Head of School’s Comment

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This week we had the pleasure of welcoming our Lower 1st Class for 2021 to their orientation day. Due to restrictions we were unable to bring the parents together, however we are hopeful that the new year will bring easing restrictions and we will be able to have some parent social activities at least in […]

Head of School’s Comment

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This Term our Value in focus is Service, and of late we have looked at the benefits of giving full attention to all that we do. There have been many insightful, practical examples given by students from Lower 1st through to 6th Class. As we move to the end of the year, we begin to […]

Head of School Comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

This Term we shall be focusing on our Value of Service. Our guiding questions for our students and staff in our approach both internally and externally are: Am I giving full attention? Is it beautiful, well presented, and pleasing to others? Does this action benefit everyone? Am I setting a good example? Is my attitude […]

Head of School’s Comment

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It has been a very positive term at John Colet School, considering the many events which have had to be changed and the physical separation from our parent community. While we expect most measures to remain in place for Term 4, we did receive late yesterday an official update on some easing of restrictions. We […]

Head of School’s Comment

This Term we have been exploring our school value of Courage, looking at different aspects such as having the courage to reflect on our own behaviour, to persevere in giving our best both in and out of the classroom, plus the courage we have had to have in meeting the challenges that this year, in […]

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John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

We continue to have a great deal of interest from prospective parents, both for starting Lower 1st next year and in higher year levels. Due to current restrictions, we are unable to take group tours, so visits have been with individual families. This has meant more tours, which has allowed more students across the school […]

Head of School’s Comment

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This term we continue to explore the Value of Courage, and we are exploring the importance of reflection and self-improvement. When we are not happy about something we often look externally to what needs to change, however sometimes it may be our pre-conceived ideas, personal limitations or entrenched habits that require attention and the courage […]

Head of School’s Comment

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We focus on one school value per term, but our value of Stillness is addressed every day through our action of pausing regularly with both children and staff. It sets the tone of active attention and presence. I was struck today at our Infants assembly at how quickly and deeply our students are able to […]

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While the form of our Primary Shakespeare Festival is yet to be determined, preparations are well underway. The enthusiasm and confidence with which our Primary students are approaching their new plays is so impressive. The embodiment of the roles being played, together with the children’s articulation and passion in speech is regularly commented on by […]

Head of School’s Comment

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This week as we continue to explore the Value of Courage, we have turned to the concept of sacrifice. When we put the happiness of all at centre stage it often means that we have to give up our own interests or wants. We had some very fine examples from our students at our assemblies […]