners were Charné Snyman (U/14), Amber Olsen (U/15), Luchelle Oosthuizen (U/16), Danielle Ontong (U/17) and Jessica Holmes (U/19).

Eunice’s top swimmers will be in action at the National Aquatics Festival (14 February 2020) at St Stithians College, in Sandton.

Luchelle Oosthuizen – Senior Victrix Ludorum

Amber Olsen – Junior Victrix Ludorum

Fltr: Jessica Holmes (U19), Danielle Ontong (U17), Luchelle Oosthuizen (U16), Amber Olsen (U15), Charnè Snyman (U14)

An Inspirational Event

On Monday, 27 January, the RCL of Eunice officially welcomed the Grade 8 learners, as part of the Eunice-family. This inauguration took place only after the completion of their two-week orientation programme. True to the motto for 2020, “Live to inspire”, this special event aspired to inspire the newcomers with the presentation of the Blazer-ceremony and the handover of certificates and special charm-bracelets with the symbolic meaning – ‘that each girl is unique’.

The ceremony was presided over by the head-girls of the school. They impressed upon the girls to wear their blazers with pride and to emulate their matric mentors. It was an honour for the RCL to welcome the class of 2024.

May their journey inspire their growth!

A sea of green.

On Saturday, 18 January, more than 60 Eunice High School swimmers took part in the Dis-Chem, Kovsie Aquatics Open Water event at Maselspoort. Green Eunice swimsuits were everywhere!

This event is used to seed swimmers for the Midmar Mile which will take place in February. It also serves as a great opportunity for the Eunice swimmers to gauge their fitness levels and to assess how much training they still need to do before they take the plunge into the Midmar dam.

The winner of the 1km race on Saturday was Luchelle Oosthuizen, with Danielle Ontong 5th and Joané Meintjies in the 6th place. Fourteen Eunice swimmers completed the race in less than 20 minutes.

Luchelle Oosthuizen (5th), Amber Olsen (7th), and Lizri Weyers (13th) were the first three Eunice swimmers to complete the 3km race.

Every year, more than 180 Eunice learners, accompanied by a group of Eunice staff, travel to Durban for the Midmar Mile. In preparation for this tough and challenging event, Eunice swimmers will be training in the mornings, before school and in the afternoons, in order to achieve their well-earned Midmar medals.

1 Congratulations on achieving the top academic honours at your school. What motivated you to work so hard?

I believe that in life, whatever you do, do it well or not at all. My school foundation was strongly established at Willem Postma and high school followed at Eunice. My willingness to learn contributed to my discipline regarding  schoolwork. My father and grandfather played significant roles in motivating me, both by being optimistic and hardworking.

2 What makes your school unique and why do you think you have achieved such great results? What role did your school and its’ teachers play in achieving your goal?

There is unity in our diversity. Eunice has dedicated teachers who never hesitate to go further than the extra mile for their pupils. Our teachers allow us to express our opinions even if it differs from the norm. They encourage us to work independently and responsibly. I was privileged to have incredible teachers throughout my school career, not only academically but assisting in all facets of life.

3 What is your favourite subject (and why) and who was the teacher?

My favourite subject is Life Sciences because I enjoy learning about the human body and how it functions. My teacher was Mrs Linki Jooste.

4 Where will you be studying in 2020?

I will be studying at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein.

5 Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope to have completed my undergraduate studies in Medicine!

6 How would you motivate next year’s matrics to achieve their goals? What advice can you give them?

Matric is over in the blink of an eye. Grab every opportunity that comes your way, do not procrastinate and maintain an optimistic outlook on life! You miss out on more than you think when you are absent from school so aim for 100% attendance. Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity!

7 What hobbies do you have?

I enjoy reading, swimming and jogging. I also like spending time with family and friends. A good strawberry milkshake is always a treat!

Choose one: Quickfire questions / Blitsvrae

  • Cappuccino, hot chocolate/warm sjokolade or tea/tee? Cappuccino
  • Braai with friends/braai saam met vriende/ takeaways/wegneemetes or a picnic/piekniek? Braai with friends
  • Binge watching series/tv reekse kyk, a live music festival/ regstreekse musiekfees /fliek met popcorn or a movie with popcorn? Binge watching series
  • Android or iOS? iOS

Eunice High School Board Medal Assembly

  1. It is the 34th consecutive year that168 Eunice candidates achieved a 100% pass rate in the 2019 National Senior Certificate Exam.
  2. 157 ladies achieved Bachelors pass (93%)
  3. 82 of our ladies achieved an average of above 70 %
  4. They achieved 322 subject distinctions and
  5. 14 subjects are in the Top 3 in the Motheo District
  6. 6 Top subjects in Motheo District
    1. Accounting
    2. Afrikaans FAL
    3. Consumer Studies
    4. Design
    5. Visual Art
    6. Life Orientation
  7. Mathematics and Physical Science Educators awarded as Top Educators in the Free State at the recent Free State Department of Education Well Done function.
  8. 46 ladies achieved 3 or more distinctions
  9. 14 Board Medallists who achieved 6 and more distinctions.
  10. 24 achieved A aggregates

Front from left to right: Dr V Yazbek (SGB Vice-Chair), Mrs J Saffy-Tyropolis (SGB Chair), Mrs Z de Wet (Headmistress), Mr B Jacobs (Standardbank), Mrs S Smith (Standardbank), Mr K Lawrence (Standardbank).

First row: Hannah Fletcher (6 distinctions), Caitlin Hudson (7 distinctions), Menike Blom (7 distinctions), Chloe Hsu (7 distinctions), Miché Springbok (6 distinctions), Chrizanne Louw (7 distinctions), Morgan Kelly (7 distinctions), Giusi Cirelli (7 distinctions),

Second row: Charné Weyers (8 distinctions), Liané Kleynhans (7 distinctions), Anzél van der Walt (6 distinctions), Cara van Jaarsveld (6 distinctions),

Absent: Kayleigh Scheepers (6 distinctions)