Community Involvement

67 Minutes cleaning along our estuary

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Earlier this term our College pupils committed to various Madiba Day pledges. Over the past few weekends, those students who pledged time to SanParks helped with their ‘CleanUps’ along the estuary. During the August cleanups, nearly 50 bags of rubbish and recycling have been collected! Our pupils have really enjoyed collaborating with our fellow Knysna […]

SRC Food Evening & Interact Fashion Show

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Oakhill School’s 2019/20 Interact Club, headed up by Sophia Trollip and Richard Cross, delivered a very successful and entertaining Fashion Show on Friday, 23 August. Following the theme of the hit movie Mamma Mia, the show certainly proved to be even more of a hit with the local audience of Knysna parents and students! The […]

Spectacular Choir Festival

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On Wednesday 7 August, Oakhill School hosted the long-awaited Choir Festival.  This community project was initiated by Oakhill’s music department with the aim of getting as many local schools as possible involved in collaborating and sharing the joy of music. Taking place at The Vineyard Church due to the large audience, the festival brought together […]

Meaningful LO Day

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Today our College pupils enjoyed various meaningful sessions as part of our annual Life Orientation Day. These ranged from pupils completing a Crossfit workout to engaging in a workshop with the Knysna Basin Project. Andre Manders also spoke of his journey from being born blind, while Susan Agrella shared how she came to represent South […]

Interact Committee 2019/2020

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This morning in College assembly, the committee that will lead Interact into 2020 was announced. Herb Hunter, Chairman of Rotary’s Youth Committee, presented our Interact Club with a Community Service Award for the excellent programme of activities during the past year. Congratulations to committee members Sophia Trollip (President), Richard Cross (Vice President) and Jessica Devine […]

Art in Action

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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?’ […]

Tekkie Tax

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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

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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, […]

World Environment Day

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Little Oaks celebrated World Environment Day today! Together parents and children made pledges of what their efforts will be to make a difference not only on this day, but every day! Mrs Greenbody and our exceptional storyteller, Mrs Thomopoulos visited to spread words, stories and songs all with an environmental theme. The main message “even […]

Interact Beach Cleanup

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The Oakhill Interact Club, led by Mrs Fourie and a group of Grade 11 students, recently embarked on a beach cleanup with the Grade 8s. The blustering wind couldn’t deter the spirit as all got enthusiastically involved in cleaning up the beach between Brenton-on-Sea and Buffalo Bay!

Teddies for Babies in Need

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This morning volunteers from local charity, Babies in Need, came to collect an array of teddy bears that were loving knitted by wonderful Little Oaks moms and extended family members and friends. The gorgeous teddy bears go to the Provincial Hospital for the babies in the children’s ward. They are sure to bring much joy!

Eco efforts acknowledged

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Oakhill recently received recognition from Knysna Municipality for our creative use of eco-bricks. Together with ten other local schools, Oakhill participated in the BioWise’s #WasteNothing Competition. For this year’s efforts, we produced a record amount of eco bottle bricks and built structures with them that could be used daily by the children at school. The prize-giving […]

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