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Class 8 project presentations 2019

The Year 8 students have been working hard during the last few terms. Each individual chose a topic that they were interested in or felt that they would like to learn more about.  Finding a mentor to help them on their journey was the next step. Along the way they kept working journals, made progress reports and practiced the art of Public Speaking.   Their final presentation is in two parts; the display of the Project itself and the Oral Presentation that explains the students learning and thought process throughout their project experience. Friday 8th November was an opportunity to honour the students…

Bushfire Support Information

The current bushfire situation is causing the Community a considerable amount of disruption and anxiety. Whilst our attention is drawn to the ferocity of the fires, there can be a number of cascading impacts that we should be aware of. Firstly, there is the impact of smoke which extends well beyond the immediate interface with the fire. The NSW Department of Health has information on this, which can be sourced from the following link: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/factsheets/Pages/bushfire-smoke.aspx The factsheet contains information in respect to health precautions you can take to help you and your children. We also seek to protect the well-being…

Ongoing Bushfire Monitoring

Dear Chrysalis Community, Whilst the bushfire situation has eased toward the end of the week, we will most likely experience further disruption in the weeks leading up to the end of term. Major fires are a continuing menace to the north and south of Bellingen Shire, with the threat level impacted by the weather. Our thoughts are with those who have suffered loss – fortunately, our Community has avoided this thus far – and the firefighters who continue to put in a tireless effort to protect us all. The School is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis and our…

Class 8 project presentation evening 2019

Gather this Friday 8th November from 6pm to take in the the beautiful presentation tables in Maam Gamambiya (the school hall), followed by the students presenting their achievements from 6:30pm. The Year 8 students have been working hard during the last few terms. Each individual has chosen a topic that they were interested in or felt that they would like to learn more about. Here is the list of projects for this year: Tashi – cooking Tara – stop motion animation Tembi – making a magazine Rosie – caring for wildlife Mason – fashion design Floyd – survival skills Cam – motorcross…

Chrysalis Community Noticeboard

Safe Online workshop Lowanna Doye will be offering her Safe Online? workshop in the School Hall Thursday 21st November after the Assembly and Thank You Morning Tea starting at 9:30am. It is an interactive workshop especially beneficial for parents who have not yet gifted their child a device…equip yourself with a management plan beforehand! However, if your child already has a device, and you need some helpful tips, please come along too. This workshop is not suitable for children or babies. It is important to RSVP to the school office by Wednesday 20th November as there are minimum numbers required…

Steiner High School Teacher Intensive: Caring for the Adolescent – From Encounter to Insight

The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Seminar will hold its fourth Steiner High School Teachers Intensive program of Professional Development from 13-17th January 2020 at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar, 37A Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood VIC 3134 We are very excited to announce our keynote speaker will be Craig Holdrege from the Nature Institute, US. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Craig share his work as Director and Founder of The Nature Institute. The theme of daily lectures will be “From Encounter to Insight- pathways of experience in education.” He will also offer afternoon workshops on Goethean Inquiry. You can read about Craig Holdrege and…

Chrysalis Steiner School Appoints New Education Director for 2020

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa O’Donnell as Chrysalis’ Education Director, commencing Term 2 2020. Lisa is currently the Teaching Principal of Blue Mountains Steiner School, and comes to Chrysalis with a wealth of Steiner and outdoor education experience, which spans 25 years. During that time, Lisa has taught at a number of Steiner Schools including Mumbulla (Bega) and Milkwood (Darwin). Her outdoor education experience includes work at Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, Sophia Mundi, Wollangarra, SCEGG’S, Geelong Grammar, Geelong College, St. Andrew’s Cathedral School, Carey Grammar, and the Australian School of Mountaineering. Prior to becoming the…

Architecture and Projective Geometry talk & workshop

To celebrate 100 years of Steiner Education 1919 – 2019 Architect Bronwyn Bellemore is presenting a talk and workshop on Architecture and Projective Geometry 25th and 26th October At Casuarina School Gentle St Coffs Harbour Beginning: Friday evening 25th October 2019 at 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm Architecture reflects the time in which it is created.  In our age what sort of architecture would support the continued development of the human soul?  We will look at architecture through the epochs to understand this question and investigate the effect of geometric forms on our soul by developing our ‘artistic feeling’. Continuing:…

Great family games to play for the holidays and beyond…

Just a reminder there are many great board games and card games that develop your child's numeracy abilities, strategic thinking and are also great fun to play together. Some suggestions include: Younger Primary years Snakes and Ladders Chinese Checkers Bingo Dominoes Yahtzee RushHour Jenga Uno Draughts Cluedo Battleships Card games - Friends of 10, Friends of 20, Snap, Go Fish, Memory Middle Primary years Chinese Checkers RushHour Yahtzee Card Games - Canasta, Snap Jack, Cribbage, 21, Hearts, 500 etc If anyone would like to discuss how to play, please feel free to contact alison.s@chrysalis.nsw.edu.au or via the office. Alison Scheef -…

The Class 5 Greek Olympics

After weeks of practicing our Class 5 excelled themselves at the Greek Olympics held in Byron Bay amongst 100s of other class 5 students from Steiner schools from the north coast region. The students complete the athletic challenges in olympic games the way the Greeks completed them when the Olympic games first began 1000s of years ago.  For example they complete long jump from a stationary position, wrestling, javelin, discuss and marathons as if they are delivering a message. Our Class 5 students compete in these games every year and the event forms part of their Greek Main Lesson where…