Oakhill School News

Prep Spring Walk 

Prep Spring Walk from Buffalo Bay to Brenton on Friday 9 September. 

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Sports Achievements 

Week 8: Term 3

Hockey:

1st Boys vs NMMU

Lost 5 – 3

M.o.m Caspar Lee 

Soccer:

All Teams vs Montessori

1st Girls

Drew 1 all 

U15 Boys

Lost 2 – 1

M.o.m Ben Giliomee 

1st Boys

Won 4 – 0

M.o.m Mazi Myo 

Swimming:

SWD Gala held in George:

Results from two of our swimmers: 

Burger van Niekerk: 100m Free-2nd, 50m Fly-2nd,100m IM-2nd, 200m IM-1st,50m Free-2nd, 100m Fly-1st,400m Free-1st. (7 events) 

Anola Walk: 200m Breast- 1st, 100m IM-1st, 50m Breast-1st,100m Breast- 1st ,50m Free-2nd, 50m Breast-1st, 50m Back- 1st. (7 events) 

Gymnastics:

Monika Pichler represented SWD at the Western Cape Gymnastics Games held at the Bellville Velodrome last weekend .She came 6th and was selected to compete at the South African National Gymnastic Games to be held on 03 – 08 October 2011. 

Monika also did a gymnastics coaching course this year and is now a qualified level one Gymnastics coach. She coaches on Thursdays at Knysna Gymnastics Club. 

Adventure Racing:

Race hosted by Oakhill 

Results: 

Junior Category:

Won by an Oakhill Team consisting of J.Campbell; B. Giliomee; A. Walk

Senior Category:

Won by an Oakhill Team consisting of N.Cuthbert, H Maarsingh, N Giliomee, B Willcocks 

Mountain Biking:

Nicola and Ben Giliomee together with other two riders have recently secured a Mountain Biking Sponsorship from RE:CM (Regarding Capital Management).

All four riders are currently competing and excelling on the South Western District Circuit, as well as at a number of National events. 

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Polar Bear Hockey Challenge 

At the end of every hockey season Oakhill hosts the Polar Bear Hockey Challenge for all Grade 7’s in our area. The Challenge is all about offering Grade 7 ‘s an opportunity to interact with their peers ( some of whom they have played hockey against since the age of 7) one last time before they all disperse into the various high schools in our area. For many, this is their last Hockey match as primary school players. 

The main emphasis is on fun, with no scores to count. Dougnuts and boerie rolls are served and the day ends with a swim in the Oakhill pool, hence the tournament name! 

Reporter: Stefan Weyers 

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Four Local Junior Mountain Bike Riders Secure Sponsorship 

Four local junior riders from Knysna and George have recently secured a Mountain Biking Sponsorship from RE:CM (Regarding Capital Management), a privately owned, independent asset management business that follows a bottom-up value approach to investing. 

RE:CM also sponsor top professional mountain bikers Waylon Woolcock and Neil Macdonald. The four riders are Devin Kruger (16), a grade 10 learner at Glenwood in George, Waldo van Niekerk (16), a grade 10 learner at Outeniqua Hoërskool in George, Nicola Giliomee (17), a grade 11 learner at Oakhill School in Knysna and Benjamin Giliomee (14), a grade 8 learner at Oakhill School in Knysna. 

All four riders are currently competing and excelling on the South Western District Circuit, as well as at a number of National events. 

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Oakhill Adventure Race 

With an eye on the Schools’ Adventure Racing National Championships in KZN in October, the Oakhill Adventure Racing teams have been training very hard during the past few weeks. On Saturday, 10th September the teams competed in an Adventure Race co-hosted by Oakhill and Montessori. 17 teams from Glenwood, Montessori and Oakhill took part in this exciting race. 

The race disciplines were a combination of running, mountain biking, swimming and paddling while looking for checkpoints. On route and to earn points, teams had to complete various activities, as in abseiling, jumping off a bridge, constructing paper planes to fly through a tyre, navigating across a river, to name but a few! The Oakhill teams showed their strength by winning the Junior and Senior categories. The Open Category was won by the Glenwood teachers’ team of Claire McAuliffe and James Stead. 

Congratulations to all the winning teams and a sincere thank you to all who participated and finished the race and to all who assisted in pulling it together. 

A special thank you to Kyle Langman of Oakhill and Steve Williams of Montessori, who put this exciting race together. Everybody had lots of fun and we look forward to an even bigger race next year.

 Reporter: Riaan van Straten 

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Knysna Primary u14 Hockey Festival 

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Peter Bishop Invitational Hockey Tournament 

Oakhill Prep hosted its annual Peter Bishop Invitational Hockey Tournament on Saturday 10th September, the only full field Astro Tournament in our area it provided the perfect canvas for SWD Primary school teams to show their skills. 

The girls section was dominated by Oakhill, with only a gutsy George South Team not going down to this amazing group of girls, Oakhill girls retaining the title they won last year. The Oakhill Boys as was the case last year came up against a determined Glenwood Team in the final, and saw history repeat itself as Glenwood for the second time won the boys Section. 

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