Aquila took top honours at this year’s Interhouse Athletics event, albeit by a small margin. Sunny conditions, turned blustery by the afternoon, bode well for the athletes as they tackled events as varied as cricketball and sack races for the 7 year olds to high jump, shot put, and long jump for the older students. [...]
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The heavens opened and poured blessings down on Merrifield’s 18th birthday celebration. Founders’ Day is marked each year with the entire school gathered together on the field to enjoy a program of singing, dancing, speeches and cake cutting. This year it started raining during founder parent Mary Wrench’s speech, and the drizzle quickly turned into [...]
The East London community came out in droves to enjoy the annual Merrifield Music Picnic and Country Fair held over the Founders’ Day weekend in September. Due to the possibility of rain, market stalls and stage performances moved down to the school hall, parking lot and Debbie Lacey Pool Complex, marking a change from past [...]
67 minutes seems so insignificant in the grand scheme of life on earth. But 67 minutes can truly change the life of a person forever. Mandela’s legacy lives on as every year on the 18 July, we are all encouraged to do something small (or big) to bring about positive change. This year Mandela Day [...]
Congratulations to Grade 11 student Zaheerah Limbada who came fifth in the country in the recent De Beers English Olympiad. This achievement is impressive considering around 8000 students from South African schools, government and independent, write the exams. She attended the awards ceremony in Grahamstown in the holidays. Zaheerah follows in a tradition of excellence [...]
Merrifield College dance stars Dana Du Preez, Chace Collett and Jemima Kruger have returned with bagfuls of medals and impressive trophies after a triumphant showing at the recent 19th Annual World Championship of Performing Arts. The competition, based in Los Angeles, attracts thousands of dancers, singers and performers from around the world. As a duo, [...]
Merrifield artwork across the grades, from pre-primary to college, is on display at the Belgravia Art Centre until next Friday. The exhibition forms part of the annual Buffalo City Eisteddfod ELFest.