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Class 5 Woolgoolga Sikh Temple Excursion....

This week saw Class 5 head off on an excursion to the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Woolgoolga where they enjoyed a taste of Indian culture. From an Indian feast for lunch, a lesson in traditional instruments, to instruction in wrapping an Indian turban plus much more. Finishing the day cooling off with a paddle at the Beach.
 
Class 3 excursion to Urunga Wetlands....

Last Friday Class 3 enjoyed their first excursion for the year with a day at Urunga. They took an easy stroll along the Urunga Wetlands Walk all the while looking out for birds and wildlife. Gary our resident school bird enthusiast went along to assist the class in identifying any of the birds sighted. The class also took in the Urunga Boardwalk and completed the day with a paddle at the Urunga Lido.
 

Reconciliation Action Plan working group...
Chrysalis is creating a Reconciliation Action Plan and is inviting any interested parents, staff or students to take part in a working group to undertake this important work.
Reconciliation Action Plans provide a framework for schools and workplaces to support the national reconciliation movement, and to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
To learn more about the Reconciliation Action Plan program, please visit: https://www.reconciliation.org.au/reconciliation-action-plans/
An initial meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th March from 3.15 pm at the Maypole Green at Chrysalis. Please bring a COVID-friendly plate of food to share for afternoon tea if this is manageable for you- if not, please don’t let it stop you from coming. Children are welcome and can play nearby.
Due to COVID requirements, you will need to register your intention to attend by calling Sammi on 0418950793 or emailing earthysammi@gmail.com.
Please contact me if you have any questions.

Head lice - A community approach....
Head lice can quickly become an ongoing nuisance for families as our students are in close contact with one another on the bus, in the classroom and in the playgrounds. They are a normal part of school life and whilst not life threatening or disease causative they are irritating, can cause sleep loss and are time-consuming to manage.
To promote and embrace a community approach can all parents please work together by creating a rhythm of checking/treating their children regularly for head lice by applying lots of white coloured conditioner, and combing through with a lice comb (long tined ones are best for most hair types), and then wiping the combings onto a tissue. Older children could do this for themselves.
If lice (the critters with legs) or live nits (nits are the eggs containing the critters) are found, then treatment must occur before your child returns to school. Treatment can consist of a thorough combing-out of head lice and live eggs using the conditioner for ease of combing and to ‘catch’ the lice and nits or using a favoured head lice product.
Sunday night, when we are all having quiet time after the weekend and re-establishing school rhythm, is a good night to do a regular check and comb out of hair - even if your child is not scratching. And then another comb through every Wednesday should help to reduce or eliminate the head lice class-wide.

Maintenance Day (Working Bee)...
Thank you to all the families who registered to participate tomorrow's working bee. Unfortunately due to the continuing poor weather, wet grounds and the impact upon preparations by today's flood closure we've decided to cancel, however all families who registered in advance will still receive the maintenance levy refund.

Reminder: School fees for Term 1...
Today is the last day to pay your Term 1 School Fees unless you have made prior arrangements to pay by instalments. Due to today's flood day if you would like to pay by credit card on Monday please call the school office and we can process your payment to ensure you are still eligible for your on time payment discount. Remember, if you are experiencing significant, continued financial hardship, the school encourages you to contact Tim Fry (business@chrysalis.nsw.edu.au) to apply for fee relief.

Chrysalis School Association...
The Board invite applications to join the Chrysalis School Association. Members of the Association elect Directors and oversee the corporate aspects of the School, consistent with the Company's Constitution. It is also the main pathway to becoming a Director. Membership is limited and determined by the Board. If you believe you have the skills and experience which would benefit the Association, and a vision for the School, the Board would encourage you applying. The application form is linked here.
Applications are considered at the next Board Meeting, following their submission. The next regular Board Meeting is scheduled for 23rd March and the Annual General Meeting for all Members will be convened in mid-May. If you have any questions, please email the Business Operations Manager, Tim Fry, who also serves as the Company Secretary. Please submit your applications, together with the $10 fee (or instructions for payment) to the Company Secretary at business@chrysalis.nsw.edu.au

yaarri yarraang,
Lisa & the Leadership Team

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Class meeting times

Class 4 - Tues 23rd Feb 3:15pm @ School Hall
Morning Star - Tues 23rd Feb 6pm @ Morning Star 
Class 2 - Wed 24th Feb 3:15pm @ Class 1,2,3 level Veranda 
Class 3 - Wed 24th Feb 3:45pm @ School Hall (new details)
Class 7 - Mon 1st Mar 6pm @ Morning Star
Class 5 - Tues 2nd Mar 6pm @ Morning Star

Birthdays this fortnight...

Savannah in River Song turns 6yrs old, Patrick in Cl 1 turns 7yrs old, Pierah in Cl 2 turns 8yrs old, Atitlan in Cl 4 turns 10yrs old, Tion and Spencer in Cl 5 turn 11yrs old, Keenan and Jarrah in Cl 6 turn 12yrs old, Jamirah, Seth and Wolfkin in Cl 8 turn 14yrs old.
Happy Birthday to you all!

Community Notices

Important dates

School calendar
Class 5 Swimming lessons
Mon 22 - Fri 26 Feb
Class 6, 7 & 8 Transition Camp

Wed 24 - Fri 26 Feb
Parent Camp Induction Tues 2 Mar
Assembly Thurs 4 Mar
Class 6, 7 & 8 Surf School

Fridays 5,12,19 Mar
Morning Star Harvest Festival
Wed 24 Mar
All School Harvest Festival
Thurs 25 Mar

Last day of Term 1 Thurs 1 April
First day of Term 2 Wed 21 April
Term dates for 2021

Steiner Playgroups

Our Circle Song and Pitter Patter playgroups are for children aged 9 months to 4 years old and provide a safe and nurturing stepping stone for young children to meet the world outside their home with parents and carers by their side.
There are now three playgroups held 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.

Update your own email address...

via the link at the bottom of this email. Please be aware that you will still need to inform the school of the change of email separately, as the e-newsletter list is entirely separate from our school database. Please remember these newsletters are a key component of our direct communication with school parents. If you are no longer an active part of our school community, you can unsubscribe below. If you have been forwarded this email by a friend, you are welcome to sign up for the newsletter.
Chrysalis acknowledges the Gumbaynggirr land in which we reside and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.
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 Wednesday 3rd March.
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