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The Week Ahead 

Saturday, 3rd December to Saturday, 10th December 2016

Last week I spoke about the excellence of our Scholarship for all programme and the wealth of academic extension activities that were available, and I was delighted to see so many of our pupils took the opportunity to see the excellent production of Romeo and Juliet that played to packed audiences on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The quality of the acting was there for all to see, and this imaginative production brought  Shakespeare alive to all those who saw it. The next two weeks will be equally rich culturally, with the dance show, jazz, choral and classical concerts, and several performances from the choir in the end of term carol services. These are the sort of experiences that truly enrich, and make Wellington the diverse and exciting environment that it is. Many of our pupils will be involved in these events, of course, but I do hope that even more will go to listen, support and reflect.

That spirit of reflection should also be present as pupils receive their end of term reports and talk over their term with their Tutors and HMs. I hope they will think about all they have achieved, but also consider whether they have met the targets they set for themselves back in September – and see the whole process in a dynamic and positive way. Although we are about to embark on the penultimate week of this term there is still much to be done in the classroom: the IB exams start on 27th April, only 14 teaching weeks away for instance, and GCSE and A levels will follow hot on their heels. Every lesson is important, just as every day at school is, so I trust no one will be tempted to think that the term is all but done.
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Wednesday 7th – Thursday, 8th December Dance Show

Friday, 16th December Michaelmas Term Ends

Monday, 9th January 1945 Boarders Return

 

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Jazz and Singer/Songwriters Concert

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Arts|

Jazz and Singer/Songwriters Concert 6th December,  Old Gym, 19:30-21:30 The Jazz and Singer Songwriter Concert is a very popular evening at the college, Featuring performance from the Wellington College Jazz Orchestra, Singer-Songwriters, The Jazztet, and [...]

Ian Clarke: Flautist extraordinaire

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Arts|

Flute Concert - Ian Clarke 6th December, Concert Room 5:30pm – 6.00pm Not to be missed! Acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world, Ian Clarke’s compositions have been performed across five continents [...]

Operation Shoebox

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Service|

Please help us this year! A nicely wrapped shoebox filled with the basics and some little extras will make all the difference for some women and their children this Christmas. Last year many Wellington pupils [...]

Read all about it!

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Academic|

Read around the World This week have a look at the Library blog for a post about a diverse new reading list spotted by English teacher Miss Kirby. This eclectic list is primarily aimed at [...]

Sports Report: week ending 26th November, 2016

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Sports|

Here is the video of last weekend's action. Sports Round-Up - Sat 26 & Sun 27 Nov SPORTS REPORT - November 27th MIDWEEK Swimming On Tuesday, the swimming squad faced Churchers College, where nearly every [...]

Wellington College Easter Revision Course

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Academic|

Wellington College Easter Revision Course Monday, 3rd – Friday 7th April (residents arrive Sunday, 2nd April) Wellington College, one of Britain’s finest independent schools, is a wonderful place in which to prepare for exams. All [...]

Pastoral Talk 11 – Effective Family Relationships 

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Service|

Saturday 10th Dec, 11.30-12.30, Monro Pavilion  Gill Denne, our lead counsellor, will explore optimum methods to support family relationships. Gill is a skilled Psychotherapist and regularly presents on issues affecting young people.   https://wellingtoncloud.sharepoint.com/sites/wc-PastoralWellBeing/Staff/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=MYXE4ASuSeBJJ1w6BH3R0RFCqwWkGEvbzo7iEpkAii4%3d&docid=1_14a6cd90094ed4060bd555abc39488fe6&wdFormId=%7B1966AA33%2DFBBC%2D4F1B%2DAE47%2D64C01CA8E945%7D

Speech Day boaters and caps: place your order now!

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: Other|

To all UVI students: The College Shop will be taking orders over the next 3 weeks, starting Monday 28th November, for boaters and caps in preparation for Speech Day 2017: these are not compulsory for [...]

Important: parents must book to attend a Wellington Carol Service

By |November 18th, 2016|Categories: Events|

Wellington College Advent and Carol Services Wellington College holds a series of annual Advent and carol services throughout November and December in the Chapel which we warmly invite pupils, parents, staff and the wider community [...]

How to book College Events

By |November 18th, 2016|Categories: Events|

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ – HOW TO BOOK COLLEGE EVENTS   We have a fantastic series of events coming up that the Wellington Community and wider public are invited to book and attend. Parents and staff [...]

From the Dust we Grew

By |November 18th, 2016|Categories: Arts|

The annual dance show tickets are now on sale for this years show "From The Dust We Grew".  Please go to the following link to purchase tickets before they sell out. https://www.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/news-events/events/forthcoming-events/

Music

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: Arts|

The Crowthorne Choral Society will be performing the World Premier of “Stabat Mater Speciosa”: a Christmas cantata, by Chris Williams. Conducted by Simon Williamson, with George De Voil on the Organ, and Jubilate Brass, featuring [...]

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