Bulletin 150501


Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 2   2015

Both Nerrida & Teera are attending the SEA’s 8th Governance, Leadership & Management Conference today at Shearwater, Mullumbimby where Nerrida is also presenting.
Please stay safe over the weekend with all this wet weather we are experiencing.
CLASS 5/6 &


NEW DATE:  Friday, 8th May

Members of the Association

As you are aware, our AGM is to be held of Monday 18th May.  As this will be the first AGM after the introduction of our new constitution, there will be four Director positions to be filled at the AGM.  
Nominations for the Director vacancies are now open and will close at 3 pm on Thursday 7th May.
If there are more than 4 nominations, an election will be held. The timeline for the election process is as follows:
Wednesday 29th April – nominations open
Thursday 7th May – nominations close
Friday 8th May – voting information distributed to association members
Monday 11th May – voting opens
Monday 18th May – AGM, voting closes at 7.10 pm.  Votes counted and result declared.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this process.
Kind regards,
James Dods


Students from Cape Byron Steiner School have just returned from a 10 day visit to the north of Vietnam. The trip was the inspiration of Rachel Knight, Society and Culture teacher at CBRSS and both Rachel and Katie Biggin (High School Deputy Principal) experienced the joy of travelling with 19 Year 11 and 12 students.

Students flew into Hanoi and learnt how to cross the motorbike filled streets before heading off to a small village and the Moon Garden homestay. This beautiful traditional homestay had all students and teachers sleeping on mattresses in a wooden stilt house surrounded by rice paddies and tea plantations. The students enjoyed cooking classes to prepare Vietnamese rice paper rolls and were lucky enough to have locally grown, mugwort hand and foot baths.

After a challenging overnight train ride (we seemed to be frequently airborne) to the hill town of Sapa where students undertook some arduous trekking in the bamboo forests and steep hills of an area populated by Hmong hill tribe people. We shared money fundraised at Cape Byron Steiner with local schools and learnt the benefits of soft mattresses and comfortable homes with a night on wooden floors in a local village home!

We all tried not to think too much about the overnight train back to Hanoi but had to enjoy the bone shaking experience again before heading off to HaLong Bay to stay on a junk and float and canoe around the unique and spectacular landscape. 

We were able to donate some specially made toys made lovingly by Cape Byron Steiner School staff and students: wooden trucks made in the Technology shed and a felt fishing game, inspired by our Kindergarten teachers. 

Students learnt a great deal about the culture of Vietnam and how the country has changed enormously in the past 20 years. The food was varied and every meal was sumptuous – even the street food that we experienced, sitting on small stools amongst locals having their morning Pho (noodle soup). Society and Culture is a popular Year 11 and 12 subject at Cape Byron Steiner School and with this trip planned for every 2 years, younger students can have the opportunity to save over a few years to join this amazing experience. So many special memories and learning experiences were had by our students and we thank the Vietnam School Tours organisation for assisting us in our adventures.
Katie Biggin

Taylah Henderson Yr 12: “It was a beautiful experience, shared with beautiful people”.

Matilda Dods Yr 12: “Being able to see and understand first hand all the things we have been studying about the culture of Vietnam was really fantastic. The 2 days in Sapa was my favourite part, the trek was so challenging but so rewarding and absolutely incredible”.

Hayley Acton Yr 12: “The Vietnam trip was a massive success on all accounts as far as I can see, everyone gained such amazing insights into the culture so different from our own, the Year 11’s and 12’s bonded and got on famously, and according to Katie and Rachel, we were a joy to take care of! I hope many more classes experience this amazing trip, it was a perfect last hoorah as a Year Twelver”.




What is healthy, What is Normal? Understanding fear, anxiety & hyperactivity in children


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.
To view our upcoming events click here


P & F Meeting – Monday 4th May @ 6.30pm

Art Classes for Teachers/Parents

Term 2, 2015 Thursday, Week 3, 5, 7 & 9   3.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: $75 p/p for the term          Limited numbers: 3  left
Students will experience wet on wet, water colour techniques and drawing with a variety of mediums.  Contact the office if interested.
Eleni Mann


Every Thursday for 8 weeks through to 11 June. These tennis lessons are about learning the techniques, getting skills, increasing athleticism and are game based with drills incorporated. These lessons are not for kids just to play around. Kids have to listen, practice and try to implement the drills. It is a fun class where there is latent learning. Beginners use Hot Shot balls which are softer slower depressurised  – Red Orange Green. Squad use Green and Yellow
Juniors 3.15 to 3.55 – $100 per term (up to Grade 5)
Squad   4 to 5         – $140 per term (depending on skill level)
Contact Denis 0406277459
Denis is an certificated Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach

Study & Discussion Group

Steiner Discussion Group – The Kingdom of Childhood

We are 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 Six for next week, please contact the office.   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.
Steiner Family looking for home in local area

Lovely Steiner family with 3 boys (12,6 and 1) who have recently moved from Lord Howe Island are looking for a place to call home. Would like to rent a property within 20 minutes from the school for a permanent long term basis for at least 1 year plus.

3-4 bedrooms
Private home
Green and leafy
And lots of grass and trees so the boys can be free.
We do have a 14 yr old dog so a fenced area would be wonderful.
Max rent $500-550
We are able move in around the 18th May.
We are home owners ourselves and have amazing references.
Please feel free to contact me anytime on 0411 192 194 or snowfernblossom@icloud.com


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