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Weekly comment from our stage coordinators

On courage and forgiveness
Weekly comment from our stage coordinators - image gap-student-Julie on https://www.johncolet.nsw.edu.au

We are moving forward with our practice of Courage, and this week emphasising the great gift of forgiveness.  Do we have the courage to forgive others, and above all to forgive ourselves.  Teachers and children alike are facing up to this one.  It’s a very worthwhile effort.  Shakespeare says it all when he speaks of Mercy:  the same can apply to Forgiveness:

& It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;

It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:

‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes

The throned monarch better than his crown;

Chess is up and running again this week under the great guidance of Miro Nowak, and in the capable hands of Mrs. Simone Pietschner.  A few new recruits from Lower First began Chess this week, and there is room for more.  Chess has such immeasurable benefits in mental and social training, and is to be recommended.

The school has been very successful in Inter-School Competitions, and we are hoping to build up the teams for this year.  There is a shortage of girls in the Chess Club .. come on girls show your stuff!

Julie Fuller (pictured below) has joined this Term as one of our 3 gap students (aren t we lucky?) and will be staying for the year.   Julie comes from Birmingham in the U.K. where her family live:  she is one of three children in the family.  She is a member of the Yorkshire School of Economic Science (affiliated to the School of Philosophy).  She was educated at Bournville Secondary School , Solihull College, (after a period of home schooling) where she studied Animal Husbandry, which is her great passion.  She intends to take this study further after this gap year and do a degree in Alternative Medicines for Animals.  Julie is also interested in horse riding and athletics, and hopes to do a lot more travelling.

She is being hosted by the Yagnik family, and is already finding her way about Sydney.

Our newest gap student, from Birmingham, UK.