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Bishops: Diocesan College - Prep Post
FRIDAY 28 July 2017
Dear Parents

As you know from the invitation we sent out yesterday we have asked Justin Durandt from the Sports Science Institute to do a presentation next Thursday evening. Justin has extensive experience in the world of sport, having been the conditioning specialist for the South African Cricket, Soccer, Hockey and Olympic teams. He has also managed conditioning training for the Western Province Curry Cup team as well as the SA U19 rugby side at three World Cups. At present he is completing a Master’s Degree in Talent Identification and Development. As a parent, Justin is particularly interested in sports involvement and development of school children.

Worldwide there has been a lot of writing about early specialisation in sport and I have had a number of discussions with parents about this here insofar as it might affect their own children, so it is a real issue for us locally too. As you know, we encourage multiple participation in sport as well as all activities, but we need to hear from someone working in the field of development and with the top athletes in their adult years. Please do attend. I think it will be very interesting and thought-provoking.

The third term is also soccer term at the Prep. Grade 1s and 2s have a soccer period once a week during the winter terms. At the Prep we will soon start class soccer at break time which is always very popular and hotly contested. As soon as the other winter sports complete their fixtures towards the end of August we will begin a further month of soccer, and we encourage all boys to participate in these afternoons no matter their level of soccer experience. There will be soccer skills practice sessions, inter-house soccer and fixtures against schools, probably Rondebosch, Wynberg and Red River Primary from Manenberg. This should be a great round off to the 3rd term.

I wish our 84-strong Prep Choir much success as they join the College Music Department at the City Hall next week for our Classic Pops. This is a gala occasion which takes place only every three years and showcases the very best of Bishops music across every genre and age.

Congratulations to Grade R teacher, Carmen van Zyl and her husband, Geoffrey. Carmen gave birth to twins on Tuesday, Jean-Pierre and Eleanor. They are all exceptionally well.

Enjoy the weekend.

Kind regards


Tuesday 1 August 2017

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Bishops Classic Pops 2017

Venue: Cape Town City Hall

Time: 19h00 - 22h30

Participating boys to arrrive at 18h15


Thursday 3 August 2017

Parent Talk by Justin Durandt

Time: 19h00

Venue: Jagger Hall



Music Scholarship


Congratulations to Max Molyneux who has been awarded a Music Scholarship to College.

Samro/Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition


Three boys have been successful in their audition for the Samro/Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition. Young people across the country auditioned for this very prestigious annual event that will take place in September. Congratulations to Robert Handley, Morné Ogada and David Handley, all of whom will compete on the violin.


Bishops Classic Pops



This popular event takes place on 1st and 2nd of August. The Prep Choir is participating. Tickets are available via Tixsa -

Request for Flower Arrangements


We would greatly appreciate volunteers to provide weekly flower arrangements for the foyer and Headmaster's office. If you are able to help, please contact Mrs Kerven.

Second Hand Shop

Please note, the opening times for the Second Hand Shop are as follows:

Tuesday:  07h15 to 08h30

               12h45 to 14h10

Thursday: 07h15 to 08h30

               12h45 to 14h10

Test Timetable

The Test Timetable for Term 3 is now available on the calendar.


Charlton House received a heartfelt thank-you from Mr Njabulo Zondi, Managing Director of DISKI Projects, on behalf of the African Bank Football Development Programme, for the donation of over 25 pairs of soccer boots, shin guards and soccer balls. Many thanks to the parents and boys for their generous donations.
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