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On Wednesday 11 March, Uplands College supported CANSA by hosting a Shavathon. The day was filled with huge excitement as the whole college showed their support to those affected by cancer by shaving, spraying or donating their hair. #CANSA #CANSALowveld #TheCancerAssosiationOfSouthAfrica...

Monday 9 March was an important day for the Uplands Grade 8 Class of 2020. After completing their induction programme, it marked the annual Uplands tradition of The Signing of the Pledge and being officially welcomed into the Uplands family. The Grade 8s gathered together......

Uplands College 1st XV and U16 played against Lowveld High School at the annual Mbombela Challenge. Both the 1sts and U16 won 24 to 7 and to 12 respectively. Points scorers for the 1st team were as follows: tries to Milile Labe, Jonathan Clark, Frederich......

Wihan Blom and Matt Takawira played in the Chess Unlimited Open Tournament on the 29th of February in Nelspruit. Wihan came 2nd in Section B with a perfect score of 5 out of 5 after a tie break. Well done to Wihan, who received a......

The long-anticipated day finally arrived. The Matrics of 2020 were formally invited to their Matric Dance after assembly today. There was much excitement as they were ushered to the Uplands College Day Pavilion where they collected their invitations amongst fallen rose petals and some light......

In the old days, to make sure that they were not tempted to continue eating as normal, people tried to eat up all their rich foods before Lent started. So they had a big feast on the Tuesday before Lent. As all the eggs, butter......

In preparation for their 12-day Grade 10 Journey next year, the Grade 9 group embarked on a splendid hike through the mountains at Queen’s River Adventure Camp in Nelshoogte Forest Reserve outside Barberton, Mpumalanga. On the 22nd of February 2020, with all the gear and......

The Grade 8s are currently at Sugar Bay on their Grade 8 camp. This camp is all about having fun and cementing newly-formed friendships among their peers. The camp is filled with fun activities for the pupils to choose from. With the sea a stone’s......

Our annual Uplands Open Day took place on Saturday 22nd February. Our Uplands Pre-Preparatory School hosted its ‘Mini Olympics’ Sports Day on Saturday 22nd February. The children made a grand entrance to the song ‘Chariots of Fire’, while waving their flags and enjoying all the......

Uplands looks forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus on the 22nd of February 2020. Please see below our programme for the day. For more information about our Open Day contact Mrs Keren Gear: kgear@uplands.co.za / 013 751 3141...

Uplands College pupils had a wonderful 2020 Christian Camp with the theme of ‘The Light of the World’, appropriately held at Ekukhanyeni (the Place of Light). Our guest speakers were Rudolph Schutte and Morné van Staden from Church Unlimited who helped us understand that we......

What are we going to love this week, especially on Valentine’s Day? Our planet! Uplands’ SMILE programme showed their love for the planet, with pupils from Maqamela Primary School this week, by teaching them about flora and helping them plant a Spekboom. Did you know?......

World Pangolin Day was celebrated on the 15th of February, the day being created to raise awareness about pangolins, as these unique mammals frequently fall prey to traffickers. Our Uplands pupil, Lia Ziessler, created a beautiful work of art as her contribution to raise awareness......

Uplands has great pleasure in inviting you to join us for our Open Day on Saturday 22 February 2020 at 08:00. Current Grade 7 pupils are invited to write the Grade 8 (2021) Entrance/Scholarship Examinations.  Registration starts at 08:00, followed by an optional Boarding experience.......

On Sunday 19 January, the Grade 8s had their first Chapel service at Uplands College, under the nurturing care of the mentors. It was a wonderful service led by Fr Andrew, with superb worship led by the staff members from the Music Department. The service......

On the 25th and 26th of January 2020, Uplands hosted the Princess Dutch Clinic powered by SportWays. The clinic attracted players from all areas around Mpumalanga between the ages of 8 and 18 years old. The Princess Dutch Clinic powered by SportWays focuses on educating......

The Grade 8 Camp-out is an opportunity for us to achieve many things. The purpose of this event is to give the Grade 8s an opportunity to bond with their Mentors; for expectations of the busy, yet exciting term to be passed on; for simple......

Uplands hosted an Open Age Chess tournament on Saturday the 25th of January. The tournament was well attended and competition was tough, with Banele Mhlango, one of Mpumalanga’s U20 players who has represented South Africa quite often in the Africa Junior Championships, leading in the......

Once again, Uplands College celebrates a 100% pass rate, with 96% of the candidates meeting the requirements for Bachelor’s Degree Studies. The school is particularly proud of its top achievers, with 39% of the grade attaining three or more distinctions and an average of 2.2......

Spekboom is an indigenous, evergreen, environmental miracle worker, with the potential to tackle carbon emissions like no other plant can. The Preparatory pupils have been planting and learning about this amazing succulent in their Skills Sessions with Mr Ernstzen and the Enviro Club with Mr......

Our Grade 000s, 00s and 0s had their Orientation Day, where the children were given the opportunity to meet their new teachers, and the parents attended a presentation in the AV room....

A highlight of the Uplands calendar year is The Journey, a 12-day self-discovery and personal strength experience. This Rite of Passage requires: removal from the familiar (people, devices, comforts, patterns); a physical challenge; unpredictable elements; a rewarding natural environment; engagement with one’s internal and social......

As part of our support for the Lula orphanage centre, and as we seek to grow awareness for the world around us, our College pupils have donated food parcels to the centre. We thank our pupils for their generosity, and Lula for the kindness and......

The Grade 3 families, children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed teaming up this year to organise another successful Dog Walk. The Dog Walk took place on the 1st September 2019 in aid of the White River Animal Hospital Welfare Fund. There were exciting activities and stalls......

On Sunday 8th September we had our annual Thandaza Walk (Prayer Walk). It was well supported and it was great to see some new and younger faces with lots of energy enjoying the walk and praying the thematic prayer stations. Our themes this year covered......

Honours Evening at Uplands is always such a special occasion – definitely one of the highlights on the year’s calendar. As a school we celebrate the top academic Matric pupils, as well as identifying pupils who have excelled in different facets of school life. We......

Uplands College warmly welcomes our new exchange pupils from Australia. Noah Brinsden and Marshall Browne both join us from Hale College, Perth. Noah, who is hosted by Zandre de Kok, joins us in Founders Boarding whilst Marshall, hosted by Alex Lane, will be in Goss......

The annual College Boarder’s Leaver’s Dinner took place on Thursday 10th October. It was an opportunity for our Matrics to reflect on their 5 years in boarding, to reminisce over fond memories and to connect as friends. It was also an opportunity for the boarding......

The Annual Uplands Matric Final Chapel is an event whereby the Grade 12s in Uplands attend their final chapel service for high school. The evening is generally conducted by Father Andrew in conjunction with the Grade 12s who are part of the Christian Committee. This......

The Uplands CANSA Debutantes celebrated their hard work and fundraising efforts at this year’s CANSA Ball, held at the Emnotweni Arena on Friday 25 October. Our CANSA Debutantes raised more funds than any other school. We thank Mrs. Yulandi van Zyl and the 2019 CANSA......

This year’s Matric Art Exhibition was opened by our top achieving Art student, Farrah Cruse, at our Valediction Breakfast on Friday 18th October. Our Matric Visual Art Class of 2019 has achieved an exceptionally high standard of meaningful and skilfully-executed imagery. The pupils explored a......

Our Uplands  service is a rite of passage for our Matrics. This ceremony marks their last academic day at Uplands. It is moment for reflecting on the years shared together and to symbolically bring this time to a close. As each Matric pupil rings the......

The Uplands College CANSA Debutantes hosted a colourful Rainbow Run on Saturday the 17th of August 2019. Mandisa Singwane and Nicole Elliot were the student leaders of this initiative in the aid of CANSA. The Rainbow route consisted of 5km of fun on the Uplands......

Student leadership matters in schools. Leadership, therefore, has to be nurtured and is an Uplands goal. Through teaching leadership, Uplands aims to graduate pupils who are capable of self-starting behaviour, who are confident, organised and directed, who can lead a team of people towards a......

On the 14th of August, the Expressive Arts Department pulled out all the stops and showcased the best of Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music and Visual Arts across the College grades. Creatively hosted by Onkgopotse Aphane, Cebisa Kuboni, and Bruna Jeque, the audience was entertained around......

On Thursday morning on the 8th of August, we celebrated the ‘40 Days’ landmark with our Matric group of 2019. A positive new tradition was established with the Empact staff preparing a special breakfast that was enjoyed by Matrics and teachers alike. You will see......

The SANESA organisation promotes all Equestrian Sport within South Africa’s school community. Members of SANESA are represented by each member School. Every South African province has SANESA representation, and provincially there are four Qualifiers hosted in the first seven months of the year; the eight......

The Uplands College CANSA Debutantes hosted a colourful Rainbow Run on Saturday the 17th of August 2019. Mandisa Singwane and Nicole Elliot were the student leaders of this initiative in the aid of CANSA. The Rainbow route consisted of 5km of fun on the Uplands......

On the 6th of August, Uplands School’s top musicians performed at the annual Classical Concert, held in Uplands College hall. The talented pupils proved that they are born performers and the audience was enthralled by their musical abilities. Students from the Preparatory to the College......

Paddy Upton presented a number of workshops to the Uplands community on the 26th and 27th of July 2019. He shared his insights on training and the systematic approach in which learning takes place. He engaged with the Uplands pupils on Friday afternoon and this......

The Kgwale Le Mollo (KLM) Foundation awards young students from economically-disadvantaged, rural communities in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa with an education scholarship to attend Uplands College. Founded in 2005 in collaboration with Uplands College, the KLM Foundation identifies and nurtures young South Africans......

Uplands hosted Penryn in the much-anticipated Derby which took place during the 2019 Uplands Festival. The Derby consisted of boys and girls’ hockey, netball, rugby, tennis, debating, and chess. It was a great success and we are all so proud of our players whose hard......

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......

On Thursday Sarah Hoffman, of the Digital Law Company, spoke to our College pupils. In sharing case studies, she helped us understand how to better manage our online profiles. In the evening, she spoke to our parents and noted the dangers of web access and......

We believe in educating for the development of global leaders; those who are able to go out and lead for good and progress within a dynamic and challenging environment. One way in which we prepare our pupils for the world beyond Uplands is to engage......

In celebration of the annual Sappi Mother’s Day Concert which will be hosted at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden on the 12th May, Sappi has added its Sunshine Piano as a prelude to the festivities. The piano made its way to Uplands on Thursday and......

Our Matric Dance took place on Tuesday night. With the theme of ‘Starry Starry Night’, the College hall was transformed into a spectacular display of fairy lights with gold and navy blue finishing. The boys looked dashing in their tailored suits, whilst elegant dresses and......

The staff and pupils of Uplands showed their support to CANSA and cancer patients during our recent College Shavathon. Pupils contributed by having their hair shaved or sprayed. We thank the Uplands CANSA Debutantes for their hard work in raising the funds and awareness to......

On Saturday, Kayla Schefermann competed in her first SA Open Water Championships held at Jeffrey’s Bay. Seeded 18th in her age group prior to the start of her 3km race, she ultimately finished 6th in a time of 42mins30.  ...

Titans Cricket CEO (and entertaining motivational speaker) Dr Jacques Faul visited Uplands this weekend at the special invitation of his former pupil, Coach Hennie Joubert. Dr Faul conducted a variety of professional development sessions on campus. On Friday he spoke to the senior management and......