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EUNICE OLD GIRL TURNS 103
Mr Paul Cassar, Headmaster of Eunice, took a group of 12
Matric girls to wish Mrs Polly Nel on her 103rd birthday on
Monday, 19 May 2014. Polly matriculated at Eunice in 1929.
To our knowledge she is Eunice’s oldest living old girl. Her
phone number (she answers the phone herself) is 051-4077695.
She has lived at Lofdal in Bloemfontein for the last 43
Reunion Cocktail 2014
Standard Bank Derby, Eunice vs PHSG
16 & 17 May 2014.
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FACEBOOK group created by old girl Nadine van
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Mr Cassars' Birthday
4 previous headgirls joined Mr Cassar at his Birthday
Assembly on Friday, 28 February.
From left: Niamh Faherty ( Vice Headgirl 1997); Tracy Buys (
Headgirl 1997), Mr Paul Cassar; Ruchelle Berry (Headgirl
1989) and Margaret Nienaber ( Headgirl ( 1991)
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New Leaders 2014
Proud Headmaster speaks out
Foto: Christal-Lize Muller
PAUL CASSAR, headmaster of the Eunice
Girls’ High School, shares a few thoughts with Ons Stad in
his office in front of a wall with photos of learners over
EUNICE GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL in Bloemfontein
once again proved they are amongst South Africa’s best.
Eunice last year achieved a 100% pass rate for the 28th
consecutive year. On top of that the Free State Department
of Education named the school, for the tenth consecutive
year, the best high school in the province in the subjects
Maths and Science. The Eunice matric class of 2013 had a
total of 185 learners of which 177 had university exemption.
The class obtained a total of 425 distinctions of which 26
learners had five or more distinctions.
Paul Cassar (61), headmaster, shared his
thoughts with Christal-Lize Muller, editor of Ons Stad.
Cassar has been headmaster of this school for the past 27
years. He is the first and only male headmaster to lead this
Wow, the honours keep pouring in
for Eunice. What is your secret?
The recipe is neither rocket science nor a
secret. Our success is all about the high expectations of
all our girls. There’s a sense from day one that Eunice
expects nothing but your best. That hope, energy and
enthusiasm are hallmarks of the Eunice experience. Our
teachers are expert, long-serving, dedicated professionals.
Our girls are taught to think, to question and to buy into
that spirit of excellence.
Visitors to Eunice are often impressed by
the positive way in which the Eunice girls work together in
class and in study groups. It’s a key ingredient.
Why should people send their
daughters to your school?
I’d recommend Eunice to any girl in the
city because it is clearly the province’s top performing
school. Why wouldn’t you want the best? If you want an
all-round educa- tion; if you want to prepare your daughter
to live a significant life as a successful South African or
global citizen, Eunice is the school for her. But our
greatest ambassadors are our girls. Do yourself a favour and
ask any Eunice girl or her parents.
What makes Eunice different from
Last month Prof. Jonathan Jansen named
Eunice one of South Africa’s top ten schools in terms of
atmosphere. Individuality, openness, fun and spontaneity are
extras which make teaching and learning a personal and
pleasurable journey. Our girls value their teachers and
they’ll tell you: “Eunice rocks”.
Do you think personal interaction
with learners and parents is important for a headmaster of
When it comes to working with girls, staff
and parents I think availability, approachability, sincerity
and compassion are key elements of successful relationships.
Working with people is a humbling and uplifting experience.
It can be complex, emotionally draining and stressful, but
it’s a privilege to be able to use one’s personality and
experience to serve.
There is a rumour that you know
every single learner in your school by name.
I used to know every girl by name. I
introduce the girls at the matric dance individually by
recognition, but I have to work at it. I can name every girl
in the matric 1991 magazine photograph without hesitation,
but 2014 will take some extra quality time with our matrics.
I’ll get there. At my age my brain is in survival mode.
What drives you as person and
where does that fit into your daily duties as headmaster?
I was drawn to teaching because I love the
vibe of a school - that liveliness, that activity, that
vibrancy that sets a school apart, and I became a headmaster
because I wanted to try to give that vibe impetus and
direction. I wanted it to be the driving force in our
school. I’m driven by the creativity, flair and dedication
of our teachers - a proven team of respected professionals
who ensure the quality of nearly a thousand lessons per
What does Eunice hope to achieve
Last year our theme was Hands.
This year it is Catch the Spirit.That energy is
infectious. We aim simply to bring out the best in all our
girls and our teachers. I’ll do my best in 2014. Our girls
demand and deserve nothing less
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Eunice Market 2014
31 October – 8 November 2014
CHRISTMAS MARKET SELCTION HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETED.
Class of '99 (15yr old Reunion Photos)
Eunice Reunie 2014
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0833 039 857
contact person (15 year reunion in 2014)
Work phone: 051 507 3238
School Fees 2014
Per term: 3,900.00
Per year: 15,600.00
Per term: 7,500.00
Per year: 30,000.00
Congratulations to Palesa Ramanamane
Congratulations to Palesa Ramanamane who has started off her
matric year with a fully sponsored trip to The Hague in the
Netherlands to represent SA in the International Moot Court
Celebrate Eunice's 139th birthday
Date: Saturday 10th May 2014
Venue: Adele de Jager Hall, Eunice High School
Time: 11:00 for 11: 30
Cost: R170 per person includes lunch
There will be a cash bar and memorabilia on sale.
Tickets available from Ailsa Uys on
Any other queries are to be made with Liza Anne at the
school office on 051 444 1765.
Please fax deposit slip to 082 413 1005 or email to
email@example.com giving your maiden name and Matric
year as a reference so that we can seat you at the right
table. Should you be paying for more than one ticket please
provide all names and matric years.
First National Bank
NO tickets will be available at the door. Please bring your
deposit slip to the function as your “ticket’.
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that we
have your deposit slip, failing this no ticket will be
available for you!
Board Medal Winners
On Wednesday, 15 January 26 girls were honoured with
Eunice's Board Medal for achieving 5 or more distinctions in
the 2013 Matric exam.
On the photo from left ( back row): Charne Ferreira, Elaine
Botha, Izel van Tonder, Melissa van Niekerk, Mr Paul Cassar
( Headmaster); Siobhan Hibberd, Kendall Richter, Shanneli
Smith, Eme Brussow, Madelein Kritzinger, Mianda van Zyl,
Saarah Matthews, Lauralee Mostert and Denicke Cronje
Front: Anje Venter, Madeli Beyers, Zandrie Kukkuk, Naomi de
Wet, Natalie Steyn, Boipelo Kgasane, Kea Moiploai, Augusta
Zietsman and Farzaana Adam.
Interhouse Gala Results
U/14 – Elizabeth Pretorius
U/15 – Bianca Gray
U/16 – Hanti Brits
U/17 – Ilne Cilliers
Open – Elsa Oosthuizen
Victrix Ludorum – Ilne Cilliers
1 Brebner – 783,50
2. Steedman – 730
3. Sewell – 655
4. Murray – 525,50
Best Parade – Steedman-Sewell
Best Spirit – Steedman-Sewell
Eunice Girls at Midmar Mile 2014
Deputy Principal at Eunice Wins Holiday
Mr Leon van Rensburg, Deputy Principal at Eunice High
School, won a RCL holiday sponsored by CANSA for his “ Crazy
Tie “ photo contribution.
Happiness is key at rector‘s ‘top 10’ schools
University of the Free State vice-chancellor Professor
Cape Town - Three Western Cape schools –
in Bellville, Mitchells Plain and Stellenbosch – are among
the top 10 in the country, says Jonathan Jansen.
University of the Free State rector and vice-chancellor
tweeted his list of top high schools last week.
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