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Dancing up a storm

A number of our Prep and College dancers recently received awards from their respective dance studios. Carmen’s School of Dance hosted a Performance Awards Tea on 16 & 17 April, where she acknowledged the 2020 achievements of her dancers. Oakhill pupils Celyn Godfrey, Madison Starkey and Milani Magadla all received awards for their fantastic achievements […]

Earth Day Cleanup

In support of International Earth Day, Oakhill’s Interact Club joined SanParks Knysna and ALTI at their recent Knysna Estuary CleanUp. A few hours were spent at different locations on and around our beautiful estuary to help clean up and conserve our very unique environment. Thank you to the organisers and everyone who did their part […]

Welcome Graham Howarth

Oakhill staff warmly welcomed Graham and Lynn Howarth on Friday afternoon in an informal gathering at our Sports Campus.¬†Graham officially joins Oakhill today as our new Head of School, and we are looking forward to an exciting new chapter ahead under his leadership. Graham is an experienced educator and is driven by a deep desire […]

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Little Oaks also recently celebrated Recycling Day by reusing plastic lids and bottles to create an uncycled curtain. This was an exercise encouraging fine motor control as a threading activity. The children loved seeing the outcome of their efforts and continue to marvel at their work daily, as well as the idea that something so […]

Exploring our Garden of Eden

Last week our littlest Oakhillhians, the Grade 000s, went on an exciting adventure to the Garden of Eden. Only a few kilometres down the road, this magical forest captured the children’s hearts and imagination. They marveled at the big leaves, small leaves, red, brown and yellow leaves … they loved feeling the smooth bark, rough […]

Learning to cook at Kilzers

We have been delighted to resume our annual outings this year. One of the firm favourites is the visit to Kilzer’s Kitchen, where the Grade 6 pupils learn to cook. The Kilzers have a passion for cooking, teaching and people, and they are always able to perfectly impart their knowledge to the eager boys and […]

Biking and equestrian news

Mountain biking fanatics James Devine and Filo Manzo competed at the South African Champs Downhill event in Paarl at the end of March, where Filo placed 6th overall and James 13th. Grade 11 equestrian, Jess Hall, also ranks 6th in the country for showjumping after achieving fantastic results at the Kyalami Grand Prix Easter Show. […]

Explorative mapwork

Introducing mapwork and direction is an important theme in Grade 4 Social Science. The students use grid maps and grid squares to learn how to orientate themselves on a map. This year due to Covid, the lesson plan had to be adjusted to accommodate group work while staying socially distant. The group task was adjusted […]

Grade 11 Leadership Camp

The Grade 11 Leadership Camp is always a significant and memorable occasion in the life of a College student. This year was certainly no exception, even though Covid meant that the experience had been delayed for 2020’s Grade 11s and was also tweaked to conform to protocols. Run by the Team Building Institute (TBi), the […]

Project-Based Learning

Towards the end of last term, our College grades immersed themselves in varied project-based learning (PBL) activities. PBL is more than just projects – is an approach designed to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through engaging projects set around challenges and problems they may face in the real world. With PBL […]

Our first Google Certified Coach

We are extremely proud of our staff member, Deborah Hayward, on recently qualifying as a Google Certified Coach – one of the first educators in South Africa registered as a Coach on the Google for Education EduDirectory. This is a wonderful and most significant accomplishment, especially as there are so few schools that can boast […]

International Benchmarking Tests

Congratulations to our Grade 4 pupils who recently received certificates of achievement in the ACER International Benchmarking Tests (written at the end of Grade 3 last year) for English, Mathematics and Reasoning – Aidan Holton, Emma De Villiers, Jake Messenger, Adam Law, Jo Ingel, Johan Hardick, Charlie Thomopoulos, Mila Botha, Jessica Turpin, Jack van Staden […]

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