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Class 12 are thoroughly engrossed in their final play, Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn. It explores the complications of relationships, presenting the comedic side of these sometimes trying times.  The text is providing some real challenges for all, however, the whole class are stepping up and embracing the opportunity the extend themselves.

The show will be presented to all friends and family of the Lorien community at 7pm, Wednesday 29th November. We are inviting all to attended.

Please note that this performance is suitable to age 13 . It contains mild course language and adult themes.

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Mandala Madness

Nov 10, 2017

Category: Parents Community

 

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Raffle tickets can be purchased at the office ~ $5 each or 3 for $10

For the past few years the Lorien Craft Group has worked together on a large item that we raffle to raise funds.  We started out with the aim of raising enough money to buy new craft supplies for the following years Spring Fair. Each year our projects have varied, a hand-sewn quilt, a felted wall hanging and last year a crochet blanket.  As our projects grew more challenging we decided to use the funds raised to purchase something for the school students, last year we were able to buy two fantastic sewing machines. 

This year we have set our sights high… We took on the challenge of making a crocheted mandala.  We started the enormous task during term 2, and knowing the huge amount of hours needed to complete the blanket we enlisted the help of some very keen and talented crocheters within our school community as well as our regular craft group members. During the long winter months the blanket was passed from person to person, each completing a few rounds. Many challenges were faced, but each week as the mandala grew, we were amazed at the beautiful work that each person contributed. 

With 95 rounds completed so far and many countless hours spent crocheting, the end is in sight!  Our aim is to have the mandala finished in time for the school open day, where it will be on display for everyone to see and the lucky winner of the raffle drawn.  In order to raise as much money as possible to do justice to this stunning piece of art, we will begin selling tickets this week at the Christmas market and tickets will also be available from the office.  If you would like to take home a book of tickets to sell to family and friends it would be most appreciated.  Please get behind our school community fundraising and help purchase something really amazing for our kids, which they can enjoy for many years to come. 


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Sun Hive

Nov 10, 2017

Category: Grounds

Our teachers were busy in April, at a seminar at Shearwater Steiner School. One project was a Sun Hive. Sun Hives are made out of rye straw and has nine, half moon shaped arched, movable frames with the entrance located at the bottom of the hive. The Sun Hive is designed by the German sculptor Guenther Mancke. The form and shape of the hive are created according to the natural bee hives and the design reflects the oneness of the colony.

The Sun Hive has recently been completed and hug at the top of the hill, behind the bus shelter. 

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Class One have been learning all about various cultures around the world. We are lucky enough to have a very multicultural class and every Tuesday, we have had the pleasure of families presenting stories, dances and sharing delicious foods. Here are some pictures to share with you what we have been up to. ~ Sarah, Class One Guardian.

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Greek Olympics

Oct 31, 2017

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Class 5 from Lorien, Kamaroi and Glenaeon came together for the Greek Olympics last week. Luckily the weather held out for them and a great day was had by all!

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Class 11 are currently on a voyage from Port Stephens to Darling Harbour. We hear they are having a great time!

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Around the Grounds

Oct 27, 2017

Category: Grounds

Spring is here and the school grounds are a buzz with activity! Our wonderful grounds helpers and students have been busy updating, beautifying and developing areas throughout the school. 

We have a beautiful new fence outside our school office and bus shelter & Kindergarten has a new sandpit and play area.

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Our Vege Garden now has a new entrance & our performance hall has a brand new deck - perfect for class gatherings after their end-of-year play.

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...and the new Primary School play equipment is getting closer to competition!

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Class One journeyed for our very first class trip to Jenolan Caves. Here, we ventured through the Imperial Cave where we saw Lima Limestone's fossils and her friends the Stalagmites and Stalactites.
 
We went to the Blue Pool to see if we could spot the resident platypus, however we only saw his bubbles emerging from the deep pool. We camped at the Glenroy Cottage campground where the children enjoyed rock hopping over the river, climbing ancient wise old trees and roasting marshmallows over the campfire.
 
The next morning we awoke to the sound of rain pitter pattering upon our tents, so with raincoats and gumboots on the children splashed about in the puddles. When we arrived back at school, we enjoyed a class feast before heading home. Such a wonderful adventure!

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Over the year it has been lovely to see the children grow, and form such strong and wonderful bonds with each other. There is a wonderful sense of friendship within this group, care and respect. We have had some big changes within our kindergarten grounds. Rajan & Dennis have been busy building us a new climbing frame, mulching our garden, and doing a gene

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ral repair and tidy up around our building. It looks fantastic! And the children have absolutely loved the climbing frame, their confidence and strength has been growing each and every time they give it a go! 

Over this last term we will be heading towards the change from spring to summer, with the days already growing quite warm! Our circle time is filled with lots of lovely spring songs and Spanish verses. We have also started the journey with our silk worms again, watching them grow bigger every day. Our walks have been taking us to the lovely new beehive and the mulberry tree, which is always a must! We can’t go past those sweet and delicious mulberries. We have been doing lots of running on the field and then laying down on the soft spring grass to watch the clouds.

Our craft has been delving into the spirit of spring and summer and the children’s beautiful craftwork decorates our room. Our baking has been getting very creative, with baked sweet potato, baked corn, warm milk and honey, rainbow fruit sticks and delicious soup! Outdoor play will start including lots of water! The children love to build rivers and castles and also dip their toes into that cool blue water. 

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