CBRSS Bulletin 150522


Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 5   2015

From the Principal

I am writing this as we make the long trip back from the Year 7 camp at Bingara.  We have had a wonderful week…… Incredible watching the students working and living together and pushing themselves to take on new challenges. We had the extra challenge of some rainy weather (and a short but intense storm), however this didn’t stop us from having an amazing time.The learning that happens on camp is so very important.  Every child (and teacher) comes back from a camp knowing a little more about themselves and how they can stand in the world.




While our Year 7’s were busy on camp with Brook, Nerrida, Ric and Joseph, the Year 11 students were busy with their first Preliminary exams. The Year 11 students took the exams in their stride and I wish to thank the remainder of the school for staying quiet around the exam room during break times. We are always keen to give our students the best chance of success. 

The excitement of the week was a visit from some Indian students and their teacher who are travelling around various Steiner schools in Australia, ending up in Byron Bay to do a scuba diving course. These Year 10 students from Abhaya Waldorf Steiner School in Hyderabad, India did a Surveying Main Lesson in South Australia.
We performed some music for them and they participated in completing some surveys for our Year 12 Society and Culture students who have chosen India as their cross cultural study for their Personal Interest Project. After lunch with the Year 9 class, they headed to the COLA for some games and fun with Year 8. Thanks to Tom and Mark Piper for assisting with the day. 
It was a delight to meet these students and we are talking further with the school about future ideas of teacher and/or student exchange.
Next week begins a variety of activities related to HSC Subject Selection for our Year 10 students. We begin with a Discussion Forum with Year 11 and 12 students and lead onto parent and student nights where are Preliminary and HSC program is presented to the Year 10s. This is an exciting time for our students.
Looking forward to having our Year 7 students and staff back out of the saddle!Katie

To view our upcoming events click here

Class 2 students enjoying the guidance and encouragement of their new Class 8 friends…..What a joy it is in our beautiful K-12 school to have senior students come back to visit the younger classes.


RCM Day for Term 2 Cancelled
For those that can help out on a school day. Gavin can use some help. So you can do your RCM hours doing some tasks for Gavin during school time.
Australian Chamber Orchestra Workshop

On Monday, 18th May, six enthusiastic string students from CBRSS were involved in a workshop and performance with The Australian Chamber Orchestra at Linneus, Lennox Head.The students took the opportunity to be tutored by some of he best string players in Australia. The activities involved a performance of Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a contemporary piece by Neilson with over 20 students from the Northern Rivers performing together on violin, viola, cello and double base.

Congratulations to all the students involved.

Ian Bowles

The High School And Primary School Cross Country events were held on Friday , 8th May, 2015. We were gifted with a glorious day allowing students and some staff to demonstrate excellent  participation and performances to amaze and thrill the small crowd of spectators. Congratulations to the winners of each division . In the High School, Athens proved far too strong and won convincingly with a score of 3575. However, it was a close call between the other three houses. in second place was Crete with a final score of 2945 followed by Sparta 2945 and then Olympia 2728.
Individual results
Class 5 Boys 1st Phoenix Brooke-McLaughlan, 2nd Samuel Cooper Light, 3rd Michelangelo Thomas
Class 5 Girls 1st Hannah Murray, 2nd Laila Campbell, 3rd Arlia Keller
Class 6 Boys 1st Ocean Carette, 2nd Marcus Gibbs, 3rd Isaac Poulsen.
Class 6 Girls 1st Della Knight, 2nd McKenzie Morton, 3rd Gabrielle Hamlet
Year 7 Boys 1st Josh Houllahan, 2nd Isaiah Campbell, 3rd Jett Grimster
Year 7 Girls 1st Breana Weston, 2nd Monica Brandolini, 3rd Phoebe Flamer-Caldera
Year 8 Boys 1st Hunter Amos-Eakin, 2nd Eli Clarke, 3rd Tae Heath,
Year 8 Girls 1st Delany Ashton, 2nd Abbie Walden, 3rd Lilly Harrison,
Year 9 Boys 1st Sage Badman, 2nd Robin Grapentin, 3rd Dario Killenberger
Year 9 Girls 1st Willow Howard, 2nd Harper Ashton, 3rd Poppy Kelleher,
Year 10 Boys 1st  Omri Ben Harush, 2nd Liam O’Donnell, 3rd Teva Leibo
Year 10 Girls 1st Tahlia Van Oostrum, 2nd Isabelle McMullen, 3rd Rani Nichols,
Year 11 Boys 1st Ethan Grigg, 2nd Felix Abercrombie-Wood, 3rd Eli Dutton
Year 11 girls 1st Maya Grigg, 2nd Indiarose Thomas, 3rd Aleshanee Kelso.
Year 12 Boys 1st Jesse Connors, 2nd Eryn Thackray-Smith
Year 12 Girls 1st  Thea Shields, 2nd Celeste Rose, 3rd Maya MartinWestheimer
A special mention to the first  girl over the line Breana Weston, Year 7 and the first boy Ethan Grigg ,Year 11. These two ran incredible times but no students has yet to match our staff champion, James Haggar, who was first across the line in 12 minutes and 5 seconds!!!!!
The X country results will add to the overall House competition that now includes the Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer and the Cross Country.The Touch Football competition has just started this week with Sparta losing to Crete 3-0.
The current overall house results show Sparta 284 pts, Crete 247.5 pts, Athens, 245pts and Olympia 213pts.

Please have a good look at home and return your library books….

There are currently many outstanding books from our school library that are overdue and we need them back so they can be enjoyed by others!

Thank you 
Sustainability Arts Project
Toilet rolls wanted for the Elective Showcase.
Please recycle your cardboard toilet rolls and drop at reception.
Katie A



Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft contributions for a a Winter Craft Collective to be held in conjunction with our regular Friday Market on June 12.
Enquiries call or email Sandi 0417041897 sandivalerio@intothewoods.com.au

Seeking homemade, naturally based, Steiner inspired craft stalls or local businesses interested in participating in a market stall to be held at the SEA Conference @ CBRSS  on the 4-7th July, 2015. There are over 200 delegates registered for the conference already.Enquiries call Jacquie 66399300
There will be no charge for stall holders at the conference, however we will be asking stall holders to donate something each day for our daily raffle prize.  The raffle will raise money for WOW day.  If anyone would like information about WOW day, here is the link http://www.freunde-waldorf.de/en/wow-day/what-is-wow-day.html.


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).   The group meets every Tuesday in the Library at 6.00 pm.


An amount of money was found at the Bush Dance on the verandah outside the kitchette.  If you think this is yours, please contact Sarah on jasarah@power.com.au with details.
Thank you! 



Gwen Mulder is a retired Steiner craft teacher. She needs a shaded space to park her caravan, with access to a bathroom. Offering rent, plus gardening, or baby sitting or art tuition etc. Ph  0437 851 766

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