Festivals and Special Events at Chrysalis

We hold an exciting program of festival and events each year:

Harmony Day

Celebrating diversity, friendship, community, understanding and equality

Held annually in March

Harmony Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the many different cultures represented in our school community.

 

Children are invited to bring along wholesome, home-made (preferably finger) food to share. They either wear something representing their cultural heritage or something orange to symbolize harmony.

Winter Solstice Festival

Celebrating community spirit through art, music, dance and song

Held on the third Sunday each June

The Winter Solstice Festival is one of the premier events on the Chrysalis calendar - a major celebration of winter hibernation to prepare for the advent of spring.

 

All year levels perform, and families can warm up around the Chrysalis bonfire or relax in the music lounge. The spiral walk, laid out in the library, provides an opportunity for mediation and reflection.

Science Fair

A week of scientific experiments, education and exhibition

Held every two years in August

Every two years our Science Fair coincides with National Science Week. Students have the opportunity to work on independent projects in class and at home, displaying their finished projects in the classroom.

 

As well as developing their scientific understandings to explain the projects, our students further develop skills such as organisation, time management, cooperation and flexibility. And practise resilience if things don't go to plan!

Art Exhibition

Celebrating art among across all years

Alternates with the Science Fair, held every two years

Our art exhibition provides an opportunity for all children to display their creative works to the community.

 

Our exhibitions are held in September and are another wonderful showcase of all our students' work.

Craft Fair

Developing creativity and enterprise

Held annually in November

The Craft Fair celebrates the creative talents of our school community. It's also an opportunity for students to develop their business skills.

 

Stalls are available to those who have prepared basic business plans. The fair is an opportunity to learn about the costs involved in enterprise and the challenges of making a profit.

End of Year Concert

Celebrating the year's end with song and dance and farewelling our graduates

Held annually in December

Our End of Year Concert is a lively affair, marking the year's end with performances from each class on the last Friday evening of the school year. 

 

We celebrate our graduating students, many of whom started in Children's House and have been part of Chrysalis for more than a decade.

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