Uplands students, staff and friends celebrate 94 years of values

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Uplands recently celebrated its 94th Founder’s Night with music, art and drama presented by Uplands students. Founders Night is a special annual event shared by Uplands students, parents, staff and school friends.

In a statement from the school, Acting Uplands Council Chairman Greg Dane said the annual Uplands Founders’ Night is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation for 94 years. “We honor our founders with gratitude, recognize our successes today and inspire our dreams of tomorrow,” Dane said.

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The celebrations included the candle-lighting ceremony, “a revered tradition that symbolizes 94 years of Uplands values ​​and traditions, and transmitting the light of student knowledge through the classrooms”.

“There is a saying that ‘thousands of candles can be lit from one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened,'” the school statement read. Uplands Executive Director Sean Carlisle expressed his delight at the event and said it was a resounding success.

Sean Carlisle (Chief Executive of Uplands). > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design
Jessica Knott and Mr. Allan Laing (Principal of Uplands College). > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design
Charmaine Mhlanga. > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design
Greg Dane (Acting Chairman of the Board of Uplands). > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design
Lesedi Sedibe. > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design
Lucas Peters. > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design
Heather Prior (Head of Uplands Pre-Preparatory). > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design
Ulitsemba Thwala and Olivia Flores. > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design
Candle lighting ceremony. > Photo: Hennie Homann of HH Photography and Design

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