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 […]

Head of School’s Comment

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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 […]

Head of School’s Comment

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This holiday we launch our new website www.johncolet.nsw.edu.au   I am sure you will agree that the improvements really capture the unique education we provide.  You can also keep in touch with JCS through our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JohnColetSchool , and by following us on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/johncoletschool/ Once again, I would like to thank our community for […]

Head of School’s Comment

We trust our newsletter finds all our families well and in good spirits during these difficult times. It has been wonderful to see examples of the learning (and fun) that is going on in homes this week. The majority of our staff remain on campus to deliver the programs that have been established as well […]

Head of School’s Comment

It is at times like these that you really do see the best of a school like ours. We appreciate that some families have made a personal decision to keep their children home, and while not present we thank them, and the families of those students attending, for their ongoing messages of support and understanding […]

Head of School’s Comment

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We couldn t have had better weather for our re-scheduled Swimming Carnival this week, nor a better performance from our students. There were some wonderful examples of strong competition as well as individual perseverance throughout the races. The mood was competitive between the House groups, yet there was inter-group support across the field. Once again, […]

Head of School’s Comment

As we continue to explore our value of Respect this term, we are looking at how we can show respect for the many different beliefs that people hold, both within and outside our school. As a multi-faith school, we look to the common threads from many teachers such as Christ, Plato, Muhammad, Sri Shantananda Saraswati, […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

Thank you to those parents who were able to attend our Gathering on the Garigal on Friday evening. Apart from a few drops of rain, the night was lovely and a great opportunity for all to chat and make connections. The next social event is the P&F Trivia Night, on 4th April. I encourage you […]