Merchiston Prep School News in May

Merchiston Prep School where Nature is the best teacher
Nature is beyond all teaching’. – Tuscan Proverb

Matthew Lock

The Merchiston Preparatory School Grade 3 boys recently enjoyed the morning spent outdoors at the Botanical Gardens using leaves and sticks to count, spell and draw.

L-R Enzokuhle Bengu, Daxon Hardman, William van Dyk and Alondwe Mkhize

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merchiston Prep playing Creatively

Ruam Janse van Rensburg

Merchiston Preparatory School IMPS pupil, Ruan Janse van Rensburg enjoys creative play during free time.

Teddy bears join the Merchiston boys for the day
Teddy Bears, snacks and a picnic blanket is the perfect combination to celebrate Literacy day for the Foundation Phase boys at Merchiston Preparatory School. The Grade 1 boys focused on the letter B whilst enjoying their ‘Teddy Bears’ picnic’.

Pictured is Nyezi ‘Melo’ Thembela enjoying the picnic with his three furry friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merchiston boys enjoy Literacy Day

L- R: Gino Mazzei, Nicholas Mackay and the ‘Hare’!

Merchiston Preparatory School Grade 2 boys recently celebrated Literacy day. The boys were dressed up from the popular folktale ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’ which they are presently reading.

Merchiston 125th Rugby Festival

Merchiston Preparatory School recently hosted the Merchiston 125th Rugby Festival. The Festival saw 14 schools from across the country play against one and another in some very exciting Primary School rugby.

Great Rugby at the Merchiston Rugby Fest

 

 

Pictured is Luke Ferreira, a Grade 7 pupil and first team player is pictured kicking for goals during one of the games that were played.

Well done to all the schools that were involved in a very successful tournament.

 

 

Merchiston proud of KZN Rugby and Hockey Selections

Rugby – We are very proud of the following boys from Merchiston Preparatory School who have been selected for Sharks Primary School Rugby squad.
L- R: Wian Viljoen ( Sharks U13B), James Martens (Sharks U12A), Ross Paine (Sharks U12B) and Jordan Curtis (Sharks U13B).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hockey – Congratulations to the following Merchiston Preparatory School boys who have been selected to play for the KZN Inland Hockey team.
Back Row: Sean Gibson U13C, Bryn Brokensha U12A and Luke Akerman U12A
Front Row: Cameron Van Der Vliet U13A, Jake Shaw U13B and James Martens U12B

 

 

 

 

Merchiston Prep School Tag Rugby Success

Merchiston Preparatory School recently hosted their ninth annual Spur Merchiston Tag rugby festival with over 54 teams of both boys and girls playing and learning new skills. The Tag festival is endorsed by the SA Rugby Legends. This includes a skills clinic given by Ian McIntosh and the SA Rugby Legends.

Pictured enjoying a moment of laughter are L – R: Ian McIntosh (SA Rugby Legend), Dave Beetar (Merchiston Preparatory School Headmaster), Stefan Terblanche (SA Rugby Legend), Hentie Martens (SA Rugby Legend), Tonderai Chavhanga (SA Rugby Legend) and Khakhi Diala (Spur Marketing).

 

 

 

Merchiston Big Brothers
The Grade 7 Merchiston Preparatory School boys volunteer their time to be Big Brother’s to the IMPS, as part of the school’s Blue Heart initiative.

Grade 7 pupil Michael Zoeker and Grade R pupil Slade Maartens during play time.