Chess & Clubs

Mandarin classes at John Colet

Chess leaders

We now have a new leadership position at the school in the form of Chess Monitors.  Aidan H and Thomas J have been playing chess at John Colet for many years. As the Chess Club continues to grow in size and ability, two new leadership positions have been created to assist in the running of chess and also to provide further leadership opportunities with the vast array of clubs provided at John Colet.Thomas and Aidan have been chosen for the role based on their commitment and passion for Chess. Meanwhile in other chess news, congratulations to our Senior Chess Team who won 11 out of 12 games last week in the Junior Chess League’s Primary Schools Competition. The teams …

Gardening Club Assistance – Success!

  Good news for the young gardeners at John Colet.  Our long-standing Choir Accompanist, Mrs. Beatrice Rankin has taken up the position of assistant to Mrs. Rutherford at the Gardening Club on Fridays.  She read the impassioned  plea in last week’s Weekly Note on Friday afternoon, jumped straight into her car, and drove to John Colet in time to work with Mrs. Rutherford on that very day!She is a very keen gardener with a large garden of her own, and we can look forward to her regular support. One never knows whence help will come! Judith DonaldInfants Mistress …

Young Yogis update

The Yoga Club is up and running again at John Colet and we had a wonderful group of enthusiastic young yogis attending the first class on Wednesday. Yoga with children offers many possibilities to exchange wisdom, share good times, and lay the foundation for, hopefully, a lifelong practice. The children showcased great manners and respect towards each other as a group where the ages varied. They were taught proper breathing, basically abdominal breathing rather than chest breathing, which has many health benefits. We also went through about 15 various yoga poses, which will set a good foundation for the rest of the program this term. We do have 5 spots still if other students are interested to join. Throughout …

Chess at John Colet School in 2017

  A reminder that Chess Club starts in Week 2. Please note Chess is now run by the school and not parent volunteers. Please direct all enquiries to Mrs Jasmine Crewe at chess@johncolet.nsw.edu.au The old email is no longer operational. The timetable is the same as last year, please note some classes have changed names: MondayPrimary Chess (3rd class to 6th class)Time:  3:10-4:10pm.  Cost:  $85Location: D7 Wednesday Lower First ChessTime: 10:10-10:40am. Cost: $45Location: Lower First rooms in Top House    Infants Chess (1st Class and 2nd Class)Time: 12:25 12:50pm. Cost: $45Location: Chisholm 2 (1B classroom) FridaySenior Chess (for experienced players and by invitation only)Time: 7.20am 8.20am. Cost: $95    Location: Shakespeare 3 (4K classroom) To enrol, please do so online using the  website link in the school newsletter:  …

Lotus Mandarin at John Colet School

Mandarin Class 2017 Term 1 enrolment starts now:Term 1 starts 8th Feb, ends 29th March 2017 (8 weeks)Class time: Wednesday 3:00 pm 5:00 pm (2 hrs incl. 15mins break)Class Level: Beginner to ElementaryFee: We offer discounted fee of $125 for 2017 Term 1. In addition, siblings and children of John Colet School staff receive 30% discount.Classroom Location: Shakespeare 2 About Lotus Mandarin program:Using Board of Studies NSW Chinese Language Syllabus (link: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_sc/pdf_doc/chinese_k10_syllabus.pdf) as guidance, Lotus program is delivered in an interactive and fun way, engaging our students with topics and themes that captivate them. So students will enjoy learning and be inspired to learn Mandarin now and in the future. Students learn listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin through …