First College Inter-Schools Fixtures

On Saturday our College netball and hockey girls finally got to enjoy their first inter-schools fixtures on our beautiful Astros. Our U14, U15 and U19 netball teams played against various junior teams from the Knysna Loeries Netball Club. Our girls revelled in the opportunity of being on the courts once again, and testing their skills…

PoMo 2021

Our Grade 11 Drama Dragons wowed parents and pupils this week with their postmodern production centered on the themes of fragility and vulnerability. They escorted the audience on a magical, mythical journey in search of enlightenment and truth in a pure PoMo way. This type of theatre embraces human experience in various forms, and their…

First games kick off

There was much excitement amongst Prep pupils and staff yesterday as we hosted our first inter-school games since the start of Covid restrictions last year. It was wonderful welcoming Rheenendal Primary back for rugby at our OSC and netball at our school courts. We look forward to our College pupils participating in their first inter-school…

Bike track back in action

We are thrilled to officially make use of our fabulous bike track once again! A host of eager young MTB enthusiasts gathered at the OSC recently to test their skills, under the watchful eye of our Prep sports department. Great fun was had by all, and we look forward to watching mountain biking participation grow…

Music Accolades

Congratulations to Kathryn Brown who has completed her Trinity Grade 7 Practical examination with merit online. Kathryn is doing Music as an additional (8th) subject and has achieved the Matric IEB practical requirements by passing the Grade 7 exam. The theory exam was written on Saturday, 8 May, and the Grade 12 students await their…

14th Century Creations

In Social Sciences the Grade 7s have been learning about the Kingdom of Mali and the great Mansa Musa. In researching some of the artifacts that were uncovered, the pupils then proceeded to make their own replicas of these clay sculptures, using the Oakhill kiln for the very first time. They had great fun in…

Start of Term 2 Letter from our Acting Head of College

Dear College Parents and Pupils Term 2 is ready and waiting to get going with a bang! We welcome our Oakhill Community back and I trust that we will be able to share in a productive, meaningful, and happy term ahead. A focus for this term, at least, is Self-care and Wellness. We have a…

Start of Term 2 Letter from our Head of Prep

Dear Prep Parents and Pupils, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our Oakhill community at the start of Term 2. I trust that we will be able to share in a productive, meaningful and happy term ahead. A special word of welcome to the children and families that have joined…

The Odyssey groups are back!

There was much excitement and emotion in the air this week as the three Odyssey groups emerged from the walkway leading up to Oakhill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning respectively … Broad smiles and grateful tears followed as both parents and students celebrated the culmination of this milestone in their lives. Our sincere thanks…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Wishing our Oakhill community a joyous and safe Easter holiday break! A reminder that Term 2 starts again on Wednesday, 14 April. Our reception and admin offices will however remain open for queries and tours. For admissions enquiries, email Karine Trollip @ k.trollip@oakhill.co.za For accounts enquiries, email Catherine Brodie @ c.brodie@oakhill.co.za

Solitude and reflection

Reflection is encouraged on The Odyssey. This tends to happen spontaneously in a beautiful natural setting when one is far from home and faced with tough mental, physical and emotional challenges and afforded enough time to work through these. Around half-way through the 21-day journey, the students enter a 36-hour ‘solo’ during which they spend…

End of Term 1 Letter from our Head of Prep

Dear Prep Parents and Pupils  As we come to the end of the first term of 2021 I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Oakhill community for the continued support and congratulate our children on a productive, happy and very meaningful start to the year. We are very encouraged by the commitment…