Author: Sandile Maluleke

‘New Term, New Beginnings’ is the centre point of all our daily play invitations. We incorporate critical thinking, creative and sensory experiences into our lessons using everyday recycled and natural objects in unique encounters. ...

The Uplands Pre-Preparatory are using the Reggio Emilia Approach. In this approach, children are guided toward learning through free inquiry and exploration. Some of the strategies include ‘documenting’(writing) the children’s words on their work, using loose parts in nature during activities, using lightboxes, and allowing...

The Uplands Pre-Preparatory teachers continue to be innovative in their teaching by implementing 21st century strategies in their lessons and activities. This term, we have continued to reinforce the six De Bono Thinking Hats. The teachers use these six coloured thinking hats for group discussions,...

Father Andrew was invited to the Grade 00s to do a lesson on New Beginnings. He chose to retell the Creation story and how it has impacted our lives as Christians. He relayed how Jesus’ death and resurrection have given us the opportunity to a...

A huge thank-you to all our parents for all the animal food donations. By involving the children in this very worthy cause, we teach them to be compassionate and help where they can. It was wonderful to see the delight on their faces as they...

We are delighted to have these special little children join us at Uplands Pre-Preparatory School in Grade 0000. We know that this will be a year of magical wonder and amazing growth for each of our little ‘seedlings.’ To mark off the start to 2021, our...

A new year brings along a new grade for each child. What a fun way to explore a new playing environment by using all your senses. The Grade 000s used their sense of touch to discover different textures. These hands-on learning experiences are invaluable to...

What makes Uplands boarding a home away from home? We pride ourselves in creating a home feel and a family atmosphere in every boarding house. The Easter bunny's little helpers hid Easter eggs for the girls in Bishop Boarding House.     ...

Our Pre-Preparatory School is functioning at full steam! Our playgrounds and classrooms are alive with happy and energetic children. At Uplands, we firmly believe that all children are natural learners and learn best when they are happy, stimulated and feel safe. Photo credit: Jenny Simons ...

The Grade 7 English theme this term explored types of discrimination, prejudice and bias centred specifically around Romani people – commonly known as ‘gypsies’ or ‘travellers’. To end the term’s theme, we celebrated with a ‘Gypsy Day’ on Wednesday 10th March, at which we had...

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