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Hey Pesto!

We wanted to share a few recipes from our most excellent Morning Star Lunchbox Recipe Book.You can buy this from Morning Star Kindy at the Bellingen Children's Centre or from Kombu. 100% of all proceeds go to support the Kindy. Hey Pesto!A lifesaver when it comes to quick meals – can be served with cooked grains, pasta, noodles, in wraps, lasagne and pizza topping, polenta slices, etc1 bunch basil½ C nuts⅓ C cold pressed oil1 clove garlic2 large pinches of sea salt½ lemon* Any greens from the garden can be used & is a great way of getting raw greens into…

The Ground You’re Standing On… the beginnings of Chrysalis.

Looking at this early picture of Bob Sutherland, one of the founding teachers of the school, surveying the site that the school is now built on, it becomes possible to appreciate the  scale of the task work undertaken by the founding families in establishing Chrysalis. At the bottom of the hill to their left you can see the open expanse of what is now the sports oval. They are standing approximately where the 1,2,3 classroom is built and all that is on the school site is long grass and mud tracks.This article first published in Emerge in 2012 to commemorate the…

Leek, Potato & Parsley Soup

2 leeks            1 C parsley   6-8 small-medium potatoes500 mls vegetable stock500 mls water                 Greek yoghurt or creamSalt and pepper to tasteLightly sauté chopped leeks. Chop peeled potatoes into 1cm chunks. Combine stock, leeks, water, potatoes and parsley into pot and allow to cook on medium for 10 mins then reduce to low heat and continue cooking for another 30-40 mins. Blend and add seasoning to taste. Serve with yoghurt or cream.

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

These versatile rolls are good for breakfast lunch or dinner and being cold, they are great for lunchboxes and picnics. Use any vegies that your child/ren will eat. These amounts will serve 4.2 or 3 avocados2 cucumber1 capsicumRice paper sheetsRice vermicelliTamari2 carrotsHandful of lettuce/rocketBig handful of mixed herbs to suit your taste (basil, coriander, Vietnamese mint, mint) chop them all up and mix them togetherOptional dressing: doubles as a good immune booster/bug buster. Mix and shake well. 1cm fresh ginger, grated finely0.5 cm fresh turmeric, grated finely1 clove garlic, grated finely1 lemon, juicedgood splash of tamaridollop of olive oilCook your noodles and let…

Bellingen Show – Sat 30th April & Sun 1 May

From the Bello show committee– The Bellingen Show is on earlier this year, so don’t get caught short and not have your exhibit ready - or be unprepared for your event. Start thinking now of just how you’d like to be part of the Show.There are fantastic agriculture-related exhibits and events and many opportunities to show off your talents and skills. Here a just a few things that might be of interest to you.Firstly, students have their own designated Section with many Category Classes of competition for High School, Primary and Infants Students - and Pre-School Children. Category classes include Textiles,…

New system for when your child is absent

When your child is absent, we ask that you call the office or email the school on admin@chrysalis.nsw.edu.au. When we do not hear from you...it has been our practice to follow up your child's absence with a written note sent home in your child's bag. This year we have started a new system to confirm the days that your child or children do not attend school. Instead of the previous request for an explanation, an email will be sent out at the end of the week to confirm any absences that have been recorded on your child's class roll of attendance. So far it is…

Your individual child and how you can meet their needs?

A talk by Melanie Deefholts aimed at Kindergarten to Class 2 children. Parents of younger children are most welcome too!Child development milestones grow and change as your child moves through the ages. Having a living relationship to where your child is and what is coming next can support the whole family to live consciously into these pictures. Melanie will share pictures of the child between 6 and 8 years old, deepening your understanding of your individual child and how you can meet their needs. Like walking, teething and speaking, developmental milestones are unfolding in childhood right up to our 20's. Having an understanding…

Cous Cous with Roasted Vegetables

2 onions2 sweet potatoes2-3 medium beetroots200 gms of pumpkin3-6 carrots2 C couscous2 Tbs honey2 Tbs olive oil½ C finely chopped mintLemon zest and juice of one lemonPeel or wash vegies then cut into chunks of about 2cm, drizzle with olive oil and honey and roast for about 45 mins on 180 C.  Prepare couscous in a large bowl with lemon zest and boiling water.  Fluff with a fork then add vegetables, mint and lemon juice.  Toss to combine.

Head lice – A community approach.

Head lice can quickly become an ongoing nuisance for families as our students are in close contact with one another on the bus, in the classroom and in the playgrounds. They are a normal part of school life and whilst not life threatening or disease causative they are irritating, can cause sleep loss and are time-consuming to manage.To promote and embrace a community approach can all parents work together by creating a rhythm of checking/treating their children regularly for head lice by applying lots of white coloured conditioner, and combing through with a lice comb (long tined ones are best…