26th November 2018
The wait is almost over! Do join us at the Friends of Wellesley Christmas Fair this Saturday 1st December in the Old Hall, between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm. 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
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
Tamarisk Womenswear Boutique www.tamariskboutique.co.uk from Deal
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Louie's Helping Hands
Our school charity this year is Louie's Helping Hands. They have asked us if we would support them in their Christmas Winter Wonderland event this December 23rd in Minster.
They will be holding a Jam Jar Tombola and wondered if Wellesley House pupils (and families) could help with the jam jar donations?
All you need to do is send in a jam jar filled with something a child may like. This could be a jar of sweets or pencils, erasers, hair bands or anything child-orientated, and these will be sold at the Winter Wonderland. Any money raised will contribute towards the new Llewellyn School build currently in progress at Quex Park.
See the Louie's Helping Hands website for more information about the charity and about The Llewellyn School Big Build!
Thank you for your continued support.
School Last Week
NSPCC Visit and Fun Run
On Thursday the NSPCC visited us to deliver their "Speak out. Stay safe." assembly and workshop. The aim of the programme is to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse. All our pupils up to Block 2 took part during the morning. Further information can be seen by following this link to the NSPCC website. A letter was sent to parents last week about the event and is available on the school portal. In case you missed it, you can download a copy here.
In support of the NSPCC we are holding a whole school sponsored fun run on Thursday. This event is all about participation and having fun after the exams. The children are being asked to walk, jog, or run as many laps of the course around the school grounds as they feel able. Thank you to all of our parents who have already returned sponsorship forms and money. Parents of full boarders can send an email to the office if they would like to participate, and the sponsorship amount will be put on the school bill. You can find a copy of the sponsorship form here. Thank you for your support.
Goodnestone Christmas Fair
The annual Goodnestone Christmas Fair was held at Goodnestone Park last Saturday. The Wellesley Choir helped to get everyone into the Christmas spirit, accompanied by the Snowdown Colliery Brass Band.
Congratulations go to Felix Edelman who won the Under 14 Royal Stannick Bronze Medal despite being the youngest in his class. Well done Felix.
While senior children were concentrating on exam revision, the younger children stayed in school and enjoyed watching ‘Incredibles 2’ on the large screen in the Old Hall.
School This Week
School exams take place from Monday 26th November and continue through Tuesday and Wednesday for Block 4, and into Thursday for Blocks 3, 2 and 1. We wish all the children good luck.
Music on Monday
Owing to exam week there was no assembly and therefore no music on Monday morning.
The season of rugby fixtures begins this week with matches for the Under 13 and Under 12 teams on Wednesday against King’s, Rochester. The Under 11 and Under 10 teams have their first matches on Saturday, against Junior King’s.
The School Council will hold their third meeting of the term during morning break on Friday.
Billings and Edmonds Chiswick - Christmas closing information
Please see below for the uniform shop closing dates over the Christmas period.
MONDAY 24TH – CLOSED
TUESDAY 25TH – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 26TH – CLOSED
THURSDAY 27TH – CLOSED
FRIDAY 28TH – CLOSED
SATURDAY 29TH – OPEN AS NORMAL
Matches Last Week
Tuesday 20th November
Squash v King’s, Canterbury: 1st V - drew 3 – 3 (6 matches played)
Wednesday 21st November
Hockey v Dover College: U13 B - drew 1 – 1
Hockey v Lorenden: U11 A - lost 2 – 3
Hockey v Lorenden: U11 B - won 7 – 0
Saturday 24th November
Hockey v Northbourne Park: U13 A - won 7 - 1
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.
Monday 26th November
Hockey v St Lawrence: U13 B (a) (Note: 3.00 pm start)
Wednesday 28th November
Hockey v Junior King’s: U10 (a)
Rugby v King's Rochester U13 (a)
Rugby v King's Rochester U12 (h) (Note: Now a home fixture)
Soccer v Northbourne Park: U9 (a)
Thursday 29th November
Hockey v Kent College: U9 (a)
Saturday 1st December
Rugby v Ashford U13 & U12: (h)
Rugby v Junior King’s: U11 (a)
Rugby v Junior King’s: U10 (h)
Monday 3rd December
Hockey v St Lawrence: U13A (a) (Note: 3.00 pm start)
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.
Click below to view the latest collections of photographs on the school website.
This week the kitchen will be serving Menu 3.