Congratulations to five of our very talented high school students whose short films have been selected as finalists in The Really Short Film Festival, conceptualised to celebrate and encourage filmmaking by people under 20 in the Byron Shire. The 1 to 3 minute films of Natasha Moser in Year 11, Hunter Amos-Eakin and Kasey-Joe Sheridan, in Year 10, Lenny Dowling and Michelangelo Thomas, both in Year 7, will be screened at the competition finale at Shearwater, The Mullumbimby Steiner School on Saturday 2 December. Congratulations to each one on a great achievement.
Cape Byron took 18 students from the High School to Coffs Harbour on Tuesday 28th October to compete in the NCIS Basketball Carnival. We entered an Open Boys team and an Open Girls team. It was pleasing to see a strong representation of year 12’s turning up and taking on their last opportunity to represent the school. Omri Ben-Harush, Bridget Brandolini, Bella Walz, and Thalia Van Oostrum all played with enthusiasm and grit, showing great leadership as the outgoing year 12 students of the school. The Senior Boys team came second in their pool losing only one game by one point. They were unsuccessful in the semi final and missed their opportunity to play in the grand final. The team of 11 boys played extremely well and demonstrated great potential as a strong force in future carnivals. The team would like to thank Nash Campbell for giving up his time to come and coach the boys on the day.
The Senior Girls pulled together early in the day to set themselves up in a strong position in the pool by not losing a single game. In the Grand Final they were jumped on at the beginning by a determined and well trained team from Bishop Druitt College. Our girls pulled themselves together in the second half and began to claw heir way back into the game, but unfortunately Bishop Druitt had too much of a lead. Both teams came away exhausted but pleased and proud of their efforts on the day. An enjoyable day was had by all and the students are looking forward to their next opportunity to represent the school in this sport.
The Year 8 students completed the year long Tobias project in style on Tuesday 21st November. They showed themselves to be craftspeople and artisans of the highest caliber. There were a wide range of finished products, a number of which were very unique, sophisticated and refined. Also many were of highly professional quality.
The speeches on the night were polished and entertaining. They illustrated some of the massive effort, learning and growth that took place throughout the year. We are so proud of them all and acknowledge all of the work by the Year 8 students, parents, mentors and teachers.
Malcolm, Claire and Peter
During the art elective class on Thursday, the students were fortunate enough to meet actor and environmental advocate Tony Barry and environmental ambassador and founder of ‘Tell someone who cares” Holly Summerville-Knott.
They both spoke to the students about how important it is for the youth of today to stand up and to be heard about their concerns on the destruction of the planet and to create artwork that resonates these issues.
The visual art students are currently working on a collaborative art -work that is exploring a range of critically endangered and endangered animals. This collaborative work will be entered into an environmental art competition held by Tony Barry at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday the 16th of December.
Dylan Thomas Couplets
Did you ever see a baby calf?
Fluffy white, big nose, rough tongue.
Did you ever see hail fall?
Ice cold, rock solid, heavy fall.
Did you ever see a horse?
Brown, black or white, big or small, fun to ride
Why don’t I have a tail?
Instead you gave me a round little tummy,
an unshapely nose, floppy ears and four little feet.
I run around eating grass all day
and never get to chase my tail.
if somewhere in the world there is a nice field of lettuces,
let me know
and I will come running.
Questions to a Donkey
On a scale of one to ten, how good looking do you think you are?
Why are you bad at singing?
Who is better; the horse or the goat?
Who’s a good donkey?
What’s your name?
Can you dance?
Things that Startle
A scream in the dead of night.
Someone placing their hand on your shoulder in a busy square.
A ball hitting you in the back of the head.
Old women with too much make-up on.
Iron bark trees smashing through the roof of your house.
Your parents suddenly weaving around an animal on the road.
Romany Miller from Year 9 made us proud when she was recently awarded the best actors award at the [REC] Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival. Romany acted in the short film PERDU by Tallulah Remond-Stephen.
A number of students were congratulated and celebrated at the first HS assembly this term.
Naidoc T-shirt winners
Maths competition winners
The Black Oysters
Year 9 Netball team
A Fantastic finish to the season for our CBRSS netball teams!! Congratulations to the year 9 team ‘The Black Pearls’ for winning the Under 17’s division 1 Grand final. Congratulations to the year 8 team ‘The Electric Eels’ for finishing runners up in the Under 17’s division 2 Grand Final. Congratulations to Oceana Williams Brauer, Yr 8, for winning the Netball Associations Highly Commended award for the under 17 division. Congratulations to Della Hamilton Knight, Yr 8, for winning the Umpires Award for the under 17 Division. What a season! Well done everyone, and a big thank you to the coaches Steve (Ric) Richardson and Ryan Hamilton.
Last Friday night the CBRSS school community celebrated the achievements of our Year 12’s at their showcase event.
The evening began with a range of student produced films which immediately revealed how very talented our students are and confirmed that we were in for a great night. Work was on display around the school and included the Design and Technology innovations and some stunning, creative displays by the Visual Arts and Media students.
In the Hall the main show commenced with presentations of extraordinary performance poetry and short stories from the Extension English students. Following this our Society and Culture students explained their incredibly in-depth Personal Interest Projects. Next we we were treated to compelling Drama performances that shocked, moved and made us all laugh. To wrap up, the Music students took to the stage, immediately captivating us all and lifting the roof off while demonstrating their awesome musicality with a wide range of styles. It was the perfect end to a wonderful and unforgettable evening.
Congratulations Year 12 and thank you for a wonderful night of entertainment. Thank you also to the Year 11 students and their families for the delicious food on offer.
We are happy to announce former student Jasmine Pierce (read post later in the bulletin) will be a guest judge at The Spring Fair for our Short Form Performance Poetry Competition, along with published poetry author and recent Byron Bay Writers Festival guest Lisa Brockwell and our own Deputy Principal Katie Biggin.
Last week our Year 11 students were fortunate enough to go on an overnight camp at Hosanna Farmstay as part of their Parzival Main Lesson.
The Parzival Main Lesson is the last Main Lesson in our Steiner Curriculum and is perfectly suited to the stage of development of the 17-year-old student. It is a medieval legend describing the development from a protected childhood to the highest position as King of the Grail. The spiritual truths embedded in this legend are universal, exploring family relationships, love, reconciliation, betrayal, impulsiveness and loyalty – all themes that echo in the lives of teenagers.
Comments below from students speak for the success of this camp:
‘It allowed me to reflect on myself and my journey towards adulthood.’
‘It was a relaxing place to focus and study. The food was delicious and it was fun cooking and eating together. The animals were cute but the water was yellow.’
‘I felt a spiritual connection and had the time to reflect on my past actions and how the effects of those actions might result in the future.’
‘It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with other members of the class who I haven’t connected with before.’
‘It was nice to just have Parzival with no other classes – we had the time to do our own work. It made us feel grown up – having the time to gain perspectives on different aspects of the story and how those actions might resonate in our own lives.’
‘The atmosphere was relaxing and nurturing and it felt good to be treated like adults, despite not being allowed to eat the apple crumble in the evening, (it was taking too long to cook so we had it for breakfast).’
‘Unifying experience, but bittersweet as it is the last Steiner Main Lesson we’ll ever have.’
‘Awesome camp – perfect timing just what we needed. Loved it.’
Major work hand in day.
Year 8 Information and Communication Technology class are studying Robotics with Mat Gulliford this term. Students are working together in teams to build small robots and will be programming them to achieve different objectives throughout the term. Some of these challenges will include obstacle avoidance, line following, and autonomous maze solving. This is the first time CBRSS has offered robotics in our Stage 4 program and we hope to include more opportunities for our students to get involved with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in our curriculum in the coming years.
Term Times 8:30 ~ 3:30
Holidays 10:00 ~ 3:00