Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

MidWinter Festival: “…Transfiguring All Existence”

Have you ever been SAD in winter? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is the official name given to feeling down as the days shorten, the temperature drops and the world seems gloomier. We are all affected of course by this outer cold, and if we live just in our outer senses, we must inevitably feel a bit down, even a little depressed, as our inner life mirrors the outer world of the declining sun light and the chilling cold.

What is the antidote? Since time immemorial, people have recognised the need to meet the outer cold of winter with the inner warmth of the human heart. Here is a traditional carol from the north of England that captures the inner warmth and joy of the winter season which in the north has a Christmas mood:

This time of the year is spent in good cheer,
And neighbours together do meet
To sit by the fire, with friendly desire,
Each other in love to greet;
Old grudges forgot are put in the pot,
All sorrows aside they lay;
The old and the young doth carol this song
To drive the cold winter away.

Our MidWinter Festivals, celebrated through the school this week, stand exactly in this tradition. By walking the spiral, by lighting the candle and placing our individual candle in the community of lights, we symbolically affirm the triumph of light over darkness, and the power of our inner life over the outer cold and dark. For our students, this ritual is an image of the power they can draw on to meet the winter season with their own inner warmth and light.
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Today we all have a new challenge. Without the support of communities of tradition that did it for us, we have to do it ourselves. Each of us has to find that inner strength and activity to overcome the outer cold and dark, or otherwise we can have a SAD moment.

Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul is a guide we can use to build and nourish this inner life: there is a short verse for each week of the year that captures the inner mood of the season. Used as a meditative stimulus, the weekly verse can be an inspiring starting point to an inner experience of the changing year. The MidWinter verses for this time of year provide a beautiful image of the inner power on which we can draw to meet the outer challenge of the winter season:

The Impulse of my soul strives on in blessedness,
To bear the spiritual Light into the world’s wintry night
That the shining soul force may take root
In the foundations of the world,
And the Divine Word resound
Through the obscurity of sense
Transfiguring all existence.

With best wishes,

Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

This week's cover photo shows children entranced by the bonfire at this week's Kindy Midwinter Festival.  » Read More

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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard is from the Year 5 Ancient Egypt main lesson, and was drawn by class teacher, Rodney Dean. » Read More

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Midwinter Festival

Students from Class 1 to Year 12 walked the winter spiral this week, set up in the Sylvia Brose Hall at Middle Cove. They were accompanied by lyre players from the school, Christian and Liza Lillicrap on piano and Natasha Petit on violin.

Below is this year's spiral before and after candles.

After walking all the way to the Middle Cove campus, Class 2 went home via a three hour bush walk through Harold Reid Reserve with Katherine and some parent helpers. Class One walked back to Castlecrag, where Roger lit a bonfire, toasted some doughies with jam, and sang some songs around the fire.

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Work experience help for Year 10 students

Your work experience forms are due early in Term 3.
You can receive advice, support and extra help for securing a great work experience week.
Deb will be available to chat to about all things Work Experience during these times throughout the rest of Term 2:
Just drop into the Learning Support/Art Therapy room! » Read More

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Class 6 Physics Acoustics work

These fabulous artworks were painted during the Class 6 Physics - Acoustics main lesson.

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Class 3 skip-athon

Class 3 are skipping for our native animals over a two-week period, raising money for WIRES animal rescue. One boy said he's skipped over 4,000 times!! So seek them out if you think you can support their cause.

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Class 3 eco-dyeing

Class 3’s relaxation group have been eco-printing woollen singlets. Lyn Clifton has been supporting children through their senses and as we are in mid-winter, warmth is particularly important.

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Twilight Concerts Term 2

Twilight Concerts this term will take place over two nights, at the Middle Cove Campus in the Sylvia Brose Hall.

Twilight Concert - Classes 4-6
Tuesday June 26, 6pm – 8pm

Twilight Concert - Years 7 and up
Wed, June 27, 6pm – 8pm

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In the Library

This week in the library, we showcase another artwork from our Senior Library. 

Transcience by Year 11 student, Abbey Hardwick
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Games for the Junior library

Now the weather is turning cooler, our primary students are spending more time in the junior library so we are looking for board games suitable for Classes 3-6 with all pieces intact. Examples include Bingo, Cluedo, Boggle, jigsaws, ones that can be played over a shorter period of time. Games can be left at reception at Middle Cove for the attention of Lynne Collett. » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Kindy Winter Festival

On Tuesday of this week Kindy parents and children braved the elements and came together on a very cold and wet winter evening to celebrate their winter festival. After sharing warming soup and bread we all entered the Hall to the accompaniment of a small group of older siblings playing lyre. A highlight of the evening was a very special puppet play prepared by the Kindergarten teachers. The children watched with wide eyes and wonder as they heard the story of a little girl who went on a journey to find the stars. Eventually with the help of 'four feet' who carried her to '0 feet at all', who led her across the sea to the glistening path that led to the shining stairs with no steps, the little girl found the starry realm....

After an adventurous lantern walk into the dark wet night, our little lanterns bravely lighting the way, we finished the evening around a warming fire singing winter songs and eating our freshly baked star cookies.

Below are photos of King Winter and snowflakes from Wattle Kindy's nature table and gnomes from Waratah Kindy.

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Playgroup News

Sandra is seen here holding the light for the playgroup families as they observed their own midwinter festival this week. » Read More

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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Pondering Bio-dynamic Understanding of our Earth and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Connection to Country, Parent Talks in June with Sandra Frain
Tuesday June 26, 1pm – 3pm
Glenaeon Preschool, 118 Sydney Street, Willoughby, next to Bales Park

Twilight Concert - Classes 4-6
Tuesday June 26, 6pm – 8pm
Middle Cove Campus - Sylvia Brose Hall

Twilight Concert - Years 7 and up
Wednesday June 27, 6pm – 8pm
Middle Cove Campus - Sylvia Brose Hall

Year 11 Outdoor Education - Indigenous immersion Northern Territory (cont)
Sunday June 24 – Wednesday July 4 » Read More

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Glenaeon School Tours

Glenaeon School Tours & Enrolment Events

Tuesday 7 Aug 2018 – 9am-11:30am
Mon 30 July 9.30-11.00am
Thursday 25 October - 9:30am – 11:30am 

To book a tour please go to the website and click on Enrolments or click HERE » Read More

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Foundation update

We’re now 10 days away from the end of 2018 Annual Giving - and we’ve just heard some exciting news.

Two generous donors who are passionate about supporting our Middle Cove Playground redevelopment project have agreed to match all donations made from now until June 30.

That means if you donate today, your contribution will have double the impact. So, for example if you donate $285 the Glenaeon Foundation receives $570!

We’ve been blown away by the Glenaeon communities support so far. Over the past eight weeks, 81 families have donated $83,220! But we still have more work to do to raise $66,780 to reach our goal of $150,000 by June 30.

Don’t forget all donations to the Glenaeon Foundation are Tax Deductible and you will receive an official Tax Receipt.

Will you chip in today to make double the difference? We’ve got 10 days. Let’s do this!
Please donate at
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Glenaeon Parents' Association (GPA) News

The healthy social life is found when in the mirror of each human being, the whole community finds it’s reflection, and when in the community the virtue of each one is living” Rudolf Steiner

Dear Friends and Families of Glenaeon,

After careful consideration and planning the GPA and our class parents have confirmed the items for the 2018 School Project Funding. As such we are excited to announce the purchase of:

  • a set of seven new kayaks allowing Scottie the opportunity to further develop our rich outdoor education program
  • the all-important build of a safety barrier on Eastern Valley Way
  • and chairs, tables and umbrellas for the soon to be completed café deck. We look forward to seeing the new deck in full swing with families and students enjoying this idyllic meeting spot. 
How very fortunate we are to have this opportunity to extend our children’s already magnificent school campus. Important dates for the diary include;
Wed August 8 - Next GPA/Class Parent meeting, 7.30pm Castlecrag Campus
Friday September 21 - Twilight Market (Term 3) hosted by Class 1
Friday November 2 - Opening night of Glenaeon Family Fair and Art Show
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Community News

School Canteen

They're back! And dealing beautifully with all the paving going on around them. We're hoping to have access to the canteen back to normal next week, so thank you everyone for coping so well this week.

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Glenaeon studios

The next workshop is Being (t)here “mapping the poetics of place” with India Flint on Friday 27- Sunday 29 July (3 days) from 9.30am - 4pm. We are very fortunate to have India Flint present at Glenaeon Studios for three days to guide us into an adventure with eco-printing and felting. You can visit India’s website For more information about Glenaeon Studios email Elizabeth Ellean at » Read More

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CIPs Term 2

Dear Parents,
Each family is billed $140 per term for the Community Involvement Program. When voluntary work is done and registered, it can be credited back to your account at the rate of $17.50 per hour (in other words 8 hours per term will entitle you to the full $140 credit). It is now time to start claiming your CIP credits for Term 2. As there are over 340 families at Glenaeon it takes some time to process the credits for everybody so we ask that you submit your Term 2 CIP hours by Friday 22 June in order to have them credited back to you via next term’s invoice. Click READ MORE for further details... » Read More

The CIP form is available online so it’s very simple to do! Simply go to the Glenaeon web-site, click on the ‘Community’ tab at the top, then click on ‘Community Involvement Program’. There is a link which appears at the bottom of the page ‘complete CIP form’. Alternatively click on this link to take you directly there:

You can complete the form on-line and hit ‘submit’. Or if you prefer there is also a link to a paper form (pdf) at the bottom of the page which you can simply print, fill out manually and hand in at reception. The paper forms are also available in the CIP folder held at reception.

Note, you must submit your CIP hours worked regardless of which committee/event/role you participate in or hold. Note that credits are not carried over from one year to the next.

Kind regards,
Amanda Ford
(part time)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
9am – 3pm
Ph: 9932 2310
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Eurythmy classes

Tuesday 4pm-5pm
Ease, form, grace, balance, flexibility Movement with body, soul and spirit
contact: » Read More

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The 2017-18 Entertainment Books are now available!

The NEW 2017 | 2018 Entertainment™ Book and Digital Memberships are available now and are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers. To see what’s inside, click HERE For just $70, you'll receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers.
Buy an Entertainment™ Membership and support our school!
20% of the proceeds go towards fundraising for the GPA

For more information about the book, click this link HERE » Read More

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Welcome Home Playgroup

As the earth and air are cooling in this autumn time so near, we too come closer in this contracting time of year.
A new playgroup at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner Preschool
Monday mornings: 9:00- 11:00am (Our first Monday of the Term 2 is April 30)
118 Sydney St, Willoughby
Next to Bales Park
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A warm, supportive play-based program for parents and young children (birth to three)
When: each school term: 9 week program
Maximum 10 parents – Cost $240 per term. 
Please call Sandra on 0413 271 308 or Preschool on 9412 4457 or email to register your interest. 

What to bring for playgroup?

Slippers/shoes, hats for warm feet and heads
A wee something healthy to share at morning tea.
Our Thursday - Tuesday playgroup welcomes you:
A spot of herb tea then a gracious morning circle, holding hands together under the sky so high. 
Into the playroom we prance, for a story the puppets gift for our glance.
Washing our hands, and creating with dough.
Now some inside play before a scrumptious shared Morning tea like so. 
The Dusty Gnome leads us to ‘clean our home’, before we scamper out to the welcoming gardens for a play-filled roam.

(Adult-centred activities abound, with supportive discussions on pertinent child-centred issues of the day.)
Our joyous closing circle signals warm home-made bread and fragrant sphagni oil to bless us on our way.
“Slowly, slowly, very slowly slides the little snail, then quickly, quickly, very quickly runs the little mouse.”
See you soon,
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New fee payment options for 2019

Dear Parents,
We are introducing some changes to our Billing process to streamline the payment of school fees. From 2019 you will have two options for the payment of Tuition Fees:
1. Prepayment - this will attract a 3% discount on the total yearly Tuition Fees (fees must be paid in full by 29 January 2019)
2. Direct Debit - this enables Account Holders to pay the total annual fees in ten equal monthly instalments (February – November) via a credit card or a bank account. Click below for more details... » Read More

We will no longer be offering the payment of school fees by term, and will send out more detailed payment information in Term 4. Please contact me if you wish to discuss any of these details on 02 9932 2310

Kind Regards
Amanda Ford
9932 2310
Part-time (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
9am – 3pm
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Glenaeon Secondhand Uniform Shop - grab a jumper!

The Secondhand Uniform Shop opens alternate Fridays from 3:00 - 3:45 pm during term.
Dates for this term are as follows: last day is next Friday June 29.

We have heaps of nice jumpers for sale at $10 each, and a large selection of blazers at $75 each. Grab a warm winter bargain to keep your child toasty at school this winter. Your donations of clean, gently used uniforms are always welcome. Just leave them in a bag at reception and they will be put back into circulation. Lori 0428668056 » Read More

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Secondhand Uniform Shop needs a New Coordinator

If you are looking for a fun way to complete your CIP points, please consider volunteering as Secondhand Uniform Shop coordinator. As I will be leaving my post at the end of this year when my son graduates, I am seeking a friendly, organised parent to take over. The role takes an hour or two each week, and it’s a great way to meet parents, students and staff. Click below for more details... » Read More

No special skills are necessary, just sort and hang up donations, help parents and students find the uniforms they need, help teachers and staff with any uniform needs (school concert, emergency uniforms, exchange student uniforms, backup sport uniforms etc), and wash the occasional donation as needed. Please contact me at 0428668056 if you are interested. Thank you. Lori Graff
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Glenaeon Careers Centre

Glenaeon Careers Facebook group is a brilliant resource for school leavers and those students and their families beginning to think about life after school. This week and last, we've posted about the new direct application to ANU university, based in part on a holistic view of the student, and a co-curricular or service requirement. Wow!

Click HERE and ask to join the group for all the up-to-the-minute information about open days, courses, summer schools, application deadlines and articles of interest. » Read More

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Parent Education

Parent Education - Term 3

Our Parent Education schedule for Term 3  has been released here so save the dates now! 

Thursday 2 August, 7.30 pm 
The Twelve Senses with Barbara Baldwin, Marion Mahony Griffin Hall

Monday 20 August 7.30pm
Fathers Only Night, for fathers of children up to 7 years, Playgroup room 

Friday 31st August 9.15am
Seamus and Meaghan Music Workshop, Hall kitchen 

 Friday 21st September 9.15am
Food Intolerances with Lakshmi Prasana, Marion Mahony Griffin Hall » Read More

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The JOY of Sourdough Bread Making

A great time was had last Saturday morning at Sandra's sourdough breadmaking workshop with many different age groups learning this time-honoured tradition.

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Parent Talks and Workshops

Glenaeon Preschool is hosting a series of talks on Organic and Bio-dynamic Farming and Gardening and Organic foods, as well as connections of bio-dynamics to the indigenous relationship to country. These talks and workshops are open to the community and are free in the interests of the sustainable approach to the earth we will hand on to our children. Our preschool has a bio-dynamic organic garden and cooks with organic foods. Come and join us for these talks and a cup of tea and some sourdough bread. All welcome.
Parent Talk in June with Sandra Frain
Tuesday 26 June 1.45-3pm - Pondering Bio-dynamic Understanding of our Earth and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Connection to Country. 

Venue: 118 Sydney Street, Willoughby, next to Bales Park
Please RSVP if possible so we can be prepared - 02 9412 4457
Click HERE for more details or read more below... 
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Sandra Frain BCS MSC (ED):
Sandra is a bio-dynamic gardener and has decades of experience creating educational programs for children and their families in a unique celebration of life. Sandra is devoted to supporting people in their quest to nurture nature and humanity. She develops and delivers teacher and parent training programs internationally.
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Simplicity Parenting

As I have spent several days in bed recuperating from my Mid Winter dose of the flu I have been able to spend some time reading “Spirit Led Community” by Lisa Romero.

Lisa talks about how the natural environment and the ‘kingdoms of nature play a lesser role in the process of raising a child today’ than they have in the past. The child, she says is ‘increasingly being educated more through the “invented” world than through the natural world.’ She also says that the ‘kingdoms of nature….are born out of a relationship to wisdom that lives beyond the capacity of the so-called human-made inventions’ and that ‘nature itself is being dethroned from its kingly task of reminding us of the the internal kingdoms within us’

In Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne also talks about the four connections – to nature, to family, to friends and to self and how these need to be fostered to create healthy children.

Inspired by these ideas and in the context of the RHYTHM pillar of Simplicity Parenting I would like to look at how we can connect to nature in MID WINTER through our senses and so connect to the ‘internal kingdoms within us’. Click below to read more... » Read More

If you do have central heating in your home I recommend you do not have it turned up too high (21-22 degrees), this way your child can still experience the delight of a warm bath and a hot water bottle, a crackling fire in the fire place or in the back yard. Mid Winter bushwalks are great family activities, everyone can put on their coats and boots and go out and collect things for the nature table. So many native plants flower in the winter and it is healthy for children to experience their colours and smells. Cold winter walks also allow the children to experience a healthy, hearty winter appetite and it is nourishing to come home to the smell of a slow cooked soup or stew. 

Another way to experience Mid Winter in a rhythmical way is to bring the darkness into your homes and into your children’s lives. Ebba Bodame told me that in German kindergartens the children arrive in the darkness and are welcomed only by candle light until the sun rises. This is a lovely way to teach children the ‘inwardness’ of the winter season. One mother told me she did not use lights at night when her children were very young, this way she could give them dinner and have them in bed very early! Just minimising electric lighting and using more candles will bring the mood of Mid Winter into your home.

Mid Winter is also a wonderful time for stories. Telling our children stories of what winter was like when we were young is always fun for everyone. What were your favourite smells, tastes, what was your bed like, what did you wear? Some anecdotes about getting cold and keeping warm. These are all nourishment for your child’s soul. Reading books together is also a good winter activity – getting into bed on a Sunday afternoon with a good book is an experience no child should miss.

If we are very conscious about our relationship with winter our children will learn so much more about themselves in the world and develop a connection with the ‘wisdom that lives beyond the capacity of the so called human-made inventions’. We are also exposing them to so much joy that is awaiting us in our experience of the natural world and to the wonders of the cycles of nature that are at the very heart of our humanity.

Mary Heard is a Simplicity Parenting Coach and runs courses in Simplicity Parenting at Glenaeon throughout the Year. 
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Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft


Family Fair and Art Show

Book donations needed

We are now collecting donations for the 2nd hand book stall. If you have any books you no longer want, and that are in GOOD CONDITION (very important!!) please bring them into Castlecrag Campus Reception. » Read More

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Do you have broken toys that need a bit of love

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Calling all Clever Crafties

Yes it IS that time already! The 2018 Family Fair Silent Auction team are calling out to our community to help showcase the amazing creatives and generous philanthropes within Glenaeon’s student, family and friends network.

Art & craft donations – extending the invitation to all members of the Glenaeon community - parents, grandparents, individual students, teachers, alumni and friends - your donation of time and talent will add to the incredible array of works and contribute to our fundraising efforts. You might have something already made, or perhaps a new project in mind… please contact Angela Lakkis on 0410 600 876 or with any questions, offers or ideas you’d like to explore. » Read More

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Grassroots Eco Store – Full Range of Sphagnis available

If you haven't yet heard about Sphagnis, they are peat moss and plant oil emulsions used externally as a moisturiser to envelop the user in a protective cocoon, helping withstand and protect against outside influences. Rudolf Steiner spoke of a time when we would need extra protection from external stimuli and influences and suggested that this protection could be provided by Sphagnum or Peat Moss. In nature, Peat Moss filters what is in the air and environment above the Moss beds to produce and protect crystal clear, vital and energised water below. Wearing a Sphagni provides a boundary and feels like you are covered in a special membrane filtering external circumstances, stimuli and experiences.
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Sphagni Rose is a most popular variety. For children, wearing Sphagni Rose can feel like being surrounded by their mother's cuddle which they can take with them as they go about their day. It allows the heart to remain open while offering a protective shield to the wearer. So often when overwhelmed or in uncomfortable and unfamiliar surroundings we close our hearts, withdraw and hunch our shoulders forward in a protective gesture.This restricts our breathing, rhythmic and circulatory systems, contributing to tension and constriction in the body. Rose is the traditional heart remedy, used to help remain open, stand tall, take part in and offer valuable contributions to our environment and the situations we find ourselves.

If you are looking for a Sphagni to support you during winter then Sphagni Eucalypti has an affinity for the Rhythmic System, likened to the Rhythmic System's balancing and mediating properties. Eucalyptus supports the chest and breathing processes and can be used in winter when there is a tendency to colds for decongestions. Eucalyptus as an oil, is both warming and cooling. first it will engage the expansive, stimulating effect of the warmth process and then the warmth process is withdrawn as a cooling, contraction takes place allowing a harmonising rhythm to take over.

Southern Swan's range of Anthroposophical and Homoeopathic creams and lotions are available at Grassroots Eco Store. Southern Swan strive to use only the finest ingredients sourced from Biodynamic and where that is not possible, organic, wild harvested and local origins. All products are handmade in small batches. It's all good!

Thank you for shopping locally at Grassroots Eco Store - a portion of every sale goes to Glenaeon.

Opening Hours during term
Monday: open by request
Tuesday: 8.45am–11.30am
Wednesday: 8.45am–3.15pm
Thursday: 8.30am–10.30am
Friday: 2.30pm–4.00pm

Contact me on 0416 035 173 or pop into the shop soon!

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Repair café

Set up by a group of skilled and dedicated lower North Shore residents, the Repair Cafe's motto is “Toss it? No way!!” We want to fix it! It’s about breaking the cycle of buy, use, toss it out. Various items such as jewellery, ceramics, shoes, toys, clothes, zips, bags, small woodwork repairs, and household battery-operated items can be repaired. Even if you don’t have something to repair, you can watch and learn or enjoy a fair trade coffee with organic milk and teas, and a range of special home-made cakes.

The schedule for 2018 is 1st and 2nd Sunday each month 2pm to 4pm at Living & Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

All free. Donations are welcomed and appreciated. The donations collected are used to cover the ongoing cost of materials needed for repairs plus any ingredients used for food and drinks.
For more information, email us or call/text us Wendy 94204884 or 0410280912.  » Read More

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Creative Writing course

Glenaeon parent, Elizabeth Rosa, is running a creative writing course, "Find Yourself Through Journals and Letters", at Sydney Community College on Saturday 30 June. For more information, go to

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National Arts Conference 1-4 July 2018

All educators in Steiner Schools are warmly invited to attend the National Arts Conference hosted by Samford Valley Steiner School. The conference is for anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the mission of the Arts for Human Development in our time. The keynote lectures will be presented by Iris Sullivan and will cover the role of colour and the arts in human and soul development. In these lectures Iris will explore the question “why art?” from an anthroposophical perspective. The conference includes workshops in several artistic disciplines including music, eurythmy, visual art, sculptural art, speech and practical arts/handwork. For more information on the conference, including the program and registration details, please go to:  » Read More

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Photo Frame for Glenaeon School Photos

Handmade in Tasmanian Blackwood & Tasmanian Oak solid wood, using traditional and conservation techniques, these 'Grow' frames are made to cherish the wondrous years. Tailored to fit 12 or 14 Glenaeon wallet size school photos over the years, and a 5x7" photo, the frame is available in 2 sizes.
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Rudolf Steiner House

There are two conferences taking place in August; please have a look at the calendar below. And this is a call to anyone who is looking for support for Anthroposophical Studies; the Harry and Rose Goldman Trust supports individuals to attend studies based on the work of Rudolf Steiner. So if you or anyone you know is interested in this, please have a look here and here for more details and on how to apply. Please note a correction in the dates for the Winter Study; this will now take place over three Saturdays and starts on 30th June. The lectures can be found in the books 'Man and the world of Stars' or 'Reverse Ritual'.
And for those of you who have missed the performance of the play "Caedmon", there is another performance happening on 23rd June in Newcastle.
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22nd June: Winter Creative Communion. A great morning course for adults to work creatively and artistically. 
23rd June: One more thing or Caedmon. This is a performance of a play is by Christopher Fry, about Caedmon. Starring three graduates from the Harkness Studio Steiner Speech and Drama Training - Neil Anderson, Manfred Beck and Tim McGovern.
24th-26th June: Let the Phenomena Speak! This is a 4-day course at The Nature Institute. 26th June: Tuesday lecture TBA
26th June: Esoteric Science Study group. This study group studies the chapter 'Knowledge of the Higher Worlds' from the book Esoteric Science and meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
30th June: A Winter study. A series of meetings to work through three lectures given by Rudolf Steiner on the relationship between the Anthroposophical Society and the Movement for Religious renewal.
1st - 4th July: National Arts Conference. This is a four day conference in Brisbane, exploring the mission of the arts for human development, and includes many workshops in various artistic disciplines.
3rd July: The Passing of Arthur. From Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Performed by Séamus Maynard and directed by Meaghan Witri.
9th - 12th July: Vital Years Conference. Developing the Self: the Inner and Outer Work of the Early Childhood Educator. This is the annual conference for anyone working with young children and the keynote speakers are Lisa Romero and Louise de Forest.
14th July: A Winter study. A series of meetings to work through three lectures given by Rudolf Steiner on the relationship between the Anthroposophical Society and the Movement for Religious renewal.
14th - 18th July: Becoming Human. This is a Youth Conference of the Youth Section at the Goetheanum..
21st - 25th July: Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Dramas around the world. This is a week-long conference at the Goetheanum with Performing, Experiencing & Exploring Destiny Community
24th July: Practical Initiation Science. This is a fortnightly study group and is open to anyone who is able to commit to the work on a regular basis.
28th July: A Winter study. A series of meetings to work through three lectures given by Rudolf Steiner on the relationship between the Anthroposophical Society and the Movement for Religious renewal.
31st July: What is the karma of being a settler Australian in Indigenous Australia? And what is the social challenge? A talk with Phillipa Cordwell.
13th August: Angels and other Spiritual Beings. A talk with John Pater at Lorien Novalis.
14th August: Biodynamics and the healing properties of the Biodynamic preparations. A talk with Chris Miliotis. Biodynamics was a gift to heal the earth. We will explore why this is even more so than ever. 
16th - 18th August: "Perceiving with the Heart - When Knowing Becomes Love" conference. This is the annual conference of the Anthroposophical Society in Australia and is this year held in Perth. Constanza Kaliks and Bodo von Plato are the special guests.
21st August: Health and the Art of Balancing. A talk with Karla Cryer. How do we find Balance in our lives when society is solidly pitted against it?The lecture covers the balancing between taking in and digesting, self and other interest, thinking/action the role of the heart, boundaries, and the role of the subconscious.
24th-26th August: "Developing the Self for Our Tasks in the World" conference. This is a conference organised by the NSW branch and will take place at Linuwel School in East Maitland. The program will be finalised soon.

If you would like to contact Sydney Rudolf Steiner College about any of our courses or other information:
Address: 307 Sussex Street Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9261 4001
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Lifeline Book Fair

Sydney's biggest book fair is coming to Wahroonga on Thursday/Friday July 19/20 from 9:00am to 9.00pm and Saturday/Sunday July 21/22 from 9:00am to 5.00pm at Knox Grammar School. With ninety thousand books, plus CDs, DVDs and games, this is not your average book fair! Most importantly, it supports the work of Lifeline crisis support services. » Read More

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Australian Girls Choir – June Open Classes

Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Contact us if you would like to attend a free trial class in June.  Ph 9922 6733 or email » Read More

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Cosy cottage in Katoomba

TO LET - Near village with view to bushland with large garden for children to play.
For fun winter time, library with open fireplace, combustion heater in dining room (wood provided) and gas heating. Spectacular sunsets from sunroom. Will suit 4-6 people, minimum two nights. Linen and towels provided. For enquiries and bookings ring Ebba on 0415 673 747 or Billie 0410 233 499

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Rudolf Steiner College courses

Rudolf Steiner College has a number of courses available. 
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Special invitation - two weekends of anthroposophy, eurythmy, clay and painting.
June 9/10 & July 28/29
An opportunity has arisen for all teachers and parents in the Steiner community to join our early childhood students in their study of the what lies behind the curriculum taught in our schools.
These two weekends offer a special insight and introduction to some key concepts and teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Dr Renate Long-Breipohl leads the weekends with lectures on the three-fold composition of the human being (Body, Soul and Spirit) which is interwoven with a presentation on our four bodies – Physical, Etheric, Astral and Ego.
The Temperaments and the three faculties of the soul – Thinking, Feeling and Willing are also explored in these weekends. Eurythmy, Clay and Painting, support our understanding and time is given to these artistic practices.
All parents and teachers are invited to join us. Please note, places are limited.
Date: June 9/10 & July 28/29
Time: Saturday 9.30am – 4pm, Sunday 9.30am – 1pm Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College
307 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
For more information call Linda St Clair on (02) 9261 4001.
or book at the college. Details HERE

Healthy Communication: Teacher’s Voice
An intensive voice health program working with all aspects of voice health for the classroom teacher. A face-to-face workshop with two full-day intensives and a period of peer observations in between. Completing this course will contribute 10hrs of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. 
Semester 2: Thursday 2 August and Thursday 23 Aug (5 hours each day)

Click HERE for details

NESA approved
NPD918 Positive Discipline: Effective and Caring Behavioural Management
Fees: $300.00
Presenter: Lou Harvey-Zahra
Course Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018 – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, 307 Sussex St, CBD Sydney.
Individuals: $300
Whole Faculty School Enrolments: $270 per teacher
Classroom discipline can be a stressful component of a teacher’s work life. Therefore, this course provides knowledge and understanding of the reasons behind challenging behaviours and a toolbox of practical, everyday ideas for good classroom management and for transforming classroom behaviours in an effective manner. 
Click HERE for details
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Piano free to a good home

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Constitutional Acupuncture in Neutral Bay

People are different. We all have different abilities and preferences, and the same applies to our health and constitution. Constitutional Acupuncture is a new and powerful approach that comes from recognising these differences and treating each patient accordingly.

Knowing your constitution is the key to leading a healthy life, including better weight control, a strong immune system, and healthy skin. Constitutional Acupuncture can also help when children are experiencing sleeping issues, emotional imbalance, headaches, digestion problems, skin complaints, and allergies.

More information at
For all appointments, please call or text Hyonna at 0481 287 346 » Read More

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Craniosacral Therapy - Northbridge

Be Held and Be Heard. Rest and Relax. Allow and Trust. Your body is its own Healer.
What is CST – The Practicalities
This light touch therapy generally includes contact points at the feet, sacrum and head, you will remain fully clothed and (if comfortable) lie on your back on a massage table.
About Me
I’m Jo and I have two children at Glenaeon, in Class 1 and 3. I fell in love with CST when introduced by a friend from Switzerland and I completed my Training in London in 2009. As well as Craniosacral Therapy I work as a Life and Spirituality Coach. 
Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm (additional days are available, please call for details )
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge
Adult Initial Appointment 1.5hrs $150, Follow Up 1hr $100
Child Initial Appointment 45mins $75, Follow Up 30mins $50
Book a series of 3 treatments & receive a 10% discount
Adult appointments available online (Thursdays only) at
Or you can call me (Jo) on 0424 232 473 or email me at
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Be Held and Be Heard
Your whole system will express and unwind, safely and gently. Traumas, blocks and resistances are given space and time. As they are held, honoured and heard they release and transform. 
Rest and Relax
The safe, meditative space allows your nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair. In this state that your bodies self-healing abilities are maximised.
Allow and Trust
Using a heightened sensitivity of touch, I will energetically connect to the flows in your body. Deep, intuitive listening allows your body to fully express itself, facilitating shifts and transformation in energetic blocks and resistances.

I am deeply inspired by energy and the interconnection of humans to each other as well as earth and cosmos. I believe that as more people experience and know this connection they will be inspired to live from love, with kindness and compassion for all. 
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Marian St Theatre Holiday Workshops

Marian Street Theatre for Young People is the North Shore’s leading drama institution, established in 1974, and has drama school and holiday workshops. Get in contact to find out more about their excellent drama programs.
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Hi my name is Myah Clifton and I am in Year 10 at Glenaeon. I have been doing reading with the Class Threes since the beginning of this year, and have really enjoyed spending time with the children, so I would like to offer myself for babysitting. I am also able to help with homework if needed, and I can be flexible with times.

If interested please contact me on 0422 572 997 or 02 9967 5789 » Read More

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Community Events


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Middle Cove Campus:

Administration & Classes 3 to 12
5a Glenroy Avenue,
Middle Cove NSW 2068

Telephone 61 2 9417 3193
Fax 61 2 9417 5346

Castlecrag Campus:

Kindergarten-Class 2
121 Edinburgh Road,
Castlecrag NSW 2068

Telephone 61 2 9958 0774
Fax 61 2 9958 0754

Preschool Campus:

118 Sydney Street,
Willoughby NSW 2067

Telephone 61 2 9412 4457