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I am not anti-technology, I am pro-conversation

Sherry Turkle: ‘I am not anti-technology, I am pro-conversation’ Sherry Turkle interviewed by Tim Adams Sherry Turkle at home in Boston, near MIT. Photograph: Blake Fitch For nearly 30 years now, Sherry Turkle, professor of social psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been exploring the effects of digital worlds on human behaviour. Her books, Life on the Screen, The Second Self and Alone Together, have charted the seductions of “intimate machines”, the advance of social media and virtual realities and the all-pervasive internet, and the effect these things have had on our culture and our lives. Her latest…

Chrysalis Market Stall 2017

Set-up & Maintenance of Stall Chrysalis hosts a popular food & beverage stall in a prime location near the performance area at Bellingen Community Markets on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The market gives Chrysalis School and opportunity to be in the public eye, and present itself to the general Bellingen community. Each market is designated to a particular class, primary school, middle school or the P & F. Every class parent body takes a turn at the markets. You may be asked to work on the stall and/or bake something for the stall. All profits from the stall…

Changes to Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) subsidy

From 20 December 2016, the Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) subsidy will be phased out and replaced with the new School Drive Subsidy.  The changes are explained below.What is the Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) subsidy?PVC is a subsidy available to parents or guardians who drive students to school or a public transport pick up point.PVC is only available to the nearest public transport pick up point or to school where no other transport options are available.Applications for 2016 and for term one 2017 are due by 20 December 2016.From 20 December 2016, the PVC subsidy will be phased out and replaced…

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…