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10 November 2017

Dear  Parents

The highlight of this week must certainly be the end of year music concert held in the theatre last night.  Huge congratulations to Mrs Swanich who managed 122 boys on the stage in the most impressive manner.  Her contribution to teaching these boys is immense in both time and effort and we are very blessed to have someone of her calibre to instruct our boys.  We are so exceptionally proud of all the boys have achieved this year and are very excited as to how our music department is growing at the Pre-prep.  Thank you to all those parents who came to watch such a lovely end to an exciting musical year.

Sadly the squids gala that was scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled by the hosts.

13 November Gr 1 Clay Workshop - during school day
15 November Gr R Clay Workshop - during school day
17 November

Gr 1 Kirstenbosch Outing

Gr 2 Father and Son Campout 17:00 - Sat morning 18 November @09:00

Gr N (Boys and Parents) and new Gr R (Parents only) 2018 Orientation (14:30)

23 November Pre-Prep Carols and Picnic @ 17:30

I really want to express my appreciation to all those parents who are taking time to come and help cover library books.  It is such a great help to be able to get all our books onto the shelves as soon as possible.  If you would still like to join in, feel free to join us on Tuesdays at 08:00 and/or Fridays at 11:00.


Thank you to those parents who joined us at Coffee Connections this morning to chat about the bullying policy and our efforts to curb this from as young as possible.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.


We have the most beautiful calendar made up of artworks from both the Prep and Pre-Prep boys.  The PA mums will be at the entrance near our new hall from Tuesday morning, to promote this lovely gift opportunity.  The calendars are selling for R150 each and the ladies do have snapscan available for payment.  These calendars will make lovely Christmas gifts for family and friends.  Please support this initiative from the Parents Association.

For all aftercare queries please contact Catherine Rheeder on 021 659 1003 or 

Please note that aftercare will be held at the Grade 2 play area on Friday, 17 November due to the Orientation Function taking place in the Hall.

An enormous thank you to all those who have donated towards our hampers for the cleaning staff.  Those parents still wishing to make a contribution - please feel free to do so before 23 November as the hampers will be divided and wrapped to be presented before the end of the term.


Please do plan ahead for our annual Carol Service and picnic, to be held on the lawns outside the Chapel.  We look forward to lots of fun and social interaction. This will be the final social event of the year, so please try and arrange to be there to share in the festivities.


Wishing you a wonderful weekend and productive week ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Head of Pre-Prep

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