The Week Ahead 27 April 2018

MEET THE MASTER
Master’s Study
1400hrs-1515hrs
Thursday 3rd 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 2nd May.

Dear Parents,

Save the date for this year’s Summer Fair on May 19th. We will be selling the Summer Fair tickets through our online platform this year. To allow parents the option of purchasing early we will be sending the link through to your Parent’s Portal on May 2nd with sales to the general public from May 7th.

Thank you

Summer Fair Committee

ANNUAL REVIEW FEEDBACK
Common Room
0900hrs-1000hrs
Wednesday 2nd May

Every Wednesday morning from 0900hrs, 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. The venue will vary according to the anticipated audience, and for next week’s meeting, Mr Julian Jeffrey, the Master, will report on the Annual Review feedback from the UK inspection team. As you will have read, the report provided a comprehensive assessment on the strengths and weaknesses of the school, and Mr Jeffrey will offer an analysis of the results, as well as some brief suggestions for next steps. The second part of this process is a parent briefing on 13th June, during which more detailed plans for the coming year will be unveiled. Both sessions will be recorded and stored on the website for parents who cannot attend in person.

University Visit: Seoul National University
Seldon Theatre
1000hrs – 1100hrs
Thursday 3rd May

There will be a visit from Seoul National University on Thursday 3rd May from 1000hrs – 1100hrs in the Seldon Theatre followed by a Q&A session for parents.

All Korean pupils in the Senior School will attend from 1000hrs – 1030hrs. Any other pupils and parents of other nationalities who may be interested in studying in Korea are warmly invited to attend. The presentation will be delivered in English.

Seoul National University is ranked number 1 in South Korea and 35th in the world and it offers a huge variety of degree courses delivered in English (as well as all of the courses delivered in the Korean language), including Medicine, Music, Fine Arts,Engineering and Education to name but a few.

Year 9 Mandarin Trip to Hai Riverside
0830hrs-1200hrs
Friday 4th May

In order to arouse the interests of exploring the richness of the history and culture in Tianjin, the Mandarin Department is organizing a Hai Riverside trip for pupils in Year 9 on May 4th 2018. This is a half-day trip from 0830hrs to 1200hrs. Pupils will need to wear school uniform and take student badge with them. If you would like to know about this trip please contact with

bianca.xie@wellingtoncollege.cn.

Stay and Play
Nest
0930hrs-1100hrs
Friday 4th May

Stay and Play is a wonderful opportunity for children who will begin their journey in the Early Years in August 2018, to experience life in the class. New parents will also have a chance to attend a Parent Briefing on how to help their children transition to school life at Wellington.

Year 6 Trip to UK
Sunday 6th May

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a number of sleepy-eyed Year 6 children will be embarking on the annual trip to London. As part of this trip they will see some of the most significant sights the UK capital has to offer as well as a trip to Wellington College in Berkshire. For many of our pupils this will be the first time they are away from home without family and thus it represents a journey into the unknown. Nevertheless, it will be an exciting adventure which will help them grow and mature before they begin life in the Senior School next year.

The trip will end on 16th May and children will return to school on the afternoon of 17th May after an overnight flight.

Reading Group
MB125
0900hrs-1200hrs
every Thursday

Welcome to Reading & Sharing Class! This event was inspired by some of the Year 6 mums who felt that they would like to create a chance to exchange ideas on topics other than kids and the school’s daily routine.

Here is what we will do: reading books over two or three weeks, then sharing ideas and listening to each other in two or three hours. Let’s make this Reading Group a special moment only for yourself as well as for the book you like. Please feel free to contact me at 712205@qq.com.

Positive Parenting Class (Language in Chinese)

MB125
9:30hrs-11:30hrs,
every Monday
Charges: 30RMB/time 

Positive Discipline is a programme designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best-selling positive discipline book by Dr Jane Nelsen, it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.

Parents will learn to avoid power struggles while helping their children to learn self-control and self-discipline. Classes are in a small group setting, allowing deeper discussions and very personalized experience.

www.positivediscipline.com

Art Class
Junior Art Room
0830hrs-1100hrs
every Friday 

After a long week of taking care of your beloved children it’s time to think of yourself as well. A little oasis from everyday noise, ART classes can give you much needed relaxation. An excellent way to cope with your everyday stress routine, and to prepare yourself for the upcoming busy weekend.

Painting, sculpture, drawing, acrylics, aquarelle, crayons won’t be a mystery to you anymore. All the things you always wanted to try but didn’t have time for, now in the most convenient time and place for you – when your kids are at school.

Each month we will be focusing on something new that you might like to try.

Expressing yourself in an artistic way combined with relaxing, inspiring music and a glass of tea or coffee can help you find your new daily joy. Come and join ART classes every Friday as soon as you leave your little one(s) in school.

JUNIOR ART ROOM will be open for you from 0830hrs to 1100hrs to learn some new skills, chat with friends, and share your love of art.

Looking forward to seeing you in the Junior Art Room.

Lower Level EAL Class
MB 235
0830hrs-0930hrs, every Tuesday 

This class is for beginner level learners who would like to improve their grammar, vocabulary and all-round language skills.

Higher Level EAL Class
MB 231
1100hrs-1200hrs, every Thursday 

This class is for more confident learners who would like to extend their grammar and vocabulary and will have a focus on improving spoken fluency.

Pilates
Dance Studio
0900hrs-1000hrs
every Tuesday

0930hrs-1030hrs,
every Friday

Pilates is physical exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates. It is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. Pilates focuses on core strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased range of motion for the joints. So, don’t hesitate, join our classes and feel better. You are warmly welcomed.

Yoga
Every Wednesday
9:00am-10:00am
Dance studio

Welcome to our newly introduced yoga classes at Wellington College. Yoga philosophy and practice has it’s origin in India. The word Yoga comes from the word “yuj”, which means “to yoke”, to unite your body and mind. Regular yoga practice helps your body to become strong, flexible, balanced and healthy. The same will happen with your mind. Yoga has become very popular all around the world for its healing benefits. Doesn’t matter if you are new to yoga or regular practitioner, everyone is welcome.