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Success at UCS: Lifted up to where he belongs
January 19, 2018January 19, 2018
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Success at UCS: Lifted up to where he belongs

For former UCS learner, Bongani Matlebe, his biggest accomplishment to date has been to achieve one particular goal: to be at the very school he came from. “I was a beneficiary of the fundraising programme that I am now managing as the newly appointed fundraiser at the school,” he explains. “This was a goal for...

Responsibility Begins With The School And Ends With The Learner
December 14, 2017December 14, 2017
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Responsibility Begins With The School And Ends With The Learner

It’s the school’s duty to teach children how to be responsible citizens! Take UCS, situated in the heart of Yeoville, in inner-city Johannesburg. This primary and high school epitomises the word “responsibility”, which could be why it is a place of learning to be reckoned with. It stands out proudly in its community, a beacon...

A School That Makes Dreams Come True
December 13, 2017December 13, 2017
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A School That Makes Dreams Come True

Melissa Thandokazi Sontashe was already dreaming of big business when she was little. Even though she was poor she would picture herself all grown up with lots of money. She pictured herself giving some of that money to the less fortunate people who lived in her rural community. “From a young age I looked up...

NASA Astronaut Inspires Maths Learners
November 6, 2017November 6, 2017
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NASA Astronaut Inspires Maths Learners

Living Maths has seen numerous UCS learners achieve great results in Maths and Science. It also recently provided the opportunity for them to be inspired about reaching greatness. For several years, UCS has nurtured a resourceful relationship with Living Maths, a programme that has provided mathematics support to thousands of learners around South Africa for...

UCS learners are one dedicated parent away from reaching success
October 6, 2017October 6, 2017
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UCS learners are one dedicated parent away from reaching success

Behind every UCS parent is a learner striving for a better future; one where a child can dream of becoming anything she puts her mind to. Mpuseng Dorah Mabusela, or Dorah (second from left) as she is known to everyone at UCS (United Church School) where she works, is a hardworking single parent of three...

Reaching For Her Dreams At Ucs
September 4, 2017December 14, 2017
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Reaching For Her Dreams At Ucs

Picture this: A little girl standing all alone in her small bedroom surrounded by an imaginary class of children. And she is the teacher. She uses scruffy old magazines as the text books. Teaching to her imaginary class is her daily game. She is poor but loved dearly by her single mom and grandparents. She...

How Ucs Helped A Learner To Help Others
June 15, 2017December 14, 2017
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How Ucs Helped A Learner To Help Others

25-year old Thabiso Chauke is a real go-getter. He is also a giver of gifts as the founder of Two Pairs of Shoes. The NGO puts school shoes on the feet of children who cannot afford to buy their own. “I went to a very good school. So, I thought it was important for me to...

Helping Reunite A Learner With His Father
June 15, 2017December 14, 2017
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Helping Reunite A Learner With His Father

Perhaps it’s the experience she has gained from working at organisations like Nkosi’s Haven that gives UCS’s social worker Jane Mwase the innate ability to spot a troubled child and provide the right kind of care. If it weren’t for this nurturing spirit, a Matric learner at the school would probably not have been reunited...

Skills Development – Physical play is as vital as the academics
May 31, 2017July 11, 2017
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Skills Development – Physical play is as vital as the academics

5 ways skills development helps young children UCS doesn’t let a challenge get in its way of providing the learners with a well-rounded education. In fact, the educators at the school have simply learned to think and work out of the box. One example is how the school tackles skills development. With very little outdoor...

School Outings Enhance Learning
May 29, 2017May 31, 2017
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School Outings Enhance Learning

5 reasons why school excursions benefit children The Woolies Class Visits are something to look forward to at UCS. The primary school learners are filled with excitement as they countdown to the date of the visit. It’s a little like anticipating a birthday, or even Christmas. The reason for all the excitement is because the...

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