Entries by Yvette

From the Principal

Winter Greetings to all Each day at present, I find myself needing to remember often to appreciate the simple joys in life….like drinking tea …and appreciating the gift of time with others…and taking a moment to gaze in awe at the beauty of a crisp winter evening sunset sky and the wonderous moon. Our Winter […]

COVID19 – Moving Forward

As we end Term 2, we are constantly looking to ‘what comes next’ with our life during COVID.  The School is always on the task of keeping updated on where our movements as a community may be relaxing as we progress. In line with recent updates received by our independent sources, we are hoping to […]

Finance news

Thank you to all the families who have paid their Term 2 fees on time. If you have Term 2 fees still outstanding and are not on an agreed payment plan, please clear your Term 2 account balance prior to the commencement of Term 3.  If you are on an altered payment plan for Term […]

Winter Festival 2020

A quiet and peaceful feeling set the tone for our Winter Festival celebrations last week. Primary school classes enjoyed the gift of a beautiful song from the Year Twelves; their voices filling the Performance Hall with the sweet harmonies of ‘Deep Peace’. Each class then walked to the darkened Movement Room where a spiral of […]

Sunflower Kindergarten Winter Festival

The Sunflower Kindergarten has been busy the last few weeks preparing for our winter festival. We have sewn snug warm, woollen beanies; painted, cut, glued, twisted, sanded and oiled to shine up our winter lanterns; gone hunting pumpkins for warming winter soup, which we delivered to the canteen pixie; and gathered pinecones and wood for […]

Kindy Rose Winter Festival

In the dark cold days, There shines a light, To make my heart, So pure and bright. The Kindergarten students attended and observed the beautiful Class 3 Spiral Walk. We entered into the darkness of the room where the spiral walk was to commence. We walked past the seasonal table and finally through to the […]

Class 6 News

Class 6 completed their studies of Astronomy this week with the presentation of projects to their classmates. Many of the projects were on planets from our solar system including Eris – a dwarf planet. Other topics were drawn from a bank of questions that the students came up with at the beginning of the Main Lesson such […]

Year 7 Gothic Art Main Lesson

Year 7 have been absorbed in Gothic Cathedral Art and Early Renaissance Art exploring different materials and techniques: clay, painting, charcoal, embossed relief using copper, fresco, collage. Denis

Year 9/10 Elective Art

In term 1 the project was to make a large plant pot and incorporate a modernistic primitive relief face on the surface… these are a few results. In Term 2 a teapot, cup and milk jug had to be designed and made. Denis

Year 10 Subject Forum

Students in Year 11 and 12 spent some time with our Year 10 students who are currently in the process of choosing subjects for their senior years. Students in Year 10 have heard from the teachers and it was time for them to ask questions of students actually undertaking these subjects. Students were given 7 […]

Random Weaving

Some of the Year 12 Art students had an enjoyable afternoon learning the traditional art of random weaving with Zimmi from Nature Weavers. Each student produces a unique basket made from the Bangalow palm.

Check out Mercurius for beautiful gifts

Are you looking for quality art and craft supplies or a Steiner inspired gift or toy? A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies, as well as Steiner based toys and lovely gifts, are available online at Mercurius http://www.mercurius.com.au/ Enter the promotional code: FRIENDCBRSS and 15% of the sale will also go towards P&F fundraising! […]

Reverence

The soul is drawn by the strength of its reverence towards the eternal, with which it longs to unite itself.  – Rudolf Steiner

From the Principal

As always, so much has happened in the life of our school in the last two weeks…  During National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), our High School students and teachers viewed the highly acclaimed documentary, In My Blood It Runs. Among many important themes, the film examines the problems faced by Indigenous children […]

What is National Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the […]

WINTER FESTIVAL 2020

Lighting a candle: Deep in the ground of the human soul, Of victory assured, The Spirit-Sun is living. All through the winter of the inner life The faithful heart divines it. Rudolf Steiner The winter solstice is upon us and we will be celebrating in a unique way this year. Students and Teachers in each […]

Celebrating Winter Festival at home

Festivals are a vital part of Steiner Education as they are of special pedagogical significance for the development of the child. A festival is a joyous celebration of life and helps to lift us out of the ordinary and into the mysteries and magic of the rhythm of the seasons. Celebrating is an art. There […]

Kindergarten Rose

As the season slowly emerges into early winter and quite suddenly turns cooler, we have been working together to bring the images of winter into our class. The children have made beanies and are currently making their lanterns. Even the gnomes have made an entrance with beards being created and enacted. The students each day […]

Class 5 News

The students of Class Five worked on individual projects during School at Home. The projects were a part of the “First Fleet” Main Lesson and are very diverse, reflecting the children’s area of interest. The class have been presenting their work to their classmates during the week. Prue

From the Student Representative Council (SRC)

RECONCILIATION We have a long way to heal this nation, acknowledging the Stolen Generations and the ongoing forced removal of children across this country is an important step forward as a nation. Amending the constitution to recognise the presence of the First Australians 80,000+ years before the Europeans invaded along with raising awareness about the […]

The Case for Keeping the Same Teacher

By Thesa Callinicos There was a question recently at the Waldorf-inspired North Fork School of Integrated Studies in Paonia, Colorado, that asked for parents’ opinions on looping in a Waldorf-inspired school. Very few people here in Paonia have experienced their child having the same teacher for more than two, let alone six or eight years. […]

Check out Mercurius for beautiful gifts

Are you looking for quality art and craft supplies or a Steiner inspired gift or toy? A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies, as well as Steiner based toys and lovely gifts, are available online at Mercurius http://www.mercurius.com.au/ Enter the promotional code: FRIENDCBRSS and 15% of the sale will also go towards P&F fundraising! […]

Winter

Below the Earth’s surface, in winter, there is a tremendous reinforcement of the Earth’s capacity to produce life. – Rudolf Steiner