HSC Showcase

The HSC Showcase was, once again, a fabulous night of amazing performances from our very talented Year 12 students. In the Hall we listened to the Music students share their various talents and bring the house down with the cool Mat in the sunnies on drums. English Extension 2 students read out excerpts of their pieces and the audience was highly impressed with their Major Works. The second half showcased the Drama Individual and Group Projects as well as Science, Maths and Society and Culture. In the courtyard, the wonderful Design and Technology projects were displayed and the 2 Art spaces were filled with Visual Art, Photography, Society and Culture and written Drama Major Works. Congratulations to all the students and the staff for their efforts in showcasing the fruits of the Year 12 labours.

Thank you! Raffle latest.

Thanks everyone. With all your awesome help spreading the word and selling tickets, this raffle has earned $12,900 so far.

The raffle will be drawn tomorrow at the Fair at 2pm, so this is the last chance to invite friends and family to buy a ticket.

We will be selling tickets around the Fair tomorrow, if you want another chance to win the great prizes, including the Family Fun Package, featured in the photo. It’s worth more than $1400 and includes a family surf lesson with private instructor, a family pass to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, family passes to go roller skating and ten-pin bowling, a private skateboarding lesson, a forest-to-beach horseride, a holiday circus workshop and flying trapeze lesson, vouchers for water sliding, two days at bush school, plus a $100 voucher to spend at Byron Bay camping store, and $100 for a meal at Oh-Sushi Japanese restaurant. There’s lots of buzz among the kids about this prize!

Please make a last effort to spread the word to friends and family, using Facebook, email and text. People can buy tickets at this site: https://www.rafflelink.com.au/springfair2019

And in case you accidentally find yourself with some paper tickets you have sold but forgotten to return, please hand them into the raffle table (up near office) first thing in the morning so we can enter the details into the system.

The raffle will be drawn at 2pm, using the Rafflelink random draw software, and the winners announced (and contacted) soon after.

Thanks again everyone for your mammoth effort selling tickets. Together we’ve raised lots of money for our kids’ play and exercise equipment, and for school camp gear.

Sarah & Lesa for the Class 3 Raffle Team.


The Bumblebee

SPRING FAIR September 21st.

We are thrilled to announce an incredible line up of goodies for our Spring Fair Silent Auction. We have almost 40 wonderful prizes sourced and gifted from local businesses, and you’ll be able to see and start bidding on them THIS WEEK!

Many of our prizes are wonderful and useful items that you’ll want to have in your home. When you bid via the Silent Auction you are supporting our beautiful school community to thrive, so please take a look at the list that will be published this week, and make your bids!

Come along to our stall at the Friday market this week (6th September) to be the first to see the incredible prizes up for grabs!


Thank you so much, everyone! Together we’ve already raised $7000 in the raffle. We have 17 days left to sell tickets (the raffle will be drawn at the Spring Fair), so let’s get the word out there and raise as much as we can to buy play and exercise equipment, and camp gear for our kids. Please send an email or text, or share a Facebook post (from school Facebook page) with friends and family. https://www.rafflelink.com.au/springfair2019

Paper tickets: If you’d like to sell paper tickets for the raffle, then now is the moment to get some, as they’re due back to the office by 10 September. Tickets will be for sale online right up until the 2pm draw on 21 September, and paper tickets will be for sale at the Fair, in the morning. Please ask at the front office for paper tickets. They can be delivered to your child in class if you aren’t able to make it to school. And of course you can visit the raffle site to buy tickets online. https://www.rafflelink.com.au/springfair2019

Waste-free, healthy home prize package. 6th prize in the raffle is the amazing package pictured above. More than $1200 worth of goodies including stainless steel and silicon-ware (lunch box with carry case, drink flask, leak-proof containers, glass and bamboo storage, silicon fridge pouches and food wraps, stretch lids and food huggers), net market bags, bread bag, nut mylk bag, produce bags, bulk bin bags and a stainless steel funnel. Beeswax wraps. Natural fibre brushes and copper scourer. 28cm non-stick, toxin-free frypan. Reusable coffee cup. $200 worth of vouchers for bulk foods. Plus a bundle of plant-based cleaning products.

Lots of work went into collecting these great prizes, and the local and school communities have been so generous. Let’s make the most of all that effort and generosity.

Paid work available for Spring Fair

Paid Work as Traffic Controllers for Spring Fair
We have a few positions available:

  • 7am – 3pm.
  • 8am – 2pm.
  • 9am – 2pm with a couple of extra hours on this shift for emptying wheelie bins.

$30 per hours but must have ABN & be able to invoice our P&F Association.
Ring Gavin on: 0427 847 400.



The countdown for the Spring Fair is on! There are just 4 weeks to go and we are busy bees preparing a wonderful day for our school community. Whether it’s your first year at CBRSS, or your tenth, we hope you will come along and enjoy the festivities as the whole school comes together for this beautiful occasion. Eat, play and be merry as we shed more light on the plight of the bee – one of our planet’s most important creatures – in the 21st century.

Spring Fair news to share with you:

  • Please help us to make this day extra special and get involved in your Class activity. If you haven’t already received a link for your Class roster, please speak with your class co-ordinator and get buzzing. It certainly takes a village to create a magical Spring Fair.
  • Our giant sized raffle is brimming with awesome prizes – in fact there are 11 huge prize packs worth over $15,000!! You have so many chances to win! You can purchase tickets online https://www.rafflelink.com.au/springfair2019 or please feel free to grab paper tickets from the office.
  • Don’t forget the Class who sells the most raffle tickets will be rewarded with a delicious pizza and salad lunch – prepared by the fabulous Craig and sous chefs.
  • Thank you for your generous contributions of egg cartons, banksia pods etc. We have enough pods but do please keep the egg cartons coming.

More news and exciting announcements are coming soon! There are LOTS of new activities almost ready to unfold…..

Have a wonderful week,

Warmest wishes,

Carolyn Farrow


Spring Fair Communications Co-ordinator


Thanks to everyone who is spreading the word about our Spring Fair Raffle. A few reminders:

  • Paper tickets are available at the front office. If you can’t drop in to the office, please call Margaret and some tickets will be sent to your child in their classroom.
  • Online tickets can be bought here: https://www.rafflelink.com.au/springfair2019
  • Class incentive. This year, the class which sells the most tickets will win a pizza lunch party at school (with salad, cake and hot chocolate, and GF, DF and vegan catered for). Whenever someone buys a ticket, whether online or cash sale, they have the chance to indicate which class they are buying tickets in support of.
  • Help maximise our fundraising. Let’s really make the most of the community’s generosity and raise lots of funds for new play and exercise equipment and for school camp gear. If you haven’t had a chance to spread the word yet, please let friends and family know about the great prizes. Send them a link to the raffle website, or email them the list of prizes (sent as a pdf in a recent email).
  • Finally: If someone in SA or WA or ACT wants to buy a ticket, they must use an address in another state. The raffle will be drawn at 2pm at Spring Fair on 21 September. Terms and conditions on the online page explain which items can be posted to a winner who lives outside the area (most items except bulky ones like Byron Bay Hanging Chair).
  • Silent Auction. Info will be coming out soon about the Silent Auction, where lots of fabulous items are up for grabs (eg. a family pass to a day at Woodford, body board, passes to The Falls Festival….)

PRIZE #3 in the Raffle is more than $1700 of homewares generously donated by local businesses and includes a rattan hanging chair, cactus silk cushions, a kilim cushion, handmade ceramics, a small kilim rug, soy candle, indoor plant and pot, plus vouchers, plus more. For more details go to the raffle website. https://www.rafflelink.com.au/springfair2019

Spring Fair update

Things are really buzzing along for our bee themed Spring Fair ‘Sparks of Wonder’. The decorations are coming along swimmingly: You may start to see bees popping up around the place, stalls are coming together, and we’re about to embark on craft workshops for primary classes.

Class 3 are working hard and there are lots of ways you can support us with Spring Fair preparation:
• Please make space to attend craft workshops for your class (Kindy – C4). It’s a requirement that at least 6 parents from each class join us for these trainings so that each craft can be carried out with maximum confidence, safety and joy! As a reminder workshop dates are:
Kindy – August 22nd 9am-12pm
Class 1 – August 15th 9am – 12pm
Class 2 – August 8th 9am – 12pm
Class 4 – August 29th 9am – 10am

• Please bring your egg cartons and nature contributions (Bangalow Palm Seeds and banksia pods) and leave them in the designated boxes at Class 3 (or on the table if the box if full/absent).

• Please support our beautiful school by selling Raffle Tickets. The prizes we have on offer this year are UNBELIEVABLE! There are eleven major prize packs to be won! Tickets are online or feel free to contact Reception for paper tickets. https://www.rafflelink.com.au/springfair2019

Thank you so much, your interest and support means the world to us.

Warmest wishes,
Carolyn Farrow
Spring Fair Communications Co-ordinator

Spring Fair Raffle: would you or your kids like paper raffle tickets to sell?

Thanks to everyone for spreading the word about the Spring Fair Raffle. We’ve sold more than $3500 worth of tickets, which is a great result six weeks out from the Fair. Funds raised will be spent on play and exercise equipment, and school camp gear, for primary and high school.

Let us know if you or your kids would like to sell paper raffle tickets as a cash sale.

In addition to online raffle ticket sales, we have been making cash sales at the Friday school market, the bush dance, and local farmers markets. A few parents have indicated that they miss the chance to sell paper tickets, so please either drop into Reception to pick up some tickets, or email Margaret to let her know you’d like some. Because it’s a cash sales form for the online raffle, the ’tickets’ will look a little different.

Prize # 2 – Sweet Dreams. Win more than $1900 worth of luxurious sleep items. Prize includes a Belgian linen King quilt cover, cotton sheet sets (King and single), a silk velvet and linen throw, latex pillows, a voucher for $500 worth of linen or towards a mattress or bed from Koala, and $200 worth of vouchers for French linen, plus a bottle of pure lavender oil, calming tea and a couple of good books for the bedside table. For details, please see the raffle webpage.
Please continue to help us to spread the word to friends and family about the raffle. You can email them this link https://www.rafflelink.com.au/springfair2019 or share from the school’s Facebook page.

Let’s raise as much as we can for our kids’ play and exercise equipment and school camp gear.

Warm wishes from the Class 3 Raffle team.

Spring Fair Songwriting Comp Now Open

CBRSS Welcomes all High School Students in the Northern Rivers Region to enter our Spring Fair Songwriting Comp.

Click Here to Enter Now…

Paid work available for Spring Fair

Paid Work as Traffic Controllers for Spring Fair
We have a few positions available:

  • 7am – 3pm.
  • 8am – 2pm.
  • 9am – 2pm with a couple of extra hours on this shift for emptying wheelie bins.

$30 per hours but must have ABN & be able to invoice our P&F Association.
Ring Gavin on: 0427 847 400.