29 May 2015

Dear  Parents


Our knitting challenge is gathering momentum.  The Prep school have also joined us!  If you have not yet decided how to contribute your 67 minutes to a worthy cause...then this is for you.  Tasneem Arnold is around at the end of most days with knitting needles and wonderful coloured wool for sale.  Make it a family contribution, what an excellent initiative to take on during load shedding! We have a number of blankets already completed and attached to each blanket is a beautiful little Bishops label. If you are not able to knit but are able to sew squares together or to crochet around the edges of the sewn up blankets, please contact Tasneem and she will give you more information. tasneemarnold786@gmail.com



Campbell Chuter

For giving of his best this week

Joshua Huntingford

For good thinking skills in maths

Gabriel Lind

For doing a super oral on the black mamba

Michael Mafunda

For doing a super oral on the cheetah

Leo Cobbledick

For his excellent and informative oral on the lion

Connor Sara

For his excellent, fluent and expressive reading

Luke Carter

For his helpfulness and caring nature in the classroom

Rowan Piorkowski

For completing all his tasks diligently and always giving of his best!

Jesse Arendse

For being a kind and thoughtful friend

Benito Pironi

For making every effort to finish his work on time

Thamsanqa Siko

For taking extra care and responsibility with his new glasses.

Jack Breslin

For learning his spelling words so successfully


We are also very proud of our gentlemen this week.  Well done and keep up the good manners! These awards are carefully considered and boys are encouraged to show their manners both in and outside the classroom.  These awards are earned by consistently displaying criteria based on our school rules - Be respectful and Be mannerly.


Grade 1H

Grade 1M

Grade 1vB

Alexander Beach

Campbell Chuter

Noah Coleman

Murray Finch

James Gordon

Liam Hacking

Joshua Huntingford

Marcus Krige

Reza Levy

Joshua Moolman

Athenkosi Nqayi

Mark Patterson

Emre Senol

Noah Souter

Tristan Thirion


Jordan Planting



Camden Cedras

Hong-Jhen Chang

Connor Craig

Joe Lanning

Hlumile Ntontela

Sebastian Poole

Reece Salie

Anas Tyer

John van den Heever

Alexander Wallace


Leo Cobbledick

Vanchesco Freddy

Kaan Numanoglu

Michael Whitelaw

Odin Aspinall

Kai Bacher

Sam Bey

Leo Cowan

Matthew Haller

Daniel Heyneke

Luke Hofmeyr

Gabriel Lind

Landi Moyo

Max Petersen

Tiago Premion-Mcpherson

Matthew Ramsay


James Kilkenny

Keegan Rinquest

Matthias Scheder-Bieschin

Rhys Jack

Michael Mafunda

Grade 2LF

Grade 2HF

Grade 2AO


Jesse Arendse

Michael Bailes

Muhammad-Zayd Bhorey

Joe Bolus

Luca Bottega

Massi Hunt

Fletcher Irvine-Smith

Rohan Rossouw

Katlego Setai

Jamie Thomson


Max Fair

Matthew Maurel

William Prestage

Connor Fletcher

James Samassa

Elijah Bouwers

Viggo du Plessis

Rowan Piorkowski

Benjamin Wolfson

William Heath


James Robb-Quinlan

Ben Watt

Ross Jenman

Dom Buswell

David Tripe

Conor Day

Ryan Webb

Sebastian von Bormann

Austin Johnson

Fouke Wagener


Friday 22 May, a total of 92 U7 boys participated in Cross Country at Zandvlei, hosted by Kirstenhof and Muizenberg. We are very proud of our top 5 runners: Michael Mafunda; John van den Heever; James Kilkenny; Reve Tuscher; Sam Bey.


A total of 90 boys ran in the U8 section. Noah Edumunds; Rowan Piorkowski; Conor Day; Jean de Villiers and John van der Watt were the top 5 Bishops runners in this age group. We are very proud of all those that participated and look forward to seeing the results from this Friday after the meeting at Sun Valley.


1 June 2015

Tasneem Arnold will once again be selling wool and knitting needles at the Pre-Prep. Please support this exciting project.

5 June 2015

Grade 1 and 2 Family Chapel Service in the Memorial Chapel.

26 October 2015

Bishops Cricket Annual Golf Day @ Steenberg Golf Course

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


Monday, 15 June 2015 is a school holiday with Tuesday, 16 June being a Public Holiday.


Friday 19 June 2015 is our first tag tournament to be held here at the Pre-prep.  Watch out for more information to follow.

Winter Holiday Clinic Prep School. Mr Steve Mendes is offering a Winter Holiday Clinic in the June/July holidays. Our grade 1s and 2s are welcome to sign up. Please see the attached pamphlet with information.


If you are dropping something off at school for one of the boys, would you kindly drop it with Mrs van Zyl at reception and not deliver it yourself to the classrooms.  The boys are so easily distracted even with people walking past in the passages and we are trying to keep this to a minimum. Thank you for your understanding.


Lost Property: Jack Breslin has lost two clearly marked tracksuit bottoms. Could you please check whether your son has not inadvertently brought one of them home?

Yours sincerely,

Head of Pre-Prep

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