Today’s Thinking Child is Tomorrow’s Achiever

Uplands Preparatory 2019 School Magazine

PRE-PREPARATORY NEWS

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......

Our current Uplands Grade 000s, 00s and 0s and our new children for 2021 visited their new classrooms and had a taste of the fun and excitement that lies ahead for next year. They met their new teachers and classmates, were introduced to their new......

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 –......

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....

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......

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.......

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,......

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/...

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......

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...

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