Year 10 Formal

The year 10’s celebrated their formal in style down at the Pass Cafe on Tuesday 6/12. Students dressed to impress, and did a mighty job of looking mighty fine.

And Kayaking was also a treat.

Year 9 & 10 Showcase

The last week of term the Year 9 & 10 students put on a wonderful show for the community.


The Year 9 & 10 showcase included wonderful drama and music performances as well as displays of extraordinary art, design and technology pieces of work. Media films were shown and he audience was incredibly entertained by the comedic theme throughout the evening.

Teacher news

Congratulations to staff from CBRSS (Ric, Lizzie and Andy) were part of a team that were recently crowned the AFL 9’s premiers for 2016.

Make your own jewellery

Year 8 Tobias

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A big congratulations to the Year 8 students on producing some wonderful Tobias projects this year. Tobias is a year long design based project for all Year 8 students. Students are strongly encouraged to find a mentor outside of school to help guide them through this process. We spend 1 hour a week in class formulating a project proposal, developing, analysing ideas and evaluating design projects.

A huge heart felt thankyou to all the mentors in the community who helped guide Year 8 students throughout the year. We know it is a huge commitment and we also send a lot of gratitude for the work you put in. Some of the projects produced are of industry standard and it was a wonderful presentation night. Brooke did a wonderful job preparing these students for their confident and entertaining speeches.

Peter & Brooke

Year 9 ~ Zonta Birthing Kits

2016 saw our Year 9 students working on various projects as part of their community service program. One of their aims was to raise money to purchase equipment for Birthing Kits Foundation Australia.

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This week Shannon Morris and three midwives came to assist Year 9 in putting 600 packs together.
These kits will be distributed to remote regions of developing countries with the assistance of a health professional who gives instructions on how to use the kits correctly and dispose of the waste safely. Giving women hygienic births and decreasing infant and maternal mortality.birth-kits

HSC Update

As Deputy Principal, I am thrilled to announce some of the amazing successes of the leaving Year 12 students.

We have had a Drama Major Project Group Piece nominated and SELECTED for OnStage in Sydney. This means their piece was one of the best in the state. Congratulations to Inez Brooks, Lee-El Vaknin, Indiarose Thomas and Joey Dillon – very talented and creative students. Congratulations also to Eva Brown as their dedicated teacher.

We had 3 beautiful Visual Arts Major Works nominated for Art Express in Sydney. These students nominated are Hannah Richards, Esme Heath and Indra De Saxe. Congratulations also to Katie Alleva for her teaching and inspiration as their HSC Visual Arts teacher.

Some students have already received early entry into courses for next year and we are very excited to have been offered such wonderful opportunities.

Results come out mid December but many of our students are already winners!

Congratulations to you all.

Katie Biggin

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Indra De Saxe

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Hannah Richards

 

Science Triumph

Congratulations to Jet in Year 12 and Avryl in Year 9 who applied to represented our school in the Questacon invention convention, after their visit last term and have successfully been awarded a five day all expenses paid trip to Canberra this Christmas.

The theme of this Questacon Invention Convention is REUSE, RE-PURPOSE, RECYCLE – it’s all about breaking down everyday things and building them into something new to solve a problem.

That’s 2 students out of 25 from the state!

Congratulations to Jet and Avryl and our Science faculty, especially James.

 

HSC English Extension

Our HSC English Extension class was lucky enough to have Sarah Armstrong, published author and parent of a Kindy child, come to our class. Sarah shared some writing exercises with us and gave us many useful tips for writing and creating our Major Work compositions.

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We are hoping Sarah will come back and share our progress!

Year 10 Work Experience

This week Year 10 have been getting a taste of working life in various career placements from retail, sports, journalism, theatre, agriculture, marine, web design, veterinary, photography, fashion, IT and alternative therapies’.
We are receiving great feed-back on their participation and professionalism.
Jess and Andy

Year 9 Geography Excursion

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Year 9 students had a great day with Jess and Andy visiting the Cape Byron Lighthouse on Wednesday as part of their Geography syllabus requirements. They discussed the impacts of tourism with NSW NPWS staff and explored the history of Byron Bay during their tours of the Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum. They then went in to the township of Byron Bay and surveyed the general public on factors that are influencing change in Byron Bay. They all conducted themselves maturely throughout the day and had an excellent time.

Welcome home concert

The Ensemble Della Mar comprising 31 students in years 7 – 10 from Cape Byron Steiner School have just returned from a successful tour of Melbourne and Tasmania.

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The ensemble includes cello, violin, flute, trumpet, melodica, piano, voice, guitar, percussion and even features the banjo for a couple of rollicking Bluegrass numbers.

This will be a very inspiring concert of world music, jazz, classical and popular styles.
The quality of musicianship in the young people is outstandingly high and they have had a great reception at all their interstate concerts.

The ensemble experiences a huge leap forward in confidence and ability on the tours and it so much fun being together, traveling together, laughing and dancing to disco music in our breaks!

Join us to celebrate and be inspired!

Tickets for the concert and $5 or $10 per family
Refreshments will be served at interval.

All proceeds assist with expenses for the tour.

Loani x

Year 12 Muck up day

On the last day of Term 3, students from Year 12 celebrated their last ever day of schooling in a creative, humorous and respectful way. Gone are the days of making the school and staff ‘mucked up’ by throwing water bombs of other such things.

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Our students know how to leave well. There were some creative room changes (one room filled with balloons and another with plants) and a very funny assembly organised by the Yr 12 students. In the assembly, staff were put in pairs to battle out challenges for their imaginary country in an olympics. Some performed strongly in the ‘spell your name in Eurythmy actions’ and ‘draw as many Steiner icons you can think of’ while others excelled in the spelling and intellectual challenges. Tom and Eva were winners in the movement section while Rachel Knight was a clear first in being able to recite all the Steiner verses.

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The morning ended with the class performing a rap version of their verse and Rachel H giving the students some special T Shirts with the slogan ‘I’m So Steiner’ on the front.

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The photos you can see are the students painting their 2016 mural of a tiger – signifying their year of the tiger birthdates. It is a beautiful legacy of a wonderful class who will be very missed by all of our staff and students.

Wheelchair Sports NSW Roadshow

It was great to see Brendan from Wheelchair Sports NSW Roadshow today running six sessions through the day with students from the high school and year 6. The Roadshow raises awareness of wheelchair sport, creates a greater understanding of people with disabilities, their challenges and the reality of accidents that can occur from poor decision making, risk taking and encourages acceptance and integration, promotes Wheelchair Sports NSW to potential new members and includes associated road safety messages.

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Ayden representing Australia

We are delighted that Year 9’s Ayden Vescio was selected and played in the National School Futsal Tournament in Brisbane during the school holidays representing Far North NSW. He was the only player for NSW, north of Coffs. As a result of his performances, the selectors have appointed him to represent Australia in the Under 16’s team that will be touring and competing in Italy next April/May!

We would like to congratulate Ayden on this great achievement.

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HSC Showcase

The last two weeks of term are always emotion filled and exciting for our Year 12 students. The HSC Showcase was a spectacular event featuring the special talents and work of all of our HSC Major Work subjects. We were treated to professional level Drama and Music entertainment, outstanding Visual Art works, as well as amazing English, Media, Design and Technology and Society and Culture works. We even got to see a Business Studies Eurythmy performance!

HSC Showcase

 

High School News

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We are excited to announce that one of our Drama group pieces was nominated for OnStage this year. OnStage is an event where the best Drama pieces from HSC students around the state are showcased in Sydney in February next year. The nomination is done by the HSC Drama Markers who visit the school.
The students in the group nominated are Lee-El Vaknin, Indiarose Thomas, Inez Brookes and Joey Dillon. Congratulations girls and well done Eva Brown for her wonderful teaching of Year 12 Drama. We also congratulate all the Drama students as their individual pieces and group pieces were all of a high quality.

 

Year 12 Final Assembly

The Year 12 students celebrated their graduation in a special assembly on Thursday for the whole school. It was a moving and joyful morning watching our Year 12 students accept their certificates and gifts and thank the school for their journey. This is their final week of schooling until the HSC exams begin on October 13th. We wish them all the best for their exams.

Year 12 Farewell Assembly

NSW State Champions

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Cape Byron turned a few heads at Sydney Olympic park this week coming out the overall Winner in the NSW State netball Championships. The “Black Oystas” looked sleek, professional and showed great skill on the courts with all 5 games undefeated. The final was a nail-biting and tough game with the boys behind by three in the first half, then charging to a solid victory of 18 – 13 in the second half. With a maximum of 10 to a side, Netball NSW allowed an exception so we could have ALL 11 of our year 8 boys participate in the Championships and this was a key component of their success. While their skills were impressive, what stood out the most was their teamwork – they were respectful to their opponents, courteous to their umpires and showed wonderful team spirit.

Our illustrious leader Ric also turned heads in the Staff Vs Coaches game. An obvious crowd favourite, Ric pulled out some moves Netball NSW had never seen before and was voted ‘Best on Court’ for his athleticism, skills and entertainment value. Cape Byron should feel very proud of their ambassadors this week; I certainly was.
Jane Dolahenty

Questacon Smartskills Tour

Questacon came to visit this week from Canberra. Students where asked to build Rube Goldberg machines to achieve a simple task in a creative way. They had to use all of the simple machines, levers, pulley, inclined planes to complete a challenge like kick a ball in a cup or drop the rubbish in the bin. Sounds simple but turns out it is quite a challenge, but that is what our students love.  All our students were fantastic.

Thank you Questacon!
James Hagger

Questacon