Hello everyone,The start of a new term is always exciting as the school bursts into life with teachers and students all happy to be back working and learning together.
We are currently working with the Embedding Excellence Program, an AIS initiative aimed at helping us to evaluate our performance and then make plans for improvement across the school. The first step in this process is to work with the Vision, Mission and Values of the school. Our teaching staff participated in a workshop on the first day of term and we are now inviting parents to join in the process of developing a Vision, Mission and Values statement which accurately reflects who we are now as a school and what we aspire to be. Please see the invitation attached in this bulletin. I encourage you to join us and be a part of this process.
As a further part of this program, we will be surveying teachers, support staff, some year levels of students, and the parent community. Emails will be sent out next Monday with the link to the survey, please do take the time to complete the survey and share your thoughts and ideas about our school.
2016 term dates are now available on the website calendar, click below
Over the holiday break Raani Nichols, a Year 10 student, represented our school in the Northern NSW Interschools snow sports competition at Perisher. She came 16th out of 70 girls in the skier cross competition. Congratulations to Raani on this outstanding achievement.
The CBRSS Embedding Excellence team would like to invite you to participate in a workshop to revisit, re imagine and redevelop Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School’s Mission, Vision & Values.Our original Mission, Vision and Values were developed when we were a pioneering school. The school has grown and changed and so has our community. It is time for us to come together and think about why we are here and what is our shared vision for the school into the future.
In this workshop we will be bringing the school community together to gain a clear picture of where we are now as a school and where we would like to be in the future. This will then help us create a plan for continuous whole school development & improvement.
Art Classes for Teachers and Parents Term 3
Starting 1st Thurs Week 1 then weeks 3,5,7 and 9
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $ 75 materials provided.
Limited numbers ( 10 students)
We will explore water colour painting and drawing using a variety of mediums and techniques.
If interested leave details at the office. Eleni
P & F NOTICES
SILKY OAK COTTAGE is our new name for the P&F room! The Cottage is open for parents to use Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9-11am. You can meet Sandi from SCOOP (School Co-Op) on Wednesday’s when the shop is open and craft sessions running. Please make yourselves at home and there are tea and coffee supplies available for your use.
CHAI TENT Friday 7th August A Chai Tent will now be operating twice a term on a Friday market. Nerrida will be available for informal chats and music performed by our many talented students. Rugs and cushions will be provided for comfy seating and provide a chance for you to unwind and socialise. This is available to all classes across the school to use as a fundraising activity so contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot.
KEEP CUPS A P&F fundraiser aimed at supporting the sustainability initiatives of our great school. $15 and ten great colour options! Available from the office, SCOOP
NEXT P&F Meeting: Monday 3rd August, 6:30-8:30 at Silky Oak Cottage.
SPRING FAIR NOTICES
Dear CBRSS Families
We are currently seeking prizes for our 2015 Spring Fair raffle and silent auction from within our fantastically talented and generous school community. If you are able to support our wonderful school with a prize donation of suitable goods, items, services, or vouchers, etc, this would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sarah Sykes directly at email@example.com
We are also looking outside the immediate CBRSS community for prizes, but as this needs to be done in co-ordinated way, request that you please do not approach outside parties for donations without first checking with Sarah (although any suggestions for contacts again much appreciated).
Many thanks to those who have contributed so far!
JARS NEEDED FOR THE SPRING FAIR PRODUCE STALL
The Spring Fair Produce Stall is seeking clean empty jars with lids that can be used for jams and/or pickles. If you have any you can donate, please drop these off at Class 3.
With thanks and appreciation,
The Spring Fair Committee
WHITE ELEPHANT STALL
Quality donations for our stall are needed!!
Clothes & footwear in great condition, wooden toys, games, puzzles & household items. Think treasures you would like to find at a Steiner jumble stall. No electrics/CD’s/DVD’s plastics or anything broken/damaged please.
From Week 4, Monday, 10th Aug, donations will be accepted on Class 3 veranda.
Class 3 White Elephant Stall Coordinator
HELP NEEDED FOR A PROPOSED NEW DIRECT FEDERAL BUS RUN
Looking for families living in the Coorabell, Federal & Goonengerry areas that are willing to support some parents in our community requesting from transport NSW for a new return direct route school bus run originating in Federal to CBRSS.
They have put together letters of support to sign and are available in the office for convenience or they can be emailed at your request.
Beginners Eurythmy classes continuing term 3, Wednesdays 9.15am in the movement room. Contact Renelle Harries for more information 0432 259 287.
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.