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FRIDAY 11 June 2021
Dear Parents


In the run up to Youth Day next Wednesday, I am giving the boys a very short history of why we observe 16 June as Youth Day, formerly Soweto Day: the background to the events of 16 June as black children were pushed to protest against the foisting of Afrikaans as a medium instruction in their schools, the inequality in the funding and resources allocated across different education departments, and the poor level of education being offered in many schools. A protest that resulted in the immediate loss of life on that day and led to a new groundswell in the anti-apartheid movement that ultimately never abated.

We emphasised:

  • children should never have to fight for their own freedom and quality education;
  • how precious freedom is;
  • how so many children in South Africa are still receiving a sub-standard education.

But Youth Day is also a celebration of youth and we celebrate it with the VUSA Cyclathon. A number of boys at College will cycle in teams through the night of the 15th into the 16th, as well as a number of Prep staff, to raise money for the VUSA Academy, and also to increase awareness of the situation in which many disadvantaged children in our society, as close to us as in Langa, find themselves; and what we are trying to do to provide uplifting experiences and more opportunities through sport and academic enrichment. Please go to for more information.

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.

Kind regards

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Individual Photographs

Photos will be taken during the school day

Boys to please wear No 1s


No extra murals (except Judo)

School will close at 14h15. Aftercare will be available

Wednesday 16 June 2021 Public Holiday - Youth Day


24 Hour Cycle Fundraiser


A reminder that our boys and staff will be embarking on a 24 hour cycle race to raise funds for the VUSA Rugby and Learning Academy next week.

The event will be streamed for 24 hours and will include interviews, a ‘best try’ competition, a quiz and more. The prize for the quiz is a two night stay for up to 12 guests at the beautiful Pines Manor House in Hex River Valley generously donated by the Graaff family – for more information click HERE. The link for Tank Lanning’s Rugby Quiz is now live and winners will be revealed on Tuesday evening -



To support our Staff Teams, click on the links below:

Team Jordan Click HERE

Team Drury Click HERE

Team Barbi Click HERE

Team Abbott (VUSA) Click HERE

Team Mitchell (Grandpa) Click HERE


Our teams are trying hard to raise funds (especially our teachers), so please visit the event page and support a team at Prizes have been sponsored by Butlers Pizza, The Blockhouse Kitchen, Jonkershuis, Nomu, The Reynolds Family and the Levy Family. Thank you all for your generosity and support.

Bishops Hamper Raffle - Adults Edition


In addition to the amazing hampers for the boys, there are fantastic prizes for adults as well. Please click HERE for all the information you need.

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