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Adult Eurythmy classes at CBRSS

All movements in Eurythmy are rhythmic or life-filled. The power of the specific Eurythmy movements work through the life body, or etheric body, to strengthen and harmonise where there may be illness or imbalance. To read more about the positive benefits of Eurythmy please click here

‘A School’s Journey’, a history of Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School

From the first dreams and visions of the original pioneers through the love and devotion of so many people, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School is now 30 years old. With enthusiasm, hard work and enormous trust from the first families, the School grew from small beginnings in the tin shed at Bangalow into a vibrant and strong school in Byron Bay.

The School acknowledges with gratitude all who have contributed to this extraordinary journey. Annie Barrett

Books are available to buy at Reception for $15.00

Check out Mercurius for beautiful gifts

Are you looking for quality art and craft supplies or a Steiner inspired gift or toy?

A beautiful array of quality art and craft supplies, as well as Steiner based toys and lovely gifts, are available online at Mercurius http://www.mercurius.com.au/

Enter the promotional code: FRIENDCBRSS and 15% of the sale will also go towards P&F fundraising!

MERCURIUS AUSTRALIA

Nurturing the Senses | Fostering Creativity | Nourishing Imagination

Our vision is to support healthy development for children and all ages through education, art and play. We partner with socially and environmentally conscious businesses to offer products of aesthetic beauty, outstanding craftsmanship, quality and durability.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Mind over Machinery

By DOUGLAS GERWIN, PhD

The term “media” has an interesting and surprisingly short biography. As recently as the 1970s the Oxford English Dictionary listed only three meanings for this term––the oldest going back no further than the 1840s––and none of them had anything to do with newspapers, magazines, radio, film, or television, though the phrase “mass media” has circulated in popular American parlance since the 1920s.

Instead, “media” is listed in the OED as a biological term denoting the middle membrane of an artery, while in phonetics it refers to a soft mute sound, such as in the consonants “b”, “g”, or “d”. The third definition is simply as the plural of the noun “medium”. On this view, iron bars or pools of water or even table tappers could be described as being “media” for sounds, waves, or disembodied spirits.

Today “media” is such common (and sometimes abused) currency that we all know––or think we know––what we mean by it. Let’s explore different aspects of what by now we call “the media”, especially in their relationship to technology as vehicles or platforms for education. . . .

When Is Technology a Tool? When a Crutch? The Role of Technology in Education

Read the Full article at Waldorf Today https://www.waldorftoday.com/2013/01/the-sorcerers-apprentice-mind-over-machinery/

Bookweek 2019

Class 2 News

Class Two has just finished learning about people, who through their compassion and kindness during their lifetime, are now considered saints. There were big acts; such as giving away all their worldly goods to serve the sick and poor, and little acts; such as allowing a blackbird to build a nest in your hand. So often in the stories the animals came close, to serve (like the two otters who warmed St Columba’s cold feet), or to be close. The children responded beautifully to these examples of humaness and the call we all have within us.

Naina
Class Two Teacher

Class 5 News

In our current main lesson we are learning about the inland exploration of Australia, the history and geography of our land. Working in small groups, the children are researching a particular explorer and their expeditions. Each group is preparing a lesson to teach the rest of the class, and is working from a list of supplies to calculate how much food and water they are consuming and how the weight of it can be shared evenly in the packsaddles of their horses or camels.

This theme will continue in our upcoming camp at Gibraltar Ranges National Park where we will experience the landscape in a very practical way – walking, camping and exploring the landscape.

Matt

Class 5 Teacher

Classes 4-6 ‘Have a Go’ Athletics Day

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.

Perception of Self

You must learn to perceive as your self that which lies outside you. Looking only within oneself leads to a hardening in oneself, to a higher egotism. – Rudolf Steiner

From the Principal

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Term 3, and what a busy start to the term it has been.

Last week the school underwent our registration inspection with the NSW Education Standards Authority. The inspector commended our school on the extremely high quality of our curriculum, programs, policies and procedures and recommended the full 5 year registration for the school. I would like to congratulate all of our staff for the incredible work that they do for our school – we know we do good work, but it’s nice to have it acknowledged!

This week’s Principal entry in the bulletin will be a little shorter than usual as I am currently on Year 10 camp in Melbourne (where it is 8 degrees, the wind is howling and the sleet is needling our skin). I try to get to at least one camp a year as it is a wonderful opportunity for me to spend time with our amazing students. I am so proud of the way they conduct themselves and of the genuine interest they show in every activity on offer. On this camp we visited the Salvation Army to learn about the issues surrounding homelessness. A group of our students took it upon themselves to prepare for this visit by raising some money, making some cloth bags and filling them with supplies for homeless people. As I write this, those students are back down at the Salvation Army offices, handing over their donations. As I said, I am so proud of our students!

Thank you to those parents who were able to attend the World Cafe meeting last week – we gathered some wonderful feedback and had some great conversations. I will be sending out a little survey next week so that those of you who were unable to come are also able to provide some feedback. We will be getting some little working groups together in the coming weeks to plan some action on some of the suggestions.

It will be a full and productive term, so please watch the bulletins or check the chalkboard on our website for information about what is on.

Peace
Nerrida

Giving Permission for Camps and Excursions

We have a very comprehensive process for planning and running camps and excursions in the school. Each step is carefully planned to ensure we meet all requirements and so that all camps and excursions are appropriately resourced and planned to be safe and engaging for our students. We put a lot of work into making sure that this is so.

The only way to give permission for a camp or excursion, is through the parent portal. We have been working with this system for a couple of years now and it allows us to carefully track who will be attending and to ensure we have the appropriate permissions. It also allows us to ensure we have the first aid supplies appropriate for the particular students attending packed in our first aid kits. The first aid kits must be packed and ready the day before an excursion.

Please note that for the above reasons, permission to attend MUST be given no later than 3pm three school days prior to a camp or 3 pm the day before an excursion. Any student for whom permission has not been given by the deadline will not be able to attend the camp or excursion.

To help you out, we always send reminders prior to the deadline, but the responsibility for giving permission on time does rest with parents and guardians. Also, please make sure you update all medical details when giving permission so that we can be properly informed to look after your child’s needs.

Safety Issues around our School

Dear parents,

Recently we have witnessed a number of near-misses and have also received a number of complaints from our neighbours about the way people are driving/travelling to and from school.

Quite a number of cars are speeding and our staff have witnessed a number of people driving whilst talking on handheld phones. Another issue is people pulling out of the car park onto the road without looking for cars travelling through. There have been quite a number of near misses recently in this respect.

I can only plead with you: please, please slow down, pay attention and be really careful. Please do not speed on the hill (going in either direction) and watch out for other cars.

We want everyone to remain safe and that little bit of extra attention could make all of the difference.

Regards,

Nerrida