Today’s Thinking Child is Tomorrow’s Achiever

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....

It was with a huge amount of excitement that Uplands  Preparatory School were granted permission to host some social tennis fixtures on Friday afternoon. Under strict and monitored conditions, our top 4 boys and girls played single and doubles matches against our friends from Penryn......

This week we have been blessing the classrooms – and just by chance most of the children have also been sprinkled with Holy Water. Although we have done it now, it does not really have much to do with COVID, as the blessing is really......

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......

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils and parents! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating your version of a Terrific Tableau. Terrific Tableau competition rules 1. To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account......

The Grade 1 classes had a lovely morning cycling around the cricket field during our annual Grade one bike day. They were very proud of their bikes and helmets. Some of the children were impressively agile on their bikes while others are still learning to......

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...

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils and parents! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating your version of a Terrific Tableau. Terrific Tableau competition rules 1. To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account......

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......

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......

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils and parents! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating your version of a Terrific Tableau. Terrific Tableau competition rules 1. To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account......

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...

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in taking part in the virtual Courageous Choir Competition. The virtual Courageous Choir will sing an arranged version of Memories by Maroon 5. Entries close 26 August. ......

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils and parents! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating your version of a Terrific Tableau. Terrific Tableau competition rules 1. To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account......

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...

Grade 1s went “on a Safari” today. They had leopards, crocodiles, rangers, anti-poachers, tourists and birds – the list was endless. Well done, Grade 1s, on your creative ideas!...

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.......

Sometime during last year, Dave Ernstzen mentioned to me that he had had a desire for a long time to have a stained glass window put in the Chapel. So we began to put something together.  By the beginning of this year we had secured......

The Uplands Equestrian Centre has devised its own Internal Assessments for all its horse and pony riders to take part in, if they wish to do so.  These assessments take place twice a year and encourage the children to expand their riding expertise and horse......

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils and parents! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating your version of a Terrific Tableau. Terrific Tableau competition rules To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account to......

Recently, while going through some records, Lynette Carlisle found a basic Uplands bird list from 2011. This was compiled by Duncan Butchart, the well-renowned naturalist. As Duncan is a friend, we contacted him and requested a beautiful checklist makeover. Attached please find the new list,......

Join us on the 3rd of August 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Lindelwa Fakude, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Leanne Berger who is a 2007 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

In our new lockdown world, it’s even more important that we stay connected to help each other thrive. Please send us your new contact details – whether you are a graduate, past parent, leaver, ex-staff member…at Uplands, Everyone counts! Please update your details: https://uplands.co.za/alumni-update-your-details/...

Our present Grade 7’s wrote the IEB International Benchmark Tests last year as part of our ongoing benchmarking at the end of the Intermediate Phase. We are very proud of the following pupils who were awarded certificates for their efforts. Certificate of Distinction for English:......

The Uplands Preparatory Boarders took a Sunday morning trip out to Graskop to enjoy the spectacular views from God’s Window. The morning was rounded off with some delicious pancakes at Harries Pancakes.  ...

Join us on the 27th of July 2020 for our Monday Live Chat. Thato Sebopela, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Regina dos Santos who is a 2004 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

As is our tradition at the College, our Grade 8 and 9 students have contributed to the national Mandela Day Drive.  They have spent their 67 minutes creating books for teaching basic English vocabulary, and making clothes peg mathematical games.  The finished products are to......

Kaapsehoop is set out between large natural clearings in the rock fields near the top of the escarpment overlooking the lush De Kaap Valley situated some 800 metres below, with distant views towards Barberton and Nelspruit.  ...

In association with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), the IEB offers International Benchmark Tests. These tests assess the generic skills that underpin English and Mathematics. Congratulations to the following pupils who achieved excellent results in the IBTs that were written in 2019: English......

Join us on the 20th of July 2020 for our Monday Live Chat Valentine Hlatswayo, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing our Uplands Past Pupil Zine Sekhukhune who attended Uplands Preparatory School from 1985 until 1990. Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver...

Please Note: Due to load shedding the time for today’s Monday Live Chat has changed to 20:00 – 20:30. We apologies for any inconvenience. For today’s Monday Live Chat, Kayla Schefermann, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing Courtney Gehle who is a 2013 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 20:00......

Do not miss our Monday Live Chats during the school holidays. Instagram page: @uplandswhiteriver   Below is the schedule   22nd of June 2020: Bevan Masher, our 2020 Uplands College mentor, will be interviewing Mietani Chitambira who is a 2018 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 18:00 – 18:30   29th of......

Please join us on the 19th of June 2020 for our online Uplands College End of Term 2 Assembly. Time: 07:30 The Assembly can be watched on these following social media platforms: Facebook: UplandsWhiteRiver YOUTUBE: Uplands WhiteRiver...

Join us on the 15th of June 2020 for our Monday Live Chat, when Vaughn van Reenen, our 2020 Uplands College Head Boy, will be interviewing Ian Weir who is a 2010 Uplands Past Pupil. Time: 18:00 – 18:30...

Join Mr Roy Gluckman in a safe space where pupils from diverse backgrounds can meet, appreciate each other and plan for change. Discuss and speak from your own perspective and be open to new and varied points of view. You may think, ‘I am just......

Join us for our Monday Live Chats on our uplandswhiteriver Instagram page every Monday at 18:00 – 18:30 conducted by our 2020 Uplands College Mentors and Uplands Alumni. Hear their stories of successes and challenges, where are they now and what they have accomplished since......

The Uplands PTA would like to extend their thanks for your participation in the Virtual Build-a-Burger Challenge. We had 36 wonderful entries from Grade One through to the College – all of which looked scrumptious and we hope this challenge provided an opportunity for a......

Join us today at 14:30 for our Uplands College sport webinar series.   Speaker: Erin Hunter Biography: Current South African Ladies’ Hockey captain. Topic: Structure, Discipline and managing workload   Please see link below for the webinar:   meet.google.com/saa-yjyp-ndh...

The Uplands College Sport Department invites the Uplands Family (staff, coaches and parents) to join them today at 17:00 for the Uplands College sport webinar series. Speakers: Robin Arkell and Wayne Lombard Biography: Robin Arkell (Uplands past pupil) is currently the lead Strength and Conditioning......

Join us today at 14:30 for our Uplands College sport webinar series.   Speaker: Speaker: Charl Du Toit Biography: South Africa Paralympic Athlete. He represented South Africa at the following championships: 2012 – London Paralympic Games 2013 – Lyon IPC World Championships 2014 – Glasgow......

Join us today at 14:30 for our Uplands College sport webinar series.   Speaker: Dean Carlisle Biography: Uplands past pupil – Founder and CEO of Non-profit company (Lessons in Conservation) Topic: Studying, International Club Cricket and Creating a NPO   Please see link below for......

Join us today at 14:30 for our Uplands College sport webinar series. Speaker: Ryan Rickelton Biography: South African First-class Cricketer for the Imperial Lions of Gauteng. Topic: Pathway to Professional Sport Please see link below for the webinar: meet.google.com/ovv-rwvp-hzz and to join by phone, +1......

Uplands College sport department would like to welcome all of you to a number of on-line sporting webinars. All pupils, parents, Old Uplanders and staff are invited to attend the webinars below. There will be time for questions and an opportunity for you to engage......

The Uplands PTA has missed you all so much and we are therefore excited to host our first virtual event!  This week, we invite you to find time as a family to make the most delicious burgers and send us a photograph of you and......

Please join us on the 18th of May 2020 for our online Assembly to bid farewell to Mr Gary Sim. Time: 07:30 The Assembly can be watched on these following social media platforms: Facebook: UplandsWhiteRiver YOUTUBE: Uplands WhiteRiver...

CLICK HERE to watch: Special words of thanks from Thandaza  In this short video (click on the above link), Thandaza shares her gratitude for all the education #CHAMPIONS in her life during the Covid-19 national lockdown. Thandaza (Grade 2, Nyalungu Primary School), is one of......

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils, and parents. You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating a Virtual Culture Experience. R1000 cash is up for grabs! ENTER NOW!...

Greetings from White River to all Old Uplanders and all friends of Uplands. We hope you are well and healthy during these historic Covid-19 times. As the UPPA committee, we are writing to provide an update on the following UPPA topics: • The postponement of......

Uplands Pre-Preparatory Grade 0s have been working very hard at home during lockdown. They are making their teachers very proud with all their wonderful efforts. Lesedi Mokoena followed her teacher’s recipe perfectly to make chocolate rice crispy treats. Donae Kriel used materials from nature to paint......

Uplands Preparatory School took ‘World Book Dress-Up Day’ on-line to supplement their online teaching.  Students dressed up as their favourite book characters and met with their teachers and fellow students online, to discuss the books they are currently reading....

On Earth Day 2020, we seize all the tools and actions that we have, big and small, to change our lives and change our world – not for one day, but forever. While the coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, it will not......

Please join us on the 27th of April 2020 for our online Uplands College Freedom Day Assembly. Time: 07:30 The Assembly can be watched on these following social media platforms: Facebook: UplandsWhiteRiver YOUTUBE: Uplands WhiteRiver...

We welcome the following Grade 8s onto our Senate body – one which represents the Uplands pupils in school matters. We congratulate them on their appointment. Being voted in by their peers means that they are regarded as influencers in their grade and we encourage them......

Uplands is pleased to announce the recipients of its Open Scholarship Awards for pupils with exceptional talent entering the College in Grade 8 in 2021. A competitive field of aspiring candidates from twenty-nine primary schools from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, Botswana, Mozambique and eSwatini......

We are extremely proud of our 9 athletes who attended the Mpumalanga Schools Athletics Champs in Secunda this past weekend. Results are as follows: Nick de Zwart U13 boys Long Jump – 4th Gabriel Buchanan U13 boys Shot put – 11th Guy McCarthy U10 boys......

Luyanda Mbatha has been selected to attend the South African Schools Athletics Champs as a member of the Mpumalanga team, after being crowned Provincial Champion. Luyanda jumped a season best of 1.40m winning the U11 girls’ competition at this weekend’s Provincial Champs hosted in Secunda....

Gypsy Day was enjoyed by the Grade 7 students on the 12th of March to celebrate the conclusion of their gypsy-themed English studies. Flamenco dancing and stokbrood braaing were some of the fun activities enjoyed....

Uplands certainly has talent, as superbly showcased on Tuesday evening. Out of 46 entries, 22 performances made it through to the final round, entertaining the audience in four categories: instrumental, vocal, dance and drama. Congratulations to the category winners, as well as to the three......

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......

This is a solemn day that follows the feasting and jollity of Shrove Tuesday. It is the first day of Lent, and at Uplands, as in many churches, we have a special service where we have the sign of the cross marked in ash on......

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......

Lessons in Conservation (LiC) is a student-run NPO that seeks to educate the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa about basic ecological principles and the importance of conservation. Since their establishment by past pupil and mentor Dean Carlisle in April 2018, they have given lessons to 1514......

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......

Uplands Preparatory put their best (bare) foot forward at this year’s Barefoot Day. They collected over 900 pairs of shoes to be donated to Sinani, an organisation with 1100 orphans in their care. A massive thank you to everyone who brought a pair (or five)......

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...

The Grade 0s thoroughly enjoyed a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ where they used their ‘Teddy Ears’ to listen to the popping Popcorn. They also had to identify different sounds, listen to what their friends had to say, and think of ways how to use their ears......

The Grade 000’s have been having fun learning about colours. They explored using their sense of “touch” by playing with green finger paint....

The Grade 00’s had the most amazing time learning about their wonderful and fascinating bodies. From exterior to interior – you name it, we did it! We learnt about germs through scientific discovery using pepper and soap. We listened to our hearts and made a......

The Grade 0000s started the term off by exploring different colours using block counters. They stacked, grouped and had fun playing with the blocks....

Uplands Preparatory School recently joined the world in celebrating Read Aloud Day. Pupils from the Senior Phase went to the Junior grades and read stories to the younger pupils. World Read Aloud Day was established to boost reading for children and to strengthen the bond......

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 a fabulous morning! The Uplands mums and dads across the Prep showed off their creative hairdressing skills and the children were stunning models. Thank you to the Uplands PTA and all the mums and volunteers who joined in to spread the joy this Valentine’s......

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 is incredibly proud of all the athletes that represented our school with such brave hearts on Saturday 8th February. After a very emotional start to the day, remembering MJ and his untimely passing, our athletes gave it their all for MJ. Uplands bagged a......

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......

The Grade 7s of 2020 attended a Leadership camp this weekend. Various aspects and topics of Leadership were discussed with the pupils, such as effective communication, leadership styles, transformation and diversity etc. Activities were put into place that gave the pupils an opportunity to implement......

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......

Uplands Prep School hosted its annual Inter-House Athletics Day on Saturday the 25th of January 2020. A number of pre-events took place on Wednesday the 22nd of January, the majority of them being the middle distance events. A superb day was enjoyed by all and......

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......

Uplands Outreach is delighted to present our Annual Impact Metrics infographic, highlighting data from a record-breaking year. Congratulations to Mr Mandrew Nyambi (Insikazi Circuit Manager) and our 34 partner schools for these exceptionally positive results. We hope you enjoy reading this synopsis of our impact.......

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......

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