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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.

Swimming

Thu, May 4, 2017

Irshad Abrahams participated at the Junior African Swimming Championships held in Cairo, Egypt from 27th to the 30th March 2017. Irshad achieved a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke and a fourth place in the 100m breaststroke. Both events were personal best times. Team SA won the overall competition.

The175 Campaign hits London

Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The175 Campaign hits London

On Monday, 24 April, Raymond & Wendy Ackerman joined Trustees of the Bishops Trust, Andrew Selby, Mike Bosman, Simon Peile and principal Guy Pearson at a presentation of the Bishops Trust 175 Campaign at the Stonehage Fleming offices in London.

Many thanks to Hamish Sinclair (1992S) and his team at Stonehage Fleming for the use of their offices for the event and to Nicky Bicket (1973F) for his time and efforts in making the necessary arrangements.

Thank you to all the ODs who took the time to attend. It was wonderful for the Cape Town guys to reconnect with familiar faces and meet new ones.

A special thank you to the Ackermans for their continued support of the 175 Campaign; Raymond Ackerman lead the campaign in November last year with an extremely generous donation of R20 million. He continues to give so much of his time and expertise to the Bishops Trust.

 

White Rhino Trail

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

A total of 13 Bishops boys in Grade 11, two LEAP students and 3 staff spent 7 days in KZN. The boys were divided into three groups and had a very special time in the bush. Highlights of lion sightings and getting charged by a female white rhino were offset by the very real spectre of poaching. The group encounered 3 white rhino carcasses in a small area of the Imfolozi Park. It is hoped that Bishops can continue to find ways of helping these fine animals.

u16A colts hockey tour

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

A team comprising of 15 boys and coached by Mr Aziz Cassiem travelled to York HIgh for a u16 hockey festival. They played a total of 6 matches in three days. The won 5 matches and drew 1. 5 of the u16A squad for 2017 were not available for this tour as they were on tour overseas with the first team. This makes these results even more remarkable. Congratulations to the boys as they conducted themselves in a manner that brought honour to the Bishops badge.