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.

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.