INNOVATION | DIVERSITY | EXCELLENCE

Merrifield Preparatory School and College, rooted in the Eastern Cape, prides itself on not only producing future-proof, aware and resilient students, but also on growing and nurturing each individual while at a formative stage of their development. With over 700 students enrolled currently at the East London campus, from Grade 000 to Grade 12, Merrifield has grown from strength to strength since 1997 when founding parents envisioned the school as a leading light in independent education in the province. Merrifield Matric students over the years have achieved 100% pass rate and over 90% exemption rate in the IEB examinations. It is not only academic excellence that is held in high esteem at Merrifield. Teamwork and camaraderie within the student body is balanced against individual excellence and achievement within the Sport, Cultural and Academic programmes offered. There is a delicate balance to be struck between nurturing each individual student and encouraging leadership and independence. At Merrifield, staff and parents work together to achieve this in the raising and encouraging of our students, each of whom matter, and all of whom are cared for and urged to reach their own potentials.

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Sport@Merrifield

Townes’ Tennis Triumph

November 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Townes’ Tennis Triumph

Merrifield Grade 9 student Joseph Townes won the Buffalo City Men’s singles tennis tournament held at Selborne Park on 3 November.

Merrifield Sports Roundup 4 November

November 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Merrifield Sports Roundup 4 November

SURFING Merrifield Grade 9 student Daniel Emslie is currently in America surfing in the U16 division at the Vissla World ISA Junior Surfing Championship at Huntington Beach. He placed fifth in the world in his [...]

Green & Gold blazer for Daniel Emslie

October 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Green & Gold blazer for Daniel Emslie

Huge congratulations to Merrifield Grade 9 surfer Daniel Emslie who won the U16 SA Junior Championships in Jeffreys Bay over the weekend of 29/30 September. At the event he was also handed his SA blazer [...]

Sports round up into the holidays, September 2019

September 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Sports round up into the holidays, September 2019

Congratulations to the following Merrifield athletes, and good luck to students competing over the holidays. KARATE Congratulations to Merrifield College Grade 7 student Kristen Cumming for her achievements in Karate and her selection to represent [...]

Events@Merrifield

Diarise: Christmas Market & Picnic 2 December

November 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Diarise: Christmas Market & Picnic 2 December

The end of the school year is drawing near... please diarise Merrifield's annual Christmas Market and Picnic, a great opportunity to unwind with Merrifield friends and families. Details on the poster.

College Prizegiving 2019

November 11th, 2019|Comments Off on College Prizegiving 2019

Congratulations to the Merrifield College students whose hard work over the year was rewarded at the prizegiving on 17 October. The guest speaker was Ms Thina Maqubela (Rhodes University Statistics Lecturer) The following is just [...]

Merrifield traditions – Dear Future Self

November 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Merrifield traditions – Dear Future Self

On 16 October, Merrifield matrics opened the letters they wrote to themselves when they were in Grade 8. It’s always so beautiful to see how much the students have grown over their College years. We [...]

An Enchanted Evening – Grade 7 Dance

November 11th, 2019|Comments Off on An Enchanted Evening – Grade 7 Dance

The Grade 7s of 2019 enjoyed and evening of fun with their friends at the annual Grade 7 dance, themed this year An Enchanted Evening, on 17 October at the school hall.

News@Merrifield

2020 Student Leadership

November 11th, 2019|Comments Off on 2020 Student Leadership

Congratulations to the new student leaders - heads and deputies of the SRC - at Merrifield, announced at the College Prizegiving last night. They are, from left to right, Catherine Williams-Jones (SRC deputy head), Joshua [...]

Eco Club spreads seeds of love and growth

November 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Eco Club spreads seeds of love and growth

The Grade 6/7 Eco Club students made seed bombs using: egg trays, water and coriander seeds on 14 October. Such a fun way to plant a garden and reuse egg trays, well done on this [...]

Successful President’s Awards and Fish River Training Camp

November 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Successful President’s Awards and Fish River Training Camp

16 Merrifield College Presidents Award Students and 14 hikers set out for a weekend of fun and adventure at Wriggleswade Dam near Stutterheim, Eastern Cape from 11-13 October. The weekend provided the opportunity for Silver Participants to complete their Adventurous [...]

Poetry triumph for Matric student

November 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Poetry triumph for Matric student

Well done to Merrifield Matric student Heather Sandison with her amazing achievement! Her English alive 2020 poetry submission will be included in the anthology as well as her art which will be the cover.

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