The Week Ahead 10 May 2019

Dear parents
                     
It is Summer Fair time again next week, and this year promises to be another sun-baked day of celebration, music and activities. It is the one time of the year when the whole community, from parents, pupils and staff can get together not only to showcase the talent we have within our pupil body, but also to afford us a chance to generate significant revenue for our local charity, the Ru Hui Autism Rehabilitation Centre.
                                       
The theme this year is ‘springtime’, heralding an awakening and a sense of anticipation for the coming year. It is designed to offer both the excitement of the new, as well as give us the chance to shake off the torpor of a long winter. Pupils and staff have been busy on their activities – there are joint House stalls for children in the Junior and Senior Schools once again this year – and many of their parents have been equally engaged in preparing for their own stalls. We want to emphasise once again the importance of encouraging fun, productive sessions for our visitors at the Fair this year. There will be a host of stalls and activities for children once again: we aim to keep them entertained from first to last. Music is once again central to the event, with a packed programme of performances from pupils and staff on stage from 1100hrs. There will be songs from Abba to K-Pop, a cappella to classical, and a great deal more.
                                                   
So where is the learning in all this? The Summer Fair cannot simply be a time to suspend schooling; its underlying purpose sees the fostering of teamwork and a commitment to working towards a common goal. Service to others and a desire to support the wider community are both key drivers for this annual event, and so whilst having fun and sharing across the Wellington family are important, we never want to lose sight of our ultimate aim – working for the benefit of others less privileged than ourselves. It is rare for all the children in a school, from youngest to oldest, to come together in this way and this forms as much of the joy of the occasion as any of the activities can engender.
                                      
Parents are strongly encouraged to join us in running stalls or activities. By volunteering time or providing food and drink, parents can help to show pupils that this is indeed an event in which all of the stakeholders across the community take pride and commitment. Each year, a stall of cakes, or some marvellous food prepared by dedicated parents becomes a highlight of the event, and I very much hope that we will see more parents than ever contributing ideas. If you would like to join us, either as a volunteer or as a vendor, please contact Lily Lian (lily.lian@wellingtoncollege.cn) by 0900hrs on Tuesday 14th May.
                                                 
I do hope to see you all at our wonderful Fair on Saturday.

 

Best wishes

Julian Jeffrey

MASTER

MEET THE MASTER

Duke of York’s Room

1400hrs-1515hrs, Thursday

16th May

This week, the Meet the Master slot is aimed at parents of pupils in Years 12 and 13. If you would like to attend, please confirm via email with Ms. Emma Shi (emma.shi@wellingtoncollege.cn) by Wednesday 15th May.

FROM THE HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL

Interim Reports Published: Years 7-11

1700hrs, Friday

17th May

Interim reports for pupils in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and Year 11 Induction year group will be published on Friday 17th May at 1700hrs. This snapshot of the progress of the pupils will be of great value and will provide guidance for both parents and pupils now that the assessment weeks is just three weeks away.

FROM THE UNIVERSITY GUIDANCE TEAM

Coffee Morning

Coffee Shop

0930hrs-1030hrs, Wednesday 

15th May

On every Wednesday of Week B, we hold university guidance coffee mornings in the coffee shop from 0930hrs – 1030hrs. All parents are welcome to come along to have a chat about any issues to do with university applications. Parents with children in all year groups are welcome to come along.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 13 May 2019

All Day

Senior School Open Door week (to 17th) (DP)

 

All Day

Junior School STEM Week (to 17th) (RA)

 

All Day

Week B

 

8:30AM – 9:30AM

FOW EAL (Beginners) (PF) (MB 235)

 

3:05PM – 3:45PM

Senior School Assembly (JMS) (Theatre)

 

Tuesday 14 May 2019

8:45AM – 10:00AM

FOW Pilates (ES) (Black Box)

 

10:15AM – 11:15AM

FOW Mandarin Class (ES) (MB 125)

 

Wednesday 15 May 2019

8:45AM – 10:00AM

FOW Yoga (ES) (Black Box)

 

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Coffee Morning (JS) (Coffee Shop)

 

2:00PM – 4:30PM

ISCOT HS Mixed Ultimate Frisbee (IST) (RG)

 

3:05PM – 3:45PM

Junior School Assembly (RA) (Theatre)

 

Thursday 16 May 2019

9:00AM – 10:30AM

FOW: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (ES) (WCA Room)

 

9:00AM – 12:00PM

FOW Reading Group (ES) (MB 125)

 

10:45AM – 12:00PM

FOW: Yoga (ES) (Black Box)

 

2:00PM – 3:15PM

Meet the Master: Year 12-13 parents (ES) (Duke of York’s room)

 

Friday 17 May 2019

8:30AM – 9:00AM

Nest Assembly (DZ) (Theatre)

 

8:30AM – 9:30AM

FOW EAL (Advanced) (PF) (MB 231)

 

8:30AM – 11:00AM

FOW Art Class (KM) (MB 125)

 

8:45AM – 10:00AM

FOW Pilates (ES) (Black Box)

 

9:30AM – 11:30AM

Nest Open Morning (PR) (The Nest)

 

5:00PM

Senior School interims: Years 7-11 (AL) published (DP)

 

Saturday 18 May 2019

9:30AM – 11:30AM

A Level Induction Year Open Morning (PR) (Main Building)

 

10:30AM

A Level Scholarship Interviews (external) (YY) (Main Building)

 

11:00AM – 3:00PM

Summer Fair (JAFJ)