UPDATE 1: Loyiso Gijana a Grade 10 learner here at Muir College was awarded a Golden ticket to go through to Sun City at this years Idols SA competition. Loyiso managed to obtain a yes from all 4 judges. We look forward to seeing more of our Muirite in the upcoming weeks.


    UPDATE 2: After this weeks theatre week in which the contestants competed in groups Loyiso has managed to make it through and is now in the Top 29 contestants.


    UPDATE 3: Last night Mr Gijana was announced as one of the top 16 finalists. Live rounds and voting begin this week Sunday.


    UPDATE 4: Loyiso performed Sam Smiths "Lay Me Down" and was hands down the best performance of the evening. Loyiso was given positive results from all 4 judges and we look forward to seeing him compete in the upcoming weeks. Please watch the performance below and vote for Loyiso Gijana through:


    There are four easy ways to vote for your chosen Idol.


    1.Download Wechat from your app store, add the Idols South Africa account at ID IdolsSA and starting voting. Votes will be limited to 100 votes per        cellphone number per voting period. Voting is free but data charges may apply.

    2.You can also vote for your favourite contestant on the Idols SA website by visiting idolssa.tv, or via the M-Net app on Android or iPhone. Voting is limited to 100 times per cellphone number on the website, and 100 votes per cellphone number for mobile, per voting period. Voting is free but charges may apply.

    3.To vote via sms for your Idol, text their unique number to 37400. You can vote 100 times per cellphone number per voting period. Charged at R1.50 per sms. No free sms’s.

    4.Dial *120*33033# from your cellphone and follow the prompts. Again, you can submit 100 votes per cellphone number per voting period. Charged at             R1.50 per minute.



    Loyiso has made all of us here at Muir College very proud! To follow his progression through the Idols Ranks, watch Idols on M-Net and Mzansi Magic on Sundays at 17:00.


    Muir College 32-14 Cillie

    Muir College 32-14 Cillie

    Muir College 00-26 Hudson Park

    Muir College 51-10 Kirkwood

    Muir College 19-16 Union High

    Muir College 18-18 Nico Malan

    Muir College 12-22 Brandwag

    Muir College 66-08 Westering

    Muir College 15-28 Grey 2nd XV

    Muir College 26-00 Woodridge

    Muir College 24-40 St. Andrews

    Muir College 26-31 Graeme College


     Cape Schools Festival

    Muir College 08-19 SACS

    Muir College 15-11 Standard Bank XV

    Muir College 00-26 Rondebosch


     Oakdale Tournament

    Muir College 07-15 Brackenfell

    Muir College 07-03 Monument Park

    Muir College 29-05 Knysna High School



    Muir Boys performing at last nights ATKV Applous Finals at the Feather Market Center in Port Elizabeth. The Boys were complimented on their manners and behaviour. Our Muirites performed their hearts out and were able to achieve a Silver with a total percentage of 78.875%.



    Mr Muir 2015 was as usual the highlight of the year. Performances from our very own Prophecy and Loyiso Gijana to the beach ready Mr Muscle boys, the spectators were well entertained throughout the evening. Our contestants were classy as always and made the decisions difficult for the judges but in the end winners had to be chosen. We would like to thank all our boys who not only competed and performed but the Dance Committee of 2015 for ensuring Mr Muir lived up to its fame. So for those of you who missed out on all the action Muir College would like to present the winners for Mr Muir 2015.


    Juniors (Grade 4-6)

    2nd Runner Up: Chad Barry (Right)

    1st Runner Up: Tshamase Tshamase (Middle)

    Winner: Babongile Pepeta (Left)


























    Teens (Grade 7-9)

    2nd Runner Up: Yibanathi Mpambani

    1st Runner Up: Simamkele Dlala

    Winner: Shane Kayser (Picture Below)










































    Seniors (Grade 10-12)

    2nd Runner Up: Chester van Heerden

    1st Runner Up: Khanya Sokutu

    Winner: Jose van Rooyen (Picture Below)


    Lyle Ressouw our top achieving matric student for 2014 has received his revised marks. Lyle's hard work and dedication has paid off with him achieving an A aggregate for his matric finals. Too add to this Lyle obtained 100% for Mathematics, 99% for Accounting, 96% for Life Sciences and 96% for Physical Sciences. Lyle is currently studying Actuarial Sciences at Stellenbosch University. We contacted Lyle for a short message to all students currently in matric and younger.


    Lyle had this to say:


    "Here are 3 tips that I used that might help you as well.


    1. Create support structures consisting of people with positive attitude who want you to succeed. You should come to realize that your family, teachers and good friends only want to see your full potential. Don’t be too proud to seek their guidance and support. Their love and understanding will be crucial in getting you through this stressful time in life.


    2. Set goals and stick to them. This cliché mantra will help you achieve victory. It all starts with admitting to yourself what you want to get out of your matric year. Every person comes from a different background and has unique aspirations, so your goals of success will vary from that of your peers. For example, one of your friends might simply want to pass well whereas another is striving for a distinction in all 7 subjects. Any goal that relates to where you see yourself at the end of matric is worthy as long as set according your own interest and not to please someone else. Keep in mind that the only person’s expectation you are obligated to meet is your own. Don’t let the judgement of others deter you from what you truly what to achieve and become. That being said only hard work, persistence and planning will help you realize your objectives. There is no short-cut. There will be a moment or two when you feel like giving up and straying from the path to success.  When these little monsters rear their ugly heads, and trust me they will, remind yourself of what you are striving towards and the pleasure and triumph it will bring

    in the end.


    3. Be prepared for sacrifices. Tackle every problem head on and have firm belief in your ability. Know when you should take a break – and more importantly – when you shouldn’t. Matric gives you a chance to forge you own destiny. Approach it with passion and you will not regret a single moment.


    I wish you the best of luck, a year to cherish and you go on to realize your dreams"


    08/10 Public Holiday

    08/12 Senior Inter-house Hockey

    08/12 Primary Inter-house Tennis

    08/12 Primary Interhouse X-Country (Last Period)

    08/13 Hockey - U/14 vs Herbert Hurd (A)

    08/13 Hockey - U/11 vs Herbert Hurd (A)\

    08/14 Team Photographs

    08/14 Hockey - U/11 vs Grey (A)

    08/14 Chess - Seniors vs Collegiate (H)

    08/14 Chess - Primary vs Sonop (H)

    08/14 Squash - 1st vs Framesby (H)

    08/14 Squash - 2nd vs Framesby (H)

    08/15 Rugby - Primary vs Graeme (H)

    08/15 Rugby - Senior vs Graeme (H)

    08/15 Wildlife Outing - Animal Welfare (PE)

    08/18 Finance Committee Meeting

    08/20 OMU Executive meeting

    08/21 Hockey - U/11 vs Summerwood (H)

    08/21 Hockey - U/14 vs Summerwood (H)

    08/21 Chess - Seniors vs Westering (A)


    08/22 Matric Farewell

    08/25 Grade 7 African Imprint Excursion

    08/25 BOG Meeting

    08/28 Hockey - U/11 vs St Georges (A)

    08/28 Hockey - U/14 vs Priory (A)

    08/28 Annual Excursion Gr10&11

    08/28 Chess - Seniors vs Framesby (H)

    08/31 Matric Trial Exams Begin

    09/05 Spring Festival

    09/11 Test Series begins Gr8 - Gr11

    09/17 OMU Executive meeting

    09/19 Wildlife Hike (TBC)

    09/24 Public Holiday

    09/25 School Holiday

    09/28 Matric Trial Exams End

    09/29 Test Series Ends Gr8 - Gr11

    10/01 U/13 Cricket Festival - East London

    10/02 School Closes


    The Muir College Rugby teams have been appointed Spur Buddy Evenings in order to raise funds. This is an excellent opportunity for the boys to shadow spur staff on the designated evenings. A portion of the takings will go back to the school for their efforts. The Spur Buddy Evenings will take place at Wild Rapids Spur in Uitenhage on:


    Tuesday 1 September 2015


    These evenings are open to all and we encourage everyone to come and enjoy and tasty meal with the family in support of the Muir College Rugby.


    PLEASE NOTE: In order for Muir to receive any contributions, tickets must be presented upon entering Spur. Please make sure you have collected tickets from Lyntin Gouws. You can contact him on 0833585057.

  • O.M.U GOLF DAY 2015

    The above special event will be taking place again this year! The Old Muirite Union is very proud to announce that after last years huge success, we will be once again holding the O.M.U. Golf day.


    The Old Muirite Union Golf Day has become one of THE special events on the golfing calendar in our region. We annually receive sponsorship from companies both large and small. Their generosity makes it possible for the O.M.U. to produce an array of prizes not often equalled.


    Your assistance will enable us to assist Muir College financially in their efforts to continue offering education “Second to None” to its boys. It also offers an opportunity for many friends to get together and reminisce in a spirit of camaraderie. A wonderful way to entertain business associates.


    In return we offer our sponsors as much mileage as possible. You will be part of a day that has been oversubscribed (250 plus players) for the previous 7 Opens.




Physical Address Sir Thomas Muir Drive
Vanes Estate
6229 Postal Address PO Box 231
Vanes Estate
Main Reception Tel: 041 966 1147
Fax: 041 961 0187 Email: secretary@muircollege.co.za
- Mrs J. Trenerry Email: headmaster@muircollege.co.za - Mr N.C. Hopley

O.M.U. Contact Details


National Secretary:Devin Astbury

Email: marketing@muircollege.co.za

Cell: 073 2420 241




Devin Astbury

Tel: 041 966 1147

Cell: 073 2420 241

Email: marketing@muircollege.co.za