Class 6 Graduation

Thankyou and Farewell Eleni from the High School

Eleni has worked for the High School for 11 years. Her expertise, skill and passion are, in many ways, irreplaceable. She has taught the students the important of colour, light, tone and perspective. She has shown them the joys of drawing and painting and helped develop artistic skill in many years of keen VA students in Years 7 and 8 and the 9/10 Elective. Eleni has shared her skills with our talented VA teachers so her teaching will live on in our High School. We thank Eleni for her many years of service to our students. We will miss her in the HS.

At the Elective Showcase this week the Visual Art Students farewell Eleni from
Teaching the Visual Art Elective – drawing

French Club for High School students


Next year, if there is enough interest, some after school French classes will be offered to students who have already done French in Y7 and would like to continue learning about the French language and its culture.

At this stage I was thinking of running hourly lessons once a week for a term (probably starting in week 3, Term 1) from 3pm.

Please advise me asap:
– if your child is interested in being part of the French Club and,
– of a day which would work better for your child.

Please be aware that a cost will be involved (and that there will always be yummy French snacks!)

Please email me via Reception for further enquiries.

Merci beaucoup!

Stephanie Malaurie

Year 8 Robotics

This term year 8 studied an Introduction to Robotics. Students assembled a small programmable robot kit and designed programs to control the motors and various other sensors. The year wrapped up with a robot soccer game. Red team won 1 – 0 after Blue team scored an own goal!

Year 9 & 10 Elective Showcase

Year 10 Special Program

Year 10 Dinner

Alumni News

Returning to Byron Shire and CBRSS from her Melbourne home, Alumni student Domini Forster treated our students and staff to a preview performance of her set for the Mullum Music Festival in November. It was a delight to see her perform with her former string teachers and mentors from the school Ian, Robbie, and Belinda. Afterwards, there was a Q&A session with some primary school classes and also a session with the new HSC music students about the HSC music experience and life in the music industry.

CBRSS Fundraising

Christmas Meditation

At the turning-point of time,
The Spirit-Light of the World
Entered the stream of Earthly Evolution.
Darkness of Night had held its sway;
Day-radiant Light poured into the souls of men,
Light that gave warmth to simple shepherds’ hearts,
Light that enlightened the wise heads of kings.

O Light Divine! O Sun of Christ!
Warm Thou our hearts,
Enlighten Thou our heads,
That good may become
What from our hearts we would found
And from our heads direct
With single purpose.

Rudolf Steiner, Christmas, 1923.


Cape Byron Steiner School calendar for 2018

A must for the fridge! Marked days for school terms and events, pupil free days and holidays.
A3 size & laminated with six months on each side
Mark with a permanent marker and wipe off with essential oils.
Available at Reception. $8 each or 2 for $12.

Final Boot Camp with Kate Auld

Amazing fun and fitness. Join us next year!


Community Noticeboard

There are some great new additions to our online Community Noticeboard including art pieces for sale by Denis & Bethanie’s plans for her first album, be sure to check it out here.

From the Principal

Hello everyone,

It is the first day of Summer, the weather is sultry, wet, humid and stormy and this seems to be a good description of the world around us (if our only view of the world is to be taken from the media). It is worth remembering, however, that people from many different faiths and beliefs from all over the world are preparing to celebrate a special time of the year. The central theme of all of these different celebrations is one of hope – something very much needed at this time. As I look around the school, I see signs of this hope everywhere. Our Kindergarten students are looking hopefully through the arch and into the Primary School, knowing their time at Kindy is drawing to a close and soon they will begin the next part of their journey. Our Class 6 students have had their transition evening and are now packing their classroom ready for the move into the High School, They are filled with hopes and dreams for the next stage of their journey. And in the High School, the HSC students have had their final school event, a lovely formal evening at the Beach Cafe. This was truly a celebration of gratitude for the past and hope for the future. Our teachers are also busy in the task of writing reports – a celebration of each child’s journey and a statement of hope for their future learning, growth and development. I invite you to find some other signs of hope around you and take the time to honour and celebrate these.

This week marked a very special moment in our school’s history. Staff gathered together for a special afternoon tea to farewell Julie McVeigh. Julie has been an important part of CBRSS for 14 years. She has taken many leadership roles within the school, as well as shepherding a whole generation of children (and their families) into a Steiner Education at our school. I presented Julie with a beautiful painting (commissioned especially from Eleni) and James Dods (Chair of the Board) presented a special gift from the Board in recognition of Julie’s service as a Board Member and a leader in the school. We will be sad to see Julie go, but I know we will all see her legacy continuing in the school for many years to come.

Finally, preparations are in the final stages for our annual Christmas Market. Please do save the date in your calendar (next Friday 8th May) and join us for a lovely community event to celebrate this special time of the year.

You may have noticed that we have not had a bulletin for a few weeks, this is because the dreaded bug struck our lovely Admin Office and both Yvette (who writes the Bulletin) and I were quite unwell for a number of days. We are both now back on deck and hope you will understand the reason for the delay.


Reminder re Special General Meeting of the Association

Members of the CBRSS Association are invited to a short Special General Meeting of the Association to be held in the Library at school on Tuesday 5th December at 5 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to pass a number of resolutions which are required to enable the change from an Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee. An invitation was sent to Members, with details of the resolutions, on 10th November. For further information please contact Nerrida at the school.

Illness and Emergency – Please Help Us Out

There have been a number of bugs and lurgies doing the round this semester. When a child presents to the office as being unwell, our First Aid staff will often make the assessment that the child should go home (any child with vomiting, diarrhoea, high temperature or flue like symptoms will be sent home). When this is the case, we do ask that you come as soon as possible to pick up your child. It is not pleasant for a sick child to have to wait around in our busy sick-bay and it increases the risk of infecting other children or staff. If you are unable to pick your child up, we ask that you organise another person to come and get your child.

We are also finding that we have quite a number of families where there are no emergency contact details listed on our system, or the emergency contact details are out of date and no longer working. We are now asking all parents to please log into the parent portal and check to make sure we have emergency contact details for your child. If you are new to the area or don’t have anyone you feel you can list as an emergency contact, please contact Margaret in the office to discuss this and we will do our best to help you find some solutions. Please note that it is an absolute requirement of enrolment (and in your child’s best interests) that we have up-to-date emergency contact details on file.

Treatment of Ticks at School

As per current advice of best practice, our current treatment for a child presenting for First Aid with a tick is to kill the tick using ether spray (applied to the tick). If you do not wish us to use this treatment method with your child, could you please log into the parent portal and update your child’s medical information to provide clear details regarding this.


We Plan to Celebrate – Can You Help?

Next year we will be celebrating the school’s 30th birthday. We are planning some wonderful celebration events, but need some help to do this. If you would like to help out with organising the celebration, please contact Jacquie at the school. We will meet at the beginning of Term 1 to start the planning. Any time or skills you have to offer would be much appreciated.

Keeping our Children Safe

The space in front of the main footbridge from our car park is a no parking zone. Please do not park in this space as it is the main entry into our school and needs to be kept clear. When this space is clear of cars, drivers in the car park have a much better chance of seeing pedestrians entering the car park. Thank you for helping us to make our car park a safer zone for pedestrians.

Our intrepid Site Manager

Katie snapped this of Gavin after a heavy downpour. The varied tasks of keeping the site running smoothly!