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Friday 13 January 2017

Dear Parents


I wrote to you on Wednesday about communication.  Gina Clayton will continue as administrator of the Bishops Prep Parents’ Facebook page and all new parents are invited to join if they wish to do so.  In this case send your email to Gina or search Bishops Prep Parents and request to join.  It is a closed group and used to share photographs of school activities such as sports events, music, camps, outings, etc.  It is not an information tool or for comment or discussion but a fun, visual representation of aspects of school life.

This is the time of the year that we start to ask for volunteers to assist the school in various areas.  Last year we were wonderfully supported and I am sure this year will be the same:


If you are able to assist your class teacher by being a class rep this year please email with your class and she will revert. 


Once again we are looking for offers of flowers on a weekly basis to brighten up our foyer (and, if possible, the Headmaster’s office). On a Monday we would appreciate two bunches of flowers which we will arrange in vases. If you can donate once a year it would be appreciated. Should you be able to assist please email Kashiefa Kerven


Sports practices and trials are now well underway.  Please consult the practices and fixtures schedules to organise the week (link above). This is also available on MyBishopsLife and the Bishops Prep website. A reminder too that we do not want parents watching their son’s practices as this is a time for the boys to develop and learn on their own with their coaches. I know you will support their matches and special events.


Finally, Grade N opened on Wednesday the 11th. It was wonderful to see the first four year olds in the history of Bishops arriving at school and throwing themselves with glee onto the slides and jungle gyms and also the multiple toys and activities available. There were remarkably few tears and the last two days have gone well. Please see the photographs below and feel free to look around the Pre-Prep campus after school.

 Kind regards


Saturday 14 January

Sports practices are not normally listed in diary dates but this is exceptional as it is for tomorrow and the SMS service is down.

U12 cricket practice for Sat 14 Jan: ALL teams practice at Lutgensvale 08:00 – 10:00

Monday 16 January

18:00 Grade 5 Parent/Teacher Meeting
Meet in Jagger Hall and then onto your son's classroom

Tuesday 17 January

18:00 Grade 3 Parent/Teacher Meeting
Meet in your son's classroom

Wednesday 18 January

18:00 Grade 4 Parent/Teacher Meeting
Meet in Jagger Hall and then onto your son's classroom

Thursday 19 January

16:00 Bramley Gr 4 & 7 Mentorship Evening and Braai
Details to follow next week - Parents to join at 18:00

Sunday 22 January

09:00-13:00 Charlton Gr 4 & 7 Mentorship Morning
Kirstenbosch - Details to follow

Dates to note:

Fathers and Sons’ Camp Friday 24 February to Sunday 26 February
This camp is for Dads and their sons who are in Grade 5, 6 and 7.Details and booking procedure for this camp will be given out in next week’s newsletter. 



Should you have missed your hot lunch form you can find it on MyBishopsLife under parent communication. Link below:



Once again please be cognisant of the parking safety. No blocking roads, careful reversing as some vehicles too high to see small children and please park considerately. The boys' safely is paramount.

Extramural Programme

We have re-attached the programme as there has been a change to Wednesday U9 Swimming and music times.

School ending hours

Monday – Thursday 14:15

Friday 13:00 (Gr 3) 13:15 (Gr 4-7)


We collect school shoes for the pupils of St Paul’s Primary on an ongoing basis.  If you have bought new shoes for your son and do not know what to do with the old ones, please send them to the library to be sent to St Paul’s.

School Shop Hours

New Shop at College Monday to Thursday 07:30 to 16:30
Friday 07:30 to 16:00
Saturday 08:00 to 12:00

Our Grade Ns enjoying the beautiful new facilities at Pre-Prep!

BISHOPS PREP | Fir Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
Phone:+27 (21) 659 7222 | Fax: +27 (21) 659 7227