The High School student Philosophy Group program for 2023

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The Plan for 2023: We plan to run 2 separate groups (numbers dependent): One for the new Year 7s, and one for Year 8s and 9s. We hope this helps to engage the students and meet the different needs of these groups. We also plan to make meditation a central focus of the sessions. We will […]

Head of School’s Comment

We hope that you have had a relaxing, stress-free, and safe holiday. Our School has had a fresh paint, carpets have been cleaned and our outdoor spaces are looking green and lush! 2023 begins with all our new play and learning areas open and ready for our students. We have a full year of exciting […]

Week 6 – A big news week!

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

JCS Chess into the finals On Wednesday I took a team of five from our Senior Chess group to play in the Sydney Academy of Chess, Interschool Chess Semi Finals. This was a tougher competition than the heats, but the team worked hard and achieved the excellent result of third place, which will take the […]

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

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“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 […]

Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School - Belrose, Sydney

With the break in the rain, our builders have today finished securing the main roof for our new building and will be in a better position to continue in inclement weather. That being said there are predictions for a wetter than usual winter, and this combined with supply chain issues, has led us to again […]

Our lineup for 2022 Shakespeare Festival

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2022 Shakespeare Plays: Lower 1st All the World’s a Stage Upper 1st A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2MC Much Ado About Nothing 2C Romeo and Juliet 3B Macbeth 3S The Tempest 4N Henry V 4M The Comedy of Errors 5H The Merry Wives of Windsor (pt 2) 5S The Merry Wives of Windsor (pt 1) 6M […]

Virtual Shakespeare Helps Students’ Readiness for High School

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Zoom presentations have become a normal part of the day following pandemic lockdowns. But imagine cooking up some popcorn and sitting down with your family to a polished Shakespearean performance via Zoom, starring your child and their talented classmates… A Virtual Shakespeare Festival via Zoom is just one of the many innovative ways John Colet […]

The Power of the Pause in Promoting Productivity and Purpose

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Om Paramatmane Nama… These words might sound a bit foreign, but to the John Colet School community, this little phrase represents a big part of their daily life. Throughout the day, students and staff Pause for at least five seconds before starting a new activity. The result? A more grounded, more present and more attentive […]

Straight back into the work

When you have the same class teacher for two or three years, there is no downtime at the start of the year.  Our 4th Class are really working hard right off the bat. Writing: The children are enjoying beginning to learn about the Odyssey. This week they have written great dialogues from inside the Trojan horse; […]

The Beach Is More Fun Than The Pool!

PERSUASIVE WRITING It is certain that the beach is more fun than the pool. I think the beach is the best because there are waves, sand, shells and fish. Firstly, there are no waves in swimming pools. Waves are absolutely fantastic for swimming through, and on, as when you go body surfing. Moreover, you can […]