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THURSDAY 25 April 2024
Dear Parents

At tomorrow’s assembly we will celebrate South Africa’s first ever democratic national election where every South African, 18 years old and older, was allowed to cast his or her vote, regardless of race, class, culture or creed. We will also honour those who fought, campaigned and made this happen, many at great personal expense. And we cannot not refer to the fact that our country still has much to do on the road to freedom, that we all have a task to ensure that all South Africans become truly free.

Our Saturday rugby fixtures against Wynberg Boys take place on Freedom Day itself. Considering that State schools only opened to all races in 1991, three years before the election, it is a wonderful opportunity to interact in a diverse environment, something that would have been impossible 34 years ago. We have had discussions with Wynberg and there will be some actions and moments where we symbolically observe and celebrate all that Freedom Day represents.

According to the neighbourhood group, there has been an increase in criminal activity around the school in recent weeks; break ins, a mugging and some petty thefts. I have spoken to the boys and staff about this, not that we want the boys to be afraid, but they do need to be alert, follow the rules about walking to and from sport in groups and not leaving their belongings unattended outside or near the gate. We advise being extra careful by ensuring no visible valuables are left in your car and keeping car doors locked at all times.

College has asked us to remind all parents of the speed limit on the campus – 20km maximum at all times.

Similarly, we ask that you park responsibly around the Prep – not blocking pavements, on or right next to our pedestrian crossings. No stopping in the middle of the road to pick up or drop off. We have two open parking areas at the top and bottom of Duke Road where you can park and walk to the school. Please do make drivers, au pairs and other family members aware of these rules. The safety of our boys is paramount.

Have a good weekend.

Kind regards

Saturday 27 April 2024 Freedom Day

Rugby matches vs Wynberg (away) will take place on this day

Tuesday 30 April 2024 House Movie Night

Time: 18h00
Please refer to communication from House Directors

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Public Holiday - Workers Day

School Closed

Voluntary U10 and U11 rugby practice at Lutgensvale


Thursday 9 May 2024

Ascension Day Chapel Service

Time: 11.00
Venue: Memorial Chapel

Parents invited to attend

BSU - Insightful Parenting
If you would like to attend this discussion, please click HERE to RSVP.
Traffic Flow around the Prep Campus
Please take note of the directions to follow when dropping off or collecting your sons. If everyone adheres to this, it greatly eases congestion around the campus.
Invitation from the DEB Committee
The Diversity, Equity & Belonging Committee of Bishops Council invites all members of the Bishops community to join us for
AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION with Michael Lapsley & Fatima Swartz. Please click HERE for the invitation and RSVP link.
Sports Performance and Wellness Achievers

Congratulations to the following boys who achieved the top result in their Grade for the various SPW Fitness tests in Term 1.

Grade 3: Marcel Stevens (Flexibility), Sebastian Smith (Agility), Kwamena Sam (Speed), Channiel Magozore (Power & Top Performer Overall)
Grade 4: Leo Duffy (Flexibility), Thomas George (Power), Hloma Magwentshu (Agility), Cooper Payne (Speed & Top Performer Overall)
Grade 5: Oli Naylor (Power), Orlando Robbins (Flexibility & Strength), David Ebbs (Agility, Speed & Top Performer Overall)
Grade 6: Landon Corbett (Flexibility), Maximilian Forrester (Power), Luca Du Plooy (Agility), Thomas Cobbledick (Endurance & Strength), Daniel le Cordeur (Speed & Top Performer Overall)
Grade 7: Adam Snyman (Flexibility), Michael Pentz (Power), Charles Traill (Endurance), John Weir-Smith (Agility, Speed, Strength & Top Performer Overall)

Grade 3 News

The Grade 3s demonstrated their love of reading on World Book Day celebrated on Tuesday!

Music News

Well done to our musicians who performed so beautifully in Music Assembly yesterday.

Back row: Sam Neethling (tuba), Daniel Twycross (clarinet), Carl Muller (clarinet), Phoenix Jordan (euphonium)
Front row: Pitso Motale (piano), Kwamena Sam (piano), James Scholtz (piano), Noah Kihlstrand-Spencer (piano), Kuhle Cossie (cello)
Seated: Thomas Townshend (announcer)

Weekly Winners

The Artists of the Week were chosen from Grade 7.  They worked in clay and made portraits using the proportions as guidelines on where to position the facial features.  Please click HERE to view all the artwork. The following boys were chosen for their detailed results:

7B: Matthew Fox, Dylan Latham, Umar Saloojee and Lode Weve
7P: Macen Lesbirel, Farley Moran, William Newborn and Gianluca Papa
7S: Shafeeq Brinkhuis, Marc Macleod, Shaun Norris and Ethan Stirk

The Hockey Husky was awarded to the U12D team this week for a superb performance in their match against the WPPS C Team.

Rick the Bear was awarded to the U11B team for showing great tenacity in their rugby match on Saturday

Well done to all these boys!

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