The Year 12 students celebrated their graduation in a special assembly on Thursday for the whole school. It was a moving and joyful morning watching our Year 12 students accept their certificates and gifts and thank the school for their journey. This is their final week of schooling until the HSC exams begin on October 13th. We wish them all the best for their exams.
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Cape Byron turned a few heads at Sydney Olympic park this week coming out the overall Winner in the NSW State netball Championships. The “Black Oystas” looked sleek, professional and showed great skill on the courts with all 5 games undefeated. The final was a nail-biting and tough game with the boys behind by three in the first half, then charging to a solid victory of 18 – 13 in the second half. With a maximum of 10 to a side, Netball NSW allowed an exception so we could have ALL 11 of our year 8 boys participate in the Championships and this was a key component of their success. While their skills were impressive, what stood out the most was their teamwork – they were respectful to their opponents, courteous to their umpires and showed wonderful team spirit.
Our illustrious leader Ric also turned heads in the Staff Vs Coaches game. An obvious crowd favourite, Ric pulled out some moves Netball NSW had never seen before and was voted ‘Best on Court’ for his athleticism, skills and entertainment value. Cape Byron should feel very proud of their ambassadors this week; I certainly was.
Earlier this term in Week 5, all of the Class Three students, with one parent each, experienced a special Camp Out with Kids. This was the first time the program has been run for a whole class and by trained CBRSS staff. It was a wonderful opportunity for each child to share special one-on-one time with their parent and lovely to have the whole class together for such a cherished class occasion. As we sat around the fire gazing at the stars and sharing stories, we could feel that this was a special and important moment of bonding and growth for everyone. It was also brilliant preparation for our following first big camp away from school.
In week 7, Class three set out for their adventure to Binna Burra in Lamington National Park. We had a feeling this class would be ready for 4-days and 3-nights for their first camp away, and we were right! Class Three certainly stepped up to the occasion with impressive determination and enthusiasm.
We spent the days exploring the glorious rainforests with our most lovely National Park guides. The flying fox was definitely a highlight, along with the great ‘EGGsperiment’. We caught and examined water sensitive bugs, built up our trust for each on the low ropes course and sensory trail and went on a night exploration for nocturnal animals. In the evenings we sat in the beautiful Grooms Cottage by the fire knitting and listening to stories. It could just well have been a scene from Little House in the Prairie!
We were very grateful for our superb parent helpers Craig, Peter, Joe and Tahl who ensured that our bellies were always full, our questions always answered, and our timely bed-time always guaranteed!
At the end of the camp, the Binna Burra guides told us that they were especially impressed with how exceptionally respectful, considerate, creative and enthusiastic Class Three were. We felt very proud! The children returned home safe, contentedly worn-out and full of wonderful stories.
We are already dreaming up plans for our Class 4 camp in 2017……
ahhh the joy of it!!!
From the happy campers,
Busy Fingers made all of this beautiful work.
This beautiful collection of students music has been compiled from recordings made over the last 9 years.
CD’s are available for purchase from the Admin office.
$15 each (2 for $25 or 5 for $50)
The team at Season’s Café would like to thank everyone who supported the canteen this term. The 5 star rated (by local health inspectors) café will be publishing the Term 4 menu at the end of this week. It was hinted to us by Café manager Craig Atkinson, one dish may be of Middle Eastern flavour, yum, stay tuned.
Prepared with love and goodness, our Café does rely on parent help and support. If you are interested in volunteering next term (especially week one) please contact Amanda Eade on firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0411837699. It’s also a fun way to claim those RC&M hours, meet the school community while your children receive a free lunch. With no experience necessary.
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…
Mercurius Australia supplies a quality range of art materials, wooden and natural toys and other products to support healthy development for all ages. They are now offering their product range through their retail website www.art-makes-sense.com.au, to our school community.
In partnership with Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School P&F in a fundraising initiative, every product purchased through on their site using the promotion code FRIENDCBRSS, 15% of the value of purchases will be donated back to our school P&F.
Happy shopping and feel free to contact Mercurius if you need any help.
What a productive and exciting couple of weeks it has been at school. We are certainly all feeling that lovely renewed sense of energy that accompanies the arrival of Spring.
I hope you have all seen some of our wonderful new Spring Fair signs around the community. We are looking forward to a truly wonderful day of community celebration together. I know the organising committee and many members of our school community have been working hard to bring this event together.
Last week I was lucky enough to accompany the Grade 6 students and Maree on a whale watching trip off Tweed Heads. We were so very lucky to have a few whales come right up to (and swim under) our boat and then put on a wonderful display of play for us. It was an experience the students (and the adults) will never forget. My trust camera certainly got a workout on the day – I hope you enjoy some of my photos later in the bulletin.
Excitement is building down at the High School today as preparations are underway for our Annual HSC Showcase. This is one of the absolute highlights of the school year and a very important moment for our Year 12 students as they share with the community some of the fruits of their education with us.
I hope to see many of you either at the showcase tonight or the Spring Fair next week.
The Earth Is Our Garden
Countdown! – 1 week until Spring Fair!!
Dress Up for Spring Fair on the day! Come join us dressed in Spring Garden theme. Calling all garden creatures, scarecrows, gnomes, animals, fruit & veg!
ONE CAKE PER FAMILY – High School Café stall Every family is required to please contribute one cake to the High School Cafe on the day.
Next week each family will be given a cake box and an ingredients tag via your eldest child. We ask that you make (or purchase) a cake, slice, biscuits, cupcakes, muffins, fruit bread or scones in the style that you would eat at home. For example, if you normally eat organic, gluten free, dairy free or vegan, bring a little of your home-life along to share. Help us to reflect the diversity of our school culture and preferences of visitors on the day.
You can drop off your offering on the ‘Pupil Free Friday’ prior to the Fair, or directly to the stall on Saturday. To avoid mishaps, please ensure ingredients are clearly marked on the tags provided.
Needing Coat Hangers We would love more coat hangers for the white elephant stall, and old white cream sheets or old white lace tablecloths. Please bring in a bag with your name and number to class 3. You will get them back!
Electrical Appliances Please bring all Electrical appliances that are to be used for Spring Fair to school by Thursday 15th September for safety testing and tagging. Thanks
Pupil Free Day Please remember Friday 16th is a pupil free day. Each class is responsible for set up of their activity on this day.
Raffle and Silent Auction We do not want to reprint more booklets of tickets to sell on the day, so if you still have unsold books please return them.
Plants and Produce We welcome seedlings, plants, fresh garden produce, pickles, jams, conserves and eggs for the Produce Stall as we get closer to Spring Fair. Contact Tanya on 0425239284 or email@example.com
White Elephant Stall NOW is the time for Spring Cleaning and de-cluttering! All second hand goods welcome especially clothing. Please bring to class 3. No electrical, mouldy, broken or damaged goods. Contact Lisa at Idobbie13@gmail.com
Craft Stall We welcome any craft donations. Please bring to reception. Contact Kylie 0433176895
Garlands Stall Save your blooms and vines! We will be collecting for our Garlands Stall on either Friday 16th and the morning of the Fair.
First Aid Calling on a few parents who have current First Aid Certificates to be available for contact on the day.
Opening Ceremony Starts at 10am. All classes from 1-6, as well as high school classes, are performing at this time. Please make sure that students are here by 9:30am.
From the Spring Fair Team 🙂
This morning I was driving down the hill at the entrance to the school when a wallaby hopped across the road directly in front of my car. Fortunately, I was travelling at the prescribed 40 kph and was able to stop in time. If I had been travelling any faster, I would definitely have hit the wallaby. Recently there have been wallabies, koalas, echidnas and water dragons on our school road. Please drive very carefully and at the correct speed when you are driving to school. We love the little critters who live around our school and would hate to see them injured or killed.
Class 6 ventured out to sea last week to for a whale watching experience. It didn’t take long to spot the distant flume of a pod of humpback whales. With eyes peeled, we saw many whale pods around us – but still so far away! The class sang and called to the whales, and the whales responded by coming nearer and gracing us with a magnificently beautiful whale ballet. The experience culminated in a whale spy hopping within metres of the boat, really getting a good look at the children that were so delighted to see them.
It is great to see our students submitting work in regional and national competitions ans being awarded for their creativity and talent. Recently we received notification that Jasmine Pierce, Raani Nichols (pictured) and Esme Heath (pictured) all received nominations for the poetry they submitted to a national poetry competition.
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