Clubs at
John Colet School

Our sincere thanks to the parents and staff who give their time to manage some of these activities for the benefit of our students.

Before School Care 2024

Clubs at John Colet School

In association with Evolve Tennis Academy, at Wyatt Park Tennis Centre
“Red, Orange & Green Hotshots”

  • Drop off 6.50am, program starts at 7am
  • 60-minute class
  • Cereal & fruit breakfast provided
  • JCS students are delivered to John Colet School in time for school
  • $240/10 week term

Bookings 0451 977 889 or click  below.

When booking your child into After School Tennis on the Evolve Tennis website,  please ensure that you also book your child into the ‘Walking Bus’ list from JCS to the tennis courts.  If your child is not on the Walking Bus list, they can’t be taken to tennis by Evolve.   Please do not assume that by booking into tennis your child is booked into the Walking Bus,  you must book this via email to wyattcoaches@evolvetennisacademy.com OR sms 0451 977 889 at the time you book in for the tennis term.

After School Care 2024

After School Care is provided at JCS by Camp Australia and runs from 3.10pm to 6pm.  To enrol please visit www.campaustralia.com.au

Art 2024

Some of our art teachers run extra-curricular art lessons after school, in their own studios. For enquiries and session times, please contact the art department.

Chess 2024

Classes are held weekly by qualified tutors from the Sydney Academy of Chess.  Lower 1st Chess will start in the second half of the year.

Timetable is as follows:

Beginner Chess – Wednesday Recess 10:30-11:00 (Lower 1st) TERM 3 & 4 ONLY
Infants Chess – Wednesday Lunch 12:45 – 1:15 (Upper 1st and 2nd Class)

Primary Chess – Monday Afternoon 3:00-4:00 (3rd Class – 6th Class)

Senior Chess – Monday Afternoon 3:00-4:00 (by invitation only)

Payment is calculated on length and number of lessons each term.

To enroll please pay online with your credit card at www.sydneyacademyofchess.com.au/payment

Enter one of the codes:

30J08HNZXX for Primary / Senior,

2YWUUHY34N for Infants

WS0HGA4OIT for Lower 1st

 

 

Contact: sbell@johncolet.nsw.edu.au

Coding 2024

With Mr Wakeford in Shakespeare 3 (5L Classroom)

Thursdays: 3.05pm – 3.55pm.

Covers Java script, CCS, HTML, followed by more complicated projects in making calculators, games and websites.

Open to 5th and 6th Class students.

Fencing 2024

Term 2:

The Course is aimed at all ages from Upper 1st and older.

The first Fencing lesson of Term 2 is on Thursday 2 May.  The last lesson is on Monday 24 June.

Beginners or more advanced Fencers are welcome.
All aspects of the sport will be taught including all safety points, grip, stance positions, attack and defensive moves.
The benefits of Fencing are to improve reflex coordination, quick thinking and concentration. Fencing is a very enjoyable, safe and tactical sport.
VENUE: JOHN COLET SCHOOL
At lunch times. children attend straight after their lunch.
Clothing to be provided by parents: Sneakers / Sand shoes, cotton gloves.
Other equipment will be provided.
Cost per Term  (2024): $160.00 approx

Contact: Mr Angelo Santangelo

marsha@mlss.com.au

French Club 2024

Starting in Term 2:

 

Lower 1st  – Y4: Tuesday Afternoons 3pm – 4pm – John Colet School

Suitable for all levels.

Contact Geraldine Collins at info@lafrenchacademy.com.au

Garden Club 2024

Our Garden Club, The Gardeneers, is currently open for bookings for Term 2. 

Gardeneers takes place for Infants and Primary students during Tuesday and Thursday lunch times. Lower First participation is only available from Term 4.  

Infant and primary students spend time in the school Kitchen Garden; enjoying time in nature, exploring how to grow produce using organic principles and practicing patience by growing from seed.

As classes are intentionally kept small to enable hands on learning, please book early to avoid disappointment or join the waitlist as priority will be given to children who have not participated previously. 

Links for booking are in the Weekly Note

German Club 2024

The German classes will be held before school from 7:15 – 8:00 am. Please email Sabine the tutor for more details.

The German Club classes offer an opportunity for children to learn basics of the German language. In the classes the children are exposed to

listening, reading, comprehending and speaking in German.

The children learn the alphabet, numbers, colours, greetings, farewells, introductions, days of the week and more. During the lessons the children 

are playing games, listening to songs, watching little German YouTube videos, completing worksheets, crosswords or word-searches to get immersed in the German language. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

german.native.teacher@gmail.com

Danke!

Sabine

 

Individual Music Lessons 2024

Private instrumental lessons are offered to students from U1st – 6th classes. These are held in the Music Centre during school hours by our highly qualified and experienced music teachers.

Instruments: Piano, Violin, Flute, Guitar.

Please register interest via email: admin@johncolet.nsw.edu.au

 

JCS String Tuition 2024

To register your interest in violin lessons, please contact via email on admin@johncolet.nsw.edu.au

JCS Ensemble 2024

Our instrumental music ensemble will be held on Mondays 7.45 – 8.30am.

The group is open to all instruments with a level of playing Grade 2 and above or equivalent. Other smaller ensembles may also be offered dependent on children’s interest from year to year. Please register interest via email: admin@johncolet.nsw.edu.au

Latin classes 2024

2nd Class at 8.10am – 8.45am. on Wednesday (Sanskrit Room)
3rd Class at 8.10am -8.45am on Tuesday (da Vinci 2)

4th Class – Tuesday  afternoon 1.55pm – 2.40 p.m.  (Chisholm 4)

5th  Class – Wednesday 1.55-2.40 p.m. in Sanskrit Room

Contact:  If you are interested in Latin for your child, please talk to your class teacher in the first instance.

Mandarin Classes 2024

Headstart Mandarin

Wednesday – Level 1 3:15pm – 4:45pm

Wednesday – Level 2 3:15pm – 4:45pm

Thursday – Level 2 3:15pm – 4:45pm

Thursday – Level 3 3:15pm – 4:45pm

Kindy – commencing Term 2, 2024

Non background speakers – taking enrolments now
Website: www.headstartmandarin.com.au

Email:  headstartmandarin@gmail.com

Phone: 0430 222 116
WeChat: echo_wills

Netball Rocks Term 2 2024

This weekly after school program continues in Term 2, with an emphasis on skills development in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere. Boys and girls welcome from 2nd and 3rd Classes are welcome to join. 
Netball Rocks will be held on Mondays during Term 2 between 3 and 4pm at school.

First session: Monday, 6th May
Last session: Monday, 24th  June
$100 total

There are still places available so please book via the links in the Weekly Note.

Sailing Club 2024

Sailing courses throughout the school terms are focused on introducing new skills and progressing through the discover sailing pathway. The Australian Sailing national program ‘Tackers’ follows a three-stage course program that caters for ages 7-12.

  • Tackers 1 – ‘Having Fun’
  • Tackers 2 – ‘Tricks & Techniques’
  • Tackers 3 – ‘Sailing Fast’

Lessons are held on Sundays throughout the school term. Kids can expect to partake in fun sailing related games and activities, meet new friends, and learn more about sailing a dinghy in a safe environment.

Our 3-hour sessions commence with a safety briefing with instructors and other course participants. Once all the sailors have a lifejacket fitted, and have their boats and equipment ready, they will leave the launching ramp and head out to a safe sailing area to begin activities. For the beginner groups, the boats will be towed to an area near Rowland Reserve or along the shores of Bayview.

Kids Learn To Sail

 

Before School Running Club 2024

Friday mornings 7.10am – 8.10am in Term 2

Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24, May, 14, 21, 28 June. Both Caroline and Tony are overseas on 31 May and 7 June so there will be a two-week break in the middle of term.

Make-up sessions in case of cancelled sessions due to inclement weather:  make-up sessions will be scheduled during the last two Tuesdays or during the winter school holidays.

Cost: $105 for 7 sessions ($15 per session)

Who is this program for: Students who enjoy running from beginners to advanced runners.

Please note: There needs to be at least 10 registrations for this program to go ahead.

What to bring: students should come dressed in comfortable sport attire and pack their school / sport uniform. Students can change into their uniform after the session; water bottle, and appropriate running shoes

Payment: Run C&T are an external provider and will send parents their bank details prior to the first session.

Website: www.runcandt.com.au

If you would like to register your child for this fantastic running program or if you have any questions please contact Caroline & Tony via email. Their email address is runcandt@gmail.com.

Who is this program for: Students who enjoy running from beginners to advanced runners.

 

Shakespeare Club 2024

Shakespeare Drama Club is by audition only.  Auditions will be notified in the Weekly Note and via 5th and 6th Class teachers.
The club is run by Ms Claire Lilla, via audition for Years 5 & 6 only. Students will be required to perform a short Shakespeare Monologue (one they have already performed is fine) or a short poem from memory.

Ms Lilla will be looking for the following criteria:

  • Clear diction and strong vocal projection
  • Emotive expression of textual content via facial expression, gesture and intonation
  • Dedication to excellence in the dramatic arts
  • Positive behavioural conduct

The aim of the club is to perform at various events including: Sydney Eisteddfod; the State Shakespeare Festival; School Open Day. Students must be available on a Saturday and/or Sunday for these performances on the dates to be announced (usually 2-3 Sundays and/or Saturdays).

 

Sewing Club 2024

Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes, after lunch service, in the Sanskrit room, 1.25pm -1.55pm. 

Open to 6th class students
Fee:  $50 to cover material costs
Contact:  Mrs Donald at  jdonald@johncolet.nsw.edu.au

Sewing classes will start in Week 1 of Term 1, and most students have now started on their projects.

Yoga, Stretch and Meditation for kids 2024

Term 2:
Tuesday mornings 7.30 – 8.00am

Starts: Tuesday 7th May – 25th June

MacLaren Hall.

All ages are welcome.
All mats and props will be provided.

Class size is limited to 12 children.
Term costs: $153per child per term. $290/term for two siblings.  FREE trial for new students.

(Use active kids voucher)

Please contact Heidi on hello@heidihorne.com.au

Robotics 2024

In Term 2:

Tuesday afternoon 3:00-4:30pm, Week 1 – Week 9 (9 sessions),   Upper 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classes A14. Robotics with LEGO WeDo2.0

Thursday afternoon 3:00 – 4.30pm, 9 sessions, 3rd Class and abovee students.  Scratch Coding and Video Game Design

Mr Mei has supplied two links to book into our robotics and coding after school programs in Term2. Click the following links to book for  Tuesday for Upper 1st and 2nd Class students and Thursday for 3rd Class and above students.0

Trailblazers 2024

Trailblazers invites your child to dive into ‘Curiosity Ignition.’ Watch as they gain an understanding of entrepreneurship, explore ideas, fine-tune their observation skills, and develop solutions. Activities cover everything from selling / pitching to effective teamwork and understanding markets. The adventure is not just educational but actively engages, with games designed to enhance skills and nurture mindsets. It’s a whole lot of fun with a purpose!

Trailblazers is a transformative experience that focuses on igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in students. As an inclusive club, we empower your child by equipping them with knowledge and skills to affect positive change. Lessons learned from setbacks; encourage profound growth and help shape the next generation of creative problem-solvers.

How to Join the Adventure?

If your child is ready to embark on this exciting journey, visit www.trailblazerkids.org for more information. Secure your child’s spot by making bookings at https://trailblazerkids.org/product/curiosity-ignition/.

JCS is committed to developing the mindset and skills of an entrepreneur. It’s an invaluable asset throughout a student’s education. In a world where career opportunities evolve and STEM fields grow rapidly, Trailblazers prepares students for success.