Deputy Head of School’s comment

John Colet School crest

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

childrens philosophy classes

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 […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

In 6th class Philosophy lessons we are currently looking at the subject of Unity. Nothing is better than an actual example to show how this works. This week we have seen the effect of unified co-operation and support through out our school community as we work together to navigate our way through an untested situation. […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

I would like to acknowledge the excellent work of our Leadership Team this year. At the beginning of the year the House Captains decided what kind of fund-raising themes we would have for Market Days this year. Two weeks ago, we had visit from a student from Loretto Normanhurst who spoke to the school about […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

This week I have had the pleasure of giving out a number of Eagle Awards. These are given to children to acknowledge the demonstration of the School Values. Any teacher or member of staff can nominate a child for an award. It does not have to be the class teacher. One of the delights of […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

Every week I visit several different classes to discuss Philosophy. Philosophy is very much to do with the building of character which remains one of the most important aspects of the education that we offer at John Colet. Even though we have a dedicated Philosophy lesson once a week, the substance of what we discuss […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

This week I went up to visit the Lower 1st classes during their buddy time . This is often a highlight each week for both the 6th class and Lower 1st children. Several of the older children commented on how much they enjoy working with the younger children and said how much it reminded them […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

This week I witnessed many interactions between teachers and their students, and I had many of my own. One interaction was particularly striking because of the depth of love and care that was evident without the teacher even having to say a word. These small interactions during the day, the shaking of a hand, the […]

Deputy Head’s Comment

We have had a very smooth start to 2020 particularly with our new L 1st class children who for the very first time started the school year with  full school days. We eagerly await the return of those children who have been caught up in the preventative measures to contain the spread of Corona Virus […]

Deputy Head’s Comment

A very warm welcome to 2020. It has been a challenging Christmas period and hopefully no-one within our School community has been unduly affected. We are very much looking forward to seeing the children and welcoming the new Lower 1st families into the John Colet community. As always the teachers have spent a lot of […]