The information from Wellington College International School Bangkok
Friday 15 September 2023
  • 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 (JS Parents – Nursery – Year 6) 

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

  • Thurs 21 Sept 17.00 – Australian Universities Presentation - Theatre 

  • Tues 26 Sept 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – EAL in Junior School (JS Parents of EAL supported students) 

  • Tues 26 Sept 8.00-9.30 – Coffee Morning -  Friends of Wellington – Senior School Café and Atrium 

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

  • Fri 29 Sept 8.00-9.30 – Coffee Morning – Friends of Wellington – Junior School Lobby 

  • Fri 29 Sept – Busking Friday – Junior School 

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

  • Weds 4 Oct 9.00 – Friends of Wellington Special Seminar – Finding Digital Balance:Unleashing the Power of Digital Wellbeing in a Hyperconnected World (See details below!) 

  • 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 (JS Parents – Nursery – Year 6) 

  • Weds 11 Oct 16.00 – Senior School Parent Workshop – Reporting in Senior School 

  • Thurs 12 Oct – Welly Walk – Fundraiser (See details below) 

  • 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 

  • Mon 23-Fri 27 Oct – Half Term Holiday 

  • Thurs 2 Nov – Year 7 Parents’ Social

  • Sat 4 Nov – Sixth Form Scholarship Day 

  • Sun 5 Nov – Fun Run (organized by Friends of Wellington) 

  • Weds 8 Nov – Duke of Edinburgh Awards Bronze Ceremony 

  • Sat 18 Nov – Festival of Education hosted at Wellington 

  • Sat 9 Dec – Christmas Fayre

Dear Parents 




Logic tells us that 821 students all coming to one school at the same time are likely to cause traffic difficulties. Only Hogwarts would be able to remove that problem: there is no magic in real life! 


Routes to Wellington are becoming more congested, simply because more cars are coming here. And, far too often, scooters that fail to obey traffic rules get into accidents at the busy times. We will be discussing sustainable solutions with the police, but they are not Harry Potter, either! 


Schools usually address traffic problems with school buses. These can operate:  

  • door to door from students’ homes 

  • as shuttles from local stations or compound pick-up points 

  • ‘park-and-ride’ from nearby carpark facilities with better access. 


I’d welcome comments and suggestions on this. It is time for us to implement some change!  


Onwards and upwards. 

  Have a great weekend! 

Friends of Wellington Special Seminar 


We are delighted to share that our Friends of Wellington have organized another amazing Special Seminar. 


Join us in the theatre on Weds 4 Oct 9.00 for an exclusive session  – Finding Digital Balance:Unleashing the Power of Digital Wellbeing in a Hyperconnected World 


Our speakers will be


– Dr Tyn Tawitaranond, Executive Vice President, Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) Ministry of Digital Economy and Society 


Dr Warot Chotipittayasunon, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Spokesperson for the Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health 


This is a topic that concerns all of us as parents, grandparents, teachers and friends. You are all very welcome!

Welly Walk 


We are so proud of our incredibly generous community. Last year we helped so many different people in so many different ways. This year we are already planning some great new initiatives. Thank you to Ms Tanisha McCraw, Junior School Service Lead who is working with all our community on the first Welly Walk on Thursday 12 October. Proceeds from this fun Sponsored Walk are going to Banpubon school, located in Kanchanaburi. The children are aged 2 to 11 with classes of around 14 children. It is a small, happy and nurturing environment, but they need our help to renovate and refurbish their library and many other parts of the school. We would love to give them a better learning environment. 


We would also like to extend the invitation to parents to complete a lap or two at pick up that day.  The Welly Walk will be the beginning of the fundraising for the Banpubon school library, and we hope to help in many more ways over the coming year. Our target for the library is 270, 000 THB so we are encouraging our students to raise around 1000 THB each for the Welly Walk. Please help your children ask family and friends for sponsorship. They can be sponsored per lap they complete or one total amount for taking part. Of course, if you’d like to donate more or help in any other way we would be grateful for your support. More information to come closer to the time.



Wellington has had a great start to the Basketball season! We are very proud of our Under 11 teams who went to Brighton on Thursday and emerged with victories for both Boys and Girls!  


The Under 11 Boys played amidst a very enthusiastic atmosphere and with a challenging opponent as Brighton had three boys taller than our tallest player!  The boys used a stifling defense to take a 4-1 lead by Half Time. In the third and fourth quarter the Wellington boys used our depth and a solid transition game combined with very impressive ball movement to pull away. Every player saw action and all the boys contributed to a great team win and start of the season. 

The Girls team had an exceptional victory which was well deserved with all girls making a great contribution. The lead was small but significant at Half Time and after the break our Girls really pulled away!  They displayed some brilliant ball movement, finding open players under the basket and were able to generate five baskets to extend the lead. Coach David and his team were immensely proud of every player – they all made a great contribution. They gave a special shout out to Avi and Torfah for the Girls and  Poom, Aiden, Tan, and Atom for the Boys
This week we were honoured to welcome some of our Governors from the UK to Wellington College Bangkok. Thank you to Mr Scott Bryan, Ms Felicity Kirk and Ms Helen Stevenson for spending so much time with our teachers, our students, our parents and our support staff.
We very much enjoyed hosting our first Football game of the academic year - and it was a true international! Thank you so much to our visitors from Bishop Cotton Boys School in India. We were honoured to be part of their SE Asian trip and the two games played by our Senior School Boys were very close and lots of fun.

Thank you so much to Ms Katie Wyke, Junior School Phonics Lead, who hosted a very popular workshop yesterday. The session was designed to help parents understand the Phonics teaching programme and gave lots of practical advice to parents.


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What a great performance by our Junior swimmers at the Swim Star competition hosted by Verso this weekend. Lots of medals and some best times by the children. Well done Q, Peach, Tara and Manow on your medals.
Well done to every single child who stood for election as Junior School House Captain last week. They all showed such courage to stand in front of their friends and share ideas on how to make this the best year ever at Wellington and, of course, how they would lead their House to success.

Year 12 Sixth Form Scholarships 


We are delighted to share that we are offering a small number of Scholarships for Year 12 starters in August 2024. Please contact Admissions to find out more about this exceptional opportunity for current students at Wellington and any of your friends or family who are interested.

Australian Universities 


On Thursday 21 September at 17.00 we are hosting a special presentation by the major Australian universities. Ms Kate Salisbury and the Senior School team are hosting interested Year 11 students and parents from across Bangkok. We warmly welcome interested parents to join us to hear more about studying at the following universities.  

  • University of Melbourne 

  • Queensland University of Technology 

  • Australian National University 

  • Griffith University 

  • Swinburne University 

  • The University of Queensland 

  • Monash University 

  • Macquarie University 

  • University of Technology, Sydney 

  • ICMS 

  • Le Corden 

Use the code below to register your attendance at this illuminating session.



See below for our exciting new weekend Basketball sessions. Join the Rookies and train on Saturdays and Sundays throughout this term.

Practicing mindfulness with your child: 


Looking for a simple tool to help your child during the weekend? Why not use a simple tool called Five Finger Breathing, an activity which encourages focus, self-awareness, and relaxation.  


  • Encourage your child to close their eyes and focus on syncing their breaths with their finger tracing.  

  • Sitting with your child and practicing the Five Finger Breathing exercise together will allow them to better understand and regulate their emotions while strengthening their concentration skills.  

•          Ask your child: How did you feel before and after the Five Finger Breathing exercise? Did you notice any changes in your emotions and thoughts?

Any Wellington students, staff and parents past and present who will be in the UK are warmly invited to attend our upcoming Wellington Community events. We are part of a very happy, friendly and welcoming community! Right now we are planning some events for young OWs studying at or near the following universities. 

There will be lots more events to share with you over the coming months. If you would like to find out more about the Wellington family of schools and the community network then please contact

Welcome our weekly selection of student success stories sent to us from families across the school community.


Beginning with tennis, Congratulations to Punn in Year 4, who has had a great few weeks on the Tennis Junior 10s. On Sept 2-3, Punn took Second Place in the Singles competition against Thailand’s No 1 in the age group.



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