CBRSS Students star in Oliver Twist

It was great to see our music and class teachers out in support of last weekend’s performance of ‘The Oliver Project’ singing along to classics such as ‘Oom-Pah-Pah’ and ‘Consider yourself’ to a full house both nights as a part of  The Festival of The Voice at Brunswick Heads Picture House.  Our own Liv Ellis (Class 5) played Oliver, Naomi Ben Harush (Year 8) played Nancy and they along with Sophie Brazenor (Year 7), Elise Nikkinen (Class 5) and Jasmine Ruthven (Class 5) were all stand out performers making us very proud.

Waldorf 100 Postcards

The first Waldorf school (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.

To commemorate 100 years of Waldorf education Steiner/Waldorf Schools around the world have been participating in a Postcard Exchange. Every school has been sent blank, pre-addressed postcards and they have been slowly but surely making their way around the world since April 2017. Each postcard carries an individual design from a young person, telling or showing something about its place of origin. Below are some of the postcards that we have received.

CBRSS congratulates Byron Bay’s Bundjalung people on their land and sea native title determination

Byron Bay’s Bundjalung people celebrate long-awaited land and sea native title determination

A native title claim for areas of land and sea around Byron Bay in northern New South Wales has been approved almost two decades since it was first lodged with the Federal Court.

“There is no fear in native title,” Ms Rotumah said. “Native title is a recognition of people’s rights and interests in lands and waters. It means [the Bundjalung] can continue to be sustained by the ocean, to go out and fish, and beach worm, get pippies — all those things we’ve been able to do, and now we’re having a rubber stamp put on it giving us the thumbs up.”

Read the full article by ABC news here.

Waldorf 100 Postcards

The first Waldorf school (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.

To commemorate 100 years of Waldorf education Steiner/Waldorf Schools around the world have been participating in a Postcard Exchange. Every school has been sent blank, pre-addressed postcards and they have been slowly but surely making their way around the world since April 2017. Each postcard carries an individual design from a young person, telling or showing something about its place of origin. Below are some of the postcards that we have received.

Art News from Denis

Class 6 Roman Portrait Sculpture with Denis Hopking

Year 7 Pottery Galleon Ships

Una                                                     Alexander

Gordon                                                Max

These students are ready for discovery on the high seas!

Pop Art Year 10 Main Lesson – Marcello Santucci

Waldorf 100 Postcards

The first Waldorf school (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.

To commemorate 100 years of Waldorf education Steiner/Waldorf Schools around the world have been participating in a Postcard Exchange. Every school has been sent blank, pre-addressed postcards and they have been slowly but surely making their way around the world since April 2017. Each postcard carries an individual design from a young person, telling or showing something about its place of origin. Below are some of the postcards that we have received.

Waldorf 100 Postcards

The first Waldorf school (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.

To commemorate 100 years of Waldorf education Steiner/Waldorf Schools around the world have been participating in a Postcard Exchange. Every school has been sent blank, pre-addressed postcards and they have been slowly but surely making their way around the world since April 2017. Each postcard carries an individual design from a young person, telling or showing something about its place of origin. Below are some of the postcards that we have received.

BASE Youth leadership awards

BASE Youth Leadership is a movement promoting young men and women to be recognised, guided and mentored to strive for excellence in the Tweed and Byron Shires.

Students can apply in various categories. Hundreds of applicants are reduced down to a shortlist of 10 in each category which this year included 3 CBRSS students; Yani Murray in the Sports Leadership category, Yemaya Nelson in the Performing Arts Leadership category and Lily Harrison in the Community Service/Citizenship Leadership category.

Today on International Women’s day a breakfast was held where the winners of the Women’s awards in each category were announced, congratulations to Lily for winning in her category, Lily has worked tirelessly to improve conditions for local homeless people and it is wonderful that she has been recognised for this. Congratulations also to Yemaya and Yani for being acknowledged as outstanding leaders, we’re very proud of all of you.

CBRSS Library news

A healthy library, like a healthy habitat, is diverse and dynamic. Like species in a rainforest or fishes on a reef, the books on the shelves shift and change, with time and season, so that every week there is something new to discover. A healthy library invites the eye and mind to wander round.

This book habitat does not happen on its own – it is created by librarians. Librarians are the keystone of good libraries. Without them, dust gathers, book collections are not refreshed, readers do not feel enticed and beguiled, relationships between books and people dwindle into nothing.

From an article in The Guardian called “Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone” you can find it via this link

Our Librarian Charlotte regularly creates wonderful book display’s to inspire and support the School community, for the next week we have 2.

1. A parent education display with lovely books on early childhood, parenting, seasonal activities and Steiner education.

2. Honouring International Women’s Day, today (March 8th) with a colourful display on inspirational women -recognising and celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls around the world.

Drop in and check it out!

Celebrating International Women’s day!

International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme: #BalanceforBetter

The future is exciting. Let’s build a gender-balanced world.

Everyone has a part to play – all the time, everywhere.

From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.

Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceforBetter.

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8.

The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911.

The day is not country, group or organization specific – and belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”

So make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.

Read more about the History of International women’s day here

What happens when you ask girls one important question? 

Watch the video here

Scroll to the end of the Bulletin to see what Rudolf Steiner had to say about gender equality over 100 years ago!

Waldorf 100 Postcards

The first Waldorf school (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.

To commemorate 100 years of Waldorf education Steiner/Waldorf Schools around the world have been participating in a Postcard Exchange. Every school has been sent blank, pre-addressed postcards and they have been slowly but surely making their way around the world since April 2017. Each postcard carries an individual design from a young person, telling or showing something about its place of origin. Below are some of the postcards that we have received.

Merry Christmas

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

CBRSS Staff

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.’

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