Child safety

We have recently had an incident where a young child was left in a hot car with the windows wound up in the car park whilst a parent walked a child up to Kindergarten or Class One. Please be aware that it can get extremely hot inside a car which is parked in full sun – and this can quickly become a life-threatening situation. We ask that you take care not to leave any young children in cars whilst dropping off or picking up other children.

Drop Off and Pick Up Zone – Notice for High School Parents

If you are dropping off or picking up your High School students, please use the designated drop-off and pick-up zone. Students only get into cars in the first three spaces at the front of the hall, and when this happens, the line moves fairly quickly. Please don’t park unless you have other business in the school (picking up kindergarten children, Friday Market, appointments etc.) We have had some High School parents stopping to pick up their children in the middle, drive-through lane. This is dangerous and disrupts our flow of traffic. The pick-up zone generally operates smoothly and we usually have all children picked up and gone by about 3 pm.

Thank you to all those parents who are working to ensure the process is as safe and smooth as possible.

Kinder 2019 waiting list closing soon

The waiting list for Kinder in 2019 at CBRSS will be closed from Friday 23rd  March 2018. Any applications received after this for a child eligible for that age group will be added to the list for Enrolment from 2020 and beyond depending on when an opportunity may arise.
If you have a child that you would like considered for Kinder placement in 2019 please complete the online “Intention to enrol form” on our website which can be found via this link, please note that an email will then be sent to you explaining how to make payment from our Enrolments email address, if you do not see this please check your junk/spam mail. The form and payment must be received before Friday March 23rd 2018, no exceptions.
If you have any queries please contact the Enrolments Officer Yvette

Harry Potter- Why we should wait!

Please find  below some links to a couple of very good articles on why it is a good idea for children to wait until they are well into the middle primary school years to start reading Harry Potter.

Increasingly we are experiencing parents of very young children questioning the schools policy on not letting them start reading Harry Potter series until Class 4 and asking for more information as to why it is best to wait. One article suggests that Class 4 age is still considered too young- but they are certainly not for the 6-7 year olds that are wanting to get started.
Harry Potter is a great fantasy but as renowned author and Steiner teacher Horst Kornberger points out “a certain foundation of the soul needs to be established before a child enters the gothic labyrinth of Hogwarts”. The books are based on a mystery novel and emotional suspense. The dark forces are hidden and unscrupulous, and become even more so as the books progress. This is exciting for a teenager but is not appropriate for younger readers who need to know who is good and who is bad so they can orientate themselves in a story. ” H. Kornberger, Story Medicine.

We hope you will find the articles food for thought and help back up our schools policy. Whilst we all appreciate J.K Rowling’s imaginative series (they are well written, entertaining and exciting books) let’s all try and keep them for the appropriate time. We still have high school students enjoying the series and rereading them-they are very quick to report they are glad they waited …

http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/New-Tales-for-Old-from-Story-Medicine-by-Horst-Kornberger-1.pdf

https://bookriot.com/2015/08/04/ill-kids-wait-read-harry-potter/

 

Is Your Child Overstimulated from Too Much Screen Time?

A quiz and article to help you identify whether your child is at risk. Suggestions on how to take action and protect your child from too much screen time. Please make time to read.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-wealth/201711/is-your-child-overstimulated-too-much-screen-time

 

 

In celebration of International Women’s day

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018

The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress.

Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Individually, we’re one drop but together we’re an ocean. Commit to a “gender parity mindset” via progressive action. Let’s all collaborate to accelerate gender parity, so our collective action powers equality worldwide.

How will you #PressforProgress in 2018?

Thank you Charlotte for creating a wonderful display in support of this movement, please be sure to visit our library for inspiration!

 

Scientific Calculators available for sale at Reception

We now have new stock of the CBRSS preferred scientific calculators available for sale at Reception for $26. Payment options are eftpos or cash. If anyone has one that they are no longer using and they wish to donate to the school we can always put them to good use.

 

New Student

We warmly welcome Lilla Arnott and her family to Class 2.

Friendly reminder re School Fees due

Term 1 school fees and confirmation of a payment plan for 2018 are due today – Friday 23rd February 2018. Thank you to all who have already done this.

If you haven’t paid for Term 1 or confirmed your payment plan yet please address this promptly.

Please remember to include your parent code when paying fees so we can identify you.

Thanks
Julia – Finance Manager

Unidentified money received

A payment was received on 19th of February from the Commonwealth bank with the only comment being Term 1 fees.

Please remember to include your parent code when paying fees so we can identify you.

If you made this payment please contact our Finance Manager Julia Ph: 02 6639 9304 or email: finance@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Article about smartphone addiction

This link will take you to an article that is well worth reading about the perils of smartphone addiction, please take some time to read it.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

Wanted: 35mm Film Cameras

Do you have an old camera that you no longer need? Our school media department needs donations of any working 35mm film cameras for our photography courses. Please drop in to the office.

WANTED – magazines.

The High School Visual Art Department is after some old magazines for collage activities. (We would love some old National Geographic magazines).

Please drop off any donations to the High School Visual Art Classroom.

New Students

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