Welcome back to all our current pupils, staff and parents. We trust that you had a lovely break and got to spend some quality family time together. The second half of the year is a busy one with regards to upcoming Centenary events. We start with our much anticipated Centenary Foundation Trust Launch, taking place at the school on Tuesday 6 August. Parents and alumni will be given the chance to hear from Mr Mike Kirsten, Chairman of the Centenary Foundation Trust, on the school’s centenary
A WPPS LEGEND! Eric Mansergh was one of the 26 boys who entered the new WPPS at Thornton House in Kenilworth, in February 1914. Aged fourteen at the time, he was appointed the school’s first head boy and leader of the Scout troop. He went on to RBHS, and then to England where in 1920 he was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy, and embarked upon what was to be a distinguished
After John and Anne Stansbury’s departure at the end of 1960, John Pridmore remained at the helm, until he was asked to resign at the end of 1962 to make way for the second master at St Andrew’s Prep School in Grahamstown, Ted Rivett Carnac. Rivett Carnac was a man of tremendous energy and vision, and immediately set about implementing his plans to expand the school. He wanted to increase the numbers,
From humble beginnings in 1914 through two World Wars, profound political and economic change, twelve headmasters and many ups and downs, the school stands with great conviction, character and belief at the dawn of its next century. We are proud of our past – we are a Christian school focused on excellence, built around core traditions, with a passion to build true diversity within our community. With the strength of our history and our powerful belief in our future, we aim to harness the energy
The very smart new palisade fence and wall on the Newlands Road boundary is just one of a number of significant infrastructure developments made recently at the school as we look towards the next 100 years. The funding for these upgrades is largely possible due to the monies raised at our very successful Fun Nights.
Our 1st XI Hockey team had the privilege of receiving a motivational talk from Old Boy Alex Stewart (2001-2008) before their tour to KwaZulu-Natal. After spending three years in the Bishops 1st XI, captaining the team this year, Alex has managed to gain representation for the WP U18 team, and was recently selected as part of the SA U18 team. We congratulate Alex on his fantastic achievements to date. We are proud to have him as a WPPS Old Boy and we look forward to following his hockey career
At the end of last term, Victoria Hospital in Wynberg were the grateful recipients of “pamper packs” donated by our boys. The packs consisted of soap, toothpaste and a facecloth. Colleen Ord (Operations Manager – Emergency Unit, Victoria Unit) gratefully accepted the packs on behalf of the hospital, and said the packs would make a significant difference to patients, who often have very little and arrive at the emergency unit with no toiletries.