Term 3 Canteen Roster

Helping at the canteen is a wonderful way of not only getting to know the school community a little bit more, but also in claiming RC&M hours, and receiving a free delicious lunch for your child/ren. Hours are between 9.30am – 2.30pm. To put your name down on the roster, please contact Amanda at amandaeade55@gmail.com or 0411 837 699.




Painting & Drawing with Eleni in Term 3

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College 2

PAINTING AND DRAWING classes for parents and teachers in Term 3

Where:  Class 6 room
When:  Thursday 3.30 to 4.30pm (Weeks 2, 4, 6, & 8)
Cost:  $60 (to pay at start of Week 2)
Teacher:  Eleni

Leave name and phone number at office if interested.  Limited numbers.

Term 3 Silversmithing Classes


Family Daycare & The Rainbow Garden Playgroup



Eurythmy and Astronomy School


Faust Youth Summer Conference at Goetheanum


The Youth Section of the Anthroposophical Society at Goetheanum invites young people from all over the world to have an unique experience at the Faust Youth Summer Conference at Goetheanum, on the occasion of Goethe’s Faust 1&2, full version. This is a very rare opportunity with 17 hours of theatre! Several workshops and lectures will tackle essential questions raised in Goethe’s masterpiece such as who am I, Am I Faust, the development of identity, becoming human, etc. The conference offers young people the possibility to deepen and reflect on this existential issues together with others.

Thanks to a generous donation from some foundations the conference fee could be reduced to only 150 CHF all inclusive (performance, accommodation and meals). Five days in Dornach for this price does not happen everyday! Therefore we would like to ask for your support to encourage young people in your schools to come to the conference.

The conference is directed to school pupils, students and those in training under 35 years old that can participate as a class, a group or individually.

Under the motto “Am I Faust?”, the International Youth Summer Conference will take place from the 25th to the 29th July 2016 at the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland. (The performance will be in German, simultaneously translated into English and Spanish).

Here you find further information about Faust:

Contact the Youth Section Team of the Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum: faust@youthsection.org

From The Principal

Hello everyone,

I am writing this from Melbourne, where I am currently on camp with the Year 10 students. I usually try to attend one High School camp a year as it is a great opportunity for me to spend time with some of our wonderful students (and teachers) in a more informal setting.

We have a terrific camps program and the Year 10 camp is a wonderful example of providing students with some special experiences which are appropriate to their stage of development. On this camp our students learn how to navigate the city, visit a range of tertiary institutions (universities etc.), experience a variety of cultural events (from the theatre to the football), learn to budget their money ($20 a day per student for lunch and dinner) and learn to balance freedom with responsibility. All wonderful learning opportunities. I am sure we will all return exhausted but happy on Saturday after a great few days in Melbourne together.

Meanwhile, back at school, preparations for the Winter Festival are well underway. Each year we review the previous year’s festival, consider feedback from students, parents and teachers and then our teachers work with the creative impulse to create a reverent and meaningful winter seasonal celebration. Each of our festivals is such an important part of the life of our school and we particularly cherish the opportunity to bring everyone together in an event which really celebrates and strengthens our community. I look forward to seeing you at the Winter Festival on Friday 24th June.


The Winter Festival ~ Friday 24 June

Cape Byron Steiner School’s Winter Festival celebration will take place on Friday 24 June at the A & I Hall (and showgrounds) in Bangalow, from 4:30-7pm.  More details coming soon via email.  Always a very special occasion.

Winter Festival 2016

Kitchen Garden Program & Spring Fair theme launch ~ ‘The Earth is Our Garden’

On Friday 10 June, Classes 1-6 gathered in the afternoon sunlight to celebrate the launch of The Kitchen Garden Program and this year’s Spring Fair theme, ‘The Earth is Our Garden‘.  A variety of characters arrived dressed as flowers, fruit, vegetables, farmers, scarecrows …. strawberries, mushrooms, carrots, grapes and celery!  Activities included singing a garden song and planting sunflower seeds.



Groovy fun at the 70’s Disco!

Much fun, and GROOVY dancing, was had at the 70’s Disco Decade Dance, held on Friday night, 10 June, in the performance hall.

Year 12 hosted this fundraiser (for their class), and did a great job.  The hall was beautifully decorated, their were games & prizes, and everyone got their GROOVE on!

Well done Year 12!

The winners of ‘best costume’ with Year 12 MC’s were:

From left to right (bottom right pic):  Aleshanee (yr12), Dane (yr7), Fergus (yr9), Yani (yr9), Celeste (yr7), Sam (yr 12)


Della Mar Ensemble ~ a success at Old n Gold Festival!

The ‘Della Mar’ ensemble raised over $600 at last week’s Old n Gold Festival!  Well done to all the willing buskers, helping hands of the parents, and to our wonderful Loani, Robbie, and Ian…and a big thank you to those who contributed goods to our fundraising stall.  A great success for all involved, and a wonderful experience for the ensemble members to witness their community coming together in support of them.


Bon Appetit with Francoise & Stephanie!

During Week 4, Class 5, and their Class 2 buddies,  experienced a taste of France during their French lesson!  Francoise & Stephanie set up a traditional crepe stall, with French music and all!  The children were able to order their crepes in French, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed this delicious French experience!

Miam Miam! (Yum Yum!)

Francoise & Stephanie.


Kindy Raffle

Kindy parents are running a raffle to raise money to buy new dolls for the two Kindy rooms (the existing dolls have put in thirteen years of dedicated service and are due for a rest!).  First prize includes vouchers for: massages, yoga classes, made-to-order felt toys, a music store, a mower service, cafes, hair cuts for a whole family, plus a hamper of family goodies (natural body products, soaps etc).  Second prize include a three-hour creative writing class for four people, a massage and Santos voucher!

Ticket will be for sale at upcoming Friday markets, and only cost $2 for one ticket, or $5 for three.

Canteen Roster

If you are available between 9.30am-2.30pm, and would like to claim some RC&M hours as well as have a free lunch for your child/ren, please contact Amanda Eade on:  0411 837 699 or email:  amandaeade55@gmail.com

With many thanks,
The School Canteen.


‘Cultural Celebrations of Life’ ~ a talk by Sandra Frain

Please note:  A change of date!

Story, Song, Food, Craft:  “Cultural Celebrations of Life”
Children’s ‘Natural’ Education Programmes for home & school with Sandra Frain

Saturday 18 June, 2016

$65. 00  Morning and afternoon tea included.  Please bring a plate to share for lunch please.

Lilly Pilly Community Preschool, 96 Kingsford Drive Brunswick Heads

RSVP to Sandra at:  sandrafrain58@gmail.com

Welcome Educators All: Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Care givers, Specialists,  Aunties, Uncles, Camp Leaders too.

Why? Who ? What?  Where? When?:

Ascertaining the needs of your personal & professional community for birthday, seasonal, religious and healing celebrations.  Together we create a “Festival” with all the necessary components for a MEANING – FULL health giving celebration.

(Certificates of attendence awarded)

Sandra Frain is a skilled workshop facilitator who has been devoted to the development of meaningful nature based educational programs for many decades. She coaches/mentors teachers and parents internationally.  Currently she is teaching ECE and  Biodynamic Agriculture in Vietnam.  In the Byron Shire, Sandra is known for her successful “Family Style” Day Care that she hosted in her Mullumbimby home for seven years.  The Community Based Festivals created with her families and friends were a highlight of her program.  Sandra has formal credentials including a Masters in Steiner Education.

Sandra Frain:  Living loving learning (and Laughing too!).  Educational programs for people of all ages:  www.sandrafrain.com

Gender and Sexuality course with Lisa Romero and colleagues

Working Wholistically with Gender and Sexuality for the Young Child through to Puberty and Beyond ~ a three day course, facilitated by Lisa Romero, James Deefholts, Fiona Mackenzie, and Melanie Deefholts, will take place at Shearwater Steiner School in Mullumbimby 22-24 July.

Please click on the link below for further information and to view the flyer:

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Solstice Lights on the Brunz Fairy Trail


Come and enjoy the Brunz Fairy Trail on Sunday 19 June.  The fourteen hidden fairy houses will be lit with candles, magical lanterns, and fairy lights to celebrate the Winter Solstice.  There will also be tiny fairy boats floating on the river near the Footbridge and magical lights in the mangroves!  This is a free, family event from 5:30-7:30pm.

Click on the link below for more information and to view flyer:

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School Holiday Sewing Lessons


Editor’s apology!

Hello, there was a post in the last Bulletin about Year 9’s visit to a local aged care facility.  I just need to make the following amendments:

The beautiful picture of the autumn tree was painted by Charlotte Dods (Year 9), who also wrote the letter to elderly resident, ‘Judy’.

The piece written about the experience of visiting the nursing home, and meeting the residents, was from Lotus Casuarina (Year 9).

From the Principal

Hello everyone,

Winter has arrived, and with it, some cooler weather.  Teachers often welcome the cooler winter days as the children are more settled and focused.

I think we are all looking forward to the forecast winter rain over the next week to fill tanks, water our thirsty gardens, and to settle the dust in the car park.  I know that a number of parents and students have complained about the dust in the last week or so.  Unfortunately, sealing the carpark is not an option due to some DA conditions.  Gavin has installed a sprinkler system and is now making some adjustments to try to get the best effect.  This means that the sprinklers may be turned on during the school day if the dust is particularly bad – so please do remember to close your windows if you park in the bottom car park.

Today I was fortunate enough to watch the Year 11 and 12 students talking about their subjects at the Year 10 subject forum.  The students spoke with such enthusiasm and understanding about their chosen subjects and it was great to see them showing maturity and leadership.  It was a good reminder that the HSC at Cape Byron is not just about high achievement, but provides an opportunity for students to dive deeply into the subjects of their choice and develop some really strong skills and understandings; both about their subjects and about themselves.

Finally, thank you to the parents who attended the Repair, Care and Maintenance day on Saturday.  We really do rely on the support of our school community to do those little extra jobs that make our school environment beautiful and well cared for.  If you were unable to come, but would like to offer some time in another area of the school (the library always needs some helpers), please do let us know.