In our Senior Prep (Grades 4 – 7), high academic standards are maintained across our broad-based curriculum. We continue to develop independent and critical thinking skills. We offer specialist subject teaching in Grades 6 and 7, affording our boys the opportunity to prepare for high school education. Where appropriate, technology is used to support and enrich our teaching; we aim to use technology to transform the learning experiences for our boys. We live in a world where knowledge is easily accessible; our challenge is to educate our boys to interpret this information.
“Our aim is to ensure that all boys and their families feel happy, safe and secure and that they have a voice.”
– Simon Weaver
Our curriculum is constantly changing as we endeavour to create a curriculum that is relevant and rooted in real world problems.
Project-based learning is embraced in Grades 4 – 7; this involves a dynamic classroom approach which is believed to allow boys to acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real world challenges. The boys learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, challenge, or problem. It is a style of active learning and inquiry-based learning.
Inclusivity & Diversity
Inclusivity and diversity are addressed in our curriculum – through literature and content we have the power to allow each boy to feel included and valued.
Outings are encouraged, as they are a welcome break in the routine for both boys and teachers, yet their purpose is essentially to educate. Outings encourage curiosity, reinforce/introduce what has been/will be taught at school and encourage engagement.
At WPPS, we strive to build young men who live up to our values of respect, integrity, compassion, courage, accountability and humility. Community Development is an avenue through which we can build our school’s values, and it is an important cog in the understanding and acceptance of others. Through community development we build empathy, break down barriers and learn to understand others’ perspectives in our society.
We offer an extensive extracurricular programme, which includes a variety of sports as well as cultural activities. Extracurricular activities often keep our boys afloat with purpose and positive self-esteem. Through these, our boys also learn important skills such as leadership, time management, discipline, teamwork, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
WPPS appreciates the services of a multi-disciplinary support team; the team operates in a private capacity. Consultant occupational and speech therapists have rooms on the Eden Road Campus, and our pupil support department offers remedial assistance to boys who are experiencing academic difficulties. Our counselling department provides pastoral care to boys and families, and teachers refer boys encountering emotional and social problems.