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*

Please support our student’s worthy 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

Article of interest – Steiner Education

Question: How do Finnish Schools Excel?

Answer: On the same principles that Waldorf/Steiner education has been teaching for almost 100 years.

Read the article here

 

New Enrolments

We have new students Indigo Wilkinson in Kinder and Romany Miller in yr 9, we warmly welcome them and their family to our School community.

 

Reminder School Fees due

All parents are required to have a payment plan in place for 2017 school fees by today. If you haven’t already advised our Finance Administrator Julia whether you will be paying by Term, monthly, fortnightly or weekly please do so.

Term 1 school fees are due today – 24 February 2017, so if you don’t have another arrangement in place please pay Term 1 fees promptly.

Thanks
Julia

 

Please support our student in her very worthy 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.

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.

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.” Byron Bay Community Centre community services manager, Cat Seddon, told ABC North Coast that Middle-aged Women are the new face of homelessness in Byron Bay. Saying that many of Byron Bay’s population do not fit the stereotype, “They’re women who are working full-time, with children in school, earning reasonable incomes but unable to afford rent in the area. “

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, which can be dropped into the office for me to collect.

Thank you,

Lily X

CBRSS Wellbeing Workers

Introducing Geraldine and Annie – CBRSS Wellbeing Workers

Annie Barrett and Geraldine Devas are employed to support the wellbeing of the students and the school. Both are experienced and qualified counsellors with a long-standing interest in working out of Anthroposophy.
We like to think of wellbeing in terms of caring for others and ourselves in the communities we live in. Wellbeing embraces a holistic picture of our physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual health, expressed in our daily lives in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
We offer support, helping conversations/art to students in age appropriate ways, individually and in small groups, empowering students to find their own voice.
Students may explore friendship issues, family, schoolwork, relationships, and mental health concerns. If more serious mental health issues arise, external professional support may be advised in consultation with parents. We are also available for relevant support for parents and staff.
When you enrolled your child, you were asked to sign a consent form giving permission or not, for your child to participate in one-on-one support with student services staff. Please contact Geraldine or Annie via reception for more information.
Annie is available on Wednesdays and Fridays and Geraldine on Fridays

 

Seeking Spring Fair Coordinator 2017

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 10th March 2017.
For more details please contact Teera Palmer – Director Primary K6 and or send your CV to hr@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Canteen News

This term there is a delightful Summer Chicken Salad available on Tuesday. On Wednesdays there is a yummy Tofu Noodle Salad on offer

   

Thanks to Craig and his team of dedicated helpers for creating such healthy and delicious meals.

New Enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome the following students and their families to our School community.