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THURSDAY 27 July 2023
Dear Parents


We welcome Sue Burgess and Richard Goedhals back to the Prep. Sue will be substituting for Bruce Mitchell who is on a term’s sabbatical, and Richard takes over Mandy Gloak’s class until the end of the year.


Tomorrow we will be observing Mandela Day with a special assembly reflecting on the life and times of Madiba.  While there is a tinned food collection and we are hoping to reach 100m with the can “snake” which will involve the boys, we also wanted our boys and staff to be doing something for 67 minutes. So each class will prepare sandwich packs with boys divided into groups, making sandwiches, decorating bags with messages and packing and sealing sandwiches, fruit and a sweet.  These will then go to Ikhaya Le Themba and a group of boys will be involved in the handover. A small but meaningful action by our boys to both raise their awareness of South Africa’s socio-economic inequalities and to make a difference for a day in the lives of some of our fellow South Africans.

Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
                                                                                                                               Nelson Mandela

Best wishes

Kind regards

Friday 28 July 2023

Mandela Day - Collect and Connect

Please see further details under TAKE Note

Hockey vs SACS

Time: 14h00
Venue: Woodlands/2023 07:30 - 08:30
Please see further details under TAKE Note

Monday 31 July 2023 Inter-House Rugby U10 and U11

Time: 14h30
Venue: Lutgensvale
Tuesday 1 August 2023 Inter-House Rugby U9, U12 and U13

Time: 14h30
Venue: Lutgensvale
Wednesday 2 August 2023 Grade 4 Parents iPad Introduction Evening

Time: 19h00
Venue: Jagger Hall
Tuesday 8 August 2023

Inter-House Cross Country

Time: 07h30
Venue: Lutgensvale
Boys to wear House T-shirts and PE shorts, socks and white takkies

Wednesday 9 August 2023 Public Holiday - Women's Day


Mandela Day - Collect and Connect

The collection of canned food (meat, vegetables or fruit, will take place tomorrow, Friday 28 July, so please send these along with your sons to the library first thing in the morning. We would really like to beat last year's record of a 92m long line of tinned food! The items will be donated to Ikhaya Le Themba. This charity gives disadvantaged children a hope and a future by providing a safe space to play, nutritious food to eat and provides community leaders with personalised education and training.

The boys will also be making sandwiches for 67 minutes in each class. These will be added to decorated lunch packs along with a piece of fruit and a treat, also to be to donated to Ikhaya Le Themba.

Second Hand Shop

Sasha and Julie, the amazing "queens" of our Second Hand shop, will be coming to the end of their reign as their sons move on to College next year. We are looking for volunteers to take their places. Please consider taking on this very valuable service to the school and our parents. If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact Sasha or Julie.

Sasha Rivera :

Julie Breslin :

Rugby Tuck Shop

We are hosting Kirstenbosch and Sun Valley and need all hands on deck this Saturday so please volunteer for a shift in the Tuck Shop or the Egg and Bacon stand. It will be a good opportunity to escape from the rain for 30 minutes! Click HERE to book your slot.
Rugby vs SACS

Please note that this fixture will be played on Friday 18 August at SACS. Fixtures and times will be communicated in due course. There will be no rugby on Saturday 19 August.
Hockey vs SACS
Please click HERE for the fixtures.Be sure not to miss this event!
Invitation to Grade 7 boys
The Bishops Rowing Club invites all future college parents and boys to attend our annual Family Day!

Date: 20th of August
Where: Zeekoevlei

If you are interested, please contact Rowing 2-I-C – Christopher Hale via email:

"Rowing is the quintessential team sport, which builds character and gives young men the opportunity to participate and achieve.”
Bramley House Games Evening
A reminder to the Bramley families to book for the upcoming Games Evening. If you are able to donate any prizes, please let Mrs Graney know. These can be dropped off at the main office. Looking forward to a fun evening.
24 Hour Cycle Challenge
Get Ready for the 24-Hour Cycle Challenge brought to you by Investec!
Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated 24-Hour Cycle Challenge scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd of September. This event is not only a perfect family day out but also serves a wonderful cause. You asked, we listened… this year we are setting up a mini 12-hour challenge for the Prep boys (Grade 4 -7s).  We have allocated two bikes per grade and will share sign up information through the class groups.   Please encourage your boys to sign up for a team and be part of this meaningful endeavour.  Teams for Parents, Staff and ODs are also available, but spaces are limited.  Please contact Nikki Matthews or Kirsty Hatt for more information. Please watch THIS short clip.

Thank you all for your continued support and active participation in making a positive impact on our community. #StrongerTogether

Help to build a church in Crossroads
Earlier this year Bishops College was approached by the Rev Rachel Mash, who is the priest of the Eluvukweni Anglican Church in Crossroads. Eluvukweni has had an ongoing fundraising project to raise money to build a church. In order to finally launch this project, they still need R200 000. The Bishops Music Departments, in conjunction with the Parents’ Association, have taken on this very worthwhile cause and hope to raise this amount they need - and maybe even a little more! To launch this project the boys and staff of the College and Prep Music Departments, along with the Eluvukweni Church Choir, will be having a concert on Sunday 6 August at 15:30, in the Memorial Chapel. Tickets for the concert will be available early next term from the Music Department. We would love to fill the Chapel for this event. If, however, you are not able to attend the concert, we would appeal to you to donate to this very worthwhile cause. Contributions can be paid on Snap Scan. The QR code is below. Any donations are most welcome!
Why: We are helping to build a church in Crossroads
How: We are holding a concert
When: Sunday 6 August at 15:30 in the Memorial Chapel
Book your ticket : Payment, by SnapScan, can be made at the College Admin Building, the College Music Department or the Prep Music Department. As this is a fundraising concert, the ticket price is R200. ALL proceeds will go to the Church Fund.


Library News
Global Bookmark Swap
Our Grade 4 boys were very excited to have received their bookmarks from the children at Colegio Juan De Lanuza in Zaragoza, Spain. A fun time to connect, design and post personalised bookmarks for each other.
Rugby News
Rick the Bear was awarded to the U11A team this week. They won 4 out 4 matches in Beaufort West. They played some beautiful rugby that the original Beaufort West tour organiser, Rick Skeeles, would have been proud of. Well done, team!
Hockey News
Well done to all the boys who participated in the Inter-House hockey last week.
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