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Social understanding, Gender and Sexuality   Vipassana one-day sit The next bi-monthly Vipassana one day sit for 2017 will be held on August 20 in Bellingen. These retreats are intended to support old students of SN Goenka in their daily practice.   If you would like to attend, please apply at www.bhumi.dhamma.org/ If you would like to learn more about this technique of meditation, please see www.bhumi.dhamma.org  One day sits are held on the third Sunday of the month. Please see the website for more details.   Creative Speech & Drama Workshop with Renate Millonig. Choose one or two days. A weekend workshop is ideal for…

Raising Stress-Proof Kids: Parenting Today’s Children for Tomorrow’s World

Chrysalis School is excited to invite you to a Parent Talk with Dr. Shelley Davidow, author of Raising Stress Proof Kids on Thursday 10th August at 7.15 to 8.30 pm at the CWA Rooms, in Church St, Bellingen. A compelling and informative guide for every parent, 'Raising Stress - Proof Kids' offers an eye - opening view on how the unhealthy and unnecessary stresses of our educational systems as well as outdated perspectives on parenting affect our children. Drawing on cutting - edge research from the Institute of HeartMarth, California, as well as the author's own extensive experience in working with children…

Natural Fibers Basket Weaving Workshop

When: Saturday the 12th of August Where: Kitchen Level, Chrysalis School Times: 8:30 to 4pm The workshop will be held by Ingrid Ridley cost: $100 (includes all materials) Please bring a plate to share for lunch.  If you would like to participate please contact Johanna at aelfleda3@gmail.com or 0423911611 A $50 deposit is required to reserve your place. Further Info: BARE Weaving Workshops birthed from Ingrid & Kate’s passion to share traditional basket weaving skills with local women in the North Coast of NSW. We focus on weaving with local native plant fibres and only dye with natural materials. Joining us for a workshop…

Enormous fundraising success – well done Class 6

Dear Colleagues, Parents and Friends, On behalf of myself and Class 6, an enormous heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming show of support for the Class 6 Fundraising event on Friday. The Cake Stall raised just over $360.00. In this success, many seeds for future endeavours of giving have been planted. It has been my intention for my students to understand the true value of money, where ever you live in the world. For Class 6 to begin to understand that money holds different value for each individual they needed to experience, in a very tangible way what $5 means here…

‘Spending, Saving, Earning’… and Fundraising!

Cake stall this Friday 9th June... Class 6 teacher - Liz Sheppard This semester my class went deeply into 'Spending, Saving and Earning' in Mathematics. To deepen this experience for the students and to empower them to see the place money has in their lives and the lives of others, I invited a class parent to come and speak to my students about the fundraising work she was involved in with those living in poverty in Swaziland. Mandy captured the students hearts with such a beautiful picture of how they could make a difference to the people of Swaziland. My…

Winter Festivals 2017

Preparations for the Winter Festivals have begun around the school. For dates and details see here

The Gift of Play

Reflections of a Waldorf Nursery Teacher by Kam Anderson, Beach Rose Nursery Teacher I continue to be amazed by young children, their wonder and joy for life is infectious. However, they are still just landing and growing so rapidly. Four years of life go quickly for us as adults and yet for many of our children they were just a parent’s dream. I have been thinking about this quality of play and imagination that live so deeply in young children. It is a precious gift and one that is not offered at any other time in a human being’s life.…

Technology and the 3 R’s

To take a historical overview, which would be familiar to many Steiner students from the writing main lesson in Class 4, the Chinese invented the first printing process for text in Ad 600, using wooden blocks and ink. But it didn’t catch on. The fact that 10,000 plus characters were needed, each individually carved, didn’t help. It wasn’t until nearly 1000 years later that the invention of Guttenberg’s printing press brought the potential of mass literacy to fruition. It was the original convergence device. It brought Chinese printing know-how, Korean metal type technology and recent advances in ink and paper…

Student Residential Address Collection

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is currently undertaking the 2017 Student Residential Address Collection. As a parent/guardian you do not need to provide any information directly to the department. The only thing you need to do is ensure your address details are up-to-date with our school. If you need to update your child’s/children’s residential address details, please contact the School office. We will provide the department with de-identified address information for all of our students’ families. This means we will provide addresses but no student names. The Statement of Addresses notice which we recently wrote about in…