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FRIDAY 23 July 2021
Dear Parents

Welcome back to the 3rd term. I hope you were able to have some rest over the holidays.

Very sadly, Paul Steven, father of Maximillian in Grade 5, passed away due to Covid. We extend our deepest sympathy to Kim, Max and their family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Two Prep staff members have been isolating this week due to Covid infection.

School starts on site this Monday. We will follow Covid protocols as strictly as possible at school. Please remind your son of the importance of adhering to these protocols when with others – they are no doubt sick of hearing about this but please keep up the reminders.

Here are some of the details:

  • School gates will be open from 07h00 where boys will continue to be screened and sanitise their hands before entering.
  • Start and end times are back to normal: 07h30 and 14h15 (13h30 on Fridays with Grade 3s ending at 13h00).
  • Where boys are not able to physically return to school for Covid related reasons, please ensure that your son’s Form teacher is informed so that teachers will include him online.
  • Our extra-murals will commence from Tuesday following the winter programme as per last term.
  • Hot lunch will start on Monday.
  • We are trying to ensure that classrooms are as ventilated as possible so please ensure that your son is warmly dressed.

We welcome Caroline Duck (5S) who taught remotely last year and joins us full time from this term. She is an English and Drama specialist and taught for a number of years in the UK, principally at the Grey Coat Hospital School, a Church of England School in Westminster where she also directed the annual school plays. In addition, she has worked in creative production and lectured in Live Performance and Screen Acting at AFDA.

As I said in my previous letter to you, we start school against the background of a frightening spate of looting, violence, destruction of property and loss of life. And the calculation of the death toll is still rising.

How we get our boys to understand this without frightening them is the challenge for the adults in their lives. Our history teaching and talks marking our public holidays, such as Freedom Day and Youth Day, give them a background. But we have to continue to keep them aware of the terrible disparity in our society – not of their making – and ask them what they can do about this in their own small way and how do they live now in a spirit of respect and care for others, practising for how they will need to live as adults. They will be the new leaders that will have to fill the servant leadership void in our country and effect the change so badly needed. They do not have to feel guilty for receiving such a privileged education but with it comes a responsibility to step up and make a difference.

Finally, I wish our Muslim families Eid Mubarak as they observed Eid al Adha on Wednesday.

May this be a good term as more and more adults are vaccinated. Most of our staff have been vaccinated and our stance remains one of encouraging all in our community to be vaccinated.

May we all keep safe, stay healthy, and look after our boys as they live through a time none of us has experienced before.

Kind regards

Monday 26 July 2021

Boys back at school

Boys to wear No 1s

Hot lunch commences

No extra-murals

Tuesday 27 July 2021 Extra-murals start


Bishops Blue Pages


Please click HERE for the 11th edition of the Bishops Blue Pages. If you would like to advertise in future editions, Please contact Michelle Tuscher on

School Photos


2021 INDIVIDUAL and SIBLING photos for Bishops Prep are now available online for viewing and purchase.

If you would like to place an order, please do so by Monday, 2nd August to ensure it is included in the first batch of deliveries to the school.

New to Cape Foto? Then, you'll need to create an account with them
• Go to
• Click ‘Create an Account’
• Fill in your details and click ‘Submit’. Your unique code is BISHP_2021
• Check your inbox for your verification email (can take up to 2 hours).

Already Registered with Cape Foto Before?
• Simply login here using your existing email address. There’s a ‘Forgot Your Password’ link there if you need it.

Already Have an Account and Want to Add a Sibling to your Account?
• Email them at with your son’s name, grade and unique code (BISHP_2021) and we will add their photos to your account within 24 hours.

Any questions, please contact Cape Foto directly


Opportunity for food outlets


The ODU is having their AGM on Wednesday, 6 October 2021, during the Bishops Community Week, at the Mitre. We are calling on all parents who might be interested to sell food (food trucks, etc) after the meeting to please contact Dedry ( directly for more information.

Fir Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
Phone:+27 (21) 659 7222 | Fax: +27 (21) 659 7227