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Bishops: Diocesan College - Prep Post


FRIDAY 22 September 2017

Dear Parents


As you know there has been a very festive vibe at school this week with the Staff Cabaret. Thank you for supporting this and being so complimentary about our efforts! Many parents assisted with costumes, donating items, choreography and make-up as well. Thank you. I am sorry that our Tuesday performance for the boys went over the final bell. We decided to try to get through most of the acts for the boys but I know it was inconvenient and disruptive for some families.

Several adults attended that performance with the boys: itinerant teachers, peripatetic music teachers and a few family members of the cast. We were so impressed by the boys’ behaviour throughout – they were responsible, engaging and appropriate in what was often a hilarious and bizarre offering; their men teachers in tutus and the like. Many the visitors commented on what a wonderful sense they got of the boys and school: happy, warm, fun and an open, respectful rapport with their teachers. This was wonderful feedback to receive. We can do what we like but the effectiveness of our education and parenting is really measured by those occasions when we are not around and fully in control.

I was also pleased to receive another compliment a few days before about our boys’ manners. In a meeting with the Parents’ Association Committee, parents commented on how impressed they were by our boys’ manners at the rugby tuckshops this term: addressing them in a friendly and respectful fashion, “please” and “thank you”. That’s what we all want to hear and we do need to celebrate these good moments when our boys do themselves and us proud, a foretaste of the adults we hope they will be.

We wish all our Jewish families a Happy New Year as they have celebrated Rosh Hashanah this week.

Enjoy the long weekend and Heritage Day.

Best wishes




Friday 22 September 2017

Hats and Heels Staff Cabaret
Venue: Jagger Hall

Time: 19h00

Sunday 24 September 2017

Heritage Day

Monday 25 September 2017

Public Holiday

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Winter Sports Photos
Please see details under

Wednesday 27 September 2017

U13 A Cricket Tour departs
King William's Town

Friday 29 September 2017

Third Term Ends
School ends at 09h30

Boys to wear number ones


Winter Sports Photos

Winter Sports Photos will take place on Tuesday 26th September during school hours for all teams.
Boys are to be dressed/have kit with them as follows:


Rugby:                Rugby jersey, blue shorts, (rugby socks and boots for u10 to u13)

Hockey:              Hockey shirts, blue shorts, games socks, boots.

Soccer:               White sports shirts, blue quantic shorts, blue school socks, boots

Squash teams:   Match kit.

Cross Country:   (School Team, Friday Runners, Pentangular Team), 

                           Bishops vest, blue quantec shorts.

Chess:                Number Ones 

Soccer Match Fixtures

Tuesday 26th September
u9A, B, C at Wynberg
u12A, B, C at Wynberg.
u13A, B, C at Bishops, Lutgensvale

Wednesday 27th September
u10A, B, C at Wynberg
u11A, B, C at Wynberg

Hubert van der Spey/Samro Music Competition


We would like to wish David Handley (violin), Robert Handley (violin) and Morné Ogada (violin) all the very best, as they compete with 60 other children in the Hubert van der Spey/Samro Music Competition next week. This competition is held at the Hugo Lambrecht Music Centre. Our boys will perform in Round 1 and Round 2 which are compulsory. These Rounds will take place next week Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. After this, twenty performers will be chosen for the semi-finals. This takes place on Thursday, 28 September. All these rounds are open to the public and if you would like to support them, feel free to do so.



Hats and Heels Staff Cabaret

From robust stomping to dainty dancing, the staff cabaret offered it all! Well done to the staff for all their hard work and many thanks to our parents for all their support!

Inter-Schools Chess Tournament

The Bishops Prep annual chess tournament was held at Bishops last Friday.12 Western Cape schools were invited to participate in the tournament. The final was between Bishops Prep School and Kirstenhof Junior School. At the end of the match both teams had won 3 matches resulting in a draw, which meant that the trophy was shared. The Bishop 2nd team also took part in the tournament and ended a respectable second place in their pool section. Many of their matches were against first teams from other schools, an outstanding achievement by the 2nd team.

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