The most worthwhile legacy you can leave your son is an education that
recognises and encourages that special spark within each boy to catch fire; that
provides him with the best academic grounding he can get, the foundation of a
healthy physical lifestyle, opportunities to develop his cultural and social world, and one that enfolds him with values, and an understanding of the
role of a spiritual component to life. As a boys’ school, we actively address
what it means to be a boy, and how young boys can develop into mature men. Once
a boy leaves school, it is right that he turns to new opportunities, new
challenges, but we believe that the bond formed at school should be maintained
and that friendships grown in school can be encouraged to remain through the
association with the old boys’ union.
Bishops aims in all we do to inspire our boys to find something that they are
passionate about, and then provide them with all the resources possible to
develop that passion. We expose boys to a wide range of activities, and watch
closely to see what catches, what grows. Our boys are hugely busy, but in the
end, they benefit from and enjoy the range of things they can do.
New Age Learning.
The education we provide is based on the South African National curriculum, and
we offer a wide range of subjects within a technology rich environment – one
which provides them with exposure to the connectedness and resources of today’s world. Our boys produce exam results
which have been ranked in the top ten schools of the Western Cape for the past
four years, they participate in and achieve good results in national Olympiads. Our classroom are richly resourced,
and our teaching staff are men and women of the highest calling.
A Feeling of Community.
All boys engage with sport in various ways. At the heart of their sporting
requirements lies the belief that boys need vigorous physical activity to grow;
that healthy competition results in maturity of spirit; that habits of exercise
that are planted young continue to provide benefits long after school has been
left behind them, and we know that the sharing of victory and defeat in games
contributes massively to the camaraderie and fellowship which binds the school
and the family of the school together.
We all live in cultural and social contexts, and activities which expose us to
our cultural backgrounds and to the cultural diversity of South Africa develop
and enrich us. The annual Eisteddfod in which all boys take part is one of the
key highlights of each year; the dramatic, musical and social events each year
ensures that everyone can both observe and participate in.
The Journey to becoming a Man.
We believe that the role of a values-based life-style in the development of
fully rounded and fulfilled men is vital, and we constantly return to our values
base to determine actions and programmes in the school. We are an Anglican
Christian foundation, and Chapel plays a role in the daily life of the school,
but we are open to all faiths, and we make provision for boys to meet their own
The Old Boys.
We know that the bonds forged between boys at school endure, and provide support
and strength to many during both the good and bad times that life confronts us
with. The Old Diocesan Union has branches all over the world, and reunions held
at the school regularly bring together huge numbers of old boys, even up to
fifty or sixty years after they had left school. We respect these gatherings
within the school, because joining the school as a boy becomes a life-long
journey with the school’s wider family.