Dear College Parents

You will see from the Assembly notices that it has been a quiet week with the Grade 12s and 10s writing exams and the Grade 11s away at their leadership conference. I have also attached Vernon Wood’s talk to the Grade 8s and 9s in Assembly today for your interest.

Over the past few days Greg Brown, Head of the Prep School, and I attended the annual ISASA/SAHISA Conference at Lagoon Beach. It was an excellent conference which dealt with many of the current challenges facing universities and schools. The strong message was that we need to engage and listen to our students, particularly minority groups or those who are not part of the dominant white culture in our schools. We certainly need to be having conversations with our boys in these groups, regarding their experience at Bishops and identify any aspects of our environment which may be alienating to them as individuals or as a group.

I have been asked to bring the following to your attention:

Bishops Parents Party & Auction 2016 - Friday 30th September 2016

"The Party and Auction website is up and running. Please click on the link below for table bookings and for the online auction. Bidding is underway and progressing well. Wonderful holiday accommodation is up for grabs, including an adventure in the Okavango Delta with Wilderness Safaris. Tables are still available too. Don’t miss out on this magical evening! www.bishopsparentsparty.co.za"

Sure Bishops Travel

"Sure Bishops Travel is pleased to announce that we have moved from our old prefab building and are now based in a more convenient location next to the School Shop at the College. We are a full service Travel Agency - open to anyone - and welcome any leisure or business enquiries. We are fully endorsed by Bishops who are a 25% partner in the business, benefitting annually from both rent and profit share.

We are running a competition from Thursday 29 September to Friday 14 October – please pop in to the Travel Agency and say “Hi” to Karen or Carol and stand a chance of winning the prize of a R1000 Gift Voucher towards any purchase from The School Shop. Please see www.surebishopstravel.co.za for further details."


Yours sincerely
Guy Pearson
PRINCIPAL