Galleries: Prep School

Nene inspires with words of wisdom


Oakhill staff, parents and the broader Knysna community were treated to a phenomenal talk last night by internationally-renowned presenter, Nene Molefi. With great insight and humour, she beautifully articulated many of the conscious and unconscious biases we may carry, across gender, race, age, ability or other spheres. Her message emphasised that every individual can contribute […]

Amie and Cassidy play for Knysna Loeries

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Congratulations to Aimee Jenner (Grade 7) and Cassidy Winter (Grade 6) for doing so well in their club netball tournament towards the end of last term – Amie and Cassidy took part in the Youth Day Netball Tournament for the Knysna Loeries Netball Club. They played extremely well and their team managed a well-deserved third […]

Rebecca wins Eden Aquatics trophies


Congratulations to Rebecca Pitout (Grade 6) who received trophies towards the end of last term at the Eden aquatics prize-giving. The prize-giving was held on 8 June in George to recognise the top swimmers in the Eden District and reward them for their achievements. Rebecca received awards for all the freestyle, breaststroke and individual medley events […]

Prep Inter-House Quiz

FP Inter-House Quiz (5)

Prep pupils in both in the FP (Grades 1-3) and IP (Grades 4-7) took part in their respective Inter-House Quiz mornings this week. Congratulations to Jubilee on winning the FP Quiz and Bendigo on taking the honours in IP. Thanks to all the teachers for putting together the interesting, challenging and fun quiz mornings!

African Safari Adventure

Oakhill Grade 1 African Safari Adventure (9)

The Grade 1 design and technology project for their African Animal theme involved the construction of a mini game reserve. There was much excitement as the children planned their ideas, sourced materials with their parents, and then constructed their reserves completely by themselves at school. All the collaboration, problem-solving, creativity and thinking that took place […]

Fathers’ Week

Fathers Day 2019 (3)

Always a highlight on the calendar, the week preceding Father’s Day is filled with very special moments with dads and their children. The popular Dads’ Breakfast was a warm and congenial event on Tuesday 11 June, following in the tradition of many hearty breakfasts at Knysna Hollow. On Thursday 13 June, Little Oaks celebrated Father’s […]

Gratitude on Green Day

Oakhill Green Day 2019 (1)

On Friday 7 June Oakhill commemorated the Knysna Fires of 2017 by “Going Green” and focusing on the renewal and regrowth that has happened since the fires as well as re-committing ourselves to caring for and appreciating our wonderful environment. During the course of the week, pupils had numerous opportunities to address environmental issues as […]

Active eco efforts

Oakhill eco efforts World Environment Day (4)

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, […]

Brilliant building blocks

Oakhill Foundation Phase Building Blocks (1)

Blocks are universally entertaining and even the simplest set of building blocks contains the seeds of imagination, creation, and design. We are very thankful to our on-site deck builders, Micklewood Construction for collecting all their wooden off-cuts and sharing them with the Foundation Phase. These blocks have become a welcome new addition to our playground […]

Pizza – a la Roma

Oakhill Grade 3 Pizzeria outing

The Grade 3s are currently learning all about Ancient Civilizations and recently their focus was Ancient Rome. They explored the geography of Italy, daily life in Rome, culture, religion, landmarks etc. The learning experience also included an educational, fun, interactive and flavourful outing to Papa’s Pizzeria! .  

Grade 3 IBT Results

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We recently received the results from the 2018 International Benchmarking Tests for English, Maths and Science. These IBTs were written by the current Grade 4 students while they were in Grade 3 last year. Our pupils have done us proud, producing results that compare extremely favourably with the National and International averages. Congratulations to all […]

Grade 6 learn to cook!

Grade 6 Kilzers Kitchen (5)

One of the Grade 6’s favourite annual outings is the visit to Kilzer’s Kitchen. The Kilzers have a passion for cooking, teaching and people, and they are always able to perfectly impart their knowledge to the eager young boys and girls. Much fun was had by all, and the students took great pride in their […]