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Preppie Achieves Top Cub Accolade


Congratulations to Merrifield Prep School Grade 5 student Oliver (Ollie) Hobson who has achieved his Leaping Wolf qualification at Cubs. There are three wolf badges that a Cub may earn - Silver, Gold and Leaping Wolf (LW). The LW is the highest level of advancement a Cub can reach, and not many put in [...]

Preppie Achieves Top Cub Accolade2021-10-20T09:15:41+02:00

Preppies Cyclists Succeed!


Merrifield preppies cyclists participated in the Spur off road inter-schools cycle race on Sunday at Three Silos. We are very proud of the following children who participated in various distances according to their age category: Skyla Holmes, Avu Lusawana, Lisakhanya Zantzi, Borys Karbowy, Keegan Hempel, Reece Snyman, Senay Telehun and Niccolo Beltrame. Thank you [...]

Preppies Cyclists Succeed!2021-10-20T09:00:51+02:00

Valedictory and College Prizegiving


Once again, the impact of Covid left Merrifield having to be creative in our approach to Valedictory. We desperately wanted the occasion to be as special as possible for the Matric class of 2021 but still be safe enough to feel confident that their final examinations will not have been placed in jeopardy. We [...]

Valedictory and College Prizegiving2021-10-20T08:57:51+02:00

President’s Award weekend a success


On the weekend of 16/17 October, a group of 22 Merrifield students, new recruits of the Award scheme, went on the Adventurous Journey as part of the President’s Award.  There were 11 students Gr9s doing the bronze award.  These students covered 18 km walking in the area surrounding the Wriggleswade Dam and spent 2 [...]

President’s Award weekend a success2021-10-20T08:39:57+02:00

Merrifield Chess is top team in Buffalo City


Congratulations to four Merrifield College Chess players (from left to right, Nathan Sparg, Karl Walker, Priven Govender and Jeshin Seeraj) who took part in the Buffalo City League at the end of last term and who came first, making them the 2021 High School League Chess Champions! Nathan Sparg has also ranked as the top [...]

Merrifield Chess is top team in Buffalo City2021-10-06T12:01:40+02:00

Merrifield Surfers dominate in JBay


Congratulations to the following Merrifield surfers who represented the Buffalo City Junior team surfing in the 2021 SA Champs at Jeffreys Bay from 1-5 October: U12 Boys: Malachi Wolmarans; U14 Boys: David Emslie; U16 Boys: Kyan Lugg; U18 Girls: Zoe Steyn and Adriel Wolmarans; U18 Boys: Daniel Emslie. Results: Zoe Steyn won the SA [...]

Merrifield Surfers dominate in JBay2021-10-06T12:00:19+02:00

Merrifield results, week ending 19 September 2021


DEBATING Congratulations to Merrifield College students Mbutho Mavuso and Joanne Joseph (Senior), Allyssa Joseph, Georgina Waechter and Grace Rance (Junior) who have been selected to the EC Senior Debating trial squad. NETBALL 16 September: Merrifield U11 netball lost 9-0 to Clarendon at Merrifield. TENNIS 11 September: Merrifield College student Devina Pillay won the TSA [...]

Merrifield results, week ending 19 September 20212021-09-20T11:51:37+02:00

Prep celebrates Heritage Day


Merrifield Prep School students and some staff celebrated ahead of Heritage Day by coming to school reflecting their roots in what they wore to school on Friday, 10 September.

Prep celebrates Heritage Day2021-09-14T09:40:38+02:00

Badminton wins for Amy Swart


Congratulations to Merrifield College student Amy Swart who recently took part in the U19 Badminton Championships. She won the mixed doubles, girls doubles and girls singles titles. This past weekend she participated in the Senior Border Championships, where she won the woman's singles title. Well done Amy!

Badminton wins for Amy Swart2021-09-14T09:22:41+02:00

Tennis champ wins again


Merrifield College student Devina Pillay won the TSA Eastern Cape Miniseries 3 in straight sets, after beating Erin Peters 6-2,6-2 from Clarendon in the finals on 11 September. Well done!

Tennis champ wins again2021-09-14T08:29:10+02:00