Entries by Yvette

From the Co-Heads of School

What a beautiful start to this term we have had. The grounds are looking wonderful, the weather is perfect, and the students have returned with so much energy and purpose. It has also been a busy start of term. Along with all the usual life and energy in the school, we have also been concentrating […]

From Gael

Dear Cape Byron School Community, I would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung Nation, the Traditional Custodians of this land. I first walked onto this site twenty-seven years ago as a parent, my youngest was starting kindy and one of my daughters joined Class Five. Over those years […]

Students departing early from school

Please be mindful that if you are collecting your child early for any reason, you must come to Reception to report yourself as being present on-site and to wait for your student so you can then sign them out. Reception will do this for you once the parent and student are seen together. It is […]

A Special Visitor…

Classes 2-6 experienced a wonderful morning with Wadjiny this week, who shared lots of language, stories, dance and song with which students and teachers warmly and enthusiastically engaged.

Class 4

Steiner classrooms and Main Lesson books are full of vibrant art, often facilitated by the teacher. At the end of the lesson the children place their work on the floor to look at theirs and each other’s, passing comments of appreciation and observation. Teachers go through this process with them too, but unlike the children […]

Class 7 Camp

Class 7 enjoyed a week-long camp out west near the town of Bingara. We visited the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial where we were given a tour and learnt how the descendants of both perpetrators and victims were able to create the redemptive power of reconciliation. We stayed at The Living Classroom which is a sustainable […]

Congratulations to Kaia – Class 11 Student

We are so inspired by the work of Kaia Walton and wanted to share with our wider community what he has recently produced. We think you will love it too! Kaia – known artistically as Kai-Fi – is a passionate and talented music producer who is being mentored by Oka, an indigenous dub reggae band, […]

Harmony Week

In term one the SRC organised an event in the High School to celebrate Harmony Week. Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the […]

CBRSS Study Group – Sol Circle

FOREWORD by Arthur G. Zajonc We live and act within a world whose deeper aspects are hidden from our physical senses. Yet each of us possesses other faculties which, when cultivated, can lift the veil that separates us from spiritual knowledge. In this book, Rudolf Steiner charts a meditative path that leads both to inner […]

An invitation to the final exhibition of the collected paintings of Hans Schulz.

Shearwater invites you to an exhibition of the collected works of Hans Schulz, including paintings, sketches and photographs spanning many decades. The dynamic partnership between Hans and his wife Pam was the source of many creative initiatives, and the School acknowledges Pam’s own contributions and work, including the nurturing of anthroposophical arts at Blue Knob […]

Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking

by Kristen Duke, Adrian Ward, Ayelet Gneezy, and Maarten Bos Summary. In two lab experiments, nearly 800 people completed tasks designed to measure their cognitive capacity. Before completing these tasks, the researchers asked participants to either: place their phones in front of them (face-down on their desks); keep them in their pockets or bags; or […]

Worries about sex, drugs & technology

From Conscious Creative Courageous Living with Children, Susan Laing’s resources for understanding creativelivingwithchildren.com With the media continually reporting stories on the worrying behaviours of some Tweens and Teens today, many parents become anxious about their own children’s possible use of drugs, early sexual intercourse and the effects of the new technologies and all these allow […]

World Karma

All desire to withdraw, to protect oneself from the influences of unavoidable world-karma, emanates from weakness. But it is Anthroposophy alone that can make the human heart and will vigorous enough to develop the force which arms and strengthens us in face of these influences. Any kind of advice to withdraw from modern life, or […]

With A Mood of Gratitude…

‘It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.’ A lovely way to finish and round off all the good work of a productive term with a class of students, is to take some time together in a circle, to reflect on what has happened, what we have learnt, what we […]

Class One

We dig dig dig and we tend the roots, We clump around in our heavy boots, We dig dig dig and we work all day, And when it’s done we go out to play. We love the flowers – we love the bees, We love to make compost with all the leaves. We love the […]

Perhaps your student has lost something?

Until the end of term 1 is your opportunity to ask students to check the lost property box near Reception. During the holiday, items left behind will be sorted and donated to an Op Shop. It’s not just clothes, there are water bottles, lunch boxes and bags, a tennis racket etc. In future please identify […]

CBRSS Study Group – Sol Circle

FOREWORD by Arthur G. Zajonc We live and act within a world whose deeper aspects are hidden from our physical senses. Yet each of us possesses other faculties which, when cultivated, can lift the veil that separates us from spiritual knowledge. In this book, Rudolf Steiner charts a meditative path that leads both to inner […]