Wellesley Weekly

12th November 2018

Future Events


Following the Technical Rehearsal on Friday, the play is fast approaching. Final rehearsals in costume take place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons and then we look forward with great anticipation to the three performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Please can those who have not done so either return the slip to the school office, or reply by email, if you would like seats for one of the performances. Please also confirm when you will be collecting your child on the Saturday (i.e. before lunch at 12.20 pm, or after the play).

Christmas Fair

The Friends of Wellesley would like you to Save The Date for the Wellesley House Christmas Fair. This will take place on Saturday 1st December in the Old Hall, between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm. Christmas Shopping, games, mince pies, music and more! Stalls will include:

Catapult Clothing Brightly coloured t-shirts for 5-16 year olds, striking but simple designs. We also sell hoodies, caps, beanies & bags.

Sarah Featherstone Limited edition botanical prints, vintage interior items and seasonal bulbs.

Flamingo Paperie Bright, fun cards and wrapping paper. All you need to wrap up Christmas

Bushbells Kenyan Kikoi pyjama bottoms

Bobby V Shirts Bobby V was an idea born in 2015 after a visit to India and a brief stop in Jaipur. On seeing the beautiful fabrics that are handcrafted with years of tradition the seed was sown. With a clothing business in the 90’s Bobby V has always had an eye for fashion and is sure that his shirts will become firm favourites in your wardrobe. As well as parties, festivals and holidays, these shirts can be worn every day and hopefully add a bit of colour into our lives. Love – Live – Laugh

ChalkUK is a local wholesale company based in Thanet selling a range of loungewear and home accessories to independent retailers. A unique opportunity to buy our Christmas sacks, mums’ and children’s T-shirts, Cosy scarves and socks, scented candles and smells. See more on Instagram – chalkuk

Andrew Fisher - Baker extraordinaire

Hazelbank wines - wine tasting with Clare Felton

Gin tasting

Barbelo - Annabel Wakeling's organic beauty products for Face & Body. www.barbelo.co.uk

In the Country Kent - Clothes and Accessories for all your outdoor pursuits. www.inthecountrykent.co.uk

Games to include Trap the Reindeer, Drop the Coin, Steady hand game, Guess the weight of the Cake, My Chocolate on a card game, The human fruit machine and more..!

If you would like to volunteer to run a stall at the Christmas Fair or to sell goods on the day, please speak with Belinda Wakeling. Contact via the school office (office@wellesleyhouse.net).

Old Welleslians' Advent Carol Service at St Simon Zelotes, Chelsea, London

The annual Old Welleslians’ Carol Service takes place in London on Thursday 6th December. The service at St Simon Zelotes in Chelsea begins at 6.30 pm., and all parents are very welcome to join the congregation for what is always a very joyous occasion. Please contact the school office for further information.

School Last Week

Remembrance Service

Many thanks to Colonel Jo Butterfill for giving the address at the very special Remembrance Service on Saturday. After speaking a little of his time in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, he talked about what it means to serve one’s country. He concluded with his main message that we should all be grateful to those who have lost their lives in conflict, and that the world is a better place thanks to their sacrifice.

Thank you also to Tabitha Butterfill and Poppy Falcon, who began the service by reading Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’, to the choir, and especially to Poppy Brooke Turner for her beautiful solo.

Block 4 Roman Day

Block 4 had Roman-themed day on Tuesday, during which their lessons involved Roman-based activities. They also partook of a Roman lunch and we enjoyed seeing Mr Kearns and Mr Latteur patrolling the school in their suits of armour.


The season of squash matches got underway on Tuesday at St Lawrence. Although the match resulted in a 0 − 5 loss, our players competed well against much older, faster and taller children, and will have learned much from the experience.

Metherell Cup

The Colts A team finished as joint winners of the Plate competition at the Metherell Cup on Wednesday. We were disappointed not to make it through to the knockout stage of the main competition, following a draw and two close defeats in the group stage. However, a win in the Plate semi-final saw us through to play against Northbourne Park and a game in which neither team was able to make a breakthrough, even after an extra-time period during which darkness threatened to bring the game to a halt. The trophy was therefore shared between the two teams.


Certificates were awarded in Monday’s assembly to all our younger runners, who headed to Spring Grove on Wednesday for their Inter Schools Cross-Country event. In cold, wet and windy conditions all the girls and boys taking part acquitted themselves most commendably. Congratulations to everyone for an excellent team effort.

Under 9 Soccer Tournament

Members of the Under 9 soccer team returned to Spring Grove on Thursday to compete in their soccer tournament. They reached the semi-finals before losing narrowly, and they can look back on the useful experience they gained.

La Traviata: Behind The Curtain

The choir and some additional pupils enjoyed their evening at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury on Thursday experiencing a special performance of Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’. In addition to the actual performance, this gave them a behind the scenes look at operatic performances. Thank you to Mr Dix for organising this trip.

School This Week

Mark Reading

The third marks of term have been given and the standings are as follows:

1st Saxons

2nd Vikings

3rd Romans

4th Danes

Special mention goes to the following pupils who have achieved the highest set of marks for their year: Freddie Southorn, William Franklin, Henry Obee, William Obee, Sylvia Olson, Heath Voisey-Stovell, Archie Brown, Margot Grand, Paloma Llari de Sangenis, Katie Baird and Catherine Ye.

The most improved pupils in each year group were Harriet Brooks, Heath Voisey-Stovell, Archie Brown, Simon Ji, Amelia Lawton and Barnaby Gibson, while the highest scoring tutor group was 1L.

Music on Monday

Music on Monday was provided by Barnaby Carter, who played drums to ‘Feel It Still’ by Portugal. The Man. Well done, Barnaby.

Team of the Week

The 'Team of the Week' this week, for their effort and improvement throughout the term, are the Under 9 Soccer Team. They will be rewarded with cookies and squash in the Headmaster’s drawing room during a morning break.

Anti-Bullying Week

This week is Anti-Bullying Week. This year's theme is "Choose respect" and we shall again be running a competition, to create a sock (mostly made of paper, but all material welcome) as a metaphor of "we are all odd socks", we are all different and unique. The sock will focus on understanding how pupils can show more respect to each other and celebrate being different. The closing day for entries will be Friday, and the winner will receive an i-tunes voucher.

Further information about Anti-Bullying Week can be seen on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website.

Team Photographs

Team photographs will be taken on Wednesday. Would parents please ensure that pupils have all the necessary kit in school.

Details for ordering photographs will be e-mailed to parents.


The Play Exeat follows the play on Saturday. Please note that there are no coaches on Saturday. Boarding pupils are expected back in school on Monday evening at 8.00 pm and coaches will be operating for the return journey. Lessons resume on Tuesday morning.

Matches Last Week

Monday 5th November

Soccer v St Lawrence: Colts A - lost 2 – 3

Soccer v St Lawrence: Colts B - lost 3 – 4

Tuesday 5th November

Squash v St Lawrence: 1st V - lost 0 – 5

Wednesday 7th November

Hockey v St Edmund’s: U13 A - won 4 – 2

Hockey v St Edmund’s: U13 B - drew 1 – 1

Hockey v Northbourne Park: U9 - won 3 – 0

Soccer v Northbourne Park: 1st XI - lost 0 – 3

Soccer v Northbourne Park: 2nd IX - won 2 – 1

Soccer – Metherell Cup at Junior King’s: Colts A - Joint winners of Plate competition

Soccer v Lorenden A: Colts B - lost 0 – 1

Soccer v Lorenden B: Colts B - drew 0 – 0

Thursday 8th November

Soccer v Dane Court: 1st XI - won 6 – 1

Soccer v Dane Court: 2nd IX - lost 0 – 3

Soccer v Dane Court: 3rd IX - lost 2 – 3

Soccer – Spring Grove Tournament: U9 - Semi-Finalists

Saturday 10th November

Hockey v Northbourne Park: U13 B - lost 0 – 7

Soccer v Junior King’s: 1st XI - lost 1 – 2

Soccer v Junior King’s: 2nd IX - lost 0 – 1

Soccer v Junior King’s: 3rd IX - won 1 – 0

Soccer v Junior King’s: Colts A - lost 0 – 1

Soccer v Junior King’s: Colts B - lost 1 – 10

Soccer v Junior King’s: Colts C - lost 0 – 6

Matches This Week

Please always refer to the website calendar as it is the most up-to-date place to check for fixture changes and locations.

Wednesday 14th November

Hockey v Junior King’s: U13 A & B (h)

Hockey v Dover College: U9 (a)

Soccer v St Edmund’s: 1st XI, 2nd IX & 3rd IX (h)

Soccer v St Edmund’s: Colts A, B & C (a)

Soccer v Northbourne Park: U9 (h)

Tuesday 20th November

Squash v King’s, Canterbury: 1st V (a)

Molten Golden Ball Challenge Standings

The Molten Golden Ball Challenge is an annual tournament played against Junior King's, St Edmund's and Northbourne Park at both U13 and U11 levels.

League Table 2018


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