3rd October 2014



10 June 2014


Dear Grade 11 Parents


The annual Bishops Parent Party takes place on 3rd October 2014 the night after the much-anticipated Matric Dance. The parent dance is an opportunity for the Bishops parent group to have some fun and socialize. Historically, this is also an important occasion to be able to raise money to be able to put on a memorable Matric Dance in 2015 for our own sons.  It is the Grade 11 parents’ responsibility to coordinate and make this evening a success.


We have approximately 30 willing parents who have already volunteered and been coopted into an organizing committee., this is headed jointly by Karen Day and Laura Pithey. However, we will be appealing to the rest of the Grade 11 parents for help.


Traditionally various auctions are held during the evening. In more recent years very successful online auctions have been run preceding the event via a dedicated parent dance website. It is the proceeds’ of these auctions that culminate in the bulk of the budget, which will be used for our boys dance next year.


We will be appealing to you at the start of next term for donations towards these auctions. Please start thinking about what you , your friends and connections perhaps could donate to help raise this money. We are looking for some really WOW items like overseas or local holiday destinations, holiday houses, artwork,  jewellery , specialty Wines and Champagnes, spa and beauty treatments, restaurant vouchers, specialty services, tickets to sporting events, crystal glasses, silverware, chinaware, antiques, beautiful décor items or décor .The event itself and the website will offer an excellent marketing platform for any business reaching the whole Bishops Parent body.


Tickets for the event will be sold via the dedicated website from mid August onwards. They will be released to the matric parent group first, followed by our grade and finally the rest of the school, they will be sold on a first come first serve basis, traditionally they sell out very fast.


Please save the date and join us at the Bishops 2014 Parent Party. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation and generous contributions.


Your Sincerely




Erica Jankovich

Marketing and Communications

Bishops 2014 Parent Parrty


Karen Day

Convenor / Fund- raising


Laura Pithey

Convenor/ Finances