Screen Free Day recount by Isabella N

Yesterday was screen free day, I really enjoyed it. I started of my day with breakfast, we had avocado on toast, and it was delicious! Then I decided it was time to make a den. I used the couch as a base, then I took the bottom pillow off. Then everything else so that the […]

A busy week in Second Class

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What an extraordinary week we have had with NAIDOC Week and Remembrance Day. Our History included an outdoor lesson with Miss Jackson and 2M. Miss Jackson shared with us her knowledge of Indigenous Languages, customs and a Welcome to Country book (by Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy). We remembered those who had given their […]

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 […]

Update from 2nd Class (Year 2)

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In Maths this past week, 2nd Class explored multi-digit addition and subtraction, trading (regrouping or borrowing). This requires a good understanding of place value. I was delighted to see the children embrace this with a sense of challenge and enthusiasm. Addition proved interesting and all managed it well, after some practice. Our next challenge was […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School crest

I would like to take the opportunity to comment on the on-going resilience of our students in the current situation. There have been many disappointments as Open Day, Infants Shakespeare live performances and the year 5 and 6 visit to Canberra have all had to be cancelled. The children have met these disappointments with good […]

Getting children off to a positive start in sport

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Our main aim in our sports lessons for kindergarten children is to introduce them to basic movements to improve their motor skills. We use a range of fun listening games using numbers and colours to introduce the students to the concept of spatial awareness. We also use a range of different stimuli such as balls, […]