WPPS Centenary Foundation Trust


WPPS strives to be an agent for lasting social change through the creation of leaders diverse in their strengths and experiences. The objective of the school’s Centenary Foundation Fund is to provide a reliable, stable, ongoing source of supplementary income, so that the school’s core objectives can be achieved by current and future generations.

  • We are acutely aware of the enormous responsibility that comes with the management of assets for future generations. The Foundation’s investment strategy is to grow the capital in real terms, while providing an annual annuity for specified projects.
  • The Centenary Foundation is directed and managed by a Board of Trustees and is subject to an annual audit. Financial reports will be available on request.
  • The Foundation is a trust, which enjoys Public Benefit Organisation status. WPPS is the sole beneficiary.

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. Reflection on our proud history highlights the traditions, passion for excellence and all-round diversity so ingrained in the DNA of our school. Our privileged legacy requires contemplation, and inspires an obligation to understand the true role of our school in the new South Africa. We hold fast to our belief of being an agent for change through the creation of diverse leaders, who enable lasting social transformation.

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 of our centenary and embark on a campaign that invigorates and recalibrates our school for the challenges of the next hundred years.

Our areas of focus are:

The Centenary Foundation Trust – Contributing to every aspect of the school’s future, the Centenary Fund will be a lasting resource that makes a difference across generations.

Scholarship Fund – An opportunity to mould our society’s future leaders, by providing opportunities for excellence to boys of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Through the establishment of a fund, we can generate a reliable ongoing source of income.

Infrastructure – As our society grows and changes, so too must our school, maintaining and enhancing its outstanding facilities, and expanding its grounds to accommodate exciting new developments.

Teachers’ Endowment – Recognising the immeasurable importance of our teachers, we intend to invest in their training, accommodation and retirement, ensuring that WPPS continues to attract the very best staff available.

Future Teachers’ Academy – A programme of mutual benefit to student teachers and to the school community, this academy will provide students with mentoring, classroom experience, and leadership opportunities.