Deputy Head of School on “Why Book Parade Day?”

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

Last week we celebrated Book Week. Wednesday was an opportunity for all the children and teachers to dress up as their favourite book character. This was a lovely event and gave us a chance to come together as a school and enjoy some fun. Though it is not an event that parents are required to […]

Head of School’s Comment

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Last week the Bell Shakespeare group performed the ‘The Wonderful World of Will’ for our primary students. The players took the children back in time to a possible, and often hysterical, scenario of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth. Much fun was had as the performance tackled the language of the time, the themes of many of […]

Head of School’s Comment

Book a Tour

Our students (and staff) have certainly enjoyed the sunshine this week. Hopefully, the good weather shall continue, and the fields will dry out so that our regular sports programs can take place. Lately, we have witnessed, and have been informed by our parents, neighbours, and most recently parents of Belrose Public School, of dangerous driving […]

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

On Monday, we celebrated Teacher’s Day. There was a special assembly for the Infants, and the Primary children. The children all brought in a flower which represents a gift given with love and respect the two qualities necessary for any learning to take place. The children were also asked to reflect on what a teacher […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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This term we are focusing on the value of Stillness. This value underpins all of the other school values and is reflected in the regular practice of the pause. This week in Philosophy, all the children studied a story from the great Hindu epic The Mahabaratta. The story is about a crow and a swan. […]

Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

It has been wonderful to see our students return this week. They have been full of stories of adventures from the holidays and excited to reunite with their friends. We begin this term by focusing on our core Value of Stillness. In our assemblies, we began with a reading from Epictetus, (a Greek Stoic Philosopher). […]

On the vegetarian lunch menu for Week 2, Term 3

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Monday 25th July– Garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes Tuesday 26th  – Spinach and cheese sausage rolls Wednesday 27th – Tomato and basil penne pasta Thursday 28th – Red lentil dahl Friday 29th July – Sweetcorn muffins

Lights, camera, action! John Colet School’s Shakespeare Program has it all

Deputy Head of School on

“Boldness be my friend.” – William Shakespeare. It’s a bold move to incorporate Shakespeare into a primary school curriculum, but at John Colet School (JCS) it’s one of their most popular learning initiatives. Students start being exposed to and learning about Shakespeare from their very first year at JCS, culminating in a Shakespeare Festival at […]

Deputy Head of School’s comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

Moving around the classrooms this week and looking at all the work on the walls, it is easy to see the level of excellence that children strive for and take pride in throughout the school. When children love learning, it is natural for them to want to do their best. On Wednesday I had the […]

Head of School’s Comment

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Our current Value in focus is Respect. During this term we have explored respect in relation to giving full attention, being aware of the needs of others, and offering thanks. This week we explored community at our assemblies through one of our readings on the term ‘Ubuntu’. In the final weeks of this term, we […]