Primary School Book Week

Year 11 Parzival Overnight Camp

Last week our Year 11 students were fortunate enough to go on an overnight camp at Hosanna Farmstay as part of their Parzival Main Lesson.

The Parzival Main Lesson is the last Main Lesson in our Steiner Curriculum and is perfectly suited to the stage of development of the 17-year-old student. It is a medieval legend describing the development from a protected childhood to the highest position as King of the Grail. The spiritual truths embedded in this legend are universal, exploring family relationships, love, reconciliation, betrayal, impulsiveness and loyalty – all themes that echo in the lives of teenagers.

Comments below from students speak for the success of this camp:

‘It allowed me to reflect on myself and my journey towards adulthood.’
‘It was a relaxing place to focus and study. The food was delicious and it was fun cooking and eating together. The animals were cute but the water was yellow.’
‘I felt a spiritual connection and had the time to reflect on my past actions and how the effects of those actions might result in the future.’
‘It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with other members of the class who I haven’t connected with before.’
‘It was nice to just have Parzival with no other classes – we had the time to do our own work. It made us feel grown up – having the time to gain perspectives on different aspects of the story and how those actions might resonate in our own lives.’
‘The atmosphere was relaxing and nurturing and it felt good to be treated like adults, despite not being allowed to eat the apple crumble in the evening, (it was taking too long to cook so we had it for breakfast).’
‘Unifying experience, but bittersweet as it is the last Steiner Main Lesson we’ll ever have.’
‘Awesome camp – perfect timing just what we needed. Loved it.’

HSC English Extension 2017

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P & F Fundraiser

Looking for a Steiner inspired gift or toy?

Art Makes Sense!

A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies as well as Steiner based toys are available online
at Mercurius’s Art Makes Sense http://www.art-makes-sense.com.au

Enter the promotional code: FRIENDCBRSS and 15% of the sale will also go towards P&F fundraising!

Reflection for Spring

May my soul bloom in love for all existence ~ Rudolf Steiner

 

 

An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales- Susan Perrow

An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales:
From Angry Ant to Zestless Zebra

Published by Hawthorn Press, U.K. 2017

This illustrated collection of behaviour tales offers story medicine as a creative strategy for parenting,

teaching and counselling. Following the alphabet from A to Z, each behaviour is identified in the story

title: angry, anxious, bullying, demanding, fussy … greedy … jealous … loud … obnoxious … quibbling …

uncooperative … and more. Covering a range of universal challenges, the stories, some humorous,

some more serious, are suitable for three to nine years – and the child in every adult.

All 42 stories begin with an undesirable or out-of-balance situation and, through the use of metaphor

and an imaginative story journey, lead to a more desirable resolution. In this way, story medicine also

has the potential for nurturing positive values.

Stories may not be magic pills that have powers to fix or heal all difficulties, but they can be a wonderful

and more pleasant alternative to nagging and lecturing. And sometimes ‘magic’ does happen and a story

does make a difference!

Copies can be sourced online or through Susan Perrow’s website susanperrow.com

From the Principal

Hello Everyone,

As I write this, the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the temperature is hovering in the high 20’s. Is it really still winter? This unseasonal weather can make us feel a bit grumpy, out of sorts and ‘on edge’. If we reflect on this in relation to the importance of the rhythm of the seasons in our inner life, it is understandable why we might feel like this. Normally, we would have been just emerging from the quiet and still inner experience of mid winter at this time of the year, instead we have had a couple of weeks of bright sunshine and weather which we more normally associate with the outward streaming feel of summer.

The wildlife around the school are responding to the warmer weather too. Our reptile friends, the snakes and lizards, are on the move and looking for food mates and some of that lovely sunshine. With this in mind, please take extra care when driving down the hill and walking through the school grounds.

This week I spent some time down in the High School reading some of the beautiful wishes made by our students and placed on the ‘Wishing Tree’ as part of the Year 7 ‘Wish, Wonder and Surprise’ Main Lesson. The wishes are a beautiful reflection of our students hopes and dreams for themselves and the wider world. If you are at the school, I encourage you to go and have a look. The tree is just outside the staffroom door in the High School.

Last week I attended the Class Three Parent Meeting to talk to parents about the changes which happen for the nine year old child (one of my favourite topics). I really enjoyed sharing with the parents and it reminded me of the importance of parents attending their child’s class meetings. These are such a good opportunity to share information, learn about what is happening in class and connect with other parents.

Our Class Three parents are now almost in the ‘home straight’ with organising the Spring Fair. This is such an important event in our school calendar – please do jump in and help out in any way you can. This year’s event promises some lovely new features and will be a great day out for everyone. Please make sure you have the date marked in your calendar (Saturday 16th September).

Peace
Nerrida

Friendly reminder re School Fees due

Term 3 school fees are due today – Friday 18th August 2017. Thank you to all who have already paid. If you haven’t paid or made other arrangements yet please pay Term 3 fees promptly.

Thanks
Julia

Unidentified money received

Some money was paid in to the School bank account with the only identifier being Micro packaging. If you made this payment please contact our Finance Manager Julia Ph: 02 6639 9304 or email: finance@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

From the Library

After a wonderful week of inspiration at the Byron Bay Writers Festival (see above our libraries book display of some of the authors represented) we now look forward to our school celebrating Book Week with our Primary school children.
The Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates Book Week nationally from August 19-26. The theme this year is “Escape to Everywhere”.
Pop in and see books from the CBCA 2017 Notables List, peruse our shelves and get ideas for your Book Week costume!

Our school celebrates with a Book Week parade on Thursday 24th August from 9.15-11 am

See you there!!!

Charlotte

Lisa Romero’s books

Following on from Lisa Romero’s recent talks to parents and her up and coming workshop in September the library is pleased to be able to offer Lisa’s books available to purchase at our school-

The Inner Work Path $20
Living Inner Development $25
Developing the Self $25
and her NEW book Sex Education and the Spirit $25

Please come past and have a look,

Charlotte

Repair Care & Maintenance Day

Hello and a big thank you to the 20 plus people who came and gave the entrance to our school a wonderful face lift. The energy was upbeat with lots of talking and working with and getting to know new people.
If we can get 30 plus people to these events it does wonders for building the social body of the school and facilitates your children’s education being just that bit more nourishing.
See you at the next one. Stay tuned for the exciting activities we will be undertaking.
I got so involved in the day that I didn’t take photos till it was over.

Gavin

Spring Fair update

  • Craft Stall Co-operative 
    We would love some more applications for our craft co-operative. This is where parents can participate at our beautiful craft stall to sell your handmade products at our Spring Fair.
    Please ring Kylie Clark on 0433 176 895 for more details or request an application form from reception.

  • Advertise with us

If you would like your businesses to appear on our double page spread ad in the Echo, September 13th, we have a couple of spots left. Please call Anna Watson 0410 007 144 to book in your preferred spot. Ad sizes available: 58 x 85 – $150, 88 x 85 – $225, 118 x 85 – $300. Artwork for the Ad would be due by the 31st of August. If you don’t have artwork for your business, The Echo have kindly offered to design the ad for free.

  • Class stalls and activities

By now your class coordinator would have emailed directions for the activity you class is responsible for at the fair. Please assist your coordinators by responding to emails and signing up for rosters promptly. Your help makes the world of difference!

  • Raffle Tickets

Primary school students were given books of raffle tickets to sell this week with a gift for every child who returns a book sold. The primary student who sells the most books will receive a gift voucher from Crystal Castle.

For High School students we have extended the invitation to participate in our biggest fund raiser of the year. We will reward the top three sellers of tickets in the high school with the following prizes.

  • First prize: $50 to spend at Treehouse on Belongil PLUS from the good people at Skullcandy a pair of Uproar Wireless Headphones
  • Second and third prize: Uproar Wireless Headphones

If it is unlikely that your family will find time to sell the tickets you have been allocated, we would very much appreciate it if books of tickets could be returned as soon as possible so we can give them to student wishing to sell more books.

  • Silent Auction Stall

We would like to invite our school community to donate a ‘new’ item to the Silent Auction. If you have a donation for our Silent Auction table at the Fair, please email Dougal dougal.may@gmail.com or reception.

Thank you Tanja Nelson for donating this handmade crochet 100% pure wool long vest. Make sure you stop by and bid on it at the Silent Auction stall.

 

A big thank you to the students and parents who have already donated to the jewellery drive. Remember we would love all types of jewellery: contemporary, junk, retro, costume, the odd single earring. Drop it into this box found at reception.

  • Donations welcome for our Produce Stall

If you have preserves, jams, pickles, sauerkraut, sauces, seedlings, plants, seeds. Bring them up to the office, or email Nadine nadinezahura@gmail.com if you have bulk items to donate.

  • Can you lend these items for the Spring Fair?

For the White elephant stall – Coat racks and hangers (these can be returned if labelled) – Email Fiona- leitrim5@bigpond.net.au
For our Garland stall – A tee pee, rugs and cushions – email Oren orensiedler@gmail.com

A Good News Story

During NAIDOC Week last term, The Great Book Swap raised $160 which has now been received by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Robotics

Year 8 Information and Communication Technology class are studying Robotics with Mat Gulliford this term. Students are working together in teams to build small robots and will be programming them to achieve different objectives throughout the term. Some of these challenges will include obstacle avoidance, line following, and autonomous maze solving. This is the first time CBRSS has offered robotics in our Stage 4 program and we hope to include more opportunities for our students to get involved with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in our curriculum in the coming years.

Yr 9 & 10 Music Elective workshop

Our lucky Year 9 & 10 elective music students were recently visited by Emily Lubitz from Tinpan Orange.

Yr 11 student makes us proud

Tara Jahns of Year 11 made us very proud serving on the panel at the Byron Bay Writers Festival after winning the young writers’ award.

 

P & F Fundraiser

Looking for a Steiner inspired gift or toy?

Art Makes Sense!

A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies as well as Steiner based toys are available online
at Mercurius’s Art Makes Sense http://www.art-makes-sense.com.au

Enter the promotional code: FRIENDCBRSS and 15% of the sale will also go towards P&F fundraising!

Kingdom of Childhood

You must be for the children the representative of the good, the true, and the beautiful. The Children must be drawn to truth, goodness, and beauty simply because the children are drawn to you yourself.

~ Rudolf Steiner,
Kingdom of Childhood

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