Staff Retreat

Every year, in January, our staff attend the CBRSS staff retreat. During this 2 day event, staff join together for professional learning activities, artistic activities and team building exercises. This is a wonderful way to bring our team together before school begins and a great way to strengthen and develop our relationships and our professional practice.

New Food Policy

Our new updated and Board approved policy is now available on our website.

Canteen News

A BIG THANK YOU to all parents who already registered their name on the canteen roster database and to everyone who has volunteered for a shift/s this term. The Term One Canteen Roster has filled remarkably quickly and it is so greatly appreciated. If you missed out on putting your name down, but would like to help out at some time during the year, please email Amanda at amandaeade55@gmail.com to register your interest. This will enable your email address to go onto the canteen roster database, allowing you to receive emails from the canteen regarding roster availability/cancellations and ongoing updates.

Jacqui Judd Photos

Any outstanding school photos will be delivered to the School next Wednesday.

Did you know

The School has a brand new website, one of the best features is the new Calendar of events which is both beautiful and easy to read, please check it out for updated details of school events and class meetings.

Summer Holiday Office Hours

OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12 NOON ON TUESDAY 20 DECEMBER UNTIL MONDAY 23 JANUARY

OFFICE HOURS: 10:00 – 3pm from JAN 23 – 30 JAN (Closed Thursday 26 Jan – Public Holiday)

Students return Tuesday 31 January 2017

TERM DATES: Are on our website capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

 

 

No Emoji’s in text to school please

For those who use the school text number (0416906144) for relating message to CBRSS, please note that this communication goes to our reception email and therefore without several steps to identify the number, please try to sign off with your name.

Please also note, the message becomes unreadable if you use emoji’s which end up reading as follows.

New Enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome Maleka Mitchell to Year 9.

We welcome you to our school community and hope you and your family find your time with us enriching and enjoyable.

Please return all library books

Dear book borrowing Teachers, children and parents, Please bring back all library books to school before the end of term so our award winning librarian can sort out the shelves during the holidays.

library

Changes to Private Vehicle Conveyance subsidy

From 20 December 2016, the Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) subsidy will be phased out and replaced with the new School Drive Subsidy. Changes are outlined in the attached SDS Quick Guide PDF, or you can pick up a brochure from reception.
What is the School Drive Subsidy? In 2017 the new subsidy will available to parents or guardians who drive students to school or a public transport pick up point.

New Enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome the following families to the school:

The Djula and Colvin family, with Claudia Colvin in Year 10.

The Ben Harush family, with Naomi in Class 5, sister to Omri in Year 12.

Apologies for last bulletin, D’arcy and Romany Woods are in the reverse classes, D’Arcy in Year 10 and Romany in Year 8

We welcome you to our school community and hope you and your family find your time with us enriching and enjoyable.

It’s time to finalise payment of school fees for 2016

Thanks to those parents who have already paid or have a payment plan in place.

If you still have fees outstanding please pay them prompty. If you have any queries contact Julia Fox

Excursions

We have many upcoming excursions for the school. It would be greatly appreciated if parents could read the information in the parent lounge (click on the paper clip) on details and what to bring for each excursion when you are accepting permission for your child to attend.
With many swimming events for both Primary and High School we request that you update medical details to reflect current swimming ability for your children. You may like to add dietary requirements as well under supplementary information (pictured).

parent-lounge

For the diary
Class 1 & 2, 5 & 6 swimming lessons for the week starting Monday 21st of November.
Year 12 RRISK seminar (TAFE Kingscliff) on the 24th of November.
Classes 3 & 4 swimming lessons for the week starting 28th November.
Year 12 Spanish Beginners distance education seminar 30 November.
Year 12 Word Express 2 Seminar 2nd December
Class 5 Nature Day 2nd December
Entire High School beach carnival 7th December
Primary Classes 1-6 Swim Fun Day 14th December
Entire High School Wet’n’Wild Fun Day 15th December

Updated Action Plan for Tick bites

We have recently had an increase of students reporting tick related allergies to our school. Please note that we will now be following the latest action plan suggested by ascia (Australian society of clinical Immunology and allergy) which is to kill the tick by using ether-containing spray.

Following is an excerpt from ascia, you may like to read the full details here to best manage tick bites at home.

What to do if you find a tick lodged in your skin and you are NOT allergic to ticks:
Never attempt to place any chemical such as methylated spirits onto the tick, nor should it be touched or disturbed, as the tick will inject saliva into the skin. The aim is to first kill the tick with an ether-containing spray and then remove it as soon as is practicable and in as safe a setting as is possible. Doing so may reduce the possibility of you becoming allergic to ticks and may also reduce the risk of you contracting a tick-borne infectious disease or developing tick paralysis.
What to do if you find a tick lodged in your skin and you are ALLERGIC to tick bites:
If you have been diagnosed as allergic to ticks, you should have emergency medication -adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector (e.g. EpiPen®), a means of summoning medical assistance, and a signed ASCIA Action Plan from your GP or the hospital.
If you find a tick, do NOT forcibly remove the tick, but rather kill the tick first by using a product to rapidly freeze the tick to prevent it from injecting more allergen-containing saliva. In a tick allergic person, the tick should be killed and removed in a safe place (e.g. an emergency department of a hospital).
Ether-containing aerosol sprays are currently recommended for killing the tick. Aerostart® or ether-containing sprays (e.g. Wart-Off Freeze®, Elastoplast Cold Spray®) has also been effective. Freezing the tick (regardless of whether one is concerned about transmission of infection, tick paralysis or tick allergy) may also have the advantage of reducing the risk of tick sensitisation and later development of tick allergy or related allergic syndromes.
For those who have had severe reactions to tick bites, it is now possible to test for Mammalian Meat Allergy.