From The Principal

Hello everyone,
This week I was having a discussion with some parents and teachers about what makes a healthy school community and how we can work to build this.  One of the central pillars of “community” is involvement and participation.  There are many opportunities for parents to get involved at our school.  At the class level, there are reading programs, craft programs, class meetings and other projects and activities.  There are also festivals, showcases and special occasions like this week’s Book Week celebrations (more about that later).
Another part of having a healthy school community is having clear communication and opportunity for dialogue, discussion and debate.  There are a number of forums for this within the school, including our regular Friday markets (where members of the management team and the Board are frequently in attendance and happy to talk), the Chai Tent (organised by the P&F as an opportunity to relax over a cup of chai and have a chat with me), monthly P&F meetings (the Chair of the Board and I try to always attend these meetings), the AGM and Special General Meetings of the Association and various surveys, bulletins, class meetings and community events.
The responsibility for building and maintaining a healthy school community rests with all of us.  The challenge is for each of us to get involved and play a part in the continuous forming of our wonderful school.  When we are working side by side for the common good, when we are communicating clearly, positively and openly, then we are working in a healthy community.
This week we had a lovely example of our primary school community coming together to celebrate Book Week.  The students (and teachers) really look forward to this event and love the opportunity to dress up as their favourite character.  I am sure there were a few parents (and teachers) up late on Wednesday night organising costumes.  This year the teachers chose the theme of “Winnie the Pooh” for the celebration.  It’s not often that I get the chance to dress up and have some fun …. so I jumped at the chance to be Kanga (sorry about the pun).
I hope to see some of you at the Repair, Care and Maintenance day at the school tomorrow.
Peace,
Nerrida

From The Principal

Hello everyone,

It seems that there is a hint of the coming Spring in the air.  The weather seems just a bit warmer, the grass is a bit greener and the plovers nesting in the grass in my front yard are fiercely protecting their babies.   Meanwhile at school, the Spring Fair preparations are in full swing with raffle tickets selling, gardening activities happening and preparations underway for the great Spring Fair Pickle-off.
The feeling as we move out of the quiet, reflective time of winter, is one of hope, vitality and lightness.  For the younger children, it can be a time of extra energy and testing new boundaries (think of new lambs playing and jumping in the sunshine).  As I look around the playground in the kindergarten and the primary school, that is exactly the image that can be seen as children laugh, play and test out new boundaries in the warm sunshine.
Another sign that Spring is just around the corner is that it is time to spruce up our school again on Saturday at our Repair, Care and Maintenance Day.  This is a terrific opportunity to join together  with other members of our school community to give the school grounds some extra, tender, loving care.  There are jobs to suit everybody and you can come for a little while or stay for the whole day.  The difference in our school is really noticeable after an R.C & M day.  Being part of a school community isn’t just about paying fees or coming to a job, it’s also about joining together to contribute to something wonderful and worthwhile.  I hope to see many of you there.
Finally, there are a few illnesses travelling around the school at the moment (chicken pox, viruses and colds).  If your child is unwell, please keep them home until they are better.  This will serve the two-fold purpose of allowing them a speedier recovery and also helping stop the further spread of the illness.
Peace,
Nerrida

From The Principal

Hello everyone,

The school has been a hive of activity this week.  We have welcomed a number of new students to our classes since the beginning of this term and it has been wonderful to see excited families beginning their journey with us.
Julie and Teera have been conducting Kindergarten interviews over the last few days and should soon be able to advise parents in relation to kindergarten enrolments for next year.  This is always a difficult process as we know we only have a limited number of places each year and some families will miss out.  Yvette, Teera and Julie work with great care, integrity and sensitivity in this process.
Class 6 students presented their play to a very appreciative audience this week.  The process of putting on a play is not only a lot of fun, but it provides great opportunities for growth and learning.  The days leading up the play often include the tension of forgotten lines, prop and wardrobe malfunctions and last minute changes to the script.  Then, finally the play comes together and the students have a wonderful sense of both group and individual achievement.  Working through the challenges and finally presenting the play is a wonderful resilience building exercise for students (and the teacher!).
In the High School, students and some teachers have been involved in a lip syncing competition at lunch times.  This has been organised as a house event and the participation has been inspiring.  It is wonderful seeing students so confident and comfortable performing in front of their peers.
Everywhere I look, across the school, I see teachers who are utterly dedicated to their students and their practice.  This dedication translates into happy, engaged students who really want to be at school.
Finally, today I spent some time looking at our hive of native bees.  I regularly go down to the hive when I need a break from the office.  The bees are a little slower and less active in the colder weather.  They huddle at the entrance to the hive, watching the slow procession of bees march down the landing board and take off in search of pollen for the hive.  If you have some spare moments at the school, please do go down and have a look at the hive.  It is in the garden outside the Class 3 room.
Peace
Nerrida

CBRSS Bulletin 150807

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 3 – WEEK 3
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Hello everyone,

The school has been a hive of activity this week.  We have welcomed a number of new students to our classes since the beginning of this term and it has been wonderful to see excited families beginning their journey with us.
Julie and Teera have been conducting Kindergarten interviews over the last few days and should soon be able to advise parents in relation to kindergarten enrolments for next year.  This is always a difficult process as we know we only have a limited number of places each year and some families will miss out.  Yvette, Teera and Julie work with great care, integrity and sensitivity in this process.
Class 6 students presented their play to a very appreciative audience this week.  The process of putting on a play is not only a lot of fun, but it provides great opportunities for growth and learning.  The days leading up the play often include the tension of forgotten lines, prop and wardrobe malfunctions and last minute changes to the script.  Then, finally the play comes together and the students have a wonderful sense of both group and individual achievement.  Working through the challenges and finally presenting the play is a wonderful resilience building exercise for students (and the teacher!).
In the High School, students and some teachers have been involved in a lip syncing competition at lunch times.  This has been organised as a house event and the participation has been inspiring.  It is wonderful seeing students so confident and comfortable performing in front of their peers.
Everywhere I look, across the school, I see teachers who are utterly dedicated to their students and their practice.  This dedication translates into happy, engaged students who really want to be at school.
Finally, today I spent some time looking at our hive of native bees.  I regularly go down to the hive when I need a break from the office.  The bees are a little slower and less active in the colder weather.  They huddle at the entrance to the hive, watching the slow procession of bees march down the landing board and take off in search of pollen for the hive.  If you have some spare moments at the school, please do go down and have a look at the hive.  It is in the garden outside the Class 3 room.
Peace
Nerrida
Evacuation and Lockdown Procedures for Parents and Visitors to the School
Recently our Evacuation siren went off on a Friday afternoon, at the end of the market time.  Whilst most parents were able to find their way to an evacuation point, some didn’t know what was expected and either walked to their cars and left the grounds or did not move to an evacuation area.  This alerted us to the fact that many parents may not know the process when our sirens activate.
Evacuation 
The evacuation siren makes an undulating sound.  If you hear this siren, please go directly to the nearest evacuation point and await further instructions.  Evacuation points are located at the covered outdoor learning area (COLA), the basketball court beside the performance hall and the covered dome near the administration building.  Please do not leave the school grounds until you are directed to do so.
Lockdown
The lockdown siren makes a single sound.  It will sound for about 2-3 minutes and will then turn off.  When you hear this siren go to the nearest room.  Lock the door and stay quietly out of sight (below windows etc.).  Do not open the door until you hear the siren sound a second time (this is the all-clear signal).

We really hope we never have to use these procedures in a real situation, but it is important that everyone knows and understands the process just in case.  If you have any questions about our lockdown or evacuation procedures, please talk to Gavin at the school.
Class 2

We Want to Know What You Think
Just a reminder that our School Surveys close on Monday afternoon.  We would really love to know your thoughts about our strengths and weaknesses so that we can acknowledge and build on our strengths and work to improve where we are not so strong.
If you have not yet completed the survey, please do take some time to share your thoughts and ideas.  The link for the parent survey is http://bit.ly/1VrNhTi . The link to the student survey is http://bit.ly/1LrVy6L  Your assistance in completing this survey would be very much appreciated.
CHOIR 

Choir for all on Wednesdays 5pm – 6.15pm in the kindergarten.

We will be learning some new uplifting and fun songs to present at the Spring Fair.
Love to see you there. All welcome! For those who love to sing and those who think they can’t!
6 weeks $60
Cup of tea to finish for those who can stay.
Loani

LIMITED SPOTS LEFT!!!!

P & F NOTICES

SILKY OAK COTTAGE is our new name for the P&F room!
The Cottage is open for parents to use Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
mornings, 9-11am. You can meet Sandi from SCOOP (School Co-Op) on
Wednesday’s when the shop is open and craft sessions running.
Please make yourselves at home and there are tea and coffee supplies
available for your use.


KEEP CUPS
A P&F fundraiser aimed at supporting the sustainability initiatives of our
great school. $15 and ten great colour options! Available from the office,

SCOOP 

NEXT P&F Meeting: Monday 3rd August, 6:30-8:30 at Silky Oak Cottage.
Everyone’s welcome.

CRAFT NOTICES

SPRING FAIR NOTICES

PAID WORK FOR SPRING FAIR
Saturday 12th September
We have paid positions available for management of parking for Spring Fair. 
2 – 8hr shifts
3 – 5hr shifts
3 – 4hr shifts
$30 per hour.
No experience necessary instruction provided.
Also Facilities Assistant to Gavin approximately 8 hrs for setup day & 10 hrs for day of Fair. Also $30 per hour. Friday 11th September & Saturday 12th September.
Please contact Gavin on 0427 847 400.
Dear CBRSS Families
We are currently seeking prizes for our 2015 Spring Fair raffle and silent auction from within our fantastically talented and generous school community.  If you are able to support our wonderful school with a prize donation of suitable goods, items, services, or vouchers, etc, this would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sarah Sykes directly at sarahsykes367@gmail.com
We are also looking outside the immediate CBRSS community for prizes, but as this needs to be done in co-ordinated way, request that you please do not approach outside parties for donations without first checking with Sarah (although any suggestions for contacts again much appreciated).
Many thanks to those who have contributed so far!
Clean Jars Wanted
Pickles & jams are the flavour of this year’s Spring Fair Produce Stall & we need as many jars as possible! Please drop your empty clean jars direct to Class 3 immediately and STAY STUNED for your chance to learn new skills while stocking up the Produce Stall with our FREE upcoming fermenting, pickling & jam-making workshops! Contact amandaeade1@bigpond.com

Give your pre-loved goodies a new home
Now’s a good time to put aside those unwanted clothes, toys, books & any quality second hand goods lying around in preparation for this year’s Spring Fair White Elephant Stall. Contact Fiona leitrim5@bigpond.net.au

Plants & produce please
And if you or someone you know are expecting a bumper crop this Spring then please keep the Spring Fair Produce Stall in mind! We’ll be collecting flowers, plants, seedlings, fruits & vegetables as we get closer to Spring Fair. Contact jessie_2481@yahoo.com.au

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Meherarti is searching for an Event Decorating – Junior

Meherarti Wedding & Event Design & Styling is a Byron Bay based company that specialises in custom event design & decorating.

I am seeking a creative, enthusiastic, hard working Junior to assist on upcoming events who has a strong creative eye for decorative detail, design, composition & a flair with colour.

You will assist with:

  • Packing of design items
  • Setting up the venue with decorative items to stylists specification
  • Table settings
  • Basic floristry
  • Pack down

Your hourly rate will be discussed on application depending on your experience, as well as transport.

For a creative opportunity, please contact Teera Palmer

The first assistant event job will be on Saturday Sept 12th, 2015 for approximately 8hrs.

Mehera Rowan
Ph.: 0424 868139
www.meherarti.com

Meherarti is searching for a Multimedia Graphics –  Junior

Meherarti Wedding & Event Design & Styling is a Byron Bay based company that specialises in custom event design & decorating.

I am seeking a creative, enthusiastic, hard working Junior with a strong creative eye for detail, design, composition & colour

You will assist with

  • Website photographic development
  • Developing a styling hire catalogue.

Basic skills & a flair for

  • Computers & graphics
  • Multimedia like Facebook & Instagram
  • Knowledge of using design programs

Are essential.

Your hourly rate will be discussed on application depending on your experience, as well as transport & timing schedule.

For a creative opportunity, please contact Teera Palmer

Mehera Rowan
Ph.: 0424 868139
www.meherarti.com

WEARABLE ARTS
Year 9/10 Textiles students are entering costumes in the Shearwater Wearable Arts and we are wondering if people in the community have materials that we could use in our costumes. We need magazines, newspapers,old mozzie nets, hoola hoops, masks with nozzles that you wear for sanding, fishing wire, chopsticks, LED Christmas lights with a portable battery, helmets, metres of sheer fabric in black and white, other interesting fabrics or materials.If you have any of these materials to donate you can leave them at the office. We are starting work immediately as we only have this term to finish our costumes.

HELP NEEDED FOR A PROPOSED NEW DIRECT FEDERAL BUS RUN

Looking for families living in the Coorabell, Federal & Goonengerry areas that are willing to support some parents in our community requesting from transport NSW for a new  return direct route school bus run originating in Federal to CBRSS.

They have put together letters of support to sign and are available in the office for convenience or they can be emailed at your request.

SEEKING ACCOMMODATION
Responsible, non smoking, vegetarian family of four seeking a 2/3 bedroom home for 6 months. Happy to move to Ocean shores, Brunswick heads, Mullumbimby, Bangalow, or any surrounding areas. Can afford up to $450 per week. Please email: claires@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Beginners Eurythmy classes continuing term 3, Wednesdays 9.15am in the movement room. Contact Renelle Harries for more information 0432 259 287.

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

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

From The Principal

Hello everyone,

I have had a wonderful week this week, meeting with parents and teachers in a range of forums at school. On Monday night I attended the regular Board meeting where I worked with the Directors on a range of issues relating to the current and future operations of the school.  On Tuesday night I joined with our regular study group to discuss the Steiner lectures we are currently studying.  On Wednesday I met with a group of parents to share thoughts and ideas about the vision, mission and values of the school and then on Wednesday night I joined with Gael and Andy to meet with Class 9 parents. This morning I had a wonderful meeting with Tanja and Lisa from the P&F.   I love having the opportunity to meet and talk with members of the school community and this has been a particularly fruitful week.
In order to provide further opportunities for communication with the school community the P&F and generously offered to organise a Chai tent at the Friday markets where you can come and catch up with me over a lovely cup of chai.  I will be available to answer any questions and also to talk about current issues, plans and activities in the school.  The first chai tent event will be on the Friday market on 7th August.   For those parents who are unable to come to this event, but would like an opportunity to catch up with me in an informal setting, I will also be available for questions and discussion following the P&F meeting on Monday 7th September.  Of course, if you need to communicate at any other time, please feel free to call, email or set up an appointment to come and see me.
Finally, just a reminder that I sent out the link to our school survey via email earlier this week.  If you have not yet completed the survey, please do take some time to share your thoughts and ideas as we will be using some of this information to help us to plan for future improvement across the school.  In case you did not receive the email, the link for the parent survey is http://bit.ly/1VrNhTi . The link to the student survey is http://bit.ly/1LrVy6L  Your assistance in completing this survey would be very much appreciated.
Peace
Nerrida

CBRSS Bulletin

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 3 – WEEK 2
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Hello everyone,

I have had a wonderful week this week, meeting with parents and teachers in a range of forums at school. On Monday night I attended the regular Board meeting where I worked with the Directors on a range of issues relating to the current and future operations of the school.  On Tuesday night I joined with our regular study group to discuss the Steiner lectures we are currently studying.  On Wednesday I met with a group of parents to share thoughts and ideas about the vision, mission and values of the school and then on Wednesday night I joined with Gael and Andy to meet with Class 9 parents. This morning I had a wonderful meeting with Tanja and Lisa from the P&F.   I love having the opportunity to meet and talk with members of the school community and this has been a particularly fruitful week.
In order to provide further opportunities for communication with the school community the P&F and generously offered to organise a Chai tent at the Friday markets where you can come and catch up with me over a lovely cup of chai.  I will be available to answer any questions and also to talk about current issues, plans and activities in the school.  The first chai tent event will be on the Friday market on 7th August.   For those parents who are unable to come to this event, but would like an opportunity to catch up with me in an informal setting, I will also be available for questions and discussion following the P&F meeting on Monday 7th September.  Of course, if you need to communicate at any other time, please feel free to call, email or set up an appointment to come and see me.
Finally, just a reminder that I sent out the link to our school survey via email earlier this week.  If you have not yet completed the survey, please do take some time to share your thoughts and ideas as we will be using some of this information to help us to plan for future improvement across the school.  In case you did not receive the email, the link for the parent survey is http://bit.ly/1VrNhTi . The link to the student survey is http://bit.ly/1LrVy6L  Your assistance in completing this survey would be very much appreciated.
Peace
Nerrida
2016 term dates are now available on the website calendar, click below

To view our upcoming events click here
A Week of Natural Weaving With Kim……
To celebrate NAIDOC, the primary school recently welcomed Kim Tait into Classes 1-6 to teach the children weaving and natural dying.
Each child made a beautiful flower from cane and dyed raffia with colours created from lichen, onion skin, elderberries and other local plants.
A highlight was watching the children from upper primary buddying with lower classes, tenderly sharing their help and weaving skills. 
The woven flowers will be on display, representing each child in Classes 1-6, as decoration for our upcoming Spring Fair. 
Thank you Kim for sharing your weaving wisdom!

Year 11 Biology excursion to Flat Rock on Tuesday
CHOIR 

Choir for all on Wednesdays 5pm – 6.15pm in the kindergarten.

We will be learning some new uplifting and fun songs to present at the Spring Fair.
Love to see you there. All welcome! For those who love to sing and those who think they can’t!
6 weeks $60
Cup of tea to finish for those who can stay.
Loani
Art Classes for Teachers and Parents Term 3
Starting 1st Thurs Week 1  then weeks 3,5,7 and 9
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $ 75 materials provided.
Limited numbers ( 10 students)
We will explore water colour painting and drawing using a variety of mediums and techniques.
If interested leave details at the office.
Eleni
ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!!!!

P & F NOTICES

SILKY OAK COTTAGE is our new name for the P&F room!
The Cottage is open for parents to use Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
mornings, 9-11am. You can meet Sandi from SCOOP (School Co-Op) on
Wednesday’s when the shop is open and craft sessions running.
Please make yourselves at home and there are tea and coffee supplies
available for your use.

CHAI TENT Friday 7th August
A Chai Tent will now be operating twice a term on a Friday market. Nerrida
will be available for informal chats and music performed by our many
talented students. Rugs and cushions will be provided for comfy seating and
provide a chance for you to unwind and socialise.
This is available to all classes across the school to use as a fundraising
activity so contact pandf.sec@gmail.com to book your spot.

KEEP CUPS
A P&F fundraiser aimed at supporting the sustainability initiatives of our
great school. $15 and ten great colour options! Available from the office,

SCOOP 

NEXT P&F Meeting: Monday 3rd August, 6:30-8:30 at Silky Oak Cottage.
Everyone’s welcome.

CRAFT NOTICES

SPRING FAIR NOTICES

Dear CBRSS Families
We are currently seeking prizes for our 2015 Spring Fair raffle and silent auction from within our fantastically talented and generous school community.  If you are able to support our wonderful school with a prize donation of suitable goods, items, services, or vouchers, etc, this would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sarah Sykes directly at sarahsykes367@gmail.com
We are also looking outside the immediate CBRSS community for prizes, but as this needs to be done in co-ordinated way, request that you please do not approach outside parties for donations without first checking with Sarah (although any suggestions for contacts again much appreciated).
Many thanks to those who have contributed so far!
Clean Jars Wanted
Pickles & jams are the flavour of this year’s Spring Fair Produce Stall & we need as many jars as possible! Please drop your empty clean jars direct to Class 3 immediately and STAY STUNED for your chance to learn new skills while stocking up the Produce Stall with our FREE upcoming fermenting, pickling & jam-making workshops! Contact amandaeade1@bigpond.comGive your pre-loved goodies a new home
Now’s a good time to put aside those unwanted clothes, toys, books & any quality second hand goods lying around in preparation for this year’s Spring Fair White Elephant Stall. Contact Fiona leitrim5@bigpond.net.au

Plants & produce please
And if you or someone you know are expecting a bumper crop this Spring then please keep the Spring Fair Produce Stall in mind! We’ll be collecting flowers, plants, seedlings, fruits & vegetables as we get closer to Spring Fair. Contact jessie_2481@yahoo.com.au

CANTEEN NEWS

TERM THREE

TUES WEDS THURS
July 21 – Belinda B July 22 – Andrew M July 23 Veronique F
July 28 – Jack July 29 – Kishiko July 30 – Callula
August 4 – Holly August 5 – Hetty – August 6 –
August 11 – Helen August 12 – Kishiko August 13 –Tonina D
August 18 –  Nadine Z August 19 – Maggie K August 20 – Aysha
August 25 – Helen August 26 – Kishiko August 27 – Fiona F
Sept 1 Sept 2 – Sono K Sept 3
Sept 8 Sept 9 Sept 10 – Fiona F
Sept 15 Sept 16 Sept 17

If any parent would like to put their name down for a shift at the canteen please email Amanda at amandaeade1@bigpond.com or text 0411 837 699

The Rainbow Garden Playgroup is a Steiner based playgroup for young children, their parents & carerers. The playgroup is located in Bangalow and runs from 10am to midday each Friday morning during the school term.
Please contact Maxine 0411220247
playgroup@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au
On behalf of the Cape Byron Steiner Rudolf Steiner School

COMMUNITY NOTICES

WEARABLE ARTS
Year 9/10 Textiles students are entering costumes in the Shearwater Wearable Arts and we are wondering if people in the community have materials that we could use in our costumes. We need magazines, newspapers,old mozzie nets, hoola hoops, masks with nozzles that you wear for sanding, fishing wire, chopsticks, LED Christmas lights with a portable battery, helmets, metres of sheer fabric in black and white, other interesting fabrics or materials.If you have any of these materials to donate you can leave them at the office. We are starting work immediately as we only have this term to finish our costumes.
HELP NEEDED FOR A PROPOSED NEW DIRECT FEDERAL BUS RUN

Looking for families living in the Coorabell, Federal & Goonengerry areas that are willing to support some parents in our community requesting from transport NSW for a new  return direct route school bus run originating in Federal to CBRSS.

They have put together letters of support to sign and are available in the office for convenience or they can be emailed at your request.

SEEKING ACCOMMODATION
Responsible, non smoking, vegetarian family of four seeking a 2/3 bedroom home for 6 months. Happy to move to Ocean shores, Brunswick heads, Mullumbimby, Bangalow, or any surrounding areas. Can afford up to $450 per week. Please email: claires@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Beginners Eurythmy classes continuing term 3, Wednesdays 9.15am in the movement room. Contact Renelle Harries for more information 0432 259 287.

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