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From the Principal

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to the new school year. It was just wonderful to see the students all pouring back into the school last week with bright, smiling faces, looking rested, refreshed and ready to learn. It was also wonderful to see the school staff coming back with such enthusiasm for their work with the students at the school after their well earned break.

We started the year welcoming some new (and almost new) teachers to the school. I am sure you will join me in welcoming Jenny (Kindergarten), Anna (Class 1), Paddy (HS Geography), Alix (English) and Phoenix (HS Drama T1). Later in the term we will welcome James (Class 5) and Emily (Kindy) and next term Ben (HS Drama).

It was wonderful to meet with our Class One parents at a morning tea on Tuesday and then our Kindergarten parents on Wednesday morning. The relationship we have with the families within our school community is so important to our work with the students. I really value every opportunity to meet with parents and to strengthen the work we do together. Class meetings are another opportunity for us to come together and I really enjoyed attending part of the Kindergarten and Year 9 parent meetings this week.

Over the holiday break, Gavin and his team were busy working on a range of maintenance tasks across the school. One of the most significant (and beneficial) changes was the addition of a new road surface to the bottom car park. I nervously watched on the first day of school and was really pleased that the dust problem has been very noticeably reduced (there was almost no dust on the day I watched). Fingers crossed that it will stay that way!

Next Tuesday we will be having our first twilight RC&M day. The idea for this was raised in the parent engagement evening we held last year; a number of parents said that Saturdays were busy family or work days and they would like some other options for RC&M events. Our RC&M events are a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the life of the school and contribute to the ongoing care of our wonderful buildings and facilities. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Tuesday. (Yes, Tuesday is St Valentines Day…. what could be more romantic than pulling out weeds together in the garden beds at school!)

I am looking forward to a great term, working together with staff, parents and the broader school community to bring the best possible education to our very precious and wonderful students.

Peace
Nerrida

New Enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome the following students and their families to our School community.

Staff Retreat

Every year, in January, our staff attend the CBRSS staff retreat. During this 2 day event, staff join together for professional learning activities, artistic activities and team building exercises. This is a wonderful way to bring our team together before school begins and a great way to strengthen and develop our relationships and our professional practice.

New Food Policy

Our new updated and Board approved policy is now available on our website.

Canteen News

A BIG THANK YOU to all parents who already registered their name on the canteen roster database and to everyone who has volunteered for a shift/s this term. The Term One Canteen Roster has filled remarkably quickly and it is so greatly appreciated. If you missed out on putting your name down, but would like to help out at some time during the year, please email Amanda at amandaeade55@gmail.com to register your interest. This will enable your email address to go onto the canteen roster database, allowing you to receive emails from the canteen regarding roster availability/cancellations and ongoing updates.

Jacqui Judd Photos

Any outstanding school photos will be delivered to the School next Wednesday.

Did you know

The School has a brand new website, one of the best features is the new Calendar of events which is both beautiful and easy to read, please check it out for updated details of school events and class meetings.

Class 1 Welcome Ceremony

On the first day our Class 1 students were welcomed to Primary School in a beautiful ceremony. Parents watery eyes were blamed on the dust in the air, but we knew better!

 

Primary School dress code

Teachers really appreciate your assistance and support by ensuring your children are following our new dress code. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for embracing it so quickly and graciously. We’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new sun hats next week which will remain at school for playtime and excursions.

For those who are still unsure what the dress code is please visit our website.

Sunshadow Slippers

With Sandi Valerio moving away you now need to purchase slippers remotely. Class Co-ordinators note that 20% discount is available for orders of 20 slippers. Bulk discount order forms and brochures are available from Reception or you can email Sandi directly at sandi@sunshadowslippers.com.au or visit the website.

 

Kitchen Garden Program

It’s great to see Class 4 students already hard at work on their Kitchen Gardening program.

French Lessons for Parents

Bonjour chers parents, 

This year once again our school has been accorded a grant for a French language program called “Parental Polyglots”.

The aim of this program is to propose some basic language skills to you parents so that you may understand what your children do during the French language classes. You will also be learning how to get by whilst travelling, how to order “un croissant et un grand café”, how to understand directions, and so many other fun things.

I would like to propose a one hour per week session over three terms; Term 2, 3 and 4.
I suggest Tuesday mornings from 9.15 am to 10.15 am.

I would be very happy to know of your interest to join this session.
Please contact me via email at francoises@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Merci.
À bientôt.
Françoise*

Bothmer Intensive Tarremah Steiner School

There is an upcoming Bothmer Intensive at Tarremah Steiner School in April.

Registration is closing soon. More details can be found on the listing on the SEA Website, http://www.steinereducation.edu.au/events/intensive-training-bothmer-gymnastics-2/. Please share with those at your school who may be interested in attending.

For more information, please contact John Correy directly, john.correy@tarremah.tas.edu.au.

Cello Wanted

If anyone has a cello lying around that is no longer being used I would be interested in purchasing for my daughter who has just started in Class 5. Please contact Chad on 0402685069. Thanks.

Looking for a Home

New CBRSS Class 5 teacher James and family of 5 including two working adults and four awesome children aged 3yrs-15yrs. Looking for a house ready to rent from mid March anywhere within Byron Shire around 20minutes drive to Cape Byron Steiner School 4+ bedrooms… rent $600-$700
Please call if you are looking for excellent long term tenants with outstanding references.

Melanie 0407327812