Mr Cassar Birthday
4 previous headgirls joined Mr Cassar at his Birthday
Assembly on Friday, 28 February.
From left: Niamg Faaherty ( Vice Headgirl 1997); Tracy Buys
( Headgirl 1997), Mr Paul Cassar; Ruchelle Berry (Headgirl
1989) and Margaret Nienaber ( Headgirl ( 1991).
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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!
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
Photo Gallery Updates
& Grade 8 Fun Day
8 Sing Off
Moot Court Competition (2)
girls festival (8)
Eunice Girls at Midmar Mile 2014
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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 the years.
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 school.
Wow, the honours keeppouring 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
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
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 other schools?
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 your liking?
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 week.
What does Eunice hope to achieve this year?
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
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
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.
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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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.
Father, Daughter Tea
Mother, Daughter Tea
Grade 9 Entrepreneurs Day
Matric Art Exibition
New Leaders 2014
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Eunice Reunie 2014
0833 039 857
1999 contact person (15 year reunion
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
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Photo Gallery Updates
Birthday Mr Cassar (5)
All old girls are invited to attend the 138th Birthday weekend
from 3 – 5 May 2013.
Please contact Liza-Anne Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 051 – 444
1765 if you would like to arrange your year’s get together.
1973 contact person, at Old Girls.
Nuku van Coller
Cell 082 451 3297
The 1963 group can contact Angela Oelschig at 082 516 0549 or
Rosalee Hunt at 051 – 522 9199
ATKV Choir Competition
Leader Project Awards
Me Edith Mohokare
Me Edith Mohokare, who has been an employee at Eunice High
School for more than 35 years, recently turned 60. She was
congratulated at a special assembly by staff and girls.
60th Eunice Reunion
Girls who matriculated at Eunice High School in 1954 are
invited to their 60th Reunion to be held at the school on
Saturday, 3 May 2014.
Tickets available from the
school at email@example.com
or 051 – 444 1765 from April 2014.
Molly de Bruin at 051 – 436 67 92
House Captains 2014
Congratulations to the following girls who were elected as
House Captains for 2014:
Eunice's swimming team at the National Girls' Schools; Gala
in Pretoria on 1 February. All our swimmers displayed their
OWERADE gear both within and without the pool. They were the
best dressed side at the gala where they came second out of
ten schools. They were the top state school at the gala.
Eunice's swimmers are pictured here with Suzaan van Biljon,
Eunice's Beijing and London Olympic swimmer and Commonwealth
silver medallist in Melbourne. The gala was a high quality
Old Girls obtain Medical degrees
On Thursday, 6 December 11 Eunice old
girls obtained the Medical degrees from the University of
the Free State. Mr Cassar was invited as honorary guest to
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5 - 8 MARCH 2013
TICKETS R 40
BOOKINGS: MRS MARY PAINE
(051 – 444 1765)
Leader Projects 2013
3 NATIONAL GOLDS FOR EUNICE AT NATIONAL ESKOM SCIENCE EXPO
teams excelled at the National Eskom Science Expo which was
held at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg last
weekend. Gaby Hatting and Jessica Muller’s project “Portable
Heat Starting at your Feet” won both the CBI and the ESKOM
category prizes as well as a gold medal as the Best
Energy Efficient Project in SA. They won R 2 500, a Toshiba
Notebook, a Nexus Tablet and a Kindle EACH! They did a 5 min
interview on ETV!
Dream Big with MySchool Dream School
RCL Members 2013 for 2014
Congratulations to our new RCL which was democratically
elected by our girls. Three of these girls, Nicole Gomes,
Fikile Kgasane and Thuto Bodogile will serve on our school
governing body. The full list is:
2014 Reunion Dates
The Eunice Old Girls Reunion will be held from 9 – 11 May
2014. Please contact Liza-Anne at 051 – 444 1765 or firstname.lastname@example.org if
you would like to be the co-ordinator of your yea’s
Maths at Eunice in a Different League
Mathleague South Africa held their first contest in the Free
State in Bloemfontein. It took place at Eunice High School
on the 16th August from 14h00 – 19h00. This is an American
initiative which is being tested in South Africa with a view
to large scale implementation. The contest forms part of a
national series which aims to promote mathematics in schools
The following Eunice girls ended in the
top 5 in their respective grades:
left to right)
Lauren Colby – first place (gr
12), Chene Massey – second place (gr 11), Elze Cloete –
fourth place (gr 11), Mantele Senoge – first place (gr 11),
Michelle Jacobs – second place (gr 8), Ingrid Chalale –
third place (gr 12), Shin Park – first place (gr 8)
Front: (from left to right)
Segole – fourth place (gr 10), Lisa Strohfeldt – third place
(gr 10), Kathy Wu – first place (gr 10), Ming Chen – first
place (gr 9)