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 […]

Deputy Head of School Comment

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We have been talking about manners and respect in Assembly with both the Infants and the Primary children. At school we ask that children stand when an adult enters the room. It is a small thing and in some ways could be considered old fashioned, however the effect of this small gesture is far reaching. […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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I would like to take the opportunity to comment on the on-going resilience of our students in the current situation. There have been many disappointments as Open Day, Infants Shakespeare live performances and the year 5 and 6 visit to Canberra have all had to be cancelled. The children have met these disappointments with good […]

Deputy Head of School’s comment

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This week we conducted our annual Teacher’s Day celebration. Our usual celebrations were significantly modified due to current restrictions and we met separately with Primary and Infants. Our Leadership Team all gave a short reading taken from the Srimad Bhagavata which speaks of 24 teachers. The readings acknowledge many teachers and we looked at 7 […]

Deputy Head of School Comment

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We have arrived at the end of the term in what seems to have been a very short time. Everyone will be able to take a well-deserved break and parents will be able to have the children home….again! During both Assemblies this week we discussed the idea of widening our circle of compassion based on […]