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THURSDAY 2 May 2024
Dear Parents

We invite you all to join us for our Ascension Day Family Service at 11h00 in the Memorial Chapel. Next term we will all be doing 175 minutes of service on Mandela Day. A group of College boys will be supporting two soup kitchens so there will be a collection for these kitchens at next week’s service.

iPads are an important and useful learning tool. However, their usage needs to be carefully managed at this age. We have a firewall that gives us twelve hourly reports on all usage on campus. In addition, boys only use our Wi-Fi – no sim cards or VPNs. They are only allowed the use of iPads with a teacher’s permission and under his/her supervision; no photographs or videos of anyone without their explicit permission; no recreational games; history must be maintained; and access has to be allowed for teachers and parents.

Introducing boys to the use of technology at Prep level enables us to also educate them around ethical usage, making the appropriate judgements online, research skills, fact checking and overall digital citizenship. For the last two years we have partnered with Klikd.

Parenting dilemmas in the online world are real, leaving most of us too overwhelmed to make decisions that really serve our children. To exclude your child from online participation can feel like social suicide. To allow your child access to a smart device without boundaries and knowledge of what it is you are giving your child license to use, is potentially treacherous. 

With new apps, explicit YouTube videos, addictive video games, often dangerous TikTok challenges, never has it been more challenging to be a parent. 

Throw in Artificial Intelligence, with both its pros and cons, raising emotionally intelligent, critically thinking children has come to feel like an acquired skill set rather than a given. With screens here to stay, never has it been more important to upskill our children to be safe, responsible and happy online.”

Bishops is thrilled to be continuing its partnership with KLIKD, South Africa’s leading digital safety and digital citizenship company.  Founded by clinical psychologist Pam Tudin and social media lawyer Sarah Hoffman, Klikd brings a unique combined expertise and a fresh new approach to cyber safety education.

The Grade 5-7 boys will be having interactive lessons, starting this term at school using the Klikd App and Digital Citizenship Curriculum covering everything from online addiction, video gaming, Artificial Intelligence, cyberbullying and so much more.

Parents are also an integral part of the programme and are provided with regular updates and parenting resources for managing your child’s online world. Please join the Bishops Klikd in Your Pocket WhatsApp group to receive weekly byte-sized updates from Klikd on your child’s online world:

For more information please visit or watch the promo video in which Bishops features.

Best wishes

Kind regards

Thursday 9 May 2024 Ascension Day Family Service

Time: 11h00
Venue: Memorial Chapel
Parents welcome to attend
Wednesday 15 May 2024

Beginners Music Concert

Time: 19h00
Venue: Jagger Hall

Further information will be communicated
Friday 17 May 2024 House Outings/Functions

Time: 17h30
Further details will be communicated
Rugby on Saturday - Assistance required

We are hosting SACS this Saturday and need your assistance in the Tuck Shop and Egg and Bacon Stand.
Please refer to MyBishopsLife for the fixtures or click HERE.
Please click HERE to book a 30 minute shift.
All assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Durbanville Exchange

Please refer to THIS LETTER regarding the upcoming Durbanville Sports and Culture Exchange on 24 and 25 May 2024.

Orange River Trip
Don't miss out on this fantastic family adventure opportunity. Please click HERE for further information.
BSU Insightful Parenting
If you would like to attend this discussion, please click HERE to RSVP.
Rugby News
Congratulations to the leadership team for the U13A rugby team for 2024, Jack Stansfield (Captain) and Rhys Lategan (Vice-Captain). We wish them all the best for the season ahead! The U13A team had lunch with the College 1st XV on Friday before the start of the season, a very special occasion enjoyed by all.
Weekly Winners

The Artists of the Week were chosen from Grade 6.  The boys have learnt how to paint tones of one colour in these miniature monochromatic landscapes.  Instead of just doing a colour mixing exercise on a strip of paper, they turned the exercise into a landscape. Please click HERE to view all the artwork. The following boys came up with delightful extra details in their execution:

6B - Luca du Plooy, Thomas Hartog, Luke Mabin and Sam Neethling
6P - Leo Constantinou, Lukho Kunene, Casey Nevin and Cody van Staden
6S - Xander Chu, Farhad Ebrahim, Tariq Eskinazi and Martin Truter

The Hockey Husky this week, was awarded to the U13C team for their outstanding performance in their match against Sweet Valley. Well done, team!

Rick the Bear was awarded to the U10C team this week for a committed performance last Saturday. Well done, team!

House Movie Night
Bramley, Brooke, Charlton and VDB boys had great fun at their respective movie nights on Tuesday evening. Please visit our Facebook page for more photos.
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