Selborne College

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Selborne College is a public boarding school for boys in East London, Eastern Cape. The school caters for 730 learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Boarding facilities are available for 75 boys.


Selborne College was established in 1872 by Pastor Heinrich Muller, a German settler, and was known as the Panmure Public School. In 1922, the foundation stone was laid at the current site of the college by Sir Ferderick de Waal, Administrator of the Cape.


Selborne College achieved a 90% Matric pass rate and an 80% University Entrance pass in 2014. The school motto is Oakma Virtut which means “Reward is to the Brave”.



  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Squash
  • Canoeing
  • Soccer
  • Cross country
  • Triathlon
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Surf lifesaving
  • Rowing
  • Swimming


  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Interact
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama


  • Arts Block
  • Library
  • Computer labs
  • Biology lab
  • Fitness centre
  • Rugby fields
  • Hockey field
  • Cricket fields
  • Cricket nets
  • Water polo pool
  • Hockey AstroTurf


  • Mark Boucher (South African cricketer)
  • Jarrod Walter (South African cricketer)
  • George Chubb (South African cricketer)
  • Robin Jones (South African hockey player)
  • Wayne Taylor (motor racing)
  • Jody Scheckter (Formula One)
  • Ian Scheckter (Formula One)
  • Andre Vos (South African rugby)
  • Keith Andrews (South African rugby)
  • Mark Andrews (South African rugby)
  • Jonty Skinner (swimmer)
  • Allan Gray



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