Community Involvement

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 […]

Heritage Day at Woodmill Lane

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In celebration of Heritage Day, Oakhill music pupils delighted audiences with their wonderful music at Woodmill Lane. Oakhill’s band and marimbas, as well as individual items of trumpet, flute and vocals, filled the open-air theatre with entertainment for restaurant patrons and shoppers alike to enjoy.  

Oakhill Prep Madiba Cupcake Drive

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In recognition of Nelson Mandela and as part of our 67 minutes for Madiba, Oakhill Prep School ran a cupcake drive on Thursday 6 September. The purpose of this drive was to thank people from our community who serve others and to acknowledge what they do for our town. The idea was the brainchild of […]

Interact Club visits Vermont Centre

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Last week Oakhill’s Interact Club visited the Vermont Centre in Hornlee – an old age home that helps those who aren’t able to help themselves. During the visit, the Interactors mingled and chatted with the residents. They also provided some light entertainment with music and singing, which the residents really seemed to enjoy. Lindsay Coetzee […]

Interact Fashion Show and SRC Food Evening

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O ne of Oakhill School’s annual highlights, the SRC Food Evening and Interact Fashion Show, took place on Friday, 17 August, providing plenty of fun and laughter, as well as raising much-needed funds for various local community projects. Everyone attending had a wonderful evening, from the delicious international food on offer to the fun entertainment […]

Interactors paint up a storm!

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The Interact Club has been visiting a local crèche regularly during the last three terms, spending time with the children and getting involved in improvements and finding solutions for various needs. The Interactors recently finished off a painting project where many of the junior pupils showed great support. A lot of fun was had by […]

Little Oaks pay it forward …

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Little Oaks was recently generously gifted eggs by Dina Nell from Little Red Hen. The children used the eggs to hone their cooking skills into creating something for the local community … Little Oaks paid the gift forward by distributing sandwiches to Badisa, Loeriehof, the Knysna Provincial Hospital’s waiting patients, the Fire Department, the elderly […]



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