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FRIDAY 5 April 2019
Dear Parents

Welcome back to the 2nd term. The boys seem rested and excited to be back, throwing themselves into all the winter activities, including the clubs that are offered in the 2nd and 3rd terms. The Grade 6s and 7s also start rehearsals this week for our musical.

Our BUILDING programme is on track and getting to that exciting stage of the more detailed work (my description!) with finishes starting to be signed off. I must say again that the boys have coped so well with a large section of the campus cordoned off, as well as with one Grade 4 classroom and the Grade 6s across the road. This, together with a very efficient and creative team of specialists and a building contractor who does everything in his power to ensure that the noisy work is done after teaching hours and still remains on target, makes for a very pleasant process with minimal “pain”. Please see photographs under "News" below – apologies if they are a bit dark.

The figures for the CARNIVAL have now been finalised and Di Davidson, PA Treasurer, informs me that the Carnival made a profit of R321 000. This is quite superb and testimony to your support on the night, the extensive work so many of you put in under Charmaine Cheminais’ leadership and the many donations we received from individuals and companies. Congratulations to the Bishops community and friends – and everyone had a great time; the boys loved it! Funds will be largely allocated for quality and durable furnishings in our new library and for upgrading the catering facilities at Lutgensvale. Donations will also be made to our VUSA Rugby Academy and the St Paul’s ablutions improvements with which we are assisting.

Best wishes for a happy and successful term.

Kind regards

Friday 5 April 2019

Inter-House Cross Country

Venue: Lutgensvale

Time: 14h00 to 15h30

Compulsory for all boys.

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Grade 4 Parent/Teacher Meetings

Time: 08h00 to 16h30 (15 minutes slots)

Venue: Please come to Prep Reception and you will be directed from there.


Grade 6 Parent/Teacher Meeting

Venue: Jagger Hall

Time: 16h30 to 19h00

Please see under TAKE Note for further details

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Grade 5 Parent/Teacher Meeting

Venue: Jagger Hall

Time: 16h30 to 19h00

Please see under TAKE Note for further details

Thursday 11 April 2019


Venue: Woodlands Pavilion (College)

Time: 18h30 to 19h30

Please see under TAKE Note for further details

Friday 12 April 2019

Skeeles 7s Rugby Tournament

Venue: Lutgensvale

Time: 13h30 to 21h00

Please see under TAKE Note for further details.

Saturday 13 April 2019 U12 7s Rugby Tournament

Please see under TAKE Note for further details

Parent Teacher Meetings


16h30 to 17h45 Parents A - M
17h45 to 19h00 Parents N - Z

All academic subject teachers will be available in Jagger Hall for a 5 minute chat. Tea and coffee will be served.

Easter Egg Collection


We are continuing with the Easter Egg collection started last term. The Easter Eggs will be donated to St Paul’s, Athwood Primary, and Vusa amongst others. The Easter Eggs may be dropped off with Mrs Kieswetter at the library.



A reminder about the PA AGM taking place in the Woodlands Pavilion (NOT in Jagger Hall as previously communicated) on Thursday 11 April from 18h30 to 19h30. Please find further information HERE and the Nomination Form HERE.




Don't miss out on this fun event!


This event is the start of the rugby season and ALL parents are welcome as it is a fundraiser for Grade 7 Leavers, The Grade 7 Tour and VUSA. The SA Womens 7s team will be playing a game against the teachers at 16H00. There will be delicious hamburgers and boerie rolls on sale. The Tuck shop open will be open and bar facilities are available. Parents are also welcome to bring and braai, with the idea that we invite and meet our fellow school teams that are playing.

This event will be using a token system – the PA will be selling tokens to pay for braai food and drinks at the bar (pre-sales will take place on Thursday morning before school and at the event). Cash and Snapscan facilities will also be available.


Volunteers are needed to assist in the Tuck Shop, Braai Stand and Bar. If you are able to assist, please click HERE  and go to SPECIAL EVENTS to book your slot.

U12 7s Rugby Tournament

Volunteers are required to assist on the Tuck Shop at this event. Please click HERE and go to BISHOPS PREP - RUGBY HOME GAMES to book your slot. Further details about the tournament will be available on MyBishopsLife in due course.

Wet Weather Programme

This is implemented when sport is cancelled due to wet weather via SMS during the school day. Boys will go to their coach's classroom until 15h45. This programme ensures that parents do not have to change their pick-up schedule.


Classroom details as follows:


U13 - 7M U13 - 5M ALL - 7M ALL - 6S
U12 - 6S U12 - DT    
U11 - 7T U11 - 6A    
U10 - 4D U10 - 4G    
U9 - 3G U9 - 3F    


(Parents are welcome to fetch their children earlier if they are able to)

Puzzles for Aftercare


The boys at Aftercare love doing puzzles. If you have puzzles that you no longer use, please consider donating them to Aftercare. It would be much appreciated!

Sandwich Roster for Term 2


Tues 9 April
Tues 16 April
Tues 23 April
Tues 30 April
Tues 7 May
Tues 14 May
Tues 21 May
Tues 28 May
Tues 4 June
Tues 11 June



* swopped due to Grade 7s being away on tour on 4 June

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