2012 – 2013

The Academic Year 2012 – 2013 marks Oak Hill’s seventh year. We opened on 6th October 2006 with just four children, who had previously been in the Hill Methodology Reading Achievement Programme. Including our current students, we have taught 50 students, attending 9 different International Schools and travelling to us here in Nyon, from as far away as Blonay to the east, Prevessin (in France) to the west and Hermance to the south.

The students who have left us have re-integrated into main-stream schools, both in Switzerland and abroad, with a high degree of success. Not only are their academic skills strong enough to compete in classrooms alongside their peers, their confidence and self-esteem are such that, when they leave Oak Hill, they believe that they can achieve anything, if they put their minds to it.

The maximum group size is four students and we have a teaching staff of four. Our morning programme targets those children between  7 and 11 years old.  In addition we have a group of 12 year-olds in the afternoon.

As our students are encouraged to take part in all the major events of their Home Schools, at Oak Hill we prefer not to spend too much class time pursuing other interests. Birthdays are an exception and every student’s birthday is celebrated with cake, candles, card and the traditional birthday gift of a Free Homework Pass. Being the centre of attention on their special day, helps our students feel confident and raises their self-esteem.

For the first time, Oakhill is able to offer tutoring.  The sesssions will take place at Oakhill each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Students must be available to attend two sessions.  There are currently four sessions available and the maximum group size will be four.  For further information, please contact  ritawaddell@oakhill.ch


16th May 2013 – Open Morning

25th April 2013 – Dyslexia Awareness Seminar at Oak Hill

20th March 2013 – Open Morning

7th February 2013 – 14 PGCE students visit to observe the methodology as part of their training.

6th February 2013 – Interpreting Educational Psychologist reports.  Seminar at Oak Hill.

5th February 2013 – Visit from Conrad Hughes, Director of Education and Vicky Tuck, Director General of Ecolint to observe the Hill Centre Methodology at Oak Hill.

24th January 2013 – Open Morning

16th January 2013 – Myers Irlens Syndrome screening begins at Oak  Hill.

20th November 2012 – Open Morning

4th November 2012 -Oak Hill exhibits at the Leman Events Expat Fair.

18th and 19th October 2012 – Oak  Hill will be closed for staff training.  We welcome Fritz Steiner who is a diagnostician of  Myers Irlen Syndrome.  As part of our continuing development, the team will spend two days with Mr. Steiner.

11th October 2012 – Team will attend an Ask Seminar.  Guest speaker Gavin Reid.  Subject – dyslexia

6th October 2012 – The team will attend the ASK Annual information day at the Crowne Plaza, Geneva.  We will have a stand and will be able to provide information to parents and to other professionals.  For further information please visit the ASK website at www.allspecialkids.org

4th October 2012 – Open Morning

18th September 2012 – Laure Caron, Directrice of the Institut Polycours visits Oakhill.  Laure works with both the International Schools and the public schools to ensure that families receive the optimum support during the transition to Switzerland.    Laure was able to observe the Hill Centre methodology and then meet with the team to discuss her role in education.  To look at how Laure can support your move, please visit www.polycours.com

25th September 2012 -  Employees from Shire Speciality Biopharmaceutical Company will observe a lesson and spend some time with the team discussing the Hill Methodology.