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 […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School crest

This week we celebrated our founders in both the Infants and Primary assemblies. It is important that the children are aware of the rich history behind the founding of the school, but more importantly perhaps the original vision of Leon MacLaren after whom our Hall is named. He believed that principles of truth and justice […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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Having been away for most of the week, it was lovely to get back to school today. Respect is the School Value that we are considering this term and it happens to coincide with a deeper consideration of Respect in L1st Philosophy classes. Today the children discussed manners, politeness, and simple courtesy towards others. They […]

Head of School’s Comment

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Next week we will hold our annual Sanskrit recitation competition and finals. Sanskrit instruction, from Lower 1st to 6th Class, is one of the unique features of our curriculum, and has been an integral part of our school since it was founded. Our students benefit from learning this ancient classical language, which like Latin has […]

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Next week will be the last week of a long and busy term. At this time, everyone is starting to show the signs of needing a rest. The children have all worked hard this term and really put their best foot forward in so many different ways. On Monday we will conduct our Easter Service […]

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

Our Lower 1st students were very proud to share some of their wonderful writing examples with me this week. We will look to celebrate this further in next week’s assembly with all of Infants. They have certainly come a long way in such a short time, and are rightfully proud of their progress. Thank you […]

On the vegetarian lunch menu for Week 8, Term 1

healthy eating

Monday 14th March – Thai style pumpkin and chickpea curry Tuesday 15th March – cheese and tomato toasted wraps Wednesday 16th March – cottage pie Thursday 17th March – Salad rolls Friday 18th March – ‘Sausage’ rolls

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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This morning I had the great pleasure of taking Infants Assembly because Mr Wilcock was away on a conference. As part of our focus on the value of Truthfulness, we are looking at our school pledge. In particular, we were considering what it means to value wisdom. The children were able to tell me that […]

Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

Our Value in focus this Term is Truthfulness. In the first half of this Term, both as staff and students, we have worked to ensure that we speak the whole truth and when we do, it is for the benefit of all. In the coming weeks we shall be exploring why it is important to […]

Deputy Head of School’s comment

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It has been great to witness the children’s excitement with all the excursions that are taking place between now and the end of the year. After such a long time where it has not been possible for the children to get out and about, it is wonderful that they get the opportunity to enjoy each […]