From the Principal

Hello everyone,

We finished our school year on a note of celebration with a wonderful High School showcase night, some very entertaining Class plays, a beautiful Christmas concert and our annual Christmas Market, High School and Primary School celebration outings and a beautiful Kindergarten Christmas Festival. What a wonderful last couple of weeks!

Our HSC students received their results this week and we are very proud of the achievements of each of our students. In a class of 25 students, 14 Band 6 results (over 90) and 61 Band 5 (over 80) results were recorded for the school. Students demonstrated outstanding results in drama, with eight out of 12 students receiving scores of over 90. One of our Drama groups were selected for OnStage, 2016. Visual Art results were also extremely strong with two Band 6 results on top of three nominations to Art Express earlier this term. A number of students also received Band 6 results in English Extension 1 and 2, D and T and PDHPE.

You may have heard one of our students, Jasmine Pierce, interviewed on ABC radio this week after she achieved an exceptional result of a 100% for English Extension 2. Congratulations to Jasmine on this outstanding achievement.

I am very proud of every single one of our HSC students. Not only did they achieve excellent academic results, but they are now ready to step out as self aware, resourceful and resilient young people who have the empathy, skills and initiative to make a positive contribution to the world.

I would like to close the year by thanking our wonderful teaching staff who have worked tirelessly all year to provide outstanding learning opportunities for our students. The depth of the care for their students and their commitment to the highest levels of teaching practice is truly inspiring. I would like to thank all of our support staff for their dedication and professionalism – they provide such wonderful support to our teachers and truly keep the wheels of our school turning! I would like to thank the Management Team, Katie and Teera, for their dedication, support and tireless work to ensure the Primary and High School faculties run smoothly.

Thank you to the Board, with James Dods at the helm, for your support and wise governance. Thank you to Tanja, Lisa and Sarah for your dedication to the Parents and Friends Association and for providing a space for parents to have a real voice in the school.

Finally, thank you to all of the parents in our school community. It is a wonderful thing that we can work in partnership to support and educate these incredible young human beings. It is an honour and a privilege to undertake this task with you.

Please everyone have a safe, joyful and peaceful summer break. I look forward to seeing everyone back at school in the New Year.

Peace
Nerrida

Year 10 Formal

The year 10’s celebrated their formal in style down at the Pass Cafe on Tuesday 6/12. Students dressed to impress, and did a mighty job of looking mighty fine.

And Kayaking was also a treat.

Year 9 & 10 Showcase

The last week of term the Year 9 & 10 students put on a wonderful show for the community.


The Year 9 & 10 showcase included wonderful drama and music performances as well as displays of extraordinary art, design and technology pieces of work. Media films were shown and he audience was incredibly entertained by the comedic theme throughout the evening.

Christmas Concert

Christmas Greetings, good wishes and magic was certainly in the air at our Christmas Concert, so beautifully decorated by the Class Two parents and with all the lovely musical gifts of song, harmonies and good old traditional Christmas Carols sung by the students and teachers.

Class Three Orchestra Performance

Bravo! What a wonderful first performance for parents by the newly formed Class Three Orchestra on the last day of school for 2016!

Class 1 to 6 Swim Fun Day

Classes 1-6 enjoyed a wonderful Swim Fun Day at the Mullumbimby Pool during the last week of school….such a nice way to cool off the year!

Summer Holiday Office Hours

OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12 NOON ON TUESDAY 20 DECEMBER UNTIL MONDAY 23 JANUARY

OFFICE HOURS: 10:00 – 3pm from JAN 23 – 30 JAN (Closed Thursday 26 Jan – Public Holiday)

Students return Tuesday 31 January 2017

TERM DATES: Are on our website capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

 

 

A taste of Peanuts

Theatre Express at CBRSS ~ End of year performance

A lively group of 8-10 year olds joined us this year, for a fun-filled semester of drama and games, improvisation, self-expression, theatre skills and performance.
Look out for the ad in next years’ bulletin – Another fabulous program will be offered Term 2-4 2017.
Happy Holidays, everyone! Jude

No Emoji’s in text to school please

For those who use the school text number (0416906144) for relating message to CBRSS, please note that this communication goes to our reception email and therefore without several steps to identify the number, please try to sign off with your name.

Please also note, the message becomes unreadable if you use emoji’s which end up reading as follows.

Christmas Market ~ Thank you

A HUGE thankyou for a wonderful Christmas Festival Market. The decorations were beautiful, the Hall/market area felt vibrant and welcoming and the concert was a delight.

Congratulations, you are a great team of parents and on behalf of the whole school community, P&F thank you all very very much.

Many blessings for a joyful, loving festive season and summer break.

Warmest regards
Tanja, Lisa and Sarah
P&F Executives

Primary on the move

A big thank you to all the parent helpers who cleaned and moved class rooms for Primary School.

Teacher news

Congratulations to staff from CBRSS (Ric, Lizzie and Andy) were part of a team that were recently crowned the AFL 9’s premiers for 2016.

Make your own jewellery

For Sale: Cello & Violin

Arioso 3/4 cello with hard case bought from Simply for Strings 12 months ago. VGC as played v little! Paid $1200, will sell for $750.
Contact Maggie 0416 013 788

3/4 Enrico violin for sale ~ Excellent condition ~ $180
Call Tanja 0431 044 254

From the Principal

Hello everyone,

Summer has arrived with a blast of heat and everywhere in the school people are busy working on end-of-year activities. This is a time of endings and transitions as students start moving classrooms and preparing for what will come next year. Our older Kindergarten children are preparing for the move into Class 1 and their final Kindy festival in the last week of school. Our Class 6 children have been doing some transition activities in preparation for their move into the High School and our Year 10 students are preparing to sit their exams.

With all this activity, it has been lovely to pause during the week and enjoy some of the really lovely things happening across the school. I have really enjoyed listening to the ensemble perform for the Primary School and then listening to the sounds of the Class 6 musical performance floating up the hill. I have also enjoyed calling in to see Class 3 rehearsing their play and then going down to the D&T room to watch some of our High School students casting aluminium to make a range of beautiful and functional items (it’s a really interesting process).

Yesterday our Year 9 students worked with great focus to put together the Zonta birthing kits. The students had fundraised to purchase the materials and then worked carefully together to assemble kits which will go to women living in developing countries to help reduce the risk of infection during childbirth. It is great to see our students working together to support such a great cause.

Finally, this Wednesday our staff gathered together for a staff photo. It is quite a few years since we have done this, so it was great to come together to capture a moment in the life of the school. I hope you enjoy the photo. (Ric couldn’t resist adding his own little ‘footy photo’ theme to the picture.)

Peace
Nerrida

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all-staff

 

New Enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome Maleka Mitchell to Year 9.

We welcome you to our school community and hope you and your family find your time with us enriching and enjoyable.

Year 8 Tobias

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A big congratulations to the Year 8 students on producing some wonderful Tobias projects this year. Tobias is a year long design based project for all Year 8 students. Students are strongly encouraged to find a mentor outside of school to help guide them through this process. We spend 1 hour a week in class formulating a project proposal, developing, analysing ideas and evaluating design projects.

A huge heart felt thankyou to all the mentors in the community who helped guide Year 8 students throughout the year. We know it is a huge commitment and we also send a lot of gratitude for the work you put in. Some of the projects produced are of industry standard and it was a wonderful presentation night. Brooke did a wonderful job preparing these students for their confident and entertaining speeches.

Peter & Brooke

Year 9 ~ Zonta Birthing Kits

2016 saw our Year 9 students working on various projects as part of their community service program. One of their aims was to raise money to purchase equipment for Birthing Kits Foundation Australia.

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This week Shannon Morris and three midwives came to assist Year 9 in putting 600 packs together.
These kits will be distributed to remote regions of developing countries with the assistance of a health professional who gives instructions on how to use the kits correctly and dispose of the waste safely. Giving women hygienic births and decreasing infant and maternal mortality.birth-kits

Advent activities in Kindy

During Advent, we can deepen our relationship to the world around us through recognising the strength and beauty in all the four kingdoms of the natural world.
The first week is related to the mineral kingdom, the physical foundation for life. The mineral world gives us a fixed basis for our ever-changing existence. Without the mineral world we would have no ground to stand on. The second week focuses on the plant kingdom, from which we receive nourishment from living forces. Earth, rain, light and warmth create a balance of growth and decay. The plant world has life that distinguishes it from the mineral world. It is life itself which human beings share with the plants. The third week focuses on the kingdom of beasts. We share our capacity for movement and feelings with the animal kingdom. In this week of Advent we are reminded of our relationship with the birds, beasts and other members of the animal kingdom and how they reflect our most basic soul states. The fourth week of Advent speaks of the human being. All the kingdoms of nature contribute to our existence. We all have mineral, plant and animal aspects surrounding and supporting the flame of our individual human spirit, this flame that is the essence of what it is to be human.
The verse below is attributed to Rudolf Steiner, acknowledging the natural world at the time of Advent:

The first light of Advent is the light of stone-
Stones that live in crystals, seashells, and bones.
The second light of Advent is the light of plants-
Plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance.
The third light of Advent is the light of beasts-
All await the birth, from the greatest and in least.
The fourth light of Advent is the light of humankind-
The light of hope, that we may learn to love and understand.

“Kindy

Primary Swimming Program

Primary students participated in swimming classes at Mullumbimby Petria Thomas pool over the past weeks and the continuity of this program has been a great success. The head instructor commented that on average, our school had an extremely high level of swim skills and ability.

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Primary are now looking forward to the Swim Fun Day with inflatables on the 14th of December. Parents are welcome to attend this day, please be in contact with your class teacher to coordinate.

A reminder for parents to put their child’s swimming ability in the medical section of the Parent Lounge for their child.