Spring in Hangzhou is always wonderful. On this special occasion, though, spring seems even more cheerful and meaningful to the Wellington community than it ever has before. With the flowers blooming, the birds chirping and the sun shining, we are grateful and excited to be welcoming our pupils back on campus!
In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines established by the provincial and city governments, our first group of pupils (Years 5-8) returned to school on Monday 20th April followed by our second group (Years 1-4) on Sunday 26th April.
The health and safety of our pupils is our first priority. We are proud of how they have adapted to the necessary changes in their routines and overcome any challenges they have faced during their return to campus, consistently demonstrating the Wellington values of Courage, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect and Integrity throughout.
Below is a brief recap to commemorate the first week back to school;
- Early in the morning, our security team and duty nurses were ready and waiting at the school gates. They kindly reminded everyone to stand in a queue while keeping a safe distance from each other and they guided our pupils in taking their temperatures, showing their ID cards, swiping their citizenship cards and displaying their health codes in an orderly manner before entering the campus.
- After passing the temperature check, our pupils were excited to see the Executive Master of Wellington College Hangzhou, Mr. Paul Rogers, together with the Principal of Wellington College International Hangzhou, Ms. Kathryn Richardson, standing at the entrance area as usual to deliver morning greetings.
To support pupils in successfully transitioning from eLearning back to classroom learning, Wellington College Internal Hangzhou adjusted the first day lessons to include an additional set of Wellbeing lessons led by the school’s Pastoral Care team.
- Our pupils’ school life is unfolding in an orderly fashion. Our teachers have assessed pupils’ academic progress during the eLearning period, and pupils have quickly devoted themselves to their return to classroom learning, where they can interact with their classmates and teachers.
- For lunch, Years 1 to 5 pupils have been eating in their classrooms at their single desks, while Years 6 to 8 pupils have been dining in the canteen after having their temperatures checked. They have also been facing the same direction and sitting in assigned seats to keep a safe distance from each other.
Over the past two weeks, Wellington College International Hangzhou have held two Online Open Days to introduce what makes a Wellington education special. For those who might have missed these sessions, please scan the QR code below to view the playback:
This Wednesday 29th April, Wellington College International Hangzhou will be hosting another Online Open Day to discuss future academic success and university pathways at Wellington. This event is open to anyone keen to understand the curricula on offer at Wellington, the benefits of IGCSEs and A Levels and how Wellington plans on supporting their pupils to achieve true success, not only academically but also through a wide range of support and co-curricular opportunities. Please scan the QR code on the poster to register.
The time is right to start your learning journey with Wellington. In order to recognise and reward the pursuit and achievement of excellence in pupils at Wellington College International Hangzhou, and to make a Wellington education accessible to a broader range of pupils throughout Hangzhou and surrounding regions, scholarships, awards and bursaries are available to different year levels at Wellington. Awards of up to 100% of the tuition fees will be available to successful applications in Year 7 or above for August 2020.
If you would like to join Wellington or are curious about Wellington, please contact the school Admissions Team through one of the channels listed below:
- Phone: +(86-571) 8239 6366 or +(86) 136 1653 0633
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org