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.
2016 term dates are now available on the website calendar, click below
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
NEXT P&F Meeting: Monday 3rd August, 6:30-8:30 at Silky Oak Cottage.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.orgGive your pre-loved goodies a new home
Nowâ€™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 email@example.com
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! Weâ€™ll be collecting flowers, plants, seedlings, fruits & vegetables as we get closer to Spring Fair. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
On behalf of the Cape Byron Steiner Rudolf Steiner School
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.
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.