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From the Principal

Hello everybody,

As always at this time of the year, there are a lot of things happening. Our HSC students have almost finished their exams, our Class 6 students are about to begin the transition process as they complete their final weeks in the primary school and look towards the future and the High School and our Kindergarten families have now been introduced to their Class Teacher, Naina Richardson. On top of this there are numerous class plays, excursions, camps and visitors coming to the school. In all this busyness, I think it is important to pause for a moment and remember the place of calm in our lives. I find it is really helpful every now and again during the day to stop, take a few deep breaths and just come back to the present moment. Things always seem clearer, easier and more manageable when the starting point is simply being present. This isn’t just good advice in the workplace, it can be really helpful in family life too. When young people are surrounded by people who are rushed, stressed and/or always thinking about the next moment, they can feel stressed and anxious too. When we practise being mindful and present within family life, we support our children and set a great example.

While on the subject of being mindful, I would like to encourage you to read the article in this bulletin about driving and parking on the school site. We have recently seen an increase in some quite dangerous driving behaviour in and around the school. I know the last thing any of us wants is for an accident to happen or a member of our school community to be hurt. So please do read the article and be a little extra-mindful when driving to or from school.

Finally, I attended the P&F meeting this week where this year’s Spring Fair was reviewed. I would like to thank the hard-working and very talented Class Three parents for their wonderful effort this year. The Spring Fair theme was inspiring and the decorations were absolutely beautiful. Our Spring Fair was a wonderful coming together of our school community and celebration of the changing season. Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this year’s Spring Fair to fruition.

Peace
Nerrida

Driving to School – a Moral Issue

Every day a large number of staff, parents and students drive to school. As we all negotiate the road on the way in and the car park, we have a number of decisions to make. We can choose to drive with care; slowing down, paying close attention to other traffic and pedestrians and trying to assess risks at all times, or we can just stay focused on our aim to get there, get to work on time, get the children dropped off or on whatever other thoughts, concerns or worries may be on our mind.

When we choose to drive to school, we have a moral responsibility to take care. The safety of our children is a responsibility for all of us, something which should impact on the driving decisions we make.

Please, when you are bringing your children to school, drive slowly and carefully, park properly in the designated spaces and walk your children into the school grounds. Please park carefully, leaving space for other cars and yield to pedestrians wherever possible.

Let’s make safety a shared responsibility.

 

Are you planning a move at the end of the year? Please let us know……

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As a courtesy we would like to remind you of the following in regards to withdrawal of students from CBRSS:

As per the School’s Enrolment & Fee Policies:

  • The school commits substantial resources to the education of each child and the whole school community development. Therefore when a child leaves, there is a significant impact on the school both financially and communally. For a student to be withdrawn from school once he/she has commenced at CBRSS i.e. for parents to end the enrolment contract, the School requires one term’s notice. Parents and guardians must inform and submit a Student Withdrawal Form one term in advance if they intend to withdraw their child from the school and end the enrolment contract. If no such notification is received a Withdrawal Fee of one term’s fees from the date of notification will be charged. If a student withdraws part way through a term, having given one term’s notice, tuition fees and consolidated charges will be charged on a pro-rata weekly basis; for the purpose of this clause a part week is considered a full week.

School policies can be found on our website here

The Student Withdrawal form can be found on our website here

If you require assistance with completing this form or would like to discuss your options please contact the Enrolments Officer Yvette. Email: enrolments@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au  Phone: 02 6639 9302.

Message from the Finance team

CBRSS Finance warmly welcomes Meghan to the team.

Term 4 school fees are due today – Friday 3rd November 2017. Thank you to all who have already paid. If you haven’t paid or made other arrangements yet please pay Term 4 fees promptly.

Thanks
Julia & Meghan

Important re RCM

Please submit your green RCM forms to Reception before Thursday 14th December at 3.00pm.

Credit is applied at the end of the term.

Please note it is your responsibility to keep track of the hours you have done throughout the year.

For further information please refer to the RCM policy and procedure which can be found here.

CBRSS Position Vacant

P.A to the Principal
Full time
Starting January 2018

CBRSS is a vibrant and progressive K-12 school dedicated to the educational principles inspired by Rudolf Steiner.

The P.A role requires a dynamic and enthusiastic person able to meet the demands of a busy office. The position requires high level multi-tasking and time management skills, with the ability to act in a confidential and professional manner at all times. Attention to detail and excellent communication both written and verbal are essential.

The successful applicant must hold a current First Aid Certificate and a NSW Working with Children Check.
Applications close 4pm Monday 6th November 2017.

See position details here

Please update medical details

Please support and assist the Admin team in caring for your children by ensuring that we always have current medical information for students of the school. Please take the time to check and update through the parent lounge regularly.

To do this select Medical details from the drop down menu under the Student details tab. To edit select either update or  +new then follow any prompts. Please scroll down and check all the information is correct and current including Swimming level.

If you require assistance please contact Reception.

Thank you.

 

Whole School Nitz Blitz

Dear Parents,

Please help us combat nits head on. We are asking that you check, and if needed, treat your child’s hair for nits this weekend. This is a whole school “Nitz Blitz” from Kindergarten to Year 11. 

Head lice eradication is most effective if the whole school community works together to treat the infestation. For more information on head lice and how to treat them please follow this link

Thank you!

 

 

Article of interest for parents

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children (and what to do with it) by Victoria Prooday Occupational Therapist

This article was included in the Waldorf Today newsletter of September 12 2017, you can read it here.

 

 

 

Halloween and it’s true meaning

An interesting article to read and reflect on in light of the recent “Halloween Hype”” experienced in the wider community recently. You can read the article here.

 

 

 

 

Class 4 crochet masterpieces

Year 10 Disco

Reverence

If one observes children, who by a right upbringing, have developed a natural reverence for the grownups and their surroundings, and if one follows them through their various stages of life, one can discover that their feelings of reverence and devotion in childhood are gradually being transformed during the years leading to old age. As adults such persons may have a healing effect upon their fellow man so that by their mere presence, or through the tone of their voice, or perhaps by a single glance they can spread inner peace to others.  – Rudolf Steiner

 

CBRSS Fundraising

Community Notices

Maria Moston is returning for a holiday and looking for a house sit, for details and to see all the other great products, services and events on our online Community Noticeboard please follow this link