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From the Principal

Hello everyone,

The term has got off to a lovely, calm start with our students enjoying the calmer atmosphere the cooler weather brings. Having said this, there is a lot of activity around the school with students attending a range of sporting events off-site, the Kindergarten Autumn Festival happening (a little late due to the severe weather at the end of last term) and planning well underway for several camps across the school.

We are also well into planning for our Winter Festival. We have taken on parent and staff feedback from the last Winter Festival and will be making some changes to this year’s festival. We will publish further information about this important event in the life of our school in the coming weeks.

This week our new study group was launched. We are studying Steiner’s “Kingdom of Childhood” lectures. These lectures form a wonderful, accessible introduction to the philosophy which underpins the education we offer. I really enjoy leading this study group each year; it is a wonderful opportunity to get to know parents and friends of our school in a relaxed setting. The study group meets most Thursday mornings this term at 9.15 am in the library. If you are interested in coming along, it is not too late to join in. Please contact Yvette at the school for information or see details further along in this Bulletin.

Finally, there is quite a bit of illness around the school at the moment; many staff and children are unwell. It would really help us to slow the spread of illness if you could keep any unwell children at home until they are completely recovered.

Peace,
Nerrida

Please Help Us To Reduce Traffic on Balraith Lane

There are quite a lot of cars travelling on our local roads at drop-off and pick-up times.  We ask for your help in reducing the traffic load by considering carefully whether your child could utilise a bus service to come to school.  Alternatively, you might consider car-pooling with some other families.
Your assistance in reducing the school-based traffic on the roads will support a safer and calmer local traffic environment.

 

Spring Fair Coordinator

We are really pleased to announce that Emma Davies is taking on the important role of Spring Fair Coordinator. She will be working with the Class Three parents to bring our 2017 Spring Fair to fruition.

 

 

Welcome to new Student

We warmly welcome Anouk Smith and her family to the School community, Anouk has joined our yr 8 class.

From Georgi

Dear CBRSS School Community.

It is with much sadness that, due to family reasons, I have made the tough decision to resign from the Receptionist role at Cape Byron.

I have very much enjoyed working with your beautiful children, the lovely staff body, and this gorgeous school community. I will dearly miss everyone.

My two youngest boys are still at CBRSS, and so I will still see you around. Thank you for being such a beautiful school community to work with. I am deeply grateful, and already treasure the experience.

Thank you …

Much love,

from Georgi XO.

 

CBRSS Study Group

CBRSS has 2 Study Groups for Term 2, an evening one on Tuesdays and a morning one on Thursday. It’s not too late to join!

For more information on the Evening Group please click here

For more information on the Morning Group please click here

To register please contact Yvette enrolments@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au or phone 02 6639 9302.

“If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve into something higher.”
― Rudolf Steiner

Cape Byron Community Choir

The Grail Singers meet in the Movement Room on Tuesdays 4.30 – 5.45pm. $10
All voices welcome! Come and experience the joys of singing in harmony together.

Loani

Site news

Gavin will be away from school until the 30th of May.

Please direct all site related communication to Reception until then.

Yr 12 Perform at Bluesfest

Our year 12 students were part of the Local High Schools showcase at this years Bluesfestival.
Our students have been performing at the Bluesfest since 2009, after Tom Whitaker approached the festival director Peter Noble to provide a performance opportunity for the students. The experience is valuable for the students on various levels. They enter through the Artists gate, receive Artists passes and then head to the Green Room- a large compound where all the artists have their dressing rooms. The rider, of course, has a variety of soft drinks and water…. The students then set up on the Juke Joint stage and performed a fantastic set of four songs. The experience of a professional stage crew and Audio technicians is a rare and amazing thing. The Bluesfestival staff and crew were, as always, supportive and fabulous. Congratulations to the Year 12 Music class! Not only was their performance excellent, they conducted themselves so beautifully and respectfully throughout the whole day.
Big thank you to Matt Gulliford, Katie Alleva and Steve Richards for their support on the day.

Tom

Thank you also to Tom for all that he does to support our students and for providing such amazing opportunities!

Thank you to Lyn McCarthy for the awesome photos.

More Music news from Tom

In other exciting news, Monica and Bridget Brandolini have just released their video clip that was the prize for winning last years Bluesfest Grommet Busking Comp. The song was recorded by Nick DiDia, who has also recorded and produced such bands as Rage Against The Machine, Pearl Jam and many many others. The clip was produced by the wonderful people at the Filmery. Big credit to Anita Joy and Melissa Moss, two inspiring people who coordinate the competition and develop the prizes and opportunities to young and adult musicians. This is a very special song, make sure you have good speakers!

Watch the video here

Merryn Boller, who graduated in 2014, has also released a new single with the French Producer Mome. The first single has had over 80 million listens on Spotify, and a similar number on Youtube. Merryn has just moved to Paris and is working in a Crepery, along with Nannying while she continues to build her music career.
Warning: This contains some mild adult images.

Watch the video here

Yr 8 Camp

Last term the year 8 students accompanied by Claire, Malcolm and Ric, ventured into the wilderness of the Nightcap range. They swam in crystal clear water holes, bathed under water falls, mountain biked and hiked with all their camping gear through beautiful native forests. It was unfortunate that the camp was cut short due to bad weather, however the students and teachers had a wonderful time connecting with each other and appreciating the natural environment.

Art Express Excursion To The Art Gallery Of NSW

On the 6th of April our Senior Visual Art Classes travelled to Sydney to view some the top Bodies of Work from the state in the prestigious ARTEXPRESS exhibition organized by BOSTES and the Art Gallery of NSW.

“ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW. It includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.”

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/insideartexpress/

The students loved this exhibition as it provided an amazing opportunity to view and discuss HSC top band works of art.

We also had a rare chance to view John Olsen’s exhibition called, THE YOU BEAUT COUNTRY.

“John Olsen is one of Australia’s greatest living artists. Olsen is well known for his energetic and distinctive painting style and in particular for his lyrical depiction of the landscape. He is a major figure in the story of Australian art and his unique and sensual pictorial language presents a very personal view of the world.”

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/john-olsen/

The students marveled at his large scale work and enjoyed the playfulness of his mark making and of course found a comfortable spot here relaxing on the inbuilt seats whilst viewing a painting that had been suspended from the ceiling.

The students enjoyed a sunny city experience and returned home inspired and excited about their own art making practice.

Katie Alleva
Claire Sleeman

Lucus Proudfoot visit to Cl 6

Class Six had the pleasure of visiting author Lucus Proudfoot from Byron Writers Festival in our classroom this week. Lucas promoted fluid creativity via his songs, stories and fabulous humour. He generously shared about his family history and Aboriginal culture and spoke about how these have affected him as an author.

The children then went for a walk outside and were asked to write down three things they love or have a connection to and one random thing, from there they created a story. Eg, moon, stars, sun and a yellow pea or caterpillar, garden, tomato and headphones. Perhaps you’d like to give it a go?

Kindy Autumn Festival

Kindergarten Harvest Blessing

The silver rain, the shining sun
The fields where Scarlett poppies run
And all the ripples in the wheat
Are in the bread that we do eat

So when we sit at every meal
And say our grace, we always feel
That we are eating rain and sun
And fields where Scarlett poppies run…

CBRSS Bushdance 26th May