Week Ahead

The Week Ahead 23March 2018

23 March 2018
  MEET THE MASTER Master’s Study 1400hrs-1515hrs Thursday 29th March This week, the Meet the Master slot is aimed at parents of pupils in Years 2 to 6. If you would like to attend, please confirm via email with Ms. Emma Shi (emma.shi@wellingtoncollege.cn) by Wednesday 28th March. IELTS & APPLICATIONS FOR THE UNIVERSITIES IN UK AND OTHER COUNTRIES Common Room 1830hrs-1730hrs Monday 26th March There will be a presentation on the language requirement for IELTS and university applications to the UK. All parents are welcome, and the talk is open to friends of Wellington and members of the public. Nest Open Morning 0830hrs – 1130hrs, Wednesday 28th March Parents are invited to the Nest Open Morning on Wednesday, 28th March from 0830hrs – 1130hrs. This is an opportunity for parents to visit classes and experience the learning that is taking place. If you are interested in attending, please kindly contact Ms Agnes Cui at Agnes.cui@wellingtoncollege.cn. We look forward to seeing you! Nest Easter Egg Hunt 30th March Friday To welcome the season spring, the Nest will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, 30th March. Children will participate in spring-themed activities and of course, will be hunting for Easter eggs. The day will end with a special visit from the Easter bunny. A fun-filled day indeed! Korean University Visit: JoonAng University Common Room 1000hrs -1100hrs Monday 26th March There will be a visit from JoonAng University (Korea) from 1000hrs - 1100hrs (for parents only) on Monday 26th March in the Common Room. Parents of pupils from all year groups and nationalities are welcome. ASA ASA selections for the Summer Term will be made next week in both the Senior and Junior School. ASA in the Senior and Junior School will begin from 10th April. In the Junior School an ASA selection letter will go out to parents on Tuesday March 27th. Senior School pupils will pick their options during the registration and tutorial time on that day. The deadline for making ASA selections will be Thursday March 29th for both the Senior and Junior School pupils. IB Art Exhibition Black Box The final IB Visual Arts exhibition is now open in the Black Box and the whole Wellington community is invited to come. Please feel free to browse through the artwork and enjoy the work made over the last two years. We are delighted with the progress of our senior Art students and very proud to share their achievements with you! Academy Programme on Summer Term I hope you all enjoyed the courses we offered during the Lent term. During this term we introduced courses like Science and Mathematics with a lot Wellington elements and/or original content. For the upcoming 2018 Summer term we will further build on the success of those courses and freshly start new initiatives for the Wellington and Tianjin community, like Rugby, Journalism, Drum Percussion, Debating and many more. The Programme provides a range of language, cultural, sporting and artistic activities for all our students, their parents, family and friends across our Wellington community. The almost 80 activities are taught by international and national champions, industry professionals and Wellington staff. Designed with the individual and family in mind, we offer a genuine community experience, and participants will have the chance to try everything from English/Spanish language training to Journalism and Rugby. You can become an expert in Calligraphy, or learn to hit a tennis ball like Roger Federer, dance around with ballet or modern dance classes, drum during a percussion session and sing in a choir. Our Summer Term will start on Saturday 14th April and runs for 7-9 sessions (depending on the day of the week). Several courses still have space, so please don’t hesitate to sign up for one/several of the colorful classes we offer. We use an online platform for registration, please scan the QR-code to login. Feel free to contact me (186 2291 2362 also my WeChat account) if you have any questions about our Academy Programme and/or if you need any support with signing up. ISCOT Badminton Competition On Saturday 17th March, the Junior School PE department took a group of students from Years 4, 5 and 6 to compete in the annual ISCOT badminton competition, which was held this year at TIS. I am delighted to announce that Wellington took home a silver medal in the boys’ A team division, and a bronze in the girls’ B team division. My thanks go to the staff who facilitated this competition, the parents for supporting, and of course a huge ‘well done’ to the students who competed. Positive Parenting Class (basic) MB125 0930hrs-1130hrs every Monday Charges: 30RMB/time or 200RMB/8 times 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 Appreciators March 23rd - Chinese painting boundless style. March 30th - Decoration of Easter Eggs in different traditional and contemporary styles. From hot wax painting, through marking with natural leaves, to acrylics and shrink sleeve labels. A lecture about the general meaning of Easter Egg decoration; worldwide examples from different cultures; how it was in the past and how it is now; Serbian medieval monastic decorations and much more. All to be followed by an egg decorating workshop and of course - a tournament! Please come and join us in the peaceful joy of Easter Holidays! We enjoy mixing different cultural experiences! 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  Dance Studio 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. WCA Yoga Dance Studio 0900hrs-1000hrs every Wednesday  Welcome to our newly introduced yoga classes at Wellington College. Yoga philosophy and practice has its 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. It does not matter if you are new to yoga or a regular practitioner; everyone is welcome.