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‘Lots Of Socks’ for World Down Syndrome Day

  This year Chrysalis school will be joining in the international campaign of 'Lots Of Socks' for World Down Syndrome Day. We encourage all children and teachers to wear some brightly coloured, long or mismatched socks to school on this day to celebrate diversity and inclusion. Many of the teachers have planned activities to learn about, accept and celebrate each person’s uniqueness and to understand more about Down syndrome.   Perhaps it’s time to buy a new pair of exciting socks for Autumn or borrow and swap to make a pair of wild socks, please think ahead and have some…

Preparing parents for unfolding milestones – talks by Melanie Deefholts

We are excited to announce two upcoming development talks by Melanie Deefholts. Melanie has been working in the Chrysalis community for over 8 years with enthusiastic and positive feedback from the community. We invite all families to attend on Monday March 19th at Morning Star. Melanie will work with us as we support our children in their development and explore practical ways to navigate these years. This community striving not only supports our children but also helps prepare the adults for the unfolding milestones that are waiting to blossom ahead. Understanding the Adolescent in turbulent times and their relationship with…

Morning Star changes for 2018

We are delighted to announce that from 2018, Morning Star Kindergarten will now be available for 2 or 3 or 4 days for children who will turn 5 during the year. Fees will be paid pro rata. The school has decided that, in order to make Steiner Education more accessible and meet the need for greater flexibility for parents and younger students, this is an important new initiative. The School strongly encourages children to be attending Morning Star Kindergarten 4 days per week by the start of term 4, in order to facilitate a smooth transition to River Song Kindergarten…

Queens Baton Relay comes to Bellingen

On Thursday 1 February, the Queens Baton Relay event is coming through Bellingen in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games. Chrysalis students will not be participating in this event due to the logistical challenges of the school's distance from relay. As part of event temporary parking is required by Bellingen Shire Council between 12pm and 4pm at the Park St bus stop in Bellingen. This will impact on Chrysalis parents who use this area to park when they wait for their children to return from the bus. Please be advised to seek alternative parking arrangements on this afternoon, and…

Morning Star Term 4

Wow, it is hard to believe that we have made it to the end of the year already and are now looking back at our time at Morning Star Kindergarten.  It is with joy that I have observed the children at work this year. Through their play they have been learning about themselves and the world around them.  From the start of the year to now, we observe the children in their play and note the development in their abilities to work cooperatively, negotiate, compromise, share and solve problems.  We work with the principles of restorative practice to develop understanding…

Class 5 Term 4

Class 5 recently returned from a 5 day camp to Armidale.  It was a great bonding experience, and informative of the Convicts and Explorer's main lesson that the class had been in the midst of.  We quickly learnt just how cold it can get in Armidale at this time of year, which made us appreciate even more our evening stories by the fire offered by Tyler. The ‘L Shaped Hotel’ was particularly intriguing, where the baby hippopotamus swims around the moat in the penthouse suite on the top floor??  Fun times….  As the year draws to an end, Class 5 are…

Teacher Training in Rudolf Steiner Education

Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar   What is Steiner education?  Do you want to become a Steiner teacher? Call to arrange a Skype Information session for enrolling in 2018 Full time study in 2018 They invite individuals interested in Steiner Education and Teacher training to get in contact with them for a phone or Skype to learn about their full-time accredited course, the Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education (course code 10527 NAT CRICOS 071548J). There are still limited places available for this course, commencing early February 2018. The Seminar has welcomed students from all states and territories of Australia and…

Class 6 is at it again!

Following on from Class 6's enormous fundraising success in Term 2, they are giving themselves the challenge of one last burst of fundraising before the school year finishes. They ask that students bring a gold coin (or more!) on Tuesday to join in their fun activities and food stall. See the colourful poster below for more details.  

35th Anniversary Assembly pictures

It was a beautiful, spirit-filled morning Assembly this morning in Maam Gamambiya to celebrate 35 Years of Steiner Education in the Bellinger Valley. Please enjoy the moments captured.   Welcome to Country - Micklo Jarrett   Mayor - Dominic King   Past Student - Amber   Teacher - Kym   Parent - Lowanna   River Song   Class 1   Class 2   Class 3   Class 4   Class 5   Class 6   Class 7   Class 8   And more...    

End of Year Music Concert 2017

All are welcome to attend our End of Year Music Concert - Friday 24th November at the Bellingen Memorial Hall After the overwhelming success of our inaugural Symphony Metamorphosis end of year music concert held in Bellingen Memorial Hall last year, we will once again be putting on a show not to be missed! This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our school's musical talents to the wider Bellingen community. Doors will open at 6:10pm, and the concert will begin at 6:30pm sharp. All students from Class 1 to 8 will be performing. Students are to meet their teachers at 6:10pm in the following…