HEAD OF SCHOOL COMMENT

Head of School’s Comment

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming our Lower 1st Class for 2021 to their orientation day. Due to restrictions we were unable to bring the parents together, however we are hopeful that the new year will bring easing restrictions and we will be able to have some parent social activities at least in year groups. The students settled in very well with their new teachers Mrs Connell and Mrs Tomicki, who led the children in a range of activities, including a tour of the school. A big thank you to our 6th Class students who were great ambassadors of our school as they assisted students and welcomed parents. ‘It’s hard to believe that these students are only …

Head of School’s Comment

This Term our Value in focus is Service, and of late we have looked at the benefits of giving full attention to all that we do. There have been many insightful, practical examples given by students from Lower 1st through to 6th Class. As we move to the end of the year, we begin to determine our 6th Class leadership team for 2021. Interested 5th Class students have already begun thinking about what roles they may like to perform and to develop their speeches with votes being counted from staff, and students from 4th to 6th Class. Apart from the specific roles in 6th Class though, there are plenty of opportunities for all our students to show leadership and …

Head of School Comment

This Term we shall be focusing on our Value of Service. Our guiding questions for our students and staff in our approach both internally and externally are: Am I giving full attention? Is it beautiful, well presented, and pleasing to others? Does this action benefit everyone? Am I setting a good example? Is my attitude positive? We began this week in both our Infants and Primary Assemblies with a discussion on why attention is important. The children gave some insightful answers, including: By giving our full attention we show respect to those around us That only with full attention can we produce our best work If you are not giving attention you may miss an opportunity That if you …

Head of School’s Comment

It has been a very positive term at John Colet School, considering the many events which have had to be changed and the physical separation from our parent community. While we expect most measures to remain in place for Term 4, we did receive late yesterday an official update on some easing of restrictions. We are currently evaluating this new information, and we will send out a communication with updates in the first week of Term 4 after reviewing community conditions at that time. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and we look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday 13th October. Julian Wilcock Head of School …

Head of School’s Comment

This Term we have been exploring our school value of Courage, looking at different aspects such as having the courage to reflect on our own behaviour, to persevere in giving our best both in and out of the classroom, plus the courage we have had to have in meeting the challenges that this year, in particular, has brought. As we near the end of the Term we are coming full circle and connecting with our Value from Term 2, Truthfulness. We are all learning, and often mistakes are made, however having the courage to admit when we may have been wrong and owning up to our faults is powerful. It firstly releases any burden of guilt, but also encourages …

Head of School’s comment

We continue to have a great deal of interest from prospective parents, both for starting Lower 1st next year and in higher year levels. Due to current restrictions, we are unable to take group tours, so visits have been with individual families. This has meant more tours, which has allowed more students across the school to answer questions from our visitors. They are always impressed by the pride of our students in their school and how articulate they are. From Lower 1st through to 6th Class our students are great examples of how our unique program can enable each child to reach their potential. Julian Wilcock Head of School …