Oakhurst Primary School

Oakhurst Primary School is situated in Oakhurst Avenue, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa. In 2006 the school celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Oakhurst Girls' Primary School

South Africa
Coordinates33°58′0″S 18°28′40″E / 33.96667°S 18.47778°E / -33.96667; 18.47778
TypeAll Girls State School
Mottonil nisi optimum
nothing but the best
PrincipalMrs de la Bat
GradesR - 7
Color(s)Green, white and navy blue

Academics Edit

Oakhurst is a small school with one class per grade and encourages one-on-one teaching with the idea that smaller classes encourage better results.

History Edit

Oakhurst was opened on 8 October 1906 as the Camp Ground School for Girls under the leadership of Mrs M. Garcia. It became an independent branch of Rustenburg School for Girls. It changed its name to Oakhurst Primary School in 1927 after one of the old houses on the Canigou Estate. Until 1930, boys too were admitted to the kindergarten grades.[1]

Headmistresses Edit

  • Mrs Mabel Garcia (1906-1921)
  • Miss Christine Chandler (1920-1935)
  • Miss Esmé Powis (1936-1939)
  • Miss L. de Smidt (1940-1954)
  • Miss Elizabeth Haenni (1955-1982)
  • Miss Joan McKee (1982-1997)
  • Ms Anneline Lourens (1997-2006)
  • Mrs Jenny Van Velden (2007–2015)
  • Mrs Lorette de la Bat (2016–present)

Houses Edit

Oakhurst houses are: Athlone (green), Buxton (red), and Clarendon (blue).

Sport Edit

Oakhurst offers tennis, netball, hockey, and swimming.

References Edit

  1. ^ Bowers, Frances (1981) Dear Old School... ISBN 9780620056182

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