Union High School

Arthur Kingwill House

Arthur Kingwill House, situated against a magnificent mountain backdrop, is home to 120 boys, from Grade 5 to Grade 12, as weekly or termly boarders.

The hostel is divided into a Junior and Senior section each with their own dedicated matron. They have separate prep facilities, sleeping quarters and bathroom facilities with a joint dining hall, where nutritious meals are served. A TV/games/ common room is also available. The boys are cared for by a resident superintendent , matrons and duty masters, who all live on the premises, with a healthy ratio of 1 adult to every 15 boys. A sick bay and strictly-controlled dispensary is available.

A mentor system has been introduced with each grade having a dedicated duty master to guide and mentor the learners. Supervised prep, under the guidance of duty masters and prefects, is held every evening.

The boys have easy access to all the school sport facilities as well as their own tennis courts, cricket nets and enormous front and back lawns for recreation, including a braai area.
Pastoral care plays an important role in the hostel with various types of worship activities held on a daily basis, as well as fun-filled evenings playing touch-rugby on our manicured lawns.

The hostel was built in 1953 in memory of past pupils who served in World War II.