Oakhill School once again hosted a highly capable group of applicants for their annual scholarship examinations in early March. With nearly 60 students in Grade 7 from a selection of local, national and international schools, these examinations were strongly contested.
Scholarships are awarded annually to children who excel in the scholarship process, which involves a rigorous programme of activities including a Mathematics and English examination, prepared speech, lateral thinking exercises, creative and other dimensional thinking and an interview with senior Oakhill academic staff. Head of School, Jannie de Villiers, commented, “We were thrilled with the high calibre of candidates attending and will be most pleased to award scholarships to attend Oakhill – to entice aspiring minds and expose them to the wonderful opportunities that our school has to offer.”
Jannie maintains that “Whole child education happens in the broadest sense of the word at Oakhill and this involves much more than the excellent academic standards we maintain. From Grade 000 to Grade 12 we strive to ignite the imaginations of our pupils by encouraging them to explore and discover, question and create, and to experience the joy of learning.”