From the Principal
At the end of last week the “Indian Feast” took place in our Hall. This event usually coincides with the learning experiences of the Class 5 Main Lesson. Whilst this year the event was delayed and separate from the timing of the curriculum, it was seen as a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and immerse into the culture, spirit and foods of India. Our Class 6 children missed this event altogether in 2020 due to Covid-19 so the invitation was extended to them as well. It was a fantastic night and credit must go to the families of Class 5 who really took this event on with gusto. The transformation of our Hall for this beautiful experience was truly amazing. A big thank you has to go to Mark Baxter who really drove the event. A special moment for me was watching one of the dads dancing with his daughter. I think they will both cherish that moment for years to come!
For those of you who closely follow what is happening in NSW education, and what is required by NESA, I thought I’d share some pleasing news. There has been considerable concern looming about the implications for Steiner Schools of imminent changes in education for Kindergarten, Class 1 and Class 2 due to the NESA on K-2 Syllabus reforms. Steiner Education Australia (SEA) has been lobbying on behalf of Steiner Schools, putting forward strong arguments about our approach, and this is being heard! At the end of last week SEA provided us with an excellent summary of their recent meetings with NESA and the Association of Independent Schools, and it is affirming to know that we will still be able to approach NESA learning outcomes based on the Steiner approach. The Steiner philosophy and way we deliver curriculum at Kamaroi is what defines our school, so it is really important that this is not compromised. Thankfully, it should not be. I certainly appreciate the efforts and advocacy by SEA and especially by their CEO, Virginia Moller, who is one of Kamaroi’s former Principals.
This week the Firesticks, Labyrinth and Spiral Walk marked the blessing of winter, the mid-point of the year, and a time for quiet reflection. These events are planned by our staff with a great deal of thought and preparation. Parents too have played a big part in marking this time of the year and your support is appreciated. Many of you assisted in the preparation and set-ups for the events which lightens the work load of our teachers. It was a very disappointing set-back that you could not join your children from Kindergarten to Class 4 for the Mid-Winter Spiral. You can be immensely proud of your children who demonstrated such reverence for the occasion.
We give thanks for the blessing of winter to replenish strength. I hope all families have special time together to rest in the term break.
From the Business Manager
Kamaroi Working Bee
Please join us in making Kamaroi shine for Term 3
Date: Sunday July 11th, 2021
Time: 9:00am till 12noon
Please confirm your interest and attendance by emailing email@example.com
The main tasks will be bush regeneration, weeding, mulching, clearing drains, pruning and general cleaning.
Registration with the front office on the day is essential for Covid sign-in, allocating tasks, and providing morning tea.
Due to the nature of the work we recommend that children are not on site for this day.
Appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn.
All tools and gloves will be provided.
Next PA Meeting
Fair news - 16 weeks to go
Silent Auction and Raffle - can you donate an item?
We are getting closer to 17th October and the return of our much-missed fair. We have started collecting donations for the Silent Auction and Raffle which have historically been a great fundraiser for the school.
Popular items have included:
* holiday accommodation
* theme park tickets
* art pieces
* art/craft workshops
* children's dance, karate and swimming classes
* restaurant vouchers
* handcrafted items
* yoga classes
* healing therapy vouchers
* and much more
If you, or someone you know, are happy to donate something please contact us asap:
Silent auction: Lene Lunde (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rob Stewart (email@example.com)
Raffle: Jamie Blakey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday Market Stall
Volunteers needed – can you spare a couple of hours next term? Sign up for a one hour shift at the Market Stall – it’s easy! https://signup.zone/joKiikGjsPoSjtXSk
For more info email email@example.com
In the Classroom and the Playground
Class 1 rainy days
Lunchtime is for utilising the recent wet weather and using the glorious Kamaroi mud to make a Bliss Ball. The other children were searching intensely for crystals to purchase the ball…. 5 sparkling crystals would secure this prized possession.
2021 Green Pages
2021 GREEN PAGES DIRECTORY IS UP!
The 2021 Green Pages has been updated and is now available here. This directory is an initiative of the Parents’ Association. Listings are available for free to all Kamaroi families. Current products and services include: Digital Marketing & Graphic Design, Steiner Eco Store, Film Production, Fitness, Health & Wellness Practitioners, Interior Design & Home Organisation, Steiner Daycare, Pre-School and Playgroups. Support your community, have a browse and share with your friends and family!
The Green Pages will be updated regularly throughout the year, so if you would like to include your business please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Click HERE to view the listings!
Little Sun Studio - Winter Holiday Workshops
Join us for our Winter School Holiday Program which we are excited to be offering at Kamaroi School
Drawing inspiration from nature children will collect, imagine and create through a variety of fun, immersive creative activities.
Workshops are offered to all children so please share with your community within Kamaroi & Beyond
Dates: Tuesday 29th June - Thursday 1st July.
BOOK HERE *Half day bookings available
CREATIVE KIDS Vouchers accepted
To be notified directly via email of future holiday programs & other class offerings please subscribe via the link below
Follow @littlesun.studio and @kamaroischool for updates
The Art Of Caring
Term 3: Wednesday 14 July – Friday 17 September
Term 4: Wednesday 6 October – Wednesday 8 December
Last Day Term 2 - Friday 25 June
First Day Term 3 - Wednesday 14 July
School Tour - Wednesday 21 July
PA Meeting - Monday 26 July - via ZOOM
Class 4 Camp - Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 August
Book Week Dress-up Day - Tuesday 17 August
Healthy Harold - Friday 20 August Class 5 & 6
Healthy Harold - Monday 23 August Class 3 & 4
Class 6 Play - 23 - 27 August
Class 4 Play - Wednesday 1 - 2 September
Class 4 Play (Parents) - Friday 3 September
Kamaroi Fair - Sunday 17 October
Class 6 Farewell Dinner - Saturday 4 December
You can view upcoming events in the Kamaroi Calendar