The information from Wellington College International School Bangkok
Friday 17 November 2023
  • Sat 18 Nov – Festival of Education hosted at Wellington (See feature below) 

  • Mon 20 Nov - 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – Risky Play – EYS and Year 1 Families welcome 

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

  • Mon 27 Nov – 8.30 – Senior School Talbot Parents Open Morning 

  • Mon 27 – Loy Krathong Celebrations (Details TBC) 

  • Tues 28 Nov - 8.00 – Junior School Parent Workshop – KS1 Phonics – KS 1 Families welcome 

  • Tues 28 Nov – 17.00 – Silpakorn University International College Presentation in Theatre (Year 11 and all interested parents welcome ) 

  • Weds 29 Nov – Senior School Parent Workshop – Social Media and IT Safety 

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

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

  • Thurs 30 Nov – Year 11 Parent Teacher Conferences11 PTC 

  • 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 – 13.00 - 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 


A busy week hosting our latest CIS visitors. They saw a lot of great things, and were very impressed – by teachers of course, but also very much by our students, and their high levels of wellbeing in particular! You will not be surprised to hear that. I have enjoyed opening the school up for them to explore; it’s really good to see all the positives through someone else’s eyes, sometimes! Their report will take a while to come, but I will share when it arrives.


Tomorrow (Saturday) is the first-ever Festival of Education (EdFest) Thailand, which we are hosting. The Festival began in the UK 15 years ago, and now happens annually across the globe – in the UK, the US, China, and here in Thailand. It’s an event where teachers and education leaders from across the APAC region come together and spend the day developing their knowledge, understanding and skills. I’m also presenting a session, so I’m especially looking forward to it! 


Next week, we have a range of other visitors in school, including Iain Henderson (whom many of you know well), along with one of the Governors of Wellington College (UK), as well as some other members of the Wellington College international family, in England and China. We’re quite popular!


 Have a wonderful weekend 
Festival of Education 

It’s the eve of the inaugural Festival of Education Thailand! We are very excited to welcome hundreds of education enthusiasts from across Bangkok and beyond to Wellington College tomorrow.


The inaugural Festival is a landmark event for educators across the region. The Festival is an extension of the esteemed UK-based event and embodies the ethos of Wellington College's commitment to educational excellence. It provides a unique opportunity for teachers to immerse themselves in a day of learning, networking, and professional growth.


This year’s event boasts over 40 sessions, curated to inspire and challenge educators from various backgrounds. The festival keynote, delivered by Jassa Ahluwalia, a British actor, writer, and filmmaker, is a testament to the event's calibre. Jassa's keynote, titled "Both Not Half: Fostering Belonging in a Divided World," draws from his experiences and the viral sensation he created in 2019 with his comedy video speaking Punjabi. His mixed British-Indian heritage and the subsequent #BothNotHalf campaign underscore the festival’s inclusive spirit and focus on fostering a sense of belonging in today's divided world. 


Another highlight is Edward Watson from InnerDrive, who will share his expertise on Cognitive Science, and Stuart Kime from Evidence Based Education, who will lead sessions in the Great Teaching Strand. These sessions are a nod to the festival's commitment to evidence-based educational practices and cognitive development in learning. 


Teachers from other prestigious international schools in Bangkok, such as Harrow International School Bangkok, Rugby School Thailand, International School Bangkok, and St. Andrews International School, will contribute to a diverse range of sessions. This collaboration across international institutions in Bangkok underscores the festival's aim to build a community of educators who are collectively invested in shaping the future of education. 


This collaboration between Wellington College International School Bangkok, Wellington College UK, Wellington College International and Lsect reflects a global partnership in educational excellence. As the Festival of Education takes root in Thailand, it stands as a beacon for professional development and educational innovation. With its diverse sessions, esteemed speakers, and commitment to an inspired learning community, the Festival of Education in Thailand is an event not to be missed by educators who are passionate about their craft and committed to making a difference in the lives of their students. 


Free Tickets are available for WCIB parents and staff. Please use the following promotional code: WCIBSTAFF2319

This year, as always, we have joined as a School to commemorate Remembrance Day in many ways including supporting the Royal British Legion by buying and wearing poppies. Last week we had special assemblies in both Senior and Junior Schools explaining the importance of 11 November, Thailand's role in the wars and all the fallen soldiers.



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Last weekend our Wellington swimmers competed in the ISB SwimFest. We were proud to have a very broad age range of students from 6 to 15, all working together and supporting each other as a team. They raced with passion and commitment - showing that the hard work in the pool over the preceding months has not been in vain.



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We are proud to have hosted the GBAC Basketball U11 Girls Tournament today at Wellington College Bangkok! Congratulations to all the teams who participated in this fantastic event filled with great sportsmanship and teamwork. A big thank you to PPIP, LFIB, Brighton, Aster, Verso, ANS, St. Andrews 107, SISB, and Garden International School for being a part of this memorable day! 



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This week all our Junior School students have been working hard with the Giving Tree to support the Karan children of Northen Thailand. Some of our parents and children have filled gift bags for them and every child has created something personal to share. Our Early Years children made Christmas decorations to put in the bag.



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Last week we celebrated with our Year 11 students as they received their DofE Bronze Awards in a wonderful ceremony. Two weeks ago, our Year 10 students embarked on their first overnight practice hike. They planned, navigated, trekked, cooked and camped together.



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Launch of Sixth Form
Pre-Nursery Krathong Making Event
Please take a look at our Yearbook LINK  –  we’d love your feedback!

Christmas Music
Christmas Fayre 
Our Friends of Wellington began selling tickets and game coupons for our Christmas Fayre this week. It’s going to be an incredible community event. Take a look at the site map for the day and please join us! There are so many ways to enjoy the day – buy a VIP champagne picnic spot, an unlimited Games wristband – or just buy your ticket and explore on the day.  
Shop at the Line link HERE
Camp Beaumont - Christmas
WCIB Harrow Youth Cup Football
More Photos Click Here
WCIB Basketball Competition
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WCIB-Harrows Youth Cup Football Video
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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