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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…

Research into supporting students with Autism

Steiner Education Australia (SEA) would like to support research initiatives which provide practical outcomes for teachers and schools in supporting students with disability. To that effect they have been in conversation with researchers at QUT who are investigating effective ways of supporting middle years learners (aged 9-16 years) on the autism spectrum (ASD) in rural, remote, Indigenous and alternate settings (including distance education and home education). A focus of Cycle 1 of the project is to capture data from educators, parents and students attending a Steiner school to address the following:  Why do parents whose children have autism, or suspected…

Clean Energy Knowledge Sharing Initiative

Grant-funding providers, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, recently released the final case study for Chrysalis' Smart solar and battery solution that received $30,000 from the government under the Clean Energy Knowledge Sharing Initiative. We are extremely grateful to both DPIE, and project partner, local energy consulting company, Enesol, for all the work involved to provide our current and future students and staff with an inspiring and comfortable school environment! For details of process and benefits, please download the full case study here.  

Early Childhood Programs Open Morning & Info Evening

We are encouraging any families interested in our Playgroups, Morning Star and also River Song Kindergartens to attend our Open Morning and/or Information Evening to learn more about our Early Childhood Program and all that we offer for your children. Come along and meet other like-minded families and our teachers as well.