Clubs & Societies

With 17 clubs and activities on offer, Oakhill College offers opportunities to explore a host of extracurricular experiences and to develop new skills. Clubs are led by a facilitator who mentors and guides pupil participants. Clubs and activities take place during the last lesson every second Friday, however many of our pupils extend their interest and commitment to their club or activity beyond the boundaries of the schedule and school campus.

We encourage our pupils and staff to propose new clubs and activities that reflect their interests and passions. The current clubs on offer include:

Art Club

Art Club

The Art Club will be aimed at College Pupils who love Visual Arts but are not taking it as a matric subject. This will be a place to draw, create or paint.

Band

Playing contemporary jazz and blues. Pupils must be proficient with their instrument. There already a number of band members but those who are interested may also join.

Board Games

Board Games Club

The Board Games club focuses on having an enjoyable, entertaining time without having an electronic device in your hands. Students will enjoy some friendly competition while learning to play some of the old favourite board games and also learn some new exciting games. The atmosphere is relaxed and stress-free.

Carpentry Club

Carpentry Club

Carpentry club is a small club for 4 pupils who will be learning basic carpentry skills in a safe environment. This will be run  by our school neighbour, Kallie Barnard. Kallie is from Knysna forest descent and is a very competent woodworker and worked at Fechters for many years.

Clay Club

Clay Club

The Clay Club is for those interested in ceramics and pottery to join together in making pottery and sharing knowledge regarding ceramics.

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Club is for pupils interested in writing poetry, prose, plays, song lyrics, graphic novels, and other genres. The purpose of the Creative Writing Club is to provide a positive and productive atmosphere for developing pupil writers to integrate, learn, and grow.

Current Affairs Club

Current Affairs Club

The Current Affairs Club is a time in which pupils learn about local, national and world events. There will be guest speakers including Geoff Brown and Gill Marcus.

Film Club

Film Club

A group exploring and enjoying various film genres.

Orienteering Club

Orienteering Club

Orienteering is a group of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed. Participants are given a topographical map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points.

Peer Counselling Club

Peer Counselling Club

Peer counsellors are compassionate guides. They apply knowledge, use specific tools, and follow certain rules to help people get past obstacles and reach their goals. In this club you will learn about useful skills such as effective listening, dealing with conflict and supporting peers through emotional difficulty.

Photography Club

Photography Club

To promote creativity through photography, to share and critique the photographs of peers, to educate and improve technical skills, and to spread the love of photography throughout Oakhill school.

Physical Theatre Club

Physical Theatre Club

Physical theatre shows that you don’t have to use words to express ideas. It uses techniques such as movement, mime, gesture and dance and can be used to explore complex social and cultural issues.

Public Speaking Club

Public Speaking Club

Public Speaking Club The Public Speaking Club is dedicated to improving your communication, leadership, and public speaking abilities. We provide a stress-free, supportive environment to practice and excel at public speaking. We practice both prepared and impromptu speaking.

Table Tennis Club

Table Tennis Club

This fun club will teach everyone how to play table tennis and have fun at the same time.

Wooden Canoe Design & Build

Wooden Canoe Design & Build

A wooden open canoe will be built using “stitch-and-glue” method. The canoe will then be fiberglassed. As a start, cardboard models will be made to demonstrate the method.

Yoga Club

Yoga Club

The Yoga Club will offer students a chance to learn and practice yoga together. It is a chance to slow down and learn the basic yoga poses, which help reduce stress and increase flexibility and strength.

 [ Oakhill College Clubs PDF ]