Diocesan College

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Diocesan College (Bishops)
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Address
Diocesan College (Bishops) is located in Cape Town
Diocesan College (Bishops)
Diocesan College (Bishops)
Camp Ground Road


,
Western Cape
7700

Information
TypeAll-Boys Independent College School
MottoPro Fide Et Patria
"For Faith and Fatherland"
Established1849
FounderThe Rt Revd Robert Gray, Bishop of Cape Town
PrincipalMr Guy Pearson
GradesN - 12
HousesFounders, School, White, Birt, Gray, Kidd, Mallett, Ogilvie
Color(s)Blue; Light Blue
RivalRondebosch Boys
AffiliationAnglican, HMC, ISASA
Website

The Diocesan College, or Bishops as it is more commonly known, is an independent, all-boys school situated in the suburb of Rondebosch in Cape Town, South Africa. The school was established in 1849 by Robert Gray, Bishop of Cape Town.

Structure[edit]

The institution consists of three schools: the college for grades 8 – 12; the preparatory school for grades 3 – 7, and the pre-preparatory school for grades N-2.

The college is situated in Campground Road at the main campus, and a small portion of this land is used for the pre-preparatory school. The Preparatory School is situated in Fir Road, Rondebosch close to the college campus.

The college has eight houses: Founders, School and White are the boarding houses, and Birt, Gray, Kidd, Mallett and Ogilvie are for day-scholars. Each house has about 70 to 100 students, and is governed by a House Director and an Assistant Director. Furthermore, each house is equipped with a common room, kitchen, study room, Matric room, quad, dining hall, and offices for the Head of House and House Directors. The preparatory school has four houses: Van der Bijl (for boarders and day-boys), Bramley, Brooke and Charlton.

The institution also offers a dynamic and global alumni organisation, the OD (Old Diocesan) Union which has over 5000 active members in 28 branches around the world.

Notes and references[edit]

  • Gardener, John (1997). Bishops 150: a history of the Diocesan College, Rondebosch. Juta. ISBN 978-0-7021-4539-1.
  • Hermitage Day, E. (1930). "Robert Gray: First Bishop of Cape Town". London: SPCK.
  • McIntyre, Donald (1950). A Century of 'Bishops'. Juta.

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Coordinates: 33°57′50″S 18°28′53″E / 33.96389°S 18.48139°E / -33.96389; 18.48139