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

Naidoc week book swap

Winter Festival 2017 Cl 3-12

Preparations are under way for the Winter Festival on Wednesday June 21. Students across the school have been making lanterns with great enthusiasm, expertly assisted by lightenUp inc. It will be a truly special and beautiful festival so make sure you save the date!

CBRSS Naidoc week 2017

Bush dance 2017

I go to the bush dance every year. When the music starts it just carries you away and then there’s the games and line dances! In the breaks there’s cheap food that the parents make and the country vibes are great, I love the bush dance.
Jarrah Cl 6
A fun, crazy dance with friends. It’s all dancing, hanging out, fun, having a good time and meeting new people. It’s a great event. Maybe we will see you there next year.
Eva Cl 6
A crazy wonderful experience of dancing, music and fund. The bush dance is enjoyable for any and every age group. Every minute of this special night is filled with different activities and heaps of dancing. There is also a large variety of different, yummy foods (savoury and sweet). I highly recommend this amazing event.
Desiree Cl 6

Northern New South Wales School Netball Cup

Our students excelled during this event with four of our teams qualifying to progress to the next round. One of our year 6 teams blitzed the field progressing without losing a match. As did our year 9 Boys team. “The Black Oysters”, who came in as strong favourites after winning last years State Championships. Our year 9 girls “ The Black Pearls”, held their own losing only one match for the day to finish on top of the ladder. Our year 7 and 8 Boys team were short a few players but managed to impress the organisers so much with their skill and ability to move the ball around that they were given a wild card entry into the next round.
The Northern NSW Schools Cup was held over two days at the Mullumbimby netball courts on Tuesday for the Primary School and Wednesday for the High School. There were over 300 students from various schools in the region competing at this event.

Our students showed great tenacity competing against some very strong teams to hold their own in all divisions. For many students this event was an introduction to the sport of netball and for others it was an extension of the sport they play every Saturday afternoon. All the students enjoyed the day and I would like to thank their coaches and assistants, who made the day such a success. Ryan Hamilton, Subhi Awad, Belle McPhee, Lizzie Gavahan, the year 9 assistants that helped manage coach and umpire the primary students, Monica Brandolini,, Ella Whitaker, Jett Grimster, Phoebe Campbell, Bimini Plesser, and Taj Birrell.

Last years State Champions “The Black Oysters” receiving a bit of rock star status from some of the other teams at the Schools Cup Gala Day at Mullumbimby netball courts.

Ric

Class 5 & 6

 

 

CBRSS Naidoc Week 2017

High School House Cross Country Event

The recent House Cross Country event was held on Monday 8th May and saw an excellent level of participation from students throughout the high school and the primary . The overall times of the students were lower showing an improved level of fitness with more students running the course than in previous years. Students were transported from school to “Brunswick Heads Surf Club” car park and after a spectacular start they ran, walked and crawled to the finish line at Torakina Beach.

Each student scored points for their house depending on their finishing position oveall as well as within their class. At the end of the day the house scores were very close and a special congratulations to all house captains who encouraged their team members to participate and perform at their best.

The final scores

1st Place Olympia 1684 pts
2nd Place Sparta 1679 pts
3rd Place Athens 1420 pts
4th Place Crete 1406 pts

Some excellent individual performances need to be mentioned. First overall was Harper Kelso class 9, 2nd Omri Ben-Harush Class 12, 3rd Thibault Walker class 9, 4th- Jet Grimster class 9, 5th- Isaiah Campbell class 9. First for the girls was Yani Murray class 10, 2nd-Hannah Murray class 7, 3rd- Laila Campbell class 7, 4th Tahlia Van Oostrum class 12, 5th Anouk Smith class 8.

The primary year 5 and 6 classes ran a smaller circuit earlier in the morning and showed some excellent form from all participants finishing the course very quickly. The top 5 from each age group and gender were invited to represent the school at the North coast Independent Schools Competition to be held on the 18th May.

Top 5 Boys

1st Arlo Amos-Eakin
2nd Amit Sonnenfeld
3rd Gabriel Plesser
4th Jack Dodd
5th Amadeus O’Connor

Top 5 Girls

1st Brianna Hart
2nd Noni Wright
3rd Dakota Dennis
4th Lottie Killenberger
5th Tobsha Haig
Thank you to all staff who assisted on the day and to all students who participated with a sense of fun and achievement.

Ric

Autumn Festival

AUTUMN by Michael Leunig

We give thanks for the harvest of the heart’s work;
Seeds of faith planted with faith;
Love nurtured by love;
Courage strengthened by courage.
We give thanks for the fruits of the struggling soul,
The bitter and the sweet;
For that which has grown in adversity
And for that which has flourished in warmth and grace;
For the radiance of the spirit in autumn
And for that which must now fade and die,
We are blessed and give thanks.
AMEN