Latest News

Shooting Announcements

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Michael Beckurts wins the Shottist of the Term trophy Andre Truter is the Captain of Shooting for 2018.

Technical Challenges

Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The ODU would like to acknowledge that the weekly Newsletter has not been reaching many ODs due to a technical difficulty. Our understanding at this stage is MWEB/ automatically interprets e-mails with the word ‘Newsletter’ in the subject line as spam, and prevents them from reaching the reader. We are currently working on a solution. ODs are welcome to view the Newsletter on the OD Website. Search the bar at the top of the page for “News”, and scroll down to “ODU Newsletters”. We generally strive to have the Newsletter released, and posted on the website, just after midday on Fridays.


Thu, Nov 2, 2017

Congratulations to the Bishops Swimming team on coming 2nd in all three galas this term, two of them relay events and the other an individual event. This is an outstanding achievement and testament to the great team participation and effort. Congratulations also to Daniel le Jeune who has been selected to be the Swimming Captain for the 2017/2018 season.

African Relations Society

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

African Relations Society ties are awarded to Alizwa Ngcwangu, Sihle Kahla  and Andrew Knight for their loyalty and contributions made throughout the past two years to the society.



Passing of John Arenhold

Mon, Oct 2, 2017

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of John Arenhold (1949O). John passed away peacefully on Saturday 30th October. A memorial service will be held on Thursday 5th October in the War Memorial Chapel at 3 pm. Tea and Coffee will be served at the Frank Reid thereafter. Please contact the OD Union for more details.

WP 7's

Fri, Sep 22, 2017

William Rose has been selected to represent the WP 7's team to participate at next week's Inter Provincial Tournament in Kimberley. An SA Schools side will be selected at the end of the tournament.

WP 7's

Fri, Sep 22, 2017

William Rose has been selected to represent the WP 7s team to participate at next week's Inter Provincial Tournament in Kimberley, where they will be selecting a SA Schools side at the end of the tournament. Good luck and congratulations.

National Physics Olympiad

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The South African Physics Olympiad is run annually by the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) for the top performing students in the National Science Olympiad. The exam focuses on pure physics and is set at a higher level than the Science Olympiad.

10 of the Bishops boys invited to write the exam, took up the challenge:
Angus Thring, Stuart Boynton, Nicholas Featherstone, Kwangbem Ko, Chris Aubin, Nicholas Bowden, Calvin Wehmeyer, Nivor Rajoo, Andrew Hodgson and Felix Burt.

Three of these boys;

Stuart Boynton
Nicholas Featherstone
Kwangbem Ko

…were all awarded Silver certificates (Honorable Mention) for coming in the top 50 across the country. Well done gentlemen!

We are also extremely proud to announce that...

Angus Thring

…scored the top mark in the exam (86%). This is a remarkable achievement in a very difficult exam!
For this, Angus was awarded first prize and a Gold medal.

The medal was presented to Angus in a small ceremony in the Principal’s office by Case Rijsdijk; the convener of the competition and Professor Patrick Woudt, president of The SAIPand head of the Astronomy department at the University of Cape Town.

These are all very impressive results and we congratulate all these boys on their outstanding achievements.

Keith Warne

Villager Schools Rugby Sevens

Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Villager Schools Rugby Sevens

Our OD Sevens made it to the Villager Old Boys Final! They kick-off at 20:45 tonight (1st September) against our oldest rivals, SACS. This will be the curtain raiser to the schools’ final.

African Relations Society

Wed, Aug 30, 2017

African Relations Society

Chairperson for 2017/2018 : ALIZWA  NGCWANGU

Deputy Chairperson for 2017-2018 : SIHLE KAHLA