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 […]

Design a Christmas Jumper Inter-House Competition

To coincide with Wear a Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the NI Cancer Fund for Children pupils were invited to design a Christmas Jumper to win House Points. Pictured here is Mr McFarland modelling the winning entry by Beth (Year 9) who earned 50 points for Ferguson House. Well done Beth and thank you […]

Love for Life Talks

The College recently hosted a series of ‘Love for Life’ talks for Year 8 – 11 as part of the preventative curriculum. The talks dealt with a variety of topics appropriate to each Year group including positive relationships and consent and were very well received by pupils. Thanks to Heather, Tim and Nathan from Love […]

WCB Pop Up Library

WCB Pop up library returns next week in the courtyard to celebrate the start of a week long College Readathon in support of Cancer Fund for Children. Students will be able to visit and make their reading selections from a wide range on designated days & times. 

British Sign Language course

On Thursday 27th May 2021 Anna and Aimee from year 13 (accompanied by Mrs McKeown) completed the receptive skills section of their BSL assessment.  All three are currently working towards level one of British Sign Language.  They are pictured here with their course tutor Mr Anthony Sinclair.  One more assessment to go, they are hoping […]