Courtney Yon (Class of 2014)
Courtney Yon welcomed the Class of 2017 as new members of the Old Oaks at their Valedictory service on Friday 13 October. Courtney represented the Old Oaks Committee and signed the Old Oaks book with the matric representatives. Here is his speech:
Dear College, old oaks, parents and lastly, class of 2017 I would just like to start off by saying that it is such an honour to stand here today.  If you were to predict this for me a couple years ago, I’d definitely laugh at you. For those of you who know me, know that I tend to be more of an introverted person and that I would only open up to ...
Melissa Bradshaw (Class of 2012)
Rector's Award from Stellenbosch University
On 5 October, Melissa Bradshaw received a Rector’s Award from Stellenbosch University for “Excellent Academic Achievement” during her Honours (Psychology) degree. Melissa was one of the top academic performers in the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2016. Melissa is currently completing her Master of Arts in Psychology at St...
Eduard du Plessis (Class of 2013)
Rector's Award for Excellent Academic Achievement
As one of Stellenbosch University’s top students who excelled in academics, Eduard du Plessis was honoured with the Rector’s Awards for Excellent Achievement on 5 October. At the Stellenbosch University School for Accountancy Awards Evening on 21 September, Eduard received the following awards: – PWC Award: Best Third Year B.Acc S...
Katherine Gray (Class of 2007)
Katherine Gray (Head girl 2007) was the guest speaker at Founders' Day on Saturday 12 August.
In her speech Katherine referred to knowing yourself and what you stand for. She challenged people to find their value and reminded students that Somerset College allows them to be in a space where they can try different things, find out what they like and dislike and foster their talents. She encouraged students to use what is available to them to...
Chloë Garner (Class of 2008)
World Long Drive Champion
Just a year into her professional long-drive career Chloe Garner, ETSU women’s assistant golf coach, won the women’s World Long Drive Championship at the Clash in the Canyon in Mesquite, Nevada on 7 June 2017. Chloe defeated two-time champion, Phillis Meti, with a drive of 342 yards. Listen to an interview with Chloë...
Camilla Mehtar (Class of 2000)
PhD from University of Pretoria
Camilla Mehtar (neé Weyer) obtained her PhD degree from the University of Pretoria. The topic of her PhD was “Molecular diagnostics for African horse sickness and the relevance in surveillance”.  Photographed with Camilla is Prof Alan Guthrie and Prof Jim MacLachlan....
Nicholas Farrell (Class of 2015)
World Rowing Indoor Sprints
The World Rowing Indoor Sprints Regatta, a 1000m virtual indoor rowing competition raced on ergometers, was held between 10 and 12 March 2017. The fastest male South African result came from Nicholas Farrell (Class of 2015). Nicholas Farrell completed the 1000m in a time of 02:54.8. This performance placed him as the new national record holder, bea...
We welcome the children of Old Oaks
Admissions - children from Old Oak families.
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)
Best MSc student in natural sciences at Stellenbosch University.
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)
Top BAcc final year student.
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....