Ocean Shores Art Expo

Each year Cape Byron Steiner School enters many artworks into the Schools Section of the Ocean Shores Art Expo. This Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to showcase our art from our Primary and High School to a wider public. The genres are in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
The staff at Ocean Shores Art Expo are always so appreciative of our participation and remarking that the level of art from our school is extremely high if not the best of all schools participating.
This year, the most visibly recognized art work was a self portrait in willow charcoal and white pastel done in the Drawing Elective by Thomas Pierce Year 9 which gathered tremendous accolades from the visiting public. It won him First Prize in the category of Drawing entered by many High Schools in the area. There were Second prizes and a host of Highly Commended awards from different categories by our students from the Primary and High School.
Congratulations to all our Teachers and participating students especially Thomas Pierce.

Eleni Mann – Specialist Art Teacher in High School and Primary.

Self Portrait Thomas Pierce First Prize at Ocean Shores Art Expo

Spring Fair ~ 16 September, 2017

Spring clean and donate to the White Elephant and Book Swap stalls

First day of spring today and it’s perfect weather to put your spring cleaning gloves on and sort our those boxes of items never used. We have set up tables outside Class 3 for all donations of quality clothing, brick-a-brac, toys and more for our White elephant stall, which this year will be in the hall. For bulky items like furniture, please put outside Gavin’s shed or contact recepiton to make arrangement for delivery.

Our charity stall this year will be a Book Stall up on the green. Donate your books (again outside Class 3) and we can raise money for the Y PROJECT, The Y Project is a gifted service to support any young person 16 to 26 years old, who wants to engage in their development and/or their place in their community.

Craft Stall Co-operative 

We are finalising our applications for the craft co-operative. If you wish to sell your handmade products at our Spring Fair, please ring Kylie Clark on 0433 176 895 or request an application form from reception.

Raffle Tickets

Students and parents are reporting that our prizes for this year’s raffle is making it easy to sell tickets. We have many student requests for more books to sell, so please return your tickets as soon as possible so can guarantee we have enough to sell at the Fair.

There is also some healthy competition from the high school students to win some of these great prizes by selling raffle tickets to at sporting events and local community. Remember there are three prizes to win for a high school student who sells the most tickets.

Silent Auction Stall

If you have something of worth to donate to the Silent Auction, please bring it into reception or contact Dougal dougal.may@gmail.com if you have a voucher to donate.

Donations welcome for our Produce Stall

If you have preserves, jams, pickles, sauerkraut, sauces, seedlings, plants, seeds. Bring them up to the office, or email Nadine nadinezahura@gmail.com if you have bulk items to donate.

Can you lend these items for the Spring Fair?  Coat racks and hangers for the White Elephant stall (these can be returned if labelled) – Email Fiona- leitrim5@bigpond.net.au

Calling all HS Students – Performance Poetry Competition

We are happy to announce former student Jasmine Pierce (read post later in the bulletin) will be a guest judge at The Spring Fair for our Short Form Performance Poetry Competition, along with published poetry author and recent Byron Bay Writers Festival guest Lisa Brockwell and our own Deputy Principal Katie Biggin.

Spring Fair update

  • Craft Stall Co-operative 
    We would love some more applications for our craft co-operative. This is where parents can participate at our beautiful craft stall to sell your handmade products at our Spring Fair.
    Please ring Kylie Clark on 0433 176 895 for more details or request an application form from reception.

  • Advertise with us

If you would like your businesses to appear on our double page spread ad in the Echo, September 13th, we have a couple of spots left. Please call Anna Watson 0410 007 144 to book in your preferred spot. Ad sizes available: 58 x 85 – $150, 88 x 85 – $225, 118 x 85 – $300. Artwork for the Ad would be due by the 31st of August. If you don’t have artwork for your business, The Echo have kindly offered to design the ad for free.

  • Class stalls and activities

By now your class coordinator would have emailed directions for the activity you class is responsible for at the fair. Please assist your coordinators by responding to emails and signing up for rosters promptly. Your help makes the world of difference!

  • Raffle Tickets

Primary school students were given books of raffle tickets to sell this week with a gift for every child who returns a book sold. The primary student who sells the most books will receive a gift voucher from Crystal Castle.

For High School students we have extended the invitation to participate in our biggest fund raiser of the year. We will reward the top three sellers of tickets in the high school with the following prizes.

  • First prize: $50 to spend at Treehouse on Belongil PLUS from the good people at Skullcandy a pair of Uproar Wireless Headphones
  • Second and third prize: Uproar Wireless Headphones

If it is unlikely that your family will find time to sell the tickets you have been allocated, we would very much appreciate it if books of tickets could be returned as soon as possible so we can give them to student wishing to sell more books.

  • Silent Auction Stall

We would like to invite our school community to donate a ‘new’ item to the Silent Auction. If you have a donation for our Silent Auction table at the Fair, please email Dougal dougal.may@gmail.com or reception.

Thank you Tanja Nelson for donating this handmade crochet 100% pure wool long vest. Make sure you stop by and bid on it at the Silent Auction stall.

 

A big thank you to the students and parents who have already donated to the jewellery drive. Remember we would love all types of jewellery: contemporary, junk, retro, costume, the odd single earring. Drop it into this box found at reception.

  • Donations welcome for our Produce Stall

If you have preserves, jams, pickles, sauerkraut, sauces, seedlings, plants, seeds. Bring them up to the office, or email Nadine nadinezahura@gmail.com if you have bulk items to donate.

  • Can you lend these items for the Spring Fair?

For the White elephant stall – Coat racks and hangers (these can be returned if labelled) – Email Fiona- leitrim5@bigpond.net.au
For our Garland stall – A tee pee, rugs and cushions – email Oren orensiedler@gmail.com

A Good News Story

During NAIDOC Week last term, The Great Book Swap raised $160 which has now been received by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Spring Fair 2017

Dear School Community
We would like to welcome you all to the launch of our 2017 Spring Fair!!

As temporary custodians of the famous annual Cape Byron Steiner School Spring Fair event, Class 3 is excited to announce that the theme this year is Awaken to Wonder.

With the new Science Building commencing soon, we were inspired to look at the science of all things in nature, and we hope ‘Awaken to Wonder’ captures the appreciation of our beautiful school, the sense of curiosity of our children and the new beginnings that spring unfolds for all of us

So please save the date in your Calendars – Saturday 16 September

While Emma Davies and Class 3 parents are taking on the project of running the fair this year, as a community there is plenty you can do to ensure this year is a success.
We have the following information regarding the Spring Fair, which we would be grateful if you could read and respond if appropriate to any or all of the following:

  • Advertising Opportunity

Each year we advertise to the Byron Bay locals and visitors in the Echo. We are proud to offer advertising spaces for your businesses to appear on our double page spread in the issue of September 13th. If you are interested in advertising, please respond to Anna Watson at watson.anna.c@gmail.com or call 0410 007 144 to book in your preferred spot. Please respond by August 18 if you are interested. Ad sizes available: 58 x 85 – $150, 88 x 85 – $225, 118 x 85 – $300. Artwork for the Ad would be due by the 31st of August. If you don’t have artwork for your business, The Echo have kindly offered to design the ad for free.

  • Raffle Tickets

Over the next few weeks we will be delivering to students, one of our biggest fundraising projects of the fair – the CBRSS Spring Fair Raffle Ticket booklets.

A ticket is $3 each and they come in a book of ten, so we are making the offer to sell a book of single tickets or to purchase a book for $20, a huge saving of $10.

You can sell a book of single tickets and a book for $20, or two books for $40 etc.

This year we will be handing out two books to each Kindergarten and Primary school student. All Kindy and Primary school students get a prize for bringing back their raffle books. We have crystals and the very popular friendship bracelets to choose from.

This year we are not automatically giving HS students a book to sell. We will be asking students directly to get involved and to pick up some Raffle tickets from reception if they are interested in selling them. We might add there will be a significant prize for the High School student who sells the most!

  • The Great White Elephant Stall

Time to spring clean your wardrobe! This year we may have the biggest White Elephant stall yet, as we take over the High School Hall. Although we will not start our full scale second hand drive until closer to the Fair date (due to lack of storage), we are asking that you start considering an early ‘spring clean out’ for quality items you would be happy to donate such as clothing, toys, small furniture items, kitchen gadgets and books. Please note that we don’t want any Junk or electrical items, (as what doesn’t sell we have pack up and get rid of which is very time/energy consuming).

First call out is for jewellery. We would like to help your spring cleaning projects by collecting any jewellery you don’t wear anymore for the White Elephant Stall. Costume jewellery and all those single earrings. Please drop it into the box we have at reception, marked ‘Treasures and Bling’.

  • The Produce Stall

If you have been busy creating wonderful preserves etc., and would like to donate some to the produce stall we would be happy to accept any jams, preserves, pickles, sauerkraut, sauces etc. .. YUM!

  • Silent Auction

We have many exciting offers already for this year’s Silent Auction. We will be sending out more exact details of what’s on offer later this month. But if you have any items you would like to donate please contact Douglas May at dougal.may@gmail.com the Class 3 super dad organizing the Silent Auction Stall this year, or of course via reception.

  • The Craft Stall Co-operative

This year our beautiful craft stall would like to invite parents to participate in a craft co-operative. If you have beautiful handmade products you may wish to sell at our Fair, we have an ‘expression of interest’ form available at reception, or we can email it out if you are interested in exhibiting and selling your ‘Steiner appropriate’ craft goods this year. Please ring Kylie Clark on 0433 176 895 for more details. We look forward to hearing from you!!

  • The Great Book Swap

We will also be running a book swap at this year’s fair, where you can drop in a book and swap it, or purchase one with a gold coin donation. All proceed will go to a charity organization soon to be announced. So save your books.

  • Class Stalls/Activities

This week your Class coordinators are receiving their information packs for the class activities you will all be participating in to make our fair a very special day. Please support them to get your class organized and all preparations completed. Your help makes the world of difference!

  • Short Form Performance Poetry Competition

One of the exciting new events at the fair, will be a Short Form Performance Poetry Competition. Open to all High School Students, this will be in place of the song competition. We are lucky to have Class 3 parent Lisa Brockwell, a published poetry author and recent speaker at the Byron Writer’s Festival as an coordinator. We encourage students to put pen to paper and express your selves poetically!

The poem/performance must be:

  1. A maximum 3 minutes.
  2. On any topic, but must be suitable for general exhibition.
  3. Submitted as a written transcript one week prior to the fair.

More details to follow…

Finally, thank you for all the citrus that was donated. The canteen was working overtime to juice and freeze your produce. It was greatly appreciated.

We look forward to co-creating a wonderful event with you all.

Regards,
Class 3.

High School Athletics day

CBRSS Student Wellbeing talks

Lisa is offering her Student Wellbeing talks again this year for classes 5 to 11, exploring sexuality and student wellbeing.

For parents she is offering 2 parent talks:

Classes 5, 6 and 7 Monday 31 July @ 6 – 7.30pm

Years 8- 11 Wednesday 2 August @6 – 7.30pm

Her latest book Sex Education and the Spirit will also be available at her parent talks.

Sex Education and The Spirit

Understanding Our Communal Responsibility for the Healthy Development of Gender and Sexuality within Society

A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our wellbeing, both as individuals and as a community. The form of sex education that we bring to children and adolescents not only needs to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography – as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-education in our time – but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human.

Providing a healthy and socially constructive sex education is the responsibility not only of the primary caregivers, parents, and teachers, but also of the individuals in the wider community, who likewise contribute to the collective consciousness.

Working to overcome our own biases and imbalances will prepare us to more readily awaken to the spiritual wisdom that can bring health and harmony into the evolving reality of gender and sexuality.

“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners” – Shakespeare, Othello

The insights shared in this book are important for everyone who is interested in understanding the various forms of human relationship, and how we might work together to bring about a healthier community life.

LISA ROMERO is an author of inner development books, a complementary health practitioner and an adult educator who has been offering healthcare and education enriched with anthroposophy since 1993. From 2006 the primary focus of her work has been on teaching inner development and anthroposophical meditation. Through the Inner Work Path Lisa offers lectures, courses and retreats for personal and professional development, in communities and schools worldwide. Steiner Books has published; ‘The Inner Work Path’focusing on meditation practice, ‘Developing the Self’ written after years of working with Waldorf teachers to support their inner work and pedagogical understanding of child development, ‘Living Inner Development’ offering an understanding of the inner experiences and results of various inner development exercises, and ‘Sex Education and The Spirit’ to help awaken an understanding of our communal responsibility for the healthy development of gender and sexuality within society.

Lisa’s capacity to deliver esoteric wisdom with insight and understanding allows her to meet the diverse needs of a range of communities and professions. Essentially, her work springs from the inner work, meditation and exercises, together with a dedication to the path of unfolding consciousness.

Student Wellbeing talks with Lisa Romero

Lisa is offering her Student Wellbeing talks again this year for classes 5 to 11, exploring sexuality and student wellbeing.

For parents she is offering 2 parent talks:

Classes 5, 6 and 7 Monday 31 July @ 6 – 7.30pm

Years 7- 11 Wednesday 2 August @6 – 7.30pm

Her latest book Sex Education and the Spirit will also be available at her parent talks.

Sex Education and The Spirit

Understanding Our Communal Responsibility for the Healthy Development of Gender and Sexuality within Society

A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our wellbeing, both as individuals and as a community. The form of sex education that we bring to children and adolescents not only needs to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography – as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-education in our time – but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human.

Providing a healthy and socially constructive sex education is the responsibility not only of the primary caregivers, parents, and teachers, but also of the individuals in the wider community, who likewise contribute to the collective consciousness.

Working to overcome our own biases and imbalances will prepare us to more readily awaken to the spiritual wisdom that can bring health and harmony into the evolving reality of gender and sexuality.

“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners” – Shakespeare, Othello

The insights shared in this book are important for everyone who is interested in understanding the various forms of human relationship, and how we might work together to bring about a healthier community life.

LISA ROMERO is an author of inner development books, a complementary health practitioner and an adult educator who has been offering healthcare and education enriched with anthroposophy since 1993. From 2006 the primary focus of her work has been on teaching inner development and anthroposophical meditation. Through the Inner Work Path Lisa offers lectures, courses and retreats for personal and professional development, in communities and schools worldwide. Steiner Books has published; ‘The Inner Work Path’focusing on meditation practice, ‘Developing the Self’ written after years of working with Waldorf teachers to support their inner work and pedagogical understanding of child development, ‘Living Inner Development’ offering an understanding of the inner experiences and results of various inner development exercises, and ‘Sex Education and The Spirit’ to help awaken an understanding of our communal responsibility for the healthy development of gender and sexuality within society.

Lisa’s capacity to deliver esoteric wisdom with insight and understanding allows her to meet the diverse needs of a range of communities and professions. Essentially, her work springs from the inner work, meditation and exercises, together with a dedication to the path of unfolding consciousness.

CBRSS 3-12 Winter Festival

CBRSS K-2 Winter Festival

CBRSS at the Lismore Lantern Festival

Teera lead a group of CBRSS students and parents at the Lismore lantern Festival last Saturday. CBRSS was beautifully represented and our bees were quite a feature of the parade receiving lots of attention and cheers. Thanks to the enthusiastic parents and students who attended, it was a wonderful way to show our support for Lismore community.

 

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC T-Shirt Comp Winners

As part of NAIDOC Week, students were invited to design an image and logo for printing onto t-shirts. The theme was “Indigenous Languages Matter”. Congratulations to all the participants of the T-Shirt competition, the judges had a difficult task choosing a winner from all the fantastic designs. The winning entries were submitted by Kiana and Sophia from class 6.

Winter Festival 2017