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CBRSS eSafety guidelines updated

We’ve recently updated the eSafety page on our website. It now has all of the SOS media Guides, Cheat Sheets and Parenting at the speed of light documents available for download. This is a wonderful resource so please take time to check it out here.

RCM day Saturday 1st September

Hello,
We are having a Repair Care & Maintenance (RCM) morning on Saturday 1st September 9am – 12.30pm. A shared lunch, provided by the school, will follow. We will be working in the new Innovation Ctr Entrance Area to beautify our entrance in the lead up to Spring Fair. So come along, share company, get to know new people and help make the children’s environment a beautiful one to be in.
See You There!
Gavin – 0427 847 400.

Innnovation Centre update

Our fabulous new Innovation Centre is now operational and everyone has been thoroughly enjoying this new addition to our school.

We have created a beautiful entry to the school including an outdoor shelter between the new building & the Performance Hall, providing students & parents with a covered drop off area at pick up time and students with an additional sheltered space in the playground.

We need to raise $30,000 for this addition. The current balance in our Building Fund account is $17,885 so we still need at least $12,115. To read about our Masterplan, to see the latest timelapse videos of the construction so far or to make a donation please follow this link

Donations to the Building Fund are tax deductible.

A big thanks to those who have donated so far! 

 

Spring Fair 2018

The theme this year is “Celebration” – celebrating Spring, our school, our 30th birthday, the new innovation building, students past and present. There will be special events through the day including a special opening ceremony and a naming ceremony for the new building. There will be plenty of things for you, your friends and families to enjoy so please share the festival date with them too. We are very excited to be creating this year’s Spring Fair and we look forward to sharing it with you all.

As you know, creating the Spring Fair takes all of us as a community to come together and offer our time, skills, talents and love. Below are all the ways you can get involved and join in the fun.

Raffle Tickets

The Spring Fair is an opportunity for us to raise much needed funds for the school, funds will go towards music and sports equipment and helping to complete the walkway from the Innovation Centre.

This year we are focusing on selling complete raffle booklets (to the 1 person/family) for just $20 and we have 4 fantastic prizes for the students that sell the highest number of complete books! 2 x Private Circus Classes and 2 x Book Vouchers Prizes

Please give the complete raffle books to Reception and accept a crystal as a thank you and feel free to collect more! Every single raffle ticket sold counts and is a big help in our fundraising efforts.

Silent Auction

We are currently seeking donations for the Silent Auction, if you would like to offer a donation please contact – Jen Henderson0413057600/ jennyahenderson@me.com

White Elephant

Time to spring clean your wardrobe! We ask that you start considering an early ‘spring clean out’ for quality items you would be happy to donate such as clothing, toys, small furniture items, kitchen gadgets and books. Please note that we don’t want any junk or electrical items, (what doesn’t sell we pack up and get rid of which is very time/energy consuming).

Please bring your donations to Class 3 – there will be a White Elephant Box. Should you require any assistance please contact Rachel 0439 382657

High School Song Writing Competition

Once again we will be running the songwriters competition which is open to all High School students in the Northern Rivers region.

There are some amazing prizes to be won, so get your creative juices flowing! See flyer for details.

The Produce Stall

This year Class 3 is focusing on fermentation and will be creating a number of goodies for the produce stall. If you are creating fermented produce or have been busy creating wonderful preserves this winter and would like to donate some to the produce stall we would be happy to accept any sauerkraut, jams, preserves, pickles, sauces etc. .. YUM!

Craft Stall Cooperative

Craft Group would love to invite creative parents and students to sell their craft at the Spring Fair. Please ring Kylie Clark on 0433 176 895 or see flyer for more details. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Class Stalls

Supporting your class activity is very important and adds to the specialness of the Spring Fair. Please ensure you help your class with the preparations and sign up for rosters on the day. Your help makes the world of difference!

Calling all Alumni

Calling all parents who are past students of Cape Byron to get in touch to help provide material for our media project that documents the history of our school. This might include old photos, video footage and a willingness to give a short interview so we have anecdotal snippets. If you are still in touch with friends who have moved away and feel they would also be willing to contribute please pass this on.

If you are willing/able to help out and share your school experiences and photos please contact Suzanne (0428 731 921/ suzanneflowerday@gmail.com)

We look forward to co-creating and sharing this wonderful day together.

The Spring Fair Team

Calling all Alumni

Dear School Community,

You may or may not be aware that this year marks the 30th anniversary of Cape Byron Steiner School. To acknowledge and celebrate this, we are wanting to collate material that the high school students can use for a media project that documents the history of the Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School over the last 30 years. The presentation will be showcased at this year’s Spring Fair in the new High School Building.

So this is an appeal to all parents who are past students of Cape Byron to get in touch to help provide material for this fabulous project. This might include old photos, video footage and a willingness to give a short interview so we have anecdotal snippets. We are hoping to get a diverse range of material that documents the entire period starting with the founders of the school!

If you are still in touch with friends who have moved away and feel they would also be willing to contribute please pass this on to them (there is a link at the bottom of the Bulletin email to “forward to a friend”). This is a great opportunity to have the Cape Byron Alumni Network creak into motion and give back to the school. We need to get the ball rolling as the students will need to start putting the material together early in Term 3.

So if you are willing/able to help out and share your school experiences and photos please contact Suzanne (0428 731 921/ suzanneflowerday@gmail.com ) and we’ll take it from there.

At the moment we are just trying to get a list together of willing contributors.

You may wish to visit the “Our History” page of our website for some inspiration, you will find it here.

Many thanks and looking forward to receiving a flurry of texts, emails and phone calls from people I don’t know!!

Suzanne Flowerday
(2018 Cape Byron Spring Fair Team)

The importance of Biodynamics

On Wednesday CBRSS hosted a wonderfully informative and comprehensive talk by Hamish MacKay about the importance of both Biodynamics and Steiner education. Hamish spoke about the common tasks that biodynamic farmers and gardeners share with Steiner teachers and parents, such as, working to support the incarnating individual to fulfil their destiny.

Hamish says “We are more than one third of the way through the current regency of Michaël as the ruling Time Spirit and we can expect certain individuals will find their way to Steiner schools to give them the foundation to become significant players in the shaping of this regency. By 2030 the world will be very different and we have the opportunity/responsibility to provide these children with the head, heart and hands to make a difference.

Our thanks to Hamish for sharing his knowledge with our community and a special thanks to Charlie Arnott (Class 2 parent) for organising this event and for providing a flow form with some 500 preparation that children were able to sprinkle around our beautiful school to enrich and enliven our land. Thanks also go to Gavin for supporting and encouraging this initiative.

Hamish is offering a free talk tomorrow at the Farm, we encourage everyone to attend!

 

Please help our Year 9 Student

Dear School Community,

This is a request for users of ‘who gives a crap’ toilet paper , to please save all colourful wrappers, and rolls, to help support a year nine students art project..

These can be dropped off at Kindergarten , or in the box provided at the front of the office..

Many Thanks
Elizabeth & Oceana ( year 9)

P & F Fundraiser

Looking for quality art and craft supplies or 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 http://www.mercurius.com.au/

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

How Video Games Are Getting Inside Your Head — And Wallet

by STEVE HENN

Max Kelmon, 13, has his own little version of a man cave in Palo Alto, Calif. Behind the family kitchen in a converted garage, he has an Xbox, a big-screen TV, headphones and a microphone. There’s an old couch covered in a sheet. And that couch where he parks himself, surrounded by boxes and Christmas lights, is one of Max’s favorite places on the planet.

From that couch, he connects to friends all over the globe — and he spends hours, pretty much every day, honing his skills in Call of Duty.

Read the full article here

 

Warmth & Waldorf: Steiner’s Wisdom & The Unexpected Benefits For Our Children

Slippers, soup, tea, stories, snuggling, candlelight, being fireside, the feel of natural materials like silks, handmade dolls and wooden toys, acts of kindness, lullabies, wonder, simplicity, beauty, laughter, touch, slow pace, sharing, sunsets, warm comfortable clothing on a cold day, pausing, free play, connection, a smile, holding hands in a circle, holding hands (period) (-:, singing together, rest, heavy warm blanket, sunshine. All of these have a quality of warmth to them … open, nourishing, grounding, embodying. Some physical warmth, some more of an emotional heart-felt warmth.

Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education, really saw the connection between these two types of warmth. Steiner would talk about how the physical warmth that a child receives in the younger years (before age 7) would impact positively not only their physical health in years to come but also a child’s capacity for emotional warmth as an adult. Talk about looking at the bigger picture! We probably can all think of an adult who really embodies emotional and physical warmth – generous heart, warm hands, great hugs … and we know how good it feels when we are in that space ourselves.

Read the full article here.

 

Free Spirit

Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose. – Rudolf Steiner

Bethanie interviewed by the Echo

One of our Class 5 teachers, Bethanie, featured in The Echo this week.

Five years ago Bethanie Jolly lost her partner in an accident. He was a beautiful musician who had long encouraged Bethanie to share the music she had been creating since childhood. His death taught her something quite profound, and in the process Bethanie has found her way as a musician. She talks with The Echo about her new album Woo Me from My Sleep, launching at the Drill Hall this Saturday with an accompanying art show by Bethanie.

Read the full article here

For details of Bethanie’s show on Saturday please visit our online community noticeboard here