Alumni

Alumni Catch-up: Alex Ladomatos

This week’s alumni catch-up guest is Alex Ladomatos, who you may recognise from the sports fields of John Colet as he works with us part-time on Fridays assisting Mr Roslin and Mrs Keating. Alex joined JCS half way through Lower First in 1999 and he had Mrs McKendrick as a teacher all the way through. The school doubled in size while I was here. There were nine in my class in Lower First, then 20 in 3rd class, then 15 graduated with me in 2005. Alex went on to North Sydney Boys and from there, Sydney University. In his first year at uni, he did International Studies (being good at French), and then got into his true vocation; Physiotherapy. …

Alumni Catch-up: Eleanor McKendrick

When I graduated, there were four in 6th class and 15 in the entire school, says Eleanor McKendrick, this week’s Alumni Catch-up guest and a founding pupil of John Colet School. So we were often in composite classes, and in very different buildings (at Falcon Street) to nowadays, but beyond that, the ethos of the school and the founding principles are exactly the same today. Eleanor is Mrs McKendrick’s daughter, and she and her sister Claire and brother Chris are all graduates of JCS. She says the strength of the teachers commitment to a holistic approach; to the academic, spiritual, social and emotional side of children, enabled her and the other graduates in her year to approach any situation …

Alumni Catch-up: Maya Skidmore

Maya Skidmore, who graduated JCS in 2008, and completed her HCS last year at St Luke s, is currently working hard to save money for her travels in May this year. She is going to be a Gap student with our sister school St James in London, and use the time to travel around Europe. Maya did Visual Arts for HSC and says the theme she chose for her major work was very much informed by her time here at John Colet. I’ve always remembered The Seven Ages of Man (the monologue from William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Act II Scene VII) since we did it one year for Shakespeare. I wanted to show how it’s still relevant …