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From Paddy

“To stand at our window, wrapped in the half-dark and watch the day disappear… is a moment of hygge.” Louisa Thomsen Brits. A few years ago, I came across a copy of Louisa Thomsen Brits’ “The Book of Hygge: the Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort and Connection”.  This is a beautiful little book, filled with […]

Reconciliation week

This may well be one of the most significant Reconciliation weeks in Australian History. With the new government change, Anthony Albonese and Penny Wong’s first comments after becoming Prime Minister / Foreign Minister was to acknowledge First Nations People and mention their intentions of endorsing the Uluru Statement From The Heart. This was a promising […]

Creating our new Mural

A new Mural has been created and now installed at the entrance to the School. The Mural was created under the guidance of local indigenous Artist Kaitlyn Clark and completed over 2 days with the help of many CBRSS students and staff.

Acknowledging Student Absence

As you will know, all schools are legally required to record any student absences.  Schools are also required to formally confirm with a parent that the parent acknowledges the absence. This is so that we can ensure that all students are safe. We have now simplified this process through the Parent App.  We would like […]

Elective Showcase 2022

For only the second time since 2019 we will host an Elective Showcase for our whole CBRSS community. What a joy it is to welcome you back to the school to celebrate the beautiful work of our students. SAVE THE DATE: FRIDAY 17 JUNE. We recommend an audience of high school age and above.

Class Five Camp

Class Five went to Tyalgum Ridge for their camp and explored the local caldera, challenged themselves with activities and camped out under the stars after cooking their own meals. We had a fantastic time bonding with each other and the world around us.

Student Representative Council

The SRC have been busy this semester. First, we organised the IDAHOBIT day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biophobia and Transphobia) where the high school dressed up in rainbow colours to show our support and to stand out against discrimination of the LGBTQIA+ community.   We also actively wanted to support the people who have been […]

Writers on the Road

It’s been so great to have guest speakers back in the school and we always love an author visit. In May we were fortunate to have not one but four fantastic Australian authors run dynamic writing workshops for our Class 8-12 students. Writers on the Road runs as part of the Byron Writers Festival and […]

Poets Out Loud

Could you conceptualise, write and perform a poem in under two hours? How about as a team? Murwillumbah-based spoken word poet Sarah Temporal spent a morning with Class 10 recently and shared her passion for Slam Poetry that had everyone brainstorming, writing, scripting and performing their work in teams of four, all before recess. The […]

Student Leadership Day

Attending the leadership day in Sydney was a fantastic experience. It offered me an opportunity to meet fellow students who are also passionate about taking initiative in the world. We met the Governor of NSW, who we had to address as ‘Your Excellency’. Government House was beautiful, however, the formalities felt strange for someone who has […]

The Children’s Rose

Last year a very special and much loved member of staff Eleni Mann retired after 20 years of teaching art at CBRSS. She shared with the children over all these years her depth of knowledge in understanding and using colour and taught them many artistic techniques such as watercolor, pastels, charcoal and resist. She encouraged […]

Off to the Theatre

Today I, and the almost complete crew of the Class 11 Drama and English Extension elective classes, went to Brisbane and watched the wondrous Jane Eyre at QPAC. Since I haven’t read the book (Extension students have) I was gripping my chair with every twist and turn of the plot. The acting and stagecraft were […]

Discover Engineering

The Engineers Australia Newcastle Division would like to invite high school students interested in a career in Engineering to attend a free online event Discover Engineering on Thursday 23rd June from 4.30pm – 5:30pm. Join in our Discover Engineering forum session to gain insight into the different pathways to a career in Engineering. You will be hearing from all different […]

Byron Youth Theatre

Byron Youth Theatre’s new original production Loves Me Loves Me Not — a dynamic and thought provoking play — once again displays the skill and talent of the eleven BYT cast members who are aged between 14–30 years. Loves Me Loves Me Not explores issues of consent and responsible relationships. The cast have students from […]

Amatori Orchestra

Upcoming concert by Amatori Orchestra on June 18th (Bangalow 3pm) and 19th (Ballina 3pm). Two of our school’s string teachers will be performing. It’s a great repertoire, fast and exciting. Kids are free.

Creatures at the YAC

Be led into the bizarre, dark and captivating world of CREATURES that explores the realms of myth, stories and folklore as interpreted by young and emerging artists from The Byron Shire. CREATURES is a multimedia arts production and public exhibition, as result of a workshop program led by artist Karma Barnes, with facilitation from Pavel […]

From Paddy

This week we welcomed, with great joy, our parents back on site to celebrate our Autumn Festival. What a wonderful morning of coming together and watching the students share together in a spirit of generosity after experiencing such devastating loss in the community during the recent floods. A huge thank you to Loani, Ben and […]

Class Five News

Class Five is beginning their journey into learning about history, beginning with a Main Lesson block on Ancient India. We discussed ideas such as karma, reincarnation and maya, looked at the trimurti of Gods; Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and listened to and rewrote the Mahabharata. As a finale we ended with an Indian Festival Day […]

Marlon Denning’s film The Rock Pool Waltz

Screening at Bangalow Saturday 2nd April 4pm. Year 9 student Marlon Denning created a short film for last year’s Tobias project “The Rock Pool Waltz”. It was one of 100 films nominated for Australia’s premier international short film festival Flickerfest. He was selected as one of 24 finalists to have their films judged on the […]

Alumni News

Congratulations and thanks to our graduating Class 12 of 2021 who together donated $1,100.74 to the Givit Flood Fund.

Autumn and the Michaelmas Festival

March 21 is the midpoint between the Southern Hemisphere’s summer and winter solstices, it is also known as the autumn equinox and for us, it is when the festival of Michaelmas is celebrated. Michaelmas is the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel. The Archangel Michael is one of the principal angelic warriors, seen as a […]