Fixtures & Practices




Friday 8 May 2015


Dear Parents

Winter sports are now well underway so I would like to make a few comments on sports participation and outcomes.  Sport is always a very important part of a boy’s school culture and a very important part of most boys’ growing up.  Boys can often “socialise” or make new friends by barely even talking, just throwing or kicking a ball around.

At Bishops it is one part of school life; we want to produce healthy all-rounders; boys who have had an excellent education developing mind, body and spirit.  We want them to have exposure to every aspect of school life and develop as far as they can in every area.

School is for many boys the only period in their lives where they will play a team sport and be exposed to the excitement and camaraderie this can bring with it.  Very few boys will make a living out of sport and statistics show that less than 0.2% of the population will become professional sportsmen.  We do play in a very competitive sporting arena and our boys love to win, as do their coaches and parents.  But we need to keep this in perspective.  Boys also need to lose sometimes; they need to learn from the experience; being gracious and humble in both winning or losing, they cannot always pass properly, they will make mistakes and so on.  Teachers and parents need to support them in this process by showing them the way.  A sign at a UK school that went viral a while back says it very well:

Your child’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are.  But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best is a direct reflection of your parenting.”

Please read this letter from Heads of Cape Town and Boland schools regarding touchline attitude and behaviour. 

Enjoy your son’s winter season.

Kind regards



Sunday 10 May

Mother's Day

Tuesday 12 May

06:45 Men's Prayer Meeting - Rossall Pavilion

07:30 Ladies' Prayer Meeting - Rossall Pavilion

Wednesday 13 May

09:00 Gr 6 Outing to the Heart Museum (letter sent earlier in the week - click here)

Thursday 14 May

11:00 Ascension Day Chapel Service - Boys to wear No 1s to school. Parents welcome.

18:30 Gr 7 Parent Info Evening (invite sent earlier in the month - click here)

Friday 15 May

Eikestad Cultural Exchange




New chess pieces have arrived for the outdoor chess area. All boys welcome to join in and play at breaktime.

Please be aware that the internet connection to College, Prep and Pre-Prep will be interrupted on Saturday 9th May from 8am to re-route the fibre connection. This will impact on access to learning portals, myBishopsLife, email, websites and internet browsing. We do not know exactly how long the exercise will take, but aim to have full functionality by Monday morning at the latest.  We apologise for the inconvenience but this is due to circumstances beyond our control.

House Games Evenings
Please note the dates for your House Games evenings and book soonest.

Charlton 22 May Details to follow

Bramley 29 May Click here

Brooke 4 June Click here

VDB 5 June Click here

Save the Date

Bishops Cricket Annual Golf Day
26 October 2015 at Steenberg Golf Course
For more information please contact

Squares for Blankets

Last year's winners of the knitting competition. Don't forget to send in your squares 15cm x 15 cm plain on 4.5 mm needles in double knit.

USA Tour

Places are now open for the 8th Annual Bishops Prep USA Disney World Tour. Please follow this link to all necessary documents and information. Please note that this tour is restricted to Grade 6s and 7s only (maximum 12 boys) and is purely voluntary.

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