Brian Eagleson (past staff) (1989 to 1997)

Brian Eagleson (past staff) (1989 to 1997)

We were sad to hear of the passing of Brian Eagleson on 5th May. He was the school carpenter from 1989 to 1997. He could and did turn his hand to any odd job around the school. He spoke to the senior boys of his experiences when he and his family were removed from District Six, teaching them the reality of the social upheaval that was caused. He will be missed by all who knew him.

UK Reunion

UK Reunion

To all the Wetpups old boys living in the UK, we promised a Wetpups Reunion and we can now confirm the date: Friday 22 March! Please spread the word and book the date in your calendar. Further details will follow. If you are in the UK and living in / near London, please email your contact details to Caron Perrott at marketing@wpps.org.za Please note, you will find more news updates on the Alumni Facebook page.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is always a sobering event, which reminds us to remember loved ones who died during war. The boys were reminded always to look for ways to keep the peace in our world, so that we can avoid the atrocities that war brings. Thanks to past parent Craig Ballantyne, who played the bagpipes at this year’s service.

Wetpups Golf Day

Wetpups Golf Day

1 November – Wetpups Golf Day – Thanks We are most grateful to all who were involved with our very successful annual golf day. The funds raised contribute greatly towards our WPPS Scholarship Fund, which supports boys on scholarships from Grades 4 to 7. We are very proud to be able to give an opportunity to these worthy boys, and hope that they, in turn, go on to make a difference in their communities and in the world. We are most grateful to our guest speaker, Brandon Christians (alumni 2005), who spoke so passionately about having had the opportunity to...

2013 Grade 7 Reunion

2013 Grade 7 Reunion

It was wonderful to see our 2013 Grade 7s and their parents return to WPPS for their reunion. The evening was filled with laughter, camaraderie, and catching up. It was a true reflection of the WPPS family culture. Good luck, boys, with your Matric, and don’t forget to keep in touch!

Prep Schools Cricket Festival

Prep Schools Cricket Festival

In February, WPPS hosted the Prep Schools Cricket Festival. Ten schools from around the country took part. On the final evening, the players, coaches and headmasters were treated to a wonderful supper in the Stansbury Hall, and listened to our special guest speaker, Springbok rugby player, Dillyn Leyds (2005). Dillyn inspired the boys and encouraged them to have fun, make friends, never to give up on their dreams, and above all be a team player! Thanks to Dillyn and his family for taking time to attend, especially as he had just come from playing in the Stormers’ rugby game that afternoon,...

Founders’ Day

Founders’ Day

We came together as a community to celebrate our Founders’ Day. The whole school from Grades N to 7 was involved, as we were reminded how the school was started. Geoffrey Stansbury was at a party in England in 1912 when he met Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, who spoke passionately about South Africa and suggested to Mr Stansbury that the country was in need of pre-schools. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick organised letters of introduction for Mr Stansbury in South Africa. Mr Stansbury, who was only 29 years old at the time, then came out to the country to start the school. He...