Academics


Bishops Preparatory School firmly believes that the curriculum in the widest sense includes far more than the timetabled lessons taught. Bishops follow the National Curriculum statement which builds on the vision of the constitution and CAPS. The school seeks to help lay the spiritual, moral and physical foundations upon which children can build their future lives to be able to contribute fully to society.

From the age of 6 years, pupils participate in a broad and innovative curriculum which balances sporting, cultural and spiritual themes in the academic disciplines. All boys receive intensive instruction in basic literacy and numeric in the Foundation Phase (Grades R-3) and are also introduced to Afrikaans, Xhosa and Life Skills. In the Intermediate Phase (Grades 4-6) and in the first year of the Senior Phase (Grade 7) the following learning areas are taught: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, Economic Management Science, Life Orientation, Art and Design. Instruction is also given in Class Music which forms part of Art and Culture learning area. In addition, Physical Education lessons are part of the weekly timetable.

Bishops Preparatory School is a well-equipped and resourced school. The classes are small and the majority of learning areas are taught in rooms equipped with their own computer and Smartboard technology. It also has a science laboratory, library, 2 computer laboratories, music centre and individual teaching rooms. The staff is committed to providing every pupil with the opportunity of receiving excellent education. We firmly believe that every pupil has the potential to exceed past performance and turn out good citizens who have high self-esteem. The school’s academic and pastoral teams operate side by side to monitor and develop every child’s development and close communication with parents is encouraged.