5 June 2015

Dear  Parents


This week has been one of the coldest we have had in a long while.  It is always a challenge to predict the weather and outside games and sport is inevitably affected by the rain.  We really try our best to make a sensible decision around wet weather and I have decided to outline our policy to make it easier to understand.


On rainy days, we wait until 12 o'clock before making a decision about afternoon sport.  Nicky therefore cannot give any parents information about afternoon sport until then.  At 12 o'clock, an sms will be sent out informing parents of the plan for the afternoon. Sport is never cancelled as often the rain clears within a few minutes and this allows us to move outside and continue with outside activities.  All boys will be supervised for the normal duration of the sporting activity in one of the classrooms. Grade 2 hockey boys will be given a theory lesson in the classroom by the hockey coaches. We cannot control the weather, as much as we would like to so please support us in our efforts to have the least possible disruption to any afternoon plans.

Thank you to those parents who attended Chapel this morning with the Grade 1 and 2 boys.  It was lovely to see so many who braved the cold to share such a special occasion with us. 


One group of Judo boys had their very first match against Forres on Thursday afternoon. The score was Bishops 7 and Forres 8.  Well done to both teams as this was their first encounter against another school. We look forward to many more exciting challenges in future.


We also congratulate Sebastian Poole who participated in a gymnastics competition last weekend and won a silver award.  We are super proud of you, Sebastian.


Mark Patterson

For his wonderful oral on the Springbok.

Jordan Planting

For his wonderful oral on Wild Dogs.

Daniel Heyneke

For good focus and trying his hardest when working in his book.

Tiago Premion McPherson

For good focus and working more quietly at his desk.

Camden Cedras

For serving his community by bringing many squares to school.


Joe Lanning

For serving his community by bringing many sandwiches every Tuesday.

Viggo du Plessis

For always trying his utmost best to get his work done on time!

Luke Reynolds

For displaying fantastic gentlemanly behaviour both inside and outside the classroom.

Massi Hunt

For always taking pride in his work and being very accurate!

Owen Cross

For working so hard on his maths and getting good results!

John van der Watt

For his beautiful number 16 Art he completed in class.

Noah Edmunds

For being so brave this week after his huge fall during break.


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


Grade 1H

Grade 1M

Grade 1vB

Alexander Beach

Campbell Chuter

Noah Coleman

James Gordon

Joshua Huntingford

Jem Joubert

Marcus Krige

Reza Levy

Joshua Moolman

Finn Moran

Mark Patterson

Noah Souter

Tristan Thirion


Murray Finch

Athi Nqayi

Emre Senol


Hong-Jhen Chang

Connor Craig

Samuel Crookes

Rohan Ganyeke

Luke Michaletos

Zak Ndindwa

Sebastian Poole

Anas Tyer

John van den Heever

Alexander Wallace


Hlumile Ntontela

Reve Tuscher

Sahil Thomas

Tiago Premion-Mcpherson

Gabriel Lind

Shazad Khan

Luke Hofmeyr

Daniel Heyneke

Matthew Haller

James de Waal

Leo Cowan

Sam Bey

Kai Bacher

Odin Aspinall


Ketan Govan

Landi Moyo

Max Petersen

Matthew Ramsay

Grade 2LF

Grade 2HF

Grade 2AO

Luke Aberdein

Jack Breslin

Noah Edmunds

Troy Geyer

Alexandros Laspatzis

Luke Sara

Thamsanqa Siko


Gabriel Comitis

Jack Gomes

Matthew Walker



Connor Fletcher

William Heath

Luke Reynolds

Rowan Piorkowski

James Samassa

Viggo du Plessis

Luke Carter

Elijah Bouwers

Gavin Martin

On Friday 19 June, we will be having a little internal tag rugby tournament here at Bishops Pre-prep. Games begin at 12.30 and run until approximately 2pm.  We look forward to many spectators and lots of fun for everyone. 

A big thank you to all the Parents who made the long trip to Sun Valley AND in the pouring rain to participate in the Cross Country run! There was not a huge turnout from Bishops but the boys did their best and we had some great achievements. Lots of smiling from the boys who mostly bettered their previous placement! Our top 5 runners in each age group were:


U7  Reve Tuscher; Michael Mafunda; Matthew Ramsay; Liam Hacking; Alexander Beach

U8  Connor Day; Jean de Villiers; Ryan Webb; Gabriel Lind; Ben Watt


12 June 2015

Gr R Family Brooke Chapel Service @ 08:30

26 October 2015

Bishops Cricket Annual Golf Day @ Steenberg Golf Course

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

A thought for the week ahead:  Robin Sharma wrote, "What the ordinary person sees as failure, the master sees as part of the process of refining your craft." We see this every day in the boys in our care...the mistakes and bad choices, and we are working hard to help them refine their craft, to create masters of the future.