Student Talk

Grade 5 Camp at Ebb & Flow

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Excited and happy Grade 5s returned to school at lunchtime after a very successful camp at Ebb & Flow in Wilderness. This is the first time the school has used this venue for its annual Grade 5 camp, and both teachers and pupils thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful setting along the river, as well as the […]

U11 Rugby Tour to Clarendon Park

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Oakhill’s U11 rugby players took part in their first rugby tour this past weekend, participating in the Vodacom Clarendon Park U11 Rugby Festival in Port Elizabeth. The boys played with great heart, faring really well against tough competition from far larger schools. Their sportsmanship coupled with the love of the game was evident throughout the […]

U13 Boys Hockey Tour to Grey PE

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Oakhill’s U13A Hockey Boys participated in the Grey Hockey Tournament last weekend, competing against some of the best hockey schools in the Eastern Cape. Once again our boys were hosted by the Grey U13A team, allowing them to form fantastic friendships both on and off the field. The games were tight, with Grey A taking […]

Busy swimming holiday at SSA Champs


Oakhill’s College and Prep swimmers were busy swimming up a storm at the Swim SA Champs these holidays! Grade 8 pupils Connor Strybis and Alex Bridge, as well as Hannah Bridge (Grade 6) and Rebecca Pitout (Grade 5) swam Level 3 and achieved Gold (50m freestyle), Bronze (100m freestyle) and PBs respectively. Megan Robinson (Grade […]

Danni May and Kaitlin get gold in SWD Classic


Two College pupils performed extremely well in their respective martial arts disciplines last month at the SWD Classic Competition. Danni May Nel in Grade 9 and a student at Sport Kickboxing Academy Plettenberg Bay, received a Gold for Points, Gold for Tag Team and Silver for Continuous. Kaitlin Noble in Grade 8 and a student […]

Interact Coin Collection

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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!

Intermediate Phase celebrates World Book Day

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The Intermediate Phase enjoyed a belated World Book Day yesterday, and as with the Foundation Phase, they did it in style! From Gangsta Granny and BFG, to Wimpy Kid and Timmy Failure, it was wonderful to see teachers and pupils celebrating the joy of reading! The pupils also participated in an online inter-house book quiz which was […]

Paul wins PE Eventing Show

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Oakhill continues to have great equestrian results with Paul Kotze (Grade 11) winning the 90cm Sunshine Coast Eventing Show held in Port Elizabeth on the weekend of the 10th of March. Paul was the only Junior rider to have a clear round in the Cross Country. Another College student, Jessica Hall in Grade 8, also […]

Foundation Phase Play – Magic in Me

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Foundation Phase children delighted audiences last Thursday and Friday night with their enchanting production – Magic in Me. This play touched on how special we all are … Do-Nothing Dale, a little picked-upon wizard, wants to know what her little bit of magic is. On her journey to find out, she meets people like the […]

Grade 7 Scholarship Exams


Oakhill School once again hosted a highly capable group of applicants for their annual scholarship examinations in early March. With nearly 60 students in Grade 7 from a selection of local, national and international schools, these examinations were strongly contested. Scholarships are awarded annually to children who excel in the scholarship process, which involves a […]

Odyssey 2018 Groups Depart

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Our Grade 10s embarked on their Odyssey journeys this week!  We wish all participants the most incredible adventure. As encouraged by Head of School, Jannie de Villiers, in his opening address to the pupils: “You are in for a treat! Although you will have to make do without many of the luxuries you are used to, […]

Knysna High Derby Day

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Oakhill was excited to welcome back Knysna High School this year for our annual festive and fun-filled day of hockey! Thank you Knysna High for joining us again at our Derby Day and well done to all teams on playing their hearts out. Photos courtesy Jo Tanner and Bianca Mairs. See the full gallery on […]