After our unexpected long weekend, it was really lovely to get back to a full week of school with some sunshine to help. Whilst the rain on Friday was not quite as heavy as expected (thankfully) there were still a number of families and teachers who experienced flooding near their homes. We will always take the advice of the local SES and the AIS when it comes to predicted severe weather events and, in the case of last week, the advice was very clearly to close for the day.
In the last week I have been fortunate enough to attend two High School events where our students have had opportunities to show leadership. The Swimming Carnival provides many opportunities for students to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Congratulations to those Year 12 students particularly, who came along to the carnival, participated fully and showed a fine example for the younger students. I know that several of the students had important assignments due, but still turned up and put in a great effort. The other event I attended was the High School Assembly. Our senior students usually host the assemblies and do so with wonderful poise and humour.
Finally, it is great to see so many parents attending class meetings across all levels of the school. These meetings are such an important avenue for communication between teachers and parents and help to keep the partnerships between school and home strong. Our teachers put quite a bit of work into preparing for the meetings and I know they are always pleased to see a good turn-out.
Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood
We met for the first session of our new discussion group last Tuesday. We are currently discussing Steiner’s Lectures, given to teachers in England in 1924. Last week we discussed aspects of Lecture 1 and we plan to take on a new lecture every week. 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 Two for next week, please contact the office. The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Repair Care and Maintenance Sat 7th March 9am-3pm
Repair Care & Maintenance Day
Sat 7th March 9am – 3pm
BBQ Lunch supplied by school
We still need 2 people to ring me and commit to Managing Lunch BBQ on the day.
Also those that have power tools can you please bring them.
See you there. Bring your friends. Have fun & improve the school.
Administration – Casual Relief Positions Available
We are seeking applications from suitably experienced people to work in the school administration as Casual Relief Staff. Successful applicants will be given some on-site training before joining our Administration Casual Relief list.
Applicants should have excellent communication skills and a range of proven office skills, along with a current NSW Working with Children Check. Applications should be forwarded to hr@http://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au. Applications close March 2 2015.
Recent Media Warning Re: Nanna’s Frozen Berries
You will have seen in the media reports about recent contamination of frozen berry products with the Hepatitis A virus. NSW Health has renewed their warnings to watch for the signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A which could occur between two to seven weeks after exposure to the virus. Please see below the response from Craig, our Canteen Co-ordinator.
Hi Nerrida, I have already received this warning from Dept of Health through my food safety supervisor membership. Be rest assured that the berries I am using are none of those brands and only using spray free products, so I have no concerns for our menu items using berries.
The NSW Board of Studies have informed us that school principals are no longer able to grant exemptions from attendance for holidays. This means that students who are away because they are on a holiday during term must be marked as absent. It is a legal requirement that parents sent students to school on every day unless they are sick or have an exceptional circumstance (family funeral etc.) Students who are absent without valid reason may be subject to mandatory reporting requirements.All legal requirements aside, students who go away during term time miss valuable learning opportunities adding stress to both teachers and students . Please don’t book holidays for students in term times other than in exceptional circumstances.
The school canteen is once again looking for parent helpers on a Tues, Wed or Thursday between 9.30am-2.30pm. Being involved is lots of fun, a great way to get to know the school community, allows you to claim RC&M hours and your child/ren receives a free lunch on the day!! If this is something you would like to do, please email Amanda at email@example.com or phone 0411837699.
Bringing Spirit to Life
March Wed 11th 7 – 8:30pm
Biography, Learning and the Development of Consciousness
9 12/4 9am-6pm
Life Story Work and Lifelong Learning
Cape Byron Steiner School
Lot 5 Balraith Lane Ewingsdale NSW 2481
Taking Charge Life Story Work and Lifelong Learning
There are three ways of learning: Formal Learning or Learning for Life, Learning from Life Experiences, and Learning with the Night Consciousness. We also learn with head, heart and hand. The workshop will use participants’ life stories to explore and illustrate these different learning paths. The course is developed on Coenraad van Houtena’s research on adult learning (Awakening the Will) and Gudrun Burkhards 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:
Karl-Heinz was born in Germany 1955. He is a Naturopath for Psychotherapy and works as lecturer, teacher, trainer, adult educator and consultant.
He studied Social Sciences and Psychology in Berlin. From 1992 to 1997 he attended training in Biography Work, adult education and organisation development led by Gudrun Burkhard (MD), Coenraad van Houten and Helmuth ten Siethoff.
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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.