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UK Dinner

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

UK Dinner

On Friday 30th June, the UK ODs gathered for drinks in the Morning Room of The Carlton Club in London for a spirited warm up to the 2017 Annual Dinner. And from there, we proceeded to the beautifully laid-out Churchill Room, which filled to capacity with 94 ODs and guests...? To read more see link below: http://ukodu.blogspot.co.za/

National Science Olympiad

Thu, Aug 3, 2017

A number of our boys have again performed exceptionally well in this year’s National Science Olympiad. The competition included almost 40 000 learners from across the nine provinces in South Africa as well as the SADC countries Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe as well as some schools in Australia.

• Bishops had 5 boys scoring in the top 50 across the SADC countries and these boys were all invited to the Youth Science Forum held in Johannesburg over the holidays.

Angus Thring
Kwangbem Ko
Andrew Hodgson
Nicholas Featherstone
Nicholas Bowden

• Kwanbem wKo as placed 17th in the competition overall, Nicholas Bowden 25th. Andrew and Nicholas Featherstone were both placed in the top 50.

• Angus Thring was first place first overall in the competition for the second year running. This year he scored 94%!
• Angus was awarded a special award for extraordinary achievement and R30 000 towards study at any university of his choice.
• In recognition of this extraordinary achievement Angus is awarded a distinction tie.

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

 

Ranger Course 2017

Thu, Aug 3, 2017

A total of 14 people went on the Ranger Course during the July holidays. Over 130 birds were netted and data recorded about them. Of these birds, there were 36 species, of which 5 are endemic to the area and one bird that could not be identified (possibly an unrecorded colour morph of an existing species). 3 rhinos were dehorned as part of the Bishops Rhino Project. A wide range of other community and conservation projects were completed over the 7 days that the group was in Phinda. The group were able to examine fossil beds over 75 million years old and understand the impact of climate on sand forest regeneration. Bishops continues to make an important impact on both the communities around Phinda as well as conservation. It is hoped that a new fund raising initiative can take place next year in the lead-up to the 2018 Ranger Course.

Eisteddfod 2017

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Congratulations to all staff and boys on the smooth running of the Eisteddfod last evening.

"From a spectators point of view the evening exceeded our expectations of a school event. It was moving in that it made you feel that you can be so more than what you think you are. It was inspirational, beautiful and joyful. Thank you for all the hours of hard work, the anxiety, and the stress that you and your team exposed yourselves to and contributed towards this event. All the sacrifice certainly paid off. Well done, and many, many congratulations." WP van Zyl

Please click HERE to view photos; and HERE to view results.

Swimming

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Congratulations to Michael Houlie who has been selected to participate in the 6th FINA Junior World Swimming Championships to be held in Indianapolis, USA, 23 – 28 August 2017.

Greg Mills Book Launch

Mon, May 29, 2017

Greg Mills Book Launch

Thank you to all those who attended the Greg Mills book launch for "Making Africa Work" last Friday. It was a fabulous evening with the company of Musi Maimane, Dickie Davis, former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo and Greg Mills (1979O). The book is available at your nearest Exclusive Books store. Get it before they're sold out!
Note: If anyone left behind an I-pad tablet at the event please contact Nicole or WP at the OD Union (021 685 1928)

Global ODU Mentoring Programme

Fri, May 26, 2017

The Global ODU Mentoring Programme keeps on growing. Older ODs (and not all that old) have volunteered their services to younger (and not that young) ODs who are looking for advice and guidance in their chosen fields, or where that choice is proving more elusive. Mentors are also helping mentees facing career choices, personal difficulties, relocation or any problem which they feel a Mentor would be able to advise and counsel them on (it's not a job-seeking forum). Read more about it on the ODU website.

ODs In Chapel

Fri, May 19, 2017

During the past week, three ODs addressed the school in the War Memorial Chapel. On Friday morning Ollie Linley (2012K) preached a sermon on believing in the Good News; on Tuesday WP van Zyl (1997K) spoke at College Evensong on our faith in Pro fide et patria; and on Wednesday Rodger Hudson (1996W) spoke on "Winning, losing and just competing", and he's experiences in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic games. We express our thanks to ODs for contributing to the education of the boys of the school.

Global ODU Mentoring Programme

Fri, May 19, 2017

The Global ODU Mentoring Programme keeps on growing. Older ODs (and not all that old) have volunteered their services to younger (and not that young) ODs who are looking for advice and guidance in their chosen fields, or where that choice is proving more elusive. Mentors are alsohelping mentees facing career choices, personal difficulties, relocation or any problem which they feel a Mentor would be able to advise and counsel them on (it's not a job-seeking forum). If you'd like to get in touch with a Mentor - or become a Mentor - please click here.

SA Trials 2017

Thu, May 18, 2017

On Saturday 13th May, 3 Bishops and one SACs boy made the trip to Gauteng where they competed in the national selection Regatta held at Roodeplaat Dam in the Junior Mens U19 Coxless Four category. These trials require that the crew not only had to win their race against other coxless fours but also ensure that they were within a given margin of the National Senior boats, some of whom competed at the Rio Olympics. Although our boys were within the qualification margin, an outstanding result in its own right, they were unfortunately not the fastest coxless four of the day and such missed out on qualifying and representing South Africa. However their achievement and hard work can surely be recognized and commended. Well done to Stephane Pienaar; Stuart Boynton and Oliver Innes.