Oakhill grade 7s step into future
The Grade 7 class of Oakhill School celebrated the end of an exceptional year this term. This strong and dynamic group of boys and girls have enjoyed all that school life has had to offer them throughout the year, and they had the opportunity to celebrate just how far they have come with some end-of-year festivities marking their final year in primary school.
The first was their last-ever primary school camp. This four-day camp at Pine Lake Marina in Sedgefield is always a highlight on the prep school calendar. The pupils get the opportunity to relax and have fun before settling into their final set of prep exams.
At the camp, the pupils revelled in activities ranging from canoeing to a cook-off, minute-to-win-it and many more. A truly unforgettable experience, that was soon followed by another equally memorable occasion – the annual Grade 7 farewell dinner at Simola.
This very special occasion celebrated the pupils and their parents. Head of the prep school James Cross personally addressed and acknowledged each child in the company of their parents. In turn, the pupils as a group had the opportunity to acknowledge each teacher who had been part of their school journey.
The next “last ever” was the annual awards ceremony – the Intermediate Phase Celebration – held on Friday 1 December. This took place in the beautiful setting on the Oakhill lawns overlooking the lagoon and the Heads. An atmosphere of joy and excitement abounded as the culmination of a year of effort and hard work was acknowledged, with sports, cultural and academic trophies awarded to outstanding achievers.
A very special and affirming term for all Grade 7 pupils, and a wonderful way to close off a chapter before embarking on the next journey onto the Oakhill College campus. Oakhill is extremely proud of the Grade 7 class of 2018, and as they head towards that “last ever” day of primary school, Oakhill wishes them all the best for a whole range of “first evers” next year! –
Some of the pupils enjoying Gericke’s Point on their Grade 7 camp.