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Uplands Preparatory 2019 School Magazine

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!...

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......

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.       ...

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......

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......

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......

On Monday 30th November, the annual staff soccer game took place. In sweltering heat, the staff team could just not keep up with the fit and conditioned Grade 7 group. The final score was 6-4 in the children’s favour. As a group of staff, we......

The Grade 7 classes teamed up to raise money for their Graduation Dinner at the end of the year. A huge thank you to Cornel Kennett from Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge for sponsoring the raffle draw prize valued at R12500. Congratulations to Rue van......

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....

It was with a huge amount of excitement that Uplands  Preparatory School were granted permission to host some social tennis fixtures on Friday afternoon. Under strict and monitored conditions, our top 4 boys and girls played single and doubles matches against our friends from Penryn......

This week we have been blessing the classrooms – and just by chance most of the children have also been sprinkled with Holy Water. Although we have done it now, it does not really have much to do with COVID, as the blessing is really......

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......

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils and parents! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating your version of a Terrific Tableau. Terrific Tableau competition rules 1. To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account......

The Grade 1 classes had a lovely morning cycling around the cricket field during our annual Grade one bike day. They were very proud of their bikes and helmets. Some of the children were impressively agile on their bikes while others are still learning to......

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...

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils and parents! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating your version of a Terrific Tableau. Terrific Tableau competition rules 1. To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account......

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......

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils and parents! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating your version of a Terrific Tableau. Terrific Tableau competition rules 1. To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account......

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils! You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in taking part in the virtual Courageous Choir Competition. The virtual Courageous Choir will sing an arranged version of Memories by Maroon 5. Entries close 26 August. ......

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