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Dear Uplands Family As we get closer to the end of 2020, we can all agree that this year has been like no other year. We had to dig deep within and rise above the challenges that this year brought and find ways to adapt......

Our annual Uplands Christmas Market takes on the format of a street market this year.  It takes place on Saturday 31 October from 09:30 to 16:00 on the road outside the main boom gate at Uplands. Shoppers should use the main entrance road and will......

Thanks to donations from the Japhet family and Lori Wagner for the JOC gardens, three campus checklists have been created for our beautiful natural environment. Here is Duncan Butchart’s second campus checklist: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Uplands. His first was the Birds of Uplands –......

Uplands Outreach is pleased to share our latest edition of Winning Ways, showcasing the remarkable success story of the Insikazi Circuit. Our thanks and appreciation to all our donors and supporters.  Your support is allowing this transformation to occur, despite the challenging times – thank......

As our Monday Live Chat campaign comes to an end, we would like to thank the following people who made this campaign a great success: To Uplands Marketing Department, Uplands Past Pupil Association (UPPA), 2020 Uplands College school mentors, as well as our lovely guests,......

Join us on the 14th of September 2020, for our Final Monday Live Chat on our uplandswhiteriver Instagram page. Monday at 19:00 – 19:30 conducted by our 2020 Uplands College Mentor interviewing our Old Uplander....

Join us on the 7th of September 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Manuel Machiana Júnior, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Jean Mortlock who is a 2001 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

Join us on the 6th of November 2020 for the Uplands Past Pupils’ Association (UPPA) Golf Day Venue: White River Country Club Cost: R300 per player, R2 000 per tee box Contact: Brenda Archdeacon 082 820 9855 to book your four ball or sponsor a......

The Uplands board and staff were thrilled to welcome Sean Carlisle back to campus this week for a brief visit. Sean, our incoming Executive Head, will officially start in January 2021. Sean graciously gave up his mid-term holiday from Hilton College to take time to......

Join us on the 17th of August 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Khumo Ranape, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Jessica Tecklenburg who is a 2007 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

Join us on the 10th of August 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Ruth Chaliyumba, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Rumbidzai Tendaupenyu who is a 2009 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

The Uplands family is rich in Diversity. Our unique cultures bring us together and give us the warm environment to celebrate and learn from each other. It was therefore fitting that the Uplands 2019 School Magazines were a celebration of that aspect of our school.......

Recently, while going through some records, Lynette Carlisle found a basic Uplands bird list from 2011. This was compiled by Duncan Butchart, the well-renowned naturalist. As Duncan is a friend, we contacted him and requested a beautiful checklist makeover. Attached please find the new list,......

Join us on the 3rd of August 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Lindelwa Fakude, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Leanne Berger who is a 2007 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

In our new lockdown world, it’s even more important that we stay connected to help each other thrive. Please send us your new contact details – whether you are a graduate, past parent, leaver, ex-staff member…at Uplands, Everyone counts! Please update your details: https://uplands.co.za/alumni-update-your-details/...

Join us on the 27th of July 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Thato Sebopela, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Regina dos Santos who is a 2004 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

Join us on the 20th of July 2020 for our Monday Live Chat Valentine Hlatswayo, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Zine Sekhukhune who attended Uplands Preparatory School from 1985 until 1990. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

Please Note: Due to load shedding the time for today’s Monday Live Chat has changed to 20:00 – 20:30. We apologies for any inconvenience. For today’s Monday Live Chat, Kayla Schefermann, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing Courtney Gehle who is a 2013 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 20:00......

Do not miss our Monday Live Chats during the school holidays. Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver   Below is the schedule   22nd of June 2020: Bevan Masher, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing Mietani Chitambira who is a 2018 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 18:00 – 18:30   29th of......

Join us on the 15th of June 2020 for our Monday Live Chat, when Vaughn van Reenen, our 2020 Uplands College Head Boy, will be interviewing Ian Weir who is a 2010 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 18:00 – 18:30...

Join us for our Monday Live Chats on our uplandswhiteriver Instagram page every Monday at 18:00 – 18:30 conducted by our 2020 Uplands College Mentors and Uplands Alumni. Hear their stories of successes and challenges, where are they now and what they have accomplished since......

The Uplands College Sport Department invites the Uplands Family (staff, coaches and parents) to join them today at 17:00 for the Uplands College sport webinar series. Speakers: Robin Arkell and Wayne Lombard Biography: Robin Arkell (Uplands past pupil) is currently the lead Strength and Conditioning......

Join us today at 14:30 for our Uplands College sport webinar series.   Speaker: Dean Carlisle Biography: Uplands past pupil – Founder and CEO of Non-profit company (Lessons in Conservation) Topic: Studying, International Club Cricket and Creating a NPO   Please see link below for......

Uplands College sport department would like to welcome all of you to a number of on-line sporting webinars. All pupils, parents, Old Uplanders and staff are invited to attend the webinars below. There will be time for questions and an opportunity for you to engage......

Greetings from White River to all Old Uplanders and all friends of Uplands. We hope you are well and healthy during these historic Covid-19 times. As the UPPA committee, we are writing to provide an update on the following UPPA topics: • The postponement of......

I huge congratulations to Craig Cameron-Mackintosh (Class of 2005) on being named overall winner for the Sanlam Portrait Award 2019! On display with some excellent artworks in the Top 40 until 23rd October at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery.    ...

A morning with two special ladies I was privileged enough to spend a morning with two wonderful ladies, Doreen Allsop neé Golden, and Shirley Swanepoel, neé Lawrence, who both attended ‘Miss Fuller’s Homestead’ school on the Plaston road approximately 80 to 90 years ago. Shirley......

Uplands Founders, Board, staff, parents, friends, and pupils gathered in the College Hall to celebrate Founders Evening. Mr. Gary Sim, the Executive Headmaster welcomed everybody present. The evening showcased an impressive cultural extravaganza by the Uplands pupils, from the little Pre-Preparatory ballerinas to outstanding musical......

In loving memory of Mr Nigel Sloane Thank you to UPPA, Mr Gavin Sinclair and the community for the memorial bench donated in memory of Mr Nigel Sloane (04-04-1963 to 03-12-2018). The bench overlooks the Preparatory Oval, a special place for an exemplary schoolmaster, dedicated......

Our new Welcome Wall is up, and it looks amazing! A big thank you to UPPA for sponsoring the build. This is the first phase of our Memorial Development; the back of the wall will act as a space for memorial plaques, and a quiet......

Ian Weir (Class of 2010) spoke to the pupils today on the topic of Careers in Earth Science; following an amazing opportunity he had to travel to Antarctica, to conduct experiments in the field of Biogeochemistry. By happenstance; accompanying him aboard the S.A.AGULHAS II were......

Robert Rorich (Class of 2013) and Michelle Rorich (Class of 2012) leave Cape Town for Cairo. There they will meet up with four others and spend the year cycling back home. To keep up with their tour, you can follow them on their website: https://www.ourafricapolepole.org/our-blog......

Uplands Derby Weekend vs Penryn has once again come and gone and with it a closely contested and highly entertaining hockey match between our Old Boys and those from Penryn. The Sports Centre’s balconies were lined with both OU’s and friends and families, eager to......

Annually, our Alumni gather at the Uplands Festival for that respective year’s Reunion; this year was no different. Following a stellar performance by our Old Boys on the hockey field, the attendants all gathered in the Day Pavilion for an evening of reminiscing.  The event......

“It was a real blast from the past walking around with Rob and Ray.  We shared many happy memories of what life at Uplands was about as a child in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  It was nostalgic and magical as we remembered which......

My association with Uplands began way before I was even a blip on my mother’s radar. My mom started at Uplands Prep in 1959 and went on to serve on the Uplands Board for many years during my time at the Prep. My older brother,......

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