Archive for month: December, 2018
Changes to Recycling rules for Byron Shire
More information including FAQ’s and an A-Z recycling guide is available at our online community noticeboard by following this link.
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Our vision is to support healthy development for children and all ages through education, art and play. We partner with socially and environmentally conscious businesses to offer products of aesthetic beauty, outstanding craftsmanship, quality and durability.
The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a unicycle—that it almost seems easier to list the things they don’t mess up than the things they do. Our society may be reaching peak criticism of digital devices.
Even so, emerging research suggests that a key problem remains underappreciated. It involves kids’ development, but it’s probably not what you think. More than screen-obsessed young children, we should be concerned about tuned-out parents.
Read the full article here
Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled – thus one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty. ~ Rudolf Steiner
CBRSS Students and Staff perform Mozart’s Requiem
CBRSS Students, Yemaya Nelson, Phoebe Neumann and Pearl Andrews together with our music teachers Ian Bowles and Robbie Farrer made us very proud when they joined a 40 piece Orchestra and 100 member choir to perform Mozart’s Requiem for the Byron Musical Society to a packed house in Lismore on Sunday the 2nd of December.
CBRSS Students work with Byron Youth Theatre
Current student Sam Morrell and past student Seth Freeman joined the cast for the recent BYT performance of In My skin, an original play exploring the themes of prejudice and racism. It was an excellent, professional production which captivated the audience with its powerful message. CBRSS graduate and former BYT member Ebony Webb returned from studying Drama in Brisbane to choreograph the show.
Listen to what Tony Barry has to say about it here. Listen to what local MP Ben Franklin has to say about it here
Bryon Youth Theatre is run by Lisa Apostolides and is the only youth SOCIAL ACTION not for profit company in Northern NSW. Since 2010 they have devised 12 major productions and deliver performances and workshops to local schools, community events and conferences. http://byronyouththeatre.com/
Visit their Facebook page for more about In My Skin and BYT https://www.facebook.com/ByronYouthTheatre/
Primary School Fundraising news
During Semester 2 Class 1-6 have fundraised….
$191 for Farmers in Drought
$560.70 for Jump rope for Heart
Class 1 news
Life in Class 1 living with caterpillars.
Tobias project 2018
Congratulations to Year 8 on their wonderful projects and on the completion of their Tobias year! The students presented their projects last Thursday night to a rapt audience, setting up displays and delivering speeches that gave insight into their process and self-growth over the course of the year. One theme to emerge regarded social and environmental sustainability, expressed via projects such as upcycled furniture, documentaries on humanitarian causes, photography and cinematography that captured the beauty of the ocean, organic skincare, a petrochemical-free traditional surfboard, sustainable house design and power generated via kinetic energy. All projects were outstanding, but more than the projects, the students shone. Well done to Year 8!
CBRSS HS students Strike for Climate
We’re proud that some of our High School students joined the Strike for Climate last Friday.
Young voices are important and there is nothing more urgent for our future than addressing the issue of climate change. Despite what the Prime Minister says, being able to stand up and speak out when something is wrong (like inaction on climate change) is an extremely important skill and should be part of our education – students should not be chastised by the leader of our country for wanting to speak out against wrong.
Read all about it in The Echo here
News from Stuart
I have just come home from a wonderful journey into Southern India to help teach Bothmer Gymnastics and would like to share my story and photographs with our community.
Travels to India seem to always have funny stories with them. This one actually never begun as the head coach, Dan Freeman was turned back at the Auckland airport with a false immigration visa he purchased online. So the conference was moved back a few months which conveniently allowed me to come along and help teach.
We worked in a beautifully restored warehouse in Coimbatore complete with a sprung wooden floor and hand carved staves. 28 teachers from right across India managed to come along despite the new dates landing right in the middle of the term. Commitment and dedication was such a key element for these teachers. And so we worked away on philosophy and pedagogy and blended it with warm tea, mango curd, dosa and your expected array of Dahl curries. It was a real privilege to be in such a beautiful and remote place and share a curriculum that spans worldwide.
CBRSS Camps Coordinator