John Colet

Deputy Head of School’s comment

It has been great to witness the children’s excitement with all the excursions that are taking place between now and the end of the year. After such a long time where it has not been possible for the children to get out and about, it is wonderful that they get the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company in a different setting. This week our primary students have been at Manly attending Surf School. We had great report from 3rd and 4th class. We will wait to hear from 5th and 6th after today. Lower 1st enjoyed an informative day at Bobbin Head yesterday impressing their guides with some very interesting and well informed questions. There are events planned for …

Head of School’s Comment

This week we welcomed our 2022 Lower 1st students for their introductory morning. There were only a few nerves (from students and parents!) upon separation, and they settled in very quickly to their new environment, and with their teachers Miss Marley and Mrs Tamborini. Our current 5th Class had the opportunity to meet their young buddies who they will be supporting next year. It was heartening to see the care and attention with which they approached their new responsibility. As I started at John Colet School in the same year many of our current 5th Class began Lower 1st, it has been wonderful to witness their growth in maturity and their eagerness to take leadership roles. Our Buddy Program …

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

It was wonderful to welcome back our Lower and Upper 1st classes this week. Almost all were pleased to be back at school and to have the chance to reconnect with their teacher and their friends. The return to the classroom has been seamless. The teachers have commented on the fact that it is as if the children have not been away. This says a lot about how well they have been supported by parents and carers at home. Di Renshaw Deputy Headmistress …

Head of School’s Comment

On Monday, together with our 6th Class students, we shall be opening the Burumurring Playground. Our first day of play in this area will provide some added excitement to what already will be a big day for all our students. Burumurring is the indigenous name for the Eagle, and this space along with our bush area will be a popular spot for play while we await the completion of our new playing field. While there is a great deal of enthusiasm in coming back, we all need to do our part whilst at school to ensure the safest environment. Students will be encouraged to wash and sanitise hands regularly, and while masks are not mandated, they are recommended for …

Screen free day

So, Screen Free Day, I woke up, and ate brekkie, which was toast and milk, then I went to play badminton and ride my bicycle for a while. But we couldn’t play badminton because the weather was too windy. Later, I played board games with my Mum, ate lunch, & then she went to get the Pfizer Vaccine. When she was gone, my brother watched YouTube on the T.V. while I tried to catch an annoying lizard. I lifted up the planks and….Boom! The lizard stared at me. ❪☟○∧○☟❫ Then, it crawled/ran in front of the pool. I poked it, and it fell in. I nearly screamed, seriously. Then the lizard swam to the bottom and stayed there or …

Screen Free Day, plus a little bit of tv

I woke up with a start. I was going to login to my teams (as usual) but then I realized I got a break from screens, so I made my bed and got out my book to read. After a while I got up and went downstairs to have breakfast (I had some egg and toast). I went back upstairs and started to draw. I was drawing this beautiful, pink flower I was working on for a few days now. My brother called me downstairs and asked if I could come out and play AFL so that’s what we did. Now it was time for lunch me and my brother Andre went into our garden and started cooking some …