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35th Anniversary Bush Dance photos

Here are some fun pictures from Saturday afternoon's festivities with Tallowood Bush Band. Many thanks to Rainbow Chai and Heang's Kitchen for their fantastic support of the event.  

Music By Youth Strings Workshop with the Acacia Quartet

Here is the link to a parent's video of the final play through of 'Sinfonia in D' at the Bellingen Fine Music Festival Music By Youth Strings Workshop 1 with the Acacia Quartet. There were almost 50 students from Year 2 - Year 8 from six schools that attended the workshop. They sounded FANTASTIC! And although the Chrysalis students had to run to the buses quickly afterwards, they were all jumping about with energy saying things like 'that was so cool!', 'i'm so pumped!'. There was a great energy that all the players felt and it was a really valuable…

Inner Work Path workshops 2017

Please find below two flyers for upcoming Inner Work Path Workshops with Lisa Romero, to be held in the Byron Shire in November and December. 

Chrysalis Community NoticeBoard

Lou Harvey-Zahra talk   Boongaiai Preschool - Director vacancy Rental House needed Our Family are moving to the Bellingen area late November and we are looking for a 3-4 bedroom rental property to call our home. We have four children 2, 4, 11, 15. We would like a property out of town if possible, love gardens and lots of green grass. Please contact Emma 0409958714.   Mid North Coast Vipassana Meditation The next bi-monthly Vipassana one day sit for 2017 will be held on October 22nd in Bellingen. These retreats are intended to support old students of SN Goenka in their daily practice. If…

35th Anniversary Bush Dance

Same time, different place Now at St Margaret's Anglican Hall due to heavy rain forecast in the valley! Calling all Chrysalis families from the past and present to join us in a joyful celebration of community and Steiner education in the Bellinger Valley. Food, fun and frivolity - A bush dance at school on Saturday 14th October from 4pm - bring a picnic or buy some delicious food, rejoice in community and kick up your heels.   Please spread the message to your extended Chrysalis family.... we would love to see – and dance with – lots of old (and…

Term 3 class summaries

Spring class summaries... It's been a busy, bright Term 3 for all our classes. In lieu of our quarterly Emerge this term, each teacher has written a short synopsis highlighting the activities of their class. Please see the links below to read and see more about each class: Morning Star - their Lullaby Baby doll celebration, walks & creativity... River Song - their Wattle Ball, gardening & sewing... Class 1 - melding together, lower-case letters & 4 processes in math... Class 2 - ‘Saintly Lives’, King Counting & ‘Air and Water’... Class 3 - Grammar Island, ancient Hebrew tales & measurement of time... Class 4…

Job Description – Market Stall Manager and Barista

Would you like to support the main fundraising event for Chrysalis School - by having fun on a monthly market stall? We are currently seeking a Market Stall Manager for our stall at the Bellingen Monthly Markets on the third Saturday of each month. The job involves; Pre making soup, chai or other drinks prior to the markets Arriving at the markets at 6.30am to set up- the beautiful stall and coffee machine Making Coffees and other hot drinks Leading the team of volunteers - to serve our customers with food, drink and craft goods Delivering the takings to the Market Stall…

Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan

As has been discussed in earlier Emerge articles, the school is working with a funded program to enhance literacy and numeracy in the early years. The Association of Independent Schools is supporting us in this process through an action research approach which aims to develop and embed instructional leadership and professional development for teachers. AIS consultants will continue to assist the school with professional learning opportunities in the areas of diagnostic assessment and personalised learning as well as introducing a three tiered intervention model to support children with additional needs in literacy and numeracy. Assessment for learning is a key…

Living Classroom and Spring Festival 2017

A snap shot into ‘lifelong learning’… “Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” ~ John Dewey Since 2011, at the Autumn and Spring Festival Days, Chrysalis opens each classroom to parents and/or grandparents so they can visit their child’s class and take part in the lesson of the day. This innovative and exciting idea came from an inspiration of one of our teachers when she invited her parents to take part in the morning lesson. Parents that took part were able to participate in the morning activities with their children and get a better grasp of…

The Greek Olympics… in Byron!

Undertaking an epic journey through the ancient cultures of Persia, India, Egypt and Greece, the Class Five child develops an understanding of the different pictures of social and human geography. Descending from the dream world of the ancient epics, through the development of agriculture, and concluding with the conscious civic society of the Greeks, the children trace the foundations of modern consciousness. Through a study of Greek architecture as ‘form balanced between earth and heaven,’  the children develop a strong sense of the beauty of form. This connects to the Olympic ideal, which is the counterpart to their historical studies, incorporating grace, strength,…