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Bishops is a school which celebrates a rich history and strong tradition – a school that distinguishes itself from other schools with its capacity to raise extraordinary young men.

The purpose of the Trust is to connect the school to its constituents by way of effective communications, encouraging participation, and to create a strong culture of philanthropy.

Bishops has been at its strongest and most prosperous when its old boys, parents, past parents and the school have worked together with a common focus – that of ensuring the long term success and sustainability of the school.

Development is core to our vision for Bishops future and our strategy is to focus on diversity and transformation.

South African education is in crisis and the children in this system are our future leaders. A Bishops education is life-changing and it is our hope to offer a Bishops education, mentorship and support to an additional 50 boys from disadvantaged backgrounds, through our bursary and scholarship initiatives.

Although to the naked eye, the Bishops campus is magnificent, preservation of its historic buildings is ongoing and in order to remain current and progressive, new facilities are required. It is up to this generation to extend and enhance this beautiful school, ensuring it remains a world class institution, for future generations.

The Trust thus warmly welcomes everyone associated with Bishops to join us in preserving her history and assisting us in shaping leaders for a transforming society.

For any queries, please contact Nikki Matthews on 021 659 1038 or 079 437 4276.

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Principal's Message

Dear Member of the Bishops Community

At Bishops we are committed to the pursuit of excellence.

This journey to excellence, while rooted in over 170 years of tradition and history needs to be focused on the needs of the community and indeed our country and our planet as we tackle the complexities of the modern world.

We need to prepare our boys as best we can to be responsible and valuable members of this new world.

In order that we may do this as best we can, we often seek partnerships that allow us to not only maintain and develop the wonderful facilities we are so blessed with but allow us to grow and expand as needs dictate.

We need staff who are innovative and who inspire our boys to develop the potential that lies within each one. But more than that, we need to reach out to more boys who can benefit from the Bishops experience. Boys whose families are in no position to afford the costs required for an education at the College.

I ask you thus to consider being a part of this journey by supporting any one of a number of projects and thus ensuring either the continued standards of excellence or a life-changing opportunity for a young man who himself could change our world.

Any donation is greatly appreciated and will allow the experiences we enjoyed continuing for the benefit of so many more. My grateful thanks go to so many people who have already made their contribution.

Yours sincerely

Tony Reeler


Objective and Purpose of the Trust

Organisational Vision

Our vision is to raise funds in order to safeguard the long term sustainability of Bishops and to ensure that through its initiatives, that Bishops continues to be recognised as a leading school for boys. Our objectives are threefold:

  • to provide capital to build world class facilities
  • to provide bursaries and scholarships for skilled individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford the opportunity
  • to increase annual donations for The General Endowment Fund which supports the highest current priorities and will benefit both current and future students


  • Fostering good relationships
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Dedication
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment
  • Pride