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Teaching Vacancy 2021: Class 4

Chrysalis seeks expressions of interest for a Class Teacher interested in taking up a Class 4 full time teaching role, in 2021. If you see yourself as an enthusiastic, creative, and professional teacher with a strong commitment to and passion for Steiner education and want to work in a collaborative professional environment, we encourage you to look at the application pack and Teaching Framework. An Application Pack and Teaching Framework for Chrysalis is available here. Applications close COB Friday 13 November 2020 For further information please contact the Education Director: Lisa O’Donnell Ph:  02 6655 8616  

Book Week celebrations

"Curious Creatures and Wild Minds" A display of the short listed and award winning books will be set up in the library during the week. All classes will get a chance to visit this display. All funds raised are going to the 'Indigenous Literacy Foundation'. The foundation distributes books to children in remote areas, offers translation of texts and sponsors indigenous writers. Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID regulations there will be no parent participation in this week's celebrations. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful costumes on Thursday & Friday.

Chrysalis Community Noticeboard

Please check directly with listed organisations for any changes due to COVID restrictions. SEA and Sydney University OnCon Tomorrow's Change Makers Program OzGREEN are pleased to announce the Tomorrow's Change Makers Program is back in 2020 with a slightly different focus. This year the program will run a little like an Eco Club for 12-18 year olds with weekly sessions at the Youth Hub on a Tuesday from 4-6pm. OzGREEN members myself, Kathleen Hannah, and Stella Rees, will support our environmentally minded youth to come together, plan and carry out their own community projects and thanks to funding from the NSW Department of Community…

Chrysalis Newsletter Week 1 Term 4

Welcoming you all back to school tomorrow, Tuesday 13th... Giinagay... Bringing together the circle for the Class 8 Wilderness walk Front desk position available Class meetings School fees for Term 4 School policy reminders Parents & Friends rekindling COVID-19 update Class 8 planting for our future This week's newsletter Past newsletters

Green Leaders Waste Audit

Hello Chrysalis! Thank you for allowing me to come on Friday to work with Class 6 in doing a Waste Audit at Chrysalis School. Despite getting a little chaotic at one stage, I think we had some great outcomes around looking at what waste the School generates, having a think about how we can repurpose items and taking responsibility for litter around the classrooms and high school area. Special thanks to our photographer, Sid, Kelley, and particularly the four girls pictured who so diligently worked at sorting, weighing and recording the waste data. The first picture shows the rubbish that…

Chrysalis Newsletter Week 9 Term 3

Thank you Kelley... and Spring Festivals re-imagined... Giinagay... A message from Lisa Plus: Honouring Kelley Spring Festivals Exciting LNAP News Class 9 and 10 update An update from SEA The Class 8 project is in full flight! Class 6 fundraiser Fractal Economy Cooperative Q&A session This week's newsletter Past newsletters

Exciting news re Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan (LNAP)!!

As many of you know, the School has been working with a cross sectoral funded program to enhance literacy and numeracy in the early years.  This is our fourth year and was to be our final year ……… then along came the virus, which has disrupted our program. The great news is that we have been given a further year to participate in the program and will continue to receive funding until the end of 2021. The Association of Independent Schools will therefore be continuing to support us to bring evidence based research and best practices aligned with our Steiner…

Class 6 Fundraiser for schools in West New Britain, PNG

Our Class 6 students have been inspired by a story of need from a past teacher of Chrysalis, Nerrida Johnson, who is now a principal of a school in West New Britain PNG. Nerrida wrote a letter to the class outlining the challenges faced by students in West New Britain, including schools with no furniture or learning resources, and in some cases no classrooms. Class 6 were looking for a viable and doable fundraiser to do this year, and this fit perfectly into what the students wanted to do. The class discussed possible options of what they could do as…

Athletics Carnival 2020

A wonderful display of Speed, Strength and Precision... A big CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who tried their very best at the 2020 Chrysalis Athletics Carnival. We certainly have some speedy students who could further their athletics ability in coming years. After practicing regularly this term, some of the students surprised themselves with the distance of their throws in shot put and javelin. It is great to see the students really push themselves past their comfort zones. The novelty events are always surprisingly popular with all ages at the carnival. THANK YOU to Class 8 Helpers particularly Poe, Heidi, Milo and Kye who worked tirelessly.…

Chrysalis Newsletter Week 7 Term 3

Students thrive in the colour and fun of the Athletics Carnival... Giinagay... A message from Lisa Plus: A wonderful display of Speed, Strength and Precision Many magical images! An update from SEA on COVID-19 restrictions Remote Learning Preparedness Trauma-affected students and emotional connection School photos Fractal Economy Cooperative gift recipient This week's newsletter Past newsletters