From the Headmaster’s Desk

Mark Whitelaw

From the Desk of the WHPS Headmaster

Welcome to the Headmasters Desk. At WHPS, every boy is important to us and will be thoroughly prepared through our holistic offering. We are extremely proud of our academic track record including 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 focussed. This therefore ensures that boys will strive to perform 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. These ‘pillars’ are furthermore supported by the very same value system which has been in place at WHPS since 1923. Our core values are Appreciation, Courage, Integrity, Passion, Respect and Responsibility.  Boys thrive in this environment, which also captivates and exposes them to modern methodology and technology.

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 and inquiry 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, and a security in their value system.

I hope that you will feel inspired to explore our special School a little closer. This will allow you to assess for yourself, the prevailing atmosphere with happy boys going about their daily school life. My invitation is open to all prospective parents and pupils, Old Boys or anyone who might be a friend of WHPS. As the saying goes, “Once a WHPSian, always a WHPSIAN!”. We look forward to welcoming you to WHPS soon.

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

Mark Whitelaw

The Headmaster - Mark Whitelaw

“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