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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......

The Grade 11 Visual Arts pupils were challenged with creating public artworks to reflect our core values. Each group had to create a life size figure which captured a specific theme: Theme 1: United in Diversity – Here a figure juggles aspects of gender, race,......

On Friday 8th January, Team Uplands left School to compete at Midmar. The team swam a variety of events. SATURDAY 9th Feb Family Event: Team ‘Family Fowler’ finished 41st out of the 347 teams who entered (Times: Bryce 43:46, Kye-Ann 36:02, Cayden 31:19 & Brendan......

This past weekend saw our squash players compete in the Mpumalanga Closed Squash tournament. The following pupils received medals: U11 Boys: Gold – David Loudon U16 Girls: Silver – Ayanda Ntimane U19 Girls: Bronze – Eryn Treherne / Gold – Jessica Loudon U19 Boys: Bronze......

5 years ago, as a result of our own international networking, Uplands was invited to represent South Africa at an annual leadership symposium. The other attending schools represent 8 countries (Oman, China, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America, Argentina, and Canada), from which......

Ian Weir (Class of 2010) spoke to the pupils today on the topic of Careers in Earth Science; following an amazing opportunity he had to travel to Antarctica, to conduct experiments in the field of Biogeochemistry. By happenstance; accompanying him aboard the S.A.AGULHAS II were......

Action defined our campus this weekend as the Grade 7 leadership camp took place at our dam, the 8s enjoyed a camp out on our main rugby field, the College boarders competed in their boarder games (College House winning the day) and the school showcased......

KIMREN PATHER (Interviewed by Buhle Mashabane)   Mr Pather studied Human Movement Management and majored in Business. He will be teaching Grade 8 and 9 EMS, Grade 10 Business Studies and Grade 11 Life Orientation.   What are you currently most excited about? – ‘The new......

We celebrate our top ten achievers in the recent Matric IEB examinations. Their performances were outstanding. We also acknowledge our many Matrics who, in raising their marks from Grade 11 to Finals, secured significant personal victories. Of our 92 Matrics: – 100% passed (97% with......