Tuesday 12th of November, 2019

Term 4 Week 6

There has arisen from its narrow limits
My self and finds itself
As revelation of all worlds
Within the sway of time and space;
The world, as archetype divine,
Displays to me at every turn
The truth of my own likeness.

From The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner

Dates to Diary

Monday 7th October - Friday 13th December 2019

Term 4 - Dates for the Diary
Tue 12th Nov - Class 6 Parent Meeting
Thu 14th Nov - School Photos
Mon - Wed 18th - 20th Nov - Class 8 Shakesphere Tour
Thu 21st Nov - Class 3 Excursion to The Farm
Fri 22nd Nov - Class 4 Forest Creek Excursion
Mon 25th Nov to Fri 6th Dec - Class 8 Step Up (Castlemaine Secondary College transition)
Mon 25th Nov - Kinder 2020 Parent Meeting 6.30pm
Tue 26th Nov - Prep 2020 Parent Meeting 7pm
Fri 29th Nov - Class 1 Play
Fri 29th Nov - Class 3 Play
Mon 2nd Dec - Class 4 Meeting 7.30pm
Wed & Thu 4th/5th Dec - Class 2 Play
Thu 5th Dec - Class 6 Play
Fri 6th Dec - Class 4 Ensemble for parents.
Mon 9th Dec - Classroom moves commence
Mon - Wed 9th - 11th Dec - Class 8 Camp Shoreham
Thu 12th Dec - Class 8 Graduation
Fri 13th Dec - Last day of Term - Farewell Assembly - Time to be confirmed.

2020 Term Dates
Term 1 (9 weeks) - Thursday 30th January – Friday 27th March
Term 2 (10 weeks) - Wed 15th April – Friday 19th June
Term 3 (10 weeks) - Tuesday 14th July – Friday 18th September
Term 4 (10 weeks) - Tuesday 6th October – Friday 11th December

What a fantastic Spring Fair we had!

Thanks to EVERYONE who helped out and a BIG MASSIVE thanks to Julie Tisdale for the endless hours she spent pulling it all together for us. Stay tuned for some fantastic photos of the day.

And from Sujeeva…

Another fabulous spring fair from where I stood in the kitchen…made even more so by the wonderful volunteers we had on deck at Café Waldorf – thanks to each of you for the chopping, cleaning, stirring, serving and spruiking that made it all hum.

As this was my last year co-ordinating the Spring Fair Catering – I urge you to please step forward with your fresh ideas and enthusiasm to continue the tradition of deliciousness at our Fair. I thought as a gift I’d share a Spring Fair recipe that’s oft on our home menu as its super easy and delicious…dhal! (sorry you will have to wait another year for the lovely Sarah Hines to divulge the recipe for her awesome gado gado 🙂

Thanks Sujeeva,

Sujeeva’s Delicious Dhal



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School News

After School Care now at CSSK !

We are happy to advise that the After School Care is commencing at CSSK, run by one of our own parents! So grateful to have you on board Kimmy !

If you would like to enquire about booking your child into the service please contact www.castlemainechildcare.com.au for enrolment procedures. The service is not currently able to include Kindergarten children. It will run from 3.10 (with pick up from Prep) to 6.15pm each day.

Fantastic news for CSSK !

If anyone has any spare Lego at home that they would like to donate to the program, please pop in and have a chat with Kimmy. Thank-you



Playgroup 2020

Dear Playgroup Families,

If you are not planning on continuing in Playgroup next year please come by the office and speak to Tracey. All current families will be rolled over with the same day details as what we currently have and you will be invoiced in January. To avoid any errors with our billing please let us know if you are not planning on coming to Playgroup next year.

Also – please be aware that participation in Playgroup DOES NOT guarantee entry into the Kindergarten program. If you wish to register for a Kindergarten place please come speak with me ASAP.

Regards Tracey,




Kindergarten Offers!

As the end of the year fast approaches we are looking ahead to the work we will begin in the holidays. If you are a current family at the school and you need a Kindergarten place in 2021 and haven’t already submitted an Expression of Interest form….please do so as soon as possible.

Once again we are looking at a very long list of families wanting a place in our Early Childhood program and we don’t want to disappoint anyone.

For places in Kindergarten in any other years, it is best to get your paperwork in ASAP.

Thanks Tracey

Enrolments Officer



Class 2 News

The children are creating many mazes and working with the four mathematical processes.


Recently the music team have been visiting us and taking the children in small groups to try out the stringed instruments. Forms went home yesterday requesting your child’s choices, and we will need these back by the end of this week Fri 15th November.

Our Class Play is coming up on Wed & Thu 4th/5th – times to be advised closer to the date.

Warm regards, Anne.



Class 3 News

Camps & Sleepovers have begun for Class 3!

Class 5 News

Listen in to all the news from Class 5 via Dave’s audio link below!

Thanks Dave!



Class 5 Balranald Camp

Music News

It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying our music performances at Spring Fair. It is such a fantastic day of celebration of all our hard work across the year. Well done to all our students!

Warm regards, Jeanette.



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Community Classifieds

Steiner Training Options for 2020

Certificate in Rudolf Steiner Education (Primary) Central Victorian Course

Information Session- Castlemaine

Ray Bradfield Room

Forest Street, Castlemaine, next to Victory Park (access from IGA car park)

Date:  Monday, 18th November, 2019

Time:   7.30pm to 8.30pm

Information:  robynlwright@skymesh.com.au                    Tel: 0427 570 672



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Castlemaine Fiesta de Salsa - 16th November 7.30pm

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Come Join Us for Butterfly Celebration Day

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The Complete Leader with David Liknaitzky

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Castlemaine Circus - Circus Warriors! Programs for 2-5 year olds.

CIRCUS WARRIORS! – 2-5 year olds

Wednesday 13 Nov, 10.00 – 10.50 am

Fun obstacle circus parkour class, Vaulting, jumping, swinging, rolling

Bookings Essential: $5 – www.trybooking.com/BGJJH

Enquiries: 0435 462 749, www.castlemainecircus.com.au


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Bee Swarms!

Bee Swarms!

If you see one, know of one or have one- I am happy to collect them and give them a good home!

Call Bron Grieve 0407976622


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