About Us

The Bishops’ Support Unit (BSU) has been established to encourage the optimal psychological, emotional, social and intellectual development of pupils at Bishops and individuals and families in our community.

Contact Us

The BSU has a number of staff members and you are most welcome to contact us should you wish to make an appointment.


How to study and procrastination is just some of the resources we offer. Have a look at some other resources we offer to help with the development of your child or for you as parent.

What We Also Offer!

The BSU also offers numerous parenting workshops and other support for parents as well as staff development and training.

Latest from the BSU

Exam Study – Flashcards

In our series of Exam Study posts (see Exam Study – Getting Organised and Exam Study 2 – Scheduling Study Time) , we have worked through some important study skills, with some practical examples to implement in your preparation for exams.  Today we will look at a study method that is backed by research to be an effective study tool. This… Read More »

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Upcoming parenting workshops

Dear parents,   Please take note of interesting PARENTING WORKSHOPS coming up soon, hosted by the Foundations for Life team. They can be contacted directly at the details provided. 

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Dictation feature on Microsoft Word – SPEAK!

There is a feature on Microsoft Word that can dictate typed text! SPEAK is great for studying, proof-reading essays, or negotiating current or past papers!    *Compatible with: Word for Office 365, Outlook for Office 365, PowerPoint for Office 365, Word 2019, Outlook 2019, PowerPoint 2019, OneNote 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, OneNote… Read More »

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Exam Study 2

In part 2 of our Exam Study posts, we have a look at SCHEDULING STUDY TIME. Parents often ask us for how long children should be studying in one stretch – This really can differ from student to student. You may have a student who gets really absorbed in the material and can study for… Read More »

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Exam Study

As end-of-year exams approach, the BSU thought it would be useful to include a series on the BSU website on different study tips and tricks.       The BSU runs Study Skills Workshops during the term, and you can read more about them here: https://learning.bishops.org.za/bsu/study-skills/. For further information, you can contact us on bsu@bishops.org.za.   … Read More »

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October is ADHD Awareness month

October is recognised as ADHD Awareness Month, to cast light on the signs and symptoms that may help to lead to a better understanding of difficulties and supportive measures.  In June of this year, I wrote about ADHD on our website, complete with many links to resources that provide more information, which include: A History… Read More »

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Suicide Prevention

10 September marks World Suicide Prevention Day. In South Africa there are 23 suicides a day recorded and 230 serious attempts. If you or somebody you know experiences or displays the following symptoms, it is important to reach out for help: Withdrawing from social contact and wanting to be left alone Talking about suicide — for… Read More »

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Support Classes Timetable

Bishops offers additional academic support in a number of subjects. This opportunity provides more individualised support to boys who have specific concerns/lack of understanding that they would like clarified.  While it is always best to deal with problems as they arise in lessons, it is acknowledged that this is not always possible. Often problems only… Read More »

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Gaming addiction

Dear Parent of a Teenage Gamer You’ve asked about how many hours of online game playing is too much. Also, how to know if your teenager is addicted? Firstly, families have different rules and standards when it comes to this. But a quick guideline is that more than 3 to 4 hours per day on… Read More »

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

New research and debate regarding Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) pops up in scientific circles as well as pop psychology on a regular basis, and it can be difficult to determine which information paints a true picture of this complex disorder. The disorder first emerged in 1902 as identified as ‘an abnormal defect of moral control in… Read More »

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