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Clubs at
John Colet School

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

Before School Care 2023

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


After School Care 2023

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

Art 2023

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

Chess 2023

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) Note:  Starts in Term 3
Infants Chess – Wednesday Lunch 12:20-12:50 (Upper 1st and Second Class)
Primary Chess – Monday Afternoon 3:00-4:00 (3rd Class – 6th Class)
Senior Chess  – Monday Afternoon 3:00-4:00 (by invitation only)


Fencing 2023

The Course is aimed at all ages from Upper 1st and older.
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 from Fencing are to improve reflex coordination, quick thinking and concentration. Fencing is a very enjoyable, safe and tactical sport.
Term 1: Commencing Thursday, 2.2.23
Last lesson: Monday, 3.4.23
At lunch times. children attend straight after their lunch.
Clothing to be provided: Sneakers / Sand shoes, cotton gloves.
Other equipment will be provided.
Cost for Term 1 (2023): $160.00


Contact: Mr Angelo Santangelo

French Club 2023

K – Y4: Tuesday Afternoons 3pm – 4pm – John Colet School

Suitable for all levels.
Contact Geraldine Collins at

Garden Club 2023

Garden Club is currently dormant and is waiting to sprout again in 2023.

Our co-ordinator Felicity has moved away from Sydney and we wish her well.  We are currently exploring Garden Club options.

German Club 2023

German classes will be held every Monday for year 3 and 4 and every Thursday for year 5 and 6 both from 7:15 – 8:00 am.

The German Club classes offer an opportunity for children to learn basic 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



Individual Music Lessons 2023

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:


JCS String Tuition 2023

Violin lessons are presently on hold whilst we establish a new violin teacher.

To register your interest in violin lessons, please contact via email on

JCS Chamber Ensemble 2023

Our instrumental music ensemble will be held on Mondays 7.45 – 8.30am, with the first rehearsal on: Monday 6th January

The group is open to all instruments; strings, winds, brass, percussion, and keys, with a level of playing above 1st Grade AMEB or equivalent. Please register interest via email:


Latin classes 2023

2nd Class at 8.05am – 8.45am. on Wednesday (Sanskrit Room)
3rd Class at 8.05am -8.45am on Tuesday (Sanskrit Room)

4th Class – Tuesday  afternoon 2.00 – 2.45 p.m.

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 2022

Two different organisations offer Mandarin: Headstart and Lotus:

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, 2022

Non background speakers – taking enrolments now



Phone: 0430 222 116
WeChat: echo_wills


Lotus Mandarin

In Term 1, we will continue the online learning style.

  1. Wednesdays 3:45 pm—-4:45 pm (non-Chinese Background)
The first week starts on Wednesday 9th February, ends on Wednesday 6th April (9 weeks)

  1. Friday 5:00 pm—-6:30 pm (Chinese Background)

The first week starts on Friday 11th  February,ends on Friday 1st  April (8 weeks)

Lotus Mandarin Term 1 Fees: $135 for non-Chinese background class; $180 for Chinese background class

(Siblings and children of JCS school staff receive 30% discount.)


Phone: 0425 203 353

Sailing Club 2022

Every Saturday morning during Terms 1 and 4, 10am -12 noon

Open to Years 3,4,5,6
Fee: $200* per term
Venue: Middle Harbour Yacht Club

First session will be Saturday 5th February 2022

To enrol click the link below:

Shakespeare Club 2023

Shakespeare Drama Club will be commencing from Week 5 this term. Auditions will be held in Week 3. The club will be 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 2022

Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes, after lunch service, in the library. 

Open to 6th class students
Fee:  $50 to cover material costs
Contact:  Mrs Donald at

Sewing classes will start after Swimming Carnival day, however Mrs Donald will see individual students earlier to get them started on their projects.

Yoga, Stretch and Meditation for kids

Thursday mornings 7.45 – 8.15am

First lesson TBC as our yoga teacher is on leave for the first part of Term 1
MacLaren Hall.

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

Class size is limited to 12 children.
Term 1 costs: $135 per child TBC. Sibling discounts available.  FREE trial for new students.

Please contact Heidi on