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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Beginners Eurythmy classes continuing term 3, Wednesdays 9.15am in the movement room. Contact Renelle Harries for more information 0432 259 287.
We are an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian school providing education from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The school is a fully accredited and registered educational institution and is a proud member of Steiner Education Australia (SEA). We offer a high quality education which is based on the indications given by Rudolf Steiner and which meets the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards.