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THURSDAY 2 November 2023
Dear Parents

We are experiencing problems with some boys who are flouting our uniform rules, so this is just a reminder so that you can assist in ensuring that your son is correctly dressed:

  • Sports kit is only worn at school from the start of the day if he has Phys Ed before tea break (you can check his timetable on myBishopsLife).
  • We are now in summer uniform, so the tracksuit may no longer be worn with the khaki uniform. It can be worn with the sports kit.
  • If a boy has sport before school, he must change into khakis for the school day.
  • Caps must now be worn.

In addition, he needs to arrive at school neatly dressed: shirt tucked in, top button done up and tie on, socks pulled up and laces tied. This sounds obvious I know, but boys do need to be constantly reminded.

Hair might also be an issue. House Directors will be checking boys’ hair over the next few days. We do not want the “gnashing of teeth” that comes when a boy has to have his hair cut in the second last week of term. A decent cut now should ensure that his hair remains neat and acceptable for school until Prizegiving.

I always tell the boys that we do not want to waste our time chasing these small issues, but they are important nevertheless for a school with a uniform and one where we are proud of our colours.

After three weeks of nailbiting Bok watching, I hope this will be a relaxing weekend for you.

Kind regards

Friday 3 November 2023

Van der Bijl House Grade 4 and 5 Outing

Time: 16h00 – 18h00
Venue: P3 (Parking Floor 3) Battery Park Entrance off Alfred or Dock Road Waterfront, Cape Town
Booking: Respond to email sent by House Directors and Online Booking at

Bramley House Grade 6 Outing

Time: 17h00 to 19h00
Venue: Tekkerz Soccer Park (at Rhodes High School) 25 Montreal Avenue, Mowbray

Brooke House Grade 3 and 6 Mentorship Activity

Time: 17h30 to 19h30
Venue: Rossall Pavilion

Sunday 5 November 2023 Van der Bijl House Grade 3 and 6 Mentorship Activity

Time: 11h00 – 13h00
Venue: Rossall Field and Swimming Pool
Tuesday 7 November 2023 Grade 3 and 4 Pop-Up Art Exhibition

Time: 07h30 to 09h00
Venue: Jagger Hall
Wednesday 8 November 2023 FAL isiXhosa 2024 discussion - Grade 6 Parents

Time: 19h00 to 20h00
Venue: Jagger Hall
Friday 10 November 2023

Remembrance Day

Please see details under TAKE Note

Grade 3 Family Picnic

Time: 17h30 to 20h00
Venue: Stanmore Field

Monday 13 November 2023 Bishops Kindness Month - Special Assembly

Time: 07h30 to 08h00
Venue: Jagger Hall
Tuesday 14 November 2023 Grade 5 to 7 Pop-Up Art Exhibition

Time: 07h30 to 09h00
Venue: Jagger Hall
Wednesday 15 November 2023 Leavers' Concert

Time: 19h00 - 20h00
Venue: Jagger Hall
Tea to be served in Annex from 18h15
Network Outage

A network outage is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 8am to 2pm due to essential electrical maintenance in our server room. During this time, all network/Internet services will be unavailable, including:

  • Internet/Intranet access
  • Website Services (Website and myBishopsLife)

We understand the inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your cooperation. 

Prep Photo Gallery

The Photo Gallery on the Prep Website is password protected. The password can be find on myBishopsLife under the "NEWS" tab.

Bishops Sports App

Bishops makes use of third-party software to manage our sport and to inform you of sport fixture details, team sheets and results. Please follow these step-by-step instructions:

Please click HERE for instructions on how to access Fixtures on your MOBILE DEVICE

Please click HERE for instructions on how to access Fixtures on your COMPUTER

These instructions are available on the Parents Communication Page on myBishopsLife for future access.

Remembrance Day

Poppies for Remembrance Day will be available from the Class Teachers from Monday. Boys to please bring a donation and they will receive a poppy to be worn on Friday 10 November.

Art Exhibitions

Please pop in when you drop your sons off at school in the morning or bring Granny and Grandpa before 09h00.  Tea, coffee and scones will be on offer.
If you are not able to attend, Jagger Hall will remain open for viewing in the afternoons from 14h15 to 16h30.

Grades 3 & 4 until Friday 10 November (from 14h15 to 16h30)
Grades 5,6 & 7 until Friday 17 November (from 14h15 to 16h30)

I look forward to seeing you there.
Sue Johns (Art teacher)


Thank You

We are very grateful to Michelle Watling, past Prep parent, who kindly provides a beautiful Christmas Tree every year for our foyer.

Cricket News
Our Junior and Senior Inter-House cricket took place last Saturday. Well done to all who participated. It was a fantastic morning of cricket. Please visit our Facebook Page for more photos.
Art News
Artists of the week

What do patterns and weaving have in common? The Grade 3s learnt about repeat patterns and applied their understanding of this concept to decorate a paper plate with patterns and then used wool to weave a frame around the edge. The following boys were chosen as Artists of the Week for their vibrant work:

3B Cooper Payne, Thomas Saunders, Abraham Van Wyk and Jack Whiteman
3P David Brien, Isma-eel Domingo, Finn Hersov and Khaya McCann
3S Finn Dutton, James Fuchs, MingJun Qiu and Oliver Van Zyl

Well done to these boys. Please click HERE to view all the artwork.
Water Polo News
Well done to the U11B team for being awarded the Polo Panda this week for their resilience and determination!
Charlton House News
The Charlton Grade 6 boys had a great evening on Friday at their outing to Grand West! Please visit our Facebook Page for more photos.
Brooke House News

Brooke House are about to start their Zonnebloem House renovation project. Thank you so much to one of our Knights, Andrew Hirst from Whiteheads Redecoration, for the donation of materials that will get us started this weekend. Phase 1 locked in and loading.
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