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THURSDAY 25 May 2023
Dear Parents

I am very excited to report a new initiative to promote awareness and practice around environmental sustainability, in particular, recycling on the Bishops campus. Last year the Grade 6s, together with the HOD Science, Naadia Luzmore, conducted a waste audit on the Prep grounds. The information was very telling and useful. I have asked Mrs Luzmore to write a short report on our progress in this area:

"Bishops Prep has embarked on a Sustainable development journey alongside a company called Plant the Seed to promote effective waste management and environmental consciousness in our school community. The project aims to foster a culture of sustainability among boys and staff by embracing a new infrastructure. We aim to contribute to a greener future and educate boys about their role in protecting the environment by adopting a circular economy. Just over 75% of waste at the Prep is circular in nature which means It can be recycled or composted.

The key objectives of implementing the new infrastructure are as follows:

Enhance waste segregation: We introduced clearly labelled bins for recyclables such as paper, plastic, general waste bins, and bins for food waste which gets taken to a local pig farm. Informative signage in classrooms has been introduced, providing guidance on which items belong in each bin.

To kick start this program, a teacher from the Plant the Seed Company and a few of our boys took a special assembly presenting the Prep Waste Audit results and the way forward for our school with the new bin system.
We recently participated in training sessions to educate the teachers on proper waste management practices, recycling guidelines, and how to integrate these topics into the school’s curriculum and encourage learner initiatives to sustain awareness and engagement. The support staff members will have training sessions as well and we look forward to their insight into ways we can further improve the system.
A Sustainability committee has been included in the Grade 7 leadership portfolios and will be developing a monitoring system to track the effectiveness of the new bin infrastructure and making necessary adjustments as needed to ensure optimal results.

This initiative serves as a testament to the school’s commitment to creating a better future and empowering the next generation of environmentally conscious leaders.”

We look forward to the exchange with Durbanville Primary taking place tomorrow and Saturday, a good opportunity for connection between northern and southern suburbs schools.  You would have received a separate email regarding this yesterday.

Kind regards


Friday 26 to Saturday 27 May 2023

Durbanville Exchange

Time: 09h00
Venue: Various

Friday 2 June 2023

Charlton House Grade 5 Outing

Time: 18h00 to 20h30
Communication to follow

Brooke House Grade 6 and 7 Outing

Time: 18h00 to 20h30
Communication to follow

Winter Uniform

It is starting to get very cold in the mornings so the boys may start wearing their tracksuits (over their normal Khaki/sports kit) to school. Please note that rain jackets may only be worn with a tracksuit if it is raining. Jerseys may not be worn with a tracksuit bottom or sports kit.

No tracksuits may be worn to Chapel Assembly on a Monday morning. Boys who have PE before 1st break on a Monday still need their blazers for assembly.

Thank you from the PA

The PA would like to thank all those parents and staff who offer their assistance week after week at the home rugby games. It really is greatly appreciated! Many of you might not realise that the Tuck Shop and Egg and Bacon stands are run by the PA and the proceeds are directed towards the various outreach programmes that they are involved in.

There are many reasons to get involved in the catering options on Saturday rugby mornings; you get to meet other parents, your sons love to see you behind the Tuck Shop counter or serving delicious breakfast buns, you are contributing towards an outreach initiative and you can stay out of the rain for half an hour!

We once again need all hands on deck for a big day on Saturday as we host Durbanville Primary. In addition to the Tuck Shop and Egg and Bacon stand, there will be a Boerie Roll stand, so we need as much assistance as we can get!

Click HERE for the fixtures to make sure you don't miss your son's game.

If you are able to volunteer just 30 minutes of your time, please click HERE to book a slot.

Bishops Blue Pages
The Blue Pages gets distributed to the whole school parent body so is an excellent opportunity to advertise your business or service. Please direct your enquiries to the email addresses provided if you are interested in advertising in the next edition.
Ascension Day
A beautiful Ascension Day service was held in the Memorial Chapel last week. Thanks to all involved.
Bramley House News
One of Bramley’s family groups spent a lovely time getting to know each other at Strolla in Sea Point over the weekend. They had a fabulous time and can’t wait to get together again soon.
Brooke House News
Brooke House Head of charities, Sean Watson, pictured here delivering groceries to the children at Zonnebloem House, a children’s home in District Six, which is Brooke's chosen charity. Many thanks to all who donated!
Van der Bijl House News
A beautiful morning in Cecilia Forest, with the rain blessing the Van der Bijl House Grade 3 hike. The refreshing smell of the vegetation and the wonderful sound of the streams and the waterfall made it a scintillating experience for our Grade 3 families. Thanks to all who braved the weather and special gratitude to the Grade 7s who joined the hike, Mr Zwelakhe Sodladla and Frankie. Please visit our Facebook page for more photos.
Weekly Winners

Rick the Bear was awarded this week to the U12B team for a great fight back against WPPS on Saturday!

The Artists of the Week were chosen from Grade 4.  They are learning about the Roman Empire is Social Science and they focused on Roman soldiers Art.  The following boys were chosen for their detailed figure drawings of soldiers:  (Please notice the significant invention in architecture of the curved Roman Arches in the background!)

4B Leo Harcourt-Wood,Scott Jackson,Thango Mkwananzi and Cameron Pentz
4P Alex Constantinou, Mohammed Desai, Liam Duncan and Ande Mogotlane
4S Cole Darne, Yaqeen Fredericks, Adam Khan and Alec Van der Merwe

Please click HERE to view all the artworks.

Well done to all these boys!

Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to the following Grade 7 boys who were awarded College Scholarships for 2024:

Theron Scholarship (Top academic across both exams) : Milo Bonadei
Music Scholarship : Z'idan Hendrickse
General Scholarship : James Gray

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