30 March 2017

Dear  Parents


As we close off this term, we remember all the highlights, the laughs, the wonderful teaching moments and all the mistakes from which we learnt.

Term one was filled with highlights, from Family chapel services, Outings to the Aquarium, Kirstenbosch, St James beach, Butterfly world etc. Teachers and teacher assistants attended conferences, we had a fabulous fun athletics meeting and picnic with the parents last night as well as informative Coffee Connections, a bee talk, Valentines Day celebrations, drama auditions and more. All this was made possible by this awesome bunch of dedicated teachers who tireless find new ways of doing things.  The other role-players are your precious boys and you, the parents. Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and endless enthusiasm. 


Getting the Grade N section of the school was an exciting yet exhausting time for us all but we are absolutely delighted by what we can offer the boys at this age.  We are so happy to have them all as part of the journey at Bishops.

Mrs Rose Harris will be returning from her long leave next term. An enormous thank you to Mrs Truus Grater for stepping in this term. I know the boys will miss her but I am sure we will see her again soon.


Thank you to all those parents who attended the fun sports day yesterday and stayed for the picnic. What a fabulous evening we had. An enormous thank you to Sam Peterson for organizing Spur, Truth coffee and a tuck shop for us. Another big thank you to all those who helped serve as well. 

Please remember to sign up online (if you have not already) We would like to finalise coaches and numbers as soon as possible. All afternoon sport starts on Monday 24 April and ends on Friday 22 June. If you still need to sign up for private coaching, please do so via our website.  It is important that boys are dressed correctly for sport so please help them by making sure they have selected items according to their choices.



Tues 18 April

School Opens



Mrs Swanich and Ms Spiers will send out information around the school production soon. Please read all information carefully so as not to miss any important dates.

Some of your boys are growing and may need a little extra food in their lunch boxes. Please give them healthy choices. Pizza day will commence as soon as the school term starts so look out for your notices and get ready to sign up for Term 2.


Your generosity with donations towards Hout Bay, deoderant, easter eggs are all so gratefully accepted. An enormous thank you to all for your contributions. The easter eggs have gone to Meals on Wheels, various daycares and soup kitchens as well as some little schools in the townships.  Boys all recieved one easter egg today that they needed to give to someone they choose on their way home. In this way, they learn to share with others as well, reaching out to those less fortunate than us


If there is somebody that would like to head up our ""knit a square" initiative in winter, please contact me.


Aftercare will run until 2pm today and from the first day of next term. Enquiries to crheeder @bishops.org.za

If anyone perhaps picked up one takkie labelled Luke Taut, please return it to the office. It was lost at the picnic last night.


Boys may continue to wear summer uniform until further notice. Please remember to send a Bishops jersey in their bag every day. Hats are worn during winter and summer at break time.


Wishing you a fabulous break. See you all next term.

Yours sincerely,

Head of Pre-Prep

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