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Grade 12 student makes SA Debating team


Merrifield College 12 student Pooja Vijay has been selected to represent South Africa as part of the SA Debating team. Pooja, who is also the current Merrifield SRC Head, recently attended the South African schools Debate Championship trials where she made the SA A team.   “This means that from now on I’ll be coached [...]

Grade 12 student makes SA Debating team2021-01-20T10:12:30+02:00

Important notice: KFC Merrifield Mile Cancelled


KFC Merrifield Mile 2021 Cancellation Notice After much careful consideration, the organisers of the KFC Merrifield Mile have regretfully decided to cancel the event for 2021 due to current Covid-19 restrictions. Under present Level 3 regulations, large gatherings and major sporting events have been banned to help limit the spread of Covid-19 infections. In line [...]

Important notice: KFC Merrifield Mile Cancelled2021-01-20T08:11:19+02:00

Dancing and Stage success


Merrifield’s talented dancers and actors have been busy. Grade 5 student Hlonela Mrwetyana performed (acting, dancing & modelling) at The International ARTS Talent Showcase on 31 October in Johannesburg and received callbacks on all her three categories. She was invited to perform at the IMTA Convention in New York in July next year.   Grade [...]

Dancing and Stage success2020-12-02T09:23:34+02:00

Gorgeous Ballet on Merrifield Astro #Covid19


2020 has taught us many lessons, one of which has certainly been the ability to be flexible and resourceful. With the rising numbers of Covid infections in our city, Christian Dance Academy’s teachers and dancers had to exercise these skills when a decision was made to move their production, “Esther, Game of Crowns” from the [...]

Gorgeous Ballet on Merrifield Astro #Covid192020-11-24T11:49:52+02:00

Merrifield Waterpolo Coach heading to Olympics with SA Men’s side


Merrifield College Head of Waterpolo Luvuyo-Takalani Rubushe has been selected as the National Senior Men’s assistant Coach for the South African team that will head to the Olympics next year. The national sides head to the squad's training camp in Stellenbosch from 11-14 December to continue preparations for the 2021 Olympic Games. What a great [...]

Merrifield Waterpolo Coach heading to Olympics with SA Men’s side2020-11-24T11:44:14+02:00

Creativity in iCreate!


iCreate What a different year this has been. Schooling online, at home, required innovative, creative thought for this freshly developed project based, collaborative learning programme that is iCreate. A forced closed door to what became an exciting space, was met with my disappointment and perplexed reactions. I mean...How does one expect parents to oversee their [...]

Creativity in iCreate!2020-11-09T11:50:49+02:00

Well done SACEE top performers!


The following Merrifield College students performed extremely well in the 2020 SACEE National Language Challenge, and we congratulate them on their outstanding results.   They are:   Grade 8 (out of 697 students who wrote the exam): 1st: Kanego Mkhabela (98%); 2nd: Liam Moonsamy (94%); and 3rd: Alulutho Mvumu (93%).   Grade 9 (out of [...]

Well done SACEE top performers!2020-11-09T11:44:24+02:00

AP Maths Registration Open for 2021


Advanced Programme Maths (AP Maths) registration for 2021 is open - details on the poster. Please note that this incredible program for students in Grades 9 -12 is presented at Merrifield College, but is open to students from all schools in East London.

AP Maths Registration Open for 20212020-10-27T11:26:10+02:00