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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…

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.

2020 Non-Government School Census collection notice

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment will shortly be undertaking the 2020 Non-Government School Census collection. As a parent/guardian you do not need to provide any information directly to the department. The only thing you need to do is ensure your address details are up-to-date with our school. As a school we have contacted each individual family over the recent weeks to ensure your child’s/ children’s details are up to date. We will provide the department with de-identified information for all of our students’ families. This means we will provide addresses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status,…

Teaching Vacancy 2021: Class 1

Chrysalis seeks expressions of interest for a class teacher interested in taking up a Class 1 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 Pack and Teaching Framework. An Application Pack and the Chrysalis Teaching Framework is available to download here. Applications close 8.00am Monday 24th August 2020 For further information, please contact the Education Director: Lisa O’Donnell Ph: 02 6655 8616

Physics in Class 6

Throughout the early primary years, the Chrysalis Steiner curriculum provides the children with many opportunities to build their capacity for imaginative and creative thinking. Through imaginative activities such as story recall, drama, play, and learning through the epochs; the students begin to see the world from a bigger perspective through the feeling life. When teaching science in a Steiner school the teacher brings experiential activities in the early primary leading up to class 4 and class 5 where they begin the study of animals and the study of the plant kingdom. In both these classes the students observe in a…