From The Principal

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new term. I hope everyone had an enjoyable term break. As always, it was wonderful to see our students bringing the school back to life after their break.

This week we welcomed a group of our senior students back from their trip to Vietnam. They all look tired, but are filled to the brim with stories of adventures, experiences and encounters from their visit to a country with such a different culture to our own. We hope to make this valuable learning experience available to students every two years. I am grateful to Rachel Knight and Katie Biggin for putting so much effort into organising this camp and for giving up some of their holiday time to travel with our students. I look forward to seeing some of their stories in next week’s bulletin.

Over the last few weeks I have enjoyed watching some of our senior primary students running around the school as they practise for the upcoming cross country running event. This event, shared with the High School, is an important part of our sporting calendar and a great opportunity for students to train and participate in a fun physical activity together.

Lastly, my visit to the Goetheanum to participate in the ‘Transitions’ conference was a a wonderful experience. The workshops I presented were booked out with participants from all over the world. It was a wonderful experience to spend time with educators, researchers and medical practitioners from the global Steiner community. I will be giving a version of the workshops I presented, for both parents and teachers, later this term.

Peace
Nerrida

Bulletin 150424

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.
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TERM 2  Week 1   2015
From the Principal

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new term.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable term break.  As always, it was wonderful to see our students bringing the school back to life after their break.

This week we welcomed a group of our senior students back from their trip to Vietnam.  They all look tired, but are filled to the brim with stories of adventures, experiences and encounters from their visit to a country with such a different culture to our own.  We hope to make this valuable learning experience available to students every two years.  I am grateful to Rachel Knight and Katie Biggin for putting so much effort into organising this camp and for giving up some of their holiday time to travel with our students.  I look forward to seeing some of their stories in next week’s bulletin.
Over the last few weeks I have enjoyed watching some of our senior primary students running around the school as they practise for the upcoming cross country running event.  This event, shared with the High School, is an important part of our sporting calendar and a great opportunity for students to train and participate in a fun physical activity together.
Lastly, my visit to the Goetheanum to participate in the ‘Transitions’ conference was a a wonderful experience.  The workshops I presented were booked out with participants from all over the world.  It was a wonderful experience to spend time with educators, researchers and medical practitioners from the global Steiner community.  I will be giving a version of the workshops I presented, for both parents and teachers, later this term.

Peace

Nerrida

Important Notice regarding Traffic Flow and Parking at the School

Up until now, we have been fortunate enough to be able to use some of our neighbouring owner’s land for parking at the school (the grassed area opposite the top car park).  The owner would like to landscape this area and has asked that we stop parking in this area.  He has also asked that we not park along the roadway, as there have been some very near misses with people pulling out into the path of through traffic.In view of this, from next Monday, parking will not be allowed on the grassed area of the top car park, or alongside the road.  Once the top car park is filled, staff will need to park at the back area of the bottom car park.  Students must park in the back area of the bottom car park. The parking area for drop-off and pick-up of students will be the same as it is currently.In order to make this a little safer, we have changed the direction of the traffic flow in the bottom car park.  Gavin will be at the bottom car park during drop-off and pick-up times next week to assist drivers with these changes.Your patience and cooperation with the new arrangements will be very much appreciated.  Please see the map below for parking and traffic flow information.

VIETNAM TOUR 2015

For the first time, some of our Yr 11 & 12 students had an exciting opportunity to travel to Vietnam as part of an educational & cultural excursion.  The students explored  some amazing places like: 
  • Hanoi City – Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum & city sights
  • Hanoi – Ky Son, Moon Garden homestay where they enjoyed a cooking class 
  • Sapa –  adventured on a trek, met locals and went to the Lao Chai Primary School
  • Halong Bay, experienced an overnight cruise on a deluxe junk
  • Hanoi – cycled ride through the “old quarter”
The students had a wonderful time as you can see by the photos below.
Katie and Rachel will provide a more detailed report next week (when they have had time to recover).

PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SPEAKER DR. SIMON BEDNAREK @ CBRSS

MONDAY, 4TH MAY AT 5PM IN THE LIBRARY

Presenting:

What is healthy, What is Normal? Understanding fear, anxiety & hyperactivity in children

 

GOLD COIN DONATION

Presenter: Simon Bednarak MBBS (WA), FRNZCGP, FRACGP

Simon is an anthroposophic GP working and living in Perth, WA.  Previously, he worked for 28 years as a General Practitioner in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand where he founded and managed a franchise of general practices.  He integrated anthroposophic medicine into his practice and anthroposophic concepts into his businesses.

Simon is the co-ordinator of the medical section in NZ and has organised many conferences and seminars in this role. He is also on the board of the Australian Anthroposophic Medical Association.  He has worked as a school doctor and as GP for curative adult and children residential homes in Hawkes Bay.  Simon has taught and spoken at events such as the International Postgraduate medical Training (IPMT) and Kolisko conferences in Dornach, Philippines, Thailand, NZ, Australia, Hungary, South Africa and India on topics ranging from anthroposophic medicine, organisational development, soul development and leadership.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

CAPE BYRON RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL INC.

DATE:                 Monday 27th April 2015

TIME:                 7.00 pm

VENUE:              School Library

You are invited to attend a Special General Meeting of the CBRSS Association Inc.

The purpose of the meeting is to put the following special resolution:

That the members of Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Inc. adopt the draft constitution prepared by the school Council and circulated with the notice of meeting.

Voting on this resolution is now open and will close on the 27th of April at 7.10 pm. You can place your vote in Administration in the Accounts department.

The Council Secretary

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Art Classes for Teachers/Parents

 

Term 2, 2015 Thursday, Week 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9   3.30pm to 4.30pm

Cost: $75 p/p for the term          Limited numbers: 10 people

Students will experience wet on wet, water colour techniques and drawing with a variety of mediums.  Contact the office if interested.

Eleni Mann

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are following on from Term 1 discussing Steiner’s Lectures given to teachers in England in 1924.   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 Five for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.

Nerrida
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. Remuneration negotiable.

For more details please contact Teera Palmer – Director Primary

or send your CV to hr@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

COMMUNITY NOTICES

VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLECape 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.
Keen to study more?THE HARRY AND ROSE GOLDMAN TRUSTcan support students with an interest-free loan – up to $2500to attend tertiary courses

in Australia or overseas

based on the work of Rudolf Steiner.

Apply NOW  – 1 June 2015.

To find out MORE about conditions,

an application form

or to read about past recipients

go to our blog:

www.hrgtrustnews.tumblr.com

For any other enquiry please email us:

hrgtrust@gmail.com

.

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

 

 

From The Principal

I am writing this from the “Transitions” conference at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. I am very fortunate to be here, attending an international conference at the world centre for all things related to Anthroposophy and the work of Rudolf Steiner.  I am delivering a series of workshop titled, “Navigating the Calm and Storm of the Mini-Adolescence – 8 – 10 years”.  There are 32 people attending my workshops and they come from Steiner Schools all over the world (including Peru, Guatemala, Myanmar, China and Moldovia).  It is quite an experience to be delivering a workshop with two translators working in the room (translating into Chinese and Spanish).  I am learning so much from the Global Steiner community whilst I am here and  am looking forward to delivering a version of the workshop for the school community when I return.

Back at home, Teera and Katie have been working hard in my absence and managing all of those wonderful activities that come with the last week of term.  It has certainly been a busy term with many camps and excursions, new teachers and students settling in, work towards the adoption of a new constitution and a BOSTES inspection.  I would like to thank all of our wonderful staff and the school community for helping to make the school such a wonderful, enriching and nurturing place for our students this term.

Have a safe and enjoyable Easter break and we look forward to seeing you again next term.

Peace

Nerrida

Bulletin 150402

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1  Week 10   2015
From the Principal

I am writing this from the “Transitions” conference at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. I am very fortunate to be here, attending an international conference at the world centre for all things related to Anthroposophy and the work of Rudolf Steiner.  I am delivering a series of workshop titled, “Navigating the Calm and Storm of the Mini-Adolescence – 8 – 10 years”.  There are 32 people attending my workshops and they come from Steiner Schools all over the world (including Peru, Guatemala, Myanmar, China and Moldovia).  It is quite an experience to be delivering a workshop with two translators working in the room (translating into Chinese and Spanish).  I am learning so much from the Global Steiner community whilst I am here and  am looking forward to delivering a version of the workshop for the school community when I return.

Back at home, Teera and Katie have been working hard in my absence and managing all of those wonderful activities that come with the last week of term.  It has certainly been a busy term with many camps and excursions, new teachers and students settling in, work towards the adoption of a new constitution and a BOSTES inspection.  I would like to thank all of our wonderful staff and the school community for helping to make the school such a wonderful, enriching and nurturing place for our students this term.

Have a safe and enjoyable Easter break and we look forward to seeing you again next term.

Peace

Nerrida

From the Deputy Principals

Well, we have come to the end of a lovely Term 1. Easter is upon us, which means very different things to many of our students and families. For our High School students, it might mean the yearly Bluesfest extravaganza while for younger students it may mean traditions of dying eggs, family time and chocolate feasts. We hope that the start of our Term Break is relaxing and peaceful and that the 2 weeks’ break brings some welcome family time.

The High School have had an interesting end to the term. The Science department, particularly James, organised a liquid nitrogen show in the High School Assembly time. James put on a spectacular show! We saw how liquid nitrogen snap freezes objects or immediately boils at room temperature. The students thoroughly enjoyed watching the very strange properties of this substance and its behaviour in different situations. The final outside demonstration was amazing – ask your High School child about this. It is indescribable in words! It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and James has a potential secondary career in presenting Science Shows.

The Primary School equally had a fantastic Term 1 including excursions, swimming lessons and just last week our beautiful Autumn Festival. Thank you to all our parents for your support throughout Term 1.

We wish everyone a safe & happy holiday and look forward to seeing you all again for Term 2.
Katie & Teera

Photo – Class 5 Gender Swap Day

The Kindergarten
Harvest Festival on the last day of Term One

As the cooler days arrive and Autumn begins to creep across the land, we celebrate the Harvest in Kindergarten.  Autumn’s dance is one of change and transformation, a season of journeys; the migration of creatures and the changes in the garden remind us of this every day. Ours becomes a journey within: we take time to appreciate and to have gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. Sharing this journey with our children brings them into a closer harmony with the earth and with all beings.
 
In the Kindergarten we have been preparing food, learning new songs & dances and making some Autumn craft things to take home. The children have had a wonderful Term 1.
Julie, Jana, Kim, Elizabeth & Anatelyah
To view our upcoming events click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Art Classes for Teachers/Parents

 

Term 2, 2015 Thursday, Week 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9   3.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: $75 p/p for the term          Limited numbers: 10 people  

Students will experience wet on wet, water colour techniques and drawing with a variety of mediums.  Contact the office if interested.
Eleni Mann

Finding the universal human values to celebrate in the Easter traditions… visit Susan Laing’s resources for understanding children…

http://www.creativelivingwithchildren.com/easter-festivals/
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. Remuneration negotiable.
For more details please contact Teera Palmer – Director Primary
or send your CV to hr@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

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.
Keen to study more?

THE HARRY AND ROSE GOLDMAN TRUST
can support students with an interest-free loan – up to $2500
to attend tertiary courses
in Australia or overseas
based on the work of Rudolf Steiner.

Apply NOW  – 1 June 2015.

To find out MORE about conditions,
an application form
or to read about past recipients
go to our blog:

www.hrgtrustnews.tumblr.com

For any other enquiry please email us:
hrgtrust@gmail.com
.

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

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