We welcome the children of Old Oaks
This year (2017) we have the privilege to welcome three children from Old Oak families. Natasha McGregor (Class of 1999) with Leah (Gr 000). Trish Boonzaier (Founding parent) with grand daughter Beatrix Young (Gr 00). David Wynne (Founding Head) with grand daughter Layla Longmore (Gr 0)...
Xavier von Stein (Class of 2009)
Xavier von Stein (Class of 2009) received the prestigious S2A3 medal for the best MSc student in natural sciences at Stellenbosch University in 2016. This medal is awarded annually by the Southern African Society for the Advancement of Science to the best MSc student in the natural sciences at each of South Africa’s tertiary institutions. Xav...
Eduard du Plessis (Class of 2013)
Eduard du Plessis (Class of 2013) was ranked as the top student of 2016 in his final year of BAcc (Bachelor of Accountancy). This is an even more remarkable accomplishment if you take into consideration that there were more than 500 students in his class at Stellenbosch University. Ed achieved his degree with a Cum Laude distinction....
Natasha Rootenberg (Class of 2013)
Congratulations to Natasha Rootenberg (Class of 2013) who achieved her national colours for indoor hockey. On 3 November 2016 the SA Hockey Association announced the national indoor team for women following the 2016 Indoor National Inter Provincial Tournaments of 13-15 October. The team is set to travel to Swakopmund, Namibia for a 5 match test ser...
Matthew Chennells (Class of 2006)
Guest speaker at Founders' Day 2016
Matthew Chennels (Head boy in 2006) gave an inspiring and very relevant speech about change in the world and how we adapt to change....
Nicholas Farrell (Class of 2015)
World University Rowing Championships
Nicholas Farrell received his South African colours at the blazer ceremony on 15 August 2016. Nicholas has been given the incredible opportunity to once again represent South Africa at an international level where he will be rowing in a Heavyweight Four in the World University Rowing Championships held in Poznan, Poland in a few weeks time. Nichol...
Nicholas Oberholzer (Class of 2015)
South African colours for rowing
A proud moment for Nicholas Oberholzer when he received his South African colours at the blazer ceremony on 15 August. He will be rowing at the under 23 World Championships in Rotterdam, Holland with his rowing partner Vaughn Botes....
Aimee Langford (neé van Zyl) (Class of 2005)
Alexander Forbes Platinum Award
At the Annual Awards Ceremony of Alexander Forbes, Aimee (B Comm Actuarial Science) achieved a Platinum Award, which is their highest peer nominated award, in recognition of her outstanding work....
Lee-Ann Persse (Class of 2006)
Olympic Rowing
Lee-Ann Persse (Class of 2006) and her partner, Kate Christowitz came first at the Women’s Pair, 2016 World Rowing Cup I final in Varese, Italy on the 17 April. On 12 August they were placed fifth in the finals at the Rio Olympics, the same position she achieved at the 2002 London Olympics....
Michael Taberer (Class of 2002)
Second generation Taberer starts at Somerset College.
Nolan Taberer, the son of Michael Taberer (Class of 2002), started Grade 000 at Somerset College on 13 January 2016. Michael said: “Now the trees are taller than me! When I attended College I was taller than the trees and we helped to plant some of them.” Michael and his wife Tara are looking forward to enrolling their younger daughter,...