OLD SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION
WBPHS OSA COMMITEE
Werner Bachmann – Chairman
Nico Vd Westhuizen – Vice Chairman
Peet Boonzaaier – Treasurer
Christo van Vreden – Clubhouse Adm.
Estelle Eigelaar (Principal)
John Engels – OSA Memorobilia
Willie van Zyl – Fundraising
Rúnelle Zerbe – School Secretary
Deidry de Jager – Finance
Mias de Klerk
ZB Van Deventer
Henjan Van der Hyde
At an Extraordinary Special General Meeting held on 20 July 2010, it was resolved that the Walvis Bay Private High School Old Scholars Association be established.
Some of the objectives of the WBPHS OSA are to foster interaction and promote unity and friendship between former scholars and staff and present day learners and staff, to further school day friendships and to encourage a spirit of loyalty amongst present learners. In addition, to enjoy the mutual benefits that can arise through a sustained relationship with the school and former scholars, to assist the further development of the school and to promote the welfare of the School, through the co-operation of past scholars; by providing scholarships, bursaries, prizes, contributions and donations.
The Primary Goals of the WBPHS Old Scholars Association
To encourage Old Scholars to become ACTIVE AMBASSADORS for the school
To get Old Scholars to initiate no fewer than 20 WBPHS scholarships
To assist the school to continue to invest in the highest quality of TEACHERS & COACHES
To promote WBPHS as a school renowned for ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
To enhance the sporting facilities to create a SPORTING ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE
To lobby Big Businesses, Listed Funds and Private Individuals for FINANCIAL SUPPORT
To improve the OLD SCHOLAR NETWORKING via email and the school's website
To track and PROFILE THE SUCCESS OF WBPHS OLD SCHOLARS and in so doing reflect the ROLE WBPHS has played in the Old Scholar's post school life
To invest funds as an ENDOWMENT TO GENERATE INTEREST with which to build the WBPHS of the future.
Who can become a member of the OSA?
Any scholar that completed at least one year at WBPHS
Members of Club 1000 & 5000 are automatically members of the OSA
Ex officio members such as principals & teachers
Associate members such as friends, supporters or parents of learners that were or still are part of WBPHS
The Advantages of being an OSA Member
Rent Old Scholars Association Clubhouse for private functions.
Receive information from the school on a regular basis including updates about School events, Reunions and news about past scholars.
Receive invitations to Old Scholars social functions during the year.
OSA tie for males and scarf (pashmina-type) for females.
Priority placement when enrolling children at Walvis Bay Private High School.
Stay in touch with old friends.
Valuable networking contacts for your business.
Through mentoring, through support of the school system, and through scholarship programs, members of the OSA can enrich the experience of scholars currently enrolled in Walvis Bay Private High School.
Please note: Joining the OSA is not just about paying subs it is about keeping in touch with old friends and retaining links with WBPHS. The OSA strives to provide as many benefits as possible to its members, so if you have an idea on how we could make the OSA better for you, we would love to hear it.
In many ways the Old Scholars are the eyes and ears of the School in the community. Please contact us if you recognise opportunities or initiatives that may benefit the School. These may be related to advances in teaching and learning, assistant sports coaching, assistant drama or music coaching, development of facilities, or prudential but promising investments.
Knowing that a contribution is made to better the education of our children.