FRIDAY 10 March 2017

Dear Parents

Use of College Facilities

I wrote two weeks ago about the new Bishops discs to be used on all parents’ cars for entrance onto the College grounds. As a school, we are concerned about the excessive use of our facilities often by people with no association or involvement with the school at all. Therefore, where you might be on the premises with your son to kick a ball over the weekend, your Bishops disc should suffice, but Security might still ask you about your purpose. There are groups of ODs and parents who play touch rugby, for instance, on a Sunday afternoon and they have to have permission to do so from the College Deputy Head: Sport, Warren Wallace wwallace@bishops.org.za. The group then has to have the letter of permission with them at all times and Security has been tasked with checking on this. This might sound a bit draconian but our facilities are already used by over 1 300 boys on a daily basis so we do have to protect them from over-use or, in some cases, abuse.

Hair Regulations

I reminded the boys in assembly today that “high fashion” hairstyles are not allowed, such as the “step” and “comb over”. Hair should be neat and tidy, above the collar and ears, not too long or thick in the front. Gel may not be used. We still have three weeks of school left so a number of boys need their hair cut now to ensure it remains acceptable until the end of term.

Social Media Presentation

We sent out an invitation recently to Dr Carew’s presentation on 22 March on the effects of social media on children. I hope many of you will be able to attend this talk – she is a leading professional with a particular interest in this area. For us, as a school, it is a very important subject as more and more schools are often having to deal with disciplinary and emotional issues that involve social media, its abuse and over-use.

Enjoy the weekend.

Kind regards

GREG BROWN
HEADMASTER

 

DIARY Dates

 

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Grade 4 Parents IPad Information Evening

18h30 in the Jagger Hall

Thursday 16 March 2017

Pentangular Athletics Meeting

From 15h30 to 18h00 at Rondebosch Boys’ High School, Lower Desert Field

Friday 17 March 2017

Founder’s Day

Boys come to school in House T-shirt, blue shorts, short white socks and tackies. Swimmers must bring costumes.

Founder’s Day Programme

07h35                     Founders Day Assembly Service

08h05 to 09h05      Founders Day Quiz with Class teachers

09h20 to 10h20      Tug of War – Rossall field

10h20                     Break Time

11h00 to 13h15      Championship Gala: Prep Pool.

13h15                     School Ends

 

Country Fair

Please see details under Take Note

 

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no aftercare available on this day due to the Country Fair

Monday 20 March 2017

School Holiday

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Public Holiday - Human Rights Day

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Parent Talk on Social Media by Psychiatrist Dr Leslie Carew

19h00 in the Jagger Hall

Please RSVP to sjohnson@bishops.org.za

 

 

 

 

TAKE Note

 

Gum Guard Fittings

Grade 3: Monday 13th March 12h25 – 14h15
Grade 4 and 5: Tuesday 14th March 12h25 – 14h15
Grade 6: Wednesday 15th March 12h25 – 14h15
Grade 7: Wednesday 22nd March 12h25 – 14h15

 

The order form needs to be completed and payment made in advance as per the email sent out during the week. If you have any queries, please contact Khwezi Mqomboti at kmqomboti@bishops.org.za
Please note: No additional dates will be available

Bishops Common Entrance Examinations

All Grade 7’s will be writing the Common Entrance Examination for entrance to Bishops College 2018 on Tuesday 14 March. The examinations will be written at the Prep during normal school hours (07h35 – 14h15). Best wishes to all our boys.

Country Fair

A reminder that the Bishops Pre-Prep and Prep Country Fair is coming up soon!

Entrance tickets and tokens will be sold by the PA on Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March outside the Jagger Hall from 07h15 to 07h45.

Grade 7 Chill lounge access tickets may also be purchased from your Grade 7 class reps as well as from Kashiefa Kerven on these days.


Tickets are R20.00 each and tokens are R100.00 per bag. Please note that the games require tokens but the food stalls require cash.

There will be plenty of entertainment, games and food stalls. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wind Band Friday: 17 March 2017

Please note that Wind Band will be held from 07h15 - 07h45 on this day to enable the Wind band boys to have their rehearsal and also attend the Founders’ Day Service in assembly. Please ensure the boys are at school by 07h10.

 

   

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