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FRIDAY 11 August 2023

Dear Parents

While so many have had to face challenges getting to work, navigating the safety and wellbeing of their families, let us take some time to reflect on all that we have and the many wonderful blessings we have, one being parents to these precious boys at Bishops.                 
In the beautiful journey of parenthood, there's an incredible opportunity to shape the future by embracing teachable moments both within and beyond the walls of school. Engaging with your children isn't just a duty; it's a privilege that opens doors to endless growth and understanding. Every interaction, whether it's a bedtime story, a shared meal, or a simple conversation, becomes a chance to inspire curiosity, ignite creativity, and foster a love for learning. As you navigate life's everyday scenarios together, you're presenting invaluable lessons that extend far beyond textbooks. Your active involvement not only strengthens the parent-child bond but also equips your children with the resilience and adaptability needed to thrive. So, embrace these moments with open hearts, knowing that each instance is a stepping stone toward a brighter future. Your dedication to engaging with your children will undoubtedly cultivate their potential and help them flourish in both life and school. Keep up the amazing work, and remember that your guidance is shaping the world, one beautiful lesson at a time.  May you all enjoy a restful, sunny and happy weekend. 

Kind regards


Saturday 19 August Tag Rugby Gr 1 and 2 @ 8.30am

This is a voluntary session for any Grade 1 & 2 boys who may want to come along and join the fun.  Please wear your tag kit and meet Mrs Venter at the field. You may enter via the small hall gate. 
Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 Grade R Firestation Outings

Parents have received the information relevant to each Grade R class.

A gentle reminder that boys are required to have short haircuts. Please make sure fringes are not long and that fashion cuts are not selected.      
Message from Mr Tsotso

The Lord be with you.
Let us pray
In this time of turmoil and unrest, we come before you with heavy hearts, lifting the City of Cape Town and its people who have suffered due to the ongoing taxi violence, riots, and senseless acts of destruction. We humbly ask for your divine intervention, your peace that surpasses all understanding, and your healing touch to mend the wounds of our communities.
Lord, we are deeply saddened by the loss of innocent lives, the destruction of basic facilities, and the anguish of families torn apart by the chaos. We pray for the children who have gone missing and for their safe return. We also pray for those who have lost their loved ones, especially the breadwinners, whose absence leaves families in dire circumstances. May you provide them with strength, comfort, and provision during this difficult time.
We beseech you Lord, to bring an end to the violence and discord that is causing so much pain and suffering. We ask for your grace to touch the hearts of those involved, softening them and guiding them towards paths of peace and understanding. May your presence be a light in the midst of darkness, illuminating the way towards reconciliation and unity.
We pray for the leaders, law enforcement, and community members who are working tirelessly to restore order and bring about a sense of security. Grant them wisdom, courage, and discernment as they navigate these challenges.
Lord, we believe in the power of your love and your ability to bring healing to broken hearts and restoration to broken lives. We place our trust in you, knowing that you are the ultimate source of comfort, hope, and transformation.
May your peace reign over Cape Town, soothing the hearts of those in mourning and bringing hope to those in despair. May your love shine brightly, dispelling the darkness that seeks to divide. We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Prince of Peace.


Golf Day

There are limited 4 Balls left for the PA Charity Golf Day on 17 August.  Please click HERE to register.

Grade N

The Grade N's have enjoyed learning about insects this week and will continue to explore this theme next week. We have drawn bee's, looked for bugs in our playground and sang songs such as "Where Is The Beehive" and "The Ants Go Marching By". The boys enjoyed music this week making use of the boomwackers while singing "The Lion Sleeps tonight". 

Grade R

Grade R has been set alight by our Fire theme this week – a topic that the boys love to discuss and explore!  We’ve built fire engines using a few different mediums, made fire men helmets, painted log fires and worked through the crucial equipment involved in fire fighting.  The boys enjoyed their divinity lessons outside on the big field with Mr Tsotso, making the most of the warmer weather.  Everyone loved the welcome mid week “Woman’s Day” break and the boys came back with reports of some lovely acts of kindness shown towards the marvellous women in their lives.  Fire week continues next week with our much anticipated outings to the Fire Station!

Grade 1

This week the Grade 1’s started their new theme of Wild animals. They also started exploring time and learnt about how a clock works. We made lovely clock monkeys and moved the hands around the clock to explore different times. Then we took out our blenders and started to blend some sounds together. We started with the s blends and created some sentences using these blends. We are missing our support staff this week, but we have helped out by making sure our classes are clean. We hope all the Women in our lives had a lovely Women’s Day on Wednesday and we certainly know how blessed we are to have them in our lives.

Grade 2

The Grade 2’s have plotted pictures in Maths, focussed on the ‘ew’ (long vowel u) sound in Phonics and have drawn beautiful pictures of fruit bowls in Art. During Technology they built bridges under which an elephant had to walk to get a drink of water. Our city has faced a difficult week which has shown our boys that they have to share the responsibility of keeping our school clean and tidy. They have left their muddy shoes outside the classroom doors and have made sure to pick up after themselves. I certainly hope that the boys continue to look after our school in the coming weeks and months.

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