Permission slips for camps & excursions

In the interests of ensuring adequate planning and risk management, all permission slips must be completed and returned to the school at least 5 days before a camp and 3 days before an excursion.  Students who have not returned a permission slip within this time will not be permitted to attend the camp or excursion. To assist with this, we will ensure permission slips are sent home at least 10 days before a camp and 8 days before an excursion.  In the short term, whilst we are all getting used to this system, teachers will support students with reminders to return notes on time.

Thank you,

Nerrida, and the Admin team.

Congratulations Byron Bay Futsal reps from Class 5 & 6!

Congratulations to representatives from Class 5 and 6 who took out the Byron Bay Futsal Under 11’s Minor Premiers and Championship this week.  They also did very well at the regional championships held in Grafton recently.

Traditional Totemic Heads with Year 7

Y7 has spent this term designing, drawing then carving out of stone traditional Totemic Heads.  They had to learn how to use saws, chisels sandpaper to ‘find’ the form in the stone trying not to make a wrong chip.  However any mistakes are turned into new opportunities.  After carving the white stone, smoothing it and cleaning it of all dust the traditional ancestral practice of painting with coloured oxides began.  This class has produced 28 magnificently individual sculptures beautifully decorated.  Task finished?  No!  They had to write down the exact process that was required and also let the sculpture speak what it was thinking in the way it looked and in its facial gesture.


Totemic Heads with Year 7


Milling fun with Year 9-10 Design & Technology students!

Year 9/10 Design and Technology elective had a unique experience in their woodworking class a couple of weeks ago.  We had a mobile mill come and convert a large silky oak log and a camphor laurel log that had previously been cut down on the grounds of the school.  This timber will come in good use for students projects.  In the process, students learnt about wood conversion, storage, drying, and sustainability.

Milling with Year 9-10 D&T

Milling with Year 9-10 D&T 2

Request from Kaitlyn McMurtry

Hello parents,

My name is Kaitlyn McMurtry and I am a student in Year 12 doing a major work for Society and Culture. The major work, called the PIP (personal interest project) is focused on only children, how being an only child affects someone’s identity, and how increasing numbers of only children affect Australian society.

I am looking for parents and children to be a part of a focus group. The focus group will be in the second week of the April school holidays (date to yet be decided) and will consist of 6-7 people sitting in a circle to discuss being an only child. It will be in Mullumbimby at my house and food will be provided.

If you or your child are interested please email me on: kaitlyn2016@

Kaitlyn McMurtry

Request for denim


I am upcycling denim for my Design Tech major work and creating a Haute Couture range out of it, so any denim donations would be very greatly appreciated!

Many thanks,

Cally Winfield.



Cape Byron Ensemble at ‘Old & Gold’ in June

Dear school community
Our wonderful school ensemble ‘Della Mar’ will be having a fundraiser at this years Old n Gold festival at Brunswick Heads in June.
The nature of the old n gold festival is a giant whole town garage sale. Along with busking, we also aim to have a stall, so if you are having a clean up these holidays, and have any unwanted items, please think of us.
This fundraiser is to support our students for their upcoming tour to Tasmania in October.
I will send an email with Collection details for any unwanted goods after the holidays. Any enquiries  to:
Thanks for your support, and Happy Holidays!!
Elizabeth Williams
On behalf of the ‘Della Mar’


Moral Technologies Conference ~ 11-14 April in Melbourne

Dear Steiner Schools,

Steiner school teachers, parents and alumni are specially invited to participate in the Moral Technologies Conference which features Nicanor Perlas, 11 – 14 April in Melbourne.  How does your Steiner schooling meet the world that is being created?  Would be GREAT to have as many schools as possible represented, so we can hear how technology affects your school, and you can take back to your school what is birthed through the conference.
Moral Technologies is being produced by Seed Australia, which comprises of myself, Lisa Devine, and Rose Nekvapil.  The event is supported by The Anthroposophical Society and The Christian Community, among others.
Vaike Neeme

Forgiving Sourdough Bread Baking Workshop


More than a Sourdough Bread Baking Workshop!

Saturday April 16 th,2016

10:00am-12:00pm at

Shearwater Kitchen (next to The Canteen)

Shearwater,The Mullumbimby Steiner School

349 Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby

*We will learn the principles of sourdough bread-making and then Practice making no-knead and kneaded bread.

*We will Explore a variety of grains, use a grain grinder and make a“sourdough starter”.

*We will Make Butter and Cream Cheese!

RSVP to Sandra 0413 271 308 or

$35 per adult $20 per student (Children free)

includes Morning Tea and Take Aways.

(Take homes include starter, your own sourdough bun, recipe and fact sheets.)

For 12 years Sandra has offered her popular bread workshops to all ages of people in NSW and Queensland. Sandra brings wisdom to the art and science of food and nutrition, that will inspire you too.

After school and holiday sewing lessons for children & teens

Hello, my name is Simone Ellis.  I am running sewing lessons for children & teens.  The details of my classes are as follows:

Learn and develop the skills needed to design and create your own clothing.  All equipment provided.  Small class sizes in a beautiful work room.

Please call Simone on 0405 451 184 for bookings and details.

Warmest Regards,

Simone Ellis

Writing Safari Workshop in April School Holidays


When:  Wednesday April 20th 10am-1pm

Where:  Byron Community College, 107 Johnson Street, Byron Bay (opp Woolworths carpark)

Cost:  $45 members or $55 non-members

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained at the tail end of the Easter school holidays?  How about a Writing Safari workshop with popular children’s and YA author, Tristan Bancks?  With Writing Safari, Tristan has designed a fun and active full-day writing adventure where young participants will be encouraged to use nature, their own lives, and the world around them for inspiration.  The day will involve fully supervised walks along the beach, tracing Tristan’s own regular writing paths and teaching kids how they can use the world around them to inspire ideas and spin them into stories.

Please click on link below for more information, and to make bookings:

School Holiday workshops at Spaghetti Circus

Its nearly holiday time and we have workshops on for children 4-6 years and 7-14 years!

Holiday workshops @ Spaghetti

Open Day on Saturday 9 April for new hospital at Ewingsdale

A Community Open Day will take place tomorrow, Saturday 9 April from 10am-2pm, for the new Byron Central Hospital at Ewingsdale.  Please see flyer attached.





French Exchange Student

Jules – French student aged 15 (nearly 16), living in Bordeaux France, is looking for a host family with child(ren) his age to exchange with in the Mullumbimby/Byron area.  Jules will be arriving in July for one month.  His family in France could then welcome the Australian student whenever it suits them in France – duration negotiable.  Please call Corinne 0427645492.

Au pair from Germany seeking family for 6-9 months

Good morning,

I am a class teacher at the Waldorf School in Filderstadt/Germany.  Angela, our daughter, is looking for an au-pairing place in Australia.  We are looking for a family in your school community who may be keen to have Angela stay and help with your children for 6-9 months.

If you interested, please email me:

Thank you so much,

Johannes Schaaf.