Craft Shop (Easter gifts and holiday craft supplies)
Regular stall holders
Art Makes Sense
Looking for a Steiner inspired gift for a child’s birthday?
A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies as well as Steiner based toys are available online
at Mercurius’s Art Makes Sense http://www.art-makes-sense.com.au
Enter the promotional code: FRIENDCBRSS and 15% of the sale will also go towards P&F fundraising!
Sun Shadow Slippers
If you need new class slippers and have not ordered them through your class co-ordinator, you may be able to purchase them at Herbal Wisdom in Bangalow, near the police station. Call them first to make sure they stock 6687 0457.
A HUGE thankyou for a wonderful Christmas Festival Market. The decorations were beautiful, the Hall/market area felt vibrant and welcoming and the concert was a delight.
Congratulations, you are a great team of parents and on behalf of the whole school community, P&F thank you all very very much.
Many blessings for a joyful, loving festive season and summer break.
Tanja, Lisa and Sarah
Come along this Friday for our students musical Christmas performance at 1.30pm, which will be held in the amphitheater. Then swing by our special Christmas Market extravaganza straight after, where there will be plenty of handmade gifts to purchase, activities for adults and children, and yummy foods to eat.
Please make sure you stop by Class 2’s extra special Christmas activity to make a Christmas Wreath.
In the Southern hemisphere, Christmas falls near the Summer Solstice when the light is at its strongest and we celebrate the triumph of light at its greatest point in the yearly cycle. For thousands of years before Christianity, the Egyptians celebrated the Festival of Osiris, the Celts and Druids held great festivals of fire and light, the Hindus had the Diwali festival of lights and the Jewish celebrated Hanukkah.
As the year draws to an end in our beautiful part of the world, we increasingly spend time outside enjoying “the sun in the heavens”. With the long warm days, intense light and balmy nights we are drawn out into the elements rather than into “the sun in our hearts”. It can be challenging to develop a sense of inwardness, patience and contemplation when the Spirit of the Earth (and us) is on its outward breath. To balance this we can consciously choose to “receive the light” and celebrate what is both universally human and universally spiritual.
How Advent is celebrated in your family is a personal choice. It can provide an opportunity for some quiet ‘breathing in’ during this outwardly busy time of year and help your children to practice preparation and patience through the ritual of counting the weeks and days to the special celebratory event. The lighting of candles each week also reflects our own ‘Divine Light’ and helps to bring us a little inward contemplation.
Here are some ideas that you might like to include in your own advent celebrations:
Verses for the 4 weeks of Advent
Week 1: Crystal Kingdom
The first light of Advent
Is the light of stones,
Stones that shine through seashells
Crystals and in bones.
Week 2: Plant Kingdom
The second light of Advent
Is the light of plants,
Plants that reach up to the sun
And in the breezes dance.
Week 3: Animal Kingdom
The third light of Advent
Is the light of beasts,
The light of hope that we may see
In greatest and in least.
Week 4: Humankind
The fourth light of Advent
Is the light of man,
The light of hope, of thoughts,
To give and understand.
Our library also has some handouts on making an advent wreath, etc.
To all family, friends, and friends of friends,
Do you know anyone who may appreciate quality art and craft materials, or Steiner based toys?
We have been given the opportunity by our school wholesaler Mercurius to earn 15% on all sales from their ‘art makes sense’ website by using our school code. This would help our school, as well as busy mums and dads with an easier fundraiser.
Take a moment to see if there are any products that may benefit you or your family on the site. Please also forward to as many friends you know who may enjoy some of the products for themselves, their children or for gifts at this wonderful time of year. This offer is open to anyone a long as delivery is within Australia.
Please consider book marking the following link http://www.art-makes-sense.com.au/ and remember to put in our CODE: FRIENDCBRSS
With much appreciation for any and all kind-hearted desires and efforts to help us manifest for all our children at school.
Healing intentions of love and peace for our children, school and planet.
Monday mornings ~ Silky Oak Cottage, 9.00am – 9.30am
Class 2 are organising the Christmas concert and market celebration on December 9.
One of the fundraising stalls will be a Re-gift & Recycle stall, where students can purchase inexpensive gifts for their parents and friends. If you have an unopened/unused gift for any age at home and would like to donate it to the Christmas Market, please drop it into reception.
If you would like to apply to have a stall for your class or for your own products, an application can be picked up at reception.
We look forward to celebrating with song, music and activities as we wind down the school year and welcome the festivities of Christmas and the summer break.
We have a great opportunity to earn 15% on all purchases of Steiner inspired art, craft and toys from “art makes sense” (Mercurius retail). This offer is open to all families and friends who enjoy beautiful art/crafts and toys for their children or themselves.
We encourage you to continue to buy Mercurius products at the office, and if desired Steiner inspired products locally. This fundraiser can nurture our school and gives us access to an extended product range not available locally. It is also for friends and family who don’t have local access, they can purchase from anywhere in the world as long as delivered within Australia.
With Christmas coming this would be a way to share the joy of beautiful Steiner inspired toys and art supplies!
Let’s plant the seeds to nurture our school and our children
use our code: FRIENDCBRSS
Through The Earth is Our Garden, Class 3 brought a picture of a strong community impulse to nurture, guide and support our children throughout their Steiner school journey, from seed to fruit, from Kindy to Class 12.
The one place we all come together to celebrate and offer our time and energy so strongly, to reflect back to each other our willingness to nurture, guide and support, is our annual Spring Fair.
A HUGE thank-you to every single one of you for your care and readiness to support your school community and an extra BIG thank-you to Jen, Emma and Class 3 for their exceptional guidance of us throughout the 2016 journey, and Rachel Sullivan for coordinating the event.
The healthy social life is found
When in the mirror of each human soul
The community finds its reflection;
And when, in the community
The virtue of each one is living.
- Rudolf Steiner
Tanja, Lisa and Sarah
Parents & Friends Assoc
Parents and Friends… we invite you to join us on Monday mornings throughout Term 4 (starting Oct 17) 9am-10 am in the P&F cottage (Silky Oak room) for a meditation session empowering loving intentions for our children, teachers, school community and extending beyond to love on the Earth. Meditation starts 9.15am.
Prerequisite : a loving heart…
Term Times 8:30 ~ 3:30
Holidays 10:00 ~ 3:00
Fax: (02) 6684 7399