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Winter Festivals 2016

The first of the Winter Festivals happens this week. Preparations continue around the school. For dates and details see this link

Oatmeal Slice

Try this simple but lovely recipe for an oatmeal slice to include in your children's lunchbox.2½ C rolled oats    ¼ C ground almonds90 g coconut oil    ½ c rapadura sugar1 or 2 Tbs treacle1 tsp cinnamon¾ C flour¼ tsp baking soda2 eggs1 C desiccated coconut1 tsp apple cider vinegar2 pieces of fruit eg apple and pearUsing a food processor, combine oats, almonds, vinegar, oil, sugar, treacle, cinnamon and flour.  Gradually add water to mixture until it forms a smooth paste, then soak overnight.  In the morning, preheat oven to 180°C and grease a baking tray (30 x 20cm).  Add the eggs, baking…

Could my Child Benefit from Rhythmical Massage?

Rhythmical Massage strives to restore harmony in the child/individual by overcoming imbalances caused by stress and illness. It creates balance in the child. Sometimes a child may lack the zest for life because one or more of their internal organs are not functioning properly.  Rhythmical massage brings about an internal harmony so the child feels fit and has an abundance of energy to enjoy their life and learning journey.One of the many benefits of Rhythmical Massage is that it strengthens the sleeping patterns which help the child to sleep soundly and wake up happy and full of energy. This enables the…

What is Rhythmical Massage?

In all cultures of the world, and during all eras, touch has symbolized the highest aspiration to love, community and peaceful harmony.One hand clasping another is a universal symbol for friendship and cooperation. The loving embrace of husband and wife or parent and child represents our fondest wishes for ourselves and others. When we meet a fellow, whether lover, friend or business associate, we usually expect to touch or be touched. When we are moved, we say we have been touched by our experience. If we speak of being held in the hand of God, we are saying that we…

Happy Child Happy Home

Would you like to learn more ways to strengthen the bond with your child, manage behaviour with ease and positivity, and bring more joy to your family life?Parents in the Bellingen Shire will have the opportunity to take part in two public workshops focusing on positive parenting at Bellingen Youth Hub on Sunday June 5th.The workshops, which are proudly sponsored by the Chrysalis Steiner School Parents and Friends and Bellingen Youth Hub, will be run by Lou Harvey-Zahra, a leading parent educator from Melbourne. Lou’s work focuses on equipping parents with the skills to bring more wonder, joy and magic…

Vegie Rice Turned into Sushi

This is the sort of crafty recipe that is at the heart of a family kitchen. Last nights dinner turned into a tasty lunch!Ingredients:Rice – basmati &/or brownVegetables: corn, peas, sliced beans, diced carrots, zucchini, capsicumVariations to serve with rice if desired: Cooked chicken pieces Cooked tofu (garlic and tamari is tasty)OmeletInstructions:Cook enough rice for dinner with leftovers. Dice the vegies into small cubes & steam them lightly. Then simply mix the vegies through the rice in a large bowl or dish. The vegie rice gets served with tamari & the preferred meat or vegetarian option.The transformation…Leftover rice with vegiesSushi vinegarSeaweed sheetsSliced extras…

Term 2 Class meetings

The next few weeks are full of meetings. We urge as many parents as possible to attend. The class meetings form a vital bridge between the class teacher and the parent body. They allow parents to get an overview of the term's lessons. They also allow an extended conversation around issues of interest to the class and a deepening of the class community. We really appreciate the effort it takes to go out on a school night, particularly for those parents who have multiple class meetings to attend. So thank you in advance!Class 6 Meeting - Mon 16th May 6:30pm @…

An Introduction To Rhythmic Massage

During this introductory talk, immediately after the week 4 assembly on Thursday May 19th (9:30am), Charlotte will give an overview of the benefits and theory behind Rhythmic Massage - a treatment co-created by Rudolf Steiner.Where we find weakened human rhythms for whatever reason, we find ill health. The Hauschka rhythmical massage addresses the rhythmical processes in the body,  in the circulatory and respiratory systems and working via the warmth organisation, brings all bodily functions such as digestion and excretion etc, into equilibrium and harmony. Each cell feels the effect of a new path of streaming warmth and as a result,…

Song-lines of the Thora Valley.

The theme for the NAIDOC celebrations this year is Songlines –The living narrative of our nation, which will run from 3-10 July. NAIDIOC celebrations are an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. At Chrysalis we are planning a year long focus to deepen our connection to place and the indigenous culture that surrounds us. This intention arose several years ago in the 2012 visioning and has recently been brought to the attention of the  school community again by Monique Buggy and Kelly Small through the P&F.  This is a…