Exposure to the creative arts, and the chance to develop and strengthen creativity, are real advantages of a Wellington education, with our Art and Design & Technology Departments at the very heart of the main building.
Art at Wellington is a creative and practical subject which demands visual intelligence, independent thinking and technical ability. Pupils are introduced to a wide range of media and techniques which include painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, digital media and textiles.
Our key aim in the Art department at Wellington is to teach everyone about visual creative expression, and in today’s digital world, studying Art has become an ideal stepping stone for careers in Architecture, Illustration, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Fashion Design, Advertising, Film, Media, Game Design and Animation and many, many more.
Sport is an integral part of each pupil’s development, well-being and education, and it provides a platform to celebrate all that is unique about being a Wellingtonian. By fostering an ‘active life’ philosophy and promoting a lifetime involvement in sport and physical activity, we generate a sporting ethos that develops the whole person. In that sense, sport at Wellington is truly a transformative experience.
Wellington sport is emphatically for all. We seek to inspire both the elite athlete and the novice with a sense of the joy of physical endeavour, with self-respect and with pride in Wellington. We want all our pupils to enjoy their sport, to seek excellence in their field and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our talented and dedicated coaching teams strive to create the best possible environment for pupils to learn with a judicious mixture of challenge, competitiveness and open communication.
In common with Wellington College in the UK, we aim to establish a ‘premier league’ reputation for sport, as one would expect of a school with our facilities. There are many opportunities for our pupils, at all age groups, to represent Wellington in teams across a wide range of competitive sports, as well as participating in several different recreational activities.
The Academy Programme provides a range of cultural, sporting and artistic activities to all pupils, their parents, families and friends throughout the Wellington community.
Our activities vary from cultural to physical, intellectual to artistic. They are led by international and national champions, industry professionals and Wellington staff. Designed for the individual and family in mind, we offer a true community experience. Participants have the opportunity to try everything from golf to painting, music theory and swimming.