Playgroups for 2019

Dear Parents and Friends of Chrysalis, We are delighted and enthusiastic about inviting you to be part of our playgroup programmes. Circle Song is for parents with children between the ages of 0-3 year olds and our Pitter Patter Playgroups which run morning and afternoon sessions for children who are three turning four in 2019. If you are interested in hearing more. My phone is 0420779819 and my email address is I look forward to your call. Suzane Polaris    

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Summer Reading Club @ Bellingen Libraries Summer fun at your local library – Curious Creatures: discover a new world! Bellingen Libraries will once again offer the popular Summer Reading Club program, designed to inspire imaginations and instil a love of reading amongst young people from pre-school up to 17 years of age. This free program includes the opportunity to set personal reading goals, win prizes and take part in fun online activities. Registration opens on Saturday 1 December; children and young adults are encouraged to call into their local library for more information and to sign up to the club.…

End of Year Music Concert photos

Heartfelt connection with the world through music... It was clearly evident on Friday night the power and joy that music has in enriching the lives and learning of our children. Exploring the world of Mathematics and Science in a fun, heartfelt way ensures the children connect with the importance of these topics and the relevance in their day-to-day lives. To see the students pull together in such a united way after a big year of learning was an honour and extremely gratifying.    

End of Year Music Concert

All are welcome to attend our End of Year Music Concert – Friday 30th November at the Bellingen Memorial Hall After the overwhelming success of our first two end of year music concerts held in Bellingen Memorial Hall, we will once again be putting on a show not to be missed! This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our school’s musical talents to the wider Bellingen community. Doors will open at 6:10pm, and the concert will begin at 6:30pm sharp. All students from Class 1 to 8 will be performing. Students are to meet their teachers at 6:10pm in the following locations: Class 6 & String ensemble players on…

Senior String Quartet play for Bellinger Valley View Club

The Chrysalis Senior String Quartet (or FALL Quartet as they have named themselves, using the first letters of their names) performed for the Bellinger Valley View Club on Monday 19th November to rapturous applause from the 80 attendees and the Christmas Lunch event. They were very impressed by the ability and musicality of the Quartet and their wide-ranging repertoire. The Quartet played for almost an hour straight and still didn't play all of their favourite pieces! It was lovely to hear the ladies sing along to Silent Night and Skye Boat Song. The students were able to experience for a…

Class 2 Red Rock camp

Lots of fun was had in the waves, sand and rocks... the children loved connecting with and learning about the indigenous culture of the area!

Thank You Assembly and Morning Tea

On Friday November 9th we held our last Assembly for the year. This one was a special one as we celebrated the contributions of all of the school community, and on this occasion particularly Tyler who has been a much-loved facilitator at the school camps over recent years who will soon to be departing for Canada. The classes broke out in a heartfelt song of thanks for Tyler, with representatives from the Student Council individually offering their gratitude as well as the Class 8 students speaking enthusiastically about their favourite memories which often included reflections on camps and Tyler's involvement.…

Teaching Vacancy 2019 – Class 4

Chrysalis seeks expressions of interest for a class teacher interested in taking up a Class 4 full time teaching role. 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 Package and Teaching Framework. Applications close COB Friday 23rd November 2018 For further information please contact the Education Manager: Kelley McGlashan Ph: 02 6655 8616

Class 8 project presentations 2018

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 2nd November was an opportunity to honour the students…

Whooping Cough update

There are currently a few cases of whooping cough amongst the school community. We update and remind us all to be diligent, informed and aware out of a consciousness that we hold for the whole community, particularly the vulnerable. Whooping cough is very contagious and can be dangerous to newborns and the elderly. Coughing and sneezing spreads the infection to others nearby. Whooping cough can spread to any younger brothers & sisters at home, and anyone else in contact in the community. Keep coughing children away from babies. Whooping cough starts like a cold and progresses to bouts of coughing that…