“We try with everything we do, to make every child’s life happier. We try and bring a smile to their faces and to fill them with pride that they attend our wonderful school. We are role models for our children and for society” – Friends of Wellington
Wellington College Bangkok is a strong and vibrant community which does not just include our students and our staff but our parents, too. The relationships between parents, students and staff must be strong and must work all ways. Whether you have been part of School since Day One or have just joined – your voice counts, and you are valuable to us.
We are exceptionally lucky to have such welcoming parents here. There is only inclusion – when your child joins us, you join us.
We encourage our parents to become Friends of Wellington. This group has made a huge difference to Wellington’s growth since 2018. The founding parents met with our Master, Chris Nicholls, as the School opened to discuss the importance of a positive and proactive parent body. The Friends of Wellington formed a committee and within months had organized their first event – a wonderful inaugural Christmas Fayre. This set the standards for a full year of events and support.
“At first Wellington was so small that everyone knew each other, and everyone knew each other’s children. This makes a community very special and it’s something that is still a key aim no matter how big we grow “explain Khun Notachard and Khun Gift (Chair and Vice Chair of FOW). “We encourage everyone to be part of what we do. We are stronger together. “
Already this year we have run several amazing events
Fun Run – November 2023
Parents, children and staff got together in November to tackle an obstacle course around the School grounds. We had a huge sign up and the atmosphere on the day was electric! Music rang out as the races started for our youngest children all the way up to parents. We were all VERY competitive! Everyone dressed in specially designed T-shirts. A workout, chats with friends, food and drink from a variety of providers and photo opportunities. It was an exceptional Sunday!
Christmas Fayre – December 2022
We are very proud of having the very best Christmas event in Bangkok (and we all agree on that!) Our Friends of Wellington did us proud as the campus lit up with beautiful illuminated Christmas decorations. There was something for every member of the family – stalls, games, music, attractions and a huge raffle. We opened with a fantastic parade featuring parents, staff and Santa Claus himself. Take a look at our video below to see exactly why the event was so much fun.
Jumble Sale – March 2023
On Friday 17 March our Friends of Wellington organised a hugely successful Jumble Sale for our whole community. Parents got together to sell preloved clothing, School uniform, toys, books, homeware and much more. There was a bonus for our Year 1 parents who got to buy books written and created by the students themselves. We also had a a great raffle with some exciting prizes and a very popular ice cream and waffle stall which had a consistently long queue all day!
Thank you to K Cindy, K Ik and K Amm and all the teams for organising this event. We are blown away by the generosity of our parents and the excitement and enthusiasm of the students and parents who came to buy, to mingle, to chat and to support.
There are lots more events in store. Do get in touch if you have any ideas. We’d all love to hear from you!
Community Golf Day - 28 April 2023
Friday 28 April saw the 1st annual Wellington Golf Charity Event held at Navatanee Golf Course. What an incredible day organised by our wonderful Wellington parent community!
Over 130,000 THB was raised on the day, and this will go to help the children at Wat Nong Patong School, Chacheongsao. Well done to everyone that participated, and we that know next year will be even bigger and better.
Finally, Congratulations goes to Mr McCraw, winning the individual, with a very respectable -1, 71 gross.
- Parent Golf Day
- Christmas Fayre
- Family Fun Run
- Grandparents Day
Our parents are the very best! We love how much they support each and every child in School. Our Sports Day on Monday 30 January was a perfect example. Parents joined their children and the Junior School teachers to make the day a huge success. Costumes, colours, flags and pompoms. Are you Green, Blue, Purple or Red?!
If you are a new parent to our community you can –
- Join our Line group
- Follow us on social media and find out what everyone is up to
- Join Friends of Wellington
- Help organise an event
- Get in touch with any ideas that you might have!
Contact Friends of Wellington, Nik or Jane or ask your class teacher
Who are our Friends Of Wellington?
All parents become Friends of Wellington when they join the School. The FoW organising committee is very happy to welcome everyone to be part of each and every event. Please see the chart to find out who is responsible for each area. Get in touch if you can help in any way!