John Colet
16
November
2018

On the vegetarian lunch menu this week

Monday -  Pumpkin and chickpea Thai style curry
Tuesday- roasted garlic and rosemary potatoes with sour cream and guacamole
Wednesday- roast vegetable slice
Thursday- salad rolls
Friday- tomato and basil pasta bake

Glen Galloway
Chef

Categories: Lunch menus, John Colet

16
November
2018

Art department news

Congratulations to Marta D (5K) on her Highly Commended entry into the ARTEX Armistice Exhibition at the Hornsby RSL Sub Branch.  Marta won $100 in prize money and her artwork was sold!  Well done also to Alannah W (5K) who entered with her delightful entry, Lest we Forget.

Congratulations to art teacher Rachel Carroll on a most beautiful exhibition opening 'Two Visions' at Artarmon Galleries this week.

Art teacher Julianne Ross Allcorn has won PEOPLES CHOICE  MOST POPULAR VOTE at the Mosman Art Prize 2018 with her artwork 'Bush Gossips and Quiet Moments.'  Congratulations!

 

Categories: Art classes, John Colet

16
November
2018

Young winning writers

Two of our 6th class students have recently won writing awards for their short stories:
Sasha W for ‘Shelly’s Last Storm’ and  Isabella G for ‘The Triumphant Day.’

Both girls had attended the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Lunch with the Stars (LWTS) with our librarian, Amy Slaven, last term. All the students who attended the lunch were given the opportunity to enter a writing competition. Isabella and Sasha we’re both winners and the prize was author, Jan Latta, coming to John Colet to conduct a two hour workshop with all our 6th class students. The workshop was held on Wednesday.  Well done Sasha and Isabella!

Categories: Writing & Speaking, John Colet

16
November
2018

IPSHA speaking competition

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On Thursday, Year 6 students Isabelle F, Sascha K and Scout B (pictured above) competed in the IPSHA Public Speaking Competition at Abbostleigh Junior School. More than 140 students from various private schools took part in the event.
 
The first part of the competition was a prepared speech on the stimulus ‘Missing’. Only 13 of the 140 got through this round and Sascha made it through! Next was a one minute impromptu speech on the topic ‘If I had my way’.
 
Congratulations to all the girls involved, they did a fantastic job. It was a truly inspiring day listening to so many talented young people.

 

Jasmine Crew

Categories: Writing & Speaking, John Colet

09
November
2018

Head of school's Comment

Within our Value of Service we are currently exploring the question of whether our actions benefit everyone. This is an exercise in widening our student’s appreciation of their impact and the notion of collaboration and community. As young children we look for personal benefit, which I am sure you have witnessed in toddlers. As children mature with a good education they learn empathy and the need to take into account another’s perspective. This continues to grow as the scope widens to include the immediate family, community, perhaps ethnic or nation group and ultimately an appreciation for all.

Julian Wilcock
Headmaster

Categories: Head of School Comment, John Colet

09
November
2018

Deputy Head's Comment

This week we welcomed the new intake of children for 2019. It was wonderful to see all the new faces and on visiting the classroom during the morning it was easy to see that the children had settled well and were very engaged in the activities that had been very thoughtfully prepared by their new teachers.  Equally wonderful was the excitement of the current 5th class children who were looking forward to meeting their buddies for next year. They had gone to some trouble to prepare welcome cards for each child. It is a great service to be able to provide such a loving and welcoming environment.
Diane Renshaw
Deputy Headmistress

Chef

Categories: Coordinators' Comments, John Colet

09
November
2018

On the vegetarian lunch menu this week

Monday - Savoury potato cakes
Tuesday- Greek spanakopita
Wednesday- Hot Dogs
Thursday- Pizza
Friday- Vegetarian ravioli with tomato and basil sauce

Glen Galloway
Chef

Categories: Lunch menus, John Colet

09
November
2018

with thanks from Bell Shakespeare

"Thank you for an incredible morning at John Colet on Tuesday. We were so warmly welcomed as always, and we were thoroughly impressed with the student performances.
[John Colet School's] donation of $1000 for our Sharing Shakespeare program was incredibly generous and will directly enable a disadvantaged school to experience our Shakespeare programs and performances, who otherwise would not be able to."

Joanne Erskine and James Evans
Bell Shakespeare

Categories: Shakespeare & Drama, John Colet

09
November
2018

Champs at Indoor!

On Saturday the 4th class A soccer team played in the German International  School soccer tournament.  Here are the people that played: Siddartha, Dominic, Charlie, Ronith, Susannah, Ella and I.  We won three games which took us into the semi final.  It was a tough match, taking the game into penalities. Fortunately we won and advanced to the finals.  In the finals we played an italian school and came out victorious winning 5 - 1.  I had great fun and I hope my team had fun too. 

Levi Z

Categories: John Colet

26
October
2018

Head of school's Comment

The Invictus Games currently being held in Sydney is a strong example of the Value we are addressing this Term, Service. We spoke briefly at assembly this week with regards to the service these competitors have given their countries and the service we give in acknowledging and valuing their sacrifice. If you have not heard the the Duke of Sussex's Speech at the opening of the Invictus Games, I encourage you to do so with your children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ehGf73c90f
We also encouraged the students to look for ways that they could give service during the week, with the extra task of trying to do it without looking for thanks. I hope you may have spotted some examples at home!

Julian Wilcock
Headmaster

Categories: Head of School Comment, John Colet

26
October
2018

Deputy Head's Comment

his term the Value that we are focusing on is Service. This quality has deep and wide significance that underpins many aspects of life. This week I was able to watch all the Primary dress rehearsals in preparation for next week’s Shakespeare Festival. Many things struck me about the performances but one thing in particular stood out. Every single child without exception was giving the very best they had to give. Every child was working for the good of the whole. This was then reciprocated by the audience from Lower 1st through to 6th class. This type of service, working to support each other, reflects an aspect of the excellence that we strive for at the School.

Diane Renshaw
Deputy Headmistress

Categories: Coordinators' Comments, John Colet

26
October
2018

On the vegetarian lunch menu this week

Monday - vegetable curry with basmati rice
Tuesday -  macaroni and cheese
Wednesday - chickpea and lentil burgers
Thursday - sweetcorn and pea pancakes
Friday -  vegetable lasagna

Glen Galloway
Chef

Categories: Lunch menus, John Colet

26
October
2018

From our P&F

We are on the final furlong and I feel exhausted just looking at all the wonderful events happening this term, which will be over in a blink of an eye!   
This Monday is the final P&F for the year so do come along.  The majority of the discussion will be setting the scene for 2019.  Then our AGM is being held the following Monday 5th November at MoMokko Japanese Restaurant in Glenrose – time to be decided.  
 
Trivia Night was a lot of fun and despite the torrential rain and thunder storm doing its best to discourage us, 50 parents, teachers and friends formed teams to do battle of the minds, and tables judging by the wonderful spreads they brought.  Upon arriving and seeing the questions (but not the answers!) I decided it best for me to retreat behind the microphone and not embarrass myself trying to answer them!  This worked well as it freed the team I was supposed to be on not to listen to my ramblings and win!!!  Our huge thanks to Jenny Pittar for organising this wonderful social event and to all the parents who braved the weather to attend.  I would also like to thank The Entertainment Guide and Athlete’s Foot Warriewood for their prize donations.  Our plan is to do it all again in Term 1 of 2019 so if you missed out this time don’t worry – you can come next year.
 
Don’t forget the JCS Sailing club has started and will continue Saturday mornings in Balmoral at 8:30am, weather permitting.  Please see elsewhere in this newsletter for details on how to join us.
 
The next P&F meeting will be on Monday 29th October.
I think that covers everything, enjoy your weekend and I will see you around the school.

Cheers
Niki

Categories: P&F, John Colet

25
October
2018

Drop early, learn tennis, have breakfast

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A number of families have so far taken up the opportunity to drop their children early at Evolve Tennis Centre on Wyatt Avenue.  Their Before School Care tennis program provides an hour's tennis lesson, followed by cereal and fruit breakfast, and children are escorted to John Colet in time for start of school.  Children can go once or twice a week or every morning, depending on parents' needs.

Pictured above are Headmaster Julian Wilcock (who is also a keen tennis player) and Evolve Tennis Coach Ryan in front of one of the Evolve Tennis vans.

Categories: John Colet

19
October
2018

Deputy Head's Comment

Term 4 is always the busiest term at John Colet and this year is no exception. The children are engaged in Shakespeare rehearsals, assessments, preparation for Speech Night and the Nativity play. In addition to this 6th class will be preparing speeches for their graduation.  The value of Stillness is paramount at this time. I recently meditated with a group of 4th and 6th class students and was struck by the power it provided for them to become collected and focused. The continued practice of the pause during the day has the same effect and helps the children to manage a very full program. This is a life skill they can choose to access at any time.
 
Diane Renshaw
Deputy Headmistress

Categories: Coordinators' Comments, John Colet

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