Welcoming you all back to school tomorrow, Tuesday 13th...
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As Class 8 finally managed to embark on their much awaited Wilderness Walk yesterday after extensive mid-holidays re-organising, due to camp restrictions being lifted by the NSW government, we are equally as excited to announce that many of our younger classes will too get to participate in their own camps this term. Please read through this newsletter carefully for reminders re bus changes, school policies, as well as class meeting times and camp dates. These newsletters are a key component of our direct communication with school parents, and we remind parents to read them on a regular basis.
We are all excited for all that this final term of a some what challenging 2020 will bring and look forward to the children coming back to school tomorrow.

Front desk position available...
Chrysalis is seeking a warm and confident reception/administration assistant to support the running of the School’s office by assisting staff, students and families. Applications close COB Friday 23 October 2020. Please see our advertisement with selection criteria here.

Class meetings...
As parents are still not allowed on campus, class meetings will be held via Zoom this term. Please see below for a list of the meeting times.

School fees for Term 4...
Due to recent short staffing in the admin office, the Term 4 invoices and current statements will be sent electronically next week. As such, the payment due date for school fees will be extended by a week to Friday 30 October. Please pay your term's fees in full by that date, unless you have made prior arrangements to pay by instalments. Remember, if you are experiencing significant, continued financial hardship due to COVID, the school encourages you to contact Tim Fry ( to apply for fee relief.
If you are intending to withdraw your child/ren for 2021, please notify the school in writing by this Friday 16 October, as one term's notice is required or a withdrawal fee of one term's fees will apply for each child.

School policy reminders...

  • Please be reminded that changes to your child's usual bus plans need to be put on a note in your child's bag if the change is known about prior to them leaving for school. If not known until later, the change can be phoned through to the office prior to 1pm on the day to ensure the message can be passed on to the class teacher with sufficient notice outside of class time. Your child will always be put on their default bus, unless there is a written note or phone call to the office. Changes are not to be emailed to the office, nor directly communicated to the teacher, or the student, during the school day. In line with our duty of care, a verbal instruction of change through a child will not be followed through.
  • With warm and wet days upon us, it is timely to remind parents that suitable clothing is required at all times. The School Dress Code policy can be found on the website and notes that students at Chrysalis School are expected to wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for a broad range of school activities, indoors and out, including physical education, games, eurythmy, technology and science.
    Pack an umbrella, raincoat and/or a change of clothes, in a plastic bag inside your child's school bag, in case of rain.
  • Ensure that food brought to school is healthy with minimal packaging. At school, we compost and recycle, like many of you do at home. It would be great if parents could remind children, Chrysalis is striving to care for the environment just like you at home are, and could the children please dispose of their waste consciously - find the right bin, or ask a teacher.
Parents & Friends rekindling...
The P&F is in the process of rekindling, we would love to invite all interested to keep an eye out for our next meeting. There are opportunities for parents to become a part of the core committee or to be on the helping end volunteering where they can. Parents who are already involved are Amy, Jules, Sammi and Sarah. We would love to form a friendly, active P&F with possibly our first project being a weekly lunch service for the children.
Please email if you are interested and we will create a WhatsApp group to start the conversations.

COVID-19 update...
Anyone who is sick with flu-like symptoms, even with mild symptoms, should not attend school. For now certain school events must continue to remain on hold, including no Parent attendance at assemblies and other school events, plus parents are to remain in their vehicles for drop off and pick ups (not the classrooms). Please contact Administration (6655 8616), first, if you need to visit the School for any other purpose. Thank you for your understanding.

Blessings on the term... yaarri yarraang,
Lisa & the Leadership Team


Class 8 planting for our future...

At the end of Term 3, Class 8 undertook a massive tree planting exercise, which was a wonderful experience for all. They got close to 40 native trees planted up on the 4 - 5 level and down outside the class 8 classroom, around the Parkour area. The students were all involved and showed incredible team work and enthusiasm and were very happy to be contributing to the preservation of our beautiful ecosystems and leaving a special legacy behind. You can see many more pictures of the students efforts on the school's facebook and instagram pages.

Class meeting times

All meetings will be held via Zoom
River Song
- no meeting due to Class 1 readiness meetings
Class Carers - Wed 14th Oct 6:30pm
Class 5 - Mon 19th Oct 6pm
Class 7 - Wed 21st Oct 6pm
Class 6 - Mon 26th Oct 6pm
Class 1 - Tues 27th Nov 6pm
Class 8 - Wed 28th Oct 6pm
Class 2 - Mon 2nd Nov 6pm
Morning Star - Tues 3rd Nov 6pm
Class 3 - Wed 4th Nov 6pm
Class 4 - Mon 9th Nov 6pm

New Families and New Students

We would like to extend a huge Chrysalis welcome to the following families and their children.
  • Rosalind and Blake, whose daughters Olive and Juno start in Class 2 and in Class 5
  • Lissa and Hamish, whose daughter Isla-Rose also starts in Class 2.

Steiner Playgroups

We are excited to announce that Playgroups can resume in Term 4! These are run each week during term time. Please email Suzane Polaris or see the school website for detailed information.

Community Notices

These notices are updated fortnightly on the school website.
Chrysalis family looking for a rental
Domestic Violince Response training
Dorrigo Cricket Club
Kids Yoga in Bellingen
Rhythmical massage with Charlotte
Ceramics slab building workshop
ilovebelloshire website & newsletter

This Community Notices section is to assist both parents and community organisations share relevant information with each other. There is no cost to listing here. What is included is at the discretion of the school office.

Important dates

Some camps and excursions will now proceed for Term 4. Activities involving parents are still on hold for Term 4.
Further dates will be announced where appropriate as restrictions lift.
First day of Term 4 Tues 13 Oct
Class 8 Wilderness camp
Sun 11 - Sun 18 Oct
Class 2 School Sleepover
Fri 23 - Sat 24 Oct
Class 5 Explorers camp
Mon 2 - Fri 6 Nov
Class 4 Crowdy Bay camp
Mon 9 - Wed 11 Nov
Class 7 Island camp
Sun 15 - Fri 27 Nov
Report Writing Day - pupil free
Fri 27 Nov
Class 6 excursions
Mon 30 Nov - Wed 2 Dec
Class 3 Hat Head camp
Thurs 3 - Fri 4 Dec
Class 8 Farewell camp
Sun 6 - Tues 8 Dec
Last day of Term 4 Wed 9 Dec
Term dates for 2021 are available on the school website.

Birthdays during the holidays...

Sebastian and Hamilton in Cl 1 turned 7yrs old, Clay in Cl 2 turned 8yrs old, Campbell, Eadie and Kaya in Cl 3 turned 9yrs old, Lara and Joaquim in Cl 6 turned 12yrs old, and Sally in Cl 8 turned 14yrs old.

Birthdays this fortnight...

Aria in Morning Star turns 5yrs old, Gabrielle in River Song turns 6yrs old, Leon in Cl 1 turns 7yrs old, Kittani in Cl 3 turns 9yrs old, Sylvie in Cl 4 turns 10yrs old, Lily in Cl 6 turns 12yrs old, and Oliver, Falcon and Bodhi in Cl 7 turn 13yrs old.
Happy Birthday to you all!

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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 Monday 26th October.
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