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 is a day school with no boarding facilities.

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

Results, week ending 13 June 2021

June 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Results, week ending 13 June 2021

Debating 10 June: Merrifield College Debating: Online vs Queens College. Results: Senior A lost narrowly in a very close debate. Senior B won, with Mbuto Mavuso named best speaker. Biathlon 12 June: Congratulations to Merrifield [...]

Merrifield MTBers Excel at Hillview

June 7th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield MTBers Excel at Hillview

Intrepid Merrifield mountain bikers took part in the Eastern Cape Provincial XCO#5 that took place at Hillview Mtb & Trail Running Park over the weekend. Well done to all the riders: Caleb Giese, Madison Strydom, [...]

Merrifield Results week ending 16 May 2021

May 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Results week ending 16 May 2021

HOCKEY 18 May: Prep hockey derby vs Stirling at Stirling Astro: Merrifield results: U9A boys 0-3 loss; U10A boys 3-4 loss; U11A boys 5-1 win; and U13A boys 0-7 loss.

Merrifield Results week ending 16 May 2021

May 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Results week ending 16 May 2021

HOCKEY 11 May: 1st team hockey girls friendly vs QGHS. Merrifield lost 3-0. 15 May: College hockey derby. Merrifield vs Selborne: 0-5 loss; U16A boys 0-8 loss; 2nd boys vs 4ths 7-1 won; and 1st [...]

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Mandela Day gifts for Health Workers

July 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Mandela Day gifts for Health Workers

As part of Mandela Day on 18 July, Merrifield contributed to over 100 care packages for our healthcare workers. They included personal notes of thanks from our Preppies, for all that they are doing for [...]

Merrifield hosts successful World Scholars Cup

May 7th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield hosts successful World Scholars Cup

Over the weekend of the 1 and 2 May Merrifield College hosted the World Scholars Cup. It was the first time the tournament has been hosted since the start of Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. [...]

Merrifield celebrates Freedom Day

May 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield celebrates Freedom Day

Freedom Day, on 27 April and marked at Merrifield on Wednesday 28 April, celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994.  

Earth Day 2021

April 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Earth Day 2021

We are all connected. We can all make a difference. The Earth Day 2021 global theme this year is “Restore the Earth”. The People of Passion group (POP) encouraged students to write a “Planet Pledge” [...]

News@Merrifield

Preppies bless Reach for a Dream

July 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Preppies bless Reach for a Dream

Regional director of Reach for a Dream, Lwanele Mpeta joined the Merrifield Prep zoom assembly on Friday 30 July to chat to the Preppies about the Reach for a Dream Foundation and to thank everyone [...]

Merrifield Muso in National Arts Festival

July 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Muso in National Arts Festival

Merrifield Music teacher, Nathan Johannisen, is currently a part of three show’s broadcast as part of the prestigious National Arts Festival online programme. Nathan is part of the Production Team for Wêla Kapela Productions, working [...]

POP supports Period Poverty Drive

July 14th, 2021|Comments Off on POP supports Period Poverty Drive

The Merrifield College POP (People of Passion) team are very excited to share our Mandela Day (18 July) focus for this year, supporting an amazing intiative of African Angels school in Chintsa East. We want [...]

New Music Centre for Merrifield

June 15th, 2021|Comments Off on New Music Centre for Merrifield

Merrifield Preparatory School and College is expanding its cultural offering with the construction of a Music Centre on the school’s main campus. Construction is due to start in the coming weeks and on completion of [...]

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