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Seasons 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



From the Principal

Hello everybody,

Friday marked the final exam for our HSC students and the end of a wonderful journey, with a number of students having been at the school since Kindergarten. I would like to thank the school community for your patience whilst the HSC exams were taking place. Everybody worked hard to ensure the spaces around the exam rooms were quiet and undisturbed. Whilst holding the exams within the school causes some disruption, sitting exams in a known environment does help to reduce the stress for our HSC students. On Monday I will join some of the teachers to say a final farewell to our 2016 graduating class at a formal dinner.

Last week we also welcomed the Ensemble Della Mar back from their tour of Victoria and Tasmania. I have received feedback that the ensemble’s performances were vibrant, entertaining and inspiring. The ensemble will be playing at a “Welcome Home” concert on Thursday at the school from 5.45 pm. This will be a wonderful celebration of our talented students and the music they make. If you haven’t attended an ensemble concert before, I strongly recommend that you come along. (If you have seen them before, you don’t need my recommendation to know it will be a wonderful night).

Thank you to those parents who gave feedback about the proposed changes to the Primary School Dress Code. So far the response to the proposed changes has been positive. We plan to make a decision in the middle of next week, so if you would like to provide feedback on the proposed change, please email your comments. Details about the proposed changes can be found later in this bulletin.



Change to the Primary School Dress Code

The proposed additions are listed in bold italics below. We welcome 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

  • 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.

The changes are planned to come into effect at the beginning of next year.

New enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome the following families to the school:

  • The Woods family with D’Arcy Year 8 and Romany Year 10

We welcome you to our school community and hope you and your family find your time with us enriching and enjoyable.


2017 Term Dates


This information can always be found on our school website

Year 10 Work Experience

This week Year 10 have been getting a taste of working life in various career placements from retail, sports, journalism, theatre, agriculture, marine, web design, veterinary, photography, fashion, IT and alternative therapies’.
We are receiving great feed-back on their participation and professionalism.
Jess and Andy

Year 9 Geography Excursion

Year 9 students had a great day with Jess and Andy visiting the Cape Byron Lighthouse on Wednesday as part of their Geography syllabus requirements. They discussed the impacts of tourism with NSW NPWS staff and explored the history of Byron Bay during their tours of the Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum. They then went in to the township of Byron Bay and surveyed the general public on factors that are influencing change in Byron Bay. They all conducted themselves maturely throughout the day and had an excellent time.

‘Have A Go’ Athletics day

We had a great day yesterday with Classes 3 to 6 participating in the Have-A -Go Athletics day. A big thanks to the students in Year 8 and 9 who assisted on the day and to Ric for organising.


Class 5 & 6 Local Excursion

Students visited Byron Bay Lighthouse this week, walking to Wategos Beach while hearing stories of indigenous significance by rangers and stories told by local leader, Delta Kay.


Welcome home concert

The Ensemble Della Mar comprising 31 students in years 7 – 10 from Cape Byron Steiner School have just returned from a successful tour of Melbourne and Tasmania.

Ensemble Della Mar 2016 with logo


The ensemble includes cello, violin, flute, trumpet, melodica, piano, voice, guitar, percussion and even features the banjo for a couple of rollicking Bluegrass numbers.

This will be a very inspiring concert of world music, jazz, classical and popular styles.
The quality of musicianship in the young people is outstandingly high and they have had a great reception at all their interstate concerts.

The ensemble experiences a huge leap forward in confidence and ability on the tours and it so much fun being together, traveling together, laughing and dancing to disco music in our breaks!

Join us to celebrate and be inspired!

Tickets for the concert and $5 or $10 per family
Refreshments will be served at interval.

All proceeds assist with expenses for the tour.

Loani x

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.


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.


Periwinkle Christmas Fair


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.