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THURSDAY 21 September 2023
Dear Parents

At last week’s AGM, six nominations were received and as there are only six elected members, the six nominations were accepted as duly elected. Shanita Sam is a returning member.

The five new members are:
Crispin Jackson, Bruce Darné, Sindiso Khumalo, Stephanie du Plooy and Tracy Surkont. Thanks to these parents for putting up their hands and being prepared to assist in this particular way.  At their first meeting, the Treasurer, Chair and Secretary will be elected and the Committee also has the right to co-opt two members onto the Committee.

After the Rosh Hashanah celebrations of last week, the Jewish community observes Yom Kippur this weekend. We wish all our Jewish families g’mar chatinia tovah.

Over the last week, each Form class has decorated their classroom door and surrounds with the colours, memorabilia and information around a particular country, each a country participating in the current Rugby World Cup with each class having drawn for a country.  Classes were very creative and competitive and judging the best was a lot of fun, but also not easy.

The research that our boys have had to do around “their” country has been a good preparation for tomorrow’s Heritage Day celebration. We have asked each boy to come in any form of dress that represents his heritage or aspect of his heritage, or else bring an appropriate object. No school uniform required. The Grade 5s will be doing a food festival. If your sons have not yet discussed what they are going to wear or bring on Friday, please do chat with them about it. Nationality, culture, religion, clan – any and all form part of our individual heritage.

We will start the day with a special assembly where we will celebrate our diversity and emphasise our commonality as humans and what our diversity brings to us as a community. Boys will later have a chance to explain to their class any aspect of their heritage.

Enjoy Heritage Day and the long weekend.

Kind regards

Friday 22 September 2023

Heritage Day Celebrations

End of Extra-Murals for Term 3

Sunday 24 September 2023 Heritage Day
Monday 25 September 2023 School Holiday

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Winter Group Photographs

Please see details under TAKE Note

Friday 29 September 2023 Term 3 Ends

Time: 11h30
Boys must wear No1s
Tuesday 10 October 2023

Term 4 Begins

Extra-murals begin
Boys must wear No 1s

PA News

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Library Request

Lonely dinosaur seeks companions!
Dinovember is approaching, the month when dinosaurs come to life! The special dinosaurs who already live at Prep have hatched a plan and are asking for any lonely toy dinosaurs in your home to be dropped off for a life-long playdate. Dinosaurs didn’t read, and now they are extinct, so save them - drop the dino toys at the library for a fun second life!

Winter Group photos will be taken on Tuesday 26 September. Please click HERE for the information regarding the sports clothing requirements for the Winter Sports photos.
Hockey News

On Friday last week the U13A side took part in the Top Schools Tournament at Western Province Cricket Club. The 10 top teams from the Northern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs and Boland represented their schools. They played matches against Beaumont, Panorama, Sweet Valley and Gene Louw, winning 3 and drawing 1. This put them comfortably at the top of the pool and into the semi-finals against Somerset College. Julian Edwards was the top goal scorer in the pool and Macen Lesbirel was 3rd. They played superb hockey in the semi-final and won 3-0 and then faced De Hoop in the final. De Hoop managed to score 2 excellent goals, which meant that Bishops won silver. We are incredibly proud of the team’s brilliant performances throughout the season; they played 26 matches, won 22, drew 3 and lost only 1, scored 72 goals and conceded 6.

Art News

The Artists of the Week (last week) were chosen from the Grade 7s who have developed their painting skills in a mountain landscape project. The following boys painted so expressively and really got the feel for using paint. Please click HERE to see all the artwork.

7B Julian Edwards, Jack Stam, Ibraheem Taliep and Alex Walker
7P River Boltman, Finlay Ferguson, John Hewat and Sango Kunene
7S Nicholas Brits, Luca Grunenwald, Benjamin Klerck and Kai Van der Vyver

The Artists of the Week (this week) were chosen from the Grade 6s for mastering soap carving skills with great success. Soap carving is a reductive process which means that if you want a nose to stand out, you have to do the opposite and carve away around the nose rather than carving the nose, in order to make it protrude. This is quite a tricky concept for the boys to understand! Special mention to Marc MacLeod for managing to complete his soap carving with a broken arm! Please click HERE to view all the artwork.

6B Farley Moran, Nivaan Naidu, Adam Snyman and Cameron Ranger
6P Daniel Grever, Osi Hlongwane, Ethan Stirk and Troy Vomacka
6S Joshua Fried, Charles Traill, Noah Walford and Sebastijan Wierzycki

Vusa and Bishops outing to the Iziko National Gallery.
On Saturday 14 Bishops boys went with a group of 20 Vusa students to the Iziko National Gallery in Cape Town. Kate Crane Briggs of Culture Connect SA initiated this outing and organised it together with Sue Johns. They were shown around the current exhibition of 500 artworks called, “Breaking Down the Walls.” All students were given a sketch book with a pencil and pencil case (donated by Artsauce) during their tour. They then went for lunch at 6 Spin Street after feeding the squirrels in the company gardens. This was a wonderful opportunity for our boys to socialise and spend time with the Vusa students in a non-sporting activity. Please visit our Facebook page for some more photos.

Grade 3 News
The Grade 2s came across from the Pre-Prep to spend time with their buddies in Grade 3 this morning. It is lovely to see friendships being formed that will stand them in good stead when they start their Prep journey next year.
Soccer News

The soccer season comes to an end tomorrow. The boys and staff have really enjoyed a fantastic fun-filled season, playing inter-class soccer, as well as matches against neighbouring schools such as Western Province Preparatory School, Wynberg Boys' Junior School and Rondebosch Preparatory School. The highlight of the season was definitely the two Saturday fixtures when we hosted VUSA and played our annual Inter-House soccer matches, both of which were played in a friendly albeit competitive spirit. It was lovely to see so many families supporting and cheering their sons during these two great mornings of soccer.

World Cup Fever
Rugby World Cup spirits are running high! Classes competrd for the best decorated doors and interesting facts about their specific countries. The winning classes were announced last week: 6S - England and 3P - South Africa. Well done to them!
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