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FRIDAY 19 March 2021
Dear Parents

COVID

We have nothing new to report on this for which we are grateful. The boys continue to wear masks (for the most part, quite diligently), sanitise regularly and social distance indoors.

The boys are loving playing sport and at yesterday morning’s Grade 6/7 Assembly, we had three musicians perform for us – the first time a boy has performed on the Jagger stage for his peers since March 2020. So with smaller assemblies we are able to add important aspects of our school life back into the mix.

Please check extra-mural arrangements for next week carefully as we hope to have a last week of sports matches. Who we will play against and what sports we will play will depend on the Department of Basic Education’s Regulations due to be gazetted today.

Please do abide by the no spectator rule. No spectators are allowed at school activities, including sports matches and practices. It is very embarrassing to have to ask parents to leave a venue and no coach likes having to do this.

We all know that infection numbers are down in the country but developments in Europe and a number of specialists in the field do indicate the very real possibility of a third wave. So please do be mindful of this in the coming weeks. It is we, the adults, who are the spreaders and the more careful we all are, the more likely it is that our school can continue to operate at full capacity with boys enjoying as complete an experience as possible.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

On Sunday we observe Human Rights Day so Monday is a public holiday. With a long weekend it is so easy to forget what it commemorates and why it is so important.

Sharpeville happened 61 years ago and so much has changed since then. But, in reality, so many in our country still do not have many of their basic human rights met yet. I will address this in assemblies over the next weeks; what does this mean for us, for boys in a school such as Bishops and what are our responsibilities, as human beings, regardless of age? What can each one of us learn and do to improve our society, starting small and within our sphere of influence?

Have a good long weekend.

Kind regards

GREG BROWN
HEADMASTER
DIARY Dates
Sunday 21 March 2021 Human Rights Day

Monday 22 March 2021 School Holiday

Thursday 25th March 2021

School closes at 12h30

 

Parents/Teacher online meetings take place

Friday 26 March 2021 Term 1 ends

Time: 11h30
TAKE Note
Winter Sport Choices

House Masters will be asking Grade 4-7 boys in their Houses for their winter sport choices during House meetings next week. Please click HERE to find information on the different choices and HERE for the Term 2 and 3 Extra-Mural timetable. The timetable can be found on the Parent Communication Page of MyBishopsLife for future reference.
Gr 3 boys will make their choices via an online form as was done at the start of this term. This will be sent out next week.

Sport during the final week of the term (Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 March)

Only the following sport will take place next week:


Judo: Tuesday and Wednesday 14:30 – 15:15 in the Jagger Hall


Cricket: U 9 ,10,11, 12 and 13 cricket matches vs Rondebosch

 

Water Polo: U 10,11,12 and 13 water polo matches vs Rondebosch – these matches will only take place if approval is granted by the Department of Basic Education.

 

Wednesday 24 March:

 

U12 teams are playing at Bishops.
U12D 15h00
U12B 15h30
U12C 15h00
U12A 16h00

U13 teams are playing at Rondebosch High School Pool
U13D 15h00
U13B 16h00
U13C 15h30
U13A 16h30

Thursday 25 March:

U10 teams are playing at Bishops in the New Pool
U10D 15h00
U10B 15h00
U10C 15h30
U10A 15h30

 

U11teams are playing at Rondebosch High Schools Pool
U11D 15h00
U11B 15h30
U11C 16h00
U11A 16h30

All fixtures are subject to change as we await confirmation from The Department on Basic Education

All details for the matches will be on MyBishopsLife.

Absentees

If your son is absent, please email his Form Teacher and Housemaster as well as Kashiefa Kerven on kkerven@bishops.org.za before 08h30.

Visiting Author

 


Popular local author, Michelle Sciacca, will be coming to talk to our Grade 4s and 5s on Tuesday. She came a few years ago and the boys loved her talk and books. She has written the Skydalon series and will be telling us about Books 1 to 3. She will take orders if anyone wishes to buy books. They are R135 for one, R260 for two and R380 for 3.

Easter Eggs

 



Many thanks to all those who have donated Easter eggs! We are still accepting donations until the last day of term. Please send these to the Library.

School closed on 19 April

School will be closed for the day on Monday 19 April for a Transformation and Inclusivity workshop for staff across the school. Arrangements will be made for morning-care for those needing it. There will be no cost for this.
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