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Friday 5 June 2015

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Dear Parents

This term Father Terry and our Youth Pastor, Justin Woolls, have been working through the Beatitudes at Monday and Friday assemblies.  They have taken the Beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3-12) and placed them in simple terms, bringing them alive in a myriad of ways.  Last week the whole school, staff and boys were dancing to “Honey, I’m Good” by Andy Grammer, as an expression of joy.

The Beatitudes are at once both simple and profound and would no doubt resonate with most religions in the world.  Justin prepared a chart that in a very pithy way encapsulates the essence of these words of guidance for a rich and fulfilling life.  The chart is up in each classroom . (Click here)

I think the theme has been illuminating for us all and a reminder of the wisdom of this original sermon that continues to speak to us today.  These underscore the values that we as a school try to live and to teach the boys to live by, simple and difficult as they are.  Maybe the key words on the chart are “help me to”; help me to be the person Jesus describes.

Kind regards

GREG BROWN


HEADMASTER

Monday 8 June

Between 08:30 - 17:00 ABRSM Practical examinations

Tuesday 9 June

06:45 Men's Prayer Meeting

07:30 Ladies' Prayer Meeting

 

Between 08:30-17:00 ABRSM Practical examinations

Wednesday 10 June

18:00 Rugby and Hockey 1st Teams Tour Function- Jagger Annexe

Thursday 11 June

19:00 Ensemble Concert - Memorial Chapel

 

 

10@GClayton@bishopsThank you to those parents who assisted with the mid-week tuck shops and the very successful Burger Day on Wednesday. Much appreciated.

Grade 8 2016

Please remember to collect your place offers for Grade 8 2016 at the College Admin office.

Music
Monday and Tuesday 8th & 9th June the Prep will be hosting the ABRSM Practical examinations.  We wish all candidates the very best and encourage them to practise and polish their scales and pieces over this coming weekend.

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Civvies Day Clothing Collection

A huge thank you to everyone who donated clothing on civvies day.  A truckload has been taken for the pupils of a school in Victoria West and the rest will be distributed to local communities in need.

Madiba Day Squares

Thank you to all who have knitted squares for our Madiba Day blankets.  So far we have 15 completed blankets.  The leading classes are 4G and 6M.  Keep on knitting.  Our goal is 67 blankets by the end of term.

USA TOUR

Places are now open for the 8th Annual Bishops Prep USA Disney World Tour. Please follow this link to all necessary documents and information. Please note that this tour is restricted to Grade 6s and 7s only and is purely voluntary. Only 4 spaces left!.

BISHOPS PREP | Fir Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
Phone:+27 (21) 659 7222 | Fax: +27 (21) 659 7227