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River Song Kindergarten Term 1 2018

Words of thanks from River Song: Just before the term ends I’d like to send a big thank you to all who have helped to keep Riversong kindergarten moving along so beautifully this term. Warm end of summer wishes, Gail , Jana and Christoph

NAPLAN for Classes 3, 5 & 7

Letters to Classes 3, 5, 7 regarding this year's NAPLAN testing have been sent out via email today. Participation for your child in NAPLAN will occur unless the parents right to withdraw form has been signed and returned to the office by 4th May 2018. The forms can also be found below: NAPLAN 2018 Letter to Parents Exemption withdrawal parent consent Consent for disability adjustment Additionally, recently the ABC News posted some findings that may interest parents: "One of the world's leading education experts says NAPLAN writing tests are absurd and are turning Australian children into bad writers, so he's…

Chrysalis Community NoticeBoard

Autumn School Holiday Activities at the Library   Dorrigo Grassroots Writers Weekend   Soccer de Brazil School Holiday Clinic I would like to invite all your students to  our School Holiday Clinic which will be run on Sat. 21st - 23rd April 2018 at Coffs Harbour. Soccer de Brazil is a Soccer Academy from Sydney developing over 2000 kids for the last 8 years. Our mission is inspire, entertain, and educate through football.  We are coming to Coffs Harbour in the school holidays to share the Brazilian way of football and encourage creativity and flair.   IASWECE Newsletter March 2018 This…

‘Lots Of Socks’ for World Down Syndrome Day

  This year Chrysalis school will be joining in the international campaign of 'Lots Of Socks' for World Down Syndrome Day. We encourage all children and teachers to wear some brightly coloured, long or mismatched socks to school on this day to celebrate diversity and inclusion. Many of the teachers have planned activities to learn about, accept and celebrate each person’s uniqueness and to understand more about Down syndrome.   Perhaps it’s time to buy a new pair of exciting socks for Autumn or borrow and swap to make a pair of wild socks, please think ahead and have some…

Preparing parents for unfolding milestones – talks by Melanie Deefholts

We are excited to announce two upcoming development talks by Melanie Deefholts. Melanie has been working in the Chrysalis community for over 8 years with enthusiastic and positive feedback from the community. We invite all families to attend on Monday March 19th at Morning Star. Melanie will work with us as we support our children in their development and explore practical ways to navigate these years. This community striving not only supports our children but also helps prepare the adults for the unfolding milestones that are waiting to blossom ahead. Understanding the Adolescent in turbulent times and their relationship with…

Morning Star changes for 2018

We are delighted to announce that from 2018, Morning Star Kindergarten will now be available for 2 or 3 or 4 days for children who will turn 5 during the year. Fees will be paid pro rata. The school has decided that, in order to make Steiner Education more accessible and meet the need for greater flexibility for parents and younger students, this is an important new initiative. The School strongly encourages children to be attending Morning Star Kindergarten 4 days per week by the start of term 4, in order to facilitate a smooth transition to River Song Kindergarten…

Queens Baton Relay comes to Bellingen

On Thursday 1 February, the Queens Baton Relay event is coming through Bellingen in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games. Chrysalis students will not be participating in this event due to the logistical challenges of the school's distance from relay. As part of event temporary parking is required by Bellingen Shire Council between 12pm and 4pm at the Park St bus stop in Bellingen. This will impact on Chrysalis parents who use this area to park when they wait for their children to return from the bus. Please be advised to seek alternative parking arrangements on this afternoon, and…

Morning Star Term 4

Wow, it is hard to believe that we have made it to the end of the year already and are now looking back at our time at Morning Star Kindergarten.  It is with joy that I have observed the children at work this year. Through their play they have been learning about themselves and the world around them.  From the start of the year to now, we observe the children in their play and note the development in their abilities to work cooperatively, negotiate, compromise, share and solve problems.  We work with the principles of restorative practice to develop understanding…

Class 5 Term 4

Class 5 recently returned from a 5 day camp to Armidale.  It was a great bonding experience, and informative of the Convicts and Explorer's main lesson that the class had been in the midst of.  We quickly learnt just how cold it can get in Armidale at this time of year, which made us appreciate even more our evening stories by the fire offered by Tyler. The ‘L Shaped Hotel’ was particularly intriguing, where the baby hippopotamus swims around the moat in the penthouse suite on the top floor??  Fun times….  As the year draws to an end, Class 5 are…