The information from Wellington College International School Bangkok
Friday 1 September 2023
  • Week of Mon 4 Sept – Student Photography (see letters from School) 

  • Tues 5 Sept 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – Our Approach to Student Wellbeing 
  • Weds 6 Sept 8.00 – Senior School Parent Workshop – Tutoring, Wellbeing and links with The Wellington College (UK) 

  • Thurs 7 Sept – U15 Boys Football v Bishops Cotton School (India) 

  • Thurs 7 Sept 17.00 – Year 11 Parents Social – See letter from Senior School Team 

  • Mon 11 Sept - WEX programme begins 

  • Tues 12 Sept 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – Read Write Inc Phonics 

  • Weds 13 Sept 16.00 – Senior School Parent Workshop – Applying to Colleges in the US (with Education USA) 

  • Mon 18 Sept - 1:1 Peri instrumental programme starts (for 10 weeks) 

  • Tues 19 Sept 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – Swimming Curriculum with Coach James Goddard

  • Weds 20 Sept 8.00 – Senior School Parent Workshop – Supporting EAL students in Senior School 

  • Tues 26 Sept 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – EAL in Junior School 

  • Weds 27 Sept 8.00 – Senior School Parent Workshop – Social Media and IT Safety

  • Fri 29 Sept – Busking Fri – Junior School

  • Tues 3 Oct 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop - Speak Out Stay Safe 

  • Weds 4 Oct 16.00 – Year 7 and Year 8 Parent Workshop – The Pathways Programme Tues 10 Oct 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – Mandarin Curriculum in Junior School  

  • Weds 11 Oct 16.00 – Senior School Parent Workshop – Reporting in Senior School 
  • Fri 13 Oct – Public Holiday – School Closed
  • Tues 17 Oct 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – Developing a Passion in Reading
  • Tues 17 Oct 8.15 – Senior School House Open Morning – Anglesey and Talbot Parents 
  • Weds 18 Oct – Year 9 Parents and Student Workshop – IGCSE Launch 
  • Fri 20 Oct – Busking Friday – Junior School
Dear Parents 
I mentioned last week that our original Year 6 students are now 15-16 years old. And how far they have come! How much they have grown up! It’s astonishing.
At the end of this school year, those students, our students, will be ready to transition into the Sixth Form (this is what we call Y12-13).
I haven’t artificially created a Sixth Form and filled it exclusively with high-ability outsiders. I understand why a school might do that – you want to open the ‘newsworthy’ end of the school as soon as possible.   
But our Sixth Form will really be ours: our community, our students, our success.
Sixth Formers at Wellington:
  • Don’t wear school uniform.  They wear ‘smart business attire’. 
  • Study four (or three) subjects to a deep level, with excellent expert teachers.
  • Learn via a combination of university-style seminar teaching, practical work and structured private study, with ongoing support and monitoring via Academic guidance meetings and House Tutors.
  • Can take an additional examined course in thinking skills as well as an examined international project qualification.
  • Get an elite level of personalized support to guide them towards the ideal university or other destination, both from our Bangkok staff and from staff at Wellington College in England.
The range of subjects we teach in the Sixth Form is the widest in the school. Dr Panton and his team will deliver a world-class programme: look out for more and more information over the coming weeks.   
Have an excellent weekend 
We have wonderful news of our swimmers from the SEA Age Games in Indonesia. Our three swimmers performed incredibly - showing the skills, hard work and discipline we have come to expect of the whole incredible squad.
Our students have been extremely busy over the holidays! We've shared lots of recent exciting sports news and there has been much academic success, too.
Our Senior School Workshop programme continued on Monday with a session for Year 11 parents in the theatre. First we heard an excellent introduction by Ms Kate Salisbury, Assistant Head of Senior School on the help and guidance we give to all our students as they choose the right pathway for them.
Our music department is going from strength to strength this year. As well as additional full time Music teachers we have increased and developed our one-to-one programme. Can you believe that when we opened in 2018 we had one individual programme teacher – Ms Mod.

Dear Parents,


Welcome back to school! And for the new parents and families, a warm welcome to our Wellington Family !!! 


It’s always nice to be back to School and as the Chairman of Friends of Wellington please allow me to assure you all that once you enroll your child in WCIB, you automatically become a member of Friends of Wellington (FoW). 


A number of parents were elected and appointed to become members of our FoW Committees. FoW Committees are voluntary bodies who work with an aim to organise constructive activities and thus create a cosy and friendly community which is a unique and desirable characteristic of WCIB. 


Throughout the past five years our FoW Committee has organized numerous events such as Jumble Sales, Seminars, Fun Run, Get Togethers, Summer Formal, International Day, and certainly WCIB’s signature event - the Christmas Fayre! 


We will continue organising events this year with a focus, of course, on the Christmas Fayre. And in the Lent Term this Academic Year there will be an election for the new FoW Committee which will be a great opportunity for parents to take part. We encourage you to volunteer to help support our School. 


Although we have Committee Members, we are an open group where any parents can come and join our meetings and voice your views. There are also a number of non-committee parents who kindly volunteer and help out in our activities.

Our Committee members consist of parents from each and every year group (except probably Pre-Nursery but we will soon have one) so please reach out to any of our committee members should you wish to contribute or join us in any form. 


Once again, a warm welcome to all parents, old and new !!!! 


Notachard Chintakanond (Noat) 

FoW Chair
Please let us know if you have any siblings to register at Wellington for the academic year 2024-25. We will be starting to process our Early Years starters very soon for next year and we want to ensure we give priority to our current parents. Please get in touch if you want to discuss entry at any age. or
Regular tips and tricks from our Whole School Wellbeing Counsellor, Ms Kirat. 
Establishing a back-to-school routine 

Parents and children may be experiencing higher levels of worries tackling the transition back to school. During this time parents play an influential role in helping children in their transition, here are some tips that can encourage a positive back to school transition and help to reduce your and your child’s worries.  


  • After spending months at home, children may feel nervous about going back to school and being apart from their family. Have conversations about going back to school and develop tools for your child to feel connected to home, such as writing a loving note that your child can take with them to school. 

  • Children can absorb their parent’s worries, model optimism and confidence for them. Let your child know that it is natural to feel nervous anytime you start something new. However, they will feel better when they get to know their classmates, teachers, and school routine. 

  • Reinforcing the positive, reminding your child or teen of the good things about school and follow up at the end of the day to see how things went. 

  • Routines can be very helpful, keeping the same bedtime and mealtimes. 

  • Being available and listening to your child, pillow time before bed is a good time to listen to your child recount the events and feelings from the day.



From this academic year, we have introduced Personal Accident Insurance for all Wellington students.

  • This is for accidents on the School campus, and off-site for official school activities such as sporting events and trips.
  • It covers the medical costs for any injury requiring hospital treatment.
  • If your child has an accident, please contact Khun Ning (Operations Manager) to obtain a claim form, and receipted medical expenses will be reimbursed quickly and without any deductible.
  • In the very unlikely event of a major accident on site, the School would process medical expenses through our Public Liability Insurance.

Welcome to another bumper edition of Stars of Wellington – your weekly selection of magnificent student extra-curricular achievements which have been shared with us by Wellington families.


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