Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

At next week’s assembly, we shall be introducing our 6th Class Leaders to the students. They may already know our Head Boy and Girl, Our Head Chorister and Art Prefect, however, what they may not know is that every 6th Class student has a role to play, and an opportunity to serve. This list includes […]

Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

The School Value that we are exploring this Term is Service. Service is the cornerstone of our School and wider community, and the continued success of our School is in no small part due to the positive contribution and support of our parent community. This is particularly the case with regard to the position of […]

From our Deputy Head of School

On Thursday our 5th class students were responsible for welcoming our new 2024 students and their parents. They did an outstanding job of representing the school and demonstrating the school values. They were open, polite and enthusiastic in their service. It was wonderful to watch the younger children’s faces light up when a 5th class […]

Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

Listening and the ability to really engage is a skill that needs to be developed. As we look at our Value of Respect this term, we begin by considering the benefit of silence, and in particular of listening with attention. Listening takes practice. Listening pays respect to the speaker, encourages them to share their views, […]

Head of School’s Comment

We have recently learnt that Middle Harbour Yacht Club, who run our Saturday sailing program, will soon be closing their ‘Tackers’ program. While we have not been able to secure a spot in a similar club nearby, we are pleased to have engaged the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport as our new venue. […]

Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

Hello from Milson Island! We have had a wonderful three days with our 3rd and 4th Class students at camp. For many of our 3rd Class students, this was the longest time they have been away from their parents. They have all met this new experience with a positive attitude, and courage. In doing so, […]

Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

As our Value in focus this term is Stillness, our discussions this week have centred around the wisdom that pausing provides. Making a right, informed or wise decision is not always easy. Particularly when we may be caught up with our emotions, or perhaps distracted by the world around us. Having a blank canvas with […]

Head of School’s comment

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

Next week, we shall be holding our annual Infants Shakespeare Festival for Upper 1st and 2nd Class. During rehearsals, it has been wonderful to witness the confidence and passion of such young children. Each child’s performance is dependent on their weeks of listening, paying attention, and empathising for the role they play. The plays also […]

Head of School’s Comment

Our Alphabet for Humanity word of the week has been ‘bravery’, which dove-tailed well with our value of Courage. There were many hands up in our Infants Assembly today with practical examples. A Lower 1st student gave the perfect example of starting in big school, a 2nd class student highlighted removing the training wheels when […]

Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

At our assemblies this week there have been some wonderful examples from our students of how they have gone ‘that last inch’. The examples were all about personal bests; PBs. It is not about judging your success against those around you, instead, it is acknowledging when you have gone above and beyond what you have […]