Knitting has been gathering a lot of attention lately by crafters and scientists alike. It turns out knitting and handwork provides a host of brain and wellbeing benefits to people of all ages. For students, in particular, knitting provides an essential learning medium. A child who is knitting a hat or a toy kitten sees […]
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Seek the truly practical life, but seek it in such a way that it does not blind you to the spirit working in it. Seek the spirit, but seek it not out of spiritual greed, but so that you may apply it in the genuinely practical life. – Rudolf Steiner
Class 3 very excitedly heading off on their camp last week. .
Some scientists from the University of New England visited our school on Friday 2nd of November and ran four different sessions with students from the High School. Students conducted a series of interactive activities allowing them to explore various concepts within science.
Year 9 camp certainly lived up to everything it was anticipated to be. It was a tough misty mountain adventure. As a class, we circumnavigated the mountain Ruapehu, which became famous after its appearance as Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings. Students carried all their own food and tents for five days. We […]
Mid year, Sharon Shostak approached me to source some original music for the film she was working on (details below). She provided us with some key emotive words to work with to create instrumental music for the film. We rehearsed some ideas, Matt Gulliford set up a recording environment and they went for it! Sharon […]
Hello everyone, Welcome back to a new term. As always, it was wonderful to see our students returning this week, full of smiles and stories from their break. We finished last term with a flurry of activity. Our Spring Fair was an absolutely wonderful day (with the weather gods smiling on us). There was a […]
Love saturated with wisdom or wisdom penetrated with love is the highest goal. – Rudolf Steiner Today, 26 October, 2018 we celebrate World Teachers’ Day. World Teachers’ Day provides a wonderful reminder to reflect with gratitude on the remarkable teachers who are educating, encouraging and inspiring our children with so much love and wisdom. I […]
Please submit your green RCM forms to Reception before Friday 14th December at 3.00pm. Credit is applied at the end of the term. Please note it is your responsibility to keep track of the hours you have done throughout the year. For further information please refer to the RCM policy and procedure which can be […]
There has been a lot of talk around about the computer game ‘Fortnite’. I was having a discussion with some parents about this recently and we were talking about how the children who play this game seem to be obsessed by it and talk non-stop about it. One parent commented, “Well I guess it’s just […]
As well as being in year 12 here at Byron Steiner, I also have the joy of being an ambassador for Australian nonprofit, One Girl. This organisation provides girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda with everything they need to complete their high school education. Including: scholarships; uniforms; schoolbooks; lunch; tutoring and much more. As part […]
Class 2 is busy planning a vibrant Christmas Market (to be held on December 7 this year) and would like to encourage school families and school classes to apply to run a stall at the market. If you make craft or food or anything that would fit well at the market, please pick up an […]
Principals Address I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are privileged to be on the traditional lands of the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung Nation and I would like to honour and pay my deepest respect to Elders, both past and present. Australia’s aboriginal people are amongst the oldest known civilisations in the […]
Farewell to the graduating Year 12 students for 2018, you have all made us so very proud. We can’t wait to see where life will take you next. Wherever it is, our love and blessings go with you all, you will be missed! Year 12 verse Quiet I bear within me. I bear within myself […]
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