John Colet

On the vegetarian lunch menu

Monday – lentil soup Tuesday – tomato and basil penne pasta Wednesday – salad rolls Thursday – cheese and spinach triangles Friday – sweet corn and pea pancakes …
This term we have been considering the School Value of Respect. In Assembly we considered a reading from Desmond Tutu which speaks about the interdependence we have on each other to learn about being human. Both the Primary and the Infants children responded beautifully to the reading and were able to stand and articulate their thoughts and understanding with confidence and ease. The Infants, when asked why this reading might be one of the readings under the value of Respect, had no difficulty in expressing the fact that to learn, you need to listen. Listening is a sign of respect. If we have no respect, it is difficult to listen and therefore difficult to learn. Di Renshaw Deputy Head …

Head of School’s Comment

We are eagerly looking forward to showcasing our school on Sunday  23rd May at our Open Day. A reminder that this is a compulsory day for students and due to this, as usual, Monday 24th May is a pupil-free day. It will be a smaller performance this year due to the restrictions that were placed on our singing program over the past year. However, there are some new attractions and performances, as well as many of the regular favourites for our community to experience and enjoy. Open Day is an opportunity to celebrate what makes this school truly special with our families and friends. It is also wonderful to welcome visitors from our wider community, so please feel free …

The Power of the Pause in Promoting Productivity and Purpose

Om Paramatmane Nama… These words might sound a bit foreign, but to the John Colet School community, this little phrase represents a big part of their daily life. Throughout the day, students and staff Pause for at least five seconds before starting a new activity. The result? A more grounded, more present and more attentive approach to their learnings, and life. This practice of mindfulness is not a new concept – perhaps you already incorporate an element of it in your life at home, or at work? But it’s something that John Colet School embedded in their values since the school’s inception over 35 years ago. Headmaster Julian Wilcock says the school’s unique Pause philosophy continues to garner positive …

On the vegetarian lunch menu for Week 2

Monday – penne pasta in a tomato sand basil cream sauce Tuesday – Paprika and garlic potato wedges with sour cream and sweet chili Wednesday – veggie burgers Thursday – Bean nachos with sour cream and guacamole Friday – Puff pastry slice …

From our Deputy Head of School

Welcome to Term 2. It has been wonderful to see the children return to school with so much energy and enthusiasm. On Monday, the teachers met as they always do, to prepare for the term ahead.  Part of this day is always devoted to study related to the ethos of the school. We spent some time together revisiting the principles on the which the school was founded. These are shown below. To give the children information related to: the simple principles of spiritual knowledge, knowledge of the universe, man, and the individual’s relation thereto in the belief that the child really knows, and, if the information is given simply and accurately enough, it will connect with that inner knowledge …