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FRIDAY 23 April 2021
Dear Parents

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr Seuss

Today is World Book Day so we have spent this week celebrating the world of books and the magic of reading. Wednesday was dress up as your favourite book character, so the campus was filled with Harry Potters, (Where’s) Wally, a few wizards and so on. The best dressed staff prize went to Grant de Sousa as Obelix while Laurelle Fry came a close second as Cruelle da Ville.

Other activities included support staff (admin, cleaning and maintenance) reading to different classes which all parties greatly enjoyed. At grade assemblies, Richard Goedhals and I were interviewed about the books we read as children. This brought back many happy childhood memories as both of us loved reading from an early age. I was surprised at how many knew of the books we told them about and had even read them. Although none of them had heard of an Annual.

Yesterday morning saw the launch of the VUSA Mobile Library Tuk Tuk. Very generously donated by a Bishops family, this Tuk Tuk will go to the creches supported by VUSA in Langa once a week. Photographs of the send off appear later in the newsletter. Our VUSA Rugby and Learning Academy continues to grow in scope and extent and I am very grateful to the staff and parents who have contributed so much to make this possible.

I am pleased to report that Monday’s Transformation Workshop went very well, it involved all Bishops staff (more than 200) from every department across all campuses. Fifteen staff facilitators had been trained by our appointed specialist, Lele Mehlomakulu, and they facilitated the full day process in a number of different venues. The day was geared to self-reflection: acknowledging unconscious bias, opening oneself up to vulnerability, the danger of the single story. This led to the beginning of a series of conversations, some very difficult, and these conversations will continue on a number of topics around inclusion and diversity. We believe these will bring about many new understandings of each other and also where necessary, translate into direction actions, in policy change, curriculum, school programmes – essentially a school growing into an increasingly welcoming place for all.

Have a good weekend.

Kind regards


Monday 26 April 2021 School Holiday

Tuesday 27 April 2021 Public Holiday - Freedom Day

Saturday 1 May 2021

Super Saturday

Touch rugby at Lutgensvale

Time: 08h30 to 10h00

More details to follow


Term 2 Test Timetable



Please visit the calendar on the Website or on your son's profile on MyBishopsLife to view the Term 2 Test Timetable for Grades 4 to 7.

Corks Needed


Our Design Tech department is in need of corks. If you have any to spare, please send them along to Mr Erlangsen.

Sport next week ( Wednesday 28 April – Saturday 1 May)

There have been some minor adjustments to the previous information sent out. Please click HERE to see the updated timetable.
Extra-Murals from Monday 3 May

Our normal extra –mural programme begins on Monday 3 May. Please click HERE to see the programme.

All this information has also been loaded onto the Parents’ Portal on myBishopslife.

After what has been a catastrophic year for many children in the Langa community, it is wonderful to see the delight on children’s faces as VUSA’s sport and academic programmes resume. Yesterday saw the launch of the mobile library programme which will support three registered ECD centres in Langa. For more on this and other news, please see HERE.
Book Week

Boys and teachers dressed up as their favourite book characters and some of our support staff took time out of their busy days to read to the boys. A wonderful effort all round! Visit our Facebook page for more photos.






Boys were invited to bring pictures of their pets reading as part of the Book Week activities. Here are some of their furry friends in action. Please visit our Facebook page for more.


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