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Uplands College 2019 School Magazine
Uplands College 2018 School Magazine

COLLEGE NEWS

Community Service is an important aspect of Uplands education. One of our projects is the ongoing love and support of Millennium Home of Hope in White River. Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not able to go inside to play with the children at the......

Congratulations to Samuel McIntosh in Grade 8 who has competed in the Limpopo XCO Mountain Biking qualifier. He came second in his age category, qualifying for the SA Cup XCO event which will be held in Vaalwater (near Nylstroom) on Saturday 6th March 2021. Uplands......

Front Row: Beng Molodi, Brunielle Broadwell, Hannah Guthrie (Head of Christian Committee), Mandisa Singwane (Head Girl) and Lindani Mlambo. Back Row: Lia Ziessler, Riana Poulsom, Nhlamulo Mokazi, Thato Ntimane, Rhulani Chitambira and Ozayo Mamba....

Once again, Uplands College celebrates a 100% pass rate, with 93% of the candidates meeting the requirements for Bachelor’s Degree studies. The school is particularly proud of our top achievers. Three-quarters of all symbols achieved by candidates were 60% (C symbol) or higher. The school’s......

There are several great boarding traditions at Uplands. In Bishop Boarding, the Matrics give each Grade 8 girl a Wild Dog puppy soft toy. The Bishop Mascot, the wild dog, represents courage, team work and unity....

According to the Collins English Dictionary, “The practical aspects of something involve real situations and events, rather than just ideas and theories.” The Life Orientation Department will be developing different skill sets with all their grades during the course of the year. The aim will......

Mrs Carol Stephens from the 67 Blankets for Mandela group in White River came to inspire and help our Smile pupils knit and crochet blankets for this worthy cause....

The Grade 8s took part in the U14 Inter-House swimming gala. Below are the results: House points Founders 84 Bishop 84 Goss 102 College 122 Thank you to all the staff members who were involved in organising the event....

Uplands hosted the wonderfully enthusiastic and supportive Liz Robbertze from MySchool this week. We are so grateful for the significant support that comes to Uplands via the MySchool loyalty programme and our Uplands parents/supporters. Indeed, in 2020, over **R91,000** was raised for our school! In......

Love is in the air as Uplands celebrates love and friendship on Valentine’s Day. Pupils and staff spoilt each other with gifts of LOVE. #Valentinesday...

Congratulations to Mandisa Singwane in Grade 12, who has completed the Gold level of The President’s Award Programme, an internationally-recognised programme which is designed to equip young people to succeed in life and work. It provides the opportunity for them to develop their character, discover......

Today the Grade 8s asked the Matrics to be their Valentine. This is an Uplands tradition that builds strong friendships between the Grade 8s and the Grade 12s #Valentinesday...

The four Uplands College boarding houses competed in the annual Boarding Games. The event included various team-building games for house points. This year, Bishop House walked away with the trophy....

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the newly-appointed Head Mentors for 2021. We wish them all the best as they work together with their teams in leading the student body. We look forward to seeing their vision for the school unfold in......

Dear Uplands Family Please note the following changes: Uplands has decided to open for face-to-face teaching on 15th February 2021, as per Government recommendation. We will, however, be offering online teaching from Monday 18th January 2021 for all pupils. Should you have any queries, kindly......

Dear Uplands Family A reminder that Term 1 2021 for all Uplands pupils will resume on Monday 18th January 2021. We are looking forward to seeing all our pupils on campus again. Please note: All Admin staff are back at the office and are available......

May 2021 be a new chapter for you and your loved ones and a chance to write an incredible story for yourself. Uplands wishes you a sparkling New Year ahead!...

Uplands recently said goodbye to the 4th Year Students from the University of Pretoria who completed their Practical Teaching module during the fourth term. These students form an important part of our Professional Development Programme as a UP Partnership School. Students join us every year......

On the 4th of December 2020, the 2020 CANSA Debutantes celebrated a fantastic year of fundraising for cancer at the annual CANSA dinner. Uplands is proud to be part of the fight against Cancer and was once again crowned as the school who made the......

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......

Uplands Matric Class of 2020 have written their last exam today. As has become the tradition at Uplands College, the pupils have donated their school shoes and stationery to pupils in need in the local Kabokweni community. Spirits are high as the 2020 Matrics look......

We are feeling an overwhelming sense of achievement today as the last of our Journeying Grade 10s returned to the fold.  They have all walked, climbed, hobbled, swum and snacked their way over 110km amongst the magnificent (once you’re over them) mountains surrounding Barberton. That......

This term, the Grade 9 Visual Arts students explored printmaking. They were introduced to the history of printmaking in South Africa and the characteristic bold, patterned and contrasting relief prints created by artists such as John Muafangejo. Having been given a theme around Art and......

For the past five days, we have bade farewell to the 2020 Journey Groups. Today was a bittersweet moment as we said goodbye to our last group, Ubhejane. The final send-off was conducted by Mr Vincent Gelderbloem. He encouraged the girls by saying that if......

This morning we bade farewell to our last boys group as they left for Journey. Encouraging words from Mrs Casey Fowler and the 2019 Inyathi group was what the boys heard. This was the message from the girls: “When we heard that Inyathi was a......

“No pyjamas” were the words that echoed down the corridor while Mrs Sharon van Reenen was checking the Ingwe girls’ bags before they went to their Journey send-off. Some girls thought they were going glamping. The girls made a grand entrance as they walked and......

This morning, Group 3 (Ibhubesi), the second boys’ team, said their goodbyes to their friends and family as they left for Journey. During the send-off, Mr Hennie Joubert reminded the team of the following, “Like in any team, you will have good days and you......

A perfect Lowveld day dawned this morning as we bid farewell to our first girl group (Insele). Some were nervous about what lay ahead but the mentors for their Journey, Miss Amy Phillips and Miss Genevieve Keyter, assured the hikers that they were about to......

There was a great deal of excitement in the air as Uplands College said goodbye to the first Grade 10 Journey group. The young men in the Indlovu team could not wait to begin their adventure. The pupils will follow a new route through reserves......

Congratulations to Ms Clare Bolingbroke, who has received her Master’s Degree cum laude in Clinical Psychology, specialising in Applied Research....

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 –......

Two of our Uplands College teachers, Mrs Celeste Smith and Ms Amy Phillips recently completed their Honours degree in Education. Mrs Smith studied through the University of Stellenbosch and received a BEd Honours, Cum laude, specialising in Educational Support. Ms Phillips completed her BEd Honours......

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