Oak­hill gra­de 7s step in­to fu­tu­re

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Schools -

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.

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