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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…

Beetroot & Sesame Patties

 These beetroot patties are a fav that we bring along to most picnics.  They are also good for lunch the next day.  They are best served with raita (cucumber and yoghurt dip)3 med sized beetrootszest of one orange2 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp fennel seeds1 tsp ground coriander1 tsp turmeric2 bulbs garlic finely chopped1 cup chickpea flour (or wheat if you can't find)¼ C sesame seeds, 1 tsp saltPeel and grate the beetroot.  Add the orange zest, spices, garlic and salt.  Add the flour until you are able to form patties that will hold their shape.  You may need a little more…

Spaghetti Frittata

Try this simple but interesting recipe for a spaghetti frittata to include in your children's lunchbox. About 85g spaghetti 5 beaten eggs 60g grated parmesan 2 Tbs grated/chopped vegies Salt and pepper Beat the eggs, vegies, cheese, salt and pepper together. Melt butter in heavy frypan (with heat proof handle). Spread pasta evenly then pour in egg mixture. Cook on stove for about 5 minutes until base is golden. Place pan under preheated grill for about 3 minutes until set and slightly coloured. Cool and cut into wedges.

Chrysalis NAIDOC Celebration Day Wednesday 22nd June

Schedule for the morning9:30amAll Classes K-8 meet at Maypole Green.Welcome to country- Michael JarrettSmoking Ceremony/ Class 7 danceClasses 1-8 sing and play music to Indigenous songs11:15-11:45amClasses return to their classes for morning tea with a bush tucker flavour at each level.Parent bush tucker morning tea spread will be provided by the P&F at the kitchen level from 11.15-12pm. 11:45-12:45amIndividual classes will be participating in various activities such as clap stick making, painting, playing music or games.

Oatmeal Slice

Try this simple but lovely recipe for an oatmeal slice to include in your children's lunchbox.2½ C rolled oats    ¼ C ground almonds90 g coconut oil    ½ c rapadura sugar1 or 2 Tbs treacle1 tsp cinnamon¾ C flour¼ tsp baking soda2 eggs1 C desiccated coconut1 tsp apple cider vinegar2 pieces of fruit eg apple and pearUsing a food processor, combine oats, almonds, vinegar, oil, sugar, treacle, cinnamon and flour.  Gradually add water to mixture until it forms a smooth paste, then soak overnight.  In the morning, preheat oven to 180°C and grease a baking tray (30 x 20cm).  Add the eggs, baking…

Could my Child Benefit from Rhythmical Massage?

Rhythmical Massage strives to restore harmony in the child/individual by overcoming imbalances caused by stress and illness. It creates balance in the child. Sometimes a child may lack the zest for life because one or more of their internal organs are not functioning properly.  Rhythmical massage brings about an internal harmony so the child feels fit and has an abundance of energy to enjoy their life and learning journey.One of the many benefits of Rhythmical Massage is that it strengthens the sleeping patterns which help the child to sleep soundly and wake up happy and full of energy. This enables the…

What is Rhythmical Massage?

In all cultures of the world, and during all eras, touch has symbolized the highest aspiration to love, community and peaceful harmony.One hand clasping another is a universal symbol for friendship and cooperation. The loving embrace of husband and wife or parent and child represents our fondest wishes for ourselves and others. When we meet a fellow, whether lover, friend or business associate, we usually expect to touch or be touched. When we are moved, we say we have been touched by our experience. If we speak of being held in the hand of God, we are saying that we…

Happy Child Happy Home

Would you like to learn more ways to strengthen the bond with your child, manage behaviour with ease and positivity, and bring more joy to your family life?Parents in the Bellingen Shire will have the opportunity to take part in two public workshops focusing on positive parenting at Bellingen Youth Hub on Sunday June 5th.The workshops, which are proudly sponsored by the Chrysalis Steiner School Parents and Friends and Bellingen Youth Hub, will be run by Lou Harvey-Zahra, a leading parent educator from Melbourne. Lou’s work focuses on equipping parents with the skills to bring more wonder, joy and magic…

Vegie Rice Turned into Sushi

This is the sort of crafty recipe that is at the heart of a family kitchen. Last nights dinner turned into a tasty lunch!Ingredients:Rice – basmati &/or brownVegetables: corn, peas, sliced beans, diced carrots, zucchini, capsicumVariations to serve with rice if desired: Cooked chicken pieces Cooked tofu (garlic and tamari is tasty)OmeletInstructions:Cook enough rice for dinner with leftovers. Dice the vegies into small cubes & steam them lightly. Then simply mix the vegies through the rice in a large bowl or dish. The vegie rice gets served with tamari & the preferred meat or vegetarian option.The transformation…Leftover rice with vegiesSushi vinegarSeaweed sheetsSliced extras…

Term 2 Class meetings

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!Class 6 Meeting - Mon 16th May 6:30pm @…