Bursaries are offered annually to provide educational opportunities at Oakhill to children from less privileged circumstances in our community who show strong academic and/or special talent potential. The number of bursaries awarded annually will be determined by the availability of funding.

Guideline for Bursary Selection

  • Academic – Strong language and numeric skills with aggregates above 60%. English as a spoken and written language is essential. A pre-entrance examination may be required.
  • Age – Younger bursary students are preferred from local Garden Route schools.
  • Family environment – A stable home environment with a strong value system is essential.
  • Talents – Sport, music, drama & art talents are recognised provided the student meets the academic criteria.
  • Financial need – Students with financial need and from disadvantaged backgrounds will be considered. Financial documents will be required.
  • Social – Involvement and participation in community service, sport, extra-mural activities and a strong sense of responsibility and determination is a requirement.

How to Apply for a Bursary

STEP 1: Visit Oakhill
  • Visit our School for a relaxed walkabout at a time of your convenience – call our admin office to make an appointment.
  • Arrange for your child to experience a typical Oakhill Day or come to one of our Open Days.
  • Chat with a current Oakhill parent (we will gladly put you in touch).
STEP 2: Provisional Application

The ENROLMENT FORM (here) and Financial Assistance Application are to be completed and handed to the Admissions Department together with all supporting documents by the 31st of August each year. You will be required to meet with our Bursary Officer and Head of Prep or Head of College for an interview. A registration fee is payable which is refundable should your bursary application not be successful.

STEP 3: Bursary Acceptance

Bursary offerings will be made by 30 September of each year to successful applicants.

How to contribute to the Oakhill Bursary Fund

Oakhill Bursary Fund can make a significant difference in the lives of bursary students and a meaningful contribution to our Knysna community. Knysna has the largest gini-coefficient in Africa and we, as a school, want to fulfill our mandate of preparing our children for life after school by embracing a diverse and cosmopolitan campus.

Oakhill currently has a number of bursary students who are deserving candidates selected from disadvantaged backgrounds in Knysna. Oakhill bursaries have already made a significant difference in the lives of many, and

Oakhill would like to encourage businesses and individuals to further change lives by making donations or contributing as best they can.

Oakhill is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and all donors are provided a Section 18A Tax Certificate.

Should you wish to contribute, you can do so by depositing to:

Name of account: Oakhill Projects
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Knysna – 210 214
Account: 6234 926 1107 (current account)
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ



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