In 1855 Sir George Grey visited the Orange Free State while he was the governor of the Cape Colony. On 13 October 1855 he donated a sum of money towards the establishment of an institution for higher education. This money contributed largely to the capital investment in Grey College and on 17 January 1859 the school opened its doors for the first time, with Andrew Murray as the first headmaster.
Over the years Grey College and Bloemfontein grew and developed together under the leadership of headmasters Dr Johannes Brill, James Lyle, Jock Meiring, J.M.B. Faure, A.K. Volsteedt, J.L. Cronje, Dr M.G. Heyns and Johan Volsteedt. Deon Scheepers was appointed in 2013 as the headmaster of Grey College Secondary school.
The secondary and primary sections of the school were initially a unit but were separated in 1950. Headmasters C.C.F. Bornman, Steve Strydom and Chris Bester led Grey College Primary school in essential developments; Jurie Geldenhuys is the current principal of Grey College Primary school.
Welcome to the Grey Reunie pages. Old Greys form part of this unbreakable chain of friendship in the Grey family.
Grey College has always been on the forefront of preparing young gentlemen for life and with this world class online facility, we continue to develop strong bonds between Old Greys.
May this website bring Old Greys together from all over the globe and remind us of our school that has, and still touches our hearts in the most special way.
The Grey Reunie was established in 1884. For more information regarding the history and existence of the Reunie, visit the National Branch on the school premises and browse through our up to date archive while enjoying a cup of coffee with us.
The Grey Reunie has 22 branches around South Africa and 3 offshore branches. Feel free to contact the branch in your area and make sure to join them with their next monthly gathering.
Let every good fellow now lift up his voice Viva la Grey College!
Loyalty to Grey traditions is a hallmark of the Grey boys; the traditions and image of Grey College unite the learners and establish a strong brotherhood.
Old school buildings have been restored and some have been replaced. These changes were essential in order to adapt the appearance of the school to a more modern environment without harming the rich Grey traditions.