at the RC&M Days
Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School is a non-profit organisation and as such any surpluses achieved are put back into facilities and teaching resources for the benefits of our students.
In order to continue to provide high quality teaching and resources whilst keeping fee rises as low as possible, we ask that Parents, Carers and members of the school community help the school to provide a safer and more beautiful environment for our children.
One way we do this is to charge each family an annual Repair, Care and Maintenance (RCM) levy as set by the Board each year (currently $500). Options for acquittal of the levy are by payment of the full amount, completing 20 hours of community work each year, or a combination of both. Note that RCM hours are designed to be spent supporting the wider school – hours which parents volunteer, outside RCM days, working in their own children’s classrooms are warmly welcomed but are not part of the RCM program.
To volunteer for any RCM Programs simply open the Links section of the Parent app and select RCM Volunteers.
The ‘Seasons Cafe’ operates three days a week, serving healthy, delicious and locally produced food for our students and staff. With some of the beautiful produce coming from our own gardens, the food prepared by our wonderful Canteen staff and helpers is fresh, nutritious and seasonally appropriate.
Helping at the canteen is a wonderful way of not only getting to know the school community a little bit more, but also in claiming RCM hours, and receiving a free delicious lunch for you and your children.
The Canteen is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30am – 2:30pm.
Activities that are not eligible for offsetting the levy are:
It is the responsibility of the person claiming the hours to ensure they have used the Signup system to book an RCM shift and marked themselves as attending on the day of the event or task with Reception or the organiser of the event.
Credit for the hours contributed, approved and lodged will be applied to the school fees account; they are not transferable to another account.
The Finance Administrator holds the records of hours attended until the full 20 hours have been contributed. Credits are processed on the last day of each Term when 20 hours have been reached.
If by the last day of Term 4 the full amount of hours hasn’t been worked a pro rata credit will be applied for the hours completed.
Any hours contributed in excess of 20 do not attract a credit.
RCM hours can only be claimed in the year the contribution was made. Credits cannot be applied retrospectively.
If the levy charged on the statement has been paid and a credit for hours contributed is applied at a later time, the payment will not be refunded but will carry forward on the school fees account to the following year.
If the school fees account is at credit when all students on the statement are no longer enrolled at the school the balance will be refunded.
The School Board and the Parents & Friends Association look forward to seeing you at the next RCM Day.
It has been an epic season for growth in our garden beds and the Year 8 Biodynamic gardening group have been working hard to keep back this pesky nutgrass that keeps rearing its ugly head. We have approval from the site manager that any contribution can be awarded RCM hours. If you are interested in doing a bit of gardening around the school please get in contact with either Gavin or me. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next RCM day is on Saturday 24th August 9am – 12.30pm.
We will be concentrating on the Kindergarten Area but if we get enough people we will branch out into other areas.
Of course, if you have a burning task you want to do we will see if we can accommodate that.
There will be a variety of tasks to do from cleaning to oiling timber to gardening etc.
Love to see you there.
Site Manager – Gavin – 0427 847 400
We had a lovely, productive, community RCM Morning recently with 10-12 parents attending.
We were able to work together & improve a number of areas around Admin & the Top Playground. Such a fun way to contribute to the physical body of the school & enrich our community.
Repair Care & Maintenance Morning
Wednesday 28th March 9 -11am.
We will be working in the top playground and around Admin & Silky Oak Cottage.
Another opportunity to contribute to the vibrant community life of our school.
There will be a variety of tasks for all.
It will be my second morning back after my recent Hip Replacement.
See you there.
Hello and a big thank you to the 20 plus people who came and gave the entrance to our school a wonderful face lift. The energy was upbeat with lots of talking and working with and getting to know new people.
If we can get 30 plus people to these events it does wonders for building the social body of the school and facilitates your children’s education being just that bit more nourishing.
See you at the next one. Stay tuned for the exciting activities we will be undertaking.
I got so involved in the day that I didn’t take photos till it was over.
Saturday 12th August 9am – 12.30pm
Followed by lunch at Canteen supplied by school.
We will be working on beautification of the school entrance.
There will be walls to paint.
Gardens to renovate.
Cleaning of various areas.
And lots more. Something for everyone.
Come along have fun and build the school social body.
Enquiries:Tel: (02) 6639 9300
Office Hours:Term Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Holidays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm