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Dear College Parents


Measure your greatness by the length of your reach, but also by the gentleness of your touch. For now, the world needs hands of love, not hands to conquer. Let your hands be among them.” : Kent Nerburn: Letters to My Son.


We were greeted with the most beautiful rain this morning which is a real blessing at this time of the year after such a dry spell. The Matric Exams are well under way and today the boys are writing Maths Paper 1. It has been a smooth start and we wish all our Matrics all the best for the rest of the exams.


Bishops Interact - Schools for the Liesbeek Project

The Bishops Interact Schools for the Liesbeek Project, is an Anglican hosted, broadly collaborative project, with the objective of transforming our local urban spaces by greening the environment. We seek partnership with other schools and community organisations to strengthen and extend our goals and to address the environmental and extinction crisis.


Bishops Interact is working at greening, tending and landscaping a section of the Liesbeek River starting near St Joseph’s College. In developing the project, we are working closely with the environmental organisation Communitree.


As a way of highlighting the work of the Schools for the Liesbeek project, the Bishops Interact Club staged the launch of the garden project on Sunday 13th October. At the launch, Frances Taylor from Communitree spoke about the importance of the project and Vicar-General Keith de Vos, Rector of St Thomas, blessed the project.

 VUSA Programme

 The VUSA Academy is a Bishops lead initiative that offers a structured afterschool programme to children from five primary schools in the Langa Community.  Children are offered academic support in Maths and English and rugby training (with entry into the WP rugby league).  VUSA also works with four registered creches in Langa aiding in numeracy and literacy development (with weekly support from Bishops Grade 10 Civics learners).  Where funding allows, the recreational programme exposes children to opportunities and places not ordinarily accessible to them.  Each child who attends the programme receives a hot daily meal. 


We are pleased to report that over the course of this year, VUSA has registered as a NPO and PBO.  Bishops continues to back this initiative having pledged financial support for 2020 and the Bishops finance department continue to manage the books.  Should any of the Bishops community wish to support the VUSA Academy, please see this short (and uplifting) clip which begs the question: When last did you have a reason to High Five:



Please see the attached assembly notices which highlight the excellent performances of our boys over the past few weeks. Over the past two weeks I was privileged to attend three superb events at our Music Department. These included two vocalist concerts by our junior and senior boys and a composers concert which highlighted the compositions of our Matric boys. The standard of the compositions was truly remarkable; well done to the boys and the staff involved.

My message to the boys in Assembly is also attached.


Yours sincerely


Guy Pearson