Director’s Welcome

Hello everyone, I am Carlton Palmer, Director of the Wellington Academy Programme.  I have been overseeing the running the Academy Program since joining Wellington International College Shanghai in 2014.

The Wellington Academy Programme seeks to provide Wellington Pupils and those from the wider community the fantastic opportunity to be taught by coaches and teachers with incredible experience and expertise.  The main concepts of the Wellington Academy Program are to offer outstanding, high quality after school activities, by engaging in the programme offered, pupils have the opportunity to learn, develop and play in a way that promotes the Wellington College identity and values.

The Wellington Academy Program offers courses in sporting, language and cultural pursuits.  Currently we are running over 100 courses at the three Wellington and Huili Shanghai Campuses and Hangzhou Campus.  Course activities range from popular sporting Academies such as swimming, football, and tennis.  Our language Academies include native language, calligraphy and intensive English.  And cultural studies include Arts and crafts, Chinese Dancing and CentreStage.

To run such a vast array of Activities in the Wellington Academy Program, we have introduced several high-quality Partners, who specialise in their field.  At Wellington College Academy programme, every teacher is a highly skilled practitioner, driven by a love of their subject and wider interests, and a genuine desire to inspire the pupils in their care. They are usually English native-speakers, except for our various language teachers, all fully-qualified, and have the experience of teaching at leading schools in their home countries and abroad.  Most importantly, they are completely committed to their responsibility of enabling every pupil to discover and unlock their full potential.
Please see our Academies page for the full range of Academies offered.  We look forward to welcoming you to join our program.