Student Talk

36-Hour Drama Festival

36 Hour Drama 2019 (2)

Last night a full hall was entertained by our College pupils showcasing the culmination of 36 hours of intense preparation – coming up with concepts for the plays, writing the scripts, directing the plays, designing the sets and finally, performing on stage. This annual Inter-House competition is an interactive experience involving every pupil and completely […]

Art in Action

6 Art in Action (5) (Copy)

For the past couple of days a number of our College pupils have had great fun painting table runners for one of the upcoming Oyster Festival events, a Craft Gin and Food Pairing at the Lofts Atrium on Thursday, 27 June. The pupils enjoyed getting creative with the theme ‘Is Gin from Juniper or Jupiter?’ […]

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!

Anelia Schutte’s ‘For the People’


Yesterday our College pupils were privileged to listen to Anelia Schutte talk about her new book based on her childhood in Knysna during the apartheid era. Her book, For the People, is written through the eyes of Anelia’s mother, Owéna – a white woman who worked tirelessly for the black people of Knysna and found […]

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 […]

Fun with robots

Oakhill Grade 8 Robotics (1)

Before the exams, the Grade 8s had the opportunity to fully engage with the final steps in putting together their robots for coding. Each group received an interactive building block robotics kit that empowers them to create and programme their own robots. Along the way, they engaged in powerful hands-on learning in STEM (Science, Technology, […]

Into Space

Oakhill Little Oaks Into Space (2)

Aspiring astronauts prepared for blast off this week as they headed into space in their darkened classroom, paired with their sunglasses and torch! The Grade 00s had to fasten their seatbelts as they surfed the milky way to the moon and back … crossing paths with all the planets and stars out and beyond!

Owl encounters

Little Oaks Owl Encounters (1)

Grade R children were fortunate to have a visit from Andrew with his Spotted Eagle Owl called Vincent. Andrew has a rehabilitation centre in Sedgefield for injured birds of prey. Grade Rs learnt about Vincent’s rescue, his name and habitat while he calmly looked on! Such a special experience of nature!

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 […]

Tekkie Tax

Interact Tekkie Tax (1)

Oakhill Interact’s support of Epilepsy South Africa’s Tekkie Tax fundraising campaign was a great success this year. Oakhill pupils sported their Tekkie Tax stickers and funky laces in aid of important welfare organisations, Epilepsy and the education sector. Their involvement also generated our own small share of the Tekkie funds which the Interact committee chose to […]

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, […]