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Bishops: Diocesan College - Prep Post
FRIDAY 19 May 2017
Dear Parents


If you popped in to the Jagger Annexe this week you would have seen it housing a number of prayer stations. Each class spent their Divinity lesson going from station to station and responding to the particular theme of each - I was so impressed by the boys’ involvement. Two of the stations asked the boys to write notes of appreciation to any member of staff, placing it on the wall next to the staff member’s name, and the other asking them to reflect on anything in particular for which they felt they needed God’s help. In all cases I was so impressed by their thoughtfulness and kindness as well as a measure of sensible reflection. It certainly was inspiring as well as gratifying to see.


We have had quite a few reports of boys selling fidget spinners at school as well as other items recently. While it is very entrepreneurial in one way, without school control it very easily leads to problems with boys having too much cash at school and misunderstandings between boys, particularly the different age groups. The Grade 7s do have a Market Day each year as part of a Small Business Project and from time to time we have a particular charity drive that might involve sales. The boys are not allowed to sell anything at school without permission and I reminded them of this at assembly this morning.

The fidget spinner and cube craze has also suddenly reached “epidemic” proportions so we have decided to ban them from school. They are great fun but the boys are really struggling to focus on anything else at school with these around so the boys have been told to keep them at home.

Kind regards

Saturday 20 May 2017

Grade 4 Mom and Son Cook-Off

Silwood Kitchen

15h00 to 17h30

Thursday 25 May 2017

Ascension Day Chapel Service


Parents welcome

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

Sunday 28 May 2017 Mustard Seed Outing

Grade 6 and 7's
Further details to follow

We are now including a squash challenge session on Wednesday mornings before school from 6:30am until 7:10am where boys can challenge other boys who play on different days or cannot get to an afternoon practice due to other sporting commitments. This is to give everyone an opportunity to challenge for the league matches on Friday afternoons.
Lost Property

Please make sure that all your son's possessions, including IPads, are clearly marked.
First Aid
Thirteen boys attended an Introductory First Aid Course on Friday 12 May. The course was presented by James Beaumont, one of our Grade 7 parents. The following boys received a certificate on completing the course: Thomas Barton, Oscar Baum, Luke Botha, Murrough Epstein, Caleb Francis, Jêhan-Paul (JP) Freddy, Suhayl Khalfey, Robert Kotze, Thando Kumalo, Liyema Liwani, Aidan Lotter, Sam Schluter, Cameron Selb. More photographs available here.
Winners of the "Rick" Bear

Congratulations to the U10C rugby team who were awarded the "Rick" Bear. Richard (Rick) Skeeles was a legendary rugby coach, teacher and deputy headmaster at Bishops Prep. He loved rugby. He loved the team spirit that it engendered in boys, he loved the skill and pace with which we try and get our Bishops boys to play. Above all he loved boys and teams that gave of their best against bigger and faster teams. Well done U10C you would have made him proud!

Prayer Stations
During the Divinity period this week, classes went through the prayer stations covering the “I am….” Statements of Jesus. Thank you to the parents involved for the time and effort they put into the stations. More photos of the prayer stations are available here.



Your generous donations of clothing and household items were safely delivered and gratefully received by residents at Imizamo Yethu, pictured here with Arran Muir.

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