From The Principal

I am writing this as we make the long trip back from the Year 7 camp at Bingara.  We have had a wonderful week…… Incredible watching the students working and living together and pushing themselves to take on new challenges. We had the extra challenge of some rainy weather (and a short but intense storm), however this didn’t stop us from having an amazing time.

The learning that happens on camp is so very important.  Every child (and teacher) comes back from a camp knowing a little more about themselves and how they can stand in the world.

Peace
Nerrida

CBRSS Bulletin 150522

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 5   2015

From the Principal

I am writing this as we make the long trip back from the Year 7 camp at Bingara.  We have had a wonderful week…… Incredible watching the students working and living together and pushing themselves to take on new challenges. We had the extra challenge of some rainy weather (and a short but intense storm), however this didn’t stop us from having an amazing time.The learning that happens on camp is so very important.  Every child (and teacher) comes back from a camp knowing a little more about themselves and how they can stand in the world.

Peace
Nerrida

 

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

While our Year 7’s were busy on camp with Brook, Nerrida, Ric and Joseph, the Year 11 students were busy with their first Preliminary exams. The Year 11 students took the exams in their stride and I wish to thank the remainder of the school for staying quiet around the exam room during break times. We are always keen to give our students the best chance of success. 

The excitement of the week was a visit from some Indian students and their teacher who are travelling around various Steiner schools in Australia, ending up in Byron Bay to do a scuba diving course. These Year 10 students from Abhaya Waldorf Steiner School in Hyderabad, India did a Surveying Main Lesson in South Australia.
We performed some music for them and they participated in completing some surveys for our Year 12 Society and Culture students who have chosen India as their cross cultural study for their Personal Interest Project. After lunch with the Year 9 class, they headed to the COLA for some games and fun with Year 8. Thanks to Tom and Mark Piper for assisting with the day. 
It was a delight to meet these students and we are talking further with the school about future ideas of teacher and/or student exchange.
Next week begins a variety of activities related to HSC Subject Selection for our Year 10 students. We begin with a Discussion Forum with Year 11 and 12 students and lead onto parent and student nights where are Preliminary and HSC program is presented to the Year 10s. This is an exciting time for our students.
Looking forward to having our Year 7 students and staff back out of the saddle!Katie

To view our upcoming events click here
PRIMARY NEWS

Class 2 students enjoying the guidance and encouragement of their new Class 8 friends…..What a joy it is in our beautiful K-12 school to have senior students come back to visit the younger classes.

Teera

RCM Day for Term 2 Cancelled
For those that can help out on a school day. Gavin can use some help. So you can do your RCM hours doing some tasks for Gavin during school time.
Gavin
Australian Chamber Orchestra Workshop

On Monday, 18th May, six enthusiastic string students from CBRSS were involved in a workshop and performance with The Australian Chamber Orchestra at Linneus, Lennox Head.The students took the opportunity to be tutored by some of he best string players in Australia. The activities involved a performance of Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a contemporary piece by Neilson with over 20 students from the Northern Rivers performing together on violin, viola, cello and double base.

Congratulations to all the students involved.

Ian Bowles

HIGH SCHOOL & PRIMARY SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
The High School And Primary School Cross Country events were held on Friday , 8th May, 2015. We were gifted with a glorious day allowing students and some staff to demonstrate excellent  participation and performances to amaze and thrill the small crowd of spectators. Congratulations to the winners of each division . In the High School, Athens proved far too strong and won convincingly with a score of 3575. However, it was a close call between the other three houses. in second place was Crete with a final score of 2945 followed by Sparta 2945 and then Olympia 2728.
Individual results
Class 5 Boys 1st Phoenix Brooke-McLaughlan, 2nd Samuel Cooper Light, 3rd Michelangelo Thomas
Class 5 Girls 1st Hannah Murray, 2nd Laila Campbell, 3rd Arlia Keller
Class 6 Boys 1st Ocean Carette, 2nd Marcus Gibbs, 3rd Isaac Poulsen.
Class 6 Girls 1st Della Knight, 2nd McKenzie Morton, 3rd Gabrielle Hamlet
Year 7 Boys 1st Josh Houllahan, 2nd Isaiah Campbell, 3rd Jett Grimster
Year 7 Girls 1st Breana Weston, 2nd Monica Brandolini, 3rd Phoebe Flamer-Caldera
Year 8 Boys 1st Hunter Amos-Eakin, 2nd Eli Clarke, 3rd Tae Heath,
Year 8 Girls 1st Delany Ashton, 2nd Abbie Walden, 3rd Lilly Harrison,
Year 9 Boys 1st Sage Badman, 2nd Robin Grapentin, 3rd Dario Killenberger
Year 9 Girls 1st Willow Howard, 2nd Harper Ashton, 3rd Poppy Kelleher,
Year 10 Boys 1st  Omri Ben Harush, 2nd Liam O’Donnell, 3rd Teva Leibo
Year 10 Girls 1st Tahlia Van Oostrum, 2nd Isabelle McMullen, 3rd Rani Nichols,
Year 11 Boys 1st Ethan Grigg, 2nd Felix Abercrombie-Wood, 3rd Eli Dutton
Year 11 girls 1st Maya Grigg, 2nd Indiarose Thomas, 3rd Aleshanee Kelso.
Year 12 Boys 1st Jesse Connors, 2nd Eryn Thackray-Smith
Year 12 Girls 1st  Thea Shields, 2nd Celeste Rose, 3rd Maya MartinWestheimer
A special mention to the first  girl over the line Breana Weston, Year 7 and the first boy Ethan Grigg ,Year 11. These two ran incredible times but no students has yet to match our staff champion, James Haggar, who was first across the line in 12 minutes and 5 seconds!!!!!
The X country results will add to the overall House competition that now includes the Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer and the Cross Country.The Touch Football competition has just started this week with Sparta losing to Crete 3-0.
The current overall house results show Sparta 284 pts, Crete 247.5 pts, Athens, 245pts and Olympia 213pts.
Ric
Reminder 

Please have a good look at home and return your library books….

There are currently many outstanding books from our school library that are overdue and we need them back so they can be enjoyed by others!

Thank you 
Charlotte 
Sustainability Arts Project
Toilet rolls wanted for the Elective Showcase.
Please recycle your cardboard toilet rolls and drop at reception.
Thanks,
Katie A

MARKET STALLS WANTED

WINTER CRAFT COLLECTIVE JUNE 12

Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft contributions for a a Winter Craft Collective to be held in conjunction with our regular Friday Market on June 12.
Enquiries call or email Sandi 0417041897 sandivalerio@intothewoods.com.au

SEA CONFERENCE JULY 4-7 2015
Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft stalls or local businesses interested in participating in a market stall to be held at the SEA Conference @ CBRSS  on the 4-7th July, 2015. There are over 200 delegates registered for the conference already.Enquiries call Jacquie 66399300
There will be no charge for stall holders at the conference, however we will be asking stall holders to donate something each day for our daily raffle prize.  The raffle will raise money for WOW day.  If anyone would like information about WOW day, here is the link http://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/wow-day/what-is-wow-day.html.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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).   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida

BUSH DANCE ATTENDEES

An amount of money was found at the Bush Dance on the verandah outside the kitchette.  If you think this is yours, please contact Sarah on jasarah@power.com.au with details.
Thank you! 
Sarah 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

SEEKING A HOME

Gwen Mulder is a retired Steiner craft teacher. She needs a shaded space to park her caravan, with access to a bathroom. Offering rent, plus gardening, or baby sitting or art tuition etc. Ph  0437 851 766

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

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

 

 

CBRSS Bulletin 150515

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 4   2015

From the Principal

The daylight hours certainly seem to be noticeably shorter and suddenly our thoughts are moving from Autumn towards the coming Winter season and, of course, our Winter festival.  The weather is certainly quite changeable at the moment – with the much colder mornings being counterbalanced by some quite warm and sunny afternoons.  At this time of the year, we always seem to find our lost property bins overflowing as children shed their many layers during the day and forget to take them home.  If your child’s wardrobe is suddenly looking very empty, please do check our lost property bins.

Today a team of students attended the Regional Cross Country finals.  Our team represented our school beautifully, showed wonderful sportsmanship and maturity and achieved outstanding results.  Our school placed fourth overall and several of our students placed highly in their events.  Congratulations to all of the students who participated and thank you to Ric and Lizzie for putting so much effort into ensuring the day was a success.  It is important that our students have the opportunity to mix with students from other schools in a range of cultural, educational and sporting events.  
This week, parents of students in Class 5 and 6 had the opportunity to listen to a presentation on cybersafety, provided by the Police Community Liaison Officer.  Technology is not something we should be afraid of, however it is very important that parents understand some of the risks and dangers inherent in the technology available today, particularly in relation to some of the social networking applications.  I note with interest that the Police Officer strongly advised parents to think carefully before providing primary school aged children access to smart phones (which are in essence, just portable computers).  
Next week I will be joining the Year 7 students on their horse-riding camp.  I am so excited that I have the opportunity to spend this time with our newest High School students ……. time to polish up the riding boots and pull out my swag in preparation.
Peace
Nerrida
Congratulations to Tahlia Van Oostrum who came 2nd at the NCIS Cross Country event today and has been selected for the State event.
To view our upcoming events click here

Spin with us on Wednesday 20th May

Join us and meet Joss as she shares the art of spinning with us. 

Bring a wheel along if you have one or just come along to watch and learn.
9-11am in the P&F Room

Craft group meets weekly in the P@F room from 9-11am. All are welcome and there is always cake and chai to warm our bellies on brisk Autumn mornings. Enquiries call or email Sandi 0417041897 sandivalerio@intothewoods.com.au
Reminder 

Please have a good look at home and return your library books….

There are currently many outstanding books from our school library that are overdue and we need them back so they can be enjoyed by others!

Thank you 
Charlotte 
Sustainability Arts Project
Toilet rolls wanted for the Elective Showcase.
Please recycle your cardboard toilet rolls and drop at reception.
Thanks,
Katie A

Winter Craft Market,  Friday, 12th June

Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft contributions for a Winter Craft Collective to be held in conjunction with our regular Friday Market on June 12.
Enquiries call or email Sandi 0417041897 sandivalerio@intothewoods.com.au

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Craig and Emma ‘cooking up a storm’ in the canteen. The new menu has GF and V specials every day. Check out the new Falafel bowl available every Wednesday.

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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).   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida
Steiner Family looking for home in local area

 
Lovely Steiner family with 3 boys (12,6 and 1) who have recently moved from Lord Howe Island are looking for a place to call home. Would like to rent a property within 20 minutes from the school for a permanent long term basis for at least 1 year plus.

3-4 bedrooms
Private home
Green and leafy
Floorboards
Dishwasher
Deck
And lots of grass and trees so the boys can be free.
We do have a 14 yr old dog so a fenced area would be wonderful.
Max rent $500-550
We are able move in around the 18th May.
We are home owners ourselves and have amazing references.
Please feel free to contact me anytime on 0411 192 194 or snowfernblossom@icloud.com

COMMUNITY NOTICES

INCIDENT REPORTED IN THE BOTTOM CAR PARKUnfortunately an incident has been reported this week where a vehicle has been damaged while parked in the bottom car park on Tuesday, 13th May at approx 4.15pm. From the visible damaged caused, it looks like someone has reversed into the vehicle and drove away. We would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident and/or if the person involved would like to come forward, it would be greatly appreciated.
Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

 

From The Principal

The daylight hours certainly seem to be noticeably shorter and suddenly our thoughts are moving from Autumn towards the coming Winter season and, of course, our Winter festival.  The weather is certainly quite changeable at the moment – with the much colder mornings being counterbalanced by some quite warm and sunny afternoons.  At this time of the year, we always seem to find our lost property bins overflowing as children shed their many layers during the day and forget to take them home.  If your child’s wardrobe is suddenly looking very empty, please do check our lost property bins.

Today a team of students attended the Regional Cross Country finals.  Our team represented our school beautifully, showed wonderful sportsmanship and maturity and achieved outstanding results.  Our school placed fourth overall and several of our students placed highly in their events.  Congratulations to all of the students who participated and thank you to Ric and Lizzie for putting so much effort into ensuring the day was a success.  It is important that our students have the opportunity to mix with students from other schools in a range of cultural, educational and sporting events.

This week, parents of students in Class 5 and 6 had the opportunity to listen to a presentation on cybersafety, provided by the Police Community Liaison Officer.  Technology is not something we should be afraid of, however it is very important that parents understand some of the risks and dangers inherent in the technology available today, particularly in relation to some of the social networking applications.  I note with interest that the Police Officer strongly advised parents to think carefully before providing primary school aged children access to smart phones (which are in essence, just portable computers).

Next week I will be joining the Year 7 students on their horse-riding camp.  I am so excited that I have the opportunity to spend this time with our newest High School students ……. time to polish up the riding boots and pull out my swag in preparation.

 

Bulletin 150508

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 3   2015

From the Principal

The autumn weather is well and truly upon us, with chilly nights with beautiful clear skies and sparkling stars, damp and misty mornings and then days of warm sunshine.  I like to think of this as the Goldilocks time of the year – not too hot, not too cold…. but just right for learning and playing.
Yesterday morning I tiptoed down to Kindy, drawn by the smell of cooking and also the faint but delicate aroma of something special being made for Mothers’ Day.  It is always such a privilege to spend some time watching the serious business of play happening in so many different ways: cubby houses, kings and queens and a serious construction site in the corner.
I was glad I had had some Kindy time in the morning, as my afternoon was taken up with dealing with the very unfortunate article printed in the Sydney Morning Herald which misrepresented our school as being linked with cheating in the HSC last year.  I feel upset and angry for our wonderful teachers and students that such a link was made.  I have responded by doing an interview with ABC radio and also Katie and I have written to the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald.  The text of our letter is as follows:
To the Editor,

We are writing in relation to the article “The many ways to (attempt) to cheat in the HSC”, published on page 7 of todays Sydney Morning Herald.  This article was based on information provided by BOSTES about cheating in HSC exams last year.
In the centre of the article was a graphic and text box with a list naming the schools with the “highest level of misadventure applications (% of HSC Cohort)”.  Our school, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, was listed second with a figure of 25%.   To place this list in the centre of this article incorrectly links misadventure applications with cheating.    BOSTES require a high standard of documentation and evidence to accompany any misadventure applications, with provision for special consideration being made in genuine cases to ensure students who have suffered misadventure are not disadvantaged.
We are a small, single-stream Steiner school.  Last year we had a class of 24 students sit their HSC.  A small number of those students unfortunately suffered misadventure and made application to BOSTES, with appropriate evidence attached.  It is very unfortunate that your newspaper has chosen to represent this in such a way that it could be linked with cheating or malpractice.
Our teachers are extremely dedicated, our processes are very thorough and we are very proud of our students and their genuine achievements.  Of our small HSC class last year, one of our students ranked 1st in the state in drama, 3 of our students were chosen to perform at the Encore performances at the Sydney Opera House (chosen as among the best music students in the state) and a number of our students achieved scores above 90% in their subjects.
Your article has incorrectly linked our school with HSC cheating and has potentially damaged the reputation of the school, our wonderful teachers and our dedicated students.  We ask that you print an apology and make it clear that Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School has not been linked with cheating in the HSC.

 

Yours sincerely,
Nerrida Johnson  and   Katie Biggin
Principal                        Deputy Principal
I want to be very clear to our school community that there is absolutely no link between misadventure applications and cheating.  The NSW Board of Studies have not linked our school to cheating, nor have they linked the process of making misadventure applications to cheating.  Katie and I absolutely stand by our teachers and students.    If you have any questions about this media article, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Peace
Nerrida
To view our upcoming events click here
Hot off the Press – High School Cross Country
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!!!!!!!
Reminder – Children at School after Hours

Please note that students must not be at school after school hours without a parent supervising.  The only exceptions to this are students who are attending music lessons or after school activities (such as drama or tennis) and Year 11 and 12 students.  The school does not have teachers rostered on duty after the last bus leaves and we cannot have unsupervised children at school.  Please note that it is not appropriate for students to be waiting, unsupervised, at school for a sibling who is attending an after school class or activity.

Photographs and Social Networking

We are currently working on a policy in relation to the publication on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram of photographs of children participating in school events.  We STRONGLY advise that parents not publish photographs of children other than their own on social networking sites.  There are serious privacy issues around this and it is absolutely inappropriate for people to publish photographs of other people’s children without their express permission to do so.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tennis-with-Dennis

Every Thursday for 8 weeks through to 11 June. These tennis lessons are about learning the techniques, getting skills, increasing athleticism and are game based with drills incorporated. These lessons are not for kids just to play around. Kids have to listen, practice and try to implement the drills. It is a fun class where there is latent learning. Beginners use Hot Shot balls which are softer slower depressurised  – Red Orange Green. Squad use Green and Yellow
Juniors 3.15 to 3.55 – $100 per term (up to Grade 5)
Squad   4 to 5         – $140 per term (depending on skill level)
Contact Denis 0406277459
Denis is an certificated Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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 Seven for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida
Steiner Family looking for home in local area

 
Lovely Steiner family with 3 boys (12,6 and 1) who have recently moved from Lord Howe Island are looking for a place to call home. Would like to rent a property within 20 minutes from the school for a permanent long term basis for at least 1 year plus.

3-4 bedrooms
Private home
Green and leafy
Floorboards
Dishwasher
Deck
And lots of grass and trees so the boys can be free.
We do have a 14 yr old dog so a fenced area would be wonderful.
Max rent $500-550
We are able move in around the 18th May.
We are home owners ourselves and have amazing references.
Please feel free to contact me anytime on 0411 192 194 or snowfernblossom@icloud.com

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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

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

 

 

From The Principal

The autumn weather is well and truly upon us, with chilly nights with beautiful clear skies and sparkling stars, damp and misty mornings and then days of warm sunshine. I like to think of this as the Goldilocks time of the year – not too hot, not too cold…. but just right for learning and playing.

Yesterday morning I tiptoed down to Kindy, drawn by the smell of cooking and also the faint but delicate aroma of something special being made for Mothers’ Day. It is always such a privilege to spend some time watching the serious business of play happening in so many different ways: cubby houses, kings and queens and a serious construction site in the corner.

I was glad I had had some Kindy time in the morning, as my afternoon was taken up with dealing with the very unfortunate article printed in the Sydney Morning Herald which misrepresented our school as being linked with cheating in the HSC last year. I feel upset and angry for our wonderful teachers and students that such a link was made. I have responded by doing an interview with ABC radio and also Katie and I have written to the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. The text of our letter is as follows:

To the Editor,

We are writing in relation to the article “The many ways to (attempt) to cheat in the HSC”, published on page 7 of todays Sydney Morning Herald. This article was based on information provided by BOSTES about cheating in HSC exams last year.

In the centre of the article was a graphic and text box with a list naming the schools with the “highest level of misadventure applications (% of HSC Cohort)”. Our school, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, was listed second with a figure of 25%. To place this list in the centre of this article incorrectly links misadventure applications with cheating. BOSTES require a high standard of documentation and evidence to accompany any misadventure applications, with provision for special consideration being made in genuine cases to ensure students who have suffered misadventure are not disadvantaged.

We are a small, single-stream Steiner school. Last year we had a class of 24 students sit their HSC. A small number of those students unfortunately suffered misadventure and made application to BOSTES, with appropriate evidence attached. It is very unfortunate that your newspaper has chosen to represent this in such a way that it could be linked with cheating or malpractice.

Our teachers are extremely dedicated, our processes are very thorough and we are very proud of our students and their genuine achievements. Of our small HSC class last year, one of our students ranked 1st in the state in drama, 3 of our students were chosen to perform at the Encore performances at the Sydney Opera House (chosen as among the best music students in the state) and a number of our students achieved scores above 90% in their subjects.

Your article has incorrectly linked our school with HSC cheating and has potentially damaged the reputation of the school, our wonderful teachers and our dedicated students. We ask that you print an apology and make it clear that Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School has not been linked with cheating in the HSC.

Yours sincerely,

Nerrida Johnson    and     Katie Biggin
Principal                              Deputy Principal

I want to be very clear to our school community that there is absolutely no link between misadventure applications and cheating. The NSW Board of Studies have not linked our school to cheating, nor have they linked the process of making misadventure applications to cheating. Katie and I absolutely stand by our teachers and students. If you have any questions about this media article, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Peace
Nerrida

Bulletin 150501

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 2   2015

Both Nerrida & Teera are attending the SEA’s 8th Governance, Leadership & Management Conference today at Shearwater, Mullumbimby where Nerrida is also presenting.
Please stay safe over the weekend with all this wet weather we are experiencing.
CLASS 5/6 &
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

POSTPONED

NEW DATE:  Friday, 8th May

Members of the Association

As you are aware, our AGM is to be held of Monday 18th May.  As this will be the first AGM after the introduction of our new constitution, there will be four Director positions to be filled at the AGM.  
Nominations for the Director vacancies are now open and will close at 3 pm on Thursday 7th May.
If there are more than 4 nominations, an election will be held. The timeline for the election process is as follows:
Wednesday 29th April – nominations open
Thursday 7th May – nominations close
Friday 8th May – voting information distributed to association members
Monday 11th May – voting opens
Monday 18th May – AGM, voting closes at 7.10 pm.  Votes counted and result declared.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this process.
Kind regards,
James Dods
Chairperson

VIETNAM TOUR 2015

Students from Cape Byron Steiner School have just returned from a 10 day visit to the north of Vietnam. The trip was the inspiration of Rachel Knight, Society and Culture teacher at CBRSS and both Rachel and Katie Biggin (High School Deputy Principal) experienced the joy of travelling with 19 Year 11 and 12 students.

Students flew into Hanoi and learnt how to cross the motorbike filled streets before heading off to a small village and the Moon Garden homestay. This beautiful traditional homestay had all students and teachers sleeping on mattresses in a wooden stilt house surrounded by rice paddies and tea plantations. The students enjoyed cooking classes to prepare Vietnamese rice paper rolls and were lucky enough to have locally grown, mugwort hand and foot baths.

After a challenging overnight train ride (we seemed to be frequently airborne) to the hill town of Sapa where students undertook some arduous trekking in the bamboo forests and steep hills of an area populated by Hmong hill tribe people. We shared money fundraised at Cape Byron Steiner with local schools and learnt the benefits of soft mattresses and comfortable homes with a night on wooden floors in a local village home!

We all tried not to think too much about the overnight train back to Hanoi but had to enjoy the bone shaking experience again before heading off to HaLong Bay to stay on a junk and float and canoe around the unique and spectacular landscape. 

We were able to donate some specially made toys made lovingly by Cape Byron Steiner School staff and students: wooden trucks made in the Technology shed and a felt fishing game, inspired by our Kindergarten teachers. 

Students learnt a great deal about the culture of Vietnam and how the country has changed enormously in the past 20 years. The food was varied and every meal was sumptuous – even the street food that we experienced, sitting on small stools amongst locals having their morning Pho (noodle soup). Society and Culture is a popular Year 11 and 12 subject at Cape Byron Steiner School and with this trip planned for every 2 years, younger students can have the opportunity to save over a few years to join this amazing experience. So many special memories and learning experiences were had by our students and we thank the Vietnam School Tours organisation for assisting us in our adventures.
Katie Biggin

Taylah Henderson Yr 12: “It was a beautiful experience, shared with beautiful people”.

Matilda Dods Yr 12: “Being able to see and understand first hand all the things we have been studying about the culture of Vietnam was really fantastic. The 2 days in Sapa was my favourite part, the trek was so challenging but so rewarding and absolutely incredible”.

Hayley Acton Yr 12: “The Vietnam trip was a massive success on all accounts as far as I can see, everyone gained such amazing insights into the culture so different from our own, the Year 11’s and 12’s bonded and got on famously, and according to Katie and Rachel, we were a joy to take care of! I hope many more classes experience this amazing trip, it was a perfect last hoorah as a Year Twelver”.

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.
To view our upcoming events click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

P & F Meeting – Monday 4th May @ 6.30pm

Art Classes for Teachers/Parents

Term 2, 2015 Thursday, Week 3, 5, 7 & 9   3.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: $75 p/p for the term          Limited numbers: 3  left
Students will experience wet on wet, water colour techniques and drawing with a variety of mediums.  Contact the office if interested.
Eleni Mann

Tennis-with-Dennis

Every Thursday for 8 weeks through to 11 June. These tennis lessons are about learning the techniques, getting skills, increasing athleticism and are game based with drills incorporated. These lessons are not for kids just to play around. Kids have to listen, practice and try to implement the drills. It is a fun class where there is latent learning. Beginners use Hot Shot balls which are softer slower depressurised  – Red Orange Green. Squad use Green and Yellow
Juniors 3.15 to 3.55 – $100 per term (up to Grade 5)
Squad   4 to 5         – $140 per term (depending on skill level)
Contact Denis 0406277459
Denis is an certificated Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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 Six for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida
Steiner Family looking for home in local area

 
Lovely Steiner family with 3 boys (12,6 and 1) who have recently moved from Lord Howe Island are looking for a place to call home. Would like to rent a property within 20 minutes from the school for a permanent long term basis for at least 1 year plus.

3-4 bedrooms
Private home
Green and leafy
Floorboards
Dishwasher
Deck
And lots of grass and trees so the boys can be free.
We do have a 14 yr old dog so a fenced area would be wonderful.
Max rent $500-550
We are able move in around the 18th May.
We are home owners ourselves and have amazing references.
Please feel free to contact me anytime on 0411 192 194 or snowfernblossom@icloud.com

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