John Colet

Comings and goings

While we are very sad to be saying goodbye to Belinda James soon, she will be with us for the start of Term 3. Belinda’s final day is the 30th July. We had a great response in applications for the role of Registrar and I am pleased to announce that Sandi McGuinn will be joining us from the 20th July. Sandi is a parent of two boys attending John Colet, Coby in 6th Class and Joshua in 3rd Class. Sandi comes to us with significant experience in marketing and administration, including within Admissions in a large international school. Please make her feel welcome. Also joining our team is Ms Frances Dawe, above. Ms Dawe will be joining us in …

Deputy Head of School Comment

We have arrived at the end of the term in what seems to have been a very short time. Everyone will be able to take a well-deserved break and parents will be able to have the children home….again! During both Assemblies this week we discussed the idea of widening our circle of compassion based on the weekly reading, this week from Albert Einstein. We discussed the idea of service and being aware of the needs of those around us. This also ties in with the prayer we have been saying together which starts with the statement “May all be happy”. The children have been asked to consider what part they can play to make this a reality. We look …

Head of School’s Comment

This holiday we launch our new website www.johncolet.nsw.edu.au   I am sure you will agree that the improvements really capture the unique education we provide.  You can also keep in touch with JCS through our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JohnColetSchool , and by following us on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/johncoletschool/ Once again, I would like to thank our community for your support this Term. It has been challenging for everyone and we are by no means past the effect of this global virus, however I am confident that together we will continue to ensure that all our students continue to flourish. We are thankful that we have not lost one family due to the financial crisis and we look forward to potentially holding more …

Registrar’s Comment

It has been an extremely busy few weeks with many enquiries, tours, new applications, Trial Days and the enrolment of new students.  This is wonderful news considering the trying times we have been experiencing and may continue to experience for some time. New students This week we welcomed Huxley G to Lower 1st with Mrs Cooper.  In Term 3 we will welcome Ethan H to U1st with Miss Bower, and Rachel H and Oscar D to 2M with Mrs McDermott. Lower 1st – 2021 We are on wait list for boys for our Lower 1st intake next year.  We do have a few places still available for girls.  I do hope all families with siblings for next year have …

Head of School’s Comment

We trust our newsletter finds all our families well and in good spirits during these difficult times. It has been wonderful to see examples of the learning (and fun) that is going on in homes this week. The majority of our staff remain on campus to deliver the programs that have been established as well as explore ways that we can enhance the home experience further. It is a good time to remind ourselves that many of our children may not have experienced as much screen time in the past, and have had little exposure to all the internet offers. While the online world offers many resources we do have to be mindful of the safety of our students at …

Chef’s challenge

During this time, I would encourage all children to do some baking with their parents or care givers.  We have elderly in the community that are not able to get out and about and do not have people coming to see them. The following scone recipe makes around 12 good sized scones. Perhaps the children could make scones and give some to an elderly neighbour’s door? (Only if it is safe to do so and practise social distancing at all times.) Include a note with your scones telling them about the school and the scone challenge. It’s for a bit of baking fun and most importantly helping others that need it. Scone Recipe 620g self-rising flour (sieved) 55g sugar 160g …