End of Year Music Concert 2016

All are welcome to attend our End of Year Music Concert - Friday 2nd December at the Bellingen Memorial Hall This year, for the first time, our end of year music concert will be held at the Bellingen Memorial Hall this Friday. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our school's musical talents to the wider Bellingen community. Doors will open at 6pm, students to meet their teachers at 6:15pm, and the concert will begin at 6:30pm sharp. All students from Class 1 to 8 will be performing. Encourage all your friends and family to come along and let's see if we can fill…

High School feasibility study

You are welcome to attend our High School information night - Wednesday 23rd November at the CWA rooms in BellingenFrom 6:00-7pm, we will present the current year 7 & 8 school curriculum. We encourage all parents in classes 4–7 to consider attending this important information evening.From 7:30-9pm, all parents and carers interested in hearing about the feasibility study for offering Years 9 and 10 at Chrysalis in the future are urged to attend the evening. We will be presenting the proposed model and giving members of the Community an opportunity to ask questions.If you are interested, but cannot attend the evening, please contact the Project Manager,…

Spinach & Rice Pie

A quick and easy winter meal with lots of spinachy goodness 3 C cooked spinach 2 shallots diced 1 egg, beaten ¾-1 C ricotta cheese 1 small tomato ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ C brown rice ½ C fetta/tasty cheese Combine all ingredients adding cheese last. Pour into pastry shell if desired. Cook at 180°C for 25 mins.

Strings Concert

The Annual (and amazing) Strings Concert is on  Wednesday August the 24th. The concert involves all children in classes 2- 4 and string players in classes 5 - 8. The class 2 children will start the concert with a song. It is fabulous that the class twos participate on this night as they get to hear all the string players as part of the preparation process for becoming young string players next year. The new senior 'Soixante' will blow your socks off. The class threes are the cutest of  twinklers, the class fours will click your shears and the Chrysalis String…

Vegetable Stroganoff

A hearty winter meal that is sure to keep those kids happy and healthy1 C lima beans1 clove garlic440g tin tomatoes1 carrot1 small onion1 broccoli1 C yoghurt or sour cream2 Tbs tomato pastebay leaf½ C red wine450g mushrooms2 zucchini1 green capsicumGrate zucchini and chop vegies. Combine all ingredients except mushroom and yoghurt. Mix well. Place in a casserole dish and bake in moderate oven for 45 mins. Add mushies and cook for a further 15 mins. Stir through yoghurt or sour cream just before serving. Serve with garlic bread.

Camp Helper Induction Callout

The Exceptional Chrysalis Camp Program(and how you can be a part of it.) Researchers have found that after two weeks we can remember:10% of what we read20% of what we hear50% of what we discuss and90% of what we experience…. This is one of the most persuasive arguments for experiential learning.The Chrysalis Outdoor Education Program has become a signature program for our school. Right from its inception, nearly 35 years ago, Chrysalis has been ambitious with its camp program. Ranging from overnight camps in Class 1 all the way up to 8 day adventure treks into the Guy Fawkes National Park in Class…

Beetroot & Sesame Patties

 These beetroot patties are a fav that we bring along to most picnics.  They are also good for lunch the next day.  They are best served with raita (cucumber and yoghurt dip)3 med sized beetrootszest of one orange2 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp fennel seeds1 tsp ground coriander1 tsp turmeric2 bulbs garlic finely chopped1 cup chickpea flour (or wheat if you can't find)¼ C sesame seeds, 1 tsp saltPeel and grate the beetroot.  Add the orange zest, spices, garlic and salt.  Add the flour until you are able to form patties that will hold their shape.  You may need a little more…

Spaghetti Frittata

Try this simple but interesting recipe for a spaghetti frittata to include in your children's lunchbox. About 85g spaghetti 5 beaten eggs 60g grated parmesan 2 Tbs grated/chopped vegies Salt and pepper Beat the eggs, vegies, cheese, salt and pepper together. Melt butter in heavy frypan (with heat proof handle). Spread pasta evenly then pour in egg mixture. Cook on stove for about 5 minutes until base is golden. Place pan under preheated grill for about 3 minutes until set and slightly coloured. Cool and cut into wedges.

Chrysalis NAIDOC Celebration Day Wednesday 22nd June

Schedule for the morning9:30amAll Classes K-8 meet at Maypole Green.Welcome to country- Michael JarrettSmoking Ceremony/ Class 7 danceClasses 1-8 sing and play music to Indigenous songs11:15-11:45amClasses return to their classes for morning tea with a bush tucker flavour at each level.Parent bush tucker morning tea spread will be provided by the P&F at the kitchen level from 11.15-12pm. 11:45-12:45amIndividual classes will be participating in various activities such as clap stick making, painting, playing music or games.

Oatmeal Slice

Try this simple but lovely recipe for an oatmeal slice to include in your children's lunchbox.2½ C rolled oats    ¼ C ground almonds90 g coconut oil    ½ c rapadura sugar1 or 2 Tbs treacle1 tsp cinnamon¾ C flour¼ tsp baking soda2 eggs1 C desiccated coconut1 tsp apple cider vinegar2 pieces of fruit eg apple and pearUsing a food processor, combine oats, almonds, vinegar, oil, sugar, treacle, cinnamon and flour.  Gradually add water to mixture until it forms a smooth paste, then soak overnight.  In the morning, preheat oven to 180°C and grease a baking tray (30 x 20cm).  Add the eggs, baking…