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:
- Download Flyer
- Link for registration.
- Videos: Am I Faust? Youth Conference and the Trailer of the Faust performance
Contact the Youth Section Team of the Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 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.
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: email@example.com
With many thanks,
The School Canteen.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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:
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:
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).
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.
In exciting news, five ex students, playing in two separate bands, ended up recording for a French TV show, Le Petit Journal, last week. This show has a viewership of approximately one million people. The performances were aired on consecutive days ~ What are the chances?!
The students from the first act are ex Potato Potato members Patrick Hetherington, Jules Crommelin, & Louie Swain (with Annatole Serret who attended Byron High, from the amazing band Parcels). They are now living in Berlin and are performing at a large number of festivals throughout Europe this summer.
The second act is Mome, featuring Merryn Jean (AKA Merryn Boller, ex Potato Potato).
Merryn recorded the song almost two years ago whilst in France with a producer she met in her travels. The song has peaked at number eleven on the French iTunes charts, at that time, were above Coldplay and Beyonce to name a few! The song has a collective Internet viewing of 10 million hits and will be in a French Movie.
Le Petit Journal performances
Merryn Jean Aloha Film clip
As part of the Year 9 Guardian programme, we engage in a variety of community interactions, fundraising, and participation. On Wednesday, the class travelled to Life Care Aged Care Facility, in Suffolk Park, to perform some songs and interact with the elderly residents.
Year 9 entered the Suffolk Park nursing home with big smiles ready to sing on Wednesday 27th May. I personally, had never visited an aged care facility, and interacted with the residents, so I was so excited to finally have this opportunity, and to bring some smiles to their faces.
We all gathered in a large lounge area, and sang four songs for them. We then had the opportunity to go out and meet some of the residents. For me, it was a big reality check, seeing some who could barley talk or would fall asleep midway through a conversation. Most of the residents were easy to communicate with, had big smiles, and were ready to share some of their life stories. I was really surprised at how open they were and it was obvious that they all really appreciated us coming in. I really enjoyed looking around on the bus ride home, and seeing so many happy faces and hearing funny stories. I would say that Year 9, myself included, would be keen to do this again!
When we got back to school, we participated in an art class where we made cards for the residents and wrote letters back to the residents. This was a lovely way to complete the experience.
Year 9 had a great day! We are really thankful for the nursing home for having us and to the teachers for making the day possible.