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Founders Week 2021

The ODU is happy to announce the inaugural Bishops Community Founders Week to be held on the Bishops' Campus and in our branches worldwide, from Monday 8 March to Friday 12 March 2021.

The annual Founders’ Day celebrations, which looks back at Diocesan College roots, with the school, parents and ODs will form part of this Week and be held on Friday 12th March 2021.

In association with The Bishops College PA, Prep & Pre-prep PA, Bishops School and OD Union, we have planned many different events for the week. We are delighted that this is a Bishops Community initiative, which has been welcomed by all involved.

All the proceeds from the Week’s activities will go to a soon to be established fund - the OD Investing In Our Future Fund (IIOFF) as well as the charities supported by the Bishops Charity Golf Day.  Our goal is R1 Million. For some time, it has been apparent that some scholars have struggled when leaving the safety net of the College, with emphasis on those who attend the college via a bursary. The IIOFF will provide funds and mentors to these boys for tertiary education, training, careers guidance and psychological assistance, as well as accommodation and daily living expenses if required.

2021 is only the start of the new Founders Week and for every party involved, we see it as a springboard to improve year on year out. We would very much welcome any ODs who would like to contribute; whether it be prizes for the auctions or sponsoring holes on the golf day. From the golf day to the wine auction and the Founders day sports to the Bishops Community evening, there is a lot to get excited about.

This Fund in no way impacts on the OD Bursary Fund which aids boys entering the school. The IIOFF runs in parallel and complementary to the Bursary Fund, as well as the goals of The Bishops Trust.

Below are the links to the various events for the week. Keep an eye on this Founders Week page for any updates to the week. As more details are confirmed they will be added but we recommend you keep an eye on all social media channels associated with Bishops for any further updates! 


Bishops Charity Golf Day

Art Exhibition Opening 

AGM 2021

Wine, Art and Book Auction 

Founders Day 2021 

Bishops Community Evening


Founders Week Raffle and Auctions: 

Part of Founders Week is, of course, to raise funds for the IIOFF and so throughout the week there will be an online auction and raffle going on. Below are some details with regards to the raffle however we welcome any OD, parent and anyone else associated with the Bishops community who wishes to get involved with supplying auction and raffle prizes.


To get involved in sponsoring these prizes please email Dedry at [email protected] or Charmaine Cheminais, who is on the College PA, at



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Buy one of 1,000 tickets for R1,000 each and you could win:

A Week in Provence, France in your own villa accompanying the OD Luberon Wine Tour in October 2021* (valued at R125,000)

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The villa sleeps 6. All you have to do is get to Menerbes in France (only an hour from Marseille airport), and we do the rest. Wine tour itinerary on request.

All proceeds from the 1,000 for a 1,000 promotion are to be invested in the soon to be established Invest in Our Future Fund, dedicated to providing funds and assistance for ODs as they leave school.

More details will follow in terms of numbers, tickets and Covid-19 regulations.

Founders Week PDF

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