John Colet
17
May
2019

Sports reports

Today the JCS 1 PISA Girls netball team played Northern Beaches Christian School and won 15 - 5.  The Girls of the Game were Katia for amazing shooting and Ella for great shots.  And Miss Cavill would like to also acknowledge the great efforts by Mo for going above and beyond.

The JCS 2 PISA Girls netball played St Lukes Bayview and lost 11 - 1.  The Girl of the Game was Susannah for her great defence.

The 5th and 6th class PISA Boys played soccer against St Lukes Bayview and drew 3 - 3.  Men of the Match went to Jules for being all over it and Yoshi for great play.

The Junior PISA Girls lost 8 - 1 against Covenant Christian School.  The Girls of the Game were Vedanshi, Naomi and Amelia.

The Junior PISA Boys played Covenant Christian School in soccer and lost 5 - 0. The Man of the Match is Rhys for attacking the ball again and again. - Hamish

The Junior PISA Boys B team played Pittwater House and won 1 - 0 and the Men of the Match were Sidney and Nick.

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17
May
2019

Open Day on Sunday 26th May - plenty of fun

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Come to our Open Day on Sunday 26th May, 10am - 2pm

From 10am until 11am, watch our students perform Shakespeare on stage, as well as class recitations and singing.

From 11am on, there will be free fun for children, including local entertainers The Vegetable Plot, free face painting, reptile show and more.

Delicious vegetarian food for sale cooked in our kitchen by Chef Glen and team, and lunchtime performance by local jazz band The Lachy Hamilton Trio.

Tour classrooms, meet teachers, buy cakes!

We are enrolling NOW for Kindergarten 2021.  Some places available in other classes NOW.

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17
May
2019

On the vegetarian lunch menu this week

Monday - bean nachos with sour cream and guacamole
Tuesday - salad rolls   
Wednesday - minestrone soup
Thursday - pizza
Friday – vegetable bites

Glen Galloway
Chef

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10
May
2019

Head of school's Comment

This term we are exploring our Value of Truth. Every few weeks we will explore a different practical element within this value, all of which are contained in simple questions outlined within our Vision, Mission and Values Statement.
Speak the Truth:
Practice: Truthfulness
  • Is it true?
  • Is it kind, pleasant and beneficial?
  • Is it uplifting?
  • What would a wise person say or do?
 In these first few weeks we have simply asked; is it true? Some good questions to spark debate around the dinner table include:
  • What does truth mean to you?
  • What does it mean ‘to be’ true?
  • What does truth look like?
  • How do we know what is true?
  • Does it change with location or time?
  • What is the difference between truth and fact?
The best questions do not have easy answers!

Julian Wilcock
Headmaster

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10
May
2019

Deputy Head's Comment

We live in times of extraordinary and rapid change. This of course affects our children and our School and it can be difficult to achieve a balance between holding on to those things that make us unique and those changes which cannot be avoided. The one thing that remains unaffected and eternally relevant is the adherence to our School Values. This term we are focusing on the value of Truthfulness. The value of teaching a child to tell the truth cannot be overestimated and it is reassuring to see this very much in evidence in daily dealings with the children.

Diane Renshaw
Deputy Headmistress

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10
May
2019

Wonderful world of wild animals for Lower 1st

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Lower 1st learnt about our native animals and birds at Featherdale Wildlife Park this week.  There were lots of sleepy children on the bus ride home!  See more photos on our Facebook page.

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10
May
2019

Sports and debating reports

The Senior Girls PISA netball team, JSC1, had a good game against St Lukes today.  We won 9 - 7 and the Girls of the Match were the shooters, Georgia and Ella, for their great goals. Also, Ava was a great defence and stopped a very difficult lob.  All together, it was a great game. 
The JSS2 Senior Girls team won against Bayview 15 - 2, with Alannah and Julia voted Girls of the Game.

The Senior Boys Pisa soccer team played Northern Beaches Christian School today.  We lost 2 - 4 but played well and the Men of the Match were Levi and Leo for their exceptional play.

All other teams had byes.

Meanwhile, in the sport of debating, both John Colet teams had wins against their opponents Oxford Falls in the first round of the IPSHA debates today.

Categories: Writing & Speaking, John Colet

10
May
2019

Money maths in Upper First

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Upper First M loved exploring the concept of money in Maths this week. They worked out how to make various amounts using coin values.

Categories: Science & Maths, John Colet

10
May
2019

More terrific scholarship news

Following on from last week's scholarship announcements, we are very excited to share the news that both Mo O and Lexi W have been offered scholarships to Pittwater House. Alexis was awarded a Scholarship for Excellence for all round excellence in academics, voice, dance and swimming. Mo is considering her options as she has also been offered a gifted and talented position at MacKellar Girls' School, both for Art and for her Academic ability.  Another girl with options is Simara R, who has been offered gifted and talented positions at both MacKellar Girls' school and Killarney Heights.  Well done girls!

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03
May
2019

Head of school's Comment

It has been wonderful to have the children back at school this week. Like our teachers, they have returned refreshed and energized for the start of Term 2.
Today you will be receiving a copy of the 2018 Yearbook; The Eagle Eye. It is a wonderful example of the breadth and diversity of our program and talents of our students.
Keep an eye out for an editorial appearing soon in the Manly Daily on our resident artist Mr Philip Garrett show casing his work on the sculpture of John Colet. The sculpture will soon move into the moulding and casting phase. We would like to pass on our thanks to all those families who were able to donate, along with a special thanks to Mr Tony Moran for initiating and promoting this project. We are still short of the fundraising target that was set, as a result donations are still very much welcomed.
Sadly we had to cancel our Movie Night for this weekend due to the strong likelihood of rain forecast for both Friday and Saturday. However, we will look to determine a new date at our next P&F Meeting.

Julian Wilcock
Headmaster

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03
May
2019

Great news on scholarships for high school

Congratulations to Katia C who has been awarded a full academic scholarship to Roseville College and to Ariel S who will be choosing between her full academic scholarship offers to Brigidine College and St Lukes Grammar School, and a part scholarship offer to Oxford Falls Grammar. 

Congratulations to Anna W and Sophie R who have been awarded scholarships too and their families are also considering their options. 

Well done girls!

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03
May
2019

Deputy Head's Comment

Welcome back to Term 2.  The children have returned refreshed and ready to meet new challenges. We have recently engaged in an advertising campaign inviting “Thinkers” to join John Colet. A number of occasions have passed this week where it is obvious how apt this invitation is. I would like to mention two. This morning I was in a 5th class room and was shown some work that had been done on a Visual Thinking routine in relation to a new Science topic. The questions the children had posed on Space were both creative and insightful. Yesterday in a Philosophy lesson with L1st on the story of Creation in Genesis I was both delighted and amazed by the children’s responses to some thought provoking questions. For example, when we create something, how do we start?

Diane Renshaw
Deputy Head of School

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03
May
2019

Sixth class artwork at finalist in art award

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Sixth class students Sophie R and Alannah W represented the School at the Gallipoli Art Awards prize giving in Sydney during the holidays.  The combined work by all 6th class students was a finalist in the art award. 
John Colet School has entered the competition for many years now and remains the only school to take part in the prestigious award. 

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03
May
2019

On the vegetarian lunch menu this week

Monday- puff pastry slice
Tuesday- Mexican burritos
Wednesday- macaroni pie
Thursday- salad rolls 
Friday – ravioli with tomato and basil sauce

Glen Galloway
Chef

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05
April
2019

Head of school's Comment

On Monday at Assembly we shall hold our Easter Service. For Christians, Easter lies at the heart of their faith, yet the central message is one that moves through many religions, beliefs and philosophies. The themes of sacrifice, renewal and hope within the Easter message, ultimately come into practice in loving our neighbour as ourselves. As a multi-faith school it is the unity of a common understanding and appreciation for universal principles that underpins our practical approach.
Similarly within our commemoration of ANZAC Day next week, we pay our respects not just to our nation's fallen, but also, as a school representative of more than thirty nationalities, to all those that have made sacrifices in the hope of a better future for all.
'Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’. John 15:13


Julian Wilcock
Headmaster

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