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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

Looking for a Steiner inspired gift or toy?

Art Makes Sense

A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies as well as Steiner based toys are available online
at Mercurius’s Art Makes Sense http://www.art-makes-sense.com.au

Enter the promotional code: FRIENDCBRSS and 15% of the sale will also go towards P&F fundraising!

Silver Smithing Term 2

Brainy breakfast

Nearly 1 in 5 Australian children skip breakfast.
Without breakfast these children may not have
Have anything to eat for 14- 16 hours!

This affects their concentration at school,
mood, behaviour & energy levels. Some easy
breakfast ideas, that only take a couple
of minutes to make will fuel your child
throughout the day include:

• Smoothies: Mix any fruit with low fat
dairy to keep them full
• Muesli, fruit & yoghurt: you can make
your own over the weekend & store
for use throughout the week.
• Toast: Toppers include avocado, beans
or cheese & tomato
• Overnight oats: just spoon out a portion
In the morning.
Frozen berries also work great!
• Eggs and soldiers (toast)

Our Online Community noticeboard

Have you seen our new Online Community noticeboard yet? Please be sure to check it out regularly here.

We have everything from workshops & charities to support to houses for sale and new things going up all the time. If you would like to post something to the community noticeboard please use this link or email Yvette at news@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

From the Principal

Hello everyone,

What a big last two weeks it has been! Last week provided us with a pointed reminder of the power of nature and that we human beings simply can’t control everything.

When we made the decision on Thursday to ask parents to pick up their children early, we did it with the knowledge that this would not be possible for every parent, however it would ensure that as many children as possible could get home before the really wild weather and flooding hit. I would like to thank the parents for responding with such grace and speed to our call. I would also like to thank our Administration Staff and Teachers for supporting this process, the children and our families so well.

As always, no communication is ever perfect. I am aware that some parents didn’t get the text message until much later (we believe the issue was with the telecommunications providers). We texted, emailed and also put an alert on our website. If you are ever in doubt when there is a major weather event, please check our school website as we will always put the up-to-date information there.

I know that some of our staff and families have suffered losses due to the flooding (both at home and in some workplaces). We are working to provide all the support we can to those families. If you have been affected by the flooding, please do let us know so that we can support in whatever way we can.

I hope everyone has a safe, happy (and dry) Easter break. Thank you for a wonderful term of learning and sharing as a school community. I look forward to seeing you all next term.

Peace
Nerrida

Opening hours for the holidays

The School Office will be open to the public Monday to Thursday in week 1 of the Holidays (10.4.2017-13.4.2017) from 10am-3pm. The Office will be closed all of week 2 and re-opens Monday 24th April (closed Tuesday 25th for Anzac day.)

The first day of School is Wednesday 26th of April.

We wish you a happy and safe Holiday and look forward to seeing you then!

Class 4 Easter craft

Flood Relief

If anyone has been affected by flooding and requires assistance or support from the School Community please let Reception know reception@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au. Alternatively if you are having trouble with payment of School Fees please be sure to contact Julia from accounts to discuss your situation accounts@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living. 

– Rudolf Steiner

Welcome to our School Community

We warmly welcome Seraphina Deefholts to Class 1, Coco Neumann to Yr 7 and Phoebe Neumann to Yr 9 along with their family.

CBRSS Study Groups

CBRSS has 2 Study Groups for Term 2, an evening one on Tuesdays and a morning one on Thursday.

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

Please support Lily’s cause

Dear parents, students and school community,

My name is Lily, and I am currently in year 10 here at Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School.

I’d like to begin by thanking everybody who has already donated, your contribution has helped to make this happen and I have now put together my first 20 or so #PeriodPacks.

As this will be an ongoing initiative, with packs made up each month your continual donations and support will be very much appreciated.

I am also looking for prizes that I can raffle to fundraise for the cause. So I would also be delighted to receive any donations in this area.

Please read below for the Period Pack story. You can also now follow #PeriodPack on Instagram at @PeriodPack_ and see where your kind donations are going.

Recently I have become aware of groups helping homeless women in big cities, like Sydney, through the distribution of care packages filled with things like sanitary items and a bottle of water. These basics not only help women who are on the streets manage basic hygiene, but also allow them to spend what money they do have on food and other necessities, rather than sanitary products.

Shocked by the realisation that I’ve never really thought about how homeless women manage menstruation, I did some research on whether Byron Bay and surrounds had any similar services. They don’t.
Shocked by the realisation that I’ve never really thought about how homeless women manage menstruation, I did some research on whether Byron Bay and surrounds had any similar services. They don’t.

When you walk around Byron Bay, you don’t see many homeless women; but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. As I read in the Northern Star, “The people you see day to day on the street is by far the minority…The vast majority of ‘hidden’ homeless people include…large numbers of vulnerable women, especially younger single parents, older women, and a large number of women fleeing domestic violence.”

I’d like to help these women, in what ways I can. One of those ways is by giving them clean sanitary items. I hope to make up several care packages and drop them into homeless centres and soup kitchens in Byron Bay and Lismore (to begin with) and hopefully expand from there.

I would very much appreciate any donations, sanitary products or other basic toiletries, such as toothbrushes and deodorant etc, which can be dropped into the office for me to collect.

Thank you,
Lily x

Note from Gavin

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

Please direct all site related communication to Reception until then.