Whitehill Former Pupils’ Club
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A message from the President.
We have an active club which is open to all former pupils of Whitehill School. The objectives of the club are to bring together former pupils of the school in a social atmosphere and to foster links with the current school staff and pupils.
Our main events are an annual lunch and dinner held in Glasgow. Due to the pandemic we have not been able to meet for over two years but, with the situation returning to near normal, we will be restarting with our Centennial Dinner on 21st October this year. Committee members are working hard to make this a very special event. Spouses and partners are invited and also the current head teacher and some senior pupils. We will have a notable former pupil as a speaker, and a lifetime achievement award will be presented to a former pupil who has made a significant contribution in his chosen career. I look forward to welcoming you all to the dinner and to future club meetings.
Although we are designated as a club, for practical reasons, there is no requirement to make a membership application or pay an annual subscription. If you are interested just contact the secretary and request to be put on the mailing list to receive copies of the newsletter and be advised of current and future events.
Iain McLean, President
Secretary contact details:
6a Corstorphine Road,
Contact: email@example.com / 0131 337 9400
Former Pupils’ Club website: www.whitehillfp.org
Secretary contact details:
Iain Callander, 6a Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6HN
Nicola Sturgeon visits Whitehill Secondary School.
14 th November 2022
The Parent Council, teachers and pupils were delighted to meet Nicola Sturgeon this morning to hear about the Scottish Child Payment scheme being extended to include pupils up to the age of 16.
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Our Annual (Centenary) Dinner, 2022
It was a joy to be able to meet up after more than two years of Covid, and get together with old friends and schoolmates for a celebration.
After our welcome drinks and canapes, guests were called to table and proceedings opened by Iain McLean, our longest serving President. Iain introduced our guests, including Professor Herbert Kerrigan KC., MA., LLB, M.Th. our award recipient, Mrs Hilda Dalziel MBE a former Whitehill teacher, and the recently appointed Head Teacher of Whitehill School, Ruth McConachie. When dinner was all but complete, John Munro entertained with a short history of the dinner club and a recitation of Robert Louis Stevenson's poem “The Reunion”.
Ruth McConachie introduced herself and spoke of her pride at being Head at a school with such great traditions and history. The present school goes from strength to strength with pupils continuing to excel across the board academically and in social, sport and extra-curricular activities. We enjoyed hearing from current pupils Zahraa Anwar and Bruno Kalmar on their achievements and hopes for the future.
The final part of the evening was a very entertaining talk by Herbert (Bert) Kerrigan, pictured above, receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from Iain McLean.
Everyone was gifted a “100 Years of Friendship” commemorative Whitehill mug.
An enjoyable evening was brought to a close with a vote of thanks to the staff at the House for an Art Lover.