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Dear Parents and Guardians

I would like to thank you all for your support as we end this busy term. Once again, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for the opportunities we have been able to enjoy and the times we have spent in activities so long denied us.

At the time of writing, we received news of the lifting of certain Covid restrictions and we are delighted that not only can masks be removed outdoors, which makes complete sense, but also that greater numbers of spectators can return to watch sport. We are busy studying these restrictions as we note that proof of vaccination is required under certain circumstances. We are not sure at this stage how this will impact on school sport and attendance but we repeat our encouragement to our community to get vaccinated.

I was blessed to see our drama department in action in their collaboration with Herschel through the performance of the musical Shrek. This was a truly wonderful experience and our staff and pupils from both schools are to be highly commended for their efforts. A thoroughly entertaining evening was had by all.

I have also had an opportunity to page through the annual school magazine, capturing the life of Bishops in 2021. My grateful thanks go to all who contributed to this record but to Mr Tucker and Ms Freund in particular who had the task of editing and overseeing its production. It is a professional and dignified publication and we can be most proud of how it has turned out.

At today’s assembly, we handed out colours awards for the many activities in the first term and the names of the recipients are attached to this newsletter. We commend them on their efforts and congratulate them on their award.

I wish all parents, guardians and boys well for the upcoming holidays and hope they are a time of reflection, rest and preparation for the term ahead. The second term is the start of our winter season where so many of our boys participate in our sports programme. It is also a term of cultural significance with the staging of the Eisteddfod and then there is the matter of the June examinations which will serve as a guide for the boys on their academic progress this year. I hope the term goes well for you and your son and that you have some time together to connect these holidays after what has been a whirlwind start to the year!

Kind regards

Antony Reeler



Full Colours (re-award):
Abel Mokwena

Full Colours (new awards):
Fayyaad Domingo
Rupert Holmes
Ross Martin

Half Colours
Robbie Dicey
James Flint


Full Colours
Aidan Richards
Daniel Richards

Water Polo

Full Colours (re-awards)
Nicholas Steinhagen
Dean Sneddon
Max Cary
Adam De Waal

Half Colours
Adam Lieberman
Max Olbrich

Full Colours (new awards)
Jack Moyle
Louie Hart
Tim Van Heerden


Full Colours
Shariq Davids 
Abdul Kareem Kerbelker
Dylan Krause

Half Colours
Storm Lanfear
Alexander Newton
Ben Derman


Full Colours
Ferris Moser
Christian Steward  

Half Colours
Ayanda Bonoyi  
CJ Gordon


Full Colours
Ben MacFarlaine

Ben MacFarlaine recently competed as the No. 1 player and captain for Western Province in the Inter-Provincial tournament in Gauteng. He went unbeaten throughout the tournament and as a result has been selected as the No. 1 player for the u19 SA Schools side to tour in the UK in June - a huge achievement. Congratulations Ben.

Half Colours
Lennard Fauel

Sailing Colours

Congratulations to the Captain and Vice-Captain of sailing, Carl Elvin-Jensen and Andrew Lawson on being awarded full colours for sailing.  

Art Colours and AAP Ties

Full Colours
Thando Kumalo
Trenowyn Giles
Adam Lieberman
Trae Turner
Yusuf Isaacs

Half Colours
Dane Rogers
Timothy Walsh
Craig Harrod
Thomas Maurel
Sam Schluter
Jared Chu
Kyran Spotswood
Bryce Herbert
Matthew Malan

AAP Tie Award
Trenowyn Giles
Thomas Maurel
Josh Smith
Jarred Chu
Sam Schluter


We would like to congratulate Saleh Ameen on achieving his Half Colours for Debating as well a Debating Tie.

Dramatic Arts Awards

After the very successful run of Shrek The Musical, and for involvement in other areas of Dramatic Arts at the College for the past number of years, the following Drama awards are being made:

Full Colours
Jesse Barth
Thando Kumalo

Half Colours
Ben Anderson,
Michael Beaumont
Jamie Chester

Music Colours

Congratulations to Dylan de Groot on achieving his Half Colours for Music.

Music Certificate

Congratulations to Gabriel Comitis who passed his gr 6 Violin performance exam with Distinction at the end of last year. He achieved 91% for the exam - an outstanding result.

All Rounders Tie

Troy Phillips is to be congratulated on being awarded an All Rounder's Tie.

Athletics Quadrangular Tie

Congratulations to Callum Jenman on being awarded his Quadrangular Tie.

Running news

In the Crazy Store Lighthouse 10km Night Race held recently, Rohan Rossouw was the second junior home in an excellent time of 47min and 48 seconds. Mr Jean Nolte turned in an impressive time in the veterans category in the same race. Congratulations to both runners!

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