2018 Term 3 Week 24B 17 Aug 2018
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This week, we launched ConnectEd, a Lindisfarne initiative being rolled out in 2019 which will provide each student in every year level access to a modern, high-quality MacBook or iPad for use in school and/or at home.
We passionately believe in the impact technology is having on 21st century learning. Our students are global digital citizens and we are committed to helping them responsibly use technology to enhance learning by facilitating collaboration within, and beyond, the School as well as providing access to a world of information across all areas of the curriculum.
Through the redeployment of existing IT resources, the ConnectEd program will not affect school fees, and will be included in the existing fee structure. We hope this will reduce many of the financial and logistical stresses of device procurement for Lindisfarne families. The information evenings continue next week with Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) Wednesday, 22 August from 6.00pm to 6.45pm, Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8) Wednesday, 22 August from 7.00pm to 7.45pm in the Lecture Theatre.
On Thursday some creative writers and illustrators from Years 5 to 12 participated in the Write a Book in a Day competition - a fundraising event for The Kids’ Cancer Project. The challenge for each team was to write and illustrate an entire book from start to finish in just 12 hours. We're extremely humbled by the effort our students are showing for their community and those in need. Completed books will donated to children in hospitals all across Australia. Thank you to all the students and staff involved in this great event.
During the month of August, global issues of hunger and homelessness are brought into the spotlight as communities all across the country come together to help those in need.
Year 12 student, Jaime Coetzee is the current Deputy Chair of the Tweed Shire Council Youth Council and has taken on raising awareness of the impact of homelessness as her special project within our school community.
On 30 August, I will be personally making an effort to support Jaime’s initiative by sleeping rough at the Vinnies Community Sleepout to raise funds for the Tweed community members who are currently homeless.
If you're willing to brave the cold for a night, I'm looking for interested staff and students to join the sleepout with me to raise desperately needed funds for Fred's Place, a vital support centre for the homeless in our Tweed Shire.
The event will be held at Seagulls Club from 6.00pm on Thursday 30 August to 8.00am on Friday 31 August.
You can also support the efforts of our Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School sleepout group and the great work that Fred's Place do in supporting the homeless in our region by making a secure donation via the link below and posting a message of support on the Lindisfarne Facebook page.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt will be sent. Together we can make a difference!
From the Deputy Principal
From the Chaplain
Parents & Friends
P&F News and Events
Big Boys' Breakfast
The Big Boys' Breakfast mornings are drawing closer (Friday, 24 August at Mahers Lane, and Friday, 31 August at Sunshine Avenue). So, if you have not yet booked your ticket, head to FlexiSchools now and be part of this great event.
Stage 3 Disco
The P&F team is also busy planning the Stage 3 Disco for Friday, 14 September (flyer is below under the Middle School banner).
This year's theme is '80s so break out the fluro and be prepared to breakdance the night away with the awesome DJ playing your favourite tunes.
Any parents who are happy to help out on the night (and enjoy the festivities) please contact Kiri Henry on 0434 162 744.
Grandparents' Day is also fast approaching with a wonderful opportunity for our children to share some quality time with their grandparents or significant other friends while enjoying a cuppa and tasty treat.
We are again calling to the community to bring in a baked item of something to share at this morning tea (totally okay to buy something also). Get in touch with the P&F on email email@example.com to register your baking assistance.
As our busy team of volunteers approach each new event it is helpful to consider the words of Francis of Assisi: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible”. Enjoy your weekend Lindisfarnians.
P&F Melbourne Cup Day Celebrations
Big Boys' Breakfast - Sunshine Avenue
Big Boys' Breakfast - Mahers Lane
Whole School News
Watch out for Fortnite scams
As most parents are well aware, Fortnite Battle Royale was released around a year ago, as a free-to-download game that is now available on a multitude of computing platforms. It sees players attempt to stay alive for as long as they can, in games that last around 20 minutes. It features cartoon violence, where players can use a variety of weapons, such as guns and axes, to kill other players", despite the fact it has been rated suitable for children to play. The often ignored age recommendation is 13+.
Fortnite is the biggest game in the world. right now, and in some cases, it is being exploited by scammers who try and steal information and money from the young people who play it. Downloading Fortnite is free, but like many other games it has an entire in-game economy of purchasing options. This is how Epic Games, the producers of Fortnite make their money. Players (or their parents) use real money to buy a currency called V-bucks, which can then be traded for cosmetic options and other upgrades within the game. Like anything else, where there is popularity there is the potential for scams, that is what is happening on Fortnite.
Some of the scams are being used across the internet in different forums and in-game through chatting directly to players are trying to trick young people into giving up the personal and sensitive information of themselves and their parents. It is being done by offering them free V-bucks and winning them over by chatting with them through headsets.It is the virtual currency that allows people to buy upgrades, and it is the desire to get hold of them that has meant vast numbers of young people are being caught up in the scams. Often, scams are distributed through YouTube, and searching that site for “Free V-bucks” brings up around 4 million results. The videos usually direct children to another site or app away from YouTube with the promise that they will receive free V-bucks.
Voice chat tools within Fortnite could be used to contact young people and ask for personal information. The way the game works means that anyone can get in touch with anyone else playing the game and the feature cannot be fully disabled. In one case, a few weeks ago we heard of an eight-year-old boy that after sneaking to his mother's purse, gave a random stranger he was chatting to her driver's license number and credit card details on the promise that he would get free V-bucks in exchange for the information. However, in light of emerging concerns about the risks and scams young people could be exposed to, we are urging parents to be aware of Fortnite’s features.
It is vital parents have regular conversations with their children about the games they are playing, and how to stay safe online. If you are a parent who has been limiting your child’s access to gaming online because you have read about harmful effects, there is enormous amounts of research now that may change your mind. The bulk of the research suggests that the claims about the negative effects of video gaming are largely myths and the positive effects are real. The cognitive and mental skill that online gaming helps young people to develop are among the skills that are increasingly important in today's world.Some of the positives:
- Improves coordination.
- Improves problem-solving skills.
- Enhances Memory.
- Improves attention and concentration.
- Young people participating in teams and formulating strategies with their friends to further themselves in the game.
- Improves social skills.
- Improved cognitive function Improved ability to engage in multiple tasks simultaneously.
Overcoming Dyslexia - Dyslexia in some cases, seems to derive from problems of visual attention. One study showed that as few as 12 hours of video game play improved dyslexic children’s scores on tests of reading and phonology (Franceschini, 2013). The improvement was as great or greater than that achieved by training programs that were explicitly designed to treat dyslexia.
Some of the negatives:
- Stranger danger
- Gaming addiction
- In game bullying
- Exposure to violence and gun violence
- Viruses and Malware Scams
Tips for parents:
Set healthy boundaries and strategies for example before they play they have to do 15mins of exercise and have exercise breaks regularly through the time that they are gaming.
Keep smart devices and gaming consoles out of the bedroom. Keep them in the family room.
Instead of allocating your credit card to the game get your child one of the Visa Debit cards for kids and teach them how to budget by putting their pocket money on it, once they run out! They then have to do more chores to get some more money deposited on the card. Alternatively, trade chores for minutes on the game.
Find out how to block and report before they start using the game. In case you need it. Make sure they know never to respond if they get asked for any personal information such as where they live, age, etc.
Stranger danger is real, and it is online 24 x 7 keep talking to your kids about this and if they are talking to someone online that they don’t know to make sure they tell you, and that they no that under no circumstances do they ever meet up with someone they have met online.
We always recommend parents take time out of their busy day and sit and play games with their kids before they allow them to play them on their own.
If you have any questions you can contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a full list of our services visit our website www.safeonsocial.com
or email us at email@example.com for our 2018/2019 services brochure
Book now if you would like us to speak at your school or event in 2019.
Mahers Lane Safety Reminders
Please be aware of the following:Mahers Lane is a 50km/h zone with a 40km/h limit in the morning and the afternoon.
Although there is no pedestrian crossing marked, there is a designated crossing for students. Please be mindful of this area, allowing students to cross safely.
There is a designated parent pickup and dropoff drive through area. We ask use to this area instead of collecting and dropping students in other areas. Please take direction from the staff on duty.
The designated bus area is not be used for dropping off or collecting students. This are has a crossing that we have asked students to use to access the parent pickup area. Concerns have been raised relating students running between buses and cars to reach cars parked in this area.
Dean of Studies
Early Learning Centre
Head of Junior School Report
No Dogs Allowed on Campus
Please be reminded no dogs are permitted at the Junior School Campus at Sunshine Avenue.
*With the exception of ‘Dot’ our specifically trained Story Dog.
Thank you to the parents who responded to last week’s newsletter item seeking parent feedback on homework. It is not too late to share your views.
Please email me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head of Junior School
Year 1 Play in the Park
Year 4 Transition Parent Tour
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
Semester 1 High Achievers
On Tuesday at the Middle School Assembly, I had the pleasure of handing out a number of awards for Application to Work and Academic Excellence for Semester 1.
These awards are generated via the collation of data from class room teachers and recognise consistent work and achievement across subjects.
Congratulations to the recipients of Semester 1 Awards. I look forward to being able to congratulate even more students for their work this semester.
Year 8 Coordinator
Year 6 News
Last week, Year 6 students enjoyed their first session of the Peer Support program at Sunshine Avenue. The program seeks to provide dynamic, peer led learning sessions which foster the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people.Having completed two training days, students were able to take charge of their groups. Whilst many were anxious about what to expect and how the group would respond to them, they all did a great job and are looking forward to the coming weeks.
All of Stage 3 was also lucky enough to enjoy cooking in the Trades Skills Centre, with the majority of the produce harvested from our garden, a whole meal was created, zuchinni slice, shallot pancakes, filo-pastry ricotta and spinach triangles, relish and salad. It was wonderful that each class was able to sit down for a meal together having created it from scratch.
Our trip to Melbourne is not far away. We are very lucky to be enjoying sunny warm days in this part of the world but Melbourne and particularly Ballarat are much colder. It is worth checking, and purchasing any last minute items of warm clothing. Shortly you will also be receiving contact information for our time away and as always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
Year 6 Coordinator
Middle School Science
Welcome to the Science Week edition of Middle School Science. This is the week when everybody takes time to appreciate science and all the things that it does for us. We have science to thank for modern cars, aeroplanes and laptops as well as nuclear bombs, toxic herbicides and autonomous weapons (look them up, they’re really scary).
The thing is that science is just a way of thinking (if you paid attention in your Science class you would already know that!) and the scientific way of thinking can be used to produce bad things just as easily as good things. The other issue is that some problems in science are just a whole lot harder to solve than others: It is relatively easy to build a nuclear weapon but almost impossible to get rid of cane toads; it is a piece of cake to build a quantum computer compared with reversing global climate change.
Science and scientists get lots of praise, publicity and even money when they come up with an idea that is going to make a lot of people really rich but no one wants to know about science when it presents them with a problem that is going to take a lot of effort and the winding back of living standards to solve.
Science is just science and scientists move from one observation, hypothesis, experiment and conclusion to the next knowing that there is never any end to the process. Each discovery leads to more questions and every breakthrough creates more problems.
This week alone saw news reports that the super computers used by the climatologists at the Bureau of Meteorology are predicting the fourth hottest year ever recorded (the last consecutive five being the hottest ever) even as some politicians campaigned to increase coal fired electricity generation, NASA sent a space probe to the sun and a herbicide that is used to grow virtually all of our food has been found to be carcinogenic (may cause cancer). In this bewildering avalanche of news stories, the one constant is science. Observe, hypothesise, experiment, analyse, and repeat. Every bit of knowledge builds on the knowledge that came before and every answer introduces a new question. It is wonderful being a scientist but you have to be tough (as well as persistent) to keep going in the face of mistrust, bad publicity and smug ignorance.
Our “usual suspects” were in quickly with answers to last week’s quiz question. Eating meat, especially meat from animals that have been fed grain, requires many more resources than eating plants (fruit and vegetables). The world could support a much larger population of people who ate mostly grains, vegetables, fruit and nuts. As countries such as China adopt a “western” diet based on meat, their demands on resources to feed farm animals grow enormously.
This week’s question: How much carbon dioxide was in the atmosphere 100,000 years ago? How is it possible to know this?
Work hard in Science because we’re counting on you. The world needs a lot of good scientists.
Stage 3 Disco
Students from Years 5 and 6 are invited to this year's looking '80s-themed Stage 3 Disco brought to you by the Lindisfarne P&F Association.
Please purchase student tickets via http://flexischools.com.au before 4.00pm on Wednesday, 12 September.
Pizza options available on FlexiSchools are:
- Meat Lovers
- Gluten Free Meat Lovers
- Gluten Free Hawaiian
If there are any other dietary requirement not catered for in the above selections, please get in touch with P&F Representative Kiri Henry via email@example.com or 0434 162 744.
Kiri is also looking for some parent helpers to bring this "groovy" night to life. If you're available, please get in touch with Kiri today.
Rock 'N' Roll Evening
North Coast TAFE Open day
Kingscliff’s Open Day on Saturday, 18 August from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
You need to create an account before applying to QTAC. Click on the link below and create your account before booking a meeting with Mr Woods.
Create your Application Services account.
Year 12, your UAC pin has been emailed to you, as mentioned at the information session from last week, you will need this to access your ATAR and to apply to UAC. (You will need this UAC pin to access your ATAR regardless if you apply through UAC or not.) I do not get a copy of your pin, if you want to email me a copy then I can keep a record in case your pin is lost. This is totally optional for you.
Open Day on 25 August
Plan your day
With so much on offer, planning ahead is a must. The Open Day app and website have been created to help you get the most out of Open Day. You and your students can build a schedule based on your interests or let us make some suggestions for you.
New Degrees for 2019
Bachelor of Creative Industries
» Find out more about this exciting new degree at griffith.edu.au/bachelor-creative-industries
Bachelor of Intelligent Digital Technologies
» Learn more about this degree griffith.edu.au/it
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
» Read more about this new degree online at griffith.edu.au/exercise-science-sport
Bachelor of Communication and Journalism
More information about this new degree can be found at griffith.edu.au/study/humanities-languages/journalism-communication-public-relations
Bachelor of Construction Management
» Read more about this new degree online at griffith.edu.au/construction
Mechanical Engineering Major
» Read more about Griffith's mechanical engineering programs at griffith.edu.au/mechanical-engineering
Aptitude for Engineering Assessment (AEA): applications now open
The aptitude for engineering assessment (AEA) offers Year 12 students an admissions pathway into engineering at Griffith University.
The exam is a two-and-a-half hour multiple choice test that assesses the candidate's aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information and display interpersonal understanding.
Students who successfully pass the exam will receive admission directly into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering
Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering at Griffith University
» For more details and to register for the assessment go to griffith.edu.au/aptitude-engineering-assessment
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will be holding a Careers Evening for current and prospective students and their families on Wednesday, 29 August, Gold Coast and Thursday, 30 August 2018. The purpose of the evening is to inform present and prospective students of the career options and employment opportunities open to Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates.
Although a significant number of our students plan careers with the Queensland Police Service, the Australian Federal Police, or the Department of Corrective Services, there are many other organisations that employ our graduates.
The evenings will commence at 6.00pm until approx. 8.00pm
Music and Performing Arts Programs - new and simplified application process
Applications close 24 August 2018
We have simplified the application process for audition and admission to the Queensland Conservatorium. Applicants now only need to apply through QTAC by 24 August 2018.
If students have any questions regarding the new process, they should contact the Queensland Conservatorium at firstname.lastname@example.org.
» For more information on the new application process, audition requirements and dates visit griffith.edu.au/conservatorium-auditions
Southern Cross University
Year 12 Family and Friends Information Evening
Southern Cross University Welcomes Year 12 students, their family and friends to come along to our information evening on Wednesday 29th August 2018.
The evening will provide insights into the journey from high school to university and how students can maximise their entry and scholarship opportunities. During the evening you will be able to discuss your options with our course specialists and discover more about:
University Entry – UAC/QTAC, STAR Early Offer, ATAR/OP adjustment factors (formerly known as bonus points)
- Course information and career outcomes
- Student support and UniLife at Southern Cross
- Q&A panel with current Southern Cross students
For more information and to register your interest, please email email@example.com
Event Duration - 5.00pm to 7.00pm
- 5.00pm-5.30pm – light refreshments
- 5.30pm-6.30pm – presentation & student Q&A panel
- 6.30pm-7pm – questions, collect brochures etc.
Southern Cross University - STAR Scheme
Completing the final year of high school can be quite daunting and with so many university options to choose from, things can become a little confusing. The Southern Cross STAR early offer program is designed to remove some of this pressure so you have time to focus on what really matters – cramming in those extra hours of study to turn good into great.
Why should I participate?
The program allows you to gain an offer into the university course of your choice, before the UAC and QTAC rounds, based on your high school grades and your school principal’s recommendation.
What can I get in to?
Students can apply for any undergraduate degree program offered at Southern Cross University.
How does it work?
There are three levels of the program: STAR Platinum, STAR Entry and STAR Pathway.
Southern Cross University- Scholarships
University of Wollongong
The UOW Early Admission program enables high achieving and motivated Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School students to receive a UOW offer based on their academic performance and commitment to study during Years 11 and 12.
UOW Early Admission applications are now open. We invite your students to start an application at https://www.uow.edu.au/early-admission/index.html
Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, August 24
QUT - Scholarships/Key dates for auditions
Key Dates for QUT
Friday 14 September 2018 - 5.00pm
Final date to register for auditions for:
- Dance Performance
- Final date to register and submit portfolios for:
- Visual Arts
Director of Careers/VET/ TAS
On Thursday, Lindisfarne was host to Lakes Grammar School for the quarter finals round of HICES Debating, Opens Division competition.
Jaidah Mackie-Fergus, Will Griffiths, Brooke Marriott, and Chloe Green did our school proud, speaking eloquently and passionately on the impromptu topic: 'Innovation isn't possible without government funding' - our team argued in the negative (against).
The adjudicators took time to deliberate and spoke of how close the decision was, citing praise for the strong argument presented by our team.
With a one point difference it was a very close competition but unfortunately Lindisfarne has not progressed to the semi finals.
Whilst we are out of the competition at this point, it has been an impressive result given this is a state wide competition and it's only the second year that Lindisfarne has entered the competition.
More importantly, the opportunity to interact with schools beyond the Northern Rivers district has been invaluable. And hosting Lakes Grammar definitely left a positive impression. Their students couldn't believe our facilities and said they would be returning home to raise the issue of more "flowers and greenery" at their next SRC meeting! We do have a beautiful campus.
Thanks very much to all the people who have supported the debating initiative at school. A special thanks to Paul Horvath for helping to coach and supervise the Open's Division.
Stage 2 Musical
Stage 2 Musical practise is in full swing and the students are getting excited for their performance in three weeks! Thanks to all of the parents who are helping with sets and costumes.
On Monday we are costuming in two sessions at Sunshine Avenue:
- Session 1: 9.00am to 10.30am
- Session 2: 11.00am to 12.30pm
If you would like to help at either session, please meet us in the Music room.
Also, does anyone have a spin bike that we could borrow?!
Coordinator of Creative and Performing Arts (P-12)
Les Peterkin Portrait Prize 2018
Congratulations to Shakyah Jordan who has won the Coordinators Award (11-13 years) major award for her artwork ‘Masquerade’ (pictured). All major Winners artworks will be displayed on the gallery walls, which is an amazing opportunity and accolade. Shakyah will be invited to the official opening and prize giving during the last week of this term on Thursday, 27 September.
Minor Winners will have their artworks displayed in one of three folders (Books 1,2 and 3) in the gallery space. These winners will receive a small prize, and a certificate, which will be posted to their schools for presentation.
Congratulations also to the following student who have all won minor awards:
- Poppy McLeod ‘Imagine Me’ (Book 1 - 5 to 7 years)
- Isla Leo ‘Imagine Me’ (Book 1 - 5 to 7 years)
- Evie Nowland ‘Spy Time (Book 2 - 8 to 10 years)
- Alicia Brown ‘Unicorn Queen’ (Book 2 - 8 to 10 years)
- Arielle Ilet ‘Wild Style’ (Book 3 - 11 to 13 years)
- Nelson Zagaz ‘Ninja Party’ (Book 3 - 11 t- 13 years)
Minor Winners will have their artworks displayed in one of three folders (Books 1,2 and 3) in the gallery space. These winners will receive a small prize, and a certificate, which will be posted to tour school for presentation.
Marianne Galluzzo, the organiser of the LPPP, said that “it is a great pleasure to be part of such a wonderful art Prize and thank you all for your energetic enthusiasm towards supporting such a worthwhile event, allowing our regions children an opportunity to show case their artistic talents in such a prominent local public gallery space.”
The 2018 judges were Penny Hall and Malcolm Reid (Friends of the Gallery representatives), Sarah McGee (Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Arts Centre representative), Dale Garrow and Yaiwa Goodwin (art loving mums) and Caz McDougall (local artist).
A thank you also to the sponsors for the Prize, which include Trevor Stubbings (Proprietor of School Art Supplies, Brisbane), Eliza McInnes (Product Manager for Derivan, Australia's leading company and maker of the finest quality artist materials), Alan Hann (President of the Friends of the Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Arts Centre), Leah Wright (Activities Organiser for Bunnings Warehouse Tweed Heads South), Guy Diven (CEO) and Lindsay Howard-Smith (President of Murwillumbah Services Club), and to the wonderful staff from Office Max.
Congratulations to all the Year 1 students and Years 5/6 Art Enrichment students who entered the prize this year.
Coordinator of Creative Arts
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Middle School) and Kim Denny email@example.com (Senior School).
Term 3 G.A.T.E.WAYS Experience
On Wednesday, 8 August (Years 4, 5, 6), and Thursday, 9 August (Years 1, 2, 3), a group of students represented Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School at the G.A.T.E.WAYS Eureka program, hosted at The Southport School.
G.A.T.E.WAYS provides opportunities for highly able and gifted children to participate in a wide range of activities. Like-minded students can participate in programs that will challenge them intellectually and help develop their individual talents.
The topic of this terms G.A.T.E.WAYS program was, ‘Against the Odds’. The great themes of literature often point out some universal truth about the human experience. One such universal theme, explored in some of the greatest stories ever told, is the portrayal of a character’s triumph in the face of adversity, as they overcome a seemingly insurmountable obstacle or challenge. Students participated in several workshops to explore this theme.
The following students represented Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School at T.S.S.:
Thursday, 9 August
Wednesday, 8 August
Kathy-Lee Peers and Joddie Duggan
Learning Enrichment Coordinators
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
Host Families Required in Term 4
Families are needed to host a group of students from China for seven weeks from October 10. Can you help?
The students will stay in pairs, and are aged around 10 years and can speak some English. A hosting allowance of $574 per week will be paid to assist you with the additional costs incurred by your family. There will be two students per host family and a shared room is fine. Host families are asked to provide three meals a day and transport to school.
As the students are under the age of 18, host families will need to hold a current Blue Card, which is a police check. This is free to apply for and is
valid for three years. If you can host, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Margaret on 0408 078 023 for any further information.
Upcoming Sporting Events
Far North Coast Regional Finals Netball Day
NRCC Netball Gala Day – U14/U16
AFLQ Schools Cup QF
NCIS ALF (Boys)
NSW Touch North Coast All School
CIS Primary Athletics Championships
CIS Primary Boys Cricket Trials
Lindisfarne Netball Presentation
CIS Secondary Athletics Championships
2018 Age Champions Announced
Congratulations to the runner-ups and Age Champions for the Lindisfarne Athletics Carnival. -
NCIS Athletics Championships
Good luck to all of the competitors representing the School on Tuesday at the NCIS Athletics Championships. Students will be competing for the Champion School Shield, event ribbons, Age Champion trophies and selection for the NCIS Squad to compete at Homebush later this term. There are as many as 36 students from the region in each event.
Congratulations to our 16’s boys netball team who competed in the North Coast Round of the NSW Netball Schools Cup on Monday at Casino. They finished third on the day, with local NCIS peers Cape Byron taking the honours.
The standard of school netball in our region is high! Lindisfarne were invited to join our Catholic friends in their competition, also at Casino, on Tuesday. Our 14’s and 16’s girl’s teams all finished mid-table from six or seven games. The reports were that “It was so cold in the morning! – but we had a great day”.
Good luck to Flynn Southam who is competing at the Queensland Swimming State Short Course Championships in Brisbane on Thursday and Friday this week.
Congratulations to Jade Reid’s NSW School girls team who won the National Schools Championships on the Gold Coast at the weekend. Jade was also named a shadow for the Australian squad. A phenomenal achievement by one of our Sports Academy athletes!
Congratulations to Joshua Mammen who finished runner up in the U16 Boys division of the Champion of Champions Tennis Tournament over the weekend in Grafton. He now heads to Inverell in two weeks to try and qualify for the State Titles in Sydney. Alex Robertson also qualified in the U14 category finishing fifth to qualify for Inverell. We wish our boys continued success in this competition.
Callum Wines travelled to Casino Golf Club on Sunday to compete in the latest round of the Northern Rivers District Golf Association 9 hole golf completion. Callum finished with a gross score of 57 and out of a field of 10, finished tied third in the gross event and tied fourth in the nett event. The result lifts Callum to third place in the gross order of merit and Callum remains in second place in the nett order of merit. Well done Callum and good luck for the next round at Lismore Golf Club this weekend.
Sign on for the Lindisfarne Teams entering the South Tweed Oztag Competition is Monday 20 August. Please contact me over the weekend if you are still keen for your child to play on a Monday (5 to 10-year-olds) or Wednesday (11 to 15-year-olds) evening.
If you were wondering what to do in the next holidays, how about the Surfers Paradise Rookies2Reds Holiday Clinic?
Address: 32 Fremar Street, Broadbeach Waters 4218 QLD
Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018.
Time: 9.00am to 2.30pm
Ages: Under 5 – Under 12 years
All safety and training will be provided by QRU staff and as such protective gear including mouth guards and headgear (if worn) is required.
Cost: $60 and includes a Rookies2Reds Participant Pack and a Free Family Pass to a 2019 Reds Home Game.
Rookies2Reds Centre Coordinator: Henry Bradford (email@example.com or 0451 874 693)
To find out more and register please visit:
Lindisfarne are looking to enter Touch Teams in the South Tweed Friday evening competition, as we did in the 2017/2018 season. If you are interested, please sign on the sheet in Student Administration at Mahers Lane or contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of PDHPE and Sport