NEWS ARCHIVE

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.

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.

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.

Swimming

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Congratulations to Irshad Abrahams who participated in the SA Junior Swimming Championships in Durban from the 17th to the 21st March 2017. He won a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke event and achieved personal best times in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events.

Interhouse Swimming Gala

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The interhouse swimming gala was very eventful. Records were broken by: Mike Houlie in the open 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and Individual Medley. Christopher Aubin in the open Long Distance gala (which was held since 1987). Irshad Abrahams in the u14 50m Breastsroke. Jonathan Roche in the u14 50m Freestyle. Awards were made to : Mike Houlie - Individual Medley, Breaststroke, Fastman, Butterfly and senior Victor Ludorum. Christopher Aubin - Long Distance, Backstroke and Freestyle. Congratulations to James Griffiths who is the u14 Victor Ludorum and Aiden Murphy the u16 Victor Ludorum. Congratulations to the winning house, Mallett. 

CULTURAL AWARDS : DEBATING

Tue, Mar 28, 2017

DEBATING SOCIETY AWARDS

Congratulations to :

FULL COLOURS:

Mac Cheminais
Giuseppe Guerandi
Nikolaos Tapanlis

HALF COLOURS:

Nicholas Peile
Thomas Janisch
Liam Gordon-Turner
Derek Reissenzahn

DEBATING TIES:

Liam Gordon- Turner
Derek Reissenzahn
Nicholas Peile
Thomas Janisch

DEBATING SERVICE TIES:

Nikolaos Tapanlis
Giuseppe Guerandi
Mac Cheminais 

We would like to congratulate Giuseppe Guerandi who was selected for the provincial debating team at the end of last year and competed at the National Debating Competition in Limpopo in December. Out of 100 competitors he was selected for one of four national teams made up of four debaters each. He will now compete at the Asian Worlds Debating Championship in Thailand in July.  Good luck.

W.C. rowing Championships

Mon, Feb 20, 2017

This weekend the Western Cape Rowing Championships were held at Elgin Country club. The Regatta ran smoothly in the morning section of the day, with races not being effected by the wind too much; however as the day progressed the wind picked up and, as a result, many of the races after lunch were cancelled. After discussion between the officials and heads of clubs it was decided that a select few races were to be held, all races would now be 1000m rather than 1800m for the senior crews. The results were as follows. All crews still had a good day with our junior crews once again being commended on their sportsmanship. JM15A 8x: 2nd. JM16A 2-:1st, 2nd and 3rd. JM15B 4x: 1st and 4th JM16B 1x: 1st and 5th. JM19 1st 4+: 2nd JM 19 1st 4-: 1st JM 15B 8x: 2nd JM19 2nd 4+: 1st and 2nd. JM 19 1st 2-: 1st; 2nd; 3rd and 5th. JM14A 4x: 2nd and 5th JM19 1st 1x: 5th JM16A 2x: 4th JM16A 1x: 3rd JM19 1st 8: 1st( 1st 8); 3rd (u16A 8); 4th (2nd 8) JM19 2nd 4x+: 1st. JM16 A 4x+:3rd.

UK Newsletter February 2017

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The February UK ODU Newsletter is out and if you want to read it, use this link: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7b5bd99f91896bec2e1ae7f9d&id=d3053932ae.

If you would like to subscribe to the monthly letter, click on: https://form.jotformeu.com/62625993969376

UK News

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The UK ODs have formed an Asset and Fund Managers' Forum which is open to all ODs who are interested or working in the asset management industry in any capacity. The first meeting of the Group is drinks in The Bishops Room at ye Olde Mitre (how home-from-home is that) on Thursday 16th February from 6.30pm-9pm. The purpose of the Group is to bring like-minded ODs together to share their experiences and learnings in the industry and help each other where possible. There is a Facebook page (a closed Group), OD Asset Managers' Forum which will be used to arrange and communicate events and other related items. To join, click: https://www.facebook.com/groups/737650056411096/

 

YODs Club Launch

Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Young ODs Club Launch

24th February

Matric Classes 2010 to 2016

Swimming Captain

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Congratulations to James Morritt-Smith who has been selected as the Swimming Captain for 2017.

2017 - Dates to Diarise

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

AGM
The 121st Annual General Meeting of the OD Union will be held at The Mitre on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 18H00.

OD Dinner with a Difference!
Our Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday 16th March 2017. All details will be sent out early in the New Year.

Founders Day
Founders Day 2017 is set for Friday 17th March. ODs wishing to take part in the respective sports, please contact the responsible person below: -

Shooting: Phil Calothi phil@lsds.co.za
Tennis: John Smuts westbury@iafrica.com
Basketball: Glen Gibbon ggibbon@bishops.org.za
Debating: Aneen Kritzinger akritzinger@bishops.org.za
Cricket Teams: Delre O’Rourke dorourke@bishops.org.za
Golf: WP van Zyl wpvanzyl@bishops.org.za (Date to be advised)
Squash: Chris Boyes Boyes chris.boyes@taquanta.com (Squash matches played on Thursday 16th March at 5pm)

December Holidays

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

The ODU - The Mitre

I will be going on leave from tomorrow 16th December and back in the office on Monday 9th January. WP van Zyl will be in the office as much as possible during the holidays so that he can meet and greet our ODs who are visiting from out of town. If you would like to pop in at The Mitre, please call WP on 021 659 1995 or 083 565 1374.

This year may have been trying for some, and trouble-free for others. New Year’s Resolution - two words 1. KEEP 2. GOING

Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes;
For it is the season to find many reasons to be happy;
Find the light in the precious moments;
Wishing you and your families a joyous Christmas!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice” – Thomas Eliot

Enjoy a good break and please travel safely.

Best wishes

Delre

175 CAMPAIGN

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

175 CAMPAIGNOn Monday the 21st November, the Bishops Trust launched the 175 Campaign at the Woodlands Pavilion. The evening began with a welcome from the Chairman of Council, Mike Bosman (1978). This was followed with a presentation by the Chairman of the Trust, Andrew Selby who discussed the school’s financial position. Principal, Guy Pearson, then presented an overview of the school’s most urgent needs and spoke about the priority projects for the next few years. Mike Bosman then announced that Mr Raymond Ackerman (1948) and his wife, Mrs Wendy Ackerman, would be taking the lead in the 175 Campaign with a donation of R20 million. In paying tribute to Mr and Mrs Ackerman, Mike Bosman spoke of their incredible journey and the many hurdles they faced to achieve their success. The Ackerman’s have always fought against injustice, prejudice and discrimination and their many philanthropic endeavours have impacted on many South Africans from different walks of life. This incredible donation is another display of their unbelievable generosity which will have a significant impact on the Bishops Community. Mike summed it up wonderfully when he said, “Raymond's story is a great Bishops story and one that resonates with many of us personally.”

Royal Schools Music results

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC RESULTS

95 music pupils played their royal Schools practical exams in September this year.

Of those, 25 achieved a distinction, which is a mark above 88%.
Of those 25, 9 were chosen to play at the Royal Schools High Achiever’s concert for pupils in the Western Cape.
Special mention must be made of Nicholas Janisch (who has just written matric) – he achieved the highest mark of all the pupils in the Western Cape for his grade 8 clarinet exam, with a mark of 95%. This was also the highest mark ever achieved for a grade 8 exam.

The following received their certificates with distinction:

Mikhail Lovric
Nathan Scott
Jody Williams
Ross Hyne
William Linley
Luca Liebenberg
Francois Breytenbach
Drew Burton
Junho Ko
Terry Kim
Jakob Holm
Kamal Sacranie
Andrew Hodgson
Jack Belcher
Guiseppe Guerandi – distinction for grade 4 harp and grade 7 singing
Theo Psillos – distinction for grade 6 clarinet and grade 7 piano
Michael Wilson-Trollip – distinction for grade 6 singing, grade 6 organ and grade 7 oboe

Swimming

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Michael Houlie claimed 2 silver medals at the CANA XII Senior African Swimming Champs 2 weeks ago, for the 100m breast stroke and the 50m breast stroke (coming 2nd to Cameron van der Burgh in the 50m breast). He also set a new South African age group record for Boys 16 in 50m breast stroke. What a remarkable achievement!

Middle East OD Get together

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Dear Fellow ODs,

We will be having our Middle East OD get together and will be hosting Bruce Jack the
Chairman of the OD Union. Bruce is on his way to Australia and has kindly agreed to join us
for the evening before carrying on with his journey. Please feel free to bring your spouse or
partner along. 

For those that wish to have a drink or two along with a meal, the facility offers a great
variety of beverages and an excellent kitchen. Previously we used to take the entire invoice
and divide it by the number of participants and everyone paid their share. My proposal this
time round is that everyone orders what they want by way of food and beverages and pay
for their own consumption.

Date: Thursday the 3rd of November 2016
Time: 19H00
Venue: The Dubai Creek Yacht and Golf Club | Lakeview Restaurant | Dubai | UAE
Attire: Smart casual

I look forward to welcoming you to this event.
In order to secure sufficient seating and tables please RSVP by no later than 20th of October
so that sufficient space is allocated for the event. If the weather permits I will book for
outside failing that we will be inside.

Please email me on: dirk_van_doorn@yahoo.com

Branch Secretary Middle East | Dubai | UAE
Dirk S. van Doorn | email: dirk_van_doorn@yahoo.com | Tel. +971-50-6258774

ODU Hiking Club

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Any ODs who would like to start an ODU Hiking Club, please e-mail me at dorourke@bishops.org.za

ODU Drinks Professionals Club

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

De Villiers Graaff (1988F) and Brian Robertson (1979W) are forming a Drinks Professional’s Club.

If this is your niche, please e-mail me dorourke@bishops.org.za

ODU GIN Club

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Dear ODs

The Global Issues Network group will have been active in College for 10 years in 2017 and we think it is time to start an ODU GIN group for networking and support around issues of sustainability, and to mentor the GIN boys at College. In the spirit of GIN this needs to be led by ODs who will determine the direction of the association.

I have been scratching through the old attendance records of GIN and hope I have included as many members as possible in this email – most of you, and the role you played in GIN, are so memorable that it would be difficult to forget you. I think the one thing all the GIN members have in common is intelligence, interest, awareness and passion and I would really like you to be part of the ODU GIN club – especially in light of meetings we have been running at Bishops this week involving parents, academic and operations staff and boys about drawing up a sustainability framework for Bishops and making sure that it is acted upon in 2018 and going forward. The only constituents missing from these meetings are probably the group that knows the most about SDGS and how to apply them at Bishops – that is you, young bright ODs.

Those of you who were part of the Next Wave conference and the green audit are probably wondering why a sustainability policy is not already in place – I have shared your work (and other reports) that the GIN boys did from 2008 onwards with the committee.

Arising from the Bishops Sustainability Committee meetings this week are two areas where we really need help – sharing your expertise around the SDG’s with College boys – the boys were in agreement that they would listen to young ODs and helping other ODs to come to the realization of how important it is to help ODs and current parents (from pre-prep to College) understand the need to have a working sustainability policy at Bishops and the role they can play. My experience of the GIN guys is that you will have superb ideas of what can and should be done and that is what we would really like to tap into.

ISASA is running a sustainability conference at Bishops in July 2018 and I would like this OD club to be able to present the role old boys can play in making sustainability a central part of all aspects of independent schools.

Please can you email cdouglas@bishops.org.za if you are prepared to be involved in any way – a simple YES in the address line will suffice (although a brief update of where you are and what you are doing would be appreciated). Please let me know if you would like to play an active role in giving this club direction – I’ll then email all of you who would like to play a role and you can decide on the most convenient form of sharing information and what to do.

I would like to have this up and running by early October.

Thank you so much for the role you played in the Global Issues Network at Bishops.

I look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards

Cheryl Douglas

ODU Birding Club

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

ODU Birding Club

On Tuesday 11 October Peter Steyn (1955O) will be leading a Cape Bird Club walk of about two hours duration around Kirstenbosch. Any interested ODs are invited to join him. Please e-mail Peter on peregrine@mweb.co.za

The walk starts from the Information Centre at Gate 1 at 8am. There is free entry for pensioners (Please bring your ID). Botsoc members are free.

Depending on the response, an ODU Bird Club may be viable for other meetings or outings.

OD Union Mentoring Programme

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Nicky Bicket (1973F), our UK Branch Secretary, has agreed to coordinate the ODU Global Mentoring Programme. I can think of no one more suitable to take on this critical initiative.

Nicky has written to all the branch secretaries to outline the programme’s objectives and processes, as well as to all (the non-UK) mentors who very kindly signed up at the time of the programme’s launch. The Programme has restarted in earnest, and the response from ODs across the world has been overwhelmingly positive.

We believe this is a unique, valuable and differentiating benefit for ODs wherever they are. Through the mentoring, younger ODs can, and already do, benefit from OD mentors who possess a huge range of skills, experience and wisdom.

The purpose of the Programme is to support the ODU philosophy of “ODs helping ODs”. The objectives of mentoring are to assist ODs to achieve their potential and to help them align their personal values, objectives and goals to the world in which they work and live. The job of OD mentors is to challenge, guide and advise mentees who come up against career choice dilemmas, workplace obstacles and to even assist those who are relocating. Or, frankly, with any problem wise counsel would be helpful.

How it works: Once a mentee signs up, Nicky contacts possible mentors before putting the mentor in touch with him/them. Mentoring can be a one-off exchange or a six-month relationship. Meetings can take place face-to-face, or via email and/or Skype. Each instance is different and depends on the objectives of the mentee and the availability of the mentor (constraints and expectations to be established up front) . The frequency and nature of the communication is left to both to decide. And because of the communication options available to us, it doesn’t necessarily matter that Mentors and Mentees are not in the same country or city.

Thank you to the 271 OD mentors already signed up. Most are based in South Africa and the UK, but also in the USA, Australia, Mexico, India, Tanzania, Singapore, the UAE, Hong Kong, New Zealand, France and the Cayman Islands. They cover 76 specific fields. These numbers, and breadth and depth of influence, is sure to increase.

If you are not already a mentor and would like to be one, or would like to access a mentor for advice and guidance, sign up at https://form.jotformeu.com/61863512428356

Nicky will report regularly on how the programme is progressing. The wonderful response to date means this will be one of the cornerstones of the ODU. And like many similar organisations, the fabric of your Union will be strengthened through this initiative. I urge you to be involved.

Remember that mentorship has always been a part of the Bishops learning experience. It is worthwhile to reflect on those teachers who have contributed positively to one’s experience. The efforts of many great men and women should be celebrated in this expansion of a Bishops ideal; already etched in stone. This ODU initiative hopes to build on that tradition.

Golf

Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The Bishops Golf Championship and Interhouse Challenge was washed out at Royal Cape two weeks ago. This event will now take place on Sunday afternoon, 16 October (the first Sunday of Term 4) at Bellville Golf Course.

The following golfers have achieved half-colours for golf: Finley Knight , Freddie Spencer and Peter Thacker.

Other news is that Andre de Decker, who matriculated in 2008 and then went to Stanford, recently qualified to play golf on the Web.com tour. This is an amazing achievement as the Web.com tour is the main feeder to the PGA Tour.

Two weeks ago, Cole Cruickshank started at Columbus State University in Georgia on a golf scholarship. The head coach is Mark Immelman, Trevor's brother, so a strong South African connection there.

We wish Andre and Cole well in their golfing pursuits.

 

 

 

1st XV vs SACS live streaming

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Watch Bishops 1st XV match against SACS on Saturday 13th August via live-streaming by following this link or copying into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cdu4KS-Dac

ODU UK Lunch

Tue, Jul 26, 2016

ODs will be having lunch with Tony Little, former head master of Eton College, on Tuesday 11th October. The venue is The Carlton Club in London. Tony will be sharing his experiences as the head of arguably the most prestigious (and sometimes controversial) school in Britain, and his views of the changing and challenging nature of education worldwide. Any OD (and wife/partner) is most welcome to attend. To RSVP, please do so by using this link: https://form.jotformeu.com/60343417981356

 

2016 Military History Tour

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

During two weeks of the past holiday, 15 grade 9s and 4 grade 10s, together with Dr Warwick and Mr Richter, formed up our Bishops Military History tour complement which toured predominantly military historically related sites in France and Belgium. Our chief aim was participating in an official acknowledgment of the battle of Delville Wood centenary, but also to remember all South Africans who died during the First World War and particularly the 112 OD fatalities. The Delville Wood centenary commemoration was held at the massive Thiepval Memorial in Picardy, France. This memorial commemorates the 72 426 servicemen from Britain and her then dominions, included South Africa, registered as missing with no known grave. The site was particularly appropriate for the over 1000 South African dead of Delville Wood, for during the battle most of their bodies were either disintegrated or buried by shellfire. There are only 67 South African graves in the Delville Wood cemetery, most of our dead from this battle are commemorated at Thiepval. Kyle Elliot and James Frankenfeld laid a wreath on behalf of the OD fallen, followed by each member of our group placing a small cross. Our Bishops tour party were amongst many other South African school representatives present alongside numerous veteran and other related organizations. Our boys visited many other battle sites, military cemeteries and museums and not only related to the First World War. During the first week of the tour we viewed the Normandy Beaches of World War Two fame of which the highlight had to be Omaha Beach with its enormous American military cemetery. We also experienced something of the complex and fascinating medieval French historical era through visits to the majestic cathedrals of Laon, Reims, Mont-St-Michel and Bayeux, where we viewed the famous tapestry which depicts the 1066 Norman invasion of England. Not only did we partake in an important military remembrance pilgrimage for our South African fallen, but the tour also helped us appreciate something of our deep European roots. This tour was a fascinating and highly recommended experience which will hopefully be repeated for other history students.

Ranger Course

Wed, Jul 20, 2016

BISHOPS RANGER COURSE TO PHINDA and SOMKHANDA
Earlier this year, Bishops boys; Matthew Perrott, Callum Tait, Chris Hyslop and Logan Tait cycled 600km (CT to Knysna) to raise funds for the rhinos. They successfully raised R179 000. For all their fundraising efforts, Nkonka invited the 4 boys to stay at the lodge and participate in the rhino notching experience today, which forms part of the Bishops ranger course. A portion of the funds they raised went towards the costs of the rhino notching, done during the ranger course. The remaining funds go towards the costs of a rhino orphan kept on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage.
These 4 matric boys as well as 21 grade 9 boys with their mums from Bishops School arrived at Phinda yesterday to embark on a Ranger Course. This course allowed the group to explore a variety of scientific research studies in the field of conservation, game capture, archaeology and bird ringing.
The Bishops / Somkhanda rural school fundraiser has been involved with building a new classroom funded by the Bishops parents and boys involved in this course. The Ranger Course also allows boys to collect points towards their Presidents Award. All boys and moms completed more than the 67 minutes towards Mandela Day. This is another way Bishops inspires individuals to make a difference in South Africa and take a lead in building a great nation.

SA Schools Hockey Selections

Sat, Jul 2, 2016

Bishops Hockey congratulates Dayaan Cassiem and Wesley Gardener on their selection to the U18 SA Schools A and B sides respectively. We wish them well in the series to be played against Australia.

Rugby Festival 2016

Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Rugby Festival 2016

Live commentary of all rugby matches taking place in the Rugby Festival at Bishops 2, 4 and 6 July can be found at http://goo.gl/I8zz06

Please see official Bishops Rugby Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bishopsrugby/

There will be a child care facility that the Pre-Prep for kids. See flyer attached.

Bishops Eisteddfod 2016

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Dear ODs

Please see details of the Bishops Eisteddfod taking place this week at http://college.bishops.org.za/Eisteddfod/

 

Rugby Festival at Bishops

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The Independent Schools Rugby Festival takes place at Bishops this year with matches on the 2nd, 4th and 6th of July. 17 U18 teams from top independent schools in South Africa, two from Eton College in England and one sponsored local development team, Excelsior, will play in what has become a unique festival of rugby. Spectators can also look forward to all sorts of delicious delights at the food court and other entertainment areas on our secure and family friendly Bishops Campus.

Northern Province ODU Dinner

Wed, May 18, 2016

OD Union Northern Provinces Annual Dinner will take place on: -

8 June 2016 at 7 for 7:30pm at the Johannesburg Country Club. Dress: Black tie or suit. Guest Speaker: Guy Pearson (Principal). Cost: R400 (includes limited table wine and cash bar). Banking Details: OD Union Nedbank Acc. No. 1990214959 Benmore Gardens Code: 197-305 Ref: Your full name and matric year. To reserve a seat or table please RSVP proof of payment to Simon Grose simon@graphica.co.za

UK OD Union May Newsletter

Wed, May 18, 2016

The May UK ODU newsletter can be viewed at: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7b5bd99f91896bec2e1ae7f9d&id=3360a13a32

 

Rowing colours awards

Tue, Apr 19, 2016

It is with great pleasure that I award the following boys full colours for Rowing. This season has been the best season Bishops has ever enjoyed and it is thus fitting to award the highest colours award possible. The crew came first in South Africa at the Buffalo Regatta, won the Selborne Sprints and took second place at SA Champs by 0,23 seconds as an open VIII. Would the following boys come up and shake my hand for the award of full colours for Rowing:

Preston Thomas

Jonathan Rossouw

Sven Wellman

Jean Pienaar

Michael Peter

Christopher Mewett

Stephane Pienaar

Christopher Gruber

James Faure

 

Shooting

Thu, Apr 7, 2016

Last term the College shooting team led by Jonathan Basset outshot the experienced OD during Founder's Day. This announcement was delayed until the Shooting Cup for this annual competition, the Chippy Robinson Founder's Day Shooting Trophy, could be appropriately engraved. Thus this trophy returns to the College after a three year interval. Our top four shottists in order of their competition points were: Jonathan Bassett, John Frost; Andre Truter and Shakir Dollie. 

The Shottists of the Term Trophy, awarded to the top average for the season, has been awarded to John Frost.  

Riding for Rhinos

Thu, Apr 7, 2016

Global Issues Network's Cal Tait and Matt Perrott together with Chris Hyslop for part of the journey cycled 600km in 5 days - including a day when they did an offroad ride of over 130 km at an elevation of 1300m. They spent the fourth night at the Gondwana Game Reserve where they were able to see rhinos. They raised a total of R150 570 that will go to Rhinos without Borders in their fight to save rhinos from extinction within your lifetime. Visit https://www.givengain.com/activist/154523/projects/12143/updates/ to find out more about their trip.

Founders Week 2016 - Programme

Tue, Mar 1, 2016

Good day ODs

Please view the Founders Week 2016 programme at http://www.bishops.org.za/odu/documents/FoundersDayProgramme2016.pdf

 

OD UNION ANNUAL DINNER

Thu, Feb 18, 2016

There are still seats available for the OD dinner on Wednesday 9 March at 6 for 7pm

2017 RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

Thu, Feb 18, 2016

There will be an information evening on 14 March at 7pm in the Molteno Library at Bishops for the 2017 Diocesan College Rhodes Scholarship. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Dr Paul Murray pmurray@bishops.org.za

Founders Day 2016

Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Founders Day 2016

Shooting Team as follows: -

Phil Calothi (Captain)
Richard Calothi
Rupert McNaught-Davis
Girvan Larmuth
John Duckitt
Peter Henkel
Paul Henkel
James Rule
Mike Madlener
Dave Riches
Neil Herman

Starlight Classics 2016

Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Richard Cock provides an enclosure for the OD Union at the Starlight Classics which take place at Vergelegen. Date: Saturday 12 March Starts at 7:30pm Tickets cost R240 per person

Drama Awards

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Drama Awards - Half Colours
Nicholas Peile and Karl Stapelberg were in grade 9 last year and so were not eligible for drama awards. However, they are now in grade 10, and we congratulate them on their award of Half Colours for Drama for their work on 'Cold Stone Jug'.

Music Certificates

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

The following boys did extremely well in their Trinity  College of London music exams in October last year:

Dylan Rowell and Daniel Tate both passed their drumkit  grade 7 exam with distinction. Congratulations.

Rowing

Wed, Feb 10, 2016

A number of Rowing Regattas have taken place over the last few weeks. All crews did incredibly well. 

Congratulatsion to the u15B Oct who came 2nd at the VLC Rowing Regatta in Johannesburg.

In the 15 A division, Nicholas McAdam won his sculling event. This is a very fine achievement as he was rowing at altitude against Gauteng teams.

The u15 A Oct won their race in style.

Congratulations to all these boys and their coaches.  

Sports Day

Sat, Feb 6, 2016

Sports Day

Sportsday Pictures have been uploaded to our gallery.

Jonny Marr Fishing trophy

Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Luke Baker has been awarded the Jonny Marr Fishing tropy for 2015. Luke has performed incredibly well, both locally and internationally, in Fly Fishing. He is a worthy recipient of this award.  Congratulations.

Cricket Awards

Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The following boys achieved centuries recently:

Tyla Scarles
107*
Stayers X1 vs Norman Henshilwood (T20)
05/11/2015

Jono Bird
108*
Stayers X1 vs Norman Henshilwood (T20)
05/11/2015

The following boys achieved 5 wickets or more:

Lukhanyo Mntonintshi
6.3-0-24-6
U17A vs Paul Roos
17/10/2015

Stephen Fourie
14-3-29-5
U15A vs Wynberg
31 October 2015

Na’eem Adonis
19-6-50-5
U14A vs Wynberg
31 October 2015

Bishops Cricket Results

Mon, Nov 9, 2015

Bishops Cricket Results from 6 and 7 November 2015

Stayers XI vs Norman Henshilwood (T20)
Bishops 224 for 1(Jono Bird 108*, Tyla Scarles 107*)
NH 62
Won by 162 runs

1st XI vs Rondebosch (Declaration)
Bishops 90 (Matthew Rudston 30,Tom Richardson 29)
RBHS 91 for 5 (Luke Burton 4 for 38)
Lost by 5 wkts

2nd XI vs Rondebosch (Declaration)
RBHS 228/6 decl. (du Plessis 2/23, Viljoen 2/80)
Bishops 145 (Meadows 32, du Plessis 29)
Lost by 83 runs

U17A vs Rondebosch (40-Overs)
DC 160 in 40 overs (Josh Smith 47)
Rondebosch 148/10 (Ghalieb Kenny 8-0-18-3)
Won by 12 runs

3rd XI vs Rondebosch (T20)
Bishops: 130/5 (Van der Valk 36; Volkel 36)
Rondebosch: 114/6 (Dean-Brown 2-11)
Won by 17 runs

4th XI vs Rondebosch (T20)
Won by 1 wicket

U15A vs Rondebosch (Declaration)
DC 121 AO (40.1 0vers) Jono Bird 25 (39)
RBHS 122/4 (34.5 Overs) Alex Castle 3/35
Lost by 6 wickets

U15B vs Rondebosch (T35)
DC 150 (Peter Thacker 60)
RBHS 151/8
Lost by 2 wickets

U15C vs Rondebosch (T35)
DC 65 all out (Connor Price 28)
Rbhs 66/1
Lost by 9 wickets

U14A vs Rondebosch (45-overs)
Bishops 92 all out (Elliott 41)
Rondebosch 94-3 (Kanigowski 2-14)
U14A lost by 7 wickets

U14B vs Rondebosch (T20)
Rondebosch 291-6 off 35 overs Luca Liebenberg 3-73
DC 65 (Nicholas Glesson 17; Max Stewart 17; Ubaid Francis 10)
Lost by 226 runs

U14C vs Rondebosch (T20)
Rondebosch BHS 125 / 3 (Tim Wright 2 / 12)
Bishops 76 / 3 ( Julian Simpson 21)
Lost by 49 runs

Rugby Fixtures 2016

Thu, Nov 5, 2015

Please see attached Rugby Fixtures for 2016.

Bishops Cricket Fixtures

Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Bishops Cricket Fixtures

Date/Team/Venue/Format/Time

29 Oct - u14D - Silverhurst B - T20 - 15:45

30 Oct - 1st XI - Frank Reid Oval - 45 overs - 15:45
30 Oct - 4th XI - Jacques Kallis Oval - T20 - 15:30
30 Oct - u15D - Silverhurst B - T20 - 15:30
30 Oct - u14C - Range - T20 - 15:30

31 Oct - 2nd XI - Frank Reid Oval - Declaration - 09:30
31 Oct - u17A - Jacques Kallis Oval - 50 overs - 09:30
31 Oct - 3rd XI - Range - 35 overs - 08:45
31 Oct - u15A - Oaks - Declaration - 09:30
31 Oct - u15B - Silverhurst B - 35 overs - 08:45
31 Oct - u15C - Hawthornden - 35 overs - 08:45
31 Oct - u14A - Silverhurst A - Declaration - 09:30
31 Oct - u14B - Sahara - 35 overs - 08:45

OD UK Newsletter

Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Dear ODs

Please view the OD UK branch newsletter at the following link:

http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7b5bd99f91896bec2e1ae7f9d&id=4c4cbd5b67

 

OD - Job opportunity

Tue, Oct 13, 2015

An OD from Tower Capital Management (Pty) Ltd; a licenced Financial Services Provider is looking for a graduate to join the team.

The position is for an Operational Analyst with the following job specifications:

· Liaising with administrators, prime brokers and other service providers on a daily basis
· Trade settlements
· Portfolio allocations
· Monthly factsheet compilations
· Compliance checks across all mandates
· Corporate actions
· Portfolio reconciliations
· Cash reconciliations
· FX hedge and roll
· NAV reviews
· Portfolio management system maintenance
· Filing
· Other middle office duties
· Assist PMs and Analysts with research

Candidates must have a Finance/Economics degree with a preference for Business Science. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about markets. Tower Capital Management is a boutique Asset Management company with flagship Hedge Fund products based in Sandton, Johannesburg – for more information see www.towercapital.co.za

Interested candidates must please forward their CV and cover letter to david@towercapital.co.za

Regards,
Tower Team

RBHS Old Boys Union Drinks UK

Wed, Oct 7, 2015

 

Good day ODs

The Chairman of the UK Rondebosch Old Boys Union, Michael Coombs, invites ODs and their partners to an informal drinks reception to coincide with the quarter finals Rugby World Cup.

Friday 16 October

6 to 9pm

Alan Baxter & Associates - 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL (closest tube station: Farrnington-Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metro lines)

Please click on link below to RSVP

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51615190860958

 

Blood Lions

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

 

The screening of Blood Lions takes place tonight at Bishops in the Memorial Theatre at 6pm.

https://www.facebook.com/BloodLionsOfficial?fref=ts

ODs Assist ODs Program

Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Dear Fellow ODs

One of the key objectives in our strategic plan is the OD Union mentoring program. The OD Union has created a platform whereby ODs can assist ODs.

Nicky Bicket’s highly successful UK Mentoring Program launched in November last year forms the template for our program. Take some time to read the survey (link below) and please add your name to the growing list of ODs willing to assist a young OD as he makes sense of life after school and takes the first few tentative steps in his career. This is a critical way of strengthening our union and bringing ODs of all ages, skills and abilities together with the mutual objective of developing ODs and this beautiful country to our full potential. All it requires is a little time and effort to provide the kind of assistance to create a significant difference in a young man’s life.

Whilst the program initially focuses on advice and mentoring as outlined below, there are four other critical pillars to this initiative. The Career Opportunity Group which has been so successful at Wellington College will create opportunities for ODs to register on our LinkedIn page enabling them to network and list career opportunities. With the assistance of Bruce Jack we are in discussion with Old Etonians and their initiative Etonpreneurs. We intend to launch a similar initiative which facilitates the bringing together of OD businessmen, assistance in developing business plans, advice on entrepreneurship and leadership all so vital to the future success of this country. Finally, we are looking to form a venture capital group of ODs who will vet and possibly fund useful start-ups.

To be a part of this initiative, simply complete the survey. ODs in the UK who have already registered need not re-apply.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NY76ZQX

Best regards
Brian Robertson (Chairman)

The Mitre Society

Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The Mitre Society presents a screening of "Blood Lions" on 29 September at 6pm in the Memorial Theatre at Bishops.

September UK Newsletter

Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Good day ODs

Please click on the link below to view the September UK newsletter.

http://eepurl.com/byN--9

 

News

Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Brian de Kock (1953O) is currently acting in a comedy, The Sunshine Boys, alongside Aubrey Hindle, at the Masque Theatre.

The performance runs until this Saturday.

Please see below the fantastic write up that was published in the Cape Times.

Book now by calling 021 788 1898.

Rugby Results

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Rugby Results

Bishops vs Rondebosch

Saturday 29 August

1st Lost 12 55
Tries: Seb Hanekom and JP Smith; Conversion: Tristan Leyds

4th Won 12 5

5th Won 54 17
An excellent finish to a very good season. The boys played really well and produced a lovely running brand of rugby which they have played throughout the season.

u16A Lost 45 31

u16B Lost 21 22
Bishops 21 Tries: Matt du Plessis Richard Wellington and Siya Sonja Conversions: Lukhanyo Mntonintshi x3 Rondebosch 22.

u15C Lost 10 19

u15D Won 22 20
Great final game - went back and forth. An entertaining final game in a great season for this team. Well done to Keegan and Daniel for their committed coaching. 

u14D Lost 19 21

Hockey Results

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Hockey Results

Bishops vs Rondebosch

Friday 28 August

1 XI Draw 1 1
2 XI Draw 0 0
3 XI Won 2 1
4 XI Draw 0 0
16A Lost 0 4
16C Lost 1 2
15A Lost 0 3
15C Lost 0 5
14A Lost 0 4

Saturday 29 August

16B Lost 0 2
15B Lost 0 2
14B Lost 1 3
14D Lost 0 6

News

Fri, Aug 28, 2015

One of our Vice-Presidents Brian de Kock (1953O) will be acting in a comedy, The Sunshine Boys, alongside Aubrey Hindle, at the Masque Theatre from 4th to 12th September.

Book now by calling 021 788 1898.

Hockey News

Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Hockey News

The Bishops First XI ran out 3-1 winners against Wynberg and were back on form again after the previous weeks “glitch”.

Please note a big game is coming up this Friday where the Bishops First XI play their last league encounter against Rondebosch away on the Western Province Club B astro pitch at 6:15 pm.

Unfortunately Nic Olds' bold ODs last Friday just went down to the Wynberg Olds boys side 8-7, played after the Bishops 1st XI team had beaten their great rivals.

Please note that the OD’s side are playing again against the Rondebsoch Old Boys this Friday after the main game. All interested OD’s keen to play to get in touch with Nic Olds to book their place.

Rugby Fixtures 22 August 2015

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

RUGBY FIXTURES AT BISHOPS

Saturday 22 August

Against Wynberg Boys High School

Team / Field / Time

1st XV Piley Rees 11h30
2nd XV Piley Rees 10h15
3rd XV Piley Rees 09h00
4th XV Avenue 10h15
5th XV Avenue 09h10
U16A Sahara 10h15
U16B Sahara 09h10
U16C Sahara 08h00
U15A Range 10h15
U15B Range 09h00
U15C Range 08h00
U15D Cemetery 09h10
U14A Cemetery 10h15
U14B Lut A 09h00
U14C Lut B 08h00
U14D Lut B 09h00

Hockey

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

News flash on Hockey

1st XI won their quarter final knock out cup vs DF Malan last night 9 - 0 at a freezing Hartleyvale.

This Fridays games the 1st XI play Wynberg at Home at 6:30pm.

The OD’s have a game against the Wynberg Old Boys at 7:30pm following the 1st team game. Nick Olds is handling the OD side.

Hockey

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Sadly the Bishops 1st XI lost to SACS 4-1 on Friday 14 August. SACS deserving winners took their chances with some great goals. Bishops even though having managed to get numerous circle entries and with the short corner count at 9 to 2 in Bishops favour, failed to convert their chances.

Tonight the Bishops Hockey 1st XI play DF Malan in the quarter finals of the Knock out Cup on Hartleyvale A turf at 7:10pm.

Hockey

Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Bishops 1st XI play SACS at SACS tonight at 18h30. Bishops have won the local league title to date and the first SACS game was a very fast game that produced a draw where SACS scored to equalise in the last 5 minutes of the match. This again promises to be a major game between arguably the 2 best sides in the Peninsula right now.

Rugby

Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The 1st XV play SACS at SACS tomorrow on the Memorial A field at 12h00. This encounter earlier in the year produced sparkling running rugby. It is a fixture no purist of the sport should miss. For those ODs abroad, the game will be broadcasted live on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJtOogO9Ric

Hockey Fixtures

Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Hockey Fixtures

Bishops vs SACS

Friday 14 August
Team/Venue/Time
1st Team away SACS astro 18h30
2nd Team away SACS astro 17h00
3rd Team home Woodlands 17h00
4th Team home Woodlands 16h00
U16C home Woodlands 15h00
U16A away SACS astro 16h00
U14A away SACS astro 15h00

Saturday 15 August
Team/Venue/Time
U16B home Woodlands 09h00
U15A away SACS astro 10h00
U15B away SACS astro 09h00
U14B away SACS astro 08h00
U14C home Woodlands 08h00
U14D home Woodlands 10h00

OD Union Boland Dinner

Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The OD Boland dinner which took place on Friday 31 July turned out to be a huge success with almost 100 ODs attending. Thanks to Martin Versfeld Senior for pulling everything together.

Please see photos on link below thanks for Craig Wilson.

http://www.wpsport.co.za/2015/CWVP/OD_Dinner_Boland_15/index.html

 

UCT

Wed, Jul 29, 2015

UCT economist Professor and OD Haroon Bhorat (1986G) has been chosen as a member of a select World Bank team that will tackle global poverty. Please view link below.

http://uct.ac.za/dailynews/?id=9236

Hockey

Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Hockey

Maties and other OD supporters for the First XI - The school is playing at Maties on the B astro this Friday 31st July at 7:30pm (2nd team at 6:30pm) against the Paul Roos side and your support would be great.
This will be a keenly contested game in that The Bishops boys remain unbeaten and have a score to settle with the Paul Roos Boys who have just won the “Brothers’ cape Peninsula Hockey festival' this last week end. This will be a great game to be at.

Please also diarise the 21st August for an OD game vs Wynberg at Bishops and then on the 28th August, the final game of the season we're against a Rondebosch side at WPHC.

Better Diets for Better Brains

Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Professor Lionel Opie (1949O) together with Sudan Greenfield, a Fellow at his old Oxford College, Lincoln College, is busy co-authoring a book: Better Diets for Better Brains. Lionel writes, “As senior ODs are clearly in the aging group, and as cognitive function inevitably declines in everybody with the years, when the book comes out later this year, it should be directly appreciable to many senior ODs.”

IBSC Conference

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

We would like to thank and congratulate the boys who helped at the recent IBSC conference. These boys gave up a week of their holidays to be at school and help with all sorts of things that needed to be done. Primarily they were ambassadors for the school, showing delegates around and answering any questions they had. We received many compliments from delegates about the way they conducted themselves. Delegates remarked on how smartly they were dressed, how well they expressed themselves and the pride they showed in their school. It must also be mentioned that they did not do this job alone. As you know, the conference was organised by all the boys schools in the southern suburbs and so they were part of a team made up of boys from Rondebosch, SACS and Wynberg and were therefore able to show delegates the close working relationship we have between the schools. I have little doubt that working with boys from the other schools also allowed for friendships to form in a non-competitive environment. Please would the following boys come forward so that I can hand them a letter of acknowledgement and thanks from the organising committee of the conference: Richard Berkeley, James Wilson, Taahir Bhorat, Tyger Thompson, Daniel Goldberg, Matt van Westenbrugge, Tristan Hermans, Trent Braga and Oliver Stevens.

Rugby

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Dear ODs

Rugby season has arrived!

The following fixtures will take place this term: - 

Saturday 18 April at Home
Bishops vs Paarl Gim 

Saturday 25 April at 1:30pm our 1st XV take on Kes at the 125 Jeppe High Festival.

Monday 27 April at 1pm our 1st XV take on Pretoria Boys at the 125 Jeppe High Festival.

Saturday 9 May Bishops vs SACS

Saturday 16 May Bishops vs Brackenfell

Saturday 23 May Bishops vs Paarl Boys

Saturday 30 May Bishops vs Wynberg

Saturday 6 June Bishops vs Boland

Cricket Results

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Period 8 Feb - 21 Feb 2015 1st XI v Pinelands (45 overs) Bishops 177/9 (Dylan Castle 55, Nick Pithy 27) Pinelands 145 Bishops won by 32 runs 1st XI v Wellington College (45 overs) Bishops 228 for 5(Tyla Scarles 59, Tom Richardson 53, Nathan Mngomezulu 53*) Wellington College 122 (Max Newbury 6 for 29[9-0-29-6]) Bishops won by 106 runs 1st XI v Somerset College (Declaration) Bishops 126(Matthew Rudston 77) Somerset College 127 for 5 (Max Newbury 3 for 23) Somerset College won by 5 wkts. 2nd XI v Paarl Boys (Declaration) PBHS 153ao (Maxwell 5/49; Burton 3/26; Viljoen 2/33) DC 85ao Paarl Boys won by 68 runs 3rd XI v Paarl Boys (T35) Bishops 93 all out (25/35 overs) Paarl Boys 94/8 (19/35 overs) Paarl Boys won by 2 wickets 4th XI v Paarl Boys (T20) Bishops 170/5 (Parton 77*; Jacobs 35; Price 30) Paarl Boys 146/5 (Olbrich 2/15; Jacobs 2/28; Parton 1/19) Bishops won by 26 Runs 5th XI v Paarl Boys (T20) Bishops 136/7 (Matthew Norton 45, Finley Knight 39) Paarl Boys High 137/5 (Ibrahim Kerbelker 2/25) Bishops lost by 5 wickets U17A v Shenfield (UK) Bishops U17A won by 155 runs Bishops 214/4 in 40 overs, Diem 94, Meyer 33, Piotrowski 30 Shenfield 59 ao in 30.4 overs, M. Burton 7-3-10-5, Viljoen 7-2-6-2, Schwulst 6-2-9-2 U17A v Paarl Boys (Declaration) Bishops 151 ao, Schwulst 69, du Plessis 36 Paarl Boys High 119 ao, Chetwin 9-4-18-6, Tucker 7.4-1-18-2 Bishops won by 32 runs U15A v Oakham u17A (40 overs) DC 188/7 (Jono Bird 78; Gregor Bell 59 Oakham 190/4 (Stephen Fourie 2/39) Oakham won by 6 wickets U15A v Paarl Boys (Declaration) DC 129/10 (Gregor Bell 35; Michael Mondry 30) PBHS 131/5 (Jayden Rossouw 14-4-33-5) Bishops lost by 5 wickets U15B v Paarl Boys (T35) Bishops 131 (Thacker 36; Gordon 33) Paarl Boys 63/10 (Jones 2/20; Watson 2/4; Cottrell 2/7; Labberte 2/13) Bishops won by 68 runs U15C v Paarl Boys (T20) DC 110 (Connor Price 47) Paarl Boys 80 (Thomas Janisch 4/8) Won by 30 runs U15D v Paarl Boys (T20) DC 68 (Mike Roach 39; Dean Jacobs 20) PBHS 69/8 (Mike Roach 4-0-18-4; Calvin Ziegler 4-1-10-2) Lost by 2 wickets U14A v Paarl Boys (50 overs) Bishops 139-9 (Wesson 28*, Adonis 23 and Elliott 23) Paarl Boys 91 all out. (Wesson 5-20, Clark 2-13 and Howard 2-14) Bishops won by 43 runs U14B v Paarl Boys (T35) Paarl Boys High 127 off 29 overs Cameron Good 2-11; Jack Clayton 2-17; Marek Kanigowski 2-21; Max Stewart 2-22 DC 124-8 off 35 overs Ziggy Dalton 63*; Fergus Fletcher 18 DC lost by 3 runs U14C v Paarl Boys (T20) Paarl Boys High 140 / 8 ( Jamie Naude 3 / 19; Luke Flint 2 / 25) Bishops 77 / 8 ( Matthew Leong 24 not out; Tim Wright 15) Lost by 63 runs. U14D v Paarl Boys (T20) PBHS 126/6 (Keano Vith 3-1-16-2) DC 78 all out Lost by 48 runs

Cricket Fixtures

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Cricket Fixtures Term 1 - week ending 21 Feb 2015 Tues 17 Feb - U15A - Oakham (UK) - Frank Reid - 15:45 40 overs Thurs 18 Feb - U17A Shenfield (UK) - Frank Reid 15:45 40 overs PAARL BOYS 20 & 21 FEB 2015 Fri 20 February 4th XI PBHS 5th XI Oaks - 15:30 T20 5th XI PBHS 6th XI Range - 15:30 T20 U15C PBHS U15C Brug Str B - 15:30 T20 U15D PBHS U15D Brug Str A - 15:30 T20 U14C PBHS U14C Sahara - 15:30 T20 U14D PBHS U14D Avenue - 15:30 T20 Saturday 21 February 1st XI Somerset College SC Oval - 09:30 Decl 2nd XI PBHS 2nd XI Frank Reid - 09:30 Decl U17A PBHS 3rd XI Oaks - 09:30 50 overs 3rd XI PBHS 4th XI Range - 08:45 T35 U15A PBHS U15A Brug Str B - 09:30 Decl U15B PBHS U15B Avenue - 08:45 T35 U14A PBHS U14A Sahara - 09:30 50 overs U14B PBHS U14B Brug Str A - 08:45 T35

Cricket Result

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Annual D/N match RBHS 266/7 (Aydan Labuschagne 3/32) Bishops 96 (Matthew Rudston 32, Calven Wilson 20) RBHS won by 170 runs

Sport

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Cricket Results Wednesday 4thFebruary 1stteam played Rondebosch and lost by 170 runs 96 266/7. Aydan Labuschagne 3/32; Matthew Rudston 32; Calven Wilson 20. Sports Day Come and watch the athletics at Lutgensvale tomorrow 14thFebruary between 08H00 and 13H00.

Sports Day

Mon, Feb 9, 2015

Sports Day takes place this Saturday, 14 February 2015, at Lutgensvale.

President's Function

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

President's FunctionPatron, President and Vice President?s function 4th December 2014 A highlight on the OD Union calendar is our annual Patron, President and Vice-Presidents? function. It is always a pleasure to welcome back men who have contributed so much to the well-being of both Bishops and the OD Union. As their actions go largely unnoticed and are purely voluntary, it gives us great pleasure to acknowledge their contributions. It is also an opportunity for the current committee to interact, share ideas and draw on the combined wisdom of a truly remarkable group of men. Thank you gentlemen, and thank you ladies for loaning us your husbands on a regular basis. Vice-President John Hueton tendered his apologies admitting that his reason for not attending was rather feeble ? distance - after all Canada is part of the global-village! He also admitted to attending Herschel along with President Raymond Ackerman, effectively making them Herschel Old Boys, no wonder this secret has taken decades to surface. Chairman Brian Robertson welcomed the guests and their spouses thanking them for their ongoing contribution and support. He highlighted a number of the committees? achievements along with the plans for 2015. Without doubt 2015 will be an exciting and memorable year for the OD Union.

President's Function

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

President's FunctionPatron, President and Vice President?s function 4th December 2014 A highlight on the OD Union calendar is our annual Patron, President and Vice-Presidents? function. It is always a pleasure to welcome back men who have contributed so much to the well-being of both Bishops and the OD Union. As their actions go largely unnoticed and are purely voluntary, it gives us great pleasure to acknowledge their contributions. It is also an opportunity for the current committee to interact, share ideas and draw on the combined wisdom of a truly remarkable group of men. Thank you gentlemen, and thank you ladies for loaning us your husbands on a regular basis. Vice-President John Hueton tendered his apologies admitting that his reason for not attending was rather feeble ? distance - after all Canada is part of the global-village! He also admitted to attending Herschel along with President Raymond Ackerman, effectively making them Herschel Old Boys, no wonder this secret has taken decades to surface. Chairman Brian Robertson welcomed the guests and their spouses thanking them for their ongoing contribution and support. He highlighted a number of the committees? achievements along with the plans for 2015. Without doubt 2015 will be an exciting and memorable year for the OD Union.

1st XI cricket

Thu, Oct 30, 2014


The 1st XI have enjoyed a strong start to the season with 2 warm up games and then 5 matches so far this term. Their record to date is: played 7 – won 7. An impressive win in the Day/Night match against WP under 18B was followed by a great victory in the 2 day match against Wynberg. That match finished with Bishops bowling WBHS out for just 56 on the second afternoon! This term the 1st XI have also recorded emphatic wins over Paul Roos, Somerset College and SACS as well as progressing through two rounds of the National Schools T20 knock-out competition. This success has been due partly some of the senior players – Justin Rowe Roberts, Jordan Flax and Daniel Lombard, in particular - scoring runs but also to some fine opening bowling – Matthew Rudston has taken 27 wickets in 7 matches so far this season! We wish them well for the two major fixtures remaining – against WBHS(at home) this weekend and then RBHS(away) a week later.

Nicky Bicket UK branch

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Nicky Bicket reports from London that the UK black-tie dinner is taking place on 27 June at the RAF Club, Picadilly.   The Principal, Guy Pearson will be the guest speaker and will be talking about the school and updating the UK ODs on his vision and plans for the future. Raymond Ackerman will also attend together with Mike Bosman and Brian Robertson.   If you haven't already booked contact Nicky now: nbicket@katale.co.uk

The UK ODU now have 6 ODs who have agreed to join a small committee which will be meeting early next month to help guide and advise the activities and objectives of the UK Branch. They are Peter Arthur (1965), Greg Baldwin (1975), Graham Thomas (1984), James Deane (1990), Costa Ghioules (2004) and Chris Ryall (2005). Nicky says any other UK ODs who are happy to help will find their contributions and advice speedily accepted.   He is very excited about this development and looks forward to working closely with the committee.

Cameron Bellamy

Sat, May 31, 2014

On 5 May, an 8-person crew went to Geraldton, Australia in an attempt at a world first by rowing over 8000km across the Indian Ocean to Durban. The crew will be skippered by world renowned ocean rowing skipper Leven Brown, who resides in Scotland, and includes OD rower Cameron Bellamy (2000). They will row in shifts of 2 hours on/2 hours off for the entire duration of the row, which will likely last for 80 days, but could also take up to 100 days depending on weather conditions.


The crew, which comprises athletes from the UK, Australia, South Africa, Iceland and Italy, will share the cramped space aboard without ever leaving the boat, other than for a quick mid Indian Ocean dip in the sea. They will need to be careful though to avoid any sharks that may be following the boat, a common occurrence on the Indian Ocean. There will be no assistance during the row and all supplies will be carried with them. Each of the crew will get a daily ration pack containing three freeze dried meals and a bunch of snacks. Water is another absolute necessity, which they have to make on a daily basis utilising solar and wind power. The water maker is the most prized possession on board. They also have two back-up hand pumps in case electricity is lost.


Cameron has dreamt of rowing an ocean for over 10 years and has actively been trying to achieve this for the last 3 years. He says he is very privileged to be able to accomplish his dream of rowing an ocean and do this with such an accomplished crew. Being able to literally row home makes this row extremely special to him. Cameron represented South Africa at the U23 World Rowing Championships in 2003 and the World University Rowing.

 

Good luck to the team and hope you achieve your goal!

David Dallas

Thu, May 29, 2014

David Dallas (1951) tells us that he has just completed writing his book The Father of Woodstock: The life and times of WE Moore - Lawyer Politician Benefactor. The book will be published in September - congratulations David!