Deputy Head of School’s comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

Moving around the classrooms this week and looking at all the work on the walls, it is easy to see the level of excellence that children strive for and take pride in throughout the school. When children love learning, it is natural for them to want to do their best. On Wednesday I had the […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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This week we celebrated our founders in both the Infants and Primary assemblies. It is important that the children are aware of the rich history behind the founding of the school, but more importantly perhaps the original vision of Leon MacLaren after whom our Hall is named. He believed that principles of truth and justice […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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Having been away for most of the week, it was lovely to get back to school today. Respect is the School Value that we are considering this term and it happens to coincide with a deeper consideration of Respect in L1st Philosophy classes. Today the children discussed manners, politeness, and simple courtesy towards others. They […]

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Next week will be the last week of a long and busy term. At this time, everyone is starting to show the signs of needing a rest. The children have all worked hard this term and really put their best foot forward in so many different ways. On Monday we will conduct our Easter Service […]

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This morning I had the great pleasure of taking Infants Assembly because Mr Wilcock was away on a conference. As part of our focus on the value of Truthfulness, we are looking at our school pledge. In particular, we were considering what it means to value wisdom. The children were able to tell me that […]

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The children are all busy preparing for our annual Public Speaking Competition. This was held for the first time last year and we heard some excellent speeches from all classes from U1st up. This year is promising to be the same judging from all the hard work and preparation that is being put into it […]

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It has been great to witness the children’s excitement with all the excursions that are taking place between now and the end of the year. After such a long time where it has not been possible for the children to get out and about, it is wonderful that they get the opportunity to enjoy each […]

From our Deputy Head

Philosophy

This week our Lower 1st class children celebrated 100 days at school. They had a wonderful day and much time and trouble was taken by teachers and parents to make it a very special event. The children all dressed up in fabulous costumes and received a specially made bag and a certificate at the end […]

Deputy Head’s Comment

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This week we have finally come to the end of what has been a most challenging project, to record our primary Shakespeare performances on Zoom. From what Ms Emanuel has told me, this is the first time that such a project has been undertaken. It could not have happened without the huge amount of work […]

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It was wonderful to welcome back our Lower and Upper 1st classes this week. Almost all were pleased to be back at school and to have the chance to reconnect with their teacher and their friends. The return to the classroom has been seamless. The teachers have commented on the fact that it is as […]