Non-competitive after school sports choices for Term 2

We are thrilled to inform you about the fantastic non-competitive After School Sport programs we have lined up for our students in Term 2! These sports are on offer for children who don’t participate in PISA Training on a Tuesday, except for Netball as it will take place on Thursdays. Our aim is to provide […]

From our Deputy Head of School

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

On Monday we will be celebrating Nowruz. This is an ancient custom held throughout Central, Western and South Asia and in and around the Black Sea basin, to celebrate the new year. The children in each year have all made something which will be placed on a table called the Haftseen table. For example, our […]

Shakespeare tips and links for learning lines at home

There are many ways to assist your child at home as we begin preparations for your child’s annual class play. Rule number 1: Let it be a fun experience! Rule number 2: Slow and clear articulation is crucial. Rule number 3: Repetition makes perfect. Rule number 4: Remember this is a team effort because every […]

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 […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

It has been an excellent start to the term. The children have come back bright and ready to engage with their learning. It is very encouraging to see how keen our 6th class students are to take up their responsibilities as leaders of the School. It is clear that they value service and are willing […]

Deputy Head of School’s comment

At this time of year, we are looking forward to all the end of year activities such as the 6th class stalls, Picnic Day, 6th class farewell lunch, excursions and Lower 1st Shakespeare. It is important that these events are enjoyable for everyone and to that end we keep working on the School Value of […]

Head of School’s comment

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Our first two nights of our Primary Shakespeare Festival have been a great success. Tonight, we look forward to our final two plays, from this year’s graduating 6th Class. This evening they shall perform Julius Caesar and The Taming of the Shrew. It seems a short time ago that many of these students had their […]

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 […]

From our Deputy Head of School

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At this time of year, we turn our attention to Leadership roles in the school. There are a number of different areas of leadership including Art Prefect, Head Chorister, Art monitors, Shakespeare monitors and Library monitors. Children in 5th class will be asked in the next few weeks to put their names forward to be […]

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, […]