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So exciting to welcome the students back this week...
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Italian Feast for Class 6...
What a beautiful, engaging welcome back to school for Class 6 yesterday! Kelley embraced her new role as Class 6 teacher by helping the students create an Italian Feast to celebrate the end of their Roman main lesson.
See more pasta in the making photos here.

Transition Pathway...
From Week 5 (Monday 25th May), Chrysalis will continue its staged reintroduction of face-to-face learning for all students, moving directly onto Transition Phase 3 (see our guidelines below) - with two days per week for Morning Star and River Song, and four days per week for Classes 1 to 8. Music lessons will also move back to in-person tuition.
To help maintain social distancing for adults, we are asking all non-essential visitors to not come on campus and to continue to communicate with the school through email or phone calls. Also, it is important for parents to remember social distancing at the bus stops and at pick up/drop off times. Thank you!

Students getting their bodies moving...
Many of the children (and their parents!) have been loving being encouraged to get out and pound the pavement, or the forest trails - depending on where they live - to get the students ready for cross country. Each year group has been set a recommended distance based on their ages. As with all tasks, some students find the beginning easier than others, but all are encouraged to persevere as improvement will come to those who strive!
Winter is a great time to keep those bodies moving and getting/staying fit...

Did you see the students Welcome Back to School clips?...
It was so exciting to welcome the children back to campus yesterday. Luckily for those parents unable to come out to Thora, Sammi - our social media coordinator - was able to grab a few quick video clips and photos to give you a taste of the return to school for both the students and the staff.
Check them out on Instagram. Also, on Facebook you can see the Class 2 students getting their bodies moving with an early morning "cross country".
If you haven't already started following the school on social media, now is a great time to do so and get some insight into the multi-faceted approach to learning that is utilised here at Chrysalis - keeping the students engaged both during at-home learning and face-to-face learning times!

Blessings,
Lisa & the Leadership Team

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Above: teachers' aides - Paul and Odette - excited to welcome the children back!!!

Gratitude...

Yesterday, I was privileged to witness the return of students to Chrysalis. I started my journey at Morning Star and moved right through the classes to Class 8. It is quite an experience, to observe the students at each stage of their Chrysalis journey and yesterday was a particularly special time in this journey, for those back at school reuniting with teachers and classmates. There was a wonderful warmth pervading all of the classes, and everywhere I was met with excitement and attentiveness.
I am really looking forward to next week when all of the classes can be together again and students and teachers can immerse themselves in the joys of learning together, once more. 
Thank you for your support during this time. I look forward to meeting all parents and children in the near future. 
Warmly, Lisa

New Families and New Students

This week we have welcomed a further four new students to Chrysalis...
  • Juke in Class 1, son of Sarah and Nate
  • Titus in Class 2, son of Erin and John
  • Grace in Class 2 & Lottie in Class 8, daughters of Thora and Kevin
We hope to host a Welcome Back Morning Tea at the beginning of Term 3 to welcome these families, and you all, with tea and cake!

Important dates

All extra-curricular activities have been cancelled for Term 2
Last day of Term 2 Thurs 25 June
Further dates are available on the school website.

Community Notices

Birthdays this fortnight...

Agnes in Morning Star turns 5yrs old, Lucero and Tahlia in Cl 1 turn 7yrs old, Delphi, Abe, and Ruby in Cl 2 turn 8yrs old, Luka and Bohdan in Cl 3 turn 9yrs old, Jonathan and Dash in Cl 4 turn 10yrs old, Aalia and Naomi in Cl 5 turn 11yrs old, Lola in Cl 6 turns 12yrs old, and Aidan, Jarrah, Arran and Iluka in Cl 7 turn 13yrs old.
Happy Birthday to you all!

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