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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…

Chrysalis Community Noticeboard

Save the Kalang Headwaters Street Parade - this Saturday 19th October 10am on the Community Markets Oval Invitation from Linuwel School   Art Projects for the Dorrigo Show Only one more month and your entries for the Dorrigo Show Student Art Section must be in. Get creative entries close 18th November.   International Nature Connection expert Jon Young event Some of Jon Young’s material is already used in the school: sit spot, story of the day, bird language and so on. Music, Nature and Storytelling Celebrating our collective story and song on the land with Jon Young October 21 –…

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…

Chicken Pox is current in our school community…

Chicken Pox is infectious from 2-3 days before the spots appear until all the spots are dried up. Usually Chicken Pox is a mild disease with few complications except in those who are immunocompromised. In rare cases in can cause complications if contracted in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy or is present at birth via the mother. It can be spread by either having direct contact with the person who has chickenpox, from coughed or sneezed fluids or by touching the liquid from the blisters. Chicken Pox presents as a spotty rash over the trunk, face & scalp, spreading…

Dorrigo Donations

The school has been advised that the Dorrigo Evacuation Centre now has sufficient clothing donations to help out those affected by the fires, and as the disaster has now been classified as a section 44 emergency there is a lot more support from the government who will be financially supporting the costs of food bills. If people want to donate, a new account has been set up at BCU. This will be a fund that will help the community when they are no longer covered by emergency funding. Beaumont’s Produce and Norco in Bellingen are still taking bales of hay and…

Living Classroom And Spring Festival 2019

Our teachers are dedicated to generating an inner enthusiasm for learning within every child. They achieve this in a variety of ways. Even seemingly dry and academic subjects are presented in a pictorial and dynamic manner. It allows motivation to arise from within and helps engender the capacity for joyful lifelong learning. We invite you to join us and experience firsthand your child’s “Living Classroom” from 9:30 – 10:45am on Thursday September 26th. For interested families, there will be a School Tour at the same time as the Living Classroom. Please confirm in advance through the office on 6655 8616…

Term 3 Music Assembly

As Kym, the school's Music Coordinator, explained at today's music assembly as the students explore new instruments and genres, part of their learning includes bringing music that interests them to their tutors. Students have brought to the table music they are drawn to, and teachers facilitate a process of collaboration between ensembles. Today's assembly was just a taste of what is to come at this year's end of year concert, with quite a different concert format to the last three years. Today we were blessed with solos from Erik on violin; Bridie (including an original piece) on keyboard; Xanthe wrote…