Welcome to the Old Wellingtonians page and thank you for taking the time to look around the website. Whether you left Wellington recently or in the more distant past, we are eager to keep up with everyone and hope that we can keep building our OW community. That sense of community, warmth and affection for the School was a key element that attracted me to Wellington and it has continued to resonate since I have become Headmaster.
My wife, Mary, and I are now very well settled in the Headmaster’s House and have four children making their way through the School and who will therefore also become OWs in due course. It is my hope that the OW association is primarily a place of friendship and a means to remember school days, which form such an important part of all our lives. I hope also that it will provide a medium for connections, particularly for the next generation of OWs who are seeking to find their way in the world. Finally, I hope that OWs will be able to keep in touch with what is happening currently at Wellington.
I know that there is much for me still to learn about Wellington and I look forward to meeting more Old Wellingtonians, hearing about the past and urging you all to be part of the future of the School. We are constantly trying to update our database and looking for ways to connect or reconnect with OWs. Any suggestions for gatherings in addition to the current programme of events are welcome. Do please get in touch with Linda Holden in the Development Office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are a couple of paragraphs which I have written for the prospectus. It is impossible to capture everything about a School, but I hope that it will give a flavour of what I believe to be important.
At Wellington, we aim to provide an environment where every girl and boy can achieve success, but not fear failure; where confidence and ambition are fostered, but tempered with humour and humility; where the individual is given a chance to shine, but reminded of their responsibility to a community; where we know the importance of academic grades, but do not forget that the best in education cannot always be measured.
For me there is no ideal pupil, but I will encourage boys and girls to participate and persevere; to get to know themselves, but also to appreciate the strengths and understand the weaknesses of others. I believe that if a pupil works hard, gets involved and is courteous and kind to those around them, they will be successful; if they leave Wellington with potential realised, a sense of direction, happy memories and long-lasting friendships, we also will have succeeded.