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THURSDAY 15 February 2024
Dear Parents

This was one of those rare occurrences with Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday falling on the same day. Quite a contrast with the start of Lent in the Christian calendar and a tradition of red heart-shaped chocolates being gifted.

A reminder that, due to two grades being away yesterday, we will hold a Lenten Service in place of our traditional Ash Wednesday Service next Thursday, 22 February at 11h00. The Service will include the Imposition of Ashes. It is a Family Service and you are cordially invited; members of your extended family are very welcome too.

Following on last week’s newsletter and the talk of manners, I was thrilled to receive an email from a Durbanville Prep parent complimenting our U11B cricket team on the true sportsmanship exhibited in their Saturday match. The father spoke of our boys’ “exceptional manners.  [They] went out of their way to play the game in a good spirit and made it an awesome experience for [their] boys.” Our coach and parents were similarly complimented. Really special feedback and a “live” example of the effect of what we encourage our boys to be.

This post-camp weekend is an off weekend; no sport or any other school activities from lunch time on Friday to Monday morning. Hopefully it will be a good time for boys to catch their breath and for you to have a break from the normal lifting and supporting. Do enjoy.

Kind regards

Friday 16 February 2024 No Sport on Friday or over the weekend.

Wednesday 21 February 2024


Time: 14h30
Venue: Lutgensvale
No other sport

Please see further details under TAKE Note

Thursday 22 February 2024 Lenten Service

Time: 11h00 to 12h00
Venue: Memorial Chapel
Boys must wear No 1s
Parents cordially invited
Thursday 29 February 2024 Music Parent/Teacher Meetings

Time: 17h30 to 19h30
Cub Uniform to School

In celebration of the founder of the Scout Movement, Sir Robert Baden-Powell's birthday, boys who belong to a Cub Pack may wear their Cub Uniform to school on Friday 23 February 2024.


The use of mouthguards is compulsory for rugby and hockey. It is important to get these ordered before the winter sport season begins. There are four easily accessible options for Bishops parents.

Please click HERE for the information.

Please click HERE for the JME Order Form

Please click HERE for the Max Order Form

175 Quadrangular

We host our 175 Athletics Quadrangular next Wednesday 21 February on our Lutgensvale track. The first event starts at 15h00 and the last race ends at 18h00. The team will be selected on Friday. The programme will be sent out on Monday.
There will be special practices for those selected next Monday for u12 and u13 and next Tuesday for u10 and u11. These practices will be at Lutgensvale from 16h15 to 17h15. Boys will be walked down from water polo and aftercare at 15h45 for these practices or they can meet us at Lutgensvale at 16h15. Our u9 boys participating will practise during school on Monday and Tuesday.

BSU - Insightful Parenting
If you are interested, please RSVP using this link:
Inter-House Sports Day
Once again our annual Inter-House Sports Day was a great success! Well done to all involved and congratulations to Brooke House for winning the Sports Day Trophy and Bramley House for winning the Spirit Cup. Please visit our website photo gallery and Facebook page for more photos.
Weekly Winners

The U12C team received the Polo Panda this week for the epic goal that secured their victory. A great match from both sides! Well done, boys!

Weekly Cricket Awards: The Hershelle Gibbs award for Catch of the week was awarded to Max Bohm for leaping to his left at mid-wicket to take a fantastic catch. A great exhibition of agility.
The Vince van der Bijl award for Bowling Performance of the Week was awarded to Matthew Moolman for taking 5 wickets for 3 runs during a good spell of fast bowling.
The Jonathan Bird award for Batting Performance of the Week was awarded Landon Corbett for scoring 120 not out during a very aggressive knock. Well done on his maiden century.

Music News
Well done to the musicians who entertained us in Music Assembly this week. Back row: Gus Moran (announcer), Max Bohm, Sam Burchell, Tom McCollum, Luca Laub, Connor Earp-Jones, Upiwo Lujabe and front row: Finnan Mackenzie, Daniel Hobbs, Benjamin Wood, Adan Khan and Harry Lucas. We have also been impressed with the talent shown amongst our new music students. Pictured here are some of the Grade 3 boys taking part in their small group instrumental lessons.
Outreach News
What a wonderful collection of dog and cat food, soft beds, leashes and treats we received on Civvies day last Friday. These were donated to Stanford Animal Welfare. We are so grateful to all who contributed!
Outrageous Pet Photo Contest

After receiving hundreds of hilarious photos to celebrate our love of animals, the charity spokespeople had the impossible task of choosing a winner. Congratulations to the following boys who received special treats for their animals:

Runners up: Orlando Robbins, Finn Dutton, George Pedlar
Second place: Hunter Rowan
Winners: Seth and William Lunn

Please click HERE to see the prize-winners pet photos.

Grade 7 News

The Grade 7 boys thoroughly enjoyed learning valuable conflict mediation skills at an interactive and engaging workshop with Jeannette Welgemoed, retired Head of Mickelfield Primary School. Many thanks to her for training our boys to become positive peer mediators.

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