Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

From Director of Development

Dear Former Glenaeon Students,

Welcome to the eighth edition of GlenX News, the first issue of 2018.

Firstly, we would like to welcome the Class of 2017 to the Glenaeon Alumni Community and congratulate them all on a balanced year of academic learning, exploration, outdoor experiences, performance, design and creation!

Last year culminated for many of them in a trip to the United States to kayak and hike down 300 km of the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River. This trip was an Australian school first, the result of Glenaeon winning a bid from hundreds of travellers around the world to raft through the canyon. » Read More

We offer our congratulations to the whole cohort for a great range of results in the Higher School Certificate and look forward to following their journey as they embark on the next exciting phase of their lives.

In this issue, we talk to former Glenaeon students Simon Gunning (1969) and Daniel Stukel Beasly (1998) about their lives post-school. You will also read about the 2017 Reunions as well as the key events for 2018 and some of the school news. 

We hope you enjoy reading this issue and invite you to stay in touch. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events or reunions this year.


Nicole Crabb
Director of Development


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Where are They Now

Daniel Stukel Beasly (1998)

What have you been doing since school?

I studied Architecture at UNSW and graduated with first class honours in 2005. That same year I joined PTW Architects and commenced a senior role on the team designing a major extension to the National Gallery of Australia. The responsibilities included: facades, structure and high-performance internal glazing. There was also the extraordinary opportunity to realise a significant permanent artwork by the USA artist James Turrell, ‘Within Without’. » Read More

Seeking autonomy and a chance to develop my own design voice I started my own solo practice when I turned 30.The early projects explored themes of science and lighting and finding dynamic forms revealing the functional concept.

Discovering a collaborative synergy with my life partner, a costume and set designer for live theatre, the current business Stukel Stone was founded in 2014.I now co-direct this hybrid practice which offers Architecture and Performance Design services. The team of six work out of a characterful warehouse studio in Redfern.

An ongoing affiliation with UTS School of Architecture offers me current sessional work as a lecturer, tutor and guest critic. Also being an educator enables me to make a valuable contribution to the vocation.


What impact did Glenaeon have on your career choice?

True to the aspirations of the Glenaeon curriculum, I sought a well-rounded education studying high-level maths, English, languages, art and sciences.The challenge was to pursue a vocation which would continue this broad spectrum of skills and interests, and architecture seemed to be the best fit.An architect knows a little about almost everything, a true generalist, rather than a specialist. This was a chance to continue with a well-rounded education moving through adult life.


What is your favourite Glenaeon memory?


Experiences at Glenaeon are more a feeling than a memory. The sanctuary of the bushland campus and rituals in the day marked by class greetings, versus and focused main lessons, were a wonderful context within which to grow.I am confident that the encouragement to develop one’s unique individuality by the teachers and mentors is the genesis of a Glenaeon graduate’s free thinking, unfettered by social constructs.


What are your plans for the future?

Stukel Stone is the primary focus in my life at the moment. The practice is gaining momentum with industry recognition and exciting public commissions, but most importantly it is attracting clients who represent a good fit and who understand what we value. The intention is to continue approaching each new project with originality and optimism, hopefully uncovering a little gem of ingenuity.

For more information, check out Daniel’s website https://www.stukelstone.com, Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stukelstone/?fref=ts and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stukel_stone/



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Simon Gunning (1969)

Simon Gunning is a celebrated artist based in the United States. He is renowned for painting local scenery, including the Southern Louisiana landscape. Simon has the ability to reproduce scenes from different times of the day and frame them in a way that captures the light and colours so unique to the landscape. His style of painting has been described as “an iconic personal statement about life, death, sorrow, and a love affair with an exotic land.” » Read More

In 1999, Gunning was awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship by the Louisiana Division of the Arts. Through this fellowship, his work has been exhibited in many public and private locations across the U.S.A as well as Paris, London, and Australia. Congratulations to Simon on his success!

Here, Simon tells us about his career, his memories of Glenaeon and plans for the future.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SINCE SCHOOL?

I began school at Dalcross in Pymble, and studied at Glenaeon until I was 13 years old in 1969.

When my parents moved to Melbourne, I enrolled at The Victorian College of Art where I studied painting and drawing. I was privileged to have Fred Williams as a private tutor for two semesters, and he put me on the path to where I am today.

Another important artist, David Hockney, visited the college and offered postgraduate scholarships in painting at the Royal Academy in London to the students, for which I applied and was accepted. However, I never made it to London.

I moved to the U.S.A over 30 years ago and, after a year in New York, I returned to New Orleans, which became my home and where I met my wife, Shelly. I worked as a bartender and waiter in the French Quarter of New Orleans until the chips fell into place for me and I made my way into the art world in the United States.

Essentially, I have drawn and painted all my life and plan to continue to do so, as I have not yet realised my contribution to the language of art.

WHAT IMPACT DID GLENAEON HAVE ON YOUR CAREER CHOICE?

Glenaeon had an enormous impact on my life and career as an artist. I was encouraged from the beginning and was nurtured in a very personal way. Alan Whitehead was one of my teachers; he was an artist, the first real one I met. Miss Sylvia Brose took me under her arm and provided me with a room to draw when the other kids pursued a broad range of cultural activities. The teachers were incredible; I don't remember all their names, however, we had a Math Teacher who took us camping in the Kangaroo Valley. The impact of the teachers was profound.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GLENAEON MEMORY?

There are so many memories of Gleanaeon; from the day to day activities to playing in the bamboo patch and coming to school up Sugar Loaf Bay by kayak.

Also, there was an amusing incident when my brother Dan caught a red belly black snake and was sent home with the snake in a duffel bag. I went home with him for "safety " reasons, however, when Dan showed the snake off in the back of the bus to the housewives, they were not amused, and we were kicked off the 203 bus. As mum was driving along Edinburgh Road, she caught us heading home and brought us back to school and took the snake home. Much to our disappointment.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?

Being an artist is a hard-earned privilege, with which comes a responsibility to share and pass on the torch to others and shed light on the world. Thus, to use what you have created for a positive force in the world. It is the gift of alchemy. The future is an unfinished painting, and none of this would have ever been possible without the love and support of my wife and family.

See below for a few famous pieces of art created by Simon Gunning


Simon Gunning
Two Wrecks with Black Crowned Heron


Simon Gunning
Blue Nets on Blue



Simon Gunning
Passing Through the Harvey Canal



Want to know more about Simon Gunning and his work? Visit http://simongunning.com/ for more information.

Reference
http://arthurrogergallery.com/artists/simon-gunning/
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Community News

Foundation Update

The Glenaeon Foundation has been operational for five years now and it is encouraging to witness our culture of philanthropy grow. In 2017 nearly 50% of our families made a donation through either the Building Fund or through our Annual Giving program and we are very thankful for your support. All donations to the Glenaeon Foundation are tax deductible. » Read More

In 2017 our Fundraising program has raised over $132,000, a substantial amount of which will be used for the much needed repair and renovation of our beloved Sylvia Brose Hall. Funds raised will be put to very good use with a program of works that includes;

The installation of a new energy efficient heating and cooling system
Rendering the walls to create a more modern feel
Sanding and repairing the floor boards
Installing a state of the art audio visual system
Repairing the worn curtains with stage quality curtains

Work is expected to commence shortly on the Sylvia Brose Hall.

In 2016 we opened the Glenaeon Community Kitchen which was the first program of work for the Foundation. The Kitchen has been operational for a year now and students and staff are enjoying delicious organic food thanks to Sharon Dirkin, our Canteen Operator. 

The end of year Foundation Cocktail Party was held on 29th November 2017 to thank our generous donors for their support this year. This event is always a highlight in the Foundation calendar.
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Reunions

2017 Reunions

In 2017 we had the pleasure to host three reunions where we could reconnect with our former students from classes of 1897, 1997 and 2007. Check out below what we found out about our former students. » Read More

This year we were pleased to host three reunions where we reconnected with our former students from the classes of 1987, 1997 and 2007. Check out below what we found out about our former students below.
On Saturday 2 September we held a Class of 1997 reunion. There was great excitement amongst the Alumni and some of their former teachers as they re-connected and shared stories of what they had been doing for the past 20 years.
It was a unique opportunity to hear exciting stories about the Class of 1997’s lives. Prana Arnold has spent 18 years as a humanitarian volunteer based in India. She is now based outside of Byron Bay, managing an organic vegan food business. Purdie Wood is an Integrative Therapist and is also a vocalist for the group “Care in the Sky”.
Ninna Millikin was our photographer for the evening and has been working as a writer, director and editor. Ninna is a filmmaker and her most recent production, ‘Plan Bee’, follows a group of former refugees who are budding beekeepers learning the importance of bees in our world.
Alex Yeomans, who works in the field of Engineering shared his impressions of being back at Glenaeon:
“Returning to the school after 20 years has rekindled many memories. I must pass credit to Glenaeon and the passionate teachers for many of my life skills and as well as the basis for learning many more technical skills since leaving. As a student, the adage of 'education for life' and learning skills through play have stayed with me and touring the school shows that this is just as important now as it was for me”.

We were also fortunate to have a few former (and current Glenaeon) teachers along. Thanks to Ann Reeve, Marion Schwarzrock, Julie Hamann and Glennis Mowday for joining in the celebration.
The 30 Year Reunion was held on the 16th September. A small group of former students gathered together to reminisce about school days and what paths their lives had taken since school. We were also fortunate that Glennis Mowday, Brigitte Tietge-Rollans and Anne Rouse joined the celebrations.
It was great to hear interesting stories about the Class of 1987’s lives.
Jeanette Salmon, who came from Queensland especially for the reunion, became a Teacher's Aide for primary students. Amanda Vella Crompton is also in the education sector as a teacher in the Performing Arts.

Erik Thorvaldson works as an Experimental Scientist for the National Measurement Institute. Adam Meyer, who also made a trip from Queensland, is working as an Insurance Consultant, while Emilia Salgado has completed three degrees and has worked in Communications, Business, and Project Management to name a few of her specialties!
Sarah Blooman works in the data area, and she shared her impressions of being back at Glenaeon – “It has been the most amazing experience coming back to Glenaeon, and seeing everyone. Such wonderful memories that will never be forgotten”.
Andrew Hill led a tour of the Middle Cove Campus at both events, which is always a reunion highlight. The Alumni were nostalgic as they re-visited the campus as adults and reminisced about their school years.

The last reunion of the year was held on the 18th November with the Class of 2007 at Glenaeon. We had 14 students gather to reminisce about school days and the paths their lives had taken since school.
We were also fortunate that many of former teachers joined the celebration including Daniela Falecki, Chris Collins, Manu Prasad, Scott Henderson, and Brigitte Tietge-Rollans.

Here are a few stories about the Class of 2007 students.

Saraya Van Someren Boyd, Harry Goodman and Tess Gunton are working in the education sector. Paolo Apostolides is an Architect involved with social projects, and Danielle Copper works for the Indigenous Affairs Group. Mallory Grien initially studied Psychology and is currently studying to become a nurse; we wish you good luck Mallory!
Sam Shennan is a Graphic Artist, while Charles Hudson and Charlotte Grien both work in the Hospitality industry. Thank you to the former students and teachers who joined us. Also, a big thank you to Charlotte Grien who helped us to organise the reunion.
We were fortunate to witness these special moments and we hope the Class of 2007, 1997 and 1987 will stay in touch with us and let us know what they are doing in the world. Thank you to the former students and teachers who joined us. It was lovely meeting you all!


Class of 2007

 

Class of 1997 



Class of 1987


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2018 Reunions

We are excited to announce the Glenaeon Alumni Reunion dates for this year.
Below are the list of 2018 Glenaeon Reunions:

Year 10 (Class of 2008) – Saturday 1 September 2018

Year 20 (Class of 1998) – Saturday 8 September 2018

Year 30 (Class of 1988) – Saturday 22 September 2018

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Reunions are a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends, see what's new at Glenaeon and share stories with your class teachers. We would love to get in touch with all of our graduates from these classes, so feel free to email us with your contact details at paular@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

You can also keep up to date with all the latest reunion and alumni news at www.facebook.com/glenaeonalumni
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Keep In Touch

Glenaeon Alumni Facebook Page

Have you joined the Glenaeon Alumni Facebook Page yet? This page allows you to re-connect with your former classmates, keeps you up-to-date with what's happening at Glenaeon, shares Alumni stories and upcoming events & reunions.
Check out our page at www.facebook.com/glenaeonalumni and don't forget to follow us!  » Read More


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Stay Connected

Are your contact details up to date? Did you get married and change your name? Don't forget to let us know! You can now easily change/add your contact details by completing and submitting the Stay Connected form on our website: » Read More

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School News

Careers

Glenaeon Careers Facebook page now has over 80 members and is constantly updating them with news about tertiary study, workshops, open days and much more. It's a brilliant resource for school leavers and those students and their families beginning to think about life after school.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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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Family Fair 2017

Family Fair week was a big one, a great weekend from the Art Show Opening on Friday 3th November 2017 through the Fair itself on Saturday and the Art Show continuing until Sunday afternoon. » Read More

A huge thank you goes to Class 4 parents who put in such enormous efforts to bring the Family Fair of 2017 to a happy conclusion. Their dedication was a gift of service to the whole community. Special thanks to Jacinta Dunn, Fair Coordinator, and to Airlie McConnell, Art Show Coordinator. They each fronted a behind the scenes team of parents who worked solidly over the past months to get the Art Show and Fair into shape including for the fair, Rod Segal, Matt Bradley, Julia and Rino Pekovitch, Jules Munro, Alison Rigby, Alix Segal and Matthew Browne for the GPA.

Special thanks the school Maintenance team led by the ever dependable Facilities Manager Michael Thomson plus Mary Heard for the Castlecrag campus, Margaret Millikin for school liaison and Michele Harris for the fabulous marketing.

The Art Show Opening on Friday night featured Alumni Annie Laerkesen (GlenX ’86), an established artist who officially opened the show. This very large undertaken was the work of a committee whose labours over many months brought this inspiring show together. As well as Airlie in the Art Show Committee, we thank Stephanie Graham, Donna Miller, Felicity Cutts, Adrian Sparrow and Sarah Callaghan.

Thank you to all parents: your presence and commitment made the Fair possible, all the way from set up, through running so many activities through to pull down and return to normal. A wonderful piece of work!

And the weather?? Well, our undaunted spirits shone through, making the day a success!




  
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New Glenaeon Mosaic

Do you know about our new Glenaeon mosaic? It was designed by teacher Brendan Strobl and unveiled at our 60th Anniversary Founders Day assembly on 22nd November 2017. The mosaic will be installed on the wall outside the entrance to Sylvia Brose Hall. What a beautiful mosaic it is!

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Year 12 HSC results

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on a balanced year of academic learning, exploration, outdoor experiences, performance, design and creation. » Read More

We offer congratulations to the whole cohort for a great range of results in the Higher School Certificate. Particular mention goes to the following students who achieved a Band 6 result, within the top 10% of the state:
• Carla da Roza achieved four Band 6 results in Ancient History, Society & Culture, Visual Arts and English – Advanced
• Luca Candotti achieved three Band 6 results in Chemistry, Mathematics and German Continuers.
• Asha Wiltshier achieved two Band 6 results in Biology and English – Advanced.
• Daniel Mechtersheimer achieved two Band 6 results in Biology and German Continuers.
• Sami Beaumont-Cankaya and Mischa Ree both achieved one Band 6 in Mathematics General.
• Phoebe Lockwood achieved one Band 6 in Visual Arts.

As well as the Year 12 students sitting the HSC, four Year 11 students sat the HSC Mathematics 2 Unit exam as accelerated students and all achieved a Band 6 result, a remarkable achievement for which they deserve congratulations:
• Edward Bacon
• Richard Nicotra
• Hugo Stackhouse
• Olivia Shurun Zhu.

Senior School Coordinator, Manu Prasad, was very pleased to see the year group had performed so well, with 55% of students achieved a mark in the top two bands (B5/6 or E3/4).

We also congratulate three students whose HSC artworks were chosen for the Smart Expressions Exhibition for April 2018. They were
• Imogen Hill for Designed to be Free
• Augusta Gunn-Lynch for Mountain Shadow
• Brianna Harris-Kairl for her video installation Fine Line.

Glenaeon celebrates all our students who have shown commitment to learning above and beyond. We have a number of stories of growth and a struggle to achieve against difficult circumstances. For this reason, we congratulate two other students who deserve a very special mention. Jack James is currently overseas, but found out today he achieved four Band 5s (top 20%) and one Band 4. Jack arrived at Glenaeon in late primary school looking for support in a number of subject areas and his teachers are all thrilled at his growth and achievement. Noah Panambalana elected to follow a Life Skills program for his final two years at Glenaeon. Life Skills allows students to study subjects which are assessed but not examinable. Nonetheless, Noah decided to sit the English HSC exam and received a Band 4. Congratulations to both these young men on their hard work and commitment to study over the last year.

One of Glenaeon’s traditions is to take our Year 12 cohort on a four-day solo camp to undertake some landcare and astronomical observations in Coonabarrabran, NSW. For many of our graduates, these outdoor experiences become one of their fondest memories of their time at Glenaeon. As one of our Outdoor Education coordinators wrote recently, our program aims to provide meaningful experiences for our students that also equip them with the skills to safely and confidently embark on their own adventures...They also fuel a passion for conservation as the understanding of the impact of the loss of these natural places runs deeper within these students.

The highlight of the year for many came at the very end, after the HSC had wrapped, when 22 of the 35 students travelled to the United States to kayak and hike down 300 km of the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River. This trip was an Australian school first, the result of Glenaeon winning a bid from hundreds of travellers around the world to raft through the canyon. There will be photos and videos to share with you when our travellers return home just before Christmas. For many of these students, HSC marks only became available when they downloaded their results in the Flagstaff, Arizona store where they were returning the dry suits they had worn for the last three weeks without showering!

Class of 2017, we look forward to hearing about your plans for next year and beyond and send you on your way with love.
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IN THIS ISSUE:

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For all alumni enquires:

Paula Rizzini
Foundation Coordinator
Telephone: 61 2 9417 3193
Email: paular@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

Movements at the Station 2017

The end of the year brings movement, and we both farewell a number of teachers and staff who are leaving Glenaeon as well as look forward to new people who will join us in 2018.

Moving out:

Teaching and Learning/ Drama: Delaney Crawley: is moving to Samford Valley Steiner School to be High School Administrator: our loss is their gain and we look forward to hearing of legendary drama productions in the Samford environs.
Biology/Science: Jessica Huybrechts: is moving to the Central Coast and the CC Steiner School will be the lucky recipients of her children Jeremy and Finn (from our Class 3 and K).
Mathematics: Anna Hayes is moving to Canberra where her husband has been appointed Head of School at Marist College. 
Little Kindergarten: Jutta Schulte (Little Kindy) has found the travel from the northern beaches too arduous and leaves with regret. 
Music: Pru Borgert is moving back to Bellingen to teach at Bellingen High.
Year 8: Ben Waters: will be finishing at the end of the year. We thank him for his great contribution to Year 8 and we wish him well for his new family and the future.
Enrolments Registrar Karen Scott is moving to the outskirts of Bellingen, and a role as Administrative Assistant at Chrysalis Steiner School.
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Moving in:

Class 1: Roger Richards, who filled in so very ably for Class 6 this year will be our new Class 1 teacher in 2018. Roger is a management accountant who held managing director roles in business, retrained in Steiner Education at the Warrenwood Seminar and has ten years’ experience in Steiner stream schools in Melbourne.
Drama: Jacqueline Won, a very competent HSC teacher with 12 years’ experience at Casimir College in Marrickville will be joining us as Drama teacher.
Science: Jwan Khasraw-Khal has an impressive academic record in Biochemistry, including a PhD from the University of Birmingham in the UK, a career in pharmaceutical research and as Research Coordinator at Deakin University, Geelong. She has recently retrained as a teacher and comes with excellent references from her prac placements at Ravenswood and Killara High.
Maths: Robyn Kinkead returns after a one year absence
Enrolments Registrar: Chandra Kennedy has a background in social work and child protection, and more recently in marketing, skillsets which together will translate into the registrar role.
In Year 7 we welcome Elena Rowan teaching Year 7 alongside Brendan Strobl who brings this year’s Class 6 into high school.
In Year 8, Sophie Forman and Ella Pooley will be Class Teachers to the year group.

Moving Back:

Liza Lillicrap returns from Leave to resume her position as German teacher.
Ann Jacobson returns from Leave to take up a part time role as mentor for Class Teachers providing curriculum support and lesson planning.
Lynne Collett returns from Leave to take up a part-time role providing Library support for both Senior and Junior Libraries.

Restructure of Educational Executive:
Manu Prasad has resigned as Senior College Coordinator, and will resume his full-time role as the Senior Music teacher, one which he carries with great flair and professionalism, as evidenced by the last School Concert which was such a huge success. I personally thank Manu for the work and care he has put into the carriage of the Senior School over the last six years, in particular his contribution to the reworking of the Projects in Year 12 and the review of the Years 11 and 12 curriculum.

This move will provide an opportunity to restructure the High School executive roles, in conjunction with the new Guardian structure, to be Mentor roles. The Senior and Middle School Coordinator positions will be subsumed by new positions building around existing roles:

Director of Students: Dani Finch’s two roles of Middle School Coordinator and Student Coordinator role will combine in a single role, and will cover significant student issues from K-12.
Director of Studies: Liz Nevieve’s Curriculum Coordinator position will expand to take in the Year Advisor roles of Years 9, 10 and 11, and be responsible for Exams and Reporting:
• Director of Teaching: This new position will manage teacher performance and quality of teaching issues, and will replace the Teaching and Learning Coordinator role. The position is currently being advertised.
Senior School Mentor role will manage the HSC cohort, and provide specific support to Year 12.

End of Year:
Wishing all families a joyful Christmas and a happy New Year!

With best wishes,

Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

This week's cover photo is from this week's evening performance of The Shepherd's Play, presented for the school community by teachers, alumni and Year 11 students. The play was a beautiful experience visually and aurally, thank you to everyone involved for such a special gift to the Glenaeon community.
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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard is from the Class 2 end of year main lesson, and was drawn by class teacher, Tamara Da Silva. The two pictures show St Nicholas throwing a bag of gold into an open window and Mary's little donkey.


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Year 12 HSC results

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on a balanced year of academic learning, exploration, outdoor experiences, performance, design and creation.

We offer congratulations to the whole cohort for a great range of results in the Higher School Certificate. Particular mention goes to the following students who achieved a Band 6 result, within the top 10% of the state:
• Carla da Roza achieved four Band 6 results in Ancient History, Society & Culture, Visual Arts and English – Advanced
• Luca Candotti achieved three Band 6 results in Chemistry, Mathematics and German Continuers.
• Asha Wiltshier achieved two Band 6 results in Biology and English – Advanced.
• Daniel Mechtersheimer achieved two Band 6 results in Biology and German Continuers.
• Sami Beaumont-Cankaya and Mischa Ree both achieved one Band 6 in Mathematics General. 
• Phoebe Lockwood achieved one Band 6 in Visual Arts.

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As well as the Year 12 students sitting the HSC, four Year 11 students sat the HSC Mathematics 2 Unit exam as accelerated students and all achieved a Band 6 result, a remarkable achievement for which they deserve congratulations:
• Edward Bacon 
• Richard Nicotra 
• Hugo Stackhouse 
• Olivia Shurun Zhu.

Senior School Coordinator, Manu Prasad, was very pleased to see the year group had performed so well, with 55% of students achieved a mark in the top two bands (B5/6 or E3/4).

We also congratulate three students whose HSC artworks were chosen for the Smart Expressions Exhibition for April 2018. They were 
• Imogen Hill for Designed to be Free 
• Augusta Gunn-Lynch for Mountain Shadow 
• Brianna Harris-Kairl for her video installation Fine Line. 

Glenaeon celebrates all our students who have shown commitment to learning above and beyond. We have a number of stories of growth and a struggle to achieve against difficult circumstances. For this reason, we congratulate two other students who deserve a very special mention. Jack James is currently overseas, but found out today he achieved four Band 5s (top 20%) and one Band 4. Jack arrived at Glenaeon in late primary school looking for support in a number of subject areas and his teachers are all thrilled at his growth and achievement. Noah Panambalana elected to follow a Life Skills program for his final two years at Glenaeon. Life Skills allows students to study subjects which are assessed but not examinable. Nonetheless, Noah decided to sit the English HSC exam and received a Band 4. Congratulations to both these young men on their hard work and commitment to study over the last year.

One of Glenaeon’s traditions is to take our Year 12 cohort on a four-day solo camp to undertake some landcare and astronomical observations in Coonabarrabran, NSW. For many of our graduates, these outdoor experiences become one of their fondest memories of their time at Glenaeon. As one of our Outdoor Education coordinators wrote recently, our program aims to provide meaningful experiences for our students that also equip them with the skills to safely and confidently embark on their own adventures...They also fuel a passion for conservation as the understanding of the impact of the loss of these natural places runs deeper within these students.

The highlight of the year for many came at the very end, after the HSC had wrapped, when 22 of the 35 students travelled to the United States to kayak and hike down 300 km of the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River. This trip was an Australian school first, the result of Glenaeon winning a bid from hundreds of travellers around the world to raft through the canyon. There will be photos and videos to share with you when our travellers return home just before Christmas. For many of these students, HSC marks only became available when they downloaded their results in the Flagstaff, Arizona store where they were returning the dry suits they had worn for the last three weeks without showering! 

Class of 2017, we look forward to hearing about your plans for next year and beyond and send you on your way with love.
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Glenno cup

The Glenno Cup is a hard-fought competition waged every year between year groups. In the final, the victorious year group competes against a selection of teachers. This is the real highlight of the term, and lots of fun to play and watch! Year 9 were the victors this year after a series of games played in mid-30s heat. Congratulation to deserved winners - see main photo below.
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Year 10 vs Year 9


Year 7 


The fans
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Final Assembly

Glenaeon's final Middle Cove assembly took place on the last day of the school year, and several different student groups were acknowledged. Firstly, Andrew Hill paid tribute to the Student Representative Council (SRC) who organise the Glenno Cup every year, and for their involvement and oversight of many student activities this year. Jasper and Mitch talked about the SRC's efforts to reduce waste at the canteen this year, which has seen a drastic reduction in the number of plates and cups being left around the campus. 

We congratulated the two winners of the Language Day cake competition, Keira Campbell and Noor Gaibi. We saluted the hard work of students who worked this year with the Language Perfect program, and applauded the many Maths students who competed in the Maths Olympiads throughout the year. Finally, we doffed our caps to those students who achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award this year. Donna Miller, who coordinates the award at Glenaeon told us several other students were working toward their Silver and Gold awards. She also told us that 65% of Glenaeon students complete the Duke of Edinburgh award level they begin, compared to 25% of NSW students. We farewelled some of our teachers, although Claudia Van Dijk is missing from the photo, but you can read about her a little further on. And finally, the Glenno cup was awarded to some pretty happy representatives of Year 9. Cake winners featured below.

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Language perfect students


Maths Olympiad students


Duke of Edinburgh awardees


Presenting the Glenno Cup


Our teachers who are leaving (minus Claudia)
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The last handshake for the year

 On the last day of school for many years now, everyone on the Middle Cove campus, students and staff, lines up along the driveway and performs a version of the barn dance, Strip the Willow, but instead of dancing along a line, we shake each other's hands from beginning to end. It's a process that takes almost half an hour and is one of those important traditions that makes Glenaeon unique.
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Farewell Claudia

Claudia Van Dijk has worked at Glenaeon for several years now as a classroom assistant at Castlecrag and most recently, as a handwork assistant in years 3-6. Claudia's daughter, Miranda, was also a student here. Claudia is moving back to her American homeland at the end of the year and we send her on her way with our warmest thanks. Here is a photo of Claudia, otherwise known as 'King Awesome', wearing her new apron designed and made by Grace Aloisio and the Class 7 textiles group with me saying Bon Voyage! Elizabeth Ellean » Read More

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Year 8 clear up the creek

In their last week of school, Year 8 were sent on a Treasure Hunt by their guardian, Ella Pooley, and their year adviser, Ben Waters, which saw them search for clues in every part of the school, including administration! They then spent time down at Scott's Creek as part of their Earth Stewardship main lesson, picking up rubbish left there by less well meaning people. Well done Year 8! » Read More

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Musical Instrument return

Any students who have a hired instrument and do not intend to continue with it in 2018 must return it to the Music Department during the first week of Term 1 - by Friday 2nd February 2018. After that you will be billed for re-hire in 2018.
Many thanks to those who have already returned their instruments.
Thank you and have a lovely Christmas and a peaceful break!
Julie
Julie Monteban
Music Administrator
musicadministrator@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
Office hours 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday. » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Playgroup spaces availavble

Places are now available for 2018 at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School for a deeply nourishing and magical morning in our Playgroup Circle. Come join our two-hour dedicated morning, in which we invite you to slip off your shoes and fall into our carefully crafted daily rhythm of storytelling, games, songs, baking for the little hands and gentle craft skills for parents and carers, followed by outside play in our beautiful gardens.
For bookings and information please contact
Mary Heard
Email: castlecrag@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au 
Phone: 02 9958 0774
Cost: $30 per session

Details on our website - http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/learning/early-childhood-program/playgroups#early-childhood » Read More

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Family Fair and Art Show

School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Nothing much for the next few weeks but here are a few highlights to note for Term One 2018...

Term One begins Wednesday January 31

Castlecrag Photo Day
Wednesday February 7, 2018

Middle Cove Photo Day
Thursday February 8, 2018

Welcome Event for new and returning parents
Friday February 9, 2018
Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Castlecrag

Glenaeon Visual Arts Exhibition
Tuesday February 27, 2018 – Monday March 12
ArtSpace at The Concourse » Read More

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Foundation

Welcome Event for 2018

Please join us for the Glenaeon Welcome to 2018 to celebrate the start of the new school year and to welcome the many new parents joining our Glenaeon Community in 2018.
Date: Friday 9th February, 2018
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue: Glenaeon Infants Campus
Marion Mahony Griffin Hall
121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
Format: Drinks, canapes and entertainment
Cost: $25 per person
Bookings: Please book your ticket through HERE by 30 Jan 2018.
This is a special opportunity for the adults of our community to get together and launch the year. » Read More

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GPA

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 Parents,

So here we are at the final Newsletter for the Year. First morning with no “I’m late get me to school” panicking or last minute trips to IGA for yet another treat for a Class picnic. Personally, I’ve had a fabulous year with way more ups than downs. And I know there’s a good few of you who have had to manage some major personal and family challenges this year, so I hope for you that 2018 is a year of grace and renewal. For me, the end of December is always one of reflection, a gathering in, almost as much as it is of celebration. I guess I like to take stock of what I’ve done, where I put my energy, love and time, and if I’m cool to step into the next year.
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I am including a very recent article by Sydney-based Belinda Moore, that was passed on to me in relation to parent volunteerism: its management and mismanagement in our increasingly hectic modern lives. This piece has been insightful for me in terms of looking at my relationship with the school and the parents. The piece stimulated an internal conversation around parent/school relationship, and the demands we place on each other. I think it articulates some of the issues facing parents of school-aged children. I’m hoping it will provide food for thought in relation to your involvement in next year’s crop of school activities, and give us all a different perspective on working with each other in guilt-free, unstressed ways. Here is the link Volunteering in schools a tough ask of parents, but there's a smart way to do it 

Twilight market
Congratulations to all those involved in last Friday’s Twilight Market. Classes 6, 4, 3 and 2 under the Guidance of Lidia Mikhailova, and smiling weather gods once again created a fabulous event. We will miss you Lidia. A big thank you to the assorted Class Parents of 2017 who helped everything run smoothly and communicated so well. Please pop past the school and pick up your gifts if you haven’t done so already. Finally, a warm thank you to the rest my Steer Group members, particularly Mathew Browne for his accounting brilliance, and Kylie Toombs for keeping us all efficient and informed. How do we explain to our parent community that we have fun, and actually look forward to the six meetings we have a year!! Best keep that a secret or everyone will want to come.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and year end. Blessings for the New Year.

Tuesday 13 February Class Parent GPA Meeting 7.30pm


Cheers
Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)

Contact us at gpa@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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Community News

Aeon magazine and calendar on their way

Christmas comes early next week, when Glenaeon's 60th Anniversary edition of Aeon magazine is posted to current families, along with a copy of the School Calendar 2018, and the 2017 Steiner Education Newsletter. Hope you can grab a quiet place and a few minutes to enjoy the many varied articles throughout.

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Glenaeon Holiday Care programme

Here are details about the fabulous program being offered by Glenaeon's Out of Hours School Care services these school holidays. There are heaps of activities to keep your children busy and very happy during the holidays, including Christmas art, craft & baking, healthy outdoor adventures, art days and skills.
Details on the flyer HERE. » Read More

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Archery in the school holidays

A great opportunity for new and interested students as well as seasoned archers who want to do archery over the long summer break here at our Glenaeon campus. You will get a general introduction and then practise target archery and field archery, an exciting way to use bow and arrow off the beaten track, going bush and exploring our campus by aiming at targets hidden in the bush. Much like golf, students will shoot at various targets at different locations. Much fun is guaranteed. More details see flyer.

The photos tell a good story and speak for themselves! » Read More

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Change of details updates

Let's make sure we start the new year with your correct details!
Has your postal address changed recently?
Updated your mobile phone number?
Changed your email address?
We would be so grateful if you could let the school know so we can ensure all school communications reach you! Just email any changes to reception@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
Many thanks! » Read More

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Social media for Glenaeon

Glenaeon now has a presence not only on Facebook, but also on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. Find us, like us or follow us and please share what you like!

Facebook
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School - https://www.facebook.com/GlenaeonRudolfSteinerSchool/
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School - https://www.facebook.com/glenaeonalumni/
Glenaeon Swap and Sell - https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeon/
Glenaeon Careers Centre - https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/glenaeon
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/glenaeon1957/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0AkMOZhmzLUnOzTLbXJ6mA » Read More

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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:
We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders. Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.
Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.

Please read below for more details... » Read More

There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 
Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 
If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Careers

Glenaeon Careers Centre

Glenaeon Careers Facebook page now has over 80 members and is constantly updating them with news about tertiary study, workshops, open days and much more. It's a brilliant resource for school leavers and those students and their families beginning to think about life after school.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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

Therapeutic Storytelling

Addressing Challenging Behaviour and Developing Positive Values through the Medium of Story
A One Day Seminar with Susan Perrow for Teachers, Parents & Health Practitioners
Date: Sunday 18th February 2018
Times: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (registration – 8.45am) Cost: $50
Venue: Gleneaon Castlecrag Campus Hall, 121 Edinburgh Rd Castlecrag.
Bookings (essential): Mary 9958 0774 OR Joy Day 0451 152 227
E: castlecrag@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au OR joyful7days@gmail.com
For more details download flyer HERE. » Read More

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Psyche and Eros

Jonathan Drew, steeped in Greek Mythology, & teller of Von Eschenbach's Parzival, returns to kick start our cultural evenings at Castlecrag on Sat February 24th 7.30pm, 2018, with the classic EROS & PSYCHE. As this is not far into Term 1 we would like you to note this in your diaries now, as a highlight for nourishing and deepening social and cultural experiences next year. A great start with revelations and recognitions of the mystery & wonder of the human psyche, and love. NOT TO BE MISSED!! Bring your high school students. There will be music accompanying the telling, as we all are aware that none other than Shakespeare notes “if music is the food of love, play on!” » Read More

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Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store – Open Monday Night 5–8pm!

Visit the store on Monday between 5pm–8pm for:

 free gift wrapping
 complimentary Christmas treats
 a gift to thank you for your support this year!

The store will then be closed for the holidays and reopen on Wednesday 31 January. Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you need to make a purchase during the holidays. Wishing you all a wonderful festive season! Felicity
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Rudolf Steiner House - Christmas Twilight Markets

Friday 15 December, 5-8pm
307 Sussex St, near Town Hall station.

Come for a downtown Christmas Twilight Stroll. Bring your market bags and friends.
Paintings
Food & drink
Freeform beeswax candles
Children’s craft & toys
2nd hand clothing & books
Sonnet cleaning products
Biodynamic preparations & films
Beeswax wraps
Marmalade, biodynamic apples, and more

Also, please find attached the second newsletter from the Education for Social Renewal Foundation.

And here is a link to a audio from a talk recently given by Martin Large in New Zealand.https://buildingcommonweal.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/st-andrews-on-the-terrace-wellington-nz-shock-capitalism-or-common-wealth-10-october-2017-talk/

You can access the latest newsletter of Anthroposophy Worldwide HERE

Click below to see what the calendar looks like for the next few months: » Read More

15th December: Christmas Twilight Market. Various stall holders will be setting up at Rudolf Steiner House offering their local products. A great opportunity to purchase some unique gifts. 

15th - 16th December: Initiation and Christmas. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire on Advent and how we can support the birth of our Higher Self. Please have a look here for more details.
16th December: Imagining the imagination. What is the Imagination? Join us when this intriguing subject is discussed by a panel. There will also be presentations by poets, musicians and an artist. 

16th December: Imagining the imagination. What is the Imagination? Join us when this intriguing subject is discussed by a panel. There will also be presentations by poets, musicians and an artist.

19th December: Talk with Wolfgang Devine. Festivals in the Anthroposophical Society; how can we build a living connection to the developmental rhythms and spiritual gifts. The third in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

26th - 30th December: Holy Nights reading of the Christmas Foundation lectures. A special annual event where we read through the Christmas Foundation lectures together over a period of 5 days. 

Various 2018: Foundations of early childhood. This is a distance education course and "is an integrated study of Steiner’s picture of child development with artistic and craft experiences based on the rhythm of the year." 

Various 2018: Foundations in Rudolf Steiner Education. This course is for anyone who is a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner school or for anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of Anthroposophy.

Various 2018: Colour training in the Liane Collot d'Herbois method. It might seem early to mention these courses, but 2018 will be here before you know it and it might take a bit of planning to attend these course.

Various 2018: Leadership program. This is wonderful program run over four 3-day workshops in Melbourne with David Liknaitzky on leadership and how it relates to self-development, interpersonal skills, team development and organisational development. 

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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Administrative Assistant Position Vacant



Sydney Rudolf Steiner College is an Adult Learning Centre offering courses in self development, Steiner Education training from birth to adulthood and other areas based on the work of Rudolf Steiner.

We are seeking a part time Administrative Assistant to work 8 hours per week over one or, preferably, two days. This position would suit a school parent.

Our Admin Assistant will normally be the first point of contact for the College and assist with the day to day running of the College, both related to general administrative tasks and to student administration. Communication, data entry and computer skills are essential.

Applications close by January 8, 2018 and need to be addressed to the Directors of Sydney Rudolf Steiner College. Please supply a referee, with contact details, with your application.

For further information please contact the College
on Ph. 02 92614001
or
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
307 Sussex St, Sydney 2000. » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

How to encourage play
The importance of free play should not be underestimated and here at the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre we often look at the wonderful toys that are available with a wish that we could spend more time on them ourselves. So the items in this newsletter are certainly not specifically suggestions for children, but for adults just as much! And many of the items down below are now in stock, but we are planning on placing an order next week with our supplier, so if you can get your order in by Thursday 30th November we'll be sure to include it. 

And now what do you do with all the materials you have a home? Well, here are some wonderful suggestions for being creative, getting active and playing.
Click below for more details... » Read More





Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ph: +61 2 9264 5169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
e: info@rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
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Swiss au pair looking for work

Hello dear Friends,
My name is Clara and I just finished the Steiner School in Basel, Switzerland last year. Since I am doing a Gap year at the moment (where I used to work in the coffee shop of the Goetheanum, and travelling) I was wondering if there are families looking for an Au pair? As I always wanted to travel to Australia and since I was working with an Australian and he told me a lot I really want to come. Thank you so much and greetings from cold and snowy Switzerland,
Clara:)

You can contact me on here: 0041 (0) 76 464 0539 ; or email: clara@gedda.ch » Read More

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The GAP Project

The GAP Project is a six-month program for young people (18-30) who want to discover themselves and engage meaningfully in society. At The GAP Project participants will be inspired to use their talents and passions to create change and be part of initiatives that have a positive social, cultural and environmental impact.

FROM MARCH TO JULY 2018

https://www.gap-project.org.au/ » Read More

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Gap Project participants need rooms to rent

"The GAP Project is a new and exciting initiative brought by Sydney Rudolf Steiner College.
The Gap Project is a course for individuals, 18-30, who want to find out: Who am I? Where am I going? What is my role in society? What does the world require of me? What work can I do that is worthwhile?

The future depends on individuals able to awaken the spiritual impulses and capacities within themselves and use them creatively to make their unique contribution to the world, and with this in mind Vanessa Snaith Gardiner, and the Gap project committee is looking toward a register of interest for those who may have a room to rent out or space in their family home to house a student of the project for a few days or a week, while they find their feet in the Sydney housing market! If you have the capacity to help us with this initiative, please contact Vanessa on vjsgardiner@gmail.com

The Gap Project begins in March 2018 and applications are open now. For more information head to https://www.gap-project.org.au/ » Read More

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Shen Yun visiting Sydney

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.

An inspiring cultural and educational experience for all ages, Including live orchestra.

Sydney Lyric Theatre
February 7 - 11, 2018 » Read More

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Sunshine garden Playgroup

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Foundations (DE02) & Certificate (DE03) in Rudolf Steiner Education - Distance Teacher Training

Are you a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner School? Do you wish to deepen your knowledge of Anthroposophy?

Learn more about our Distance Teacher Training courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/distance-learning-certificate-steiner-educaton/ » Read More

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Foundations of Early Childhood - Part-time on weekends or Distance

Do you wish to deepen your understanding in Rudolf Steiner early childhood education?
Our Foundation course offers an integrated curriculum that seeks to make living and practical Rudolf Steiner's indications on the growth of the human being from birth to the seventh year. It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers.

It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers. Learn more about our Early Childhood courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/ec01-childcare-course-foundation/ » Read More

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Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar

Teacher Training in Rudolf Steiner Education.

What is Steiner education? Do you want to become a Steiner teacher?
Full time study in 2018
We invite individuals interested in Steiner Education and Teacher training to get in contact with us for a phone or Skype to learn about our full-time accredited course, the Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education (course code 10527NAT CRICOS 071548J). 
There are still limited places available for this course, commencing early February 2018. Please click READ MORE for more details... » Read More

The Seminar has welcomed students from all states and territories of Australia and from around the world to study this course over the past twenty-five years. Hear about this unique inspiring course and find out about the rewarding career and ample employment options that await - there is a great demand for professionally trained Steiner teachers in Australia and overseas.

Our full time course, based upon the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner is aimed at individuals seeking to become a qualified registered teacher, in order to work in both Steiner schools and/or the mainstream sector, and practising teachers wanting to shift their career to work in a Steiner school.

This course offers a pathway to a Bachelor of Education at Australian Catholic, Deakin and Charles Darwin Universities and the University of Technology in Sydney. This is an accredited two year full-time course. VET Student Loans and Austudy are available for eligible students.

Where: The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar, 37A Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood, 3134.
Email: office@steinerseminar.com
Phone: 03 9876-5199
www.steinerseminar.com

We have a Facebook page with a video of our students talking about their experiences studying here
https://www.facebook.com/waldorfteachertraining/videos/1418730441569433/
And an Instagram Account: steiner_teacher_training
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Sydney’s Best Boutique Clothing Store for Pre-loved Kid’s Clothing...

The Secret Closet, a treasure trove in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We offer the best selection of like-new quality clothing for boys and girls from newborn-12 years old.
Our boutique store hand picks great second hand kids clothes and puts them back on the racks at a fraction of their original brand retail prices.
* Lots of choice for school favourite items with capped sleeves and without logos *
Parents can trade in their children’s outgrown clothes for store credit, and browse through our constantly changing stock of trendy kids’ clothes.
Shop 4/107 Alfred Street NARRAWEENA NSW 2099
02 9971 9882
www.thesecretcloset.com.au » Read More

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Babysitting

Hi my name is Myah Clifton and I am in Year 9 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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Spirituality Coaching and Craniosacral Therapy

SEASONAL SPECIALS & GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Start 2018 feeling like a new you OR give it as a gift to someone you love. 
Holiday specials & Gift Vouchers available for Life Coaching and Craniosacral Therapy. 
Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange a voucher or book a session.

Spirituality Coaching – End of Year Promotion
CHOOSE YOU in 2018 – Goal Setting and Action Plan Coaching
$125 (Gift Vouchers Available)*

What’s included:
• A pre-consultation questionnaire – questions designed to help you get clear on what areas of your life you most want to change or grow.
• A 1.5 hr coaching call focused on setting some incredible goals to take you into the new year. Plus, action steps to get you started.
• A follow up email, adding gentle accountability for the commitments you make to yourself

25% discount offered if you decide to continue with a full coaching series. 
See www.jogillard.com/coaching-services for Simply Soulful Coaching details.
Click below for more details... » Read More

WHAT IS COACHING?
The biggest benefit of Life Coaching is the time you gift to yourself, where you are focused on the areas of your life you want to change, grow, expand, evolve.
Coaches are trained in deep listening practices, and use powerful questions and techniques to help draw out your hearts true desires and help you focus on what you really want in your life.
You are the expert in your life, but a coach can help you get clarity on what you want, draw out what is keeping you stuck and hold you gently accountable as you take action to achieve it.

Craniosacral Therapy – End of Year Promotion

ALIGN, BALANCE AND CLEAR FOR 2018
(Gift Vouchers Available)
$225* - 3 session package – 1.5hr initial consultation plus 2 * 1hr follow up sessions

Season Special Prices – Single Sessions*
$100 - 1.5hr Adult Initial Appt
$75 – 1hr Adult Follow Up Appt
Child Appts also available

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
A powerful, light touch healing modality that offers a sacred energetic space for the patients’ whole system to be deeply heard, held and honoured.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The meditative space created allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair – activating the body’s innate healing ability.
Using a heightened sensitivity of touch therapists energetically connect to the flows in the body.
Deeply Listening and allowing full expression promotes shifts and transformation of energetic blocks and resistances.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Sessions are guided by what the patient’s body wants to work through, and honour its ability to heal itself.
Blocks, resistances, stuck emotions & traumas are energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned.

AVAILABILITY
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge
Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Additional hours also available – contact to discuss

HOW TO BOOK
Contact Jo on 0424 232 473 or email at jo@jogillard.com

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/

*Promotional prices available for Coaching Sessions, CST appointments & gift vouchers purchased until 31 January 2018.
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House-sitter available over the Christmas holidays

Is there a family in Castlecrag/Middle Cove area needing house-sitting at Xmas?
We are a Glenaeon Alumni family of five visiting Sydney 22-28 December.
In exchange, we would be happy to look after pets, water gardens etc.
To discuss please contact: Margaret 0401 197 480 » Read More

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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 just opened enrolments for 2018. There are holiday workshops and weekly classes Gordon, Chatswood, Killara and Lindfield for 5 – 18 years. Get in contact to find out more about their excellent drama programs. www.mstyp.org.au » Read More

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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including (for details click below):

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material 
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination 
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping 
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…
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Provence French Summer School 2018

Greetings from the Avignon Steiner-Waldorf School in sunny Provence! We want to let you know that Registration is now open for our Provence French Summer School 2018 for students from around the world who want to improve their French and spend a lovely holiday with us here in Provence, in the South of France. Click below for more details... » Read More

Our programme last two weeks and is designed for students aged 15 to 18. They stay with local French families, enjoy French lessons every morning and spend afternoons together in creative workshops, games, art or theatre sessions and cultural outings. We hope to run 3 courses next year if we get enough participants, 2 parallel ones from 15 - 29 July (beginner + more advanced) and 1 mixed-level one from 29 July - 12 August. Students on the two July courses will have separate French lessons, but will share the activities and outings.
For more information, go to http://www.ecole-steiner-avignon.org/summerschool/ or click HERE to see the flyer.
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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
Saturday, 8am-9am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

Carol Service

Thank you to all parents who attended and supported our Carol Service on Monday evening, helping to bring our year one step nearer to a gentle close in very fine and harmonious fashion. The evening was a calm and joyous moment in a busy end of year schedule and one that left the heart singing. Our end of service donations raised $1837.90, a very generous effort which will be gratefully received by a new Steiner preschool initiative in Colombia, Sacha Uku. Saffron Wadick is a former Glenaeon Preschool teacher and, after many years supporting, fundraising, visiting and working for Steiner projects in Africa and Latin America and three years living in Colombia, she is now opening a Steiner preschool in Colombia.

To Chaplain Lisa Devine, thank you for another year’s wise and tender words warming our hearts for the Christmas season. Our students and teachers put in a long day of rehearsal and then performance, and the students sang and played with gusto in bringing the impressive music to our community.

We acknowledge and thank our Music teachers Manu Prasad and Pru Borgert for the always appropriate choice of repertoire, the coaching of the students and the carriage of an exhausting schedule of preparation and performance: inspiring all our Class 4 to Year 11 students to sing so magnificently is a remarkable achievement. To Stuart Wright, the Alumni Choir, the music tutors who supported your efforts, and our fine organist, Brett McKern, we add thanks for their work.

It was a memorable festival of gifts!
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Sinfonietta in rehearsal...

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School Parent Survey
As the recorded message often says, your feedback is important to us! At the end of every year we run a survey to gather feedback from parents about the school, and we look carefully at the results to plan improvements in the following year. Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey which has been emailed to you. The survey runs until December 12th.

Twitter Illiterates:
I know there is no dearth of articles warning of the impact of social media on future generations and I don’t want to add to overkill on this topic. However, the flood of articles may just mean there is something in it. Here is a recent comment from British media that adds to the commentary.

Twitter will make children illiterate in 20 years, says novelist Howard Jacobson

'We will have children who can’t read, who don’t want to read... I can’t read any more as much as I used to. My concentration has been shot by this bloody screen'
Howard Jacobson, British novelist and journalist, said the nature of communication had changed so dramatically with the emergence of social media and smartphones that young people are losing their desire to read books.



Children will be illiterate within a generation due to the dominance of Twitter and other social platforms, a Booker prize-winning novelist has warned.
Howard Jacobson said the nature of communication had changed so dramatically with the emergence of social media and smartphones that young people are losing their desire to read books.

The British novelist and journalist told The Times that even he — a man who once liked nothing better than to curl up with “300 densely packed pages” of a late Henry James novel — could no longer focus on a book because his concentration had been “shot” by screens.

Within 20 years, he said, “we will have children who can’t read, who don’t want to read," adding: “I can’t read any more as much as I used to. My concentration has been shot by this bloody screen. I can’t do it now — I want space, I want white pages, light behind the page.” 

Mr Jacobson, who won the Man Booker Prize for his 2010 novel, The Finkler Question, also warned that Twitter had played into the hands of Donald Trump, who used it to bypass the news channels favoured by “the metropolitan elite”.

The President’s claim in Nevada last year that he “loves the poorly educated” was wicked, the writer said, because its real meaning was: “I want you to stay uneducated”.
Figures show a decline in education standards across the Western world. The percentage of American adults who read literature was last year at its lowest level since records began in 1982. 

Only 43 per cent had read at least one book in the previous year, according to the US Endowment for the Arts. 

Figures also show that the amount of time youngsters are spending online has increased, with children aged five to 15 now spending an average of 15 hours a week on the web.

Mr Jacobson added that Twitter amounted to a platform “almost exclusively of statement”, which enabled the likes of Mr Trump to make exploratory and unproven claims that people will then perceive to be fact.

“There are many good statements in the world, but much of the best part of thought and conversation isn’t statement, it’s exploration, inquiry, irony,” the novelist said. “It’s feeling something out. You can’t feel anything out anymore — [people] think you are saying what you mean.”

It comes after a US study found that rates of loneliness amongst teens have soared and there has been a worrying decrease in mental wellbeing since the 2007 launch of the iPhone.
The number of teenagers spending time with friends nearly everyday dropped by more than 40 per cent between 2000 and 2015.

The Children’s Commissioner for England recently warned parents to stop their children from “bingeing” on social media, comparing consuming time online “like junk food”.

Use of social media sites among children has also, however, been promoted as a way of building up their resilience. A recent report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) found that using social media helped children to develop their social skills, collaborate better with peers, and access help and emotional support more easily.

With best wishes,

Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

This week's cover photo is from the Class 6 play, Julius Caesar, rehearsed and performed during their Ancient Rome main lesson. In the daytime photos below, the class performed for Year 10, a very appreciative audience. Click below for more photos... » Read More





     
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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard is from the Year 10 'Art of Poetry - The Lyric' main lesson, and was drawn by high school English and Drama teacher, Jacqueline Rees. See story in School News below about the visit of spoken word poet, Nick Bryant-Smith, to the class this week as part of this main lesson. » Read More

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Netball demonstration game

The PE Department thought it was a nice idea to have an exhibition game played at lunchtime between our two successful netball teams who play in competition outside school. Two players are leaving (India Parsons, Rebecca Martin), so it was also their last chance to play with their team mates! Many students came down to watch it played out on court in a very tight exchange in which the more senior team edge away with a narrow two point win over the slightly younger junior girls team.

Teams consisted of Year 8 to Year 10 girls, the majority coming from the current Year 9 cohort. It was great to see the tenacity and commitment of both teams to every pass, every shot for goal and the skill they all possess!

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Thank you handwork helpers

A colleague said to me earlier this week "we are reaching the pointy end of the year" and the children are all busy working to finish their beautiful handwork before we break for summer holidays. Claudia will be farewelling us and returning to the United States and I for one will miss her and all that she has brought to the children and the handwork program.

We both are very grateful to the wonderful parent helpers and to the grandparents who come most weeks to help and sometimes this can be in three separate classes. Larry says he is no good at knitting but he is happy to read in Class 2. Here are some photos and a special thanks to volunteers Larry, Vivienne, Anne, Jane and Lana without whose help we might not get through this end point.

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Shibori indigo workshop

As you can see from the photo, the participants at Elizabeth's Shibori indigo workshop look happy to display their instant results. The other photo is from the eco-dyeing workshop where Alisa Southon is showing her upcycled silk shirt. Alissa hopes to try eco-dyeing with her class next year!

Next year Elizabeth will announce more workshops that will run in the craft room as part of the 2018 'Glenaeon Studios' program. Click below to see a full length eco-dyed scarf... » Read More

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Farewell Chie

We said a sad farewell to Chie Iwasaki at Castlecrag this week, our Japanese teacher in the primary school for the last 14 years. Here, she is wearing a beautiful silk scarf which was a gift from school.

The photo is of both of us as our journey together at Glenaeon started when both our boys were in Andrew's class and then later we both started teaching at Glenaeon. Chie and I are the same age too!

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Year 10 German class make gingerbread houses

Frau Tietge-Rollans brought in some gingerbread house kits to school this week, for her Year 10 German class. The students put together two houses, known in German as a Lebkuchenhaus.

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Horrowshow for Year 10

Year 10 were treated to a Horrowshow at school this week, when spoken word poet and rapper, Solo (aka Nick Bryant-Smith, from the Australia hip hop duo Horrorshow) performed spoken word poetry for them.

Nick's performance was made possible by Kirli Saunders and the team at Red Room Poetry, Australia’s leading organisation for the creation and commissioning of new poetry by established and emerging poets as well as students.

As well as performing spoken word poetry, Nick shared with the students how poetry was not just written words, but was part of the fabric of our language whether spoken, written, read or sung. It could even be the note you wrote to a friend.

He inspired them all with his passion for his work, for his music and for his poetry and we hope he comes back to visit us again very soon! » Read More

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Year 8 visit Rembrandt exhibition

Year 8 were lucky enough to visit the Rembrandt exhibition today. They were enthralled to learn about this significant period in the history of art. It was even more valuable as earlier in the year they made a study in pastel of one of Rembrandt’s portraits, including one from the exhibition. Thank you Alisan for organising the excursion. Zac Cohen gives his impression of the exhibition: "The Rembrandt exhibition was fascinating, intriguing and educational. Every work was like looking through a window into another world. I enjoyed it thoroughly and look forward to taking family members to the gallery in the upcoming Christmas holidays."

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Chess tournament news

Glenaeon chess players Jeremy Bacon, Nelson Hall-Whitington and Timothy Bacon entered into the Annual Secondary Schools Chess tournament on Wednesday 6th December, a seven round Swiss tournament hosted by The Scots College. The boys played well and kept their spirits high though the competition was tough. Thirty-three teams from a wide range of selective and private schools took part, including James Ruse, Sydney Grammar, Kings and Knox, amongst others. They placed 23rd. Special mention goes to Timothy Bacon, who won 5 of his 7 games. Well done boys!

Pictured: Glenaon’s chess team playing a team from The Scots College. From left to right - Timothy Bacon, Nelson Hall-Whitington and Jeremy Bacon. » Read More

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Bundanon raffle winner framed

Lisa Robinson, mum to Jasmine Wren from Year 9, won the raffle competition at the recent Bundanon Art Exhibition and this is her prize, a framed painting of Jasmine's work from the camp.  Thanks to James from ArtSmart framers for framing it so beautifully. » Read More

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From the Music Department

Students who hire an instrument through the school must return their instruments to the Music Administrator’s office (adjacent to the hall) by Friday 8th December IF:
• They are leaving the school,
• They are changing or discontinuing that instrument,
• The instrument needs servicing.

Also, if you have not done so already, please inform the Music Administrator, Julie Monteban, of your child’s intentions regarding instrumental tuition in 2018.
Manu thanks to those who have already done so.
Julie Monteban
Music Administrator
musicadministrator@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
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Castlecrag News

Class One make their own beeswax wraps

This week Class 1 have been making beeswax wraps. First of all Katherine Myers cut out some old calico (left over from the Fair) and the children drew on it all the forms they could remember from form drawing throughout the year. Then Katherine heated up some beeswax from the Grassroots EcoStore (plus a few other mysterious ingredients) and the children painted it onto their calico. When they were dry they became beautiful wraps just the right size for lunchbox sandwiches. Click below for more photos...
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Playgroup spaces availavble

Places are now available for 2018 at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School for a deeply nourishing and magical morning in our Playgroup Circle. Come join our two-hour dedicated morning, in which we invite you to slip off your shoes and fall into our carefully crafted daily rhythm of storytelling, games, songs, baking for the little hands and gentle craft skills for parents and carers, followed by outside play in our beautiful gardens.
For bookings and information please contact
Mary Heard
Email: castlecrag@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au 
Phone: 02 9958 0774
Cost: $30 per session

Details on our website - http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/learning/early-childhood-program/playgroups#early-childhood » Read More

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Parent Craft - Stall at Twilight Market

We will be selling some items that would be perfect for your Christmas shopping at the Twilight Market tomorrow. Come early so you don't miss out! Items sold are:
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Items available:

* Winter girl standing dolls ($90 (l) & $85 (r))


* Mother Earth standing doll ($95)


* Spring girl standing doll ($85)


* Father Sun standing doll ($90)


* Bunny x2 ($15 & $10)


* Baby gumnut gnomes inside leaf (various @ $8)


* Bag of felted food (various @ $15)


* Dragonfly wall hanging ($30)


* Mountain scenery wall hanging ($35)


* Coastal scenery wall hanging ($15)


* Hardwood tool box x2 ($25)


* Spring house set: hand-dyed green silk roof, set of dolls, set of hand crafted wooden furniture ($83)


* Autumn house set: gumnut leaf dyed silk roof, house, set of dolls & mushroom ($55, $60, $70)


* Winter house set: silk roof, set of dolls, fire ($55)


* Summer & spring house set: hand-dyed blue silk roof, set of dolls, set of hand crafted wooden furniture ($83)


* All season house set: hand-dyed blue silk roof, set of dolls, mushroom ($55)


* Tashi and friend with a house ($65)


(NB – if you would like a doll house set, please email erikita_kano@yahoo.com as they are not on display)
Items available:
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Family Fair and Art Show

School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Tomorrow!
Twilight Markets

Friday December 8, 3pm – 6pm
Castlecrag campus

Next week:
Shepherds' Play
Tuesday December 12, 7pm – 8pm
Sylvia Brose Hall
Middle Cove campus

School finishes:
Middle Cove last day is Wednesday 13 December
Castlecrag last day is Wednesday 13 December » Read More

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Twilight Markets - tomorrow

Tomorrow Friday 8 December...come rain, hail or shine!
2.50-5.00pm
Castlecrag campus

Come along and enjoy our wonderful school markets, filled with groovy tunes, delicious food, lovely craft, and homemade stalls. Meet up with some friends and have an early dinner whilst your children play and enjoy themselves. The markets will be going ahead no matter the weather, so we hope to see you there! » Read More

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The Shepherd's Play at Glenaeon - Tuesday 13 December

An important event is coming up on the evening of Tuesday December 12th.
This is the Shepherds Play, one of the Oberufer plays which have been performed every year since the late 1950s when the school began as a kindergarten in Pymble called Dalcross.

We particularly invite our Castlecrag families to this event, as the play only lasts one hour and the younger children thoroughly enjoy the play. 

This year the teachers at Glenaeon are again putting themselves forward to act in the Shepherds’ Play and sing in the little choir which goes with it. We would appreciate it if you could help to fill every seat in the hall. You can bring your children and other relatives, friends etc. 
Place: Sylvia Brose Hall, Middle Cove Campus, Glenaeon School, 5a Glenroy Ave, Middle Cove.
Time: 7 pm, Tuesday 12th December, 2017.
NO CHARGE.
Click below to read the history of the Shepherd's Play... » Read More

At Glenaeon we see it as a gift from the teachers to the children, the school community and anyone else who would like to attend. So, please do make an effort to come this year. 
Some time in the 16th or early 17th century a group of German farmers settled on the little island of Oberufer on the Danube, close to the frontiers of Austria and Hungary. They took with them a cycle of religious plays which were handed down by oral tradition. For centuries, peasants had preserved these plays – both the dialogue and the tradition of acting. It was Karl Julius Schroer, a professor who studied German folklore and a friend of Rudolf Steiner, who discovered and wrote down these Oberufer plays. Even in English, here in Australia, the Shepherds’ Play preserves the wisdom and humour of those German famers. Another of these plays, the Paradise Play, has also been performed at Glenaeon.
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Foundation

GPA

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 Gleno Parents,

It was delightful to belt out Christmas Carols with you all on Monday night, such amazing acoustics in that space, and our kids sounded stunning. The big Hallelujah Chorus always gives me goose bumps, and flashbacks to singing it in my own school choir simply because you got out of class, and none checked if you knew the words!

Enough true confessions- down to business.
The GPA Steer Group met with Andrew Hill on Wednesday night to brainstorm the way the school, the parent body and the Parents Association communicate with each other, how to stimulate engagement and willing parent participation. The culmination of our idea pooling was:

• The recognition that we do have a very committed and engaged parent body
• Recognition by school management and Council that the GPA performs a valuable role
• Recognition of the change in family care dynamics, specifically at Glenaeon, but mirrored across the broader community. That in 2017 there is a strong likelihood that both parents in a family will have working careers
• Time is our most precious commodity. More work means we are more considered about how we use our time
• Parents want to engage with the community, yet many can feel stretched with the number of meetings that are offered up for attendance in order to keep abreast on their child and the school
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With these points in mind, an idea has been proposed to combine the Class Parent Meetings that take place once each term, with the GPA, and the Head of School. This will ensure a good whole school representation across each year group for input and decision making, reduce the burden of meetings for everyone and reduce confusion between the parent bodies and members of staff. Having been the GPA Class parent coordinator on and off for the last seven years, I think it’s a great idea, and a wonderful opportunity to do the business at the same time as enriching inter-school and cross-year relationships. The first meeting date is set for Tuesday February 13th. Stay tuned for more information. 

To finish up I would like to give a public hug and recognition to two of the Steer Group members who won’t be returning to the school next year.

• Jonathon Wicker, who has been committed to the school for about 16 years, and on the Steer Group in various roles for much of that time, but with his daughter now done with Year 12, he steps into a new place. Reliable, patient and extremely capable we will all miss his wry humour and baking skills.
• Lidia Mikhailova – our beautiful Twilight Market Coordinator is also departing. Another personality who with passion and vision was able to transform and invigorate this Once a Term event. Her voice will be sorely missed at meetings. I hope Dural appreciates her, and her wonderful family.

Friday 8 December Twilight Market, 3-6pm 
Tuesday 13 February Class Parent GPA Meeting 7.30pm


Contact us at gpa@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

Cheers
Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)


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Community News

School Canteen

PLEASE NOTE THE CANTEEN CLOSES FOR THE YEAR THIS FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

Dear Parents,
Lorna and I would like to thank all the parents in the school community who took the time to come and help out in the School kitchen/café/canteen this year. We have enjoyed meeting every one of you and hope you enjoyed meeting us and seeing your child’s smiling face when they came up for morning tea and lunch. Please click READ MORE for more details.. » Read More

We are really aware that not everyone has the time, but it is a very enjoyable few hours (or so we have been told by mums and dads who have shared the space with us to assist)!
Some parents have been a tremendous help coming in once a term (you know who you all are) and even once or twice a year is still fantastic. 
Lorna and I are hoping we will see those we know and those we have yet to meet sign up at https://signup.zone/glenaeon-canteen for next year .
It’s fun and interesting to talk, cook and enjoy the bush setting we are surrounded by, come check it out!
The Kitchen will finish for the year on the 8th of December so until next year term one, Merry Christmas, from Lorna and Sharon.
We wish for you plenty of wonderful food, laughs and relaxing days with children, family and friends.
Warm regards 
Sharon & Lorna


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New CEO for Steiner Education Australia

Steiner Education Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Virginia Moller to the position of Chief Executive Officer for Steiner Education Australia.

Virginia has over 38 years’ experience in education, including 25 years in Steiner education holding various teaching and leadership positions. She has had long involvement with Steiner Education Australia, as a member of the Executive and as Project Manager of the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework. Click below to read more... » Read More

Virginia is currently a doctoral candidate at Sydney University researching leading practices of Steiner school principals and teachers.

Virginia has been exemplary in her role as Acting CEO role over the past 6 months and is both thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to take on this important mantle. The SEA Board welcomes Virginia and wish her every success in this key role with SEA as she continues to provide excellent support to members and upholds the integrity of Steiner education at state and national level.
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Glenaeon Holiday Care programme

Here are details about the fabulous program being offered by Glenaeon's Out of Hours School Care services these school holidays. There are heaps of activities to keep your children busy and very happy during the holidays, including Christmas art, craft & baking, healthy outdoor adventures, art days and skills.
Details on the flyer HERE. » Read More

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Archery in the school holidays

A great opportunity for new and interested students as well as seasoned archers who want to do archery over the long summer break here at our Glenaeon campus. You will get a general introduction and then practise target archery and field archery, an exciting way to use bow and arrow off the beaten track, going bush and exploring our campus by aiming at targets hidden in the bush. Much like golf, students will shoot at various targets at different locations. Much fun is guaranteed. More details see flyer.

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Elicia Ferguson to skate in Europe

Elicia Ferguson (Year 9) is off to compete in Europe in January with Southern Sky Synchronised (synchronised ice skating team). The team competed at the Australian Figure Skating Championships in Brisbane at the weekend where they qualified to compete as Australian representatives at the Neuchatel Trophy in Neuchatel, Switzerland and the Mozart Cup in Salzburg, Austria. Everyone at Glenaeon wishes you the best of luck Elicia! » Read More

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Social media for Glenaeon

Glenaeon now has a presence not only on Facebook, but also on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. Find us, like us or follow us and please share what you like!

Facebook
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School - https://www.facebook.com/GlenaeonRudolfSteinerSchool/
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School - https://www.facebook.com/glenaeonalumni/
Glenaeon Swap and Sell - https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeon/
Glenaeon Careers Centre - https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/glenaeon
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/glenaeon1957/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0AkMOZhmzLUnOzTLbXJ6mA » Read More

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Chicken carers needed for school holidays

We need people to come and look after our chickens during the school holidays so please consider helping our girls. Jobs involve checking the water is kept clean and full, topping up the food, and generally keeping an eye on them. Bonus us that you get to keep the eggs! 
Please contact Alison on alisonw@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au » Read More

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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:
We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders. Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.
Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.

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There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 
Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 
If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

The final Secondhand Uniform Shop of this year will be held on Friday, December 8 from 3:00 - 3:45 pm. Come and get a head start on 2018 by grabbing a bargain on uniforms! » Read More

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Found property roundup!

The school has a huge amount of clothing, uniforms, water bottles, umbrellas and other found items awaiting collection. As always, you may check for your lost property at reception. On Friday, December 8, all found items will be on displayall day in the area underneath the reception building. Please collect your items, as they will be donated at year’s end. » Read More

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Careers

Glenaeon Careers Centre

Glenaeon Careers Facebook page now has over 70 members and is constantly updating them with news about tertiary study, workshops, open days and much more. It's a brilliant resource for school leavers and those students and their families beginning to think about life after school.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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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Graphic design intern opportunity

Ovarian Cancer Australia is a national body for ovarian cancer in Australia. We were founded in 2001 by a group of people who were personally affected by ovarian cancer, either themselves or through someone that they loved. 

The Graphic Design volunteer will support the Fundraising team, designing the community fundraising guideline document. Click READ MORE for more details.... » Read More

Location: N/A 
Reports to: Community Fundraising Coordinator
Availability: Short-term (Mid Nov 2017 – December 2017 or January 2018)
Salary: This is an unpaid volunteer position

Key Responsibilities
• Page design and artwork according to the new OCA branding guidelines
• Typesetting of supplied content 
• Manipulation of supplied images to document

Key Selection Criteria
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
• High level of initiative and ability to work independently;
• High level organisational and time management skills including balancing competing priorities to meet deadlines.
• Interest in the not-for-profit sector

Applications must include: 
1. A complete current resume 
2. A portfolio if available 

Please direct any enquiries to Emily Fraser, at emily.fraser@ovariancancer.net.au or 03 9289 9712.
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Parent Education

Therapeutic Storytelling

Addressing Challenging Behaviour and Developing Positive Values through the Medium of Story
A One Day Seminar with Susan Perrow for Teachers, Parents & Health Practitioners
Date: Sunday 18th February 2018
Times: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (registration – 8.45am) Cost: $50
Venue: Gleneaon Castlecrag Campus Hall, 121 Edinburgh Rd Castlecrag.
Bookings (essential): Mary 9958 0774 OR Joy Day 0451 152 227
E: castlecrag@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au OR joyful7days@gmail.com
For more details download flyer HERE. » Read More

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Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store – Gifts all wrapped up and shopping night!

Complimentary gift wrapping and Christmas cake in the last week or term! Pop in and buy wholesome, quality Christmas gifts. Invite your family and friends so they can buy appropriate gifts with ease too. To shop without your little ones, I'll open on Monday 18 December from 6pm–8pm before the store closes for the holidays. Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you need to make a purchase outside my opening hours. Thank you very much for your support and encouragement this year! Happy holidays! Felicity Opening hours and contact details below... » Read More

Open on the Castlecrag Campus during school terms:

Monday: open on request
Tuesday: 8.45am—11.30am
Wednesday: 8.45am—3.15pm
Thursday: 8.30am—10.30am
Friday: 2.30pm—4.00pm (open until dusk during Twilight Market 8 Dec)

Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you'd like to make a purchase outside the opening hours as I will open on request. Also, let me know if there are other products you'd like to see in the store and I'll attempt to source them.
See you soon!
Felicity
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The GAP Project

The GAP Project is a six-month program for young people (18-30) who want to discover themselves and engage meaningfully in society. At The GAP Project participants will be inspired to use their talents and passions to create change and be part of initiatives that have a positive social, cultural and environmental impact.

FROM MARCH TO JULY 2018

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Gap Project participants need rooms to rent

"The GAP Project is a new and exciting initiative brought by Sydney Rudolf Steiner College.
The Gap Project is a course for individuals, 18-30, who want to find out: Who am I? Where am I going? What is my role in society? What does the world require of me? What work can I do that is worthwhile?

The future depends on individuals able to awaken the spiritual impulses and capacities within themselves and use them creatively to make their unique contribution to the world, and with this in mind Vanessa Snaith Gardiner, and the Gap project committee is looking toward a register of interest for those who may have a room to rent out or space in their family home to house a student of the project for a few days or a week, while they find their feet in the Sydney housing market! If you have the capacity to help us with this initiative, please contact Vanessa on vjsgardiner@gmail.com

The Gap Project begins in March 2018 and applications are open now. For more information head to https://www.gap-project.org.au/ » Read More

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Swiss au pair looking for work

Hello dear Friends,
My name is Clara and I just finished the Steiner School in Basel, Switzerland last year. Since I am doing a Gap year at the moment (where I used to work in the coffee shop of the Goetheanum, and travelling) I was wondering if there are families looking for an Au pair? As I always wanted to travel to Australia and since I was working with an Australian and he told me a lot I really want to come. Thank you so much and greetings from cold and snowy Switzerland,
Clara:)

You can contact me on here: 0041 (0) 76 464 0539 ; or email: clara@gedda.ch » Read More

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Resilience in Kids

In the past, life experience was all you needed to become resilient. However, for many children this is no longer enough. The world is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, mental illness in young Australians is on the rise and many of the broader constructs that helped build resilience in the past, such as extended families and entire communities raising children, no longer exist.

We know what resilience looks like in children now and can therefore provide skills and coping strategies - why not teach and practice these in the same way we would a musical instrument before an exam or a sport before a big game?

To find out more about our Resilience program go to https://www.resilienceinkids.com.au/about/ » Read More

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Shen Yun visiting Sydney

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.

An inspiring cultural and educational experience for all ages, Including live orchestra.

Sydney Lyric Theatre
February 7 - 11, 2018 » Read More

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Sunshine garden Playgroup

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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

Advent is now here and the mood on the streets is changing, at least that's my perception. There is so much to Advent The beautiful exhibition 'Protecting the Imagination of Childhood' opens next week and it's certainly worth a visit. You can find the catalogue here.
Worth a visit as well is the Christmas Twilight Market on Friday 15th December at Rudolf Steiner House with many stallholders offering their products
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Also, please find attached the second newsletter from the Education for Social Renewal Foundation.

And here is a link to a audio from a talk recently given by Martin Large in New Zealand.https://buildingcommonweal.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/st-andrews-on-the-terrace-wellington-nz-shock-capitalism-or-common-wealth-10-october-2017-talk/

You can access the latest newsletter of Anthroposophy Worldwide HERE

Click below to see what the calendar looks like for the next few months: » Read More

9th December: The practice of meditation & working with self-development. This workshop is open for everyone and is part of an ongoing series on workshops on meditation and self-development. 

12th December: Exhibition opening. A retrospective art exhibition of the work of Allison Pitt. Also included will be her recent work on the theme of "Guardian Angels". 

12th December: Talk with Hal Ginges. Rudolf Steiner's ethical thought. In the second part of Philosophy of Freedom Steiner outlines his theory of ethics, which he calls ethical individualism, and for which the foundation, as for his theory of knowledge, is freedom. Unfortunately, Steiner's approach was taken up by some of his contemporaries as a justification for extreme libertarianism. In some of his later works, such as The Social Future and Towards Social Renewal, Steiner appears to be advocating a communitarian view of ethics. What does Steiner mean by "ethical individualism", and is it helpful for determining how to respond to contemporary ethical issues?

15th December: Christmas Twilight Market. Various stall holders will be setting up at Rudolf Steiner House offering their local products. A great opportunity to purchase some unique gifts. 

15th - 16th December: Initiation and Christmas. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire on Advent and how we can support the birth of our Higher Self. Please have a look here for more details.
16th December: Imagining the imagination. What is the Imagination? Join us when this intriguing subject is discussed by a panel. There will also be presentations by poets, musicians and an artist. 

16th December: Imagining the imagination. What is the Imagination? Join us when this intriguing subject is discussed by a panel. There will also be presentations by poets, musicians and an artist.

19th December: Talk with Wolfgang Devine. Festivals in the Anthroposophical Society; how can we build a living connection to the developmental rhythms and spiritual gifts. The third in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

26th - 30th December: Holy Nights reading of the Christmas Foundation lectures. A special annual event where we read through the Christmas Foundation lectures together over a period of 5 days. 

Various 2018: Foundations of early childhood. This is a distance education course and "is an integrated study of Steiner’s picture of child development with artistic and craft experiences based on the rhythm of the year." 

Various 2018: Foundations in Rudolf Steiner Education. This course is for anyone who is a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner school or for anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of Anthroposophy.

Various 2018: Colour training in the Liane Collot d'Herbois method. It might seem early to mention these courses, but 2018 will be here before you know it and it might take a bit of planning to attend these course.

Various 2018: Leadership program. This is wonderful program run over four 3-day workshops in Melbourne with David Liknaitzky on leadership and how it relates to self-development, interpersonal skills, team development and organisational development. 

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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Foundations (DE02) & Certificate (DE03) in Rudolf Steiner Education - Distance Teacher Training

Are you a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner School? Do you wish to deepen your knowledge of Anthroposophy?

Learn more about our Distance Teacher Training courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/distance-learning-certificate-steiner-educaton/ » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

How to encourage play
The importance of free play should not be underestimated and here at the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre we often look at the wonderful toys that are available with a wish that we could spend more time on them ourselves. So the items in this newsletter are certainly not specifically suggestions for children, but for adults just as much! And many of the items down below are now in stock, but we are planning on placing an order next week with our supplier, so if you can get your order in by Thursday 30th November we'll be sure to include it. 

And now what do you do with all the materials you have a home? Well, here are some wonderful suggestions for being creative, getting active and playing.
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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ph: +61 2 9264 5169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
e: info@rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
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Foundations of Early Childhood - Part-time on weekends or Distance

Do you wish to deepen your understanding in Rudolf Steiner early childhood education?
Our Foundation course offers an integrated curriculum that seeks to make living and practical Rudolf Steiner's indications on the growth of the human being from birth to the seventh year. It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers.

It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers. Learn more about our Early Childhood courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/ec01-childcare-course-foundation/ » Read More

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Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar

Teacher Training in Rudolf Steiner Education.

What is Steiner education? Do you want to become a Steiner teacher?
Full time study in 2018
We invite individuals interested in Steiner Education and Teacher training to get in contact with us for a phone or Skype to learn about our full-time accredited course, the Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education (course code 10527NAT CRICOS 071548J). 
There are still limited places available for this course, commencing early February 2018. Please click READ MORE for more details... » Read More

The Seminar has welcomed students from all states and territories of Australia and from around the world to study this course over the past twenty-five years. Hear about this unique inspiring course and find out about the rewarding career and ample employment options that await - there is a great demand for professionally trained Steiner teachers in Australia and overseas.

Our full time course, based upon the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner is aimed at individuals seeking to become a qualified registered teacher, in order to work in both Steiner schools and/or the mainstream sector, and practising teachers wanting to shift their career to work in a Steiner school.

This course offers a pathway to a Bachelor of Education at Australian Catholic, Deakin and Charles Darwin Universities and the University of Technology in Sydney. This is an accredited two year full-time course. VET Student Loans and Austudy are available for eligible students.

Where: The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar, 37A Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood, 3134.
Email: office@steinerseminar.com
Phone: 03 9876-5199
www.steinerseminar.com

We have a Facebook page with a video of our students talking about their experiences studying here
https://www.facebook.com/waldorfteachertraining/videos/1418730441569433/
And an Instagram Account: steiner_teacher_training
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Sydney’s Best Boutique Clothing Store for Pre-loved Kid’s Clothing...

The Secret Closet, a treasure trove in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We offer the best selection of like-new quality clothing for boys and girls from newborn-12 years old.
Our boutique store hand picks great second hand kids clothes and puts them back on the racks at a fraction of their original brand retail prices.
* Lots of choice for school favourite items with capped sleeves and without logos *
Parents can trade in their children’s outgrown clothes for store credit, and browse through our constantly changing stock of trendy kids’ clothes.
Shop 4/107 Alfred Street NARRAWEENA NSW 2099
02 9971 9882
www.thesecretcloset.com.au » Read More

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Babysitting

Hi my name is Myah Clifton and I am in Year 9 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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Spirituality Coaching and Craniosacral Therapy

SEASONAL SPECIALS & GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Start 2018 feeling like a new you OR give it as a gift to someone you love. 
Holiday specials & Gift Vouchers available for Life Coaching and Craniosacral Therapy. 
Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange a voucher or book a session.

Spirituality Coaching – End of Year Promotion
CHOOSE YOU in 2018 – Goal Setting and Action Plan Coaching
$125 (Gift Vouchers Available)*

What’s included:
• A pre-consultation questionnaire – questions designed to help you get clear on what areas of your life you most want to change or grow.
• A 1.5 hr coaching call focused on setting some incredible goals to take you into the new year. Plus, action steps to get you started.
• A follow up email, adding gentle accountability for the commitments you make to yourself

25% discount offered if you decide to continue with a full coaching series. 
See www.jogillard.com/coaching-services for Simply Soulful Coaching details.
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WHAT IS COACHING?
The biggest benefit of Life Coaching is the time you gift to yourself, where you are focused on the areas of your life you want to change, grow, expand, evolve.
Coaches are trained in deep listening practices, and use powerful questions and techniques to help draw out your hearts true desires and help you focus on what you really want in your life.
You are the expert in your life, but a coach can help you get clarity on what you want, draw out what is keeping you stuck and hold you gently accountable as you take action to achieve it.

Craniosacral Therapy – End of Year Promotion

ALIGN, BALANCE AND CLEAR FOR 2018
(Gift Vouchers Available)
$225* - 3 session package – 1.5hr initial consultation plus 2 * 1hr follow up sessions

Season Special Prices – Single Sessions*
$100 - 1.5hr Adult Initial Appt
$75 – 1hr Adult Follow Up Appt
Child Appts also available

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
A powerful, light touch healing modality that offers a sacred energetic space for the patients’ whole system to be deeply heard, held and honoured.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The meditative space created allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair – activating the body’s innate healing ability.
Using a heightened sensitivity of touch therapists energetically connect to the flows in the body.
Deeply Listening and allowing full expression promotes shifts and transformation of energetic blocks and resistances.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Sessions are guided by what the patient’s body wants to work through, and honour its ability to heal itself.
Blocks, resistances, stuck emotions & traumas are energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned.

AVAILABILITY
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge
Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Additional hours also available – contact to discuss

HOW TO BOOK
Contact Jo on 0424 232 473 or email at jo@jogillard.com

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/

*Promotional prices available for Coaching Sessions, CST appointments & gift vouchers purchased until 31 January 2018.
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House-sitter available over the Christmas holidays

Is there a family in Castlecrag/Middle Cove area needing house-sitting at Xmas?
We are a Glenaeon Alumni family of five visiting Sydney 22-28 December.
In exchange, we would be happy to look after pets, water gardens etc.
To discuss please contact: Margaret 0401 197 480 » Read More

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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 just opened enrolments for 2018. There are holiday workshops and weekly classes Gordon, Chatswood, Killara and Lindfield for 5 – 18 years. Get in contact to find out more about their excellent drama programs. www.mstyp.org.au » Read More

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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including (for details click below):

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material 
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination 
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping 
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…
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Provence French Summer School 2018

Greetings from the Avignon Steiner-Waldorf School in sunny Provence! We want to let you know that Registration is now open for our Provence French Summer School 2018 for students from around the world who want to improve their French and spend a lovely holiday with us here in Provence, in the South of France. Click below for more details... » Read More

Our programme last two weeks and is designed for students aged 15 to 18. They stay with local French families, enjoy French lessons every morning and spend afternoons together in creative workshops, games, art or theatre sessions and cultural outings. We hope to run 3 courses next year if we get enough participants, 2 parallel ones from 15 - 29 July (beginner + more advanced) and 1 mixed-level one from 29 July - 12 August. Students on the two July courses will have separate French lessons, but will share the activities and outings.
For more information, go to http://www.ecole-steiner-avignon.org/summerschool/ or click HERE to see the flyer.
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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
Saturday, 8am-9am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

Carol Service

Glenaeon closes the year with a non-denominational marking of the Christmas season for our community. We celebrate the essential elements of the Christmas story through music and song at the Glenaeon Carol Service, our end of year gathering for the school community in the Pitt Street Uniting Church in the city, next Monday December 4th at 6.30 pm: see details later in the newsletter. We look forward to seeing all of our students from Class 4 to Year 11 participating in full school uniform, along with all our families, united in purpose and in spirit as a closing gathering for the year.

School Parent Survey
As the recorded message often says, your feedback is important to us! At the end of every year we run a survey to gather feedback from parents about the school, and we look carefully at the results to plan improvements in the following year. Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey which has been emailed to you. The survey runs until December 12th.

Physics Meets Philosophy
Erik Thorvaldson graduated from Glenaeon in 1987, and was back for the 30-year reunion of his class at the end of term 3. Erik went on to an impressive career in Science. He took a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics, and the University Medal, at Sydney University, then a PhD in Astrophysics: his thesis was on the program he had written for the telescope at the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Moree, northern NSW. He is now a Principal Research Officer for the National Measurement Institute at the CSIRO, the lead Australian scientist responsible for measuring among other things, light in all its manifestations. 

It was a great pleasure to introduce Erik to our Physics teacher Jenny Macgonigal, and to set up sessions where Erik came in and talked about his work with our senior Physics students in Year 12. As an alumnus, Erik was able to share his journey into a Science career as well as providing a very contemporary professional insight into the subjects the students are learning about in their HSC course. 

Erik’s visit reminded everyone of the importance of a bigger perspective in Science than just the “facts”: Science is about understanding context and how we “know” the “facts” as much as being able to remember them. This recent article on the importance of Philosophy in Science education is a good statement of some of the issues.
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Why Philosophy is so important in Science Education
Subrena E Smith is assistant professor in philosophy at the University of New Hampshire.

Each semester, I teach courses on the philosophy of science to undergraduates at the University of New Hampshire. Most of the students take my courses to satisfy general education requirements, and most of them have never taken a philosophy class before.

On the first day of the semester, I try to give them an impression of what the philosophy of science is about. I begin by explaining to them that philosophy addresses issues that can’t be settled by facts alone, and that the philosophy of science is the application of this approach to the domain of science. After this, I explain some concepts that will be central to the course: induction, evidence, and method in scientific enquiry. I tell them that science proceeds by induction, the practices of drawing on past observations to make general claims about what has not yet been observed, but that philosophers see induction as inadequately justified, and therefore problematic for science. I then touch on the difficulty of deciding which evidence fits which hypothesis uniquely, and why getting this right is vital for any scientific research. I let them know that ‘the scientific method’ is not singular and straightforward, and that there are basic disputes about what scientific methodology should look like. Lastly, I stress that although these issues are ‘philosophical’, they nevertheless have real consequences for how science is done.

At this point, I’m often asked questions such as: ‘What are your qualifications?’ ‘Which school did you attend?’ and ‘Are you a scientist?’

Perhaps they ask these questions because, as a female philosopher of Jamaican extraction, I embody an unfamiliar cluster of identities, and they are curious about me. I’m sure that’s partly right, but I think that there’s more to it, because I’ve observed a similar pattern in a philosophy of science course taught by a more stereotypical professor. As a graduate student at Cornell University in New York, I served as a teaching assistant for a course on human nature and evolution. The professor who taught it made a very different physical impression than I do. He was white, male, bearded and in his 60s – the very image of academic authority. But students were sceptical of his views about science, because, as some said, disapprovingly: ‘He isn’t a scientist.’

I think that these responses have to do with concerns about the value of philosophy compared with that of science. It is no wonder that some of my students are doubtful that philosophers have anything useful to say about science. They are aware that prominent scientists have stated publicly that philosophy is irrelevant to science, if not utterly worthless and anachronistic. They know that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is accorded vastly greater importance than anything that the humanities have to offer.

Many of the young people who attend my classes think that philosophy is a fuzzy discipline that’s concerned only with matters of opinion, whereas science is in the business of discovering facts, delivering proofs, and disseminating objective truths. Furthermore, many of them believe that scientists can answer philosophical questions, but philosophers have no business weighing in on scientific ones.
Why do college students so often treat philosophy as wholly distinct from and subordinate to science? In my experience, four reasons stand out.

One has to do with a lack of historical awareness. College students tend to think that departmental divisions mirror sharp divisions in the world, and so they cannot appreciate that philosophy and science, as well as the purported divide between them, are dynamic human creations. Some of the subjects that are now labelled ‘science’ once fell under different headings. Physics, the most secure of the sciences, was once the purview of ‘natural philosophy’. And music was once at home in the faculty of mathematics. The scope of science has both narrowed and broadened, depending on the time and place and cultural contexts where it was practised.

Another reason has to do with concrete results. Science solves real-world problems. It gives us technology: things that we can touch, see and use. It gives us vaccines, GMO crops, and painkillers. Philosophy doesn’t seem, to the students, to have any tangibles to show. But, to the contrary, philosophical tangibles are many: Albert Einstein’s philosophical thought experiments made Cassini possible. Aristotle’s logic is the basis for computer science, which gave us laptops and smartphones. And philosophers’ work on the mind-body problem set the stage for the emergence of neuropsychology and therefore brain-imagining technology. Philosophy has always been quietly at work in the background of science.

A third reason has to do with concerns about truth, objectivity and bias. Science, students insist, is purely objective, and anyone who challenges that view must be misguided. A person is not deemed to be objective if she approaches her research with a set of background assumptions. Instead, she’s ‘ideological’. But all of us are ‘biased’ and our biases fuel the creative work of science. This issue can be difficult to address, because a naive conception of objectivity is so ingrained in the popular image of what science is. To approach it, I invite students to look at something nearby without any presuppositions. I then ask them to tell me what they see. They pause… and then recognise that they can’t interpret their experiences without drawing on prior ideas. Once they notice this, the idea that it can be appropriate to ask questions about objectivity in science ceases to be so strange.

The fourth source of students’ discomfort comes from what they take science education to be. One gets the impression that they think of science as mainly itemising the things that exist – ‘the facts’ – and of science education as teaching them what these facts are. I don’t conform to these expectations. But as a philosopher, I am mainly concerned with how these facts get selected and interpreted, why some are regarded as more significant than others, the ways in which facts are infused with presuppositions, and so on.

Students often respond to these concerns by stating impatiently that facts are facts. But to say that a thing is identical to itself is not to say anything interesting about it. What students mean to say by ‘facts are facts’ is that once we have ‘the facts’ there is no room for interpretation or disagreement.

Why do they think this way? It’s not because this is the way that science is practised but rather, because this is how science is normally taught. There are a daunting number of facts and procedures that students must master if they are to become scientifically literate, and they have only a limited amount of time in which to learn them. Scientists must design their courses to keep up with rapidly expanding empirical knowledge, and they do not have the leisure of devoting hours of class-time to questions that they probably are not trained to address. The unintended consequence is that students often come away from their classes without being aware that philosophical questions are relevant to scientific theory and practice.

But things don’t have to be this way. If the right educational platform is laid, philosophers like me will not have to work against the wind to convince our students that we have something important to say about science. For this we need assistance from our scientist colleagues, whom students see as the only legitimate purveyors of scientific knowledge. I propose an explicit division of labour. Our scientist colleagues should continue to teach the fundamentals of science, but they can help by making clear to their students that science brims with important conceptual, interpretative, methodological and ethical issues that philosophers are uniquely situated to address, and that far from being irrelevant to science, philosophical matters lie at its heart.

With best wishes,

Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

This week's cover photo was taken out on Sydney Harbour. Year 7 were learning a little about how to sail tall ships, when they spent the day with the crew from South Passage. The company specialises in school voyages and teach teamwork, initiative and leadership, all while learning about sailing and managing a ship. Not to mention getting a great workout! Click READ MORE for more photos... » Read More











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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard is an update of the original Year 10 Our Ancient Past Main Lesson blackboard, which was featured back on 9 October. The board was drawn and updated by Glennis Mowday, who pointed our her attention to detail, after adding dripping blood to the Minoan axe! » Read More

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Carol Service 2017

We would like to extend a very warm invitation to you and your family to attend the 2017 Glenaeon Annual Carol Service on Monday 4 December 2017. As part of the preparation for this beautiful evening, the students in Class 4 – Year 11 will attend rehearsals on Monday 4 December during the normal school day. The students will be transported by bus to and from Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could fill out the fillable form on the School Stream App (preferred) or complete and return the permission slip HERE for Years 4-9 and HERE for Years 9-12, and return to the class teacher/guardian by no later than yesterday
. Parking and safety details HERE.

If you have any further questions, please contact Julie Skuja at julies@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
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Glenaeon Giving Tree

Every year, we ask families to donate items to Glenaeon's Giving Tree, either at school or at the annual Carol Service, ans these items are then distributed to a nominated charity. This year, we are supporting a new Steiner preschool initiative in Colombia, Sacha Uku. Saffron Wadick is a former Glenaeon Preschool teacher and, after many years supporting, fundraising, visiting and working for Steiner projects in Africa and Latin America and three years living in Colombia, she is now opening a Steiner preschool in Colombia. She wants the preschool to be beautiful, developmentally-appropriate and affordable to all families. Click READ MORE for more details... » Read More

We are asking if parents might purchase Steiner-based items for the setting up of the preschool such as felt, craft supplies, pencils, crayons, or your pre-loved Steiner toys.You could also pop into the Grassroots ecostore and purchase something and deliver it to Middle Cove/Castlecrag campus and place it in the cane basket in reception. 

Saffron will also be holding a stall at the Twilight Markets on Friday 8 December selling items to raise money for this great cause.

As well as gifts from the Giving Tree, Saffron is also crowdfunding via this link - https://www.chuffed.org/project/sacha-uku-colombia# - which ends on 27th November. Every donation, however small, will help  bring Steiner education to this community.

You can contact Saffron at saffron-joy@hotmail.com
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Year 9 and 10 get their skates on

In the PE Elective classes in Year 9 and Year 10, students had the great opportunity to try out a sport normally not seen at Glenaeon. SKATE NOW provided the skateboards, safety equipment, ramps and boxes and instructed the keen students how to become pro skateboarders in 2 weeks! Click READ MORE for more details and photos... » Read More

Balance was the main theme before we even hopped on a real skateboard and no surprise, surfers and snowboarders had a clear advantage as these sports are closely related.

After some exercises and instructions, we were all given skateboards (for tricks) or longboards (for covering distance and downhill) to try out the difference and to learn how to put our balance ability into practice skating around the basketball courts, going over little ramps, through arches by ducking down and, for the more advanced, to jump over boxes provided.

All students were very engaged in this sport that saw its peak of popularity during the 1990s but will be an Olympic sport when it features in the 2020 Tokyo summer games in two categories/disciplines: park and street.

It was great to see that beginners got a lot out of it and students who were familiar with it also enjoyed it as it is in essence a sport about self-expression through individual movements and tricks on a board often done in skate parks around the country.

We look forward to progressing further in the sessions next week.

Cheers Jonas



Jonas showing how it's done on the driveway



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From the Music Department

Students who hire an instrument through the school must return their instruments to the Music Administrator’s office (adjacent to the hall) by Friday 8th December IF:

• They are leaving the school,
• They are changing or discontinuing that instrument,
• The instrument needs servicing.

Also, if you have not done so already, please inform the Music Administrator, Julie Monteban, of your child’s intentions regarding instrumental tuition in 2018.
Manu thanks to those who have already done so.

Julie Monteban
Music Administrator
musicadministrator@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
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Year 12 Grand Canyon trip

An update on our Year 12 Grand canyoners from one of their mums.

This beach in the bottom right corner is a photo of the spot where our Year 12 group camped on Sunday night. The photo is from Google and we can pinpoint the exact location from the spot beacons they send each day. Generally we only get a spot beacon night and morning but they had a test day over the weekend and Scottie sent a longer message just saying everything was great. They've been on the river now for 10-11 days and they take off the river on 12 December at a place called Diamond Creek.

They're heading mainly northwest in the canyon and have a few sets of rapids coming up. It's currently a balmy 16 deg C in the canyon with max of 21! Overnight down to 3 or 4...so pretty pleasant really. Right now they are at Monument Creek. » Read More

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Class 3 rocked on the harbour last Friday afternoon!

Class 3's social event was kayaking after school on Friday followed by a picnic at Mrs Mac’s chair! The Opera House always a delight. It was GREAT fun and a teeny bit scary near Mrs Macquarie's Chair - rocks in the wind and the swell from the big boats (SO EXCITING) … a true adventure. Big thanks to the cheer squad who made it much easier to keep paddling into the headwind! Bravo to all who attended and especially Finley for solo-kayaking … a real pro!! Click READ MORE for more photos... » Read More









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Class Three set firm friendships

First the mud bricks, then the trench. Now the pour! Class 3 are building an outdoor work bench, and this week they were setting the footings with a little bit of help from some friends. After the hard yakka, it was time for some Japanese games with Junko, see photos below. » Read More

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It takes more than a flat tyre to stop our families!

Last Friday was packed with adventure...when the Eastern Suburbs bus pulled up and the driver (Vince) waved to the parents! A flat tyre... YIKES! One of the parents (thanks John) took six kids in his car and the other (thanks Patrick) said he’d take the rest by public transport... five buses later!

Whilst the children may have missed the start of main lesson they had a wonderful tutorial in resilience! A huge thank you to Sydney Public Transport - all of the bus drivers were great and let everyone travel for free. The kids were awesome! » Read More

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Twilight Concert

Our last Twilight Concert for the year took place place last Monday, 4th December.
The concerts showcased the hard work and talent of our music students and we send out our congratulations to all our performers. Below is Sofia de Boos-Smith playing trumpet and Sasha Seymour-Smith and Erin McCormack played a cute piano duet where they traded parts and physically crossed over while playing!

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Class 2 study the Owl and the Pussycat

Class 2 are enjoying learning the poem The owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear in their main lesson this term. These are examples of their work. Click READ MORE to see more photos... » Read More








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Bryn's a published writer!

Glenaeon's Year 10 completed work experience last week at various companies around Sydney, and we are pleased to report that Bryn Arnold, who spent the week at Fairfax Media, had an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald! Congratulations Bryn! This is the link to read his story - http://www.smh.com.au/sport/australia-set-to-compete-in-world-mens-team-squash-championship-20171124-gzsgxw.html » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Castlecrag advent sticks

Advent is very exciting this year because the Class 1 parents under the leadership of Melony Browell and Claire Cisterne have been making Advent sticks as a Class fundraiser. They have made over 90 of them and they sold in a flash. The office is full of boxes with Advent sticks ready for all the families to collect ready for Friday morning.

Each calendar contains 25 presents following the 4 phases of Advent - the earth, plant, animal and human world. All items are made of natural materials and will make a beautiful Advent table as they are revealed each day with the lighting of the candle and recitation of the verse. On day 23 a little walnut shell will arrive for the baby Jesus. In true Glenaeon style we had a special 'walnut free' Advent stick produced for one of our nut allergy families.
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Playgroup spaces availavble

Places are now available for 2018 at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School for a deeply nourishing and magical morning in our Playgroup Circle. Come join our two-hour dedicated morning, in which we invite you to slip off your shoes and fall into our carefully crafted daily rhythm of storytelling, games, songs, baking for the little hands and gentle craft skills for parents and carers, followed by outside play in our beautiful gardens.
For bookings and information please contact
Mary Heard
Email: castlecrag@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au 
Phone: 02 9958 0774
Cost: $30 per session

Details on our website - http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/learning/early-childhood-program/playgroups#early-childhood » Read More

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Parent Craft – Items on Sale

We are selling some of the unsold stock at Castlecrag Office, and will be selling any leftovers at next week’s Twilight Market. They are currently on display in the glass cabinet in the office. You can pay cash to Mary and get some great special gifts for the upcoming holiday season.
Click below for full list of items for sale...
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Items available:

* Winter girl standing dolls ($90 (l) & $85 (r))


* Mother Earth standing doll ($95)


* Spring girl standing doll ($85)


* Father Sun standing doll ($90)


* Bunny x2 ($15 & $10)


* Baby gumnut gnomes inside leaf (various @ $8)


* Bag of felted food (various @ $15)


* Dragonfly wall hanging ($30)


* Mountain scenery wall hanging ($35)


* Coastal scenery wall hanging ($15)


* Hardwood tool box x2 ($25)


* Spring house set: hand-dyed green silk roof, set of dolls, set of hand crafted wooden furniture ($83)


* Autumn house set: gumnut leaf dyed silk roof, house, set of dolls & mushroom ($55, $60, $70)


* Winter house set: silk roof, set of dolls, fire ($55)


* Summer & spring house set: hand-dyed blue silk roof, set of dolls, set of hand crafted wooden furniture ($83)


* All season house set: hand-dyed blue silk roof, set of dolls, mushroom ($55)


* Tashi and friend with a house ($65)


(NB – if you would like a doll house set, please email erikita_kano@yahoo.com as they are not on display)
Items available:
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Family Fair and Art Show

School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Carol Service
Monday December 4, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt St, Sydney

Twilight Markets

Friday December 8, 3pm – 6pm
Castlecrag campus » Read More

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Foundation

GPA

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

Writing this in the sun on the last day of Spring, the weather gods in my iPhone predict a wet rainy summer starting tomorrow, so I’m making the most of it. Last night saw many of the Glenaeon community come together at a Cocktail event hosted by the Glenaeon Foundation to thank members of the parent community for their ongoing support of time and funds. Glenaeon was imagined by visionaries and nurtured by supportive progressive individuals who were also parents. I would ask you to continue this tradition in whatever way big or small you can manage.

Luckily you have an opportunity to do this before the school year ends. Yahoo you cry.... please tell us more....
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I noticed yesterday that the school survey has been sent out. Mine was retrieved after it slipped into my junk mail net. So if you haven’t received yours double check. In the service-focused era we live in, where everybody wants to tick the box with arbitrary tokenistic end of transaction surveys, it may be a reflex to dismiss the school survey too. I urge you not too. After years on the Parents Association I know that our opinion is valued, our thoughts are taken into consideration, and our criticisms and accolades are taken into consideration. If you have concerns, this is your opportunity to put them on record, similarly if you like the way the school is managed and your children are being taught say something positive.

Personally I think it’s a bit like voting, except you don’t even have to leave the house, and your words contribute to the school’s understanding of itself, far more than a moan over coffee will ever do. Parents are fundamental stakeholders in the school and the time you give to share your opinion is valuable and valued.

Enjoy the slide into the Festive Season and see you at the Carol Service.

Contact us at gpa@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

Cheers
Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)

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Community News

School Canteen

Dear Parents,
Lorna and I would like to thank all the parents in the school community who took the time to come and help out in the School kitchen/café/canteen this year. We have enjoyed meeting every one of you and hope you enjoyed meeting us and seeing your child’s smiling face when they came up for morning tea and lunch. Please click READ MORE for more details...
Menus for next week below... » Read More

We are really aware that not everyone has the time, but it is a very enjoyable few hours (or so we have been told by mums and dads who have shared the space with us to assist)!
Some parents have been a tremendous help coming in once a term (you know who you all are) and even once or twice a year is still fantastic. 
Lorna and I are hoping we will see those we know and those we have yet to meet sign up at https://signup.zone/glenaeon-canteen for next year .
It’s fun and interesting to talk, cook and enjoy the bush setting we are surrounded by, come check it out!
The Kitchen will finish for the year on the 8th of December so until next year term one, Merry Christmas, from Lorna and Sharon.
We wish for you plenty of wonderful food, laughs and relaxing days with children, family and friends.
Warm regards 
Sharon & Lorna



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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

The final Secondhand Uniform Shop of this year will be held on Friday, December 8 from 3:00 - 3:45 pm. Come and get a head start on 2018 by grabbing a bargain on uniforms! » Read More

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Found property roundup!

The school has a huge amount of clothing, uniforms, water bottles, umbrellas and other found items awaiting collection. As always, you may check for your lost property at reception. On Friday, December 8, all found items will be on displayall day in the area underneath the reception building. Please collect your items, as they will be donated at year’s end. » Read More

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Social media for Glenaeon

Glenaeon now has a presence not only on Facebook, but also on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. Find us, like us or follow us and please share what you like!

Facebook
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School - https://www.facebook.com/GlenaeonRudolfSteinerSchool/
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School - https://www.facebook.com/glenaeonalumni/
Glenaeon Swap and Sell - https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeon/
Glenaeon Careers Centre - https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/glenaeon
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/glenaeon1957/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0AkMOZhmzLUnOzTLbXJ6mA » Read More

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The Shepherd's Play at Glenaeon - bring the whole family

An important event is coming up on the evening of Tuesday December 12th. This is the Shepherds Play, one of the Oberufer plays which have been performed every year since the late 1950s when the school began as a kindergarten in Pymble called Dalcross.
This year the teachers at Glenaeon are again putting themselves forward to act in the Shepherds’ Play and sing in the little choir which goes with it. We would appreciate it if you could help to fill every seat in the hall. You can bring your children and other relatives, friends etc. The Shepherds’ Play is both simple and profound and not just for children!!
Place: Sylvia Brose Hall, Middle Cove Campus, Glenaeon School, 5a Glenroy Ave, Middle Cove.
Time: 7 pm, Tuesday 12th December, 2017.
NO CHARGE.
Click below to read the history of the Shepherd's Play... » Read More

At Glenaeon we see it as a gift from the teachers to the children, the school community and anyone else who would like to attend. So, please do make an effort to come this year. 
Some time in the 16th or early 17th century a group of German farmers settled on the little island of Oberufer on the Danube, close to the frontiers of Austria and Hungary. They took with them a cycle of religious plays which were handed down by oral tradition. For centuries, peasants had preserved these plays – both the dialogue and the tradition of acting. It was Karl Julius Schroer, a professor who studied German folklore and a friend of Rudolf Steiner, who discovered and wrote down these Oberufer plays. Even in English, here in Australia, the Shepherds’ Play preserves the wisdom and humour of those German famers. Another of these plays, the Paradise Play, has also been performed at Glenaeon.
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CIPs for Term 4

Dear Parents,
Time to start submitting your final term 4 CIP credits! Deadline is Friday 1st December so please start submitting now.
A refresher as to how the system works is below:
Kind regards,
Amanda Ford
9932 2310

Part-time 9am – 3pm
(Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
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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). 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 CIP hours by the due date in order to have them credited back to you.

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. Please refer page 34 of the Parent Handbook for more details (including what tasks are eligible for CIP credit). Note that credits are not carried over from one year to the next.

Kind regards,

Amanda Ford
Accounts Receivable
Part time (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 9am – 3pm)
Ph: 9932 2310


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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:
We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders. Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.
Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.

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There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 
Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 
If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Careers

Careers Corner

Glenaeon Careers Facebook page now has 50 members and is constantly updating them with news about tertiary study, workshops, open days and much more. It's a brilliant resource for school leavers and those students and their families beginning to think about life after school.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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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Graphic design intern opportunity

Ovarian Cancer Australia is a national body for ovarian cancer in Australia. We were founded in 2001 by a group of people who were personally affected by ovarian cancer, either themselves or through someone that they loved. 

The Graphic Design volunteer will support the Fundraising team, designing the community fundraising guideline document. Click READ MORE for more details.... » Read More

Location: N/A 
Reports to: Community Fundraising Coordinator
Availability: Short-term (Mid Nov 2017 – December 2017 or January 2018)
Salary: This is an unpaid volunteer position

Key Responsibilities
• Page design and artwork according to the new OCA branding guidelines
• Typesetting of supplied content 
• Manipulation of supplied images to document

Key Selection Criteria
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
• High level of initiative and ability to work independently;
• High level organisational and time management skills including balancing competing priorities to meet deadlines.
• Interest in the not-for-profit sector

Applications must include: 
1. A complete current resume 
2. A portfolio if available 

Please direct any enquiries to Emily Fraser, at emily.fraser@ovariancancer.net.au or 03 9289 9712.
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Parent Education

Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store – Beeswax for candle making

Roll your own beeswax candles with these Christmas inspired coloured sheets! It's an easy, fun activity to do with your children and they'll love gifting their own candles or lighting them during Advent or Christmas. The beeswax smells divine!

Open extended hours until dusk during the Twilight Market on Friday 8 December. Come and take a look soon before the shop closes for the holidays. A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon! Opening hours and contact details below... » Read More

Open on the Castlecrag Campus during school terms:

Monday: open on request
Tuesday: 8.45am—11.30am
Wednesday: 8.45am—3.15pm
Thursday: 8.30am—10.30am
Friday: 2.30pm—4.00pm (open until dusk during Twilight Market 8 Dec)

Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you'd like to make a purchase outside the opening hours as I will open on request. Also, let me know if there are other products you'd like to see in the store and I'll attempt to source them.
See you soon!
Felicity
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Looking for a home or studio to rent

January, 2018 (Or last week of December 2017)
Teacher at Glenaeon Steiner School is looking for a large studio or 1-2 bedroom home to rent in the Willoughby, Middle Cove, Castlecrag, area or surrounds. (Open to sharing.) Sedentary tabby cat in tow. Garden opportunity is preferable. Great references.
0413 271 308
Sandrafrain58@gmail.com
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Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar

Teacher Training in Rudolf Steiner Education.

What is Steiner education? Do you want to become a Steiner teacher?
Full time study in 2018
We invite individuals interested in Steiner Education and Teacher training to get in contact with us for a phone or Skype to learn about our full-time accredited course, the Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education (course code 10527NAT CRICOS 071548J). 
There are still limited places available for this course, commencing early February 2018. Please click READ MORE for more details... » Read More

The Seminar has welcomed students from all states and territories of Australia and from around the world to study this course over the past twenty-five years. Hear about this unique inspiring course and find out about the rewarding career and ample employment options that await - there is a great demand for professionally trained Steiner teachers in Australia and overseas.

Our full time course, based upon the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner is aimed at individuals seeking to become a qualified registered teacher, in order to work in both Steiner schools and/or the mainstream sector, and practising teachers wanting to shift their career to work in a Steiner school.

This course offers a pathway to a Bachelor of Education at Australian Catholic, Deakin and Charles Darwin Universities and the University of Technology in Sydney. This is an accredited two year full-time course. VET Student Loans and Austudy are available for eligible students.

Where: The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar, 37A Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood, 3134.
Email: office@steinerseminar.com
Phone: 03 9876-5199
www.steinerseminar.com

We have a Facebook page with a video of our students talking about their experiences studying here
https://www.facebook.com/waldorfteachertraining/videos/1418730441569433/
And an Instagram Account: steiner_teacher_training
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The GAP Project

The GAP Project is a six-month program for young people (18-30) who want to discover themselves and engage meaningfully in society. At The GAP Project participants will be inspired to use their talents and passions to create change and be part of initiatives that have a positive social, cultural and environmental impact.

FROM MARCH TO JULY 2018

https://www.gap-project.org.au/ » Read More

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Foundations of Early Childhood - Part-time on weekends or Distance

Do you wish to deepen your understanding in Rudolf Steiner early childhood education?
Our Foundation course offers an integrated curriculum that seeks to make living and practical Rudolf Steiner's indications on the growth of the human being from birth to the seventh year. It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers.

It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers. Learn more about our Early Childhood courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/ec01-childcare-course-foundation/ » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

How to encourage play
The importance of free play should not be underestimated and here at the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre we often look at the wonderful toys that are available with a wish that we could spend more time on them ourselves. So the items in this newsletter are certainly not specifically suggestions for children, but for adults just as much! And many of the items down below are now in stock, but we are planning on placing an order next week with our supplier, so if you can get your order in by Thursday 30th November we'll be sure to include it. 

And now what do you do with all the materials you have a home? Well, here are some wonderful suggestions for being creative, getting active and playing.
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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ph: +61 2 9264 5169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
e: info@rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

I have some great events to tell you about, some that I've just been informed of myself!
This Thursday (and next Thursday) evening (23rd and 30th November), there is the opportunity to experience and learn about tone eurythmy. This is certainly not something that I receive many notifications about, so this is something special.

Than there is a beautiful Christmas craft market at Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School on 29th November, for locally made beautiful gifts.

There are also a few wonderful Advent events coming up, to really help you get into the spirit of the season.

Special notice:
A retrospective art exhibition of the work of Allison Pitt. Also included will be her recent work on the theme of "Guardian Angels". The artworks will be of various sizes and mediums to be accessible a price as possible. A light supper will be available for launch on 5th December and a quarter of proceeds will go directly to support book-shop.

You can access the latest newsletter of Anthroposophy Worldwide HERE

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1st - 3rd December: The gate of death and the gate of birth. A conference for a culture at the threshold.

5th December: Exhibition opening. A retrospective art exhibition of the work of Allison Pitt. Also included will be her recent work on the theme of "Guardian Angels".

5th December: Saving the imagination. This is a new weekly initiative to create beautifully crafted toys together every Tuesday evening. Do you have a lot of craft experience, or just a little, everyone is welcome.

5th December: Talk with Jessie Phelps. Advent. These three weeks before Christmas are a time for inner reflection. Outwardly, there is frantic activity that can increase the sense of loneliness and separation from what has become a time when we no longer remember what we are celebrating. In the past, secret Mystery wisdom anticipated this coming of the Christos-Sun-Being to earth, incarnating and embracing human experience and uniting the destiny of humanity and the earth with his Being. This spiritual Sun now permeates the etheric aura of the earth and Rudolf Steiner speaks of a deep mystery when he says that we can create the bridge that brings consciousness of this Light into our awareness. Today, we are experiencing the Advent time of world evolution, when we must face evil and transform it with our inner light, as we live with the Dragon who enters through our sense experiences, breathing and nutrition forces when they are earth-bound. We need the Christ-Sun to ‘warm our hearts and enlighten our heads’ so that we are well prepared to meet the demands of our time.

12th December: Talk with Hal Ginges. Rudolf Steiner's ethical thought. In the second part of Philosophy of Freedom Steiner outlines his theory of ethics, which he calls ethical individualism, and for which the foundation, as for his theory of knowledge, is freedom. Unfortunately, Steiner's approach was taken up by some of his contemporaries as a justification for extreme libertarianism. In some of his later works, such as The Social Future and Towards Social Renewal, Steiner appears to be advocating a communitarian view of ethics. What does Steiner mean by "ethical individualism", and is it helpful for determining how to respond to contemporary ethical issues?

15th - 16th December: Initiation and Christmas. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire on Advent and how we can support the birth of our Higher Self. Please have a look here for more details.
16th December: Imagining the imagination. What is the Imagination? Join us when this intriguing subject is discussed by a panel. There will also be presentations by poets, musicians and an artist. 

19th December: Talk with Wolfgang Devine. Festivals in the Anthroposophical Society; how can we build a living connection to the developmental rhythms and spiritual gifts. The third in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

26th - 30th December: Holy Nights reading of the Christmas Foundation lectures. A special annual event where we read through the Christmas Foundation lectures together over a period of 5 days. 

Various 2018: Foundations of early childhood. This is a distance education course and "is an integrated study of Steiner’s picture of child development with artistic and craft experiences based on the rhythm of the year." 

Various 2018: Foundations in Rudolf Steiner Education. This course is for anyone who is a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner school or for anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of Anthroposophy.

Various 2018: Colour training in the Liane Collot d'Herbois method. It might seem early to mention these courses, but 2018 will be here before you know it and it might take a bit of planning to attend these course.

Various 2018: Leadership program. This is wonderful program run over four 3-day workshops in Melbourne with David Liknaitzky on leadership and how it relates to self-development, interpersonal skills, team development and organisational development. 

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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Sydney’s Best Boutique Clothing Store for Pre-loved Kid’s Clothing...

The Secret Closet, a treasure trove in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We offer the best selection of like-new quality clothing for boys and girls from newborn-12 years old.
Our boutique store hand picks great second hand kids clothes and puts them back on the racks at a fraction of their original brand retail prices.
* Lots of choice for school favourite items with capped sleeves and without logos *
Parents can trade in their children’s outgrown clothes for store credit, and browse through our constantly changing stock of trendy kids’ clothes.
Shop 4/107 Alfred Street NARRAWEENA NSW 2099
02 9971 9882
www.thesecretcloset.com.au » Read More

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Babysitting

Hi my name is Myah Clifton and I am in Year 9 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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Spirituality Coaching and Craniosacral Therapy

SEASONAL SPECIALS & GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Start 2018 feeling like a new you OR give it as a gift to someone you love. 
Holiday specials & Gift Vouchers available for Life Coaching and Craniosacral Therapy. 
Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange a voucher or book a session.

Spirituality Coaching – End of Year Promotion
CHOOSE YOU in 2018 – Goal Setting and Action Plan Coaching
$125 (Gift Vouchers Available)*

What’s included:
• A pre-consultation questionnaire – questions designed to help you get clear on what areas of your life you most want to change or grow.
• A 1.5 hr coaching call focused on setting some incredible goals to take you into the new year. Plus, action steps to get you started.
• A follow up email, adding gentle accountability for the commitments you make to yourself

25% discount offered if you decide to continue with a full coaching series. 
See www.jogillard.com/coaching-services for Simply Soulful Coaching details.
Click below for more details... » Read More

WHAT IS COACHING?
The biggest benefit of Life Coaching is the time you gift to yourself, where you are focused on the areas of your life you want to change, grow, expand, evolve.
Coaches are trained in deep listening practices, and use powerful questions and techniques to help draw out your hearts true desires and help you focus on what you really want in your life.
You are the expert in your life, but a coach can help you get clarity on what you want, draw out what is keeping you stuck and hold you gently accountable as you take action to achieve it.

Craniosacral Therapy – End of Year Promotion

ALIGN, BALANCE AND CLEAR FOR 2018
(Gift Vouchers Available)
$225* - 3 session package – 1.5hr initial consultation plus 2 * 1hr follow up sessions

Season Special Prices – Single Sessions*
$100 - 1.5hr Adult Initial Appt
$75 – 1hr Adult Follow Up Appt
Child Appts also available

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
A powerful, light touch healing modality that offers a sacred energetic space for the patients’ whole system to be deeply heard, held and honoured.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The meditative space created allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair – activating the body’s innate healing ability.
Using a heightened sensitivity of touch therapists energetically connect to the flows in the body.
Deeply Listening and allowing full expression promotes shifts and transformation of energetic blocks and resistances.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Sessions are guided by what the patient’s body wants to work through, and honour its ability to heal itself.
Blocks, resistances, stuck emotions & traumas are energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned.

AVAILABILITY
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge
Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Additional hours also available – contact to discuss

HOW TO BOOK
Contact Jo on 0424 232 473 or email at jo@jogillard.com

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/

*Promotional prices available for Coaching Sessions, CST appointments & gift vouchers purchased until 31 January 2018.
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House-sitter available over the Christmas holidays

Is there a family in Castlecrag/Middle Cove area needing house-sitting at Xmas?
We are a Glenaeon Alumni family of five visiting Sydney 22-28 December.
In exchange, we would be happy to look after pets, water gardens etc.
To discuss please contact: Margaret 0401 197 480 » Read More

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Looking for house to rent

We are a family of four, looking to rent a house within 30 minutes walk of the Middle Cove campus, or a short drive. Looking for a long term rental but would consider short term as well. Excellent references. Please email soutar@hotmail.com. » Read More

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Resilience in Kids

In the past, life experience was all you needed to become resilient. However, for many children this is no longer enough. The world is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, mental illness in young Australians is on the rise and many of the broader constructs that helped build resilience in the past, such as extended families and entire communities raising children, no longer exist.

We know what resilience looks like in children now and can therefore provide skills and coping strategies - why not teach and practice these in the same way we would a musical instrument before an exam or a sport before a big game?

To find out more about our Resilience program go to https://www.resilienceinkids.com.au/about/ » Read More

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Chesleigh Homestead Summer Camps

Summer camps at Chesleigh include a combination of horse riding, drama, picnics and other challenges, all with an emphasis on a positive attitude, self-reliance, cooperation and of course, much laughter and singing. This year there are limited spaces on two of the camps: The first will be from Monday 11th December to Monday 18th December and will be for 9-14 year old girls. We have set these dates to fit one camp in before Christmas when many schools finish early and parents are very busy.
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The second week is for teenage girls from 12-16 years. We will be able to take the horse work a step further and incorporate more horse care into the program (these girls are now physically big enough to saddle their own horse for example). The drama too will be aimed at a more mature level. Some of the activities of previous camps have now become a bit babyish for these older girls and we will be mindful of that. Tuesday 16th Jan to Tuesday 23rd Jan.More information on: sofala.com.au/SummerCamps.aspx and
https://vimeo.com/201740207
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Joy of Singing Celebration Concert

Come and join us on Sunday, 3 December at 3:00 pm for this celebration of song from both
the students of the Joy of Singing Studio and the Satsang Choir. Enjoy a diverse program of
Contemporary, Pop, Music Theatre, World, Gospel and Classical music in the cozy
Castlecrag Uniting Chapel. Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Here are the trybooking details for the concert - https://www.trybooking.com/RRAA
Please come, I would love to see you there.
I think you will be inspired! 

The details of the concert:
3 Dec, 2017
Castlecrag Uniting Church, Charles Street, Castlecrag
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Foundations (DE02) & Certificate (DE03) in Rudolf Steiner Education - Distance Teacher Training

Are you a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner School? Do you wish to deepen your knowledge of Anthroposophy?

Learn more about our Distance Teacher Training courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/distance-learning-certificate-steiner-educaton/ » Read More

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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 just opened enrolments for 2018. There are holiday workshops and weekly classes Gordon, Chatswood, Killara and Lindfield for 5 – 18 years. Get in contact to find out more about their excellent drama programs. www.mstyp.org.au » Read More

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Provence French Summer School 2018

Greetings from the Avignon Steiner-Waldorf School in sunny Provence! We want to let you know that Registration is now open for our Provence French Summer School 2018 for students from around the world who want to improve their French and spend a lovely holiday with us here in Provence, in the South of France. Click below for more details... » Read More

Our programme last two weeks and is designed for students aged 15 to 18. They stay with local French families, enjoy French lessons every morning and spend afternoons together in creative workshops, games, art or theatre sessions and cultural outings. We hope to run 3 courses next year if we get enough participants, 2 parallel ones from 15 - 29 July (beginner + more advanced) and 1 mixed-level one from 29 July - 12 August. Students on the two July courses will have separate French lessons, but will share the activities and outings.
For more information, go to http://www.ecole-steiner-avignon.org/summerschool/ or click HERE to see the flyer.
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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including (for details click below):

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material 
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination 
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping 
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…
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Maths tutoring available

Hi, my name is Chiara,
I am a year 9 student at Glenaeon and am available for maths tutoring for students up to year 9. My rates are very reasonable and I'm flexible with tutoring times. I can supply references from my teachers if required.
For further enquiries please contact me on calmdotti@gmail.com » Read More

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My German Tutor

Experienced, confident, friendly & motivated native German speaker / translator.
Tailored to suit you. Times to suit you.
Ideal for: beginners to advanced, students or travellers, or simply to practice conversation.
One-on-one private lessons, North Willoughby
Michele Macgregor, Call 02 8006 6893 » Read More

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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
Saturday, 8am-9am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Christian Community Advent Festival

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

Utes, BridgeClimb and the Future of Australia:

Year 12 Graduation Address
November 10th 2017


Dear Year 12, the usual graduation speeches are intended to give wise words to a graduating class. But today I ‘m taking as my subject something that may surprise you. My subject is, the “ute”, the vehicle that a few of you drive. Not any particular ute, but the ute in general. We take utes for granted, they are an Australian icon, but you might like to hear the story of how the ute came to be.

For their first 30 to 40 years, there were either cars or trucks. You had the comfort of a car or you had the rough ride of a truck. In 1932 a farmer’s wife wrote to the General Manager of Ford Australia with a problem: Dear Sir, she wrote, we need a car to go to church on Sundays, and a truck to take our pigs to market on Monday. We can’t afford both. Can you help?

The job was given to a young designer named Lew Bandt who was just 22 years old. Within a few months he had developed a revolutionary design that put together the comfort of a car with the uses of a truck: he grafted the steel frame of a small truck onto the passenger cabin of a Model T Ford coupe. Comfort and utility (or multiple uses) came together and the new invention was named a Coupe utility: or the ute for short! They took off, Holden developed their own version and the rest as they say is history. Utes are now part of Australian culture.

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Let’s look at what Lew Bandt did. He brought together two things that hadn’t been brought together before. If you lived at that time, you would have automatically said, there are two different kinds of vehicles, they just do different things. That’s the way life is.

Now of course we just take utes for granted today, and maybe we might think that any of us could have thought of this. We might just feel we are a bit superior to those simple people of the 1930’s and of course why didn’t they think of it earlier? But it doesn’t work that way, we only think this way because someone thought it first. Someone had to do it differently first, and afterwards everyone thinks its normal.

Let’s take another Aussie icon, or rather Sydney icon, our Harbour Bridge. You all know BridgeClimb which has people on the Bridge every day of the year now, but for the first 65 of its 85 years’ history the Bridge stood totally unclimbed by the public. 

Then a man called Paul Cave was so struck by the possibilities of climbing the Bridge that he spent ten long years planning, negotiating, and eventually bringing his vision of BridgeClimb to reality. He brought two things together that no one had seen before: the Harbour Bridge, and climbing, and making it possible for as many people as possible. How many? There have been 3.5 million people climb the southern span of the bridge, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars into the NSW economy and employing countless people over the years. And all from seeing something that no one else had seen before.



Now these creative ideas, these creative thoughts, when they’re put into practice, are much more than just any old ideas: creative thoughts like the ute and the BridgeClimb have a huge flow on effect not just for the creator but also for whole communities. Think of the countless people who have driven utes over the years, even people sitting on this stage: think of the enormous value of the BridgeClimb for the Sydney economy. And creative ideas like these will play a huge part in Australia’s, and therefore your, futures.

Australia has been very lucky. Part of the very nice, first world standard of living we enjoy has been largely based on the fact that we have lots of valuable rocks that the rest of the world wants. Now it’s possible that either in your generation’s lifetime, or your children’s, all those precious things will have been dug out of Australia’s backyard, and there will be none left. 

What will sustain our economy in the future? Creative ideas! New products like the ute, or new ways of doing things, like BridgeClimb, where different things are brought together that hadn’t been brought together before.

And there’s a wonderful thing about creative ideas. They’re like music. Ever wondered how it’s possible that singers and composers just keep coming up with new tunes? the great tunes and songs just keep coming. Creative ideas are just like this too: they never run out: they are truly sustainable, not like rocks and gas, and our future might just depend on a stream of creative ideas being put into practice.

Now an obvious question is, how do you get this magic factor x that enables people to see connections that other people don’t see? Some people are just born with this gift. But for most of us, you need training, you need education. 

So how do we train and prepare people for a future where creative ideas will be a scarce resource, where our economy will depend on people who can come up with creative ideas and put them into practice?

If you wanted to design an education that prepared people for the challenges of the 21st century, what would you put in it?

How about Lew Brandt, designer of the ute: I bet he drew a lot, designers usually do. When you paint a picture, you have to see something, you have to visualize it. When you draw something, you are looking at it intently and seeing it from different angles, making connections. So design in general, and drawing in particular, would be one of these future skills. 

What about Paul Cave of BridgeClimb: I don’t know him at all but I bet as a boy he climbed trees a lot, and spent a lot of time outdoors: Nature teaches us many things, and the web of life shows us the ultimate in creative interconnections. So spending significant time in Nature would be an important part of a future education.

Year 12, are you getting my drift? These are some of the fundamentals of the education you have had here over the past 13 years. Dr Rudolf Steiner’s vision of an education for the future has equipped you for 21st century living. 

What they call the 4 C’s of the 21st century have been embedded in your upbringing: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking. The HSC taught you that last one, but your school taught you the one before: all that drawing, painting, making things, theatre, music, singing, musical instrument playing, Eurythmy, will give you a view of life that might just help you see the unique connection that no one else sees, that new idea that might just provide a life-saving innovation for a whole community. 

Now there’s innovation, but there are some things that don’t change, and wisdom is knowing the difference. We hope that the stories and legends of the world that you heard on your journey here gave you a connection with that ancient stream of human wisdom that will sustain you into the future. The verses that we will hear in just a minute, may they echo down the years as nourishing words that will continue to connect you with the greater world and the life of the universe. And to go back to where it all started, the world of the child: may those memories of unity and innocence continue to provide refreshment and nourishment for your souls for the rest of your lives.

Year 12, on behalf of the school, the teachers and students, I wish you all happiness and a bright future. Now it’s your turn, and we look forward to what you will bring us, the Glenaeon Class of 2017. Go well!!

With best wishes,

Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

This week's cover photo is a landscape painted by Year 9 student, Zebedee Maguire, from a study made during the Year 9 Bundanon Art camp. For more photos from the exhibition opening last night, see story below Blackboard Beauties. » Read More

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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the Class 6 Geometry Main Lesson and was drawn by current teacher, Roger Richards. » Read More

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Year 9 Shoalhaven and Bundanon exhibition

Year 9 proudly displayed their artworks on Wednesday night this week, interpreting their experiences from the recent river journey and art camp at Arthur Boyd’s estate, Bundanon. The group raised over $600 for to support Bundanon’s initiative, Adopt a School, which provides disadvantaged schools or those with high Indigenous populations the chance to take part in this amazing opportunity. Please click below to see more photos from the night... » Read More












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Carol Service 2017

We would like to extend a very warm invitation to you and your family to attend the 2017 Glenaeon Annual Carol Service on Monday 4 December 2017. As part of the preparation for this beautiful evening, the students in Class 4 – Year 11 will attend rehearsals on Monday 4 December during the normal school day. The students will be transported by bus to and from Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney. It would be greatly appreciated if you could fill ou the fillable form on the School Stream App (preferred) or complete and return the permission slip HERE for Years 4-9 and HERE for Years 9-12, and return to the class teacher/guardian by no later than Wednesday Friday, 24 November 2017. Parking and safety details HERE.
If you have any further questions, please contact Julie Skuja at julies@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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Language Day

We are happy to announce the winners of the language day cake competition: Keira Campbell (Year 7 - the origami cake) and Noor Gaibi (Class 6 - the Glenaeon logo cake). Congratulations to everyone who entered - the standard was very high this year!

We will also be donating $450 to the Asylum Centre Newtown.

  

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Syrian War essay by Joshi Perera

Joshi's teacher, David Green, submitted this essay to the newsletter to show the calibre of research and writing coming out of his Year 9 History class.

The Syrian Crisis - the Intractable War: can peace ever return to Syria?
Joshua Perera, Year 9

In March 2011, fifteen young teenagers spray-painted messages against the Syrian government, and the president Bashar al-Assad. Little did these boys know that this simple event would set off a war so large that 6 years later, it is still ongoing, with devastating consequences. So far, over 2 million innocent Syrians are casualties of war, and more than 12 million, or half the country’s population, have been forced to move from their homes. With over 10 countries involved and no end in sight, Filippo Grandi, the UN Commissioner for Refugees, was right to call the Syrian War “the worst humanitarian and refugee crisis of our
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Those 15 young men’s artworks were fuelled by lack of civilian freedom and rights, and were inspired by successful Arab Spring revolutions in both Turkey and Egypt. Once captured by the government, the teenagers were barbarically tortured for weeks, one of which, 13 year- old Hamza al-Khateeb was killed.

After this event, the general Syrian public became restless. Protests and riots started to litter the streets, inviting armed government actions. In July 2011, military defectors created a rebel group, named the Free Syrian Army to stand up to President Assad, and the war began.

Currently, the countries of the world are divided between supporting Bashar al-Assad, and the rebels who fight against him. Assad receives support from Russia in the form of political support and air strikes, from Iran in the form of weapons, soldiers and military, and Hezbollah, who provide many fighters to the President’s cause.

The rebels, or anyone who is against President Bashar al-Assad, are supported by Turkey, who provide weapons, political support and military, the Gulf Arab states, who also provide weapons and funds, the United States, who train and provide help to military groups, and Jordan, who gives the rebels training and help with logistics.

Russia is supportive of the Syrian government based on the fact that they have military and naval bases in the region and Iran because they see President Assad as their closest ally.

The United States was originally supportive of the rebel groups because they stated Bashar al-Assad must had been held responsible for the terror he had caused, but more recently have been concentrating their efforts on stopping ISIS. The US ambassador, Nikki Haley, publicly stated "Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out”, and "Our priority is to really look at how do we get things done, who do we need to work with to really make a difference for the people in Syria”.

Though the Syrian War has taken its toll on global military and political powers, the party most affected by the destruction is the general public of Syria, who have lost their homes, families and lives. Just because of this horrific civil war, over 2 million innocent Syrians have been badly hurt or killed, and an estimated 11 million have been displaced from their homes and families, more than half of the population. Out of those two million casualties, 24,000 of them are dead children.

Syrian refugees, most of whom are woman and younger children, are actively trying to escape to anywhere where they and their families might be safe. Over 87% of them are taking refuge in either Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq or Egypt. This is possible through the 1951 Refugee Convention, an international law which states that a refugee should not be turned away if they face serious threats in their home country. This law is monitored and upheld by the UNHCR, or The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Other refugees are fleeing to Europe or the United States.

The future of refugees is uncertain. Many who find homes or shelter in cities cannot afford to support their families or provide education for their children, as living prices in cities skyrocket. Others hide out in refugee camps, and open small local businesses such as bakeries, pet stores and dress shops.

A peaceful solution to this horrific conflict seems unlikely, as too many global powers are involved, each with their own ambitions and purpose. It would be incredibly difficult to reach an agreement which satisfies each and every power involved. Another factor inhibiting a peaceful conclusion to the war is the fact that all of the groups involved are incredibly power-hungry, and will not settle unless they appear to the rest of the world as the most powerful.

The Syrian War is a massive conflict, and the most devastating of this century. So many innocent lives have been lost, woman and children killed, and homes destroyed. With over 12 million displaced people, this is a serious humanitarian crisis, unfortunately with no easy or peaceful solution in sight. If only, as a global community, we could come together, set our personal ambitions aside, and solve this issue once and for all.
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Year 12 Graduation Assembly

Year 12 departed the school officially last Friday when proud families and friends gathered in the hall to farewell the Class of 2017. Today, 22 of these students flew out for the trip of a lifetime, to hike and kayak along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon! Here is Scottie's group about to depart....

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Teachers singing to Year 12
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Pizza Day

The Middle Cove campus Pizza Day has been rescheduled for next Tuesday November 21st at lunchtime. $2.50 per slice with vegetarian and gluten free options available and they'll be raising funds for a school in Guatemala. For more details about the fundraising, click below... » Read More

A note from Paul Borrud about the fundraising venture…
Each year Glenaeon supports a school in Guatemala that sits high on an active volcano.
The proceeds from Pizza Day on Tuesday, November 14th will go towards our efforts there.
We hope you will help us to accomplish the following goals: 
*Build two classrooms for a Primary School in one of our partner villages 
*Paint and brighten the learning environment at a school in one of our partner villages 

You can find out more here and chip in.
https://www.crowdrise.com/kids-for-guatemala1/fundraiser/villagecooperative
Thank you!
For more information please contact Paul Borrud. 
paulborrud@gmail.com or 0420 996 111 or you can make a donation HERE


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Founders Day Mosaic - join us on the day!

A new mosaic of the Glenaeon tree is taking shape, designed by Class 6 teacher, Brendan Strobl. This week, students from Year 7 came down to the ceramics studio to lay down their tile of history. 

We hope you can join us for our special Glenaeon Founders Day Assembly on Wednesday November 22nd at the Sylvia Brose Hall on the Middle Cove campus when we will unveil the new mosaic on the outer wall of the hall. Our special guest speaker this year is alumni and architect of Glenaeon's Master Plan, David Jacobson. David will speak on his memories as a student, the impact of the school on his professional practice, and his guiding vision for the design of the Middle Cove campus. After the assembly, we invite you to join us for morning tea in the foyer, catered by our school canteen team. You can let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing HERE » Read More

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Musical Instrument Tuition in 2018 – please respond.

Class 4 to 7 parents have received an email asking about your child’s intentions for musical instrument tuition and hire in 2018. We need this information in order to plan for a smooth start to the new school year. Please respond to Julie Monteban (Music Administrator) as soon as you can at musicadministrator@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
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Maths help centre

EARLY MORNING MATHS Wednesday 8.00am – 8.45am
AFTERNOON MATHS Thursday 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Where: Senior Library

A reminder to students and caregivers that extra support for Maths is provided for students from Year 6 upwards in the Library at these times. Get extra help with clarification, homework issues and all Maths related questions. » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Class One maths lesson

Class One is in the middle of our last of four mathematics main lessons this year. Consolidating a year's work involves a flurry of activity as we roll large dice, count out bags of ten, divide heaps of dragon's tears and scribe numerous ways to configure the number 16. And that was just today's lesson! Today's discoveries included aha moments like "Now I know why Davina Divide carries a sword!" and "We have 16 desks because there are 4 rows of 4!". And of course, we can never believe it is already time for morning tea when we are having so much fun.     
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Playgroup spaces availavble

Dear Parents and Carers of toddlers and young children,
Places are now available for 2018 at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School for a deeply nourishing and magical morning in our Playgroup Circle. Come join our two-hour dedicated morning, in which we invite you to slip off your shoes and fall into our carefully crafted daily rhythm of storytelling, games, songs, baking for the little hands and gentle craft skills for parents and carers, followed by outside play in our beautiful gardens.
For bookings and information please contact
Mary Heard
Email: castlecrag@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au 
Phone: 02 9958 0774
Cost: $30 per session

Details on our website - http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/learning/early-childhood-program/playgroups#early-childhood » Read More

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Family Fair and Art Show

School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Year 10 Work Experience
November 20 – 24, 2017

Pizza Day
Tuesday 21 November at lunchtime at Middle Cove

Kindergarten parent orientation
Tuesday November 21, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Castlecrag campus

Kindergarten students' orientation
Wednesday November 22, 1pm – 2pm
Castlecrag campus

Founders Day Assembly - everyone welcome
Wednesday November 22, 9:30am – 11:00am
Sylvia Brose Hall, Middle Cove campus

GPA General Meeting Fair Debrief
Wednesday November 22, 7:30pm – 8:30pm » Read More

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Foundation

GPA

Community News

School Canteen

Cookin’ with Sharon, Lorna and Fiona 
To help the canteen crew, sign on to https://signup.zone/glenaeon-canteen
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Advent sticks for sale - Class 1 Fundraiser.

Class 1 is ready to take orders for their beautiful Advent Sticks! ... lovingly made by the parents. These contain handmade treasures for each day of Advent, following the Waldorf tradition celebrating the mineral, plant, animal and then human kingdoms in the lead up to Christmas. For more information, click flyer HERE
Cost: $25. 

You can SIMPLY ORDER ONLINE at http://advent-sticks.myshopify.com/
You can also order your stick please email adventstick@gmail.com
and pay by cash at either campus.
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Shibori and Indigo evening work shop for adults

with Elizabeth Ellean at Glenaeon Middle Cove campus in the textiles room
Two Thursday evenings 23rd and 30th November from 7-9pm
$50 each session (come to one or both)


Come along to a workshop and gain some of the skills that the students and children at Glenaeon have been learning in their textile and handwork lessons.
For more details and booking see flyer HERE or contact Elizabeth Ellean 0448307937 elizabethe@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

Photo is of Hannah in Year 7 wearing the apron she designed and made.

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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

The Second-hand Uniform Shop is open this Friday and alternate Fridays for the rest of the school year. Stop by between 3:00 and 3:45 pm on any of the following Fridays:

November 24
December 8

We have a large stock of red or blue junior polo shirts on sale during November - FIVE polos for $10. Stock up now if your child will start wearing a uniform in Class 4 next year! You will save heaps over the price of new uniforms.

See you at the Uniform Shop! Lori Graff 0428668056 » Read More

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Provence French Summer School 2018

Greetings from the Avignon Steiner-Waldorf School in sunny Provence! We want to let you know that Registration is now open for our Provence French Summer School 2018 for students from around the world who want to improve their French and spend a lovely holiday with us here in Provence, in the South of France. Click below for more details... » Read More

Our programme last two weeks and is designed for students aged 15 to 18. They stay with local French families, enjoy French lessons every morning and spend afternoons together in creative workshops, games, art or theatre sessions and cultural outings. We hope to run 3 courses next year if we get enough participants, 2 parallel ones from 15 - 29 July (beginner + more advanced) and 1 mixed-level one from 29 July - 12 August. Students on the two July courses will have separate French lessons, but will share the activities and outings.
For more information, go to http://www.ecole-steiner-avignon.org/summerschool/ or click HERE to see the flyer.
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Shade needed for the garden

Beach umbrellas, small gazebos or marquees are needed to help shade the children as they work in the beds in our biodynamic garden. If you have a spare umbrella or marquee you no longer need, contact Alsion Winn on alisonw@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au Thanks! » Read More

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CIPs for Term 4

Dear Parents,
Time to start submitting your final term 4 CIP credits! Deadline is Friday 1st December so please start submitting now.
A refresher as to how the system works is below:
Kind regards,
Amanda Ford
9932 2310

Part-time 9am – 3pm
(Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
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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). 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 CIP hours by the due date in order to have them credited back to you.

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. Please refer page 34 of the Parent Handbook for more details (including what tasks are eligible for CIP credit). Note that credits are not carried over from one year to the next.

Kind regards,

Amanda Ford
Accounts Receivable
Part time (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 9am – 3pm)
Ph: 9932 2310


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Handwork Assistant needed

We are seeking a part-time Handwork Assistant to support the teaching of handwork in the Primary years, working on both our Castlecrag and Middle Cove campuses. The position will commence for the start of the 2018 school-year, starting on Monday 29 or Tuesday 30, January (TBD) which is prior to students returning on Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 and will only be required to work during school terms.

To apply, please submit your CV with a cover email or letter via email to Robyn Porcheron in Human Resources at robynp@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au by 22 November, 2017.

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Supporting the Handwork Teacher you will prepare materials for lessons, assist and supervise children on handwork activities and lead small groups of children on specific projects within the curriculum as directed by the Handwork Teacher. You will be required to work approximately 12-15 hours per week, typically over 2-3 days, the exact weekly hours are to be determined when class allocations for 2018 are finalised by the end of this term.

Expertise in sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving and cross-stitch are desired including knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine. You will also need the skills to lead and supervise approximately 15 children and parent volunteers in Classes 1 and 2 which are split into two groups for lessons.
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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:
We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders. Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.
Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.

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There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 
Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 
If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Careers

Careers Corner

We are excited to announce we have created a new Careers Centre group on Facebook for senior students and their families.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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

Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store – New wooden pencil and crayon stands!

New to the store are beautiful wooden pencil and crayon holders. Designed and created with fine attention to detail by Class 2 parent Ian Monty, these stands will hold up to 8 pencils, 8 stick crayons and 8 block crayons. A whole rainbow of colours stands to attention and inspires creativity! Come and take a look at Ian's superb work, it's an ideal Christmas gift and a portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon!

A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon! Now also on Instagram! See what's new at grassroots_ecostore. Opening hours and contact details below... » Read More

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– 4pm

Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you'd like to make a purchase outside the opening hours as I will open on request. Also, let me know if there are other products you'd like to see in the store and I'll attempt to source them.
See you soon!
Felicity
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Foundations (DE02) & Certificate (DE03) in Rudolf Steiner Education - Distance Teacher Training

Are you a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner School? Do you wish to deepen your knowledge of Anthroposophy?

Learn more about our Distance Teacher Training courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/distance-learning-certificate-steiner-educaton/ » Read More

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Green, Living Spaces – urban ecology and its implications for Sydney

On Tuesday 21st November the Willoughby Environmental Protection Association (WEPA) presents a talk by Dr Peter Davies on Green, Living Spaces – urban ecology and its implications for Sydney. Entry is free and supper is served. Craft Room, Glenaeon Primary School, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag at 8pm
Inquiries: 9438 4073 or www.wepa.org.au
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Dr Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Planning at Macquarie University, following more than 20 years’ experience in state and local government and consultancy. He has held senior management positions in a number of state agencies and councils, including Senior Manager Sustainability at the Sydney Catchment Authority and Manager Corporate Planning and Sustainability at Ku-ring-gai Council. He is currently a member of Willoughby City Council’s Sustainability Committee. 
Dr Davies’ current scholarship and teaching focuses on urban environmental policy and planning, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach that links theory to practice.
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Joy of Singing Celebration Concert

Come and join us on Sunday, 3 December at 3:00 pm for this celebration of song from both
the students of the Joy of Singing Studio and the Satsang Choir. Enjoy a diverse program of
Contemporary, Pop, Music Theatre, World, Gospel and Classical music in the cozy
Castlecrag Unitng Chapel. Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Here are the trybooking details for the concert - https://www.trybooking.com/RRAA
Please come, I would love to see you there.
I think you will be inspired! 

The details of the concert:
3 Dec, 2017
Castlecrag Uniting Church, Charles Street, Castlecrag
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The GAP Project

The GAP Project is a six-month program for young people (18-30) who want to discover themselves and engage meaningfully in society. At The GAP Project participants will be inspired to use their talents and passions to create change and be part of initiatives that have a positive social, cultural and environmental impact.

FROM MARCH TO JULY 2018

https://www.gap-project.org.au/ » Read More

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Foundations of Early Childhood - Part-time on weekends or Distance

Do you wish to deepen your understanding in Rudolf Steiner early childhood education?
Our Foundation course offers an integrated curriculum that seeks to make living and practical Rudolf Steiner's indications on the growth of the human being from birth to the seventh year. It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers.

It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers. Learn more about our Early Childhood courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/ec01-childcare-course-foundation/ » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

Puzzled as to what to buy?
If we at the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre had any doubt about what time of the year it is, our recent delivery of Advent Calendars certainly woke us up. So we are getting our stock ready, changing our window display and dusting off the Christmas ornaments. And to make sure we get the correct stock in, we want to provide you with a sample of some of the beautiful musical instruments and toys that are we reviewing. Let us know which items you are on your wish list before Wednesday 15th November and we’ll ensure it’s included in our next order to our suppliers. All well in time for Christmas.
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Advent is knocking
And it’s knocking on some beautiful doors. We have a large selection of Advent calendars in stock so we suggest you come on over and have a look for yourselves. Or you can have a look below and view them all online.



Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ph: +61 2 9264 5169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
e: info@rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

Hi all, I'm assuming silly season is now starting for most of you as the preparations for Advent and Christmas start ramping up in our lives. So I know you're busy, but this might just be the exact time when you need something different in your life and we certainly offer 'different'.
Special notice:
A retrospective art exhibition of the work of Allison Pitt. Also included will be her recent work on the theme of "Guardian Angels". The artworks will be of various sizes and mediums to be accessible a price as possible. A light supper will be available for launch on 5th December and a quarter of proceeds will go directly to support book-shop.

You can access the latest newsletter of Anthroposophy Worldwide HERE

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18th November: Working with the Foundation Statute. This workshop will explore the Foundation Statute and the meaning that it can have for our current Anthroposophical work.

21st November: Saving the imagination. This is a new weekly initiative to create beautifully crafted toys together every Tuesday evening. Do you have a lot of craft experience, or just a little, everyone is welcome.

21st November: Talk with Richard O'Brien. The Grail and the Mysteries. In September 1924, Rudolf Steiner spoke almost 'openly' about the Grail and the Mysteries. He had talked about the subject at the beginning of 'Anthroposophy' in February 1913, in the Mysteries of the East and Christianity. "The point is to perceive how the past is living in the present," Steiner says.

24th - 26th November: Health, Advent and its trials. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire for anyone interested in health and healing.

25th November: Supporting children's health. This is a one-day wonderful workshop with Fay Brander (with limited seats, so early registration is important) on how to support the health of children.

28th November: Talk with Stephen Schnell. The esoteric meaning of some ancient Greek myths and legends, according to Dr Rudolf Steiner. What are myths and legends? Hercules, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Prometheus, Odysseus. The significance of Immortality. The surprising true meaning of ‘Know Thyself’. Relevance today: the Virgin Sophia aka the purified astral body.

1st - 3rd December: The gate of death and the gate of birth. A conference for a culture at the threshold.

5th December: Exhibition opening. A retrospective art exhibition of the work of Allison Pitt. Also included will be her recent work on the theme of "Guardian Angels".

5th December: Saving the imagination. This is a new weekly initiative to create beautifully crafted toys together every Tuesday evening. Do you have a lot of craft experience, or just a little, everyone is welcome.

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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#SnapSydney

What’s that noise? It’s #SnapSydney, the social media movement that reaches a crescendo on Wednesday, 22 November as Sydney erupts with pride celebrating what we love about where we live. NewsLocal is the force behind this phenomenon. Throughout October and November we call upon our communities to snap, hashtag and share their photos of the places and people that are the fabric of our local areas. You’ll see us celebrating these images and stories in our papers, online and naturally across social media. For more information go to http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/snapsydney

So come on Glenaeon community, let's snap away and show our city what Glenaeon is all about!  » Read More

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Babysitting

Hi my name is Myah Clifton and I am in Year 9 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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Rudolf Steiner College - Supporting Children's Health

Come and be nourished whilst learning how to support children’s health. FAY BRANDER is an Anthroposophic nurse, Etheric Rhythmical Massage therapist, importer of Dr Hauschka and WALA products plus other biodynamic household cleaning products and children’s remedies. Limit of 10 places.

Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: Glenaeon Castlecrag Campus: 121 Edinburgh Rd (room next to hall)
Cost: $199
Enrol now: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/product/sch17-supporting-childrens-health/
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This course is suitable for parents, carers and educators and covers the following topics:
• Introduction to 3 fold & 4 fold of the human being
• The importance of warmth
• Compressing and footbaths
• Anxious children
• Making meal time special
• Fun bath time
• Sleep time rituals
• School
• Natural remedies and support
• Special events and festivals
• Every participant receives a footbath and compress! 
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House-sitter available over the Christmas holidays

Is there a family in Castlecrag/Middle Cove area needing house-sitting at Xmas?
We are a Glenaeon Alumni family of five visiting Sydney 22-28 December.
In exchange, we would be happy to look after pets, water gardens etc.
To discuss please contact: Margaret 0401 197 480 » Read More

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Kamaroi Christmas Craft Market

Kamaroi parents are once again having a Christmas Market on Wednesday 29th November from 9am - 1.30pm.Please join us at 220 Forest Way, Belrose. » Read More

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Looking for house to rent

We are a family of four, looking to rent a house within 30 minutes walk of the Middle Cove campus, or a short drive. Looking for a long term rental but would consider short term as well. Excellent references. Please email soutar@hotmail.com. » Read More

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Resilience in Kids

In the past, life experience was all you needed to become resilient. However, for many children this is no longer enough. The world is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, mental illness in young Australians is on the rise and many of the broader constructs that helped build resilience in the past, such as extended families and entire communities raising children, no longer exist.

We know what resilience looks like in children now and can therefore provide skills and coping strategies - why not teach and practice these in the same way we would a musical instrument before an exam or a sport before a big game?

To find out more about our Resilience program go to https://www.resilienceinkids.com.au/about/ » Read More

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Chesleigh Homestead Summer Camps

Summer camps at Chesleigh include a combination of horse riding, drama, picnics and other challenges, all with an emphasis on a positive attitude, self-reliance, cooperation and of course, much laughter and singing. This year there are limited spaces on two of the camps: The first will be from Monday 11th December to Monday 18th December and will be for 9-14 year old girls. We have set these dates to fit one camp in before Christmas when many schools finish early and parents are very busy.
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The second week is for teenage girls from 12-16 years. We will be able to take the horse work a step further and incorporate more horse care into the program (these girls are now physically big enough to saddle their own horse for example). The drama too will be aimed at a more mature level. Some of the activities of previous camps have now become a bit babyish for these older girls and we will be mindful of that. Tuesday 16th Jan to Tuesday 23rd Jan.More information on: sofala.com.au/SummerCamps.aspx and
https://vimeo.com/201740207
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Craniosacral Therapy Available in Northbridge

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
Craniosacral Therapy or CST, is a gentle yet powerful light touch healing modality. The client’s whole person is honoured, held and heard – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Click below for more details... » Read More

HOW DOES IT WORK?
A meditative space is held, which allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair. This activates the body’s own innate healing ability. 
The therapist also deeply listens. When the body can express itself in whatever way it needs to, energetic blocks and resistances shift, change and transform. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Results of CST sessions will differ as they are guided by what your body wants to work through, honouring its ability to heal itself.
The treatment is a safe, gentle way for the whole person to express and unwind and for old traumas to be energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned. 

AVAILABILITY

Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge 

PRICES
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

HOW TO BOOK

Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange an appointment
Or email at jo@jogillard.com & she will call you

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/
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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 just opened enrolments for 2018. There are holiday workshops and weekly classes Gordon, Chatswood, Killara and Lindfield for 5 – 18 years. Get in contact to find out more about their excellent drama programs. www.mstyp.org.au » Read More

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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including (for details click below):

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material 
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination 
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping 
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…
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Maths tutoring available

Hi, my name is Chiara,
I am a year 9 student at Glenaeon and am available for maths tutoring for students up to year 9. My rates are very reasonable and I'm flexible with tutoring times. I can supply references from my teachers if required.
For further enquiries please contact me on calmdotti@gmail.com » Read More

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My German Tutor

Experienced, confident, friendly & motivated native German speaker / translator.
Tailored to suit you. Times to suit you.
Ideal for: beginners to advanced, students or travellers, or simply to practice conversation.
One-on-one private lessons, North Willoughby
Michele Macgregor, Call 02 8006 6893 » Read More

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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
7.30am-8.45am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Christian Community Advent Festival

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

Remembrance Day Assembly 2017: Keeping the Peace

We are here today to remember the tragedy of war, and by commemorating the end of the first World War at 11 am on November 11th, 1918. Let me tell you what I learned from a letter written just a month before that date. When growing up I had a very old grand uncle, my father's uncle, Uncle Bill. He was a stone mason, very strong and able to split large pieces of sandstone with two hits of his chisel. We knew he had been a soldier on the Western Front in the first World War, and had survived, but he never ever talked about it. When he died, we found a letter he had written to his mother while on a break from the Western front, just a month before the end of the war on 8th October 1918, just over 99 years ago this week.

The letter is such a rare and unique document we sent it to the Australian War Memorial and it now lives as a little national treasure in the National library. It gives voice to a very young man about the same age as our oldest year 12 students, and provides a remarkable picture of life for a soldier in that terrible conflict. He was a scout who used to patrol in no man's land at night, seeking enemy troops and even capturing enemy soldiers. But when writing to his mother he wanted to assure her that all was well and he was only in limited danger. Australian soldiers were beginning to build a reputation for being good at what they did. Here is one paragraph from his long letter:

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“Well the truth is Mum, we have no need to be frightened of the Hun himself. He has long since given up on quarrelling with the Australians. German prisoners tell us its just like running into a stone wall. They fairly hate us. One officer told us we were good fighters but were on the wrong side. Well Mum give me bully beef in preference to sauerkraut any day.”

I learned from his letter how Australian soldiers were earning a reputation for being very good at what they do, and almost 100 years later, that reputation is now well established. There are big powers today who like to go into battle with Australians by their side. The reason they do is that Australia’s defense forces are, like the phrase Qantas never crashes, renowned for not stuffing up, getting the job done and staying till the end. But I was surprised to learn more recently that Australia’s military are famous for something else.

A few years ago I heard a Lietenant-Colonel on the radio speaking about his experiences in the Solomon Islands where Australian troops had been sent to restore peace between warring tribal groups. The Solomons is a small island nation in the Pacific, very poor, and without the benefit of all the things we take for granted: law and order, hospitals, schools, and goodwill between people, all the things that make a peaceful life. We take for granted that you can go to Chatswood and go to the bank without being shot up by rival gangs fighting for control of the suburb. We take for granted that adults can vote for the government they wish without an unelected government being imposed on them.

In some countries very close to Australia, these things don't happen: life can be marked by battles and fights between different groups in the community, even what we call civil war. When that happens you need soldiers to be able to stand between the fighting groups, to stop the fighting and to get the guns put down. Then you can enable all the things that have to happen to build a peaceful life: you can bring in teachers for the children, engineers to build sanitation, hospitals for the sick, carpenters to build houses, industry to make things, support farmers to grow food, and you can hold elections to allow people to vote freely. But the soldiers have to stop the fighting first and make peace. This is what the Australian Army did in the Solomon Islands 2003. They went there to make peace and to keep the peace: they were peacekeepers. The colonel I heard on the radio made an interesting statement, he said that one of Australia's greatest exports, that’s the things we send overseas, is peace.

So I looked up what he meant, and I was astonished to find that Australia's troops have the longest record of peacekeeping in the world. They were the first ever peacekeepers sent by the United Nations to Indonesia in 1947. Since then, we have sent Australian troops and police on 62 different missions, to Asia, the Pacific, Africa and even Europe. This is a remarkable record: since the Second World War Australia has been involved in a number of wars: Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan. That’s five major conflicts. But there are 62 places where Australia has been a peace- keeper, stopping the fighting, enabling all the things that need to happen to build a peaceful life.

One of our greatest achievements was in East Timor where we helped one of the world's smallest countries emerge as an independent nation. The soldiers stood between the warring factions, the pro and anti- independence groups, and enabled an election to be held, the first ever real election ever held in the country.

What we learned from this action was the need for training in peacemaking as much for making war. In the Army headquarters now there is a Peace Operations Training Centre as part of its headquarters in Canberra.

And we also learned that peace making comes at a price: warring gangs don’t just stop shooting because soldiers stand in between them. Australian soldiers have died on peace keeping missions, and we remember them today.

So now I understand what the colonel meant when he said one of Australia's greatest exports is peace. We can be just as proud of our army as peacekeepers as we ever were of them as soldiers. The soldiers once only made war, but now they also make peace. And I like to think that my old uncle Bill, if he were alive today, would be out there making peace as much, and as well, as he once made war. Lest we forget.

Here is a video of the Last Post played by Year 7 student, Remi Petit, at the service this week.


 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 members of our community who spearheaded the Family Fair and Art Show for 2017 and to whom we extend our sincere thanks - Airlie McConnell, Jacinta Dunn, guest speaker and alumni, Annie Laerkesen, and Stephanie Graham. More photos from the Art Show opening night below. Photos on the night were taken by Ken Lee from The Authentic, a Class 3 parent.
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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the Class 2 Count Calvin of Babylonia and his Counting Contraption Main Lesson and was drawn by class teacher, Tamara Da Silva. » Read More

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Family Fair 2017: Class 4 Parents Take a Bow!

Family Fair week was a big one, a great weekend from the Art Show Opening on Friday through the Fair itself on Saturday and the Art Show continuing until Sunday afternoon. This year there were also Craft classes on Sunday, making this a very full weekend indeed.

A huge thank you goes to Class 4 parents
who put in such enormous efforts to bring the Family Fair of 2017 to a happy conclusion. Their dedication was a gift of service to the whole community. Special thanks to Jacinta Dunn, Fair Coordinator, and to Airlie McConnell, Art Show Coordinator. They each fronted a behind the scenes team of parents who worked solidly over the past months to get the Art Show and Fair into shape including for the fair, Rod Segal, Matt Bradley, Julia and Rino Pekovitch, Jules Munro, Alison Rigby, Alix Segal and Matthew Browne for the GPA.

Special thanks the school Maintenance team led by the ever dependable Facilities Manager Michael Thomson plus Mary Heard for the Castlecrag campus, Margaret Millikin for school liaison and Michele Harris for the fabulous marketing.

The Art Show Opening on Friday night featured Alumni Annie Laerkesen (GlenX ’86), an established artist who officially opened the show. This very large undertaken was the work of a committee whose labours over many months brought this inspiring show together. As well as Airlie in the Art Show Committee, we thank Stephanie Graham, Donna Miller, Felicity Cutts, Adrian Sparrow and Sarah Callaghan.

Thank you to all parents:
your presence and commitment made the Fair possible, all the way from set up, through running so many activities through to pull down and return to normal. A wonderful piece of work!

And the weather?? Well, our undaunted spirits shone through, making the day a success!
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Language Day

The Glenaeon Language Day was a great success this week, with cake decorating competitions, Japanese and German food for sale, and performances in the hall. All money raised is going to support the Asylum Seekers Centre, Newtown. Congratulations to all the entrants who put so much thought and effort into their cakes. Winners announced next week!
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Year 7

   
Year 8


Combined Classes 3, 4 and 5


Class 4 choir

Class 3 choir


Lunchtime food stalls selling lots of yummy international food

   
Japanese food stall


The green tea ice cream stall was popular!

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Celebrity chef visits Glenaeon's kitchens

Year 8 students were very lucky to have as their guest cooking teacher this week, none other than Peter Gilmore, Executive Chef of Sydney's Quay and Bennelong restaurants. Peter's son, Joe, is a member of the class. Peter showed the students how to make his new dessert created especially for Bennelong restaurant, a  pavlova replica of the Opera House. He also brought in his famous eight-layer chocolate cake, which was enthusiastically devoured by the students, and a couple of the teachers! Thank you so much for giving your precious time to Glenaeon Peter, hope we see you again soon!! More photos below... » Read More







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Class 3 handwork

In Class 3 the children at Glenaeon continue to work with wool fibres and started the year with a long stitch project, sewing designs onto a canvas which turned into a zippered pencil case. The children quickly graduate to crochet, beginning with a simple project using a stitch they learnt last year with Claudia Van Djyk, and they crochet a drink bottle holder- a handy item for bushwalks etc. R: Finn and Isaac

Earlier in the year they were visited by artisan, Grace Aloisio, who demonstrated methods in hat-making. As a result, the Class 3 children decided to make their own hats and have been busy crocheting their beanies. As you can see by the photos, each child finishes their project with their own unique design flair! Click below to read more...

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and children who helped to make the silent auction such a successful event this year. I heard that the bidding was energetic and the handcrafted pieces on display were very impressive. What a talented collective we have here at Glenaeon. Another photo of the class 3 silent auction piece a crocheted “waterfall” door hanging screen.

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Pizza Day

The Middle Cove campus Pizza Day is being held on Tuesday November 14th at lunchtime. $3 per slice with vegetarian and gluten free options available.

A note from Paul Borrud about the fundraising venture…
Each year Glenaeon supports a school in Guatemala that sits high on an active volcano.
The proceeds from Pizza Day on Tuesday, November 14th will go towards our efforts there.
We hope you will help us to accomplish the following goals: 
*Build two classrooms for a Primary School in one of our partner villages 
*Paint and brighten the learning environment at a school in one of our partner villages 

You can find out more here and chip in.
https://www.crowdrise.com/kids-for-guatemala1/fundraiser/villagecooperative
Thank you!
For more information please contact Paul Borrud.
paulborrud@gmail.com or 0420 996 111 or you can make a donation HERE » Read More




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Founders Day Mosaic

A new mosaic of the Glenaeon tree is taking shape, designed by Class 6 teacher, Brendan Strobl. This week, students from Year 9 and 10 came down to the ceramics studio to lay down their tile of history.


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Year 9 Shoalhaven and Bundanon exhibition

Wednesday 15th November, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Castlecrag
Year 9 is proud to present their artworks, interpreting their experiences from the recent river journey and art camp at Arthur Boyd’s estate, Bundanon. Since our camp and art experience was so fulfilling, we ask for $20 per family to support Bundanon’s initiative called ‘Adopt a School’ which provides disadvantaged schools or those with high Indigenous populations the chance to take part in this amazing opportunity. » Read More

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Musical Instrument Tuition in 2018 – please respond.

Class 4 to 7 parents have received an email asking about your child’s intentions for musical instrument tuition and hire in 2018. We need this information in order to plan for a smooth start to the new school year. Please respond to Julie Monteban (Music Administrator) as soon as you can at musicadministrator@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
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Remembrance Day poppies for sale

The SRC are selling poppies tomorrow, Friday 10th November for Remembrance Day. The poppies are $1.00 and the proceeds go to Legacy (a foundation for veterans and their families). Please support the council in their fundraising efforts. » Read More

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Maths help centre

EARLY MORNING MATHS Wednesday 8.00am – 8.45am
AFTERNOON MATHS Thursday 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Where: Senior Library

A reminder to students and caregivers that extra support for Maths is provided for students from Year 6 upwards in the Library at these times. Get extra help with clarification, homework issues and all Maths related questions.

Students in Years 9 and 10 will be coming into a test period soon so why not take advantage of the extra help? » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Castlecrag tree pasting

Sandra Frain came to Castlecrag on Wednesday to do some tree pasting with the parents and children in the kindy playground.
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Playgroup spaces availavble

Dear Parents and Carers of toddlers and young children,
Places are now available for 2018 at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School for a deeply nourishing and magical morning in our Playgroup Circle. Come join our two-hour dedicated morning, in which we invite you to slip off your shoes and fall into our carefully crafted daily rhythm of storytelling, games, songs, baking for the little hands and gentle craft skills for parents and carers, followed by outside play in our beautiful gardens.
For bookings and information please contact
Mary Heard
Email: castlecrag@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au 
Phone: 02 9958 0774
Cost: $30 per session

Details on our website - http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/learning/early-childhood-program/playgroups#early-childhood » Read More

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Parent Craft – A big THANK YOU!

Phew! The Fair is over and despite the wet weather and the perceived reduced external visitors, we believe the Parent Craft Stall did well selling just over 80% of the stock! We are considering re-selling the leftover stock at the Twilight Market as there are some great arrays of items perfect for Christmas.

We would like to extend our big thank-you to the entire community who have contributed to parent craft throughout the year, from attending the regular Wednesday morning sessions and evening sessions to participating in workshops and taking kits and craft home. We would also like to say a big thank-you to all the people that helped us on Friday before the Fair, to the people who mined the store during the Fair, and to those that helped us pack up, including the high school students!

We won’t hold any more craft sessions during the rest of the Term, but if you find any craft items or kits at home (finished or untouched), please feel free to drop them off to Mary at Castlecrag office so it can be contributed to next year’s Class One Parent Craft.

Once again a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who helped us put together a stunning stall at this year’s Fair. Please see beautiful photos here and below of the stall taken during the Art Show opening by the very talented school parent, Ken Lee from The Authentic:
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Family Fair and Art Show

Family Fair and Art Show

THANK YOU!

A huge thanks to our whole school community for baking, buying.. and turning up to Fair Day. What an amazing effort - especially in the pouring rain.

The magic began with the Art Show Opening Night on Friday night where - surrounded by wonderful artwork - we were treated to a special performance by Nell Yeo and Lynne Hutton.

Then, on to Saturday - Fair Day - where, despite the weather, the esprit des corps from Class 4 and all stallholders never faltered.

A special thanks all the students who performed this year - it made for a great vibe all day long.

Final figures are still being tallied - but it’s shaping up to be a really positive result.

What an exceptional school community we are!

Thank you all.

Jacinta Dunn
2017 Fair Coordinator
jacinta.dunn@optusnet.com.au
mob: 0409 344 487
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RAFFLE WINNERS

1st PRIZE WINNER 
Claire Weir

2nd PRIZE WINNER
 Talulah Gough

3rd PRIZE WINNER
 Margaret de la Motte

4th PRIZE WINNER
 Sabine Simmonds

5th PRIZE WINNER
 Colleen Durant

6th PRIZE WINNER 
Ann Worboys

7th PRIZE WINNER
 Sharon Ireson

8th PRIZE WINNER
 Nancy Shilton

9th PRIZE WINNER
 Margaret de la Motte

10th PRIZE WINNER 
Robyn Rix

11th PRIZE WINNER
 Steve Malin

12th PRIZE WINNER
 Christine O'brien

13th PRIZE WINNER
 Clive Parsons

14th PRIZE WINNER
 Andrew Rogers

15th PRIZE WINNER
 Susie Dunn

16th PRIZE WINNER
 Nancy Shilton

17th PRIZE WINNER
 Julianne Clyde-Smith

18th PRIZE WINNER
 Michele Harris

19th PRIZE WINNER
 Steve Malin

20th PRIZE WINNER
 Margaret Fox

PHOTOBOOTH PHOTOS

If you were lucky enough to visit our amazing photobooth this year, images are available on a Dropbox File link HERE
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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Year 8 Project Presentations
Sunday November 12, 11:00am – 1:30pm
Sylvia Brose Hall, Middle Cove

Year 9 Bundanon Exhibition

Wednesday November 15, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Marian Mahony Griffin Hall at our Castlecrag campus

Year 10 end of year exams

Wed November 15 –  Friday 17, 2017

Class 1 Parent/Teacher night
Thursday November 16, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Christmas workshop with Ebba Bodame
Saturday November 18, 2pm – 5pm
Marion Mahony Hall, Castlecrag

Year 12 leave for their Grand Canyon trip!
November 16 – December 14, 2017
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA » Read More

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Glenaeon School Tours

Our last tour for the year is at the Middle Cove campus. 

MIDDLE COVE     Tuesday 14 November 9.30-11.30am
To register, go to the Enrolments page of the website HERE
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Foundation

GPA

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

Well I think Saturday was a minor miracle; a remarkable Class 4 parent team delivered a fabulous event to the Glenaeon community and visitors from all over Sydney. I don’t know if you noticed but it rained, a lot. It was Ark weather. The best comment I heard on the day was “Well at least it’s not Windy!”(definitely a glass half full person). It was a very special day, somewhat subdued with the constant wetness, but no one was complaining. This is the first Fair that I can remember in 15 years that received no sun, not a ray, and yet from all the measures we set it was an absolute success. I should also point out how gorgeous the Art Show opening night was on the Friday evening before Fair Day. Catering and canapés by Class 8, with a harp & vocal performance by Nell Boe & Lynne Hutton of Class 10 that mesmerised those assembled.  Read more below... » Read More

Thank you to the 336 parents and students and teachers who signed onto the roster, to the performers, to all the talented nimble-fingered craft makers, artists and cake-bakers who gave their time, energy and love to showcase our community. As a bonus, we also raised valuable funds for next year. Fair & Art Show Revenue has come in close to $75,000, the King in the counting house will have a final figure for us next week once all expenses are accounted for. Our kids have access to a cool and unique school, so if you couldn't help out this year, put the Fair date in your calendar early next year so you don’t miss out! 

We have our Fair debrief next Wednesday evening. This is your opportunity to pour accolades on Class 4 and offer suggestions or observations as to things that we may have overlooked, or could be improved for next year’s sunnier Family Fair & Art Show. All community opinion is welcome, and if you have a thought and can’t make it please drop us an email at the address below.

Wednesday 22 November GPA General Meeting FAIR DEBRIEF
Wednesday 6 December Steering Group Meeting 
Friday 8 December Twilight Market, 3-6pm 

Contact us at gpa@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

Cheers
Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)

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Community News

School Canteen

Cookin’ with Sharon, Lorna and Fiona by Elizabeth Rosa
One of my favourite things for a day off during the term is helping out at the Glenaeon canteen. I am welcomed by Sharon, Lorna and Fiona who guide me in the ways of food preparation for some dishes I’ve never made before. Fiona explains how to make Tzatziki as she carefully scrapes the seeds from a handful of cucumbers and cuts up some mint to mix with Greek yoghurt and a squeeze of lemon. Sharon pulls out of the oven a four kilo organic beef knuckle cooked medium rare to be sliced for sourdough baguettes. Lorna expertly rolls cookie dough in her hand and flattens it with a fork – a fail-safe method for making biscuits that I want to try. She ices her carrot cake and opens the oven to check her pumpkin “blondie”. I look out at the trees beyond and wonder if I’m at a cooking workshop at an eco-retreat. The bell chimes and I remember where I am. Soon my daughter and her friends will climb up the stairs and arrive for lunch…
To book this experience, go to:
https://signup.zone/glenaeon-canteen

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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

The Second-hand Uniform Shop is open this Friday and alternate Fridays for the rest of the school year. Stop by between 3:00 and 3:45 pm on any of the following Fridays:

November 10 and 24
December 8

We have a large stock of red or blue junior polo shirts on sale during November - FIVE polos for $10. Stock up now if your child will start wearing a uniform in Class 4 next year! You will save heaps over the price of new uniforms.

See you at the Uniform Shop! Lori Graff 0428668056
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Shade needed for the gardem

Beach umbrellas, small gazebos or marquees are needed to help shade the children as they work in the beds in our biodynamic garden. If you have a spare umbrella or marquee you no longer need, contact Alsion Winn on alisonw@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au Thanks! » Read More

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Handwork Assistant needed

We are seeking a part-time Handwork Assistant to support the teaching of handwork in the Primary years, working on both our Castlecrag and Middle Cove campuses. The position will commence for the start of the 2018 school-year, starting on Monday 29 or Tuesday 30, January (TBD) which is prior to students returning on Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 and will only be required to work during school terms.

To apply, please submit your CV with a cover email or letter via email to Robyn Porcheron in Human Resources at robynp@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au by 22 November, 2017.

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Supporting the Handwork Teacher you will prepare materials for lessons, assist and supervise children on handwork activities and lead small groups of children on specific projects within the curriculum as directed by the Handwork Teacher. You will be required to work approximately 12-15 hours per week, typically over 2-3 days, the exact weekly hours are to be determined when class allocations for 2018 are finalised by the end of this term.

Expertise in sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving and cross-stitch are desired including knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine. You will also need the skills to lead and supervise approximately 15 children and parent volunteers in Classes 1 and 2 which are split into two groups for lessons.
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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:
We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders. Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.
Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.

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There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 

Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 

Please note: There is a uniform fitting day on Saturday November 11th from 10am to 5pm in the Junior School Library for all children entering Classes 4 and 7 in 2018, plus all new students entering 5/6/8/9/10/11 in 2018.

If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Careers

Careers Corner

We are excited to announce we have created a new Careers Centre group on Facebook for senior students and their families.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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

Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store

Open on the Castlecrag Campus, this reliable community resource provides products that support Rudolf Steiner's educational impulse and ethical and organic/biodynamic buying choices. Here you'll find quality art and craft materials, enchanting wooden toys, school necessities including sustainable lunch boxes, Anthroposophical and Homeopathic remedies from Southern Swan and Weleda, refillable Sonett cleaning products, beeswax candles and a selection of children's and adult education books.  A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon! Now also on Instagram! See what's new at grassroots_ecostore. Opening hours and contact details below...
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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– 4pm (closed November 3 due to Fair set up)

Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you'd like to make a purchase outside the opening hours as I will open on request. Also, let me know if there are other products you'd like to see in the store and I'll attempt to source them.
See you soon!
Felicity
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Foundations (DE02) & Certificate (DE03) in Rudolf Steiner Education - Distance Teacher Training

Are you a qualified teacher who wishes to gain qualifications to teach in a Steiner School? Do you wish to deepen your knowledge of Anthroposophy?

Learn more about our Distance Teacher Training courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/distance-learning-certificate-steiner-educaton/ » Read More

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The GAP Project

The GAP Project is a six-month program for young people (18-30) who want to discover themselves and engage meaningfully in society. At The GAP Project participants will be inspired to use their talents and passions to create change and be part of initiatives that have a positive social, cultural and environmental impact.

FROM MARCH TO JULY 2018

https://www.gap-project.org.au/ » Read More

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Foundations of Early Childhood - Part-time on weekends or Distance

Do you wish to deepen your understanding in Rudolf Steiner early childhood education?
Our Foundation course offers an integrated curriculum that seeks to make living and practical Rudolf Steiner's indications on the growth of the human being from birth to the seventh year. It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers.

It is suitable for aspiring teachers, playgroup leaders, parents and carers. Learn more about our Early Childhood courses in 2018: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/ec01-childcare-course-foundation/ » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

Just because we are in the last quarter of the year, doesn't mean we are slowing down when it comes to our events; there is still plenty to do. The fourth term Tuesday lecture series are starting tomorrow, there is the festival for Remembering the Dead and several other workshops coming up.

You can access the latest newsletter of Anthroposophy Worldwide HERE

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11th November: Art of lecturing. This is an introductory session to gauge interest in a course of shared study and practice on the 'art of lecturing'. 

11th November: The practice of meditation & working with self-development. This workshop is open for everyone and is part of an ongoing series on workshops on meditation and self-development.

14th November: Talk with Ron Vaisey. Australia's spiritual task. Is there a spiritual task connected with living in the Southern island continent? What are the relationship to past and future and a healing of the world. The second in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

18th November: Working with the Foundation Statute. This workshop will explore the Foundation Statute and the meaning that it can have for our current Anthroposophical work

21st November: Talk with Richard O'Brien. The Grail and the Mysteries. In September 1924, Rudolf Steiner spoke almost 'openly' about the Grail and the Mysteries. He had talked about the subject at the beginning of 'Anthroposophy' in February 1913, in the Mysteries of the East and Christianity. "The point is to perceive how the past is living in the present," Steiner says.

24th - 26th November: Health, Advent and its trials. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire for anyone interested in health and healing.

28th November: Talk with Stephen Schnell. The esoteric meaning of some ancient Greek myths and legends, according to Dr Rudolf Steiner. What are myths and legends? Hercules, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Prometheus, Odysseus. The significance of Immortality. The surprising true meaning of ‘Know Thyself’. Relevance today: the Virgin Sophia aka the purified astral body.

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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Babysitting

Hi my name is Myah Clifton and I am in Year 9 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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Christian Community Advent Festival

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Rudolf Steiner College - Supporting Children's Health

Come and be nourished whilst learning how to support children’s health. FAY BRANDER is an Anthroposophic nurse, Etheric Rhythmical Massage therapist, importer of Dr Hauschka and WALA products plus other biodynamic household cleaning products and children’s remedies. Limit of 10 places.

Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: Glenaeon Castlecrag Campus: 121 Edinburgh Rd (room next to hall)
Cost: $199
Enrol now: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/product/sch17-supporting-childrens-health/
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This course is suitable for parents, carers and educators and covers the following topics:
• Introduction to 3 fold & 4 fold of the human being
• The importance of warmth
• Compressing and footbaths
• Anxious children
• Making meal time special
• Fun bath time
• Sleep time rituals
• School
• Natural remedies and support
• Special events and festivals
• Every participant receives a footbath and compress! 
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House-sitter available over the Christmas holidays

Is there a family in Castlecrag/Middle Cove area needing house-sitting at Xmas?
We are a Glenaeon Alumni family of five visiting Sydney 22-28 December.
In exchange, we would be happy to look after pets, water gardens etc.
To discuss please contact: Margaret 0401 197 480 » Read More

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Looking for house to rent

We are a family of four, looking to rent a house within 30 minutes walk of the Middle Cove campus, or a short drive. Looking for a long term rental but would consider short term as well. Excellent references. Please email soutar@hotmail.com. » Read More

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Resilience in Kids

In the past, life experience was all you needed to become resilient. However, for many children this is no longer enough. The world is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, mental illness in young Australians is on the rise and many of the broader constructs that helped build resilience in the past, such as extended families and entire communities raising children, no longer exist.

We know what resilience looks like in children now and can therefore provide skills and coping strategies - why not teach and practice these in the same way we would a musical instrument before an exam or a sport before a big game?

To find out more about our Resilience program go to https://www.resilienceinkids.com.au/about/ » Read More

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Chesleigh Homestead Summer Camps

Summer camps at Chesleigh include a combination of horse riding, drama, picnics and other challenges, all with an emphasis on a positive attitude, self-reliance, cooperation and of course, much laughter and singing. This year there are limited spaces on two of the camps: The first will be from Monday 11th December to Monday 18th December and will be for 9-14 year old girls. We have set these dates to fit one camp in before Christmas when many schools finish early and parents are very busy.

The second week is for teenage girls from 12-16 years. We will be able to take the horse work a step further and incorporate more horse care into the program (these girls are now physically big enough to saddle their own horse for example). The drama too will be aimed at a more mature level. Some of the activities of previous camps have now become a bit babyish for these older girls and we will be mindful of that. Tuesday 16th Jan to Tuesday 23rd Jan. More information on: sofala.com.au/SummerCamps.aspx and
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Sydney Youth Orchestra

Yarmila Alfonzetti, Chief Executive Officer, and Alexander Briger AO, Artistic Director of Sydney Youth Orchestras, invite you to share the creative journey of The Sydney Youth Orchestra in their final concert of 2017.

THE MASTERWORKS
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
featuring Umberto Clerici, SSO Principal Cello
Brahms Symphony No. 4, Op. 98

THE MASTERWORKS - Concert
Date: Sunday 19 November
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Sydney Town Hall
Followed by post-concert drinks and the launch of the SYO 2018 program

Please RSVP by Monday 6 November to rsvp@syo.com.au » Read More

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Sydney Youth Orchestra Summer School

SYO Summer School combines high standard music making, creativity, exploration and personal development. Now in its third year, the SYO Summer School has become a firm favourite of budding young musicians, music teachers and parents alike. For students in Years 11 and 12, the SYO Summer School will include an HSC preparation stream that can be selected as an add-on to the weekly program or as a standalone package. For more details, download the flyer HERE. » Read More

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Craniosacral Therapy Available in Northbridge

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
Craniosacral Therapy or CST, is a gentle yet powerful light touch healing modality. The client’s whole person is honoured, held and heard – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Click below for more details... » Read More

HOW DOES IT WORK?
A meditative space is held, which allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair. This activates the body’s own innate healing ability. 
The therapist also deeply listens. When the body can express itself in whatever way it needs to, energetic blocks and resistances shift, change and transform. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Results of CST sessions will differ as they are guided by what your body wants to work through, honouring its ability to heal itself.
The treatment is a safe, gentle way for the whole person to express and unwind and for old traumas to be energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned. 

AVAILABILITY

Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge 

PRICES
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

HOW TO BOOK

Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange an appointment
Or email at jo@jogillard.com & she will call you

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/
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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 just opened enrolments for 2018. There are holiday workshops and weekly classes Gordon, Chatswood, Killara and Lindfield for 5 – 18 years. Get in contact to find out more about their excellent drama programs. www.mstyp.org.au » Read More

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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including (for details click below):

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material 
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination 
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping 
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…
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Maths tutoring available

Hi, my name is Chiara,
I am a year 9 student at Glenaeon and am available for maths tutoring for students up to year 9. My rates are very reasonable and I'm flexible with tutoring times. I can supply references from my teachers if required.
For further enquiries please contact me on calmdotti@gmail.com » Read More

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My German Tutor

Experienced, confident, friendly & motivated native German speaker / translator.
Tailored to suit you. Times to suit you.
Ideal for: beginners to advanced, students or travellers, or simply to practice conversation.
One-on-one private lessons, North Willoughby
Michele Macgregor, Call 02 8006 6893 » Read More

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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
7.30am-8.45am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

Family Fair 2017: Calling All Parents

It’s Family Fair week, always a big one, and this year promises to be another outstanding community event. We are looking forward to another great weekend, from the Art Show Opening on Friday through the Fair itself on Saturday and the Art Show continuing until Sunday afternoon. There are also Craft classes on Sunday, making this a very full weekend indeed.

I want to take this opportunity in advance to thank Class 4 parents who have put in such enormous efforts already to bring the Family Fair of 2017 to a happy conclusion. Their dedication is a gift of service to the whole community and we are all in their debt. Special thanks to Jacinta Dunn, Fair Coordinator, and to Airlie McConnell, Art Show Coordinator and to Julia Petkovich, Anna and Arthur Street and Stephanie Graham. They each front a behind-the-scenes team of parents who have been working solidly over the past months to get the Art Show and Fair into the excellent shape it is, ready for the Opening this Friday evening. You can help them all by singing up to the roster here.

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The Art Show Opening on Friday night will be another wonderful evening of quality art, adult beverages, canapes and conversation. Alumni Annie Laerkesen (GlenX ’86), an established artist, will be doing the honours of officially opening the show. This very large undertaking has been the work of a committee led by Airlie McConnell whose labours over many months will bring this inspiring show to us from Friday evening and over all the weekend. Come along and celebrate the opening of both the Art Show and the Fair weekend in very pleasant company and beautiful surroundings. Please let organisers know if you're coming HERE.

On Sunday there are Craft classes running through the day for children and adults, so find details HERE and make this a weekend of learning as well as entertainment.

Calling all Parents: we ask that you sign up for a shift and do your part to make the Fair a great success. Please ensure you have your name down on the online sign up spreadsheet, and make sure you are on time and ready for action.

A reminder to Castlecrag parents that classes will finish at 12 noon on Friday ready for set up all afternoon. May the Fair roll on!!

Purple Haze

We take so much for granted. It’s the first week of November and like every first week in November, the jacaranda are out. The suburban cul-de-sac that is the entrance to our Middle Cove campus takes on a blue-purple tinge that gives a gentle haze to an already aesthetically pleasing streetscape. I confess to enjoying these weeks particularly: that first look as you turn into Glenroy Avenue gives me a sense of thankfulness for the small beauties of this world.



With best wishes,
Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

The Glenaeon Art Show specialises in showcasing art and craft from both emerging and established artists with a particular commitment to local artists and artisans. The 2017 show promises to be yet another milestone event with over 150 great pieces of art on show to browse and buy. Featuring traditional, abstract and contemporary paintings, prints and photography, plus sculpture, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and more. A portion of the sale of each work is retained as a contribution to the school's fundraising and is used to provide important services and facilities for the students of Glenaeon, now and into the future. It would be great if you could RSVP for catering purposes HERE » Read More

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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the Class 5 Ancient Greece Main Lesson and was drawn by class teacher, Michele Bosman with Julia Byrne. Class 5 attended the Greek Olympics last week, so look out for photos in the story below. » Read More

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Class 5 Greek Olympics

Class 5 students competed in the Greek Olympics last week at Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve in Baulkham Hills, alongside students from Kamaroi and Lorien Novalis.  
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Language Day

The Glenaeon Language Day is happening again this year. It will take place this coming Tuesday 7th November. There will be a sharing of poems and songs in Japanese and German by students from Years 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8. After the sharing session, Years 7 and 8 will take part in various language specific activities. Click below for more details... » Read More

As is now tradition, there will be Japanese and German food sold at lunchtime, with any money raised going to the Newtown Refugee Centre. The food will include Japanese Curry, Inari (sushi with tofu), Green Tea Ice Cream, Flammkuchen (German style pizza), Pretzels and salad. We will also once again be holding a cake competition. These cakes will be sold at lunchtime as well. We would recommend that you still send your child to school with some food, just in case our supplies run out. Food will range in price from $2-$5. We look forward to seeing the students in the Amphitheatre next week!
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Year 10 PE

As part of their PE Program this term, Year 10 have been taking lessons in sailing, Stand Up Paddle boarding and windsurfing at Balmoral They were lucky enough have this lesson scheduled on Monday when the mercury hit the mid-30s! » Read More






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Student's handwork on display at the Fair

This weekend a handwork display with samples from each class will be set up at the Fair in the school information room. Here is a taster of what Year 7 have been doing in textiles in recent weeks. In textile classes with direction from Claudia Van Djyk, the Year 7 students have been busy designing and making aprons using Shibori dyeing techniques and dipping them into a vat of indigo. The aprons will be used next year in their cooking classes. The student have also been busy upcycling old jeans to make pencil cases, cushions and bags. To read about the genesis of Levi Strauss jeans, click below to read more...

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In Year 7 textiles, the students are given an assignment to research and make a short presentation to the rest of the class, on a textile designer of their choice. As their teacher I am constantly surprised and delighted by the discoveries the students come to with this mini-project. One Year 7 student, Ollie, told us about a Latvian Jewish man, Jacob Davis, who is described as a tailor, inventor and entrepeneur. Davis  was born in Riga in 1831 and worked in the trade in France for a short time before he emigrated to the States. He settled in California where, in 1870, he designed a pair of work pants for a customer who was a woodcutter. The success of these workman’s pants known for their durability and style grew, as the word spread among the railroad workers at the time. Davis approached Levi Straus to patent the pants as” jeans “ and their collaboration has left a legacy that continues today. The current textiles group will be presenting to their class mates next week , and I will be interested to hear more stories about textile designers.
Elizabeth Ellean
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Founders Day Mosaic

A new mosaic of the Glenaeon tree is about to take shape above the entrance to the Sylvia Brose Hall, designed by Class 6 teacher, Brendan Strobl. The plan is for every Middle Cove student to place a tile into the mosaic to celebrate our 60th anniversary year. Watch this space for their progress! » Read More

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Year 9 Shoalhaven and Bundanon experience

Year 9 spent the last couple of weeks (in two groups) canoeing down the Shoalhaven River. After three nights under tarps they arrived at Arthur Boyd's Homestead at Bundanon. There they toured his house and studio, appreciating many works by Boyd and his family, as well as other well known Australian artists like John Percival and Sydney Nolan. After morning tea, they climbed back into their canoes and journeyed further down the river to Riversdale and Glen Murcutt’s amazing centre for further art-making. Click below for more photos... » Read More

The experience and work they produced on the program will form an exhibition to be held at Marion Mahony Hall at Castlecrag on the Wednesday 15th November. The exhibition is curated by the Year 9 Art class and together with the rest of the year, they are trying to raise money for less advantaged students to have a Bundanon Experience like they were fortunate to participate in.



















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Year 10 portraits

Year 10 Visual Art students have been working on their entries in to the prestigious "Glen-Archies" portrait prize, and as you can see, they are really coming along beautifully! Click below for more photos of the portraits... » Read More

     
      
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Remembrance Day poppies for sale

The SRC are selling poppies on Friday 10th November for Remembrance Day. The poppies are $2.50 and the proceeds go to Legacy (a foundation for veterans and their families). Please support the council in their fundraising efforts. » Read More

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Maths help centre

EARLY MORNING MATHS Wednesday 8.00am – 8.45am
AFTERNOON MATHS Thursday 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Where: Senior Library

A reminder to students and caregivers that extra support for Maths is provided for students from Year 6 upwards in the Library at these times. Get extra help with clarification, homework issues and all Maths related questions.

Students in Years 9 and 10 will be coming into a test period soon so why not take advantage of the extra help? » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Castlecrag drinking fountains

Castlecrag Campus have three beautiful new filtered drinking fountains. Each fountain has one bubbler at the top and two taps for filling water bottles. These have been generously donated by the Glenaeon Parents Association and conveniently double up as our water supply for the Fair, meaning we no longer need to buy water in plastic bottles.

The fountains have been mosaicked by Year 10 students under the guidance of Art Teacher Donna Miller and are the Year 10's contribution to the 'Silent Auction' at the Fair. Whoever buys them will not be able to take them home however because they are already cemented in and part of the beauty of our Castlecrag playground. To bid on the bubblers and all the other silent auction items, go to https://schoolcircle.net/event/2017-art-craft-silent-auction-13/


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Playgroup news

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket
17 times as high as the moon
Where she was going I couldn't but ask her
For in her hand she carried a broom

Old woman, old woman, old woman qhoth I
Oh whither oh whither oh whither so high
To brush the cobwebs from the sky
To tell a story so scary and wild
To you and you and you my child » Read More

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Parent Craft – Come to Friday’s Viewing Night!

We would love to welcome the entire school community to the Parent Craft Stall “exhibition” night this Friday from 6 PM during the Glenaeon Art Show Opening Night. This is a great opportunity for everyone to come and see, admire, show-off, or window-shop the 300+ items that have been created by the lovely volunteer parent and guardian crafters and sewers since Term One. Please note that there will be no sale of items during exhibition night.

The Stall will reopen for sale at 10.00 AM on Fair Day. Please note that there will be a limit of 4 items per person at check-out to ensure the whole school community has a fair opportunity to purchase the items that have been made.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed their time in creating these marvellous items throughout the year.

Parent Craft Coordinators,
Tanya & Erika
(photo: Beautiful and special Nativity scene created by Tanya Baker and Heather Taylor. They made two sets, and both will be donated to Silent Auction.)

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Family Fair and Art Show

Family Fair and Art Show

THE FAIR – WE NEED YOU to….

1. Sign up the Roster here: https://signup.zone/glenaeon-fair-2017

2. Buy some Raffle Tickets - Click HERE to see the full range of amazing prizes and purchase your tickets – forward this link to your family and friends.

3. Have a look at the Fair Website: Fair Website

4. Bake us a Cake (please) - Cake boxes will be sent home to each family NEXT WEEK and we would be so grateful if you would bring them back on the day (or afternoon before) filled with your home-baked favourite! No peanuts please.

5. Join us for the Art Show Opening – it’s fun and free (Adults only) - RSVP for catering purposes HERE

6. Details for the Talk Tent HERE

6. Come along to the Fair and have some fun!
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Silent Auction bidding is underway!

Bidding for this year's Silent Auction was delayed last week by website issues, but thankfully the site has been restored at www.glenaeonfair.com . The online stage of the auction is a great opportunity to share the wonderful creations, by the kids and parent community, to our family and friends. Bidding will transfer to paper at the Art Show from 6pm-9pm on Friday 3rd and conclude at 4pm at the Fair.

It is anticipated that bidding for Yuki Tomishima's incredible autumn log will be fierce but civil! » Read More

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Sunday workshops at the Art Show

Heart Bead Workshop with  - details HERE
To book, go to www.trybooking.com/SNOA

Sky Carter Weaving workshop - details HERE
To book, go to www.trybooking.com/SNOG 

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Art Show Opening Night

Please join us to celebrate the opening night of the Glenaeon Art Show
& Family Fair!

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 6PM-9PM

Complimentary entry includes drinks, canapes and entertainment!
Special guest speaker & exhibiting artist: Anna Laerkesen
All Welcome!
121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag RSVP for catering purposes: www.glenaeonartshow. com

Click on the following link to RSVP - https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=324733 » Read More

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Cake Stall

Dear Families,
As is the custom, we ask each family (from Little Kindy to Year 11) to bake some goodies for the Family Fair’s ‘Homemade Cake Stall’ and ‘Coffee Shop’. This is a great fundraising opportunity and we are grateful for all families that are able to contribute. Please see below for  more details... » Read More

What to bake?
• We welcome anything homemade, such as a whole cake, batch of muffins, cupcakes or biscuits etc.
• Please no peanuts! Other nuts are fine but must be clearly labelled.
• Gluten-free and other allergen-free cakes are always popular.
• Please no store bought cakes!
Cake Boxes & Ingredient Labels
• Each family will receive one cake box, which will be brought home by your oldest child from Monday the 30th October onwards.
• An ingredient label is attached to each cake box – please make sure that you fill it in thoroughly as mystery cakes are hard to sell.
• Feel free to decorate the cake box; you can encourage your children to create some beautiful art on the box.
• You can collect extra cake boxes from either Middle Cove or Castlecrag campus reception. We would be super grateful for families that are able to bake more than one cake.
Delivery
• We ask that you deliver your homemade goodies to the Castlecrag campus from midday on Friday the 3rd of November. There will be a mobile cool room for overnight storage. 
• If you are not able to deliver your cake on Friday, then you can bring them along on the morning of the Fair (but we do prefer Friday deliveries).
• Please do not deliver cakes to the Middle Cove campus as there are no storage or transport facilities. 
For any questions, please contact Bettina Stevanovic (bettina_keresztesi@hotmail.com; mobile: 0408284840).
Happy Baking!
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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Year 7 Vaccination clinic
Monday November 6, 10am – 3pm

Year 12 Graduation Assembly
Friday November 10, 9:30am – 11:00am
Sylvia Brose Hall

Year 12 Formal
Friday November 10, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Year 8 Project Presentations
Sunday November 12, 11:00am – 1:30pm
Sylvia Brose Hall Middle Cove
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Glenaeon School Tours

Our last tour for the year is at the Middle Cove campus. 

MIDDLE COVE     Tuesday 14 November 9.30-11.30am
To register, go to the Enrolments page of the website HERE
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Foundation

GPA

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

Please sign up to the fair roster TODAY, make a cake and bring it to school tomorrow, and say yes to being there on the day. Your engagement and interest in school activities and events fosters and nurtures the engagement and commitment your children feel towards their school and education. It is a win for your family and the school.

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Friday 3 November ART SHOW Opening Cocktail Party 6 - 9.30pm
Saturday 4 November FAMILY FAIR & ART SHOW, 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 22 November GPA General Meeting FAIR DEBRIEF
Wednesday 6 December Steering Group Meeting 
Friday 8 December Twilight Market, 3-6pm 

Contact us at gpa@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

Cheers
Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)

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Community News

School Canteen

Cookin’ with Sharon, Lorna and Fiona by Elizabeth Rosa
One of my favourite things for a day off during the term is helping out at the Glenaeon canteen. I am welcomed by Sharon, Lorna and Fiona who guide me in the ways of food preparation for some dishes I’ve never made before. Fiona explains how to make Tzatziki as she carefully scrapes the seeds from a handful of cucumbers and cuts up some mint to mix with Greek yoghurt and a squeeze of lemon. Sharon pulls out of the oven a four kilo organic beef knuckle cooked medium rare to be sliced for sourdough baguettes. Lorna expertly rolls cookie dough in her hand and flattens it with a fork – a fail-safe method for making biscuits that I want to try. She ices her carrot cake and opens the oven to check her pumpkin “blondie”. I look out at the trees beyond and wonder if I’m at a cooking workshop at an eco-retreat. The bell chimes and I remember where I am. Soon my daughter and her friends will climb up the stairs and arrive for lunch…
To book this experience, go to:
https://signup.zone/glenaeon-canteen

Menus for next week below... » Read More


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Fillable forms

You can now access a number of fillable forms on the website, behind the Parent Portal tab. This is found on the top right of the website home page, and is labelled LOGIN. The username is parent and the password is journeys.
Go to Fillable Forms and click on the link which takes you to the desktop version of the School Stream app, and here you will find a range of forms relating to the Outdoor Education program, ticks, absences from school, and sports permission forms. Alternatively, download the School Stream app and fill in the forms from your mobile device! Or click here to be taken directly to the Parent Portal
http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/secure/overview
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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

The Second-hand Uniform Shop will open the first Friday of Term 4, and alternate Fridays for the rest of the school year. Stop by between 3:00 and 3:45 pm on any of the following Fridays:
November 10 and 24
December 8

We have a large stock of red and blue junior polo shirts on sale during October for $5 for $10. Stock up now if your child will start wearing a uniform in Class 4 next year! You will save heaps over the price of new uniforms.
See you at the Uniform Shop!
Lori Graff 0428668056 » Read More

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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:
We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders. Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.
Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.

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There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 

Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 

Please note: There is a uniform fitting day on Saturday November 11th from 10am to 5pm in the Junior School Library for all children entering Classes 4 and 7 in 2018, plus all new students entering 5/6/8/9/10/11 in 2018.

If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Careers

Careers Corner

We are excited to announce we have created a new Careers Centre group on Facebook for senior students and their families.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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.

Some upcoming events below... » Read More

Australian College of Applied Psychology
acap.edu.au
Sydney 22 November

MIT Sydney
mit.edu.au
For campus tours/appointments and course information call (02) 8267 1400 or visit the website.

SIBT
sibt.nsw.edu.au
For campus tours call (02) 9964 6555 or visit the website.

Southern Cross University
scu.edu.au
Coffs Harbour 4 December
Lismore 5 December
Gold Coast 7 December
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Parent Education

Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store – Open during the Family Fair!

Please come and take a look this Saturday from 10am–4pm during the Family Fair! Due to Fair set up the store will be closed on Friday. A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon! Now also on Instagram! See what's new at grassroots_ecostore.

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– 4pm (closed November 3 due to Fair set up)

Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you'd like to make a purchase outside the opening hours as I will open on request. Also, let me know if there are other products you'd like to see in the store and I'll attempt to source them.
See you soon!
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Babysitting

Hi my name is Myah Clifton and I am in Year 9 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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House-sitter available over the Christmas holidays

Is there a family in Castlecrag/Middle Cove area needing house-sitting at Xmas?
We are a Glenaeon Alumni family of five visiting Sydney 22-28 December.
In exchange, we would be happy to look after pets, water gardens etc.
To discuss please contact: Margaret 0401 197 480 » Read More

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Chesleigh Homestead Summer Camps

Summer camps at Chesleigh include a combination of horse riding, drama, picnics and other challenges, all with an emphasis on a positive attitude, self-reliance, cooperation and of course, much laughter and singing. This year there are limited spaces on two of the camps: The first will be from Monday 11th December to Monday 18th December and will be for 9-14 year old girls. We have set these dates to fit one camp in before Christmas when many schools finish early and parents are very busy.

The second week is for teenage girls from 12-16 years. We will be able to take the horse work a step further and incorporate more horse care into the program (these girls are now physically big enough to saddle their own horse for example). The drama too will be aimed at a more mature level. Some of the activities of previous camps have now become a bit babyish for these older girls and we will be mindful of that. Tuesday 16th Jan to Tuesday 23rd Jan. More information on: sofala.com.au/SummerCamps.aspx and
https://vimeo.com/201740207 » Read More

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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 just opened enrolments for 2018. There are holiday workshops and weekly classes Gordon, Chatswood, Killara and Lindfield for 5 – 18 years. Get in contact to find out more about their excellent drama programs. www.mstyp.org.au

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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

The days are getting longer, the temperatures a bit higher, so there is nothing like curling up with a good book and just read. And why not read fairy tales? They can be read by any and each age group. At the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre we have a large selection of fairy tales and also children's books with the most beautiful artistic images in them (as well as great stories).
So put the smart phone aside, turn the tv off, open one of these books and let yourself be carried to a land far away...
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New View

In this quarter's edition of New View (a quarterly magazine from the UK), there is an article on why fairy tales are for grown ups. And did you know you could subscribe to New View? Absolutely you can and you can even choose an online subscription; if you would like an annual subscription to receive the printed version, please let the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre know by replying to this email; if you would like to subscribe to the online version, please have a look HERE on how to register.

 



Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ph: +61 2 9264 5169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
e: info@rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

Just because we are in the last quarter of the year, doesn't mean we are slowing down when it comes to our events; there is still plenty to do. The fourth term Tuesday lecture series are starting tomorrow, there is the festival for Remembering the Dead and several other workshops coming up.

You can access the latest newsletter of Anthroposophy Worldwide HERE

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3rd - 5th November: Meeting the threshold. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire for anyone interested in health and healing.

4th November: Remembering the dead. This is our annual festival where we give thanks to and remember the dead. Everyone is invited to participate.

6th November: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

7th November: Talk with Kelly Connor. Anthroposophy in the 21st Century; can the Anthroposophical Movement meet the needs of our time. The first in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

11th November: Art of lecturing. This is an introductory session to gauge interest in a course of shared study and practice on the 'art of lecturing'. 

11th November: The practice of meditation & working with self-development. This workshop is open for everyone and is part of an ongoing series on workshops on meditation and self-development.

14th November: Talk with Ron Vaisey. Australia's spiritual task. Is there a spiritual task connected with living in the Southern island continent? What are the relationship to past and future and a healing of the world. The second in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

18th November: Working with the Foundation Statute. This workshop will explore the Foundation Statute and the meaning that it can have for our current Anthroposophical work

21st November: Talk with Richard O'Brien. The Grail and the Mysteries. In September 1924, Rudolf Steiner spoke almost 'openly' about the Grail and the Mysteries. He had talked about the subject at the beginning of 'Anthroposophy' in February 1913, in the Mysteries of the East and Christianity. "The point is to perceive how the past is living in the present," Steiner says.

24th - 26th November: Health, Advent and its trials. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire for anyone interested in health and healing.

28th November: Talk with Stephen Schnell. The esoteric meaning of some ancient Greek myths and legends, according to Dr Rudolf Steiner. What are myths and legends? Hercules, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Prometheus, Odysseus. The significance of Immortality. The surprising true meaning of ‘Know Thyself’. Relevance today: the Virgin Sophia aka the purified astral body.

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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Christian Community Advent Festival

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Rudolf Steiner College - Supporting Children's Health

Come and be nourished whilst learning how to support children’s health. FAY BRANDER is an Anthroposophic nurse, Etheric Rhythmical Massage therapist, importer of Dr Hauschka and WALA products plus other biodynamic household cleaning products and children’s remedies. Limit of 10 places.

Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: Glenaeon Castlecrag Campus: 121 Edinburgh Rd (room next to hall)
Cost: $199
Enrol now: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/product/sch17-supporting-childrens-health/
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This course is suitable for parents, carers and educators and covers the following topics:
• Introduction to 3 fold & 4 fold of the human being
• The importance of warmth
• Compressing and footbaths
• Anxious children
• Making meal time special
• Fun bath time
• Sleep time rituals
• School
• Natural remedies and support
• Special events and festivals
• Every participant receives a footbath and compress! 
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Looking for house to rent

We are a family of four, looking to rent a house within 30 minutes walk of the Middle Cove campus, or a short drive. Looking for a long term rental but would consider short term as well. Excellent references. Please email soutar@hotmail.com. » Read More

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The Complete Leader

A comprehensive foundation course in leadership for Steiner school communities
and other related organisations
Registrations now open for the 2018 program
(four 3-day workshops over the course of the year)
Flyer details HERE
https://www.steinereducation.edu.au/events/the-complete-leader/ » Read More

Everyone in an organisation or community has the capacity to display leadership qualities. The challenge is to build a leadership culture that moves away from power and authority being vested in the few to a distributed leadership model that enables all people to take their true places in social life. The Complete Leader program is a journey of discovery and growth, with the focus on leadership as it relates to self-development, interpersonal skills, team development, and organisation development. Through a range of engaging activities and interactive exercises, the program demystifies leadership and enables participants to build a repertoire of transformational leadership insights and skills.

The program is facilitated by David Liknaitzky, who has 30 years’ experience as an independent organisation development consultant, based on an anthroposophical foundation. He runs spiritatwork, a consultancy that empowers leaders to think creatively and strategically about leadership and organisation development, and to build ethical and collaborative workplaces. David has had a long-standing involvement with the Steiner school movement in Australia and other parts of the world. He has a Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics and is currently enrolled in the Arts PhD program at the University of Melbourne, focusing on trust-based leadership. He is a Professional Support Panel Member of Steiner Education Australia.
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Sydney Youth Orchestra

Yarmila Alfonzetti, Chief Executive Officer, and Alexander Briger AO, Artistic Director of Sydney Youth Orchestras, invite you to share the creative journey of The Sydney Youth Orchestra in their final concert of 2017.

THE MASTERWORKS
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
featuring Umberto Clerici, SSO Principal Cello
Brahms Symphony No. 4, Op. 98

THE MASTERWORKS - Concert
Date: Sunday 19 November
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Sydney Town Hall
Followed by post-concert drinks and the launch of the SYO 2018 program

Please RSVP by Monday 6 November to rsvp@syo.com.au » Read More

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Sydney Youth Orchestra Summer School

SYO Summer School combines high standard music making, creativity, exploration and personal development. Now in its third year, the SYO Summer School has become a firm favourite of budding young musicians, music teachers and parents alike. For students in Years 11 and 12, the SYO Summer School will include an HSC preparation stream that can be selected as an add-on to the weekly program or as a standalone package. For more details, download the flyer HERE. » Read More

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Craniosacral Therapy Available in Northbridge

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
Craniosacral Therapy or CST, is a gentle yet powerful light touch healing modality. The client’s whole person is honoured, held and heard – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Click below for more details... » Read More

HOW DOES IT WORK?
A meditative space is held, which allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair. This activates the body’s own innate healing ability. 
The therapist also deeply listens. When the body can express itself in whatever way it needs to, energetic blocks and resistances shift, change and transform. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Results of CST sessions will differ as they are guided by what your body wants to work through, honouring its ability to heal itself.
The treatment is a safe, gentle way for the whole person to express and unwind and for old traumas to be energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned. 

AVAILABILITY

Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge 

PRICES
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

HOW TO BOOK

Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange an appointment
Or email at jo@jogillard.com & she will call you

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/
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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including (for details click below):

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material 
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination 
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping 
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…
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Maths tutoring available

Hi, my name is Chiara,
I am a year 9 student at Glenaeon and am available for maths tutoring for students up to year 9. My rates are very reasonable and I'm flexible with tutoring times. I can supply references from my teachers if required.
For further enquiries please contact me on calmdotti@gmail.com » Read More

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My German Tutor

Experienced, confident, friendly & motivated native German speaker / translator.
Tailored to suit you. Times to suit you.
Ideal for: beginners to advanced, students or travellers, or simply to practice conversation.
One-on-one private lessons, North Willoughby
Michele Macgregor, Call 02 8006 6893 » Read More

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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
7.30am-8.45am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

Founders Day Assembly and 60th Anniversary Mosaic: November 22nd at 10.15 am

As our 60th anniversary year comes to a close I am happy to announce a Founders Day assembly on Wednesday November 22nd with David Jacobson as the guest speaker. David is an alumni as well as former parent of the school. He was a student at the school’s original site in Pymble called Dalcross and then through to Year 10 at Middle Cove. He is an architect with a long term practice in Manly, a former councillor on Manly Council, and the Glenaeon school architect for many years. In this capacity he was designer of the Middle Cove campus Masterplan as well as the Marion Mahony Griffin Hall in Castlecrag. He also played a key role in gaining approval for the Masterplan DA from Willoughby Council. He will speak on his memories as a student, the impact of the school on his professional practice, and his guiding vision for the design of the Middle Cove campus.




The Founders Day assembly will be for Years 7 to 11, and parents, former students, past parents and friends are very warmly invited to come along to enjoy the assembly and to join us for morning tea afterwards. We have invited Mr Trent Zimmerman, Federal MP for North Sydney to attend. There will be a letter going to all parents next week with a link inviting you to RSVP your intention to attend.

60th Anniversary Mosaic: the high school Students Representative Council expressed a wish for students to be involved in the anniversary celebrations and together we developed the idea of creating a 60th anniversary mosaic. The obvious choice for a mosaic theme was the Glenaeon logo that will be a contemporary take on the historic mosaic made in 1972 (the one on the front wall of the Alice Crowther building). This original mosaic was a Year 12 Visual Arts project by student Madeleine Van Leer and it so impressed the teachers that it became our school logo sometime after 1972, and it has served the school very well ever since. 

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Brendan Strobl, our Class 6 teacher, is also an accomplished ceramicist and he has prepared an impressive large design for a mosaic to be placed above the main entrance to the Sylvia Brose Hall. Next week Brendan will commence construction of the mosaic with the plan that every student in the school will put some tiles into the mosaic as a contribution to the anniversary. It will be in place by November 22nd and the assembly will serve as its “official opening”.

Learning To Draw at Glenaeon

Thinking of this art work by a former student, one that has lived on for generations, made me think of the power of art generally in human life, and its impact on how we see the world. It brought back to me a piece written by Andrew Keyworth who left Glenaeon in 1977. He has been a GP running a family medical practice in the Hunter Valley for many years and he spoke at our GlenX night in 2016. He wrote this reflection on the impact of his Glenaeon education some years ago but it stands as a significant statement on the power of art in our lives, both professional and personal.



"I really enjoyed the classical side to the Glenaeon curriculum -- the history and the mythology. More and more I feel it is important to give children a sense of their place in history and society. It seems that a lot of modern education and life is focused on the here and now, without a sense of where our society and culture has come from. There seems to be little value placed on our cultural heritage or the mystical history that we all share.

I feel that Glenaeon imbibed me with a sense of wonder about humanity and society through the retelling of a huge range of myths, legends and stories that at the time were more real than much of my contemporary world. I'd like to think that I carry this sense of wonder with me still and will be able to pass it on to my own children.

Glenaeon also changed my outlook on the physical world. As a pre-schooler I remember drawing pictures of my world with thickly outlined figures. At Glenaeon, we were taught that there really are no outlines, or boundaries that are clearly defined. The shaded edges of objects blended and blurred with their background and everything was connected. This sense of connection, and being part of a wider world and society gave a sense of security. On transferring to a state high school in Canberra I remember feeling that I viewed the world differently from my contemporaries: I saw it without boundaries.

I'd like to think that I still look at the world in this way. It seems that when a lot of people examine a situation they focus on the boundaries, and set themselves artificial limits because that is convention. They look for the outlines, the rigid edges. For me, maybe because of Glenaeon, the edges of all situations, ideas, arguments, problems, solutions will always be shaded and blurred.

As a Medical Practitioner, this view is a great help. Many decisions in medicine have blurred edges, problems flow from one to another, nothing is isolated. I'm comfortable with this "grey area" that exists in my work, and in some ways I feel I started to develop my tolerance for uncertainty when I learned to draw trees without a fixed outline at Glenaeon.

Other aspects of Glenaeon I loved: the Craft, the close relationship and security of Class Teachers, the bush walks, the bamboo patch (alas, no more: ed.), the dams, the Annual BBQ, Artist's Holiday (precursor to Craft Expo: ed.) -- the sense of school community. 25 years ago Glenaeon was blurring the traditional male/female roles: everyone did knitting, everyone did woodwork. I still knit, and enjoy watching the public's reaction as I sit knitting on the two-hour train trip to Sydney.

Glenaeon's curriculum laid the foundation for how I see my role as a man, father and husband. It lifted my horizons, blurred my edges, instilled in me a sense of being part of a rich and mystical society, taught me to mix metaphors and is responsible for a lot of what I am today."


With best wishes,
Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

The Family Fair and Art Show is next week! Come along and join in the fun of the Glenaeon Family Fair & Art Show on Saturday 4th November 2017 at the Castlecrag Campus. Everyone is welcome, so please spread the word to family and friends. The roster is now live, so go to https://signup.zone/glenaeon-fair-2017 to sign up!

Friday 3rd November
Art Show Opening Night 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 4th November
Art Show 9am - 4pm
Family Fair 10am - 4pm
Sunday 5th November

Art Show 10am - 3pm » Read More

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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the Class 3 Hebrew Stories Main Lesson and was drawn by class teacher, Alisa Southon. » Read More





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Class 4 Animal Main Lesson

Class 4 students have been making animal models as part of their Animal main lesson and we think the results are pretty great! Click below for more photos... » Read More

                         
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Year 8 Platonic solids main lesson

Year 8 have been studying Platonic Solids in their current Main Lesson and these are a few of the solids, made by the students, hanging from the classroom ceiling. » Read More

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Maths help centre

EARLY MORNING MATHS Wednesday 8.00am – 8.45am
AFTERNOON MATHS Thursday 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Where: Senior Library

A reminder to students and caregivers that extra support for Maths is provided for students from Year 6 upwards in the Library at these times. Get extra help with clarification, homework issues and all Maths related questions.

Students in Years 9 and 10 will be coming into a test period soon so why not take advantage of the extra help? » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Castlecrag news

Last Saturday a group of parents, children and staff came together to make a compost pit for the Castlecrag garden. For two weeks, parents and children had been digging a hole over a metre deep into which we put layers of vegetable scraps, animal manures, dry leaves, lawn clippings, ash, lime, soil and sand, watering each layer as we went. We then ceremoniously added the biodynamic preparations 502 to 508 including the valerian which we stirred for 20 minutes.

Sandra Frain, the course facilitator, explained the compost was a living being and that the preparations corresponded with the organs of the human body. She told us all a story of the soil we were standing on and explained how medicinal this new soil would be for the creatures that live in the soil, the plants that grow in the soil and the people who eat the plants that grow in the soil. She explained that the elements of the compost draw more goodness towards them and so just a small amount of the compost is enough to nourish a whole garden. While we were stirring and digging we cooked ourselves a delicious lunch on the fire which we all ate with relish after the hard work of the day was done. More photos below...

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Class Two news

Class Two have been jotting down bird sightings at morning tea and lunch, as well as making beeswax bird creations. Cockatoos, noisy minors, kookaburras, ravens and rainbow lorikeets were hot favourites.
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Parent Craft – Last call to return items!

We would still love to have all items back with us by next Wednesday, so all the effort and time that the community has dedicated throughout the year gets put into the great cause of raising funds for the school. Don’t worry if the item is not finished, half-finished or untouched are OK. Please hand them to Mary at Castlecrag Office. Thank you.

*1 Nov – Fair preparation
*4 Nov – Fair day!


(photo: Newly completed and returned standing dolls made by first-time doll-making mums! All standing dolls are now on display in Castlecrag Office glass cabinet for everyone to admire!)

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Family Fair and Art Show

Family Fair and Art Show

THE FAIR – WE NEED YOU to….

1. Sign up the Roster here: https://signup.zone/glenaeon-fair-2017

2. Buy some Raffle Tickets - Click HERE to see the full range of amazing prizes and purchase your tickets – forward this link to your family and friends.

3. Have a look at the Fair Website: Fair Website

4. Bake us a Cake (please) - Cake boxes will be sent home to each family NEXT WEEK and we would be so grateful if you would bring them back on the day (or afternoon before) filled with your home-baked favourite! No peanuts please.

5. Join us for the Art Show Opening – it’s fun and free (Adults only) - RSVP for catering purposes HERE

6. Details for the Talk Tent HERE

6. Come along to the Fair and have some fun!
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Silent Auction bidding is underway!

Bidding for this year's Silent Auction was delayed last week by website issues, but thankfully the site has been restored at www.glenaeonfair.com . The online stage of the auction is a great opportunity to share the wonderful creations, by the kids and parent community, to our family and friends. Bidding will transfer to paper at the Art Show from 6pm-9pm on Friday 3rd and conclude at 4pm at the Fair.

It is anticipated that bidding for Yuki Tomishima's incredible autumn log will be fierce but civil! » Read More

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Art Show Opening Night

Please join us to celebrate the opening night of the Glenaeon Art Show
& Family Fair!

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 6PM-9PM

Complimentary entry includes drinks, canapes and entertainment!
Special guest speaker & exhibiting artist: Anna Laerkesen
All Welcome!
121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag RSVP for catering purposes: www.glenaeonartshow. com

Click on the following link to RSVP - https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=324733 » Read More

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Sunday workshops at the Art Show

Heart Bead Workshop with  - details HERE
To book, go to www.trybooking.com/SNOA

Sky Carter Weaving workshop - details HERE
To book, go to www.trybooking.com/SNOG 

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Cake Stall

Dear Families,
As is the custom, we ask each family (from Little Kindy to Year 11) to bake some goodies for the Family Fair’s ‘Homemade Cake Stall’ and ‘Coffee Shop’. This is a great fundraising opportunity and we are grateful for all families that are able to contribute. Please see below for  more details... » Read More

What to bake?
• We welcome anything homemade, such as a whole cake, batch of muffins, cupcakes or biscuits etc.
• Please no peanuts! Other nuts are fine but must be clearly labelled.
• Gluten-free and other allergen-free cakes are always popular.
• Please no store bought cakes!
Cake Boxes & Ingredient Labels
• Each family will receive one cake box, which will be brought home by your oldest child from Monday the 30th October onwards.
• An ingredient label is attached to each cake box – please make sure that you fill it in thoroughly as mystery cakes are hard to sell.
• Feel free to decorate the cake box; you can encourage your children to create some beautiful art on the box.
• You can collect extra cake boxes from either Middle Cove or Castlecrag campus reception. We would be super grateful for families that are able to bake more than one cake.
Delivery
• We ask that you deliver your homemade goodies to the Castlecrag campus from midday on Friday the 3rd of November. There will be a mobile cool room for overnight storage. 
• If you are not able to deliver your cake on Friday, then you can bring them along on the morning of the Fair (but we do prefer Friday deliveries).
• Please do not deliver cakes to the Middle Cove campus as there are no storage or transport facilities. 
For any questions, please contact Bettina Stevanovic (bettina_keresztesi@hotmail.com; mobile: 0408284840).
Happy Baking!
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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Class 2 meeting with Lisa Devine
Monday October 30, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Class 2 room

Then it's all about the FAIR and Art Show!!!
FRIDAY NOV 3
Art Show Opening Night 6 – 9pm
Adult Event / Free Entry
SATURDAY NOV 4
Family Fair & Art Show 10am – 4pm
SUNDAY NOV 5
Craft Workshops & Art Show 10am – 3pm » Read More

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Glenaeon School Tours

Our last tour for the year is at the Middle Cove campus. 

MIDDLE COVE     Tuesday 14 November 9.30-11.30am

To register, go to the Enrolments page of the website HERE
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Foundation

GPA

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

Yes, I know everybody is busy- at least that’s the Mantra we all recite to each other in Sydney on a fairly constant basis. Me too- though I am attempting not to say it, because who cares? I always find time for the things that are important to me, as do most people I know - plus time for whatever favourite Netflix is the latest must watch. I am asking you to put busyness aside and become involved in next week’s Fair. It’s disheartening for the Class 4 organisers to see such a slow sign-up rate for the Fair Roster, they have put in so much work. With parents and senior students, we have enough people in the school to fill the roster 3 times over and yet it’s only 40% full as of last night.

So please sign up TODAY, make a cake on the Thursday, say yes to being there on the day. Your engagement and interest in school activities and events fosters and nurtures the engagement and commitment your children feel towards their school and education. It is a win for your family and the school.

Click below to read more... » Read More

Friday 3 November ART SHOW Opening Cocktail Party 6 - 9.30pm
Saturday 4 November FAMILY FAIR & ART SHOW, 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 22 November GPA General Meeting FAIR DEBRIEF
Wednesday 6 December Steering Group Meeting 
Friday 8 December Twilight Market, 3-6pm 

Contact us at gpa@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

Cheers
Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)

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Community News

School Canteen

Can you help in the canteen this term? Please come and enjoy a day of cooking and sharing a story and a recipe; Sharon will make you a real coffee and you and your child will be fed for free for the day. You are only signing up for a few hours, from after drop off in the morning until 2pm. The kitchen has a wonderful vibe and is hidden at the heart of the school but surrounded by bush and kookaburras.

If you feel like joining us and dipping into your child’s day go to this link: https://signup.zone/glenaeon-canteen Pop your name down on a date that suits and you can share the day with your child and the other children. See the school kitchen from the inside and I’m sure you will be delighted.

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Fillable forms

You can now access a number of fillable forms on the website, behind the Parent Portal tab. This is found on the top right of the website home page, and is labelled LOGIN. The username is parent and the password is journeys.

Go to Fillable Forms and click on the link which takes you to the desktop version of the School Stream app, and here you will find a range of forms relating to the Outdoor Education program, ticks, absences from school, and sports permission forms.

Alternatively, download the School Stream app and fill in the forms from your mobile device!


Or click here to be taken directly to the Parent Portal
http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/secure/overview

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Ryan Takayasu gymnastics success

Last weekend Ryan Takayasu, Class 6, competed at the Men's Artistic Junior State Championships and placed 2nd overall in Level 4 Open. Ryan had a great competition and the results were very close. He placed 1st on High Bar, Pommel Horse and Vault, 2nd on Parallel Bars and 5th on Floor. This was the last competition of the season of 5 Grand Prix events since July. Ryan is now training towards level 5 and is enjoying learning new tumbling skills for Floor and Vault as well as new High Bar skills. » Read More

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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

The Second-hand Uniform Shop will open the first Friday of Term 4, and alternate Fridays for the rest of the school year. Stop by between 3:00 and 3:45 pm on any of the following Fridays:
October 27
November 10 and 24
December 8

We have a large stock of red and blue junior polo shirts on sale during October for $5 for $10. Stock up now if your child will start wearing a uniform in Class 4 next year! You will save heaps over the price of new uniforms.
See you at the Uniform Shop!
Lori Graff 0428668056 » Read More

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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:
We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders. Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.
Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.

Please read below for more details... » Read More

There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 

Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 

Please note: There is a uniform fitting day on Saturday November 11th from 10am to 5pm in the Junior School Library for all children entering Classes 4 and 7 in 2018, plus all new students entering 5/6/8/9/10/11 in 2018.

If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Host families still needed for Japanese students this November

In November, our school will host a group of students aged around 15 from the Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The Japanese students will take part in morning English lessons at our school, while afternoons will be an opportunity for excursion and joint classroom lessons with Glenaeon students. Click below for more details... » Read More

We’d like to offer our visitors a chance to experience Australian hospitality in our homes here in Glenaeon. This will give them the opportunity to practice their English in a relaxed and friendly environment. Japanese students staying in your family would be included in normal family afternoon and weekend activities, and would travel to school with their host family “sister” or “brother”. The main expense involved will be to provide meals for the visiting student (including lunch). Families will be paid $50.00 per day per student in advance to cover these costs.

If you are interested in hosting a student for a period of 10 nights between the 12th out 22nd November 2017, please contact either Ms Keiko Takahashi, the Japanese teacher, at keikot@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au or Mr Takashi Ushinohama, the Homestay Coordinator as below.

Takashi USHINOHAMA
Tel: (02) 9889 4366
Mob: (0408) 468 538
E: ushinohama@vsoceania.com
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Careers

Careers Corner

We are excited to announce we have created a new Careers Centre group on Facebook for senior students and their families.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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.

Some upcoming events below... » Read More

Australian College of Applied Psychology
acap.edu.au
Sydney 22 November

MIT Sydney
mit.edu.au
For campus tours/appointments and course information call (02) 8267 1400 or visit the website.

SIBT
sibt.nsw.edu.au
For campus tours call (02) 9964 6555 or visit the website.

Southern Cross University
scu.edu.au
Coffs Harbour 4 December
Lismore 5 December
Gold Coast 7 December
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Parent Education

Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store – New wool felt toys

Just arrived are a beautiful selection of fairly traded wool felt toys from Nepal. Designed in Australia these toys are made by artisans from the villages around Kathmandu. The toys are hand made from natural fibres and coloured with non-toxic dyes. A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon! Now also on Instagram! See what's new at grassroots_ecostore.

Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you'd like to make a purchase outside the opening hours as I will open on request. Also, let me know if there are other products you'd like to see in the store and I'll attempt to source them.

See you soon!
Felicity

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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
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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

The days are getting longer, the temperatures a bit higher, so there is nothing like curling up with a good book and just read. And why not read fairy tales? They can be read by any and each age group. At the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre we have a large selection of fairy tales and also children's books with the most beautiful artistic images in them (as well as great stories).
So put the smart phone aside, turn the tv off, open one of these books and let yourself be carried to a land far away...
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New View

In this quarter's edition of New View (a quarterly magazine from the UK), there is an article on why fairy tales are for grown ups. And did you know you could subscribe to New View? Absolutely you can and you can even choose an online subscription; if you would like an annual subscription to receive the printed version, please let the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre know by replying to this email; if you would like to subscribe to the online version, please have a look HERE on how to register.

 



Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ph: +61 2 9264 5169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
e: info@rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
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Rudolf Steiner College - Supporting Children's Health

Come and be nourished whilst learning how to support children’s health. This course is suitable for parents, carers and educators and covers the following topics:
• Introduction to 3 fold & 4 fold of the human being
• The importance of warmth
• Compressing and footbaths
• Anxious children
• Making meal time special
• Fun bath time
• Sleep time rituals
• School
• Natural remedies and support
• Special events and festivals
• Every participant receives a footbath and compress! Limit of 10 places.

FAY BRANDER is an Anthroposophic nurse, Etheric Rhythmical Massage therapist, importer of Dr Hauschka and WALA products plus other biodynamic household cleaning products and children’s remedies.

Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: Glenaeon Castlecrag Campus: 121 Edinburgh Rd (room next to hall)
Cost: $199
Enrol now: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/product/sch17-supporting-childrens-health/ » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

Just because we are in the last quarter of the year, doesn't mean we are slowing down when it comes to our events; there is still plenty to do. The fourth term Tuesday lecture series are starting tomorrow, there is the festival for Remembering the Dead and several other workshops coming up.

You can access the latest newsletter of Anthroposophy Worldwide HERE

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25th - 28th October: Controlled by fear, controlling fear; study conference on Therapeutic and Educational creative speech

28th October: Alph - An evening of poetry and music. Come and join us an evening of listening to live poetry and music.

28th - 31st October: What do children and adolescents learn "in sleep"?; international advanced training for kindergarten and school physicians

30th October: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

31st October: Talk with Patrick McDonald on talking with Angels: Etheric Experiences for Modern People.

3rd - 5th November: Meeting the threshold. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire for anyone interested in health and healing.

4th November: Remembering the dead. This is our annual festival where we give thanks to and remember the dead. Everyone is invited to participate.

6th November: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

7th November: Talk with Kelly Connor. Anthroposophy in the 21st Century; can the Anthroposophical Movement meet the needs of our time. The first in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

11th November: Art of lecturing. This is an introductory session to gauge interest in a course of shared study and practice on the 'art of lecturing'. 

11th November: The practice of meditation & working with self-development. This workshop is open for everyone and is part of an ongoing series on workshops on meditation and self-development.

14th November: Talk with Ron Vaisey. Australia's spiritual task. Is there a spiritual task connected with living in the Southern island continent? What are the relationship to past and future and a healing of the world. The second in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

18th November: Working with the Foundation Statute. This workshop will explore the Foundation Statute and the meaning that it can have for our current Anthroposophical work

21st November: Talk with Richard O'Brien. The Grail and the Mysteries. In September 1924, Rudolf Steiner spoke almost 'openly' about the Grail and the Mysteries. He had talked about the subject at the beginning of 'Anthroposophy' in February 1913, in the Mysteries of the East and Christianity. "The point is to perceive how the past is living in the present," Steiner says.

24th - 26th November: Health, Advent and its trials. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire for anyone interested in health and healing.

28th November: Talk with Stephen Schnell. The esoteric meaning of some ancient Greek myths and legends, according to Dr Rudolf Steiner. What are myths and legends? Hercules, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Prometheus, Odysseus. The significance of Immortality. The surprising true meaning of ‘Know Thyself’. Relevance today: the Virgin Sophia aka the purified astral body.

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com
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Christian Community Advent Festival

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Looking for house to rent

We are a family of four, looking to rent a house within 30 minutes walk of the Middle Cove campus, or a short drive. Looking for a long term rental but would consider short term as well. Excellent references. Please email soutar@hotmail.com. » Read More

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The Complete Leader

A comprehensive foundation course in leadership for Steiner school communities
and other related organisations
Registrations now open for the 2018 program
(four 3-day workshops over the course of the year)
Flyer details HERE
https://www.steinereducation.edu.au/events/the-complete-leader/ » Read More

Everyone in an organisation or community has the capacity to display leadership qualities. The challenge is to build a leadership culture that moves away from power and authority being vested in the few to a distributed leadership model that enables all people to take their true places in social life. The Complete Leader program is a journey of discovery and growth, with the focus on leadership as it relates to self-development, interpersonal skills, team development, and organisation development. Through a range of engaging activities and interactive exercises, the program demystifies leadership and enables participants to build a repertoire of transformational leadership insights and skills.

The program is facilitated by David Liknaitzky, who has 30 years’ experience as an independent organisation development consultant, based on an anthroposophical foundation. He runs spiritatwork, a consultancy that empowers leaders to think creatively and strategically about leadership and organisation development, and to build ethical and collaborative workplaces. David has had a long-standing involvement with the Steiner school movement in Australia and other parts of the world. He has a Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics and is currently enrolled in the Arts PhD program at the University of Melbourne, focusing on trust-based leadership. He is a Professional Support Panel Member of Steiner Education Australia.
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Sydney Youth Orchestra

Yarmila Alfonzetti, Chief Executive Officer, and Alexander Briger AO, Artistic Director of Sydney Youth Orchestras, invite you to share the creative journey of The Sydney Youth Orchestra in their final concert of 2017.

THE MASTERWORKS
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
featuring Umberto Clerici, SSO Principal Cello
Brahms Symphony No. 4, Op. 98

THE MASTERWORKS - Concert
Date: Sunday 19 November
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Sydney Town Hall
Followed by post-concert drinks and the launch of the SYO 2018 program

Please RSVP by Monday 6 November to rsvp@syo.com.au » Read More

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Sydney Youth Orchestra Summer School

SYO Summer School combines high standard music making, creativity, exploration and personal development. Now in its third year, the SYO Summer School has become a firm favourite of budding young musicians, music teachers and parents alike. For students in Years 11 and 12, the SYO Summer School will include an HSC preparation stream that can be selected as an add-on to the weekly program or as a standalone package. For more details, download the flyer HERE. » Read More

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Craniosacral Therapy Available in Northbridge

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
Craniosacral Therapy or CST, is a gentle yet powerful light touch healing modality. The client’s whole person is honoured, held and heard – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Click below for more details... » Read More

HOW DOES IT WORK?
A meditative space is held, which allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair. This activates the body’s own innate healing ability. 
The therapist also deeply listens. When the body can express itself in whatever way it needs to, energetic blocks and resistances shift, change and transform. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Results of CST sessions will differ as they are guided by what your body wants to work through, honouring its ability to heal itself.
The treatment is a safe, gentle way for the whole person to express and unwind and for old traumas to be energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned. 

AVAILABILITY

Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge 

PRICES
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

HOW TO BOOK

Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange an appointment
Or email at jo@jogillard.com & she will call you

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/
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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including (for details click below):

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material 
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination 
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping 
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…
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Maths tutoring available

Hi, my name is Chiara,
I am a year 9 student at Glenaeon and am available for maths tutoring for students up to year 9. My rates are very reasonable and I'm flexible with tutoring times. I can supply references from my teachers if required.
For further enquiries please contact me on calmdotti@gmail.com » Read More

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My German Tutor

Experienced, confident, friendly & motivated native German speaker / translator.
Tailored to suit you. Times to suit you.
Ideal for: beginners to advanced, students or travellers, or simply to practice conversation.
One-on-one private lessons, North Willoughby
Michele Macgregor, Call 02 8006 6893 » Read More

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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
7.30am-8.45am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

How Do We Find Goodness in the World?

News from the recent shocking incident from Las Vegas, even though half a world away, is yet another reminder of the random violence that characterises our times. It’s one thing to deal with the shock of natural disasters or even the violence of political conflict. But how do we live with the trauma of random and meaningless violence perpetrated by one or a few people on many innocent human beings?

The impact on children and young people can be a sense of anxiety, of insecurity, of fear, and ultimately, the meaninglessness of life itself. Our easy access to continual world news and information plays a big part. Children are aware of events which once would never have touched their lives. Paediatricians warn parents against overexposure to media newsfeeds, as a way of managing children’s awareness of negative events simply because they are unable to process them. They see them, but can’t interpret them. Adults can rationalise and process negative events and find balancing images to integrate the negative into a world view.
One important contribution parents and teachers can make is to help children see the goodness in the world, as an antidote to the negative. The following article was written after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan in 2011, but its gentle message is so pertinent to the recent news that it’s worth quoting for our present times.
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Susan Weber is Director of Sophia’s Hearth Family Centre, Keene, New Hampshire, US.

How do I Find and Create Goodness for My Children?
By Susan Weber


In difficult times such as these with environmental disaster of almost unprecedented scale and concern about friends and others in Japan at the forefront of our thoughts, it is not easy to feel the goodness in life. In an external crisis, our urge is often to listen and see the news and to share our feelings with other adults. As a consequence, it is easy for the children around us to be exposed to things that they cannot understand, to become fearful about situations they will never see and cannot change even if we think that the media or adult conversations are not attended to by the children. Even pre-verbal children can sense profoundly the distress in our inner being.

But nothing brings stamina for life and daily well being to our children more directly and strongly than surrounding them and immersing them into an atmosphere of goodness and joy. For us as adults, the message they seek from us is this: I am happy to be alive, I am interested in the world around me and I want to find a place for myself within it. Children are born with an openness to meet what their lives will bring. Despite their individual destinies and challenges, this openness is present and as the adults in the child’s world, we have tremendous potential to cultivate this openness.

For the child just beginning life, there is one single mantra that needs to guide those early steps and years: the world is good. No other belief will carry him forward through the tumbles and stumbles, through the mysteries of his encounters with confidence and eagerness. Without this overarching rainbow of trust in life around and above them, children shrink back into themselves, lose the shine in their eyes, forgo the impulse to experiment, to see things as the adults around them never have, to imagine new solutions to the simplest experiments – piling blocks, washing a dish, dressing themselves upside down. The world is good – and therefore I enter into it, explore it, wonder, stop and look, touch, encounter, meet what comes to me with interest and growing confidence.

Fear paralyzes children — it reverses children’s natural gesture of trust, openness, and interest in the world. To develop in any way – cognitively, emotionally, physically – children need to be able to enter easily into life around them. They need to feel welcome, and above all, safe. For who of us is able to take risks, try new things, when we have a question about the safety of our surroundings?

There are times when circumstances beyond our control create uncertainty or worse for our families. In addition, we could also say that our times are, in fact, uncertain times. At the same time, however, our children are just beginning their lives. We owe to them their birthright: the world is good and I am grateful and happy to be in it. It is a safe place for me to grow in. And later, much later, I will be able to take on its pain and burdens. But give me time, peace, and space in which to discover the goodness in life for myself, in which to grow strong, capable, brave, and enthusiastic for life. Protect me from the challenges of adulthood until I am ready.

How can we do this for them? We can protect them from information that they cannot comprehend or digest – saving our adult conversations for later, turning off televisions and radios in their presence. Give them the strength building elements of rhythm, form in daily life, predictability, that reassure them of the goodness and security of each day.

I was once told that young children are very good observers, but poor interpreters. I, and many parents as well, have found this to be true.

Whether it be the large world and its sphere of difficulties, political situations near and far, our professional work and its daily challenges, our own personal frustrations, angers and fears – young children are not able to interpret any of these. None of these are a suitable menu for young children who cannot digest it. It all then goes inside of them to then be expressed in ways that we ourselves may not correlate with what they might have heard, for information about these realms of life will often bring anxiety, nervousness, fear, withdrawal, sleepless nights, or aggressive behaviour.

As the adults in their lives, we have the possibility to stand there beside the children with confidence for life offering them a model for imitation. We lead them out into our world: we walk alongside them. We have seen much, experienced much. It is an amalgam of joy, of pain, suffering, discovery, celebration, disappointment – and at times of fear, questioning. All these experiences and feelings will have come to us by the time we reach parenthood. As adults, we have tremendous freedom to explore these feelings, to reflect upon our own experiences.

If we as adults listen to the outer world as it often presents itself, how do we then find our own paths to believing confidently in the goodness of the world? It is of utmost significance that we strive toward this belief, for our children look to us for signals, for images of where to begin seeking their places in the world. They imitate our deepest inmost feelings and beliefs, and these carry them far as pillars of strength when they require it.

Take a walk, find your way into nature, hold deep in memory the most recent good thing we have encountered. Begin and end your day with gratitude for the good in our lives – however challenging this may feel at moments. Pick a tiny bouquet of wildflowers or seasonal things from the nature just outside our doors – the wonder of one snowdrop or crocus in spring bloom emerging through the receding snow, a single acorn, one brightly polished apple – each of these can remind us of the wonder and miracles of the universe. Look up at the stars in the heavens, and ponder the miracle that all over the earth human beings are united by experiencing the same starry heavens above them. Find a poem, even if you have never thought of poetry as your interest – just a few lines – copy it onto a piece of paper and put it on your refrigerator. Recall a human relationship that has helped you along your way. And see if, step by tiny step, you can rediscover, in difficult times, that the world truly is good.


Rudolf Steiner offers us a verse that can bring us strength in difficult times:

Steadfast I stand in the world
With certainty I tread the path of life
Love I cherish in the core of my being
Hope I carry into every deed
Confidence I imprint upon my thinking.
These five lead me to my goal
These five give me my existence.


With best wishes,
Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

It may look like a version of Noah's Ark but this week's cover photo is from the Parent Craft sorting and pricing day held this week, in preparation for the Fair. They have produced over 300 items to sell!

The Family Fair and Art Show is now just over two weeks away! Come along and join in the fun of the Glenaeon Family Fair & Art Show on Saturday 4th November 2017 at the Castlecrag Campus. Everyone is welcome, so please spread the word to family and friends. The roster is now live, so go to https://signup.zone/glenaeon-fair-2017 to sign up!

Friday 3rd November
Art Show Opening Night 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 4th November
Art Show 9am - 4pm
Family Fair 10am - 4pm
Sunday 5th November

Art Show 10am - 3pm » Read More

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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the Class 2 Saintly Lives Main Lesson and was drawn by class teacher, Tamara Da Silva. For more blackboard drawings from this main lesson, click below... » Read More






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Parent Consultation Strategy 2018-22

Last term we held a World Café Strategy planning session, an important moment in defining our goals and aspirations over the next five years of the school’s journey. Along with Council, Executive and teaching staff views, we have refined the input from that session and now have a draft document ready for final consideration before official sign off prior to the end of the year.

We invite all parents to join the next workshop which will take place on Thursday, October 26th from 7 – 8.30 pm in the Sylvia Brose Hall. At the meeting we will present the draft proposals that have emerged from the initial sessions and then workshop the draft ready for final refinement.

In order to give us some indication of attendance for catering arrangements, please click on the following link to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/YlkJhMBPCkX4KfA83 » Read More

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Year 10 History comes to life

Glennis Mowday made sure her Year 10 Ancient History class felt like they were part of the Medieval world this week, when she invited in James Adams to present an entertaining view of life in the this historical period. James delivers theoretical material as well as opportunities for hands on student participation. And they got very hands on, as you can see from the photos! Click below for more photos...
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Now that's what I call a knife!






Athens vs Sparta
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Year 10 visit the Nicholson Museum

Year 10 also had the opportunity to visit the University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum this week with Glennis, and were able to get up close and personal with mummies, sculptures and models of ancient cities and other fascinating archeaological relics. Click below for more photos... » Read More






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Elicia Ferguson ice skating news

Elicia Ferguson (Year 9) skates with Southern Sky Synchronised, Basic Novice Division. The team will be competing at the National Figure Skating Championships in Brisbane at the end of November where they hope to qualify for competitions held in Switzerland and Austria in January 2018. Below is a photo from this year's NSW Championships, which were held in Penrith on Saturday 30 September.  » Read More

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Sarah Butler joins as Receptionist

Please welcome our lovely new receptionist if you see her at Middle Cove. Sarah joined us recently from Mastercard, and we are very lucky to have found her! She is from County Durham in the north of England and has already fitted right in to our admin team. Welcome Sarah! » Read More

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Maths help centre

EARLY MORNING MATHS Wednesday 8.00am – 8.45am
AFTERNOON MATHS Thursday 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Where: Senior Library

A reminder to students and caregivers that extra support for Maths is provided for students from Year 6 upwards in the Library at these times. Get extra help with clarification, homework issues and all Maths related questions.

Students in Years 9 and 10 will be coming into a test period soon so why not take advantage of the extra help? » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Castlecrag news

Castlecrag campus is a hive of activity with Fair preparations underway. Today, the parent craft group laid out all the incredible things they have made this year. This going to be a good year for craft so come early to buy special your Christmas presents! We have had ‘truckloads’ of second hand books and clothes go through the office. The Street family’s garage is so full they have had to park their car outside! Meanwhile, the Class 3 parents have been turning up on the weekend with their Thermomixes to cook up produce for the produce stall – they have even made their famous vegetable stock, the secret ingredient that makes the kindy soup so delicious.

Lastly the children and parents have been busy digging a HUGE hole for our biodynamic workshop this Saturday. There will be hay carting and digging and stirring followed by a fire to cook bread, corn and potatoes for a well-earned lunch.
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Parents Craft – Time to return craft items!

We laid out all the returned items that the dedicated parents (and grandparents) have created since Term 1 to price them. The stock is looking wonderful and gorgeous with so many unique and adorable items. We are so thrilled to note that we have well over 300 items to be sold at the Parent Craft Stall at the Fair with various divine items being contributed to the Silent Auction.

We would still love to have all items back to us, preferably by next Wednesday, so all the effort and time that the community has dedicated throughout the year gets put into a great cause of raising funds for the school. Don’t worry if the item is not finished, half-finished or untouched are OK. Please hand them to Mary at Castlecrag Office. Thank you.

*25 Oct  Fixing up the “unfinished” and sorting
*1 Nov   Fair preparation (sign making)
*4 Nov   Fair day!

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Family Fair and Art Show

Family Fair and Art Show

FRIDAY NOV 3
Art Show Opening Night 6 – 9pm
Adult Event / Free Entry
SATURDAY NOV 4
Family Fair & Art Show 10am – 4pm
SUNDAY NOV 5
Craft Workshops & Art Show 10am – 3pm

ALL EVENTS AT THE CASTLECRAG CAMPUS:
121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag

WE NEED YOU! … JUST FOR 2 HOURS.
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT AT THE FAIR NOW

For the fair to be the brilliant event it is year after year, we need all parents and carers in the school to get involved - and older students as well. This is a plea to encourage EVERYONE to signup for a shift at the fair now. It would really help class four's stress levels not to have parents leaving it to the last minute. The roster is currently 30% filled - that leaves 280 jobs still needing volunteers.
https://signup.zone/glenaeon-fair-2017

Click below for Raffle prize details and much more...
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RAFFLE: Over $5,000 worth of prizes to be won, see all the details HERE
Buy Tickets at: www.rafflelink.com.au/gffair17

Secondhand Hand Clothes Donations
Please ensure clothes are CLEAN & in EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Drop off to reception at Middle Cove or Castlecrag.
We will stop taking donations NEXT Friday 27 October.

Second Hand Books Donations
Books in good condition please. 
Drop off to reception at Castlecrag only.
We will stop taking donations NEXT Friday 27 October.

Sponsorship Gratitude
We are delighted to welcome back LJ Hooker Castlecrag, 
Honest to Goodness and Flash Electrical as sponsors for this year’s Fair. 
Huge thanks to:

Heidi King: https://castlecrag.ljhooker.com.au/
Matt & Karen Ward: https://www.goodness.com.au/
Rino & Julia Petkovich: http://www.flashelectrical.com.au/

    

 
Questions about the Fair?
Contact Fair Coordinator, Jacinta Dunn for more details: jacinta.dunn@optusnet.com.au
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Silent Auction bidding is underway!

It is anticipated that bidding will be fierce at this year's Silent Auction, given the extraordinary quality of the pieces made by our children and parent community. This photo shows parent, Yuki Tomishima's incredible autumn log with gnomes and mushroom children.

Bidding has begun online at www.glenaeonfair.com and will conclude on paper at the Fair on Saturday 4 November. » Read More

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Sunday workshops at the Art Show

Heart Bead Workshop with  - details HERE
To book, go to www.trybooking.com/SNOA

Sky Carter Weaving workshop - details HERE
To book, go to www.trybooking.com/SNOG



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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Please note that tomorrow's Greek Olympics for Class 5 has been postponed to next Friday 27 October.

Year 9 (B) Camp

Monday October 23, 8:20am – Fri, October 27, 5:00pm
Shoalhaven City Council, Shoalhaven

Class Parents Meeting
Wednesday October 25, 3pm – 6pm
MMG Hall Castlecrag Campus » Read More

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Glenaeon School Tours

We have tours coming up at Middle Cove and Castlecrag campuses. This is the last tour for Castlecrag this year. Tell you friends and family we'd love to see them there!

MIDDLE COVE     Tuesday 24 October 9.30-11.30am
CASTLECRAG     Thursday 26 October 9:30–11:30am
To register, go to the Enrolments page of the website HERE
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Foundation

GPA

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

There was a gorgeous warm wind blowing through the Castlecrag staffroom last night at our Steer Group meeting. The wind and my mulberry stained fingers mean that Spring is well and truly here, and our fabulous Fair is just around the corner. You will have seen it in the Newsletter, caught sight of banners and flyers maybe received an email from your Class parents reminding you of the event. Please if you haven’t already, add it to your Calendar reminders and alerts with a note that you are devoting the day, or at least some of it, to hang out at Castlecrag. There will be something for everyone, all ages and interests, we really do have the best Fair in Sydney.

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We also need your help. Can you all please take the 10 mins or so required to sign up to the online Fair Roster? It really is an easy process, thanks to Anna and Arthur Street who transformed the process for us a few years back. The Fair Coordinators used to lug around a big book with everyone’s details and time slots and activities entered by hand. It worked but the new system is brilliant. For the Fair to be great we need every parent in the school to do a 2-hour shift on Fair day, that’s both parents or guardians We will also readily accept the help of willing grandparents, and older students. The little kids love it when their older role models are doing the stalls. 

As well as being the school’s biggest social occasion and our most public event, The Family Fair & Art Show is our biggest fundraiser. The Fair enables the parents to provide resources and facilities to the school that go beyond its annual budget capacity. These funds improve the well-being of the current student cohort, and add value long term. Previous projects like the wooden fort at Castlecrag, the sandstone walkway and stairs at the High School, the replacement of the balcony around the Sylvia Brose Hall, The Scott’s Creek access stairs, the Middle Cove junior playground and countless others. So far this year, the GPA has spent or at least allocated over $98,000 to school projects. This is only possible because of the combined efforts of our community. So please sign up, and under the fabulous guidance and Coordination of the Class 4 Fair team, a grand weekend is heading our way.

Friday 3 November ART SHOW Opening Cocktail Party 6 - 9.30pm
Saturday 4 November FAMILY FAIR & ART SHOW, 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 22 November GPA General Meeting FAIR DEBRIEF
Wednesday 6 December Steering Group Meeting 
Friday 8 December Twilight Market, 3-6pm 

Contact us at gpa@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

Cheers
Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)

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Community News

School Canteen

Can you help in the canteen this term? Please come and enjoy a day of cooking and sharing a story and a recipe; Sharon will make you a real coffee and you and your child will be fed for free for the day. You are only signing up for a few hours, from after drop off in the morning until 2pm. The kitchen has a wonderful vibe and is hidden at the heart of the school but surrounded by bush and kookaburras.

If you feel like joining us and dipping into your child’s day go to this link: https://signup.zone/glenaeon-canteen Pop your name down on a date that suits and you can share the day with your child and the other children. See the school kitchen from the inside and I’m sure you will be delighted.

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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:
We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders. Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.
Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.

Please read below for more details... » Read More

There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 

Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 

Please note: There is a uniform fitting day on Saturday November 11th from 10am to 5pm in the Junior School Library for all children entering Classes 4 and 7 in 2018, plus all new students entering 5/6/8/9/10/11 in 2018.

If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Play Group Leader position available

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner Play Group
Permanent part-time position commencing January 2018
Applications Close: Friday, 20 October, 2017
We have a 2-day per week position leading Play Group at our Castlecrag Campus on Tuesdays & Thursdays commencing for the new school year in January 2018. The Play Group runs during school terms, 9:30-11:30am, with the leader working 8:00am – 12:00pm for preparation and pack-up, plus additional weekly hours for overall Play Group management & administration.
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To be considered for the position you will have a strong understanding of child development from a Steiner perspective, most likely with formal qualifications in Steiner Education and experience working in a Steiner Play Group, Preschool or School. As the Play Group Leader you will hold the rhythm and boundaries to support the whole group, support parent needs and deliver parent education, maintain the Play Group space and create and organise seasonal festivals. Overall Play Group management and administration includes maximising Play Group numbers by filling positions as soon as possible and contacting parents to allocate placements; managing group numbers, waiting lists and payments; and working with the School’s marketing staff to create and maintain a database for early childhood in Sydney. A Working With Children Clearance is also required.

Enquiries about the position should be directed to Robyn Porcheron in Human Resources on (02) 9932 2311 or via email robynp@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
To apply, please submit your resume to robynp@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au by Friday, 20 October, 2017.
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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

The Second-hand Uniform Shop will open the first Friday of Term 4, and alternate Fridays for the rest of the school year. Stop by between 3:00 and 3:45 pm on any of the following Fridays:
October 27
November 10 and 24
December 8

We have a large stock of red and blue junior polo shirts on sale during October for $5 for $10. Stock up now if your child will start wearing a uniform in Class 4 next year! You will save heaps over the price of new uniforms.
See you at the Uniform Shop!
Lori Graff 0428668056 » Read More

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Glenaeon's official Facebook page

The Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School official Facebook page can be found HERE
Our official Alumni Facebook page can be found HERE
Our Facebook Swap and Sell group can be found HERE 
Our new Glenaeon Careers Centre group can be found HERE

Like us and share our stories with your friends or request to join our Swap and Sell group or Careers Centre group. Thanks! » Read More

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Host families still needed for Japanese students this November

In November, our school will host a group of students aged around 15 from the Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The Japanese students will take part in morning English lessons at our school, while afternoons will be an opportunity for excursion and joint classroom lessons with Glenaeon students. Click below for more details... » Read More

We’d like to offer our visitors a chance to experience Australian hospitality in our homes here in Glenaeon. This will give them the opportunity to practice their English in a relaxed and friendly environment. Japanese students staying in your family would be included in normal family afternoon and weekend activities, and would travel to school with their host family “sister” or “brother”. The main expense involved will be to provide meals for the visiting student (including lunch). Families will be paid $50.00 per day per student in advance to cover these costs.

If you are interested in hosting a student for a period of 10 nights between the 12th out 22nd November 2017, please contact either Ms Keiko Takahashi, the Japanese teacher, at keikot@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au or Mr Takashi Ushinohama, the Homestay Coordinator as below.

Takashi USHINOHAMA
Tel: (02) 9889 4366
Mob: (0408) 468 538
E: ushinohama@vsoceania.com
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Careers

Careers Corner

We are excited to announce we have created a new Careers Centre group on Facebook for senior students and their families.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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.

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Australian College of Applied Psychology
acap.edu.au
Sydney 22 November

MIT Sydney
mit.edu.au
For campus tours/appointments and course information call (02) 8267 1400 or visit the website.

SIBT
sibt.nsw.edu.au
For campus tours call (02) 9964 6555 or visit the website.

Southern Cross University
scu.edu.au
Coffs Harbour 4 December
Lismore 5 December
Gold Coast 7 December
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Parent Education

Sacred Soil - family Biodynamic gardening day

With Sandra Frain
Saturday 21st October 11am -2.30pm
Castlecrag Campus, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Bookings please call 99580774 Children of all ages welcome

The Day will include:
Butter making and story in the sandpit
Building a fire to cook corn, potatoes, apples and damper
Making our Biodynamic compost - this will involve filling a pre-dug pit with layers of vegetable scraps, animal manures, dry leaves , green waste, lime, soil and sand, watering each layer as we go, adding compost preps, covering with straw and sprinkling with valerian
Cooking our food and eating at the fire circle while we stir 500
Blessing of the campus with 500 and filing jars to take home for our own gardens
Clean up, departure circle and song
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Sandra Frain BCS MSC (ED): Sandra has decades of experience creating dynamic 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 as an elder in the Steiner Education movement. 
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Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store

Open on the Castlecrag Campus for quality art and craft materials, enchanting toys, school necessities like lunch boxes and raincoats, as well as Australian made, organic,fair trade and sustainable products. New products arriving every week. A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon. Come and take a look!

Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you need to make a purchase outside my opening hours as I will open on request. Also, let me know if there are any other products you'd like to see in the store and I'll attempt to source them.

See you soon!
Felicity

Click below for opening hours... » Read More

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
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Craniosacral Therapy Available in Northbridge

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
Craniosacral Therapy or CST, is a gentle yet powerful light touch healing modality. The client’s whole person is honoured, held and heard – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Click below for more details... » Read More

HOW DOES IT WORK?
A meditative space is held, which allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair. This activates the body’s own innate healing ability. 
The therapist also deeply listens. When the body can express itself in whatever way it needs to, energetic blocks and resistances shift, change and transform. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Results of CST sessions will differ as they are guided by what your body wants to work through, honouring its ability to heal itself.
The treatment is a safe, gentle way for the whole person to express and unwind and for old traumas to be energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned. 

AVAILABILITY

Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge 

PRICES
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

HOW TO BOOK

Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange an appointment
Or email at jo@jogillard.com & she will call you

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/
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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

Spring is here
It can happen at any time, but Spring is especially a good time for this to occur: something starts stirring in us; we are looking for a change, something fresh, a different direction. We clean up, we take inner stock, we make space for something new. The areas in which we can do this are plentiful and the book suggestions in this week's newsletter are just a small sample of what the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre has to offer. We hope they may bring you new delights, fresh insights and overall great reading. Click below for more details... » Read More






Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ph: +61 2 9264 5169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
e: info@rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
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Rudolf Steiner College

Creative Discipline with Lou Harvey-Zahra

This is an inspiring course for parents, childcare workers and playgroup leaders. This inspiring and practical workshop explores the root causes of children's behaviour. Ten 'Creative Discipline' strategies will be covered. Learn tools to help create more relaxed and connected relationships, set limits while maintaining closeness and trust, transform behaviours in a positive manner, and teach children skills that will help them throughout their lives. Everyday real life examples will be explored, with opportunity to share personal challenges and insights in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere.

Date: Sunday 22 October 2017
Time: 10.30am - 4pm

Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College 307 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
Cost: $199 pp/ $250 couples

For more information: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/creative-discipline-course/ » Read More

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Sydney Youth Orchestra Summer School

SYO Summer School combines high standard music making, creativity, exploration and personal development. Now in its third year, the SYO Summer School has become a firm favourite of budding young musicians, music teachers and parents alike. For students in Years 11 and 12, the SYO Summer School will include an HSC preparation stream that can be selected as an add-on to the weekly program or as a standalone package. For more details, download the flyer HERE. » Read More

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Christian Community Advent Festival

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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

Hi all,
Two notices that I wanted to pass on to you.
First, a seven-minute version of the film "Five Hundred" recently won an award in an environmental film competition. This 'preview' is available at the Book Centre as well as the newly edited 73-minute full version. Second, I also wanted to let you know about a special fundraising request I've come across from our friends in Cost Rica who are trying to set up a Waldorf Kindergarten. Please have a look at their work and fundraising request here.
Special notice:
There are so many great events still coming up at Rudolf Steiner House in this last quarter of the year, but today I would like to point out Martin Large's visit to Sydney on 21st October. Martin has not visited Sydney before and for anyone who has an interest in the social, cultural and economic life, this will be a great workshop to attend and learn more about how to impact these areas of our lives.
Click below to see what the calendar looks like for the next few months: » Read More

21st October: Free, Equal and Mutual. This is a one-day workshop with visiting lecturer and author, Martin Large, on what we can do to re-balance society. A great opportunity to learn about Rudolf Steiner's vision and what we can do with it. 

21st October: Positive Discipline - Effective and Caring Behavioural Management. Positive Discipline: Effective and Caring Behavioural Management for Teachers with Students with Intellectual Disabilities (with Lou Harvey-Zahra). This course will focus on EC and Primary Education and will contribute 5.5 hours of QTC Registered PD. 

22nd October: Creative Discipline. For carers and Early Childhood professionals. Learn tools to help create more relaxed and connected relationships, set limits while maintaining closeness and trust, transform behaviours in a positive manner, and teach children skills that will help them throughout their lives. 

23rd October: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

24th October: Talk with David Bowden and Chris Miliotis on biological cell division through a projective lens.

25th - 28th October: Controlled by fear, controlling fear; study conference on Therapeutic and Educational creative speech

28th - 31st October: What do children and adolescents learn "in sleep"?; international advanced training for kindergarten and school physicians

30th October: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

31st October: Talk with Patrick McDonald on talking with Angels: Etheric Experiences for Modern People.

3rd - 5th November: Meeting the threshold. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire for anyone interested in health and healing.

4th November: Remembering the dead. This is our annual festival where we give thanks to and remember the dead. Everyone is invited to participate.

6th November: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

7th November: Talk with Kelly Connor. Anthroposophy in the 21st Century; can the Anthroposophical Movement meet the needs of our time. The first in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

11th November: Art of lecturing. This is an introductory session to gauge interest in a course of shared study and practice on the 'art of lecturing'. 

1st - 3rd December: The gate of death and the gate of birth. A conference for a culture at the threshold.

Various 2018
: Colour training in the Liane Collot d'Herbois method. It might seem early to mention these courses, but 2018 will be here before you know it and it might take a bit of planning to attend these course. 

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com


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Tuning in to Teens

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
5 SESSION PARENTING COURSE FOR PARENTS OF TEENS

Would you like to learn how to:
• Communicate effectively with your teenager?
• Understand your teenager?
• Help your teenager with emotional intelligence and managing emotions?
• Prevent some teenager behaviour problems?
• Teach your teenager to deal with conflict?

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tuning-in-to-teens-term-4-emotionally-intelligent-parenting-tickets-37868315150
PH: 02 8021 3668

The 5 session course will be facilitated by a qualified Parent Educator from Child and Adolescent Parenting, Northern Sydney Local Health District » Read More

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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including:

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

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Maths tutoring available

Hi, my name is Chiara,
I am a year 9 student at Glenaeon and am available for maths tutoring for students up to year 9. My rates are very reasonable and I'm flexible with tutoring times. I can supply references from my teachers if required.
For further enquiries please contact me on calmdotti@gmail.com » Read More

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Vanessa’s Creative Communion Spring workshops

See flyer below for details about Vanessa’s Creative Spring Communion workshops or click HERE for the flyer. You are advised to book soon as Vanessa’s sessions fill up and there will be a number/space limit.
Contact Joy Day on joyful7days@gmail.com or call 0451 152 227 » Read More

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My German Tutor

Experienced, confident, friendly & motivated native German speaker / translator.
Tailored to suit you. Times to suit you.
Ideal for: beginners to advanced, students or travellers, or simply to practice conversation.
One-on-one private lessons, North Willoughby
Michele Macgregor, Call 02 8006 6893 » Read More

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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
7.30am-8.45am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

For the Sake of Our Girls…..!

As a welcome to Term 4, and to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child yesterday October 11th, I’d like to share with you a little story of some local advertising. On Monday I noticed two ads on the bus shelter on Eastern Valley Way which I felt were not helpful for our students who pass by there every day, and I wrote the following email to the advertising company which places the ads.

Dear Matthew,

As I mentioned (in my call), I am concerned about the impact of two ads on the bus shelter on eastern side of Eastern Valley Way….. Our school is located in Glenroy Ave, and every day some 300 of our students come up a laneway and walk past this shelter on their way to crossing Eastern Valley Way.

The advertisements causing concern are a Johnny Walker ad and a Calvin Klein one that uses what can be construed as sexualized imagery of a young person. I appreciate that these ads may have passed the criteria of the Advertising Council, but there are many parents in our school community who would not be happy that their children are in close proximity every day to images they would regard as inappropriate for children. I also understand your commercial obligations for displaying across venues, and that children are exposed to these images in many places. However, my view is that they are in direct sight of our students as they pass by every day, under their noses as it were, which adds to their impact.

Like any school we are committed to the wellbeing of our students, but we particularly have an ethos of minimizing the extremes of both alcohol and sexualized imagery of children. Could I ask if it is possible in the future for this bus shelter not to run any advertising images that carry either of these kinds of ads? If so, it would be very much appreciated by our school community. 


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The manager wrote back in a very sympathetic manner as follows:

As discussed last week we have placed the bus shelter into a restricted advertising network which should resolve this issue moving forward….

If you feel that any future advertising is of concern please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss.


I was delighted to receive his email, and appreciated his immediate response to our concern. He was as good as his word, and the new ads went up on Tuesday. What are the new images? There is no alcohol but there is instead an ad for swimwear featuring the glamorous, flawless bodies of two young women in, shall we say, not innocent poses. They are so flawless it’s highly likely they are Photoshopped. They are obviously older than the Calvin Klein child, but the message is clear.

What do we say?? By perfect coincidence, there was an excellent article on Wednesday in the Sydney Morning Herald by a 17 year old that really says it all. I commend it to you, as I will be doing to our friendly advertising manager!

For the sake of our girls, Australia needs to ban advertisements that sexualise women
Jacqueline Rousselot


"I want girls to stop being treated as walking Barbie dolls."
That's the frank answer a 10-year-old girl gave when asked what one change she wants to see in the world. She's not alone.

Of 1750 Australian girls Plan International Australia surveyed for International Day of the Girl (which is Wednesday), 93 per cent said they felt it would be easier to succeed in life if they were not judged on their appearance.

One in five girls in Australia now suffer from a diagnosed mental health condition and the most common is anxiety.

Is it any wonder, when you consider we are bombarded with messages to be just so: our make-up must be perfect, our skin flawless, waists thin and legs long and hairless, face contorted into the perfect smile – not too much skin on show (slut), nor too much covered up (tomboy, prude).

From toddlers, we're told we're pretty, while boys are told they're clever. Articles in girls' magazines give advice on hairstyles and colours that match our eyes, in stark contrast to media boys consume, which celebrates their spirit of adventure and curiosity.

Nearly every girlfriend I have has a long list of things she wants to change about herself. I don't know any boys with a list like this. Why? Because boys haven't received messages their whole lives that their worth is determined by their appearance.

Unrealistic representation of beauty is a big problem for girls and it's getting worse.

Girls are subconsciously introduced to beauty standards from a very young age that they are told they must aspire to, which can result in both physical and mental health issues.

Women make up the huge majority of models, and the systematic Photoshopping of beautiful models to make them unachievably flawless is incredibly pervasive: from the pages of a magazine to bus stops. It's everywhere.

Increasing accessibility of media means girls are seeing these manipulated (and manipulative) images at such a young age that by the time they are teenagers, it's already the norm. And unfortunately girls are not yet experts at filtering through the lies.

It's disheartening to consider that even the most naturally attractive model cannot match the beauty of her own images once they've been airbrushed. Yet even this level of perfection is flogged as achievable, provided you buy whatever it is she's selling.

To ease the insane pressure placed on girls, governments and media standards bodies must create restrictions on – or even better, ban – Photoshopping of women and overtly sexist advertising.

Europe has cottoned on to it and is making positive changes to protect girls from unrealistic body and beauty standards. In France, images of models must now carry a disclaimer if they have been digitally altered.

There are even changes afoot in the United States. Last week, Getty Images, one of the largest image distributors in the world, ruled that any image submitted to them cannot be retouched to alter body shape.

Earlier this year, the United Kingdom banned sexist advertising. Melbourne City Council commendably ran a campaign to "dob in" a sexist ad, but has stopped short of a ban.

It's time we challenged this style of advertising, where the Photoshopped woman graces every giant billboard, every television screen and Facebook ad, and is lucky if she's got a head and is not reduced to floating legs, buttocks and breasts.

Any ad that sexualises a woman – or a man for that matter – should be removed. They are harmful for everyone because they trap everyone into roles, whether they're boys or girls, men or women.

Girls get the message that all the cool jobs or hobbies are for those brave boys, while the "weaker sex'' should stick to cleaning products and nappies.

How often do you see an ad with a man cuddling a sick toddler? Or a woman barbecuing? Or a man worrying about laundry stains? Or a woman driving a sports car with a sexy man looking at her adoringly from the passenger seat?

Without sexist ads, girls – and women – would be less confined to stereotypical roles, and boys and men would be less inclined to think that traditionally "male" jobs or roles were their birthright.

Plan International Australia's report, The Dream Gap, finds that as girls get older the gulf grows between what they aspire to and what they believe is possible for them. We can't let this go on.

The fact is that in 2017, perhaps now more than ever before, girls get the message on a daily basis that in order to be successful or happy or lovable we must look a certain way.

And because of this a girl could live her whole life feeling as though she is not good enough for, or not deserving of, success or happiness or love because she falls short of the "ideal" that is relentlessly portrayed as achievable.

Limiting digitally altered images and sexualised advertising is just one way we can help girls to feel they are worthy for their talents, for their brains, for their skills and hopes and dreams and would represent a huge step forward on the path to equality for all.

Jacqueline Rousselot, 17, is a Plan International Australia youth ambassador.

With best wishes,
Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

The Glenaeon Family Fair and Art Show - it's just over three weeks away!

Come along and join in the fun of the Glenaeon Family Fair & Art Show on Saturday 4th November 2017 at the Castlecrag Campus. Everyone is welcome, so please spread the word to family and friends. The roster is now live, so go to https://signup.zone/glenaeon-fair-2017 to sign up!

Friday 3rd November
Art Show Opening Night 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 4th November
Art Show 9am - 4pm
Family Fair 10am - 4pm
Sunday 5th November

Art Show 10am - 3pm » Read More

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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from a Year 10 Main Lesson called Our Ancient Past, which is an overview of Ancient Cultures. The board is a work in progress and shows a timeline, drawn by Glennis Mowday, to emphasise the main Ancient Civilisations. As part of this Main Lesson, Year 10 are going to the Nicholson Museum to see ancient artefacts, as well as watching an Ancient History show where the students have the opportunity to dress and walk as an Egyptian, Greek or Roman soldier. » Read More

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Welcome to Term 4 assembly

Our welcome assembly this week was uplifting and varied as always, and featured sporting presentations to our successful netball teams, rehearsals for our Carol Service coming up on Monday 4 December, and the handing over of a cheque for $6,225 to Waves of Wellness Foundation, the money donated by Glenaeon community members during Year 12's Flouro Cycle-a-thon last month.

Blaise Miller Hill, who was the inspiration behind the fundraiser, described the 24 hour cycle-a-thon to the rest of the student body, and suggested that, like this year's senior class, similar fundraisers be parting gifts from all Year 12s in the future. Click below for more photos...

Joel Pilgrim is the organisation's CEO, and he spoke candidly and passionately about the need for all of us to acknowledge mental health issues and seek out support when necessary. Joel donated a copy of his book, Stand Up, Stand Out, to our school library. Congratulations to all involved in the fundraiser. » Read More



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Class 5 State Library visit

Class 5 visited the NSW State Library this week...and a large tree in the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens! The visit was part of their Australian Explorers Main Lesson.

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Glenaeon Uniform Fitting - Saturday 11 November

Dear Parents of all children entering Classes 4 and 7 in 2018, plus all new students entering 5/6/8/9/10/11 in 2018.

We would like to invite you to attend a uniform fitting session at which you can order all Glenaeon Uniform items your child will need in 2018.
When: Saturday, 11th November 9.30am to 5.00pm
Where: Junior Library, near the Administration Building, Glenaeon Middle Cove Campus (park near the reception area and follow the signage)

Please use the PTO (Enrolments) booking system (explained below) to book your appointment.
Please note that orders must be paid for on the fitting day - you can then elect to have the uniform delivered to school or to your home.
Any queries about uniform, please contact Lisa Wood – lisaw@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au or adminteam@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
Any queries about PTO bookings, please contact Margaret Millikin – margaretm@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

For booking these fittings we are using Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO) - click below for instructions... » Read More

Using the PTO system, you will be able to book the interview time that suits you best from any internet-connected computer.
Please access the system as follows:
1. Click the Link here: https://bookings.parentteacheronline.com.au?school=arc6y
2. Click Obtain PIN/Password (on right side of screen) and enter your email address. Your PIN will be emailed to you.

USERNAMES
Note that your login username will generally be your child’s surname – unless we have been advised that parents are separated in which case it will be your surname. If both separated parents have the same surname it will be your first initial and your surname (such as ‘A Black’ and ‘B Black’)

Full instructions are provided to you after log in. Please note the following points:

1. When you log on, the system displays only your own child/children.
2. You will only see time slots that are available at the time you are using the system. As time slots are booked for fittings, those time slots are no longer displayed as available. PTO prevents double-bookings.
3. When you have made all your required bookings, you can download or email a report of your bookings in time order for printing. You can log in and change bookings any time up to 8am on the day of fittings.
4. Other parents may be making bookings at the same time that you are using the system. It is possible, though unlikely, that a time slot is displayed to you as available, but is then booked by another parent shortly afterwards. If you then attempt to book this time slot it will not be available and a message will be displayed to indicate this.
5. If you encounter any problems using PTO please contact me on 9932 2302 or email margaretm@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

On the day please ensure you are on time and you observe the clock to help the fittings run on time.
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Maths help centre

EARLY MORNING MATHS Wednesday 8.00am – 8.45am
AFTERNOON MATHS Thursday 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Where: Senior Library

A reminder to students and caregivers that extra support for Maths is provided for students from Year 6 upwards in the Library at these times. Get extra help with clarification, homework issues and all Maths related questions.

Students in Years 9 and 10 will be coming into a test period soon so why not take advantage of the extra help? » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Kindergarten news

The kindy children all came back after their holidays and went straight into a bit of boat building. This is a great exercise in working with others, as there is room for everyone aboard the ship and so much different work to do (one child was sewing her cushion on board). The multistorey approach also makes for a lot of firsthand experience of the laws of physics. » Read More



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Parents Craft – Time to return craft items!

Thanks to all parents who have returned their gorgeous creations this week. We are so excited to receive many of the beautiful standing dolls created at the workshop held in Term 3, and other felted animals ready to be sold at the upcoming Fair. We will be stocktaking and pricing all items next week, so we would love to have all items back to us by next Tuesday. It does not need to be finished, half-finished or untouched are OK. Please hand them to Mary at Castlecrag Office. Thank you.

*18 Oct: stocktaking and pricing
*25 Oct: tagging price
*1 Nov: Fair preparation
*4 Nov: Fair day!


Photos of items returned this week: Various standing dolls, mama duck and ducklings, platypus, cows, and a wetfelted wall hanging.


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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Year 9 (A) Camp
Monday October 16, 8:20am – Fri, October 20, 5:00pm
Shoalhaven City Council, Shoalhaven

Year 12 Guardian Meeting
Tuesday October 17, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Sylvia Brose Hall Foyer

GPA Steering Group Meeting
Wednesday October 18, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Castlecrag Campus

Class 5 Greek Olympics

Friday October 20, 9am – 2pm
Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve, Mileham Ave, Baulkham Hills

Biodynamic Workshop (full day)
Saturday October 21, 11:00am – 4:30pm
121 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag
Registration essential please call Mary Heard on 9958 0774 » Read More

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Glenaeon School Tours

We have tours coming up at Middle Cove and Castlecrag campuses. This is the last tour for Castlecrag this year. Tell you friends and family we'd love to see them there!

MIDDLE COVE     Tuesday 24 October 9.30-11.30am
CASTLECRAG     Thursday 26 October 9:30–11:30am
To register, go to the Enrolments page of the website HERE
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Foundation

GPA

Community News

School Canteen

Can you help in the canteen this term? Please come and enjoy a day of cooking and sharing a story and a recipe; Sharon will make you a real coffee and you and your child will be fed for free for the day. You are only signing up for a few hours, from after drop off in the morning until 2pm. The kitchen has a wonderful vibe and is hidden at the heart of the school but surrounded by bush and kookaburras.

If you feel like joining us and dipping into your child’s day go to this link: https://signup.zone/glenaeon-canteen Pop your name down on a date that suits and you can share the day with your child and the other children. See the school kitchen from the inside and I’m sure you will be delighted.

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New Uniform app

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

We are now using the QKR app for all online uniform orders. This new app replaces the old Glenaeon Uniform app, so please use the new app for all future uniform orders.

Please follow all instructions on the flyer attached HERE to download the app and set up your account.

Delivery will be every Thursday during the school term free of charge.
Orders must be placed by Monday 4pm for that week’s delivery.



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There is a small selection of clothing samples available at the school for your convenience. Please try on the sizes before ordering to avoid disappointment. 

Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Freight charges may apply to send the merchandise back. 

Please note: There is a uniform fitting day on Saturday November 11th from 10am to 5pm in the Junior School Library for all children entering Classes 4 and 7 in 2018, plus all new students entering 5/6/8/9/10/11 in 2018.

If you have any enquires please email orders@ozfashions.com.au
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Play Group Leader position available

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner Play Group
Permanent part-time position commencing January 2018
Applications Close: Friday, 20 October, 2017

We have a 2-day per week position leading Play Group at our Castlecrag Campus on Tuesdays & Thursdays commencing for the new school year in January 2018. The Play Group runs during school terms, 9:30-11:30am, with the leader working 8:00am – 12:00pm for preparation and pack-up, plus additional weekly hours for overall Play Group management & administration.
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To be considered for the position you will have a strong understanding of child development from a Steiner perspective, most likely with formal qualifications in Steiner Education and experience working in a Steiner Play Group, Preschool or School. As the Play Group Leader you will hold the rhythm and boundaries to support the whole group, support parent needs and deliver parent education, maintain the Play Group space and create and organise seasonal festivals. Overall Play Group management and administration includes maximising Play Group numbers by filling positions as soon as possible and contacting parents to allocate placements; managing group numbers, waiting lists and payments; and working with the School’s marketing staff to create and maintain a database for early childhood in Sydney. A Working With Children Clearance is also required.

Enquiries about the position should be directed to Robyn Porcheron in Human Resources on (02) 9932 2311 or via email robynp@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au
To apply, please submit your resume to robynp@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au by Friday, 20 October, 2017.
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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

The Second-hand Uniform Shop will open the first Friday of Term 4, and alternate Fridays for the rest of the school year. Stop by between 3:00 and 3:45 pm on any of the following Fridays:

October 13 and 27
November 10 and 24
December 8


We have a large stock of red and blue junior polo shirts on sale during October for $5 for $10. Stock up now if your child will start wearing a uniform in Class 4 next year! You will save heaps over the price of new uniforms.

See you at the Uniform Shop!

Lori Graff 0428668056 » Read More

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School Stream

Glenaeon now uses an App called SchoolStream to help us communicate with parents from K-Year 12. The app is free to parents/teachers and is available for all types of smart phones and also for desktop internet access. Download the app and you will be able to select Glenaeon as your school. Click below for more details... » Read More

Once there, you'll find up-to-date school notices, interactive forms, alerts, the school newsletter and the alumni newsletter, GPA news, Parent Education news and much more.Information about the App and its features can be found HERE
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Glenaeon's official Facebook page

The Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School official Facebook page can be found HERE
Our official Alumni Facebook page can be found HERE
Our Facebook Swap and Sell group can be found HERE 
Our new Glenaeon Careers Centre group can be found HERE

Like us and share our stories with your friends or request to join our swap and sell page. Thanks! » Read More

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Entertainment Book for 2017

If you haven’t yet purchased your Entertainment Book then take advantage of their last promotion of the year which is 2 x Cinema tickets valued at $42, as well as free postage, which brings the real cost of the book to $28!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER FROM US TODAY  - http://www.entbook.com.au/204p033
For more information about the book, click this link HERE » Read More




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Host families still needed for Japanese students this November

In November, our school will host a group of students aged around 15 from the Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The Japanese students will take part in morning English lessons at our school, while afternoons will be an opportunity for excursion and joint classroom lessons with Glenaeon students. Click below for more details... » Read More

We’d like to offer our visitors a chance to experience Australian hospitality in our homes here in Glenaeon. This will give them the opportunity to practice their English in a relaxed and friendly environment. Japanese students staying in your family would be included in normal family afternoon and weekend activities, and would travel to school with their host family “sister” or “brother”. The main expense involved will be to provide meals for the visiting student (including lunch). Families will be paid $50.00 per day per student in advance to cover these costs.

If you are interested in hosting a student for a period of 10 nights between the 12th out 22nd November 2017, please contact either Ms Keiko Takahashi, the Japanese teacher, at keikot@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au or Mr Takashi Ushinohama, the Homestay Coordinator as below.

Takashi USHINOHAMA
Tel: (02) 9889 4366
Mob: (0408) 468 538
E: ushinohama@vsoceania.com
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Family Fair and Art Show

Family Fair and Art Show

Spring is in the air, and excitement is building for the 2017 Glenaeon Art Show and Family Fair.

Saturday 4th November is Fair day, but keep the evening of Friday 3rd November free to celebrate the Opening Night of the Art Show, and don‘t forget you can also catch the Art Show and workshops on the Sunday 5th November.
For details about the Art Show and Family Fair go to:
http://www.glenaeonfamilyfair.com » Read More

The Kindy and Class 1 parents have been busily crafting for the Grotto and Parent Craft Stalls; the Class 2 parents (and in particular the dads) have been creating special surprises for the Prince of Pockets; Class 3 are working on their treats for the Produce Stall; and Class 4 are working behind the scenes to pull the whole event together

Stallholders Wanted
If you or someone you know would like to have a stall at this year’s Fair or Art Show, please apply online at: https://www.glenaeonfair.com/application-form

Sponsorship Opportunities
We are delighted to welcome back LJ Hooker Castlecrag, Honest to Goodness and Flash Electrical as sponsors for this year’s Fair. 
Huge thanks to:
Heidi King: https://castlecrag.ljhooker.com.au/
Matt & Karen Ward: https://www.goodness.com.au/
Rino & Julia Petkovich: http://www.flashelectrical.com.au/
It’s not too late – become a Sponsor now
There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available. We are hopeful for the support of as many businesses as possible from within our school community, so please contact the 2017 Family Fair Coordinator, Jacinta Dunn for more details: jacinta.dunn@optusnet.com.au

    

 

A range of Sponsorship packages are available including:
• $5,000 Platinum Sponsorship Package
• $1,000 Gold Sponsorship Package
• $500 Standard Sponsorship Package

As one of the standout annual events on Sydney’s lower north shore, the Art Show & Family Fair provides an excellent platform to show your support for Glenaeon while showcasing your business to a large audience drawn not only from our school community but also from local residents and visitors from far and wide, all of whom are attracted to our unique Fair.

Raffle – Call for prizes
Thank you to the many parents who have already donated prizes to our Raffle. We would love some further donations:

Not only is this a great opportunity to give back to our school (the raffle brings in a substantial amount towards the overall fundraising), it’s also a really good opportunity to promote your business to those within our school who may not know you, as well as to the broader community! Please contact raffle co-ordinator, Cassandra Grass c_grass@optusnet.com.au

Secondhand Hand Clothes Donations
As the Winter season comes to an end and we move into Spring please consider “Spring Cleaning” your closet and donating any pre-loved clothing for this year's Glenaeon Family Fair. Give some thought to donating ski gear that may not fit next year. You may be able to upgrade when you pop in on the 2nd hand stall on Fair day! We ask that clothing be in good condition, laundered and stain-free, for any season and in any size. Adults and children’s clothes welcomed. Please no shoes unless in amazing condition. Please drop off to reception at Middle Cove or Castlecrag.


Second Hand Books Donations
We are now collecting donations for the Fair's 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. Thank you!


ART & CRAFT SILENT AUCTION
Each class has been asked to create a piece of craft or artwork for the auction and we extend the invitation to all members of the Glenaeon community - parents, grandparents, individual students, teachers, alumni and friends - to contribute to the Silent Auction. Your donation of time and talent will add to the incredible array of works and contribute to our fundraising efforts.

 If you'd like to participate or need more information please contact Jenny Carleton on 0412 970 183 or jencarleton71@gmail.com
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This stunning creation could be yours!

It is anticipated that bidding will be fierce at this year's Silent Auction, given the extraordinary quality of the pieces made by our children and parent community. This photo shows Class 2 parents highlighting shapes with embroidery on a magnificent piece of silk that the children eco-dyed using rose petals, slices of avocado seed, ferns and gum leaves. Bidding will soon begin online at www.glenaeonfair.com and will conclude on paper at the Fair on Saturday 4 November. » Read More

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Careers

Careers Corner

We are excited to announce we have created a new Careers Centre group on Facebook for senior students and their families.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/glenaeoncareerscentre 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.

Some upcoming events below... » Read More

Australian College of Applied Psychology
acap.edu.au
Sydney 22 November

MIT Sydney
mit.edu.au
For campus tours/appointments and course information call (02) 8267 1400 or visit the website.

SIBT
sibt.nsw.edu.au
For campus tours call (02) 9964 6555 or visit the website.

Southern Cross University
scu.edu.au
Coffs Harbour 4 December
Lismore 5 December
Gold Coast 7 December
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Parent Education

Sacred Soil - family Biodynamic gardening day

With Sandra Frain
Saturday 21st October 11am -2.30pm
Castlecrag Campus, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Bookings please call 99580774 Children of all ages welcome

The Day will include:
Butter making and story in the sandpit
Building a fire to cook corn, potatoes, apples and damper
Making our Biodynamic compost - this will involve filling a pre-dug pit with layers of vegetable scraps, animal manures, dry leaves , green waste, lime, soil and sand, watering each layer as we go, adding compost preps, covering with straw and sprinkling with valerian
Cooking our food and eating at the fire circle while we stir 500
Blessing of the campus with 500 and filing jars to take home for our own gardens
Clean up, departure circle and song
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Sandra Frain BCS MSC (ED): Sandra has decades of experience creating dynamic 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 as an elder in the Steiner Education movement. 
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Raphael’s Rooms

Parent Craft

Alumni

Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store

Open on the Castlecrag Campus for quality art and craft materials, enchanting toys, school necessities like lunch boxes and raincoats, as well as Australian made, organic,fair trade and sustainable products. New products arriving every week. A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon. Come and take a look!

Please call me on 0416 035 173 if you need to make a purchase outside my opening hours as I will open on request. Also, let me know if there are any other products you'd like to see in the store and I'll attempt to source them.

See you soon!
Felicity

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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
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Craniosacral Therapy Available in Northbridge

WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
Craniosacral Therapy or CST, is a gentle yet powerful light touch healing modality. The client’s whole person is honoured, held and heard – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Click below for more details... » Read More

HOW DOES IT WORK?
A meditative space is held, which allows the nervous system to shift from fight or flight into rest and repair. This activates the body’s own innate healing ability. 
The therapist also deeply listens. When the body can express itself in whatever way it needs to, energetic blocks and resistances shift, change and transform. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Results of CST sessions will differ as they are guided by what your body wants to work through, honouring its ability to heal itself.
The treatment is a safe, gentle way for the whole person to express and unwind and for old traumas to be energetically released from the tissues without the need to revisit them mentally or verbally.
CST sessions are profoundly relaxing and should leave you feeling whole, balanced and aligned. 

AVAILABILITY

Thursdays from 9.15 to 5pm
Dr Krystall Ford’s Chiropractic Clinic, 37 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge 

PRICES
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

HOW TO BOOK

Call Jo on 0424 232 473 to arrange an appointment
Or email at jo@jogillard.com & she will call you

More information at www.jogillard.com/craniosacral-therapy/
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Rudolf Steiner Book Centre

Spring is here
It can happen at any time, but Spring is especially a good time for this to occur: something starts stirring in us; we are looking for a change, something fresh, a different direction. We clean up, we take inner stock, we make space for something new. The areas in which we can do this are plentiful and the book suggestions in this week's newsletter are just a small sample of what the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre has to offer. We hope they may bring you new delights, fresh insights and overall great reading. Click below for more details... » Read More






Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Ph: +61 2 9264 5169
Fax: +61 2 9267 1225
e: info@rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au
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Rudolf Steiner College

Creative Discipline with Lou Harvey-Zahra

This is an inspiring course for parents, childcare workers and playgroup leaders. This inspiring and practical workshop explores the root causes of children's behaviour. Ten 'Creative Discipline' strategies will be covered. Learn tools to help create more relaxed and connected relationships, set limits while maintaining closeness and trust, transform behaviours in a positive manner, and teach children skills that will help them throughout their lives. Everyday real life examples will be explored, with opportunity to share personal challenges and insights in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere.

Date: Sunday 22 October 2017
Time: 10.30am - 4pm

Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College 307 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
Cost: $199 pp/ $250 couples

For more information: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/creative-discipline-course/ » Read More

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Sydney Craft Week

Meghan Hay is a kindergarten mum at Glenaeon and is involved with something that may be of interest to many Glenaeon families. She's been working for an organisation for over eight years called the Australian Design Centre, and this October they are organising the inaugural Sydney Craft Week which runs from 6-15 October 2017. It's a 10 day celebration of hand-making, featuring a range of exhibitions, workshops, talks and open studios hosted by over 80 organisations and craftspeople. More details here - https://www.sydneycraftweek.com/ » Read More

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Sydney Youth Orchestra Summer School

SYO Summer School combines high standard music making, creativity, exploration and personal development. Now in its third year, the SYO Summer School has become a firm favourite of budding young musicians, music teachers and parents alike. For students in Years 11 and 12, the SYO Summer School will include an HSC preparation stream that can be selected as an add-on to the weekly program or as a standalone package. For more details, download the flyer HERE. » Read More

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Christian Community Advent Festival

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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

Hi all,
Two notices that I wanted to pass on to you.
First, a seven-minute version of the film "Five Hundred" recently won an award in an environmental film competition. This 'preview' is available at the Book Centre as well as the newly edited 73-minute full version. Second, I also wanted to let you know about a special fundraising request I've come across from our friends in Cost Rica who are trying to set up a Waldorf Kindergarten. Please have a look at their work and fundraising request here.
Special notice:
There are so many great events still coming up at Rudolf Steiner House in this last quarter of the year, but today I would like to point out Martin Large's visit to Sydney on 21st October. Martin has not visited Sydney before and for anyone who has an interest in the social, cultural and economic life, this will be a great workshop to attend and learn more about how to impact these areas of our lives.
Click below to see what the calendar looks like for the next few months: » Read More

13th-15th October: Meditative life foundations. This course describes how and why various meditations and exercises work to strengthen the soul and its relationship to the spiritual world. 

14th October: Working with Karma. A workshop exploring karma and how to work with karma every day. 

16th October: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

21st October: Free, Equal and Mutual. This is a one-day workshop with visiting lecturer and author, Martin Large, on what we can do to re-balance society. A great opportunity to learn about Rudolf Steiner's vision and what we can do with it. 

21st October: Positive Discipline - Effective and Caring Behavioural Management. Positive Discipline: Effective and Caring Behavioural Management for Teachers with Students with Intellectual Disabilities (with Lou Harvey-Zahra). This course will focus on EC and Primary Education and will contribute 5.5 hours of QTC Registered PD. 

22nd October: Creative Discipline. For carers and Early Childhood professionals. Learn tools to help create more relaxed and connected relationships, set limits while maintaining closeness and trust, transform behaviours in a positive manner, and teach children skills that will help them throughout their lives. 

23rd October: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

24th October: Talk with David Bowden and Chris Miliotis on biological cell division through a projective lens.

25th - 28th October: Controlled by fear, controlling fear; study conference on Therapeutic and Educational creative speech

28th - 31st October: What do children and adolescents learn "in sleep"?; international advanced training for kindergarten and school physicians

30th October: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

31st October: Talk with Patrick McDonald on talking with Angels: Etheric Experiences for Modern People.

3rd - 5th November: Meeting the threshold. A weekend workshop in Byron Shire for anyone interested in health and healing.

4th November: Remembering the dead. This is our annual festival where we give thanks to and remember the dead. Everyone is invited to participate.

6th November: A study of the hierarchies and the plant kingdom. This is a weekly meeting studying Steiner's little known 'Zodiac Seals'.

7th November: Talk with Kelly Connor. Anthroposophy in the 21st Century; can the Anthroposophical Movement meet the needs of our time. The first in a series of three presentations this term by different speakers, who will introduce the themes and then seek an exchange of views. Please prepare ahead and bring some enriching thoughts.

11th November: Art of lecturing. This is an introductory session to gauge interest in a course of shared study and practice on the 'art of lecturing'. 

1st - 3rd December: The gate of death and the gate of birth. A conference for a culture at the threshold.

Various 2018
: Colour training in the Liane Collot d'Herbois method. It might seem early to mention these courses, but 2018 will be here before you know it and it might take a bit of planning to attend these course. 

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
Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com


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Tuning in to Teens

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
5 SESSION PARENTING COURSE FOR PARENTS OF TEENS

Would you like to learn how to:
• Communicate effectively with your teenager?
• Understand your teenager?
• Help your teenager with emotional intelligence and managing emotions?
• Prevent some teenager behaviour problems?
• Teach your teenager to deal with conflict?

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tuning-in-to-teens-term-4-emotionally-intelligent-parenting-tickets-37868315150
PH: 02 8021 3668

The 5 session course will be facilitated by a qualified Parent Educator from Child and Adolescent Parenting, Northern Sydney Local Health District » Read More

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Diversity PA

Diversity PA offers a bespoke service for busy families and small business owners in the Lower North Shore. With over 17 years experience, I can assist with a variety of tasks including:

• Account reconciliation & bill payments
• Archiving, filing and stock-take
• Creating & distributing marketing material
• Database management, data entry and collating reports
• Event, birthday or holiday coordination
• Formatting documents, templates and presentations
• Home or office organisation
• Managing your schedule, appointments and phone calls
• Personal errands or shopping
• Project administration & office management
• Website updates and so much more…

Bookings are available onsite (in the Chatswood area) or virtually, on a casual basis if needed. If you’re interested in this type of service please see facebook.com/diversitypa for more information or contact Michelle on 0420 43 23 83. » Read More

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Maths tutoring available

Hi, my name is Chiara,
I am a year 9 student at Glenaeon and am available for maths tutoring for students up to year 9. My rates are very reasonable and I'm flexible with tutoring times. I can supply references from my teachers if required.
For further enquiries please contact me on calmdotti@gmail.com » Read More

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Vanessa’s Creative Communion Spring workshops

See flyer below for details about Vanessa’s Creative Spring Communion workshops or click HERE for the flyer. You are advised to book soon as Vanessa’s sessions fill up and there will be a number/space limit.
Contact Joy Day on joyful7days@gmail.com or call 0451 152 227 » Read More

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My German Tutor

Experienced, confident, friendly & motivated native German speaker / translator.
Tailored to suit you. Times to suit you.
Ideal for: beginners to advanced, students or travellers, or simply to practice conversation.
One-on-one private lessons, North Willoughby
Michele Macgregor, Call 02 8006 6893 » Read More

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Seasonal Yoga

School Hall Castlecrag Campus
7.30am-8.45am. Casual class $20, 10 pass card $150 . Mats provided.
Enquiries: Lisa Kavanagh 0409319289 or lisakavanagh@bigpond.com
Help to bring balance to body, calm the mind, strengthen core, improve flexibility.
Suitable for beginners to advanced. » Read More

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Community Events

IN THIS ISSUE:

See Calendar

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
Email: info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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