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Letter from the Head of School – December 2018


[Download letter as a PDF] 3 December 2018 Dear Oakhill Parents and Friends A good university friend of mine, who often did not make it to the first lecture of the day and never to the first one of the week, used to say, “It’s not how you start that matters; it’s how you finish!” […]

Fun and festive Christmas Market

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There was plenty of festive Christmas cheer on Sunday at the Lofts in Thesen Island! Oakhill’s annual Christmas Market was once again a great event, where the venue, weather and array of goods on offer all combined to create the most successful and enjoyable Matric Dance fundraiser. Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the Market, […]

Intermediate Phase Celebration

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Oakhill’s annual Intermediate Phase Celebration was enjoyed on Friday, 1st December, in a beautiful setting on the Oakhill lawns overlooking the lagoon and Knysna Heads. An atmosphere of joy and excitement abounded as the culmination of a year of effort and hard work was acknowledged, with sports, cultural and academic trophies awarded to outstanding achievers. […]

Foundation Phase Celebration


Last night our Grade 1 to 3 pupils attended their annual Celebration of the Joy of Learning. This year’s theme was Joy, with the proceedings encompassing the many varied feelings that the pupils may have experienced this year. These feelings were delightfully shared with the audience through poetry, song and dance. A wonderful and meaningful […]

Mars Rover Collaboration

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This month the Grade 4 and Grade 6 pupils have had great fun collaborating on their Mars Rover projects. This ambitious project requires the different age groups to work together to create a vehicle that is able to roll off a ramp and travel as far as possible. While the expertise needed to complete the […]

Little Oaks Year-End Celebration

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As always, Friday’s Little Oaks Celebration proved to be a highlight for both children and family members alike. This year, the Grade Rs entertained the audience with their Minibeast Ball. The Oakhill stage came to life with beautiful, colourful creatures and many excited, joyful faces. A fitting way to end off a wonderful year at […]

Matric Tea

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In keeping with tradition, the Grade 12s shared a final tea with their teachers today in the St George’s gardens, and Amy Nuttall imparted Dr Seuss wisdom in their last storybook reading “Oh, the places you will go!” Well done 2018 Matrics, we are proud of you! We look forward to hearing about the many […]

Eden Water Polo Champs

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Our water polo players did us proud earlier this month at the Glenwood House Water Polo Festival. The boys and girls took the game to the opposition and showed true Oakhill grit and determination! Our U13 teams both competed in the Eden League finals, with the girls placing second overall and the boys winning the […]

Aimee Canny to swim for SA

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Huge congratulations to Aimee Canny, Grade 8, for being selected to represent South Africa for swimming in the Africa Union Sport Council U20 Games, which will take place in Botswana from 7-16 December 2018. Team South Africa comprises 220 athletes from nine sporting codes namely: athletics (incl. visually impaired), basketball, boxing, football, judo, netball, swimming, […]

Teddies for Babies in Need


This morning volunteers from local charity, Babies in Need, came to collect an array of teddy bears that were loving knitted by wonderful Little Oaks moms and extended family members and friends. The gorgeous teddy bears go to the Provincial Hospital for the babies in the children’s ward. They are sure to bring much joy!

Grade 7 Farewell

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The Grade 7 class of 2018 recently gathered with their parents and teachers for the annual farewell function at Simola. A beautiful, personal and affirming evening was enjoyed by all. Good luck to the Grade 7s as they embark on the next part of their journey to College! Photographs courtesy Bianca Habib

Fun-filled orientation morning

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L ittle Oaks and future Grade Ones recently enjoyed a happy morning where they were introduced to their future learning environments and class teachers. An exciting time of new interactions and entertaining activities, with much to look forward to next year!