Week Ahead

The Week Ahead 30 March 2018

30 March 2018
MEET THE MASTER Common Room 1400hrs-1515hrs Thursday 12th April This week, the Meet the Master slot is aimed at parents of pupils in the Nest. If you would like to attend, please confirm via email with Ms. Emma Shi (emma.shi@wellingtoncollege.cn) by Wednesday 11th April. Common Room 0900hrs-1000hrs Wednesday 11th April 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 the meeting, Mr Jeffrey, the Master will discuss the plans for the Summer Fair on 19th May. The Summer Fair is a month earlier this year and to try and maximize the engagement of all members of our community, Mr Jeffrey will open a discussion on the opportunities available for volunteers and supporters. The theme of this year’s Summer Fair is ‘respect for the environment’ and we will focus on developing ideas around measures to protect our local – and global – environment. The World Scholar's Cup This weekend was a very busy one across the school, however three pupils were off competing at the Regional Round of the World Scholar's Cup held at Dulwich College, Beijing. Competition was fierce, and our scholars ended Saturday with an audible sigh after a gruelling day of Scholars Challenge, Team Write and Debates. Though great fun, the Scholar's Bowl on Sunday brought fresh concerns over the level of skill and knowledge of their fellow competitors. My faith however, was never in doubt, and our team of Caleb, Eric Ji Da and Leo, came away with a hoard of silver and gold at their necks.  A total of 22 medals for both team and singular performances! Our journey home was made easier, safe in the knowledge that we have secured a place at the Kuala Lumpur Global Round. Our Wellington College Tianjin scholars have once again proved that hard work does indeed reap rewards and they should feel very proud of themselves. Now our resilient learners must rise to the new challenge of the next level of competition. A huge well done to all! 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 Dear Art Appreciators Exploring Chinese traditional paintings as one of the oldest continuous Art traditions helps us realize so many things about Chinese culture. From meticulous to free style paintings, we will be discovering different ways of perceiving the world. Come and join us in celebrating our first trials in so many techniques, from Chinese watercolors to ink wash. As always, balance is so important for our self-control, in art as well as in life. Win (or fight for) your piece of freedom in the Art Room every Friday. You deserve it. Art is a real link of our lives. Reconnect yourself! Art always helps as a best friend. 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.