It wasn’t a matter of “hats off to 2013”, but rather “you can leave your hat on” as all Oakhill staff enjoyed some camaraderie and a delicious dinner at Portland Manor on Friday evening.
Friday got under way as all staff gathered in the hall to prepare for another happy and productive year at Oakhill. Headmaster, Shane Kidwell, challenged us to think about ensuring that we prepare our pupils for the 21st Century by engaging them technologically and experientially. Oakhill’s campus is geared for 21st century learning and thinking and the delivery of our latest tablet computers in both the Preparatory School and the College will catapult us further into ensuring that we prepare kids for the world beyond school.
This was followed by guest speaker, Sue Swain, director of BioWise sharing a meaningful and informative talk about Biomimicry and the relevance thereof in our community and then it was off to the recently purchased land to enjoy a picnic lunch in the fresh country air.
We returned to school to attend departmental meetings and ended the afternoon, splitting into teams and participating in the “Great Race”.
Oh yes, we’re ready, steady, go …….. for 2013.
Report: Barbie Leibbrandt