FRIDAY 2 June 2017

Dear Parents

 

iPad Feedback Meeting


We had a very good iPad Feedback meeting earlier this week with a number of teachers demonstrating the varied uses of iPads and technology in a number of subjects and lessons. Thank you to all of you who attended and those who gave us feedback. One new development we showed parents was a Homework site, which teachers will fill in on a daily/weekly basis. It will be accurate and up to date. We have resisted this for a long time, wanting boys to take responsibility for writing down their homework. However, boys taught in different sets makes it difficult for form teachers to check homework properly; and boys in Ensembles do not have enough time to record all their homework. We have therefore introduced a site that boys and parents can easily access. Boys still have to take responsibility for following instructions accurately, taking the correct books home and doing their homework.

Here are the directions to the HOMEWORK SITE.
From the Prep Intranet:

In myBishopsLife:

 myBishopsLife Prep and Information for Parents

We are consolidating all information for parents such as the school’s Information Booklet, Medical Claim Forms and Scholars’ Accident Fund and so on into one place on myBishopsLife Prep. We will continue to populate this page over time.

Please log into your son’s myBishopsLife profile to access this information. For your convenience, there is also a quick link to the Prep Intranet on this page.

Rugby

All Rugby matches are at Langa Stadium tomorrow. Here are the directions https://goo.gl/maps/iT7dEAg2b722

We will be playing the Busy Bees Rugby Football Club, a very old Club originally started in District Six in the 1920s. Our C teams will play Rondebosch Boys’ Prep, also at the Langa Stadium. Our Bishops rugby outreach programme, VUSA, is working with Busy Bees and a number of boys are involved in both. Sport has a wonderful way of bringing people together from different communities and I hope it will be a great morning for all.

For more information about VUSA go to their website www.vusarugbyacademy.com

Kind regards

GREG BROWN
HEADMASTER

 

DIARY Dates

 

Friday 2 June 2017

Charlton Movie Night Charity Fundraiser

Jagger Hall

18h00 to 20h30

Sunday 4 June 2017

Mustard Seed Outing

See invitation under
TAKE Note

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Ensemble Concert

Memorial Chapel

19h00 to 20h30

 

CONGRATULATIONS

 

2017 Cape Town Art Eisteddfod

 


Some of the Art Club boys entered into the Cape Town Art Eisteddfod this year and the following boys are to be congratulated on their results:

Aleksandr Selby 7C (African Heartbeat - Taxis) Diploma and Gold Medal
Kieran Hollis 4G (African Heartbeat - Miners) Diploma
Michael Beaumont 7T (Me, myself, I) High Honours
Daniel Thom 7C (Me, myself, I) High Honours
Sebastian Jack 5T (African Heartbeat - Mothers) High Honours
Grant Weich 4L (African Heartbeat - Miners) High Honours
Kayan Jaga 6A (African Heartbeat - Taxis) Honours
Bouwe Wagener 6F (African Heartbeat - Taxis) Honours
Tristan Carter 6M (African Heartbeat - Mothers) High Merit
Morne Ogada 6A (African Heartbeat - Mothers) High Merit
Arun Nayar 5S (African Heartbeat - Taxis) High Merit

Very well done to Aleksandr, awarded a Gold medal for joint first position overall.

2017 Cape Town Music Eisteddfod

 

 

Very well done to the following vocal pupils for being awarded prizes at the Cape Town Eisteddfod:
Michael Beaumont: - Bergvliet Music Centre Prize for the Best Junior Folk Song
James Grieve - The Cape Town Eisteddfod Prize for the most diplomas 12 years and under and
The Orbit Motors Medal for the most promising all round entrant, 12 years and under.

 

Congratulations to all the following prize winners:

 

Piano Section:
Morné Ogada Diploma - High Honours
Michael Kotze  - Merit
Fletcher Irvine-Smith - Diploma
Robert Handley Diploma - High Honours
Joe Bolus - Honours
James Grieve Diploma - High Honours


Vocal Section:
Cameron Wallace - Diploma
David Handley Diploma - High Honours
Robert Kotze - High Honours
Reuben Truter - 2 Diplomas
Murrough Epstein - High Honours
Michael Beaumont - 3 Diplomas
Nimba Mahlati - 4 Diplomas
James Grieve - 5 Diplomas

 

TAKE Note

 

Mustard Seed Outing

All grades and family members are welcome. Please RSVP to Mr Woolls jwoolls@bishops.org.za

Aftercare

A reminder to parents that we offer an Aftercare facility at Prep. The facility is available Monday to Fridays from 14h15pm to 17h00 and the contact person is Mrs Verity Erlangsen on 021 659 7242.

Civvies Day Collection


We received the following letter of thanks from one of the recipients:

Pup Idols

 


It is Pup Idols time again. Your sons may bring photos of their dogs. These will be stuck on the wall outside the library and eventually boys will vote for the cutest, sportiest, etc. We request that they bring R5 per photo. All proceeds will go to the SA Guide Dog Association.

 

NEWS

 

Grade 5 Mom and Son Cook-Off

Grade 5 boys, pictured here with Youth Pastor Mr Woolls, eating the fruit of their labours after the Moms and Sons Cook-Off. More photos available here.

Sandwich record

Grade 3 boys and moms made over 1400 sandwiches for Athwood Primary on Tuesday morning. Well done on such a fantastic effort!

 

Rick Bear Winners

 


The U13C rugby team are this week's worthy winners of the Rick Bear. A great mid-week win vs SACS followed by a courageous win on Saturday vs Wynberg Boys earned them this award. Well done team!

 

   

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