Happy Spring Festival day Coffs Harbour Casuarina Steiner School 🌈 We bet those apple cups went down a treat
The festivities started early for Class 1. With an entire flock of roosters, hens and chicks, the children had a very special Spring Chicken Festival on Friday to celebrate the completion of a fun craft project. We can't wait to see what's next for these avid knitters. ... See MoreSee Less
Hayley Egan and Salvatore Rossano take children on a journey to discover the music of Italy through music and storytelling. In this interactive workshop, discover the rhythms and sounds of various traditional music styles. The castanettes, the accordion, the tamburello, the Ocarina and the ciaramella are some of the instruments that bring energy and melody to the program!
Then, with the infectious live music backing them, students practice the lively folk dance the Tarantella. ... See MoreSee Less
🧶 Got a yarn for us? After knitting many 100s of beanies, scarves, cowls and fingerless gloves to keep our visitors warm, the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre Carer’s Group are down to their last skein. If you have any unwanted hanks, skeins, balls or even a small twist of yarn, these industrious women will happily transform it... voila! Donations can be dropped into the Centre between 9am-4pm weekdays. 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
Reminding us that after the inwardness of winter, we breathe out into the light, our Winter Festival is an important part of our curriculum. This year our festival took on a slightly different form while still giving the children a magical experience. ... See MoreSee Less
Could it be videoed for the parents by any chance?
Loved the Winter festival...such a beautiful experience for the children.
Brings back memories!
It's Pick Up Day! Our fabulous teachers have put together another amazing Home Based Learning pack ready for you to collect this morning. Thank you for sharing your photos of the children hard at work at home. We love seeing their busy hands and happy faces. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s Lou Harvey-Zahra here, author of 4 popular books, including the Steiner bestseller ‘Happy Child, Happy Home.’. As we are all home-bound....
I will be giving another FREE LIVE talk THIS TUESDAY at 8pm (Melbourne time) and 11am (UK time). Practical and inspiring ideas from my new book ‘Growing Children, Thriving: Raising 7 to 12 Year Olds with Confidence and Awareness’ that will help with home-stays. Tune in for many tips and support and share to spread the word if I can help inspire!!
Follow or like ‘Happy Child, Happy Home’ page and then open on Tuesday 8pm Melbourne time - I’ll be there ❤️
Suitable for all parents (toddler to 12 too!) Books available on all online book sites worldwide 🙏😍❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Free stories for kids of all ages. Audible Stories is a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages—English, Spanish, French, Ge...
Recently, Class Four children entered a Shorebirds Poster Competition organised by Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery to raise awareness of the threat to various species in our area and beyond. Marley won first prize in the class 3/4 section, and for her efforts our school has been given $500 dollars to spend on teaching materials, and Marley herself was awarded a certificate and further prize money. The winning entries are exhibited in the gallery as part of The Overwintering Project exhibition, which opened last Friday. Marley, Manolita, Kane and Lynn were all invited along for the event. Here are a few pictures from the night. ... See MoreSee Less
I hope you and your families and friends are all well and safe.
As over the previous days, we have monitored the fire and weather situation closely.
With the relatively positive developments of the fire situation in and close to Coffs Harbour and the temporarily easing weather conditions we will resume normal operation of our school tomorrow, Thursday, 14th November.
We are aware that the fire situation is not contained in many places. The situation may be different for families throughout our community so please be careful and make decisions regarding school attendance based on your local and personal circumstances.
Our thoughts are with all staff and members of the community who have been affected by the fires.
Please remain cautious and stay safe with family and friends.
The school will offer a free Breezeway morning tea and lunch* tomorrow in support of families who had to relocate and may struggle to organise lunch boxes. Any food that is left over will be donated to people who are still stranded in Coffs.
Again I express my utmost gratitude to all the enormous efforts of volunteers helping keeping our communities safe.
Please let your child’s class teacher know if your child has experienced events that may have been disturbing or feels anxious about the situation.
I look forward to resuming a more ‘normal’ routine and hope this is the case for all of you.
Best wishes to all of you.
Elsbeth Haenggi Principal
* Pasta with meat or vegetarian sauce. GF pasta is also available. Salad ... See MoreSee Less
Due to the increased fire danger, the unpredictable nature of the risk and advice from RFS for regions west of the highway, we have decided to CLOSE CASUARINA TOMORROW TUESDAY 12/11/19.
While there is no immediate danger for our school we have taken this decision with the safety of all community members in mind.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will make a decision regarding school on Wednesday on Tuesday afternoon. Our decision will be communicated via email, Skool Bag and our Facebook page. Please monitor these channels of information.
Please feel free to use the school’s Facebook page if you can offer someone a place to stay or any other support that may be needed.
We hold you all in our thoughts and hearts during this challenging time.
We are currently monitoring the development of the fire situation in Coffs Harbour and the surrounding areas. Based on information from a range of services we will make a decision by 3:30 pm today regarding the operation of Casuarina tomorrow, Tuesday, and the next few days.
As our website is currently unavailable due to scheduled updates, we will keep you informed through email, Facebook and School Bag app. Please monitor these channels for updates and specific advice.
Please assess your personal circumstances with extreme caution and consider keeping your children at home if local conditions are of concern to you.
Our 2020 school calendar is available to purchase now at the office. The calendar showcases our students artwork from Peach Blossom to Class 6 and will be a great resource for next year with information including term dates, festival dates etc !! ... See MoreSee Less
We had an impromptu visit today from Salvatore Rossano who played the piano accordion (la fisarmonica) and sang italian folk songs to the children. There was much dancing and fun to be had!! We can't wait for him to visit again. ... See MoreSee Less
I heard this from Lavender Cottage and knew it had to be Italian music! So happy! ❤💚❤
Qué hermoso momento!!! Bravo Salvatore, linda iniciativa! ❤❤❤❤
Wow ! Amazing result for our school community. First place in the Whole School Garden category of the Spring Garden Competition. Congratulations and a big thank you to all the helping hands including - Don, students, teachers and parents! Come along to our Spring Fair tomorrow 10am - 3pm and admire our beautiful award winning garden 🌻🥬 ... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks to those who lent a hand for our recent working bee in the school grounds. We enjoyed a productive day, ending with a barbecue and salad from the garden. The fence line along Kindy received a clean-up and weed out, the gardens along the entrance to the school got some mulch and the bottom entrance was also weeded and planted out. This all makes a welcome difference to the garden as a whole and was much appreciated. Sprucing up continues as we approach Spring Fair on Sunday, September 22. Come along for a great day, all are welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
We're really looking forward to Open Day tomorrow and helping people discover what a Steiner education can offer their children. It’s a chance to meet our teachers, support staff, parents and Principal, ask questions and learn about our educational philosophy. The day starts just after 9am and runs through to around 2.30pm. See our program here or on our website for all the details. Don't forget our school tour on Thursday at 4pm and session with the College of Teachers afterwards at 5pm. ... See MoreSee Less
𝗔 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 Yesterday’s Book Week dress-up was great fun. Thanks to everyone for entering into the spirit of the day. Don’t forget tomorrow (Friday) we’re inviting grandparents to join us for a special storytelling session between 11.30am and 12pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Some of our Parent & Child Groups have been out and about in our Lavender Cottage Garden. Together we have planted some lovely Lavender, Passion Fruits, Salvia, Sage and so much more. Come and see the result at either our Open Day on the 28th of August or at our Spring Fair on the 22nd of September.
Many thanks to Don for your knowledge, guidance, preparation and beautiful supply of plants for our garden. Thank you Wendy, Aaron and Don for the prep garden session. And of course thank you to all the children and parents that helped plant and water our Lavender Cottage Garden! ... See MoreSee Less
You all look great!
Cheers Helen 😊
𝗔𝗻 𝗲𝗴𝗴𝘀-𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗛𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗲, 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗲 𝗮𝗱 𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗲 The Kindergarten children, together with Don and Aaron, have worked very hard to make The Chook Palace comfortable and welcoming for our three new friends - Hattie, Gertie and Lottie, who arrived on Friday morning. It’s so lovely to have beautiful girls in the Kindergarten garden again. ... See MoreSee Less
𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 Book Week starts on Monday and the theme this year is ‘Reading is my secret power’. We have a variety of activities planned for the children as well as the opportunity for us to share this very special week with our grandparents. Wednesday is Dress Up Day and we’d like everyone to get creative and dress up as a character from their favourite book (age appropriate of course – check with your child’s teacher before Wednesday if you’re not sure.) On Friday, between 11.30am and 12pm, we’re inviting grandparents to join us for a special storytelling session, where they’ll have the opportunity to read to their grandchild (or vice versa). We look forward to sharing this magical week! ... See MoreSee Less
𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝘆 We’re excited about our Open Day, which will be held on Wednesday, 28 August, starting just after 9am. This will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in discovering what a Steiner education can offer their children. It’s a chance to meet our teachers, support staff, parents and Principal, ask questions and learn about our educational philosophy. We'd love to see you there! Check out the attached program for the various activities and times. Following on from this, on Thursday 29 August we'll have a guided tour of the school at 4pm and presentation from the College of Teachers at 5pm. Please don’t hesitate to share this information with anyone you think may be interested in attending. ... See MoreSee Less
𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 Visiting Class 5 and 6 students from Rainbow Ridge Steiner School at Lillian Rock joined with our own Casuarina String Ensemble to put on a wonderful violin and cello concert this afternoon. The concert was the culmination of a three-day ‘strings camp’ held at Casuarina this week. This is our sixth annual music camp and the third year that Casuarina and Rainbow Ridge have joined forces. Thank you to all who participated and also to the visiting staff and parents who supported these up-and-coming performers. ... See MoreSee Less
𝗣𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 Our students rolled up their sleeves today, pitching in to help plant out an area near the school with native species including native ginger, lomandra, banksia and bottlebrush. The bush regeneration project is a collaboration between Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare and Casuarina Steiner School and follows on from Planet Ark’s National Tree Day. Conditions were ideal for planting after the recent rain. Casuarina students have worked on environmental projects with Landcare for many years and we now see the fruits of their labour maturing at a number of locations around Coffs Harbour. Well done everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
We’re holding an information session and professional learning opportunity for early childhood professionals, including carers, teachers and teachers-in-training, next Wednesday, 7 August from 9.30am to 11am.
Attendees will gain an insight into Casuarina Steiner School, experience one of our kindergarten classes in action and learn about the Steiner Education Curriculum. Morning tea will be provided, along with the opportunity to ask questions.
Casuarina Steiner School provides an education that is based on a balanced approach to learning. Alongside very high standards of academic education, our curriculum places great importance on educating the head, heart and hands, thereby educating the whole person intellectually, artistically, socially and morally, so as to develop each student’s innate self-discipline and strength of body and will.
To find out more or book your place, please phone 6651 2770 or email email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 A reminder to our alumni – former students, parents, teachers – this year Steiner education celebrates its 100th anniversary and to mark the occasion we’re putting together a ‘History of Casuarina’ Chronicle. We’d love to hear from you about your time at Casuarina, what a Steiner education meant for you and how it may have influenced what you’re doing now. Please send photos along with your experiences and stories. We aim to publish the Chronicle in time for our Spring Fair on 22 September, so we need your recollections as soon as possible. Feel free to share this information with anyone you think may like to contribute. Send stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
𝗛𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗽, 𝗽𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 A reminder that the postponed Kindergarten and Peach Blossom Winter Festival is on Monday, with soup around the fire at 4.30pm, a puppet story at 5.15pm and lantern walk at 5.30pm. The festival is for Rose Room and Grey Gum families and grandparents are most welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s going to be a beautiful evening. We are not doing hot soup though parents. FYI 😄
Save you cooking skills for Friday Café though which is Friday 2/8 for us.
Thanks for the update Jacqui. Can attendees this evening please also bring picnic afternoon tea and a blanket for your family to sit on.
𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗻𝗶 - 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘆𝗼𝘂! You attended Casuarina a short or maybe a long time ago. You may have learnt in a composite class. Your class room may now be the library or the music room. You may have attended Kindergarten in what is now the Class 3 classroom. You may have ventured into the bush adjacent to the playground ... Over the years Casuarina has grown and changed. Students and their families have come and gone and have made Casuarina what it is today. Many parents have contributed significantly to growing our school, which has helped give future students the opportunity to attend a Steiner school in Coffs Harbour. This year Steiner education celebrates its 100th anniversary and we’d like to mark the occasion by putting a ‘History of Casuarina’ Chronicle together, featuring the people who made us into what we are today. In around 250 words, tell us what a Steiner education meant for you, what it gave you and how this may have influenced what you are doing now. Share with us your journey, stories and photos so we can create a comprehensive Chronicle reflecting the growth of our school over the years. All submissions received by Monday, 2nd of September will be considered for publication and we will make sure contributors receive a copy of our Chronicle when it’s done. We aim to have it published just in time for our Spring Fair on the 22nd September, to which everyone is most warmly invited. As we don’t have everyone’s contact details, feel free to share this information with old school friends, parents and teachers who you think may like to contribute. Please send your stories and photos to email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻: Friday 28th June 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲: Around 4.30pm for soup and apple crumble 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲: Approximately 7.30pm
Parents and friends are invited to attend our Winter Festival this evening. There will be performances by students and teachers, a lantern walk and more, to honour the passing of the season. We welcome all and look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you all. ... See MoreSee Less
Vicki Hodgson this is on tonight if you didn’t make the curry fest 🙂
𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 We’re counting down to our Primary Winter Festival this Friday 28th June and hoping parents, friends and members of the wider community can help us celebrate this special occasion. As we experience the darkness of mid-winter, we realise that now is the time to rekindle our own inner light and embrace the warmth and nurturing found within the community. Winter Festival commences around 4.30pm with a traditional meal of soup, bread and apple crumble. On dark the children will gather for a lantern walk, followed by singing, a class performance and teachers’ play. After the play, children and parents are invited into the classrooms for the ‘spiral walk’ - an outer expression of the inner journey that honours the passing of the season. The evening will conclude around 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the joy of this celebration. ... See MoreSee Less
𝗩𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻'𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 The vegetable garden sown by Class 6 last term continues to flourish, helped along by the close attention it’s receiving from the budding ‘green thumbs’. ... See MoreSee Less
𝗬𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 Parents and community members are warmly invited to explore Casuarina’s musical pathways on Thursday, 6th June from 6pm – 7.30pm. Presented by Jessamin Frank, the educational evening will look at the musical progression from Lavender Cottage and Kindergarten, moving onto singing and coordinated movement, before advancing to recorder in Class 1. An insight into singing, recorder and finally an introduction to the wonderful strings program will follow. Attendees will hear about Casuarina’s music program, the connection between music and the brain, and also have the opportunity to try an instrument. The evening, initiated by the Casuarina P&F, will end with a short performance by Casuarina alumni Felix Hughes-Chivers. There’s no cost to attend and childcare will be available. Please contact the office on 6651 2770 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book. ... See MoreSee Less
Visit us and you will begin to see what makes Casuarina Steiner School different from all other schools. You will start to see and feel all the reasons to choose a Steiner education when you meet our talented and dedicated teachers, talk to our active and involved parent community, and meet our wonderful students. We can’t wait to welcome you!