HEAD OF SCHOOL COMMENT

Head of School’s Comment

We trust this newsletter finds our community well as we move into a predicted lovely weekend! Our School is well prepared for an extended 4 week lockdown. However, we remain hopeful that before this time conditions may allow for an early return. This news may bring heightened anxiety for our students, and while we are committed to ensuring the children continue to progress in their learning, their social and emotional wellbeing comes first. Our teachers are looking at more ways the children can connect with each other, and as a whole school we are investigating some fun ‘optional’ community activities. Courage is our Value in focus, and helping those in need is where we are giving our attention over …

From Our Headmaster

Welcome back to Term 3. It is unfortunate that we find ourselves again in lockdown, however it has been wonderful to see the students connecting online this week. This Term we had scheduled our Value in focus to be Courage. This Value is expressed within our Vision Mission and Values as: Display self-control, inner strength and right action. •             Are my words and actions truthful? •             Can I forgive others? •             Do I meet challenges with resilience? •             Do I step up to protect those in need? Given the recent loss to our School and the current restrictions that we are all facing we will be working towards meeting challenges with resilience. It is at times like these that …

Head of School’s Comment

We are eagerly looking forward to showcasing our school on Sunday  23rd May at our Open Day. A reminder that this is a compulsory day for students and due to this, as usual, Monday 24th May is a pupil-free day. It will be a smaller performance this year due to the restrictions that were placed on our singing program over the past year. However, there are some new attractions and performances, as well as many of the regular favourites for our community to experience and enjoy. Open Day is an opportunity to celebrate what makes this school truly special with our families and friends. It is also wonderful to welcome visitors from our wider community, so please feel free …

Headmaster’s Comment

This week we held our ANZAC commemoration at John Colet School. A special thank you to our guest speaker this year, past president of Forestville RSL, Mr John Scifleet, and special guests Mr Jason Falinski MP, and JCS Board Member Mr James Donald, along with parent attendees. As our Value in focus this term is Respect, this was a good opportunity for our students to appreciate the sacrifice that has been made and continues to be made for our community. The children were able to pay their respects to all people who have made a sacrifice. In the words from Kemal Ataturk’s Tribute: “There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side …

Headmaster’s Comment

After a year on pause, we are very excited to be holding our Walkathon next week. However, due to proposed maintenance of the adjacent public field, this event has been moved on site. The scheduled start is at 1:30 pm on Thursday and parents are welcome to attend. We would like to thank the Parents and Friends Association for embracing this change in venue so quickly, as it does require significant planning. We would like to give particular thanks to Mrs Manjula Ghose, who after many years of organising our Walkathon, and building it up to what it is today, is stepping back after this year. The School Value that we have been exploring with the children this Term …

Head of School’s Comment

Thank you to our Parents and Friends Association who have been working with many families over the past month to organise Lunar New Year celebrations. The children have had a range of related activities in class and during Art, as well as receiving fortune cookies today and watching a Dragon Dance. We would also like to acknowledge and thank those parents who have stepped into being Class Representatives this year. Our Class Representatives play an important part in coordinating and bringing our community together. They cannot do it alone though, and helping out over the year can come in many forms. Don’t hesitate to offer assistance when needed, as more hands make light work. Julian Wilcock Head of School …

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