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Merrifield Surfing Coach also Olympic Coach 2021


Congratulations to Greg Emslie on his appointment as South Africa's Olympic Surfing coach. Greg has been the Merrifield surfing coach for a few years. The school wishes him and Jordy Smith and Bianca Buitendach (the two surfers who have qualified for the Olympics in Japan scheduled for July/August this year) all the best in their [...]

Merrifield Surfing Coach also Olympic Coach 20212021-04-14T11:18:01+02:00

Nipper Trials go well for Merrifield athletes


On Saturday 27 March Merrifield students David Emslie and Daniel Stead took part in the Eastern Province Nippers trials held at Kings Beach Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha). David Emslie was selected for the U14 EP Boys team that will take part in the SA Champs in Durban later this year. Congratulations! David Emslie

Nipper Trials go well for Merrifield athletes2021-04-12T09:56:26+02:00

Merrifield Swimmers making a Splash


The SA Regional Level 3 Gala was held at the Newton Park Pool Complex in PE from 23rd – 26 March 2021. Swimmers take part in heats in the morning and the top 8 in each age group qualify to swim the finals in the evenings. Merrifield students Daniel Stead and Madison Goliath represented their [...]

Merrifield Swimmers making a Splash2021-04-12T09:37:29+02:00

Fantastic 2020 International Benchmarking Results


International Benchmarking Certificate 2020 Congratulations to the following 2020 Grade 3 and 6 Prep students who recently received their certificates from last years IBTs. This is an international assessment set by the IEB in partnership with the Australian Education Council. They are designed to assess the generic skills that underpin the teaching of English and [...]

Fantastic 2020 International Benchmarking Results2021-04-12T09:15:05+02:00

Grade 10 Horseshoe Valley Fieldtrip


Grade 10 Geography Fieldtrip Students completed a field study of the Horseshoe Valley area as part of their Geomorphology and Environmental course. Detailed rock and vegetation identification were discussed and a study of river profiles was completed. Students also were required to identify landforms related to river hydrology and as well as fluvial processes. A [...]

Grade 10 Horseshoe Valley Fieldtrip2021-04-12T08:55:49+02:00

Engaging SRC Assembly on Unity


Merrifield SRC hosted a unique assembly on campus this week, using a ball of string to address issues around unity. What unites us and what divides us, students questioned, as they passed a ball of wool to and from each other. The classroom activity across the College provided a useful visual representation of how positive [...]

Engaging SRC Assembly on Unity2021-03-25T09:06:03+02:00

Congrats to our surfing star!


Congratulations to Merrifield Prep student Mahle Ntsebeza who represented Buffalo city at the Grom games (surfing competition) this weekend and who came 2nd in the U10 age group. Well done!!

Congrats to our surfing star!2021-03-23T11:02:54+02:00

Swimming Results, 15 March 2020


Several Merrifield College swimmers who qualified for Level 3 and above were invited to attend the NMBA Invitational Gala in PE on Saturday 13 March 2021. This was aimed at improving times and qualifying for Jnr Nationals. Bryce Buret, Madison Goliath, Adam Brown and Blake Brown achieved several personal best times and will be representing [...]

Swimming Results, 15 March 20202021-03-15T11:26:24+02:00

Virtual Experience for Prospective Students Grade 8 – 11


Due to Covid-19 no physical Information will be held. Grade 8-11 Applications close on 25 March 2021. Applications available at College Information Presentation by Merrifield College Head Dr Guy Hartley. Life as a student at Merrifield: Pooja Vijay (Grade 12) and Noah Honey (Grade 8).   Visual Virtual Presentation of Merrifield Preparatory [...]

Virtual Experience for Prospective Students Grade 8 – 112021-03-23T11:07:06+02:00

Swim Success at last local gala


The last East London gala of the 20/21 Swim season was held at the Clarendon Prep Pool Complex on Saturday 27 February.   Our Merrifield swimmers - Samantha Mouton, Andrew and Shaun Barnard, Bryce Buret, Madison Goliath, Blake and Adam Brown and Daniel Stead took home a fantastic total of 41 medals: 19 Gold, 13 [...]

Swim Success at last local gala2021-03-01T08:07:44+02:00