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Self-reliance breeds success: The boarding experience at Wellington College China

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Self-reliance breeds success: The boarding experience at Wellington College China

January 25
12:48 2024

Boarding is a longstanding tradition at Wellington College in England, and it is upheld at their campuses in Tianjin, Nantong and Hangzhou with full or weekly boarding options available. Wellington College China is committed to providing their pupils with a high-quality experience in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment. Their boarding teams are staffed with professional educators dedicated to the physical and mental wellbeing of each pupil, ensuring their holistic growth and development. As a result, boarders throughout their Chinese International Schools learn to be more independent and self-reliant as they explore their interests and broaden their horizons.

“The boarding experience has given me a strong foundation for university life, as well as helped me develop valuable skills in time management, communication and teamwork that will benefit me throughout my life.”
— Angelina
Class of 2022
Wellington College Tianjin
Currently studying at Johns Hopkins University

The boarding school experience plays a crucial role in shaping children into independent, self-reliant and confident young leaders primed to succeed in university and beyond.

Pupils learn to take responsibility for their academic progress and develop effective study habits. They develop effective time management skills, as they balance their academic commitments with extracurricular activities and personal responsibilities.

Additionally, the close-knit boarding community fosters important social skills such as collaboration and communication. Meanwhile, they form strong friendships and gain a true sense of belonging.

“Boarders explore their potentials and interests with passion and enthusiasm through a wide range of activities in the boarding house. They learn by living with peers from across the country and develop life-long friendships.”
— Jane Ma
Head of Boarding
Huili School Nantong

More personalised support in an immersive bilingual environment

Boarders enjoy the added benefit of more personalised teacher support. Tutors are readily available to answer questions and help them gain a deeper understanding of what they study. Because Wellington College China boarding facilities are bilingual or international environments, pupils also have extra opportunities to build their language skills and further widen their worldview.

Exploring pupils’ interests and discovering new passions

Pupils also have enhanced access to the schools’ state-of-the-art facilities, providing them with abundant opportunities for enrichment. They can practice their favourite sport or improve their strength and conditioning on sports fields, courts and in swimming pools in the Wellington community’s British schools in China. Under teacher guidance, they enjoy extra access to their science labs. The schools’ practice spaces offer a haven for aspiring musicians to hone their skills and explore their artistic talents. Pupils across Wellington’s international schools in China are fully empowered to explore a variety of disciplines and discover their passions.

Boarders also take part in exciting weekend activities. These include off-campus excursions to cultural sites, museums and theme parks. Additionally, hiking and camping trips provide opportunities for pupils to connect with nature, build resilience and foster a sense of adventure. Fun activities like bowling or go-karting promote camaraderie and friendly competition. These are not just a break from weekly academic routines, they are opportunities to make lasting memories.

“Our relationship has improved as well, and we get to spend more time with him on the weekends. It is great to hear about what he learns at school and pay witness to his growth.”
— Steven
Parent, Huili School Nantong

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of their pupils is a top priority. With 24-hour adult supervision, pupils are provided with constant support and guidance, creating a secure and nurturing environment. On-site nursing staff provide immediate access to medical care and attention. Perhaps even more importantly, children build enduring, sibling-like bonds with their fellow boarders as they live and work together. Such an experience is often missing from young people’s lives in China. As they grow and learn together, they benefit from a strong support network of their peers.

Parents of boarders can also rest assured that will still have plenty of opportunities to keep in contact with their children. Boarders may contact their parents via telephone at designated times. Parents may meet with their children at weekends as and when needed. Meanwhile, they spend less time commuting to school and concentrate on work and other tasks knowing that their children are safe and cared for 24/7.

Millions of RMB worth of scholarships are available to help pupils at Wellington College China achieve their dreams

Wellington College China is extending their exceptional education provision to a broader range of pupils through a variety of scholarship programmes in academics, the arts and sports. These scholarships are designed to support talented children as they work to reach their full potential.

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Company Name: Wellington College China
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Address:No. 1500 Yao Long Road, Pudong New District
State: Shanghai
Country: China
Website: https://www.wellingtoncollege.cn/

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