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

About Us

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

Resources

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

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

Latest from the BSU

Stress management tips

Every week the BSU will be posting some useful tips. This week we have three. First, check out the BSU Instagram page here Second, check out Aliece van der Merwe’s short sensory meditation below   And lastly, watch the 4-min clip of Stress Management tips from the BSU team. (Including planking with animals and some… Read More »

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Parenting tips during a pandemic – from the new Prep psychologist

This term we welcome Laura Cook as the newly appointed Educational Psychologist at Bishops Prep.  Here are some tips that she provides to help parents with the emotional challenges that arise as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dear Parents Starting the new term amid the constraints and uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic requires… Read More »

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Feel, move, breathe … and other tips from the experts

Dear young men of Bishops and parents It’s quite normal to be feeling overwhelmed at this time, both because of the uncertainties around Covid-19 and the many demands of directing your own learning, managing family relationships, staying fit and just keeping a healthy outlook on everything. At the BSU we are available for online support,… Read More »

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Careers Assessments for Grade 11s

We encourage Grade 11s who are unsure about which career paths or study courses to choose to book an individualised career assessment at the BSU in the first term. As your son approaches Grade 12 he will be thinking about possible careers and considering options for further study. For some young men this is not… Read More »

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‘Perfect’

In a post published in KQED’s Mindshift (August 12, 2015), entitled ‘What do students lose by being perfect? Valuable failure‘, Holly Korbey investigates the danger of striving for perfection and the fear of failure that ensues. The article is reproduced below. In the first pages of Being Wrong, Kathryn Schulz writes, “In our collective imagination,… Read More »

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Calming exam anxiety

This morning I had the opportunity to talk to the 2019 matrics about “Calming Exam Anxiety” ahead of their mock matric exams starting next week. The powerpoint is attached. The message can be summed up in a few sentences: Anxiety is normal. Accept it, acknowledge what you are anxious about and find ways to control… Read More »

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Parent Evening – The ADHD Advantage

Dear Parents, Please take note of an exciting PARENT EVENING coming up soon, hosted by Professional Minds, who run very informative presentations – THE ADHD ADVANTAGE.    Please contact the organisers directly to book your spot.

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Teens who game too much: Resources for Parents

Many parents are concerned with the amount of time that their pre-teens and teens spend playing video games, whether it be on consoles such as X-box, on PCs or on their smartphones. The phenomenal popularity of the game Fortnite in particular has had many parents looking for advice on how to effectively limit the amount… Read More »

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Connection

The Bishops College staff explored the concept of CONNECTION this morning in a Staff Development session. As a psychologist, connection is essential to my work and is very near to my heart. Here is a link to the powerpoint – the ‘notes’ section outlines each point a bit further: Connection presentation

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ADHD

ADHD – Unlocking Strengths Series   These articles have been assembled from a variety of interesting sources that highlight the many strengths of those diagnosed with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as provide mainstream and alternative treatment plans to help channel energy in a productive way.   What is ADHD Infographic   How To Build… Read More »

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