Famous Quotes

Helgard Muller

Springbok vleuel Jaco Reinach het vir Barend Burger gevra maar hoekom was hy nie op grey nie –toe se barend nee hy kon nie plek kry nie, hulle vat net n 1000 bv –toe se jaco vir hom –hy moenie k@#k voel nie ,hulle vat net die beste 1000 ,maar hy was naby .

Ryno Rautenbach

Mnr. ELS het altyd tyd gese as die kinders hom kwaad maak….jy is besig om n eier te kook in my agter stewel.

Jaco Janse van Rensburg

Manne as julle harte reg is sal die res reg wees. Hennie van Wyk Geskiedenis en Duitse onderwyser in 80 s. Elke dag saam hom skooltoe gery in sy ou Volkswagen Variant stasiewa.

Rohan Myburgh

In 2001 chip Danie Herbst ,die 8 ste man van first team, en ons druk toe great try. Swannies sê toe Danie ‘n chip is iets wat mens eet dis die laaste keer wat jy chip.

Willem Boshoff 2009

Dries van der Wall always said in appel:
“Jy het net een graad nodig in die lewe en dis n rug-graad.”

Dries vd Wall “Dis lekker om n mens te wees maar dan moet jy n lekker mens wees.”

Piet Wessels had his famous line of a tripple C (3xC), meaning: Chocolate, Chippie and Coke. Always sent the class captain, Riaan Brits to tuckshop just saying:
“Brits! Tripple C asseblief!”

Anton Noordman

Flash – QED … Quite easily done

Berno Venter

Mr. Volsteedt. ” ‘n Voël skuit nie in sy eie nes nie”. ”

Volsteedt “In the boy already walks the man”

Rufus Scheepers

Patat  Cut it out

Kevin Lindhorst

Think Biscuits also said something like: ‘todays’ music sounds like someone gargling with ball bearings

Biscuits also said: every person is a ‘potential’ alcoholic so therefore never take alcohol

Mrs Cilliers: Peter (Grealy)….’what going out there on’ because he was looking out the windows all the time

Brian Wysoke

We had a rugby coach in standard 6, Bakkies van der Walt. He called me over and said he was glad that I was a kak rugby player. I asked him why and he said that both Helgard Muller and myself stuttered, and if we were in the same team half time would need to be 2 hours.

Mr Marius Myburg (deceased) Brill House 1979. Wysoke, ek sal jou jaag dat die Here jou nie eers met n verkyker kan raaksien nie

Johan Maartens

Biscuits het ook vir ouens met kettinkies om hulle arms gese my friend are you a member of acho scrapyard

Patat sit zirr in manne

Kobie Fenwick

Biscuits het gesê jul musiek klink soos n haelstorm oor n scrapyard.

Neels Prinsloo

Dont worry about your cricket kits on monday. Just bring your running shoes. Eddie Verrel cricket coach

In #koekies Mnr Koekemoer se klas voor teen die muur: “The only way to make life hard for your children is to make it soft for them.”

Raymond Van Niekerk

A frustrated Mr Fryer in history standard 7 class circa 1978: he is shouting at us and as he does the blackboard comes loose and falls on him. Shouts; “Selfs die f…en elemente is teen my!”

Mercantile Law teacher Vlooi in 1980. ” Everything in life counts 2 marks”

Dr Heyns to me, repeatedly: “van Niekerk, you are an underachiever my boy”. Before giving me 6 of the best.

Miss Cilliers says to me, for being an ass in class. “Rayment. I giff you some extra extra mafs.”

Etienne Heyns

Dr Heyns-Jy laster alweer met my naam…buk.

Wattie Janse van Rensburg

Mr. Korkie would be suitable for a coffee-table book, but he always said to us: “As jy uit die moeilikheid wil bly is daar een reël. Hou jou ding uit gate uit, en jou gat uit dinge uit!”

Chris Derksen (school captain 1993)

“dis lekker om ‘n mens te wees, maar dan moet jy ‘n lekker mens wees” – Mr. Dries vd Walt (teacher, deputy principal  & 1st XV coach)

Sean Fisher (2004)

”God only helps those that help themselves my friend” Mr Goosen (Maths)

”Jou Mice” – Mr Machts (History)

”Reg op slaap, Fischer” – Mr Els (Biology)

Willem Christiaan Reynders (2011)

“Ek’s n aap maar ek’s n ou aap!” Mnr Rudd (teacher, deputy principal Grey Primary).

“Is jy n man of n kak?” Flash Venter

-You are who you are, when you are alone
-Excellence is a habbit -Swannies/ Jaco Swanepoel

– Ons moet altyd ‘n stappie bo die ander wees

-You can have a 1000 liters of good wine, if you pour a liter of shit wine with it then everything is shit.

-Never judge a man if you haven’t walked in his shoes for one day – Vollies

-Eks ‘n aap maar eks ‘n ou aap – Mnr Rudd

Inus Keyser (

“Mannetjie……wies jou Pa?” Flash Venter

Rufus Botha

“you blinking sausage”! Biscuits

Johan van Wyk tells me they had a Fourie in the class. And when Flash thought it was time for Fourie for a hiding, he would sing and hit to the rhythm of “Fourie’s a jolly good fellow….”

Patat. Daar is net een ding wat mooier is as ñ rooi broekie wat voor hardloop. TWEE rooi broekies wat voor hardloop!

Bjorn Anderson

“Anderson. Come here you horse.” Mr. Pierre Hugo

Richard En Jeanette Harris

First day of grade 8, Flash Venter said to us “You are lower than shark shit on the sea floor”

Larry Homann

#Pisskriek Mr Rouseaux “Eye is nawt year tooooo tiech you’s English so ieff Eye gets my is’s end was’s miexd up don’t mawk”

Nelio de Sa

First day & class period for Roberto da Silva was at Flash Venter, he joined Grey few months after school opened, the 1st minute in class, Flash grabs him by the tie & tells him “Hey little boy, Im going to donner you, so shut-up!” after bell rings for next period, I introduce myself to Robbie & tell him “Flash is our calmest teacher at Grey, you u enjoy it here”

Dr Heyns (principal 1992) “Grey only has 1 Rule, never do anything that will put the good name of Grey in disrespute”

Mr Bester (principal Grey Primary) calls me to his office on intercom “Nelio de Sa, kom asseblief na my kantoor & bring you Tuckshop saam” on arrival he says to me “Jy is besig om die Tuckshop bankrot te maak” my reply “Mr moet ek dit dalk oorneem?”

Mrs Cilliers (Seekoei) ask me after not doing mathematics homework “Youth goes to Dr Heyns or you’ths goes to Tuckshop to buy me a burger?”, I replied “ Mam i think its best for you that i rather go to Dr Heyns”

Goggie van Heerden

Ek onthou weer vir Vollies. Hy het sy een hand so in die lug gehou dan het hy gesè: “Grey se standaard is hier (en met sy ander hand dan so 5/6 duim onder die boonste) gewaai, en as jou standaard hier is, dan moet jy fokkof”.

William Brown

Biscuits (Rodney Cilliers) calling a motorbike “an infernal machine”.  He also once said that his radio would last much longer than ours, as he didn’t allow his kids to listen to pop music on LM radio.

Vollies (AK) – “When the occasion demands it, the College (pronounced Kawledge) comes up to scratch”

Hennie van Wyk (German teacher) waiting for his class at the door to his class room – “Kom manne, laat ons aanziks …..”

Paddabek (Mr Fourie, well-loved singing teacher and Springbok shottist):  “Comb back your fringe my boy, you’re not a bloody Tralie!”

Chris Marais (Chain) before an inter-school match against Affies (1972?) had to ask the boys for donations of food to be able to feed the visitors – “Noem my maar Chain the beggar, maar ek soek alweer kos …”

One story which made a huge impression on me as a young Grey boy happened in the 1967 clash between Grey and Sentraal.  College kicked a ball through, and caught the Sentraal fullback in possession. He had no option but to run it into touch.  Nelson Babrow wanted to take a quick throw-in to Dennis du Plessis for what was surely going to be a walk-over try. A Sentraal spectator had different plans however, and grabbed the ball.  Dennis (some say his twin brother Danie) gave him a beaut of a straight jab and sent him into dreamland. Approximately ten minutes later the spectator walked past us and an elderly gentleman called out, Ïs jy wakker boet?”..
Grey won that clash by 30-3

Daren Wedderburn

Mr Rudd. Grey primary……. “clearly your wit exceeds your beauty”.

Oom smoking his pipe at hobhouse veld skool giving us life lessons. “N man dra nie pink nie ….. net moffies dra pink”.

Trevor Hampton

Joe Barry our English teacher when he called you up for a canning instead of saying bend down or buk always said “pick a daisy”

Henri Van den Berg

I remember Dr Heyns as a stern but very fair principal. One morning, after regular hair inspection, I was dragged to his office for due punishment (those day I had a really thick mane to control). Allowing me to state my case and after a quick inspection, he promptly sent me back to class with a stern warning to improve my general appearance, “because that is what is expected of a Grey gentleman”. Classmates with out of control hair received a caning. His impression on me was such that my general appearance improved, not out of fear, but because he convinced me it was important.

Arlindo Fernandes

Mr Pierre Hugo (teacher)  “CRC = cash register church”

Emile Pieters

#Koekies Mnr Koekemoer in Leith Huis aan Chris Wearne toe hy hom pak wou gee:

Koekies “Buk”

Chris “Nee meneer, slaan my eerder maar net”

Phillip Fullaway

Mnr Paul Kruger: “As julle nie nou ophou raas nie gaan ek in my kar gaan sit. Ek het baie sigarette wat ek kan gaan rook”

Mnr. Hans Arend: “Los uit die krane, speel met jou eie!”

Pieter van der Merwe

David Gray 1977
“Sesensestig…” whatever. Be it a question about science or rugby or anything. The answer was always sesensestig!

Dandre Gerber 1999

Vollies in die kleedkamer na ons 1st Team wen teen Paul Roos op Markotter om eerste in SA te wees in 1999: “Smell this, see this, taste this & feel this, because this too shall pass away.”

Ruann Gerber 2009

“Al wat gaan oorbly na die game, is bloed , kak en hare”
– Pieter Rademan , just before the Affies Interschools

Henk Badenhorst

Flash Venter: abuse and you loose gentleman.

Please email me nelio@chillies.co.za any famous Grey quotes you can remember and state year & name of author.