This year, children will have the chance to explore a range of creative workshops set up around the School in our Art-themed Open Day. They can make their own gorgeous print to take home, decorate a cupcake, learn some indigenous weaving ways, create a clay pot, a huge communal artwork or a printed bag.

For parents, our Open Day provides a great opportunity to connect with your child’s education by taking a closer look at their artwork and schoolwork.   Please try to visit as many classrooms as you can to see the schoolwork and art on display, and the progression through the years.

This year we will hold an Art Show in the Judith Donald Art Centre featuring a range of Northern Beaches artists. Artworks are available to buy.  Please make sure you have a look.

Visitors can also bid on an amazing artwork, in the form of a decorated cake, at the annual Cake Decorating and Baking Competition.

Choir, ensemble and Shakespeare performances will be showcased between 10am and 11am on the main stage.  The art workshop activities begin after 11am.

Free face painting, photo booth and fire engine hose handling will also be available.

The John Colet School Open Day is an exciting event for families and there is no cost for many of the activities provided.  Delicious vegetarian food, as provided by Chef to the children each school day, is also available to buy in the school’s dining hall, along with OMG donuts Northern Beaches, vegetarian pies and hot chips.