Caring for our Teachers

Our teachers work really hard and we make every effort to care for their wellbeing. This includes making sure they get ‘down time’ from school, time to spend with their families and pursuing their own interests. With this in mind, we ask that parents communicate with teachers through the Reception email, or by calling the school and asking for a call-back or an appointment. Please do not email the teachers directly at night or on the weekends. Please don’t be upset if a teacher does not respond to you at night or on the weekends, they will get back to you as soon as possible during their working time.

Friendly reminder re School Fees

Term 2 school fees are due today – Friday 19th May 2017. Thank you to all who have already paid. If you haven’t paid or made other arrangements yet please pay Term 2 fees promptly.

Thanks
Julia

CBRSS online Community Notice board

Have you seen our new Online Community noticeboard yet?

Just this week we’ve added a Casting Call, an Art Expo, some free bamboo on offer, Kylie Clarke’s’ new venture for Handmade delights and info regarding Junior basketball.

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

CBRSS Community Choir

The Grail Singers meet in the Movement Room on Tuesdays 4.30 – 5.45pm. $10
All voices welcome! Come and experience the joys of singing in harmony together.

Loani

Please Help Us To Reduce Traffic on Balraith Lane

There are quite a lot of cars travelling on our local roads at drop-off and pick-up times.  We ask for your help in reducing the traffic load by considering carefully whether your child could utilise a bus service to come to school.  Alternatively, you might consider car-pooling with some other families.
Your assistance in reducing the school-based traffic on the roads will support a safer and calmer local traffic environment.

 

Spring Fair Coordinator

We are really pleased to announce that Emma Davies is taking on the important role of Spring Fair Coordinator. She will be working with the Class Three parents to bring our 2017 Spring Fair to fruition.

 

 

Welcome to new Student

We warmly welcome Anouk Smith and her family to the School community, Anouk has joined our yr 8 class.

From Georgi

Dear CBRSS School Community.

It is with much sadness that, due to family reasons, I have made the tough decision to resign from the Receptionist role at Cape Byron.

I have very much enjoyed working with your beautiful children, the lovely staff body, and this gorgeous school community. I will dearly miss everyone.

My two youngest boys are still at CBRSS, and so I will still see you around. Thank you for being such a beautiful school community to work with. I am deeply grateful, and already treasure the experience.

Thank you …

Much love,

from Georgi XO.

 

CBRSS Study Group

CBRSS has 2 Study Groups for Term 2, an evening one on Tuesdays and a morning one on Thursday. It’s not too late to join!

For more information on the Evening Group please click here

For more information on the Morning Group please click here

To register please contact Yvette enrolments@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au or phone 02 6639 9302.

“If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve into something higher.”
― Rudolf Steiner

Cape Byron Community Choir

The Grail Singers meet in the Movement Room on Tuesdays 4.30 – 5.45pm. $10
All voices welcome! Come and experience the joys of singing in harmony together.

Loani

Opening hours for the holidays

The School Office will be open to the public Monday to Thursday in week 1 of the Holidays (10.4.2017-13.4.2017) from 10am-3pm. The Office will be closed all of week 2 and re-opens Monday 24th April (closed Tuesday 25th for Anzac day.)

The first day of School is Wednesday 26th of April.

We wish you a happy and safe Holiday and look forward to seeing you then!

Class 4 Easter craft

Flood Relief

If anyone has been affected by flooding and requires assistance or support from the School Community please let Reception know reception@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au. Alternatively if you are having trouble with payment of School Fees please be sure to contact Julia from accounts to discuss your situation accounts@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living. 

– Rudolf Steiner

Welcome to our School Community

We warmly welcome Seraphina Deefholts to Class 1, Coco Neumann to Yr 7 and Phoebe Neumann to Yr 9 along with their family.

CBRSS Study Groups

CBRSS has 2 Study Groups for Term 2, an evening one on Tuesdays and a morning one on Thursday.

For more information on the Evening Group please click here

For more information on the Morning Group please click here

To register please contact Yvette enrolments@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au or phone 02 6639 9302.

“If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve into something higher.”
― Rudolf Steiner

Please support Lily’s cause

Dear parents, students and school community,

My name is Lily, and I am currently in year 10 here at Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School.

I’d like to begin by thanking everybody who has already donated, your contribution has helped to make this happen and I have now put together my first 20 or so #PeriodPacks.

As this will be an ongoing initiative, with packs made up each month your continual donations and support will be very much appreciated.

I am also looking for prizes that I can raffle to fundraise for the cause. So I would also be delighted to receive any donations in this area.

Please read below for the Period Pack story. You can also now follow #PeriodPack on Instagram at @PeriodPack_ and see where your kind donations are going.

Recently I have become aware of groups helping homeless women in big cities, like Sydney, through the distribution of care packages filled with things like sanitary items and a bottle of water. These basics not only help women who are on the streets manage basic hygiene, but also allow them to spend what money they do have on food and other necessities, rather than sanitary products.

Shocked by the realisation that I’ve never really thought about how homeless women manage menstruation, I did some research on whether Byron Bay and surrounds had any similar services. They don’t.
Shocked by the realisation that I’ve never really thought about how homeless women manage menstruation, I did some research on whether Byron Bay and surrounds had any similar services. They don’t.

When you walk around Byron Bay, you don’t see many homeless women; but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. As I read in the Northern Star, “The people you see day to day on the street is by far the minority…The vast majority of ‘hidden’ homeless people include…large numbers of vulnerable women, especially younger single parents, older women, and a large number of women fleeing domestic violence.”

I’d like to help these women, in what ways I can. One of those ways is by giving them clean sanitary items. I hope to make up several care packages and drop them into homeless centres and soup kitchens in Byron Bay and Lismore (to begin with) and hopefully expand from there.

I would very much appreciate any donations, sanitary products or other basic toiletries, such as toothbrushes and deodorant etc, which can be dropped into the office for me to collect.

Thank you,
Lily x

Safe movement to and from School

Drop-off and pick-up times are very busy in our school. We have approximately 370 students moving on or off the site within a relatively short period of time. This means groups of children needing to get to and from their bus lines and off and on their buses as well as a number of cars coming and going from our car park with adults and children walking all through the school.

We roster teachers on in the high traffic areas of the school to manage this as safely as we can and we also rely on members of our school community to help make this a smooth and safe transition.

We ask that parents dropping off or picking up young children (primary school aged children) keep these children with them and under their direct supervision whilst moving to and from the carpark. Children up to Class 3 age should be holding an adult’s hand as they cross the carpark to their car (we have witnessed several near misses where young children have run unaccompanied across the car park).

The top carpark is only for bus drop-offs and pick-ups. It is not a pedestrian zone and our bus drivers are not expecting that there will be cars or pedestrians moving through this area. All parent drop-offs and pick-ups must occur from the bottom car park. This includes for Kindergarten children.

Finally, please don’t choose the bottom car park area as the place for a social chat. This is a high volume traffic area and children who are not being actively supervised here are at real risk.

Your help in keeping the transitions in and out of school as smooth and safe as possible is very much appreciated.

CBRSS Study Group

CBRSS has 2 Study Groups for Term 2, an evening one on Tuesdays and a morning one on Thursday.

For more information on the Evening Group please click here

For more information on the Morning Group please click here

To register please contact Yvette enrolments@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au or phone 02 6639 9302.

“If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve into something higher.”
― Rudolf Steiner

Waldorf 100 – The Film

This film was made as part of the lead-up the celebration of 100 years of Steiner Education in 2019. It is a fantastic film you can see it here.

 

Spring Fair Coordinator 2017 – Position Vacant

Spring Fair Coordinator 2017

The school is seeking a Spring Fair 2017 Coordinator with proven skills in event management to coordinate our annual Spring Fair in September. You will be required to liaise closely with School Management, P&F and the Class 3 parents. The successful applicant will be engaged on a contract basis and thus will require an ABN.

Please forward your expression of interest by Friday 24th March 2017.
For more details please contact Teera Palmer – Director Primary K6 and or send your CV to hr@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

French classes for Parents

Bonjour chers parents,

This year once again our school has been accorded a grant for a French language program called “Parental Polyglots”.

The aim of this program is to propose some basic language skills to you parents so that you may understand what your children do during the French language classes. You will also be learning how to get by whilst travelling, how to order “un croissant et un grand café”, how to understand directions, and so many other fun things.

I would like to propose a one hour per week session over three terms; Term 2, 3 and 4.
I suggest Tuesday mornings from 9.15 am to 10.15 am.

I would be very happy to know of your interest to join this session.
Please contact me via email at francoises@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Merci.
À bientôt.
Françoise*