Galleries: Prep School

Oakhill wins again in regional Lit Quiz

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Oakhill hosted the regional Kids’ Lit Quiz this week. For the 8th year we warmly greeted Wayne Mills and his wife who come all the way from New Zealand (via numerous other countries) to their smallest area in the world to conduct the quiz. Six other schools from George to Plettenberg Bay joined us for […]

Valentine’s Day fun!

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There was much Valentine’s Day excitement on campus for Valentine’s Day! The whole school got to dress up in civvies, with College pupils delivering roses to and from secret admirers. In the Foundation Phase the children had great fun dressing up for the occasion in red, pink and white, and then posing for the camera […]

Chukka Festival Fever

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There is great excitement in Knysna as water polo players from a wide range of schools from across South Africa, by invitation of Oakhill School, visit our beautiful town for the annual Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival – now in its ninth year. The continued support from Knysna Waterfront Quays and local businesses is overwhelming and together Oakhill […]

Grade 7 Leadership Camp

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The Grade 7s embarked on a leadership camp earlier this term at Swartvlei in Sedgefield. Excitement levels ran high as the group immersed themselves in team-building activities, games and walks. All the pupils also had to pitch their own tents and make their own food, allowing the opportunity of independence and responsibility in their camping […]

Reddam Water Polo Tour

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The U13 boys and girls squad players attended the Reddam Action Waterpolo tournament in Cape Town. Both teams put in a phenomenal effort against tough opposition. The girls managed to reach the playoffs only to be only marginally beaten by Rhenish. In the words of a proud parent: “The teams not only did credit to […]

FP Fun at Adventureland

Last Friday our Foundation Phase children and teachers embraced a fun-filled “getting to know each other” outing at Adventure Land. Smiles and laughter abounded as they slipped and slid on a beautiful summer’s day. A wonderful way to start the year and for pupils new and old to connect!

First Day of School

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Wishing all our pupils a happy first day of school today! Special welcome to all Grade 000s starting Pre-Prep this year, the Grade 1s joining us in ‘Big School’ for the first time, as well as the new Grade 8s embarking on their College journey … To old and new pupils joining us in other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!