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P & F Fundraiser

Looking for quality art and craft supplies or a Steiner inspired gift or toy?

Art Makes Sense!

A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies as well as Steiner based toys are available online at Mercurius http://www.mercurius.com.au/

Enter the promotional code: FRIENDCBRSS and 15% of the sale will also go towards P&F fundraising!

Reflection on Unity

Mankind must above all seek universality and the courage to look at things from all sides ~ Rudolf Steiner

Coloured tiles wanted for Cl 5 & 6

Help comfort children with cancer

We’re trying to raise money to help Bryce and his Super Max & Bryce project team of friends and family, to purchase 1,000 Super Max the Turtles so we can give one to every single child diagnosed with cancer in Australia and New Zealand this year (see the project website at www.supermaxandbryce.org ).

This year, Bryce has expanded his goal to include New Zealand because of our partners at ANZCHOG who represent children’s oncologists in both countries (ANZCHOG stands for Australia and New Zealand Children’s Haematology and Oncology Group – they are Australia’s leading team of children’s cancer researchers; they love this project and have committed to being our non profit/registered charitable organisation partner so all donations can go through them and be fully tax deductible; their website is www.anzchog.org ).

For a brief overview of the Super Max & Bryce project, here is a recent story that aired on the TODAY show last month: https://www.facebook.com/iwakeupwithtoday/videos/1864344730266850/ (you’ll see that the TODAY video clip has over 86k views and 2.1k likes).

Here is a short “thank you” video Bryce made at the end of our first trip around Australia (it’s only one minute long and you’ll see Oden featured in it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4HxzRJDjV4

This is a local project supported by local community members; we couldn’t do it without the support of everyone around us.

This year, we are additionally trying to raise funding to give out 1,000 star covered scarves to the mums of children with cancer and 1,000 star covered socks to the dads. Our organisational partners at Annabel Trends (a local Burleigh Heads company) are producing these at cost for us with unique “Super Max & Bryce” designs and cards. The goal with the scarves and socks is to let ever mum and dad with a child who is battling against cancer know that they are cared for, thought of and connected through the stars wherever they are – connected not only with each other but also with every other family who is going through this unimaginable journey as well as the rest of us who are sending them love and hugs through our donations and support of the project.

Thank you for your consideration and support for this project aimed at spreading love, hope, happiness and comfort to children and families who so desperately need and deserve it.

Cheers, Amy (& Bryce)

From the Principal

Hello everyone,

It has been a positive and energetic two weeks around the school with a number of excursions and events happening for various classes, as well as our Autumn Festival. Students from right across the school were involved in the festival; with Kindy children joining us to watch and Primary and High School students singing, acting and providing musical accompaniment. As with most of our festivals, the teachers also had an opportunity to get up and sing.

I know that some members of our parent community were disappointed that this was a student-only event – we certainly missed you all at the festival and really look forward to welcoming you all to the Winter Festival (which will be held off site). We will be emailing out a link to parents so that you can watch some lovely video footage of the Autumn Festival and just ask that you do not upload the link to any social media or forward it to others.

Last week Teera and I attended the March Delegates Meeting of Steiner Education Australia (SEA). Delegates from Steiner schools from all over Australia attended this two day meeting to talk about a range of issues common to us all. Steiner Education Australia supports Steiner Schools across Australia in a range of ways, including by developing and maintaining the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework – which is the first national Steiner curriculum to have been accepted as a registered alternative anywhere in the world. As a NSW school, we also have to abide by the Education Act (NSW) which requires us to teach the New South Wales Education Authority Curriculum, and SEA assists us by providing advice and guidance in this regard .

At the meeting, we listened to an interesting presentation from Alex Shain of Reconciliation Australia; this was particularly relevant as we are just at the beginning of the process of creating a Reconciliation Action Plan for our school. (We will share more information about this in the near future, inviting parents to register their interest in joining our working group.) It is certainly a shared aim of our teachers to develop a deeper relationship with the local Arakwal Bundjalung community and the proposed Reconciliation Action Plan is just one part of this.

Finally, a big thank you to all of the parents who have attended Class Meetings this term. Attendance at these meetings has been quite high and I know our teachers really appreciate it when they are able to talk with parents and share information about what we are doing at school. I know it isn’t always easy to get out in the evenings for meetings and I am really grateful that so many of you have been able to do this.

Peace
Nerrida

Attention Parents and Staff – Canteen Closed Tuesday 3rd April

Please note on Tuesday (3rd April) after the Easter break, the Canteen will be CLOSED. The Canteen will re open on Wednesday 4 April.

Craig

 

 

Parent guide on Bullying

 

 

Safe on Social Media

Kirra Pendergast is the director of the Safe on Social Media website who recently gave a talk at our school. www.safeonsocial.com

This link takes you to some important insight she shares specifically for parents.

You would be careful in real life, so why not online?

Social Media is viewed by most people as a fun way to share information about themselves, friendships, family and things that happen in their day-to-day lives.

But things can go wrong…

It is important to understand that what you post on social media sites can affect your life both in good ways and bad.

Safe on Social Media guides are available on our website you can find them here 

Why This Skeptical Engineer Trusts Waldorf Education

A wonderful article, please make time to read, find it via this link

 

Repair Care & Maintenance Morning 28/3 9-11am

Repair Care & Maintenance Morning
Wednesday 28th March 9 -11am.
We will be working in the top playground and around Admin & Silky Oak Cottage.
Another opportunity to contribute to the vibrant community life of our school.
There will be a variety of tasks for all.
It will be my second morning back after my recent Hip Replacement.
See you there.

Site Manager
Gavin Colley

 

Innovation Centre update

As you may have noticed, construction of our new Innovation Centre is now well underway. We would like to create a beautiful entry to the school including an outdoor shelter between the new building & the Performance Hall. The aim is to provide students & parents a covered drop off area at pick up time and students with an additional sheltered space in the playground. This is in addition to the building that is currently underway.
We are aiming to raise $30,000 for this addition. The current balance in our Building Fund account is $13,000, so we still need to raise $17,000. If you would like to make a donation please scroll down to the bottom of the Bulletin and click our Donate today button. Please note that deductions to the Building Fund are tax deductible.

Watch the first 12 weeks of construction in under 5 mins.

Sound track Freedom Jazz Dance by Patrick, Louie, Noah & Anatole.
Thanks to Nigel Haslam of motioncircus.com who has kindly installed his Timelapse equipment and donated his time to document the construction of the new Innovation Centre.

 

 

Autumn Festival 2018