2018 Term 3 Week 29A 21 Sep 2018

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From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tonight is a special evening for our Year 12 students and their families as we gather at HOTA  on the Gold Coast for the 2018 Graduation Formal. The students have been looking forward to the evening for many months as they move into the final week and culmination of their day-to-day attendance at school.

The formal is a significant ‘rite of passage’ for our young men and women and, along with the Graduation Liturgy to be held on Monday evening and the Farewell Breakfast and Assembly on Wednesday morning, provides an opportunity for us as a school community to celebrate the achievements and contribution to the culture of the School by the Class of 2018.

Please continue to keep our Year 12 students, parents and staff in your thoughts and prayers as they enjoy the week ahead and move into study break to undertake final preparations for the HSC exams in October and November. We look forward to our Year 12 students returning for Speech Night on Wednesday, 5 December to celebrate the completion of their exams and to reflect on the achievement of both the Class of 2018 and the School during the year we have shared together. 

Term 3 is always a busy time for staffing announcements and planning for the year ahead. Our School Psychologist, Carley O’Connell, has been appointed to a senior role at Arcadia College on the Gold Coast and will take up duties at Arcadia as of 15 October 2018.

Carley is excited to pursue her passion for working with disengaged young people. We are grateful to Carley for her outstanding work as our inaugural School Psychologist. Our counsellor in the Junior School, Susi Meyers, will work full time from now through to the end of Term 4 to provide counselling services to both campuses.

I will also be seeking to put in place educational testing and associated services for Term 4 whilst we recruit our new School/Educational Psychologist. Please liaise with the Heads of Sub-School, Junior School leadership team, Heads of House, Year Level Coordinators and the Learning Enrichment Team should you require any support for students.

We wish Carley every success for the future and the important work she will undertake at Arcadia College.

At morning tea today I announced that after 20 years of outstanding and dedicated service to the Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School community, Mr Bryson  Coverdale has resigned his teaching position.
Bryson held the role of Director of Faculty (Human Society and Its Environment) between 1998 and 2015 during the early years of Lindisfarne’s secondary school development. In recent years, he has been a committed classroom teacher of Business Studies and Geography. 
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Bryson’s significant contribution to the School and wish him every success for the future.

Earlier today I advised staff that two long serving members of our team have announced their retirements.

Junior School Teacher Librarian Ian Ayers has been on long service leave this year and will retire at the end of this term.

Teacher of Mathematics Mr Bill Kitchen will retire at the end of the 2018 Academic year. Please join with me in thanking Ian and Bill for their dedicated service and commitment to Lindisfarne over the years.

Last night I attended the annual Netball Presentation evening. It was a wonderful evening with close to 300 players, parents and supporters of netball in attendance. I am so proud of the 130 girls who played for Lindisfarne in 2018 representing their school with passion, pride, grace and dignity throughout a very successful season.

Thank you to all coaches and managers for supporting our 14 teams over the season and congratulations to the Lindisfarne White Lions coached by Kim Copeland and the Lindisfarne Green Lions coached by Sophie Farmer on making the grand final. The Lindisfarne Green Lions emerged victorious to win the premiership. Finally thank you to President Lisa Burdekin, the Netball Committee and the teacher in charge, Gay Maynard on all of their commitment and dedication for making the season a great success. 

The P&F Melbourne Cup sub-committee have been busy planning for the upcoming Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon to be held at North Kirra Surf Lifesaving Club on Tuesday, 6 November.

Thank you to Ramesh and Luximi Sivabalan from Smile Street Dental who have come on board as a major event partner for the P&F Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon. Please consider attending the P&F Melbourne Cup function as it promises to be a great event. 

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

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Parents & Friends

P&F News and Events

It’s official...the Stage 3 Disco was the best one ever! The '80s theme and music had everyone dancing and tapping their toes – teachers, parent helpers and kids, thank you for making this such a wonderful event! Check out the fun photos from the night in the gallery below.

Grandparents' Day is fast approaching, and we need your help. Bring in a family favourite recipe, sweet or savoury, to share on the day. This is always a wonderful event for our community, so if you can help out with the baking please let us know via the P&F email – pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Melbourne Cup Day extravaganza with our major event sponsor Smile Street coming on board with not only sponsorship, but wonderful prizes as well. If your teeth need some expert care, drop in to Smile Street in Coolangatta or Murwillumbah today.

To be part of the fun on the day, click on the P&F Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon flyer in the article below or go to https://www.trybooking.com/408490 secure your tickets.

Hope all our Lindisfarnian community has time to enjoy the upcoming break and put in to place a quote from Kylie Minogue: “I have had a holiday … and I’d like to take it up professionally”.

Kind regards,

Kylie Potter
P&F President
E: pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

P&F Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon

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​Message for Parents and Students

We have had another request from the family living opposite Mahers Lane Campus who owns the pony in the paddock.

They have requested that we refrain from feeding the pony as he is overweight and has also developed a foot condition called laminitis. This condition is partly due to an excessive amount of sugar. The owners will be placing a sign on the fence if you could please respect their request for the health of the pony.

Pats are fine but no food please.

Host Families Required in Term 4

Families are needed to host a group of students from China for seven weeks from October 10.

The students are aged 9 to 10 years old 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 (with the same gender only).  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 Volunteer Working with Children Check.  This is free to apply for and is valid for three years.

If you can host, please email myhomestay.queensland@gmail.com or telephone Margaret on 0408 078 023 for any further information.

Service Based Learning - Vietnam Immersion

On the 28 September, eight students accompanied by three teachers will be travelling to Vietnam to engage in a potentially life-changing experience. The Building Across Borders program is facilitated by Ian McDonald of Global 8 Learning. Ian has a long history of leading international service opportunities for students.

The immersion program will cover two weeks during the upcoming holiday period and is a combination of touring, educational aid work and construction of a dwelling for a disadvantaged family in the Mekong Delta region. Students will be spending their time assisting in the construction of a small house designed for a family of five. Students will also visit and help out at a Nhan Ai School, a benevolently funded special education school. The touring group will arrive in Ho Chi Minh city where they will visit significant landmarks and attractions before departing for Vietnam’s more rural areas where westernized cultures haven't had such a dramatic influence.

The Vietnam Immersion will, no doubt, provide an unforgettable opportunity that will allow students to broaden their global and social awareness and provide a deeper understanding of life in developing and third world countries. We look forward to hearing from the students and staff upon their return and learning about how we, as a school can have an enduring, positive impact on our global community.

Amber Jones
Prefect – International

KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner

Round Square

Dean of Studies


NAPLAN results have been posted home and you should receive them early next week.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

School Psychology

School Psychologist Farewell

My time at Lindisfarne is coming to an end and I wanted to thank all students, parents and staff within our community for their support and kindness over the past two years. I am incredibly grateful to have worked with so many of our amazing young people. It is a great honour to assess, support and offer proactive strategies to our youth who are so eager to be positive, happy and connected.

If there is one thing I can remind you all it is to make time to connect to your true self, others and nature each day. Best of luck to our Year 12s in preparation for their HSC and best wishes to everyone in our Lindisfarne community.

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Carley O'Connell
School Psychologist

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Thinking and Learning in 2M

On Monday and Tuesday, 2M were lead by Canadian academic Lane Clark. The students were taken on a learning journey that saw them continue to develop the knowledge and skills that Mrs Manning has been using through our Action Research focus this year on deep knowledge and deep understanding.

The students were engaged in the rigours process over two days of developing thinking skills to gain deep knowledge around writing. The focus was on investigating writing imaginatively and the students and teachers gained a lot out of this experience.

The teachers at Lindisfarne thank Lane for working with our students for the two days. The teachers will continue to work with the Thinking and Learning process reflecting and analysing the deep learning that occurs at Sunshine Avenue.

Tony Cross
Assistant Head of Junior School

Year 1 SWELL Sculpture Festival Excursion

With sunny skies and a light breeze, Year 1 boarded the bus bound for the SWELL Sculpture Festival. Currumbin Beach was the perfect backdrop to view awesome sculptures made from many different materials. It was delightful to hear the students exclaim and wonder at the artworks and interact with people, the environment and the sculptures. There were many favourites, such as Ivan Lovatt’s wire sculpture of a galah which tells the story of Muriel, a stray bird who used to come and visit his family and Cate Collopy’s Fantastic Plastic, having a strong environmental focus and made up of everyday plastics like brightly coloured toys and things we use in our kitchens and offices.

With this artistic inspiration, Year 1 is looking forward to exploring and creating sculptural works of their own over the next week.

Linda Terry
Year 1 Teacher

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

News from the Sunshine Garden

The Sunshine Avenue Stephanie Alexander Garden entered the DJ Stinger Community Garden Contest for 2018. On Thursday, 20 September the winners were announced at the DJ Stringer showroom in Coolangatta.

We were so happy to receive first place for The Best Edible School Garden in the region.

If you haven’t seen our fantastic garden spaces developing please drop in for a tour and look around or scroll through the photos to see the great things the children have been doing in the garden – like propagating seeds in our new green house and planting herb gardens in the new pizza area.

Some of the children also set up a stall on Thursday mornings to sell garden produce, including eggs from our chickens.

Jo Hetherington
Director of Early Learning

Green Team

Middle School

Middle School Science

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.

So said Joyce Kilmer and, as much we enjoy poetry here at Middle School Science, he pretty well summed it up. Trees spread their leafy arms over us to shade us from the sun in summertime, they sink their roots into the soil to hold the hillsides in place when the rain falls in torrents, they shelter birds, possums, and koalas in their crooks and hollows and they sweep dust and pollutants from the air that we foul with our cars and factories. It would be an impressive poem indeed that could rival the loveliness of a tree.

However, not all trees are equally lovely…

Back in the early 19th century, some enterprising people decided to bring the camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora) to Australia from China. It might have actually been a huge misunderstanding: the original scientific name for camphor was Lauris camphora and there is some evidence that the first trees were thought to be bay trees or Lauris nobilis which is used in cooking. It didn’t really matter because the camphor tree loved its new home and took to the place enthusiastically. Most of the northern rivers (referred to as the “Big scrub” by the Europeans) had been cleared for dairy farming and camphor made excellent fast growing shade trees for cattle. Wherever it grew the camphor shaded out the local rainforest species and spread rapidly by birds eating its seeds and depositing them for many kilometres around. It particularly liked watercourses where there is plenty of moisture for its shallow spreading roots.

Here at MSS, we are on a mission to banish the camphor and bring back the rainforest! You may have noticed the distinctive smell of camphor wafting in the air this week. This is because a forestry crew has been clearing a small area for our very first planting trials. Come along on Saturday morning and help plant the first of Lindisfarne’s rainforest trees back where they belong. MSS will be on site from 8.00am Saturday morning and many hands will make light work.

Enjoy your last week of Term 3 and come out on Saturday if you can.

Science quiz

The word scramble from last week spelled Gondwana, the place where the temperate rainforest began. Before it was destroyed, the rainforest of northern NSW was one of the oldest on Earth.

This week’s question is: What process (studied in Year 7) is used to extract essential oils from trees ?

Stage 3 Disco

Lots of fun was had in the chapel last Friday evening as Stage 3 students grooved the night away to disco music and '80s tunes. Every child was dancing for the majority of the evening and if they weren’t dancing they were singing. Staff were amazed at how many 80s tunes the students sang and danced along with.

Well done to all our parents out there for keeping the '80s music alive! It was a colourful affair with everyone dressing up from fluoro and frizzy hair to punk and mullet hair styles. The Grease style dance-off and the limbo were a huge hit.

Thank you to Kiri Henry and her team from the P&F who organised a fabulous night for not only the students but also the teachers.

“It was a good vibe. Everyone seemed happy and were enjoying themselves. When we had the dance-off it was great fun and it was friendly competition between us all.” - Hannah.

“Everybody was friends with everyone else and no-one was scared to dance in front of everyone else.” - Alex.

“I loved being able to dress up and see what everyone else was wearing.” - Emery.

“The music was fun and was great for the theme of disco and '80s music.” - Evie.

“Everyone was cheering each other for the dance off.” - Milly.

“Everyone knew all the songs and even Mr Marquardt got up and started doing the macarena.” Eve.

“The limbo was fun. It was hard though because I was wearing jeans!” - Thomas.

“The dance moves of all, including the teachers, were impressive!” - Mrs Price.

Lisa Price
Year 5 Coordinator

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Senior School

Kokoda Challenge Youth Program

During the upcoming school holidays Arabella Flynn will trade text books for hiking boots as she travels to Papua New Guinea to trek the Kokoda Trail as part of the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program.

Also travelling to Papua New Guinea as part of the Grafton Diocese Schools 2018 Annual Kokoda Trek are other Lindisfarne students. Luca Allan, Abby Frazer, Luca Wright, Nicholas Gersbach and Samuel Rudland will be participating in the inaugural Kokoda Trek with students from Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour, Clarence Valley Anglican School, Grafton, Emmanuel Anglican College, Ballina and Saint Columba Anglican School in Port Macquarie.

In what can comfortably be called a bucket list item, the Kokoda Trail is a nine-day challenging, spiritual and emotionally rewarding adventure trekking through the mud, water, slippery tree roots, and up and down the hilly terrain. Students will see some of the most beautiful landscapes Papua New Guinea has to offer passing through some famous land marks and battle sites including Ioribaiwa, Imita Ridge, Brigade Hill, Eora Creek and Isurava while literally walking in the footsteps of our Aussie soldiers who bravely defended Australia in 1942. 

We wish all students the best on this challenging journey and look forward to hearing about their experiences upon return.

If you are between the ages of 15-17 years old and relish a challenge, want to make new friends and work as a team, you should investigate this trip to Papua New Guinea further.

If you’re interested in taking this adventure on in 2019 email dann@kyf.org.au for more information


Follow the link to apply: https://kokodachallenge.com/apply-for-the-program

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School

Textiles and Design

As the Yr 12 cohort finish their days of formal schooling, I wanted to share with you some images of our Textiles and Design students’ Major Textiles Projects which are currently in Sydney being marked.

Congratulations to these students on the culmination of 10 months of designing, planning and production of these projects. Well done Ella, Ashleigh, Ria, Taylor, Imbana and Sophie!

Michelle Cooke
Textile and Design Teacher


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Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Production Club

Want to get involved with what happens behind the scenes at live shows?

Want to learn about live audio mixing, studio recording, and lighting and video mixing at events?

Lindisfarne is starting a Production Club in Term 4, featuring guest presenters from the industry, and you are invited to get involved.

  • Monday, 22 October (Week 2): Mixing live audio.
  • Monday, 5 November (Week 4): Studio recording using ProTools.
  • Monday, 19 November (Week 6): Live lighting effects and mixing.
  • Monday, 3 December (Week 8): Live video mixing at events.

Mr Todd Hardy
Director of Creative & Performing Arts

Friends of The Arts – Forward Planning Meeting

We will be holding our next FOTA meeting on Tuesday, 16 October at 6.30pm in the Mahers Lane school library, this is the first Tuesday of Term 4.

I would encourage any parents who have a passion for the Arts and would like to help promote and support creative and performing arts at Lindisfarne to come along and get involved.

Todd Hardy
Director of Creative and Performing Arts

Gold Coast Eisteddfod - Speech and Drama

Our Speech and Drama students have represented Lindisfarne with outstanding results at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. Being one of the largest competitions of it’s kind in the country, we are proud to be involved. Big smiles all round!

The following students were involved in the annual event and please join me in congratulating them.

  • Lucia De Cruz
  • Bella Kilner
  • Ayva Immisch
  • Chloe Mannwarring
  • Macy Duggan
  • Annie Ritchie
  • Keana Eddie
  • Sienna Eddie
  • Mikiyo Walsh
  • Kimiyo Tango
  • Ivy Thomson
  • Emma Gordon
  • Lucy Gordon
  • Zara Cusick
  • Eva Cusick
  • Cate Roberts

A special mention must go to Cate Roberts who was awarded the adjudicators award for “Most Outstanding Speaker of Verse” 11-18 years.

Also a special mention to Sienna and Keana Eddie. They not only competed in Speech and Drama but also in the the Music sections at the Gold Coast and Beenleigh Eisteddfod. 

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

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DramaWorks 2018 – Congratulations!

Last Thursday saw Year 9 to 12 Drama students travel to the Byron Bay Community Theatre for DramaWorks 2018. DramaWorks is produced by the North Coast Drama Collegiate and presents the work of some of the North Coast’s most accomplished 2018 Higher School Certificate Drama students. It was a fabulous performance, highlighting the incredible quality of dramatic work that students on the North Coast are delivering.  

Among those performing this year for the very first time, were students from Lindisfarne. Michaela Bryant, Ellie Dunne, Fraser Crane, Hayley Myers and Kendra Fitzpatrick were invited to perform their riotous, fast-paced farcical ‘Who Dunnit’, It’s Obvious

These students are to be congratulated on their tireless efforts, team work, dedication to the task and for consistently working at a demanding and rigorous level of excellence. They represented Lindisfarne proudly and gave exceptional performances. 

As well as extending performers to yet another level, opportunities such as these also creatively inspire younger audience members and further encourage them to create at the highest level and to never give up pursuing eminence.

Simon Leach
Drama Teacher and Head of House - St Stephen

Learning Enrichment

Afterschool Enrichment Program

Wow! What a successful term we have had in the Afterschool Enrichment Program to round out the year. This term saw some fantastic achievements from our three groups run by Simone Jordan and Renee Douglas.

Our Years 5 and 6 students worked tirelessly with the fantastic Simone Jordan in Ceramics to create very intricate handmade tiles and figurines. The students explored raku clay and worked with the large press when creating and building their sculptures.

Digital Skills proved very popular again this term with a large group of excited Year 6 to 10 students lead by Renee Douglas in exploring logo design with Adobe Illustrator and photographic manipulation in Adobe Photoshop.

Renee also ran en plein air painting classes with a fantastic group of Years 7 and 8 students, they explored watercolour brush techniques and then applied their newly developed skills on location in the college gardens to paint some lovely landscape images.

Renee Douglas
Creative Arts Teacher

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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, 10 March 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.

Digital Space



Sporting Highlights

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, 25 September – NSW CIS Secondary Athletics Carnival in Sydney
  • Tuesday, 2 to Thursday, 4 October – Total Football Academy Camp – Mahers Lane (Top Oval)
  • Thursday, 4 to Friday, 5 October – Kershler Cricket Coaching Clinic (7 to 11 Years) – Mahers Lane (Cricket Nets)
  • Monday, 8 to Tuesday, 9 October – Kershler Cricket Coaching Clinic (12 to 17 Years) – Mahers Lane (Cricket Nets)


Congratulations to our Lindisfarne competitors in the ITU World Triathlon grand final last week on the Gold Coast. Mrs Foyster (pictured below) finished second, parent Bill Chaffey finished sixth and Alumni Brandon Copeland was the first Australian home in twelfth place. Brandon was subsequently chosen to represent the Nation in the team relay event.


Our Lindisfarne Lions Netball teams played in thrilling grand finals on Saturday. 

The Green Lions were victorious over the Wildcats in the 13-15 years age category. Congratulations to Mrs Farmer (Coach), Megan Lowns (Manager), Phoebe Robinson (Captain), Amy Limbourn, Ginger Allen, Ebony Richards, Georgia Sweetnam, Shania Sealey and Emily Lowns.

The Lindisfarne White Lions met a strong Cudgen Comets side. Both sides played some outstanding netball for 12/13-year olds, in a high intensity match. Cudgen were the eventual winners. Thanks to coach Karen Copeland, manager Lelde Taylor and players Gracie Lynch, Rosie Taylor, Mia McKinley, Lily Alford, Makayla Sekac, Poppy Burdekin, Olivia Copeland and Keeley Hughes.

Particular mentions to Amy Limbourn and Makayla Sekac for being voted by the umpires as the MVPs of the grand finals.

Also congratulations to other members of the Lindisfarne community who won trophies for their performances with their teams. Mrs Farmer (Sharpshooters), Jemma Grant (Wildcats), Paris Carpenter (Kingscliff), Ellie Engel (Kingscliff), Ruby Sullivan, Giselle Smith, Chloe Maguire and Riley Henderson (Terranora).

Monday Night Netball

Monday Night Netball starts again next term. If you are interested in playing for the School, please sign up with Clare in Student Administration or email Mrs Maynard (gmaynard@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au) your team. 


Klyde Milroy (Year 8) and Finley Neylan (Year 8) will be representing the region in Under 14s Queensland AFL competition this weekend. We wish them well.

Endurance Championships

Beau Meehan (Year 10) and Ruby Meehan (Year 8)  raced at the QLD State Endurance Championships last weekend.

Their results were:

  • Ruby in the U15s finished 1st in 4km Board paddle and 1st in 2km swim.
  • Beau in the U17s finished 3rd in 4km Board paddle and 4th in 2km swim.


Callum McNicoll (Year 7) and Flynn Howarth (Year 7) received trophies at their recent Casuarina Hockey Presentation. In the U13s, Callum was awarded Best and Fairest and the Junior Male Highest Goal Scorer. Flynn was selected by his peers as Players’ Player.


Piper Harrison (Year 12) and Marlon Harrison (Year 8) last weekend both qualified for the Queensland State Team for Australian Titles in December.  

Before this event, Piper is off to represent Australia at the ISA World Junior Championships in California in late October. Piper was also the junior surfing representative at the opening of the Surfing Australia National High performance centre upgrade several weeks ago. 

Marlon recently won the Park Grom Stomp 16 and under age group.

CIS Primary Athletics

The competitors had an enjoyable time at the CIS Primary Athletics in Sydney last week. Although we haven’t received any official results. We do know that the Under 10s Relay Team performed exceptionally well.

Holiday Cricket Coaching Clinics

In conjunction with Kershler Cricket, two Holiday Coaching Clinics are available.
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 First 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.
The clinics 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 Tuesday, 9 October will be for 12 to 17 year old boys and girls.

Cost of the clinics is $99.

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.


On Thursday, two teams of keen U16 basketballers participated in the Northern Rivers Catholic Competition Basketball Gala Day with great success. The boys breezed through the round robin winning all three games by a combined score of 110 to 28. They played the hosts Trinity College in the final and emerged victorious, by the narrowest of margins, 19 to 18.

The girls came out firing, edging out their opponents to win their first game 22 to 17. They played their next two games with a bit of belief and all of a sudden found themselves topping their group, winning all three games and earning a spot in the final. They were exhausted coming in to the final against the hosts...but gave a valiant effort falling short in the end.

Both teams will have another chance to play as a team in Term 4 when they represent at the NCIS Basketball Championships.

Team members were:

  • Daisy Ashton, Amity Day, Tori Marchiori, Georgie Hughes, Brooke Morris, Paloma Peisajovich, Keeley Rose.


  • Joshua Cargnoni, Fraser Carpenter, Flynn Curtis, Kodey Edgar Farrell, Gus Edwards, Will Edwards, Bryn Richards, Ryan Simpkins, Romany Woods, Ben Wright.


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Employment at Lindisfarne

Classroom Teacher of Mathematics

Lindisfarne is seeking applicants to fill the position of Classroom Teacher of Mathematics

Full Time Permanent Position

Commencing Term 1, 21 January 2019

The successful applicant will:

  • Be experienced and innovative in teaching all levels of Mathematics with preferred applicants experienced in delivering Stage 6 HSC subjects.
  • Have a working knowledge of the NESA syllabus and assessment.
  • Maintain a positive and effective learning environment through well‐prepared and varied lessons, which cater to the range of student abilities and interests.
  • Set realistic and challenging academic standards for students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, competence and confidence in their relevant subject discipline.
  • Have an understanding of and commitment to the Anglican Christian ethos of the School.
  • Hold a current NSW Working With Children Check (or be eligible to apply for one).

Applications should be forwarded to:

Mr Stuart Marquardt – Principal,  employment@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Please provide a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria, current resume and the names of two recent professional referees.

Refer to this link for the position description.

Applications Close: Sunday 23 September 2018

Community News

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WIN! Smile Street Giveaway

Book in today for your chance to win this amazing Christmas hamper!

The team at Smile Street are a not only part of our Lindisfarne family, they are the generous Major Sponsor of the Lindisfarne P&F Melbourne Cup Luncheon on 6 November and the KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner - Champions Unite on 16 November.

Join Us at Ardeena for the Farmer Fundraiser

KIN - Dragon Boat Race

Swell Sculpture Festival

If you’re looking for a great afternoon over the weekend pop on down to Currumbin foreshore for the 16th Annual Swell Sculpture Festival. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a leisurely stroll admiring some quite spectacular work from renowned local and international artists. Bring the kids along and watch the sunset as you take in the sights of creative sculpture with a stunning beach backdrop. The festival is open all hours and the work is lit up with colourful lights between 5.00pm to 9.00pm.

More info can be found at http://www.swellsculpture.com.au.

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