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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

Congratulations!

 

DEBATING SOCIETY

Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Congratulations to the new chairperson of the debating society for 2017/2018 - Thomas Janisch, and the two deputy chairpersons -  Nivar Rajoo and Nicholas Peile.

Frank Hawk's Passing

Tue, Aug 22, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Francis Edward Ray Hawks (1961G). There will be a Memorial service for him today (18th August 2017) in the Brooke Chapel at 15:30. A celebration of Frank's life will follow in The Mitre after the service. Frank had spent a lot of time raising funds for upgrading cricket facilities for the local community in Napier. The family has requested that if anyone would like to make a donation in honour of Frank, they can donate towards the completion of the cricket pavilion. The bank details are as follows: Cape Agulhas Sports Education Trust, ABSA Bredasdorp, Account number: 4073539753, branch code: 334 412. A full obituary will follow later.

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.