Bishops: Diocesan College - Prep Post


FRIDAY 29 September 2017

Dear Parents


This morning we received the extremely sad news that Patrick Gaertner, father of Fabian in Grade 6, died in a helicopter accident yesterday afternoon. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mari, Fabian, their family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with their tragic loss.

Thank you to you all for your support this term. I mentioned the Cabaret last week but you do support the school and your boys’ education in so many ways: attending matches, music concerts, providing lifts for outings and fixtures, flowers for the foyer every week and support for your sons’ teachers.

Our Music Department ends the term on a very high note with the results of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exams. 89 boys played exams and results ranged from 74% to 95%, with 59% of the results being distinctions, 130/150 (87%). The world ABRSM average is 116/150 (77%) and the Bishops Prep average is 130/150 (87%); a truly remarkable achievement. Well done to our boys! (See further information below.)

I wish you safe travels and all our Jewish families well for Yom Kippur.

God Bless.

Kind regards




Sunday 1 October 2017

U13A Cricket Team returns from tour

Monday 9 October 2017

Fourth Term Begins

School closes at 14h15

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Summer Sport Photos

Music ensembles and choir
Water polo

Friday 13 October to Saturday 14 October 2017

Charlton Grade 6 Leadership Camp

Table Mountain

Time: 15h00 Fri 13 October to 13h00 Sat 14 October


University of Pretoria National Maths Olympiad


Boys in Grade 6 and 7 wrote the University of Pretoria National Maths Olympiad earlier in the term. Their overall results were very good and we congratulate Aleksandr Selby for coming first in Grade 7 and Solly Nankin for coming in the top five in Grade 6.


ABRSM September Practical Exams

The following boys achieved 140/150 (93%) or more:

Oscar Baum 7M - Grade 2 Bassoon

Robert Handley 7M - Grade 4 Piano

Dylan de Groot 6M - Grade 3 Trombone

Morné Ogada 6A - Grade 5 Violin

Michael Kotze 5M - Grade 2 Piano

Kieran Hollis 4G - Grade 2 violin

Sebastian von Bormann 4G - Grade 1 Piano






We had a list of thank you's on each table at the Staff Cabaret but erroneously omitted a thank-you to the Grade 4 parents who donated the white vests that were worn by our budding ballerinas in Swan Lake. Our apologies for this! Your kind donation was very much appreciated! The vests will be washed and donated to people in need.

Kids Who Can


This course is recommended by Anne McDonald as an excellent tool for addressing coping skills for children. Please see our Parent Communication page here for information or visit their website here.

The Bishops Trust

The Bishops Trust would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the 175 Campaign this term. We are proud to announce that we have thus far raised R40,132,125.

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