WHISPA is the Wykeham House Independent School Parents Association which was founded in January 2006.
We are a group of parents who organise social activities for the school community, raise funds and do whatever we can to help ensure the good future of the school.
Since WHISPA started we have raised in the region of £60,000. This has been used to buy 2 interactive white boards, a new stage with curtains, a new Foundation Stage Play Area, refurbished toilets for the Senior Girls, a Resource Area in the Library, the new Junior Play Area, new projectors and sewing machines.
All these projects have enhanced the learning opportunities and environment for the girls at Wykeham House.
There was great excitement in the Music Room this week as the girls arrived for their lessons to be greeted by the shiny new keyboards.
This wonderful new resource will enable the girls to compose and perform to their hearts content! We look forward to hearing
the results soon!
Recent fund raising has resulted in the fabulous new computer resource area in the library. Five new computers, all hard wired to the
School’s systems, are enabling girls to do further research and presentation work both in lessons and as private study.
An Association was established in 1990 for former staff and pupils to keep in touch with the school and each other. We have a reunion lunch with AGM, and produce two newsletters each year.
All previous members of the School whether staff or pupils become lifelong members of the Association when they leave the school. The recent Association Lunch was delightful, with much conversation and catching up. The day begins with coffee and then there is a short entertainment provided by the school prior to a delicious lunch.
The day ends with coffee and a raffle before people disperse with fond farewells for another year.