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On Friday 31st October we celebrated all our wonderful teachers and staff as we commemorated World Teachers Day. There was cake, cards and apples for all as we recognised all those who make this school the most fabulous community of learners.

As an example of our staff’s dedication to life-long learning, our Class 5 teacher Savannah, attended the World Conference at the Goetheanum during her holiday in Switzerland.

“Recently I had an opportunity to attend the World Conference at the Goetheanum in Dornoch, Switzerland. It was an incredible experience, whereby teachers, and professionals from a range of anthroposophical workplaces and backgrounds gathered.

The building speaks for its self, wonderfully presented with the most awe-inspiring architecture. We began each morning by gathering in the Great Hall, where guest speakers opened with their unique contributions.

I have to say, that even though I have visited the Goetheanum previously it felt like I was so small again, and I felt humbled to share the experience with people from all over the globe.

I chose to further my learning in two different thematic courses over the 5 days. My workshop was titled: Health and healing, where we explored the question: How are human health and earth health related and how can they be promoted? I was also involved in a range of practical workshops involving biodynamic principles.

I look forward to sharing the wonder and inspiration that came from this experience with my Class and Colleagues.”

Savannah. Class 5 teacher




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We are delighted to introduce our new Principal, Kelly McBurnie, who is set to infuse our school with a fresh dose of enthusiasm, experience, and a touch of Queensland sunshine!

Before joining us at Cape Byron Steiner, Kelly made her mark as the principal of Cairns Hinterland Steiner School, where she brought innovative ideas and a genuine passion for Steiner education.

With a master’s degree in educational leadership, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our community.

But that’s not all! Kelly also boasts an impressive stint as the Head of the Speech and Language School at Mancel College in Brisbane. Her background in speech and language development and special education, adds an exciting dimension to our already vibrant curriculum.

Kelly’s journey in education has been as diverse as the students she will be leading.  From the lush rainforests of Cairns to the bustling city of Brisbane, her leadership has touched the hearts of many, and now it’s our turn to benefit from her experience.

With a penchant for creativity and a deep appreciation for nature, Kelly aligns perfectly with the Steiner philosophy. She believes in nurturing not only the minds but also the spirits of our students, fostering a love for learning that will last a lifetime.

When she’s not busy inspiring our future generations, you might find Kelly exploring the local Lennox Heads markets or taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters of our beloved coastline. Her love for the outdoors mirrors our own appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us.

As we usher in this exciting new era at Cape Byron Steiner School, we extend a warm welcome to Kelly McBurnie. Her boundless energy, innovative ideas, and commitment to Steiner education promise to take our school to even greater height.

So, keep an eye out for the rays of sunshine she’s sure to bring into our lives – both literally and metaphorically!

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“Read, Grow, Inspire”

This year’s book week theme.

Our students were certainly inspired, dressing up in their favourite book character and taking part in our annual Book Week Parade.

Congratulations to Misha (pictured centre below) in Class 11 who won the inaugural Greener Futures award for her short story, Pancakes for Breakfast.  You can read her story at this link (warning that the story is only suitable for over 14s)

We are so proud of all our students who entered in the various student writing competitions on offer at this year’s Byron Writers Festival… Congratulations to shortlisted Autumn in Class 7 and runner up Elise in Class 9 who entered the prestigious Susie Warrick Award Years 7-9.

Congratulations to Shanti in Class 12, who co-won the Y10-12 Susie Warrick Award for her short story “Oh, Brother”.  

“I am so proud of all our students who got involved and shared their love of words”

English teacher Alix Johnson

Featured in the photo below with students Autumn, Shanti and Elise (left to right), are judges Karen Foxlee, author of beloved YA novel Lenny’s Book of Everything, and CBRSS parent and novelist, Sarah Armstrong, who recently released her latest novel Magic Awry.

A talk to CBRSS senior students by Kerry O’Brien on The Voice To Parliament Referendum. July 2023. Contains mature themes.

During the first week of Term 3, Class 10 went on the annual school camp to the beautiful city of Melbourne.

Cape Byron Steiner School will this year be celebrating NAIDOC week in week three of term three. Local Arakwal women Rikkara McGuinness, and a recent appointment to Cape Byron Steiner staff as our Indigenous Liaison Officer, will be organising and participating in this year’s celebrations.

As we welcome back our students to Term 3, the days are slowly getting longer and as we move toward Spring, the sun is getting warmer and our gardens are looking bountiful and colourful.

The Student Representative Council (SRC) took charge of planning, organising, and painting the ‘Steiner Diner’ canteen with the assistance of art teacher Claire and our site team Garry and Sam.