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Chrysalis' Transition Pathway for student return...
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Music lesson sounds ringing through the valley...
With the music lessons zooming along online, it is wonderful to hear that the students are embracing the change in their lesson environments and still picking up their instruments with as much gusto. Thanks to Willow in Class 3 for sharing with us her beautifully illustrated violin book cover!

Transition Pathway...
From Week 4 (Monday 18th May), Chrysalis will begin its staged reintroduction of face-to-face teaching for all students, through our Transition Pathway (see our flowchart below), beginning with one day per week for Kindy to Class 3 and two days per week for Classes 4 to 8. The letter to parents can be found here.

Raji's episode on ABC...
The episode of ‘What It’s Like’ featuring Raji will show on Tuesday 5 May at 6.30pm on ABC ME - tonight! After this it can be viewed on iview.
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/what-it-s-like

Bellingen Shire Connection Centre...
With school returning in varying stages over the coming weeks, Bellingen Shire Connection Centre will be remaining open during this process.
The Connection Centre can connect you with local services to help with a number of things including:

  • Mental health & well being
  • Parenting support
  • Financial services
  • Relationship support
  • Crisis support

The Connection Centre is free to call and is a supported initiative of the Bellingen Shire Council. They are there to assist families and staff in any way they can. Please contact them on 6655 1121 or see their flyer.

nbn education assistance for families
If there are families in the school community that have not been able to afford internet access previously, there is currently a support program now underway, essentially you need to receive Family Tax Benefit A or B and not have nbn installed to qualify.
https://www2.nbnco.com.au/campaigns/covid-19/education-assistance-package
There is a growing number of service providers who offer these packages, and people can sign up directly with the relevant providers. Activ8me, IPSTAR Broadband, SkyMesh all offer both nbn satellite service as well as nbn fixed wireless, as well as fixed line service in in town.
Interested families need to call one of the listed RSPs for further information or to apply. Please see the nbn leaflet here for further details.

Blessings,
Lisa & the Leadership Team

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Gratitude... from Kelley!

Thank you so much for the amazing bunch of flowers that were sent to me in recognition of my time at Chrysalis in the role of Education Manager. 
I am a bit teary and thankful for the time I have had leading the school with such wonderful staff. I am also grateful and feel blessed to now have the opportunity to come full circle to where I started all those years ago... as a class teacher. 
Thank you all from the bottom to the top of my heart!

Class meeting times

All class meetings this term will be done via an online platform.
Class 5 - Tues 5th May @ 5pm
River Song - Tues 5 May @ 7pm
Class 4 - Wed 6 May @ 5:30pm
Class 2 - Wed 6 May @ 7pm
Morning Star - Thurs 7 May @ 5pm
Class 3 - Thurs 7 May @ 6pm

Important dates

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

Community Notices

These notices are updated fortnightly on the school website.
Please contact providers directly as they may not be still operating in the current climate.
I Make Dolls - dolls brought to life
Support Group for Mothers
Bellingen Shire Connection Centre
Mid North Coast Free Dental Care
Biodynamic Wholistic Farming
ilovebelloshire website & newsletter

Birthdays since the holidays...

Luna and Ruby in Morning Star turned 5yrs old, and Charlie and Alexander in Cl 3 turned 9yrs old.
 

Birthdays this fortnight...

Willow in Cl 3 turns 9yrs old, Ella in Cl 5 turns 11yrs old, and Jasper in Cl 6 turns 12yrs old.
Happy Birthday to you all!

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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.
The deadline for contributions and community notices for the next newsletter is COB on Monday 18th May.
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