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
time.” Click below to read the rest of this essay... » Read More

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
Many thanks for your continued support of the wonderful Music program at Glenaeon! » 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. » 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
Menus for next week below... » Read More





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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.
Collection will be from either campus from November 22nd. » Read More

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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
3:00 pm-4.00pm » 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 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.

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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

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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

Menus for next week below... » Read More



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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

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

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
https://vimeo.com/201740207 » Read More

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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
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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

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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

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

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.

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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 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

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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 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.

Menus for next week below... » 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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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.

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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
Click below for more details... » Read More

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

Glenaeon eNewsletter

From Head of School

Farewell Sarah Sandberg

This week we farewell Sarah Sandberg from her role as Operations Manager. Sarah has been completing a Master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster response management in Melbourne. She is keen to complete this program and work on a further significant project in Disaster response planning that may evolve into a PhD. Sarah has played a very significant role in the school over the past eight and a half years and she leaves the school in a far stronger position than it was when she started. Among her achievements are the project management of the construction of the Marion Mahony Griffin Hall at Castlecrag in 2010 as part of the BER program, and the substantial renovation of the Senior Library and high school building. In addition, she has provided valuable expertise in such a range of areas including WHS, policy and procedures, IT, risk, strategic and Master planning as well as campus management and construction, and all done with considerable warmth, finesse and charm. We owe Sarah a huge debt of gratitude for her considerable and significant contribution to Glenaeon.



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Welcome Julie Skuja

I am pleased to announce that Julie Skuja has commenced this week as our new Operations Manager: Julie has moved from her positon as Facilities Project Manager at the Business School, University of NSW to join us at Glenaeon. She brings us a wide skill set: at UNSW, she managed strategic procurement, capital works and WHS across the Business School (home of the Australian Graduate School of Management), and she brings wide experience in operations, allied with a very personable manner, which I believe will enable her to fulfil this role very well. She commenced on Monday and will have a number of days’ hand over with Sarah over the first week of the non-term time. She will be fully prepped and ready for Week 1 of Term 4.



End of Term:
Thank you to all parents for your support over this past term. The harvest of feedback and ideas from our World Café evening in August is being synthesised and refined by the school Directors and the Educational Executive, ready for a further presentation in Term 4.

The Spring Festival yesterday was a wonderful celebration of the season, an enlivening and uplifting program of music, dance and song, including a memorable Maypole dance from Class 5. Thank you to those parents who were able to join us and share the moment, and especially for being part of the heel and toe polka which brought the festivities to a resounding and uproarious conclusion. See more photos in This week's cover photo below and you can see videos of the performances on the school YouTube channel HERE.

Teachers return on Monday October 9th and students return on Tuesday October 10th. I wish all families a restful and refreshing break, and look forward to the new and productive term that will bring 2017 to a close.

With best wishes,
Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

This week's cover photo comes from the Spring Festival held this week, and shows students from Class 5 weaving their beautiful maypole. Click READ MORE below for more photos from the festival. You can also see all the class performances on our YouTube channel HERE. » Read More


Class One

Class One

Class Two

Class Two

Class Three

Class Three

Class Four

Class Five maypole

Class Six

Class Six

Year Seven

Year Eight trio

Year Eight

Year 9 and 10 Eurythmy

Year 9 and 10 Eurythmy

Year 11

Jazz band

Whole school bush dance at the end

Whole school bush dance at the end
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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the current Class 2 Indigenous Foods and Medicines Main Lesson, and was drawn by teacher Tamara Da Silva. The main lesson story is an urban experience of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and adventures of the Australian outback.

Eleanor Hellebore lives at Brighton-Le-Sands and the man next door, Grandpa Bud, trains racing pigeons. Eleanor is given a pigeon egg by Grandpa Bud and when the bird is born she calls it Polly. Polly goes off on many adventures and finds indigenous animals who tell her stories of the Dreamtime. She always finds her way home by the smell of salt from the ocean and diesel from the Sydney Airport. For photos from Class Two's bush walk a few weeks ago, click read more below...

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Year 11 and 12 Cycle-a-thon - they did it!

Year 12's farewell gift this year involved raising money for voluntary organisation Waves of Wellness (WOW) which works with people living with mental health issues. They cycled non-stop for 24 hours over the weekend and have so far raised over $6,000!!!

Students slept in the hall, prepared their own meals, and played music and board games when they were not on the bikes. They were proudly supported by teachers, ancillary staff, their families, and Calico the Spoodle, many of whom stayed overnight in the hall.

Their guardians said the 24 hours they spent together further strengthened bonds between the students and enabled them to leave school this week, empowered and energised that together they could accomplish something so worthwhile, all while dressed in their best flouro!

A big thank you to Vision Personal Training in Chatswood for lending their stationary bikes. Donations can still be made at the gofundme website - https://www.gofundme.com/glenaeon-cycleathon.

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Blaise

Twister 

Neil Anderson 

Yura knitting while cycling

Jonas as cheerleader

Calico enjoyed his time in the hall!
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Farewell Year 12

Year 12 celebrated the last day of their Glenaeon Journey on Tuesday 19th September. The Class of 2017 was farewelled at an assembly by the school community in the morning after an early Year 12 breakfast prepared and hosted by the Head of School Andrew Hill and teachers. Then Class 12 walked through an archway created by all Glenaeon students leading down to the hall. Click READ MORE  for more details... » Read More


Year 12 Farewell breakfast

Sometimes you've got to crouch to fit!

Beautiful poems and songs presented by the different classes brought before their eyes the very essence of what it means to be a part of this school and community: a deep sense of connection with each other in a very supportive environment.



A bus was waiting for the students as they stepped into their Mystery Tour, an event organised by the Guardians. The mystery tour required them all to be blindfolded on the bus as they were driven to The Rocks to meet their hosts for the day, Josh and Anthony from The Great Race, as their Masters of Fun for the Amazing Glenaeon Race around the city in six groups.

 

After some very uplifting and entertaining words and some riddle-solving, teams were on their way to solve mysteries, complete funny and challenging tasks such getting random people to join in a conga line, recreate a creative shot of animals in the zoo, find an old couple kissing and take a photo of them, get a business man to lend his tie for a group shot etc. There were road blocks, more creative tasks and brains were more needed than leg,s as it was more about smart planning than it was about fast running.

All six groups made it safely through the mandatory pit stops and arrived at the Domain for a final tally of all points before the winning group was declared.



Spirits were high as the students cooperated very well and displayed sportsmanship while tackling the tasks. Learning about each other’s strengths and all contributing towards a common goal of achieving good outcomes for the group, was a wonderful learning by-product of this very fun and entertaining last day of their learning journey!

We then walked towards Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, where Outdoor Education teacher KG had prepared a delicious meal for all of them consisting of wraps students could make and a fruit platter. Everyone was very hungry as they sat on the grass reflecting in many ways on the day that was and the years gone by as students at our school.



We will see many back over the coming weeks as they prepare for their HSC in the library, and welcome them and their parents back for a last official farewell assembly and formal evening after they have completed their HSC exams on Friday, 10th November.

Good luck to them all to achieve the best they possibly can, we will miss them and hope they can stay focused, now that they are on the finishing straight of their learning journey!

Farewell Class 12 of 2017!!!
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Class 6 poetry

Here are two of the impressive poems written during Class 6's Adventures in Writing Main Lesson. 

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Glennis Mowday special birthday

One of Glenaeon's longest serving teachers and our High School History teacher, Glennis Mowday, celebrated a very special birthday this week, a milestone she shares with Glenaeon this year! Glennis has been teaching at Glenaeon since 1982 and has taught Ancient History every year.  She brought a delicious cake in for all staff to share in the staff room. A very Happy Birthday from us all Glennis! » Read More

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Castlecrag News

Castlecrag Spring festivals

It feels like ‘The Festival of Spring Festivals’ here at Castlecrag. On Wednesday, many kindergarten parents went to see their children at Middle Cove and then came straight to Castlecrag for a second celebration. We have also had spring festivals in our daily playgroup sessions which have involved a visit from the Spring Fairy. There are flowers everywhere now in various stages of decay and beautiful birds and butterflies flying in the breeze from tree branches and verandas. Click READ MORE for more photos... » Read More




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Parents Craft – Time to return craft items!

A big thanks to all people who have returned craft items over the past few weeks. We are still calling out for kits that were taken home during the year. Please return the items during the first week of Term 4. They can be returned finished or unfinished. We'll need them back during the first week as we will be pricing them and stocktaking ahead of the Fair from week 2 of Term 4. Please bring the items in on first Wednesday craft session between 9am and noon, or leave it with Mary at Castlecrag office. Wishing all a happy school holiday!

*11 Oct: return kits and finish the unfinished
*18 Oct: stocktaking and pricing
*25 Oct: tagging price
*1 Nov: Fair preparation
*4 Nov: Fair day!

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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Nothing! It's the school holidays - enjoy the break!

But here's a sneak peek at early Term 4 events:

Back to school: Tuesday October 10

Parent education - Sex Education and the Spirit

Wednesday October 11, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Castlecrag campus

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

Parent Education - Biodynamic workshop (full day)
Saturday October 21, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Castlecrag campus

Family Fair and Art Show
Art Show opening night
Friday November 3, 7pm – 9pm
Family Fair
Saturday 4 November 10am-4pm » Read More

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Glenaeon School Tours

We have three tours coming up, at all three campuses. These are the last tours for Castlecrag and Preschool this year. Tell you friends and family we'd love to see them there!

PRESCHOOL        
Monday 16 October 9.30-11.00am
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

Dear Parents,

Lorna and I would like to send a big shout out and a huge thank you all the volunteers who have helped out in the Kitchen over this last term. We will return in term 4 with loads more fresh, yummy, handmade delicious food for your children to enjoy and we very much look forward to meeting some new parents and catching up on those who we already know. Please come and enjoy a day of cooking and sharing a story and a recipe; we 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.

Until then, deliciously,
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Archiving our 60 year history

We've been so lucky to have former parent and professional archivist, Ruth O'Hea, and former teacher, Sue Moody, volunteering this year to begin the enormous task of archiving Glenaeon's 60-year history of school records, photos, marketing materials, accounts and thousands of related documents. They've sorted through around 300 boxes so far, which are now professionally stored and archived both in our new archive rooms, and online. We are crossing fingers Ruth will be back next term for more delicate and painstaking archiving. Thank you both so much for your valuable time this year. » 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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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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Glenaeon Holiday Care

Come and join us for some spring fun this school holidays! We have a varied program of activities to include Weird Science, Bush Ranger for a Day, Kite Making as well as lots of beautiful Art & Craft. And for Seniors there are more challenging activities including a bush challenge, scooter / skater day, a day campout and a Seniors only Chill Zone. See our website for bookings and further details.
Children from all schools are welcome to attend. http://www.glenaeonoosh.com.au/holiday-care-bookings.html 
Click HERE to see the Holiday Care program and HERE for the booking form. » 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 page 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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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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Spring 2017 Archery Camp and bring a parent day!

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 10am-4pm
1 Day intensive program
Course fee: $85 per student 
Location: Glenaeon Oval
Open to all school students aged 8 years and above.
All equipment and trained supervision are included
in the camp fees. Please bring water and lunch for your child.
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Module 1: Introduction to archery
• Safety Procedures and rules
• Equipment overview
• Fundamentals of shooting

Module 2: Target Archery
Target archery is the most common form of archery where targets are set on a level field and arrows are shot repeatedly at the same distance in a set number of arrows.
• Shooting rules
• Types of rounds and scoring
• Improving form and technique

Module 3: Field Archery
A field archery course is set out much like a golf course. Targets are set at different distances and archers move from one target to the next. Each target is set at a different distance and each target is of varying size.
• Types of rounds and scoring
• Modifying form and technique for distance and incline

Bring a parent day
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 10am-12noon
This is an opportunity for parents to have a go and for their children to show them what they have learnt. Its also open to any student who would simply like to have a go.
• Parents shoot FREE!
• Student fee: $25 for the 2hr session

Combined One Day Intensive Course and Bring a parent day $100 per student.
Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the course.
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY REGISTERING AT
http://www.trybooking.com/RMBC


All enquiries simon@sydneyarchery.com.au or 0412 085 372
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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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Art Show - Call to Artists

It's that time of year again! The Family Fair and Art Show committee wants you to save the dates from 3-5 November and are calling for artists' submissions for the Art Show. Applications close October 6 and you can contact either glenaeon.artshow@gmail.com or go to www.glenaeonartshow.com » Read More

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Jars and fibres needed

I am organising a Succulent Planting activity and Dreamcatcher making activity for the Family Fair this year. I am collecting jars (for succulent planting) and wool, cotton and feathers (for dream catcher). You can leave donations in a box in the Castlecrag office.
Thank you! Warm regards, Yuki Tomishima » Read More

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Careers

Careers Corner

Please click below for details of upcoming tertiary institutions' Open Days... » 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

Sex Education and the Spirit

Understanding Our Communal Responsibility for the Healthy Development of Gender and Sexuality within Society
With Lisa Romero
Wednesday October 11th, 7.30pm
Marion Mahony Hall, Castlecrag Campus
121 Edinburgh Rd Castlecrag
All Welcome
Click below for more details... » Read More

A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our wellbeing, both as individuals and as a community. The form of sex education that we bring to children and adolescents not only needs to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography - as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-education in our time - but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human.
Providing a healthy and socially constructive sex education is the responsibility not only of the primary caregivers, parents, and teachers, but also of the individuals in the wider community, who likewise contribute to the collective consciousness.
Working to overcome our own biases and imbalances will prepare us to more readily awaken to the spiritual wisdom that can bring health and harmony into the evolving reality of gender and sexuality.
"Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners" - Shakespeare, Othello
The insights Lisa brings are important for everyone who is interested in understanding the various forms of human relationship, and how we might work together to bring about a healthier community life.

Lisa Romero is a respected speaker on gender issues, meditation and spiritual development in Steiner schools around Australia. She is well known for her compelling, exceptionally informative and entertaining lectures. Lisa works as a homeopathic healthcare provider, teacher and lecturer working out of Anthroposophy. She provides a very thorough and accessible Anthroposophical understanding of parenting the adolescent.
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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 – closed for the holidays

Thank you very much for visiting this term! A portion of every sale has gone to support Glenaeon. The shop is closed for the holidays and will reopen for Term 4 on Tuesday 10 October. However, you may call me on 0416 035 173 if you need to make a purchase during the school holidays as I will open on request. Enjoy your break! With thanks for your support this term, Felicity

Now also on Instagram! See what's new at grassroots_ecostore.
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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Rudolf Steiner College

Communicate and Relate with Lisa Devine

Through practical exercises, participants will explore effective modes of approaching conflict and communication in meetings, interviews, collegial discussions and parent-teacher interactions. Lisa Devine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and draws upon the work of Rudolf Steiner to present a variety of tools which will help you to listen empathetically, communicate openly and work through the processes involved in conflict, negotiation and cooperation.

Date: Friday 29 Sep, from 7pm to 9.30pm, and Saturday 30 Sep, from 9am to 3.30pm.
Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, 307 Sussex St, Sydney 2000.
Cost: $199 pp


For more information click HERE  
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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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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

This is what the calendar looks like for the next few months (please click READ MORE for details...) » Read More

23rd September: Progress report on a BD farm in China. This is a presentation on the progress made over the last 4 years at a Biodynamic Farm in China. A great way to hear about what's possible. 

29th Sept - 3rd October: Eurythmy intensive; no matter what your level of experience is in eurythmy, you can attend this workshop.

29th - 30th September: Communicate and Relate. Through practical exercises, participants will explore effective modes of approaching conflict and communication in meetings, interviews, collegial discussions and parent-teacher interactions.

30th Sept - 2 October: The necessity of true inner development. A great workshop taking place in Byron Shire over the long weekend exploring inner exercises and meditations. 

4th- 8th October: Evolving Morphology; 200 years of Goethe's Morphological Notebooks.

5th - 6th October: Conference for curative education and social therapy; Rudolf Steiner's course on education for special needs

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. 

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. 

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

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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Basketball holiday camps

My name is Alexandra Moore-Porter and I am the Founder & Director for Heart and Soul Hoops. We are very excited to invite your students to our upcoming events during this school holidays. The first is our 5-day Basketball Camp (25-29 Sept) and the second is our All-Girls Basketball Clinic (3rd Oct).

It is an incredible basketball training opportunity and we would love to provide an amazing sporting experience where players can learn from coaches of extremely high calibre and who have played and coached basketball professionally in America, Australia and Europe. Please go to www.heartandsoulhoops.com to register for the camps! » Read More

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Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School hiring Music teacher

Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School is currently seeking applications for a music teacher in 2018. The advertisement is on the Kamaroi website http://kamaroi.nsw.edu.au/careers-at-kamaroi/. Interested parties are invited to contact the school on 02 9450 1651 or kamaroi@kamaroi.nsw.edu.au for an application package.
Applications close 16th October 2017 » Read More

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Join Belvoir on a strange and mystical adventure these September school holidays

Join us for FREE art activities!
26 September - 8 October

Weaving shadow play, paper art, puppetry, and music, The Bookbinder is a clever solo performance for curious children and adventurous adults. Recommended for ages 9+. Kids tickets just $25! After the 11am & 2.15pm performances join us in the foyer for FREE art making activities. Create a whole cast of shadow puppets, design your own zine or make a paper creature and add it to our garden. No booking required, just turn up.

Full Day Workshop: Worlds Collide
Story Squad and Belvoir have teamed up to provide an immersive experience, combining creative writing and a magical storytelling performance to inspire the imagination.
Kids will create their own stories, explore the line between real and imaginary worlds, engage in craft activities and attend The Bookbinder.

Make Your Own Book Workshop
Become your very own bookbinder’s apprentice! Learn to make and bind your own books with author and illustrator Tina Matthews. Make Your Own Book workshops follow the performances of The Bookbinder on Thursday 28th September or Tuesday 3rd October. » 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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The Michael Impulse of Eurythmy

4½ day Intensive
29 September, 7pm - 3 October, 2pm
Glenaeon School, Castlecrag Campus Castlecrag
Led by Diane Tatum & Patries Orange
If…
• You want to enliven your teaching practice,
• You love Eurythmy and want to uplift your life-energies, or
• You’re considering taking up Eurythmy as a career path, then…
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!
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A ‘Fountain of Youth’,
Eurythmy brings increased health and well-being.
It is a contemporary, spiritual approach to Living Movement, unlocking the secrets of the Life Energies in us and around us.
Cost: $450
Early Bird registration $425 until 31 August.
For more information and registration, please contact Diane: diane.tatum@optusnet.com.au
Or phone on (02)8411-1333 or 0413139380
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House needed for a year

We are a family of five, moving to Sydney from England for one year from mid September 2017. Our son Merlin will be going into class 9 at Glenaeon, and daughter Shantih into Class 6 at the Kamaroi school. If you have a house and / or car available to rent in the Northern area for that period, or some of that time please contact Jemma Hone at jemmahone@gmail.com

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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

Its Spring: Lets have a Festival!

If winter comes, can Spring be far behind? 
Shelley

Spring is not far behind, in fact she is almost here! The burst of warm weather this week was a taste of what is to come, and these mild days of warmth are harbingers of the Spring that is to come. From the inner warmth of winter to the outer warmth of Spring, our lives follow this cycle of the seasons. In Australia Spring can be a gentle touch of warmth before the strong blast of summer heat.

Yes that happy season is here again, and it’s a cold heart doesn’t feel a little bit of joy in Spring. Whatever we want to call this moment in the cycle of the seasons here in Sydney, there really is something joyful, playful and very alive that happens in September. 

So come and share the joy at our Spring Festival on Wednesday September 20th next week. All years from Class 1 to Year 11 will be on the oval at Middle Cove ready to be part of the action, with the traditional highlight of the Maypole dance. 

All parents are invited to join us with the festival commencing at 9.30 am. Full details of the festival will be emailed to all parents on Monday and can be found later in this newsletter in the School Calendar section. Please note there is no parking in the school grounds or in Glenroy/Greenfield Avenues. Our Kitchen will be open for morning tea and coffee. Following the festival, each class will share a morning tea on the oval and parents are invited to stay with their child's class. Regular lessons will run as usual from approximately 11.45 am through until the end of the day. Parents who wish to take children home please let the teacher know in advance. Look forward to seeing you there!
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Waldorf 100: Hands Across the World

In September 1919 Dr Rudolf Steiner gave a three week training course to teachers who were to be the founders of a new form of education. The new school was housed in some disused buildings at the back of the Waldorf Astoria Cigarette factory on a hill above Stuttgart, an industrial city in southern Germany. The students were the children of the factory workers. Such was the undistinguished beginning of an educational movement that almost 100 years later is represented in over 1200 schools on all six continents of the inhabited world. Not a bad effort resulting from those twelve founding teachers and their inspiring teacher trainer Dr Steiner who himself was a working class boy whose educational efforts were themselves spectacular. From uneducated parents he rose to achieve a PhD and be a widely published author by the age of 30, quite an extraordinary achievement at that, and indeed any time.



We can take this growth for granted as we enjoy our educational opportunities at Glenaeon. But as the centenary of this founding gesture approaches, the world movement is keen to celebrate and acknowledge what a remarkable achievement the movement represents. As one way of celebrating together, we are part of Waldorf 100, a series of activities by Steiner schools around the world that intend to connect and make a festival of our centenary as a movement.

The first step in Waldorf 100 is connection: we are sending a postcard to every other school in the world! We have some 1200 postcards pre addressed and ready for decorating. After morning tea on the Spring Festival day next Wednesday, all classes will have the opportunity of writing and drawing on a set of post cards that we will then arrange to be delivered to the schools. Last week I wrote about “hands across time”: this one is hands across the world!!



With best wishes,
Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

This week's cover photo comes from the Year 9 and 10 ski trip to Thredbo last week. Jonas Stoebe organised the trip and he and some of the students write about their experiences below. For more photos and to read accounts from some of the students, click read more... » Read More

Glenaeon Years 9 & 10 Ski Trip 2017 by Joshi Perera (Year 9)

Last Friday, at lunchtime, my class and the class above me headed off on an adventure like never before - we headed for the high snowy mountains of Australia. During the almost 7 hour bus trip, the group bonded over activities such as chatting, giggling and watching movies.
As soon as we arrived at the rustic Snowgate Motel, we bounded upstairs to the rooms as fast as our sleeping legs could carry us, leaving our many bags in our allocated rooms. Jumping with anticipation and excitement, we leapt back downstairs just in time for a delicious dinner of pasta and honey-soy chicken.
So full we were bursting at the seams, we plodded over to the hire shed, where we were fitted for skis and snowboards, for pants, jackets and boots, before retiring to our room. I would love to say we bounded gleefully out of bed the next morning, awake and ready to start the day. We didn’t. Instead, when we were woken up at 5:45 by our personal alarm clock, Jonas Stoebe, we trudged out of bed and slowly as a tortoise, made our way to the breakfast hall.
Despite the slow start, the bus was alive with excited chatter. When we arrived at Thredbo, we put our ski and snowboard boots on and trudged over to the lessons with Thredbo ski and snowboard instructors. After two hours of practicing and touching up on skills, the group went to share their excitement over early lunch with the teachers Liz, Donna, David C. and Jonas before being put in ability groups to try out the newly learnt skills in terrain that was safe enough to do so.
We boarded and skied until 4pm that afternoon, at which time we packed up and headed back to the motel for dinner and a crazy disco involving a special guest - the state beatboxing champion! The next day was mostly the same, only sunnier and more rewarding as many had improved their skills considerably and were keen to really get into the sport of gliding downhill! We left the slopes at 2pm to start the long ride back to Sydney, arriving back at Willoughby Oval at 10pm.
For me, this trip was a fantastic way to get to know people whom I wouldn’t usually get to talk to, and to strengthen the bonds and connections between those I already knew, and I thank Jonas, Liz, Donna and Mr. Cordiner for this opportunity.





By Harry and Finn White (Year10)

After last year’s previous Ski Trip to Perisher we were looking forward to returning to the snow for a second time. When we first arrived at Thredbo we were both placed into the Intermediate ski group based on our skiing skills. After a day of skiing we both felt we had improved greatly in our skills and the instructors felt so as well, so we were then transferred in the Advanced/Intermediate group. Whilst we were in this group we faced a more challenging prospect of skiing in terms of the runs we were doing. However, we coped just fine and had a lot of fun. After this year’s Ski Trip we both definitely feel a lot better at skiing and will continue to ski and develop our skiing skills. We both greatly appreciate Jonas's efforts in making this year’s ski trip possible.



From Jonas 

The Glenaeon Snowtour 2017 was again a resounding success for the 47 students in Year 9 and Year 10, accompanied by their PE teachers Jonas, Donna and their Guardians David C. and Liz. Mia’s dad Ragnar also came along to support the team.

A blizzard in the days leading up to the tour brought some 135 cm of fresh snow and all runs were open for the best skiing and boarding in 17 years!
19 beginning skiers and boarders were introduced to the white winter wonderland that the Australian Alps are during the winter season. Although it can be at times a challenging sport to glide down slippery slopes on a board or two skis, the positive effect it can have on its participants once the ‘get it’ is phenomenal as they can conquer new terrain, take a lift up to new unknown heights and challenge themselves by getting down the slopes to the safety in the valley.

It was a very smooth trip with no no dramas, injuries or weather problems as we saw a lot of smiley student faces on the wonderfully sun drenched runs and lifts in the resort town of Thredbo. And despite the technical side of skiing and boarding using a lot of equipment and lifts, it is still essentially a nature sport in which students are immersed in the immediate surroundings of slopes, bush, valleys, mountain tops and the big blue sky above them. 

They come back to their sheltered Sydney lifestyles changed in ever so small ways and were able to see and experience their bodies in action in another part of this uniquely beautiful and varied county of ours. They have learned and have improved and have gained new confidence that will help them to tackle the next hurdles in life.

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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the current Class 3 Building Main Lesson, and was drawn by teacher Alisa Southon. The children have been hearing stories about primitive homes and how people in ancient times used the resources available to them to build homes. Last week they started with mud brick making each morning and a group tepee challenge. They aim to make 150 mud bricks to build an outdoor classroom/working space. For photos of the mud bricks made so far click read more... » Read More




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Year 11 and 12 Cycle-a-thon for mental health

It has been a tradition at Glenaeon for a number of years for the graduating class to leave a gift to the school. This year Year 12 felt the gift should be for others who have not had the same opportunities as the class over the years. They decided upon a Cycle-a-thon, where they will keep a number of exercise bikes running non-stop for 24 hours, to raise money for voluntary organisation Waves of Wellness (WOW) which works with people living with mental health issues. The gift was inspired by Year 12 student, Blaise Miller Hill, who has been involved with Waves of Wellness for some time now. A big thank you to Vision Personal Training in Chatswood for lending us their stationary bikes. 

Donations can be made at the gofundme website - https://www.gofundme.com/glenaeon-cycleathon.


The fundraising got off to a blazing start last week with the Fluro Thursday. We raised $500, which was so inspiring. Our sponsorship is slowly growing, and we have now raised $2,380, but we have a long way to go until we reach our target. Many thanks to those families who have sponsored the students so far and also to the extended family members and friends who have jumped on board.
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Senior students will be cycling non-stop in the school’s hall, beginning at lunchtime on Friday 15 September until lunchtime on Saturday 16 September. Wearing their most outrageous fluoro costumes, three teams of six to eight students will race against each other and a team of teachers to cycle the furthest over the 24-hour timespan. They will sleep in the hall, preparing their own meals, and playing music and board games when they are not on the bikes.

Their target of $5000 will pay for 10 people to take the Waves of Wellness four-week WOW Surfing Experience (WOWSE) learn-to-surf program.
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Steiner Schools athletic carnival

As every year, Steiner schools met at the Mingara Athletics track on the Central Coast near the Central Coast Steiner School to compete in a friendly spirit for points in eight different athletic events: 100m, 200m, 1500m, shotput, discus, javelin, high jump, long jump and 4x100m relay.

A brilliant day, slightly windy with no injuries and great opportunities for students to meet and compete together with five different secondary Steiner schools: Glenaeon, Lorien Novalis, Linuwel, Maitland Steiner School and Central Coast Steiner School. Click below to read more and for more photos... » Read More

Many great scenes could be observed of students giving their best, running their hearts out in tight finishes, in team work when competing in the junior and senior 4x100m relay races and just along the tracks,  students bonding from the same colour groups with fellow students from other schools.

Only one colour can win the day though, through enough participation of its competitors and that was BLUE with 647 points, before GREEN with 548 points and RED with 489 points! Congratulation to all competitors for giving it a go and all those who came in 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective events collecting valuable points - of which Glenaeon had 54!!!

Particular acknowledgement to Scarlet McQueen (U13 girls) and Emi Takahashi-Beer (U15 girls) as they were age champions in their age groups (most points accrued). Kai Hardge (Yr 10) and Emma Stevens (Yr 7) came close to being age champions too!

We are looking forward to meeting them all again in autumn here in Sydney for the annual Steiner Schools” Swimming Carnival in March 2018.

With best wishes,
Jonas








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Class 4 cake stall

Class 4 held a cake stall this week to raise money for an African children's charity and raised an amazing $500. They came around to us all in admin and tempted us too! Click below for photo. Well done Class 4! » Read More

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Heart surgeon visits Year 10

Year 10 students were visited by Dr Emily Granger, a heart surgeon from St Vincent’s hospital, this week. She talked about the anatomy of the heart and the many diseases affecting the heart (and issued a strong warning against smoking), described a heart transplant operation and the insertion of a pacemaker (did you know the battery can last up to ten years?) Students Jas Miller Hill and Sky Boe then put on their scrubs and helped Emily cut up pig's hearts to better understand the anatomy of the human heart. Students were transfixed!



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Year 11 trip to Katherine

Year 11 told us about their trip to Katherine and their time spent at MacFarlane Primary School at last week's assembly, and these photos give us a glimpse into their time with the children they met.




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Castlecrag News

Class One nature table

How gorgeous is this Spring nature table in Class One? Love the blossom! And look what the students are learning to write! » Read More

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Parents Craft – Time to return craft items!

We are calling back all craft items that have been taken home during the year. If you have any craft around the house please bring them back to us. It does not need to be finished, half-finished or untouched are OK. Please hand them to Mary at Castlecrag Office. Thank you.

We held the last regular parent craft session this week. Thank you to all parents and grandparents who have contributed their talent this year. There will be no craft next Wednesday because of Spring Festival. We will be back first Wednesday of Term 4 to finish the unfinished and prepare for the Fair. Click below for another gorgeous photo.

Photos of new items created: Mother Earth standing doll; spring babies – poppy babies, flower baby & strawberry baby; rainbow-maned winged horse with a riding child. » Read More

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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Twilight Concert
Monday September 18, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Sylvia Brose Hall foyer

Spring Festival

Wednesday September 20, 9:30am – 10:30am
Middle Cove - round oval

Kindy Spring festival
Wednesday September 20, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Term 3 ends
Thursday September 21, 3:30pm (full day) » Read More

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Twilight Market tomorrow - Friday 15 September

From 2.50-5.00pm at the Castlecrag campus
Come along and enjoy our wonderful school markets filled with groovy tunes , delicious food and lovely crafty homemade stalls. Meet up with some friends and have an early dinner while your children play and enjoy themselves. And eat lots of ice cream from the Class 6 stall! » Read More


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Twilight Concert

Twilight Concert
Monday, 18th September 2017
Sylvia Brose Hall

The Term 3 Twilight Concert will take place on Monday, 18th September. This will be a wonderful evening of music and fun with students from Classes 4 to 6 performing.
Concert 1: 6.00–7.00pm  Classes 4 to 6
Concert 2: 7.15–8.30pm  Years 7 to 11 

Class 6 parents will be providing some delicious interval snacks.
Look forward to seeing you there!
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Spring Festival

Wednesday 20th September
Spring Festival Class 1 - Year 11
Middle Cove campus, round oval

Starting at 9.30am until 10.30am 
Parents are invited to come and share the Spring Festival as the children welcome the new season with song, dance and of course, the Maypole. You are invited to stay for a shared morning tea after the festival. Please park in the streets allocated in our parking plan - not Glenroy Ave or Greenfield Ave - and either walk to the school or catch the shuttle buses provided. The buses will loop from Castlecrag campus and from Tyneside Avenue, Willoughby Park and North Arm Road to Middle Cove and back. See map below.

What to bring:
• Please bring a picnic mat (so as not to be exposed to any ticks in the grass) and a plate of food to share with your class. Please note NO NUTS!
• The canteen will be open from 7.30am if you would like to get a coffee on your way down the hill and will also be open for morning tea and lunch as usual.

Garland making this year:
Middle Cove -

• This year we are asking students from Class 3 to Year 11 to make their garlands at home and wear/bring them to school on the day of the festival.
• If you would like to donate jasmine, ivy and/or flowers to decorate the classrooms and the school, you are still very welcome to drop it off to the Middle Cove campus on Tuesday 19 September.
Castlecrag -
• Parents will be making their children’s garlands at school on Tuesday 19 September and the children will bring fresh flowers to decorate them on the Wednesday morning at 8.30 am. Please drop off at Castlecrag campus in the covered area outside the playgroup room. » Read More

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Glenaeon School Tours

We have three tours coming up, at all three campuses. These are the last tours for Castlecrag and Preschool this year. Tell you friends and family we'd love to see them there!

PRESCHOOL
Monday 16 October 9.30-11.00am
MIDDLE COVE  Tuesday 24 October 9.30-11.30am
CASTLECRAG Thursday 26 October 9:30–11:30am

To register, go to http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/school-tours
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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

Hi Glenaeon Parents, 
Well the trusty GPA Steer Group gathered in the rather warm Marion Mahony Griffin Hall on Wednesday for out last meeting of the Term. Jacinta Dunn gave us the Fair update that confirms three things we kind of knew….
1. Class 4 is doing an amazing job coming together as a team to conjure up next Term’s Family Spring Fair & Art Show
2. There is a fabulous amount of activity going on across the school - parents and our children making produce, craft items, art pieces and projects
3. We’re all really excited for the big weekend to arrive (still kids at heart)

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Other than that highlight, we received an end of term financial summary, thanks to the figure-hugging work of Treasurer Matthew Brown. We can confirm that Glenaeon Parents have funded about $101,000 in school related projects. This includes:

• $25,000 to the Thermal Comfort Program with specific completion in Classrooms 3, 4 & 5
• $38,300 to the building of the Scott’s Creek Access Stairs
• 3 water fountains for Castlecrag.
• 4 AED units for the various School Campuses
• A sandstone retaining wall outside the main entrance of the Marion Mahony Griffin Hall.
• Still in the wings is a storage shed for Castlecrag to consolidate all the Fair & Market structures and paraphernalia in one easily accessible location, as well as a few special items for this year’s Fair.

Well done everyone. The combined efforts and energies of our parent group add so much value to the school, the gift of your time gives in both tangible and intangible ways. So in advance thank you Class 3 for hosting the Coffee Stall/ BBQ stall & Second Hand Stall at this Friday’s Twilight Market. And Thanks to Class 6 who will be providing Ice Cream Relief at their Stall.

That’s all for now. Happy Spring

Friday 15 September Coffee Shop & Twilight Market, 3-6pm
Wednesday 18 October Steering Group Meeting
Wednesday 25 October Class Parents Meeting
Friday 3 November ART SHOW Opening Cocktail Party 7 - 9.30pm
Saturday 4 November FAMILY FAIR & ART SHOW, 10am – 4pm

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 send a big shout out and a huge thank you all the volunteers who have helped out in the Kitchen over this last term. We will return in term 4 with loads more fresh, yummy, handmade delicious food for your children to enjoy and we very much look forward to meeting some new parents and catching up on those who we already know. Please come and enjoy a day of cooking and sharing a story and a recipe; we 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.

Until then, deliciously,
Lorna & Sharon

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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: http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/about/Entertainment-Digital-Membership » Read More




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Glenaeon Holiday Care

Come and join us for some spring fun this school holidays! We have a varied program of activities to include Weird Science, Bush Ranger for a Day, Kite Making as well as lots of beautiful Art & Craft. And for Seniors there are more challenging activities including a bush challenge, scooter / skater day, a day campout and a Seniors only Chill Zone. See our website for bookings and further details.
Children from all schools are welcome to attend. http://www.glenaeonoosh.com.au/holiday-care-bookings.html 
Click HERE to see the Holiday Care program and HERE for the booking form. » 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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Mandarin lessons

Mandarin will be a major world language by the time our children finish school and now Glenaeon offers this language as a co-curricular subject.
Wednesdays after school, 3:30pm -5:30pm.
The photo shows our students playing Chinese jump chess!
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Beginners: The first 45 minutes is for the beginners, who are welcome to stay back with the advanced group from 4.30pm. 
*Since Term 1 this year, I now offer a high school teaching IB subject- Chinese Literature.

Classes are available for students from Class 3 to Year 9. 
Venue: Junior School Library
Fees: $200 for Term 1 per student

RSVP: Please contact Katrina Pau 
kchou7@tpg.com.au 
0418 295 428

The Mandarin teacher, Ms Katrina Pau, was born and raised in Taiwan. Before migrating to Australia, she worked as a broadcaster in TV and Radio in Hong Kong and Taipei and also managed a financial investment company in Taipei. After migrating to Australia, along with a BA degree previously from the University of Melbourne, she then achieved an honours degree in Classical Chinese literature from Macquarie University, Sydney. She later tutored university students, and adults privately, in Asian culture & Mandarin language, and has been teaching Mandarin for primary students in a private school since 2012.
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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

For Term 3, the Second-hand Uniform Shop will be open alternate Friday afternoons from 3:00 - 3:45 pm. Stop by September 15 for your uniform needs.

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Spring 2017 Archery Camp and bring a parent day!

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 10am-4pm
1 Day intensive program
Course fee: $85 per student 
Location: Glenaeon Oval
Open to all school students aged 8 years and above.
All equipment and trained supervision are included
in the camp fees. Please bring water and lunch for your child.
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Module 1: Introduction to archery
• Safety Procedures and rules
• Equipment overview
• Fundamentals of shooting

Module 2: Target Archery
Target archery is the most common form of archery where targets are set on a level field and arrows are shot repeatedly at the same distance in a set number of arrows.
• Shooting rules
• Types of rounds and scoring
• Improving form and technique

Module 3: Field Archery
A field archery course is set out much like a golf course. Targets are set at different distances and archers move from one target to the next. Each target is set at a different distance and each target is of varying size.
• Types of rounds and scoring
• Modifying form and technique for distance and incline

Bring a parent day
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 10am-12noon
This is an opportunity for parents to have a go and for their children to show them what they have learnt. Its also open to any student who would simply like to have a go.
• Parents shoot FREE!
• Student fee: $25 for the 2hr session

Combined One Day Intensive Course and Bring a parent day $100 per student.
Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the course.
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY REGISTERING AT
http://www.trybooking.com/RMBC


All enquiries simon@sydneyarchery.com.au or 0412 085 372
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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:
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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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Art Show - Call to Artists

It's that time of year again! The Family Fair and Art Show committee wants you to save the dates from 3-5 November and are calling for artists' submissions for the Art Show. Applications close October 6 and you can contact either glenaeon.artshow@gmail.com or go to www.glenaeonartshow.com » Read More

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Jars and fibres needed

I am organising a Succulent Planting activity and Dreamcatcher making activity for the Family Fair this year. I am collecting jars (for succulent planting) and wool, cotton and feathers (for dream catcher). You can leave donations in a box in the Castlecrag office.
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Careers

Careers Corner

Please click below for details of upcoming tertiary institutions' Open Days... » Read More

Australian College of Applied Psychology
acap.edu.au
Sydney 22 November

CQUniversity
cqu.edu.au/openday
Online Chat available 3-6pm 13 September

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

Sex Education and the Spirit

Understanding Our Communal Responsibility for the Healthy Development of Gender and Sexuality within Society
With Lisa Romero
Wednesday October 11th, 7.30pm
Marion Mahony Hall, Castlecrag Campus
121 Edinburgh Rd Castlecrag
All Welcome
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A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our wellbeing, both as individuals and as a community. The form of sex education that we bring to children and adolescents not only needs to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography - as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-education in our time - but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human.
Providing a healthy and socially constructive sex education is the responsibility not only of the primary caregivers, parents, and teachers, but also of the individuals in the wider community, who likewise contribute to the collective consciousness.
Working to overcome our own biases and imbalances will prepare us to more readily awaken to the spiritual wisdom that can bring health and harmony into the evolving reality of gender and sexuality.
"Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners" - Shakespeare, Othello
The insights Lisa brings are important for everyone who is interested in understanding the various forms of human relationship, and how we might work together to bring about a healthier community life.

Lisa Romero is a respected speaker on gender issues, meditation and spiritual development in Steiner schools around Australia. She is well known for her compelling, exceptionally informative and entertaining lectures. Lisa works as a homeopathic healthcare provider, teacher and lecturer working out of Anthroposophy. She provides a very thorough and accessible Anthroposophical understanding of parenting the adolescent.
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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 extended hours during Twilight Market!

Prepare for some creativity in the holidays! Stock up on art and craft supplies, hand dyed pure wool felt and yarn, watercolour paints, pencils and beeswax crayons. Visit until the close of the Twilight Market on Friday. Come and take a look soon before the shop closes for the holidays. A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon!

Now also on Instagram! See what's new at grassroots_ecostore.
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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– close of Twilight Market Friday 15 September

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.

Thank you!
Felicity
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Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School hiring Music teacher

Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School is currently seeking applications for a music teacher in 2018. The advertisement is on the Kamaroi website http://kamaroi.nsw.edu.au/careers-at-kamaroi/. Interested parties are invited to contact the school on 02 9450 1651 or kamaroi@kamaroi.nsw.edu.au for an application package.
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Chasing Coral

A new documentary from the makers of Chasing Ice, the new Netflix film, Chasing Coral, follows the remarkable adventure of one team capturing our changing oceans. Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.  Featuring breathtaking underwater footage, the film puts into perspective the global threat to coral reefs and tracks the effort to save them. 

When: At the Willoughby Environmental Protection Association (WEPA) meeting on Tuesday 19th September at 8pm
Where: Glenaeon Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, 121 Edinburgh Road (opposite The Parapet), Castlecrag
Free. All welcome. Film followed by supper.
For further information, see www.wepa.org.au or call 9438 4073.

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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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Join Belvoir on a strange and mystical adventure these September school holidays

Join us for FREE art activities!
26 September - 8 October

Weaving shadow play, paper art, puppetry, and music, The Bookbinder is a clever solo performance for curious children and adventurous adults. Recommended for ages 9+. Kids tickets just $25! After the 11am & 2.15pm performances join us in the foyer for FREE art making activities. Create a whole cast of shadow puppets, design your own zine or make a paper creature and add it to our garden. No booking required, just turn up.

Full Day Workshop: Worlds Collide
Story Squad and Belvoir have teamed up to provide an immersive experience, combining creative writing and a magical storytelling performance to inspire the imagination.
Kids will create their own stories, explore the line between real and imaginary worlds, engage in craft activities and attend The Bookbinder.

Make Your Own Book Workshop
Become your very own bookbinder’s apprentice! Learn to make and bind your own books with author and illustrator Tina Matthews. Make Your Own Book workshops follow the performances of The Bookbinder on Thursday 28th September or Tuesday 3rd October. » Read More

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The Michael Impulse of Eurythmy

4½ day Intensive
29 September, 7pm - 3 October, 2pm
Glenaeon School, Castlecrag Campus Castlecrag
Led by Diane Tatum & Patries Orange
If…
• You want to enliven your teaching practice,
• You love Eurythmy and want to uplift your life-energies, or
• You’re considering taking up Eurythmy as a career path, then…
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!
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A ‘Fountain of Youth’,
Eurythmy brings increased health and well-being.
It is a contemporary, spiritual approach to Living Movement, unlocking the secrets of the Life Energies in us and around us.
Cost: $450
Early Bird registration $425 until 31 August.
For more information and registration, please contact Diane: diane.tatum@optusnet.com.au
Or phone on (02)8411-1333 or 0413139380
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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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Basketball holiday camps

My name is Alexandra Moore-Porter and I am the Founder & Director for Heart and Soul Hoops. We are very excited to invite your students to our upcoming events during this school holidays. The first is our 5-day Basketball Camp (25-29 Sept) and the second is our All-Girls Basketball Clinic (3rd Oct).

It is an incredible basketball training opportunity and we would love to provide an amazing sporting experience where players can learn from coaches of extremely high calibre and who have played and coached basketball professionally in America, Australia and Europe. Please go to www.heartandsoulhoops.com to register for the camps! » Read More

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Hummingsong Choirs Spring Concerts

Join us for one of our Spring Concerts where we will showcase our choirs individually and together as a mass choir (including our new men's choir). Help us celebrate the beautiful community of men and women we have built in what promises to be an entertaining and heart warming program. Raising money for Women's Community Shelters
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In The Trees I Did Not See Any Trees

Eurythmy Performance by Kimberley Hammerton, with Dan Russell on violin (Sydney Art Quartet)

Willoughby Arts Biennial
September 15th 2017, 8:30pm

The Concourse, Chatswood Upper level.
Kaleidoscope Moon Bar
Free entry, no bookings (Event starts at 6pm)

Music of Hanz Werner-Henze and poetry by Ingeborg Bachmann.
Bachmann’ s voice speaks to the urgency of the human heart in fear of losing itself and to the self that knows the way. Through sculpted sound, geometrical perspective and dynamic spatial movement, the work teases the boundaries of ecstasy, knowledge, longing, darkness and awakening through eurythmy. » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner College

Spring Handcrafts Afternoon
Are you ready for spring? Make a fleece spring maiden standing doll or bird’s nest with a felt handsewn bird for your nature table or storytelling. Sydney Rudolf Steiner College is running a spring Handcraft Afternoon for only $75 (including high quality natural materials).
For parents and educators.
Date: Saturday 16th September
Time: 12.30-4pm
Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner House, 307 Sussex St Sydney.
Cost: $75 pp, includes all materials..
Enrol now: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/spcr2017-spring-handcrafts-afternoon/ » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

This is what the calendar looks like for the next few months (please click READ MORE for details...) » Read More

16th - 17th September: Painting the epochs. This is a weekend workshop exploring colour and human consciousness. 
16th September: Parzival. This is a wonderful retelling of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival by Jonathan Drew and Robert Hanly. The evening starts at 5pm and there will be a nice soup served afterwards. 
16th September: Spring handcrafts afternoon. Come and learn how to create seasonal craft items. 
18th - 29th September: Entering the soul mood of orange. This course is given by the Sienna Academy and is part of the Painting Therapy Training. 
19th September: Talk with David Bowden on A talk on the book Astrogeographia; correspondences between the Stars and Earthly Locations. 
29th Sept - 3rd October: Eurythmy intensive; no matter what your level of experience is in eurythmy, you can attend this workshop. 30th Sept - 2 October: The necessity of true inner development. A great workshop taking place in Byron Shire over the long weekend exploring inner exercises and meditations. 

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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House needed for a year

We are a family of five, moving to Sydney from England for one year from mid September 2017. Our son Merlin will be going into class 9 at Glenaeon, and daughter Shantih into Class 6 at the Kamaroi school. If you have a house and / or car available to rent in the Northern area for that period, or some of that time please contact Jemma Hone at jemmahone@gmail.com

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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

“….As if a Hand Has Come Out and Taken Yours”

The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.” Alan Bennett, The History Boys

I had a very real sense of a hand reaching out from the ancient past last week and taking mine as I watched two different but equally moving plays from two very different parts of the school. Both Class 5 and Year 11 Drama presented plays based on stories from ancient Greece: 

• Class 5’s Perseus and the Medusa was a lovely rendition of the ancient Greek myth of Perseus, son of Zeus and a human mother, and his journey to save Andromena from the sea monster. This ancient story from our primal past is a key element in the Greece Main Lesson of Class 5, and brings alive to our students the richness of the Greek myths, a source of continual inspiration for generations of the western tradition. Class Teachers Susie and Michele, assisted by Evan Saunders, along with all of Class 5 deserve praise for their wonderful efforts.

• Year 11 Drama presented a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone, one of the most famous tragedies of the ancient world. The adaptation was made by the Nobel Prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney and renamed The Burial at Thebes, using some modern language in the translation and an updating of the setting. For all that has passed since, the Greek tragedies remain a foundation of our whole tradition of theatre, even inspiring Shakespeare. Our Year 11 Drama class gave a mature and moving portrayal of the tragedy of Antigone and the fall of her uncle Creon, putting in stark focus the ethical dilemmas of personal responsibility versus the law of the state. This eternal dilemma is also a very modern one, one that grows ever more urgent in our own century, and to see how the ancient Greeks grappled with an eternal human dilemma on our own Sylvia Brose Hall stage was moving in itself. Congratulations to director Delaney Crawley and all the Year 11 Drama class for their dedication and achievement.

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The plays reminded me of the “golden thread” of history that runs through our Main lesson journey at Glenaeon. Each year of the Class Teacher period and Middle School the students work on the stories of the sequence of historical epochs that are our human history.

Of ancient epochs, the Greeks are our intellectual ancestors, the first to step into the analytic reasoning that is the foundation of modern Science, Mathematics, and indeed all modern enquiry, of our contemporary world. As importantly, they are the source of democracy and human rights: the word itself comes from the Greek words Demos Kraiton which means “the people speak”.

Our Main Lesson curriculum tells the story of Humanity and our journey over epochs from the primal consciousness of legends and fairy tales, all the way to how we think today in the contemporary world, and the Greeks occupy a special place in this journey. The Main Lessons give every student as they pass through the school a connection with the narrative that is Our Story, the human story, locating each student in a living tradition. 

The very institutions we prize so dearly are based on this story. As Barack Obama put it in his visit to the Australian Parliament in 2012, democracy and human rights might have emerged and flowered in just a few places on earth (ancient Greece and then the West), but they now belong to everyone on earth. Our Main Lesson curriculum tells the story of the emergence of democracy and human rights and all that accompanied these two fundamental pillars of a contemporary society. They had to emerge in one part of the world so they could be embraced for the benefit of all humanity and cultures across the globe. They are now the benchmark against which all societies are measured.

Our Main Lessons tell this story in sequence very deliberately. As Edmund Burke famously said “Those who don’t know History are doomed to repeat it”. I would turn his words around to say, Those who are inspired by the stories of the great epochs of the past will be inspired to build a greater future.

The stories from our Main Lessons are a hand from the past reaching out to take the hand of every Glenaeon student, and accompanying them on the path to the future.

With best wishes,
Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

Straw into gold, straw into gold
Why must my father be so bold?
Because he told a lie
Tomorrow I will die

The tale of Rumpelstiltskin was told so beautifully by the Class One children earlier this week.
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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the current Class 5 The Overlanders Main Lesson, and was drawn by teacher Susie Hughes. » Read More






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Year 11 and 12 Cycle-a-thon for mental health

Glenaeon Year 11 and 12 students will be raising money for mental health non-profit Waves of Wellness next weekend, from lunchtime on Friday 15 until lunchtime on Saturday 16 September, but rather than taking to the sea, the senior students are taking to stationary bikes for a non-stop 24-hour cyclethon in the school hall.

Wearing their most outrageous fluoro costumes, three teams of six to eight students will race against each other and a team of teachers to cycle the furthest over the 24-hour time span, raising money via the gofundme website
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Year 12 student, Blaise Miller Hill, says the brainwave for the cyclethon grew out of her Friday morning surfs with One Wave, a group associated with Waves of Wellness, which runs a Fluoro Friday event at Manly and Bondi every week at 6.30am, “tackling mental health issues with a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro (sic).”

Blaise began surfing with One Wave in 2015, having had little direct experience with mental health issues in the community, but she soon learnt more about people struggling with their mental health. She said the flouro outfits were a way to make the invisible (mental health) visible.

Five thousand dollars will pay for 10 people to take the Waves of Wellness four-week WOW Surfing Experience (WOWSE) learn-to-surf program, and  this is their target. Students will spend a minimum 15-30 minutes on the bike at a time and the pedals will keep going for the entire 24 hours, making the changeover something of a challenge! They will sleep in the hall, preparing their own meals, playing music and board games when they are not on the bikes. Bikes are being loaned to the school by Vision Personal Training in Chatswood.
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Flouro Thursday

Students were encouraged to wear flouro to school today, to raise funds for mental health foundation, Waves of Wellness. Teachers and students entered into the spirit with $500 raised! Even parents coming to pick up their children unwittingly supported the effort! The money will be donated to the Waves of Wellness Cycle-a-thon target of $5000. To support the senior students who'll be cycling next weekend, go to https://www.gofundme.com/glenaeoncycleathon
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Lining up for face painting


Ms Rees

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Class 6 chalk pastels

Class 6 students have been working with chalk pastel on card with school art therapist,
Julia Byrne, as part of their Australia and the World main lesson. This picture was drawn by Oliver Sheridan and shows the reflection of the moon on the water. Isn't it beautiful? » Read More

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Assembly this week

Assemblies at Glenaeon always cover a diverse range of topics and this week's was no exception. Andrew Hill announced our new Assembly leaders for 2018 - Maija Tan, Bodi Atkins, Isabella Callaghan and Richard Nicotra. We heard students from Year 11 tell us about their trip to Katherine and their time spent at MacFarlane Primary School. Ben Barker, Richard Nicotra and Chi Chi Pau spoke movingly and eloquently about the time they spent with the indigenous children, with whom they bonded closely. Ruby Vella and Bronte Hunt represented the SRC and invited students to reduce their environmental impact on the school environment, and invited students to an open meeting of the SRC on September 20 to discuss some of their ideas around this issue. They also reminded students about the Talent Quest being held on September 21st, tantalising everyone with the hint of a performer in disguise. Donna Miller introduced us to some Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Award recipients, and Madeleine Brigg took us along as she described her exchange to Switzerland earlier this year, encouraging all students to consider an exchange in Year 10. Max Hewitt, Imogen Hill and Asha Wiltshier then arrived on stage in all their best flouro to tell us about Flouro Thursday and the cycle-a-thon (see stories above). Finally, Stuart Wright entranced us all with this ode to Spring. Listen here...


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The new assembly leaders for 2018...

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Year 11 telling us about their Katherine visit...


Duke of Edinburgh recipients...


Madeleine Brigg...


Ruby and Bronte...


Imogen, Asha and Max...


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AFL grand final victory

In glorious spring weather, three of our female students, Alina Hutton, Jaz and Blaise Miller Hill, plus past students China Darlington, Sami McCormick and Nicky Steel, competed in their first U18s Grand Final in the club’s history. The game was held at Macquarie University Oval and we were pumped and delighted to get to the Grand Finals. Our Glenaeon girls joined their team mates of the Mosman Swans U18s and took control of the game for the first two quarters, with one goal scored by Jaz. It was a very tense third quarter as the opposition fought back, but the girls kept their cool and took a big sigh of relief when the final buzzer announced them the Grand Final winners at 31-28.

To come out victors against Kellyville who were unbeaten through the season says a great deal about the skill, tenacity and hunger apparent in the Willoughby Mosman Swans team. Congratulations to Blaise, Jaz and Alina and the whole team! Click below for more photos... » Read More


That's got to hurt...




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Glenaeon Junior Netballers win their Grand Final!

This year we had 10 girls from Glenaeon playing in the Northern Suburbs Netball Competition for Willoughby United. Pipi Johanou and Keira Campbell from year 7 played for the 13E’s, Zara Mendhelson, Charlotte Thompson, June Sweetman and Erin McCormack played for the 11E’s and Lucy James, Darcy James, Lotte Hamele and Sasha Seymour-Smith played for the 11C’s. All the girls had a great season with Charlotte Thompson being awarded most improved player for the 11E’s and Pipi Johanou most valuable player for the 13E’s. Click below to read more... » Read More

The 11C’s played strongly throughout the season and finished on top of the ladder. On Friday night they played their grand final match against Lane Cove West Public School. It was wonderful to see so many of their classmates, Jonas and Susie show up to cheer the team on. It was a closely contested match with many turnovers but our girls led from the first quarter and won convincingly 14 - 7. 

It was great being one of the parents on the sideline watching the girls’ skills and teamwork develop over the season. Willoughby United is a small community club placing emphasis on fitness, fun and teamwork. They welcome students from lots of local schools and so it’s a great way to make new friends. If any student is interested in playing for Willoughby United next season please contact Sally James (sally@thejameses.com.au) for more information.





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Class 6 measuring broad beans in the garden

Maths doesn't get much more practical than this measurement lesson in the garden last week, when Class 6 students measured the height of our broad bean plants in the sunshine!

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Glenaeon girls Under 15s netball team grand final winners

From Elizabeth Ellean...On behalf of Jock and myself I would like to say thank you so very much to the parents and players on both Glenaeon netball teams. It has been our delight to umpire and cheer the girls along on the side-lines over the past years. We both have enjoyed watching them develop their skills both on and off court and to see them blossom as team members. Testament to their enthusiasm, fairness and inclusiveness, they received a lovely compliment from one of the parents from the opposing team, Mercy College, last Saturday. "Congratulations to Glenaeon, it was a wonderfully fair and enjoyable match for a grand final contest" and the two teams lining up to have their photograph taken together at the end of the game was also a first for many parents to witness and be part of.

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A huge thankyou to Deanne Hardwick as the Glenaeon representative at the Northern Suburbs Association meetings and for organising behind the scenes. Thanks also to the coaches and particularly to Abbey Hardwick, stepping up into a coaching role in the last week's of competition fever. Even though Glenaeon is the smallest club at Northern suburbs they have a strong will and a big heart.

Elizabeth Ellean
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Castlecrag News

Father’s day special treat from Little Kindy

The children have been busy making ‘Granola’, a special treat for the dads to surprise them on Father’s Day along with a colourful card. Hand rolling the oats with our mill, mixing, stirring (with a wish or two for their very special person), filling the little jars with hearts love.

Here is the recipe of our Gum Blossom Granola:
• 3 cups of rolled oats
• 1 cup of coconut flakes
• 2tbsp. of sunflower seeds
• 1 tbsp. of pumpkin seeds
• Dash of cinnamon
• Good dollop of honey (this must be tasted to see if it’s good)
• Half a cup of liquid coconut oil
• Secret ingredient (a wish for Dad)
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Class 3 nature table

The Class 3 nature table celebrates the coming Spring by acknowledging the indigenous Time of Ngoonungi, Murrai’yunggory – cool, getting warmer during September – October.

The time of the gathering of flying foxes. A magical time of year when the flying foxes gather in the darkening skies over D’harawal lands. They come in from the north-east, the north, the north-west and the west, and swirl over the Sydney area in a wonderful, sky-dancing display just after sunset, before setting off for the night-time feeding grounds to the south. But it is also a very important ceremonial time for the D’harawals, which begins with the appearance of the splashes of the bright red Miwa Gawaian (waratah) in the bushland. » Read More

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Parents Craft – Time to return craft items!

We are calling back craft items that have been taken home during the year. If you have any craft around the house please bring them back to us. It does not need to be finished, half-finished or untouched are OK. We need them back for our planning and pre-Fair preparations over the holidays.

If you cannot drop in on a Wednesday, please leave them with Mary at Castlecrag Office. Thank you.

Please note that the last regular parents craft session will be held next week. There will be no craft on 20 Sep - Spring Festival day. Thanks for your contribution!

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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

GPA Steering Group Meeting
Wednesday September 13, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Twilight Market
Friday September 15, 3pm – 6pm
Castlecrag campus

Cycle-a-thon for Waves of Wellness
12 noon Saturday September 15 - 12 noon Sunday 16 September
Sylvia Brose Hall, Middle Cove
Donate here - https://www.gofundme.com/glenaeon-cycleathon » Read More

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Twilight Market next Friday 15 September

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Glenaeon School Tours

We have three tours coming up, at all three campuses, with a Middle Cove tour on a Saturday. Tell you friends and family we'd love to see them there!

MIDDLE COVE  Saturday 9 September 9.30-11.30am
CASTLECRAG Thursday 14 September 9:30–11:30am PRESCHOOL Monday 16 October 9.30-11.00am

To register, go to http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/school-tours
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Spring Festival

Glenaeon Spring Festival, Wednesday 20th September.
Starting at 9.30am until 10.30am 
Parents are invited to come and share the Spring Festival as the children welcome the new season with song, dance and of course, the Maypole. You are invited to stay for a shared morning tea after the festival. Please park in the streets allocated in our parking plan and walk to the school.

We need your jasmine and any other flowers you can contribute to make garlands for the Spring Festival!! If you have jasmine, honeysuckle, ivy or similar, please cut some and bring it to either campus by the morning of Tuesday, 19th September.. » Read More

Classes will be making the garlands during the day on Tuesday. In recent years we have struggled to find enough to make garlands for all students so please don't think others will bring enough - your help and contribution of jasmine, ivy, freesias, violets, daisies and other flowers with pliable stems would be greatly appreciated.  
Thank you and best wishes.
Sarah Sandberg
Operations Manager
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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

Hi Glenaeon Parents,
It looks like many of us will be visiting the polling booths of our local areas this Saturday to vote, and probably participate in the obligatory election sausage sizzle purchase, at Local Council Elections. I have tended in the past to be a tad dismissive of these elections because I didn’t really know many of the candidates, which is a bit sad, as they are possibly the only politicians whose ears I could easily have a word in. So, I decided to improve my understanding and be a more informed citizen. Part of my epiphany meant it was important for me to know what the people I was voting for believed in, and represented. Not just about roads and sewage, but bigger things. So I looked up each of them and was really surprised to see all the listed Independents. Yet when I dug a bit deeper I discovered that 12 of the 18 candidates listed themselves as being members of political parties. Which in my mind means that will most likely be influenced and possibly be directed by their affiliated party?

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Make of that what you will. I thought it an interesting enquiry, to then consider how these independent individuals would then walk their talk, and how their perspectives might ultimately affect our school which lies within the my council electorate. I wonder how you discover that sort of information. 

Local Community is where we live, and where our children live most days, so I will be much more thoughtful with this weekend’s vote, hope you are too.

Wednesday 13 September GPA Meeting
Friday 15 September Coffee Shop & Twilight Market, 3-6pm


That’s all for now. Happy Spring

Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)

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Community News

School Canteen

Dear Parents,

Lorna and I would like to send a big shout out and a huge thank you all the volunteers who have helped out in the Kitchen over this last term. We will return in term 4 with loads more fresh, yummy, handmade delicious food for your children to enjoy and we very much look forward to meeting some new parents and catching up on those who we already know. Please come and enjoy a day of cooking and sharing a story and a recipe; we 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.

Until then, deliciously,
Lorna & Sharon

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Spring 2017 Archery Camp and bring a parent day!

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 10am-4pm
1 Day intensive program
Course fee: $85 per student 
Location: Glenaeon Oval
Open to all school students aged 8 years and above.
All equipment and trained supervision are included
in the camp fees. Please bring water and lunch for your child.
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Module 1: Introduction to archery
• Safety Procedures and rules
• Equipment overview
• Fundamentals of shooting

Module 2: Target Archery
Target archery is the most common form of archery where targets are set on a level field and arrows are shot repeatedly at the same distance in a set number of arrows.
• Shooting rules
• Types of rounds and scoring
• Improving form and technique

Module 3: Field Archery
A field archery course is set out much like a golf course. Targets are set at different distances and archers move from one target to the next. Each target is set at a different distance and each target is of varying size.
• Types of rounds and scoring
• Modifying form and technique for distance and incline

Bring a parent day
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 10am-12noon
This is an opportunity for parents to have a go and for their children to show them what they have learnt. Its also open to any student who would simply like to have a go.
• Parents shoot FREE!
• Student fee: $25 for the 2hr session

Combined One Day Intensive Course and Bring a parent day $100 per student.
Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the course.
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY REGISTERING AT
http://www.trybooking.com/RMBC


All enquiries simon@sydneyarchery.com.au or 0412 085 372
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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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Mandarin lessons

Mandarin will be a major world language by the time our children finish school and now Glenaeon offers this language as a co-curricular subject.
Wednesdays after school, 3:30pm -5:30pm.
The photo shows our students playing Chinese jump chess!
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Beginners: The first 45 minutes is for the beginners, who are welcome to stay back with the advanced group from 4.30pm. 
*Since Term 1 this year, I now offer a high school teaching IB subject- Chinese Literature.

Classes are available for students from Class 3 to Year 9. 
Venue: Junior School Library
Fees: $200 for Term 1 per student

RSVP: Please contact Katrina Pau 
kchou7@tpg.com.au 
0418 295 428

The Mandarin teacher, Ms Katrina Pau, was born and raised in Taiwan. Before migrating to Australia, she worked as a broadcaster in TV and Radio in Hong Kong and Taipei and also managed a financial investment company in Taipei. After migrating to Australia, along with a BA degree previously from the University of Melbourne, she then achieved an honours degree in Classical Chinese literature from Macquarie University, Sydney. She later tutored university students, and adults privately, in Asian culture & Mandarin language, and has been teaching Mandarin for primary students in a private school since 2012.
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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

For Term 3, the Second-hand Uniform Shop will be open alternate Friday afternoons from 3:00 - 3:45 pm. Stop by September 15 for your uniform needs.

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CIPs Term 3 due Friday 8 September

Dear Parents,
As you are aware each family is billed $140 per term for the Community Involvement Program. When voluntary work is done and registered, it can be credited back to your account at the rate of $17.50 per hour (in other words 8 hours per term will entitle you to the full $140 credit). It is now time to start claiming your CIP credits for Term 3. Click below for more details... » Read More

As there are over 340 families at Glenaeon it takes some time to process the credits for everybody so we ask that you submit your term 3 CIP hours by Friday 8th September in order to have them credited back to you via next term’s invoice.

The CIP form is now 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 HERE 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
9932 2310
Part-time 9am – 3pm
(Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
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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:
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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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Art Show - Call to Artists

It's that time of year again! The Family Fair and Art Show committee wants you to save the dates from 3-5 November and are calling for artists' submissions for the Art Show. Applications close October 6 and you can contact either glenaeon.artshow@gmail.com or go to www.glenaeonartshow.com » Read More

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Jars and fibres needed

I am organising a Succulent Planting activity and Dreamcatcher making activity for the Family Fair this year. I am collecting jars (for succulent planting) and wool, cotton and feathers (for dream catcher). You can leave donations in a box in the Castlecrag office.
Thank you! Warm regards, Yuki Tomishima » Read More

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Careers

Careers Corner

Please click below for details of upcoming tertiary institutions' Open Days... » Read More

Australian Catholic University
acu.edu.au
Strathfield 9 September

Australian College of Applied Psychology
acap.edu.au
Sydney 22 November

CQUniversity
cqu.edu.au/openday
Online Chat available 3-6pm 13 September

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

Torrens University Australia
torrens.edu.au
-Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (Leura) 2 September
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Parent Education

How can we support our children’s learning?

With Lakshmi Prasanna
Friday 8th September 9.15am
Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Castlecrag campus

Bookings:  Mary Heard, Castlecrag office: 9958 0774 or Joy Day: 0451 152 227 joyful7days@gmail.com4
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Building firm foundations and strengthening capacities beyond the early childhood years into the class teacher phase.
• Developmental stages of children between 7 and 14
• Care and education of the child before puberty.
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Sex Education and the Spirit

Understanding Our Communal Responsibility for the Healthy Development of Gender and Sexuality within Society
With Lisa Romero
Wednesday October 11th, 7.30pm
Marion Mahony Hall, Castlecrag Campus
121 Edinburgh Rd Castlecrag
All Welcome
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A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our wellbeing, both as individuals and as a community. The form of sex education that we bring to children and adolescents not only needs to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography - as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-education in our time - but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human.
Providing a healthy and socially constructive sex education is the responsibility not only of the primary caregivers, parents, and teachers, but also of the individuals in the wider community, who likewise contribute to the collective consciousness.
Working to overcome our own biases and imbalances will prepare us to more readily awaken to the spiritual wisdom that can bring health and harmony into the evolving reality of gender and sexuality.
"Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners" - Shakespeare, Othello
The insights Lisa brings are important for everyone who is interested in understanding the various forms of human relationship, and how we might work together to bring about a healthier community life.

Lisa Romero is a respected speaker on gender issues, meditation and spiritual development in Steiner schools around Australia. She is well known for her compelling, exceptionally informative and entertaining lectures. Lisa works as a homeopathic healthcare provider, teacher and lecturer working out of Anthroposophy. She provides a very thorough and accessible Anthroposophical understanding of parenting the adolescent.
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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

Lakshmi Prasanna and Patries Orange workshop

Human Digestive Organs - Will to Live
Please note that the next workshop offered by Lakshmi & Patries will take place at Castlecrag on the weekend of September 9 & 10
Lakshmi will be available for consultations during this visit
To make an appointment please contact Joy Day 0451152227 » Read More

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Parent Craft

Alumni

Where are they now - Daniel Stukel (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’. Click below to read more... » 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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Are you a Glenaeon Alum?

At Glenaeon we have an active Alumni program where we organise Alumni reunions for 1, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years post-graduation. Reunions are a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and teachers and catch up on what you’ve been doing since school. Our Reunion season for 2017 commenced last Saturday 2nd September with the 1997 reunion.

Glenaeon invites former students to school events and dedicated Alumni mentoring events.
As former students are constantly on the move, we are always trying to keep our database up to date. If you attended Glenaeon, please up-date your contact details here and we can keep in touch - http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/community/alumni/stay-connected#alumni

Kind regards,
Nicole Crabb
Director of Development » Read More

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Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store – Spring is here!

Do you need something for your Spring nature table? Hand dyed silks, wooden animals and eggs, felted birds, brightly coloured wool and felt can all adorn or be crafted into something special for your nature table. There is also a unique, handmade Lady Spring and some flower children in store.

Prepare for some art and craft in the holidays and stock up on hand dyed felt, pure wool yarn, watercolour paints, pencils and beeswax crayons. Open extended hours until dusk during the Twilight Market next Friday. Come and take a look soon before the shop closes for the holidays. A portion of every sale goes to support Glenaeon!

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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

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. Thank you for your patronage - a portion of every sale goes to Glenaeon.

I appreciate your visits and support. See you soon!
Felicity
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Warrah Spring fair

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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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The Michael Impulse of Eurythmy

4½ day Intensive
29 September, 7pm - 3 October, 2pm
Glenaeon School, Castlecrag Campus Castlecrag
Led by Diane Tatum & Patries Orange
If…
• You want to enliven your teaching practice,
• You love Eurythmy and want to uplift your life-energies, or
• You’re considering taking up Eurythmy as a career path, then…
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!
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A ‘Fountain of Youth’,
Eurythmy brings increased health and well-being.
It is a contemporary, spiritual approach to Living Movement, unlocking the secrets of the Life Energies in us and around us.
Cost: $450
Early Bird registration $425 until 31 August.
For more information and registration, please contact Diane: diane.tatum@optusnet.com.au
Or phone on (02)8411-1333 or 0413139380
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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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An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales: From Angry Ant to Zestless Zebra

by Susan Perrow

This illustrated collection of behaviour tales offers story medicine as a creative strategy for parenting, teaching and counselling. Following the alphabet from A to Z, each behaviour is identified in the story title: angry, anxious, bullying, demanding, fussy … greedy … jealous ... loud … obnoxious … quibbling …uncooperative … and more. Covering a range of universal challenges, the stories, some humorous, some more serious, are suitable for three to nine years - and the child in every adult. » Read More

All 42 stories begin with an undesirable or out-of-balance situation and, through the use of metaphor and an imaginative story journey, lead to a more desirable resolution. In this way, story medicine also has the potential for nurturing positive values.
Stories may not be magic pills that have powers to fix or heal all difficulties, but they can be a wonderful and more pleasant alternative to nagging and lecturing. And sometimes ‘magic’ does happen and a story does make a difference!

Copies can be sourced online or through me or my website (http://susanperrow.com). 
Multiple copies are best bought through my Australian distributer (to get a discount) - Footprint Books - here is the email contact - sarahca@footprint.com.au

Thank you, Susan Perrow
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Hummingsong Choirs Spring Concerts

Join us for one of our Spring Concerts where we will showcase our choirs individually and together as a mass choir (including our new men's choir). Help us celebrate the beautiful community of men and women we have built in what promises to be an entertaining and heart warming program. Raising money for Women's Community Shelters
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In The Trees I Did Not See Any Trees

Eurythmy Performance by Kimberley Hammerton, with Dan Russell on violin (Sydney Art Quartet)

Willoughby Arts Biennial
September 15th 2017, 8:30pm

The Concourse, Chatswood Upper level.
Kaleidoscope Moon Bar
Free entry, no bookings (Event starts at 6pm)

Music of Hanz Werner-Henze and poetry by Ingeborg Bachmann.
Bachmann’ s voice speaks to the urgency of the human heart in fear of losing itself and to the self that knows the way. Through sculpted sound, geometrical perspective and dynamic spatial movement, the work teases the boundaries of ecstasy, knowledge, longing, darkness and awakening through eurythmy. » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner College

Spring Handcrafts Afternoon
Are you ready for spring? Make a fleece spring maiden standing doll or bird’s nest with a felt handsewn bird for your nature table or storytelling. Sydney Rudolf Steiner College is running a spring Handcraft Afternoon for only $75 (including high quality natural materials).
For parents and educators.
Date: Saturday 16th September
Time: 12.30-4pm
Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner House, 307 Sussex St Sydney.
Cost: $75 pp, includes all materials..
Enrol now: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/spcr2017-spring-handcrafts-afternoon/ » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

This is what the calendar looks like for the next few months (please click READ MORE for details...) » Read More

9th September: 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. 
9th - 10th September: Art of caring; working with children under three. This is a wonderful workshop for anyone caring in any capacity for children under three. 
10th - 11th September: Creative Communion. Immerse yourself in the spirit of this healing and renewing time with some soul food, at this seasons Spring Creative Communion! Painting, colour, drawing, crafting, stories and meditative reflection time to boot! Fill your cup... 
9th-11th September: The human digestive system and the will to live; a weekend workshop exploring this theme using eurythmy and lectures. 
5th September: Talk with Wolfgang Devine on Who are the custodians of this country? Who owns it? How do we relate to tradition? What do we need to acknowledge?
12th September: Talk with Gavin Tang on The paradox of Donald Trump – an unlikable person serving the greater good. The educated and well-informed person must surely think that Donald Trump is a blight on humanity, right? This offensive, larger-than-life person may yet be (mostly) unwittingly serving a greater good by derailing certain nefarious plans which have to be carried out within a certain time frame. What are these plans? What are the time frames? And what in Trump and his agenda are derailing such plans? 
16th - 17th September: Painting the epochs. This is a weekend workshop exploring colour and human consciousness. 
16th September: Parzival. This is a wonderful retelling of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival by Jonathan Drew and Robert Hanly. The evening starts at 5pm and there will be a nice soup served afterwards. 
16th September: Spring handcrafts afternoon. Come and learn how to create seasonal craft items. 
18th - 29th September: Entering the soul mood of orange. This course is given by the Sienna Academy and is part of the Painting Therapy Training. 
19th September: Talk with David Bowden on A talk on the book Astrogeographia; correspondences between the Stars and Earthly Locations. 
29th Sept - 3rd October: Eurythmy intensive; no matter what your level of experience is in eurythmy, you can attend this workshop. 30th Sept - 2 October: The necessity of true inner development. A great workshop taking place in Byron Shire over the long weekend exploring inner exercises and meditations. 

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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House needed for a year

We are a family of five, moving to Sydney from England for one year from mid September 2017. Our son Merlin will be going into class 9 at Glenaeon, and daughter Shantih into Class 6 at the Kamaroi school. If you have a house and / or car available to rent in the Northern area for that period, or some of that time please contact Jemma Hone at jemmahone@gmail.com

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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

Everything Old is New Again

Everything Old is New Again was a Peter Allen song that comes back to me on a regular basis these days. We are gliding seamlessly into a human future increasingly defined by the non-human machine world of technology: screens, keyboards, chips, robots and AI. All very good and labour-saving: there is no industrial unrest on the wharves any more as all container movements are automated and shipping imports flow smoothly. So much of engineering, medicine and in fact most things have been revolutionised with smart technology that does everything so much faster, cleaner, and more efficiently than messier, slower and potentially troublesome human beings. 

This is such a wonderful future before us that it might be worth asking the question: is there any room in it for human beings per se? The old fashioned human being with needs to make, build, create and express, in our own inadequate but still human way? Is there any room left for human ingenuity and creativity when it can all be done so much faster by machines? These are questions all schools need to consider in preparing students for the 21st century future: how to build future-ready students who are not just secondary players or button pushers in a world of machines, but whose humanity is asserted, independent and flourishing.

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There are signs that we are instinctively reaching for pursuits that assert the human need to create, to touch and make with our hands and hearts. Have you seen the Mindfulness Drawing books on sale in supermarkets? Drawing and colouring to reduce stress, focus the mind and express mood. Exactly what our younger students do each morning in their Main Lesson books. Have you been to an Artisan Market lately? There you will find table after table of hand-made, beautifully designed and constructed items of wood, metal, ceramics and textiles. Exactly what our students do all through primary and early high school in our Artisan program, learning to use natural materials to create useful and beautiful objects. Knitting has even made a comeback and knitting circles in pubs are not unknown where stitches are helped along with a schooner or three.

I see all these happenings as signs that the “universal human” is still very much alive and active, and seeking to assert himself/herself in a world increasingly dominated by machines. Handwriting is another impulse struggling to maintain our human, sensuous and tactile attachment to expressing ourselves on paper. The following article came out earlier this year, and makes a very nice case for the beautiful and traditional pursuit of handwriting, which can be, as Stephanie Wood puts it so strikingly, “like a naked body across….Egyptian cotton”. Worth a read….

The dying art of handwriting; Keeping the sensual art of handwriting alive in a world of emoticons

Handwriting is more than mere instant gratification: it is character, it is personal history.
Stephanie Wood (January 2017, Good Weekend)


I like to write on a thick pad of paper so that, as my hand moves across the page, the pen rolls and flows luxuriantly, rather like a naked body might across a pillow-top mattress covered with Egyptian cotton. To write on a single piece of paper resting on a hard surface is an abomination.

I am fussy, but not a snob, about the pen I use. Friends once gave me a Mont Blanc rollerball but, mostly, it stays in its box. I am just as happy using some straying ballpoint.

Hotel pens can be good. Other people's pens are almost always good. Take my current favourite: it has a pump-action retractable ballpoint, a fine writing action and, when I pick it up, my right hand wraps around a promotional message for a vaccine containing extracts from Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria designed to protect infants from disease. I must apologise to my doctor when I next see her.

Sometimes I steal good pens and I don't even know I'm doing it.

A good pen needs to have a certainty about it. A good pen gives good line – determined, substantial. Sometimes, I think of pens as people. I have had the misfortune to come upon pens that give scratchy, miserly lines. If they were people, they'd be gaunt and mean spirited. Cursive writing with a good pen is an entrance to a sensual world: subtle movements, a laying down of line, a world of curves and twists and hooks and flourishes. Cursive writing, as Arthur Stace knew, is powerful. Through the 20th century, he chalked his mark – the word "Eternity" – on footpaths around Sydney. His elegant upper-case "E" is a national treasure. I leave my mark around Sydney, too – on the little pads that newsagents and office supply stores provide for pen testing.

I like my cursive capital "I"s, the way I turn the closed loop at the top into a cocky, uplifted thing. I like the way I finish words: an "e" with a swooping tail, a "y" trailing off into the middle distance, signalling expansiveness and possibility. I like my lower case "h" and the way I allow it a low-flying prelude to a high-flying ascender. It is of no concern to me that some people claim to find my writing hard to read.

Handwriting is more than mere instant gratification: it is character, it is personal history. In a clean-out of my parents' house, letters I wrote to my grandparents when I was a child were unearthed. "Thank you for the $30," I wrote on lined paper in a round, precocious hand suggesting baby fat and parental coercion. "I really think you spoil me."

Other letters I'd written emerged, too: one to a friend that she must have returned to me for posterity revealed that, by 16, my writing had acquired a certain angularity, an embarrassing sort of breathiness, and I was adding flourishes: the descender on a "z", for example, knocking out a letter on the line below (as in "he took me to the Pizza Hut on a date!").

Other people's hands and characters emerged in the clean-out, too. My grandmother's strong personality leapt from a page on which she had recorded a favourite poem: "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree, a tree whose hungry mouth is prest, against the earth's sweet flowing breast …" Her writing is all wonderful loops and generous spacing between letters; it brings her back to me and I feel my little hand slipping into her gnarly old one. I have kept ample evidence of my late father's characterful writing: a long list of girls' names under discussion before my birth (I might have been Tamsin or Rebecca or Margaret). The card he wrote me on my 10th birthday. His letters to me when I lived overseas. A scribbled to-do list written in the last, difficult weeks of his life – "doctor, wheelchair, Glenfiddich, fish, post office". I doubt he intended to embed such black humour in so humdrum a document.

My heart aches whenever I examine this evidence. These days, if I spend too much time handwriting, my hand aches, too. It's out of condition.

"Handwriting is the new black" was the heading on an invitation I received to a pen company's recent event. I don't think so. The future of handwriting in a world of keyboards and screens, a world in which I can express joy or fury or the desire for a glass of champagne with one tap on an emoticon, seems bleak.

A couple of years ago, a new one-word graffiti message in white appeared from time to time around inner Sydney. The 21st-century writer was channelling Arthur Stace – and clearly foretelling the future of handwriting. "Oblivion," was what he or she wrote in an elegant hand.

MacFarlane Primary School Visit

Last term our Year 11 students enjoyed a wonderful visit to MacFarlane Primary school in Katherine, NT, so much so that we want to invite the school to visit us. We have invited their two cultural elders Arnold and Levina to bring four of their Year 5 and 6 students to visit Glenaeon. Over a two week period Arnold and Levina will work with all our classes, bringing them perspectives, stories and cultural practices from their aboriginal heritage, while the four students will spend the two week with our Classes 5 and 6, enjoying our curriculum and activities. We hope this visit will take place in Term 1 next year, and at the moment we are planning how it will work.

Rather than billeting, it would be best for the group to stay together in the one house. We are considering hiring an AirBnb for two weeks, but before doing so, we wanted to see if anyone in our community knows of a spare house that could be made available for a two week period? Yes, yes, I know there will be lots of you out there with spare houses just waiting for guests, but then if we don’t ask, we won’t know! If you know of something that might be suitable, please contact our Student Coordinator Dani Finch at daniellef@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au to discuss.

Middle Cove Drops offs: Please don’t drop off in Greenfield Avenue

Our traffic and parking arrangements for the Middle Cove campus continue to generally work well, providing a safe and efficient means of entry and exit for students. Please drop off your child/ren in Tyneside Avenue or North Arm Road, or if you are dropping off Class 3 or 4 children, or have an exemption for particular needs, you may use Glenroy Avenue.
There is one exception which is not working well: there are drop offs happening in Greenfield Avenue in the morning which are causing significant issues with cars stopping in the Bus stop, queuing to drop off, and even some doing three point turns into driveways. Unfortunately with such a narrow roadway, this drop off behavior is both dangerous and inefficient. Buses have had to wait while the queue of dropping off cars moved on, and three point turns cause risk to oncoming traffic.

Sitting is the new smoking: the antidote is walking, and the walk from North Arm Road, or Tyneside Avenue, is both healthy and pleasant for young people. Please drop off in the morning in these local streets, and we ask that you do not use Greenfield Avenue.

With best wishes,
Andrew Hill
Head of School
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School News

This week's cover photo

Spring is coming! This week's cover photo shows Class 4 students rehearsing their maypole for this year's Spring Festival, with teacher Melissa Kerl. Our children are so lucky to have access to a natural bushland environment in which to play and learn. We also found Class 4 learning about Aboriginal rock art outside their classroom this week, and down on the oval, Class 6 were rehearsing their dance for the Spring festival. Click below for more photos... » Read More



Class 4 rock art



Class 6 dance rehearsal
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Blackboard Beauties

This week's blackboard comes from the current Class 6 'Australia and the World' Main Lesson, and was drawn by teacher Roger Richards. Click below to see some of the beautiful watercolours of cityscapes the students have been painting... » Read More






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Year 11 and 12 cycling for mental health

Glenaeon Year 11 and 12 students will be raising money for mental health non-profit Waves of Wellness next weekend, but rather than taking to the sea, the senior students are taking to stationary bikes for a non-stop 24-hour cyclethon in the school hall.

Wearing their most outrageous fluoro costumes, three teams of six to eight students will race against each other and a team of teachers to cycle the furthest over the 24-hour timespan, raising money via the Everyday Hero website (link should be up this weekend).

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Year 12 student, Blaise Miller Hill, says the brainwave for the cyclethon grew out of her Friday morning surfs with One Wave, a group associated with Waves of Wellness, which runs a Fluoro Friday event at Manly and Bondi every week at 6.30am, “tackling mental health issues with a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro (sic).”

Blaise began surfing with One Wave in 2015, having had little direct experience with mental health issues in the community, but she soon learnt more about people struggling with their mental health. She said the flouro outfits were a way to make the invisible (mental health) visible.

Five thousand dollars will pay for 10 people to take the Waves of Wellness four-week WOW Surfing Experience (WOWSE) learn-to-surf program, and  this is their target. Students will spend a minimum 15-30 minutes on the bike at a time and the pedals will keep going for the entire 24 hours, making the changeover something of a challenge! They will sleep in the hall, preparing their own meals, playing music and board games when they are not on the bikes. Bikes are being loaned to the school by Vision Personal Training in Chatswood.
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The Burial of Thebes (Antigone)

Year 11 Drama students presented a tense and dramatic production of Seamus Heaney's The Burial of Thebes this week. Congratulations to all students - Bodi Atkins, Ben Barker, Annika Hansson, Angelina Meaney, Saffron Murphy, Dylan Rees-Ewen, Fiona Ryan, Oliver Shoebridge, Hugo Stackhouse, Oscar Neira, Isabella Callaghan, Harry Guo, Maria Dalhoff, Jack Howard, Riley Graff, Liam Moult and Elijah Gilliott. With special thanks to drama teacher and director, Delaney Crawley, musical director, Stuart Wright and to Geoffrey Stackhouse for filming the play in less than perfect health!  More photos below... » Read More

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HSC Music showcase

HSC music students gave their all at last week's music showcase. Congratulations to Liam Agnew, Elizabeth Brenchley, Sam Finch, Brianna Harris-Kairl and Rafe Skidmore. » Read More

 

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Year 7 Silent Auction

Year 7 have begun work on their silent auction piece for the Fair this year. These highly sought after auction items are sure to attract feverish bidding as in previous years. 
Save the Date now - Friday 3 November - Art Show opening night (Art Show open until Sunday 5 November)
Saturday 4 November - Fair
Castlecrag campus.
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Castlecrag News

Parents Craft – Time to return craft items!

With only two more craft sessions remaining this term, we are calling back craft items that have been taken home during the year.

If you have any craft around the house – finished, half-finished, or untouched – please bring them back to us. If you are struggling with it, bring them in on a Wednesday and we can help you finish them. If you cannot drop in on a Wednesday, please leave them with Mary at Castlecrag Office.

And thank you to those who have already started to bring back items. You can see images of some of the finished works that were returned this week – kangaroos, a spring lady, and a doll house set. The doll house set will be contributed to the Fair’s Silent Auction. Click below to see doll photo... » Read More

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School Calendar

What's on at Glenaeon next week

Years 7-10 Athletics Carnival (all students)
Tuesday September 5, 9:00am – 3:30pm

Kindergarten Parent Teacher Meeting (please note this is last week's re-scheduled meeting)
Tuesday September 5, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Castlecrag Campus

Class 3 Parent Teacher Meeting
Wednesday September 6, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Parent Education
How can we support our children’s learning?
With Dr Lakshmi Prasanna
Friday September 8, 9:15am – 11:15am
Castlecrag campus (map)
Human Digestive Organs - Will to Live workshop
Presented by Dr Lakshmi Prasanna and Patries Orange
Saturday September 9, 9:30am – Sunday September 10, 4:00pm
Castlecrag campus  » Read More

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Glenaeon School Tours

We have three tours coming up, at all three campuses, with a Middle Cove tour on a Saturday. Tell you friends and family we'd love to see them there!

CASTLECRAG Thursday 14 September 9:30–11:30am
MIDDLE COVE  Saturday 9 September 9.30-11.30am PRESCHOOL Monday 16 October 9.30-11.00am

To register, go to http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/school-tours
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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

Yeah! Spring is here! Warm weather & long days ahead.

Last night was a great catch-up for the Parents Association Steer group. We discussed the World Café process - and agreed that it was a great format to allow parents to share and connect their unique ideas and perspectives about the Glenaeon experience. Matthew Browne is the parent representative at the next Strategic Planning session this Saturday, so if you have had any follow up thoughts and inspirations in relation to Glenaeon's 2018 five-year Strategic Plan, send them through to him via the GPA email: gpa@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

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• News from the Class 4 Fair team is that all is going fabulously well.
• The new Parent funned bubblers have arrived for Castlecrag and will be fitted in time for the Fair.
• There is a new sandstone retaining wall outside the Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, funded by parents to prevent sand and soil run-off entering the community space in high rain events (maybe now it's done we will finally get rain!!)
• We agreed to fund an additional AED unit for Sylvia Brose Hall space- this extra unit will service the lower areas of the school during school time, and provide peace of mind and quick access for evening functions in the hall.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the rain.

Wednesday 13 September GPA Meeting
Friday 15 September Coffee Shop & Twilight Market, 3-6pm


Spring Blessings
Deanne Hardwick 
Glenaeon Parents Association (GPA)

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Community News

School Canteen

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Glenaeon Alumni Choir's first full concert declared a success!

Sunday proved a real treat for the audience at Glenaeon's Alumni Choir concert. Their polished performance and beautiful singing, across many different styles of music, impressed all. Monty Python's "The Galaxy Song" with soloist Evan Sanders, proved to be a particular crowd favourite, especially among the children! To top it off, over $400 was raised for the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Many thanks to Glenaeon School for allowing the concert to take place at the wonderfully resonant Marion Mahony Griffin Hall. » Read More

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Spring 2017 Archery Camp and bring a parent day!

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 10am-4pm
1 Day intensive program
Course fee: $85 per student 
Location: Glenaeon Oval
Open to all school students aged 8 years and above.
All equipment and trained supervision are included
in the camp fees. Please bring water and lunch for your child.
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Module 1: Introduction to archery
• Safety Procedures and rules
• Equipment overview
• Fundamentals of shooting

Module 2: Target Archery
Target archery is the most common form of archery where targets are set on a level field and arrows are shot repeatedly at the same distance in a set number of arrows.
• Shooting rules
• Types of rounds and scoring
• Improving form and technique

Module 3: Field Archery
A field archery course is set out much like a golf course. Targets are set at different distances and archers move from one target to the next. Each target is set at a different distance and each target is of varying size.
• Types of rounds and scoring
• Modifying form and technique for distance and incline

Bring a parent day
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 10am-12noon
This is an opportunity for parents to have a go and for their children to show them what they have learnt. Its also open to any student who would simply like to have a go.
• Parents shoot FREE!
• Student fee: $25 for the 2hr session

Combined One Day Intensive Course and Bring a parent day $100 per student.
Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the course.
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY REGISTERING AT
http://www.trybooking.com/RMBC


All enquiries simon@sydneyarchery.com.au or 0412 085 372
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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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Mandarin lessons

Mandarin will be a major world language by the time our children finish school and now Glenaeon offers this language as a co-curricular subject.
Wednesdays after school, 3:30pm -5:30pm. The photo shows our beginner students.
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Beginners: The first 45 minutes is for the beginners, who are welcome to stay back with the advanced group from 4.30pm. 
*Since Term 1 this year, I now offer a high school teaching IB subject- Chinese Literature.

Classes are available for students from Class 3 to Year 9. 
Venue: Junior School Library
Fees: $200 for Term 1 per student

RSVP: Please contact Katrina Pau 
kchou7@tpg.com.au 
0418 295 428

The Mandarin teacher, Ms Katrina Pau, was born and raised in Taiwan. Before migrating to Australia, she worked as a broadcaster in TV and Radio in Hong Kong and Taipei and also managed a financial investment company in Taipei. After migrating to Australia, along with a BA degree previously from the University of Melbourne, she then achieved an honours degree in Classical Chinese literature from Macquarie University, Sydney. She later tutored university students, and adults privately, in Asian culture & Mandarin language, and has been teaching Mandarin for primary students in a private school since 2012.
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Glenaeon Secondhand School Uniform Shop

For Term 3, the Second-hand Uniform Shop will be open alternate Friday afternoons from 3:00 - 3:45 pm. Stop by September 1 & 15 for your uniform needs.

Thank you. Lori Graff 0428668056 » Read More

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CIPs Term 3

Dear Parents,
As you are aware each family is billed $140 per term for the Community Involvement Program. When voluntary work is done and registered, it can be credited back to your account at the rate of $17.50 per hour (in other words 8 hours per term will entitle you to the full $140 credit). It is now time to start claiming your CIP credits for Term 3. Click below for more details... » Read More

As there are over 340 families at Glenaeon it takes some time to process the credits for everybody so we ask that you submit your term 3 CIP hours by Friday 8th September in order to have them credited back to you via next term’s invoice.

The CIP form is now 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 HERE 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
9932 2310
Part-time 9am – 3pm
(Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)

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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! We also need egg cartons, so if you can donate some to the Middle Cove campus, we'd be so egg-cited!

Please contact Alison on alisonw@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au » Read More

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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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Art Show - Call to Artists

It's that time of year again! The Family Fair and Art Show committee wants you to save the dates from 3-5 November and are calling for artists' submissions for the Art Show. Applications close October 6 and you can contact either glenaeon.artshow@gmail.com or go to www.glenaeonartshow.com » Read More

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Jars and fibres needed

I am organising a Succulent Planting activity and Dreamcatcher making activity for the Family Fair this year. I am collecting jars (for succulent planting) and wool, cotton and feathers (for dream catcher). You can leave donations in a box in the Castlecrag office.
Thank you! Warm regards, Yuki Tomishima » Read More

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Careers

Careers Corner

Please click below for details of upcoming tertiary institutions' Open Days... » Read More

Australian Catholic University
acu.edu.au
North Sydney 2 September
Strathfield 9 September

Australian College of Applied Psychology
acap.edu.au
Sydney 22 November

CQUniversity
cqu.edu.au/openday
Sydney 6 September
Online Chat 2, 30 August
available 3-6pm 13 September


MIT Sydney
mit.edu.au
For campus tours/appointments and course information call (02) 8267 1400 or visit the website.

National Art School
nas.edu.au
Darlinghurst 2 September

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

Torrens University Australia
torrens.edu.au
-Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (Leura) 2 September

UNSW Sydney
unsw.edu.au
2 September
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Parent Education

How can we support our children’s learning?

With Lakshmi Prasanna
Friday 8th September 9.15am
Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Castlecrag campus

Bookings:  Mary Heard, Castlecrag office: 9958 0774 or Joy Day: 0451 152 227 joyful7days@gmail.com4
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Building firm foundations and strengthening capacities beyond the early childhood years into the class teacher phase.
• Developmental stages of children between 7 and 14
• Care and education of the child before puberty.
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Raphael’s Rooms

Lakshmi Prasanna and Patries Orange workshop

Human Digestive Organs - Will to Live
Please note that the next workshop offered by Lakshmi & Patries will take place at Castlecrag on the weekend of September 9 & 10
Lakshmi will be available for consultations during this visit
To make an appointment please contact Joy Day 0451152227 » Read More

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Parent Craft

Alumni

Are you a Glenaeon Alum?

At Glenaeon we have an active Alumni program where we organise Alumni reunions for 1, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years post-graduation. Reunions are a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and teachers and catch up on what you’ve been doing since school. Our Reunion season for 2017 is about to commence this Saturday 2nd September with the 1997 reunion.

Glenaeon invites former students to school events and dedicated Alumni mentoring events.
As former students are constantly on the move, we are always trying to keep our database up to date. If you attended Glenaeon, please up-date your contact details here and we can keep in touch - http://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/community/alumni/stay-connected#alumni

Kind Regards,

Nicole Crabb
Director of Development » Read More

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The Nexus of Life: Ecological Crisis and Creative Understanding

This symposium brings together philosophers, historians, anthropologists, biologists, artists and poets whose work critically and creatively engages with the systems of representation and the institutional structures through which contemporary societies understand life and its limits.
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Conveners: Ute Eickelkamp, Luke Fischer (Glenaeon alumni) and Harriet Johnson
When: Friday 1 September 2017 Time: 8.45 – 5.15pm
Where: Level 6 Seminar Room
Charles Perkins Centre | University of Sydney

Confirmed speakers: Linda Connor, Thom van Dooren, Ute Eickelkamp, Luke Fischer, Monica Gagliano, Prudence Gibson, Sebastian Job, Harriet Johnson, Janet Laurence, Jadran Mimica, Peter Minter, Cat Moir, Libby Robin, Deborah Bird Rose and Dieter Sturma.
More information and to register: http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/the- nexus-of-life-ecological-crisis-and-creative- understanding
This symposium is followed by a poetry reading and piano recital “Voicing the Earth”.
Fabled 1-12 (2011) | archival ink on archival paper | 52 x 42cm (paper) / 60 x 48cm (framed) Image from a series undertaken during a residency at the Fauna and Flora camp in Aceh, Sumatra. Images courtesy the artist – Janet Laurence
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Voicing the Earth

Poetry Reading and Piano Recital
This event will include the performance of poetry and art music that explore environmental concerns and the human relation to the natural world. It is the concluding event of the interdisciplinary symposium ‘The Nexus of Life’ convened by Ute Eickelkamp, Luke Fischer (Glenaeon alumni) and Harriet Johnson.
When: Friday 1 September 2017 Time: 5.30 – 7.00pm » Read More

Poets: Judith Beveridge, Michelle Cahill, Peter Minter and David Malouf.
Pianist: Jean Bernard Marie.
Where: Teachers College Assembly Hall Room 300, Level 3, Old Teachers' College Manning Road, University of Sydney
More information and to register: http://sydney.edu.au/environment- institute/events/voicing-the-earth-poetry-reading-and- piano-recital/
Photo by Janet Laurence in Aceh Fauna and Flora Int Elephant Camp Exhibited After Eden Sherman Foundation for Contemporary Art
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Noticeboard

Grassroots Eco Store – Birthday Candle Rings

Come and take a look at the beautiful Grimm's birthday rings! The rings can be adorned with a range of wooden decorations and numbers enhancing a birthday ceremony. Decorations can be added to reflect your child's nature and interests, adding colour and personality to the ring. Pure beeswax candles and brass or aluminium candle holders are available for use with the ring. Grimm's carefully make natural and coloured wooden birthday rings using the best European timbers with exceptional colour finishes. Each is hand-finished with non-toxic and water-based dyes and then completed with pure vegetable oil. Use year after year for a memory that lasts a lifetime.


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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

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. Thank you for your patronage - a portion of every sale goes to Glenaeon.

I appreciate your visits and support. See you soon!
Felicity
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Warrah Spring fair

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The Michael Impulse of Eurythmy

4½ day Intensive
29 September, 7pm - 3 October, 2pm
Glenaeon School, Castlecrag Campus Castlecrag
Led by Diane Tatum & Patries Orange
If…
• You want to enliven your teaching practice,
• You love Eurythmy and want to uplift your life-energies, or
• You’re considering taking up Eurythmy as a career path, then…
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!
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A ‘Fountain of Youth’,
Eurythmy brings increased health and well-being.
It is a contemporary, spiritual approach to Living Movement, unlocking the secrets of the Life Energies in us and around us.
Cost: $450
Early Bird registration $425 until 31 August.
For more information and registration, please contact Diane: diane.tatum@optusnet.com.au
Or phone on (02)8411-1333 or 0413139380
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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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An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales: From Angry Ant to Zestless Zebra

by Susan Perrow

This illustrated collection of behaviour tales offers story medicine as a creative strategy for parenting, teaching and counselling. Following the alphabet from A to Z, each behaviour is identified in the story title: angry, anxious, bullying, demanding, fussy … greedy … jealous ... loud … obnoxious … quibbling …uncooperative … and more. Covering a range of universal challenges, the stories, some humorous, some more serious, are suitable for three to nine years - and the child in every adult. » Read More

All 42 stories begin with an undesirable or out-of-balance situation and, through the use of metaphor and an imaginative story journey, lead to a more desirable resolution. In this way, story medicine also has the potential for nurturing positive values.
Stories may not be magic pills that have powers to fix or heal all difficulties, but they can be a wonderful and more pleasant alternative to nagging and lecturing. And sometimes ‘magic’ does happen and a story does make a difference!

Copies can be sourced online or through me or my website (http://susanperrow.com). 
Multiple copies are best bought through my Australian distributer (to get a discount) - Footprint Books - here is the email contact - sarahca@footprint.com.au

Thank you, Susan Perrow
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Hummingsong Choirs Spring Concerts

Join us for one of our Spring Concerts where we will showcase our choirs individually and together as a mass choir (including our new men's choir). Help us celebrate the beautiful community of men and women we have built in what promises to be an entertaining and heart warming program. Raising money for Women's Community Shelters
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Rudolf Steiner College

Spring Handcrafts Afternoon
Are you ready for spring? Make a fleece spring maiden standing doll or bird’s nest with a felt handsewn bird for your nature table or storytelling. Sydney Rudolf Steiner College is running a spring Handcraft Afternoon for only $75 (including high quality natural materials).
For parents and educators.
Date: Saturday 16th September
Time: 12.30-4pm
Venue: Sydney Rudolf Steiner House, 307 Sussex St Sydney.
Cost: $75 pp, includes all materials..
Enrol now: http://sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com.au/spcr2017-spring-handcrafts-afternoon/ » Read More

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Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

This is what the calendar looks like for the next few months (please click READ MORE for details...) » Read More

2nd September: Talk and working bee. A short talk and discussion at 1pm open to everyone on How can Anthroposophy better meet the world today? And this is then followed (optionally) by a working bee to bring some TLC to Rudolf Steiner House. 
9th September: 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. 
9th - 10th September: Art of caring; working with children under three. This is a wonderful workshop for anyone caring in any capacity for children under three. 
10th - 11th September: Creative Communion. Immerse yourself in the spirit of this healing and renewing time with some soul food, at this seasons Spring Creative Communion! Painting, colour, drawing, crafting, stories and meditative reflection time to boot! Fill your cup... 
9th-11th September: The human digestive system and the will to live; a weekend workshop exploring this theme using eurythmy and lectures. 
5th September: Talk with Wolfgang Devine on Who are the custodians of this country? Who owns it? How do we relate to tradition? What do we need to acknowledge?
12th September: Talk with Gavin Tang on The paradox of Donald Trump – an unlikable person serving the greater good. The educated and well-informed person must surely think that Donald Trump is a blight on humanity, right? This offensive, larger-than-life person may yet be (mostly) unwittingly serving a greater good by derailing certain nefarious plans which have to be carried out within a certain time frame. What are these plans? What are the time frames? And what in Trump and his agenda are derailing such plans? 
16th - 17th September: Painting the epochs. This is a weekend workshop exploring colour and human consciousness. 
16th September: Parzival. This is a wonderful retelling of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival by Jonathan Drew and Robert Hanly. The evening starts at 5pm and there will be a nice soup served afterwards. 
16th September: Spring handcrafts afternoon. Come and learn how to create seasonal craft items. 
18th - 29th September: Entering the soul mood of orange. This course is given by the Sienna Academy and is part of the Painting Therapy Training. 
19th September: Talk with David Bowden on A talk on the book Astrogeographia; correspondences between the Stars and Earthly Locations. 
29th Sept - 3rd October: Eurythmy intensive; no matter what your level of experience is in eurythmy, you can attend this workshop. 30th Sept - 2 October: The necessity of true inner development. A great workshop taking place in Byron Shire over the long weekend exploring inner exercises and meditations. 

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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House needed for a year

We are a family of five, moving to Sydney from England for one year from mid September 2017. Our son Merlin will be going into class 9 at Glenaeon, and daughter Shantih into Class 6 at the Kamaroi school. If you have a house and / or car available to rent in the Northern area for that period, or some of that time please contact Jemma Hone at jemmahone@gmail.com

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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

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Middle Cove Campus:

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

Telephone 61 2 9417 3193
Fax 61 2 9417 5346
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