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Bellingen Show – Sat 30th April & Sun 1 May

From the Bello show committee– The Bellingen Show is on earlier this year, so don’t get caught short and not have your exhibit ready - or be unprepared for your event. Start thinking now of just how you’d like to be part of the Show.There are fantastic agriculture-related exhibits and events and many opportunities to show off your talents and skills. Here a just a few things that might be of interest to you.Firstly, students have their own designated Section with many Category Classes of competition for High School, Primary and Infants Students - and Pre-School Children. Category classes include Textiles,…

New system for when your child is absent

When your child is absent, we ask that you call the office or email the school on admin@chrysalis.nsw.edu.au. When we do not hear from you...it has been our practice to follow up your child's absence with a written note sent home in your child's bag. This year we have started a new system to confirm the days that your child or children do not attend school. Instead of the previous request for an explanation, an email will be sent out at the end of the week to confirm any absences that have been recorded on your child's class roll of attendance. So far it is…

Your individual child and how you can meet their needs?

A talk by Melanie Deefholts aimed at Kindergarten to Class 2 children. Parents of younger children are most welcome too!Child development milestones grow and change as your child moves through the ages. Having a living relationship to where your child is and what is coming next can support the whole family to live consciously into these pictures. Melanie will share pictures of the child between 6 and 8 years old, deepening your understanding of your individual child and how you can meet their needs. Like walking, teething and speaking, developmental milestones are unfolding in childhood right up to our 20's. Having an understanding…

Cous Cous with Roasted Vegetables

2 onions2 sweet potatoes2-3 medium beetroots200 gms of pumpkin3-6 carrots2 C couscous2 Tbs honey2 Tbs olive oil½ C finely chopped mintLemon zest and juice of one lemonPeel or wash vegies then cut into chunks of about 2cm, drizzle with olive oil and honey and roast for about 45 mins on 180 C.  Prepare couscous in a large bowl with lemon zest and boiling water.  Fluff with a fork then add vegetables, mint and lemon juice.  Toss to combine.

Head lice – A community approach.

Head lice can quickly become an ongoing nuisance for families as our students are in close contact with one another on the bus, in the classroom and in the playgrounds. They are a normal part of school life and whilst not life threatening or disease causative they are irritating, can cause sleep loss and are time-consuming to manage.To promote and embrace a community approach can all parents work together by creating a rhythm of checking/treating their children regularly for head lice by applying lots of white coloured conditioner, and combing through with a lice comb (long tined ones are best…

Swimming Pool Intensive for Cl 1-5

Swimming Lessons will be starting soon at the Bellingen swimming pool in week 5. (early March) This program, which covers class 1- 5, is an important part of building the skills we will later use in the Chrysalis Camp program. The work at the pool allows concentrated swimming lessons in a dedicated environment and is a valuable addition to the river safety swim program out at the Thora campus. Look out for letters in your child's bag this week. The letter & permission slip is also available here.

This good looking bunch of men…

We are delighted to welcome Nick Sheppard as the newest driver for the Natureland Bus company. This dedicated team of bus drivers, from both Steinhardts (Dorrigo) and Natureland bus companies, regularly go "Above and Beyond" for your children, and we could not run the school without them. From the left to right they are Bruce Rose, Shawn Walker (owner of Natureland), Jim, Mark Martin, Kevin Turner and Nick Sheppard

Sweetcorn Fritters

Nothing beats the fritter for a cheap and quick kids meal. This sweet corn fritter is a great place to start.3 corn cobs1 red capsicum1 bunch coriander4 spring onions2 Tbs coconut flour4 eggsSalt and pepper to seasonFinely chop coriander, capsicum and spring onions. Combine half the sweet corn kernels in a food processor with the eggs, salt & pepper blending for 1 minute or until the corn has broken up and formed a batter with the eggs. Pour this mixture into a bowl and fold in the rest of the ingredients. Note: any flour can be used and ingredients can…

Class Meetings Term 1 2016

The next few weeks are full of meetings. We urge as many parents as possible to attend. The class meetings form a vital bridge between the class teacher and the parent body. They allow parents to get an overview of the term's lessons. They also allow an extended conversation around issues of interest to the class and a deepening of the class community. We really appreciate the effort it takes to go out on a school night, particularly for those parents who have multiple class meetings to attend. So thank you in advance!Morning Star Kindy Meeting - Rescheduled to Mon 29th Feb…

Ode to the Forest

In case you missed it in the newsletter, we wanted to share something very special. This is a soundcloud link where you can hear "Ode to the Forest." This beautiful song was written by our music students on their Fiddlers in the Forest Music Camp earlier this year in collaboration with Kym Pitman. You may remember the lyrics we published in the winter edition of Emerge. The song was recorded in the School Hall by the Chrysalis String Ensemble with the help of local recording engineer, musician and Chrysalis parent, Scott Collins. The senior String Ensemble students Paloma, Romany, Angel, Hugo and Phoebe from Class 7 were then lucky enough to have the opportunity…