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Oakhill’s academic campus rests on the hillside overlooking the spectacular Knysna estuary. The school is a whole school, catering for all age groups on the same campus – Little Oaks is our Pre-prep School, with Grades 000 to R; Oakhill Prep School caters for Grades 1 to 7 and Oakhill College Grades 8 to 12 (Matric).

Our academic facilities are designed to provide a healthy and inspiring environment that fosters well-being, creativity and the joy of learning. Layout and flow with the classrooms encourage pupils to become actively involved in their learning experience, but teaching and learning is not limited to the classroom. Outdoor facilities on campus, and educational excursions also provide our pupils with an experiential learning experience.

The academic campus is also currently home to Oakhill’s swimming and water polo pool, as well as multi-functional courts. The majority of sport, however, takes place at the Oakhill Sports Campus (OSC), which is situated close to the school on 17 hectares of land in the rural suburb of Welbedacht. The campus includes a state-of-the-art water-based Astroturf, as well as hockey, rugby, soccer, cricket and netball fields, with the construction of additional tennis and netball courts currently in planning. Further development at the OSC will include the building of an aquatics centre housing a 50m swimming and water polo pool. This phase will also include a state-of-the-art indoor facility housing a gym and indoor cricket nets.

The town of Knysna and the Garden Route in general are our broader ‘playground’ campus. Here pupils can indulge in almost every outdoor activity imaginable in our beautiful forests, mountains, nature reserves, lakes, lagoons, rivers and ocean! Pupils have historically actively participated in hiking, trail running, mountain biking, horse riding, kloofing, fishing, sailing, paddling, canoe polo, surfing and bodyboarding.

The Oakhill Clothing Shop is located next to the lower parking area, and all school uniform and sports garments required by the school can be purchased here. Our second-hand shop, offering good quality used uniforms at reduced prices, is located next to the Clothing Shop.


CLOTHING SHOP TIMES

  • Monday to Friday mornings: 07h30 – 08h15
  • Monday afternoon: 12h20 – 12h50
  • Wednesday afternoon: 12h45 – 13h15 

Card payments only are accepted (no cash), as well as the option to add purchases on to your school account. Lost property is managed through the shop in conjunction with our security service.


CLOTHING SHOP RETURNS POLICY

You may return items purchased for a full refund, replacement or exchange, provided you have the original tax invoice, and items are returned in a saleable condition within 30 days of purchase.

Items must have the original tags attached.


For enquiries and further information, please email Lauren Reynders [email protected].

Our tuckshop is operated by FreshStop on the school premises, and serves a variety of predominantly healthy meals and snacks such as sandwiches, wraps, salads, pies, baked cookies and muffins, jungle oats energy bars and refreshments. The tuckshop facility is open from Monday to Friday. When there are sporting fixtures, a tuckshop is also available at the OSC.

Daily buses are provided to transport pupils to and from Plettenberg Bay, with times are as follows:

Mondays to Thursdays

  • Departing from Plettenberg Bay: 07:00
  • Departing from Oakhill School: 14:30, 16:15 and 17:30

Fridays

  • Departing from Plettenberg Bay: 07:00
  • Departing from Oakhill School: 13:50 and 16:15

Kindly note that rules apply when making use of this service, and that bus times need to be booked.

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