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Spinach, Feta and Pinenut Rolls

250 g silverbeet, spinach or kale2 Tbs butter1 onion finely chopped1 C ricotta¾ C crumbled fetta½ C grated parmesan            ¼ C chopped coriander or parsley1/3-1/2 C pinenuts2 eggs lightly beaten½ tsp nutmeg8 sheets of filo pastrySalt and pepper to tastePreheat oven to 180°C.  Lightly sauté chopped spinach in a small amount of butter.  Mix together with rest of ingredients. Layer 8 sheets of filo pastry, brushing each with a little butter.  Place a long sausage shape of mixture along the length of the pastry allowing room at the ends to fold in.  Roll mixture up in pastry to…

Tamworth Interschool Extravaganza

Angel Cohan represented Chrysalis School at the Tamworth Interschool Extravaganza. This is a huge equestrian event with 430 riders competing! Angel did very well in showjumping with a 4th and 5th place in her age group. It was full-on the whole 4 days…walking the jumping course at 7am, doing a jump round and tearing across to one of the 10 dressage arenas, then back for another jump round. Angel and her horse Monty arrived home happy and exhausted. They are keen to compete again next year. Congratulations Angel.

End of Year Assembly & Morning Tea to celebrate our wonderful volunteers

On Friday Nov 6th we have our last Assembly for the year. This one is a special one as we want to celebrate all of you! Chrysalis thrives on volunteer input, whether it be baking a cake for the market stall, picking up a paint brush at a working bee, telephoning your child's class to advise of a flood day, driving a bus to class camp, sewing up play costumes. The roles are many and varied, and they all contribute to our vibrant school community. The school would like to thank each and every one of you at this "End of year assembly…

Class 3 Farming Main Lesson Camp

Thanks to Kevin Doye for a few pics from the recent Class 3 Marook Farm camp. As part of the Class 3 farming main lesson, this camp lets the children get hands-on with farm life, as they milk the biodynamic cows, sluice out the shed, make Haloumi and then get to taste the fruits of their endeavours. And, of course, all the essential camping skills like pitching tents and working together as a team are laying the foundations for our amazing adventure camps in Class 7 and 8.

Class Meetings Term 4 2015

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 5 Meeting - Wed 28th Oct 6.30pm…

A Time to Talk…

Starting this Friday 16th October, Early Childhood coordinator Gail Sprott will host a living conversation about parenting and family life on Fridays during term time from 10-11:30am at the Old Butter Factory Cafe. A time to talk, to share, and to learn...

Eggplant and Sunflower Seed Dip

 2 large eggplants ½ C sunflower seeds¾ C plain yoghurt2 Tbs chopped chives1 garlic clove crushed1 Tbs white wine vinegarCut eggplant in half and place on baking tray flesh side up. Bake at 180°C for 20-30 mins until soft. Peal skin away. Place sunflower seeds in a frypan and cook on medium heat until lightly toasted. Place all ingredients, except chives, in food processor and blend until smooth. Stir through chives. Chill before serving with crispbread, bread, etc.

Have Your Say!

Parents: Have your say. We would love you to use our Survey Monkey questionnaire  to help us to help you!Dear Parents, we believe in parent/school partnerships and we value your participation in school life. We provide many opportunities for this through class meetings, parent/teacher meetings, IEP (Individual Education Plan) meetings, assemblies, festivals and the Living Classroom experience. We would love to hear from you. We are seeking your input in how we can improve these meetings and events. Please help us by kindly completing this short survey attached. It will only take a couple of minutes. It is 5 short answer questions with a space provided…

2015 Spring Festival & Living Classroom

Preparations are well underway for the Thora Campus Spring Festival and Living Classroom on Thursday Sept 17th.  Remember life is much too short to miss an opportunity like Maypole dancing in the spring!  As in previous years, we will be offering the Living Classroom from 9.30 am. This is where parents get to experience first-hand what a day in the life of a Chrysalis student entails. You will follow your child through morning circle and their Main Lesson with, perhaps, a few special additions! If you are new to the school we will be delighted to offer you a guided tour of the school at this time. At…

Mixed Bean and Fetta Salad

We wanted to share a few recipes from our most excellent Morning Star Lunchbox Recipe Book. You can buy this from Morning Star Kindy at the Bellingen Children's Centre or from Kombu. 100% of all proceeds go to support the Kindy. Mixed Bean and Fetta Salad1 can mixed beans2 tsp olive oil4 tsp lemon juice2 shallots½ can of chick peasCucumber¼ C dill or parsleySmall block of fettaWhisk oil and lemon juice then add finely chopped shallots and allow to sit for a few minutes.  Add beans, chick peas, sliced and halved cucumber, herbs and mix together finally adding crumbed fetta at the…