CBRSS Bulletin 150807

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 3 – WEEK 3
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Hello everyone,

The school has been a hive of activity this week.  We have welcomed a number of new students to our classes since the beginning of this term and it has been wonderful to see excited families beginning their journey with us.
Julie and Teera have been conducting Kindergarten interviews over the last few days and should soon be able to advise parents in relation to kindergarten enrolments for next year.  This is always a difficult process as we know we only have a limited number of places each year and some families will miss out.  Yvette, Teera and Julie work with great care, integrity and sensitivity in this process.
Class 6 students presented their play to a very appreciative audience this week.  The process of putting on a play is not only a lot of fun, but it provides great opportunities for growth and learning.  The days leading up the play often include the tension of forgotten lines, prop and wardrobe malfunctions and last minute changes to the script.  Then, finally the play comes together and the students have a wonderful sense of both group and individual achievement.  Working through the challenges and finally presenting the play is a wonderful resilience building exercise for students (and the teacher!).
In the High School, students and some teachers have been involved in a lip syncing competition at lunch times.  This has been organised as a house event and the participation has been inspiring.  It is wonderful seeing students so confident and comfortable performing in front of their peers.
Everywhere I look, across the school, I see teachers who are utterly dedicated to their students and their practice.  This dedication translates into happy, engaged students who really want to be at school.
Finally, today I spent some time looking at our hive of native bees.  I regularly go down to the hive when I need a break from the office.  The bees are a little slower and less active in the colder weather.  They huddle at the entrance to the hive, watching the slow procession of bees march down the landing board and take off in search of pollen for the hive.  If you have some spare moments at the school, please do go down and have a look at the hive.  It is in the garden outside the Class 3 room.
Peace
Nerrida
Evacuation and Lockdown Procedures for Parents and Visitors to the School
Recently our Evacuation siren went off on a Friday afternoon, at the end of the market time.  Whilst most parents were able to find their way to an evacuation point, some didn’t know what was expected and either walked to their cars and left the grounds or did not move to an evacuation area.  This alerted us to the fact that many parents may not know the process when our sirens activate.
Evacuation 
The evacuation siren makes an undulating sound.  If you hear this siren, please go directly to the nearest evacuation point and await further instructions.  Evacuation points are located at the covered outdoor learning area (COLA), the basketball court beside the performance hall and the covered dome near the administration building.  Please do not leave the school grounds until you are directed to do so.
Lockdown
The lockdown siren makes a single sound.  It will sound for about 2-3 minutes and will then turn off.  When you hear this siren go to the nearest room.  Lock the door and stay quietly out of sight (below windows etc.).  Do not open the door until you hear the siren sound a second time (this is the all-clear signal).

We really hope we never have to use these procedures in a real situation, but it is important that everyone knows and understands the process just in case.  If you have any questions about our lockdown or evacuation procedures, please talk to Gavin at the school.
Class 2

We Want to Know What You Think
Just a reminder that our School Surveys close on Monday afternoon.  We would really love to know your thoughts about our strengths and weaknesses so that we can acknowledge and build on our strengths and work to improve where we are not so strong.
If you have not yet completed the survey, please do take some time to share your thoughts and ideas.  The link for the parent survey is http://bit.ly/1VrNhTi . The link to the student survey is http://bit.ly/1LrVy6L  Your assistance in completing this survey would be very much appreciated.
CHOIR 

Choir for all on Wednesdays 5pm – 6.15pm in the kindergarten.

We will be learning some new uplifting and fun songs to present at the Spring Fair.
Love to see you there. All welcome! For those who love to sing and those who think they can’t!
6 weeks $60
Cup of tea to finish for those who can stay.
Loani

LIMITED SPOTS LEFT!!!!

P & F NOTICES

SILKY OAK COTTAGE is our new name for the P&F room!
The Cottage is open for parents to use Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
mornings, 9-11am. You can meet Sandi from SCOOP (School Co-Op) on
Wednesday’s when the shop is open and craft sessions running.
Please make yourselves at home and there are tea and coffee supplies
available for your use.


KEEP CUPS
A P&F fundraiser aimed at supporting the sustainability initiatives of our
great school. $15 and ten great colour options! Available from the office,

SCOOP 

NEXT P&F Meeting: Monday 3rd August, 6:30-8:30 at Silky Oak Cottage.
Everyone’s welcome.

CRAFT NOTICES

SPRING FAIR NOTICES

PAID WORK FOR SPRING FAIR
Saturday 12th September
We have paid positions available for management of parking for Spring Fair. 
2 – 8hr shifts
3 – 5hr shifts
3 – 4hr shifts
$30 per hour.
No experience necessary instruction provided.
Also Facilities Assistant to Gavin approximately 8 hrs for setup day & 10 hrs for day of Fair. Also $30 per hour. Friday 11th September & Saturday 12th September.
Please contact Gavin on 0427 847 400.
Dear CBRSS Families
We are currently seeking prizes for our 2015 Spring Fair raffle and silent auction from within our fantastically talented and generous school community.  If you are able to support our wonderful school with a prize donation of suitable goods, items, services, or vouchers, etc, this would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sarah Sykes directly at sarahsykes367@gmail.com
We are also looking outside the immediate CBRSS community for prizes, but as this needs to be done in co-ordinated way, request that you please do not approach outside parties for donations without first checking with Sarah (although any suggestions for contacts again much appreciated).
Many thanks to those who have contributed so far!
Clean Jars Wanted
Pickles & jams are the flavour of this year’s Spring Fair Produce Stall & we need as many jars as possible! Please drop your empty clean jars direct to Class 3 immediately and STAY STUNED for your chance to learn new skills while stocking up the Produce Stall with our FREE upcoming fermenting, pickling & jam-making workshops! Contact amandaeade1@bigpond.com

Give your pre-loved goodies a new home
Now’s a good time to put aside those unwanted clothes, toys, books & any quality second hand goods lying around in preparation for this year’s Spring Fair White Elephant Stall. Contact Fiona leitrim5@bigpond.net.au

Plants & produce please
And if you or someone you know are expecting a bumper crop this Spring then please keep the Spring Fair Produce Stall in mind! We’ll be collecting flowers, plants, seedlings, fruits & vegetables as we get closer to Spring Fair. Contact jessie_2481@yahoo.com.au

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Meherarti is searching for an Event Decorating – Junior

Meherarti Wedding & Event Design & Styling is a Byron Bay based company that specialises in custom event design & decorating.

I am seeking a creative, enthusiastic, hard working Junior to assist on upcoming events who has a strong creative eye for decorative detail, design, composition & a flair with colour.

You will assist with:

  • Packing of design items
  • Setting up the venue with decorative items to stylists specification
  • Table settings
  • Basic floristry
  • Pack down

Your hourly rate will be discussed on application depending on your experience, as well as transport.

For a creative opportunity, please contact Teera Palmer

The first assistant event job will be on Saturday Sept 12th, 2015 for approximately 8hrs.

Mehera Rowan
Ph.: 0424 868139
www.meherarti.com

Meherarti is searching for a Multimedia Graphics –  Junior

Meherarti Wedding & Event Design & Styling is a Byron Bay based company that specialises in custom event design & decorating.

I am seeking a creative, enthusiastic, hard working Junior with a strong creative eye for detail, design, composition & colour

You will assist with

  • Website photographic development
  • Developing a styling hire catalogue.

Basic skills & a flair for

  • Computers & graphics
  • Multimedia like Facebook & Instagram
  • Knowledge of using design programs

Are essential.

Your hourly rate will be discussed on application depending on your experience, as well as transport & timing schedule.

For a creative opportunity, please contact Teera Palmer

Mehera Rowan
Ph.: 0424 868139
www.meherarti.com

WEARABLE ARTS
Year 9/10 Textiles students are entering costumes in the Shearwater Wearable Arts and we are wondering if people in the community have materials that we could use in our costumes. We need magazines, newspapers,old mozzie nets, hoola hoops, masks with nozzles that you wear for sanding, fishing wire, chopsticks, LED Christmas lights with a portable battery, helmets, metres of sheer fabric in black and white, other interesting fabrics or materials.If you have any of these materials to donate you can leave them at the office. We are starting work immediately as we only have this term to finish our costumes.

HELP NEEDED FOR A PROPOSED NEW DIRECT FEDERAL BUS RUN

Looking for families living in the Coorabell, Federal & Goonengerry areas that are willing to support some parents in our community requesting from transport NSW for a new  return direct route school bus run originating in Federal to CBRSS.

They have put together letters of support to sign and are available in the office for convenience or they can be emailed at your request.

SEEKING ACCOMMODATION
Responsible, non smoking, vegetarian family of four seeking a 2/3 bedroom home for 6 months. Happy to move to Ocean shores, Brunswick heads, Mullumbimby, Bangalow, or any surrounding areas. Can afford up to $450 per week. Please email: claires@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Beginners Eurythmy classes continuing term 3, Wednesdays 9.15am in the movement room. Contact Renelle Harries for more information 0432 259 287.

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

CBRSS Bulletin

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 3 – WEEK 2
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Hello everyone,

I have had a wonderful week this week, meeting with parents and teachers in a range of forums at school. On Monday night I attended the regular Board meeting where I worked with the Directors on a range of issues relating to the current and future operations of the school.  On Tuesday night I joined with our regular study group to discuss the Steiner lectures we are currently studying.  On Wednesday I met with a group of parents to share thoughts and ideas about the vision, mission and values of the school and then on Wednesday night I joined with Gael and Andy to meet with Class 9 parents. This morning I had a wonderful meeting with Tanja and Lisa from the P&F.   I love having the opportunity to meet and talk with members of the school community and this has been a particularly fruitful week.
In order to provide further opportunities for communication with the school community the P&F and generously offered to organise a Chai tent at the Friday markets where you can come and catch up with me over a lovely cup of chai.  I will be available to answer any questions and also to talk about current issues, plans and activities in the school.  The first chai tent event will be on the Friday market on 7th August.   For those parents who are unable to come to this event, but would like an opportunity to catch up with me in an informal setting, I will also be available for questions and discussion following the P&F meeting on Monday 7th September.  Of course, if you need to communicate at any other time, please feel free to call, email or set up an appointment to come and see me.
Finally, just a reminder that I sent out the link to our school survey via email earlier this week.  If you have not yet completed the survey, please do take some time to share your thoughts and ideas as we will be using some of this information to help us to plan for future improvement across the school.  In case you did not receive the email, the link for the parent survey is http://bit.ly/1VrNhTi . The link to the student survey is http://bit.ly/1LrVy6L  Your assistance in completing this survey would be very much appreciated.
Peace
Nerrida
2016 term dates are now available on the website calendar, click below

To view our upcoming events click here
A Week of Natural Weaving With Kim……
To celebrate NAIDOC, the primary school recently welcomed Kim Tait into Classes 1-6 to teach the children weaving and natural dying.
Each child made a beautiful flower from cane and dyed raffia with colours created from lichen, onion skin, elderberries and other local plants.
A highlight was watching the children from upper primary buddying with lower classes, tenderly sharing their help and weaving skills. 
The woven flowers will be on display, representing each child in Classes 1-6, as decoration for our upcoming Spring Fair. 
Thank you Kim for sharing your weaving wisdom!

Year 11 Biology excursion to Flat Rock on Tuesday
CHOIR 

Choir for all on Wednesdays 5pm – 6.15pm in the kindergarten.

We will be learning some new uplifting and fun songs to present at the Spring Fair.
Love to see you there. All welcome! For those who love to sing and those who think they can’t!
6 weeks $60
Cup of tea to finish for those who can stay.
Loani
Art Classes for Teachers and Parents Term 3
Starting 1st Thurs Week 1  then weeks 3,5,7 and 9
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $ 75 materials provided.
Limited numbers ( 10 students)
We will explore water colour painting and drawing using a variety of mediums and techniques.
If interested leave details at the office.
Eleni
ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!!!!

P & F NOTICES

SILKY OAK COTTAGE is our new name for the P&F room!
The Cottage is open for parents to use Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
mornings, 9-11am. You can meet Sandi from SCOOP (School Co-Op) on
Wednesday’s when the shop is open and craft sessions running.
Please make yourselves at home and there are tea and coffee supplies
available for your use.

CHAI TENT Friday 7th August
A Chai Tent will now be operating twice a term on a Friday market. Nerrida
will be available for informal chats and music performed by our many
talented students. Rugs and cushions will be provided for comfy seating and
provide a chance for you to unwind and socialise.
This is available to all classes across the school to use as a fundraising
activity so contact pandf.sec@gmail.com to book your spot.

KEEP CUPS
A P&F fundraiser aimed at supporting the sustainability initiatives of our
great school. $15 and ten great colour options! Available from the office,

SCOOP 

NEXT P&F Meeting: Monday 3rd August, 6:30-8:30 at Silky Oak Cottage.
Everyone’s welcome.

CRAFT NOTICES

SPRING FAIR NOTICES

Dear CBRSS Families
We are currently seeking prizes for our 2015 Spring Fair raffle and silent auction from within our fantastically talented and generous school community.  If you are able to support our wonderful school with a prize donation of suitable goods, items, services, or vouchers, etc, this would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sarah Sykes directly at sarahsykes367@gmail.com
We are also looking outside the immediate CBRSS community for prizes, but as this needs to be done in co-ordinated way, request that you please do not approach outside parties for donations without first checking with Sarah (although any suggestions for contacts again much appreciated).
Many thanks to those who have contributed so far!
Clean Jars Wanted
Pickles & jams are the flavour of this year’s Spring Fair Produce Stall & we need as many jars as possible! Please drop your empty clean jars direct to Class 3 immediately and STAY STUNED for your chance to learn new skills while stocking up the Produce Stall with our FREE upcoming fermenting, pickling & jam-making workshops! Contact amandaeade1@bigpond.comGive your pre-loved goodies a new home
Now’s a good time to put aside those unwanted clothes, toys, books & any quality second hand goods lying around in preparation for this year’s Spring Fair White Elephant Stall. Contact Fiona leitrim5@bigpond.net.au

Plants & produce please
And if you or someone you know are expecting a bumper crop this Spring then please keep the Spring Fair Produce Stall in mind! We’ll be collecting flowers, plants, seedlings, fruits & vegetables as we get closer to Spring Fair. Contact jessie_2481@yahoo.com.au

CANTEEN NEWS

TERM THREE

TUES WEDS THURS
July 21 – Belinda B July 22 – Andrew M July 23 Veronique F
July 28 – Jack July 29 – Kishiko July 30 – Callula
August 4 – Holly August 5 – Hetty – August 6 –
August 11 – Helen August 12 – Kishiko August 13 –Tonina D
August 18 –  Nadine Z August 19 – Maggie K August 20 – Aysha
August 25 – Helen August 26 – Kishiko August 27 – Fiona F
Sept 1 Sept 2 – Sono K Sept 3
Sept 8 Sept 9 Sept 10 – Fiona F
Sept 15 Sept 16 Sept 17

If any parent would like to put their name down for a shift at the canteen please email Amanda at amandaeade1@bigpond.com or text 0411 837 699

The Rainbow Garden Playgroup is a Steiner based playgroup for young children, their parents & carerers. The playgroup is located in Bangalow and runs from 10am to midday each Friday morning during the school term.
Please contact Maxine 0411220247
playgroup@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au
On behalf of the Cape Byron Steiner Rudolf Steiner School

COMMUNITY NOTICES

WEARABLE ARTS
Year 9/10 Textiles students are entering costumes in the Shearwater Wearable Arts and we are wondering if people in the community have materials that we could use in our costumes. We need magazines, newspapers,old mozzie nets, hoola hoops, masks with nozzles that you wear for sanding, fishing wire, chopsticks, LED Christmas lights with a portable battery, helmets, metres of sheer fabric in black and white, other interesting fabrics or materials.If you have any of these materials to donate you can leave them at the office. We are starting work immediately as we only have this term to finish our costumes.
HELP NEEDED FOR A PROPOSED NEW DIRECT FEDERAL BUS RUN

Looking for families living in the Coorabell, Federal & Goonengerry areas that are willing to support some parents in our community requesting from transport NSW for a new  return direct route school bus run originating in Federal to CBRSS.

They have put together letters of support to sign and are available in the office for convenience or they can be emailed at your request.

SEEKING ACCOMMODATION
Responsible, non smoking, vegetarian family of four seeking a 2/3 bedroom home for 6 months. Happy to move to Ocean shores, Brunswick heads, Mullumbimby, Bangalow, or any surrounding areas. Can afford up to $450 per week. Please email: claires@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Beginners Eurythmy classes continuing term 3, Wednesdays 9.15am in the movement room. Contact Renelle Harries for more information 0432 259 287.

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

CBRSS Bulletin 150724

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 3 – WEEK 1
The National Steiner Teachers’ Conference 2015
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Hello everyone,The start of a new term is always exciting as the school bursts into life with teachers and students all happy to be back working and learning together.

We are currently working with the Embedding Excellence Program, an AIS initiative aimed at helping us to evaluate our performance and then make plans for improvement across the school.  The first step in this process is to work with the Vision, Mission and Values of the school.  Our teaching staff participated in a workshop on the first day of term and we are now inviting parents to join in the process of developing a Vision, Mission and Values statement which accurately reflects who we are now as a school and what we aspire to be.  Please see the invitation attached in this bulletin.  I encourage you to join us and be a part of this process.

As a further part of this program, we will be surveying teachers, support staff, some year levels of students, and the parent community.  Emails will be sent out next Monday with the link to the survey, please do take the time to complete the survey and share your thoughts and ideas about our school.

Peace
Nerrida

2016 term dates are now available on the website calendar, click below

To view our upcoming events click here
Over the holiday break Raani Nichols, a Year 10 student, represented our school in the Northern NSW Interschools snow sports competition at Perisher.  She came 16th out of 70 girls in the skier cross competition.  Congratulations to Raani on this outstanding achievement.
INVITATION
The CBRSS Embedding Excellence team would like to invite you to participate in a workshop to revisit, re imagine and redevelop Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School’s Mission, Vision & Values.Our original Mission, Vision and Values were developed when we were a pioneering school.  The school has grown and changed and so has our community.  It is time for us to come together and think about why we are here and what is our shared vision for the school into the future.

In this workshop we will be bringing the school community together to gain a clear picture of where we are now as a school and where we would like to be in the future.  This will then help us create a plan for continuous whole school development & improvement. 

Date:  Wednesday, 29th July, 2015
Time: 9am – 12noon
Where: Movement Room

If you are interested in being part of this workshop pls RSVP to the office by Monday, 27th July as places are limited.

Looking forward to a fun & informative workshop

Regards,

CBRSS Embedding Excellence Team
Julie, Maree, Joseph, Lizzie, Jacquie, Nerrida, Katie & Teera,

Art Classes for Teachers and Parents Term 3
Starting 1st Thurs Week 1  then weeks 3,5,7 and 9
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $ 75 materials provided.
Limited numbers ( 10 students)
We will explore water colour painting and drawing using a variety of mediums and techniques.
If interested leave details at the office.
Eleni

P & F NOTICES

SILKY OAK COTTAGE is our new name for the P&F room!
The Cottage is open for parents to use Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
mornings, 9-11am. You can meet Sandi from SCOOP (School Co-Op) on
Wednesday’s when the shop is open and craft sessions running.
Please make yourselves at home and there are tea and coffee supplies
available for your use.

CHAI TENT Friday 7th August
A Chai Tent will now be operating twice a term on a Friday market. Nerrida
will be available for informal chats and music performed by our many
talented students. Rugs and cushions will be provided for comfy seating and
provide a chance for you to unwind and socialise.
This is available to all classes across the school to use as a fundraising
activity so contact pandf.sec@gmail.com to book your spot.

KEEP CUPS
A P&F fundraiser aimed at supporting the sustainability initiatives of our
great school. $15 and ten great colour options! Available from the office,
SCOOP 

NEXT P&F Meeting: Monday 3rd August, 6:30-8:30 at Silky Oak Cottage.
Everyone’s welcome.

CRAFT NOTICES

SPRING FAIR NOTICES

Dear CBRSS Families
We are currently seeking prizes for our 2015 Spring Fair raffle and silent auction from within our fantastically talented and generous school community.  If you are able to support our wonderful school with a prize donation of suitable goods, items, services, or vouchers, etc, this would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sarah Sykes directly at sarahsykes367@gmail.com
We are also looking outside the immediate CBRSS community for prizes, but as this needs to be done in co-ordinated way, request that you please do not approach outside parties for donations without first checking with Sarah (although any suggestions for contacts again much appreciated).
Many thanks to those who have contributed so far! 

JARS NEEDED FOR THE SPRING FAIR PRODUCE STALL

The Spring Fair Produce Stall is seeking clean empty jars with lids that can be used for jams and/or pickles. If you have any you can donate, please drop these off at Class 3.

With thanks and appreciation,

The Spring Fair Committee

WHITE ELEPHANT STALL

Quality donations for our stall are needed!!

Clothes & footwear in great condition, wooden toys, games, puzzles & household items.  Think treasures you would like to find at a Steiner jumble stall.  No electrics/CD’s/DVD’s plastics or anything broken/damaged please.

From Week 4, Monday, 10th Aug, donations will be accepted on Class 3 veranda.

Thank you
Class 3 White Elephant Stall Coordinator

CANTEEN NEWS

TERM THREE

TUES WEDS THURS
July 21 – Belinda B July 22 – Andrew M July 23 – Veronique F
July 28 – Helen July 29 – Veronique F July 30 – Callula
August 4 August 5  – Veronique F August 6 – Aysha
August 11 – Helen August 12 – Kishiko August 13 –Tonina D
August 18 –  Nadine Z August 19 August 20 – Aysha
August 25 – Helen August 26 – Kishiko August 27
Sept 1 Sept 2 – Kishiko Sept 3
Sept 8 Sept 9 Sept 10
Sept 15 Sept 16 Sept 17

 

     If any parent would like to put their name down for a shift at the canteen please email Amanda at amandaeade1@bigpond.com or text 0411 837 699

COMMUNITY NOTICES

HELP NEEDED FOR A PROPOSED NEW DIRECT FEDERAL BUS RUN

Looking for families living in the Coorabell, Federal & Goonengerry areas that are willing to support some parents in our community requesting from transport NSW for a new  return direct route school bus run originating in Federal to CBRSS.

They have put together letters of support to sign and are available in the office for convenience or they can be emailed at your request.

Beginners Eurythmy classes continuing term 3, Wednesdays 9.15am in the movement room. Contact Renelle Harries for more information 0432 259 287.

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

CBRSS Bulletin 150626

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 10   2015
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
The end of the term has arrived and as I watch excited students and very tired teachers leaving the site, I am reflecting on what a busy, productive and event-filled term this has been.
There have been school camps, excursions, visits from musicians, singers, dancers, overseas students and their teachers, performances, special activities, after school activities, the introduction of a new school constitution, our Annual General meeting, a range of parent and staff meetings, and a range of rich, engaging, inspired and thoughtfully prepared learning experiences in every part of the school.  No wonder everyone is ready for a break!
Our Winter festival last week was, once again a beautiful, inspiring and moving experience.  Our senior students showed wonderful leadership in assisting with the set-up and running of the event.  The team of staff, lead by Tom and Loani, put such a lot of work into ensuring that this is a very special occasion in the life of our school.  Each year we learn a little more from the year before, and each year our staff create something very special.  
This week, our Year 9 and 10 students presented their Electives showcase.  The artworks were expressive, creative and of such a wonderful standard.  The performance of “The Snow Queen”, was awe-inspiring (did anyone expect those goblins to come streaming down from their silk pods high up, near the ceiling of the hall?).  With beautiful set-design, wonderful music, truly funny clowning and clever use of audio-visuals, it was a wonderful showcase of just what our Year 9 and 10 students are capable of achieving. 
Finally, today, we had a visit from some of our Cape Byron Alumni to talk to High School classes about their lives and the opportunities available to them once they had graduated. I was lucky enough to share lunch with them today and thought they were wonderful ambassadors for our school.
Thank you to staff, students and our school community for making this such a wonderful semester.  Have a safe, joyful and restful break and I look forward to seeing you again in the new term.
Peace
Nerrida
To view our upcoming events click here
WHAT A BUSY & ENTERTAINING WEEK @ CBRSS

Alumni Careers Event

Years  10, 11 & 12 enjoyed the afternoon listening to the advise from past students 

YEAR 9/10 ELECTIVE SHOWCASE
 WINTER FESTIVAL 2015

AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSITION VACANT
RECEPTIONIST

Full time during term time only
CBRSS is a vibrant and progressive K-12 school dedicated to the educational principles inspired by Rudolf Steiner. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Receptionist with excellent organisational skills for our front office.

Applications close 13 July 2015. Position Description and application process available www.http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Art Classes for Teachers and Parents Term 3
Starting 1st Thurs Week 1  then weeks 3,5,7 and 9
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $ 75 materials provided.
Limited numbers ( 10 students)
We will explore water colour painting and drawing using a variety of mediums and techniques.
If interested leave details at the office.
Eleni
We are considering hosting a volunteer from Germany, through the Friends of Waldorf Education, to help out at the school for the next 9 months or so.  The volunteer will be aged between 18 and 20 years and will have a real interest in Steiner Education.  We need some families who would be willing to host our volunteer for some time whilst he or she is here.  This is a terrific opportunity to learn about another country, language and culture whilst sharing our own.  If you would be willing to have a young person come and stay in your home for a few weeks or months, could you please email me to let me know.  A small allowance for board will be available for host families.  Please email me principal@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au  if you are interested.
Nerrida

Dear CBRSS Families
We are currently seeking prizes for our 2015 Spring Fair silent auction from within our talented and generous school community.  If you are able to support our wonderful school with a prize donation of suitable goods, items, services, or vouchers, etc, this would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Sarah Sykes at sarahsykes367@gmail.com
We will also be looking outside the immediate CBRSS community for prizes, but as this needs to be done in a co-ordinated way, we request that you please do not approach outside parties for donations without first checking with Sarah (although any suggestions for contacts again much appreciated).
Many thanks to all.
Here’s looking forward to another beautiful Spring Fair!

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Beginners Eurythmy classes continuing term 3, Wednesdays 9.15am in the movement room. Contact Renelle Harries for more information 0432 259 287.

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

CBRSS Bulletin 150619

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 9   2015
 

Winter Festival

 When:           Friday 19th June  @ 4.45pm
 Where:         A and I Hall Bangalow
Within our darkest night
You kindle the fire that never dies away
We invite you all to bring a lantern to the winter festival this year. 
After the beauty and quiet of the inside singing, the Year 12’s will lead you on a magical walk to the oval to watch the children walk the winter spiral and perform in the fire display.
Please do not park in the show-grounds as we need to keep this area free of cars. Please park in the side streets of Bangalow and walk to the Hall.
The Winter Festival Committee

 

To view our upcoming events click here
News from Class 3 Last Sunday Class 3 parents and children gathered together at school for a wonderful social event combined with a Spring Fair meeting.  Parents kicked off the games with a three-legged race to inspire the children, who followed suit.  Then parents adjourned to the classroom to discuss final job allocations and fine-tuning of Spring Fair organisation while the children played games on the lawn, under the supervision of a couple of wonderful High School students, Jamila and Jemaia and a few parents who were outside keeping watch over the oven.
The oven outside the classroom which had been so neglected had been cleaned up by several parents last Friday afternoon. Each family brought topping ingredients for the pizza lunch.  Craig, Shanie, Francis and Joe amongst others helped prepare and bake the pizzas which were delicious, we all ate so much.
This was the best, most enjoyable Spring Fair gathering I’d ever attended.  Many, many heartfelt thanks to the wonderful parents of Class 3.  You guys rock!  Love, Rosina. 
FOOD AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT
Issuing Statements for Term 3 Early 

Statements for Term 3 will be emailed today which is earlier than usual. Please remember to check your emails and look in your spam/junk folder if it’s not in your inbox.
Thanks
Julia Fox
Co Finance Administrator
P & F News
The P&F wishes to advise that the P&F Room and facilities have now been prepared to receive you.
The room is available to parents on Monday, Wednesday (along with Craft Group) and Thursday mornings.
The kitchen is stocked with tea and coffee supplies and there are comfortable furnishings. The key is available in the office if you are required to open up.
We recognise that there are times after drop-off, especially when a space is needed for socialising or sometimes just for some time-out. It is envisaged that the space provide a welcome and restful retreat if/when required on those days. Wednesday morning is also an opportunity to engage with the Craft group or to just relax in the background.
Tanja and Lisa of the P&F are working towards becoming more familiar to the school community as a whole. One or either of us will be in attendance when we can and are happy to answer any questions you may have or to point you to the person most suited to address your queries.
Please feel at ease in making use of the room and facilities and if you have any questions regarding P&F matters please contact the Secretary at; pandf.sec@gmail.com
Warmest Regards,
Lisa Larkins
Secretary

MARKET STALLS WANTED

Steiner Education Australia CONFERENCE JULY 4-7 2015
Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft stalls or local businesses interested in participating in a market stall to be held at the SEA Conference @ CBRSS  on the 4-7th July, 2015. There are over 200 delegates registered for the conference already.Enquiries call Jacquie 66399300
There will be no charge for stall holders at the conference, however we will be asking stall holders to donate something each day for our daily raffle prize.  The raffle will raise money for WOW day.  If anyone would like information about WOW day, here is the link http://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/wow-day/what-is-wow-day.html.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Repair Care & Maintenance Task
Would there be 2-3 wonderful dads out there that could relocate our timber bridge in bottom car park to outside Hall. It is just sitting on ground & needs digging out, lifting & resetting in new location & lower hand rail. No technical challenges, just a bit of hard work. If you can rustle up a couple of other dads & do this task please contact me on details below. A few hours work that you can claim RCM hours for and can be done at any time. Much appreciated. Gavin.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Gabe and Cecilia
Album Launch- “Vessels”

Well, you all know Gabe and Cecilia by now- along with the rest of the amazing Brandolini Family! Gabe and Cecilia have something special and very new to share with you all.
I am constantly amazed by these two musicians. They have contributed so very much to the Byron Shire and to our schools Music culture and community life for many years.
Gabe and Cecilia have released two EP’s in the last three years, and now they are about to present a mature, interesting and ultimately very beautiful recording project, “Vessels”.
They will be launching the project at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on the 20th Of June.
Come along and support these two amazing young people, see you there.
Tom Whitaker

5:30 – Doors Open
6:30 – 1st Support TBA
7:00 – The Twins (No Frills – Vanessa & Arna) (Graduated CBRSS 2013)
7:30 – Gabriel and Cecilia
Kids Entry – $5
Adults Entry – $10
Tickets for sale at the door.

CDs, vinyls and merchandise will be available to buy on the night.

“We are so humbled to have grown up in the Byron Shire and you can see how much influence this place has had on us, and the all the work we’ve put into ”Vessels”. We absolutely cannot wait to share it with all of you.”
Gabe and Cecilia

Delectable edibles from Healing Foods for the night.

Bring your kids, bring your grandparents, bring your pet snail  🙂

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

CBRSS Bulletin 150612

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 8   2015
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
As the days grow shorter, it feels like we are getting ever busier.  Perhaps it is just because the end of the term is drawing near, the teachers are all writing reports, some classes are out on camps and excursions, the High School Electives Showcase night is almost upon us and there are a number of events happening in and around the school.  Thank goodness for the Winter Festival, which will give us a few moments of quiet reverence and reflection (as well as some beautiful sounds and sights).  You may have noticed the typo in last week’s bulletin.  Rest assured the Winter Festival is happening on Friday the 19th of June (next Friday)……. not the final day of term as was accidentally advertised.
This week we have been blessed with a wonderful visit from the African Children’s Choir.  Our students have really enjoyed sharing in a workshop with the children from the choir, hearing some of their stories and listening to their amazing music.  Thank you Loani for putting such a huge effort into making sure our school could be a part of this amazing tour.  It is a humbling experience to hear these children talk about some of the challenges of their lives in Uganda.  To look upon the lives of another with respect, care, empathy and an open heart is to experience being fully human.
Finally, it was wonderful to see some of the lovely crafts on display at the market this afternoon.  The Wednesday craft co-op have been meeting regularly and working away all term on some beautiful crafts.  My special little “King Winter” will take pride of place on my desk now. If you are interested in joining the craft group, please do come in on a Wednesday morning.  It is a great opportunity to chat and enjoy making with some other members of our school community.Peace

Nerrida

King Winter
If you have driven to the school in the last week, you would have seen our beautiful, new school sign.  Bruce Johnson has been working away at this special project for weeks and we now have a stunning new sign pointing the way to our school.  Our new sign, made from a very beautiful slab of Camphor Laurel timber, is an appropriate reflection of our wonderful school.  Thank you to Bruce for your wonderful work on this, from design through to completion and erection of the sign.
 

Winter Festival

 When:           Friday 19th June  @ 4.45pm
 Where:         A and I Hall Bangalow
Within our darkest night
You kindle the fire that never dies way……
We invite you all to bring a lantern to the winter festival this year. 
After the beauty and quiet of the inside singing, the Year 12’s will lead you on a magical walk to the oval to watch the children walk the winter spiral and perform in the fire display.
Please do not park in the show-grounds as we need to keep this area free of cars. Please park in the side streets of Bangalow and walk to the Hall.
The Winter Festival Committee

 

To view our upcoming events click here
Year 11 drama students at CBRSS have recently completed their studies of styles of theatre where they delved into the major theatrical traditions from Greek Tragedy to Absurdism. At the conclusion of this study students recently attended LaBoite Theatre’s production of ‘Medea’ to see what is possible in a professional, contemporary take on Ancient Tragedy. Students are now in the throes of a major production of Bertolt Brecht’s classic, ‘The Threepenny Opera’ to be performed late next term.
African Children’s Choir
Class 5 and 6 will be performing at a special concert on Sunday 14th June at 6.30pm at Mullumbimby High School.
They will be singing in the first half from 6.30pm – 7pm and will also have the opportunity to perform with the African choir in the second half.
ALL STUDENTS FROM CLASS 5 AND 6 ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. 
Dress code for the concert will be plain coloured pants or skirts with an orange, red or yellow shirt without patterns. An orange, red or yellow dress is also fine.
All children who are participating will be able to watch the show at no charge.
Parents/non singers $25/$15 at the door or www.trybooking.com
Thank you for all your support in this wonderful event.
Loani 
Reminder – parents on site

Just a reminder, if you are coming on site for any purpose other than to pick up or drop off your child or to attend a class event or festival, please come to the office and sign in.  We need to be aware of who is on site at any given time for evacuation purposes and also for child safety purposes.  Your assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.  Please also be aware that if you are on site without a visitor pass, one of our teachers may approach you to ask who you are.  As our teachers can’t be expected to know every parent in the school, it is better that we ask than risk having uninvited strangers on the school site whilst the children are here.
Sustainability Arts Project
Toilet rolls wanted for the Elective Showcase.
Please recycle your cardboard toilet rolls and drop at reception.
Thanks,
Katie A

MARKET STALLS WANTED

Steiner Education Australia CONFERENCE JULY 4-7 2015
Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft stalls or local businesses interested in participating in a market stall to be held at the SEA Conference @ CBRSS  on the 4-7th July, 2015. There are over 200 delegates registered for the conference already.Enquiries call Jacquie 66399300
There will be no charge for stall holders at the conference, however we will be asking stall holders to donate something each day for our daily raffle prize.  The raffle will raise money for WOW day.  If anyone would like information about WOW day, here is the link http://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/wow-day/what-is-wow-day.html.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOD AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT

CANTEEN ROSTER

TERM TWO

TUES WEDS THURS
April 21 –  Zan April 22 – Ross April 23 – Zan
April 28 –  Angela April 29 – Leone C April 30 – Nat
May 5- Lisa K May 6 – Natalie D May 7- Simon W
May 12- Helen May 13 – Quigley A May 14 – Leone C
May 19 –  Abby B May 20 – Quigley A May 21 – Simon W
May 26 – Felicity D May 27 – Quigley A May 28 Donna A
June 2 –  Nicole J June 3 – Quigley A June 4 –  Maggie K
June 9 – Nadine Z June 10 – Quigley A June 11 – Callula.
June 16 – John C June 17 – Quigley A June 18 –
June 23 June 24 – June 25


TERM THREE

TUES WEDS THURS
July 21 July 22 July 23
July 28 July 29 July 30
August 4 August 5 August 6
August 11 August 12 August 13
August 18 August 19 August 20
August 25 August 26 August 27
Sept 1 Sept 2 Sept 3
Sept 8 Sept 9 Sept 10
Sept 15 Sept 16 Sept 17

if you would like to put your name down to help out at the canteen please email Amanda at amandaeade1@bigpond.com.

Repair Care & Maintenance Task
Would there be 2-3 wonderful dads out there that could relocate our timber bridge in bottom car park to outside Hall. It is just sitting on ground & needs digging out, lifting & resetting in new location & lower hand rail. No technical challenges, just a bit of hard work. If you can rustle up a couple of other dads & do this task please contact me on details below. A few hours work that you can claim RCM hours for and can be done at any time. Much appreciated. Gavin.
Attn: Bush Dance Attendees
An amount of money was found at the Bush Dance.  If you think this is yours, please contact Sarah on jasarah@powerup.com.au with details.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Gabe and Cecilia
Album Launch- “Vessels”

Well, you all know Gabe and Cecilia by now- along with the rest of the amazing Brandolini Family! Gabe and Cecilia have something special and very new to share with you all.
I am constantly amazed by these two musicians. They have contributed so very much to the Byron Shire and to our schools Music culture and community life for many years.
Gabe and Cecilia have released two EP’s in the last three years, and now they are about to present a mature, interesting and ultimately very beautiful recording project, “Vessels”.

They will be launching the project at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on the 20th Of June.
Come along and support these two amazing young people, see you there.

Tom Whitaker

5:30 – Doors Open
6:30 – 1st Support TBA
7:00 – The Twins (No Frills – Vanessa & Arna) (Graduated CBRSS 2013)
7:30 – Gabriel and Cecilia

~ Starting and ending early for a friendly family event!

Kids Entry – $5
Adults Entry – $10
Tickets for sale at the door.

CDs, vinyls and merchandise will be available to buy on the night.

“We are so humbled to have grown up in the Byron Shire and you can see how much influence this place has had on us, and the all the work we’ve put into ”Vessels”. We absolutely cannot wait to share it with all of you.”
Gabe and Cecilia

Delectable edibles from Healing Foods for the night.

Bring your kids, bring your grandparents, bring your pet snail  🙂

 

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

CBRSS Bulletin 150605

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 7   2015
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

“Let us recall how the year’s course, in its regular sequence through Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter has a spiritual content. How, in what appears outwardly during the year’s course, in Winter’s snow, Spring’s sprouting waxing life, in Summer’s life of blossoming and Autumn’s life of ripening and fruiting; how in all this which discloses itself physically to humankind, something spiritual is hidden, something spiritual sustains us.”
– Rudolf Steiner, (Festivals and their Meaning)
Winter has arrived and, whilst we do not have the experience of “Winter’s snow”, we nevertheless feel the change of the cold, crisp air, the clear winter night skies and the shorter days and longer nights.  We can also feel the change of the seasons within ourselves.  This is a more reflective time, a time when we can sense the need to “come inside” and experience our own selves in the stillness.  It is a lovely thing to take the time to quietly consider what it is that spiritually sustains each of us through all of the year.
Throughout the school, preparations are underway for our Winter Festival.  When I walked through the school this week there were High School children working away at making lanterns, primary school students practising beautiful festival songs and fire twirlers making their magic in the (empty) car park. 

The celebration of festivals is a very important aspect of Steiner education. It is a wonderful opportunity for parents to take time to experience with their child a connection to the natural world and to give acknowledgement to something beyond busy every day activity. As they move through the school the children of all ages become familiar with the rhythm and certainty of the seasons and calendar of festivals. It brings certainty and security in a world of so much uncertainty. The beauty and traditions provide enrichment and allow everyone who participates to feel connected to the world and to each other. 

We appeal to you to find ways to acknowledge the festivals through making the time to attend or being involved in discussions with your child about the meaning of each festival or season as it arises. Lantern making is a world-wide Steiner activity and the deeper meaning of bringing light into darkness is something that will live beyond the actual festival evening.  Perhaps now is the time for you to start working on your own lantern to join our lantern walk during the Winter Festival.

Peace

Nerrida

 

Winter Festival

 When:           Friday 29th June  @ 4.45pm
 Where:         A and I Hall Bangalow
Within our darkest night
You kindle the fire that never dies away
We invite you all to bring a lantern to the winter festival this year. 
After the beauty and quiet of the inside singing, the Year 12’s will lead you on a magical walk to the oval to watch the children walk the winter spiral and perform in the fire display.
Please do not park in the show-grounds as we need to keep this area free of cars. Please park in the side streets of Bangalow and walk to the Hall.
The Winter Festival Committee

 

To view our upcoming events click here
African Children’s Choir
The African Children’s Choir will arrive at our school on Tuesday 9th June and stay with us until June 16th.
A big thank you to all the families who have offered to billet them. More than we needed so thanks to everyone!
We will welcome the choir with songs in the amphitheatre and a display of posters that class 4, 5 and 6 have made with the choir’s tour theme “Under One Sky”.
Classes 2 – 8 will participate in a workshop with the choir on Friday 12th June.
On Sunday 14th June there will be a public concert at 6.30pm – 8pm. Class 5 and 6 will be joining the African Choir for this concert. Tickets $25/$15 at the door or www.trybooking.com
Also – This Sunday at 3pm in All Souls Church in Bangalow there will be a fund-raising concert for the African Choir. Soprano Emilie Lemasson and our very own Margaret Curtis on piano.
This will be an excellent concert and a great way to support the choir and all they do in the education of the poorest children in Uganda. Tickets $20 at the door.
Loani
Repair Care & Maintenance Task
Would there be 2-3 wonderful dads out there that could relocate our timber bridge in bottom car park to outside Hall. It is just sitting on ground & needs digging out, lifting & resetting in new location & lower hand rail. No technical challenges, just a bit of hard work. If you can rustle up a couple of other dads & do this task please contact me on details below. A few hours work that you can claim RCM hours for and can be done at any time. Much appreciated.
Exciting news from Class 5.

The position of tallest person in the class has been a fiercely vied for contest. While Maree has resorted to all sorts of shenanigans to hold her position, wearing heels, putting her hair up in a high bun etc, the honour has been bestowed upon Krystal Rose Pierce. The WHOLE class is delighted ……with the possible exception of Maree!!!
Sustainability Arts Project
Toilet rolls wanted for the Elective Showcase.
Please recycle your cardboard toilet rolls and drop at reception.
Thanks,
Katie A

MARKET STALLS WANTED

Steiner Education Australia CONFERENCE JULY 4-7 2015
Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft stalls or local businesses interested in participating in a market stall to be held at the SEA Conference @ CBRSS  on the 4-7th July, 2015. There are over 200 delegates registered for the conference already.Enquiries call Jacquie 66399300
There will be no charge for stall holders at the conference, however we will be asking stall holders to donate something each day for our daily raffle prize.  The raffle will raise money for WOW day.  If anyone would like information about WOW day, here is the link http://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/wow-day/what-is-wow-day.html.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Canteen Roster

TUES WEDS THURS
April 21 –  Zan April 22 – Ross April 23 – Zan
April 28 –  Angela April 29 -Leone C April 30 – Nat
May 5- Lisa K May 6 – Natalie D May 7- Simon W
May 12- Helen May 13-Quigley A May 14 – Leone C
May 19   Abby B May 20 – Quigley A May 21 – Simon W
May 26  Felicity D May 27 – Quigley A May 28 Donna A
June 2 –  Nicole J June 3 – Quigley A June 4 –  Maggie K
June 9- Nadine Z June 10 – Quigley A June 11 – Callula.
June 16 – John C June 17 – Quigley A June 18 –
June 23 June 24 – June 25

Attn: Bush Dance Attendees
An amount of money was found at the Bush Dance.  If you think this is yours, please contact Sarah on jasarah@powerup.com.au with details.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Gabe and Cecilia
Album Launch- “Vesselsâ€

Well, you all know Gabe and Cecilia by now- along with the rest of the amazing Brandolini Family! Gabe and Cecilia have something special and very new to share with you all.
I am constantly amazed by these two musicians. They have contributed so very much to the Byron Shire and to our schools Music culture and community life for many years.
Gabe and Cecilia have released two EP’s in the last three years, and now they are about to present a mature, interesting and ultimately very beautiful recording project, ‘Vessels’.

They will be launching the project at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on the 20th Of June.
Come along and support these two amazing young people, see you there.

Tom Whitaker

5:30 – Doors Open
6:30 – 1st Support TBA
7:00 – The Twins (No Frills – Vanessa & Arna) (Graduated CBRSS 2013)
7:30 – Gabriel and Cecilia

~ Starting and ending early for a friendly family event!

Kids Entry – $5
Adults Entry – $10
Tickets for sale at the door.

CDs, vinyls and merchandise will be available to buy on the night.

We are so humbled to have grown up in the Byron Shire and you can see how much influence this place has had on us, and the all the work we’ve put into ”Vessels”. We absolutely cannot wait to share it with all of you.
Gabe and Cecilia

Delectable edibles from Healing Foods for the night.

Bring your kids, bring your grandparents, bring your pet snail  🙂

 

Copyright© 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

CBRSS Bulletin 150522

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 5   2015

From the Principal

I am writing this as we make the long trip back from the Year 7 camp at Bingara.  We have had a wonderful week…… Incredible watching the students working and living together and pushing themselves to take on new challenges. We had the extra challenge of some rainy weather (and a short but intense storm), however this didn’t stop us from having an amazing time.The learning that happens on camp is so very important.  Every child (and teacher) comes back from a camp knowing a little more about themselves and how they can stand in the world.

Peace
Nerrida

 

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

While our Year 7’s were busy on camp with Brook, Nerrida, Ric and Joseph, the Year 11 students were busy with their first Preliminary exams. The Year 11 students took the exams in their stride and I wish to thank the remainder of the school for staying quiet around the exam room during break times. We are always keen to give our students the best chance of success. 

The excitement of the week was a visit from some Indian students and their teacher who are travelling around various Steiner schools in Australia, ending up in Byron Bay to do a scuba diving course. These Year 10 students from Abhaya Waldorf Steiner School in Hyderabad, India did a Surveying Main Lesson in South Australia.
We performed some music for them and they participated in completing some surveys for our Year 12 Society and Culture students who have chosen India as their cross cultural study for their Personal Interest Project. After lunch with the Year 9 class, they headed to the COLA for some games and fun with Year 8. Thanks to Tom and Mark Piper for assisting with the day. 
It was a delight to meet these students and we are talking further with the school about future ideas of teacher and/or student exchange.
Next week begins a variety of activities related to HSC Subject Selection for our Year 10 students. We begin with a Discussion Forum with Year 11 and 12 students and lead onto parent and student nights where are Preliminary and HSC program is presented to the Year 10s. This is an exciting time for our students.
Looking forward to having our Year 7 students and staff back out of the saddle!Katie

To view our upcoming events click here
PRIMARY NEWS

Class 2 students enjoying the guidance and encouragement of their new Class 8 friends…..What a joy it is in our beautiful K-12 school to have senior students come back to visit the younger classes.

Teera

RCM Day for Term 2 Cancelled
For those that can help out on a school day. Gavin can use some help. So you can do your RCM hours doing some tasks for Gavin during school time.
Gavin
Australian Chamber Orchestra Workshop

On Monday, 18th May, six enthusiastic string students from CBRSS were involved in a workshop and performance with The Australian Chamber Orchestra at Linneus, Lennox Head.The students took the opportunity to be tutored by some of he best string players in Australia. The activities involved a performance of Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a contemporary piece by Neilson with over 20 students from the Northern Rivers performing together on violin, viola, cello and double base.

Congratulations to all the students involved.

Ian Bowles

HIGH SCHOOL & PRIMARY SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
The High School And Primary School Cross Country events were held on Friday , 8th May, 2015. We were gifted with a glorious day allowing students and some staff to demonstrate excellent  participation and performances to amaze and thrill the small crowd of spectators. Congratulations to the winners of each division . In the High School, Athens proved far too strong and won convincingly with a score of 3575. However, it was a close call between the other three houses. in second place was Crete with a final score of 2945 followed by Sparta 2945 and then Olympia 2728.
Individual results
Class 5 Boys 1st Phoenix Brooke-McLaughlan, 2nd Samuel Cooper Light, 3rd Michelangelo Thomas
Class 5 Girls 1st Hannah Murray, 2nd Laila Campbell, 3rd Arlia Keller
Class 6 Boys 1st Ocean Carette, 2nd Marcus Gibbs, 3rd Isaac Poulsen.
Class 6 Girls 1st Della Knight, 2nd McKenzie Morton, 3rd Gabrielle Hamlet
Year 7 Boys 1st Josh Houllahan, 2nd Isaiah Campbell, 3rd Jett Grimster
Year 7 Girls 1st Breana Weston, 2nd Monica Brandolini, 3rd Phoebe Flamer-Caldera
Year 8 Boys 1st Hunter Amos-Eakin, 2nd Eli Clarke, 3rd Tae Heath,
Year 8 Girls 1st Delany Ashton, 2nd Abbie Walden, 3rd Lilly Harrison,
Year 9 Boys 1st Sage Badman, 2nd Robin Grapentin, 3rd Dario Killenberger
Year 9 Girls 1st Willow Howard, 2nd Harper Ashton, 3rd Poppy Kelleher,
Year 10 Boys 1st  Omri Ben Harush, 2nd Liam O’Donnell, 3rd Teva Leibo
Year 10 Girls 1st Tahlia Van Oostrum, 2nd Isabelle McMullen, 3rd Rani Nichols,
Year 11 Boys 1st Ethan Grigg, 2nd Felix Abercrombie-Wood, 3rd Eli Dutton
Year 11 girls 1st Maya Grigg, 2nd Indiarose Thomas, 3rd Aleshanee Kelso.
Year 12 Boys 1st Jesse Connors, 2nd Eryn Thackray-Smith
Year 12 Girls 1st  Thea Shields, 2nd Celeste Rose, 3rd Maya MartinWestheimer
A special mention to the first  girl over the line Breana Weston, Year 7 and the first boy Ethan Grigg ,Year 11. These two ran incredible times but no students has yet to match our staff champion, James Haggar, who was first across the line in 12 minutes and 5 seconds!!!!!
The X country results will add to the overall House competition that now includes the Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer and the Cross Country.The Touch Football competition has just started this week with Sparta losing to Crete 3-0.
The current overall house results show Sparta 284 pts, Crete 247.5 pts, Athens, 245pts and Olympia 213pts.
Ric
Reminder 

Please have a good look at home and return your library books….

There are currently many outstanding books from our school library that are overdue and we need them back so they can be enjoyed by others!

Thank you 
Charlotte 
Sustainability Arts Project
Toilet rolls wanted for the Elective Showcase.
Please recycle your cardboard toilet rolls and drop at reception.
Thanks,
Katie A

MARKET STALLS WANTED

WINTER CRAFT COLLECTIVE JUNE 12

Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft contributions for a a Winter Craft Collective to be held in conjunction with our regular Friday Market on June 12.
Enquiries call or email Sandi 0417041897 sandivalerio@intothewoods.com.au

SEA CONFERENCE JULY 4-7 2015
Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft stalls or local businesses interested in participating in a market stall to be held at the SEA Conference @ CBRSS  on the 4-7th July, 2015. There are over 200 delegates registered for the conference already.Enquiries call Jacquie 66399300
There will be no charge for stall holders at the conference, however we will be asking stall holders to donate something each day for our daily raffle prize.  The raffle will raise money for WOW day.  If anyone would like information about WOW day, here is the link http://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/wow-day/what-is-wow-day.html.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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).   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida

BUSH DANCE ATTENDEES

An amount of money was found at the Bush Dance on the verandah outside the kitchette.  If you think this is yours, please contact Sarah on jasarah@power.com.au with details.
Thank you! 
Sarah 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

SEEKING A HOME

Gwen Mulder is a retired Steiner craft teacher. She needs a shaded space to park her caravan, with access to a bathroom. Offering rent, plus gardening, or baby sitting or art tuition etc. Ph  0437 851 766

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

CBRSS Bulletin 150515

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 4   2015

From the Principal

The daylight hours certainly seem to be noticeably shorter and suddenly our thoughts are moving from Autumn towards the coming Winter season and, of course, our Winter festival.  The weather is certainly quite changeable at the moment – with the much colder mornings being counterbalanced by some quite warm and sunny afternoons.  At this time of the year, we always seem to find our lost property bins overflowing as children shed their many layers during the day and forget to take them home.  If your child’s wardrobe is suddenly looking very empty, please do check our lost property bins.

Today a team of students attended the Regional Cross Country finals.  Our team represented our school beautifully, showed wonderful sportsmanship and maturity and achieved outstanding results.  Our school placed fourth overall and several of our students placed highly in their events.  Congratulations to all of the students who participated and thank you to Ric and Lizzie for putting so much effort into ensuring the day was a success.  It is important that our students have the opportunity to mix with students from other schools in a range of cultural, educational and sporting events.  
This week, parents of students in Class 5 and 6 had the opportunity to listen to a presentation on cybersafety, provided by the Police Community Liaison Officer.  Technology is not something we should be afraid of, however it is very important that parents understand some of the risks and dangers inherent in the technology available today, particularly in relation to some of the social networking applications.  I note with interest that the Police Officer strongly advised parents to think carefully before providing primary school aged children access to smart phones (which are in essence, just portable computers).  
Next week I will be joining the Year 7 students on their horse-riding camp.  I am so excited that I have the opportunity to spend this time with our newest High School students ……. time to polish up the riding boots and pull out my swag in preparation.
Peace
Nerrida
Congratulations to Tahlia Van Oostrum who came 2nd at the NCIS Cross Country event today and has been selected for the State event.
To view our upcoming events click here

Spin with us on Wednesday 20th May

Join us and meet Joss as she shares the art of spinning with us. 

Bring a wheel along if you have one or just come along to watch and learn.
9-11am in the P&F Room

Craft group meets weekly in the P@F room from 9-11am. All are welcome and there is always cake and chai to warm our bellies on brisk Autumn mornings. Enquiries call or email Sandi 0417041897 sandivalerio@intothewoods.com.au
Reminder 

Please have a good look at home and return your library books….

There are currently many outstanding books from our school library that are overdue and we need them back so they can be enjoyed by others!

Thank you 
Charlotte 
Sustainability Arts Project
Toilet rolls wanted for the Elective Showcase.
Please recycle your cardboard toilet rolls and drop at reception.
Thanks,
Katie A

Winter Craft Market,  Friday, 12th June

Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft contributions for a Winter Craft Collective to be held in conjunction with our regular Friday Market on June 12.
Enquiries call or email Sandi 0417041897 sandivalerio@intothewoods.com.au

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Craig and Emma ‘cooking up a storm’ in the canteen. The new menu has GF and V specials every day. Check out the new Falafel bowl available every Wednesday.

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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).   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida
Steiner Family looking for home in local area

 
Lovely Steiner family with 3 boys (12,6 and 1) who have recently moved from Lord Howe Island are looking for a place to call home. Would like to rent a property within 20 minutes from the school for a permanent long term basis for at least 1 year plus.

3-4 bedrooms
Private home
Green and leafy
Floorboards
Dishwasher
Deck
And lots of grass and trees so the boys can be free.
We do have a 14 yr old dog so a fenced area would be wonderful.
Max rent $500-550
We are able move in around the 18th May.
We are home owners ourselves and have amazing references.
Please feel free to contact me anytime on 0411 192 194 or snowfernblossom@icloud.com

COMMUNITY NOTICES

INCIDENT REPORTED IN THE BOTTOM CAR PARKUnfortunately an incident has been reported this week where a vehicle has been damaged while parked in the bottom car park on Tuesday, 13th May at approx 4.15pm. From the visible damaged caused, it looks like someone has reversed into the vehicle and drove away. We would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident and/or if the person involved would like to come forward, it would be greatly appreciated.
Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

 

Bulletin 150508

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 3   2015

From the Principal

The autumn weather is well and truly upon us, with chilly nights with beautiful clear skies and sparkling stars, damp and misty mornings and then days of warm sunshine.  I like to think of this as the Goldilocks time of the year – not too hot, not too cold…. but just right for learning and playing.
Yesterday morning I tiptoed down to Kindy, drawn by the smell of cooking and also the faint but delicate aroma of something special being made for Mothers’ Day.  It is always such a privilege to spend some time watching the serious business of play happening in so many different ways: cubby houses, kings and queens and a serious construction site in the corner.
I was glad I had had some Kindy time in the morning, as my afternoon was taken up with dealing with the very unfortunate article printed in the Sydney Morning Herald which misrepresented our school as being linked with cheating in the HSC last year.  I feel upset and angry for our wonderful teachers and students that such a link was made.  I have responded by doing an interview with ABC radio and also Katie and I have written to the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald.  The text of our letter is as follows:
To the Editor,

We are writing in relation to the article “The many ways to (attempt) to cheat in the HSC”, published on page 7 of todays Sydney Morning Herald.  This article was based on information provided by BOSTES about cheating in HSC exams last year.
In the centre of the article was a graphic and text box with a list naming the schools with the “highest level of misadventure applications (% of HSC Cohort)”.  Our school, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, was listed second with a figure of 25%.   To place this list in the centre of this article incorrectly links misadventure applications with cheating.    BOSTES require a high standard of documentation and evidence to accompany any misadventure applications, with provision for special consideration being made in genuine cases to ensure students who have suffered misadventure are not disadvantaged.
We are a small, single-stream Steiner school.  Last year we had a class of 24 students sit their HSC.  A small number of those students unfortunately suffered misadventure and made application to BOSTES, with appropriate evidence attached.  It is very unfortunate that your newspaper has chosen to represent this in such a way that it could be linked with cheating or malpractice.
Our teachers are extremely dedicated, our processes are very thorough and we are very proud of our students and their genuine achievements.  Of our small HSC class last year, one of our students ranked 1st in the state in drama, 3 of our students were chosen to perform at the Encore performances at the Sydney Opera House (chosen as among the best music students in the state) and a number of our students achieved scores above 90% in their subjects.
Your article has incorrectly linked our school with HSC cheating and has potentially damaged the reputation of the school, our wonderful teachers and our dedicated students.  We ask that you print an apology and make it clear that Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School has not been linked with cheating in the HSC.

 

Yours sincerely,
Nerrida Johnson  and   Katie Biggin
Principal                        Deputy Principal
I want to be very clear to our school community that there is absolutely no link between misadventure applications and cheating.  The NSW Board of Studies have not linked our school to cheating, nor have they linked the process of making misadventure applications to cheating.  Katie and I absolutely stand by our teachers and students.    If you have any questions about this media article, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Peace
Nerrida
To view our upcoming events click here
Hot off the Press – High School Cross Country
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!!!!!!!
Reminder – Children at School after Hours

Please note that students must not be at school after school hours without a parent supervising.  The only exceptions to this are students who are attending music lessons or after school activities (such as drama or tennis) and Year 11 and 12 students.  The school does not have teachers rostered on duty after the last bus leaves and we cannot have unsupervised children at school.  Please note that it is not appropriate for students to be waiting, unsupervised, at school for a sibling who is attending an after school class or activity.

Photographs and Social Networking

We are currently working on a policy in relation to the publication on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram of photographs of children participating in school events.  We STRONGLY advise that parents not publish photographs of children other than their own on social networking sites.  There are serious privacy issues around this and it is absolutely inappropriate for people to publish photographs of other people’s children without their express permission to do so.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tennis-with-Dennis

Every Thursday for 8 weeks through to 11 June. These tennis lessons are about learning the techniques, getting skills, increasing athleticism and are game based with drills incorporated. These lessons are not for kids just to play around. Kids have to listen, practice and try to implement the drills. It is a fun class where there is latent learning. Beginners use Hot Shot balls which are softer slower depressurised  – Red Orange Green. Squad use Green and Yellow
Juniors 3.15 to 3.55 – $100 per term (up to Grade 5)
Squad   4 to 5         – $140 per term (depending on skill level)
Contact Denis 0406277459
Denis is an certificated Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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 Seven for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida
Steiner Family looking for home in local area

 
Lovely Steiner family with 3 boys (12,6 and 1) who have recently moved from Lord Howe Island are looking for a place to call home. Would like to rent a property within 20 minutes from the school for a permanent long term basis for at least 1 year plus.

3-4 bedrooms
Private home
Green and leafy
Floorboards
Dishwasher
Deck
And lots of grass and trees so the boys can be free.
We do have a 14 yr old dog so a fenced area would be wonderful.
Max rent $500-550
We are able move in around the 18th May.
We are home owners ourselves and have amazing references.
Please feel free to contact me anytime on 0411 192 194 or snowfernblossom@icloud.com

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

Bulletin 150501

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 2   2015

Both Nerrida & Teera are attending the SEA’s 8th Governance, Leadership & Management Conference today at Shearwater, Mullumbimby where Nerrida is also presenting.
Please stay safe over the weekend with all this wet weather we are experiencing.
CLASS 5/6 &
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

POSTPONED

NEW DATE:  Friday, 8th May

Members of the Association

As you are aware, our AGM is to be held of Monday 18th May.  As this will be the first AGM after the introduction of our new constitution, there will be four Director positions to be filled at the AGM.  
Nominations for the Director vacancies are now open and will close at 3 pm on Thursday 7th May.
If there are more than 4 nominations, an election will be held. The timeline for the election process is as follows:
Wednesday 29th April – nominations open
Thursday 7th May – nominations close
Friday 8th May – voting information distributed to association members
Monday 11th May – voting opens
Monday 18th May – AGM, voting closes at 7.10 pm.  Votes counted and result declared.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this process.
Kind regards,
James Dods
Chairperson

VIETNAM TOUR 2015

Students from Cape Byron Steiner School have just returned from a 10 day visit to the north of Vietnam. The trip was the inspiration of Rachel Knight, Society and Culture teacher at CBRSS and both Rachel and Katie Biggin (High School Deputy Principal) experienced the joy of travelling with 19 Year 11 and 12 students.

Students flew into Hanoi and learnt how to cross the motorbike filled streets before heading off to a small village and the Moon Garden homestay. This beautiful traditional homestay had all students and teachers sleeping on mattresses in a wooden stilt house surrounded by rice paddies and tea plantations. The students enjoyed cooking classes to prepare Vietnamese rice paper rolls and were lucky enough to have locally grown, mugwort hand and foot baths.

After a challenging overnight train ride (we seemed to be frequently airborne) to the hill town of Sapa where students undertook some arduous trekking in the bamboo forests and steep hills of an area populated by Hmong hill tribe people. We shared money fundraised at Cape Byron Steiner with local schools and learnt the benefits of soft mattresses and comfortable homes with a night on wooden floors in a local village home!

We all tried not to think too much about the overnight train back to Hanoi but had to enjoy the bone shaking experience again before heading off to HaLong Bay to stay on a junk and float and canoe around the unique and spectacular landscape. 

We were able to donate some specially made toys made lovingly by Cape Byron Steiner School staff and students: wooden trucks made in the Technology shed and a felt fishing game, inspired by our Kindergarten teachers. 

Students learnt a great deal about the culture of Vietnam and how the country has changed enormously in the past 20 years. The food was varied and every meal was sumptuous – even the street food that we experienced, sitting on small stools amongst locals having their morning Pho (noodle soup). Society and Culture is a popular Year 11 and 12 subject at Cape Byron Steiner School and with this trip planned for every 2 years, younger students can have the opportunity to save over a few years to join this amazing experience. So many special memories and learning experiences were had by our students and we thank the Vietnam School Tours organisation for assisting us in our adventures.
Katie Biggin

Taylah Henderson Yr 12: “It was a beautiful experience, shared with beautiful people”.

Matilda Dods Yr 12: “Being able to see and understand first hand all the things we have been studying about the culture of Vietnam was really fantastic. The 2 days in Sapa was my favourite part, the trek was so challenging but so rewarding and absolutely incredible”.

Hayley Acton Yr 12: “The Vietnam trip was a massive success on all accounts as far as I can see, everyone gained such amazing insights into the culture so different from our own, the Year 11’s and 12’s bonded and got on famously, and according to Katie and Rachel, we were a joy to take care of! I hope many more classes experience this amazing trip, it was a perfect last hoorah as a Year Twelver”.

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.
To view our upcoming events click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

P & F Meeting – Monday 4th May @ 6.30pm

Art Classes for Teachers/Parents

Term 2, 2015 Thursday, Week 3, 5, 7 & 9   3.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: $75 p/p for the term          Limited numbers: 3  left
Students will experience wet on wet, water colour techniques and drawing with a variety of mediums.  Contact the office if interested.
Eleni Mann

Tennis-with-Dennis

Every Thursday for 8 weeks through to 11 June. These tennis lessons are about learning the techniques, getting skills, increasing athleticism and are game based with drills incorporated. These lessons are not for kids just to play around. Kids have to listen, practice and try to implement the drills. It is a fun class where there is latent learning. Beginners use Hot Shot balls which are softer slower depressurised  – Red Orange Green. Squad use Green and Yellow
Juniors 3.15 to 3.55 – $100 per term (up to Grade 5)
Squad   4 to 5         – $140 per term (depending on skill level)
Contact Denis 0406277459
Denis is an certificated Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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 Six for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Nerrida
Steiner Family looking for home in local area

 
Lovely Steiner family with 3 boys (12,6 and 1) who have recently moved from Lord Howe Island are looking for a place to call home. Would like to rent a property within 20 minutes from the school for a permanent long term basis for at least 1 year plus.

3-4 bedrooms
Private home
Green and leafy
Floorboards
Dishwasher
Deck
And lots of grass and trees so the boys can be free.
We do have a 14 yr old dog so a fenced area would be wonderful.
Max rent $500-550
We are able move in around the 18th May.
We are home owners ourselves and have amazing references.
Please feel free to contact me anytime on 0411 192 194 or snowfernblossom@icloud.com

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

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

To view our upcoming events click here

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.
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Bulletin 150402

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1  Week 10   2015
From the Principal

I am writing this from the “Transitions” conference at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. I am very fortunate to be here, attending an international conference at the world centre for all things related to Anthroposophy and the work of Rudolf Steiner.  I am delivering a series of workshop titled, “Navigating the Calm and Storm of the Mini-Adolescence – 8 – 10 years”.  There are 32 people attending my workshops and they come from Steiner Schools all over the world (including Peru, Guatemala, Myanmar, China and Moldovia).  It is quite an experience to be delivering a workshop with two translators working in the room (translating into Chinese and Spanish).  I am learning so much from the Global Steiner community whilst I am here and  am looking forward to delivering a version of the workshop for the school community when I return.

Back at home, Teera and Katie have been working hard in my absence and managing all of those wonderful activities that come with the last week of term.  It has certainly been a busy term with many camps and excursions, new teachers and students settling in, work towards the adoption of a new constitution and a BOSTES inspection.  I would like to thank all of our wonderful staff and the school community for helping to make the school such a wonderful, enriching and nurturing place for our students this term.

Have a safe and enjoyable Easter break and we look forward to seeing you again next term.

Peace

Nerrida

From the Deputy Principals

Well, we have come to the end of a lovely Term 1. Easter is upon us, which means very different things to many of our students and families. For our High School students, it might mean the yearly Bluesfest extravaganza while for younger students it may mean traditions of dying eggs, family time and chocolate feasts. We hope that the start of our Term Break is relaxing and peaceful and that the 2 weeks’ break brings some welcome family time.

The High School have had an interesting end to the term. The Science department, particularly James, organised a liquid nitrogen show in the High School Assembly time. James put on a spectacular show! We saw how liquid nitrogen snap freezes objects or immediately boils at room temperature. The students thoroughly enjoyed watching the very strange properties of this substance and its behaviour in different situations. The final outside demonstration was amazing – ask your High School child about this. It is indescribable in words! It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and James has a potential secondary career in presenting Science Shows.

The Primary School equally had a fantastic Term 1 including excursions, swimming lessons and just last week our beautiful Autumn Festival. Thank you to all our parents for your support throughout Term 1.

We wish everyone a safe & happy holiday and look forward to seeing you all again for Term 2.
Katie & Teera

Photo – Class 5 Gender Swap Day

The Kindergarten
Harvest Festival on the last day of Term One

As the cooler days arrive and Autumn begins to creep across the land, we celebrate the Harvest in Kindergarten.  Autumn’s dance is one of change and transformation, a season of journeys; the migration of creatures and the changes in the garden remind us of this every day. Ours becomes a journey within: we take time to appreciate and to have gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. Sharing this journey with our children brings them into a closer harmony with the earth and with all beings.
 
In the Kindergarten we have been preparing food, learning new songs & dances and making some Autumn craft things to take home. The children have had a wonderful Term 1.
Julie, Jana, Kim, Elizabeth & Anatelyah
To view our upcoming events click here

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

Finding the universal human values to celebrate in the Easter traditions… visit Susan Laing’s resources for understanding children…

http://www.creativelivingwithchildren.com/easter-festivals/
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 AVAILABLE
Cape 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 TRUST
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  – 1 June 2015.

To find out MORE about conditions,
an application form
or to read about past recipients
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For any other enquiry please email us:
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Taking Charge Workshop  9-12 April
Life Story Work and Lifelong Learning

The workshop will use participants’ life stories to explore and illustrate these different learning paths. The course is developed on Coenraad van Houten’s research on adult learning (Awakening the Will) and Gudrun Burkhard’s approach to biography work (Taking Charge). Following the theme of learning allows for a deeper understanding of our Life Journey and gaining insights into the journey ahead of us.
The course is also a practical and life-related introduction into Anthroposophy. More Information on Life Story Work:
www.sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

Bulletin 150327

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1 WEEK 9  2015
Now to myself belonging
I radiate my inner light
Within the darkened realms of space and time;
To sleep inclines the natural Being.
The depths of Soul-life must awaken
And waking, carry sun-filled glowing
To chilly winter’s flooding.
Rudolf Steiner (translation; Cotterell)

From The Deputy Principals

At this moment Nerrida is on her journey to the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Nerrida is one of only two Australian presenters at the International Conference: Transitions in Childhood from Birth to 14 Years: Significance, Challenges, Consequences. It is a great honour for Nerrida to be selected to present and reflects her extensive experience as a Steiner educator. We wish her well on her journey and we know she will make our school proud. In her absence we will manage the school as is usual.
Best wishes, 
Katie & Teera
The College of Teachers gathered for a workshop to hand craft a soft toy magnetic fishing game and wooden trucks with racing cars. It was a delightful experience working together for a good cause.

Once completed these will be delivered to children in Vietnam when Rachel Knight takes a group of 20 senior students on an excursion to Vietnam in the coming weeks
To view our upcoming events click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder – Feedback on the Proposed Constitution is due no later than 5pm Monday 30th March 2015

Council has circulated a copy of the proposed new constitution to Members of the Association.  Members are encouraged to read the draft document and provide feedback by next Monday 30th March.  A copy of the draft constitution and the notes from the consultation meeting held last Monday are available on our website.  Please provide feedback by email to council@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au. Council will consider the feedback received to develop a final draft constitution, which will be voted on at the end of April. A number of submissions have already been received .

Council will consider all submissions and make suggested changes as appropriate.  The final draft will be circulated on or by Monday 6th April, with voting on the new constitution to be held in the week finishing Monday 27th April.  A special general meeting of the Association will be held on that night to close the voting and adopt the resolution according to the vote.  I will send further information to you about this process closer to the date.
Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Association has been moved to Monday 18th May in order to allow time for this process to occur.
Regards
James Dods
Chair CBRSS Council
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. A token remuneration is available.
For more details please contact Teera Palmer – Director Primary
or send your CV to hr@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Study and Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – continued Term 2.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE
Cape 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.
Taking Charge Workshop  9-12 April
Life Story Work and Lifelong Learning

The workshop will use participants’ life stories to explore and illustrate these different learning paths. The course is developed on Coenraad van Houten’s research on adult learning (Awakening the Will) and Gudrun Burkhard’s approach to biography work (Taking Charge). Following the theme of learning allows for a deeper understanding of our Life Journey and gaining insights into the journey ahead of us.
The course is also a practical and life-related introduction into Anthroposophy.
More Information on Life Story Work:
www.sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
Copyright © 2015 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:
reception@capebyronsteinerschool.nsw.edu.au

 

 

 

Bulletin 150320

 

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 1 WEEK 8  2015

From The Principal

“When autumn mists gather
and leaves fall gently down.
New strength in me rises
to bear life’s waiting crown”

What a beautiful autumn festival we experienced this morning.  With the mist rising in the valleys and the dew on the grass, there was a gentle hint of autumn in the warm air.  With singing and playing, verses and dances and reverent contributions to the harvest table, we celebrated the changing season with our lovely school community.  Autumn is the time when we move from the outward activities of the summer towards the more inward, reflective time of winter.  On the way, through the autumn months, we ‘come back to ourselves’ and this can feel a little unsettling.  This is the time we are called on to find the strength to work through the grumbles and inner instability to be our true ‘better selves.’  Our students showed a beautiful example of this with their participation in the festival today.

Our Year 9 students have been sailing the high seas (well the bay at least) on their camp.  I have heard that they had a wonderful time and there are some very tired and happy students (and teachers) heading for home as I write this.  Next week, our Year 8 students finally head out on their camp.  They have been waiting patiently since the camp was postponed a couple of weeks ago due to bad weather.
Finally, I would like to apologise for the ‘absent student’ text messages which were mistakenly sent out today to many parents.  We have a problem with our administration software system which is causing the text messages to be sent out.  We are in contact with the software support team and are attempting to rectify the problem and ensure this doesn’t happen again.  We are in the process of transferring to a new system and hopefully will have no further problems in the future.
Peace
Nerrida

UPCOMING EVENTS

To view our Upcoming Events Calendar click here

ANNOUNCEMENTS

P&F Annual General Meeting

All Parents are invited to attend the AGM this Monday 23 March from 6-7pm in the Movement Room.

CBRSS Association SGM

The School Council has been working for many months to produce a draft of the school’s new constitution. We will be holding a meeting on Monday 23 March to provide information about the proposed changes and to allow for consultation and discussion. I invite all members of the association to come along and be part of this process.  The meeting will be held at the school, beginning at 7.00 pm (straight after the P&F AGM) in the Movement Room.
James Dods
Chair CBRSS Council

Year 8 Camp Monday, 23rd March – 27th March 2015

Hinterland to Sea Year 8 camp departing CBRSS 9am.

Ric

LOCKDOWN PROCEDURE

On the very rare (if ever) occasion that a lockdown is called at Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School it will be carried out as set out in the policy available on the school website. If this occurs, parents will be notified as soon as it is practical to do so. However, parents are requested not to

come to the school, as students will not be released to parents during lock down. Parents are also asked not to call the school as this may tie up emergency lines that must remain open.

Parents should not expect their child to call them, nor should they call student mobiles, as the lock down situation requires silence in order not to alert an intruder to the presence of students and staff in classrooms. If your child’s stay at school is extended beyond the regular time, you will receive information about the time and place that you can pick up your child.

Please be assured, in the event of lock down, that the overriding consideration for the school is the safety and well being of your child.

Study and Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – continued Term 2.

Nerrida

SICK CHILDREN 

Recently we have had a number of ‘bugs’ going around the school, causing students to become unwell at school.  We have limited sick-bay facilities and our administration can quickly become overwhelmed with numbers of students presenting at the office requiring care and attention.  If a child is vomiting, or it is immediately obvious the child is very unwell (or the child does not recover within 20 minutes), our process is to call and ask parents to pick the child up.  It is very important that parents are able to pick up their child or arrange an alternative person to do this if they are not available.  The best place for a sick child is at home!

Safety in the Carpark

We have noticed that lately a number of younger children are being allowed to walk, unsupervised through the bottom car park to their cars in the afternoon.  This is a very dangerous practice in our busy car park.  If you have primary school aged children, please meet them and walk them safely across the car park to your car.  Help us to make our car park a child-safe place.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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