Deputy Head of School’s comment

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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

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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 […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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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 […]

Deputy Head of School’s comment

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This week we have continued to visit classrooms and have had some interesting and enjoyable conversations with the children. At the beginning of each meeting, we pause and as I watch the children gather themselves and become quiet, I am continuously reminded of the value of this very simple but far-reaching exercise. The pause gives the children an opportunity to come into the present and refresh […]

Deputy Head of School’s comment

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This week it has been wonderful to get feedback from teachers about how well children are working at home and the efforts that they are putting into their work. One teacher spoke about how proud she was with the level of respect her class was showing during Zoom meetings. Other teachers have spoken about the […]

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A very warm welcome to everyone for the coming term. The first week at John Colet has certainly had its challenges but it has been amazing to see how well everyone has adapted to the current situation. The staff, the parent body and the children have worked in unison to move forward and make the […]

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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 […]