Old Oaks Stories

Jannah Ruthven: Class of 2010

Twenty two year-old Jannah Ruthven is one of the youngest artists ever to have held an exhibition at Knysna Fine Art. Entitled “Die Hoeke van Kaapstad”, it featured the series of photographs she presented for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus programme held earlier this year in London. She was one of ten […]

Matthew Myers: Class of 2010

Old Oak Matthew Myers is a recent recipient of the Skye-Cambridge Scholarship, which will cover the full cost of his studies and living expenses for an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge in the UK, which he will study from September 2015. This fantastic achievement comes over and above a […]

Caspar Lee: Class of 2012

Caspar Lee is without doubt one of the most famous Oakhill Old Oaks. At the tender age of 21 he has a Wikipedia page on which he is described as “a South African vlogger, actor and internet personality. He is best known for his YouTube channel Caspar.” In 2006 Caspar won a 50% scholarship for Grade […]

Robert Muir: Class of 2009

Robert matriculated in 2009 and was accepted at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he did a BSc majoring in Geology and Ecology/Evolution, graduating in 2013 with the class medal in Geology. In 2014 when he completed his Honours Degree in Geology at UCT, he was named Best Geology Honours Student and Best Student […]

Danielle Pieters: Class of 2001

In her matric year (2001), Danielle was the recipient of the Chairman’s Award and the Nedbank Sportswoman of the Year Award in recognition of her equestrian achievements representing Oakhill and the Eastern Cape, and as Eastern Cape Eventing Champion. She followed this passion for horse-riding when she left school, gaining further experience with one of […]

Michael Hallick: Class of 1999

Michael matriculated in 1999. He was an excellent all round student, excelling academically and captain of virtually every sports team he played in. After school he studied MCSE computer networking, then took a year off and travelled and worked in the UK doing menial work in factories and warehouses. He returned to South Africa and […]

Michele Eray: Class of 1997

While still at school, Michéle represented South Africa at the Junior Canoe Sprint World Championships in Japan in 1995, and Finland in 1997. She also won a bronze medal in the surfski race at the Surf Life Saving World Champs in Durban in 1996. After matriculating in 1997, she studied a BA Human Movement Science […]

Kevin Evans: Class of 1996

Kevin Evans matriculated in 1996. He played a lot of sport at school but says cycling always appealed to him most. He raced at national level between 1994 and 1996 and today he is a multiple SA Champion on both road and mountain bikes. After school, Kevin spent some time travelling abroad. In the USA, […]

Theri Rossouw (nee Horn): Class of 1995

Theri matriculated in 1995, with the 2nd group of Oakhill matrics. She says that her most notable achievement at school, apart from blowing up the science lab in a failed experiment and causing the whole school to be evacuated during an open-day, was actually passing matric! “I have never been academic, so school on its […]

Chloe Bunnett: Class of 1995

Chloe started paddling at Oakhill with Chris Storey in 1992 and got some experience in K1s, doing sprints and flat water racing and competing in big races, including the Fish River and Berg River Canoe Marathons. While still at school she represented South Africa at the Junior Worlds. It was only in 2009 that she […]

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