Regional Meeting of the Australian Steiner Early Childhood Association

The Regional Meeting for the Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education was held on Saturday 19h March 2016,  at Cape Byron Steiner School. Presenter Sandra Frain brought the room of around 30 participants a creative, informative and humorous workshop on preparing a biodynamic compost and liquid preparations. Through story, song and poetry, Sandra wove in the impulses of the animal world, the plant kingdom and the forces of the cosmos and the role they play in the creation of the beautiful, rich, living compost.

As parents of children attending CBRSS, and early childhood educators working at Periwinkle Preschool, it was great to be actively participating in making a practical contribution to the School. The children will benefit from the fruits of our enthusiastic work as they can add preps to the soil and participate in the unveiling of the compost and spreading it around the vegetable gardens. We all felt a connection with the land around the school and each other as we worked together to spread the biodynamic liquid preparations  (500 and 501) around the Kindergarten. It was refreshing to be encouraged to really get dirty, and feel the mud and earth below us.

Sandra’s enthusiasm during the workshop was totally infectious. We laughed as we worked together, we sang and we shared stories and experiences as a group. Not only did we learn ways to nurture and honour the earth around us, we finished the day nurturing and honouring each other with lemon foot baths and hand/foot massages with Anthroposophically prepared sphagni moss lotions.

All the staff from our Preschool felt informed and nourished by Sandra’s work and play. Many thanks to Sandra Frain and the Kindergarten staff at Cape Byron for a great regional meeting.
Kellie Dean, Bess Pegram Jones, Simon McLean, and Cynthia Harris.

Request from Taya Solomon from Class 11

NOTICE: Do you have an old dustpan you have been meaning to get rid of?!? 
Hello, I am a student from year 11.  For my Design & Technology project, I am raising awareness of sustainability fashion and encouraging recycling.  I desperately need dustpans for my project!  Any donations would be much appreciated, whether they are cracked or in any form of condition!
Thank you
Taya

Canteen Roster

If you can volunteer on any of the AVAILABLE  day at the School Canteen
Please contact Amanda Eade on amandaeade55@gmail.com or text 0411 837 699

It’s also a fun way to claim those RC&M hours and meet the school community while your children receive a free lunch!

Bulletin 150424

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.
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TERM 2  Week 1   2015
From the Principal

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new term.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable term break.  As always, it was wonderful to see our students bringing the school back to life after their break.

This week we welcomed a group of our senior students back from their trip to Vietnam.  They all look tired, but are filled to the brim with stories of adventures, experiences and encounters from their visit to a country with such a different culture to our own.  We hope to make this valuable learning experience available to students every two years.  I am grateful to Rachel Knight and Katie Biggin for putting so much effort into organising this camp and for giving up some of their holiday time to travel with our students.  I look forward to seeing some of their stories in next week’s bulletin.
Over the last few weeks I have enjoyed watching some of our senior primary students running around the school as they practise for the upcoming cross country running event.  This event, shared with the High School, is an important part of our sporting calendar and a great opportunity for students to train and participate in a fun physical activity together.
Lastly, my visit to the Goetheanum to participate in the ‘Transitions’ conference was a a wonderful experience.  The workshops I presented were booked out with participants from all over the world.  It was a wonderful experience to spend time with educators, researchers and medical practitioners from the global Steiner community.  I will be giving a version of the workshops I presented, for both parents and teachers, later this term.

Peace

Nerrida

Important Notice regarding Traffic Flow and Parking at the School

Up until now, we have been fortunate enough to be able to use some of our neighbouring owner’s land for parking at the school (the grassed area opposite the top car park).  The owner would like to landscape this area and has asked that we stop parking in this area.  He has also asked that we not park along the roadway, as there have been some very near misses with people pulling out into the path of through traffic.In view of this, from next Monday, parking will not be allowed on the grassed area of the top car park, or alongside the road.  Once the top car park is filled, staff will need to park at the back area of the bottom car park.  Students must park in the back area of the bottom car park. The parking area for drop-off and pick-up of students will be the same as it is currently.In order to make this a little safer, we have changed the direction of the traffic flow in the bottom car park.  Gavin will be at the bottom car park during drop-off and pick-up times next week to assist drivers with these changes.Your patience and cooperation with the new arrangements will be very much appreciated.  Please see the map below for parking and traffic flow information.

VIETNAM TOUR 2015

For the first time, some of our Yr 11 & 12 students had an exciting opportunity to travel to Vietnam as part of an educational & cultural excursion.  The students explored  some amazing places like: 
  • Hanoi City – Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum & city sights
  • Hanoi – Ky Son, Moon Garden homestay where they enjoyed a cooking class 
  • Sapa –  adventured on a trek, met locals and went to the Lao Chai Primary School
  • Halong Bay, experienced an overnight cruise on a deluxe junk
  • Hanoi – cycled ride through the “old quarter”
The students had a wonderful time as you can see by the photos below.
Katie and Rachel will provide a more detailed report next week (when they have had time to recover).

PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SPEAKER DR. SIMON BEDNAREK @ CBRSS

MONDAY, 4TH MAY AT 5PM IN THE LIBRARY

Presenting:

What is healthy, What is Normal? Understanding fear, anxiety & hyperactivity in children

 

GOLD COIN DONATION

Presenter: Simon Bednarak MBBS (WA), FRNZCGP, FRACGP

Simon is an anthroposophic GP working and living in Perth, WA.  Previously, he worked for 28 years as a General Practitioner in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand where he founded and managed a franchise of general practices.  He integrated anthroposophic medicine into his practice and anthroposophic concepts into his businesses.

Simon is the co-ordinator of the medical section in NZ and has organised many conferences and seminars in this role. He is also on the board of the Australian Anthroposophic Medical Association.  He has worked as a school doctor and as GP for curative adult and children residential homes in Hawkes Bay.  Simon has taught and spoken at events such as the International Postgraduate medical Training (IPMT) and Kolisko conferences in Dornach, Philippines, Thailand, NZ, Australia, Hungary, South Africa and India on topics ranging from anthroposophic medicine, organisational development, soul development and leadership.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

CAPE BYRON RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL INC.

DATE:                 Monday 27th April 2015

TIME:                 7.00 pm

VENUE:              School Library

You are invited to attend a Special General Meeting of the CBRSS Association Inc.

The purpose of the meeting is to put the following special resolution:

That the members of Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Inc. adopt the draft constitution prepared by the school Council and circulated with the notice of meeting.

Voting on this resolution is now open and will close on the 27th of April at 7.10 pm. You can place your vote in Administration in the Accounts department.

The Council Secretary

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Art Classes for Teachers/Parents

 

Term 2, 2015 Thursday, Week 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9   3.30pm to 4.30pm

Cost: $75 p/p for the term          Limited numbers: 10 people

Students will experience wet on wet, water colour techniques and drawing with a variety of mediums.  Contact the office if interested.

Eleni Mann

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are following on from Term 1 discussing Steiner’s Lectures given to teachers in England in 1924.   If you would like to join our group, please just come along (the ‘discussion’ nature of the group means that whilst it would be great for people to attend every week, it is not essential).  If you would like to join us and would like a copy of Lecture Five for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.

Nerrida
Spring Fair Coordinator 2015

 

The school is looking for a Coordinator with proven skills in event organisation to organise our annual Spring Fair in conjunction with the Class 3 Spring Fair Organising Committee from mid-May to September. Remuneration negotiable.

For more details please contact Teera Palmer – Director Primary

or send your CV to hr@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

COMMUNITY NOTICES

VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLECape Byron Steiner Playgroup needs a kind, friendly, efficient assistant. Our group meets every Friday morning at Bangalow 10am-noon. This is a good opportunity to gather early childhood skills.If you are interested or require more information please contact Maxine at playgroup@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au.
Keen to study more?THE HARRY AND ROSE GOLDMAN TRUSTcan support students with an interest-free loan – up to $2500to attend tertiary courses

in Australia or overseas

based on the work of Rudolf Steiner.

Apply NOW  – 1 June 2015.

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an application form

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For any other enquiry please email us:

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