Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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Welcome to our final term this year. Being resilient seems to have become a way of life this year and acceptance and going with the flow has been a lesson that we have all had to learn. Next week we will be welcoming the parents for 2021 via Zoom. Hopefully there will be an opportunity […]

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 […]

From the Deputy Head of School

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

It has been a very full term as always, and I would like to wish all the John Colet community a safe and restful holiday. I would especially like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all our teachers. It would be hard to find a more dedicated group of people who care so […]

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 […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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I have spoken about this before, but it is hard to overestimate the value of the practice of the pause. I was reminded again just how valuable it is when I spoke with 6th class during their Philosophy lesson this week. After sharing a moment of deep stillness with the children, they spoke about the […]

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 […]

Giant bandicoot visits 2nd Class!

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Second Class enjoyed a great Incursion and learning experience on Thursday. Hilary and Tim from the Coastal Environment Centre came along to school for a half day incursion. The children’s activities enhanced the Science unit Living Things and Change. So much new learning on the features of Living Things and their habitat and environment. The […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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This week I would like to continue with the theme of excellence. During the week, the comment was made by one of our teachers, “If you set the bar high, the children will rise to it.” This was certainly the case in our Infants Assembly this morning. Two of our Upper 1st children presented an […]

Head of School’s comment

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 […]

From the Deputy Head of School

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This week I have had the opportunity to look at some of the Infants children’s writing. I was struck by two things. Firstly, by the level of excellence in the writing, and secondly by the beauty of the presentation of their work. It was wonderful to see that the children were so proud of their […]