2016 – 2017

To view last terms news and events, please click here  Summer Term 2015

The Academic Year 2016 – 2017 marks Oak Hill’s tenth 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 118  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.

Events

7th February – Open morning at Oak Hill

4th February – Masterclass (Revision Techniques) led by Tricia Spencer at Oak Hill

28th January – Masterclass (Study Skills) led by Tricia Spencer at Oak Hill

26th January – PGCE students training day at Oak Hill

21st January – ASK seminar Effective Practices for Children with Autism

18th January – Positive Discipline Seminar at Oak Hill, led by Izumi Takase

14th January – Ecolint Annual Conference

3rd December – ASK Seminar – Sensory Processing Difficulties

23rd November – Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Seminar at Oak Hill, led by Rita Waddell

17th November – Open Morning at Oak Hill

14 November – Super Savant at Oak Hill for three days

8th November – teacher observations at Oak Hill

5th November – ASK conference, Oak Hill presenting a workshop

2nd, 3rd November – Educational psychologist visit to Oak Hill

24th October – half term begins

21st October – Oak Hill closed for training

7th October – Headteacher and Head of Learning Support observation and discussion at Oak Hill

4th October – Open Morning at Oak Hill

30th September – Seminar at Oak Hill led by Christine Breed Schecter

19th September – Jeune Federal

9th September – ASK visit to Oak Hill