John Colet

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 …

Screen Free Day recount by Isabella N

Yesterday was screen free day, I really enjoyed it. I started of my day with breakfast, we had avocado on toast, and it was delicious! Then I decided it was time to make a den. I used the couch as a base, then I took the bottom pillow off. Then everything else so that the couch was bare. Then I took a blanket and about 10 cushions from the couch and my bed. Finally, I created an entrance and a roof out of another slightly larger blanket balanced on dining chairs.   After I created my den, it was time for me to make my bed and get ready for the day. When I finished that I came back upstairs …

Deputy Head of School’s comment

This week we have continued to visit classrooms and have had some interesting and enjoyable conversations with the children. At the beginning of each meeting, we pause and as I watch the children gather themselves and become quiet, I am continuously reminded of the value of this very simple but far-reaching exercise. The pause gives the children an opportunity to come into the present and refresh themselves. As we are spending so much time in front of screens at the moment, a chance to recharge their energy regularly throughout the day is of great value. It is very encouraging to see the children making such genuine efforts. Di Renshaw Deputy Head of School …

Head of School’s Comment : This too shall pass

As we continue to explore our Value of Courage this Term we are now beginning to look specifically on how we respond to change and difficulties that we experience. Life is a process, and nothing stays the same for too long, even though our current situation may seem like it is never ending. Having the tools and strategies at an early age fosters a growth mindset where obstacles become opportunities in determining our own path. Mistakes are lessons to be learned from and we should ensure an environment of trust. Being resilient is about being in the present and appreciating what we have control over, yet also being committed to our beliefs and goals. Also, resilience can often be …

Deputy Head of School’s comment

This week it has been wonderful to get feedback from teachers about how well children are working at home and the efforts that they are putting into their work. One teacher spoke about how proud she was with the level of respect her class was showing during Zoom meetings. Other teachers have spoken about the level of independence their classes are demonstrating. Another teacher gave a lovely description of how happily her class engaged in an online Maths game. Today 5th and 6th class  had a Cyber Safety Workshop and they engaged fully and asked some excellent questions. It is very encouraging to see everyone putting their best foot forward in difficult times. Di Renshaw Deputy Head of School …