Community Involvement

Heritage Day at Woodmill Lane

_1_IMG_0828 (Copy)

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


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

1 (Copy)

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

Interact Fashion Show (242)

One 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 provided […]

Interactors paint up a storm!

BF822294-4D6A-4C54-9D7E-A7E54116C954 (Copy)

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 …


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 […]

Ecobrick Challenge is on!


Pupils from Little Oaks to Prep to College have all been furiously making their eco bricks at home for this year’s Bottle Brick Competition. The competition involves building a structure with the eco bricks collected, and the chance of winning R30 000 for our school. The Houses in College have already collected over 100 ecobricks […]

Interact Coin Collection

Interact Coin Collection LR

Salomie Kraut from Hospice visited Oakhill this week to receive the tins from Interact’s Coin Collection. Hospice does a coin collection with local schools and businesses twice a year in order to raise awareness as well as much needed funds. Oakhill looks forward to supporting Hospice again for the next coin drive in November!

Interact paints local créche

Interact visit to Hlalani (3)

Oakhill’s Interact Club had great fun on Friday painting Hlalani créche! Wonderful to see such enthusiastic support from our students in actively helping the local community …

It Takes a Village …

Zolani Jenteza and his family with the incredible volunteers that refurbished his new home (Copy)

Head of School, Jannie de Villiers, recently wrote a wonderful article for the Summer 2017 edition of Independent Education Magazine. Read the pages below or view online on the ISASA website.

Celebrating the Joy of Giving


Oakhill students celebrated the joy of giving on Monday when the Knysna Santa Boxes were officially handed over to Kelly Picken. We are thrilled to be gifting to children in the Knysna community this year. DCIM100MEDIADJI_0199.JPG

Teddy Bears for Babies in Need

Babies in Need (6) (Copy)

This morning Little Oaks children experienced the joy of giving when volunteers from ‘Babies and Need’ came to collect an array of teddy bears that were loving knitted by Little Oaks moms, extended family members and friends. For those not familiar with Babies in Need, this local foundation is run solely by volunteers and has […]