From the Headmaster’s Desk

Mark Whitelaw

From the Desk of the WHPS Headmaster

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website which we hope will give you a feel for the ‘treasure’ to be found in any boy fortunate enough to have attended WHPS. Amongst the many pages here, we hope that you will feel inspired to explore our special School a little closer in order for you to assess for yourself, the prevailing atmosphere with happy boys going about their daily school life.

At WHPS, every boy is important to us and will be thoroughly prepared through the rich flavour of everything on offer. We are extremely proud of our academic track record; our sporting success and growth as well as the balance of our outstanding musical and cultural standards. As we look to the development of excellence, it is upon ‘personal excellence’ that we are focused. This ensures that boys will do whatever they do, to the very best of their abilities, this being the only real guarantee of success.

It is upon pillars of academic, cultural, sport and spiritual components that WHPS has been built and these ‘pillars’ are in turn supported by the very same value system which has been in place at WHPS for eighty seven years. Old values that have stood the test of time: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Tolerance and Responsibility are to be found in this environment which also captivates and exposes boys to modern methodology and technology, in preparation for the future.

At WHPS we encourage boys to ‘Risk’ because we come to School to get things wrong! After all, if we had all the answers, what would be the point in attending School at all?

Our boys have a skills based curriculum to equip them for this ever-changing world. At WHPS, boys are given endless opportunities to develop their confidence and self-esteem through leadership, self development and a security in their value system.

I hope that these web pages will entice you to visit the School. My invitation is open to all prospective parents and pupils; Old Boys, New boys or anyone who might be a friend of WHPS. As the saying goes, “Once a WHPSian, always a WHPSIAN!”

If you are a parent who values the importance of quality education for your son, then there is no doubt that WHPS is the place for you.

Mark Whitelaw
WHPS Headmaster

“It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts… it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.”

Robert Hutchins