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)


    Main Field

    08:00 U/14A Muir College vs Despatch U/14A

    09:00 U/15A Muir College vs Despatch U/15A

    10:00 U/16A Muir College vs Despatch U/16A

    11:00 2ND XV Muir College vs Despatch 2ND XV

    12:15 1ST XV Muir College vs Despatch 1ST XV


    A Field

    08:30 3RD XV Muir College vs Despatch 3RD XV

    09:30 U/14B Muir College vs Despatch U/14B


    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"


    07/20 School Reopens

    07/23 OMU Executive meeting (19h00)

    07/23 Rugby - U/13B vs Innes (H) 14:30 POSTPONED

    07/23 Rugby - U/11 vs Innes (H) 15:15 POSTPONED

    07/24 Hockey - U/14 vs St Georges (A) POSTPONED

    07/24 Hockey - U/11 vs Clarendon (H) POSTPONED

    07/25 Rugby - Senior vs Woodridge (H)

    07/25 Rugby - Junior U/11 Ankervas Day POSTPONED

    07/27 Blood Donor Clinic

    07/28 U/12 Uitenhage Zone rugby Trials

    07/28 Parent Information evening

    07/28 X-Country

    07/29 Rugby - Primary vs Handhaaf (A)

    07/29 Hope for Kids

    07/29 Mr Muir Dress Rehearsal

    07/30 Mr Muir

    07/30 Tennis - 1st & 2nd vs DF Malherbe (H)

    07/31 The Incredible Dog Show - Primary school

    07/31 Hockey - U/11 vs Herbert Hurd (A)

    07/31 Hockey - U/14 vs Clarendon (H)

    07/31 Wildlife Outing - Addo Elephant park

    07/31 Chess - Seniors vs Pearson (H)

    07/31 Chess - Primary vs St Georges (H)

    07/31 PTA Soup Evening Fund-raiser - Muirite

    08/01 Rugby - Senior vs  Despatch (A)

    08/04 Grade 7 Parents and Boys Meeting

    08/05 Rugby - Primary vs Albertyn (H)

    08/06 ATKV Applous Choir Competition

    08/07 Chess - Seniors vs Alexander Road (A)

    08/07 Chess - Primary vs Harvest (A)

    08/08 Rugby - Senior vs St. Andrews (H)

    08/10 Public Holiday
08/14 Hockey - U/14 vs Herbert Hurd (A)
08/14 Hockey - U/11 vs Grey (A)
08/14 Chess - Seniors vs Collegiate (H)
08/14 Chess - Primary vs Graeme (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 4 August 2015

    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