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 […]

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The children are all busy preparing for our annual Public Speaking Competition. This was held for the first time last year and we heard some excellent speeches from all classes from U1st up. This year is promising to be the same judging from all the hard work and preparation that is being put into it […]

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 […]

Screen free day

So, Screen Free Day, I woke up, and ate brekkie, which was toast and milk, then I went to play badminton and ride my bicycle for a while. But we couldn’t play badminton because the weather was too windy. Later, I played board games with my Mum, ate lunch, & then she went to get […]

Screen Free Day, plus a little bit of tv

I woke up with a start. I was going to login to my teams (as usual) but then I realized I got a break from screens, so I made my bed and got out my book to read. After a while I got up and went downstairs to have breakfast (I had some egg and […]

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 […]

6th Class consider ‘Dilemma’ by Richard Aldington

Primary School for Years K to 6 in Belrose, Sydney

Our poetry theme continued this week with a study on a free-verse poem by Richard Aldington called ‘Dilemma’. I was amazed at the mature responses by the children and their ability to analyse and interpret Aldington’s words. It is a beautiful poem full of clever personification and rich vocabulary and we had a great discussion […]

6T studying the most amazing graphic novel…

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This week, after much anticipation and work on prediction, we launched into ‘reading’ our new text – ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan. For those of you who are not familiar with the book, please take a look here: It is, by far, the most amazing graphic novel I have ever studied with Stage 3 […]