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THURSDAY 02 May 2024

Dear Parents

Our staff and boys are in high spirits and ready for an exciting event. Tomorrow marks our eagerly anticipated Colour Run, and we could not be more thrilled to see our school community come together for an afternoon of fun, laughter and vibrant colours! The weather is looking great, and our Pre-Prep team is ready to give your children a 'colour filled' time.

Here is a sneak peek at what to expect:
We are so looking forward to our family evening of obstacle colour fun. Food vendors, obstacle fun, a DJ and picnic area await. Please note that all our staff will be positioned at the obstacle courses to ensure the safety of your children as they run and climb. When your children leave the obstacle course area, they need to be supervised by an adult. You are welcome to cheer them along from the sidelines as they enjoy the course.

The colour run isn’t just about completing the obstacle course and splashing colours – it is about making connections. An opportunity to mingle with other families and staff and celebrate the spirit of togetherness.

Our boys will have so much fun creating lasting memories.

What to bring
Remember to dress the boys in white to make the colours pop! And don’t worry, the colour powders that will be used are safe and non-toxic. Please pack a change of clothes and perhaps some wet wipes. We have lots of food vendors coming tomorrow so you do not need to worry about catering. We also have picnic tables and benches, and perhaps pop in a picnic blanket too.

Thank you for your support in celebrating our 175th year and fundraising for a new stained glass window in the Brooke Chapel.

A very, very big thank you to Mrs Fraser who has organised this exciting event for us. We appreciate your drive and passion and excellent organisation. Thank you to her team of helpers for your support, especially to our PA moms, Stephanie du Plooy and Candace Basson. Thank you to AK Mitchell from Urban Tonic for donating our picnic area and also to the college First Aid Team for providing first aid tomorrow.

I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!


Friday 03 May Colour Run
We are very excited that our Colour Run is coming up soon! Please remember that ticket sales are opened from 7.30-8.00am outside the Pre-Prep Hall. If you are unable to buy tickets then, please feel free to drop by the front desk at our reception area to buy from Miss Manyela. We can't wait to see you all at our 175 fundraising event!
Thursday 09 May

Family Chapel Service
This term our Family Chapel will be held on Ascension Day at 09:15. We look forward to having our families join us for this special time.

Friday 24 May

245 Sandwich Drive
Please see below for more information.

Friday 17 May Grade 1 outing

Our Grade 1 boys will be going on an outing to Iziko Museum. Please refer to the communication which has been sent out by the teachers.
Colour Run Bands
A reminder of the bands you have purchased and who wears what colour.
Kinderkinetics - Jeanne Botha
Click here for the link for execises.
Bishops Support Unit (BSU) - Meet our Physiotherapists

Meet Ashley May and Abigail Davies.

Message from Mr Tsotso

The Lord be with you.
This week has given me the opportunity to pause and reflect mid-week during public holiday we enjoyed, but I don’t think this day was a celebration for us all.
It's indeed a sobering reality to reflect on the state of unemployment, especially in South Africa, where a significant portion of the population faces this challenge. The impact of unemployment extends far beyond just economic concerns; it affects individuals, families, and communities on multiple levels.
As we reflect on Workers Day originally intended to honor the working class, may it serve as a reminder of our collective responsibility to support one another and strive for a society where every person is valued and empowered to fulfill their potential.
Let us pray for the unemployed:
We come before you with heavy hearts, mindful of the widespread unemployment that plagues our nation, particularly among those who have diligently pursued education and skills development.
Lord, you know the pain and uncertainty that comes with unemployment, the feelings of uncertainty, and the financial strain. We pray for those who are searching for employment. Grant them strength and resilience on their journey. May they not lose hope but continue to persevere in their efforts.
We also pray for those who feel deflated and defeated by the job market, especially the youth who face barriers to entry to the workforce. Provide them with opportunities for growth and development, and surround them with supportive networks that encourage them to pursue their dreams.
We ask for your guidance and wisdom for our leaders and policymakers as they seek solutions to address the root causes of unemployment. Inspire them to create environments conducive to job creation and economic growth, where every individual has the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to society.
In your mercy, hear our prayers.

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.
245 Sandwich Drive

Help us SPREAD THE LOVE and honour the memory of our champion and warrior, Rohan Bloom, on his birthday.

On Friday 24 May 2024, we will aim to prepare 245 sandwiches for distribution to vulnerable children in Early Childhood Development Centres in partnership.
Each child is requested to kindly bring 2 sandwiches to school on Friday 24 May 2024.
The Rohan Bloom Foundation is a growing vision to build a children’s hospice of which thre currently is none in the Western Cape.
#RohanBloomFondation #245Challenge #TheAngelNetwork #RememberingRohan #MakeARealDifference #RohanHouse #KlapCancer

Speed Safety on Campus

The College has asked us to remind all parents of the speed limit on the campus – 20km maximum at all times.   
Security Team
The two main team leaders at our gates are as follows: Mr Zolani Mthintsilana at the Sandown Road gate and Miss Ncebekazi Baninzi at the hall gate. We would also like to introduce you to Mr Sihle Kos who works at the top gate with Miss Baninzi. Our boys address all adults that work at Bishops by their titles - Mr Mthintsilana, Mr Kosi and Miss Baninzi. Thank you to this team who provide a vital role in ensuring our boys safety.
Grade N

Our Grade N boys are now well settled into our 2nd term and continue to love learning through play. We have explored our themes of shape and number by role playing as shoppers and office workers in our fantasy area using 'money' and computers to further our knowledge and understand how important numbers are in our daily life. We worked together in our groups whilst doing a collaborative shape monster which was fun.  Outside we love our weekly kinderkinetics sessions with Coach Jeanne who takes us on an adventure whilst enhancing our gross motor skills on the field. The classrooms and garden have been abuzz with excitement for our upcoming colour run! We can't wait to see you at this special event!

Grade R

This week, while we embraced the colder weather boys enjoyed learning about the wonders of the water cycle. The introduction of the newest Letterland character, Red Robot, sparked imaginative learning experiences. Boys took part in various activities such as painting with water colours and paper tearing. They loved the introduction of the Boomwhackers during music with Mrs Swanich. Additionally, the excitement of the start of tag rugby, commenced. We look forward to a fun filled Term 2. 

Grade 1

I see, I think, I wonder… The Grade Ones have had a wonderful time investigating our new sound “ch” and exploring the largest and fastest bird on land! Creative juices flowed in Art where the boys designed fantastical three-dimensional Ostriches from recycling. During class, the boys chose to illustrate interesting questions they have about our feathered friend and writing “ch” words. They also discovered how to stretch a sentence and drew lovely weekend news. During Maths, the boys checked their answers using different apparatus and used their ostrich-finger wings to practice the facts of 10. Most importantly the boys reminisced about Freedom Day and how our choices can strengthen a chain of charity and togetherness. How fortunate we are that we have had wonderful role models to teach us these lessons.

Grade 2

The Grade 2s have been learning all about magic ‘e’. Last week they made homes filled with o_e words and this week they thoroughly enjoyed making parachutes and practising their u_e spelling words. The boys always look forward to being outdoors and are given many opportunities to run, eat and play on the playground. The sandpit has been an extremely popular spot this week and the boys have been digging tunnels in search of the bottom of the sandpit. So far, they have discovered that it is rather deep!

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