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Uplands Preparatory 2019 School Magazine

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......

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. ......

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 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.......

Sometime during last year, Dave Ernstzen mentioned to me that he had had a desire for a long time to have a stained glass window put in the Chapel. So we began to put something together.  By the beginning of this year we had secured......

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 To enter you will be required to sign into your Google account to......

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/...

Our present Grade 7’s wrote the IEB International Benchmark Tests last year as part of our ongoing benchmarking at the end of the Intermediate Phase. We are very proud of the following pupils who were awarded certificates for their efforts. Certificate of Distinction for English:......

Kaapsehoop is set out between large natural clearings in the rock fields near the top of the escarpment overlooking the lush De Kaap Valley situated some 800 metres below, with distant views towards Barberton and Nelspruit.  ...

The Uplands PTA would like to extend their thanks for your participation in the Virtual Build-a-Burger Challenge. We had 36 wonderful entries from Grade One through to the College – all of which looked scrumptious and we hope this challenge provided an opportunity for a......

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...

Calling all Uplands Grade 1 – 7 pupils, and parents. You are invited to join the Uplands Preparatory Culture Department in creating a Virtual Culture Experience. R1000 cash is up for grabs! ENTER NOW!...

Uplands Preparatory School took ‘World Book Dress-Up Day’ on-line to supplement their online teaching.  Students dressed up as their favourite book characters and met with their teachers and fellow students online, to discuss the books they are currently reading....

On Earth Day 2020, we seize all the tools and actions that we have, big and small, to change our lives and change our world – not for one day, but forever. While the coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, it will not......

Uplands is pleased to announce the recipients of its Open Scholarship Awards for pupils with exceptional talent entering the College in Grade 8 in 2021. A competitive field of aspiring candidates from twenty-nine primary schools from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, Botswana, Mozambique and eSwatini......

We are extremely proud of our 9 athletes who attended the Mpumalanga Schools Athletics Champs in Secunda this past weekend. Results are as follows: Nick de Zwart U13 boys Long Jump – 4th Gabriel Buchanan U13 boys Shot put – 11th Guy McCarthy U10 boys......

Luyanda Mbatha has been selected to attend the South African Schools Athletics Champs as a member of the Mpumalanga team, after being crowned Provincial Champion. Luyanda jumped a season best of 1.40m winning the U11 girls’ competition at this weekend’s Provincial Champs hosted in Secunda....

Gypsy Day was enjoyed by the Grade 7 students on the 12th of March to celebrate the conclusion of their gypsy-themed English studies. Flamenco dancing and stokbrood braaing were some of the fun activities enjoyed....

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