Today’s Thinking Child is Tomorrow’s Achiever

Uplands Preparatory 2019 School Magazine

PRE-PREPARATORY NEWS

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......

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......

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......

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.,......

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......

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......

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....

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!...

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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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