John Colet
27
July
2012

From the Stage Coordinators: 27/7/12

Teachers’ Day Assembly was beautiful and the usual abundance of flowers demonstrated the parents’ generosity and gratitude. In the assembly the Headmaster pointed out that everyone has teachers, even the teachers themselves!  We can all learn from each other and it’s very good to acknowledge this.

We trust that the “Secret Service” is going well, but as it’s a secret we really don’t know!  However, we can surmise from the general atmosphere in the classrooms and the kindness and helpfulness of the children that it is going well.

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27
July
2012

Headmaster's Weekly Comment:27/7/12

Last week I spoke how finding unity is as easy as playing the game of comparing our
best with another’s best.  This works with religions and cultures and it can work with
politics and social issues as well.  You could try it, if you care to. 
The question then becomes how to teach this to children.  There are quite a lot of ways...

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25
July
2012

Recorder music lessons

As part of our music training at John Colet,  3rd and 4th classes learn to play a musical instrument and learn to read music notation.  The classes are during school hours, in their class music lesson. Mrs Tomicki is pictured taking children from 3rd class K.

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23
July
2012

2nd classes visit Wesley Gardens

Both 2nd class W and K visited our neighbours at Wesley Gardens Aged Care at afternoon tea time on Monday to give small bunches of flowers to residents there.   The flowers had been brought to school for our annual Teachers Day celebration, a special assembly to honour teachers and learning.

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23
July
2012

What Primary children will learn this term in Rugby

Equipment to be used for the term; Rugby balls, cones, bibs.  All children to have the correct sports uniform with sand shoes, Football boots, long socks, hats (not be worn during games situations for safety reasons) & bottles of water each.

Aim: To introduce specific skills in a safe environment and in an enjoyable atmosphere.

Each week will start with a warm up and end with warm down.

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20
July
2012

Headmaster's weekly comment:20/7/12

Headmaster's weekly comment:20/7/12
Some years ago I was talking to a lady who happened to be from a particular ethnic
group which had had historical, and to a lesser extent, ongoing difficulties with
another dominant group.  And she was saying how this other culture was terrible
because of all the evils and persecutions it had visited on others.  And how her culture was superior because of its inherent values of humanity and compassion and so on.  And I found myself pointing out that anyone can play that game.  Where we compare our best with their worst, and… Surprise!  We win!

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08
July
2012

Soccer - what the children will learn this term

Soccer training information from Mr Roslin
Equipment to be used for the term: Soccer balls, cones, bibs.  All children to have the correct sports uniform with sand shoes, soccer boots, long socks, shin pads, hats (not be worn during games situations for safety reasons) & bottles of water each.
Aim: To introduce specific skills in a safe environment and in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Each week will start with a warm up and end with warm down.

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08
July
2012

From the stage coordinators 23/7/12

By Mrs Donald – Infants Mistress; Mrs McKendrick – Primary Mistress
The school precinct is benefiting from the children’s “Secret Service” which involves not only performing small acts of kindness and consideration towards each other and teachers, but also keeping their classrooms tidy and spaces outside their classrooms free from clutter and rubbish.   Congratulations to all!
We are encouraging the children to practise this at home also!  We will keep this service as a focus for the next week or two.

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