Please help us to make our School even better!

In the next couple of weeks, our fabulous new Innovation Centre will be operational but we are still calling on the community to please help us with the final touches.

We are creating a beautiful entry to the school including an outdoor shelter between the new building & the Performance Hall. This will provide students & parents with a covered drop off area at pick up time and students with an additional sheltered space in the playground.

We need to raise $30,000 for this addition. The current balance in our Building Fund account is $17,450 so we still need at least $12,550. To read about our Masterplan, to see the latest timelapse videos of the construction so far or to make a donation please follow this link

Donations to the Building Fund are tax deductible.

Thanks to those who have donated so far! 

 

Biodynamics presentation CBRSS

Movement Room – Wednesday 22nd August 5 pm – 7 pm

Biodynamics and Education
Foundations for the class of 2030

Waldorf education and biodynamic agriculture are nearing their centenaries and this provides an opportunity to reflect on where we are up to and look at what we are offering the children who will be leaving school in 2030. The natural scientific world is making great strides in observing and describing the material world we live in but too often falls short when coming to an understanding of what they are observing. It is important that we keep pace with this natural scientific progress but we also need to keep up our spiritual scientific study and research if we are to serve the children who will be graduating in 2030 and beyond.

Drawing on Rudolf Steiner’s Occult Science – an outline Hamish will look at what biodynamic farmers and gardeners have as common tasks with teachers and parents in establishing strong physical and soul environments for children being born into the 21st Century. He will relate the pedagogical needs of the child provided by parents and teachers with the nutrition that the biodynamic community is striving to make available for parents and schools to support the incarnating individual to fulfil her/his destiny.

We are more than one third of the way through the current regency of Michaël as the ruling Time Spirit and we can expect certain individuals will find their way to Steiner schools to give them the foundation to become significant players in the shaping of this regency. By 2030 the world will be very different and we have the opportunity/responsibility to provide these children with the head, heart and hands to make a difference.

Norbert Glas: “Engross yourselves in everything you can learn from Rudolf Steiner, but do not change the true foundations. This, of course, is not a call to dogmatism, for that would only be a contradiction of anthroposophy”. Biodynamics was given “out of the heart of anthroposophy” and we remain challenged to develop and evolve this approach to agriculture and nutrition. This will involve helping existing farmers and gardeners connect with their karmic connection with agriculture but also creating the social and scientific base for the recent arrivals to also connect with their karma.

This presentation will address these issues in an atmosphere of support and encouragement to teachers and parents who are privileged to be responsible for these children.

Hamish has received a number of questions and he will address these:

What is the difference between Biodynamic & Organic Agriculture?

What are the under pinning’s that connect Biodynamics & Steiner Education?

What do children gain from the teaching of gardening & in particular the Biodynamic approach to gardening?

What aspects of gardening/biodynamics are brought to students at what age & why?

Where would we like a Year 12 student to be, in relation to gardening, biodynamics, agriculture, etc. at the completion of their school training?

Hamish MacKay has been a student of Rudolf Steiner since 1972. He has worked in the Demeter Bakery in Sydney, introduced Biodynamics to his family’s farm, worked with the mentally and chronically ill at the Blackthorn Gardens in the UK, a co-founder, chairman and later CEO of Biodynamics Australia. He now is executive director of Biodynamics2024 and member of Living Biodynamics. He presents Biodynamics as a cost effective and enjoyable way to produce high quality food and fibre suitable for human health and well being; at the same time improving our environment.

Silversmithing term 3

Urgent help needed for Yr 12 Drama student

Hello Students, Parents and Teachers

I’m a Year 12 student, currently completing my HSC Drama work and need your help!

I’m in need of many pairs of shoes with laces by the 18th of this month. If you have a pair you are planning to throw out, I will love them. The older, the better.

If you can drop the shoes at the office it would be much appreciated. If you have any questions you can email me. amir2018@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

All shoes will be donated to op shops around the shire when the project is completed.

Kind Regards

Amir

 

 

Please help our Year 9 Student

Dear School Community,

This is a request for users of ‘who gives a crap’ toilet paper , to please save all colourful wrappers, and rolls, to help support a year nine students art project..

These can be dropped off at Kindergarten , or in the box provided at the front of the office..

Many Thanks
Elizabeth & Oceana ( year 9)

Spring Fair 2018

Calling all Alumni

Dear School Community,

You may or may not be aware that this year marks the 30th anniversary of Cape Byron Steiner School. To acknowledge and celebrate this, we are wanting to collate material that the high school students can use for a media project that documents the history of the Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School over the last 30 years. The presentation will be showcased at this year’s Spring Fair in the new High School Building.

So this is an appeal to all parents who are past students of Cape Byron to get in touch to help provide material for this fabulous project. This might include old photos, video footage and a willingness to give a short interview so we have anecdotal snippets. We are hoping to get a diverse range of material that documents the entire period starting with the founders of the school!

If you are still in touch with friends who have moved away and feel they would also be willing to contribute please pass this on to them (there is a link at the bottom of the Bulletin email to “forward to a friend”). This is a great opportunity to have the Cape Byron Alumni Network creak into motion and give back to the school. We need to get the ball rolling as the students will need to start putting the material together early in Term 3.

So if you are willing/able to help out and share your school experiences and photos please contact Suzanne (0428 731 921/ suzanneflowerday@gmail.com ) and we’ll take it from there.

At the moment we are just trying to get a list together of willing contributors.

You may wish to visit the “Our History” page of our website for some inspiration, you will find it here.

Many thanks and looking forward to receiving a flurry of texts, emails and phone calls from people I don’t know!!

Suzanne Flowerday
(2018 Cape Byron Spring Fair Team)

Spring Fair Craft

P & F Fundraiser

Looking for quality art and craft supplies or 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 http://www.mercurius.com.au/

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

On Love and Compassion

Wherever love and compassion are active in life, we can perceive the magic breath of the spirit blowing through the sense world. – Rudolf Steiner

Byron Bay Writers Festival success

We once again demonstrated the strength of writing at Cape Byron taking out first and second place in the Susie Warrick Young Writers’ Prize at this year’s Byron Writers’ Festival.

Ella Hill-Smith from Year 11 won the first prize of $1000 for her wonderful story called The Girl Who Collected Broken Seashells. She accepted the prize at a presentation at the festival on Sunday.

Mackenzie-Jane Stephan from Year 12 came a close second with her story called Almost Home. Both stories will be published in The Northerly, which is produced by the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre.

Alix and Katie are thrilled that their students have once again shown their writing expertise in this competition.

Alumni News

Mali Biggin graduated in 2016 and is now attending Melbourne University. Mali kindly provided a tour of the University to our Year 10 students during their recent trip to Melbourne.

From the Principal

Hello everyone,

Time seems to have flown this term and suddenly here we are at the end of term already. The last two weeks have been full of wonderful activity all around our school.

Thank you to those families who joined us for our Winter Festivals. When all of our paths converge and we come together to reverently mark a moment in the year’s cycle, we truly get to experience our community. Thank you to the many teachers and support staff who worked so hard to bring the festivals together and thank you to our amazing students who held the space so well.

Last week students from our Student Representative Council in the High School attended a Board Meeting and provided the Board with a detailed student perspective of our school. Their views were carefully thought through and beautifully presented. The students had some great ideas for improvements at the school and also gave lovely feedback about the things they love about the school. It was lovely to hear them talk of how much they valued the feeling of community and family they get at Cape Byron. We will be working on some of their suggestions over the coming months and we look forward to welcoming the SRC to a Board meeting again later in the year.

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Year 9 & 10 Elective Showcase Evening. I never cease to be amazed at the incredible standard of performance, creativity and skill our students demonstrate at these evenings. I would like to congratulate our wonderful students and also their incredibly committed and passionate teachers for last night’s showcase event. It is great to see our students having such confidence to present their creative endeavours in the way that they do.

If you have been at the school lately, you may have noticed that our food gardens are looking really healthy right across the school. Yesterday I had a visit from some Class 5 students who had been working in the garden with Evan, harvesting their produce. They presented me with a glorious bunch of greens to take home and have for my dinner. Delicious! I know that they also took their produce home to their families – I hope everyone enjoyed the produce as much as I did last night!

I hope you all have a safe, peaceful and enjoyable term break. I am taking some annual leave during this break, but look forward to seeing you all next term.

Peace
Nerrida

School attendance

Just a reminder that we ask parents not to book holidays during term time. We have noticed an increase in this happening this year. When your child misses class time, they miss valuable learning time and may miss out on learning vital, foundational skills and understandings. Time away from the class also impacts on social relationships.

Please do not book family holidays for term time, it adds pressure to your child, their teacher and the rest of the class.

Calling all Alumni

Dear School Community,

You may or may not be aware that this year marks the 30th anniversary of Cape Byron Steiner School. To acknowledge and celebrate this, we are wanting to collate material that the high school students can use for a media project that documents the history of the Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School over the last 30 years. The presentation will be showcased at this year’s Spring Fair in the new High School Building.

So this is an appeal to all parents who are past students of Cape Byron to get in touch to help provide material for this fabulous project. This might include old photos, video footage and a willingness to give a short interview so we have anecdotal snippets. We are hoping to get a diverse range of material that documents the entire period starting with the founders of the school!

If you are still in touch with friends who have moved away and feel they would also be willing to contribute please pass this on to them (there is a link at the bottom of the Bulletin email to “forward to a friend”). This is a great opportunity to have the Cape Byron Alumni Network creak into motion and give back to the school. We need to get the ball rolling as the students will need to start putting the material together early in Term 3.

So if you are willing/able to help out and share your school experiences and photos please contact Suzanne (0428 731 921/ suzanneflowerday@gmail.com ) and we’ll take it from there.

At the moment we are just trying to get a list together of willing contributors.

You may wish to visit the “Our History” page of our website for some inspiration, you will find it here.

Many thanks and looking forward to receiving a flurry of texts, emails and phone calls from people I don’t know!!

Suzanne Flowerday
(2018 Cape Byron Spring Fair Team)

Please help us to make our School even better!

Very soon our fabulous new Innovation Centre will be operational but we are calling on the community to please help us with the final touches.

We would like to create a beautiful entry to the school including an outdoor shelter between the new building & the Performance Hall. The aim is to provide students & parents with a covered drop off area at pick up time and students with an additional sheltered space in the playground. This is in addition to the building that is currently underway.


We are aiming to raise $30,000 for this addition. The current balance in our Building Fund account is $17,450 so we still need to raise at least $12,550. To read about our Masterplan, to see the latest timelapse videos of the construction so far or to make a donation please follow this link

Donations to the Building Fund are tax deductible.

Thanks to those who have donated so far! 

Silversmithing term 3

Spring Fair Craft

P & F Fundraiser

Looking for quality art and craft supplies or 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 http://www.mercurius.com.au/

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

The importance of play

If a child has been able in his play to give up his whole loving being to the world around him, he will be able, in the serious tasks of later life, to devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world. – Rudolf Steiner