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FRIDAY 8 March 2019
Dear Parents

This week’s rain has been a real treat but we have to admit it would not have been welcome last Friday evening. We were very fortunate to have wonderful weather for last week’s Carnival.

It was the first time using Lutgensvale, which did provide more space and therefore more activities. Organising a Carnival is a massive undertaking and even more so on Founder’s Day when there are so many OD-school sports matches and reunions taking place across the campus with all the demands that that places on facilities and staff.

I want to thank and congratulate the organizing committee led by the PA Chair, Charmaine Cheminais, for their months of planning and work, all of which paid off so handsomely. Charmaine has asked me to thank the following for sponsorships and substantial discounts: Petersen’s Lifestyle Furniture, Federal Guarding, Touareg Tents, Rosy’s Hiring and Dixon Electrical; our Estate Supervisor, Jerome Wolfaardt and his team, and then the class reps who “exceeded all expectations’. And, of course, thank you to you all, your families and sons for your support, not only in the sense of the financial, but in joining in an occasion of community and spending time together.

The Committee are very keen to provide further feedback to you as soon as all the final invoices have been received and processed.

While everyone was enjoying the Carnival, our U13A Water Polo team was at the Grey Water Polo Tournament where they acquitted themselves extremely well, coming 3rd in the tournament. They were a real credit to the Prep all round. This weekend our 1st Tennis team is at Grey in Port Elizabeth for the Grey Tennis Festival.

This weekend is the last of our summer fixtures. Please check arrangements for this week’s extra-murals as we do have Cricket House matches and some early winter sport skills sessions.

On Friday, your son’s Industry Report (Grades 4-7) will appear on MyBishopsLife. This will give you an indication of your son’s progress in each subject in terms of homework, quality of work, class participation, etc.

Enjoy the weekend.

Kind regards


Monday 11 March 2019 Class Photos

Boys to wear No1s
Thursday 14 March 2019

Grade 7 Entrance Exam


These take place at Prep during the school day.

Friday 15 March 2019 Term Ends

Time: 09h30
Important - please note

We are currently not able to deliver messages, lunches and forgotten items to individual boys, due to the challenges created by our current renovations. Please ensure that your son has everything he needs for the school day.

Extra-Mural Information

Art, swimming, water polo, judo, tennis and cricket practices finish this week.

Next week:



Monday Junior Inter-house cricket matches

U12/U13/U9 rugby skills

No boots required

Tuesday Senior and U9 Inter-House cricket matches

U10/11 rugby skills

No boots required

Wednesday Junior Inter-House cricket matches

U12/13/ U9 rugby skills

No boots required

Thursday Senior and U9 Inter-House cricket matches

U10/11 rugby skills

No boots required




Design and Tech Requirements



Please could you bring any 1kg Rama Margarine plastic tubs and any 2l ice cream tubs you have available. These may be dropped with Mr Erlangsen in the D & T Classroom.

Second Hand Shop

Now is the perfect time to do an audit of your son's school uniform and sports kit! The Second Hand Clothing Shop would like to invite parents to bring in outgrown uniforms and sports clothing, particularly for Term 2 sports (rugby and hockey). The items can either be donated or sold on (60% to parents account and 40% to school).

Easter Eggs



With Easter just around the corner, we would like to start collecting Easter Eggs to donate to St Paul's and various other schools and children's homes. Please bring your contribution to the Prep Library.

Extra-Mural Timetable for Term 2 & 3

The Extra-Mural Timetable for the winter terms has been added to the Parent Communication Page of MyBishopsLife and is also available on the Website.
International Maths Competition
Congratulations to the following boys who have progressed to the 2nd round of the International Mathematics Competition.

Grade 7
Michael Kotze
Arun Nayar
Robert Forrest

Grade 6
David Tripe
Katlego Setai

If successful in the 2nd round, the boys will either go to Hong Kong or Durban to compete in the International competition.

Sandwich Outreach
Well done to the Grade 5's on their sandwich making efforts on Tuesday. Next week is the Grade 6's turn. Let's keep up the good work!
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