12 June 2015

Dear  Parents


This term is soon coming to an end and yet these last few weeks are jam packed full of things that need to be done.  Play rehearsals are one of the most important happenings at this time. Many parents requesting permission to leave school earlier than closing day is an ongoing challenge for the directors of the play and one that causes much stress in the children as they are unsure of what to do on their return.  Please do not keep the children from attending school these last few days, if at all possible.


We would like to congratulate Akshay Thakersee who recieved Western Province (Regional) Schools Colours for Chess.  Akshay will also be competing in the Commonwealth Games these holidays and we wish him all the very best from all the boys, teachers and parentsl at Bishops.  We are confident that he will be very sucessful in the games he plays. 


Our knitting drive is going so well and we are hugely excited by the blankets that are appearing!  Please keep knitting those squares.  If you run out of wool over the weekend, most Checkers stores have balls of double knit available for purchase.  Some classes have knitted close to 1000 squares so please keep going!

Connor Day

For his beautiful reading of the Environment Prayer in Chapel.


Fouke Wagener

For his outstanding manners and great behaviour at school.

Benito Pironi

For his beautiful Mighty Knight he drew and painted in Art.


William Prestage

For his beautiful Mighty Knight he drew and painted in Art.

Connor Craig

For his excellent listening this week.


Luke Michaletos

For his great number sentences when problem solving.

Daniel Bursey

For working well in his group when making the World Environment Day poster.


Leo Cowan

For contributing good ideas when making his World Environment Day poster.

Nicholas Dorrington

For presenting his tasks neatly.


Naethan Mol

For diligence and an excellent work ethic.

Joshua Diggle

For playing his saxophone so beautifully for his classmates.


Matthew Walker

for playing his guitar piece so beautifully for his classmates.


We are also very proud of our gentlemen this week.  Well done and keep up the good manners!


Grade 1H

Grade 1M

Grade 1vB

Campbell Chuter

James Gordon

Liam Hacking

Marcus Krige

Reza Levy

Jem Joubert

Joshua Moolman

Mark Patterson



Noah Souter


Hong-Jhen Chang

Joe Lanning

Luke Michaletos

Zak Ndindwa

John van den Heever



Alexander Wallace

Connor Craig

Sebastian Pole

Anas Tyer

Sam Bey

Leo Cowan

Daniel Heyneke

James de Waal

Luke Hofmeyr

Henry Hughes

Gabriel Lind

Sahil Thomas

Reve Tuscher



Kai Bacher

Matthew Haller

Grade 2LF

Grade 2HF

Grade 2AO

Luke Aberdein

Andoni Augoustatos

Keegan Logie

Daniel Malan

Uzoma Ngcwangu

Michael Ressell

Luke Sara



Noah Edmunds

Troy Geyer

Jamie Archibald

Jaden Bosch

Fletcher Irvine-Smith

Cayden Mushonga

Matthew Owen

Benito Pironi

Tristan Swanich



Michael Bailes

Muhammad-Zayd Bhorey

Joe Bolus

Owen Cross

Massi Hunt

Rohan Rossouw

Katlego Setai

Jamie Thomson


Benjamin Wolfson

Armaan Behal

Viggo du Plessis

Armaan Behal

Luc Schluter

Our Tag Rugby Tournament for Grade 1 & 2 takes place on Friday, 19 June from 12:30 - 14:00 on the Pre-prep fields. This is the first little internal tournament in which the boys will be playing so any support will be more than welcome. 


The last day of ALL AFTERNOON SPORT is Friday 19th JuneThis includes claystation, judo, art club etc, etc.


15 June 2015

16 June 2015

17 June 2015

School is closed.  School holiday

School is closed. Public holiday

Jonathan Kaplan Q&A (see below)

19 June 2015

Tag Rugby Tournament Gr 1 & 2: 12:30 - 14:00 on Pre-prep fields

Last day of ALL AFTERNOON SPORT at the Pre-prep

26 October 2015

Bishops Cricket Annual Golf Day @ Steenberg Golf Course

For more information please contact marketing@bishops.org.za



The Bishops Rugby Supporters’ Club

Invites you to join us to hear from

Jonathan Kaplan

International referee record holder, and ask him his opinion on the state of refereeing, UCT rugby campaigns,
and his career managing characters on the field of play. Anton Taylor will lead the Q&A.

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015

Time: 18:00

Paid up members: No charge

Non-members are welcome at R200 per head.

(Snacks will be served and a cash bar will be available)

We will be auctioning one of Jonathan’s jerseys during a break to raise funds to support coaching our school boy refs.

Please invite your friends! (please refer to previous email to rsvp online)


We are hoping to post some suggestions for healthy lunchbox treats.  Please watch our upcoming newsletters for hints and tips.

It has been wonderful having so many mums in and around the school helping with arranging costumes for the play.  Thank you for taking the time to help.  Also to the class reps for the outstanding work they do behind the scenes.  Your efforts do not go unrecognised.


Just some wise words with which to end off:  Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child.  Thank you for supporting your children in a way that honours their achievements, recognises their differences, allows them to learn from their mistakes and loves them unconditionally. Have a wonderful long weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Head of Pre-Prep

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