Bulletin 150327

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1 WEEK 9  2015
Now to myself belonging
I radiate my inner light
Within the darkened realms of space and time;
To sleep inclines the natural Being.
The depths of Soul-life must awaken
And waking, carry sun-filled glowing
To chilly winter’s flooding.
Rudolf Steiner (translation; Cotterell)

From The Deputy Principals

At this moment Nerrida is on her journey to the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Nerrida is one of only two Australian presenters at the International Conference: Transitions in Childhood from Birth to 14 Years: Significance, Challenges, Consequences. It is a great honour for Nerrida to be selected to present and reflects her extensive experience as a Steiner educator. We wish her well on her journey and we know she will make our school proud. In her absence we will manage the school as is usual.
Best wishes, 
Katie & Teera
The College of Teachers gathered for a workshop to hand craft a soft toy magnetic fishing game and wooden trucks with racing cars. It was a delightful experience working together for a good cause.

Once completed these will be delivered to children in Vietnam when Rachel Knight takes a group of 20 senior students on an excursion to Vietnam in the coming weeks
To view our upcoming events click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder – Feedback on the Proposed Constitution is due no later than 5pm Monday 30th March 2015

Council has circulated a copy of the proposed new constitution to Members of the Association.  Members are encouraged to read the draft document and provide feedback by next Monday 30th March.  A copy of the draft constitution and the notes from the consultation meeting held last Monday are available on our website.  Please provide feedback by email to council@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au. Council will consider the feedback received to develop a final draft constitution, which will be voted on at the end of April. A number of submissions have already been received .

Council will consider all submissions and make suggested changes as appropriate.  The final draft will be circulated on or by Monday 6th April, with voting on the new constitution to be held in the week finishing Monday 27th April.  A special general meeting of the Association will be held on that night to close the voting and adopt the resolution according to the vote.  I will send further information to you about this process closer to the date.
Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Association has been moved to Monday 18th May in order to allow time for this process to occur.
Regards
James Dods
Chair CBRSS Council
Spring Fair Coordinator 2015

 

The school is looking for a Coordinator with proven skills in event organisation to organise our annual Spring Fair in conjunction with the Class 3 Spring Fair Organising Committee from mid-May to September. A token remuneration is available.
For more details please contact Teera Palmer – Director Primary
or send your CV to hr@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Study and Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – continued Term 2.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE
Cape Byron Steiner Playgroup needs a kind, friendly, efficient assistant. Our group meets every Friday morning at Bangalow 10am-noon. This is a good opportunity to gather early childhood skills.
If you are interested or require more information please contact Maxine at playgroup@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au.
Taking Charge Workshop  9-12 April
Life Story Work and Lifelong Learning

The workshop will use participants’ life stories to explore and illustrate these different learning paths. The course is developed on Coenraad van Houten’s research on adult learning (Awakening the Will) and Gudrun Burkhard’s approach to biography work (Taking Charge). Following the theme of learning allows for a deeper understanding of our Life Journey and gaining insights into the journey ahead of us.
The course is also a practical and life-related introduction into Anthroposophy.
More Information on Life Story Work:
www.sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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From the Principal

“When autumn mists gather
and leaves fall gently down.
New strength in me rises
to bear life’s waiting crown”

  What a beautiful autumn festival we experienced this morning.  With the mist rising in the valleys and the dew on the grass, there was a gentle hint of autumn in the warm air.  With singing and playing, verses and dances and reverent contributions to the harvest table, we celebrated the changing season with our lovely school community.  Autumn is the time when we move from the outward activities of the summer towards the more inward, reflective time of winter.  On the way, through the autumn months, we ‘come back to ourselves’ and this can feel a little unsettling.  This is the time we are called on to find the strength to work through the grumbles and inner instability to be our true ‘better selves.’  Our students showed a beautiful example of this with their participation in the festival today.

Our Year 9 students have been sailing the high seas (well the bay at least) on their camp.  I have heard that they had a wonderful time and there are some very tired and happy students (and teachers) heading for home as I write this.  Next week, our Year 8 students finally head out on their camp.  They have been waiting patiently since the camp was postponed a couple of weeks ago due to bad weather.

Finally, I would like to apologise for the ‘absent student’ text messages which were mistakenly sent out today to many parents.  We have a problem with our administration software system which is causing the text messages to be sent out.  We are in contact with the software support team and are attempting to rectify the problem and ensure this doesn’t happen again.  We are in the process of transferring to a new system and hopefully will have no further problems in the future.

Peace

Nerrida

Bulletin 150320

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1 WEEK 8  2015

From The Principal

“When autumn mists gather
and leaves fall gently down.
New strength in me rises
to bear life’s waiting crown”

What a beautiful autumn festival we experienced this morning.  With the mist rising in the valleys and the dew on the grass, there was a gentle hint of autumn in the warm air.  With singing and playing, verses and dances and reverent contributions to the harvest table, we celebrated the changing season with our lovely school community.  Autumn is the time when we move from the outward activities of the summer towards the more inward, reflective time of winter.  On the way, through the autumn months, we ‘come back to ourselves’ and this can feel a little unsettling.  This is the time we are called on to find the strength to work through the grumbles and inner instability to be our true ‘better selves.’  Our students showed a beautiful example of this with their participation in the festival today.

Our Year 9 students have been sailing the high seas (well the bay at least) on their camp.  I have heard that they had a wonderful time and there are some very tired and happy students (and teachers) heading for home as I write this.  Next week, our Year 8 students finally head out on their camp.  They have been waiting patiently since the camp was postponed a couple of weeks ago due to bad weather.
Finally, I would like to apologise for the ‘absent student’ text messages which were mistakenly sent out today to many parents.  We have a problem with our administration software system which is causing the text messages to be sent out.  We are in contact with the software support team and are attempting to rectify the problem and ensure this doesn’t happen again.  We are in the process of transferring to a new system and hopefully will have no further problems in the future.
Peace
Nerrida

UPCOMING EVENTS

To view our Upcoming Events Calendar click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

P&F Annual General Meeting

All Parents are invited to attend the AGM this Monday 23 March from 6-7pm in the Movement Room.

CBRSS Association SGM

The School Council has been working for many months to produce a draft of the school’s new constitution. We will be holding a meeting on Monday 23 March to provide information about the proposed changes and to allow for consultation and discussion. I invite all members of the association to come along and be part of this process.  The meeting will be held at the school, beginning at 7.00 pm (straight after the P&F AGM) in the Movement Room.
James Dods
Chair CBRSS Council

Year 8 Camp Monday, 23rd March – 27th March 2015

Hinterland to Sea Year 8 camp departing CBRSS 9am.

Ric

LOCKDOWN PROCEDURE

On the very rare (if ever) occasion that a lockdown is called at Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School it will be carried out as set out in the policy available on the school website. If this occurs, parents will be notified as soon as it is practical to do so. However, parents are requested not to

come to the school, as students will not be released to parents during lock down. Parents are also asked not to call the school as this may tie up emergency lines that must remain open.

Parents should not expect their child to call them, nor should they call student mobiles, as the lock down situation requires silence in order not to alert an intruder to the presence of students and staff in classrooms. If your child’s stay at school is extended beyond the regular time, you will receive information about the time and place that you can pick up your child.

Please be assured, in the event of lock down, that the overriding consideration for the school is the safety and well being of your child.

Study and Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – continued Term 2.

Nerrida

SICK CHILDREN 

Recently we have had a number of ‘bugs’ going around the school, causing students to become unwell at school.  We have limited sick-bay facilities and our administration can quickly become overwhelmed with numbers of students presenting at the office requiring care and attention.  If a child is vomiting, or it is immediately obvious the child is very unwell (or the child does not recover within 20 minutes), our process is to call and ask parents to pick the child up.  It is very important that parents are able to pick up their child or arrange an alternative person to do this if they are not available.  The best place for a sick child is at home!

Safety in the Carpark

We have noticed that lately a number of younger children are being allowed to walk, unsupervised through the bottom car park to their cars in the afternoon.  This is a very dangerous practice in our busy car park.  If you have primary school aged children, please meet them and walk them safely across the car park to your car.  Help us to make our car park a child-safe place.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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Challenge Yourself, Other People Will Understand

Where does creativity come from? Is it talent, inspiration, monetary incentive? These questions were all discussed with Independent Melbourne band, Hiatus Kaiyote when they came to talk to the young musicians of the Byron Shire. Their track ‘Nakarama,’ was nominated for a Grammy under the category of best RMB performance in 2011. They performed at the event. Lead singer Nai Pal said she ‘stuffed it up,’ but ‘Pharell liked it anyway.’ Music teacher Tom Whitaker rounded up well- known musicians from young Byron bands included members from Potato Potato and TORA and individuals including Gabriel and Cecilia, Matilda Dodds, Annie Pulmber and Nick Scales, who have all been making waves in our local music industry. Nai Palm, Bender and Perrin form 3 of the four- member group and gave invaluable advice to the younger artists one afternoon a few weeks ago.

Eccentric lead singer Nai Palm, bedazzled in an intricate head piece, hat, and a variety of tattoos, gave all sorts of advice to do with sticking to your passion whilst avoiding ‘sharks in the music industry.’ The band had come to Byron, along with herds to play at Splendour in the Grass, stopping off to have a chat in the music room of Cape Byron Steiner.

The atmosphere buzzed with a sense of creativity. Some of the students had learned one of Hiatus’ songs and performed it to the audience, all of which were filming the experience. As I looked around, I noticed everyone was smiling. Nai Palm, who told the room she was always jealous of her backup singers’ job, sang backups to Cecilia Brandolini who sang one of the bands hits ‘Nakarama,’ accompanied by members of local band Potato Potato.

The band told the budding musicians that their music was an echo of their creativity, and that making their music had been hard and challenging, but also ‘really fun.’ The workshop was an inspiration in itself, everyone on the same level, showing each other what they were creatively capable of. There was a cascade of helpful tips including connecting with people who you could work with in some way, even if they weren’t directly related to your field. The band spoke about a close friend who became their manager and was great at it. They had worked this out because he enjoyed planning parties.

A theme ran through the afternoon of pursuing what you enjoy, even if people don’t understand it or it’s difficult to achieve. This advice rings true for Nai Palm, who had not had any formal musical training, which made it difficult for her to be able to form a band. She met Perrin and Bender who were able to understand what she was trying to do with her music. This mesh of Nai Palms creative flair and Bender and Perrin’s knowledge of music theory could be the reason that Hiatus’ Kaiyote’s music is so interesting.

The message left at the end of the afternoon was to celebrate your imagination, and to pursue what you love, the rewards being that you will be successful because you are passionate. Perrin summed it up by saying, ‘yeah, music is pretty cool.’ This hub of artistic expression, advice given from one group of musicians to another was a promise of the continuation of creation, and the importance of keeping the imagination alive.

(Written By Y12 Student – Jahlia 2014)

From The Principal

There is only a week to go until our Autumn Festival and classes have been preparing, learning songs and verses and thinking about this wonderful season when the weather is changing and a range of different fruits and vegetables are being harvested.  
Our school is looking particularly beautiful thanks to the efforts of those wonderful parents, students and staff who turned up to our Repair, Care and Maintenance day last weekend.  New garden beds were built, existing garden beds were weeded, a classroom was painted, pencil cases were sewn and a whole range of other jobs around the school were attended to.  It was lovely to see people from across our community working together to make our school a better place.
On Monday night I was lucky enough to attend a performance at the Sydney Opera House of the very best of last year’s HSC music students from across the state.  Three of our students, Patrick, Louie and Noah, were selected and played in front of a very large and very appreciative audience.  Their performance was outstanding and they represented Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School beautifully.  It is wonderful to see our students graduating as confident, capable (and often very talented) young adults.
Finally, just a reminder that we have an excellent parent library within our school library collection.  Please do make use of this if you would like to read about Steiner Education, Parenting, Anthroposophy or a range of other relevant topics.  Charlotte can help you out with finding what you are looking for.
Peace
Nerrida

 

Bulletin 13th March

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1 WEEK 7  2015

From The Principal

There is only a week to go until our Autumn Festival and classes have been preparing, learning songs and verses and thinking about this wonderful season when the weather is changing and a range of different fruits and vegetables are being harvested.  
Our school is looking particularly beautiful thanks to the efforts of those wonderful parents, students and staff who turned up to our Repair, Care and Maintenance day last weekend.  New garden beds were built, existing garden beds were weeded, a classroom was painted, pencil cases were sewn and a whole range of other jobs around the school were attended to.  It was lovely to see people from across our community working together to make our school a better place.
On Monday night I was lucky enough to attend a performance at the Sydney Opera House of the very best of last year’s HSC music students from across the state.  Three of our students, Patrick, Louie and Noah, were selected and played in front of a very large and very appreciative audience.  Their performance was outstanding and they represented Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School beautifully.  It is wonderful to see our students graduating as confident, capable (and often very talented) young adults.
Finally, just a reminder that we have an excellent parent library within our school library collection.  Please do make use of this if you would like to read about Steiner Education, Parenting, Anthroposophy or a range of other relevant topics.  Charlotte can help you out with finding what you are looking for.
Peace
Nerrida

UPCOMING EVENTS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Notice  about  the  SMG  from  James

The School Council has been working for many months to produce a draft of the school’s new constitution.  This week we circulated the draft to all members of the Association so that you can have time to have a look at it and consider the changes.  We will be holding a meeting on Monday 23rd March to provide information about the proposed changes and to allow for consultation and discussion. I invite all members of the association to come along and be part of this process.  The meeting will be held at the school, beginning at 7.00 pm (straight after the P&F AGM)
James Dods
Chair CBRSS Council

Year 9 Camp Monday, 16th March – 20th March 2015

Please note the time has changed for Monday morning 16th March.  The bus will now leave CBRSS at 7:45am sharp.

Ric

Autumn Festival

Friday, 20th March, 9.30am – 10.45am  in the Amphitheatre

Please join us to celebrate the beginning of the Autumn Season as the days are beginning to get cooler and longer.

The whole school will participate in the festival. There will be some performances in the amphitheatre and then we will move to the grass area for some circle dances all together. The primary school will form the inner circle and high school and parents will form the outer circles.
Please bring in your produce from your garden or farmers market for the harvest display and these will be donated to those in need. These can be given to class teachers any day next week or early on the morning of the festival.
After the festival there will be a shared morning tea in the classrooms and then a normal school day for the all students.
Loani 

Study and Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

Our study group is well on its way & happy to see new faces each week.  We are currently discussing Steiner’s Lectures, given to teachers in England in 1924.  Last week we discussed aspects of Lecture 3 and we plan to take on a new lecture every week.  If you would like to join our group, please just come along (the ‘discussion’ nature of the group means that whilst it would be great for people to attend every week, it is not essential).  If you would like to join us and would like a copy of Lecture Four for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida

Year 11 & 12 Visual Art Excursion to GOMA – Brisbane

Last Thursday 6th March, our Senior Art students travelled to Brisbane for an immersive day analysing and interacting with Postmodern Art at “Sublime” and “We can make another future, Japanese Art after 1989”.

One of the highlights was “The Obliteration room”, by Japanese Contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama. Students were provided with a sheet of colourful, dot stickers of various shapes and sizes and could place the dots anywhere in the once white room.  See featured photo.

The second room by Kusama, known as “The Infinity Room” was a magical experience. Students entered a room four at a time. The room was lit by a black light so everything white glowed. The most striking aspect of this room was the sensation that the eye could see forever through a multitude of colourful spheres reflected in the walls made out of mirrors. You felt as if you were actually looking into space.

A popular work was PixCell-Deer#24 (2011) by Kohei Nawa (Japanese, born 1975). The deer is classified, mixed media, taxidermied deer with artificial crystal glass. Our students were armed with pencils, paper and a challenging set of questions tailored to engage students in art analysis.

Katie Alleva
Clare Sleeman

NSW Government Health – North Coast Public Health

Year 7, 11&12 Vaccination Program 2015

All Year 7 Students:
* Chicken Pox
* Boostrix (Diptheria, Tetnas & Whooping Cough)
* Gardasil vacine (Human Papillomavirus)

Year 11 & 12 Students
* MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella). This is a catch-up vaccination program for students who are not fully vaccinated.

These are free vaccines while they are in Year 7 and the MMR for Year 11 & 12.

For any parents interested, please contact the office.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

FAMILY HOLIDAYS

The NSW Board of Studies have informed us that school principals are no longer able to grant exemptions from attendance for holidays. This means that students who are away because they are on a holiday during term must be marked as absent. It is a legal requirement that parents sent students to school on every day unless they are sick or have an exceptional circumstance (family funeral etc.) Students who are absent without valid reason may be subject to mandatory reporting requirements.
All legal requirements aside, students who go away during term time miss valuable learning opportunities adding stress to both teachers and students . Please don’t book holidays for students in term times other than in exceptional circumstances.

SCHOOL CANTEEN

The school canteen is once again looking for parent helpers on a Tues, Wed or Thursday between 9.30am-2.30pm. Being involved is lots of fun, a great way to get to know the school community, allows you to claim RC&M hours and your child/ren receives a free lunch on the day!! If this is something you would like to do, please email Amanda at amandaeade1@bigpond.com or phone 0411837699.

FRIDGE DONATION – We are looking for a small upright fridge/freezer in great working condition. Contact Craig if you can help out the canteen.

Craig

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From The Principal

One of the things that still amazes me about our climate is the way Autumn just seems to arrive overnight. Whilst we are still getting warm days (sometimes even quite hot days), the nights are cooler and there is often dew on the grass in the mornings. With the change of the seasons, comes a change in our own beings as we “come in” from the summer experience of being out in the cosmos (think of the bbqs, parties, camps, travel and social life of the summer months). As we start the movement back in towards the quieter, more reflective times of winter, we often can feel a little unsettled as we “meet ourselves” again and have to deal with our thoughts and feelings, and reflections about ourselves and others.

As teachers, we often find Autumn a time when there are playground disputes and flare-ups and when social relationships between children can be a bit tested. The teachers in the primary school work with this by sharing stories with the children which demonstrate courage and the finding of strength and integrity to do what is right and good (the story of St George and the Dragon is a good example of this). As adults we can lead by example, trying to find our own courage, integrity and strength to deal with the issues that confront and unsettle us. This is truly an interesting, sometimes challenging time of the year and one that offers great opportunities for growth and learning.

This week I hosted a morning tea for our Year 12 students. It was lovely to spend some time with our senior students, chatting about their studies and their experiences as they move towards their last months at the school. I am struck by their maturity and the way they hold the lovely balance between confidence in who they are and uncertainty, excitement and determination as they move towards the end of their days at Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School.

Peace,
Nerrida

Bulletin 6th March

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1 WEEK 6  2015

From The Principal

One of the things that still amazes me about our climate is the way Autumn just seems to arrive overnight.  Whilst we are still getting warm days (sometimes even quite hot days), the nights are cooler and there is often dew on the grass in the mornings.  With the change of the seasons, comes a change in our own beings as we “come in” from the summer experience of being out in the cosmos (think of the bbqs, parties, camps, travel and social life of the summer months).  As we start the movement back in towards the quieter, more reflective times of winter, we often can feel a little unsettled as we “meet ourselves” again and have to deal with our thoughts and feelings, and reflections about ourselves and others.

As teachers, we often find Autumn a time when there are playground disputes and flare-ups and when social relationships between children can be a bit tested.  The teachers in the primary school work with this by sharing stories with the children which demonstrate courage and the finding of strength and integrity to do what is right and good (the story of St George and the Dragon is a good example of this).  As adults we can lead by example, trying to find our own courage, integrity and strength to deal with the issues that confront and unsettle us.  This is truly an interesting, sometimes challenging time of the year and one that offers great opportunities for growth and learning.

This week I hosted a morning tea for our Year 12 students.  It was lovely to spend some time with our senior students, chatting about their studies and their experiences as they move towards their last months at the school.  I am struck by their maturity and the way they hold the lovely balance between confidence in who they are and uncertainty, excitement and determination as they move towards the end of their days at Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School.

Peace,
Nerrida

UPCOMING EVENTS

To view our Upcoming Events Calendar click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fees and Fee Agreements

Fees for Term One are now overdue.  Thank you to those parents who have paid promptly.  If you have not paid your fees or made an agreement to pay, please do so as a matter of urgency.  Payment of fees is a condition of ongoing enrolment and forms part of the enrolment contract parents have signed with the school.  Each year our finance team spend a large amount of time telephoning, emailing and meeting with parents to chase up overdue fees.

It is also a conditional of enrolment that each family complete a fee agreement form and return it to the school.  These forms need to be completed and returned to the school at the beginning of each year and  updated every time there is a change to the way you wish to pay your fees.  If you have not yet returned your form, please do so as a matter of urgency.

We have a range of options available for parents who are experiencing financial difficulty, including making regular smaller payments and short term fee relief (Community Fee Assistance Fund).  If you are finding it difficult to meet your payments, please contact the Finance Office to discuss options.

 

Car Parking – Pick Up and Drop Off

Please remember that children must be dropped off and picked up at the bottom car park.  The top car park is a bus zone.  It is noted that a number of parents are dropping children off at the top car park again.  Please know that we ask that children be dropped off at the bottom car park for safety reasons (buses and pedestrians are not a good mix).  Your help in following the correct processes would be most appreciated.

Study and Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

Our study group is well on its way & happy to see new faces each week.  We are currently discussing Steiner’s Lectures, given to teachers in England in 1924.  Last week we discussed aspects of Lecture 2 and we plan to take on a new lecture every week.  If you would like to join our group, please just come along (the ‘discussion’ nature of the group means that whilst it would be great for people to attend every week, it is not essential).  If you would like to join us and would like a copy of Lecture Three for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida

Repair Care and Maintenance this Saturday

This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in our school community and help to make our school a better place for our students.  There are many tasks which suit all ranges of skills and abilities.  Come for a couple of hours or come for the whole day – any help is really appreciated.

Sat 7th March 9am – 3pm
BBQ Lunch supplied by school
See you there. Bring your friends. Have fun & improve the school.
Gavin: 0427 847 400
Regards

Gavin Colley

Site Manager
Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School

 

WHAT IS WALDORF?

 

Waldorf is an education that values the inside as much as the outside. A good Waldorf education is not job training and not just a step to the next level of education. It’s the Art of teaching, guiding, allowing, unfolding and inspiring Education. It’s a place where failing is allowed to be a path to succeeding, where the good is the same as the bad is the same as the good – just like in life. A good Waldorf school is tough, rebellious, challenging and brave: it has to be these days. Look into the world and see all it has to give, all that lies beneath, all that lies above, all that lies within. It is very big and very small, just like you. A good Waldorf school carves out a little piece where that is true.

Nicole Nicola, Handwork, Fine Arts and Clay Modeling Teacher, The Waldorf School of Philadelphia

Administration – Casual Relief Position

Thank you for those who applied for the above position.  We are currently processing the applications

NSW Government Health – North Coast Public Health

Year 7, 11&12 Vaccination Program 2015

All Year 7 Students:
* Chicken Pox
* Boostrix (Diptheria, Tetnas & Whooping Cough)
* Gardasil vacine (Human Papillomavirus)

Year 11 & 12 Students
* MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella). This is a catch-up vaccination program for students who are not fully vaccinated.

These are free vaccines while they are in Year 7 and the MMR for Year 11 & 12.

For any parents interested, please contact the office.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

FAMILY HOLIDAYS

The NSW Board of Studies have informed us that school principals are no longer able to grant exemptions from attendance for holidays. This means that students who are away because they are on a holiday during term must be marked as absent. It is a legal requirement that parents sent students to school on every day unless they are sick or have an exceptional circumstance (family funeral etc.) Students who are absent without valid reason may be subject to mandatory reporting requirements.
All legal requirements aside, students who go away during term time miss valuable learning opportunities adding stress to both teachers and students . Please don’t book holidays for students in term times other than in exceptional circumstances.

SCHOOL CANTEEN

The school canteen is once again looking for parent helpers on a Tues, Wed or Thursday between 9.30am-2.30pm. Being involved is lots of fun, a great way to get to know the school community, allows you to claim RC&M hours and your child/ren receives a free lunch on the day!! If this is something you would like to do, please email Amanda at amandaeade1@bigpond.com or phone 0411837699.

BANANAS

As you might be aware the price of bananas have increased over the last couple of weeks.It has been challenging for Craig during this period.  Is there anyone that can supply the canteen with wholesale bananas?  If so, Craig will be very keen to hear from you.
canteen@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

     
Bringing Spirit to Life

Talk Life Phases
March
Wed 11th
7–8:30pm
Biography, Learning
and the Development
of Consciousness
Workshop
April Taking Charge
9–12/4
9am-6pm
Life Story Work and
Lifelong Learning
Facilitation Karl-Heinz Finke
Venue Cape Byron Steiner School
Lot 5 Balraith Lane
Ewingsdale NSW 2481
   
Taking Charge
Life Story Work and Lifelong Learning

There are three ways of learning: Formal Learning or Learning for Life, Learning from Life Experiences, and Learning with the Night Consciousness. We also learn with head, heart and hand. The workshop will use participants’ life stories to explore and illustrate these different learning paths. The course is developed on Coenraad van Houten’s research on adult learning (Awakening the Will) and Gudrun Burkhard’s approach to biography work (Taking Charge). Following the theme of learning allows for a deeper understanding of our Life Journey and gaining insights into the journey ahead of us.
The course is also a practical and life-related introduction into Anthroposophy. More Information on Life Story Work:
www.sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com

Workshop Times
Thu – Sat: 9.00am–6.00pm / Sun: 9.00am–4.00pm

Information and Enrolment
Karl-Heinz Finke
info@Living-way.org
(03) 9005 6905
www.SydneyRudolfSteinerCollege.com
www.Living-way.org

Karl-Heinz was born in Germany 1955.  He is a Naturopath for Psychotherapy and works as lecturer, teacher, trainer, adult educator and consultant.
He studied Social Sciences and Psychology in Berlin.  From 1992 to 1997 he attended training in Biography Work, adult education and organisation development led by Gudrun Burkhard (MD), Coenraad van Houten and Helmuth ten Siethoff.

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

From The Principal

After our unexpected long weekend, it was really lovely to get back to a full week of school with some sunshine to help.  Whilst the rain on Friday was not quite as heavy as expected (thankfully) there were still a number of families and teachers who experienced flooding near their homes.  We will always take the advice of the local SES and the AIS when it comes to predicted severe weather events and, in the case of last week, the advice was very clearly to close for the day.

In the last week I have been fortunate enough to attend two High School events where our students have had opportunities to show leadership.  The Swimming Carnival provides many opportunities for students to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and camaraderie.  Congratulations to those Year 12 students particularly, who came along to the carnival, participated fully and showed a fine example for the younger students.  I know that several of the students had important assignments due, but still turned up and put in a great effort.  The other event I attended was the High School Assembly.  Our senior students usually host the assemblies and do so with wonderful poise and humour.

Finally, it is great to see so many parents attending class meetings across all levels of the school.  These meetings are such an important avenue for communication between teachers and parents and help to keep the partnerships between school and home strong.   Our teachers put quite a bit of work into preparing for the meetings and I know they are always pleased to see a good turn-out.

Peace
Nerrida

Bulletin 27th February

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1 WEEK 5  2015

From The Principal

After our unexpected long weekend, it was really lovely to get back to a full week of school with some sunshine to help.  Whilst the rain on Friday was not quite as heavy as expected (thankfully) there were still a number of families and teachers who experienced flooding near their homes.  We will always take the advice of the local SES and the AIS when it comes to predicted severe weather events and, in the case of last week, the advice was very clearly to close for the day.

In the last week I have been fortunate enough to attend two High School events where our students have had opportunities to show leadership.  The Swimming Carnival provides many opportunities for students to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and camaraderie.  Congratulations to those Year 12 students particularly, who came along to the carnival, participated fully and showed a fine example for the younger students.  I know that several of the students had important assignments due, but still turned up and put in a great effort.  The other event I attended was the High School Assembly.  Our senior students usually host the assemblies and do so with wonderful poise and humour.

Finally, it is great to see so many parents attending class meetings across all levels of the school.  These meetings are such an important avenue for communication between teachers and parents and help to keep the partnerships between school and home strong.   Our teachers put quite a bit of work into preparing for the meetings and I know they are always pleased to see a good turn-out.

Peace

Nerrida

UPCOMING EVENTS

To view our Upcoming Events Calendar click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Study and Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We met for the first session of our new discussion group last Tuesday.  We are currently discussing Steiner’s Lectures, given to teachers in England in 1924.  Last week we discussed aspects of Lecture 1 and we plan to take on a new lecture every week.  If you would like to join our group, please just come along (the ‘discussion’ nature of the group means that whilst it would be great for people to attend every week, it is not essential).  If you would like to join us and would like a copy of Lecture Two for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida

Repair Care and Maintenance Sat 7th March 9am-3pm

Repair Care & Maintenance Day

Sat 7th March 9am – 3pm
BBQ Lunch supplied by school
We still need 2 people to ring me and commit to Managing Lunch BBQ on the day.
Also those that have power tools can you please bring them.
See you there. Bring your friends. Have fun & improve the school.
Gavin: 0427 847 400

 

Regards

Gavin Colley

Site Manager
Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School

 

Administration – Casual Relief Positions Available

We are seeking applications from suitably experienced people to work in the school administration as Casual Relief Staff.  Successful applicants will be given some on-site training before joining our Administration Casual Relief list.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and a range of proven office skills, along with a current NSW Working with Children Check. Applications should be forwarded to hr@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au. Applications close March 2 2015.

Recent Media Warning Re: Nanna’s Frozen Berries

 

You will have seen in the media reports about recent contamination of frozen berry products with the Hepatitis A virus. NSW Health has renewed their warnings to watch for the signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A which could occur between two to seven weeks after exposure to the virus.  Please see below the response from Craig, our Canteen Co-ordinator.

Hi Nerrida,
I have already received this warning from Dept of Health through my food safety supervisor membership. Be rest assured that the berries I am using are none of those brands and only using spray free products, so I have no concerns for our menu items using berries.

Thanks Craig

COMMUNITY NOTICES

FAMILY HOLIDAYS

 

The NSW Board of Studies have informed us that school principals are no longer able to grant exemptions from attendance for holidays. This means that students who are away because they are on a holiday during term must be marked as absent. It is a legal requirement that parents sent students to school on every day unless they are sick or have an exceptional circumstance (family funeral etc.) Students who are absent without valid reason may be subject to mandatory reporting requirements.All legal requirements aside, students who go away during term time miss valuable learning opportunities adding stress to both teachers and students . Please don’t book holidays for students in term times other than in exceptional circumstances.

SCHOOL CANTEEN

The school canteen is once again looking for parent helpers on a Tues, Wed or Thursday between 9.30am-2.30pm. Being involved is lots of fun, a great way to get to know the school community, allows you to claim RC&M hours and your child/ren receives a free lunch on the day!! If this is something you would like to do, please email Amanda at amandaeade1@bigpond.com or phone 0411837699.

     
Bringing Spirit to Life

Talk Life Phases
March
Wed 11th
7 – 8:30pm
Biography, Learning
and the Development
of Consciousness
Workshop
April Taking Charge
9 12/4
9am-6pm
Life Story Work and
Lifelong Learning
Facilitation Karl-Heinz Finke
Venue Cape Byron Steiner School
Lot 5 Balraith Lane
Ewingsdale NSW 2481
   

Taking Charge
Life Story Work and Lifelong Learning

There are three ways of learning: Formal Learning or Learning for Life, Learning from Life Experiences, and Learning with the Night Consciousness. We also learn with head, heart and hand. The workshop will use participants’ life stories to explore and illustrate these different learning paths. The course is developed on Coenraad van Houtena’s research on adult learning (Awakening the Will) and Gudrun Burkhards approach to biography work (Taking Charge). Following the theme of learning allows for a deeper understanding of our Life Journey and gaining insights into the journey ahead of us.

The course is also a practical and life-related introduction into Anthroposophy. More Information on Life Story Work:

www.sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com

Workshop Times

Th &nSat:  9.00am – 6.00pm / Sun:  9.00am – 4.00pm

Information and Enrolment
Karl-Heinz Finke
info@Living-way.org(03) 9005 6905www.SydneyRudolfSteinerCollege.com

www.Living-way.org

Karl-Heinz was born in Germany 1955.  He is a Naturopath for Psychotherapy and works as lecturer, teacher, trainer, adult educator and consultant.

He studied Social Sciences and Psychology in Berlin.  From 1992 to 1997 he attended training in Biography Work, adult education and organisation development led by Gudrun Burkhard (MD), Coenraad van Houten and Helmuth ten Siethoff.

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

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