From the Principal

From the Deputy Principal

DisruptEd 2018

Disruption is a term used to describe the changes taking place in many businesses, often caused by new technology. We are all familiar with companies like AirBNB, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, Alibaba, Uber and Instagram. These companies have quickly become leaders in their respective industries due to new and innovative ways to meet the needs of our global population. They have caused major disruption to traditional business models and changed the way that people work. Other disruptions include the impact of artificial intelligence and augmented reality (for example in driverless cars and  health education) and the changes taking place in agriculture, mining, energy production and the list goes on.

As a school, we recognise the need to provide students with opportunities to challenge their perceptions of the future workplace and to develop the skills that will help to prepare them well for an uncertain future. In 2015 the Foundation for Young Australians published a report titled the New Work Order. The synopsis of this document reads: “The New Work Order shows that young people are facing the most significant disruption in the world of work since the industrial revolution. Economic changes are transforming work through automation, globalisation and more flexible work.” More recently, FYA has published another report, the New Work Reality, which provides further imperative to ensure our students understand the world of work they move into after school. 

On Tuesday 31 July, Lindisfarne will be hosting DisruptEd 2018. On the day of DisruptEd 2018, we will be running a variety of activities for students, with the focus on disruption, innovation and entrepreneurship. The purpose is to challenge thinking with regard to taking risks, and to help students to build these future focussed skills and perspectives. 

On the day we will be running keynote sessions for year groups and a number of workshops based around topics our planning group of students have identified. Many of these topics are outlined in the linked form below. We have also arranged for Griffith, Bond and USQ to run workshops for our students on the day. The day will also provide an authentic opportunity for many of our Business Studies, Commerce and Economics students to get feedback from business people regarding work they have been doing over the semester.

We are aware that many parents and school contacts have expertise in areas that would help our students understand the changes and disruptions that are taking place in the workplace. If you would like to be involved in the day by sharing your expertise and experiences with our students, please complete the Google form linked here - DisruptEd 2018 Expression of Interest

Lindisfarne would love your support for this initiative. It is hoped that the shared experiences on the day will inspire our students to develop bold and courageous dreams for their learning, and for life after school.

Geoff Lancaster
Deputy Principal - Learning and Innovation

Important Information

From the Chaplain

Reflection

The 12th Bishop of Grafton has been elected.

The Reverend Canon Dr Murray Harvey has been chosen to be the 12th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton.

Bishop-elect Harvey’s appointment follows the retirement, earlier this year, of the Rt Rev Dr Sarah Macneil, who had been bishop of the diocese since March of 2014.

Bishop-elect Harvey, 54, will move to the diocese with his wife Leanne. They have two children; Chelsea, a student at Queensland University of Technology, and Lauchie who is currently in Year 11.

Murray is currently Rector of St Mark’s Anglican Church, Clayfield in the diocese of Brisbane. Under his leadership at Clayfield there has been an increased engagement with children, families and the local community. These developments included partnerships with local schools: St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Clayfield College and Eagle Junction State School.

Murray holds a doctorate in Health Science from the School of Psychology, Deakin University in Melbourne, and worked for several years as a psychologist before being ordained in 1991.

His university research drew on insights from psychology to evaluate selection processes for the ordained ministry in the Anglican Church. He continues to be involved in teaching and research in this field. He has held several key appointments in the diocese of Brisbane, especially in the areas of education, governance, professional standards and vocations. 

Murray and Leanne spent several years in England where he had charge of three rural parishes and was the Bishops’ Selection Adviser in the discernment process for people offering for the ordained ministry in the U.K. He was also on the board of governors of two Anglican schools in Lincoln Diocese.

Leanne, who grew up in Tweed Heads, is a primary school teacher with qualifications from the University of New England and University College, Lincoln, (U.K.) as well as a Bachelor of Theology from St Francis College, Brisbane.

“I am deeply moved and challenged to be invited to be Bishop of Grafton.” Bishop-elect Harvey said.

Administrator of Grafton Diocese, Archdeacon Gail Hagon, said that Bishop-elect Harvey’s excitement was reciprocated by staff and people of the diocese.

“To obtain a bishop-elect with such varied qualifications, experience and skills can only continue to strengthen our diocesan life and I am sure that we will all enjoy meeting and working with Murray and Leanne.”

Bishop-elect Harvey will be consecrated as the 12th Bishop of Grafton during a service in Christ Church Cathedral in Grafton at 10.00am on the 29 September this year.

Rev Chad Rynehart
School Chaplain

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HSC Trial Preparation

HSC Trial Preparation Lecture Recordings

For the past 12 years, HSC in the Holidays, in partnership with UTS, Macquarie University, UON and UOW, has been conducting live events on campus for HSC students during holiday periods. The program includes lectures across 20 subjects.

This year, your students can find easy access to these lectures on our website. They will be able to view a high definition video that will include all presentation material and access to detailed lecture notes.

Each lecture is designed specifically to increase student knowledge and skills prior to the HSC Trial Exams in Term 3. Specifically, each lecture session was presented by a highly experienced HSC Teacher/Marker and will address the following areas:

  • Key content from the core topics, particularly focussing on the most difficult components of the syllabus where errors are made.
  • Examination tips and strategies to maximising marks.
  • Insights into what HSC markers are looking for within responses.
  • How to respond to a range of HSC questions and be provided with worked answers/solutions.

For more information on our July lecture program, please click here.

The cost of each two-hour lecture is only $19.95.

There is a free two-hour lecture titled "ACE the HSC" you are welcome to download and view.

Subjects include: Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English AOS: Discovery, English (Advanced and Standard), Legal Studies, Mathematics (General and 2 Unit), Modern History (Core Topic and Germany), PDHPE (Core and Option Topics), Physics and Visual Arts

Please click here to go straight to our webpage with all information.

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HSC4ME APP

Earlier this year, we launched a new online learning platform specifically for HSC students. It was created by a team of highly experienced teachers to give students an all-in-one platform where they could revise, study, practice and consolidate their skills and knowledge with each subject area.

There are now over 2,100 students already using these resources. Your students are able to visit the website here for a FREE trial or to register for selected subjects.

The first eleven subjects now available include:

  • English - AOS: Discovery & Advanced English
  • Mathematics - General & Mathematics (2 Unit)
  • Science - Biology, Chemistry & Physics
  • HSIE - Business Studies, Economics & Legal Studies
  • PDHPE - PDHPE

The app aims to let students access collated materials anywhere, anytime.

Take a look at the website here: https://hsc4me.com.au and/or you can download via the App Store on Apple or Google Play for Android.

For those schools who are interested in a school group discount, please click here.


HSC Stay and Study @ Macquarie University

For students who would prefer to attend the events in-person, we have a partnership arrangement with Robert Menzies Residential College to allow Year 12 students to "Stay and Study" on campus at Macquarie University.

For $75 per night during the July holidays, students can stay on campus and attend the live events during the day. This price is for a private room and includes 3 meals/day, plus towels and linen.

To read more about this offer, please click here.

Thank you for the opportunity to inform your HSC parents and students of these opportunities.

If you have any further questions about this program, please call 1300 677 336 or email info@hscintheholidays.com.au.

Save the Date

REMINDER: 

  • The Subject Selection Evening for Year 11 2019 is on Monday, 25 June in Ngahriyah - 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

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Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

Campus Connection Lindisfarne Bus Supervision

Increasing enrolments have resulted in greater demand for this service, so commencing this week, an additional Lindisfarne staff member will travel with the children on the connection bus between Mahers Lane and Sunshine Avenue Campuses. This will assist with ensuring the students travel safely and behave appropriately.


Murwillumbah Festival Poetry Recitation Year Level Performances

Our Junior School students have been diligently rehearsing in preparation for their year level performances at the Murwillumbah Festival next week. Parents and family members are most welcome to come along to the Murwillumbah Arts Centre to lend support. Unfortunately, exact times for performances are not available, however please find listed below departure and return times for our students:

Stage 2: Tuesday 26 June 2018

  • Year 4 depart 9.45am - Section 403 commences at 10.30am, return 12.00pm.
  • Year 3 depart 9.50am - Section 408 commences at 10.30am, return 12.00pm. 

Stage 1: Wednesday 27 June 2018

  • Kindergarten depart 9:00am     Section 405 commences, return 11.00am. 
  • Year 1 depart 10.00am - Section 407 commences 10.30am, return 11.45am.
  • Year 2 depart 10.15am - Section 404 commences 10.30am, return 11.45am.

Michele Chandler
Head of Junior School

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Winter Solstice Celebrations at the Sunshine Avenue Garden

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Mrs Roberson organised some fantastic activities to help celebrate the Winter Solstice. The children cooked damper on sticks over the camp fire, made paper lanterns, tasted mulled wine for kids (a yummy hot winter drink), wrote poems and made suns out of sticks and thread.

Thank you to all the parents/grandparents who were able to come along and help out with the activities.

Please see below for the mulled wine (for kids) recipe.


Mulled Wine for Kids and Non-Drinkers

Serves: 14 to 16

Ingredients

  • 2 litres non-alcoholic grape juice or apple juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, zest of
  • 1 lemon, zest of
  • crushed nutmeg, seed
  • 2.5 cups of hot lemon juice or 2.5 cups lime juice

Directions

  1. Heat the water and add the honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and peel.
  2. Boil for 5 minutes and leave to simmer for 5 more.
  3. Strain this syrup into a large pot and add the citrus juice, heat until it is gently bubbling.
  4. Add the 2 litres of grape/apple juice and keep the mixture on a low heat, serve with a slice of lemon.

Enjoy!

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Green Team

Middle School

Head of Middle School Report

Over the past few weeks I have had the pleasure of working with 20+ students, ranging in age from Year 5 to 9, committed to developing skills that will equip the well into the 21st century. The iYouth App Development workshop began with a full-day weekend workshop with follow-up sessions each Tuesday afternoon. Workshop facilitator, Navdeep Pasricha, with assistance from his great team of mentors, has engaged the students not only in the technical skill set of front-end app design but, perhaps more importantly, in the development of ideas, entrepreneurship and the importance of social enterprise in the 21st century. 

One of the key elements of any entrepreneurial idea is the “pitch”. Our young developers have been introduced to a fantastic structure for pitching their ideas to audience just waiting to be wowed! I can’t wait to hear the amazing pitches and ideas at the showcase event in a couple of weeks after spending time with some amazing mentors from iYouth.

It has been delightful to see the students’ commitment to their work and their active engagement in the development of their very own ideas. I’ve seen an instagram for flowers, a brand new car review app, an eggciting (sic) new way to make sure your boiled eggs turn out just right and an app that lets you know which fast food restaurants are close enough to your house so that the food isn’t cold when you get home! The most exciting part is the knowledge that is being acquired will be transferable to any idea these students have in the future.

This is one of many ways that Lindisfarne is working to provide additional, exciting opportunities for students. 

This week, our Stage 3 students also explored the Winter Solstice. Students in Years 5 and 6 participated in some fun and engaging learning opportunities about the astronomical causes of this, our shortest day of the year, as well some of the ways this day been celebrated around the world and through the ages. We even got to celebrate with a nice, warm glass of mulled apple juice to mark the occasion. It’s great to know that from now until December our daylight hours only get longer! 

Jeremy Godden
Head of Middle School

Middle School Science

“Water, water everywhere
Yet all the boards did shrink;
Water, water everywhere
Nor any drop to drink.”

Such was the plight of the poor old Ancient Mariner becalmed on a ship at sea surrounded by saltwater. Australia is not so different, it is an island surrounded by ocean with a limited supply of fresh drinking water.

Year 7 is studying water as part of their unit on elements, compounds and mixtures and the rime of the Ancient Mariner has a message worth listening to.

Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth and yet we love our backyard BBQs where each year we sizzle up 110kg of meat for every man, women and child in the country. This includes 25kg of beef per person and each kilogram of beef requires around 50,000L of water to produce. That’s right, 50,000L and that’s only for one kilo'. The reason that the number is so high doesn’t have much to do with how much cows drink (even though they drink a lot). It has to do with the fact that cows eat grass and grain for around two years before they are turned into beef and all that grass and grain needs lots and lots of water to grow.

Beef is not the only thing that uses huge amounts of water to produce. Cotton for jeans and T-shirts is another thirsty crop slurping up around 10,000L per kilogram of finished cotton and Australia produces around 3 million 1,000kg bales of cotton per year.

By contrast, a company called Sun Drop Farm from South Australia is producing vegetables in the desert by using salt water in a solar power station and then collecting the condensed steam to water the vegetables. The power station is one of those things that has a huge tower in front of a field of mirrors that focus the sun’s rays onto a small spot on top of the tower. This gets incredibly hot turning water into steam to drive turbines that produce electricity. The clever thing about the Sun Drop corporation is that they use saltwater in the tower but condense nice fresh water from the steam. Year 7 will recognise this example of distillation and it is a clever way to get two things from the sun: electricity and fresh water.

We should all be aware of how much water we use. Back in the 2000s, the Gold Coast experienced the worst drought in history. We came so close to running out of water that the desalination plant was hastily built at Tugun as an emergency source of supply. Check if you have a rainwater tank attached to your roof. One tank can supply water for the toilets, washing machine and outdoor taps taking a up to half of your demand for water away from Hinze dam.

As a society we are not very good at conserving water and, as our population continues to grow and the climate continues to warm, we will need to get smarter about how we use this most precious resource of all.


Science Quiz

The nearest galaxy to the Milky Way is Andromeda and it is moving towards us. Eventually Andromeda will merge with our galaxy to form a single huge galaxy. Well done, Thomas for getting your answer in first to MSS.

This week’s question: How is fresh water extracted from saltwater at the Tugun desalination plant? Send your answer into hinksetter@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au and pester your parents to install a rainwater tank at your house.


Senior School

Dare to Dream


Our young men and women are part of an increasingly fast paced world. Choices about lifestyle and career paths are at the fore of their decision making and it is imperative we support the future leaders of our community by providing them with tangible opportunities to develop real world connections. For women, very thankfully, long gone are the narrow career pathways of bygone eras. Our girls graduating from school can look forward to varied and fulfilling pathways.


To that end, Dare to Dream, a program run by women for young women, is built on the three pillars of inspiration, aspiration and motivation. A panel of female speakers who have overcome challenges to celebrate success in their lives will this year, address the key messages of resilience, wellness, forward planning and understanding. These personal values will form the basis of the conversation.



We extend the invitation to all Senior School girls (Years 9 to 12) to attend this highly anticipated event on Monday, 23 July from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Further information and application forms will be emailed home early next week.

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School

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Private Lessons

Please be reminded that if your child is having private Instrumental, Vocal, Song Writing or Speech and Drama lessons it will be assumed that lessons are continuing from term to term. If you wish to discontinue lessons written notification needs to be submitted to the Creative and Performing Arts Administration Assistant at vnixon@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au by the close of business on Monday, 25 June, otherwise the following term’s fees will be charged.


Private Instrumental, Vocal and Songwriting and Speech and Drama Lessons Tuition Feedback

Parents of students involved in our private music and vocal programs should expect a phone call in the following fortnight from your associated tutor to discuss the musical development of your son or daughter.

At Lindisfarne we see private tuition as one part of a larger holistic development of our students which also includes:
 
Private Music and Vocal Tuition:
  • involvement in extra-curricular music ensembles;
  • development of skills for elective music classes;
  • involvement in lunchtime, Twilight and Big Chill concerts;
  • sitting AMEB or similar exams where appropriate.
Private Speech and Drama Tuition:
  • involvement in eisteddfods;
  • involvement in upcoming Drama Twilight Concert and/or Big Chill concert;
  • sitting AMEB or similar exams where appropriate.

All of our private lessons are set up on a rotating roster so students do not end up missing the same classes regularly. Can I suggest that students make a note of their lesson times in their diary and even consider setting an alarm.

Todd Hardy
Director of Creative and Performing Arts

Poetry Recitation Finals

The annual Poetry Recitation finals took place on Wednesday evening in the Chapel.

This event showcased our fine young performers from Years 1 to 6. Their energy was evident as they approached the performance poetry with enthusiasm and expression.

We heard from a recovering chocoholic, tales of a car trip, the love of recess to a poem about ‘the places you’ll go’ and beyond… 

Mr Paul Horvath adjudicated with passion and gave some excellent advice to our students. How wonderful to have the Director of English in the Senior School marvel in the talents of these Junior and Middle School stars!

A big thank you to all of the teachers who do amazing work in class with the students and listen to so many poems! Also to the parents at home who help with the practise.

Congratulations to the following winners from each year level:

  • Year 1 Isabelle Daniel
  • Year 2 Charlie Buchan
  • Year 3 Pearl Baker and Anna Haubek
  • Year 4 Isaiah Leo
  • Year 5 Fletcher Burdekin
  • Year 6 Connor Otto

Amy Skene
Coordinator of Creative and Performing Arts (P-12)

Congratulations!

Please congratulate Harry Townend in Year 8 who has just achieved a distinction in his Grade 6 musical theatre exam.

Big Chill Concert

A cool winter’s night was warmed by the collaborative atmosphere of the Big Chill concert last night.

This was a fantastic evening of entertainment and attractions which showcased the breadth of talent we have at Lindisfarne. While the Chapel was filled with an array of vibrant colour, paintings and artwork displays created by our visual artists, our vocalists, instrumental ensembles and drama performances brought life to the frosted stage.

Congratulations to all of the performers, Creative and Performing Arts staff and production crew who made this concert a huge success.

Todd Hardy
Director of Creative and Performing Arts

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Learning Enrichment

Homework Help with the Learning Enrichment Team

Every Wednesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, the Learning Enrichment team will be running a Homework Help session for students in Years 5 to 12 in the Mahers Lane Library.

All students are welcome to come along if they are requiring assistance with homework or assessment tasks. Please register your interest via email to Jodie Duggan jduggan@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au (Middle School) and Kim Denny kdenny@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au (Senior School).

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Sport

Sporting Highlights

Important Dates and Reminders

  • Tweed Netball Round 8 - Arkinstall Park - Saturday, 23 June
  • Year 10 Rock and Roll Assessment – Ngahriyah - Tuesday, 26 June
  • Athletics Trials Years 7 – 10 - Mahers Lane - Thursday, 28 June
  • Athletics Trials Years 5 – 6 - Mahers Lane - Friday, 29 June
  • Tweed Netball Round 9 and LAS Lions Fundraising Round - Arkinstall Park - Saturday, 30 June
  • Lindisfarne Athletics Carnival - Cudgen - Thursday, 5 July
  • Primary Fun Athletics Carnival – Sunshine Avenue - Friday, 6 July


Cross Country

Congratulations to all of the Lindisfarne athletes who ran at Eastern Creek, Sydney on June 14 for the School and NCIS: Siara Travaglia, Eva Cusick, Zara Cusick, Olivia Kane, Marcus Williamson, Lachlan Marshall, Thomas Horn, Poppy Burdekin, Makayla Sekac, Summer Wise, Georgia Sweetnam, Olivia Lancaster, Daniel Lamb, Oliver Churchill, Quinn Butel and Kipp Freeman. Special mention must go to Oliver Churchill who just missed a podium finish. He is training hard and set to go at least one better when he competes for CIS at the NSW Championships.






Football

Dylan Wise will be tired from all of his football commitments at the moment. He is currently representing Galaxy FC in the NSW State League Competition. So far, this team has been undefeated. Likewise, for the International Liverpool Academy Squad – with 10 out of 10 wins and a goal difference of plus 48 … and only conceding one goal this season. From 9 to 11 July, Dylan will be attending a high performance football camp at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility. This camp will be used to identify the NNSW squad for the National Youth Championships in September. Dylan is also busy preparing for a trip to New Zealand with the Galaxy FC Under 14s at the International Futsal Competition from July 13 to July 15. We wish Dylan and his teams the best of luck with all of your endeavours over the holiday.

Olivia Kane, with her Gold Coast United team mates, had her photo in the Gold Coast Bulletin this week along with former Socceroo Michael Thwaite. There was an article regarding the local talent of the future in the World Game alongside a feature anticipating the World Cup action in Russia. 


AFL

Well done to Harrison Kirkwood who officiated at Metricon Stadium on Saturday. He was in charge of the FNC 10s boys’ match at half time of the thrilling contest between the Suns and the Saints. St Kilda ended victors by 2 points in both games!




Netball

Congratulations to all our colourful Lindisfarne Lions Netball teams, for continuing to represent the School with pride every Saturday. There have been some outstanding results over the past weeks, and the club is hopeful of some finals action this season. The Lindisfarne Navy Lions and Green Lions both had convincing victories in Round 7.

Well done for all of the young Lindisfarne ladies who are representing Tweed in the Premier League teams and at Regional State Carnivals. Half-way through the season, TNA’s 18s are sitting at the top of the table. The junior teams are all showing improvements in preparation for the State Championships in Ipswich, with promising performances at the South Coast Carnival on Sunday. Good luck this weekend at Logan.


Cricket

Well done to the Lindisfarne boys who are still competing for the School on Monday evenings at Chinderah. We are the only School to have teams in both age categories.


Taekwondo

Congratulations to Miranda Rhodes, Year 9, who competed last weekend at the Caboolture Open at the Morayfield Sports stadium. The Caboolture Open attracts over 200 competitors from as far as away Victoria and New Zealand.

Miranda won a gold medal for her final division fight, with the final score 31:18. She now travels to Thailand in eleven days to train with some of Thailand’s best female fighters in preparation for the Gold Coast Open in late July.


Touch

Well done to our Lindisfarne players representing the North Coast at the CIS Secondary Touch Football Championships in Sydney this week. Mr Dwyer was able to report that Ebony Richards, Logan Webb, Saige Conquest, Holli-Rose Gorter, Jacob Sands and Bryn Richards all performed to a high level against tough opposition.


Athletics

Trials and training for the Athletics Carnival is well underway. Please make sure that you turn up to compete at the specified times advertised in the notices through HTG time. 


Term 3 Recreational Sport

Over the next few weeks, Years 7 to 10 students will be able to choose their Term 3 Sports. We have managed to organise some competition on Thursdays this year with Hillcrest and St Andrews. It is imperative that you choose sports where you are training for an event, like the NCIS Athletics or representing the School. The competition sports for the inter-school matches are football, basketball, tennis, netball and Oztag. 


Term 3 Week 1

As well as the start of Term 3 Rec Sport in the first week back, the School also has a busy calendar of special events. Tuesday will see the Open Girls AFL Squad compete in the South East Queensland competition round of the Queensland Cup. On the Wednesday, The Rugby School from England will be visiting Lindisfarne for three netball matches in the Ngahriyah and two Hockey matches on the Thursday at the Murwillumbah artificial turfs. Training for these events will continue to the end of term and throughout the holiday.

Gay Maynard
Director of PDHPE and Sport

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What Are You Reading?

Every staff member and student at our school is a member of our wonderful Lindisfarne community. We are also a community of readers. Each week, we will feature a ‘What Are You reading?’ section to discover what we're reading for pleasure. Perhaps you will discover your next favourite book too!

This week, we spoke with Tammy Willis, a Teacher’s Aide here at Lindisfarne.

What are you reading? The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

Who is the author? Tony Attwood

A brief review of the book: This book contains a detailed description of all aspects of the Asperger’s syndrome. It gives you a better understanding of how people with Asperger’s see, process and learn differently, so you can better support, guide and assist them throughout their lives. It also has amazing quotes written by children and adults with Asperger’s, which gives you an insight into their own perspective on life.

Who would you recommend read this book to? I highly recommend this book for people who have Asperger’s, parents, teachers or anyone who knows someone who is on the spectrum.

Favourite quote or passage from the book? "I’m all peopled out.”

Thanks for sharing, Ms Willis.

Celebrate... on top of the world!

Guaranteed to create lasting impressions, Ardeena and Summergrove Estate are two wedding venues only dreams are made of.

Owned and operated by one of our Lindisfarne families, Ardeena and Summergrove Estate are situated only a few minutes apart, high amongst the clouds atop Mt Carool’s magnificent hillside.

Their stunning outlooks creating infinite photo opportunities whilst tranquil rainforest surrounds radiate an intimate atmosphere of magic and romance. It’s no wonder both venues are two of Australia’s most picturesque and enchanting wedding destinations.

Join their Wedding Open Day this July and see how you can celebrate your special day on top of the world.

Thank you to Ardeena and Summergrove Estate for their support of our up-coming Dare to Dream event. 

Tweed Heads Library School Holiday Fun

School Holiday Activities:

  1. Fire brigade visit: Special guests from Fire and Rescue NSW will be talking about fire safety and bringing along their Fire Engine.  Best suited for children aged 4 and over. Please note that in the event of an emergency this visit may be cancelled without notice. Wednesday, 11 July at 11.00am.  Bookings essential, please phone Tweed Heads library (07) 5569 3150.
  2. Harry Potter party: Calling all witches, wizards and muggles! Join us for magical competitions, games, fun and laughter.  Dress up as your favourite Harry Potter character or creature or wear your wizard robes. For ages 8 and over.  Thursday 12 July at 10.30am.  Bookings essential, please phone Tweed Heads library (07) 5569 3150.
  3. Fairy Houses: Imagine, play and create!  Join us to build magical fairy houses using materials provided by nature. Best suited for children aged 7 to 11.
  4. Kingscliff library: Friday, 13 July at 10.30am.  Bookings essential, please phone Kingscliff library (02) 6674 1607.
  5. Tweed Heads library: Thursday, 19 July at 10.30am.  Bookings essential, please phone Tweed Heads library (07) 5569 3150.
  6. Vets and pets storytime: Special storytime with our local Veterinarian Joan. Join us for some fun stories, craft and to talk about looking after pets. Wednesday, 18 July at 11am. For more information, please phone Murwillumbah library (02) 6670 2427.
  7. Teddy Bears Picnic: If you come down to the library today, you're in for a big surprise!  Join us for some fun stories, games and more... Don't forget to bring along your favourite teddy or stuffed toy!  Best suited for children aged 4 and over. Wednesday, 18 July at 11.00am.  Bookings essential, please phone Tweed Heads library (07) 5569 3150.?
  8. Toy sleepover: Special Toy Storytime at Murwillumbah Library! Wear your PJs, enjoy an evening Storytime with your favourite toy and leave them for a sleepover in the Library!  Who knows what mischief they may get up to! Thursday, 19 July at 5.00pm. Bookings essential, please phone Murwillumbah Library (02) 6670 2427.
  9. Badge making fun: Turn your favourite characters and pictures into a wearable badge. Friday, 20 July at 10.30am. Bookings essential, please phone Kingscliff library (02) 6674 1607.
  10. Big games: Big board games = big fun!  Join us for a game of giant snakes and ladders, dominoes, checkers and more. Monday, 9 July; Friday, 13 July; Monday, 16 July and Friday, 20 July at 10.30am.  Bookings essential, please phone Tweed Heads library (07) 5569 3150.

Year 4 Parent Lunch

Meet Pat Rafter at the Wimbledon Charity Ball

Special guest speaker, Pat Rafter with Greg Richie as MC!

Don't miss out! Tickets only $99 available at: https://www.trybooking.com/371847