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Class 8 welcome Class 1 in the first Assembly of the year....
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Giinagay...
Yesterday we held our first Assembly for 2021 and our first full Assembly complete with our greater Chrysalis Community for 12 months.
It is truly wonderful to have our doors open once more to enable parents and friends to come onto campus and experience first hand – windows into their children at Chrysalis. For our students, it means sharing these windows of their Chrysalis life with their parents and friends to bridge the gap between school and home.
If you were unable to make yesterday’s assembly, we strongly encourage you to put all of the assembly dates in your diary for the rest of the year – as it is these moments and rich opportunities that can help remind us why we are here.
yaarri yarraang, Lisa

Inclement Weather Policy...
With the start of the year proving to be a particularly wet one it has called for a decision by the Management Team to reassess the schools Inclement Weather Policy. You can read more about the updated Inclement Weather Policy here.

Chrysalis P&F Morning Tea Gathering...
We invite you to a morning tea and P&F gathering where we will come together to share and discuss fruitful ideas that could benefit our school and community.
10am - Wednesday 10 March - Thora Hall
Any level of involvement is welcome.
RSVP is a must please - sarahellenwithers@gmail.com. Please also RSVP for little children attending so we can cater for them with activities, toys and food.
Warmest wishes Sarah, Amos and Jules

Bellingen Council Drug Action Team...
Bellingen Council Drug Action Team is seeking input from community members on their thoughts about youth support in the community and how we can improve what we offer our young people.
If you have 5 minutes could you please take the time to complete the survey at the following link.

Vale Chrissie Power
Chrissie Power has been known and loved by many in the Chrysalis Community. As an inspirational and dedicated English teacher in the mid-nineties, Chrissie was an integral part of the school and high school at that time. Her two children, Jess and Will both attended Chrysalis. 
Chrissie Power died peacefully on the weekend after a short illness.
Chrissie will be sorely missed by many and our thoughts and blessings go out to all of her family and friends at this time.

yaarri yarraang,
Lisa & the Leadership Team

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World Down Syndrome Day...

Chrysalis is participating in the international campaign of Lots Of Socks for World Down Syndrome Day again this year. We encourage all children and teachers to wear some brightly coloured, long or mismatched socks to school in celebration of diversity. Activities are planned to learn about and appreciate every person’s uniqueness and to understand more about Down syndrome.
Perhaps it’s time to buy some new socks for Autumn or borrow and swap to make a pair of wild socks, please think ahead and have some snazzy socks ready for Monday 22 March.

Bellingen High 2021 Leadership Team...

Chrysalis is so proud of our ex-students and all that they achieve once they leave the Thora campus. This year is no exception with the leadership team at Bellingen High. Three of the six students are graduates from Chrysalis - Codi, Tallara and Mali. Congratulations to you all. We are sure that Bellingen High will continue to thrive under your leadership!

Class 4 Teacher Vacancy for Term 2

Chrysalis is seeking a warm, experienced and committed teacher who embraces the philosophy of Steiner Education to take Class 4 forward on their journey through Primary School. Please see the job advert here.

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.

Community Notices

Important dates

School calendar
Class 6, 7 & 8 Surf School

Fridays 12 Mar
Class 6, 7 & 8 Transition Camp

Wed 17 - Fri 19 Mar
Morning Star Harvest Festival
Wed 24 Mar
All School Harvest Festival
Thurs 25 Mar

Parent Camp Induction
Tues 30 Mar - 6pm Youth Hub Please RSVP to Admin
Last day of Term 1 Thurs 1 April
First day of Term 2 Wed 21 April
Term dates for 2021

Birthdays this fortnight...

Francis and River in Morning Star turn 5yrs old, Tallow in River Song turns 6yrs old, Isla-Rose in Cl 3 turns 9yrs old, Joshua in Cl 4 turns 10yrs old, Ini in Cl 5 turns 10yrs old, William in Cl 6 turns 12yrs old and Leon in Cl 8 turns 14yrs 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 Wednesday 17 March.
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