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Christmas Market donations

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.

Season’s Cafe – Roster

Please be reminded of your canteen duty roster if you have volunteered this term. If you wish to help fill in the blank dates, please contact Amanda Eade on 0411837699 or email amandaeade55@gmail.com.

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A big thank you to Class 4 for growing and donating these super crunchy radishes. Craig and the team welcome any home grown produce you may have in abundance.

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Periwinkle Christmas Fair

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Lost watch

One of our HSC students has lost her Olivia Newton Watch. It is a teal green colour and has been missing for some time. If you have seen it or heard anything could you please let reception know.

Periwinkle Preschool Crowdfunding

Periwinkle have been offered the chance to purchase the land on which Periwinkle Preschool sits. A magical place that plays a vital role in the early years of our children in Byron, Periwinkle are now seeking financial support to re-pay the loan of $237,000 to buy the land. For donations click gofundme campaign.

From the Principal

 

Hello everyone,

It’s great to be back for a busy and exciting fourth term. There are so many activities happening around the school over the coming weeks that it can be hard to keep up. Please keep an eye on the calendar on our website for upcoming events and please also log in regularly to the parent portal as we have sent out quite a few permission notes for various classes over the last few days.

I always love coming back to see the children at the beginning of fourth term as they all seem to have grown and changed, with the pull from the future of the next year level evident.

Our 2016 HSC students are now in the process of sitting their final exams. As the exams take place on our school site (much less stressful for the students than having to attend an external exam hall), it does require some care and consideration from all in our school community when an exam is in progress. Thank you for your patience and care so far, I know our Year 12 students really appreciate it.

You will note, later in the bulletin, that we are proposing some changes to the Primary School Dress Code next year. In essence, there are two proposed changes, the first is to introduce a good quality, broad-brimmed sun hat and make this compulsory. These hats will come in a range of colours, will be inexpensive and will be available for purchase from the office. The second change is that Primary students must wear a plain t-shirt (short or long sleeved) in one of the rainbow colours or a school t-shirt (available in a range of colours and with the school logo on it). These changes are being proposed following feedback from parents and teachers in relation to the variation in the quality of sun hats available and being worn by children and some of the challenges both parents and teachers are having with children wearing inappropriate tops and shirts to school. I encourage you to send in your feedback in relation to this as we really do want to make sure we have a Primary Dress Code that suits the needs of the school and the school community.

Finally, thank you to Teera, Katie, the Administration Crew, Teachers and Support Crew for ‘holding the fort’ whilst I was on leave. The school is in great shape and I have returned feeling refreshed and energised.

Peace
Nerrida

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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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Proposed Change to Primary School Dress Code ~ Please Provide Feedback

We are proposing a change to the Primary School Dress Code as from the beginning of next year. This change is being proposed following requests from both parents and teachers. The proposed additions are listed in bold italics below.

  • Clothing should suit the season. Please provide spare clothes in rainy weather.
  • Plain coloured clothing made of natural fibres is recommended.
  • No black clothing or clothing with printed images, messages or slogans.
  • Top must be a short or long sleeved plain t-shirt of a single rainbow colour or a CBRSS t-shirt
  • Clothing should allow freedom of movement (consider bike pants or shorts under skirts to support this).
  • Strong, supportive, flat-soled shoes in winter and autumn and shoes or sandals in summer or spring.
  • Thongs, ‘Crocs’, Ugg boots and fashion shoes are not suitable for school.
  • Shoes should be suitable for nature walks and sport.
  • Soft-soled slippers for indoor use.
  • Broad-brimmed CBRSS school hat must be worn for outdoor play.
  • Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back at all times.
  • Jewellery kept to a minimum. Earrings to be simple studs or sleepers only. No make-up.

Please send in your feedback to the proposed change so that we can consider all views before making a final decision. Send feedback to info@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au
The changes are planned to come into effect at the beginning of next year.

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Class 5 Greek Day

At the end of last term Class Five celebrated learning about Ancient Greece with a Greek Day. The children learnt a traditional Greek dance, heard stories and saw artifacts from a small island, presented their Greek Projects and then shared a formal Greek meal together.

Their projects are currently on display in the library, please stop past and have a look.

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School photos for Primary School

School photos will commence first week of  November for primary school classes. Photos will again be taken by Jacqui Judd

Tuesday 1st November Class 1 & 2
Tuesday 8th November Class 3 & 5
Tuesday 15th November Class 4 & 6

The group photo will be taken first thing in the morning and the individual photos afterwards. Students will be given order forms shortly.

Class 2 visits our bee hive

A visit to the school beehive is always popular and it’s always interesting to see what the bees are carrying into the hive.
The children can see all of the different coloured pollens and how the bees congregate around the entrance before marching in with their harvest. The hive has expanded to occupy about half of the frames, most of them full of brood and more recently some honey is being stored in some new white wax combs. There might be a harvest for us at the end of the Summer if we’re lucky.class2-bees

Repair, Care and Maintenance Days in 2016

This year a Repair, Care & Maintenance levy of $250 per annum appeared on the invoice at the commencement of school. The levy is credited back after the completion of 16 hours of community work within the school. The credit is applied at the end of the term when your 16 hours are completed.
To arrange for the completion of your remaining RC&M hours please contact the Office. The work includes assisting in the canteen, gardening and minor landscaping, painting, cleaning, repair and minor maintenance work. You are also able to complete your RC&M hours assisting class teachers at their request.

Cyclists on the road ~ please take care

We have a small number of very dedicated (and very fit!) teachers who ride their bicycles to school. They need to share the road space on the hill coming down into the school with cars and buses as there is no paved shoulder. Could everybody please take care, slow down and watch out for cyclists on this part of the road. Our local wildlife will thank you for this too!

Mercurius ~ Help our school blossom

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
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