Galleries: Prep School

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

Mars Rover 2018 (182)

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

101. 45752961_10156798920163899_6321366779314569216_n

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

1_Grade 7 Farewell (75)

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

Oakhill Grade 1 Orientatino Day (5)

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!

Grade 7 Camp

Grade 7 Camp (1)

Last month our Grade 7s embarked on a much anticipated four days away from school for the annual Grade 7 Camp.   The first stop en route to the camp at Pine Lake Marina was Swartvlei beach. The weather played along beautifully and the pupils enjoyed an adventurous walk to Gerike’s Point with its breathtaking […]

SA Mathematics Challenge

SA Maths Challenge (4) (Copy)

Oakhill Prep Intermediate Phase students performed extremely well in the recent SA Mathematics Challenge – an independent assessment where questions are aimed at conceptual knowledge, the application of knowledge in new situations, problem-solving, reasoning, communication, and general mathematical thinking. It is important for our students to become empowered, independent, creative and critical thinkers and the SA Mathematical […]

Inaugural Phendulani Quiz

Phendulani Quiz at Oakhill School (2)

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


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!

Grade 4 lessons from Roald Dahl

Grade 4 Assembly (15)

At the end of last term, the Prep School was treated to a special assembly by Grade 4H. The class shared anecdotes from Roald Dahl’s books, specifically those that teach us valuable lessons about life. During his lifetime, Roald Dahl wrote 17 children’s novels and 20 books for children. In his own words “A little […]

Cannons Creek Water Polo Tour

8. 44497845_10156750978218899_5909754598477791232_n

The u13 Boys and Girls Water Polo teams recently participated in the Cannons Creek Water Polo Tournament in Cape Town at Rondebosch Boys High School. The girls soldiered through a hard fought pool section to finish strong by winning their playoff game to place 5th overall in the competition. The boys finished 3rd overall after an extremely […]

Engaging in English …


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 […]