A jam packed calendar to finish the year!...
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In Australia we begin and end our school year in Summer.  
As we draw near to the end of the school year we are immersed in camps, excursions, farewells, assemblies and graduations. Our Class 8s are in their final preparations to deliver their Class 8 project before stepping out into the world beyond Chrysalis, our River Song students are looking up to Class 1 in preparation for the Going Up Ceremony, and our Morning Star students are about to have their first taste of the Thora campus in readiness for their transition to River Song next year. These farewells and graduations create the opportunity to transform into completion and reflection, as it enables us to look back on the year and bring each of its parts together.
As we now head into Summer we watch and experience the sun reach its high point. We feel the ‘heat’ in its many forms in the building up to this point. As we try to ‘tie’ each of the pieces from the year together amidst the ‘heat’, it can be an extremely intense time for us all. In our busyness, we need to find our “Summer” within and breathe out and let go.
May you enjoy this wrapping up of the school year and bathe in the Summer moments.
yaarri yarraang, Lisa
The Sun with loving light
Makes bright for me each day,
The soul with spirit power
Gives strength unto my limbs,
In sunlight shining clear
I revere, Oh God,
The strength of humankind,
Which Thou so graciously
Has planted in my soul,
That I with all my might,
May love to work and learn.
From Thee stream light and strength
To Thee rise love and thanks.
~ Rudolf Steiner Morning Verse

Fire & Rescue visit Chrysalis...
Dan and Duncan, from Fire and Rescue NSW Station 221 Bellingen, visited the school last week to teach students all about fire safety and how to "stop, drop, cover and roll"! From the look of the photos - it seems the kids have it mastered...
Let's hope they never have to use the skills in practice, but we do so appreciate Dan and Duncan bringing the awareness to the students in a safe, fun manner!

Thank You and Farewell Assembly...
This year the school's Thank You and Farewell Assembly will be held on Tuesday 1st December from 11:45am-12:30pm. At this assembly we will farewell the very special Kamala, Reanne, Joanna and Kelley and also say thank you to the parents who help regularly in class. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions we will not be able to open the invitation to other parents.

Chrysalis Music Film screening...
Earlier in the year, when the ground looked shaky for an End of Year concert, we decided to make a music film. A film that celebrates the music we make at Chrysalis and some of the profoundly beautiful landscapes of this Gumbaynggirr Country we call home.
We are really excited to invite parents to the Bellingen Memorial Hall to attend a screening of the 'Chrysalis Music Film' on Tuesday 1st of December. The film will run for approximately 35 minutes. There will be three screenings to allow our community to view the film in a COVID safe environment.
The students in Classes 5 to 8 will be viewing the film in the afternoon but are welcome to attend again with parents in the evening. There will be an opportunity for the younger children to view the film at school.
The film involves all students in Classes 5 to 8 while children in Classes 2, 3 & 4 have also participated in one song.
All parents have been emailed regarding invitations. Please note students from Classes 5 to 8 must have a permission form completed in order to attend the day time screening - the form can be found here.
All families who wish to attend an evening screening must fill in a separate booking form confirming numbers and details here.
Please be aware that there will be no follow up reminder to respond, nor bookings taken through the office.
RSVPs by this coming Monday 30th November at the latest.

Hand Foot & Mouth disease...
There is a case of hand foot and mouth disease in the school community. This is generally a mild and relatively common viral illness, usually occurring in small epidemics in younger children. Symptoms include fever, body rash and blister like sores on the palms, soles and in and around the mouth.
 In accordance with the National Health & Medical Research Council and the NSW Health children need to be kept home until the blisters have dried up. Here is a link to further information about Hand Foot & Mouth disease.

High School Bus 2021...
The High School bus will be departing from Bellingen Park Street bus stop at 8:15am from the commencement of 2021. The reschedule is being made to fit in with class timetabling requirements.

Lisa & the Leadership Team


Vale David from Marrook Farm

We are very sad to learn of the recent passing of David Marks, owner and operator of Marrook Farm, famous for its Biodynamic Demeter certified handcrafted dairy products. To the Chrysalis community David is infamous for hosting the Class 3 camp for many years at his beautiful farm on the Bulga Plateau.
He is remembered as an exceptionally kind, gentle and generous man and will be greatly missed by all who met him.

Important dates

School calendar
Class 6 Coffs fun day Mon 30 Nov
Class 8 waterfall walk Mon 30 Nov
Report Writing Day - pupil free
Fri 27 Nov
Class 6 Celebration dinner
Sat 28 Nov
Thank You and Farewell Assembly Tues 1 Dec - invite only
Music Film screenings
Tues 1 Dec - by RSVP only
Class 3 Hat Head camp
Wed 2 - Fri 4 Dec
Class 2 play Thurs 3 Dec
Class 1 play Fri 4 Dec
Class 8 Project presentation night
Fri 4 Dec - Class 8 families only
Class 8 Graduation dinner
Sat 5 Dec
Class 8 Farewell camp
Sun 6 - Tues 8 Dec
Class 3 sharing Mon 7 Dec
Class 5 play Tues 8 Dec
River Song Going Up ceremony
Tues 8 Dec

Class 1 of 2021 Meet & Greet
Wed 9 Dec
Last day of Term 4 Wed 9 Dec
Term dates for 2021

Community Notices

Steiner Playgroups

We are excited that Playgroups resumed this term! These are run each week during term time. Please email Suzane Polaris to enquire about enrolling in Playgroup for 2021 or see the school website for more information.

Birthdays this fortnight...

Matilda in Morning Star turns 5yrs old, Liliana in River Song turns 6 yrs old, Koa, Koko, Lhasa Luna and Nadavia in Cl 2 turn 8yrs old, Banjo in Cl 3 turns 10yrs old, Peppa in Cl 5 turns 11yrs old, Jorja in Cl 7 turns 13yrs old, and Anais in Cl 8 turns 14yrs old.
Happy Birthday to you all!

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At Chrysalis we pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to elders both past, present and emerging.
The deadline for contributions and community notices for the next newsletter is COB on Monday 7th December.
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