Reminder re Special General Meeting of the Association

Members of the CBRSS Association are invited to a short Special General Meeting of the Association to be held in the Library at school on Tuesday 5th December at 5 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to pass a number of resolutions which are required to enable the change from an Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee. An invitation was sent to Members, with details of the resolutions, on 10th November. For further information please contact Nerrida at the school.

Illness and Emergency – Please Help Us Out

There have been a number of bugs and lurgies doing the round this semester. When a child presents to the office as being unwell, our First Aid staff will often make the assessment that the child should go home (any child with vomiting, diarrhoea, high temperature or flue like symptoms will be sent home). When this is the case, we do ask that you come as soon as possible to pick up your child. It is not pleasant for a sick child to have to wait around in our busy sick-bay and it increases the risk of infecting other children or staff. If you are unable to pick your child up, we ask that you organise another person to come and get your child.

We are also finding that we have quite a number of families where there are no emergency contact details listed on our system, or the emergency contact details are out of date and no longer working. We are now asking all parents to please log into the parent portal and check to make sure we have emergency contact details for your child. If you are new to the area or don’t have anyone you feel you can list as an emergency contact, please contact Margaret in the office to discuss this and we will do our best to help you find some solutions. Please note that it is an absolute requirement of enrolment (and in your child’s best interests) that we have up-to-date emergency contact details on file.

Treatment of Ticks at School

As per current advice of best practice, our current treatment for a child presenting for First Aid with a tick is to kill the tick using ether spray (applied to the tick). If you do not wish us to use this treatment method with your child, could you please log into the parent portal and update your child’s medical information to provide clear details regarding this.

 

We Plan to Celebrate – Can You Help?

Next year we will be celebrating the school’s 30th birthday. We are planning some wonderful celebration events, but need some help to do this. If you would like to help out with organising the celebration, please contact Jacquie at the school. We will meet at the beginning of Term 1 to start the planning. Any time or skills you have to offer would be much appreciated.

Keeping our Children Safe

The space in front of the main footbridge from our car park is a no parking zone. Please do not park in this space as it is the main entry into our school and needs to be kept clear. When this space is clear of cars, drivers in the car park have a much better chance of seeing pedestrians entering the car park. Thank you for helping us to make our car park a safer zone for pedestrians.

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.

 

 

 

 

Please welcome our new Students

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

Louella Trotz joins Year 10

Angelique Cohan joins Year 9