Deputy Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

At this time of year, we focus on Leadership as our 5th class step up to take their place as the School Leaders for 2021. Next Tuesday they will be asked to write a short speech on an unseen topic which centres on leadership qualities. They will present their speeches to 4th,5th and 6th class […]

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On Wednesday Mr Wilcock and I had the great pleasure of being the audience for this year’s Lower 1st Shakespeare production. As you are aware, due to unavoidable circumstances, the production was videoed only. In many ways this presented much more of a challenge to the children because there was no audience to help draw […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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This week in Upper 1st Philosophy, we were discussing Wisdom and its relationship to the value of Stillness. They raised the idea that stillness allows time to make a correct decision and it is wise to perform a good action that benefits everyone. They also suggested that wisdom comes with experience and learning from mistakes. […]

From the Deputy Head of School

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The Shakespeare Festival this week has been a triumph for all classes involved. The productions have reflected weeks of effort and co-operation between teachers and students. From 3rd to 6th class  a consistent feature of each play was the way in which every child knew exactly what they had to do and when, and if […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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Welcome to our final term this year. Being resilient seems to have become a way of life this year and acceptance and going with the flow has been a lesson that we have all had to learn. Next week we will be welcoming the parents for 2021 via Zoom. Hopefully there will be an opportunity […]

From the Deputy Head of School

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

It has been a very full term as always, and I would like to wish all the John Colet community a safe and restful holiday. I would especially like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all our teachers. It would be hard to find a more dedicated group of people who care so […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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I have spoken about this before, but it is hard to overestimate the value of the practice of the pause. I was reminded again just how valuable it is when I spoke with 6th class during their Philosophy lesson this week. After sharing a moment of deep stillness with the children, they spoke about the […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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This week I would like to continue with the theme of excellence. During the week, the comment was made by one of our teachers, “If you set the bar high, the children will rise to it.” This was certainly the case in our Infants Assembly this morning. Two of our Upper 1st children presented an […]

From the Deputy Head of School

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This week I have had the opportunity to look at some of the Infants children’s writing. I was struck by two things. Firstly, by the level of excellence in the writing, and secondly by the beauty of the presentation of their work. It was wonderful to see that the children were so proud of their […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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Next week we are all looking forward to our annual Athletics Carnival. It is one event that we have not had to cancel this year and it will be a great opportunity for the children to get together and enjoy a day out. It is unfortunate parents will not be able to join us this […]