Physical Education is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all students. The Sports Programme at Oakhill aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, a strong body, self-discipline and a positive competitive spirit. The lessons of humility, courage, discipline and teamwork learned on the sports field are essential components of a balanced education. Within the curriculum all students are given the opportunity to learn skills and develop talents, build confidence and enhance physical and social well-being.
Beginning with rudimentary ball skills in Grade 000 through to the well developed athleticism and skill required at College level, a committed team of coaches strive to meet the needs of each student. In the Prep school everyone who plays gets to be in a team. This ensures that every child experiences the joy of teamwork and team spirit.
Participation in Games is compulsory. There are a wide range of sports available and younger boys and girls are encouraged to play team games. Sport at Oakhill is not just for recreation. It encourages young men and women to become more self-aware, to build character and to grow their leadership qualities.
Students participate in at least one sporting activities each term. Oakhill teams are entered in the regional league fixtures and matches are played against other schools on the Garden Route and further afield too. Our players also participate, with ever increasing success, in regional and provincial trials to represent South Western Districts.
Oakhill is fortunate to have acquired 17 hectares of land in the rural suburb of Welbedacht, which serves as the Oakhill Sports Campus (OSC). This prime piece of land includes a state-of-the-art water-based Astroturf, as well as hockey, rugby, soccer, cricket and netball fields.
Despite Oakhill’s lack of bigger sports facilities in the past, the school has produced magnificent results against peer schools, with a very high percentage of both Prep and College students representing their Province in various sporting disciplines. Sam Mvimbi, Kevin Evans, Michelle Eray, Rosie Finn, Mikayla Oliver, Hannah Verrier and Sophia Trollip are some of the current and past Oakhill students who have achieved their national colours for sport.
The OSC facility has allowed others to dream of doing the same, and the results have already spoken for themselves.