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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 […]

Another successful U16 festival


Oakhill hosted its second U16 Co-Ed Hockey Festival this past weekend, following on from the success of its inaugural festival last year. Blessed with good weather, it proved to be another festive weekend for all involved! Eight high schools from the Western and Eastern Cape came together to enjoy hockey, interwoven with fun, friendship and […]

Simply Blue, simply fabulous

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On Thursday evening we enjoyed the special treat of having Bishops’ voice ensemble, Simply Blue, perform in our school hall. An appreciative audience lapped up the enormous variety of pieces, from solo and serenading to piano and guitar, and more! The standard was remarkable for school-going pupils, reminding us of the fact that this group […]

Meaningful LO Day


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 […]

Spur Mountain Biking Event

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Well done to all our pupils who took part in the first event of the Eden Spur MTB Schools League this Saturday. It was wonderful to see our competitive mountain bikers out there, as well as those who participated just for the fun of it!  . Oakhill finished 3rd out of 11 schools overall, with […]

Interact Committee 2019/2020

Oakhill Interact Committee 2019

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 […]

Matric Dance magic at Ouland Royale

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Our Grade 12s were treated to a magical evening on Friday at the annual Matric Dance. After joining teachers and parents for a cocktail function in the school hall, the Matric pupils and their partners were whisked off to their surprise venue for the evening – Ouland Royale in Plettenberg Bay. Heartfelt thanks to the […]

Paddling all the way to Junior Champs

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Good luck to our four College pupils who are currently in Ireland where they will be competing in the 2019 Canoe Polo Junior International Championships, from 31 July to 4 August. Grade 9 pupils Taya Hanton, Kyla Hanton and Jack Ligeti, as well as Joshua Smith (Grade 11), join six other Knysna students at the […]

Nene inspires with words of wisdom


Oakhill staff, parents and the broader Knysna community were treated to a phenomenal talk last night by internationally-renowned presenter, Nene Molefi. With great insight and humour, she beautifully articulated many of the conscious and unconscious biases we may carry, across gender, race, age, ability or other spheres. Her message emphasised that every individual can contribute […]

Silver for Lily at SA Schools hockey finals

Western Cape Hockey Team

Last term we announced Lily Donnell’s selection for the Western Cape U14 Girls hockey team – a first for Oakhill! During the holidays, this team played six matches at the South African Schools Sports National Winter Games, which is run by the South African Department of Sport & Recreation, and was held in Durban this […]

Life Sciences in action

Grade 8 Life Sciences 2019 (61)

Last term the Grade 8s were applying the textbook theory on soil types, in a practical lesson. They had to identify 3 unknown soil types based on various experiments. It required doing the various experiments, analysing the data and putting together a report based on their findings. The groups all chose to collaborate on google […]

Woodridge Derby days

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Hats off to all our College hockey players, coaches and supporters who braved the cold and wet on Thursday and Friday in support of our annual derby against Woodridge College. It was another wonderful interaction between our two schools, with the focus on participation, sportsmanship and healthy competition. Last term our Prep pupils also had […]