Hello everyone and welcome back to a new term. I hope everyone had an enjoyable term break. As always, it was wonderful to see our students bringing the school back to life after their break.
This week we welcomed a group of our senior students back from their trip to Vietnam. They all look tired, but are filled to the brim with stories of adventures, experiences and encounters from their visit to a country with such a different culture to our own. We hope to make this valuable learning experience available to students every two years. I am grateful to Rachel Knight and Katie Biggin for putting so much effort into organising this camp and for giving up some of their holiday time to travel with our students. I look forward to seeing some of their stories in next week’s bulletin.
Over the last few weeks I have enjoyed watching some of our senior primary students running around the school as they practise for the upcoming cross country running event. This event, shared with the High School, is an important part of our sporting calendar and a great opportunity for students to train and participate in a fun physical activity together.
Lastly, my visit to the Goetheanum to participate in the ‘Transitions’ conference was a a wonderful experience. The workshops I presented were booked out with participants from all over the world. It was a wonderful experience to spend time with educators, researchers and medical practitioners from the global Steiner community. I will be giving a version of the workshops I presented, for both parents and teachers, later this term.
Important Notice regarding Traffic Flow and Parking at the School
Up until now, we have been fortunate enough to be able to use some of our neighbouring owner’s land for parking at the school (the grassed area opposite the top car park). The owner would like to landscape this area and has asked that we stop parking in this area. He has also asked that we not park along the roadway, as there have been some very near misses with people pulling out into the path of through traffic.In view of this, from next Monday, parking will not be allowed on the grassed area of the top car park, or alongside the road. Once the top car park is filled, staff will need to park at the back area of the bottom car park. Students must park in the back area of the bottom car park. The parking area for drop-off and pick-up of students will be the same as it is currently.In order to make this a little safer, we have changed the direction of the traffic flow in the bottom car park. Gavin will be at the bottom car park during drop-off and pick-up times next week to assist drivers with these changes.Your patience and cooperation with the new arrangements will be very much appreciated. Please see the map below for parking and traffic flow information.
VIETNAM TOUR 2015
For the first time, some of our Yr 11 & 12 students had an exciting opportunity to travel to Vietnam as part of an educational & cultural excursion. The students explored some amazing places like:
Hanoi City – Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum & city sights
Hanoi – Ky Son, Moon Garden homestay where they enjoyed a cooking class
Sapa – adventured on a trek, met locals and went to the Lao Chai Primary School
Halong Bay, experienced an overnight cruise on a deluxe junk
Hanoi – cycled ride through the “old quarter”
The students had a wonderful time as you can see by the photos below. Katie and Rachel will provide a more detailed report next week (when they have had time to recover).
PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SPEAKER DR. SIMON BEDNAREK @ CBRSS
MONDAY, 4TH MAY AT 5PM IN THE LIBRARY
What is healthy, What is Normal? Understanding fear, anxiety & hyperactivity in children
GOLD COIN DONATION
Presenter: Simon Bednarak MBBS (WA), FRNZCGP, FRACGP
Simon is an anthroposophic GP working and living in Perth, WA. Previously, he worked for 28 years as a General Practitioner in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand where he founded and managed a franchise of general practices. He integrated anthroposophic medicine into his practice and anthroposophic concepts into his businesses.
Simon is the co-ordinator of the medical section in NZ and has organised many conferences and seminars in this role. He is also on the board of the Australian Anthroposophic Medical Association. He has worked as a school doctor and as GP for curative adult and children residential homes in Hawkes Bay. Simon has taught and spoken at events such as the International Postgraduate medical Training (IPMT) and Kolisko conferences in Dornach, Philippines, Thailand, NZ, Australia, Hungary, South Africa and India on topics ranging from anthroposophic medicine, organisational development, soul development and leadership.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
CAPE BYRON RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL INC.
DATE: Monday 27th April 2015
TIME: 7.00 pm
VENUE: School Library
You are invited to attend a Special General Meeting of the CBRSS Association Inc.
The purpose of the meeting is to put the following special resolution:
That the members of Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Inc. adopt the draft constitution prepared by the school Council and circulated with the notice of meeting.
Voting on this resolution is now open and will close on the 27th of April at 7.10 pm. You can place your vote in Administration in the Accounts department.
Term 2, 2015 Thursday, Week 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: $75 p/p for the term Limited numbers: 10 people
Students will experience wet on wet, water colour techniques and drawing with a variety of mediums. Contact the office if interested.
Study & Discussion Group
Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood
We are following on from Term 1 discussing Steiner’s Lectures given to teachers in England in 1924. If you would like to join our group, please just come along (the ‘discussion’ nature of the group means that whilst it would be great for people to attend every week, it is not essential). If you would like to join us and would like a copy of Lecture Five for next week, please contact the office. The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Spring Fair Coordinator 2015
The school is looking for a Coordinator with proven skills in event organisation to organise our annual Spring Fair in conjunction with the Class 3 Spring Fair Organising Committee from mid-May to September. Remuneration negotiable.
For more details please contact Teera Palmer – Director Primary
VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLECape Byron Steiner Playgroup needs a kind, friendly, efficient assistant. Our group meets every Friday morning at Bangalow 10am-noon. This is a good opportunity to gather early childhood skills.If you are interested or require more information please contact Maxine at playgroup@https://capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au.
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We are an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian school providing education from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The school is a fully accredited and registered educational institution and is a proud member of Steiner Education Australia (SEA). We offer a high quality education which is based on the indications given by Rudolf Steiner and which meets the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards.