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THURSDAY 11 April 2024
Dear Parents

Welcome back to the 2nd term and the start of the winter season, with winter seeming to have arrived with alacrity.  I hope you were able to enjoy some relaxing time over the school holidays. Boys have returned excited and full of energy and are plunging themselves into all that the new term brings.

Today signals the end of Ramadan and we wish all our Muslim families a very Happy Eid, celebrating with family and friends.

Looking at the term ahead, it is also a short term with the last week being only three days and two public holidays that fall on Wednesdays. We have advised the boys that they have to approach their work seriously and with commitment right from the start of the term.

This weekend sees the 175 Skeeles 7s Rugby Festival with all boys from U10 to U13 participating, together with a number of other schools as well as our VUSA Academy. Our music pupils will showcase their progress in two evening concerts this term, the Beginners’ Concert on 15 May and the Ensemble Concert on 22 May. The Durbanville Exchange, involving all our boys, takes place on 24 and 25 May and more information on this will be sent out shortly.

We wish all our boys and their families a happy and fulfilling term at the Prep.

Kind regards

Friday 12 April 2024

175 Skeeles 7s Rugby Festival U12 and U13

Time: 13h30 to 17h00
Venue: Lutgensvale

Saturday 13 April 2024 175 Skeeles 7s Rugby Festival U10 and U11

Time: 08h00 to 12h00
Venue: Lutgensvale
Monday 15 April 2024

Parent/Teacher Meetings - Grades 4 - 7

Time: 14h30 to 18h30
Venue: Form Teachers' Classrooms

Please see further details under TAKE Note.

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Parent/Teacher Meetings - Grades 4 - 7

Time: 14h30 to 18h30
Venue: Form Teachers' Classrooms

Please see further details under TAKE Note.

Friday 19 April 2024 No School Extra-Murals - Staff involved in Professional Development


175 Skeeles 7s Festival

Please click HERE for the programme.

We have had very few volunteers offering to assist at the various refreshment stations, particularly at the U12 and U13 event tomorrow. Please offer your services for just 30 minutes so that we can continue to provide our usual Bishops hospitality. Please click HERE to book your slot.

Extra-Mural Information

Please click HERE for an updated Term 3 and 4 Extra-Mural Timetable. This will be available on the Parent Information Page on MyBishopsLife for future reference.

Please click HERE to read the Sports Supporters' Letter.

Grade 4 - 7 Teacher/Parent Meetings

The Grade 4 – 7 Teacher/Parent Meetings will take place next Monday, the 15th and Tuesday, 16th April from 14h30 to 18h30. These meetings will be 10 minutes long and will take place in your son’s Form Teacher’s classroom. Please complete the electronic booking form to secure a meeting time with your son’s Form teacher by clicking on THIS LINK and booking your slot by Friday12 April 12.00pm.

If you also wish to set up a meeting with a specific subject teacher to discuss a particular matter, please email that teacher directly to make an appointment to meet. To email a subject teacher, please click on the teacher’s name in the subject list on your son’s MyBishopsLife profile.

Please note that all school sport continues as normal on these two days.

From our Sponsors
Thank you to Standard Bank, sponsors of our 175 Skeeles 7s Festival.
Spelling Bee Competition

Bee Season is Coming!
From ‘admirable’ to ‘zealous’, each class will start quick fire rounds of Spelling Bee Championships very soon! Here is a trip down memory lane where 2 finalists from last year decided to BOTH be winners and share the class title. 

Outreach News
A very big thank you to all the boys and parents who donated Easter Eggs last term. These were sent to St Paul's Primary school and we received some photos and a letter expressing their appreciation.
Art News
Artists of the Week from the end of Term 1

These were chosen from Grade 7.  The boys have been learning how to show light and dark tones on round objects like cricket and rugby balls.  The following boys have mastered the art of capturing tonal values in a drawing:

7B: Jack Gibbon, Osi Hlongwane, Liam Middleton and Lode Weve
7P: Rhys Lategan, Macen Lesbirel, William Newborn and Bonnar Richards
7S: Max Corelli, Adam Hendrickse, Sebastian Horrell and Charles Traill

Please click HERE to view all the artwork.
Library News
Sealee, our very popular library mascot, had some bookish sleepovers during the holidays, including one in Ghana! He was also involved in an Easter Egg hunt although he's only supposed to be caught reading!!


VUSA Update

Get ready to be inspired by the latest news from our VUSA programme! Inside their newsletter, you'll find uplifting stories of determination, teamwork, and achievement from our talented VUSA participants and partners.

Click HERE to explore the newsletter and stay updated on the initiatives, partnerships, and successes that are shaping the lives of VUSA participants and enriching the Langa and Bishops community.

Thank you for your continued support in empowering our youth through education and sports.
Warm regards, Brendan, Nikki and the VUSA Programme Team

Fir Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
Phone:+27 (21) 659 7222 | Fax: +27 (21) 659 7227