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18 January 2019

Dear Parents

What an exciting start to a wonderful 2019.  A huge welcome back to all parents and boys. Thank you for all looking so smart and we look forward to a wonderful journey together.  To any new parents and boys, a warm welcome to you all, we trust that you will have a happy experience with us at Bishops Pre-Prep. Some words of inspiration to our little Grade N boys from Dr Seuss: You're off to great places, Today is your day, your mountain is waiting so get on your way!

We look forward to meeting all parents at the upcoming parent evenings at school in the next week. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your son's teacher and hear some important information. A very warm welcome too, to our new staff members Ms Chanelle Haumann and Ms Yoliswa Mphahlele as well as our interns Ms Shemone Rudolph and Ms Yi-Yi Lin. Rev. Monwibisi Peter has joined us as our new Chaplain and we look forward to visiting him in the Chapel regularly.


New parents to Bishops would have received a further invitation to a reception next week. We do hope to see as many new parents there as possible. 


Wishing you and your family a restful and happy weekend. 

Kind regards


Monday, 21 January 2019 Grade 1 Parent/Teacher Meeting

Venue: Pre-Prep Hall
Monday, 21 January 2019 Grade 2 Parent/Teacher Meeting

Venue: Your son's classroom
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 Grade N Parent/Teacher Meeting

Venue: Classrooms
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 Grade R Parent/Teacher Meeting

Venue: Your son's classroom
Thursday, 24 January 2019 Reception for New Pre-Prep Parents

Venue: Stanmore Cottage at Prep School


All extra murals begin on Monday 21 January.  Please make sure boys are correctly dressed for the respective sports and that they are aware of what they are participating in.  For any further sport queries offered by the school (not private sport sessions) please contact Mrs Anstey  It is extremely important to excuse boys if they are not going to attend an activity.  Boys are not excused from sport for playdates or birthday parties. Privately offered sport is offered by various coaches; these can be viewed on our website via the drop-down boxes where sign up details are available.  Please think carefully before over committing your son to sport every afternoon.


Sunblock and water is a very important addition on days that boys have sport. Without a hat or the correct kit, boys will not be permitted to be outside in the sun to participate in activities.


Prayer Meetings

Meetings take place every Thursday during the term and will start again next year on Thursday, 25 January from 7:45 in the Art Room.
Please contact Mr. Woolls for more information on

Personal Information

If any parents have new email addresses, have moved home/work or have changed their any contact numbers, please can you send updates to so that we can update your profile on our database.
Prep Carnival

The Prep Carnival takes place on 1 March 2019. Please contact Charmaine Cheminais at should you be interested in joining the Carnival Committee.
2019 Car Stickers

As for previous years, parents are required to display a Bishops security sticker on their vehicles (top left corner) for easy access to the property. Two stickers will be sent home with your son as soon as they become available. 
Flowers and Sandwiches

Each Tuesday our boys bring an extra sandwich to school to donate to our friends at Athwood Primary School.  Very kind parents deliver these eagerly awaited treats to the school.  Another appeal is for parents to provide flowers for our foyer once a week. We are looking for one parent who could kindly co-ordinate this roster as well as parents who would be willing to provide the flowers for the foyer. If you would like to be part of the flower or sandwich delivery team, please contact Wendy van Heerden at to offer your services.  All help is immensely appreciated.
First Week
What an exciting first few days of the year! All our little new Grade N boys settled in quickly and so did all the rest of the Pre-Prep boys!

Loving Maths

The Grade 2 boys were visited by Mr Steve Sherman for a demonstration lesson this morning. Groups will meet in the Pre-Prep Library every Tuesday morning from 7:15 to 7:45am. Any Grade 2 boys who are interested in attending may join the group this Tuesday, 22nd January for a trial lesson and more information about how to sign up and costs involved.

Steve Sherman (Chief Imagination Officer) Living Maths Cell:0833083883;

Campground Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
Phone +27 21 659 1037 | Fax: +27 21 659 1922