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French Classes with Francoise

French Classes with Francoise

Bonjour everyone!

Our French Parental Polygot Group will continue the weekly lesson on Tuesdays in the Lemon Myrtle Room from 9.30 to 11.15 am.

If you are still interested to join our group, we will be very happy to welcome you then!

A bientôt


Join The Grail Singers Choir and sing at the Winter Festival

If you would like to be a special part of our Winter Festival this year please join us to learn some beautiful songs to share during the evening.  The Grail Singers meet on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6.15pm in the Movement Room.  We invite you all to join for a wonderful term which will culminate in singing at this year’s Winter Festival on Friday 25th June.  All welcome – people who love to sing and people who think that they can’t!  Singing together is a fantastic way to come together and honor the connections between us.

Beginning Tuesday May 10th May for 7 weeks $70

Looking forward to singing with you!

The Grail Singers

Silversmithing classes in Term 2



Woodwork classes in Term 2



Painting & Drawing with Eleni in Term 2


Painting & Drawing classes for teachers and parents will run in Weeks 2, 4, 6, & 8 of Term 2.

Classes commence this Thursday 5 May

When:  3:30-4:30pm every Thursday afternoon
Where:  Class 6 classroom
Cost:  $60 (please pay this week)

Limited numbers.  If interested, please leave your contact details at the School Office.

Specialist Art Teacher

Conscious Parenting Course

In the Light of Anthroposophy

An initiative of Developing the Self for Developing the World
Presented by Fiona McKenzie, Melanie Deefholts, & Katherina Kiss

Brunswick Heads, NSW
Saturday & Sunday
May 14 & 15
9am to 2:30pm
Suggested contribution $160

(You are invited to pay either the suggested contribution of $160, or if you cannot afford the full contribution, you are free to pay what you can)

If you are interested in further detail about this course, or would like to make a booking, the contact details are as follows:

P:  02 6684 6147
E:  developingtheself@gmail.com


For students wanting to study Anthroposophy


can support students with an interest-free loan – up to $2500 to attend tertiary courses in Australia or overseas, based on the work of Rudolf Steiner.

Apply NOW  – 10 June 2016.

To find out MORE about conditions, an application form, or to read about past recipients, go to our blog:


For any other enquiry please email us:


Permission slips for camps & excursions

In the interests of ensuring adequate planning and risk management, all permission slips must be completed and returned to the school at least 5 days before a camp and 3 days before an excursion.  Students who have not returned a permission slip within this time will not be permitted to attend the camp or excursion. To assist with this, we will ensure permission slips are sent home at least 10 days before a camp and 8 days before an excursion.  In the short term, whilst we are all getting used to this system, teachers will support students with reminders to return notes on time.

Thank you,

Nerrida, and the Admin team.

Congratulations Byron Bay Futsal reps from Class 5 & 6!

Congratulations to representatives from Class 5 and 6 who took out the Byron Bay Futsal Under 11’s Minor Premiers and Championship this week.  They also did very well at the regional championships held in Grafton recently.

Traditional Totemic Heads with Year 7

Y7 has spent this term designing, drawing then carving out of stone traditional Totemic Heads.  They had to learn how to use saws, chisels sandpaper to ‘find’ the form in the stone trying not to make a wrong chip.  However any mistakes are turned into new opportunities.  After carving the white stone, smoothing it and cleaning it of all dust the traditional ancestral practice of painting with coloured oxides began.  This class has produced 28 magnificently individual sculptures beautifully decorated.  Task finished?  No!  They had to write down the exact process that was required and also let the sculpture speak what it was thinking in the way it looked and in its facial gesture.


Totemic Heads with Year 7


Milling fun with Year 9-10 Design & Technology students!

Year 9/10 Design and Technology elective had a unique experience in their woodworking class a couple of weeks ago.  We had a mobile mill come and convert a large silky oak log and a camphor laurel log that had previously been cut down on the grounds of the school.  This timber will come in good use for students projects.  In the process, students learnt about wood conversion, storage, drying, and sustainability.

Milling with Year 9-10 D&T

Milling with Year 9-10 D&T 2

Request from Kaitlyn McMurtry

Hello parents,

My name is Kaitlyn McMurtry and I am a student in Year 12 doing a major work for Society and Culture. The major work, called the PIP (personal interest project) is focused on only children, how being an only child affects someone’s identity, and how increasing numbers of only children affect Australian society.

I am looking for parents and children to be a part of a focus group. The focus group will be in the second week of the April school holidays (date to yet be decided) and will consist of 6-7 people sitting in a circle to discuss being an only child. It will be in Mullumbimby at my house and food will be provided.

If you or your child are interested please email me on: kaitlyn2016@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Kaitlyn McMurtry

Request for denim


I am upcycling denim for my Design Tech major work and creating a Haute Couture range out of it, so any denim donations would be very greatly appreciated!

Many thanks,

Cally Winfield.



Cape Byron Ensemble at ‘Old & Gold’ in June

Dear school community
Our wonderful school ensemble ‘Della Mar’ will be having a fundraiser at this years Old n Gold festival at Brunswick Heads in June.
The nature of the old n gold festival is a giant whole town garage sale. Along with busking, we also aim to have a stall, so if you are having a clean up these holidays, and have any unwanted items, please think of us.
This fundraiser is to support our students for their upcoming tour to Tasmania in October.
I will send an email with Collection details for any unwanted goods after the holidays. Any enquiries  to:
Thanks for your support, and Happy Holidays!!
Elizabeth Williams
On behalf of the ‘Della Mar’


Moral Technologies Conference ~ 11-14 April in Melbourne

Dear Steiner Schools,

Steiner school teachers, parents and alumni are specially invited to participate in the Moral Technologies Conference which features Nicanor Perlas, 11 – 14 April in Melbourne.  How does your Steiner schooling meet the world that is being created?  Would be GREAT to have as many schools as possible represented, so we can hear how technology affects your school, and you can take back to your school what is birthed through the conference.
Moral Technologies is being produced by Seed Australia, which comprises of myself, Lisa Devine, and Rose Nekvapil.  The event is supported by The Anthroposophical Society and The Christian Community, among others.
Vaike Neeme