Thursday 8th November, 2018

Term 4 Week 5

In the red light dawning
from the root of the world,
the Above Beings weave,
their life giving power.
In this new morning light
the human soul awakes
as if from death
and finds herself
in all directions.

From The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner

Dates to Diary

Term 4 - Tuesday 9th of October - Friday 14th of December

TERM 4, 2018 - Dates for the Diary
Thu 8th Nov - Class 7 Meeting
Sun 11th Nov - Spring Fair
Mon 12th Nov - Class 6 Jon Muir Excursion
Tue 13th - 16th Nov - Class 7 Pilgrimage Walk
Thu 15th Nov - Kinder 2019 Parent Meeting
Mon 19th - 21st Nov - Class 4 Swan Hill Camp
Tue 20th Nov - Class 7/8 Meeting (To be advised as confirmed)
Wed 21st Nov - Class 1 Parent Meeting
Thu 22nd Nov - Class 6 Art Gallery Excursion
Thu 22- 23rd Nov - Class 5 Greek Olympics - Little Yarra
Fri 23rd Nov - Class 3 Play
Mon 26, 27, 28th Nov - Class 8 Step Up
Tue 27th Nov - Class 5 Balranald Camp
Wed 28th Nov - Class 4 Play (To be confirmed)
Fri 30th Nov - Class 7 Play
Mon 3rd Dec - Class 3 Meeting
Mon 3rd -5th Dec - Class 8 Shakesphere Tour
Thu 6-7th Dec - Class 8 Shakesphere Performance
Mon 10 - 12th Dec - Class 8 Shoreham Camp
Thu 13th Dec - Class 8 Graduation
Fri 14th Dec - Final day of school for 2018.

Term 1 2019 - 10 weeks
Monday 28th January - Friday 5th April (** Note - Mon 28th to Wed 30th are Pupil Free Days. First day back is Thu 31st Jan)
Term 2 2019 - 10 weeks
Monday 22nd April - Friday 28th June (** Note - Mon 22nd & Tue 23rd are Pupil Free Days. First day back is Wed 24th Apr)
Term 3 2019 - 9 weeks
Monday 22nd July - Friday 20th September (** Note - Mon 22nd is a Pupil Free Day)
Term 4 2019 - 10 weeks
Monday 7th October - Friday 13th December (** Note - Mon 7th is a Pupil Free Day)

Spring Fair is here!

Raffle news 

Have you had a look at the raffle hampers in the office?  They are really impressive and even better value with a few new additions including a $100 voucher from Larder in Daylesford.  Thank you to all who donated the beautiful prizes.


Books of raffle tickets went home last week and now is the time to start returning them so unsold books can be reused and sold tickets can go into the draw.  Tickets will also be on sale on the day of the Fair with the raffle drawn at 3pm.

On the day we will also have a second raffle going.  There is a collection of five more beautiful hampers – a Waldorf books and doll hamper; books, vouchers and toys for preschool aged children; books, toys and vouchers for young children; the stunning native bee hotel and pollinator plants hamper; and the grown and gathered hamper.  A strip of five tickets will cost $10 and you get to pop each of your tickets into the draw for whichever hamper you want to win.  All of the hampers are worth hundreds of dollars and each will be a delight to win.

 Raffles tickets are for cash sale (or eftpos), so plan to bring cash along on the day if you want to enter.


 Setup on Saturday

 Thanks to those who’ve offered to come in on Saturday and help set up.  If you’ve got time or muscle to contribute, you’re very welcome.  

 We could use another gazebo or sun umbrella if you have one we can borrow.  We would also appreciate any flowers, greenery or vines you can bring in on Saturday or early Sunday.

 Thanks also to all those who are baking for the tea and cake stall.  Please bring your cake boxes on Saturday or Sunday morning and leave them in the parents room.

 Tickets & Event Info

 Tickets for activities will be available for purchase at the Fair entrances across the day for $25 or $10.  These tickets are used to pay for children’s activities and can be used for food.  

 Class 6 students will be holding their own little stall to raise money for charity as an extension of their Business Maths main lesson.  Keep an eye out for them outside the main office and keep a few gold coins free to support their work. 

 A copy of the program and map will go home later in the week but as usual the Fair commences at 10am with the Welcome to Country and opening ceremony.  This will be followed by maypole dancing by children from classes 1 to 3.  Classes 4 to 8 will perform their string ensembles in the Hall between 11am and noon.  The Heartlands Stage will be open all afternoon, culminating in a set of pack up music at 3pm from DJ Sam Thomas.

 Old favourites such as tractor rides, candle dipping, gold panning, boat building will run all day.  By popular demand Fish & Dip is returning this year and we have some new activities.  Yoga Vivo and Circus activities (free) and face painting and sword training for budding knights.  Pony rides will be available for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon.  In the Kinder garden there are activities aimed at younger children including fairy gardening, pocket lady, puppet shows (free), bubble play (free) and the crystal cave.

 The food looks fabulous again this year.  Tacos, samosas, gado gado and curry plates will be sold from Cafe Waldorf; and there are stalls selling pizza, BBQ and dim sum, cordial and icypoles and ice cream. 


 Thank you for all your work and support.  It’s going to be a lovely day.

 With love, Julie Tisdale, Convenor, Parents & Friends








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School News

Class 8 Raffle

Class 8 students urge all of our CSSK parents, friends and students to get behind our Blanket Raffle, buy heaps of tickets and really show your support for an incredibly important social justice issue by raising money to support homeless youth. Every night on our streets more than four thousand young people have nowhere to sleep safely. Every dollar we raise will go to Frontyard, a City Mission initiative that supports young homeless people under the age of 25. This beautiful blanket can be viewed in the office, so come along and purchase a ticket!

Kindergarten News

Dear Kindergarten families, 

 A very big thank you is needed for Pete, Nick and Penny, 

Thank you so much for organising and repairing our stick house. It is very solid now and a great assert to the Kindergarten play space- the children will love it. 

I understand that it is going to have some more interior decorating, but so far it is safe for the children to play around, so I am very pleased, especially seeing as the Fair is so close at hand. 

I appreciate our lives are very busy so big thanks to Pete, Nick and Penny for taking on something else. Thank you to all those who may have helped at the working bee too. 

 Apologies for being absent today, the Department provided some funding to support Kindergarten teachers to become familiar with the new online Transition Report writing format, so I spent the day working out how to use the new Transition Report writing system. A big thanks to Amie, Rose and Fiona. 

 I am sure you have found the letters in your parent pockets regarding the Transition Reports, if you do get a chance to look through them prior to the parent teacher interviews (for those of you who have signed up) next Monday that would be great. If not just bring them along and we will work through them together. 

 Warm regards, Tobie


Class 1 News

What a fantastic time our class had performing its first play last week “Goldener”. The children loved performing for other classes across the week and it was very special to have all the parents attend for the final performance. Morning tea afterwards was delightful and thank-you to those who brought a plate along.

Our Parent evening meeting is coming up on Wednesday 21st of November. It will be great to see parents there and talk about our year as we move into the final weeks of 2018.

Warm regards,



Class 7 News

Dear Families,

Last week Class 7 enjoyed a wonderful camp near Balranald. Thank you so much to Ron Murray for sharing this country with us. Spending time together, hearing stories, visiting special places, meeting friends and family, has been a very special experience for us.

Mallee learning to find Witchetty Grubs on his birthday

Learning to throw a boomerang at sunset

The Blade Tree near the shearing shed at Yanga.

Ron showed us a fallen canoe tree near camp.

I hope to see you all at our Parent meeting this Thursday.

Best wishes, Kate


PE News

Dear Steiner Families,

 It is such a pleasure and privilege to have the opportunity to teach PE to Classes 4-8 for the remainder of 2018. I’ve had the opportunity to meet the classes and have felt warmly welcomed. My son attends CSSK and I already feel a strong connection and sense of familiarity at the school. 

My background qualifications are Bachelor of Physical & Health Education, Diploma of Vitality Yoga, Certificate IV in Health & Fitness (Personal Trainer) and I will be undertaking Steiner training in 2019. I love to dance, play netball & basketball, meditate, and get out in the garden. I value fresh food, use my hands, create, sing and love to connect.

 In our PE classes we will focus on developing skills with an intent for students to experience a feeling of success, relevance and enjoyment through a range of diverse activities during these last weeks of the year.

 Look forward to meeting you.

 With kindness,

Kellie Curtis

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Theatre Royal Presents - Baker Boy Hip Hop Dance and Cultural Workshop

Theatre Royal presents – an incredible opportunity for families to come along to a hip hop dance & cultural workshop with the very talented Yolgnu hip hop artist & dancer, Baker Boy.

Thursday, 8th of November from 5 – 6pm.

Baker Boy is a one of a kind performer & immensely skilled choreographer.

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Fair on the Hill - 9th November

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6 years and under – $10

7-8 years – $10

9 years and older – $10

Overall Winner: $20


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Taradale Stampede - Saturday November 17th

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 It’s going to be a great night and this year its Western theme and Crazed Megsy and the Bandits are playing.



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call Bron 0407976622


Eurythmy Training 2019

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Castlemaine and nearby surrounds. 1-2 bedrooms for mother and 10yr old daughter

Please call Renata at 0434 504 561


Instruments for Sale

A half size Atelier in excellent condition with semi-hard case & newly strung bow for $500.  

 Contact Lucy Mayes at

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