Galleries: Prep School

Intermediate Phase Celebration

Last Friday, Oakhill’s Intermediate Phase enjoyed their annual year-end Celebration in a beautiful setting on the Oakhill lawns, overlooking the lagoon and Knysna Heads. An atmosphere of joy and excitement abounded as the culmination of a year of effort and hard work was acknowledged, with trophies awarded to outstanding achievers in sports, the arts and […]

Foundation Phase Celebration

On Thursday evening our Grade 1 to 3 pupils attended their annual Celebration of the Joy of Learning. This year’s theme was festivals, with the proceedings encompassing the varied celebrations that take place around the world, across our many different cultures and religions. These festivities were delightfully shared with the audience through colourful song and […]

Exciting Grade 5 Camp

Earlier this month, the Grade 5 class enjoyed an exciting school camp. They first visited the Diaz Museum and water park in Mossel Bay, before heading off to Oudtshoorn where they stayed at beautiful De Hoek Mountain Resort. Highlights of the trip included the Cango Caves, Wilgewandel, an ostrich farm and last, but not least, […]

Grade 4s visit Steenbok Park

Our Grade 4 group recently visited the Steenbok Nature Reserve on Leisure Isle, where the children were taken on a guided walk exploring the beauty of Leisure Isle – its fauna, flora, history and the very special Knysna Dwarf Chameleon. Many thanks to The Friends of Steenbok Nature Reserve for the interesting tour!

Revelling in nature

Our Grade 3 classes recently enjoyed a fun-filled camp in the outdoors. They soaked up the beauty of nature in the Harkerville forest and also enjoyed a fantastic eco-warrior educational programme at Ingwe in the Crags.

Eden Drawing Competition

Last Term some of the Grade 3s took part in the Eden Drawing Competition, sponsored by MareeLestate Financial Services. They were challenged to submit a drawing depicting who they would like to be when they are older. The creative pieces ranged from scientists and game rangers to teachers, pilots and doctors, among others. Many of […]

SA Mathematics Challenge

Oakhill took part in the SA Mathematics Challenge earlier this year. The questions are aimed at conceptual knowledge, the application of knowledge in new situations, problem-solving, reasoning, communication and general mathematical thinking. It is important for students to become empowered, independent, creative and critical thinkers. Each question is a challenge and therefore a question solved […]

Glenwood Water Polo Festival

On Saturday, 9 November, there was much excitement as eight Prep water polo teams travelled to Glenwood House in George to participate in an inter-schools water polo festival. These teams comprised of a total of 86 players from ages 10 to 13!┬áThe festival gave our development players an opportunity to measure their progress and hard […]

Off to dance in New York

Earlier this term, nine Oakhill Prep and College pupils participated in the American Academy of Ballet Performance Awards, where they represented Sidwell Roman School of Ballet. All the dancers excelled in their various levels, and the senior dancers – Leah Katergarakis, Zara Osman, Hannah Micklewood, Morgan Sharp and Koketso Ramokgopa – also received scholarships to […]

Grade 7 Farewell Dinner

On Thursday evening the Grade 7 class of 2019 gathered with their parents and teachers for the annual farewell function at Simola Hotel. As always, this was a beautiful, personal and affirming evening which was enjoyed by all. Good luck to the Grade 7s as they embark on the next part of their journey to […]

1st Team Cricket update

Ten Prep boys have been awarded their 1st Team cricket caps. These boys have committed themselves to cricket throughout the season, and we wish them great success as young cricketers. We know they will make the school proud! On the College front, our cricketers continue to make Oakhill proud! The 1st team recently enjoyed a […]

Prep swimmers aiming high

Oakhill Prep has some young up-and-coming swimmers that may well follow in Aimee Canny’s footsteps one day! Rebecca Pitout and Adam Nurse, both in Grade 6, recently swam in the Short Course Champs for 2019. Adam came in the top three for his races – 2nd in 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke, and 3rd for […]

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