WHPS 90th Anniversary Celebration
24 - 26 May 2013
Founded in 1923, Waterkloof House Praparatory School was run as a private concern for many years. However, headmaster, Wilf MacRobert, decided in 1964 to create a School Trust, which would take over the running and management of this private school for boys. Thus the first School Council was born.
The School Council's function is to govern, manage and administer the School in accordance with its objectives and within the parameters of the Council's Constitution, as well as to assist the headmaster. All financial and project decisions are first made by the Executive Committee and once agreed upon by this body, such decisions are tabled with the full Council members for their approval. The Council is also responsible for the appointment of the headmaster and the bursar.
There are a number of portfolios assigned to the WHPS Council, namely:
Chairman of Council : Mr Robin Buckley
Vice Chairman : Mr Dave Sawyer
Councillors Emeritus : Mr Rusty Gillett / Mr Dave Marshall / Mr Neil Smith / David Chamberlain
Trust Representatives : Mr Tiny Barnetson / Mr David Chamberlain / Mr Robin Buckley
Co-opted Members : Mr Martin Coetzee (Legal) Mr Peter Papadopoulo (Legal)
Mr Enrico Jacobs (IT)
Nominated Clergyman : Ven Tim Lowes
Nominated Educationalist : Mr Tom Hamilton (Headmaster - St Alban's College)
Nominated Business Person : Mr Dave Sawyer
Headmaster : Mr Mark Whitelaw
Deputy Headmaster : Mr Rob Neilson
Senior Primary HoD : Mrs Brigitte Theunissen
Junior Primary HoD : Mrs Elaine Cornish
Bursar : Mrs Susan Rossouw
Secretary : Mrs Fiona Simpson
PA Chairman : Mrs Dessie Papavarnavas
Elected PA Members : Mr Chris Nteta / Mrs Sarah Mason
Mrs Louise McLachlan / Mrs Anne Stone / Mr Marc Truman
Old Boys' Chairman : Mr Gordon Delaney
Old Boys' Representatives : Mr Blain de Villiers / Mr Neil Taylor
Council Members 2012
The Executive Committee meets with the headmaster on a monthly basis and one full Council meeting is held every term. Should a member of the parent body wish to approach the Council with any queries or concerns they should contact the Chairman of the PA, Lloyd Davis, who is their representative on Council.
The Council is a committed and dedicated group of people who have the School's best interests at heart, who give their time generously to better the School and to ensure a secure future for generations of WHPSians to come.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela