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Head of School’s Comment

My family and I certainly enjoyed our first John Colet School Open Day! It was a true community event and I thank everybody for their contributions and attendance to make this day so special.

At John Colet School this Term we continue to explore the practice of Truthfulness with our students. More specifically we have been exploring being honest with our friends, teachers and parents. This may be owning up to poor behaviour or an unwise decision or perhaps just that we do not know something. The first step in this process is exploring with the children the concept of self-knowledge. Considering our true motivations, acting with honesty and reflecting on our actions to gain understanding of self is a lifelong process. To encourage and enable this to happen children have to be in an environment of care and trust.

This above all: to thine own self be true
And it must follow, as the night the day
Thou canst not then be false to any man
Shakespeare, Hamlet,I,III

Julian Wilcock