The children settled back quickly after Easter, which is indicative of the whole term they have applied themselves well and shown stamina in a long eleven-week term. A great deal of work has been covered and the teachers are very pleased: let’s keep up the impetus for the last week before the holidays.
Sport at John Colet:
The School’s Sports Co-ordinator is Mrs. Roslyn Dunn, who continues to make a magnificent job of a very complex task, in an energetic and diplomatic way!
John Colet outsources sports training to Tim Roslin of Sportextra, who has been working at JCS for almost nine years. He has a Degree in Sports Management and a Diploma of Teaching and Coaching Sport, which covers a huge range of sporting activities. He came to us from England and Zimbabwe having worked with over 50 schools in those two countries. Tim also offers lunchtime fencing lessons and holiday sporting activities.
His chief co-worker is Mrs. Joanne Keating, who was in her time an international basketball player. She currently works at Knox as well as John Colet and has been coaching the girls for 3 years. She is also the Sports Co-ordinator for the Special Olympics Programme for Children with Intellectual Disabilities!
Tim has initiated our involvement in an inter-school sporting competition (PISA), which has helped to challenge the JCS children to achieving higher standards and has encouraged inter-school camaraderie. Tim is assisted on Fridays at PISA by one of our ex-students, Alex Ladomatos, who is currently studying at University but whose love of sport has brought him back to us as a Sports Aide.
As the school has grown in numbers, forming competitive teams has become easier and we are now even at the stage where the non-PISA children play competition at school on Fridays, all of which helps them to develop their skills and learn good sportsmanship.