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Jock Meiring Street
Park West



Eunice’s vision is to be a first rate, world-class high school which proudly affirms its longstanding standards, values and tradition and which is committed to academic excellence, quality teaching, social responsibility and multiple opportunities for all-round development.



In pursuit of its vision, Eunice strives to produce outstanding school leavers who are innovative, analytical, articulate, balanced and adaptable with the life-long love of learning; and strives, through teaching, learning and community service, to contribute to the overall development, refinement and readiness of our girls and, by implication, to the longstanding reputation of Eunice.


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Eunice Market 2014



Mr Cassar 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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Aerial Video and Photo Highlights
(2014 aQuellé Midmar Mile)

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Aerial Video filmed by Andrew Marens of www.RCHELICAM.co.za 

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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 ailsa@silverrocket.co.za.

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 ailsa@silverrocket.co.za 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.

Eunice Reunie
First National Bank
Account: 62003503241
Branch: 250655

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

Best Swimmers:
U/14 – Elizabeth Pretorius
U/15 – Bianca Gray
U/16 – Hanti Brits
U/17 – Ilne Cilliers
Open – Elsa Oosthuizen
Victrix Ludorum – Ilne Cilliers

Winning House:
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

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Aquatics Festival 2014 (24)
Interhouse Gala 2014 (39)
Matric & Grade 8 Fun Day (26)
Thaba Nchi Hike (130)
Grade 8 Sing Off (29)
Grade 8 Gala (103)
Grey Gala (97)
Sport (24)
Maths Camp 2013 (2)
Debating: Moot Court Competition (2)
Euro Tour 2012 (8)
All girls festival (8)
Hockey (18)
Tennis (7)
Athletics (2)
Horseriding (3)

Eunice Girls at Midmar Mile 2014

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Proud Headmaster speaks out


Christal-Lize Muller

Foto: Christal-Lize Muller

2014-01-24 00:00

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 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 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 less

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 Competition.

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.

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Happiness is key at rector‘s ‘top 10’ schools

University of the Free State vice-chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen.
Cape Town - Three Western Cape schools – in Bellville, Mitchells Plain and Stellenbosch – are among the top 10 in the country, says Jonathan Jansen.
The 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.

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Father, Daughter Tea

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Mother, Daughter Tea

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Matric Farewell

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Grade 9 Entrepreneurs Day

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Matric Art Exibition

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New Leaders 2014

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Media Highlights...

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Eunice Market 2014



Eunice Reunie 2014

1964 contact person
Mari Dienar
0833 039 857

1999 contact person (15 year reunion in 2014)

Reneé Minnaar
Email: rminnaar@cut.ac.za
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

Mr Cassar

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Photo Gallery Updates

Reunion Weekend (52)

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Drakensburg Choir Tour (29)

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138 Birthday Celebrations  (6)

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Happy Birthday Mr Cassar (5)

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Fichardtpark sports day (6)

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Grey Ball (5)


Midmar Mile (14)


First Team Tennis (1)

Eunice Gala (80)

Eunice Reunie 2013

All old girls are invited to attend the 138th Birthday weekend from 3 – 5 May 2013.

Please contact Liza-Anne Meyer at liza@ehs.co.za or 051 – 444 1765 if you would like to arrange your year’s get together.

1973 contact person, at Old Girls.

Nuku van Coller
Email: nuku@icon.co.za
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

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Leader Project Awards

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Me Edith Mohokare

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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 liza@ehs.co.za or 051 – 444 1765 from April 2014.

Please contact Molly de Bruin at 051 – 436 67 92

House Captains 2014

Congratulations to the following girls who were elected as House Captains for 2014:

Veda Hendrikse
Dianne Butler

Michelle Hughes
Naledi Matsaneng

Kleintjie Magano
Yenke Laubscher

Mpumi Mampholo
Thuto Bogodile

Aquatics Festival

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 national occasion

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 the graduation.

The Diary of Anne Frank

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5 - 8 MARCH 2013
BOOKINGS: MRS MARY PAINE (051 – 444 1765)

Leader Projects 2013

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Three Eunice  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!

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Claredon Weekend

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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:

RCL Listing

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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 liza@ehs.co.za if you would like to be the co-ordinator of your yea’s Reunion. 

Maths at Eunice in a Different League

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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 and communities.
The following Eunice girls ended in the top 5 in their respective grades:

Back: (from 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)
Gomolemo Segole – fourth place (gr 10), Lisa Strohfeldt – third place (gr 10), Kathy Wu – first place (gr 10), Ming Chen – first place (gr 9)


Where to Find Us

Jock Meiring Street,
Park West,

S29.1168° and E26.1958°
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Originally named the Oranje Vrij Staat Dames Instituut, the school was founded in 1875 on the initiative of the Dutch Reformed Church. Steeped in the history and spirit of the old Free State Republic, the school has a long tradition of excellence. It is one of South Africa’s best known girls’ boarding schools.

The name Eunice is a biblical reference to the mother of Timothy in the New Testament. It is a Greek word meaning “happy victory”. For over a hundred years Eunice was situated in the centre of Bloemfontein, alongside some of the city’s oldest and most famous buildings. Today it boasts a modern school in spacious surroundings bordering on the equally well-known Grey College and the University of the Free State.

Eunice won the Top School Trophy for the 7th time since 2000 and won the Top Mathematics and Physical Science Trophy also for the 7th time since 2000.


Newsletters   Speeches


What a privilege has been to lead Eunice these last 27 years. So many people have ,over 138 years, contributed to creating a school which enjoys a national reputation, world class standards, a strong sense of tradition and a very special spirit. Eunice’s success lies in the committed core of strong personalities who share my conviction that serving Eunice is a way of life. So many of our key personnel are leaders who innovate with expertise, with flair and with passion. Our success also rests with the real quality of our girls who respond with such enthusiasm.

I am acutely aware of what parents want in a quality boarding school. Firstly a safe and secure environment. Secondly, a first rate approach to academics with expert teaching, especially in the critical learning areas: Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting and Technology. Thirdly, they want a range of varied all-round opportunities which smaller rural schools find difficult to match. And lastly, they want their daughters to be happy. A caring, fun-filled approach to academics is what sets us apart as a school which gives its rollercoaster service calendar loads of colour and character.

But it’s our girls who keep us eager and young and who make up this school. I find the large majority of our girls wonderfully enthusiastic, frighteningly energetic, generally appreciative and full of camaraderie and spirit. The young have a natural directness about them and an innocence and spontaneity which makes them special.


The Pathfinder programme is a 12 month learning cycle which includes 12 virtual universities. These are training sessions conducted as webcasts starting in September (northern hemisphere timing). The sessions are hosted by world experts in their field relating to innovation and transformation. We also have access to the Innovative Schools’ Toolkit which is an online school and staff development tool made up of eight workshops which include the very best resources available. After the 12 months in the Pathfinder community, schools make way for a new list of pathfinder schools who get to attend the international conference and participate in the next 12 virtual universities.

However, 12 of the ‘pathfinder’ schools have been selected to stay on in the Innovative Schools Initiative for a further two years as MENTOR SCHOOLS. It is now more about me than the school as I, as a school leader, help to lead the new pathfinder schools (already top schools in their communities) through a 12 month journey. We are grouped as regional teams (Africa and Middle East) and we do mentoring during 7 virtual mentorships during the next 12 months. There is now a second SA school appointed for 2010/ 2011 as a pathfinder school: St Cyprian’s Girls’ School in Cape Town. We work closely with them and with The Aga Khan Foundation School in Kenya, Maru-a- Pula in Botswana and Panayia Theoskepasti Gymnasium in Cyprus. Together we all attended the 4 day World - Wide Innovative Education Forum at the Convention Centre in Cape Town in October .Last month Microsoft sponsored the world’s top expert on ‘Envisioning’ Dan Buckley to run a workshop with seven of our innovative teachers in the morning and with our school management team in the afternoon. Microsoft uses him as a consultant all over the world so his experience and his ideas were very valuable. Together as schools and school leaders we all try to share best practices in trying to do justice to our world’s greatest challenge: producing school-leavers who are: “Confident individuals who are successful learners and responsible citizens possessing competencies that enable them to be effective in a knowledge based economy probably without oil.”

Mission & Vision

Founding Ideals 1875
Ps 144 v 12 – ‘That our daughters may be like cornerstones, polished after the similitude of a palace’.
‘Vincit qui se vincit’



Eunice’s vision is to be a first rate, world-class high school which proudly affirms its longstanding standards, values and tradition and which is committed to academic excellence, quality teaching, social responsibility and multiple opportunities for all-round development.


In pursuit of its vision, Eunice strives to produce outstanding school leavers who are innovative, analytical, articulate, balanced and adaptable with the life-long love of learning; and strives, through teaching, learning and community service, to contribute to the overall development, refinement and readiness of our girls and, by implication, to the longstanding reputation of Eunice.


Let's Celebrate the Eunice Ethos

Over the last 28 years Eunice has strived to give its new campus alongside Grey College the character of a school which has served many generations since 1875. It wasn’t an easy move from town especially for old girls, but so many Eunice stalwarts have worked hard to develop our buildings and grounds into a quality school complex which adds much needed style, character and refinement to Jock Meiring Street!

But, in a modern world, it is not just grounds, facilities and technology that need to be constantly upgraded, but much more critically, it’s been Eunice’s ethos, its traditions and its spirit which has grown with age in a world class school which reflects both a new century and a new democratic South Africa.

What is the Eunice ethos?

  • Firstly, it’s one of excellence. You witness it in our record, in our experience and expertise and in our commitment and our willingness to go the extra mile.

  • It’s one of expectation. You feel it on your first day at Board Medal Assembly.

  • It’s one of can‐do femininity. We’re girls. We can do and can be anything we want to be.

  • It’s one of opportunity. That’s Eunice’s hallmark. A busy school with a full programme. Full of opportunities.

  • It is one of innovation. You see it in our approach to theatre, to Christmas Market and to Hostel fundraising.

  • It’s one of individuality. You hear it in how our girls describe their Eunice experience.

  • It’s one of joy. You can feel the schools’ personality in the way our girls love to give colour and character and fun to a school day.

  • It’s one of questioning. It’s how we teach and how we encourage a critical attitude and how we expose

  • our girls’ to speakers of all persuasions.

  • It’s one of service. You cannot deny the schools’ inclusive emphasis on reaching out in sincerity and generosity.

  • It’s one of style. You cannot but notice the style Eunice gives to occasions throughout its calendar.

  • It’s our camaraderie. You see it not only in the making of lifelong friends, as is the case in most schools, but in the way our girls support each other in the real business of classroom learning.

  • It’s one of respect. You see it in 60 seconds flat in any visit to Eunice House.

  • It’s one of diversity. Eunice has always strived to find common ground and to promote understanding in times past between English and Afrikaans girls and in times present between all South Africans in our rainbow society.

We see it in these pages. Every smile has a story. We have something special. Let’s celebrate it.

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