“𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘴 𝘶𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥.”
The ground-breaking ceremony for Union Preparatory School’s new building expansion was held bright and early on Monday morning, 4 October.
“The school’s increasing learner count signalled a need for more classrooms,” commented SGB chairman, Mr Dave Stern.
“The extension will add three new classrooms – 𝟭𝟱𝟬𝗺² of extra space – to the school to accommodate the swell in the learner population.”
Construction of the new classrooms will be in full swing by the time the learners return to school next week and is expected to be completed in early 2022.
Once completed, they will be utilised as Grade 4 classrooms.
“We are very excited by these new developments and look forward to seeing the project completed,” said Mr Stern. “We extend our grateful thanks to all those who went above and beyond in their duties to see this project realised, and, as always, are extremely grateful to the wonderful staff compliment at the school for their support as well as the UHS Development Trust for their support of and contribution to the project.”
Seen here, shovel in hand, is Mr Dave Stern, Union Preparatory School’s SGB chairman. With him are UPS educators Mrs Alet Kingwill and Mrs Corrie Potgieter as well as Mr Donovan Burger (SGB vice-chairman).