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Uplands Preparatory 2019 School Magazine

PREPARATORY NEWS

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......

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......

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......

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......

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/...

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......

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......

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!...

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.......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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