Staff

New teacher for 5th Class

A warm welcome to Mrs Joanna Wallace, who has joined our Year 5 team this week. Mrs Wallace is a passionate educator, with extensive experience across all year levels. Please join with us in making her feel welcome. Mrs Wallace says she has wanted to work at John Colet for many years.   “I am delighted to be working here. I absolutely love teaching and I am looking forward to getting to know the children, parents and staff.” …

Introducing our Registrar

Joining our team is Mrs Catherine Coffey.  Catherine has recently returned to Australia after spending time living in Dubai and England.  Whilst living in the UK Catherine worked as Admissions Manager at a Nursery School in Surrey and comes with administration experience across a number of education sectors including AQA Examination Board and Guildford College.  She has two adult children living at home in Lindfield. …

John Colet teacher to be an Art Gallery Advisor, again

Mrs. Annette Gadsby from our  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 part, …

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. …