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College Boarding

Boarding at Uplands provides safe and child-friendly accommodation for boys and girls.

Situated on a beautiful estate amidst orchards of avocados and macadamias on the tranquil and scenic outskirts of White River in Mpumalanga, Uplands offers a world-class education in country surroundings, where good values are considered to be the cornerstone of successful development.

Uplands prides itself on being a school where family matters and, as such, siblings are able to remain together in our co-educational environment, enjoying each other’s company and learning from each other before matriculating and venturing confidently out into the big wide world.

Uplands boasts a wide array of exceptional facilities in a secure environment. Boarders have free access to the squash and tennis courts, Astro hockey field, indoor cricket centre, gymnasium, netball courts, endless fields, equestrian centre, dams for those who relish fishing over weekends, mountain biking trails (a key sport at Uplands), swimming pools and more, or they can spend quiet time in the Chapel or be at one with nature and walk safely around the 110-hectare school property which is home to abundant fauna and flora.

The four boarding homes on campus have resident staff who are available at all times for boarders to reach out to, whether it be to receive a comforting hug when a knee has been scraped or to ensure that children are feeling happy, safe and nurtured, and that tranquillity and order prevail.

College boasts the following boarding houses:

  • Goss house and Founders house for Boys boarding.
  • Bishop house and College house for Girls boarding.

At Uplands, boarders truly do feel at one with their school and as such play a meaningful role in school life, from leadership opportunities to creating a positive spirit and to having a strong sense of belonging and camaraderie.

Our pastoral team prides itself on shaping young men and women to become confident, well-adjusted, happy people who will go forth when they leave Uplands to influence others in a positive and meaningful way as they create successful futures for themselves.

The Uplands boarding environment is rich with opportunity. The semi-rural setting, the year-round equitable climate, the world-class off-road cycle trails and a variety of top-class sports facilities, as well as music, art and drama spaces all create a context for growth and development – academically, physically and socially.