Author: Sandile Maluleke

The Grade 5s have been exploring symmetry for the last two weeks in their Maths class. To end off the topic, they delve into the art of origami, as this is an art often associated with symmetrical patterns. Using origami the pupils created a jumping...

We are helping the children to develop grit by motivating them to persevere when attempting new and challenging activities. Our children surprise us daily with their determination when completing tasks such as puzzles, threading of beads and building block structures, to name a few. ...

Grit is a word that aptly describes our Grade 0000s. It is one of the “4Gs” introduced at Uplands this year and serves as something our children should strive towards. Each day presents new challenges for our little ones, and they continue to show us...

The children discussed how grateful they are for their moms and collaged a bunch of flowers with great excitement to thank them for all that they do. We surprised the moms on Mothers’ Day with a pre-recorded performance of their children singing songs and reciting...

One of the Uplands values is GRIT. This week the Grade 0 children showed true grit and perseverance when tackling symmetry provocations. They started with easy patterns, and as their confidence grew, they were willing to try the more challenging activities. Eventually, they started building...

In our Grade 000 programme, we set aside special and exciting times for the children to work on their gross motor skills. During one of these lessons, the children had the opportunity to navigate their way around an obstacle course set up by their teachers....

At the Pre-Preparatory School, we encourage our children to practise healthy habits and take pride in their appearance. We believe that by teaching them these skills when they are young, they have a better chance of practising them as they get older. In addition, instilling...

During the ‘Nursery Rhyme’ theme, the Grade 000s learned the nursery rhyme, ‘I’m a little teapot,’ as well as the actions. The teachers arranged a surprise tea party for the children. They had the opportunity to learn about tea party etiquette and good habits i.e.,...

On Saturday 29 May, the MTO Uplands Mountain Bike Classic offered adventure-seekers of all ages the opportunity to take part in mountain bike races ranging in distances. This event was traditionally part of the well-known and much-loved annual Uplands Festival. This year was a stand-alone...

This term, the Grade 9 Visual Arts pupils explored the world of printmaking. Their final practical exam culminated in them printing an edition of their linocut design and creating a tote bag. Their designs explore the theme of Identity and reflect not only how they...

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