Dear College Parents

This past weekend I was privileged to watch our boys in action at the waterpolo tournaments in Johannesburg and the SA Rowing Championships at Roodeplaat Dam, Pretoria. It was an exceptional weekend for Bishops sport as we excelled in all events. The full results are in the Assembly Notices but it is worth noting the following:
  • Our rowers did very well at the SA Rowing Champs, the highlight being the gold medal achieved by the u19 junior men’s coxless fours, a truly special performance. Congratulations to Stuart Boynton, Stephane Pienaar, Oliver Innes and Zola Baird on this great achievement. Please click on the link to see the attached video clip which was played in assembly today:
  • The U14 (bronze medal), U15 (gold medal) and U19 (silver medal) water polo teams performed superbly at the Jeppe, Parktown and KES tournaments respectively. In fact, Bishops was the best performing school in the country in these 3 events collectively. Well done to William Ross (U14), Mikey Ford and Joe Kirsten (U15), Brandon Burke and Aidan Neil (U19) who were selected for their respective tournament teams.
On Wednesday I was again reminded of the superb musical talent which we have at Bishops with the performance of our boys in the lunch time concert. All the boys were excellent but Benjamin Fisher with a Blues number on the piano and Michael Wilson-Trollip on the keyboard produced virtuoso performances!

In a community like Bishops we are often dealing with sadness and loss, and this past weekend we heard of the passing of Kate Jeffery, Mum of Scott Jeffery (F11). Our sincere condolences go to Sandy, Scott, Ross and Jemma on this very sad loss.

Our Head Boy Christian Rohrer had a setback last week when the port through which the chemo is administered was infected. The port had to be removed and Christian was kept in hospital for a few days to stabalise his condition. He has been at school this week and is feeling strong and will resume treatment on Monday. I visited Christian in hospital last week and presented him with his Distinction Tie which he received for his selection for the South African u18 indoor hockey team (see attached picture). We all continue to hold Christian in our thoughts and prayers.

We wish the cast of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ all the best as they prepare for the production which runs the whole of next week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely

Guy Pearson