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Dear Parents and Guardians

Last week’s newsletter was a bumper edition, filled with news, primarily about Grade 12s and their leaving process, but also other items of interest. As such, this week’s newsletter will be brief and will focus on the incoming leadership of our pupil body.

At Friday’s Prize-Giving, we announced the appointment of the three pupil leaders, Head Boy Suhayl Khalfey and Deputy Head Boys Robbie Dicey and Daniel Neuhoff. On Monday, Mr Wallace and I met with these boys and the three outgoing leaders as we shared experiences, difficulties, successes, and advice for the incoming leaders. This was a most productive morning and we wish Suhayl and his team all the very best for the year ahead.

Suhayl had his first assembly this Friday and addressed the boys for the first time as their Head Boy.

As a means of introducing our leaders to the parent community, we interviewed them and have included these interviews below. We hope you enjoy reading about the boys and join me in wishing them well for their term in office.

Our usual awards and achievements of those boys in Grades 8 – 11 follow underneath.

Kind regards

Antony Reeler


I have wanted to stop rowing after each season since grade 8 but here I am, still a rower in my U19 season – and loving it!
I am the first in my family to attend Bishops.
I took up a musical instrument in grade 8, and yet I still cannot read a sheet of music.
I have been a member of 11 different societies over my years at the college.
I have an addiction to collecting Bishops school ties.

I have grown up on a fruit farm in a very Afrikaans community known as Ceres.
I love my golf and activities on the weekend, memories made with special friends are ones that you will never ever forget.
Waterskiing and wakeboarding are 2 more things that I love but the fun doesn’t come without some huge wipeouts!
I am wanting to become a farmer after school like my dad as city life just doesn’t suit me.
I have been fortunate enough to have been coached by 4 Olympians which is something quite special
I’m a person that lives life to the fullest, a true people person and love spending time with friends.

Over the past two years I’ve had the privilege of training with 3 South African OD hockey players who participated at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Furthermore, I have had the privilege of being coached by Mr. Murray Anderson (former Olympian) and Mr. Aziz Cassiem, the Bishops first team coach.
I’m a big Free State Cheetahs supporter because my family is from the Free State. I am also an Arsenal supporter which means I have learned to deal with some disappointment (and ridicule) over the years.
In grade 8 I captained the U14A rugby and hockey teams.
A special sporting memory for me was having an unbeaten u14A basketball season.
I’ve been at Bishops since grade R, and I can safely say that it has become a home away from home.
I ended my cricket career in the U14B-side scoring my first fifty against Rondebosch.
During the Big Ideas program, I was a member of a group called “No Room for Inequality”. Our main project was renovating our wonderful support staff's recreation room. I was privileged to participate in the 24hr “cyclathon” event earlier this year, to raise funds for the VUSA Rugby and Learning Academy in Langa.

Click here to enjoy a video the boys made about themselves, and what their objectives are for 2022.


Cricket News

A 13-member tour party, accompanied by Messrs Hewett and Frylinck, and driver, Mark Sickle, departed Bishops, pre-sunrise, for a long-awaited maiden high school sports’ tour to the Eastern Cape on Thursday. A 12-hour journey along the N2 culminated in arrival in a misty Makhanda. October dawned with a 50-overs-a-side match hosted by St Andrew’s College: a game in which Bishops emerged victorious by 23 runs. The tour party headed south, thereafter, to Gqeberha to compete in the Grey High School Colts Festival. Consecutive matches v Jeppe; Grey High School (on the Pollock Oval) and Affies followed with Bishops defeating Jeppe by 153 runs; settling for a draw against Grey and, ultimately, losing to Affies, by four wickets, in the final game of the tour. A weary – but thoroughly happy – group returned to Bishops, having driven the N2 again, on Tuesday enriched by the opportunities afforded by a high school sports’ tour. Results’ analysis: Played 4. Won 2. Drew 1. Lost 1.

Under 14A Cricket Tour to KZN

During the recent holidays, the under 14A cricket team undertook a tour to Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu Natal to participate in the Charl van Rooyen under 14A Cricket Festival at Kearsney College. The team played five T20 matches in the cold and rain-affected festival, winning four of the five games. Singa Mayoyo received the tournament’s Best Batsman Award with his tally of 278 runs in four innings.

The details of the matches are as follows:

Game 1: vs Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool u14 A. (Bishops lost the toss and were asked to bat)
Bishops 112 all out
Affies 113/4
(S Moodley 2/24)
Lost by 6 Wickets
Game 2: vs KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union Invitational u14 (Bishops won the toss and chose to bat)
Bishops 179/0
[S.Mayoyo 101* (77), B. Koenig 55*(46)]
KZNCU Invitational 124/8
(J. Pilkington 2/37)
Bishops won 55 runs
Game 3: vs Pretoria Boys’ High School u14 (Bishops won the toss and chose to bat)
Bishops 202/3
[S Mayoyo 112*(70)]
PBHS 81/8
(L de Klerk 2/12, A Augoustatos 2/8)
Bishops won by 121 runs                                               
Game 4: vs Jeppe Boys’ High School (Bishops lost the toss and were asked to bowl)
Jeppe 118/6
(S Moodley 2/23)
Bishops 119/3
[S Mayoyo 54*(50)]
Bishops won by 7 wickets
Game 5: vs Kearsney College ((Bishops lost the toss and were asked to bowl)        
Kearsney: 105/7
A Augoustatos 2/12)
Bishops: 106/3
[A. Diggle 65*(38)]
Bishops won by 7 wickets

1st XI cricket – Cape Schools’ Week

The 1st XI had a most successful Cape Schools’ Week, playing four matches and winning all of them!
The Frank Reid was in excellent condition after all the hard work put in by our devoted ground staff and the batsmen, in particular, should be very grateful for the true and easy paced wickets together with a fast outfield.  Our top order batsmen certainly took advantage with Abel Mokwena and Kashief Joseph putting on impressive opening stands in each of the first three games - with Abel scoring three half-centuries.  This enabled the middle order to capitalise on such good starts.  Cole Crawford had an excellent festival with the bat and Storm Matthews scored an impressive maiden century for the 1st XI against Somerset College.  All of our bowlers worked hard to take wickets and restrict the opposition batsman.  Robbie Dicey is congratulated on gaining a  5fer against Queen’s College on the final day.  The captain, Rowan Howard, and the whole team deserve a lot of credit for an excellent start to the second half of the cricket season.  Well done to all.

Water polo - WP selection

Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected to represent WP Water polo at the IPT in December.

Daniel van den Heever
Noah Edmunds
Christopher Du Toit
Jordan De Sousa
Mac Lecuona
Ross Walker
Alexander Smith
John Bos
Thomas Truter
Ross Stewart
Cameron Moon
Benjamin Hatty
Michael Cadiz
Benjamin Swift
Trento Lambrechts
Jonathan Roche
Nicholas Steinhagen
Max Cary
Luke Bruchhausen
Dean Sneddon
Matthew Lowe
Jack Moyle
Adam De Waal

Enjoy the live water polo action this weekend against Paul Roos.

Friday 22/10/2021            -

Saturday 23/10/2021        -

Golf News

The Bishops Interhouse Golf Competition was played on Sunday 17 October on a beautiful afternoon at Steenberg Golf Club.
Gray House finished in 1st place and claimed the trophy for the second time in three years. Founders House narrowly beat Birt House on a count out for 2nd and 3rd places.
Daniel Davidson was the best individual player with a score of 2 under par 70. Sebastian Dorward finished in 2nd place only 1 stroke behind Daniel and James Boustead finished in 3rd place with a score of 73.

Congratulations to the Gray House team.

WP Golf Selection

Christopher Gutuza and Daniel Davidson have been selected for the WP u19 golf team to compete at the IPT later this year. A great way to end a fine golf season for these two matrics, Congratulations!


A tough and stressful competition and battling some injuries for Aidan and Daniel Richards. In Epee U17, Daniel won silver after losing 14-15 in the final for gold. Aidan won bronze, after having to compete against Daniel in the semis, where Daniel won by 1 point. Very tough having to compete against each other in a national competition, but well done for their excellent performance and good sportsmanship.

Eskom Expo For Young Scientists

Bishops have had some outstanding results in the 2021 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists which was held online recently. Highly Commended awards were received by Devon Marshall, Ethan Mattison, Malick Majiet, Michael Kruse and Nic Macdonald. Gold medals were won by Daniel Fletcher and Zuhayr Mohamood and they also produced the best project in the Plant Sciences section. Daniel and Zuhayr were then invited to take part in the International Science Fair (which was also held remotely) which involved contestants from as far afield as Indonesia and Mexico. Here they also received Gold medals and were again top in the Plant Sciences section, for which they received a R3000 prize and a plaque.

Cape Town Cycle Tour

The postponed 2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour was finally ridden on what turned out to be a fantastic day for cycling with beautiful weather. On Sunday, 17 October, there was very little wind, the sun was shining and fortunately the day was not too hot. A number of Bishops cyclists competed, and special mention is to be made of Gavin Dingley who rode and outstanding time of 3:05 (3 hours and 5 minutes). James Collins rode in 4.23 and Zuhayr Mohamood rode in 4.57. Congratulations on an excellent effort!

Eastern Cape Tour, Port Alfred, Kowie River: 8th – 10th October.

It has been a busy month for Bishops Rowing Club (BRC). On the 8th, the first and second team travelled to the mighty Kowie and competed in a heads race, 5.4km, and a 500m sprint knockout against St Andrews College, Selborne and Grey.

It was a valuable weekend, with the coxes gaining great experience on a tricky river and the rowers exposed to tough conditions and competition. A beach day and a pie at Nanaga farmstall were a must. All results, pictures and insights will be posted shortly, visit the rowing blog to find out more.

Somerset Sprints Regatta, Elgin, Eikenhof Dam

The U15’s, current grade 8’s stole the show. The only competing Bishops age group cleaned up with the following results:
A Quad, A4x - 1st
B Quad, B4x - 1st
A Scull, A1x - 1st
A Oct, A8x+ - 1st

It is safe to say we have a nuggetty age group, who are willing to put their bodies on the line. Coaches Nick Muller and Danielle Ritson had only positive comments, mainly: “lots of smiles”.

The School Shop

The School Shop runs the second hand clothing program at the College. They are appealing for all saleable used clothing that is no longer required to be delivered to them. This is done as a donation, as the shop does not reimburse College parents for second hand items donated. The revenues from second hand items sold from the shop form part of the monthly payments and the annual profit the Shop remits to the school, which is is in turn credited into the bursary and scholarship fund administered by the school. Please support the Shop so that they can build up adequate stocks of second hand clothing for the back to school requirements in January 2022 and beyond.


Service Tie

Rob Kotze has earned a service tie for his contribution to Hockey Umpiring over the past 3 years. 

All Rounder's Tie

Dylan Van Coeverden de Groot is congratulated on being awarded an All Rounder's Tie.

African Relations Society Ties

Ties are awarded, for loyalty and support, to the following boys:
Hugh van Hasselt
Onwa Roji


The Bishops Sports Performance and Wellness programme aims to address the conditioning, performance, wellness, rehab, and injury management. As well as implementing an efficient communication channel between heads of sports, coaches, medical personnel, and form a link between the Pre-Prep, Prep, and College.

An overall holistic and structured programme is required to address the wide variety of sports that Bishops offer to achieve this goal. The programme focuses on the overall development of gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination at the Pre-Prep, which progresses to more specialised conditioning programmes that target high-performance sports development and promote general wellness at the College.

The team running the programme consists of:
Head of SPW, Head Biokineticist, Two intern Biokineticists, Two strength and conditioning coaches, and two Physiotherapists.

SPWs key objectives are met by implementing: 
Team and individual sports goal setting, Training monitoring, sport-specific testing, gym, and on-field strength and conditioning training, injury prevention, and management of injured athletes. Thus, enabling the programme to manage the boys’ journeys from a holistic perspective.

Why? To develop a healthier, fitter, better prepared, and stronger Bishop boy, reduce the number of injuries, and assist in improving sporting performance.

What? Conditioning sessions, rehab sessions, Monday injury assessment, athlete management/monitoring.

How? Implement structured conditioning, wellness, prehab plan, and develop an effective and efficient communication channel for Bishops boys to reach their full potential.

Click here to watch how the programme is run and managed, as well as a chance to meet the full SPW team!

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