CBRSS Bulletin 150612


Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School Weekly Bulletin.

TERM 2  Week 8   2015
As the days grow shorter, it feels like we are getting ever busier.  Perhaps it is just because the end of the term is drawing near, the teachers are all writing reports, some classes are out on camps and excursions, the High School Electives Showcase night is almost upon us and there are a number of events happening in and around the school.  Thank goodness for the Winter Festival, which will give us a few moments of quiet reverence and reflection (as well as some beautiful sounds and sights).  You may have noticed the typo in last week’s bulletin.  Rest assured the Winter Festival is happening on Friday the 19th of June (next Friday)……. not the final day of term as was accidentally advertised.
This week we have been blessed with a wonderful visit from the African Children’s Choir.  Our students have really enjoyed sharing in a workshop with the children from the choir, hearing some of their stories and listening to their amazing music.  Thank you Loani for putting such a huge effort into making sure our school could be a part of this amazing tour.  It is a humbling experience to hear these children talk about some of the challenges of their lives in Uganda.  To look upon the lives of another with respect, care, empathy and an open heart is to experience being fully human.
Finally, it was wonderful to see some of the lovely crafts on display at the market this afternoon.  The Wednesday craft co-op have been meeting regularly and working away all term on some beautiful crafts.  My special little “King Winter” will take pride of place on my desk now. If you are interested in joining the craft group, please do come in on a Wednesday morning.  It is a great opportunity to chat and enjoy making with some other members of our school community.Peace


King Winter
If you have driven to the school in the last week, you would have seen our beautiful, new school sign.  Bruce Johnson has been working away at this special project for weeks and we now have a stunning new sign pointing the way to our school.  Our new sign, made from a very beautiful slab of Camphor Laurel timber, is an appropriate reflection of our wonderful school.  Thank you to Bruce for your wonderful work on this, from design through to completion and erection of the sign.

Winter Festival

 When:           Friday 19th June  @ 4.45pm
 Where:         A and I Hall Bangalow
Within our darkest night
You kindle the fire that never dies way……
We invite you all to bring a lantern to the winter festival this year. 
After the beauty and quiet of the inside singing, the Year 12’s will lead you on a magical walk to the oval to watch the children walk the winter spiral and perform in the fire display.
Please do not park in the show-grounds as we need to keep this area free of cars. Please park in the side streets of Bangalow and walk to the Hall.
The Winter Festival Committee


To view our upcoming events click here
Year 11 drama students at CBRSS have recently completed their studies of styles of theatre where they delved into the major theatrical traditions from Greek Tragedy to Absurdism. At the conclusion of this study students recently attended LaBoite Theatre’s production of ‘Medea’ to see what is possible in a professional, contemporary take on Ancient Tragedy. Students are now in the throes of a major production of Bertolt Brecht’s classic, ‘The Threepenny Opera’ to be performed late next term.
African Children’s Choir
Class 5 and 6 will be performing at a special concert on Sunday 14th June at 6.30pm at Mullumbimby High School.
They will be singing in the first half from 6.30pm – 7pm and will also have the opportunity to perform with the African choir in the second half.
Dress code for the concert will be plain coloured pants or skirts with an orange, red or yellow shirt without patterns. An orange, red or yellow dress is also fine.
All children who are participating will be able to watch the show at no charge.
Parents/non singers $25/$15 at the door or www.trybooking.com
Thank you for all your support in this wonderful event.
Reminder – parents on site

Just a reminder, if you are coming on site for any purpose other than to pick up or drop off your child or to attend a class event or festival, please come to the office and sign in.  We need to be aware of who is on site at any given time for evacuation purposes and also for child safety purposes.  Your assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.  Please also be aware that if you are on site without a visitor pass, one of our teachers may approach you to ask who you are.  As our teachers can’t be expected to know every parent in the school, it is better that we ask than risk having uninvited strangers on the school site whilst the children are here.
Sustainability Arts Project
Toilet rolls wanted for the Elective Showcase.
Please recycle your cardboard toilet rolls and drop at reception.
Katie A


Steiner Education Australia CONFERENCE JULY 4-7 2015
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.





April 21 –  Zan April 22 – Ross April 23 – Zan
April 28 –  Angela April 29 – Leone C April 30 – Nat
May 5- Lisa K May 6 – Natalie D May 7- Simon W
May 12- Helen May 13 – Quigley A May 14 – Leone C
May 19 –  Abby B May 20 – Quigley A May 21 – Simon W
May 26 – Felicity D May 27 – Quigley A May 28 Donna A
June 2 –  Nicole J June 3 – Quigley A June 4 –  Maggie K
June 9 – Nadine Z June 10 – Quigley A June 11 – Callula.
June 16 – John C June 17 – Quigley A June 18 –
June 23 June 24 – June 25


July 21 July 22 July 23
July 28 July 29 July 30
August 4 August 5 August 6
August 11 August 12 August 13
August 18 August 19 August 20
August 25 August 26 August 27
Sept 1 Sept 2 Sept 3
Sept 8 Sept 9 Sept 10
Sept 15 Sept 16 Sept 17

if you would like to put your name down to help out at the canteen please email Amanda at amandaeade1@bigpond.com.

Repair Care & Maintenance Task
Would there be 2-3 wonderful dads out there that could relocate our timber bridge in bottom car park to outside Hall. It is just sitting on ground & needs digging out, lifting & resetting in new location & lower hand rail. No technical challenges, just a bit of hard work. If you can rustle up a couple of other dads & do this task please contact me on details below. A few hours work that you can claim RCM hours for and can be done at any time. Much appreciated. Gavin.
Attn: Bush Dance Attendees
An amount of money was found at the Bush Dance.  If you think this is yours, please contact Sarah on jasarah@powerup.com.au with details.


Gabe and Cecilia
Album Launch- “Vessels”

Well, you all know Gabe and Cecilia by now- along with the rest of the amazing Brandolini Family! Gabe and Cecilia have something special and very new to share with you all.
I am constantly amazed by these two musicians. They have contributed so very much to the Byron Shire and to our schools Music culture and community life for many years.
Gabe and Cecilia have released two EP’s in the last three years, and now they are about to present a mature, interesting and ultimately very beautiful recording project, “Vessels”.

They will be launching the project at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on the 20th Of June.
Come along and support these two amazing young people, see you there.

Tom Whitaker

5:30 – Doors Open
6:30 – 1st Support TBA
7:00 – The Twins (No Frills – Vanessa & Arna) (Graduated CBRSS 2013)
7:30 – Gabriel and Cecilia

~ Starting and ending early for a friendly family event!

Kids Entry – $5
Adults Entry – $10
Tickets for sale at the door.

CDs, vinyls and merchandise will be available to buy on the night.

“We are so humbled to have grown up in the Byron Shire and you can see how much influence this place has had on us, and the all the work we’ve put into ”Vessels”. We absolutely cannot wait to share it with all of you.”
Gabe and Cecilia

Delectable edibles from Healing Foods for the night.

Bring your kids, bring your grandparents, bring your pet snail  :)


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