The Code Show NI visits Wellington College

Code Show NI launch at Wellington College

The Code Show NI is a pilot programme, using 1980’s 8 bit technology to enthuse KS3 to choose IT pathways at GCSE and as a career. The primary target audience of this event is KS3 pupils, primarily girls. The premise is to spark an interest and encourage pupils to choose IT as a subject and […]

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition

WCB students on Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

29 students from year 11 and year 13 completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st June. They hiked for two days through the Mournes, walking over 20km and camping overnight in Tollymore Forest Park. All students and staff had a fantastic time! If you are interested in completing the […]

The Great Jubilee Bake Off

WCB Bake off 2022

The Great Jubilee Bake Off sponsored by Andrew Ingredients and supported by the Department of Education took place in Wellington College today. First place went to Claire M (10 NK), Second place to Zoe M (10 CC), Third place to Lucy J (10 NK) The judges were delighted with the standard of entries this year. […]

Music Department Spring Performances

Year 8 Group Choir performing

In place of our usual Spring Concert, the Wellington College Music Department have put together performances that encapsulate some of their activities this term. Sit back, eat a sneaky Easter Egg and enjoy!

Year 10 Alcohol Awareness Talk

Wellington Year 10 students with Smashed Project visitors

We were pleased to welcome ‘Smashed Live’ to the College on 21st March to present a dramatisation on the risks of underage drinking to our Year 10 pupils. The play was delivered in an entertaining way but with a powerful message. Year 10 thoroughly enjoyed the experience and offered some valuable thoughts during the Q&A […]

Year 13 students visit the UCAS convention

Year 13 students visiting the EIKON Centre for their UCAS convention

Year 13 students visited the Eikon Exhibition Centre for the opportunity to hear from hundreds of universities, colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers. Students took part in course and career taster sessions, attended personal statement workshops, and had the chance to speak to experts from universities and colleges throughout the UK. This was the first stage in […]

Former Head Boy (2011) Visit

WCB head boy of 2011, Gary McAllister with current head girl Faith and head boy Darren

Wellington College Year 14 pupils welcomed back former Head Boy Gary McAllister (class of 2011) to their year group assembly in March 2022. As a loyal member of the Wellington College family, Gary was only too happy to return to give our senior students his wisdom and advice as they approach their final weeks ahead […]

A-Level Chemistry trip to Cafre

Wellington College A-Level Chemistry students at Cafre trip

The A-level Chemistry students enjoyed a day out at the Food Technology centre in Cafre, Cookstown. With a focus on A-Level Chemistry, we went on a molecular gastronomy masterclass. Here, pupils worked in the laboratory with Food Technologists, applying the principles of precipitation and ionic bonding of complex polysaccharides to create a drinkable sphere; otherwise […]

Children and Young People Conference Future Peacebuilders – My Future of NI

Wellington College students attending the Belfast City Council PEACE IV Programme

On Tuesday 8th March 2022, members of the Wellington College School Council plus Mr McFarland went to The MAC Centre in Belfast to take part in a conference on ‘Children and Young People Conference Future Peacebuilders – My Future of NI’. This was part of the Belfast City Council PEAVE IV Programme. The day provided an […]

Minister of Education Visit

Minister McIlveen visits Wellington College

We were delighted to welcome Michelle McIlveen, Minister of Education, to Wellington College today. The Minister was greeted by Ryan and Faith, Head Boy and Head Girl, along with members of the Board of Governors. The Minister toured the College and visited lessons in Literacy, Politics, HE and French. In Politics the Minister spoke with […]