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7 June 2019

Dear Parents

As we head into the last week of term, take time to reflect on how much all these boys have developed. With this maturity, new challenges always arise and new things to address and unpack. Each grade has new skills that we need to foster, and we are being mindful of meeting these needs appropriately. Character development is obviously high on our list and the MITRE is obviously the most pertinent way to address this. M – Manners I – Integrity T - Tolerance R - Responsibility E - Empathy. If we can foster these in our boys, we would be delighted. The mitre, obviously being the name of the badge on the jersey the boys wear to school, is a very relevant symbol of what we stand for.

 

Our boys have had many fun-filled days and rest assured, there are more to come! Poster making, treasure hunts, pirate parties and sport tournaments are but a few. Next week we host the Grade 2 cultural games day and prepare for our special family chapel service at 9am on break up day. Please note that boys are required to return to the classroom to be dismissed as it is extremely difficult to keep track of little people that just disperse with parents in an uncontrolled space. We know that this will take a little longer but ask that you respect our wishes in this regard.

Mr Ncube has been around this term, but we wish him a final farewell as he finally heads off to Japan. May he be richly blessed as he embarks on this new and exciting journey. We will be sure to stay in touch and will certainly miss him at the Pre-Prep.

May you all have a restful Winter holiday with words from Susan Stiffelman; When our children perceive us as steady and calm - regardless of their moods and behaviour - they can relax, knowing they can rely on us to get them through the challenging moments of their lives.

Kind regards


SHARLENE GROOM
HEADMISTRESS

DIARY DATES
Thursday 13 June

Family Chapel Service and School Closure


Family Chapel starts at 09:00 and school closes at 09:30l.
All boys are to return to their classes after chapel to be formally dismissed.
Please remember that Aftercare will only run until 11:00.

Tuesday 9 July Back to School Term 3

All Grade 1 and 2 boys wear khaki uniforms on the first and last day of each term.
Sport will only commence in the second week of the new term, namely 15 July.
17-20 June and 1-5 July Holiday Clubs TAKE Note

Please email the respective staff member should you be interested in the Holiday Clubs.
TAKE NOTE

Holiday Clubs

Please note there are two Holiday Club opportunities during the June/July holidays. Mrs Catherine Rheeder (crheeder@bishops.org.za) is running the Aftercare Holiday Club from 17-20 June (see information attached to this Newsletter) and Mrs Meredith (nmeredith@bishops.org.za) and Mrs Osborne (aosborne@bishops.org.za) will be running the July Winter Camp from 1-5 July. Please email one of them for further information.

Please remember siblings are also most welcome to attend.

Reports

Please note that reports will be available online on Thursday 13 June from midday.  Please ensure that you are able to access MyBishopsLife and that you have indeed visited your son's profile beforehand to ensure that you will be able to read his report.  If you experience any problems, please contact the address on the site and the administrator will advise and guide you to rectify it.
PRE-PREP PRAYER GROUP
Prayer Groups

The Parents' Prayer Group meets every week from 07:30 at the Woodlands Pavilion. All are welcome. The Men’s Prayer Group meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Woodlands Pavilion at 06:50.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Chaplain, Monwabisi Peter, mpeter@bishops.org.za.

Prayer Requests

Please feel free to make use of the prayer box based at the Brooke Chapel entrance to add your prayer requests.
GENERAL INFO
Birthdays

We would like to wish Ms Stuart, Grade N teacher, a Happy Birthday on Sunday.
HIGHLIGHTS
World Environment Day
Grade 1 boys making group posters for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for World Environment Day.
Piracy at Bishops!
Buccaneers, booty, beautiful bombs and bounty..........great fun was had by the Grade 1s on Wednesday.
    BISHOPS PRE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Campground Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
Phone +27 21 659 1037 | Fax: +27 21 659 1922