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From the Principal

Hello everyone,

As I write this, the school is a hive of activity with people decorating and preparing our school for the Christmas market and concert this afternoon. The Class 2 parents have done a magnificent job setting up. As the school year draws closer to an end, there are a number of special activities happening across the school. On Monday, we celebrated the Class 6 students and the completion of their journey through the Primary School. With words of gratitude, gift giving and beautiful singing, the morning was very special.

On Monday evening, we held our second parent conversation evening. Thank you to the parents who came along to share in the discussion. There were many wonderful suggestions and ideas shared and we hope to bring some of these to fruition. We will be holding at least 2 parent conversation evenings next year (and will endeavour to have the 4th Term meeting a little earlier in the term.)

I am very much looking forward to the Year 9 and 10 Showcase next week, this is always a very exciting event and there will be many wonderful performances, displays and presentations on the night. On Friday, the last day of Term for students, the Primary School will be celebrating at the Mullumbimby Pool whilst the High School will be enjoying their annual beach carnival. Meanwhile, the Kindergarten will be celebrating a special Kindy Christmas Festival, “The Gifts of Love and Peace.”

As this is the last full bulletin for the year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing teachers and support staff for their dedication and care this year, what an amazing group of people you are!. I would like to thank the Admin crew for their incredible ability to juggle 20 balls at once and keep smiling. Thank you to the Leadership and Management Teams (Teera, Katie, Julia and Annas), for your hard work and enthusiasm all year. Thanks to Gavin, the outdoor crew and cleaners for keeping our beautiful site in great condition. Thank you to the Board, who have worked so very hard all year to provide outstanding governance for the school. Thank you to the P&F executive and active members who continue to support the school in so many ways. Thank you to the Class Coordinators who provide such wonderful support to the teachers and the parent groups in each class. Thank you to all of the parents for trusting your children to our care all year and for working to support the school and teachers. Finally, thank you to our wonderful, exuberant, caring, thoughtful, creative students. You are the reason we are all here and I feel so honoured to be able to lead this school for you.


Please update your child’s swimming ability

Please remember to sign into the Parent lounge and update your child’s swimming ability. You can access the Parent lounge via this link

Classes 1-12 will be attending swimming excursions in the last week of Term and this information is very important for our risk assessments.

If there is no swimming ability listed in the Parent Lounge for your child they will be considered a non-swimmer.

CBRSS Centennial Ball 2019 – can you help us plan?

We have now set a date on which to hold our Centennial Ball next year, this will be Saturday 25th May. As mentioned in the last Bulletin, planning is now underway to have a wonderful Ball – celebrating 100 years of Steiner Education in Australia! If you would like to join our little planning group, please do let us know. We are currently at the exciting ideas and possibilities stage of planning and would love some additional input.

Where to buy slippers for 2019

The store, Herbal Wisdom, in Bangalow, is now stocking Sun Shadow Slippers which are the slippers required in K-6 at CBRSS. They are doing this to support the Steiner families in the area. The inventory is small but they do place orders directly to Sandi who makes them in Melbourne. They will be placing an order in early December so the slippers will be available for Term 1. They do not mark up the slippers but rather recoup their costs plus freight.

Herbal Wisdom, 64 Byron St, Bangalow NSW 2479. Phone: 02 6687 0457

New Community Business noticeboard

Looking for a Cleaner, Babysitter, Electrician or Landscape Gardener? If so please check out our recently launched online Business Noticeboard. Business notices are for past and present members of the School community to promote their products and services. You can check it out by following this link.

You can also find this via the ‘Our School’ tab of the website under the ‘Our Community” heading.

If you have a Community or Business Notice that you would like to add to this board, please follow this link to send your notice.

Please consider supporting our community by utilising community members products and services.

Farewell Stephanie

Goodbye and thank you to our French teacher and Distant Ed coordinator who finishes with us at the end of the year. Our very best wishes for a bright and prosperous future Stephanie!

Stephanie with Year 7 Students enjoying a French breakfast.

Farewell Annie

Our love and best wishes go to Annie who has cleaned up after us so kindly and patiently for so many years and is finishing with us soon.

If you need a caring cleaner Annies details are on our online business noticeboard, you can find it here

HS Yr 9 & 10 Elective Showcase

Christmas Art class at CBRSS

Biography workshop at CBRSS

CBRSS Painting Workshop for Parents

CBRSS Workshop – Transforming Destiny


Changes to Recycling rules for Byron Shire

More information including FAQ’s and an A-Z recycling guide is available at our online community noticeboard by following this link.

Check out Mercurius for Steiner Christmas gifts

With Christmas just around the corner are you looking for quality art and craft supplies or a Steiner inspired gift or toy?

A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies, as well as Steiner based toys and lovely gifts, 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!


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