2023 Year in Review by 6th Class

This year has given us many opportunities. From Luna New Year to graduating, Year 6 has been a great experience. On Monday 30th of January, we started our last year at John Colet. We kicked off the year with adorable faces by helping our Lower 1st buddies through their first days at school. We then celebrated […]

Perpetual Resonance: Why Shakespearean theatre is an essential pedagogical experience

Studying Shakespeare is an inevitable feature of modern adolescence, as his works remain a permanent fixture of the Western literary canon. Nevertheless, to immerse in his dramatic creations from the beginning of one’s school life may, to some, seem a luxury rather than a necessity, perhaps even a questionable venture, considering the torment of his […]

Putting the fun in fun run

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney

Last Sunday, 27th August many families joined us for the Beach2Beach Family Fun Run either starting from Dee Why, Warriewood or Mona Vale and finishing at beautiful Newport Beach. We’re thrilled to announce a new record of 72 participants, a significant increase from last year’s 50. At the starting line a lot of happy faces […]

IPSHA Athletics Carnival

We’re thrilled to share the exciting highlights of our IPSHA Athletics Carnival held on Wednesday, 30 August. With the sun shining brightly, the Olympic Park Athletic Centre in Sydney was the perfect setting for a day filled with athletic achievements and camaraderie. A total of 14 students from 5th and 6th Class showcased their incredible […]

The John Colet Choir and several instrumentalists performed beautifully in the Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday evening. Following a day of rehearsals, the children returned in the evening to sing and play along with six other independent schools from both Sydney and regional NSW. Following the National Anthem with Elliott  and Hailey soloing as the […]

More robotics classes in Term 4 2023

In Term 4, two classes on LEGO WeDo2.0 have been arranged to satisfy the demand from parents. The program on Monday is aimed at K-Y1 students who have very limited prior experience on building LEGO. Compared to the robotics class on Tuesday for Y1-Y2, the models constructed in this class will have simpler structures and […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School crest

This week the John Colet Choir performed at the IPSHA Performing Arts Festival in Sydney Town Hall. As preparation the Choir and the accompanying instrumentalists performed for the Primary Assembly on Monday morning. The calibre of the music and singing were outstanding. On Tuesday night when they did perform, comments were passed about how fine […]

John Colet School founders receive OAMs

It is wonderful that both our founding teachers have this year each been awarded the Order of Australia for their services to education.  Mrs McKendrick OAM received hers in the Australia Day Honours list in January, while Mrs Donald OAM received hers in the King’s Birthday awards last weekend. Mrs McKendrick continues to serve the […]

All about JCS 2023 Open Day

John Colet School Open Day, Sunday May 28th, 10m – 2pm Children will have the chance to explore a range of creative workshops set up around the School in our Art-themed Open Day. They can make their own gorgeous print to take home, decorate a cupcake, learn some weaving ways, create a clay pot, a […]

New Art Centre Focuses on Visual Learning at John Colet School

From the first crayon scribble on the table, to the cheeky texta creations on the walls, to the colourful finger painting brought home from kindergarten. Kids love art. As parents, of course we encourage our children to do what they love, and we treasure those moments where their little faces light up when presenting us […]