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Arts & Culture

Music

All pupils from Grades 1 to 7 participate in music, singing, marimbas and recorders.

This year saw the establishment of our school choir.

Oatlands Play

Our annual play is the highlight of the year, with every child from Grade 1 to Grade 3 participating in either poetry, dance, music or acting. This event takes place at the Rhodes Theatre in November each year.

Public speaking

Public speaking skills are an integral part of our school curriculum and our learners regularly excel in both choral verse and individual speech and drama at the Eisteddfod.

Art

Children participate enthusiastically in art lessons and their beautiful works adorn the school walls. Our children’s art is entered into the annual Bathurst Show Art Competition and we are proud of the results achieved by our young artists.

Excursions

Learners look forward to their regular outings ranging from day trips to places of interest in and around Grahamstown, to overnight outings in the higher grades. Learners participate enthusiastically in programmes run by the Albany Museum, Sci-Fest etc. Members of Netcare, the Police Service and the Fire Department, amongst others, visit the school each year. Our children also attend performances by theatre companies, such as UBOM and “Hooked on Books”, as well as attending plays presented by other local schools.

Additional Activities

Aerobics, debating and crafts

Grade 3 Ball

The Grade 3 Ball has become an annual event and the highlight of the Grade 3 year. The children are taught dances such as the waltz and the two-step and the etiquette of attending a dance before the “big night”. The school hall is beautifully decorated for the evening and snacks and refreshments provided. The boys and girls and their parents come dressed in their best formal wear and enjoy a memorable evening together.

Charities

Our pupils and their parents generously support community projects which the school participates in from time to time. Recent events include the Hospice “Go Yellow” Day and “Mandela Day”.