Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

No, we do not.

Four terms.

Yes, we are.

Yes, we are.

We accommodate children from Grade 000 (4 years old) to Matric.

Classes are small and intimate and vary according to grade.

If you require any information on school fees, please contact Lyndall Hill at Admissions, or view our FEE STRUCTURE page.

An ADMISSIONS PACK can be downloaded from our website and the procedure is clearly indicated in this document. Families are interviewed by the Head of School and a copy of the student’s latest report must be submitted.

100% since our first Matrics wrote the IEB Senior Certificate in 1994.

In addition to English, Afrikaans, Life Orientation and Mathematics, we offer an extensive range of learning areas offered in the South African National Curriculum including:

  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Assisted Technology
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Visual Arts
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Music
  • AP Maths
  • AP English

Our Matrics write the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate which is internationally recognised and accepted by all international universities, except a handful in the UK and USA that prefer a Cambridge certificate.

Yes, we do and our clothing shop is situated on the school campus.

Yes, we are affiliated to the Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa (ISASA).

Yes, and we participate regularly in fixtures in our area and further afield. We see our task as developing the whole child so it only makes sense to have all pupils involved in co-curricular activities.

Most live in and around Knysna, with a large percentage from nearby Plettenberg Bay. Due to this, we have a transport system that runs daily between Plettenberg Bay and Oakhill.

All of our teachers are obliged to assist pupils in their classes who may be struggling. Most of our major academic departments offer lessons in the afternoons throughout the week. Pupils who have specific learning or concentration difficulties will be referred to our Learning Support Unit.

We are a small school which is characterised by good relationships between staff and students, seniors and juniors, employers and employees. We value the joy of learning and a happy, friendly environment for growth and development is something that is frequently remarked on by visitors. Bullying cannot be tolerated in an environment which prides itself on good relationships because we would destroy what we hold most dear. No doubt rare occurrences of bullying occur but they are treated in a very serious light. The best advice that we could offer any new parent on this important issue is to speak to other parents, and contact the Head of School should there be any concerns.

We pride ourselves in being free of drugs at school, however in this day and age, young men and women in our society are under threat and we don’t try to hide the reality of the dangers posed by all forms of substance abuse. We adopt a proactive approach, which involves educating pupils and parents, discussing the subject during Life Orientation lessons and counseling pupils where necessary. We will never ignore this issue and if necessary will ask pupils to seek professional help or in serious cases leave our institution.

Once again, we would suggest that you take a walk around our campus and experience the ease with which our students of all backgrounds and cultures interact with one another. While we accept that we have made huge strides in this area, we certainly acknowledge that we all need to continuously further encourage transformation and diversity.



Upcoming Events

Co-ed Hockey Dates

Recent News

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Matric Results 2023 A4 (2)