Zone 5

Celebrating Waldorf 100

The first Waldorf School (Steiner School) was founded in September 1919.

To commemorate 100 years of Waldorf education Steiner/Waldorf schools worldwide have been participating in an international postcard exchange.
Every school was sent blank, pre-addressed postcards and they have been slowly but surely making their way around the world since April 2017.
Each postcard depicts artistic work or a story from a young person, telling or showing something about its place of origin. A display of postcards in the library has attracted the interest of many students and they have enjoyed looking at the postcards we have received and remembering the ones that they sent!
We have postcards from over 36 countries including Japan, Russia, Finland, Germany, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Thailand, the Phillipines, USA, Scotland, South Korea, Canada, Brasil, Mexico and Spain…..

Class 4 students looking at some of the postcards which are still on display in our Library if you would like to see for yourself.

From our German teacher Manuela

Liebe Eltern und Erzieher/innen! (Dear parents and caregivers!)

Just over a year ago I was given the privilege to teach German at this beautiful school. Every day I drive to school I catch myself smiling, feeling happy and looking forward to teaching the children a bit more of my mother tongue and culture. It is lovely to hear more and more children and adults use German in class and in the playground.

It feels so right for the children to learn Rudolf Steiner’s native language. He strongly advocated that children should learn foreign languages throughout their schooling and thus learn to understand and appreciate, rather than judge, others with foreign cultural and language backgrounds for being different.

Last week Class 7 thought deeply about the way we perceive the sounds some animals make. They, like most Australian children, ‘knew’ that dogs go ‘woof’ and roosters go ‘kockadoodledoo’. In contrast, German children, like me, grow up ‘knowing’ that dogs go ‘wow’ and roosters go ‘kickerickee’. By the way, the rooster I heard crowing the other day didn’t sound anything like either of these sounds and, just in case you wondered, cats go ‘miaow’ in both languages.

The children are currently learning about animals. They are planning to create collaborative class posters depicting imaginary class zoos which will be displayed at the Spring Fair.

Last term the children learned about nature and created some beautiful annotated posters. The attached photos are a small sample of their work. The children described with a high level of accuracy some of the natural things they like.

If you want to get in touch with me, please feel free to stop and talk to me when you see me around the school or send me an email via the office.
Viele Grüße (Warm regards)
Manuela

Music news

Congratulations to Cole and his guitar quintet who entertained guests at a special dinner celebrating 100 years of Steiner Education. As part of the Teacher’s Conference during the last holidays, a dinner was held for the visitors to our school from all over Australia. Cole and his students Kyan, Kashi and Cosmo from Class 8 and Wil and Kade from Class 6 performed brilliantly to warm up the evening. It was very well received by all and we thank you Cole and the students for their professionalism and fine playing.

Loani

Farewell Shanti

This week we say Farewell to Shanti who has been a beloved Science Assistant in the High School for many years. We wish Shanti all the best for her next adventures, with Love and Gratitude from all at CBRSS.

Plastic Free July has arrived

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Take our Pesky Plastic Quiz. It’s a great way of finding out what single-use plastics you’re currently using, and what you can cut out during the challenge. Even if you’ve done it before, it helps us track household trends and can be a great way to take stock of your improvements and find new ways to cut single-use plastics out of your life!

We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of our brand-new website. A lot of time and work has gone into this new update, all with the purpose of making sure you have the best resources and help available throughout the Plastic Free July challenge – for 2019 and beyond.

Check out the fresh new look here!

You’ll find:

Thanks to our Librarian Charlotte for creating a lovely display in the CBRSS Library focusing on topics such as; how to minimise plastic use, how people have made a difference in their countries and ideas for sustainable, natural alternatives.

For Jane

We had a fantastic night at the ‘Stars Of the Shire Dance for Cancer’. The Seven Sassy Sisters won people’s choice and we were the team to raise the most funds, over $6000 for Cancer Council Northern Rivers NSW. CBRSS was proudly showcased by the efforts of the Class 4 mums. It was such a fun night with so many coming to support us. Thank you for your support.

Love Laurie, Jen, Sarah, Kimberly, Skai, Suzie and our teacher Kyla xx

Five stars for our Master Chef

Byron Council surprised Craig with a  Food and Hygiene safety visit to our Season’s Cafe (School Canteen) last week. Congratulations and thanks to Craig and his team who have again received a five star ‘Excellent’ award. Craig has received five stars now for the four years he has run the school canteen. Well done Craig!

1 week to go until Plastic Free July 2019

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Take our Pesky Plastic Quiz. It’s a great way of finding out what single-use plastics you’re currently using, and what you can cut out during the challenge. Even if you’ve done it before, it helps us track household trends and can be a great way to take stock of your improvements and find new ways to cut single-use plastics out of your life!

We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of our brand-new website. A lot of time and work has gone into this new update, all with the purpose of making sure you have the best resources and help available throughout the Plastic Free July challenge – for 2019 and beyond.

Check out the fresh new look here!

You’ll find:

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