2013 – 2014

The Academic Year 2013 – 2014 marks Oak Hill’s eighth 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 59 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.  Please take time to read some of our testimonials as our first students have undertaken IGCSE’s and equivalent and their results are outstanding.

The maximum group size is four students and we have a teaching staff of four. Our morning programme targets those children between  6 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.

Oakhill continues to offer tutoring.  The sesssions  take place at Oakhill each Monday and Tuesday.  Students must be available to attend two sessions.   For further information, please contact  rita.waddell@oakhill.ch


Wednesday 4th June – Rita Waddell and Sue Elliott to present a reading seminar for teachers at Bern.

Tuesday 27th May – Writing Seminar at Oakhill for teachers, presented by Jayne Crawshaw (postponed until the new school year).

Monday 26th May – PGCE team to visit Oakhill as part of their teacher training

Thursday 22nd May - Seminar at Lausanne, ‘sit still or pay attention’

Thursday 15th May – ASK Seminar at Webster University, guest speaker Brian Butterworth

Wednesday 14th May 2014 – Open house at Oak Hill

Thursday 8th May 2014 – SENco social evening at Oak Hill.

Wednesday 7th May 2014 - Oakhill team visit to Tomatis, Rolle

Wednesday 12th February 2014 - Oak Hill presents a workshop for parents/carers ‘Reading …a proactive approach for parents’

Tuesday 11th February 2014 - Open house at Oak Hill

Thursdy 23rd January 2014 – Parents evening at Oak Hill

Wednesday 22nd January 2014 – Dyscalculia workshop in Lausanne.

Tuesday 3rd December 2013 - Open house at Oak Hill

Thursday 21st November 2013 – Team attends ASK Seminar- sensory perception.

Thursday 14th November 2013 – Reading Remediation Seminar presented by Oak Hill team

Sunday 3rd November 2013 – Leman Expat Fair – Oak Hill take a stand for the third year.

Wednesday 30th October 2013 - Team attends ASK Anniversary in Geneva

Thursday 17th October 2013 - Open house at Oak Hill

Saturday 28th September 2013 – Team attend seminar at ASK, Geneva (Supporting working memory problems – Sue Gathacoll).

Tuesday 24th September 2013- Sue Elliott to present at Shire Pharmaceutical, Nyon

Thursday 19th September 2013 – parents evening

News and Events 2012-2013

News & Events 2009-2010