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.

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

How to Talk to Your Teen about Substance Use

Parents often approach us for parenting advice when it comes to keeping their children safe from substance abuse and ‘teenage experimentation’. We know that teens tend to act differently with their friends and that they are pushed and pulled by different forces. On the one hand are the morality and values that are cultivated in… Read More »

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Tutors

If you are in need of a tutor, the BSU makes use of Get Smart Tutors. All the information is on the flyer below.

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Strong Mothers Strong Sons

We are pleased to announce that Megan de Beyer will be running her “Strong Mothers Strong Sons” course again at Bishops in 2021. Please see attached a flyer with details of the course. We invite you to attend the ONLINE version of the “Strong Mothers Strong Sons” course that has run for many years at… Read More »

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Starting 2021 with the 5A’s

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Acknowledge, Adjust, Act, Apply, Achieve

As we start the 2021 Academic Year, we can be forgiven for thinking this could be 2020 2.0. After all, we’re in a 2nd Covid wave, we have online schooling (if only for 3 days to start with) and despite the holidays, many parents and students are feeling anxious, frustrated, tired, drained and sad. From… Read More »

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Raising a generation of Good Men

As we celebrate National Women’s Day this year, let’s take some time as men (or the parents or educators of young men) to do a few things: Reflect on what we can do (and continue to do) to develop caring young men. Support existing initiatives to combat gender inequality and violence against women and children… Read More »

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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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