John Colet teachers attending Sydney Gifted and Talented conference
19
July
2013

John Colet teachers attending Sydney Gifted and Talented conference

Also Plato Summer School in Athens, Delphi and the Peloponnese

In the coming  week the Headmaster will be back at school after his international Headmasters’ Conference at Lucca in Italy, but Mrs. McKendrick and Mrs. Donald will both be absent for a few days at a G.A.T.E. Conference (Gifted and Talented Education) at Darling Harbour (no, not Italy unfortunately!).  Mrs. Dawson and Miss Cipollone will also be attending the G.A.T.E.  Conference.

There will be several teachers going on Long Service Leave during Term 3, some to attend a Plato Summer School in Athens, Delphi and the Peloponnese – in situ as it were.  Individual teachers will contact their class parents about arrangements, and we are fortunate to have a back-up “team” of experienced and enthusiastic replacements!

A practice that we will be giving our attention to over the next weeks – both teachers and children alike – is the practice of patience.  At the whole school Assembly the children considered ways in which they may practice patience in the class and in life in general.  Waiting in a calm, considerate way is a very great skill.

Our core value for practice this term is SERVICE, and we will start with service in the dining room – attention to each other’s needs.

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