FRIDAY 26 May 2017

Dear Parents

 

Sadly, the schoolís payroll administrator, Mandy Spreeth, died very suddenly yesterday morning. Mandy managed a huge responsibility for the whole campus enormously efficiently and effectively. Please hold her husband, family, friends and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

RAMADAAN
We wish all our Muslim families well during the Holy Month of Ramadaan. Ramadaan Mubarak.

GIVING
Over the past decade the idea of out-sourcing our Sports Tuckshop has been proposed from time to time. Thankfully, year after year, parents have rallied and said they can manage the Saturday tuckshops. I have always been so relieved because, even though we are all very busy, we have to keep the spirit of volunteerism alive. While for some parents it is half an hour on a Saturday morning, for others it might be opening and setting up at 06h00, planning and ordering. As a community and as staff, we do appreciate this input, small or large. But it also sends a great message to our children, not only of involvement, but also of giving to serve the community, where the giving itself is the reward.

The same was asked of parents to make our Carnival in the 1st term work and it did. Not only was it a very happy and relaxing event for the Bishops family, but it also raised R150 000. The PA has given R200 000 towards the Pre-Prep library: profits from fund raising have covered the costs of all the fittings in what is a really delightful space for the Pre-Prep boys.

The PA also provide the non-perishable ingredients for the St Paulís breakfast programme which feeds those children arriving at school without having had breakfast, approximately 350 a day, half of the total number of pupils. The Committee purchase and deliver these every three weeks. We also remain in touch with the school regarding their library and its use in the school.

Our recent Civvies Day collection of second hand clothing for the Imizama Yethu community in Hout Bay showed great generosity on the part of our families. There really was very little standing space in the library for those few days. Clothing had to be sorted and packed and again parents, staff and boys gave of their time very willingly to do this.

So, a big thank you to the PA Committee and all our volunteers. It is certainly noticed and appreciated. Above all, is a great example for our boys.

Kind regards

GREG BROWN
HEADMASTER

 

DIARY Dates

 

Friday 26 May 2017

Bramley Movie Night

Jagger Hall

18h00 to 20h30

 

Grade 5 Van der Bijl Sleepover

 

Prep Boarding House

Saturday 27 May 2017

Grade 5 Mom and Son Cook-Off

Silwood Kitchen

15h00 to 17h30

Tuesday 30 May 2017

iPad Feedback Evening

All Grade 4 - 7 parents are encouraged to attend.

Jagger Hall

18h30 to 19h30

Friday 2 June

Charlton Movie Night Charity Fundraiser

Jagger Hall

18h00 to 20h30

 

CONGRATULATIONS

 

Scholarship Awards

 


Congratulations to the following Grade 7 boys who have been awarded Academic Scholarships to the College. Suhayl Khalfey, Robert Kotze, Michael Beaumont, Aleksandr Selby, Dieter Karlein.

Squash Stars

 


Congratulations to Nick Macdonald, James Morkel, Dylan de Groot and Reuben Truter for being awarded their Western Province Squash colours. They will be representing WP in the national tournament in the July holidays.

 

TAKE Note

 

Sure Bishops Travel

Sure Bishops Travel would like to inform all parents that they have 2 full-time consultants available at the Travel Agency next to the College School Shop. Karen Hoard and Carol Maasch have vast experience between them and they can advise on and book any leisure travel including Club Med, Beachcomber etc. Please give them an opportunity to assist with your travel requirements.

www.surebishopstravel.co.za
karen@suregiltedge.com
carolm@suregiltedge.com
Office (next to the School Shop): 021 685 0560

Takkie Drive


Sandwich Outreach

Please continue with your wonderful efforts towards the Athwood Primary Sandwich Drive. Grade 3's - it's your turn again on Tuesday. Letís see if you can beat your previous record!

 

 

Mustard Seed Outing


 

Contact jwoolls@bishops.org.za if you would like to participate.

 

NEWS

 

Tiger Bay Musical

Three very talented Prep boys, Cameron Wallace (Grade 5), Alexander Wallace (Grade 3) and Siya Jantjie (Grade 6), are taking part in a theatre production at the Artscape called Tiger Bay, the Musical. "It was a privilege for us to be able to watch them perform in this excellent production," remarked staff member, Mr Mendes, after the show. The final performance takes place this Saturday. Click here for further information.

Grade 4 Mom and Son Cook-Off

The Cook-Off was thoroughly enjoyed by moms and sons alike! See more photos here.

Rick Bear Winners

Well done to the U10B rugby team for being the deserving winners of the Rick Bear this week!

 

   

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