2018 School Fees

The School Board has met to set the School Fees for 2018.

The Board is cognisant of the need to keep fee increases to a reasonable level so that our rates remain manageable for our school community. With this in mind, tuition fees and charges​ will increase by 2.5% in 2018. This is in keeping with other independent schools in our area and also with previous years’ increases.

The RC&M levy will remain at $400 per family per annum. Families will still be able to complete the 16 hours of approved Repair, Care and Maintenance work to the school each year (per family) in lieu of paying the levy. Note that the levy is charged at the beginning of the year and credited to your account once the required number of hours are completed.

Registration and Enrolment Fees will remain unchanged from 2017. Registration to enrol fees are $110 for the first child and $55 for each sibling. Enrolment fees are $550 for the first child and $200 for siblings​.

Finally, there will be an increase of $100 per year to the Consolidated Charge for​Class 12 students. This increase is necessary to meet ​some of the costs of the Edrolo program.

The Community Fee Assistance Program (CFAF) will remain in place for families experiencing short term financial difficulties and our Finance Manager is happy to talk with any families who are experiencing need.

The Board feels the school continues to offer an excellent education which is good value for money and we feel the fee increases for next year will adequately allow the school to continue to provide such a wonderful service for our children.

An updated fee schedule for 2018 will be available on our school website before the end of Term 3 2017.

James Dods
Chairperson

Reminder to bring change to Spring Fair

Please be mindful of the difficulty for stallholders in managing change for the Spring Fair and support them by bringing along small notes and lots of change to shop with.

 

What are Smartphones Doing to the Next Generation?

We ask that our students not have their smartphones out at all whilst they are at school. Whilst we do have to monitor this and we do sometimes seem to be giving lots of reminders to put the phone away, generally our students do not have their phones out during the school day. It is wonderful to see them deep in rich conversation with each other during break times. There is a lot of research emerging now about the effects of daily smartphone use – enough to make us all question just how often we are focused on our phone screens.

You can help us by reminding your High School students that phones should be away in bags and lockers during the school day. You can also assist by not calling or texting your child on their mobile phone number during the day (our Reception staff are very happy to pass on any important messages). You might also want to try having some phone-free time for the whole family during the weekend.

The following article on the effects of smartphones on the next generation is worth a read. It can be found at here

Wait Until 8th

Let kids be kids a little longer

The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade. By banding together, this will decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over the kids having a smartphone.

For more information on why you may wish to make this pledge please check out this Waldorf school blog.

To make the pledge visit https://www.waituntil8th.org/

Friendly reminder re School Fees due

Term 3 school fees are due today – Friday 18th August 2017. Thank you to all who have already paid. If you haven’t paid or made other arrangements yet please pay Term 3 fees promptly.

Thanks
Julia

Unidentified money received

Some money was paid in to the School bank account with the only identifier being Micro packaging. If you made this payment please contact our Finance Manager Julia Ph: 02 6639 9304 or email: finance@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

From the Library

After a wonderful week of inspiration at the Byron Bay Writers Festival (see above our libraries book display of some of the authors represented) we now look forward to our school celebrating Book Week with our Primary school children.
The Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates Book Week nationally from August 19-26. The theme this year is “Escape to Everywhere”.
Pop in and see books from the CBCA 2017 Notables List, peruse our shelves and get ideas for your Book Week costume!

Our school celebrates with a Book Week parade on Thursday 24th August from 9.15-11 am

See you there!!!

Charlotte

Lisa Romero’s books

Following on from Lisa Romero’s recent talks to parents and her up and coming workshop in September the library is pleased to be able to offer Lisa’s books available to purchase at our school-

The Inner Work Path $20
Living Inner Development $25
Developing the Self $25
and her NEW book Sex Education and the Spirit $25

Please come past and have a look,

Charlotte

Please welcome our new Students

We warmly welcome the following students and their families to our School Community.

Quin Adamo joins class 4

Yindi Morrisey joins Year 10

Alena Tsukamoto joins Year 10 for term 3 as an exchange student from Japan.

Milli Wooding joins Year 11

 

Would You Like Steiner Based Before and/or After School Care at CBRSS?

We are currently running a survey to gauge parent interest in having Steiner based before and/or after school care provided at the school. Dependent on the results of the survey, we will make a decision about whether to apply for funding to set up this program. Please go to the survey website to complete this short survey by Monday 7th August (better still, do it right now so you don’t forget).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cbrsscare

Keeping Everyone Safe

Just a gentle reminder to please drive slowly and carefully down the hill when coming to the school. Please also take extra care in the car-park as there are a large number of children moving through this area in a short space of time during drop off and pick up times. We have asked staff and students to park on the far side of the bottom car-park, to leave the front parking spaces open for parents bringing students to and from school. Also, a gentle reminder that all drop offs and pick ups must happen from the bottom car park. Please consider carefully the need to drive students to and from school – using the buses saves fuel and time and also reduces the traffic volume on Balraith Lane (and helps us to maintain good relationships with our neighbours).

 

Would You Like Steiner Based Before and/or After School Care at Our School?

We are currently running a survey to gauge parent interest in having Steiner based before and/or after school care provided at the school. Dependent on the results of the survey, we will make a decision about whether to apply for funding to set up this program. Please go to the survey website to complete this short survey by Monday 7th August (better still, do it right now so you don’t forget).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cbrsscare

After School Pick Up – New Safety Guidelines

After some recent safety issues involving after school pick up (including Friday markets), we have developed a new Parent Information Sheet outlining safety guidelines. One of the key points in this is that parents must park the car, pick up their children (1-6) from the basketball court outside the hall and walk the children back to the car. Please note that our bottom car park does not currently operate as a ‘drop and go’ site. K-6 aged students should not ever be walking through the car park unaccompanied. We also ask that parents of kindergarten children walk up to the kindergarten to pick up their children, we will no longer allow kindergarten children to be picked up by siblings. Please do take the time to read the new Parent Information Sheet in full. It can be found on our school website here.

 

 

Term Dates 2018

Our Term Dates for 2018 are as follows:

Term One
Tuesday 30th Jan – Friday 13th April
* Note that Easter is 30th March – 2 April

Term Two
Tuesday 1st May – Friday 6th July

Term Three
Tuesday 31st July – Friday 28th September

Term Four
Tuesday 16th October – Friday 14th December

 

CBRSS Online Community noticeboard

Have you seen our new Online Community noticeboard yet?

Plenty more has been added since the last Bulletin so please be sure to check it out regularly here.

If you would like to post something to the community noticeboard please use this link or email Yvette at news@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au