Today’s Thinking Child is Tomorrow’s Achiever

Our Uplands Preparatory pupils were challenged last week to find creative places to read a book, and they did not disappoint! From roads to rooftops, bicycles to wheelbarrows, our pupils certainly proved that reading can be done anywhere! The challenge closed on Friday, 23 July......

Uplands and our extended community are actively part of making a positive difference in the lives of others.  KZN was torn apart by acts of looting and violence, and the images of destruction have been seen far and wide.  However, communities have come together to give......

Congratulation to Joshua Zumbika on making it into the Finals of the World Knowledge Olympiad! This is a national General Knowledge Competition attracting about thirty thousand contestants, from whom only 25 have succeeded in making it through to the Finals. Uplands wishes Joshua the best......

Uplands is incredibly proud of the two Uplands Past Pupils who will be participating in the Tokyo Olympics as part of the Indian Hockey Teams’ coaching staff. Both Wayne Lombard (Class of 2003) and Robin Arkell (Class of 2006) are the Head Strength and Conditioning......

A big thank you to the Uplands community for responding to our call at short notice. We are all in awe of the support received, as part of the Nelson Mandela Day campaign we are each called to change the circumstances in our communities and......

As our country faces difficult and uncertain times, we believe that there is no better time than now to stand together and support each other. We know that the pressures of COVID-19, the delayed opening of schools, and now the widespread unrest, violence, and disruption......

Join us for our online Uplands College Winter Sports Awards Assembly. Date: 13 July 2021 Time: 07:30 Please follow the link below to watch the video: https://youtu.be/Hw2EgQuQWLE...

Swiping your MySchool card for our Uplands family is gratefully received!  Thank you for choosing Uplands as your MySchool beneficiary.  Help us to keep growing these contributions by scanning the QR code and completing the sign-up process online.  Cards can be collected at either the......

The Uplands Preparatory Blanket Drive was well supported. The generous donation of blankets was distributed to Child Welfare, Pulanala Orphanage and Phaphamani Home Based Care Centre. The blankets that were donated to the Pulanala Orphanage and Phaphamani Home Based Care Centre were facilitated by Mr......

The theme for the second term is “Around the world”. The Grade 3s had the opportunity to research and create a poster about any country. They used online resources to answer various questions about their chosen country. They then designed and planned their posters according......

As part of their Transport Theme and Enquiry-Based Learning Week, the Grade 1s enjoyed Transport Day. They had a whole variety of outfits including nurses, pilots, captains, bike riders, policemen and many more. The children each made a transport display board, transport models for the......

Miss Megan Carlisle has taught the Grade 3s about Lessons in Conservation in their skills lessons during Term 2. Lessons in Conservation believes that educating young children about conservation will lead to a generation that grows up to love and accept conservation and the natural......

There was great excitement at Uplands Preparatory School on Tuesday afternoon! The team from The Quest Treasure Hunt came to the tell the pupils all about the actual event taking place in Mbombela on 3 July 2021, with prize money of R20 000 to be......

The Grade 5s have been exploring symmetry for the last two weeks in their Maths class. To end off the topic, they delve into the art of origami, as this is an art often associated with symmetrical patterns. Using origami the pupils created a jumping......

We are helping the children to develop grit by motivating them to persevere when attempting new and challenging activities. Our children surprise us daily with their determination when completing tasks such as puzzles, threading of beads and building block structures, to name a few....

Grit is a word that aptly describes our Grade 0000s. It is one of the “4Gs” introduced at Uplands this year and serves as something our children should strive towards. Each day presents new challenges for our little ones, and they continue to show us......

The children discussed how grateful they are for their moms and collaged a bunch of flowers with great excitement to thank them for all that they do. We surprised the moms on Mothers’ Day with a pre-recorded performance of their children singing songs and reciting......

One of the Uplands values is GRIT. This week the Grade 0 children showed true grit and perseverance when tackling symmetry provocations. They started with easy patterns, and as their confidence grew, they were willing to try the more challenging activities. Eventually, they started building......

In our Grade 000 programme, we set aside special and exciting times for the children to work on their gross motor skills. During one of these lessons, the children had the opportunity to navigate their way around an obstacle course set up by their teachers.......

At the Pre-Preparatory School, we encourage our children to practise healthy habits and take pride in their appearance. We believe that by teaching them these skills when they are young, they have a better chance of practising them as they get older. In addition, instilling......

During the ‘Nursery Rhyme’ theme, the Grade 000s learned the nursery rhyme, ‘I’m a little teapot,’ as well as the actions. The teachers arranged a surprise tea party for the children. They had the opportunity to learn about tea party etiquette and good habits i.e.,......

On Saturday 29 May, the MTO Uplands Mountain Bike Classic offered adventure-seekers of all ages the opportunity to take part in mountain bike races ranging in distances. This event was traditionally part of the well-known and much-loved annual Uplands Festival. This year was a stand-alone......

This term, the Grade 9 Visual Arts pupils explored the world of printmaking. Their final practical exam culminated in them printing an edition of their linocut design and creating a tote bag. Their designs explore the theme of Identity and reflect not only how they......

On Thursday 27 May 2021, Uplands College hosted an online collaborative Cultural Showcase event in association with Penryn College. Due to the pandemic and the fact that large audiences were not allowed, the event was screened on our Uplands White River social media platforms. Mrs......

Standard Bank Pepper, a humanoid robot, paid Uplands Preparatory a visit on Monday 24 May. She came to promote digital innovation as part of her STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) road show. Our boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed interacting with Pepper and loved her......

Uplands College, in collaboration with Penryn College, presents an online Cultural Showcase. Date: 27 May 2021 Time: 18:00 The Cultural Showcase can be watched on our Uplands White River social media platforms. YOUTUBE: Uplands WhiteRiver https://youtu.be/dpFniIO89uU FACEBOOK: Uplands White River https://www.facebook.com/UplandsWhiteRiver/...

The second derby of the shortened winter season was set to be a memorable one as Uplands has not hosted Penryn since 2019 and both schools were set to be part of the FNB Classic Clashes for the first time. All matches were played in......

Something magical happens when creative, talented and dedicated people come together, and magic was certainly in the air at the annual Uplands Founders evening. Beneath the beauty of an African sunset, pupils and staff were dazzled by wonderful performances of cultural talent at Uplands. As......

Ascension Day and Uplands Preparatory had a wonderful celebration outside with our Iconic Webster House as the backdrop. It was the first time we have been able to as a Senior Preparatory School (Grade 4 – 7) come together as one for a Chapel Service......

Dear Parents We look forward to a fantastic weekend of extra-murals with our friends from Penryn. However, you are reminded that, due to the Covid restrictions, no spectators are allowed. First team games will be live-streamed. See our programme for games that will be live-streamed....

Dear Parents We look forward to a fantastic weekend of extra-murals with our friends from Penryn. However, you are reminded that, due to the Covid restrictions, no spectators are allowed. First team games will be live-streamed. See our programme for games that will be live-streamed.......

The more you swipe, the more you give back, the more chances you have to win!  R10 000 cash for yourself and R10 000 cash donation for your School! All you need to do is keep on swiping your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet or linked Woolies......

The Uplands Equestrian Centre hosted the provincial status show of Mpumalanga Dressage Championship, as well as the national status show of the DSA Dressage Challenge on the 1st and 2nd May. For the DSA Dressage Challenge, the same two judges travel across the country and......

The Grade 2s recently had their Conservation Day which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The day started off with a demonstration from Andreas Liebenberg who illustrated how tracks work and how anti-poachers use tracking to find poachers. Megan Carlisle did a presentation, recapping on what......

Date: 21 May 2021 Venue: Lidwala Lodge, Ezulwini, Eswatini Time: 16:00 – 20:00 To attend RSVP before 14 May 2021 by filling in the Google form. Please see the link below https://forms.gle/YZAxB2kTgLATxNha6 For more information contact Jenny Simons: jsimons@uplands.co.za / 013 751 3141...

Having Grade 1 Bike Day on our beautiful campus on a clear, sunny day made us realise how blessed we are to be part of this wonderful school. The Grade 1s enjoyed showing their friends their bikes and their helmets, as well as demonstrating their......

Uplands would like to congratulate all the sportsmen and sportswomen that took part in the Derby this past weekend. Uplands is extremely proud of you. Thank you to all our spectators who watched the live streaming of the 1st team matches. Below are the scores......

Join us in watching the live streaming of the 1st Team matches taking place at the Penryn vs Uplands Derby. Penryn will be live streaming the 1st Team matches on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PenrynCollege.  Matches will go live a minute before kickoff. Uplands wishes all the......

“Book characters came to life at Uplands on 23 April 2021 when pupils from the Pre-Preparatory, right through to the Grade 7s and even the teachers, came to school dressed as their favourite book characters in honour of World Book Day. Matilda, Harry Potter, Captain......

You are invited to discover Uplands College. A beautiful country lifestyle school with excellent boarding facilities. The school is located on a scenic 110-hectare site. Please join us for an introduction to the advantages of joining the Uplands family. Date: 5 May 2021 Venue: Blue......

You are invited to discover Uplands College. A beautiful country lifestyle school with excellent boarding facilities. The school is located on a scenic 110-hectare site. Please join us for an introduction to the advantages of joining the Uplands family. Date: 11 May 2021 Venue: Bryanston......

Covid-19 has not only turned the world upside down, but sport too. Early mornings and late nights became a norm for all sport players and coaches in preparation for upcoming fixtures. On Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd April, no fewer than 28 Uplands teams (14......

Despite not having “the badge”, Ben Smith has demonstrated true leadership in the past few months and, in accordance with our Mentor Policy, Ben has become a welcome addition to our Uplands College Mentor Team....

It was really wonderful to be able to gather together once again as a whole school for our start-of-term Eucharist. It is the first time the College has been able to do this for over 13 months. We congregated outside on the main rugby field......

Welcome back to school and a very happy Easter from the Uplands PTA. “The great gift of Easter is HOPE” – Basil Hume Photo credit: Sally Greathead, Tracey Russell and Sarah-Marie Snyman....

The goal of Senate is for the elected Grade members to represent the pupils accurately and fairly in matters of the school, by voicing the common feeling of the pupil community, and by ensuring that problem situations which are cause for concern can be seen......

On the 6th of April we held our termly Staff Eucharist Service. However, this was a really special one, as Mr Sean Carlisle, our new Executive Head, Mr Scott Hauptfleisch the new Preparatory Head, as well as Ms Heather Prior and Mrs Heidi Rea, were......

And he said to them “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.  He is risen; he is not here.”  Happy Easter’. Mark 16:6...

“Every moment is a fresh beginning’’ – T.S Eliot The challenges presented by covid-19 pandemic, we were forced to re-evaluate, adapt and be grateful for each day. Our term 1 newsletter theme is New Beginnings and hope you enjoy it! Please follow link below for......

Please help us raise funds for our school this Easter Holiday! Sign up online at myschool.co.za and select our school as your fundraising cause. Giving back is easy – it won’t cost you a cent!...

35 Biology, Art and History students, accompanied by Mr McArthur, Ms Schaum and Mrs Magagule, were excited at the prospect of visiting some South African artworks and digging up our past in a short academic tour to Johannesburg and Pretoria. DAY 1 Our first stop......

The Grade 4s were once again treated to their annual outing to The Plantsman, which is an extension of what has been covered in Natural Science. The hospitality was wonderful, as the pupils toured the establishment, viewing the planting of various vegetables, herbs and flowers.......

“One day you will be legally allowed to drive, if not yet already, and it is inevitable that at some point or another you will experience a flat tyre. It is frustrating and rather embarrassing if you do not know what to do in this......

The Uplands Grade 6 DIY Club would like to thank Power & Energy Solutions for their generous sponsorship of plugs, electric cable and switches....

Following our theme of Compassion, Uplands Preparatory delivered a bakkie-load of food to a very grateful White River SPCA on the 12th of March. The annual collection not only helps support our local SPCA, but also serves to teach our children compassion for animals and......

The pupils from Uplands College have paid Millennium Home of Hope a visit to spread some Easter joy. The pupils can’t wait until they are able to go in and play with the children again....

There was a ton of excitement in the air on Friday 12 March when the class of 2021 received their Matric Dance Invitations. The Grade 12 pupils received a warm welcome to the College quad, complete with French music, ice-cold sparkling drinks and handmade cookies.......

At the beginning of Term 1, Miss Megan Carlisle taught the Grade 2s about Lessons in Conservation during their skills lessons. Lessons in Conservation believes that educating young children about conservation will lead to a generation that grows up to love and accept conservation and......

Molly and Marius, the Little Lab Coats mice, visited Uplands Pre-Prep this term. They helped Ellie the Elephant with her toothache by making her a giant toothbrush and enough toothpaste to use, as she could not find it in the small valley store. During this......

‘New Term, New Beginnings’ is the centre point of all our daily play invitations. We incorporate critical thinking, creative and sensory experiences into our lessons using everyday recycled and natural objects in unique encounters....

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