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FRIDAY 28 February 2020
Dear Parents


Yesterday pupil Heads of House and Deputy heads were announced in House meetings and the list of the boys appears later in the newsletter. Congratulations to them.

In the nature of any appointment or selection, there will be disappointments and differing opinions. As with a job interview, whom you are competing against affects whether you are successful or not. There are further leadership opportunities down the line at College, more of them and this is also one stage in leadership opportunities: captain of a sports team, society chair, matric committees and so on. And a lot depends on how each boy develops and what his interests are.

As with College, we do not have a prefect system but rather House leadership with every Grade 7 having a particular responsibility in the House where he will have a chance to organise and lead; from Inter-House Chess, to conflict resolution and being a break-time mediator, to Inter-House Rugby and cheerleading. We also have a Students’ Council where up to ten boys are elected by the Grade 6s and 7s after presentations by each candidate explaining what he would like to change or have developed in the school. They then meet with me once a week where we discuss school issues and ideas in a two-way process.

Each Grade 7 also mentors a Grade 4 in his House. So, our leadership opportunities focus on, “What can I do for others?”, responsibility, mentoring and adding something positive to the life of the school. This then mirrors, in an age appropriate way, the College leadership structure.


We are insisting that boys are wearing caps when outside in the sun at breaktime and at sport. Please ensure that your son does have a cap and that it is marked (they can “disappear” very quickly). Do also send sunscreen with him; we will remind them to put it on before breaks and sport.

All the best for a good weekend.

Kind regards


Friday 6 March 2020

Founders Day

Special programme at school. Further details to follow.



Venue: Lutgensvale

Time: 16h00 to 22h00


House Leadership 2020


Congratulations to these boys.



Raffle Prizes



We have some amazing prizes for the Bishops Carnival raffle this year. Just R30 will give you the chance to win one of the following:

1. Frank Graewe Aesthetics: Hair Botox & Blowdry at our Styled by Hair Lounge (R1150)
2. Frank Graewe Aesthetics: Dermaplaning (R850)
3. Frank Graewe Aesthetics: Luxury Manicure + Mediheel Pedi (R700)
4. Giovanni's Italian Hamper Value of R1000
5. Satano Restaurant voucher Value of R700
6. 2TB Portable Hard Drive (R1100)
7. Angala Boutique Hotel in Franschhoek ( 2 one night stays for 2 adults) R5000 per night
8. Nirvana Luxury Skincare Hamper ( R1250)
9. Lego Voucher (R1500)
10. Sea Harvest Frozen Fish Vouchers ( R500)


You can purchase tickets by EFT into the PA account and send proof of payment to with your full name and cell number.

The PA Banking details are as follows:
Bishops Prep Parent Association

Standard Bank
Acc Number: 071545212
Branch Code: 020909
Reference: Name and Grade 6 Raffle


You will then be sent your ticket number via email. This option is only available from the 28th of Feb to the 4th of March.
Tickets can be purchased at the Carnival Grade 6 Stall and will also be sold at the entrance.



Carnival tickets

Please click HERE to purchase your tickets.








Grade 7 parents - to volunteer for a shift at the bar or disco, please click HERE. There are still a few shifts available.

Pentangular Athletics

The Pentangular Athletics Event takes place at SACS on Monday 2 March at 15h30. Please find the programme HERE.



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Easter Egg Collection



Easter is very soon after the start of the second term so we are starting our annual Easter egg collection now. The eggs will be donated to St Paul’s, Athwood Primary and two creches in Langa. All marshmallow Easter eggs will be gratefully received. These may be sent to your son's class or the library.

Rugby Boots



With the rugby season approaching, please be reminded that rugby boots need to be predominantly black. Dark navy blue will be acceptable. Bright colours and multicolours are not acceptable.

Special Birthday Celebration
Our beloved Headmaster, Greg Brown, celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday. Staff organised a surprise party for him. The hall was beautifully decorated with art creations by the Grade 3s and the whole school sang his favourite song "Hallelujah". He was then interviewed on "Bishops Breakfast TV" by "Rusty McDrury" and presented with a beautiful cake. Finally one of the Grade 4 classes performed a rap song for him which can be viewed on our FaceBook Page. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR BROWN!

Sandwich Outreach

This week boys were asked to share why they thought it was important to make sandwiches for the pupils at Athwood. This is what some of our Sandwiches Warriors had to say:


Why do your boys think making sandwiches is a good idea? Please send your messages to

Don’t forget Tuesdays are sandwich and fruit days. If you know you’ve got a busy Monday, why not plan ahead and make them as part of your Sunday evening ritual.

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