Staff

Comings and goings

While we are very sad to be saying goodbye to Belinda James soon, she will be with us for the start of Term 3. Belinda’s final day is the 30th July. We had a great response in applications for the role of Registrar and I am pleased to announce that Sandi McGuinn will be joining us from the 20th July. Sandi is a parent of two boys attending John Colet, Coby in 6th Class and Joshua in 3rd Class. Sandi comes to us with significant experience in marketing and administration, including within Admissions in a large international school. Please make her feel welcome. Also joining our team is Ms Frances Dawe, above. Ms Dawe will be joining us in …

John Colet teacher to be an Art Gallery Advisor, again

Mrs. Annette Gadsby from our wonderful Art Department has been invited a second time to be part of a Teachers Advisory Committee for the Art Gallery of NSW. Her last time on this Committee was eight years ago, and she found it very stimulating and rewarding. This Committee advises the Art Gallery on how best to use their exhibitions and resources to develop programmes that support the New South Wales Art Curriculum in schools.  Another of our art teachers, Mrs. Juli Allcorn, has also served on this Committee in the past.  Mrs. Allcorn has been responsible for our wonderful submissions to the Gallipoli Memorial Club Art Award, in which John Colet has been consistently the only school to take …

New staff member

A warm welcome to Mrs Kate Bedwell.  Mrs. Bedwell will be joining the John Colet team on Thursdays as the regular replacement for Mrs. Sjogren with 4th Class.  Mrs.  Bedwell has recently completed a conversion Bachelor Degree in Primary Education through the University of New England.  Prior to that, she was a High School English and Drama teacher and also taught for some time in Singapore as an E.S.L. teacher.  Her studies are not over as she is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Primary Education.  She is married with three daughters.  Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Bedwell. …

Library news

Mrs. Katie Caban has taken up the position of Librarian at John Colet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  She says:I have come from a high school teaching background in NSW Department of Education schools, having taught in a range of high schools from comprehensive and girls schools through to selective high schools. During this time, my  teaching focus areas have been English, History and Technology. As the temporary School Librarian, I am looking forward to working with the John Colet School Community to provide the best educational outcomes for your children when they visit the Library. …

Welcome to our newest teacher

This week we introduce a new (but not really so new!!) member of staff, Ms Georgina Condos, who will be working with the Lower First children every Friday as a Class Teacher.  Georgina was a student at John Colet a decade ago and did all her Primary Schooling at the school.  She says: I am currently in my last year of a Bachelor Degree in Primary Education at the Australian Catholic University.      I am very excited to be taking one of the new Lower First classes on a Friday this year with Robyn Tefay. Having attended  John Colet myself, I feel very fortunate to be able to give back to the school. Georgina has also worked here in several …

Weekly comment from our stage coordinators

A big finale for the wonderful Jump Rope for Heart initiative by Mrs. Cipollone and 5th Class was held on Thursday afternoon.  As many parents will be aware, there has been much skipping going on and children have sought sponsors to support their efforts.  The Primary children have so far raised in excess of $2,500 for the Heart Foundation, and in the process gained new levels of skill  & &. and hopefully become fitter!  The Thursday Jump Off event was designed  to showcase the children’s new skills, fancy or otherwise!, and for everyone to have a healthy and very enjoyable afternoon.  Although the Infants children were not directly involved, they were invited to watch and, hopefully, will be inspired …