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1 September 2017

Dear Parents

 

Today we mark the beginning of a new season.  We welcome Spring with a smile and trust that the sunshine will brighten our days and warm our toes.

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This morning we hosted a wonderful, fun Coffee Connections with Marti Henri who explored how important it is to move and learn.  Those parents who came along really enjoyed themselves and went away with many new ideas to share with their children.  I have put a poster up in the foyer for more information regarding the kind of work that she does with children.

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Please diarise our exciting Tag tournament on Thursday 21 September starting at 4pm on the field outside our hall.  All tag boys will participate in matches on this afternoon.  Boys will need to be here at 15:30, ready to play.  The tournament lasts about an hour and braai facilities will be available for families to braai their meat and picnic with us on the fields afterwards.  Grade R boys will also be invited to participate on this afternoon if they wish.  A letter will follow with more details.

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Tag rugby will commence tomorrow morning at 08:00.  Please come along with your Grade 1 and 2 boys and enjoy a time of fun with the dads.

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2 September

TAG Rugby @ 08:00

9 September

TAG Rugby @ 08:00

21 September

TAG Tournament from 16:00 onwards

Our facilitators are still busy with the bullying workshop with the Grade 2 boys.  After the end of the series, a booklet will go home for you to get an idea of what was discussed, although you need not wait until you receive this booklet to open discussion with your son about it.

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We bravely fought the rain to try and get all our sport photographs done this week.  Goodness, it was tricky and although we would have preferred the lovely sunshine, it was not to be.  You will receive an email indicating when they will be available to view and purchase online.

 

The video of Narnia is also available to order.  Please complete the order form and include payment in the sealed envelope.  Please only post orders into the silver post box outside Nicky's office from Monday.

 

Parents Prayer Group:  Anyone is welcome to pop in or join us on Thursday mornings from 07:30 in the Library for coffee, and a time of praying for our school community.

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Please contact Catherine Rheeder should you have any queries:  crheeder@bishops.org.za

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Harry Farquharson (Gr 1H) lost his Dunlop racquet after tennis about 3 weeks ago. It is clearly labelled.  If anyone perhaps finds it please let Nicky in the office know.  021 659 1037 or nvanzyl@bishops.org.za

 

Should anyone wish to provide flowers for our foyer please contact Helen Harvey on: helenharvey1404@gmail.com

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Earlier this week an invitation went out to the Bishops Community for the Launch of the Hamilton Mvelase Bursary Fund.

 

In 1988, Hamilton won a bursary to Bishops.  Those who knew him described him as a hard worker and  a natural leader; he was popular with his peers and a great sportsman.

 

In 1991, tragedy struck, one weekend, Hamilton and a friend made an impromptu decision to take a day pass home to Gugulethu.  They caught a bus and were walking across a field when they were attacked.  Hamilton escaped but his friend was stabbed in the leg.  On seeing that his friend was in trouble, Hamilton returned to assist.  He saved his friend but was stabbed in the process.  On that fateful day he lost his life.  Hamiltonís dreams were never to be realised.

 

It is our hope, that in celebrating this inspirational young man, it will provide opportunities for other deserving boys from disadvantaged communities to have the opportunities that Hamilton was so tragically denied.

 

Bursaryís are a big element in the future vision of the school and thus a major component of the Bishopís Trustís 175 Campaign.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like additional information regarding Bishops Bursaryís, please contact the Trust office at trust@bishops.org.za or see here .

 

Wishing you a wonderful spring weekend with plenty of sunshine and family time.

Yours sincerely,


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SHARLENE GROOM
Head of Pre-Prep

Bishops Pre-Preparatory School: Sandown Road, Rondebosch 7700 | Tel: +27 21 659 1037/47