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Coronavirus update to Parents

We thank all our community for the continued diligence and support that is being shown as our school responds to the worldwide Coronavirus situation. The purpose of this email is to keep you informed of the current position of John Colet School. As a School, we are monitoring the situation locally and globally, and continuing to develop proportional responses that are well planned and based on official information. We see this as an opportunity to model the Values that our School holds. It is natural to feel a sense of unease at the current time. It is important that we respond cautiously and methodically, acting on best authoritative advice and directives from health agencies and government. The School continues …

Term 1 2020 Events Calendar

Chef’s best ever Christmas (or anytime!) Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffle recipe Ingredients 50g toasted coconut50 g un-toasted coconut250g good quality dark chocolate75g unsalted butter50g brown sugar1 can condensed milk Method Boil water in a pot. Place a metal or glass bowl on top of the water, add the chocolate and the butter together in the bowl, and bring the water down to simmer slowly.  Stir the mixture till starting to melt, add the sugar, condensed milk, 25g of the toasted and 25g of the untoasted coconut.  Melt till the mixture is glossy and coats the spoon. Take off the heat and put the bowl in the fridge.  Then leave for about 1 hour until the mixture is firm yet pliable.  Mix together the rest of the coconut …

Leadership speeches by 5th class nominees

The nominees for leadership positions were given the following stimulus for their speeches, which they wrote independently in class shortly before giving them in front of 4th, 5th and 6th classes and teachers.  Mr Leon MacLaren, the founder of this school, said the following “…Service is the finest and noblest work that someone can undertake.” What is service?  Give an example of inspiring service in another.  Give an example of one way in which you have served the School.  Here are some short excerpts from the speeches.  Well done to all the nominees.  “Service is a way to show Respect to someone.  You aren’t asking for any reward for serving; you are truly giving from your heart and for …

Enrolment update

2020 OpeningsWe have limited places in some class years next year, including Lower 1st (Kindergarten).  Please call 9451 8395 to arrange a tour.  Lower 1st – 2021 We are nearing capacity for places in our 2021 Lower 1st intake.  If you are considering John Colet School, please let us know now by filling out an application form. Call 9451 8395 for one to be emailed to you, to discuss your child’s education or to book a tour.   Lower 1st – 2022 Applications are being accepted for our Lower 1st 2022 intake. The Headmaster will commence interviewing families early in 2020. Please fill in an application form or email bjames@johncolet.nsw.edu.au and I will happily forward one to you. We …

Term 4 Events Calendar