An excellent education is about seeing and recognising a child for who and what he or she may be. It is not about moulding a child into a predetermined version of who you as the teacher feels he or she should be.
On the contrary, an excellent education is about listening, seeing and allowing each child to develop their talents in a holistic environment where individuality is championed and where the world to which our children are moving is the source of our preparation.
It is about instilling in our children values and morals that will, in concert with our parents and community allow them to become people of significance. At the same time, there must be a fundamental belief that achieving one’s best is non-negotiable. A positive sense of self is key to the development of young people and can only be achieved in an environment in which this is given expression.
Underlying all of this must exist a sense of team, of school and of community, a recognition that our humanness is intertwined and that we should develop, honour and celebrate this basic human imperative.
Oakhill School strives to be a school of excellence and I would sincerely value your support and that of your child in our school community as together we make the Joy of Learning our reality.