Community Involvement

Interact paints local créche

Interact visit to Hlalani (3)

Oakhill’s Interact Club had great fun on Friday painting Hlalani créche! Wonderful to see such enthusiastic support from our students in actively helping the local community …

It Takes a Village …

Zolani Jenteza and his family with the incredible volunteers that refurbished his new home (Copy)

Head of School, Jannie de Villiers, recently wrote a wonderful article for the Summer 2017 edition of Independent Education Magazine. Read the pages below or view online on the ISASA website.

Celebrating the Joy of Giving


Oakhill students celebrated the joy of giving on Monday when the Knysna Santa Boxes were officially handed over to Kelly Picken. We are thrilled to be gifting to children in the Knysna community this year. DCIM100MEDIADJI_0199.JPG

Teddy Bears for Babies in Need

Babies in Need (6) (Copy)

This morning Little Oaks children experienced the joy of giving when volunteers from ‘Babies and Need’ came to collect an array of teddy bears that were loving knitted by Little Oaks moms, extended family members and friends. For those not familiar with Babies in Need, this local foundation is run solely by volunteers and has […]

SRC Food Evening and Interact Fashion Show 2017


One of Oakhill School’s annual highlights, the SRC Food Evening and Interact Fashion Show, took place on Friday 18 August, providing plenty of fun and laughter, as well as raising much-needed funds for various local community projects.  Everyone attending had a wonderful evening, from the delicious international food on offer to the fun entertainment provided by […]

Jubilee House Help Babies in Need


Jubilee House enthusiastically helped the Angels that work with “Babies in Need” today. These Angels pack welcome bags for newborn babies at the Provincial hospital. In their Mentor groups, Jubilee made an appeal to the pupils to bring in toiletries, nappies, beanies, socks and clothes over the past two weeks. Together with Knysna Vineyard Relief […]

67 Minutes Beach Cleanup


Oakhill Prep Grade 6s did a wonderful beach cleanup for 67 minutes for Madiba Day. It was surprising how much plastic and rubbish they managed to pick up on Brenton Beach, in light of the fact that it is regarded as a clean beach.

Millwood Grade 8 Outreach


Millwood’s Grade 8 mentor group with Mr Barnard collected coins for about a month last term with the specific outreach goal of assisting a local school. Concordia Primary Grade 2 class were the recipients of the R1000 donation with chips and ice-lollies treats! The visit on Thursday brought smiles of joy and proved to be […]

Interact in action at Hlalasani

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Oakhill Interact have spent time raising funds for the Hlalasani Creche in Hornlee and are pleased to have purchased paint to decorate the outside of the crèche. The weekly visits by the Oakhill Interact children are always welcomed with open arms and smiles from these little tots, between 3-6 years of age. Such a worthwhile […]

Bendigo’s Blood Donation Drive


Bendigo House has organised a donation day to make a real difference in other peoples lives by donating blood, cut or spraying hair or signing up to become an organ donar. The blood drive is currently taking place in the school hall through Western Province Blood Transfusion Service and is open to all healthy people […]

Little Oaks hand over Teddies to Charity


Once again the children at Little Oaks had the opportunity to hand over more than a hundred teddies to the “Babies in Need” Charity which supports the Provincial Hospital. Mary-Anne Jeffries and Mary-Anne Farnham were delighted to receive this huge donation and the children in turn enjoyed their visit and learning about the Teddies for […]

Record for Santa Shoebox


Sincere thanks for the incredible generosity of the Oakhill community in your support of the Santa Shoeboxes this year. A record total of 629 boxes were donated by our Oakhill families yesterday which will cheer many, many children at Christmas this year! We are immensely grateful to Kelly Pickens, regional organiser and Oakhill parent, for […]