Up With Down’s 2017

Graduation 2016


The 2016 Graduates.

Let me introduce you to the Graduates
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Christmas Market – Around the corner


Don’t miss out! The Best Christmas shopping for little goodies to go under the Christmas tree or for end of year Teachers Thank-you gifts. Everybody is working very hard to be ready, for Market Day, 29th October 2016. 9 am – 2 o’clock.

Quteniqua School Visit


Outeniqua High School Visit. They took us to their Music, Drama, Dance and Cooking classes. It was fantastic and the learners received our learners with so much love.

New friendships was made there and then.



Knysna Morning Tea – Christmas in July

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Fun was had by all; in the “True Christmas Spirit”. Our Hostess’s went the extra mile, decorating their tables with Tinsel and Christmas Flare. Thank-you Ladies; the Knysna Community have huge hearts, it is amazing. The great Entertainment by the Flower ladies from Cape Town and George. The Floral Demonstration with a unique twist kept the audience laughing and having a great morning.

Cape Town Ladies - Floral Demonstration for Adult Home tea Fundraiser










“Cape Town and George Ladies – Floral Demonstration for Adult Home Tea Fundraiser”

The Tea was instigated by a very generous, warm hearted Lady, Andri Fouche. Andri fell in love with Samantha and JJ Rubin; that attend Up With Down’s Adult Center and stay at the UWD Hostel.

Andri visited the UWD Coffee Shop in Blanco, George. This lead to Andri and Jan Fouche pledging themselves to working towards raising funds, for an Adult Home for UWD. This is desperately needed in the Southern Cape, a great shortage of Special Needs Adult Homes.

Knysna tea - Up With Down's Adult Home Fundraiser

Up With Down’s has been going since 1998, starting with 4 children. 34 learners are at Up With down’s, at present. Up With Down’s caters for Children and Young Adults with Special Needs. The ages range from 5 years old to 33 years old. The Adult Center has 9 Young Adults; next year there will be 15.

The Adult Home will be a “Home Away From Home”, for the Special Needs Adults. These Adults will come from all over the Southern cape. At present there are 2 Young Adults from Knysna and 1 from Plettenberg Bay staying at the Hostel. But at some point Up With Down’s needs to separate the School going children from the Adults; and that is why we are needing an Adult Home. This will allow our Adults to live in a safe, caring, loving environment; which will allow them to reach their full potential as Human Beings.

Golf Day 2016

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Up With Down’s Annual Golf Day 

We would like to invite you to join in our sponsored golf day to be held at The George Golf Club on Thursday, 25th August  2016.

Up with Downs is a school for children with special needs and relies heavily on the continuous support of companies and the George community to meet the growing requirements of the children and school alike.  We are currently raising funds to build an Adult Home.


We are inviting you to participate by sponsoring one of the following:


1.              Tee R500 each R……………………
2.              Green R500 each R……………………
3.              Clubhouse R2000 R……………………
4.              Putting Green R2000 R……………………
5.              Four Ball R1800 (R450/player) R……………………
6.              Prizes R……………………


Format: Better Ball Stableford.  Snacks and prize-giving in clubhouse at 6pm.  Join us for what promises to be a wonderful day.


Banking Details:  Up with Downs School, ABSA Bank, George
                              Account #.  40 50 90 1991   Branch Code   632 005
                              Reference   Golf Day/surname/Business name


David Cronje cellular: 083 709 9997 email: david@cronjegarrun.co.za
Jan Seegmuller cellular: 082 925 3368 email: jds@upwithdowns.co.za
Brenda Boshoff school: 044 870 8770 email: upwithdowns@mweb.co.za


Coffee Shop

Up With Coffee Shop run by the Adult’s. It is a “sunshine” place for you to share with friends. Come and enjoy our fantastic food, made with love and served with a BIG Smile!

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UWD Adults Baking







Hollywood Stars Wine Auction

Up With Down’s 18th Annual Wine Auction!

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Up With Down’s Music Variety Show

The Up with Downs Music Variety Show on Friday 6 March,  presented in cooperation with Michael Lindt, was a huge success. Read more in the George Herald




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Honoring Up With Down’s Staff and Kids – MTB Race

Would you like to ride in HONOUR of these brave souls from Up With Down’s?

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We are a School and Adult Centre for Special Needs in George, Local to 7 Passes MTB race. We believe in developing the Child to it’s full potential and have a great team of dedicated staff doing just that.

This year we would just like to Honour our Staff and Kids. NO Cost to you if you ride in honour of them. If you are interested please contact: lisannerubin@gmail.com or 082 57 57 817

Thank you…Garden Route Events Company; for HONOURING our Special Needs “Souls”

Information on MTB race: http://www.gardenrouteevents.co.za/events/homtini-mtb

MTB race