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Class 3 Term 3

Following on from the imaginative introduction to Grammar in term two - where the children went on a journey with Anna and Otto to Grammar Island - we looked more consciously at the rules and structure that underpin the children's experience of both the spoken and written language in the study of Grammar. Just as our building main lesson explored the blocks that can be put together to make houses, here we discovered the blocks that underpin the structures of language. The children participated in re-enactments, games, drawing activities and written work that was derived from either the story or…

Class 2 Term 3

Happenings in Class 2 This term has brought many learning experiences to the children in Class Two. The term commenced with the ‘Saintly Lives’ Main Lesson and the children heard a variety of stories about those who demonstrated qualities such as love, hope, courage, strength and more. Whilst learning about these wonderful people, we continued to take steps in developing our skills in literacy, and many learning milestones were had in the classroom. From here we continued our adventures with King Counting and the square city that he developed in his kingdom. The children continued developing their skills in numeracy…

Class 1 Term 3

Winter Reflections Our Class 1 community has melded like molten rock; they work, play, move, sing and dream together, and each individual member of the class is growing more confident and relaxed in themselves. The children are writing and practicing their lower-case letters in large and small print, in the air and acting out the letters by sitting on the tables. Exploring the direction of each of the 26 letters, some are ground dwellers that curl up tight, others reach high to the sky and then there are divers that dive down into the ocean depths. Oh, then there is…

River Song Term 3

Greetings from River Song Now with the wattle ball and dollies tea party behind us, we are welcoming Lady Spring and preparing for our involvement in the whole school festival at the Maypole green. As the children bound into Spring, their bodies are lengthening and stretching out. They are all gaining more control of their physical movements and becoming a little more aware of how they affect others. They all seem to have a growing understanding of what is right and wrong and all of them are involved in helping sort out things that happen along the way. Whether a…

Morning Star Term 3

At Morning Star we love to celebrate the seasons through poetry, songs, dances, morning circles, painting, drawing and craft activities. So with the transition from winter to spring, Term 3 has kept us very busy. We started the term with our wood cutters Morning Circle and the children enjoyed carrying their wooden stump axe around, stomping through the woods to gather the fire wood to keep us warm. They delighted in the imagery of Jack Frost with his “cloak of Silver, his hat of shimmery white, his wand of glistening star dust and his shoes of moonbeams bright”. Through our…

Music By Youth Project at Bellingen Fine Music Festival

String workshops for local primary school students are a regular feature of the Bellingen Fine Music Festival “Music By Youth” Project.  The strings workshop last year with the Acacia Quartet was hugely successful. We are delighted that Acacia is offering the same opportunity for primary school students this year.  The workshop will be on Thursday 21 Sep at Bellingen Public School. Students from our school will be attending along with students from Bellingen Public School and Casuarina Steiner School in Coffs Harbour. Classical Busking is also a part of the “Music By Youth” Project.  Listen to our students and students…

Raising Stress-Proof Kids: Parenting Today’s Children for Tomorrow’s World

Chrysalis School is excited to offer you the opportunity to purchase Dr. Shelley Davidow's book Raising Stress Proof Kids at a reduced price of $20, with proceeds assisting the school library. Please purchase from the school office by cash or credit card. A compelling and informative guide for every parent, 'Raising Stress - Proof Kids' offers an eye - opening view on how the unhealthy and unnecessary stresses of our educational systems as well as outdated perspectives on parenting affect our children. Drawing on cutting - edge research from the Institute of HeartMarth, California, as well as the author's own…

Class 6 Canberra and Snow camp

Chrysalis would like to acknowledge the Australian Government funding provided by the Parliaments and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) to assist our Class 6 students to visit the on their recent trip to Canberra. Students from the class undertook an education tour of the national capital. They were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist in meeting the cost of the excursion the…

Natural Fibers Basket Weaving Workshop

When: Saturday the 12th of August Where: Kitchen Level, Chrysalis School Times: 8:30 to 4pm The workshop will be held by Ingrid Ridley cost: $100 (includes all materials) Please bring a plate to share for lunch.  If you would like to participate please contact Johanna at aelfleda3@gmail.com or 0423911611 A $50 deposit is required to reserve your place. Further Info: BARE Weaving Workshops birthed from Ingrid & Kate’s passion to share traditional basket weaving skills with local women in the North Coast of NSW. We focus on weaving with local native plant fibres and only dye with natural materials. Joining us for a workshop…

Enormous fundraising success – well done Class 6

Dear Colleagues, Parents and Friends, On behalf of myself and Class 6, an enormous heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming show of support for the Class 6 Fundraising event on Friday. The Cake Stall raised just over $360.00. In this success, many seeds for future endeavours of giving have been planted. It has been my intention for my students to understand the true value of money, where ever you live in the world. For Class 6 to begin to understand that money holds different value for each individual they needed to experience, in a very tangible way what $5 means here…