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THURSDAY 16 November 2023
Dear Parents


Last Friday we observed, together with many around the world and within the Anglican community, a Day of Remembrance for those who have died in armed conflict. At College, the Head Boy and Deputy Principal laid a wreath at the memorial tablets commemorating those Bishops boys who had died in armed conflicts.

Part of the ceremony always includes the playing of The Last Post and Reveille with a minute’s silence in between. Jasper Magrath was our trumpeter this year – he played magnificently and certainly rivalled many matrics that I have heard play at schools over the years.

But most importantly, our short service was a prayer for peace. With approximately 77 armed conflicts currently taking place across the world, and bearing in mind that World War 1 (after which the first Remembrance Day was observed) was considered to be the “war to end all wars”, this remains as important as ever. Why do we continue to resolve differences with force and violence?

So, in praying for peace, we ask our boys and those around them to do what they can to promote peace amongst one another – to be kind, to listen to the other’s point of view, to do everything to resolve differences rather than fight or insult over these.  School is the ideal practice ground.

We pray for the day when, in the words from the book of Micah, in the Old Testament, Chapter 4, which Mr Mathyeke read at our service:

“They will beat their swords into ploughs
and their spears into pruning tools.”

Kind regards

Friday 17 November 2023 Outstanding Winter Group Photographs

Please click HERE for the details.
Thursday 23 November 2023 Summer Sports Photographs

Further details will be communicated.
Friday 24 November 2023 Relay Sports

Time: 07h30
Venue: Lutgensvale
Monday 27 November 2023 Enrichment Week Begins

Please note - school closes at 13h30 from Monday to Thursday
Tuesday 28 November 2023 Carol Service

Time: 18h30 to 19h15 (Brooke and Bramley)
Time: 19h45 to 20h30 (Charlton and Van der Bijl)
Venue: Memorial Chapel
Relay Sports

On Wednesday 22 November there will be a Relay Sports House Practice for the 4 x 100 athletes from 07h00 to 07h45 after which they will walk back to Prep.

The Inter-House Relay Sports takes place on Friday 24 November.

  • Boys must arrive at normal time, dressed in House shirt, blue shorts, white socks, takkies and a cap.
  • Boys must apply sunscreen and bring lunch and water.
  • School closes at the normal time at 13h20
  • Normal afternoon extra-mural activities will take place

Please click HERE for the Programme of events.


Stationery and Exercise Books - Grade 4 - 7 (2024)

Your son/s stationery grade requirements can be found on the Parent Communication platform in myBishopsLife. The link to order from Bidvest Waltons, is also listed on this page.

Bidvest Waltons is our trusted and preferred supplier but you may purchase from any other supplier of your choice. Bidvest Waltons has confirmed that they are up and running. With a few easy steps you can order and have it delivered to your home or work address within the Western Cape region. This at an additional cost of R70.00 (including VAT).
Alternatively, you can order and collect the stationery from your closest Bidvest Waltons branch within the Western Cape region at no cost.

Should you have any further enquiries, please feel free to email Renate Swartz

Hot Lunch

The Hot Lunch Menu as well as buttons for either registration or withdrawal from Hot Lunch are available on the Parent Communication platform on myBishopsLife.

School Times from January 2024

Please note that school will be ending earlier on Friday from Term 1 next year.

The times will be as follows for Grade 3 to 7

  • Drop Off: From 07h10
  • Start: 07h30
  • Finish: 14h15 (Monday to Thursday) and 12h55 (Friday)

This information is on the Parent Communication platform on myBishopsLife.


Grade 3 News
The Grade 3 family picnic was a lot of fun. It was wonderful to spend time with our boys and their families. The boys took on the amazing race challenge with some tough riddles, well done to all who took part! It was a lovely, fun filled evening. Thank you to all parents who joined in.
Grade 4 News
Grade 4B boys spent time this morning telling folktales of Africa around the camp fire as part of the English Oral programme.
Remembrance Day
A beautiful Remembrance Day service was held in the Memorial Chapel last Friday.
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