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Head of School’s Comment

You may have seen an article in today’s Manly Daily regarding John Colet School leading the peninsula in NAPLAN results. We are always proud of the outstanding achievements of our students. However, it is important to note that this is just one test and that it is an indicator of attainment rather than progress.  We are not a selective school and with a growing population I do expect that this ranking may change from year to year.

Our focus remains on the growth and progress for each individual child, starting with character and an ethos of being our very best self. The academics stem from this foundation which our students will take with them into the wider world. As the article points out our strength is a result of our unique program yet is ultimately a product of our passionate and dedicated teachers who focus on the progress of each individual.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory Mahatma Gandhi

 

Julian Wilcock
Headmaster