The information from Wellington College International School Bangkok
Friday 3 November 2023
  • Sun 5 Nov – Wellington Warrior Run (organized by Friends of Wellington) 

  • Mon 6 Nov 8.15 – Senior School House Open Morning – Talbot Parents 

  • Tues 7 Nov – Junior School Parent Workshop – How To Be Digitally Safe 

  • Weds 8 Nov – Senior School Parent Workshop – Sport in Senior School 

  • Weds 8 Nov – DofE Bronze Ceremony 

  • Fri 10 Nov – Year 1 to 6 Curriculum leaflets to parents 

  • Mon 13 Nov – World Kindness Day 

  • Tues 14 Nov – Junior School Parent Workshop – Years 1 to 6 - Unveiling the Core Principles of the Maths Mastery Approach 

  • Weds 15 Nov – Senior School Parent Workshop – Year 11 – Organising Revision  

  • Fri 17 Nov – Busking Friday – Junior School 

  • Sat 18 Nov – Festival of Education hosted at Wellington 

  • Weds 22 Nov –Senior School Event - Launch of the Sixth Form and Introduction to A-Levels 

  • Thurs 30 Nov – 08.30-09.30 - Year 3-4 Concert 

  • Thurs 30 Nov  - 11.00-12.00 - Year 5-6 Concert 

  • Sat 2 Dec – Christmas Fayre 

  • Tues 5 Dec – School Closed – National Holiday 

  • Thurs 7 Dec – 08.30 KS1 Production – The Bee Musical 

  • Fri 8 Dec – Senior School Open Morning – Lynedoch Parents 

  • Friday 8 Dec – 08.00 - Nursery Christmas  (Stork and Kingfisher) (TBC) 

  • Friday 8 Dec – 9.00 - Nursery Christmas (Penguin and Hornbill) (TBC) 

  • Friday 8 Dec - 14.00-15.00 - Senior School Christmas Concert  

  • Monday 11 Dec - 09.00 -10.00 - Pre-Nursery Christmas Sing Along/Arts Theatre Plaza 

  • Tuesday 12 Dec - Reception Christmas (Timing TBC) 

  • Fri 8 Dec - Senior School House Open Morning – Lynedoch Parents 

  • Fri 15 Dec – Last Day of Term 

  • Mon 18 Dec – Fri 22 Dec – Christmas Camp at Wellington 

  • Tues 9 Jan – First Day of Lent Term 

  • Sat 27 Jan – Year 8 (for Year 9 ) Scholarship Day 

  • Sat 3 Feb – Admissions Open Morning (Tell your friends!) 


Dear Parents 


I have enjoyed getting to know our UK Wellington exchange students this week. Izzy and Rupert are in Year 10, so beginning their GCSEs, just as our students are. This is the first time for both of them to visit Thailand – and I have to tell you they are loving the country (and school) so far! 


We have CIS (the Council of International Schools) coming in to school again the week after next. A team of seven inspectors will spend time looking at every aspect of the school, watching lessons, speaking to students, staff and parents, examining documentation, and so on. Thank you to all the parents who have agreed to be spoken to by them :)


These days, schools are inspected almost every year. Whilst it’s frankly annoying to be constantly preparing for inspections, it’s also very reassuring, I think, for me and for you!


I’ll let you know what they say, as soon as I get their report.  


I’m in KL this weekend, for a FOBISIA conference, which means that sadly I’ll miss the FoW Warrior Run. Whilst – these days – I don’t often do much running, I would certainly much prefer to be here than in a boring set of international headteacher meetings!! 


 Have a great weekend 

There were some exceptional costumes in our Senior School yesterday as they celebrated Halloween. The day had a very creative and spooky touch as lessons were attended by all manner of characters.


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One of the wonderful things about Wellington College Bangkok is the strength of our links to our Founding school in the UK, The Wellington College. We share an ethos, vision and values. We are lucky as a family of schools, to be able to share resources and ideas - to have a very strong network of professionals who can advise, inspire and learn from each other.


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We are proud to support the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal once more this year. From 1 November we have been selling different types of poppies in both Senior School and Junior School. The poppy is an internationally recognised symbol which honours those who died in World War I and II and all conflicts.


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An Introduction to our Green Team 
This term, we have re-launched the Eco-Committee (Green Team) across the whole of Wellington College. In total, we have 35 enthusiastic student members across the Junior School and Senior School. Our Eco-Committee are working towards the WWF’s Eco-Schools Award, which aims to engage young people into environmental actions by learning from hands-on activities which will lead to sustainable environmental management.   
In short, we are looking to make our school an EVEN better place by becoming more environmentally friendly, therefore reducing our overall carbon emission. This term, our main focus is on building a bigger picture of what our school is already doing, so we are currently working on an environmental review. We hope to finish this by Christmas, then we can put together an action plan and some of our wonderful ideas can begin to come into fruition!  
A few easy steps that we can already take (and which you can take at home also!) are – 
  • Turn off lights as we leave a room  
  • Put litter into a bin  
  • Recycle plastics   
  • Turn off air con when we are not using it.  
Some longer-term projects that you might see at WCIB could include – 
  • More homes in our school grounds for wildlife (e.g. bug houses and bird houses),  
  • Promoting lift-sharing to school and using our School Bus service
  • Reducing our usage of single-use plastics 
  • Having a recycling station in our school grounds 
  • Introducing more school-wide days to celebrate the Earth and promote sustainability   
These are just a few of the students’ wonderful ideas, and if you have some ideas to share with us, please do get in touch! Ms Upton and Mr McKee would love to hear from you, and we will happily pass on any ideas to our dedicated Eco-Committee.   Please see this link for more information about the WWF’s Eco-Schools Award:
GBAC Swimming 
We had a fantastic day at our 50m pool on Wednesday as we hosted the GBAC Senior Swim Meet. We were honoured to welcome Brighton, Verso, LFIB, St Andrews 107, SISB, SPIP and ANS to what was an exceptionally exciting all day tournament! Congratulations to all the swimmers from every school – they were all amazing! Support in the stands from parents and from our students was fantastic – and really gave the competitors a boost.  
Top points and overall first place went to WELLINGTON! Every single Wellington swimmer achieved points for the School and helped bring home the trophy.  A huge thank you to Coach James Goddard and all his team along with all the PE and Sports teams who helped organise, emcee, score, support and inspire.

Christmas is coming and Wellington will soon be sprinkled with Christmas magic as we look forward to our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2 December. Our Friends of Wellington will be opening their Ticket Sales Booths next week as follows – 

  • Junior School Lobby – 9 and 10 November 7.15-8.30 and 14.00-16.00 both days 
  • Senior School Lobby – 9 and 10 November 7.00-8.00 and 15.30-16.30 both days

It is going to be a FANTASTIC event so don’t forget to buy your tickets!  

Christmas Music 


Christmas is coming and our Music department (and all our students) are going to be VERY busy! Don’t miss out on all our concerts and performances. Save the dates!
Dance at Wellington
Year 7 and 8 Dance Video Click
Christmas Camp
Welly Walk
GBAC Swimming
We are excited to share our 2022-23 Yearbook. Please take a look at the digital version – the printed versions will be coming soon! LINK

Assessment Workshop 


Thank you to Ms Gill Elrick for her insightful Parent Workshop on the Assessment Process in Junior School. If you missed it, or if you were there and want the full version – please see the link HERE
It’s been another wonderful week for all our Wellington Stars! We love hearing all the news and we share many of the stories here each week.
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