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This term we have been considering the School Value of Respect. In Assembly we considered a reading from Desmond Tutu which speaks about the interdependence we have on each other to learn about being human. Both the Primary and the Infants children responded beautifully to the reading and were able to stand and articulate their […]

From our Deputy Head of School

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Welcome to Term 2. It has been wonderful to see the children return to school with so much energy and enthusiasm. On Monday, the teachers met as they always do, to prepare for the term ahead.  Part of this day is always devoted to study related to the ethos of the school. We spent some […]

Deputy Head’s Comment

During this term we have had a lot of trainee teachers doing their professional placement at John Colet. It is wonderful for us to be able to support these teachers and give them an opportunity to experience the ethos of the school and to see the value of our approach to education. Several of them […]

Deputy Head of School Comment

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Today I received an email from our new Sports teacher Mrs Collins to say that our year 3/4 T- Ball team had shown such good sportsmanship that they had been commended by the opposition. “They graciously gave the opposition extra players to make up their team and were supportive and encouraging throughout.” It is always […]

Deputy Head’s Comment

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Eagle Awards are given to children to acknowledge the demonstration of the School Values. These awards can be nominated by any staff member who observes a child putting the values into practice. In the last two weeks it has been a pleasure to give out a number of awards to children who have quietly and […]

Deputy Headmistress Comment

This week I would like to revisit one of the most important aspects of our teaching pedagogy at John Colet which is the regular practice of the Pause before and after each lesson. The children learn to bring themselves to stillness from the very first day that they start at school. If you speak to […]

Deputy Head of School Comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

This week I would like to acknowledge the excellent service that has been offered by our 6th class students. Each morning there are a number of enthusiastic children waiting to take our new Lower 1st class to their classroom and help them with their bags. In some cases, they have waited with them in the […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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It has been wonderful to welcome all the children back to school this week. I have had the pleasure of visiting all the classrooms and the ease and steadiness with which the children have transitioned back to school has been particularly noticeable. The teachers have already been working together for a week and this plays […]

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 […]