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The idea for a Mascot came about when the the 2017 Mentors noticed that a rival school always had spirit, energy, enthusiasm and pride... all because of their mascot. Ross, the teddy bear in the front office that was always known as the Uplands Mascot as well as Uplands being referred to as an Army was the inspiration for the design. The Mascot was introduced to the College and a very enthusiastic crowd at Prep. The Mascot was well received at his first public event, the Penryn and Uplands Derby. His presence made a huge difference to the team spirit.…
1 July 2017Penryn College (33) - St. Andrews Bloemfontein (21)Rob Ferreira (45) - CBC Boksburg (21)Hilton College (30) - St David's Inanda (16)St Stithians (21) - Clifton College (10)3 July 2017Clifton College (41) - CBC Boksburg (13)St Stithians (28) - St. Andrews Bloemfontein (10)Hilton College (82) - Rob Ferreira (7)St David's Inanda (64) - Uplands (7)
Japie van Niekerk, a well-known White River resident and philanthropist, has long advocated the benefits of playing sport as a means of developing the youth of South Africa and continues to invest in this passion. “Being a keen sportsman myself as well as a parent, I understand the vital role that sport can play in a child’s development and realise the importance of adequate sporting facilities which permit a child’s talents to be cultivated properly,” said the CEO of New Africa Developments, a property development company. Having previously assisted with a multitude of sports sponsorships and donations, including investing in…
Uplands will be hosting the following rugby teams from 1-5 July:Penryn CollegeSt Andrews SchoolRob Ferreira High SchoolCBC BoksburgHilton CollegeSt David'sClifton CollegeSaint StithiansFIXTURES 1 JULY09h30 Penryn College vs St Andrews School10h45 Rob Ferreira vs CBC Boksburg12h00 Hilton College vs St David’s13h15 Clifton College vs St Stithians 3 JULY09h30 CBC Boksburg vs Clifton10h45 St Andrews School vs St Stithians12h00 Rob Ferreira vs Hilton College13h15 Uplands vs St David’s 5 JULY08h00 St Andrews School vs Clifton College09h15 Uplands College vs Hilton College 10h30 CBC Boksburg vs St Stithians 11h45 Penryn College vs St Davids
Chairman of the Board Howard Rogerson and Executive Head Gary Sim held an induction session for five new Board members on Saturday, 5 June 2017 at Uplands. Howard and Gary warmly welcomed Andy Dalrymple, Paulina Mokazi, Jon Chantler, Mxolisi Zwane, and Bruce MacFarlane to the Board. The comprehensive induction session covered items ranging from the history, vision, mission and values of Uplands to the draft strategic plan and school policies. Dave Ernstzen, Phil Hemus and Nicky de Bruyn presented overviews of the Prep, the finances, and Outreach, respectively. An exciting discussion of the school's future took place, in terms of…
Uplands College is proud to announce the winners of the annual scholarship awards, for pupils with exceptional talent entering the College in Grade 8, 2018. A competitive field of 140 aspiring candidates from 38 primary schools, in the Lowveld, Johannesburg, Swaziland, Mozambique and Botswana took part in the scholarship examinations. Exceptional results were achieved, which resulted in the College making five external awards: Ayanda Ntimane from Laerskool Barberton received the All-Rounder Open Scholarship Award. Chantal Bourdin from Cliffview Primary in Johannesburg and Zayaan Omar from Uplands Preparatory received Academic Open Scholarship Awards. Open Sports Scholarships were awarded to Michaela Bradford…
Our termly Drama Art and Music Evening saw the best of the Expressive Arts Department including Dramatic Arts performances of choral verse and musical theatre. Musical items by Nicole and Sarah Wagner, Lucas Ruf and Arman Suleman and a dance item featuring Onkgopotse Aphane and Winita Jansen van Rensburg. In Visual Arts the following matric students displayed their drawings in response to the theme “MARK, STAIN & SCAR”.• Acacia Mc Hardy• Tamzyn Emery• Kirsty Robertson• Matthew Ives• Kaleba Keitshokile• Saskia Farr• Andrea van der Westhuizen Grade 11 Visual Arts students showed off their artworks which centered around an anatomical theme. …
On the 18th of March the following selected Uplands delegates are off to Nanjiing, China to represent their school and Africa at a Student Leadership Conference. This week-long conference is themed “Made in China” and will have our delegates engaging with students from the following schools: ABA - An IB World School, Muscat, Oman; Caistor Yarborough Academy, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom; Colegio Carmen Arriola de Marín, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gauss Gymnasium, Worms, Germany; The International School of Brussels, Watermaal-Bosvoorde, Belgium; Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America; Nanjing Foreign Language School, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; Uplands College, White River,…
The Uplands Equestrian Centre held its first graded show in nearly two years over the weekend of 4th and 5th March. The show attracted riders from all over the Lowveld, including riders from as far afield as Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit. More than 40 horses competed in each of the disciplines. There was a great spirit of competition, and the level of riding was of a good standard. The dressage tests were held on the Saturday, with a national level judge, Clare Bales coming from Johannesburg to judge the competitors. Some amazing riding was on display in all levels of riding…