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 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)


Coding 2023

With Mr Wakeford in Shakespeare 4

Thursdays: 3.05pm – 3.55pm.

Term 4 enrolments have closed.

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

Open to 5th and 6th Class students.

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.
At lunch times. children attend straight after their lunch.
Clothing to be provided: Sneakers / Sand shoes, cotton gloves.
Other equipment will be provided.
Cost per Term  (2023): $160.00 approx


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

Our Garden Club, The Gardeneers, is currently fully subscribed for Term 4. 

German Club 2023

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




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

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.

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 2023

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, 2023

Non background speakers – taking enrolments now


Phone: 0430 222 116
WeChat: echo_wills

Netball Rocks 2023

This weekly after school program continues in Term 4, with an emphasis on skills development in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere with our coach Jess.

Boys and girls welcome. 

Term 4 enrolments have now closed. 

Sailing Club 2023

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.
Lessons are held on Sundays throughout the school term. Children 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 of 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.

Sundays 15 Oct | 22 Oct | 29 Oct | 05 Nov | 12 Nov | 19 Nov | 26 Nov | 03 Dec
Tackers 1 & 2 – 08:30am – 11:30am
Tackers 3 – 1.00pm – 4.00pmCost:
$495 members
$545 non-members
 Link to register HERE



Soccer skills club 2023

Monday mornings 7.30am – 8.15am

Run by external professional coaches with an emphasis on skills development.

Term fee varies depending on number of weeks in the term.

Enrolment links are in the School Newsletter each term


Shakespeare Club 2023

Shakespeare Drama Club auditions have closed.  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 2023

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 2023

Tuesday mornings 7.45 – 8.15am

MacLaren Hall.

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

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

Please contact Heidi on

Robotics 2023

In Term 4:
Tuesday afternoon 3pm – 4.30pm
Suitable for Year 1 and 2 age group

Robotics with LEGO WeDo2.0

Thursday afternoon 3pm – 4.30pm

Suitable for Year 3 – 5 age group

LEGO Robotics and Coding Fusion Program

Monday afternoon 3pm -4.40pm

Suitable for Kindy – Year 1 age group

Robotics with LEGO WeDo2.0


We have two classes on LEGO WeDo2.0 to satisfy  demand. The program on Monday is aimed at K-Y1 students who have very limited prior experience with building LEGO. Compared to the robotics class on Tuesday for Y1-Y2, the models constructed in this class will have simpler structures and fewer building steps.
The LEGO Robotics and Coding Fusion Program on Thursday for Y3-Y5 students includes diversified robotics and coding projects on LEGO SPIKE Prime, LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and Scratch Video Game Programming. So the students could have opportunities to access different robotics equipment and programming apps to develop their knowledge and skills on robotics and coding. Based on the feedback from parents and students, we can plan the robotics programs for Y3+ for the new year.


Trailblazers 2023

In Term 4, sessions are held after school on Fridays from 3.15pm to 4.30pm. This club is being offered to JCS students in 5th and 6th classes.

The theme for Term 4 is ‘Action Challenge’. Students will consolidate the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired throughout the year while delving into new concepts. Among the exciting activities are Lemon Stand challenge, budgeting, sales pitching, business planning to name a few.

Two interesting additional projects are being offered. The first being the ‘Stock Market Game’, and the ‘UN Sustainable Goals Challenge’ designed to get students to engage with their local surrounds.

If your child is interested, please visit for more information. The link to enrol is included in the school Weekly Note at the start of each term.

Trailblazers focuses on igniting entrepreneurial mindsets in students. It’s an inclusive club designed to empower students by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to effect positive change. By nurturing their curiosity, fostering confidence, and encouraging profound growth through the lessons learned from failure, students are encouraged to becoming creative problem-solvers.  John Colet School supports developing the mindset and skills of an entrepreneur. These will be invaluable throughout a students’ education, particularly as career opportunities change and STEM fields grow at a rapid pace.