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Uplands College 2019 School Magazine
Uplands College 2018 School Magazine

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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......

On Friday 16 October, the Grade 10 Drama pupils presented their fairytale productions … with a twist! “The tale of uSindi” replaced the classic Cinderella and “’Lil Red in the Hood” provided some wonderful comic antics for the Grade 1s. Performing in the amphitheatre, the......

Uplands College presents its School and Boarding Mentors for 2021.  They proudly pledge to recognise, respect and uphold their leadership role within Uplands and promise to serve each member of the school community with vigour, to ensure that Uplands remains THE school. School Mentors Amani......

Uplands College Honours Evening for 2020 took on a new look this year. Following COVID-19 regulations, it would have been impossible to accommodate the entire school body, teachers, parents and families in the school hall. To this end, with some 2020 insight and hindsight, Uplands......

The Uplands College CANSA debutantes hosted a Breast Cancer awareness day. Pupils were encouraged to wear pink and the CANSA debutantes sold doughnuts and snow cones to raise funds for this worthy cause. The Uplands CANSA debutantes would like to express their sincere gratitude for......

Uplands Online Honours Evening focuses on all our top achievers across Academics, Sports, Culture and Service. As such, only the Grade 12 Academic awards, Culture and Service trophies and First Team Sports trophies for sports that completed the season this year will be announced. The......

The Matric Dance is always a highlight on our school calendar, but with Covid-19 limiting social gatherings, this rite of passage had to be re-invented. We simply could not say farewell to our Matrics of 2020 without celebrating their growth and achievements with them under......

On the 9th of October 2020, Uplands Matric Class of 2020, along with special guests, parents, teachers and fellow pupils, attended their final Valediction Assembly on a perfect, warm Lowveld morning. The class were honoured for their ability to adapt to the unusual year and......

The Uplands Marketing Department with the help of Ms Jennifer Schaum, HOD Expressive Arts, and her Matric Art pupils ran a campaign from October 6 to 9, to introduce the young artists. The ‘Meet the Artists’ campaign gave the Uplands community a chance to get to......

Two days of our Grade 11 Leadership Camp has taught us what we are, who we can be, what we can learn from the animals, what we value, how we can affect change and how to have fun in the process....

Uplands Outreach is pleased to share our latest edition of Winning Ways, showcasing the remarkable success story of the Insikazi Circuit. Our thanks and appreciation to all our donors and supporters.  Your support is allowing this transformation to occur, despite the challenging times – thank......

On the 5th of October 2020, Uplands staff were thrilled to receive a delicious Cake-on-a-stick. They looked almost too good to eat. Uplands thanks all their staff for their commitment to the school....

We can all agree that this year was tough, especially for the Class of 2020. This morning, the Matrics were able to have some harmless fun when they celebrated their “40 Days.” 40 days marks the number of schooling days left for the Matrics to......

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. We are delighted to announce that, after an extensive selection process, Samkelisiwe Nyalinga and Wisani Zwane......

The four Uplands boarding houses gathered on the 1st of October 2020 for the annual Boarders Leavers Dinner, for which the theme this year was Superhero. The Heads of the Boarding Houses and various pupils reminisced on their five years in boarding with wonderful speeches,......

As our Monday Live Chat campaign comes to an end, we would like to thank the following people who made this campaign a great success: To Uplands Marketing Department, Uplands Past Pupil Association (UPPA), 2020 Uplands College school mentors, as well as our lovely guests,......

Join us on the 14th of September 2020, for our Final Monday Live Chat on our uplandswhiteriver Instagram page. Monday at 19:00 – 19:30 conducted by our 2020 Uplands College Mentor interviewing our Old Uplander....

Learning should connect pupils to the real world and in this instance it required pupil creativity, collaboration, global citizenship and digital skills. Life Science pupils were tasked to create a video promoting eco-tourism in the Galapagos Islands. Successful videos highlighted the unique adaptations of species......

Join us on the 7th of September 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Manuel Machiana Júnior, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Jean Mortlock who is a 2001 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

Join us on the 6th of November 2020 for the Uplands Past Pupils’ Association (UPPA) Golf Day Venue: White River Country Club Cost: R300 per player, R2 000 per tee box Contact: Brenda Archdeacon 082 820 9855 to book your four ball or sponsor a......

Come join us at the Uplands Christmas Market on the 31st of October 2020. Time: 9:30-16:00. Venue: Uplands. The Market is a unique Christmas gifting fair hosted at Uplands in White River. Lots of fun for the whole family. Enquiries: 076 702 3540 or uplandschristmasmarket@gmail.com...

Uplands PTA and White River Animal Hospital invite you to join them from 1 September to 31 October 2020 for The White River Animal Hospital 2020 Virtual Dog Walk Details of how to enter/ cost/ what entrants receive: Enjoy a walk with your dog/s Pay......

The Uplands board and staff were thrilled to welcome Sean Carlisle back to campus this week for a brief visit. Sean, our incoming Executive Head, will officially start in January 2021. Sean graciously gave up his mid-term holiday from Hilton College to take time to......

Join us on the 17th of August 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Khumo Ranape, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Jessica Tecklenburg who is a 2007 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

In Msholozi – about five kilometres from Uplands – is the Shechem organisation that has started a feeding scheme for 80 vulnerable children in that community. The Uplands family contributed food as its Mandela Day 2020 initiative. A big load of non-perishables was collected and......

Join us on the 10th of August 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Ruth Chaliyumba, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Rumbidzai Tendaupenyu who is a 2009 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

The Uplands family is rich in Diversity. Our unique cultures bring us together and give us the warm environment to celebrate and learn from each other. It was therefore fitting that the Uplands 2019 School Magazines were a celebration of that aspect of our school.......

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