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 items, including musical instruments, by writing names on them.

Happy finding things!

Margaret

Cash found on Site

In early March some cash was found onsite, if you believe it is yours please contact Reception.

From the Finance Team

From Reception

Hope you are enjoying the new school app – here below is a gentle reminder about it and about procedures:-

The app

If you forget your password, or have difficulties with login please contact ict@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

We ask that you log-in to the School app and check your address and contact information are current, you can also add or change any emergency contacts and medical details. Please note we must have an emergency contact for your child other than parents that would be able to pick up your child from school if we were unable to contact you. Please add your child/s swimming ability in the medical conditions section.

Attendance

If your child will be away, please report the absence via the School App. (Details here) If we do not receive notification prior, you will receive a message that your child was absent from Roll Call. Please then explain this absence via the School App.

Please be advised that if you are collecting your child early for any reason, you must come to Reception to report yourself in and to sign your student out. If you can let us know by email that you intend collecting your student early, as soon as you are sure of it yourself, that would help us greatly in organising with their teacher to have them sent to Reception for collection.

While it is courteous to let the class teacher/Guardians know your child will be absent, please do not assume that telling them is the same as having informed the school. Teachers will assume you have already logged absentee information via our App.

For absences’ longer than three days, please fill in the Application for Extended Leave – Travel and email your application to the Co-Heads of School’s Assistant, Penny – pa@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Similarly, for any questions regarding required leave, please contact Penny as above for further assistance.

If you have not provided the school via the school app with notification of absence by 9.30 am you will be advised of their absence by text after Class Roll Call has been entered. It is school policy to keep all records up to date, so please respond via our School App as to the reason the student is away. If children arrive late (after 9 am) they must sign in at reception before attending class. This applies to students leaving early too.

Margaret

Parent Mobile App

We are pleased to have had a very good response to our new Parent Mobile App. This will streamline communication between the school and parent community. If you have not yet installed our mobile app please download on the App Store or get it on Google Play  by searching “Cape Byron”. For any assistance please visit our help page or contact our ICT department.

Parent Communications

We would like to remind you of some of the important changes we are implementing:

  • Absentee Reporting is now made very quick and easy through the mobile app. Notify the school for future absences or prior to Morning Circle whenever possible. SMS will be sent to parents of students who have not attended morning circle requesting to notify the school via the app.
  • Daily Notices/Calendar Events are now easily accessed through the mobile app. See important notices for the day or upcoming events.
  • Push notifications to the mobile app will be used in place of SMS in most cases for organisational reminders and brief one way communications. (please enable)
  • SMS will be used to notify parents of student absence and in urgent situations.

Merry Christmas

May you all enjoy rest and recuperation these holidays, we look forward to seeing you in 2021, with love from the CBRSS Staff.

Friendly reminder re School Fees

Missing emails?

Some parents have reported that they are not receiving all email communications from the school. If you have confirmed that we have the correct email address on file, and that emails are being sent to you (we can check a log of outgoing emails) the issue could be with your email filters. An email client can incorrectly mark legitimate email as spam and either block the email or hide it from your inbox. The best solution is to Whitelist any email coming from capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au If you need some directions, this webpage has some good tips, just select the software that you use and follow the steps. If you still dont receive emails, contact the school and ask to speak to our ICT department.

Lost Property

The Lost Property Box has been very hungry lately! Please come and check his tummy to see if he has eaten any of your things!!!

2021 School Fees

School Fees for 2021 will be finalised shortly and published on the school website next week.

Can you help?

Hello all,  I am a year 11 student who has had the opportunity to be an ambassador for a small non for profit organisation ‘Period Pack’ which was founded by Lily Harrison a CBRSS student who graduated in 2019. This organisation aims to provide women and people who menstruate in need in the Northern Rivers with menstruation products and maternity packs to make life a little easier each month. Whilst in Australia menstrual products are still not free we can all do something to bridge the gap between period poverty. If you would like to contribute to making someone’s month easier there is a donation box at the administration desk at school. Every dollar counts so if you can donate it is very much appreciated. If you would like to contribute but are unable to donate at school please email me to work something out. Email: Meira2021@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au
Here is a link to Period Pack’s website for more information: https://periodpack.com.au/
Many Thanks
Meira Violet. 

Please Support our Year 11 Fundraiser

Year 11 Steiner students feel extremely grateful to have not been deeply affected by COVID-19. Nevertheless, our previous fundraising events, such as showcases, have been cancelled as a result of the physical distancing restrictions. Due to this, our class has had to create alternative fundraising events in order to support our year 12 formal. Hence our idea to host an online silent auction of our peers’ artworks. Art students have worked tirelessly to produce artworks to auction via this website. We would be beyond grateful if bids were placed on these beautiful pieces, in order to help raise money for our formal. Thank you.

Click on the link to view the artwork: https://joshuas20211.wixsite.com/steiner-art-auction

Can you help?

Hello all,  I am a year 11 student who has had the opportunity to be an ambassador for a small non for profit organisation ‘Period Pack’ which was founded by Lily Harrison a CBRSS student who graduated in 2019. This organisation aims to provide women and people who menstruate in need in the Northern Rivers with menstruation products and maternity packs to make life a little easier each month. Whilst in Australia menstrual products are still not free we can all do something to bridge the gap between period poverty. If you would like to contribute to making someone’s month easier there is a donation box at the administration desk at school. Every dollar counts so if you can donate it is very much appreciated. If you would like to contribute but are unable to donate at school please email me to work something out. Email: Meira2021@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au
Here is a link to Period Pack’s website for more information: https://periodpack.com.au/
Many Thanks
Meira Violet. 

Please Support our Year 11 Fundraiser

Year 11 Steiner students feel extremely grateful to have not been deeply affected by COVID-19. Nevertheless, our previous fundraising events, such as showcases, have been cancelled as a result of the physical distancing restrictions. Due to this, our class has had to create alternative fundraising events in order to support our year 12 formal. Hence our idea to host an online silent auction of our peers’ artworks. Art students have worked tirelessly to produce artworks to auction via this website. We would be beyond grateful if bids were placed on these beautiful pieces, in order to help raise money for our formal. Thank you.

Click on the link to view the artwork: https://joshuas20211.wixsite.com/steiner-art-auction

Minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools and their communities.

NSW Public Health Order issued by the Chief Health Officer requires all schools to:

  • exclude students with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 and encourage immediate testing for any symptomatic child(ren)
  • prohibit return to school for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 until a negative COVID test result has been reported
  • ensure that adults, including parents, maintain physical distancing at all times
  • promote good hand hygiene at all times

The Chief Health Officer also stated that certain practices in NSW schools must cease altogether.  These include:

  • school-related group singing or chanting activities and use of wind instruments in groups
  • school-related social activities (e.g. school formals, dinners or dances; graduation ceremonies; or parent engagement functions)
  • school-related overnight events (e.g. retreats, camps)
  • excursions

Changes when Students become unwell at CBRSS

If a student becomes unwell and is displaying symptoms consistent with COVID -19, we will ask for them to be collected and taken home. In order for students to return to school, a COVID negative test result or a medical certificate from a GP will be required, advising that they are safe, well and able to return to school.

These measures will assist in reducing the risk of community transmission, and will support our school to continue to deliver onsite learning.

Thank you for your support and cooperation in this.

Responding to COVID-19 Confirmed Cases or Suspected Cases

There is a clear plan in place for the School to respond to any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. We work closely with NSW Health and AISNSW and will communicate with parents if a situation arises.

Important Reminders  

  • WATER BOTTLES – It is imperative that ALL students K-12 bring a water bottle to school each day.  There is a strict closure of all drinking fountains and bubblers continuing.  Please ensure your child brings a full water bottle to school each day.
  • PARENTS ON SITE – Parents are NOT permitted to be on site unless in an emergency or with the permission of the Principal. An emergency constitutes collecting a child from the Sick Bay or if it has been pre-arranged and approved.

Community Giving Fund

One of the great things about our school community is the care we have for each other. Covid-19 has inspired us to have a fresh look at how we support our school community. Hence, we have established the Community Giving Fund as a way for you to offer support to the community and thereby provide support for families who are doing it tough and struggling to meet their fee commitments.

The fund provides an opportunity for you to join us and contribute to helping families financially. Every act of generosity and simple kindness, big or small, has a powerful effect and goes a long way to supporting each other.

To launch the new Fund, the school has made a significant contribution and has already financially supported many families.

We are excited to be sharing this inspired new initiative with you and we thank you for your continued support of our amazing school.

Please Click Here and Join Us in Supporting the Community Giving Fund

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 2 please contact Strawberry on accounts@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au to revise your payments moving forward into Term 3.

We understand some families are still being impacted by COVID-19.  Limited school fee assistance for Term 3 is available for families who have lost substantial income due to the pandemic. Please contact Julia on finance@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au or covidhelp@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au to apply.

Thanks, and enjoy your holiday break

Stay Safe

Julia and Strawberry

Finance Team

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 reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

It’s raining it’s pouring – Wet Days – Primary School

Request to parents of Primary School students.

Please remember to provide a clean change of clothing that your student(s) can keep in their bags. Occasionally the rain gets through and dry clothes are required to keep your student(s) comfortable after the rain.

Much appreciated.

Margaret

Friendly reminder re School Fees due

Term 2 school fees were due Friday the 22nd of May 2020. Thank you to all who have already paid.

If you haven’t paid for Term 2 yet and you are not on an approved payment plan please address this promptly.

Please remember to include your parent code when paying fees so we can identify you.

If you are experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19, please contact Julia.

Finance@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au or phone 02 6639 9303

Thanks
Julia & Strawberry

Please don’t send emojis to school via SMS

As much as we like them, unfortunately, emojis that are texted to the schools SMS system do not work and turn the entire message into illegible gobbledygook.

Please support Reception and refrain from using Emojis when texting us.

Kinder 2021 waiting list closing 3.4.2020

The waiting list for Kinder in 2021 at CBRSS will be closed from Friday the 3rd of April 2020. Any applications received after this for a child eligible for that age group will be added to the list for Enrolment from 2022 and beyond depending on when an opportunity may arise.

Please note that the waiting list for Kindergarten in 2021 is already extensive with many more applicants than places available.

If you have a child that you would like considered for Kinder placement in 2021 please complete the online “Intention to enrol form” on our website which can be found via this link, please note that an email will then be sent to you explaining how to make the payment from our Enrolments email address, if you do not see this please check your junk/spam mail. The form and payment must be received before Friday April 3rd 2020, no exceptions.

THIS DOES NOT APPLY IF YOUR CHILD IS ALREADY ON THE WAITING LIST FOR KINDER IN 2021. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHETHER YOUR CHILD IS ON THE LIST PLEASE SEARCH YOUR EMAILS FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM ENROLMENTS AND ONLY CONTACT THE ENROLMENTS OFFICE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE.

If you have any queries please contact the Enrolments Office enrolments@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

2020 Student Residential Address and Other Information collection notice

Last week we emailed all families regarding the Australian Governments request for current residential address details. Included with the email was a letter from the Australia Government outlining the reasons for the collection, this letter is also below for your reference. Please refer to that email for information regarding the process for updating your address where relevant.

The links in the letter do not work because it is a picture, these are active links in order of how they appear in the letter for your convenience.

https://www.education.gov.au/review-socio-economic-status-ses-score-methodology

https://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/4a256353001af3ed4b2562bb00121564/9099c77cb979d55 (this is a copy of the link provided but the page can’t be found)

seshelpdesk@dese.gov.au

https://www.dese.gov.au/

Friendly reminder re School Fees due

Friendly reminder re School Fees due

Term 1 school fees are due Friday the 21st if February 2020. Thank you to all who have already paid.

If you haven’t paid for Term 1 yet and you are not on an approved payment plan please address this by then.

Please remember to include your parent code when paying fees so we can identify you.

Thanks
Julia & Strawberry