Cover Me includes Maya-Rose Torrao

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I’m a fan of Cover Me, an online music zine based in the USA that points me at tributes. Cover songs not only show appreciation for musical heroes but ensure that their music reaches new generations. I was super pleased to find Knysna’s Maya-Rose Torrao included in their latest article which featured The Decemberists’ album, The Crane Wife. Maya-Rose had covered their ‘Summersong’. I’ve never met Maya-Rose but interviewed her via email after she did well in the 2012 De Beers English Olympiad. She was a student of Oakhill School then. … Read the full article…

Comedian Rob van Vuuren in Knysna – June 27/28

Rob van Vuuren in Knysna June 27 and 28

“Rob van Vuuren became a comedian by mistake while he was trying to be an actor. It was bound to happen though, if you consider his shortness to awesomeness ratio multiplied by his genius and augmented by the fact that he is a bit of a dick. All the fun at Oakhill School on June 27 & 28 2014. … Read the full article…

Interview: Maya-Rose Torrao (Oakhill Student)

Maya-Rose Torrao

Maya-Rose Torrao, a student of Oakhill School in Knysna, competed against 7300 of South Africa’s brightest in the 2012 De Beers English Olympiad. Although the final positions have yet to be determined, she is in the Top 15. That alone equals terrific prizes and makes Knysna proud. We caught up to Maya. This is what she had to say… Q: How long have you been a Knysna resident and Oakhill student? A: I moved to the Garden Route area when I was a few months old, initially living in the … Read the full article…

Percy Mdala’s Matric Pass Up 21%

Percy Mdala High School in Knysna

Oakhill School, an independent school in Knysna, was asked to collaborate with Percy Mdala to help raise their Matric pass rate for 2011. All 24 candidates who attended extra lessons at Oakhill passed their final examination and twenty candidates met the minimum requirements for Bachelor Degree Studies, two attained a Diploma pass and two achieved a Higher Certificate pass. 66% pass rate 19 distinctions 35 Bachelor Degree passes 40 Diploma passes 26 Higher Certificate passes Oakhill is proud to be associated with these wonderful results and congratulates Headmaster: Nicholas Njozela … Read the full article…

Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festival 2012

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Oakhill, a private school in Knysna, have recently begun playing Water Polo in the Knysna Waterfront, making it the only “Open Water” polo pool in Africa. On the weekend of the 10th to 12th of February 2012 they will be hosting a Water Polo festival in the Knysna Waterfront. This will be an event like non other, making it exciting for all teams attending. … Read the full article…

The Oakhill Journey to COP 17

COP17 - Oakhill School

Departing from Plett just after lunch on the 30th of November 2011, I felt both excitement and anxiety brewing up in me. Our destination – the single biggest environmental gathering in the world, COP17, in Durban. Travelling by bus, it took us a little over eighteen hours to get to our destination, but by sleeping on the floor, I was able to pass at least half of the seemingly never-ending journey. … Read the full article…