The Week Ahead 4 May 2018

MEET THE MASTER
Master’s Study
1400hrs – 1515hrs
Thursday 10th May

This week, the Meet the Master slot is aimed at parents of pupils in Nest. If you would like to attend, please confirm via email with Ms. Emma Shi

(emma.shi@wellingtoncollege.cn)

by Wednesday 9th May.

Dear Parents,

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

Thank you

Summer Fair Committee

TRANSITION DAYS
Common Room
0900hrs – 1000hrs
Wednesday 9th 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 Raja Ali, Head of the Junior School, will introduce the Year 6 to Year 7 transition programme in the Junior School.

Parents will learn all about what has been put in place over this academic year, plans for the remainder of the term and also information about how things will be different for pupils moving to the Senior School. You will hear from teachers of both the Junior and Senior School, those with specific responsibilities for transition and also a Year 7 student !

Take Your Mother to School Day (Year 8)
Thursday 10th May

We are delighted to welcome our Year 8 mums once again for ‘Take Your Mother to School Day’ on Thursday 10th May 2018.

We offer our Mums the opportunity to see what a day at Wellington College is like for our Year 8 pupils. You will be welcomed into the House in the morning and spend the day with your children, joining in lessons and taking part in LTAs and ASAs. Please remember to bring your PE kits as lesson one is relay sprint practice, and Mr Gater is keen for a team of mums!

For those like me who cannot sprint before their morning cup of coffee, I invite you to join me in the coffee shop during period 1 instead for any questions that you may have about KS3 here at Wellington.

Letters will be sent out this week and I ask that your son or daughter return the slip to me before Tuesday 7th to confirm numbers.

A polite reminder to wear your school lanyards for the day. Any questions please contact me at

emma.paine@wellingtoncollege.cn

Eaglets’ Educational Trip to Tianjin Zoo
0830hrs – 1200hrs
Tuesday 8th May

As an extension of their learning, the Eaglets’ class will be visiting Tianjin Zoo on Tuesday, 8th May. The zoo possesses more than 200 various species and over 1,800 animals, including the giant panda, Amur Tiger, Golden Monkey, Golden Takin, Red-crowned Crane and many other rare and exotic animals from around the world. The children will then enjoy a picnic at the zoo, enjoying the warm spring weather with their teachers, family and friends.

Mother’s Day in the Nest
Friday 11th May

Once a year, we take time to celebrate some of the most important women in our lives, our mothers. Their unconditional love, devotion and endless sacrifice are what makes them truly remarkable. Mothers in the Nest are invited to a very special briefing on Friday, 11th May at 1400hrs in N106. We have invited five amazing mothers here at Wellington to share their experiences and insights on motherhood.  Come celebrate with us!

Tianjin Recycling and Environmental Challenge
7th May – 11th May

We are pleased to announce that Wellington College International Tianjin will show that we care about the environment by taking part in the Tianjin Recycling and Environmental Challenge (TReC) for the second time. The event is organized by the Environmental and Sustainability committee of AmCham China, Tianjin, with participation from the US Embassy and the Tianjin Ministry of Environmental Protection. The TReC programme will be an inter-school initiative between some of Tianjin’s top international schools. The programme aims to improve students’ environmental awareness and get them participating in day-to-day recycling.

There are two segments in the programme and they are open for both Junior and Senior School pupils.

Recyclable Material Collection


The schools will compete to see who can divert the most recoverable resources out of the waste stream. All students will have a week (May 7th – May 11th) to collect recyclable material – paper and plastic. They are welcome to collect it at home as well and bring their recycling collection to the school.

Paper 
1. Paper packaging
2. Newspapers
3. Magazines
4. Tubes
5. Boxes
6. Mixed paper

Mixed Recyclables 
1. Plastics 1-7
2. Iron/steel
3. Aluminium
4. Copper
5. Brass
6. Rubber
7. Styrofoam

Creative challenge
Students should create and submit artwork (photos, articles, mixed media, for example) to be considered for the creative work. The theme this year is ‘Waste separation, for a better tomorrow and brighter future’. The deadline for this art contest is May 11th.

Prizes and certificates will be provided.

The prize award ceremony will be held on May 18th at Hard Rock Café Tianjin.

We hope you will encourage your children to take part in this competition.

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 (Chinese Language)
MB125
0930hrs – 1130hrs
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

Dear Art enjoyers as well as Art makers, it’s time to be productive, catch and sketch all the juices from the trees appearing in the form of blooming flowers. As an old proverb says, ‘If one week of cherry blossom is not enough to enjoy, neither will be the whole year’. So, no excuses, let’s go to the park and celebrate the growing life as well as our gift to notice it. With a pinch of perspective, juxtaposition and vanishing points, see you all at 0830hrs on Friday, the School bus is waiting for us.

Also, Art class has some good news! We’re proud to announce that we will provide Chinese translation for those who feel more comfortable conversing in Chinese. It will also be a nice opportunity to widen your Art vocabulary in Chinese and English at the same time, since we will provide key words for each Art topic. Chinese translations will start after the May Day break. We are happy to get New Art friends!

If you have some inquiries in Chinese please contact Yudi Liu for the details at 707917386@qq.com.

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 a 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
0900hrs – 1000hrs
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.