Year 12 Formal 2019

Student Congratulations

Della Knight from year 10 recently received an academic excellence award at Southern Cross University. Congratulations Della!

RRISK = Reduce Risk – Increase Student Knowledge

The RRISK program aims to reduce adolescent risk taking associated with alcohol and drug use, driving and celebrating.

RRISK is a resilience building program that is relevant to the social life, developmental stage and concerns of adolescents. It extends the school based drug education and road safety curriculum by providing opportunities for senior high school students to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills to reduce risk taking and develop safer celebrating strategies. The program includes a well-designed, multi-strategic seminar day, preceded and followed by a range of in-school activities. It incorporates factual presentations on risk taking, alcohol, drugs, safe celebrating, safe driving and vehicle safety and is enlivened by drama, life stories and role models.

Year 10 Students at CBRSS participate in the RRISK program each year.

We have some comprehensive parent information available from RRISK we encourage all parents of adolescents to make time to read this, you can access it by clicking this link

Year 12 Celebrates

Small Change Grants Program – Open for Applications

Council recognises and values the contribution that young people bring to the Byron Shire community with their energy, ideas, perspectives and liveliness. The aim of the grants program is to provide a voice for young people, encourage them to participate and to gain experience in leadership roles.

Young people aged between 15 and 25 are invited to apply for a small grant to help fund a project that will benefit young people in Byron Shire. Young people need to be auspiced by an organisation, must live in the Byron Shire and must deliver the project in Byron Shire.

Further information including assessment criteria and an application form can be downloaded from Council’s website via this link

Applications close:  4pm Friday 1 November 2019

Enquiries to:  Joanne McMurtry on  02 6626 7316 or email  jmcmurtry@byron.nsw.gov.au

RRISK = Reduce Risk – Increase Student Knowledge

The RRISK program aims to reduce adolescent risk taking associated with alcohol and drug use, driving and celebrating.

RRISK is a resilience building program that is relevant to the social life, developmental stage and concerns of adolescents. It extends the school based drug education and road safety curriculum by providing opportunities for senior high school students to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills to reduce risk taking and develop safer celebrating strategies. The program includes a well-designed, multi-strategic seminar day, preceded and followed by a range of in-school activities. It incorporates factual presentations on risk taking, alcohol, drugs, safe celebrating, safe driving and vehicle safety and is enlivened by drama, life stories and role models.

Year 10 Students at CBRSS participate in the RRISK program each year.

We have some comprehensive parent information available from RRISK we encourage all parents of adolescents to make time to read this, you can access it by clicking this link

Congratulations to Lizzie, Year 9

I always say, Tobias is meant to end in Year 8, but for me it’s still going! Last year I made a short documentary called Seeking Safety about my friendship with Abdul, who is a refugee from Afghanistan. Two weeks ago, I found out I had been selected to be in the Byron International Film Festival as the youngest filmmaker included, and my film screens this Sunday 27th October at 7pm. Since Year 8, I have been interviewed by multiple media outlets, and even walked my first red carpet. The ripple effect of my Tobias year continues to surprise me!

Lizzie Y9

Lizzie and her sister (CBRSS Graduate) Katie on the red carpet

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.

NCIS Regional Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday the 20th of August Ric, Lizzie and Rachel took students to the Regional Athletics Carnival in Coffs Harbour. It was a cool and early start leaving the school at 5:15 am. There was a little excitement on the bus as everyone was hoping that they were well prepared for the day. All our students strived to do their best scoring well for the school and showing impressive athletic abilities. Cape Byron put in an amazing effort as a team ending up 7th place overall. This is a strong achievement considering that we could not fill all the events. We had some outstanding individual results on the day with Taj Birrell yr 11 winning the runner up Age Champion Trophy. Taj came first in Shot Put, 2nd in High Jump, 3rd in Javelin and scored a total of 50 points with his efforts in 6 events! Naomi Ben Harush yr 8 won the Javelin, 2nd in Shot Put and 3rd in the Discus and collected 39 points for the school over the day. Jesua Ball yr 7 came 1st in High Jump, 2nd in Long Jump. Phoenix Brooke-Mclaughlan yr 9 came 1st in High Jump. Koa Connable yr 7 came 3rd in Javelin. Brianna Hart yr 8 came 3rd in the 400m. Della Knight yr 10 came 1st in Javelin. Dane Krackowizer yr 10 came 2nd in the 800m. Ollie Liebke Pereyra yr 11 came 2nd in the 800m. Obi Neale yr 9 came 2nd in the Long Jump. Manon Pouget yr 8 came 2nd in Javelin. All these students have received an invitation to the CIS State Championships to be held in Sydney on the 24th of September.

Thank you to all the Cape Byron athletes who participated and made the day so enjoyable.

Steven Richards (Ric)

CBRSS Ocean Shores Art Expo Student Prize Winners!

Congratulations to our creative visual art and photography students, who took out major prizes in the Ocean Shores Art Expo student exhibition on the last weekend of August. What a fabulous exhibition it was!

This year’s theme was ‘celebrating a moment.’

Here are some of the prize winners:

‘Out and about with the Electives’

The Media Elective experimented with a green screen studio shoot today. Lots of fun was had by all! The students were invited to imagine being flying super hero’s, a family driving, dancing, playing with a spinning hat, some imagined they were sleeping in clouds!

The green screen enables a photographer or filmmaker to add a specific location or ‘background.’ The students intend to add an image of clouds on the image below and on the right. The clouds will cover where you can see all the green fabric.

It’s very fun, and a great way to make creative pictures!

Katie
Year 9 & 10 Media Elective Teacher

Celebrating Wear it Purple Day

The HighSchool students all wore purple to show their support for the LGBTIQ+ community.
Wear it Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

Year 10 Camp

On the 6th of August, our trip began with a 3am wake up call. We arrived in Melbourne mid morning and were shocked at the temperature drop. We checked into our hostel and running on adrenaline we proceeded to walk around the CBD hitting all the landmarks and features that the city has to offer. Throughout the week we visited three universities; VCA, RMIT and Melbourne Uni and learnt about what we could study and where it could take us. We participated in the brand new Road To Zero exhibit at the Museum and got to try out the virtual reality and technology that they offered. We were able to see the famous and stunning Terracotta Warriors and some more amazing exhibits at the National Gallery. At night we explored The Queen Victoria Market and walked the streets of Melbourne in search of a new cuisine to try.
We visited the Parliament House and learnt about the laws and how they got there and then, in a sharp contrast we met up with the Salvation Army. It was from gold ceilings to dirty streets and as we laid eyes on the driveways and air vents that were popular places for people to sleep we all felt so lucky and grateful for our warm beds and a roof over our heads. In the weeks before our trip, we had got together and organised to make period packs filled with sanitary products to donate to the people of Melbourne. We asked our class to donate what they could and then we put them together and were able to hand 12 packs over to a volunteer.
On our last day, we swam at the Melbourne Pools and then proceeded to get ready for our night out; we had the amazing opportunity to watch a performance of Shakespeare In Love. The performance was magical with incredible costumes and an engaging plot which left us leaning forward in our seats. We left the theatre smiling and the next day after a rushed morning of packing and some last minute shopping we travelled to the airport and arrived in a shockingly warm NSW.
Despite the cold, the dramas and the sickness we all had a great time and made memories that will last forever.

Mia Green
Year 10

Year 11 Biology Excursion

The Year 11 Biology students enjoyed a beautiful winters day at Flat Rock, where they were measuring the biodiversity of marine organisms and the abiotic factors that may affect their distribution and abundance.