The Week Ahead 6 September 2019

From the Master

Dear parents

The new academic year may only be two weeks old, but the school is already brimming with energy and purpose. I have been to lessons to see classes from all age groups busy and engaged with their learning. I outlined the main academic goals for the school in my recent start of year letter, and I am so delighted to see how hard all our pupils and staff are working towards making those goals a reality.

Such positive news and progress would be reason enough to rejoice, but the Wellington College family of schools is enjoying a double celebration this week. The first is the stunning series of results achieved by pupils graduating from Wellington. You will have heard already of our own record-breaking examination results at IGCSE and A Level here in Tianjin; we have just heard the excellent news from our sister schools in Shanghai and the UK that they too have achieved unparalleled success in the their public examinations’ results. Our aim across the entire Wellington organisation is to offer our pupils unrivalled educational opportunities, regardless of the school or city in which they find themselves, and results of this scale underline the huge advantages our pupils have in their ambitions to reach the world’s best universities.

Our second source of shared celebration is the 10th anniversary this week of the founding of Wellington College China. Tianjin, as you will know, is the site where Wellington College first launched its overseas group, but before the school opened its doors to pupils in 2011, the foundation of the project to bring the best of eastern and western educational practices together in one organisation was born in 2009. Staff and governors from across China, joined by senior colleagues from the UK, will come together for a series of special commemorative events aimed at celebrating the passion, the extraordinary vision and the drive of our founder and Chair of Governors, Mrs Joy Qiao. It gives great pleasure to all of us here in Tianjin to play such a central part in the history of the Wellington College China group, and we are very much looking forward to sharing this landmark anniversary with her and all our colleagues next week.

Best wishes

Julian Jeffrey
MASTER

PARENT BRIEFING: ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN WELLINGTON

Junior School and Senior School: Common Room

0900hrs – 1015hrs, Wednesday

Nest: N205

1100hrs, Wednesday

11th September

Every Wednesday morning from 0900hrs -1015hrs, parents will have the chance to engage with the school in sessions that cover all aspects of your child’s education, from the Early Years to A Levels and university admissions. For this week’s meeting, Mrs Jane Arden and Ms Raisa Romer, will give details of the English language development in the Junior and Senior school at 0900hrs in the Common Room. Mrs Dionne Zantua will then outline language plans in the Nest at 1100hrs in room N205.

Parent Briefing: Year 12 – University applications and summer schools

Common Room

1730hrs, Thursday

12th September

There will be a parent briefing about university applications and potential summer schools on 12th September in the Common Room at 1730hrs. Parents of pupils in all year groups are welcome to attend. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions.

 

Art

Every Friday

8:30-11:00

MB125

Mrs Markovic

ksenija.jakic@wellingtoncollege.cn

Mandarin

Every Tuesday

10:15-11:15

MB125

Mrs Yuan and Mrs Zhang

yizhang001@foxmail.com

EAL (Beginner level)

Every Tuesday of Week A

8:30-9:30

MB234

Mr Furse

David.Furse@wellingtoncollege.cn

EAL (Advanced level)

Every Thursday of Week B

8:30-9:30

MB234

Mr Furse

David.Furse@wellingtoncollege.cn

Pilates

Every Tuesday

8:45-10:00

Black Box

Mrs Stofkova

dstofkova@yahoo.com

Pilates

Every Friday

8:45-10:00

Black Box

Mrs Stofkova

dstofkova@yahoo.com

Yoga

Every Wednesday

8:45-10:00

Black Box

Mrs Havlíková

havlikann@gmail.com

Yoga

Every Thursday

10:45-12:00

Black Box

Mrs Havlíková

havlikann@gmail.com

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Every Thursday

9:00-10:30

MB113

Mrs Markovic

ksenija.jakic@gmail.com

Notice: Any changes of time/date/venue please follow the notice according to the course organiser.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Monday 09 September 2019

All Day

Week 4 (B)

 

09:00AM-10:00AM

Year 8 Parent Briefing: Wellington College Summer School (ES) (Common Room)

 

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Senior School assembly (JMS) (Theatre)

 

4:00PM

ISCOT League HS Boys and Girls Volleyball vs TEDA (a) (RG)

 

Tuesday 10 September 2019

All Day

Wellington College China: 10 Year anniversary celebration (PR) (Theatre)

 

8:45AM – 10:00AM

FOW: Pilates (LL) (Black Box)

 

10:15AM – 11:15AM

FOW: Mandarin class (LL)

 

4:00PM

ISCOT League MS Boys and Girls Football vs IST (a) (RG)

 

Wednesday 11 September 2019

8:45AM – 10:00AM

FOW: Yoga class (LL) (Black Box)

 

9:00AM – 11:45AM

Parent briefing: English language development at Wellington (ES) (Main Building)

 

3:05PM – 3:45PM

Junior School assembly (RA) (Theatre)

 

Thursday 12 September 2019

All Day

Roald Dahl Day (MM) (JS)

 

9:00AM – 10:30AM

FOW: TCM class (LL)

 

10:45AM – 12:00PM

FOW: Yoga class (LL) (Black Box)

 

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Meet the Master: Years 7-11 (ES) (DoY)

 

2:00PM – 5:00PM

Junior School inter-house football (RG) (Sports Centre)

 

5:00PM

Nest baseline reports published (DZ)

 

5:00PM – 6:30PM

Senior School parents’ evening: Year 7 Open House (DP) (Main Building)

 

5:30PM

Senior School parent briefing: Year 12 – university applications and summer schools (JMS) (Main Building)

 

Friday 13 September 2019

All Day

Mid-Autumn Festival (school closed) (ES)