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Uplands Preparatory 2019 School Magazine

PRE-PREPARATORY NEWS

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...

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......

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 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.......

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......

Our Grade 000s, 00s and 0s had their Orientation Day, where the children were given the opportunity to meet their new teachers, and the parents attended a presentation in the AV room....

The Uplands Pre-Preparatory School put on their annual Nativity Play, ‘Busy, Busy Bethlehem’ on Tuesday 26th November. This event was yet another highlight for the children, and they all had their special time to shine on the stage. The Grade 0s all had speaking parts......

In our Pre-Preparatory School, we certainly have many engineers in the making. Playing with a variety of building and creative products helps children build self-confidence and encourages their independent learning too. By allowing children freedom in construction play encourages them to think independently and make decisions based on what they......

The Pre-Preparatory has many doctors, nurses, pilots, mommies and other professions in the making. The process of pretending builds skills in many essential developmental areas. When children engage in pretend play, they are actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life; they learn......

To instil a love for the environment and nature, our Grade 0000 children are exposed to lessons outdoors. The outdoor environment offers a unique stimulus that captures children’s attention and interest.  At the beginning of the term they planted garlic cloves and have eagerly watched......

Uplands Pre-Preparatory School hosted a family ‘Spring Day Picnic’ on Saturday 31st August. The parents brought their picnic baskets and blankets and spent a relaxing morning under the gazebos while the children played with their friends and enjoyed an array of entertainment. This event featured......

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