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THURSDAY 8 June 2023
Dear Parents

This week I received an email from a very irritated sender about the complete disregard for traffic rules and the safety of our boys at drop off and collection times by our parents.  A number of photographs were supplied and these were quite shocking.  Parents are parking on the wrong side of the road, right next to or on the pedestrian crossing, opening doors onto the road, and so on. And in addition, our security guard is ignored by parents when he asks them to move on or obey the rules.

I feel like a real “nag” in keeping raising this issue with you. But it does seem as if a number of parents are simply ignoring the rules that don’t suit them. From an educational point of view, this is poor modelling on the part of these drivers, but more importantly, it is a safety issue. Please park on the correct side of the road only – we ask that you use Duke Road as a one way going down to the station - so therefore on the Grade 3 Rossall side -  and boys use the pedestrian crossing to cross to the Jagger Hall side. I have written many times before, the most recent being in the Newsletter of 18 May, and the blatant disregard on the part of some remains disturbing.

After having to raise concerns about such negative conduct above, I am pleased to report on an email the U12A hockey coaches received after the exchange:

I would like to take this opportunity to address our experience as parents at Hartleyvale playing against your under 12A team.  Although your team were nothing short of brilliant in their game, what stood out most was the following: their sportsmanship, attitude and character as players and young boys on and off the field. With all this said, I want to thank you for your input and involvement in building up these young sports stars. This leaves us with a deep feeling of hope and appreciation.”

We also heard about similar responses to the attitude and behaviour of other teams. As parents and teachers, this is what we work towards, teaching our boys these values, values that can only be tested in the living of them. Well done to these boys.

This is our Rondebosch Derby week and one of the coldest in a while. I hope you have enjoyed the hockey fixtures and will enjoy the other sports over the next few days. Traditionally many of our boys attend the College 1st XV rugby game, this term being played at Rondebosch.

Next week our Grade 7 class leave for the annual KZN Tour; eight nights away, playing a number of sports, music and chess at Clifton Prep in Durban and St Charles College in Pietermaritzburg. The trip includes historical and cultural visits as well as a few days at an adventure camp in Sugar Bay. We wish all the boys and staff a wonderful, happy and safe trip. I will spend the first few days of the trip with them.

Best wishes.

Kind regards

Friday 9 June 2023

Civvies Day

Please see further details under TAKE Note

Bramley Cupcake Sale

Time: 10h30
Please remember to send money (R25 per cupcake). Proceeds go to charity.

Monday 12 June 2023

There will be no Young Engineers Club

There will be no extra-murals for Grade 7s

Tuesday 13 June to Monday 19 June 2023 Grade 7 Tour to KwaZulu-Natal

Please click HERE for the Tour Programme
Wednesday 14 June 2023 Grade 3 Outing

Venue: Two Oceans Aquarium
Thursday 15 June 2023

Grade 6 Outing

Time: 09h00 to 10h30 (group 1) and 11h00 to 12h30 (group 2)
Venue: Heart Museum

Extra-Murals continue as per timetable

Friday 16 June 2023

Public Holiday - Youth Day

Long weekend - no extra-murals

Monday 19 June 2023

There will be no Young Engineers Club

Tuesday 20 June 2023

Grade 7s do not come to school

Extra-murals as usual for Grades 3 to 6

Wednesday 21 June 2023

Terms Ends

Time: 11h30
Boys to wear No 1s

Tuesday 18 July 2023 Start of Term 3

Boys to wear No1s
Civvies Day

Civvies Day takes place tomorrow, 9 June. We are doing a collection of gently-used clothes (boys, girls and adult clothes are welcome). The donations will be going to The Haven Night Shelter where they will be greatly appreciated!
Rugby Assistance Required

We are hosting Rondebosch on Saturday and would like to offer them our legendary Bishops Prep hospitality! If you are able to assist in either the Tuck Shop or at the Egg and Bacon Stand on Saturday, please click HERE to book a 30 minute slot. Please click HERE for the fixtures.
Lost Property

A ring was picked up on the Lutgensvale fields at the Durbanville Rugby game. If it could possibly belong to you, please email with a description (or picture) of it.
Library News
We were very fortunate to have Hooked on Books visit the Prep this week. They put on a wonderful show, acting out the stories from a variety of books.
Grade 4 News
The Grade 4s had fun this week designing treasure maps as part of their Social Science classes.
Brooke House News
The Brooke House Grade 6 and 7 boys had a wonderful time at their outing to Africa Padel last week!
Bramley House News
Bramley Grade 7s read Roald Dahl books to the Bramley Grade 3 boys on Tuesday. They had a lovely time reading, chatting and getting to know each other. Thank you to Josh Mafunda for organising this special time. Please visit our Facebook page for more photos.
Weekly Winners

Artists of the Week: The Grade 5 boys are learning about Ancient Egypt and their art lessons have been focused on Egyptian Pharaohs and hieroglyphics. The following boys have drawn very well and learnt how to get the figures in proportion and get recognition as Artists of the Week.

5B Alexander Breslin, Xander Chu, William Lunn and Noah Van de Ghinste
5P Finn Coetzer, Nqoba Hlongwane, Daniel Le Cordeur and Luke Mabin
5S Sebastian Du Pont, Ross Hendricks, Luca Nicol, Martin Truter

Please click HERE to view all the artwork.

Rick The Bear was awarded to the U13A rugby team this week for perseverance under trying conditions in their match against VUSA on Saturday.

Well done to all these boys!

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