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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

Remote Learning Preparedness

Similar to our Bushfire Preparedness strategy, the school is currently developing our Remote Learning Preparedness, should the need for isolation arise again. Our staff, students and families showed great flexibility and resilience in adapting to remote learning so quickly in Term 1. There are areas that we can improve on, should we implement remote learning again, including offering assistance to students and families who may require some additional support in accessing learning materials. Class 6, 7 & 8 students will receive a "practice" home learning session in the classroom. Two parent workshops will be run to support parents: a daytime…

Class 8 project

Since 2003, Chrysalis has offered the Class 8 Project. During the course of the year the Class 8 students are asked to prepare an independent learning project for presentation to the school community. This project is traditional in many Steiner schools world-wide and involves many facets of learning appropriate for this age. Students are encouraged to venture into a “new” area of discovery, or take something they are already interested in and investigate it in greater detail. The project involves working with a mentor. The mentor is a resource person that has a great deal of expertise in the field…

Chrysalis Community Noticeboard

Please check directly with listed organisations for any changes due to COVID restrictions. Chrysalis family looking for a rental Hi everybody, we've been issued a termination notice at our place at Boggy Creek because our landlords are coming home from overseas unexpectedly.  We have two months to find somewhere else to live, so please, if you hear of anything about a place to rent for two adults and three kids (17,13,9), please let us know: Melissa 0472626366; Miles 0427458045.  We had planned on bringing home a puppy in four weeks' time, but would be prepared to shelve that plan if…

Mimimising Risk of COVID-19 Transmission in NSW School Communities

This week, the NSW Government, through the Department of Health, introduced additional measures for school operations in response to recent cases of COVID-19 transmission. So that there is absolute clarity in respect to what is required of the School by the Government, please see a letter from NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant. This information will provide context for the measures the School has needed to implement in the last few days. Among the new measures, the School is required to prohibit the return to school for anyone (students or staff) with symptoms of COVID 19 until a negative…

The Death of Baldur

This year's Class 4 play was a matinee session to students only. Thankfully, Paul was in attendance to film for the parents of Class 4 for them to see at a later date. What a challenging experience for the children to face - performing in front of the whole school! There were many highlights, and Lyndal is so grateful for the effort put in by all.