2018 Term 2 Week 20B 6 Jul 2018

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From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was a great pleasure to join our students and community for the Years 3 to 12 Athletics Carnival on Thursday. We are building great tradition, spirit and culture as we refine and improve our special events. I was very proud of the students, staff, parents and community who participated in and supported the carnival with passion and purpose.

Today, I joined the Sunshine Avenue students, staff, parents and community members for their P-4 Fun Athletics Carnival. This was a great way to round out a busy semester of learning and achievement.

Thank you to the members of the Lindisfarne School community who supported the Tennis Terranora Wimbledon Charity Ball held at Lindisfarne last week. Work continues towards rebuilding the Joan Nicoll clubhouse and creating a world class tennis centre with a special focus on junior player development.

Greg Ritchie and Pat Rafter gave generously of their time and the interview session provided a great insight into both the journey towards an international sporting career and life post international representation.

I am indebted to the members of our team at Lindisfarne who volunteered to help with the event and particularly congratulate Communications Officer, Adele Rowlands-Dealey on her expertise in event management.

As the semester draws to a close, this is an important time for our Year 12 students. While a time of personal rest and family renewal are needed during the break, the Year 12 students are also preparing for HSC trial exams, revising work, completing major works and reviewing final study plans through to the end of the year. Please continue to keep our Year 12 students in your thoughts and prayers.

Enjoy the change of routine over the holiday break. I look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, 24 July ready for Semester 2 of the 2018 academic year.

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

The Rabbit & The Tiger - Album Launch

The Rabbit & The Tiger is the debut album from 2017 Lindisfarne student, Lindsey Nolan.

This personal and emotive album will leave the audience with no doubt that big things are in store for Lindsey as she carves out her future as a singer/songwriter.

Recorded in the Lindisfarne Recording Studio, the album will be launched on Sunday July 8, at 2.00pm at Currumbin Creek Tavern. 

Tickets are set at $10 for Adults and Students and those under the age of 12 have free entry. 

Once again Lindsey has partnered up with the Kids In Need Association, in aims to raise funds from the ticket sales. 

Tickets are available via trybooking.com or at the door with no added costs. 

Check out the clips below to hear directly from Lindsey and to hear some of her work from The Night of Original Music held in the Lindisfarne Chapel at the end of 2017.

From the Chaplain


Parents & Friends

Big Boys Breakfast - Save the Date

Big Boys' Breakfast - Sunshine Avenue

Big Boys' Breakfast - Mahers Lane

P&F News

As Term 2 draws to an end and the school holidays open its arms before us, we can all take a big breath and look back on all we have achieved so far this year.

The P&F have raised funds with many exciting events and activities; the melamine plates, the golf day, the Mother’s Day High Tea and stalls - not to mention our fantastic Athletics Carnival - all led to a healthy fund balance, helping us improve the school environment and our children’s interaction with it.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to be part of this great little community. Please make some time over the break to note down areas where you think your P&F can contribute to our kids’ future at Lindisfarne and let us know.

All the very best for the break and I leave you with a quote from Warren Buffett: “If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.”

Kylie Potter
P&F President

Upcoming Events

Staff Bio

Whole School News

DisruptED 2018

On 31 July, the School will be celebrating our inaugural DisruptED Festival. Students will spend Periods 1 to 4 participating in a range of keynotes and workshops on the future of business and the workplace. 

As part of this day, students from throughout the School will be running stalls and activities. We will be selling a variety of products including:

  • Burgers $5.50
  • Sausage sandwiches with onion $3.00
  • Chips $2.00
  • Soft drinks $2.00
  • Water $2.00
  • Milkshakes $3.50

As well as treats like fairy floss, waffles, churros, lollies, and drinks such as hot chocolate and coffee.

Please note: the Canteen will operate as per normal, but we encourage students to support this great event.

Students are encouraged to pre-order their food to guarantee availability. Students will be able to pre-order and pay for their food by visiting the pre-order table at lunchtime on Thursday, 26 July and Friday, 27 July. If a student has special dietary requirements or the above is unsuitable, it is suggested that they bring lunch from home on this day.

Bryan Malone
Director of HSIE

Lindisfarne Annual Public Speaking Competition

Nearly everyone fears public speaking. We worry about what people will think of us, that we aren’t skilled enough, that our thoughts aren’t that great, or that we will have a mental blank at that critical moment when we are in front of an audience. But whilst public speaking is commonly listed in the top fears that many people have, there are so many reasons why students at Lindisfarne should commit themselves wholeheartedly to this type of activity – an activity that many find to be extremely confronting. Public Speaking can build confidence and self-esteem, assists in future endeavours, promotes critical thinking and enhances the ability to organise ideas into a format that an audience can understand. Nearly everyone fears public speaking but not everyone rises to the challenge to confront this fear.

This time last year, Amy McEwen and Oliver Harnell accepted the challenge to enter the Lindisfarne Public Speaking Competition. They were keen to accept a leadership role within the school and they wanted to be able to stand in front of a large audience and speak confidently. Initially, they were nervous, self-conscious and wondered why they had volunteered. They certainly learnt that in order to speak effectively when one is anxious, that rehearsal is critical. They both rose to the challenge and made it to the Stage 6 grand final; both performed competently with Amy winning the section. Hence, it was fantastic that they readily volunteered to announce this year’s Public Speaking Competition to the school on assembly.

The Lindisfarne Public Speaking Competition is open to students from Year 1 through to Year 12. Stages 1 to 3 students will be provided with more details from their class teachers but they will speak for:

  • Stage 1 – one minute
  • Stage 2 – two minutes
  • Stage 3 – three minutes

For high school students, it is optional to participate in this competition. If students decide to enter this competition, they should compose an original five-minute speech that hasn’t been previously been used in this competition. The topic is their own choice but it must be suitable to the school environment. Heats will be held during the Term 3 Week 2 (the first week in August).

To nominate or find out more details about the competition simply contact Mrs Walker either in person or by email.

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Round Square

Dean of Studies

HSC Holiday Workshops

In preparation for the Higher School Certificate Trials which start in Week 3 of next term, students should be doing study every day of the July school break. To help with their study there are number of revision sessions and workshops which are taking place at school.

Please find the timetable for HSC workshops in the holidays below.

Students also have access ATOMI an online revision tool, which covers the syllabus and examination question techniques.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

School Psychology

How to Make Friends and Keep Them

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

End of Semester 1

Semester 1 has certainly been a very busy time in the Junior School. As we enter into our winter vacation period, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students for their enthusiastic approach to learning and their parents for their continued support. Please enjoy a time a restful holiday and we look forward seeing you all for an action packed Term 3.

Junior School Reports

A friendly reminder Semester 1 student reports will be posted home and should arrive early next week.

Uniform Check

Should you find a few moments spare in the holidays, please take the time to check your child’s uniforms and school belongings including hats, drink bottles and lunchboxes, to ensure they are clearly named. Unfortunately, we have an ever-increasing range of unlabelled lost property.

Michele Chandler
Head of Junior School

Year 1 Visit Mullumbimby Museum

Year 1 rounded off an intensive History unit called 'Families - Past and Present' with a visit to the wonderful Mullumbimby Museum.

Their team of dedicated volunteers guided small groups of our students through the displays and artefacts. The students were particularly excited to sit in the old school section, complete with wooden desks and ink wells. Other favourites included the original post office, the kitchen, cinema and farm displays.

It proved a valuable excursion filled to the brim with inquiry, connections and wonderings about the past and how it links to the present.

Special thanks from the Year 1 team to the parents and carers who came along to support their children's learning.

Kathryn Leary
Year 1 Teacher

Feelings and Friends Program

As part of their Health and Physical Education curriculum this term, the Year 2 students were able to take part in the Aussie Optimism: Feelings and Friends Program. As its main focus, this program recognises the potential challenges faced by children at school, such as expectations with respect to academic achievements, bullying, or making and maintaining friendships, and aims to equip children with the coping skills necessary for them to confront difficult situations positively and react actively.

In their familiar classroom environment, the students were introduced to a basic vocabulary on feelings identification and the opportunity to learn how their body responds to different feelings. By helping children recognise feelings in themselves and others in a fun and engaging way, the Feelings and Friends Program provides a basis for social competence and for strengthening peer relationships. In this way, the students learn many life skills they will need to navigate their way through various situations, as well as thinking, social and problem solving skills to help them thrive.

Susi Meyers
Junior School Counsellor

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Preschool Story Time with 6C

On Wednesday, 4 July 2018, the Preschool Koalas came to the Mahers Lane Campus library to read with 6C. Originally the plan was to have morning tea in our Community Garden, but because of the rain that couldn’t happen. Reading picture books in the library was a great second option!

The Koalas chose books from the Junior School library and brought them with them to Mahers Lane. The 6C students buddied up with a Koala student and then the Preschool buddies chose a book and the preschooler had the choice for their buddie to read or to take it in turns. We spent half an hour reading together. 

When we had finished a couple of books, my buddy Harry said: “I want to be a policeman and a fireman  when I grow up,” and he also said: “I love you, mum and dad, Tom and Sophia and my Catania.”

After everyone had been able to read, it was time for the Koalas’ to go back to Sunshine Avenue on the bus. It was really fun to spend the time with them in the Library.

Stroud Kinneally
Year 6 Student

Middle School Science

Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve done it: you have completed the first semester of Middle School. Hopefully you have learned something new in Science. Maybe you have entered an ICAS competition for Mathematics or Science. Maybe you and your friends produced a video for Sleek Geeks. If you haven’t, maybe you are thinking about having a go next year. Have you emailed in any answers to the Science Quiz questions? Why don’t you start this week? Now is always the time to try something new.

Congratulations to Thomas Leach who received a year’s subscription to COSMOS magazine for being the Semester 1 winner of the Science Quiz competition. Brianna Kurtz was also a regular contributor as were Bailey Keay and Tyson Bennett but Thomas sent in an answer almost every week throughout the whole semester. This week kicks off the Semester 2 quiz competition.

What are you doing in the holiday? Why don’t you try something that you learned in Science like a chromatography or growing a crystal garden? See if you can separate the black sand from the white sand on Kingscliff beach. The black sand is called Rutile, the main source of Titanium, and the reason that all the Tweed Coast beaches were mined back in the bad old days of the 1950s and '60s.

Go for a hike or just sit still in your garden and observe nature. It is amazing how much is going on under our noses that we are just too preoccupied to notice.

Ask mum or dad if you can have a little bit of space to start a veggie patch. It is not hard to start a small garden and one of the best lessons in Science is watching it grow and produce a crop. Even if you live in a small house or a unit you can wack some seeds into pots and grow them that way.

It is winter now and the days are short so, when it gets dark, go outside and look at the sky. You can search on the internet to find out what planets are visible and then see if you can identify them. Watch for a few days and see how they move in the sky. Try to identify some constellations and stars. Believe me, it is way better than a make-believe game on your

Here’s the thing; Science doesn’t just happen in the classroom, it happens all around you every day. To learn about Science all you have to do is pay attention to the natural world and it will teach you all that you need to know.

Have a fabulous holiday and get ready for new discoveries in the second semester.

Science Quiz

Well done Thomas for last week’s quiz answer: Australians William and Lawrence Bragg are the only father and son to ever win a Nobel Prize. They invented a process called x-ray crystallography which would be used about thirty years later by different scientists to discover DNA, one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of Science.

The first quiz question for the second semester:

Lawrence Bragg (pictured above) was a soldier during the First World War and also a very smart cookie. What did he figure out that was really useful to the allied army?

Send your answer in to hinksetter@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au and we will be back in three weeks with more Middle School Science.

Senior School

HSC Mathematics Lectures for Year 12

D2D – Now Open for Mums!

Due to popular demand, Dare to Dream will now also be open for Mums to attend too.

Please RSVP directly to Kylie Wharton kwharton@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au with your daughter’s name by 3.00pm Wednesday, 11 July (please note dietary requirements in the email).

Kylie Wharton
Dare to Dream Coordinator


Mathematics Faculty



Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Stage 6 Visual Arts

Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts students visited the GoMA to view the ‘Curious Creatures’ exhibition by featuring the work of Patricia Piccinini. Students discovered how she uses a range of different media to explore her key themes of empathy, fabulation and wonderment — whether they be real-world relationships or fantastic stories and fables — she focuses on human thoughts and responses to change and difference. Her exhibition invites the audience into an alternative world where nature and technology, humans and animals, fact and fiction all mix and intermingle in ways that are both strange and wonderful. Piccinini’s hyper-realistic artworks are wondrous and engaging, which was exciting for our students to explore. Many of the students were fortunate enough to also meet and talk to Patricia who happened to be present on the day. 

Student were also able attend the Tony Albert exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery discovering all aspects of his practice from object-based assemblages, to painting, photography, video and installation that provide a powerful response to the misrepresentation of Australia’s First Peoples in popular and collectible imagery. Albert, who is one of the most exciting young Indigenous Australian artists working today, often uses quote ‘Invisible is my favourite colour’ which frames the exhibition title ‘Visible’. His works interrogate representations of Aboriginal people through a mix of humour and poignancy, while tackling issues of race and representation head-on, and includes the artist’s epic appropriations and re-appropriations of kitsch ‘Aboriginalia’.

The excursion was highly engaging and allowed our Senior Art students to explore issues of gender and identity, as well as the relationship between artworks and the audience. For any art enthusiast wishing to visit either of these exhibitions, Patricia Piccinini’s exhibition runs until 5 August while Tony Albert’s is open until 7 October.

Ursula Nash
Creative Arts Coordinator

First Place for the Stage 3 Choir

On Monday, 2 July, the Lindisfarne Stage 3 Choir competed at the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts.

The students had put in a large amount of hard work over the past semester to reach the quality they presented. This involved workshops with Liz Scott, performing at a full school assembly and extra rehearsals. This work by the students paid off with a win!

Congratulations to all students and in particular our soloists Ava Arghyros and Jade Gordon. Huge thanks to all parents and teachers that have supported the students throughout the semester.

Todd Hardy
Director of Creative and Performing Arts

Roald Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs

It is with great excitement that the Stage 2 musical has been cast. The musical will run over two nights - 6 and 7 September at the Junior School.

All students in Years 3 and 4 are involved in a big way. Whether it be in the main ensemble, acting or dance ensemble or in production. 

Mr Edwards and I have decided to double cast the principal roles. Double casting is when two students are both cast in the same role and take turns playing the role during alternating performances. 

  • RED RIDING HOOD – Anna Haubek and Lucy Gordon
  • WOLF – Lucas Martins Hickel and Christian Sabey
  • PIG 1 – Ava Bate and Kimiyo Tango
  • PIG 2 – Madeline Neumann and Sunny Skene
  • PIG 3 – Sienna Williamson and Kailash Sivabalan

We look forward to an exciting term 3!

Amy Skene
Performing Arts Coordinator P-12

Junior School Choir and Twilight Concert

Over the month of June, students at Sunshine Avenue have been working incredibly hard to prepare for a number of exciting events.

On Monday, 2 July, our students put their hard work to the test with the Junior School choir performing at the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts. Not only did the students perform well but they should all be extremely proud of the way they conducted themselves and represented the School.

The Term 2 Twilight Concert was also held on the same day with a range of instrumentalists putting their hand up to perform. The concert was a big success and we would like to congratulate all of our performers for their professionalism and dedication to practice, rehearsals and performance.

Events such as these are a fantastic opportunity for students to showcase their skills, hard work and practise. We look forward to future Performing Arts Festivals and Twilight Concerts.

Jesse Edwards
Music Coordinator P-4

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Friends of the Arts

On Wednesday, 20 June a group of arts enthusiasts came together for the inaugural Friends of the Arts meeting. A committee was formed, as a sub-committee of the Parents and Friends Association, to focus on the support of the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program at the School. Over the years, the CAPA activities across the Junior, Middle and Senior School have continued to develop and grow and it was felt that it was time to form an organisation that would help with this growth and nurture the plethora of artistic talent at Lindisfarne.

It is envisaged that Friends of the Arts will assist staff to organise arts events, and support these events through promotion and fund raising and most importantly be a hub for fresh and creative ideas for the thriving arts programme at the School.

Current members of Friends of the Arts come from varied backgrounds and professions in the
creative and performing arts, such as professional stage performance, arts education, and art
administration in regional galleries to name a few. However, what binds these arts enthusiasts
together is their passion and eagerness to see the creative and performing arts program at
Lindisfarne go from strength to strength.

The first arts event in the Friends of the Arts calendar is the Night of Jazz featuring Dan Barnett and his Big Band on Friday, 27 July at 7.00pm.

Please come along with family and friends for what will be a fantastic night of music performed by the Lindisfarne Stage Band, Senior Choir and by the Big Band!

For those who have a passion for the arts, whether a background or not in creative and performing arts, we invite you to become a member of Friends of the Arts and help us promote and support CAPA at Lindisfarne.

For further information or to sign up please contact Robyn Butel via email: robynbutel@hotmail.com.

Amanda Anderson
Friends of the Arts Committee Member

Inaugural Committee:

  • President – Robyn Butel
  • Vice President – Catherine Otto
  • Secretary – Jacqueline Ibbott
  • Treasurer – Angela Doyle
  • Members – Amanda Anderson, Ann-Maree Bennett, Kate Cornell, Amanda Sweetnam, Amy Skene.

Learning Enrichment

Enrichment Program

We have come to the end of yet another successful enrichment program this term and would like to celebrate the achievements and creativity of the students involved.

A group of very enthusiastic Years 5 and 6 students worked with Simone Jordan in Ceramics to create some fantastic self-portraits. As well as a lovely group of students in Years 7 to 9 working with Mrs Renee Douglas in Ceramics to create their own café collection of organic and rustic tableware.

This term, for the first time, we also ran Digital Skills covering some of the Adobe Suite applications including Photoshop and Illustrator. Students from Years 7 to 10 worked on developing and expanding their skills with each of the programs to create a surrealist collage and a milk carton design.

Next term we will continue to run a Years 5 to 6 course with Simone Jordan working with ceramics creating handmade tiles on Thursday afternoons as well as the Years 7 to 10 with Mrs Renee Douglas, this time with a painting focus. We will also continue the Digital Skills program on Wednesday afternoons working with the Adobe Creative Suite in the iMac Lab.

Renee Douglas
Visual Arts Teacher

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Expressions of Interest

Makers Fest is a student-led STEAM conference held at King's Christian College on the Gold Coast. The purpose of the conference is to make STEAM activities available to all schools, collaborating via a range of hands-on activities and developing innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Throughout the day, students will explore STEAM, whether that is tinkering with robots or design sketching. There is something for anyone who wants to build and create.

The Makers Fest will be a fantastic opportunity for any students in Years 6 to 11 to  engage and challenge students in latest technology and practices used in industry.

Some of the workshops available on the day are:

  • Robotronica
  • Fast & Furious Challenge (Tether Racers)
  • MakerThings (Fusion 360 & Onshape 3D Modelling)
  • Techno Gliders
  • Drones to the Rescue
  • Mystery Box Challenge
  • Arduino Busters (coding)
  • Jewellery Makers
  • Makers Graphic Design
  • Creative Photography

The Makers Fest will be held on Friday, 21 September and the cost will be $15.00 per student to participate.

Please email expressions of interest to Jodie Duggan: jduggan@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or Kim Denny: kdenny@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Kim Denny
Learning Enrichment Coordinator (9-12)

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Digital Space



Rugby School Visit

One of the oldest independent schools in Britain, Rugby School is a co-educational day and boarding school in Rugby, Warwickshire, England. Following the success of welcoming Takapuna Grammar School (NZ) for cricket, Lindisfarne will host students from Rugby School later this month. The 30 female students, who will verse our own in games of netball and hockey, will be billeted by Lindisfarne families during their visit.

Students look forward to the netball competition on Wednesday, 25 July, held during school hours at Mahers Lane, as well as to the hockey competition on Thursday, 26 July in Murwillumbah. As Lindisfarne continues to develop its unique sense of community, we would love for students to attend the on-campus games not only in sheer spectatorship, but in support of our spirited athletes.

The opportunity imparts an awareness of education as a multifaceted, dynamic experience; one that extends past the academic arenas and onto the sporting fields. Lindisfarne continues to foster student involvement and achievement, and this culturally-immersive visit promises to be an invaluable one.

Ciara Blum
Communications Captain

Sports News

Important Dates and Reminders

Tuesday, 7 August

  • Lindisfarne Tennis Championships Arkinstall Park 4.00pm to 8.30pm

Semester 3, Week 1:

  • AFL
  • Netball
  • Hockey


Congratulations to our wonderful Netball Club and Committee who ran an extremely successful raffle, cake stall and breakfast barbecue on Saturday at Arkinstall Park. Thank you to all of the parents and club members who donated yummy homemade food and gifts for the stalls and who helped out on the day. Our Lindisfarne community spirit was in abundance all day and we were the envy of many of the other netball clubs. The final amount of money raised was $1,629.00! Marvellous!

Good luck to all of the Tweed Netball Club players who will represent the region at the State Championships in Ipswich this weekend/week: Ellie Engel, Samantha Harvey, Amber Orr, Jewel Orr, Chloe Maguire, Gracie Lynch, Ruby Sullivan, Mia Henry, Poppy Burdekin and Lily Alford. Georgia Maynard will be umpiring at this event.


Congratulations to Bridie Bedford and Kate Sands who have just returned from representing CIS at the NSW Schools State Championships. The girls played well against 10 other teams. Along with other under 13 Lindisfarne players, Sofia Clauson and Hester Clarke, Bridie and Kate will be representing Tweed Border at the Queensland State Titles in Bundaberg. Also leaving on Saturday, but for Mackay are Rupert Fahy, Brodie McDowell, Flynn Howarth, Oliver Jeffrey and Morgan King. They are all in the under 13's Boys team. Good luck to all of our hockey stars!

We hope that these junior teams will continue the winning ways of the regional teams. The 18’s girls have just retained their crown in Cairns. Without Kendra Fitzpatrick and Jesse Reid, who are representing Queensland at the Under 21 Nationals in Sydney, the team, captained by ex-student Shania Myers and including Michaela Bryant and Jade Reid, had won three games and drew one to get to the final. This was the same for their opponents, Brisbane 1. Tweed Border were the reigning champs and are bringing home the bling yet again with goals scored by Michaela and Jade in the 2-1 victory! Shania, who herself had an outstanding championship and lead by example, lifted the trophy.

The Tweed Boys, with Lindisfarne legends Joseph Sandor and Oliver Conroy, also faced Brisbane 1 in the grand final. The score was 3-1 and Joseph was the highest goal scorer and named Player of the Tournament.

Hockey - Alumni

At Tweed is where it all started for alumni superstar, Madison Fitzpatrick! She has been named in the Australian Squad for the upcoming Hockey World Cup in London. The Hockeyroos are coming off a recent victory in May’s Tri-Nations series in New Zealand, where they won 4-1 in the final. We wish Madison all the best!


Mountain Biking

Good luck to Sven Loemker who will be competing in the Mountain Bike Australia Schools Championships held in Nerang from 3 August to 5 August. If you are interested in joining Sven, please visit the website below to register.




On Saturday, Miranda Rhodes competed in the Northern Taekwondo Championships in Thailand. She won her first fight against the reputed best in the region for the division: 31/28. After losing in the final 14/32, Miranda brought home a silver medal in her first international competition! We are so proud of you!


Nicola Gee represented Lindisfarne on her beautiful warmblood mare at the Queensland Interschool State championships up in Caboolture over the weekend. They placed second, in the dressage discipline, from a large field of competitors. This is Nicola’s first major event on this horse so we can look forward to hearing more of their competitive journey in the future. Well done!


Good luck to Kobe McKimmin who plays Rugby for the Gold Coast Cyclones in the Queensland State Championships this weekend.


Last Sunday, Callum Wines competed in the latest round of the Northern Rivers District Golf Association 9 hole completion at Kyogle Golf Club. Callum finished runner up in the nett competition with a 3 under par score and his gross score of 53 was enough to secure third place. Callum’s result means he maintains second spot in the nett Order of Merit and climbs to fifth spot in the gross Order of Merit. Well done Callum!

Congratulations to Isaac Outridge who was selected to represent the NSW All Schools Golf Team yesterday. Had three days of golf down at Riverside Oaks Golf Resort at Cattai and came fourth place over the tournament for NSW Combined High Schools Sports Golf Championships.                         Isaac now goes to Coffs Harbour for the School Sport Australia Golf Championships next month. Well done Isaac.


The concrete for the cricket nets has been poured and we are well on our way to have the nets up for action before the season starts. Thanks to our fabulous P&F for their dedication to this project.

Congratulations to one player who will be practising in the new nets, Gabe Leitch. He top-scored in his first Gold Coast representative the game playing against an UAE touring team. With 41 runs, Gabe was awarded the best batsman medal, but he also took two catches and a wicket… so all in all Gabe won a great day!


The best of luck, grit and determination to all competitors taking on the Kokoda Challenge this holiday. May you be blessed with beautiful weather, lifelong memories and blisterless feet!


We hope you have lots of snow, sunshine, fun … and no injuries … on the school ski trip during the holidays!


Don’t forget the terrific TFA program hosted by Lindisfarne over the holiday. Maybe someday we will have players in the wonderful World Cup!


Laura Downey is in the Sports Academy for skipping. She is a part of the National team that are competing in Shanghai for the World Skipping Championships.

A small part of the National team, used the Ngahriyah as a central training base this week. We wish Laura, and the rest of her team mates, the best of luck.


Some great results achieved this week by Jorja Hibberd and her gymnastics team in Caloundra at the Queensland 2018 State Club Gymnastics Championships.

Level 7 - Senior Women’s Artistic Gymnastics:

  • Second- All Around
  • Second - Uneven Bars
  • Second - Balance Beam
  • Second - Floor
  • Secord - Vault

Second best team in Queensland! What and achievement!


As Wimbledon is now upon us … and more late nights watching the games, just a note for your diary... The Lindisfarne Tennis Championships will be held at the Arkinstall Park Courts in the evening of Tuesday, 7 August. Tennis stars are to collect a letter from Mrs Bloomfield and Mr Crofts at the beginning of next term. Year 12 students who are studying for their HSC Trials, must contact me if they would like to be considered for the School’s squad at the NCIS Championships the first week in September.

Gay Maynard
Director of PDHPE and Sport

Total Football Academy Program - Junior School


Uniform Shop


Vacation Care

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Community News

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 Erin McGovern, our Teacher/Librarian.

What are you reading?IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Who is the author? Hector Garcia and Fracesc Miralles

A brief review of the book: The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai - a reason to jump out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa - the world's longest-living people - finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. 

Inspiring and comforting, this book will give you the life-changing tools to uncover your personal ikigai. It will show you how to leave urgency behind, find your purpose, nurture friendships and throw yourself into your passions.

Who would you recommend this book to? Anyone who wants to find joy in the small acts of everyday living.

Favourite quote or passage from the book: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” - Viktor Frankl.

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. 

Gardiner Chess

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.

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