Today’s Thinking Child is Tomorrow’s Achiever

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....

The Uplands Pre-Preparatory are using the Reggio Emilia Approach. In this approach, children are guided toward learning through free inquiry and exploration. Some of the strategies include ‘documenting’(writing) the children’s words on their work, using loose parts in nature during activities, using lightboxes, and allowing......

The Uplands Pre-Preparatory teachers continue to be innovative in their teaching by implementing 21st century strategies in their lessons and activities. This term, we have continued to reinforce the six De Bono Thinking Hats. The teachers use these six coloured thinking hats for group discussions,......

Father Andrew was invited to the Grade 00s to do a lesson on New Beginnings. He chose to retell the Creation story and how it has impacted our lives as Christians. He relayed how Jesus’ death and resurrection have given us the opportunity to a......

A huge thank-you to all our parents for all the animal food donations. By involving the children in this very worthy cause, we teach them to be compassionate and help where they can. It was wonderful to see the delight on their faces as they......

We are delighted to have these special little children join us at Uplands Pre-Preparatory School in Grade 0000. We know that this will be a year of magical wonder and amazing growth for each of our little ‘seedlings.’ To mark off the start to 2021,......

A new year brings along a new grade for each child. What a fun way to explore a new playing environment by using all your senses. The Grade 000s used their sense of touch to discover different textures. These hands-on learning experiences are invaluable to......

What makes Uplands boarding a home away from home? We pride ourselves in creating a home feel and a family atmosphere in every boarding house. The Easter bunny’s little helpers hid Easter eggs for the girls in Bishop Boarding House.    ...

Our Pre-Preparatory School is functioning at full steam! Our playgrounds and classrooms are alive with happy and energetic children. At Uplands, we firmly believe that all children are natural learners and learn best when they are happy, stimulated and feel safe. Photo credit: Jenny Simons......

The Grade 7 English theme this term explored types of discrimination, prejudice and bias centred specifically around Romani people – commonly known as ‘gypsies’ or ‘travellers’. To end the term’s theme, we celebrated with a ‘Gypsy Day’ on Wednesday 10th March, at which we had......

“We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.” ― Orison Swett Marden Uplands College generously supported the national CANSA Shavathon on Wednesday 10 March. Thank you to all the pupils and staff......

The Grade 8s recently went on a trip to Sugar Bay, Zinkwazi. They got to enjoy excellent hospitality on perfect South African, sunshiny days and bonded to become an Uplands tribe. Photo credit: @sugarbay789...

The Grade 9 hike is part of our extended and varied curriculum. We believe that it is important for the Grade 9s to bond as a group and feel a sense of unity. Additionally, they enjoy outdoor learning and leadership opportunities as they navigate trails,......

The Grade 7s are Cell-e-brating all they have learnt about Cells and their Organelles this term. The building of cells consisted of Jelly and their favourite sweets representing each part. Some improvisation needed to be done for those that forgot to set their Jelly. The......

Tristan Walker, an Uplands College pupil in Grade 9, has participated in a ‘Model United Nations’ virtual assembly which is usually held annually in New York. This is a representation of youth aged between 11 and 17 years old who take on a global topic,......

Come and Discover Uplands on the 6th of March 2021. For more information about our Open Day please contact: Mrs Keren Gear kgear@uplands.co.za | 013 751 3141. Please note: Booking is essential....

On their academic BIARTORY (Biology, Art and History) Tour to Johannesburg and Pretoria this week, some of our Matric pupils got creative while star-gazing at Maropeng, the Cradle of Humankind. These stunning night shots were taken by Amani Omar in Grade 12....

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

Miriam Chale, Taeghan Langdon, Mutshidzi Bereda, Lesedi Sedibe, Koeun Park, Ayanda Ntimane, Jade Tinker, Motheo Motshegare, Phiw’okuhle Mashabane, Njabulo Ntuli, Luke Simaan and Gregory Kazandjis....

Uplands Preparatory invites all children to bring a bag or can of pet food for the White River SPCA by Friday 5th March 2021....

Community Service is an important aspect of Uplands education. One of our projects is the ongoing love and support of Millennium Home of Hope in White River. Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not able to go inside to play with the children at the......

Congratulations to Samuel McIntosh in Grade 8 who has competed in the Limpopo XCO Mountain Biking qualifier. He came second in his age category, qualifying for the SA Cup XCO event which will be held in Vaalwater (near Nylstroom) on Saturday 6th March 2021. Uplands......

Front Row: Beng Molodi, Brunielle Broadwell, Hannah Guthrie (Head of Christian Committee), Mandisa Singwane (Head Girl) and Lindani Mlambo. Back Row: Lia Ziessler, Riana Poulsom, Nhlamulo Mokazi, Thato Ntimane, Rhulani Chitambira and Ozayo Mamba....

Once again, Uplands College celebrates a 100% pass rate, with 93% of the candidates meeting the requirements for Bachelor’s Degree studies. The school is particularly proud of our top achievers. Three-quarters of all symbols achieved by candidates were 60% (C symbol) or higher. The school’s......

On the 17th of February, Mrs Carol Stephens from the 67 Blankets for Mandela group in White River came to inspire and help our Smile pupils knit and crochet blankets for this worthy cause....

There are several great boarding traditions at Uplands. In Bishop Boarding, the Matrics give each Grade 8 girl a Wild Dog puppy soft toy. The Bishop Mascot, the wild dog, represents courage, team work and unity....

According to the Collins English Dictionary, “The practical aspects of something involve real situations and events, rather than just ideas and theories.” The Life Orientation Department will be developing different skill sets with all their grades during the course of the year. The aim will......

Mrs Carol Stephens from the 67 Blankets for Mandela group in White River came to inspire and help our Smile pupils knit and crochet blankets for this worthy cause....

The Grade 8s took part in the U14 Inter-House swimming gala. Below are the results: House points Founders 84 Bishop 84 Goss 102 College 122 Thank you to all the staff members who were involved in organising the event....

Uplands hosted the wonderfully enthusiastic and supportive Liz Robbertze from MySchool this week. We are so grateful for the significant support that comes to Uplands via the MySchool loyalty programme and our Uplands parents/supporters. Indeed, in 2020, over **R91,000** was raised for our school! In......

As part of the fundraising for the Grade 7 Farewell Dinner, the Grade 6 parents sold chocolate hearts and cookies for Valentine’s Day. Lots of ‘LOVE’ was in the air.       ...

Love is in the air as Uplands celebrates love and friendship on Valentine’s Day. Pupils and staff spoilt each other with gifts of LOVE. #Valentinesday...

Congratulations to Mandisa Singwane in Grade 12, who has completed the Gold level of The President’s Award Programme, an internationally-recognised programme which is designed to equip young people to succeed in life and work. It provides the opportunity for them to develop their character, discover......

Congratulations to Hannah Guthrie in Grade 12 who has received her Mpumalanga Provincial Colours for Shooting and has been selected for the 2021 team....

Today the Grade 8s asked the Matrics to be their Valentine. This is an Uplands tradition that builds strong friendships between the Grade 8s and the Grade 12s #Valentinesday...

The four Uplands College boarding houses competed in the annual Boarding Games. The event included various team-building games for house points. This year, Bishop House walked away with the trophy....

The level of excitement for this group of Grade 1s at finally being able to come to school was contagious. These Grade 1s started the year off doing work packs, online hangouts and chats with their teachers, but were able to put on their uniforms......

Uplands would like to welcome our new staff members who have joined the Uplands Family....

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the newly-appointed Head Mentors for 2021. We wish them all the best as they work together with their teams in leading the student body. We look forward to seeing their vision for the school unfold in......

Dear Uplands Family Please note the following changes: Uplands has decided to open for face-to-face teaching on 15th February 2021, as per Government recommendation. We will, however, be offering online teaching from Monday 18th January 2021 for all pupils. Should you have any queries, kindly......

Dear Uplands Family A reminder that Term 1 2021 for all Uplands pupils will resume on Monday 18th January 2021. We are looking forward to seeing all our pupils on campus again. Please note: All Admin staff are back at the office and are available......

May 2021 be a new chapter for you and your loved ones and a chance to write an incredible story for yourself. Uplands wishes you a sparkling New Year ahead!...

Uplands recently said goodbye to the 4th Year Students from the University of Pretoria who completed their Practical Teaching module during the fourth term. These students form an important part of our Professional Development Programme as a UP Partnership School. Students join us every year......

Congratulations to Hayley Billingham and Phebe Tyson who received their Provincial Colours in Dancing....

On the 4th of December 2020, the 2020 CANSA Debutantes celebrated a fantastic year of fundraising for cancer at the annual CANSA dinner. Uplands is proud to be part of the fight against Cancer and was once again crowned as the school who made the......

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......

We hope that next year will be a return to live Chapel services and that this team will have a great year of service in helping lead our worship. Our new Sacristans for 2021 are the following pupils: Jessica Knott, Calla Harman, Miecke Prinsloo, Sienna......

Uplands Prep is leading the way on the sports front with another successful Inter-House event – this time a Cross-Country event. As always, we are committed to developing natural talent, providing opportunities for our children and developing coaches at the same time. I am extremely......

The relationship between Uplands and its wonderful community is a treasure, one that has lasted for over 92 years. We have worked hard to capture this treasured relationship in the very first edition of A View from Legogote. This newsletter is a proud collaboration between......

The Grade 000s had the privilege of meeting Oom Fred, a beekeeper. We were taught about the ‘awesome job’ these tiny creatures do for our environment and the importance of saving and looking after the bees on our planet. The children were intrigued to see......

We hosted a ‘Mini Olympics’ Sports Day on Saturday 23rd February. The children made a grand entrance to the song ‘Chariots of Fire’ while waving their flags and enjoying all the applause. It was a fun-filled celebration for the children as they participated in a......

Our brave little explorers got the opportunity to dig through some gooey jelly to find the fossil dinosaurs that were hidden away. On another excursion, our paleontologists had to excavate frozen eggs to retrieve some more dinosaur fossils that had been stuck in those ice......

We have quite a few upcoming herpetologists (zoologists in the field of reptiles) in Gr 000 after having two pet chameleons visit us. To follow our theme of Reptiles, Mango and Mielie each came to spend a morning with us. The children got to watch......

Young children are naturally inquisitive and are known to be full of questions about the world around them. At Uplands Pre-Preparatory, it is important for us to take advantage of the innate drive in our children to investigate how and why things work and to......

According to an online article in The Education Hub research has shown the visual arts to be a rich domain through which young children can explore and represent their experiences, think through and deepen their sense of their world, and develop their creative thinking. It is......

Shiver Me Timbers, Pirates! Our Grade 0s have sailed through treacherous waters this year. They excelled with their online programme and adapted so well when they returned to the safe island of Uplands. The brave Pirates have captured new skills and are ready to walk......

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