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17 November 2017

Dear  Parents


It is hard to believe that there are only 8 school days left of 2017.  This afternoon we welcome all the new little Grade N boys coming to Bishops next year, as well as all the new parents.  It is an exciting day for these little chaps but sad to think that our precious Grade 2 boys will be moving on to the Prep in a short time too.  They are, however, ready for the challenges that lie ahead and the changes in their school life.


We sadly bid farewell to our wonderful Mr Vuyani Parafini at the end of this year.  Mr Parafini has been the class assistant in Grade N this year and is dearly loved by the boys.  We wish him well as he takes on new challenges in the year ahead.

Our boys have had a fabulous week of rehearsals for carols, outings, fun activities and athletics trials.


Next week we are excited to announce that the Grade R and 1 boys will be invited to a demonstration by Young Engineers.  This will be an extra option on our 2018 extra mural timetable.  The boys will bring a flyer home explaining this exciting addition to our afternoon programme.  It is only open to Grade 1 and 2 boys next year and will run later in the afternoon.

We wish the Grade 2 boys and their dads a wonderful campout this evening!  There is a buzz of excitement and much planning happening here at school amongst the boys and I am sure, amongst the dads as well.  Let's see if the saying "what happens on camp, stays on camp" will apply in the weekly news on Monday morning!

All afternoon extra murals will end next Friday, 24 November.  Please note that boys will be sent to aftercare if not collected after school once afternoon activities have ended.  Morning activities (during the school day) will continue so please still send boys to school in whites on the allocated days.

Thursday, 23 Nov Pre-Prep Carols and Picnic.  Lawns outside Chapel.
Friday, 24 Nov

End of term 2 extra murals

Wednesday, 29 Nov Pre-Prep (all grades) closes @ 12:00

On the evening of the Pre-Prep carols, Spur will have an outlet where you can purchase vegetarian, chicken or beef burgers.  We hope to have a coffee cart as well.  Remeber to pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a fun, end of year picnic with friends and Bishops families. We will picnic on the lawns outside the chapel.  We look forward to a wonderful celebration together.

It seems that many boys are sporting very smart and expensive watches at school.  Please be reminded that boys may only wear simple analogue or digital watches to school once they start to learn to tell the time.  Any elaborate watches or watches with options other than to simply tell the time are not permitted to be worn to school.


New Look School Magazine:

Please click here to order and sneak a peak at the new look school magazine that will be published in March 2018.

Please contact Mrs Rheeder for any information regarding aftercare. or browse our website.

Please be reminded to purchase the beautiful calendars boasting the artwork of boys from both Prep and Pre-prep.  These are on sale at R150.  There are some in the school office so please come and view them and tick off your Christmas shopping list.


Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  May you find time to rest and revitalise yourself enough to tackle the last few weeks of this year.

Yours sincerely,

Head of Pre-Prep

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