Perfection from Delien

‪South Africa’s Delien Kleinhans powers into the Ilana Kloss International second round.‬

‪Beats Tshegofatso Tsiang from Botswana 6-3 6-0.‬

The “World Day of Prayer” is an initiative that is celebrated all over the world with the aim of bringing together women of different races, cultures and traditions in a yearly day of prayer. On Thursday, 5 March 2020, ladies from Eunice High School attended a Women’s World Day of Prayer assembly presented by Mrs. Anmare Harris. The Women’s World Day of prayer aims to increase awareness of other countries and cultures; every year has a specific theme and country to pray for. This year the country of prayer was Zimbabwe. Mrs. Harris, with the help of three learners of Zimbabwean descent: Kayla Manduna, Ruponeso Zinatsa and Fadzi Zinatsa, introduced the assembly to Zimbabwe as a country and its various indigenous cultures (with each learner sharing their best memories of their time in Zimbabwe) before leading the assembly in a reading from the bible and prayer for Zimbabwe and its people.

On Tuesday, 3 March 2020, Eunice held its second annual Green Mile running event. This event offers local runners an excellent opportunity to test themselves against the rest of the Bloemfontein running community. This year there were 211 runners competing, which is almost double the number of runners that entered in 2019. Runners of all ages can compete in the event with categories from u/9 to an open category for senior runners. This year the open categories were won by two Olympic athletes, Rynhardt van Rensburg (in a time of 4 minutes 17 seconds) and Tsepang Sello (in a time of 5 minutes 11 seconds). Eunice runners were on almost all the ladies’ podiums, with 4 first place finishes. The event was a great success and with growing support from the community one can only expect more entries and tougher competition next year.

 

Open Ladies Top 3

Left to Right:
Mrs Zinette de Wet (Eunice Headmistress), Pauline Ngeya, Tsepang Sello (winner), Anna Moeketsi.

Left to Right: Mrs Zinette de Wet (Headmistress) and U19 Boys, Ulrich Rehbok (winner) and Heinz Rehbok (runner up).

During the week of 2-6 March 2020, Anchor Yeast visited Eunice High School to present their yearly yeast workshop to schools in Bloemfontein and the surrounding area. These workshops serve to introduce consumer studies students to yeast as a product and instruct them on its use. The participating learners are instructed on working with yeast, baking bread and making sweet dishes.

This year, 11 schools attended the workshop including: Eunice, Heatherdale, President Steyn, Navalsig, Bultfontein, Brandfort, Eunice, Fichardtpark, Jacobsdal, Senekal, Oranje and Jim Fouche. The grade 11 consumer studies learners are taught to bake bread using yeast and instructed on the application of various skills necessary to create different styles of bread and savoury dishes. The grade 12 learners are taught to bake cinnamon rolls and other sweet dishes with yeast.

The Anchor Yeast Week has been presented annually for the past 30 years and creates the opportunity for students to work with a product they may not be used to. These workshops form part of a greater whole by Anchor Yeast who also present baking competitions to consumer studies students during the year. The joint initiative by Eunice and Anchor Yeast has become a regular part of the instruction of consumer studies learners in Bloemfontein.

Gr 11 Eunice learners with their plated bread rolls.
Carlin Clark, Joanne Cassim, Charney Hechtor, Brenna Donachie.
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Rethabile Litabe, Gr 11 Eunice Consumer Studies learner adding finishing touches to her bread rolls.

During the weekend of 28-29 February ,Eunice ladies participated in a multitude of sporting events during the annual McDonalds Sports Day hosted by Hoërskool Fichardtpark. On Friday, Eunice ladies competed in tennis and chess, and on Saturday in netball and hockey. Due to the rain and accompanying lightning on Saturday, only three rounds of the netball tournament could be played and some of the hockey matches were shortened. While many of the Eunice teams were competing in Bloemfontein, the first team hockey girls were playing in the Voortrekker Hockey Festival in Bethlehem.

Some Highlights from the McDonalds Sports Day include:

Tennis

  • Eunice A were the overall winners of the tournament
  • Eunice B took second place at the tournament

Netball

  • All the netball teams won the matches they competed in.
  • The u/17 girls were leading 2-0 vs Fichardtpark before play was interrupted

Hockey

The first team at the Voortrekker Hockey Festival:

  • u/18A won against Witteberg 11-0
  • u/18A won against St Anne’s 1-0
  • u/18A drew against Voortrekker 1-1

While many matches were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, all can agree that Eunice ladies were out to make the most of the sporting opportunities the weekend offered.

From Left to Right, Back Row:
Lee-Gre Botha, Theresa Zietsman, Kayla Swarts, Helen Rauch, Helen Meyer (Conditioning Coach), Taheera Augousti, Luke Makaleni (Assistant Coach),
Chrismari Alexander, Nika Nel (Coach), Danike Mulder.

Front Row:
Lael Malherbe, Jay-dene Duimpies, Tarryn Saunderson, Clarice Solomon, Lienke Lombard, Megan Pelser.

On Friday, 21 February 2020, Eunice High School participated in the annual inter-high gala in Bloemfontein. 400 Eunice ladies participated. The ladies adopted an Irish theme to drum up the spirit. 6 tap dancers, 9 drummers and 16 conductresses led 50 swimmers and a mass of supporters into the stadium swimming pool. Eunice secured the spirit cup as well as an impressive assortment of accolades: best u/14 swimmer, best u/15 swimmer, best u/16 swimmer, best 17 and over girls’ team and Victrix Ludorum.

Some highlights from the event include:

  • Charné Snyman who was awarded best u/14 swimmer and received two gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze medal.
  • Amber Olsen was awarded best u/15 swimmer and received four gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal.
  • Luchelle Oosthuizen was awarded best u/16 swimmer and Victrix Ludorum, she received five gold medals (50m fly, 50m breast, 100m fly, 200m breast, 50m free) and two silver medals (medley relay and freestyle relay).
  • The u/17 girls were awarded best female age group.

Other swimmers who achieved top three finishes include:

u/14: Shaniel Senosky, Kiara Greenall, Angel Geel and Anke van der Poel.
u/15: Yolandi du Plooy, Alexia Koupis, Warona Tlali and Thinica McAnda.
u/16: Aquilla Maartens, Savannah van der Spuy and Luka Visagie.
u/17: Cara Hickling, Lizri Weyers, Danielle Ontong, Anke Weyers, Taryn Saunderson, Jessica Holmes, Joané Meintjies, Amidré Snyman and Rochelle Jacobs.

EHS Eunice Conductresses with Spirit Cup

Charne Snyman, Luchelle Oosthuizen, Amber Olsen