Community Involvement

Meaningful LO Day

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Today our College pupils enjoyed various meaningful sessions as part of our annual Life Orientation Day. These ranged from pupils completing a Crossfit workout to engaging in a workshop with the Knysna Basin Project. Andre Manders also spoke of his journey from being born blind, while Susan Agrella shared how she came to represent South […]

Art in Action

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For the past couple of days a number of our College pupils have had great fun painting table runners for one of the upcoming Oyster Festival events, a Craft Gin and Food Pairing at the Lofts Atrium on Thursday, 27 June. The pupils enjoyed getting creative with the theme ‘Is Gin from Juniper or Jupiter?’ […]

Tekkie Tax

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Oakhill Interact’s support of Epilepsy South Africa’s Tekkie Tax fundraising campaign was a great success this year. Oakhill pupils sported their Tekkie Tax stickers and funky laces in aid of important welfare organisations, Epilepsy and the education sector. Their involvement also generated our own small share of the Tekkie funds which the Interact committee chose to […]

Active eco efforts

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Grade 6s have been active eco-citizens protecting and learning about the environment this week. They enthusiastically assisted SA National Parks Honorary Rangers and other concerned citizens in their “Knysna Unlittered” campaign on World Environment Day clearing the pathways and Knysna Main Road of litter from Oakhill to town. On Oakhill’s Green Day on 7 June, […]

World Environment Day

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Little Oaks celebrated World Environment Day today! Together parents and children made pledges of what their efforts will be to make a difference not only on this day, but every day! Mrs Greenbody and our exceptional storyteller, Mrs Thomopoulos visited to spread words, stories and songs all with an environmental theme. The main message “even […]

Interact Beach Cleanup

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The Oakhill Interact Club, led by Mrs Fourie and a group of Grade 11 students, recently embarked on a beach cleanup with the Grade 8s. The blustering wind couldn’t deter the spirit as all got enthusiastically involved in cleaning up the beach between Brenton-on-Sea and Buffalo Bay!

Teddies for Babies in Need

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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!

Eco efforts acknowledged

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Oakhill recently received recognition from Knysna Municipality for our creative use of eco-bricks. Together with ten other local schools, Oakhill participated in the BioWise’s #WasteNothing Competition. For this year’s efforts, we produced a record amount of eco bottle bricks and built structures with them that could be used daily by the children at school. The prize-giving […]

Teddy Bear’s Picnic a great success

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Saturday’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic was once again a truly delightful day for Little Oaks children and their teddies, parents, grandparents and other friends. There was much to enjoy from arts, crafts and games to teddy bear activities and the popular photo booth. A wonderful day was had by all and we look forward to donating […]

Inaugural Phendulani Quiz

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Oakhill was pleased to host the first Phendulani Quiz in our area on Friday 19 October. This quiz is the brainchild of Marj Brown who came from Johannesburg to quiz the participants on the nine books they were given to read earlier this year. Children from Chris Nissen, Fraaisig and Sunridge School participated and each […]

Reducing, reusing and recycling

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Intermediate Phase pupils recently spent an Eco Club session learning how to make their own deodorant and toothpaste in order to practice reduction, in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle philosophy. They also sorted the plastic lids and bread tags to be sent to the Sweethearts Foundation. Small things making a big difference!

Engaging in English …

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Children from Chris Nissen, Fraaisig and Sunridge Schools enjoyed engaging with some of our Grade 7 pupils yesterday as they discussed books. The aim was to help them feel more confident and prepared for the Phendulani Book Quiz which Oakhill will host next Friday, 19 October. This quiz encourages second language English speakers to read […]



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