New Year 7 Info.

Welcome to Wellington School.  Please see below for useful information and handy hints in preparation for starting at Wellington School in September.

NEW PUPIL DAY – THURSDAY 5th JULY 2018

What time should I arrive?

Between 8.10am and 8.25am

Where should I go?

Report to the Main Entrance on Wellington Road where you will be greeted by a member of staff who will direct you to the Vale Hall

What do I need to bring?

Black biro and a pencil

How shall I dress?

Exactly as you do for Primary School. If you do not have a uniform come as smartly dressed as possible

What will I do for lunch?

You can buy lunch in our dining room for approximately £3.50 or you can bring sandwiches.  Pupils who are entitled to a free school meal will be provided with one

What time will we finish?

Year 6 pupils will be dismissed from the Vale side on Wellington Road at 2.50pm.  If you have an older brother or sister at Wellington they should collect you from the Vale Hall at 3.05pm

What happens if my brother or sister goes home without me?

We will contact your parents and arrange for you to be collected

 

 

 

THE FIRST DAY AT WELLINGTON

When is the first day?

Wednesday 5th September 2018

What time will I need to be in school?

You will need to be in school by 8.20am

What should I bring with me on the first day?

Basic equipment as follows:-

A pencil case

Two pens (blue or black)

A pencil

A rubber

A ruler

Pencil crayons

A pencil sharpener

A plain DARK bag/rucksack to carry it all in!

A Casio FX-85GT Scientific Calculator

Will I need to bring in my PE kit on the first day?

You will NOT need your PE kit on the first day

 

 

 

HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH SCHOOL?

ABSENCE

Ring 0161 928 4157 on the first day and every day of absence before 9.30am

PASTORAL ISSUES

Contact Mrs Dunne

ACADEMIC MATTERS

Contact Mr Tomlinson

SUBJECT QUERY

Contact your child’s teacher/ Head of Department
 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE SEPTEMBER?

UNIFORM

Click to Download Uniform List

The Appearance Code is included in detail in the Behaviour and Appearance Code booklet.   Please click here.

Petites Modes in Sale supply the Wellington uniform locally. www.petitesmodessale.com  Please click here for order form and price list.

Uniform can also be purchased from Sportswear International Limited; orders may now be placed on line www.swischoolwear.co.uk.  Please click here for order form and price list.

For those parents/guardian’s that have not yet ordered we recommend they place it before Monday 6th August 2018.  This will give you the best chance of receiving items before the start of the School term.

Please note that the only suppliers of the school jumper are Petites Modes.

Petites Modes in Sale, stock all items of uniform except sportswear.

Sportswear International stock only sportswear and school blazers.  Please see below for further uniform information.

LABELS

Label all items of clothing

BEHAVIOUR AND APPEARANCE CODE / INTERNET SAFETY

Make sure you have read these documents carefully and have signed both contracts

 

NHS SCHOOL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

Make sure this has been completed and handed in to your child’s tutor

 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH THE SCHOOL?

ENGAGE WITH YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION

Have a look at your child’s exercise books; test them on their French vocabulary

SUPPORT EVENTS

Come along to the Carol Service or Talent Show!

TERM DATES

Click here to Download Term Dates for 2018-2019

 

 

 

TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS OF YEAR 7 PUPILS

Establish routines sooner rather than later:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRINGING IN FORGOTTEN ITEMS

If your son/daughter has forgotten to bring in any item for example Food Tech ingredients, homework or PE kit, this is not a reason for them to be telephoning home to ask for them to be dropped off at Reception.

In line with other local schools, Wellington School aims to teach students to become responsible for themselves and to remember to bring in the items they need for the day. 

Please be aware that any items we receive during the day will not automatically be passed on to your son/daughter.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

 

BONDING DAY

As your child starts a new period of their school life here at Wellington School, we have decided to arrange a ‘Bonding Day’ for all new Year 7 pupils to attend.  Further details will be provided prior to New Pupil Day.
   

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TUITION

At Wellington we have our own peripatetic service that currently offers tuition on the following instruments:  Piano/Keyboard, Voice, Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Cello, Drums, Acoustic and Electric Guitar.  All students receiving Instrumental Tuition must attend at least one musical extra-curricular activity per week.  This gives students the opportunity to make music as part of an ensemble, as well as consolidating the learning in the lesson.

The lessons are provided during the school day at a fixed cost of £36 a term based on a minimum of 10 lessons.  The music lessons are heavily subsidised by the school to the sum of over £100 per pupil, per instrument, per term.  Lessons will take place during the normal school day on a rota basis.

You will receive more information when your son/daughter starts school in September.

 

LAMDA GROUP DRAMA SESSIONS

At Wellington, students will have the opportunity to take LAMDA Courses and Exams. LAMDA the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is world renowned for qualifications in communication and performance. Classes take place during the school day built around your child’s availability. Courses will run throughout the year in 35 minute lessons in a maximum group size of 8 at a price of £8 per lesson. Additional exam entry costs will apply. Solo or Duo lessons are also available upon request. 

Please register your interest by contacting Hannah Bounds of HBA Acting (contact details included in attached flyer and registration form) for any further information.

LAMDA Drama Lessons

LAMDA School Student Registration Form – Wellington High School

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

At Wellington School we deliver a detailed and comprehensive Personal Relationships and Sex Education programme in line with Government Statutory Framework. It is important that you read the attached letter for further information. Please click here to open.

 

SCHOOL MEALS

For a selection of menus on offer for the Summer Term 2018,  Please click here to open.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Did you know that your child may be entitled to free school meals?

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

HOW TO CLAIM:

Access Trafford, Waterside House

Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF

Tel: 0161 912 3265

For more information on Free School Meals please use the link below.

http://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/schools/trafford-catering/free-school-meals.aspx

Email:  freeschoolmeals@trafford.gov.uk