From the Principal

Hello everyone,

The end of the school year has arrived and our students have all started their holidays (our staff will be signing off for the break on Tuesday afternoon). What a wonderful year it has been with so much wonderful learning, growth and development and many wonderful achievements across the school. Thank you all for allowing me the incredible privilege of serving the students, staff and school community for another year.

I hope you have a safe, peaceful and enjoyable break and look forward to seeing you all again next year.


From the DP K6

Grateful thanks to all families, parents and friends for your generous contributions to our wonderful School this year. Reflecting back on the year brings many warm memories of the special festivals, class events and times we have shared. I hope you can now enjoy some lovely unscheduled time with family and have a happy and peaceful summer holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New year from myself and all of the K6 staff.


From the DP HS

It is hard to imagine that 2018 is nearly over. What a wonderful year we have had! The High School students’ enthusiasm for getting involved and participating while also concentrating on their learning and application to study is so inspirational. We have seen amazing Elective showcases, sporting achievements, Music and Drama success and much more. HSC results out today show a confident ability to demonstrate strong academic achievement while developing as a soulful, thoughtful and nurtured adolescent. This is the balance we aim for and we are proud of all our leaving 2018 students.
We wish all our High School families a restful and enjoyable summer break. Thank you for all your contributions to make this school so special. Warm wishes for a Happy Holiday from all the HS staff and myself.


Merry Christmas

Our love and best wishes to everyone for a happy and festive Holiday Season.


May these lights on the Christmas Tree say to us: If ever thy soul is weak, if ever thou believest that the goals of earth-existence are beyond thy reach, think of man’s divine origin and become aware of those forces within thee which are also the forces of supreme Love. Become inwardly conscious of the forces which give thee confidence and certainty in all thy works, through all thy life, now and in all ages of time to come. – Rudolf Steiner

‘Revelation of the divine in the heights of being, and peace to those on earth who are of good will.’

From the Admin Angels….or is it Elves?

Merry Christmas and best wishes from the cheerful crew in the Admin Building. We have enjoyed working to support parents, teachers and students in the school this year and look forward to seeing you all again in 2019.

Have a safe and enjoyable break!

Please note the Reception will be open during the holidays as follows:

Monday 17/12/18 – Tuesday 18/12/18 – 8.30am to 3.30pm

Monday 21/1/19 – Friday 25/1/19 – 10am – 3pm


Tuesday 29/1/19 8.30am to 3.30pm

Wednesday 30/1/19 FIRST DAY OF TERM 1 2019

Happy last day!

HSC 2018

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School students and staff are extremely happy with the wonderful results achieved by their HSC students of 2018. Students achieved outstanding results across a large number of subjects including Drama, Music, Design and Technology, English Advanced and Extension, Society and Culture, Design and Technology and many others. In a cohort of 28 students, there were some fabulous achievements including 18 Band 6 results and 56 Band 5 results across 17 subjects.

Once again the school saw a strengthening of Band 5 results and an overall continued strengthening of academic success across all subjects. Cape Byron student, Mirani Astawa achieved an outstanding result of First in Course (NSW) in Beginners Indonesian. Mirani was presented with her award at a special ceremony in Sydney this week.

Some other stand out results were a 96% for Design & Technology, 98% for General Mathematics, 94% for Visual Arts, 93% and 91% for Music, 90% and 2 x 91% for Drama, 92% for German Beginners and 90% for Legal Studies.

Principal Nerrida Johnson commented : “The students have worked extremely hard in 2018. I am deeply proud of all our HSC students. Their results show an overall commitment to study and inspired learning. I am very proud of every single one of our graduating students, they have each completed a wonderful learning journey.” She said. “I’d also like to thank our skilled and dedicated staff and committed parents for helping guide these beautiful souls through their education. Steiner Education prepares students for the rigours of the HSC by cultivating academic excellence through a balance of academic studies, artistic achievements and practical learning.”

Nerrida joined with the Deputy Principal, Katie Biggin, and all Cape Byron Steiner School Staff in congratulating all of the Cape Byron 2018 cohort for their achievements.

Graduating Class of 2018

Congratulations Mirani

We are very proud of Mirani Astawa, one of our graduating students, who has achieved a First in State award for Indonesian Language in her HSC. Mirani travelled to Sydney earlier this week to receive her award from Minister Stokes. Congratulations to Mirani, a quiet achiever and dedicated student who truly deserves this wonderful outcome.

Class 6 Graduation

Congratulations to Class 6 on the culmination of their Primary School journey, we look forward to seeing you in the High School next year!

Christmas Market 2018

Waldorf 100 Part 2

The first Waldorf (Steiner) school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in some 80 countries around the globe. Paul Zehrer produced and directed this new film and it’s fantastic. You’ll see and hear students and teachers from Waldorf schools around the world talking about today’s children, the challenges and rewards of education, and how we encounter each other, engage, and include each other in relationships and in community.

It’s very moving. You’ll love watching it.

Featuring students and teachers from;
The Community School for Creative Education, Oakland, CA and principal Monique Brinson and founder Dr. Ida Oberman
Bustan Yafa Kindergarten, The Orchard of Abraham’s Children, in Jaffa, Israel, an Arab/Muslim/Israeli/Jewish kindergarten – Ora & Ihab Balha, co-founders
Parzival-Zentrum School in Karlsruhe, Germany and founding teacher Bernd Ruf. In 2016 the school enrolled 160 refugees that came to Germany as unaccompanied children from China, Iraq, Syria, North African countries and the Balkans.
Florian Osswald from Dornach, Tamrat El Zeitoun Kindergarten in Israel, Jon Mc Alice, Sue Simpson, New Zealand, Christof Wiechert, Pedagogical Section, Goetheanum,  Orland Bishop, Founder, ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation,  Amir Shlomian, founder of Ein Bustan, Israel, Daniel Anderson, San Francisco Waldorf School, Bodo von Plato, Philosopher, Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish, founder & chairman SEKEM, Helmy Abouleish, CEO SEKEM, Kyotanabe Steiner School, Japan, teachers and parents, Waldorf teacher Trainees, Henning Kullak-Ublick, Executive Board, German Waldorf Association and hundreds and hundreds of children from Waldorf schools all over the world. You can find it by following this link

Healing for humanity

What can be healing for humanity can develop only if people find the way into the spiritual worlds, if people do not forget that there was not only one Christmas but that there must be an everlasting Christmas, an everlasting coming-to-birth of the divine- spiritual in the physical, earthly human being. – Rudolf Steiner

From the Principal

Hello everyone,

As I write this, the school is a hive of activity with people decorating and preparing our school for the Christmas market and concert this afternoon. The Class 2 parents have done a magnificent job setting up. As the school year draws closer to an end, there are a number of special activities happening across the school. On Monday, we celebrated the Class 6 students and the completion of their journey through the Primary School. With words of gratitude, gift giving and beautiful singing, the morning was very special.

On Monday evening, we held our second parent conversation evening. Thank you to the parents who came along to share in the discussion. There were many wonderful suggestions and ideas shared and we hope to bring some of these to fruition. We will be holding at least 2 parent conversation evenings next year (and will endeavour to have the 4th Term meeting a little earlier in the term.)

I am very much looking forward to the Year 9 and 10 Showcase next week, this is always a very exciting event and there will be many wonderful performances, displays and presentations on the night. On Friday, the last day of Term for students, the Primary School will be celebrating at the Mullumbimby Pool whilst the High School will be enjoying their annual beach carnival. Meanwhile, the Kindergarten will be celebrating a special Kindy Christmas Festival, “The Gifts of Love and Peace.”

As this is the last full bulletin for the year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing teachers and support staff for their dedication and care this year, what an amazing group of people you are!. I would like to thank the Admin crew for their incredible ability to juggle 20 balls at once and keep smiling. Thank you to the Leadership and Management Teams (Teera, Katie, Julia and Annas), for your hard work and enthusiasm all year. Thanks to Gavin, the outdoor crew and cleaners for keeping our beautiful site in great condition. Thank you to the Board, who have worked so very hard all year to provide outstanding governance for the school. Thank you to the P&F executive and active members who continue to support the school in so many ways. Thank you to the Class Coordinators who provide such wonderful support to the teachers and the parent groups in each class. Thank you to all of the parents for trusting your children to our care all year and for working to support the school and teachers. Finally, thank you to our wonderful, exuberant, caring, thoughtful, creative students. You are the reason we are all here and I feel so honoured to be able to lead this school for you.


Please update your child’s swimming ability

Please remember to sign into the Parent lounge and update your child’s swimming ability. You can access the Parent lounge via this link

Classes 1-12 will be attending swimming excursions in the last week of Term and this information is very important for our risk assessments.

If there is no swimming ability listed in the Parent Lounge for your child they will be considered a non-swimmer.

CBRSS Centennial Ball 2019 – can you help us plan?

We have now set a date on which to hold our Centennial Ball next year, this will be Saturday 25th May. As mentioned in the last Bulletin, planning is now underway to have a wonderful Ball – celebrating 100 years of Steiner Education in Australia! If you would like to join our little planning group, please do let us know. We are currently at the exciting ideas and possibilities stage of planning and would love some additional input.

Where to buy slippers for 2019

The store, Herbal Wisdom, in Bangalow, is now stocking Sun Shadow Slippers which are the slippers required in K-6 at CBRSS. They are doing this to support the Steiner families in the area. The inventory is small but they do place orders directly to Sandi who makes them in Melbourne. They will be placing an order in early December so the slippers will be available for Term 1. They do not mark up the slippers but rather recoup their costs plus freight.

Herbal Wisdom, 64 Byron St, Bangalow NSW 2479. Phone: 02 6687 0457

New Community Business noticeboard

Looking for a Cleaner, Babysitter, Electrician or Landscape Gardener? If so please check out our recently launched online Business Noticeboard. Business notices are for past and present members of the School community to promote their products and services. You can check it out by following this link.

You can also find this via the ‘Our School’ tab of the website under the ‘Our Community” heading.

If you have a Community or Business Notice that you would like to add to this board, please follow this link to send your notice.

Please consider supporting our community by utilising community members products and services.

Farewell Stephanie

Goodbye and thank you to our French teacher and Distant Ed coordinator who finishes with us at the end of the year. Our very best wishes for a bright and prosperous future Stephanie!

Stephanie with Year 7 Students enjoying a French breakfast.

Farewell Annie

Our love and best wishes go to Annie who has cleaned up after us so kindly and patiently for so many years and is finishing with us soon.

If you need a caring cleaner Annies details are on our online business noticeboard, you can find it here

HS Yr 9 & 10 Elective Showcase

Christmas Art class at CBRSS

Biography workshop at CBRSS

CBRSS Painting Workshop for Parents

CBRSS Workshop – Transforming Destiny