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Helping at the canteen is a wonderful way of not only getting to know the school community a little bit more, but also in claiming RC&M hours, and receiving a free delicious lunch for your child/ren. Hours are between 9.30am – 2.30pm. To put your name down on the roster, please contact Amanda at email@example.com or 0411 837 699.
The lovely ladies from the oral health team at the Byron Central Hospital Dental Clinic came to conduct the Kindergarten Oral Assessment Program this week. They have left flyers with reception for any child in the area under 18 years of age to make a FREE appointment at our new hospital down the road.
Our school is currently involved in the Live Life Well @ School, which is co-ordinated by Northern NSW Local Health. We are including a different ‘snippet’ about encouraging a healthy lifestyle in each Bulletin. Here is the second snippet about healthy ways to live life well ~ Why you should always serve unhealthy snacks in a small bowl.
It is often said that gaining weight is a simple matter of energy intake being greater than energy we use up. While this notion is certainly correct, it does not account for all the factors that drive one to eat more calories than we need. Take for example the size of a bowl from which you eat your snacks. Could this simple factor play a role in the number of calories you may eat?
Back in 2005, Wansink and Cheney performed a wonderfully simple study and found that when snacks are offered in a large bowl, people take 53% more food (146 extra calories) and eat 56% (142 calories) more than when offered the same amount of food but in a smaller bowl (roughly half the size of large bowl).
Take home message? If you have friends coming over for a party, or you’re making snacks for yourself or your family, try the following: place the healthy snacks in large bowls and the unhealthy ones in small bowls. Theoretically, people should eat more of the healthy snacks and less of the unhealthy ones.
The term is well underway and the school has been a hive of activity over the last couple of weeks. As the winter season begins to recede, we are all feeling the new energy of the coming spring. This is a great time for learning and a great time for approaching projects with a renewed vigour and sense of purpose.
The Repair Care and Maintenance Day last Saturday was a wonderful day of our school community coming together to bring some added love and attention to our beautiful site. The entrance to our school is now looking really lovely and our Administration building is sparkling. We took on some of your suggestions from the parent engagement evening and focussed our attention on just two areas of the school and this really helped to develop a stronger community feeling as everyone pitched in and worked together. I really enjoyed catching up with some of you on the day and would like to thank you for giving some of your time to come along and help out. Look out for some further changes to our Repair, Care and Maintenance days next year.
Our Class Three parents are working really hard to pull together what will be another wonderful Spring Fair. They have been working for several months and are now in the last stages of preparation. The theme for this year’s Spring Fair is “The Earth is our Garden” and it promises to be another wonderful celebration of our school community, the changing season and our incredible natural environment. Please do invite your family and friends to come along and help us to celebrate.
In other news, we are in the process of finalising our 2017 Kindergarten enrolment process. This can be quite a challenging process as we have many more people applying than places available and, inevitably, we will have to disappoint some people. We have been working hard to ensure our process is clear and transparent so that all applicants know what to expect. In a time when our school is experiencing very healthy enrolments, this is one of the more difficult processes. It is never easy to disappoint families who want to join our community.
Some Questions for You to Consider – Parent Engagement in Learning
Thank you to those parents who sent in feedback to questions raised in our last Bulletin, arising out of our Parent Engagement evening. As promised, in each Bulletin we are sharing some of the questions asked on the evening and inviting further feedback. Please feel free to call or email your feedback to principal@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au .
How can we enhance authentic and meaningful parent engagement in the CBRSS Early Childhood and Primary School community?
How can we enhance authentic and meaningful parent engagement in the CBRSS High School community?
Thank you to the parents and students who so generously gave of their time, skill and labour on Saturday to help out on the Repair, Care and Maintenance Day last Saturday. I very much appreciate your help and support. Our school looks wonderful after your work! Thank you to the teachers who came along to help, to Craig for the amazing lunch and to Gavin who works so hard to set up these days. Next year we will be offering a range of new opportunities for parents and teachers to get involved – look out for the new twilight event which will be happening at the beginning of the year.
WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!
Our new Repair Care & Maintenance Day (RCM) program was a great success with more people attending & everyone seemed to be really enjoying them selves.
We concentrated on two main areas and this allowed people to work together more & provided a greater sense of achievement at the end.
Next year we will also have a twilight RCM day, 3 – 6pm on a school day with BBQ dinner after.
Our new name challenge has so far provided: Community Days & Community Care Days. If you have any other ideas please email Gavin at site@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au or text or phone 0427 847 400.
One major highlight for me was to see my 19-month-old grandson come walking in pushing his wheelbarrow I recently bought him. He had come to help out with his father & grandfather. His father, our son, was a student here.
To me this is what the day is all about: vibrant community through working together.
Thank You to All
Spring is in the air and it’s a perfect time to welcome the school’s newly arrived honey bees!
We now have a colony of bees safely ensconced in their new top bar hive at the school. They are settling in nicely and can be seen busy gathering nectar and pollen in the spring blossom. In the future they will provide an opportunity for students to observe and learn about these fascinating creatures and to sample the fruits of their tireless labour.
The Earth Is Our Garden
SPRING FAIR 17th September
Countdown! Less than 3 weeks to our wonderful annual Spring Fair.
Come and join us at the Friday Markets for some planting and making decorations. Silent Auction to commence at NEXT Friday’s market, 2nd September. Stay tuned for an amazing list of prizes.
We have collected $825 for week 1. Please help us reach our goal of $6600.00. This means each child selling only one book (10 tickets)!
Collecting from our School Community:
1. Egg cartons
2. Any old hoops or pieces of bamboo
3. Long fabric strips in any colour
Please bring to class 3. Contact Ebony at firstname.lastname@example.org
White Elephant Second Hand Stall
Please bring all donations to class 3 from 31st August. Please no electrical, mouldy, broken or damaged goods. Quality not quantity and we would especially love all children’s Clothing of all sizes and any other clothing you are ready to depart with. Contact Lisa at Idobbie13@gmail.com
High School Cake stall
Each family in the school is required to provide one cake for the High School Café, located next to the school offices. Please bring on the morning of the Fair. Each family will be provided with a cake box and label to provide ingredients the week before the fair.
We welcome any contributions of vines and flowers for our beautiful Garlands Stall located on the green. Please bring on the morning of the Fair.
Pupil Free Day
A reminder that Friday 16th is a pupil free day. All classes are required to set up their stalls on this day and assist in making our school look beautiful.
We are loving the journey of Spring Fair 2016 and are so looking to sharing the day with you all.
Many thanks to everyone for all your wonderful contributions and support.
Does anyone have any doilies that they would be willing to donate to Kindy for our Spring Fair decorations? We are also after colourful fabric, like old sheets or old clothing. Thank you very much. Please call or text Sarah on 0414228563.
As part of Class Three’s current Money Main Lesson, the classroom has transformed into a thriving Market Place! We spent last week discovering the highs and lows of bartering and trading, and this week we are discovering how money has evolved to make the job much easier!
Bethanie & Teera
Term Times 8:30 ~ 3:30
Holidays 10:00 ~ 3:00
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