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FRIDAY 24 May 2019
Dear Parents

Over the past two years we have worked tirelessly towards developing a Bishops Future Fitting Document that is geared to the Bishops environment and which commits us as a school to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a practical way. This document is the outcome of many hours of research, consultation and collaboration and we can be proud of the final “Future-Fitting Bishops” framework and policy statement.

Following the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Conference at Bishops in 2018, the Future Fitting document has been updated with a new pillar to include social diversity, transformation and inclusion, which we term social sustainability. This is in line with the SDGs and with the understanding that without meaningful social transformation, the school and society is not sustainable.

The Bishops Council, Executive teams, staff and boys are committed to this programme and we challenge every member of our community to fully embrace this initiative. Please follow this link to the website which highlights this very important strategic initiative: It is a work in progress and will be subject to ongoing review and adjustment where necessary.

We have seen some exciting events over the last fortnight. The Beginners’ Concert was wonderful with so many Grade 3s, and a few older boys who had recently started a new instrument, bravely and enthusiastically performing for a full Jagger Hall after only a few months of tuition. This was followed by the Ensemble Concert in the Chapel this week – where all our Ensembles (Junior and Senior Strings, Brass and Wind Bands, Marimbas and Choir) performed. The standard was extremely high and the sophistication of the playing very rewarding to see.

The Durbanville Exchange that I wrote about last week went very well. The games were played in a great spirit and I hear excellent reports from hosts and guests about the sleepover (thank you so much to all those families who hosted – we actually had more offers than needed in the end). Father Monwabisi led us in an inspiring service with boys from both schools side-by-side in the pews - the singing was magnificent.

Enjoy your weekend.

Kind regards

Friday 24 May 2019

Grade 7 Tour First Aid Course

Venue: Maths Room

Time: 14h00 to 16h30


Charlton Movie Night

nue: Jagger Hall

Time: 18h30 to 20h45

Wednesday 29 May 2019 Cricket World Cup Civvies Day

Please see further details under TAKE Note
Thursday 30 May 2019

Ascension Day Chapel Service

Venue: Memorial Chapel

Time: 11h00

Boys to wear No 1s

Family and friends are welcome to attend.


Rugby Assistance Required

We are hosting Paarl Boys this Saturday and once again require assistance in the Tuck Shop and at the Egg and Bacon Stand. Please consider volunteering to assist.


If you are able to help, please click HERE to book your 30 minute slot.

Cricket World Cup Civvies Day


The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 starts on Thursday next week. To show our support for the Proteas and South Africa, we would like our boys to come to school on Wednesday 29 May dressed in something green. We are going to put a small video together which we will send to the team.

Cricket Festival Sponsorship Opportunity



Don't overlook this opportunity to get great exposure for your business!

Bishops will be hosting the very prestigious Cape Schools' Cricket Festival this year and have some fantastic sponsorship opportunities available. Please click HERE for further information.

Durbanville Exchange

The Durbanville Exchange which took place last week proved to be most successful and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to the parents who helped, we could not have done it without you.


Kallie Saayman from Durbanville Primary took some beautiful photographs which he has kindly shared with us. Please click HERE to view the photos. This link will expire on 30 May 2019.

Rick the Bear Winners
Congratulations to the U13C team who were the deserving winners of Rick the Bear for this week. In their game against Durbanville on Saturday they scored three champagne tries and converted them all to win 21-19.
Sandwich Outreach
Very well done to the Grade 5's who provided nearly 750 sandwiches for Athwood Primary this week. Please note that next week will be the Grade 7's turn and the following week, the Grade 6's, due to the Grade 7's being away on tour.
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