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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 Community Noticeboard

Free Inclusive Community Arts Project This is an invitation to all staff and students to join in a free community arts project for all ages at the Bellingen Winter Music Festival 2019. All rehearsals and the performance are free of charge and you do not need a ticket to the festival as this project is located in the free part of the festival. This is my gift to our wonderful community and planet this year. I am passionate about growing an inclusive vibrant expressive community for our future generations. The project is a FREE Flash Mob choral project. A group…

Where Are The Textbooks? The Use of Main Lesson Books in Steiner Education

Main Lesson books are unique to Waldorf education. While traditional schooling pairs lecturing with textbook references and worksheets, Waldorf students process and record lectures in notes and illustrations on large, blank pages of high-quality paper. What are these books exactly and why do Waldorf schools use them?   What is a Main Lesson Book? The creation of a Main Lesson book is an active, hands-on experience of learning that encourages both intention and creativity.  Waldorf students record content of each subject of study, presented during a student’s main lesson class, in a Main Lesson book. These creative, curriculum-rich books become…

Winter Festival Program 2019

You are invited to join in the celebration of the longest night of the year with our upcoming reverent Winter Festivals. See below for dates and times.

Inspiring music filled the hall…

The courage of the students was once more on show this morning at our Term 2 music assembly, with voices and instruments providing the medium for heartfelt connection to self and others. There were many a tear in the hall, and rousing applause, for the achievement of performing in front of peers and families - many adults wouldn't feel comfortable doing what those kids did this morning. Great effort! By providing the students with many opportunities to extend themselves beyond their comfort zones, the aspiration is their comfort zones will then be extended even further each and every time they have a go.…

Upcoming Parent Education Talks and Workshops

We are excited to announce a range of informative talks and workshops during Term 2 across various age brackets to assist you with your parenting journey. Please see our Parent Education page for all the relevant flyers. Happy Child, Happy Home - Lou Harvey-Zahra - Saturday 18th May 10:30am - 12pm @ Morning Star Creative Discipline Workshop - Lou Harvey-Zahra - Saturday 18th May 12:45pm - 3:45pm @ Morning Star Parenting Children to Thrive - Lou Harvey-Zahra - Sunday 19th May 9am - 10:30am @ Bellingen Youth Hub Positive Parenting of Tweens and Teens - Lou Harvey-Zahra - Sunday 19th…

Class 5 Indian celebration

What a turn out last night as the Class 5 students, with their parents and many siblings, gathered to celebrate the end of their Indian main lesson with dance, music and of course a fantastic feast after the day-long cooking class! Well done Michele and all the children. Thank you to Nadira for leading the dancing, to Lucas, Sonya, Christoph and Hamish, for the joyous sounds, to Sonya and Raj for the amazing cooking class and to all who provided extra delicious food. Thank you Jenny for capturing these beautiful moments!

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 playgroup@chrysalis.nsw.edu.au I look forward to your call. Suzane Polaris    

BYO Orchestra Workshop Day last Friday

Almost 100 students between Class 3 and Class 8 from over 7 schools in the Bellingen area came together and made a big powerful sound together at Bellingen High School last Friday. The workshop was a great success!! Enthusiastic responses from some of the Chrysalis students included: 'It was awesome!!' 'It was really tiring but it was extremely fun!' 'It felt fun to be in the Youth Orchestra for the first time!' Thanks to all of the Chrysalis Tutors who gave their time to be there - Natasha Dyson, Jacquie Gill, Tarni St John & Janelle Taylor, and for Class…