2018 Term 3 Week 27A 5 Sep 2018

This Week Overview

Upcoming Events

Loading events...

From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I was delighted with the high calibre of speakers at our Public Speaking Finals on Monday evening. Congratulations to all finalist involved. Our students can be very proud of their achievement. Thank you to Mrs Suellen Walker for coordinating this year’s event and also to our adjudicator, Beverly Kelso for providing insightful feedback and encouragement to each speaker.

On Thursday and Friday this week, our Stage 2 students took the stage for their all-inclusive musical, The Three Little Pigs. It was wonderful to see so much excitement and enthusiasm from our students and I congratulate them for their tremendous efforts over the past months of rehearsals and on a great three shows so far - the final show is in the Chapel tonight. Thank you to Mrs Amy Skene and Mr Jesse Edwards who really drove the production and, together with the students, made it a lot of fun. Thank you also to the Director of CAPA, Mr Todd Hardy, the production and music team, and all our staff, parents and members of our community who helped with sets, costumes and coordination backstage. It is great to see so many people coming together to support and encourage our students.

Next week we’re celebrating KIN Schools Day at both campuses in support of the local Kids In Need Association who do such important work in our community supporting children with special needs and who are suffering from serious medical conditions. KIN Schools Day is an initiative of Sam Smith in Year 8 who is the driving force behind his quest of “kids helping kids”. I encourage everyone to come in free dress and bring a gold coin donation in support of this great charity fundraiser. KIN Schools Day at the Mahers Lane Campus will also include a lunchtime BBQ, raffles, games and a music concert. We’re looking forward to a terrific day.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

From the Chaplain


Parents & Friends

P&F News and Events

What a wonderful gathering at our Sunshine Avenue Campus Big Boys' Breakfast last Friday. An enormous BRAVO to Jane Daniels and her team of volunteers who all worked hard to help make this such a fun and successful day. A big thank you once again to all those individuals and businesses who were able to donate prizes and experiences for this event. We would not be able to do it without you.

Our Melbourne Cup team are seeking more prizes and sponsors for this event so if you know of anyone or have been thinking you can be part of the fun, contact Kylie today via pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Our Stage 3 Disco is fast approaching and if you have not yet ordered for the scrumptious pizza on the night – get those fingers walking, and get the children pumped for what will be a fantastic night of dancing.

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”

We appreciate your continued helping hands for our school community.

Kind regards,

Kylie Potter
P&F President

P&F Melbourne Cup Day Celebrations

Upcoming Events

Staff Bio

Whole School News

KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner

KIN Schools Day

On Friday, 14 September 2018, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School is going to celebrate a very special day called KIN Schools Day. The purpose of the day is all about “Kids Helping Kids” and a community coming together in support of a wonderful local charity, Kids In Need (KIN) which has been supporting Tweed and Gold Coast children for over 35 years. It is an opportunity for kids to experience that anything is possible and together, even in our youth, we can make a huge difference to lives of other kids.  

All funds from the day will go to the Kids in Need Association which was established to support local children with special needs and serious illness. One of the wonderful things about Kids in Need is that they help all children, regardless of their disability or serious illness. Disabilities and serious illnesses take many forms and Kids in Need have open minds and open hearts, providing support to all local Kids in Need. It is this variety of children that Kids in Need support that makes the perfect theme to celebrate KIN Schools Day a mufti day. The diversity and difference of students’ chosen clothing/outfits for the day is a reflection of the children we are raising money for. Every dollar raised goes to the kids.

The day will be full of activates, which may include, music, Tug of War Competition, raffles, guessing competition and the crowd favourite “Banga and Sauce Barbie”.

KIN Schools Day is an opportunity for students to see that a little bit of effort can make a lot of difference and to recognise the future of humanity within our society lies with us, the KIDS!

Nelson Mandela famously said: “There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” I thank you in advance for your support of the great cause. 

Sam Smith
Year 8 Vice-Captain and KIN Ambassador

Lindisfarne Public Speaking Competition Winners

On Monday evening, the Grand Final of the Public Speaking Competition was held. The audience was delighted with speakers from Year 1 through to Year 12. Every speaker is commended for making it to the Grand Final and confidently presenting their polished and interesting speeches to a large audience.  Unfortunately, there can only be one winner for each Stage and we would like to thank our adjudicator, Mrs Beverly Kelso, for listening to our students and making her deliberations. The winners for 2018 are:

  • Stage 1 Max Wanderer
  • Stage 2Mitchell Buchan
  • Stage 3Fletcher Burdekin
  • Stage 4Brodie McDowell
  • Stage 5Abigail Rynehart
  • Stage 6Brooke Marriott

Holly Otto and Stuart Purcival, the 2018 School Captains, capably hosted the evening and their efforts are applauded.  Additionally, the following students from the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty are thanked for providing musical highlights throughout the evening: Murran Kain, Tori Aston, Jaidah Fergus-Mackie, Tristan Hill and Samuel Goodman.

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Language Perfect Championships NSW 2018

The LOTE department would like to celebrate and acknowledge the students who participated in the Language Perfect Championships NSW last week. The championships provide students with the opportunity to showcase their language skills competing against students and schools across New South Wales.

Lindisfarne was well represented by out students in Years 7 and 8, with some students also competing in Year 11 French. We are very proud of our students level of commitment and their achievements. Lindisfarne was ranked:

  • 14th overall out of 307 schools

  • 3rd in the 101 - 250 students category (109 schools)

  • 8th overall in French out of 218 schools

  • 3rd in French in the 101 - 250 students category (70 schools)

  • 32nd overall in Japanese out of 203 schools

Students received the following awards based on points scored during the competition:

Emerald (5000+)

  • Jaidah Fergus-Mackey (11 French)

Gold (3000+)

  • Marina Felizardo (7D)

Silver (2000+)

  • Keira Farmer (7B)
  • Daniel Polakov (7B)

Bronze (1000+)

  • Tyson Bennett (7E)
  • Ruby Stante (7A)
  • Oliver Henderson (7E)
  • Rupert Fahey (7D)
  • Jemma Wilson (11 French)
  • Brianna Budge (8.2 French)

Credit (500+)

  • Hugo McCallum (7C)
  • Ruby Dokmanovic (7C)
  • Luella Bookman (7A)
  • Jedda McLauchlan (7D)
  • Jacinta Kieffer (7E)
  • Sofia Clauson (7D)
  • Yasmin Scott (7A)

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

From the Head of Junior School

Learning Conferences

Parents will soon be receiving an invitation to our Term 3 Learning Conferences.  These sessions are a wonderful opportunity for your Kindergarten to Year 4 child/ren to share their continued learning journey.  Under the teachers’ guidance, the students will reflect on their successes and challenges and collaboratively set new goals with you.  

Information on how to make online bookings and details of times will be included in the invitation.  The following dates will be offered:

  • Monday, 17 September
  • Wednesday, 19 September
  • Tuesday, 25 September

Amazing Professional Learning for Junior School Staff

Lane Clark, the Canadian educational expert and consultant who has been working closely with our Junior School staff to develop teaching practices that promote deep thinking and learning, will be returning Monday, 17 and Tuesday 18 September.  During these 2 days at the School, she will be teaching Year 2M, modelling best teaching practice. These sessions will be filmed so all staff can benefit from this amazing learning opportunity. Lane will also lead a professional development workshop with the teachers after School on Tuesday 18 September. We are extremely grateful to Lane for volunteering this time to our School and for her continued support and keen interest in our staff and students.

Michele Chandler
Head of Junior School

KIN Day - Junior School

The students at the Junior School will be supporting KIN Day on Friday 14 September 2018. Students are permitted to wear Free Dress on this day for a gold coin donation. Sun smart rules apply and closed in shoes must be worn.

STEM Discovery Club

A group of very enthusiastic junior scientists gathered at Sunshine Avenue of a Monday afternoon this term to explore the many different activities associated with STEM. There were squeals of amazement when balloons expanded as they were filled with carbon dioxide gas as a result of a chemical reaction between two common household ingredients, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. We giggled at monkeys swinging through the trees, powered by combinations of gears moving, programmed the Bee Bots to buzz around different mat configurations and created structures using magnetic building blocks.

It was very rewarding to watch these young learners have fun while fostering curiosity and developing deeper engagement in different areas of STEM. Gaining confidence in STEM in the Junior school years influences participation in STEM, not only for later learning but also in career choices. We are wondering what career paths our junior scientists will take in the future?

Linda Terry and Amy Williamson
Year 1 Teachers

Tournament of Minds

TOM is a problem solving programme for teams of students from both primary and secondary years.

It is an international school programme with the involvement of thousands of participants.

TOM aims to enhance the potential of our youth by developing diverse skills, creativity, enterprise, team work, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a competitive environment.

Our students took part in Tournament of Minds on Sunday, 26 August at St Anthony’s school in Kingscliff with Myself, Mrs Duggan, Mrs Dowker, Miss Mckenzie and Bec Hogan facilitating.

The calibre of our students was extremely high and we enjoyed a fantastic day where everyone showed enormous team spirit. We feel our team emphasized that the spirit of Tournament is about the process and the performance of the day, irrespective of winning.

This year 2 of our teams won Honours which was a fantastic achievement in light of the calibre of teams presenting on the day. Congratulations to the Arts Team that was made up of members from both the junior and middle school and the Stem team. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to take part and look forward to continued participation in this event for 2019.

This has been the third year teams from Lindisfarne have performed and we would also like to thank the parents who helped make this a great success and the students involved. With a special mention for Bec Hogan and Julie Marshall who facilitated this team on their own.

Our Arts Team

  • Callum Wines
  • Leo Lush
  • James Cunnah
  • Bonnie Starling
  • Evie Chong
  • Chloe Latham

Our STEM Team

  • Jake Beck
  • Lachlan Marshall
  • Thomas Cunnah
  • Will Ryan
  • Isiah Leo

Our Social Science Team

  • Ruby Dokmanovic
  • Naiya Boshma Wagner
  • Kai Albert
  • Tom Ellis
  • Tyson Bennett
  • Drew McGlinn

Kim Denny
Learning Enrichment Coordinator (9-12)

Year 4 to Year 5 Transition

On Wednesday 12 September all students from Year 4 will be heading up to the Mahers Lane Campus for a Year 4 to Year 5 transition morning. This is the first of our transition morning and is in place to ensure all of our Year 4 students are equipped with the knowledge, confidence and familiarity of the Mahers Lane Campus. It is set to be a great morning of learning with our Stage 3 students and teachers.

The second Year 4 to Year 5 transition morning will be held on the 28th of September. This is our last day for Term 3 and I know the teachers already have something special planned for a successful transition morning.

If you have any questions about the transition morning please do not hesitate in contacting Tony Cross on tcross@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or Jeremy Godden on jgodden@lindisfarme.nsw.edu.au.

Tony Cross
Assistant Head of Junior School - Curriculum

Year 1 Play in the Park

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

From the Head of Middle School

The power of Conversation

If you feel like your children don’t share as much information about school as you would like them to, you are not alone. Psychologist Dr. Justin Coulson has written a useful piece on this topic, with some suggestions for alternative questions to ‘how was your day?’ A genuine curiosity about their learning, and how they learn, should lead to greater insights about their day. If they can explain to you something that they learnt that day, that is a great way to cement that new knowledge or skill. I hope there is something in here that helps!


Last week our Stage 3 students attended their annual camps. Mrs Price and Mr Lush have provided detailed accounts of those terrific experiences but I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their leadership and coordination of their respective camps. Additional thanks must also go to the teachers who attended the camps and shared in the great bonding and learning opportunities that each camp provided.

I was fortunate enough to travel with the Year 6 students to Melbourne and I would like to share one moment of the trip that truly summed up the quality, calibre and developing maturity of our students. While taking in the sights around Federation Square, the students of Bus 2 paid an impromptu visit to St Paul's Cathedral. While moving throughout the great cathedral, the students received multiple compliments from staff and other visitors about their conduct and respectful manner. It was a moment that made me, and the other teachers tremendously proud. The students connected even further with the moment when, unscripted and unprompted, they knelt in silent reflection at the altar. A beautiful moment! Thank you again to all of the teachers whose work and commitment makes these opportunities possible and to the students for engaging so willingly and making the trip such a joy to be on.

Jeremy Godden
Head of Middle School

Year 5 Camp - Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head

Just like that, Year 5 camp is over! After such a big build-up and much excitement before camp we are now all back into our usual school routine.  We were blessed with warm days but very cold nights and mornings, and such a beautiful setting.

NSW Office of Sport camps are designed to positively impact on student education through fun and rewarding challenges that activate key learning in:

  • Communication

  • Decision making

  • Problem solving

  • Resilience

  • Team building

  • Leadership

Our Year 5 students certainly experienced all of the aforementioned through a variety of activities such as orienteering, archery, the high ropes course, rock climbing, initiative games, a damper cookout, raft building and sailing.  Lots of fun for many, a challenge for others and for some, they found themselves way out of their comfort zone but tried so hard to be resilient and persistent. At the end of day two, Mani from 5C declared, “I think I know what this camp is all about, it’s about responsibility.” An ‘aha’ moment for Mani and hopefully many other students as they realised it’s not just parents and teachers who work tirelessly to foster independence and responsibility in them as young people but also others out there in the community such as the camp instructors.  Nurturing students so that they continually refine their social and emotional skills is key for student well-being and achievement which is why school camps will continue to play a vital role in our students’ growth and development into their teen years and beyond.

Some student reflections:

Lilly 5C

Camp created all these mixed feelings.  Lake Ainsworth was fun. Sometimes it was sad especially when I found out one of my friends wasn’t in my cabin.  Then I got over it and everyone was happy. I got to spend heaps of time with my friends in the night activities and talk to them across the room at breakfast.  

Jules 5B

Three positive experiences of camp were…

  1. Hanging out with people that I usually don’t hang around and getting to know everybody better

  2. High ropes and sailing were an awesome way to make new friends

  3. Getting to know people from another school

Tim 5A

Rock climbing was so fun because we got to climb up different climbing walls and see how high we could get on the climbing wall.  I felt like this was my bravest moment because I was scared to go on but I pushed myself to do it and I think I got to the halfway mark on the first wall that went straight up.  

Lisa Price
Year 5 Coordinator

Year 6 Melbourne Trip

Last week Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Melbourne. Neither the early Monday morning start nor the impending cold weather could dent the student’s enthusiasm and excitement.

After a smooth flight we were collected by our drivers for the week, Glen and Peter. We departed Tullamarine for a tour of the city and then headed to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The tour of the MCG was fascinating and visiting the team rooms and sitting in the Long Room were highlights. Students could enjoy some sporting exploits in the Sports Museum, from Olympic cycling to kicking goals at the MCG. We ended the first day looking at the amazing view of Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck.

Tuesday we were up early for breakfast and then headed out to enjoy the interactive displays and planetarium of ScienceWorks. The afternoon was spent walking to Federation Square, Graffiti Ally and Old Melbourne Gaol. At the gaol we viewed the hanging platform, learnt about Ned Kelly’s last few weeks in captivity and experienced what it would be like to be housed in one of the tiny cells.

Wednesday was a glorious, sunny day. We travelled to Ballarat to visit the site of the Eureka Stockade and spend the afternoon at Sovereign Hill. This was a highlight of the trip, students could amble through the main street and visit shops, talk to the ‘locals’ and pan for gold. We also watched a gold pouring demonstration, went down the Red Hill Mine and enjoyed (or not) a visit to a Victorian school. The night was capped off by some Disco Bowling.

Thursday was gloomy, not just because we were leaving but the weather as well. Our final stop before the airport was the Chinese Museum in Melbourne. It had an amazing amount of artefacts and a fabulous interactive walk through exhibit about life on the goldfields.

Thank you to the staff who attended but the biggest thanks of all goes to the students. They were eager, engaged and great fun to travel with – and no doubt glad to be back in these warmer temperatures.

Mike Lush
Year 6 Coordinator

Year 8 Chat

Two Minute Chat: John Spedding.

John Spedding, Year 8, was involved in the Vietnam Day Service at the Murwillumbah RSL Club on the 18th August with the 225 Army Cadets Murwillumbah. We asked him a few questions about his involvement.

What does the Vietnam Day memorial commemorate?

The day was originally called Long Tan Day to commemorate the services of men of D company 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966.

What was your role as a cadet in the memorial?

We supported the Vietnam Day Service by performing the guard with 7 other cadets.

How long have you been involved in the cadets?

I have been with 225 Army Cadet Unit since January 2018.

What do you like about the cadets?

I enjoy the new skills, the comradery and the opportunity for community service and to go on bivouacs that the ADF provides.

Kylie Wharton
Year 8 Coordinator

Middle School Science

Introducing the Great Lindisfarne Rainforest Regeneration Project

Welcome to a special edition of Middle School Science. After many delays, obstacles and false starts, we are ready to begin the massive project of turning the camphor laurel ravine that runs along the back of the Maher’s Lane property into the rainforest that it once was. This is an extensive and potentially beautiful area that has been overrun by the invasive camphor. Our aim is to begin a program of removing and/or poisoning camphor and replanting local rainforest species over a number of years.

After consultation with Tweed Valley Landcare, the project is going to kick off with a contractor removing the first area of camphor below the top oval and an inaugural working bee to plant the first of what will hopefully be thousands of trees in time.

We would like to begin with a focus on Year 7 so that they can be the first graduating class to have had an input into the project but all members of our school community are welcome. The working bee is planned for Saturday, September 22 from 8.00am to 11.00am and we would like an indication from families who would be interested in attending.  Could you please respond to hinksetter@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au if you would like to come along and help to kick off the project. We will do a bit of a tidy up of the site and then plant the first trees. All that is a required is a pair of sturdy boots or old shoes, work clothes and enthusiasm. There will be basic equipment available on site but if you have a spade lying around the garage it would be useful to bring that too.

The ravine has been a long neglected part of the school and could be a wonderful asset for outdoor education, fieldwork studies or just quiet contemplation. Middle School Science is excited to be involved in this ambitious initiative and would like your help to make the inauguration a success. Send in your expressions of interest and we will see you on Saturday morning on the 22nd.

Science Quiz

Well done to Thomas who solved last week’s riddle: What do you get when you cross a kangaroo with a lion? The answer of course is the marsupial lion or Thylacaleo, another example of Australia’s magnificent extinct megafauna. There will be more about the megafauna later in MSS.

This week’s quiz question: What is the connection between Elaeocarpus and Casuaris? Better ring up doctor Google and see if he’s busy! Have a fabulous week in your Science class.

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
  • Hawaiian
  • Vegetarian
  • 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 pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au 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.

Senior School

Rock N Roll

After the memorable debut last year of what would hopefully become an annual Lindisfarne tradition, the 2018 Rock and Roll dance was astounding and surpassed expectations. Everything from Mr Marriott’s insane cover of Great Balls of Fire when the teachers lit up the stage and let out their inner divas to the iconic blue mustang generously provided by Don and Di Peters was perfect. 

With every face smiling from ear to ear, it was clear that the night was a huge success. The dancing never stopped save for the abundance of games such as Card Corner and Limbo and every student jumped up to participate in the group dances of the Macarena and the Nutbush. There were prizes to be won throughout the night, ranging from delicious chocolate bars and movie tickets to the generous gift from Sideways of two $100 gift vouchers for the lucky-door prize, though the mysterious holder of ticket number 17 was never found. 

Though everyone left a little sweaty, nobody complained, their sore feet a reminder that they never sat down, the aching calves a reminder of the dancing that didn’t stop and the slightly smudged makeup an indication of the laughter that was shared. 

A huge thank you to Mrs Myers for her dedication and passion which was poured into the creation of such a wonderful event. Her tireless devotion and attention to detail ensured each and every student left feeling as if they just stepped out of Grease. A massive thank you also to all the Year 12 students who volunteered their time and energy to help organise and run the night. Now, the joyous responsibility falls on the class of 2019 though there is no doubt that this wonderful event will continue to grow and flourish. 

Maria-Rosa Moore-Kovacevic
Arts Captain


Years 7-10 UN Youth Queensland - Voice 2018

UN Youth Queensland - Voice 2018

The UN Youth Queensland – Voice  2018 is now open. This competition is an important public speaking competition for students in Years 7-10 who are interested in leadership, diplomacy and current affairs.  This competition allows students to present their ‘creative and innovative solutions to global problems … The competition encourages initiative and sustainability, rewarding substance in speeches as well as speaking manner and structure.’

The competition will be held on the Gold Coast on Saturday 20 October. The registration fee is $30 and this will cover activities, food and venue costs. Entries can be made on line at: https://unyouth.wufoo.com/forms/2018-queensland-voice-delegate-registration/   The website does not currently provide the 2018 speaking topic but details of the 2017 topics and marking criteria are provided. However, more information can be obtained from the Convenor, Lachlan Sands at: lachlan.sands@unyouth.org.au

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Mathematics Faculty



Visual Arts

Performing Arts


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).

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Nabari Seiho High School Visit 2019

The Lindisfarne Japanese Sister School, Nabari Seiho High School will be visiting the Mahers Lane campus again in 2019. The group will arrive Sunday March 10th and depart Sunday, 17 March.

Therefore, we are seeking expressions of interest from our Lindisfarne families to bring one or two students into their homes and look after them during this week long visit.

If you would like an Application Form and or more information, please email Mrs Fydler on afydler@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Amy Fydler
International Student Coordinator

Digital Space



From the Sports Desk

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, 13 September – NSW CIS Primary Athletics Carnival
  • Wednesday, 19 September – NRCC Basketball Gala Day (U16 Boys and Girls)
  • Thursday, 20 September – Qld Secondary Schools Surf League
  • Tuesday, 25 September – NSW CIS Secondary Athletics Carnival
  • Tuesday, 2 to Thursday 4 October – Total Football Academy Camp
  • Tuesday, 23 October – NRCC Basketball Gala Day (U14 Boys and Girls)
  • Wednesday, 24 October – T20 Cricket

Athletics Training for NSW CIS Carnivals

The following training sessions have been arranged with Mr Joe Coyne for students attending the NSW CIS Carnivals.

  • Tuesday Lunch – sprints and jumps – bottom oval

  • Friday Lunch – throws for Years 7 to 10 – bottom oval

  • Thursday Sport – sprints, jumps and throws – Kingscliff

(all students in other sports to change to athletics for next 3 weeks – please put your name down at Student Administration)

  • Stage 3 Friday Afternoon Sport – Years 5 and 6


Congratulations to Joshua Mammen (Year 10) who qualified for the Under 16s  Junior Development Series State Tennis Finals in Sydney to be held in either November or December. He qualified following being a runner-up in Grafton a couple of weeks back and a winner in Inverell last weekend. This will be the third year in a row Joshua has made it to the state fields.


Last week, in Coffs Harbour, Isaac Outridge competed in the School Boys’ Golf Championships. His team came second in the stroke play and also second in the match play.

Rugby 7s

Recently, ten Year 11 students took a trip down to the Rugby fields at Byron Bay, after the great success at the Lismore Rugby 7s Gala Day. It was a beautiful day in Byron with not a cloud in sight, we slapped on some sunscreen and got excited for some Rugby.  After unfortunately losing the first two games in tough close encounters to St John’s College and Ballina Coast High School. The third game was forfeited by Evans Head due to a significant injury toll incurred in their earlier games. However, a 'friendly game' was organised to give us another hit-out. A grand day was had by all, we’ve all got the bumps and bruises to prove it. Thanks to Mr Wright and Mr Clucas for assisting with the team.

Luca Wright (Year 11) and Tom Tatchell (Year 11)


Last Saturday, Lindisfarne lions had 8 teams playing in Finals in the Tweed Competition. Congratulations to the Lindisfarne Lions White and Lindisfarne Lions Green Teams who won and now play in the Grand Finals on Saturday, 15 September.

NCIS Netball, Tennis and AFL Carnivals

On Wednesday, 5 September, three Lindisfarne teams competed against other schools in Grafton at the NCIS Netball Championships. Rain and cold weather threatened to postpone the day, but all teams still played with high spirits and best efforts. The rain pursued and continued to cover the courts in a thin layer of water as the teams from the Primary, Under 15s and Opens Divisions battled it out for a place in the finals to take out the win. The day ended on a high note with our primary and under 15s teams winning an equal first place after the grand finals were called off due to heavy rain and wind. The Under 15s Division finished the day undefeated with remarkably high scores. The Opens Team were defeated in the semi-finals, missing out on a place to battle it out for the final win. Congratulations to all the girls who came along to the day and especially to our two Year 12 students, Georgia and Jaime, who represented Lindisfarne at a carnival for the last time.  I would highly recommend this day to students who play netball and I can’t wait to have the opportunity to compete again next year hopefully, under a warm sunny sky.

Heidi Chaffey (Year 9)

The Open Primary netball team went to Grafton for NCIS netball and we were undefeated all day. The amazing team was made of Mika Astle, Olivia Gorrie, Lily Alford, Daisy Allen, Madeline Sweetnam, Ella Mitchell, Shakyah Jordan, Claudia Arghyros, Zara Cusick and Evie Prince and our outstanding coach Miss Nichols. Our team played against lots of different schools including Emmanuel Anglican College and Cape Byron Steiner School. Even though it didn’t stop raining, we all had a amazing day.

Mika Astle (Year 6) and Olivia Gorrie (Year 6)

Success was had by all teams in the AFL competition in very trying conditions. The Opens Team won in the Grand Final. Both the 15s and the Primary Teams made the grand finals but were beaten by a narrow margin.

Although a number of attempts were made to take the courts in the Tennis, not enough games were played for an outcome.

Congratulations and thanks to all the participants in these three carnivals. It was not a pleasant day to be playing.

More photos in the gallery below.


Lindisfarne in conjunction withwith Kershler Cricket to offer two Holiday Coaching Clinics during the term break and some sessions after school and during sport time.

Holiday Coaching Clinics

The clinics will be conducted by the Director of Coaching at Kershler Cricket, Anthony Kershler.  Kersh as he is widely known, has a simple philosophy of ‘be the best you can be, whatever that level may be’. He has had a long and successful involvement in the game as a player having played 1st Class cricket for NSW and over 400 1st Grade matches of Premier Cricket in Sydney. Currently the NSW Zone Academy Coach for North Coast, Kersh currently holds a Level 2 Representative Coaching qualification.

Each clinic will be held over two days using the bottom oval and the cricket training nets at Mahers Lane.

Thursday, 4 October and Friday, 5 October will be for 7 to 11 year old boys and girls

Monday, 8 October and 9 October will be for 12 to 17-year-old boys and girls

Cost of the clinics is $99. For further details, refer to the flyer in this newsletter.

Sign on forms are available at student administration on both campuses or via this link .

Forms can either be emailed to the school’s Sports Administrator, Ms Kristy Bloomfield (kbloomfield@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au) or to the Administration office at either campus.

After School Sessions

These sessions will run on Wednesday from 3.30pm to 5.00pm for Mahers Lane students. With Lindisfarne having cricket teams entered in at least two or three events during Term 4, it is recommended that students who wish to be involved with these teams to attend these sessions.

Students are asked to register their names at Student Admin.  The first session will be Wednesday, 12 September and run for the remainder of the term.

Sports Academy Guest - Brent Livermore OAM

On Monday morning, the Sports Academy and Development Squad were extremely lucky to have one of Australia’s greatest Hockey players, Brent Livermore OAM, come to share his story. He spoke to students about how his Hockey career began and some of the highlights of his amazing journey. Some of Brent’s achievements were captaining the Australian team to a gold medal in Athens 2004 Olympics after a 48 year drought, a bronze at Sydney 2000 and three Commonwealth Games Gold medals. He played over 300 games for Australia and scored 30 international goals. He is currently the NSW institute of Sport Head Hockey Coach and was honoured with the role of carrying the Queens Baton around the stadium at the Opening Ceremony just recently at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Brent discussed the need for resilience and goal setting to make a champion athlete. He also talked about life after school and the opportunities for athletes in the US and the scholarships that are available for them. His business partner did a short presentation in this area as they have just launched an App with the purpose of making it cheaper and easier to link with these universities.

Brent willingly stayed around afterwards to get photos and answer some more personal questions from the students.

Equestrian - Expressions of Interest

Equestrian Queensland aims to promote equitation, education and equestrian sport via a range of Interschool competitions.  Interschool provides a unique opportunity to compete against students from other schools in teams and individual events during weekends and holidays representing Lindisfarne. Expressions of interest are invited from both junior and senior students currently competing in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing or Showing to be considered for the fledgling Lindisfarne team.  

Please contact Mrs Kathryn Leary on kleary@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au for further details and to register your interest.

Swim Star Jeremy Bridges-Fogarty

Congratulations to Jeremy Bridges-Fogarty from Year 1W who competed in the City of Lismore Short Course Qualifying Carnival at Trinity Aquatic Centre on Saturday 1 September.  Jeremy walked away with many Personal Bests as well as 4 gold medals for 50m butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.  Well done Jeremy we are very proud of your commitment and perseverance in the pool.


Uniform Shop


Employment at Lindisfarne

Community News

What Are You Reading?

Name: Madame Cronk

Position in the school: Junior School French teacher

What are you reading? The Lovely Bones

Who is the author? Alice Sebold

Give a brief review of the book in four sentences or less: The book is written through the eyes of a teenager who narrates the storyline. One afternoon, Susie goes missing.  Unable to move on, she watches her family deal with her disappearance until she is ready to move to her next heaven.

Who would you recommend read this book? Those who like mystery fiction and aged 15 years above.

Do you have a favourite quote or passage from the book? No, but I liked the satisfying ending!

Spring Property Market Charity Breakfast

Cricket Coaching Sessions

Cabarita Beach SLSC

Tani Tei En - Open Garden

Coolangatta SLSC

Tweed Little Athletics

Cudgen SLSC

North Kirra SLS

Bilambil Junior Touch

Twin Towns Triathlon Season

The Twin Towns Triathlon season is fast approaching and we would love to see you compete in the sport of triathlon. Come down on a Saturday morning to improve your fitness and enjoy the fantastic sport of triathlon. The Club is family orientated and caters for abilities and age groups and is located in Banora Point.

Sign on: 15 September 2018 between 6.00am and 7.30am

Venue: Oasis Pools, Banora Point

First race: 22 September 2018 through to 9 March 2019

Cost: $20 to buy your electronic timing chip (this is a one off purchase), $5 per race for school


Race distances:
  • Intermediate: 300m swim, 10km ride, 2km run
  • Sprint: 500m swim, 14.8km ride, 4.5km run

Equipment needed: Swimmers, goggles, push bike of any type, front and back lights for your bike, joggers.

Start time: At the beginning, racing will start on Saturday at 6am until you get your handicap. Once you have a handicap time your start time will change. All competitors will be finished racing by 7.30am.

Registering: Please arrive no later than 5.40am on the Saturday morning to register for your race
each week, registering online will be available once you have signed on the first time.
Website: Please go to the website for more information, contact details and answers to your
frequently asked questions. http://www.twintownstriathlon.org.au/

Murwillumbah Swimming Club

Murwillumbah Swimming Club Join Now 2018-2019 Summer Season

Salt Nippers