2018 Term 4 Week 32B 26 Oct 2018

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From the Principal

Foreword

Today we celebrated World Teachers’ Day at Lindisfarne by taking a moment to think about and appreciate the world of difference each teacher makes every day. We can all look back over our childhood and remember a favourite teacher who had an effect on our lives - they may have even helped shape the people we have become today. Our teachers are creating opportunities for students, empowering minds of young people and proudly teaching our future leaders, innovators and influencers. It is a privilege to be working with so many inspirational educators at Lindisfarne who are making a positive impact both inside our classrooms and out in our community.

Over the past two days, a selection of staff and I had the opportunity to work with the founders of The Rite Journey - a program we’re introducing into our Year 9 classrooms next year. The Rite Journey is designed to support an appropriate Rite of Passage experience for our students transitioning from childhood into adulthood ensuring they develop an understanding of what it means to be respectful, responsible, resilient adults. During the program, students will have the opportunity to become more aware of the changes they are going through as they look back at events in their childhood that have shaped their characters or affected them in some way. By looking at these influences our students will be able to see how they’ve formed an understanding of who they are and how they think about and see their lives. This awareness will encourage them to make informed choices about who they would like to be, where they are going and what they would like to make of their lives. By undertaking The Rite Journey, our students will set goals and intentions for the future, think about their place in the big picture and open up the possibilities for significant social and cultural change, not only in our local community, but also nationally and even globally - it’s an opportunity for us to really make a difference.

On Thursday evening, parents were invited to an information session detailing plans for the 2019 Lindisfarne Athletics Program hosted by Lindisfarne Director of Athletic Development, Mr Joseph Coyne. The program is open to any student-athlete interested in competing in athletics or using it to benefit another sport they’re invested in. Training sessions and preparation will begin in Term 1, 2019 with the year’s goal for our students being to compete at the NSW All Schools Championships at the end of Term 3 / beginning of Term 4. If you would like more information, please contact Mr Coyne at jcoyne@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

On Tuesday, 6 November you have the chance to dress up and celebrate the race that stops a nation at the P&F Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon. Tickets to the event can still be purchased at www.trybooking.com/408490 until 1 November. Don’t miss out.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt
Principal

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

2020 Scholarships Open

From the Chaplain

Reflection

The Rite Journey

Over the last couple of days, a group of our staff have been at the boat shed with the founders of The Rite Journey, which is a program we are bringing in next year for our Year 9 cohort. This team of staff have been selected to be involved in the implementation of the program next year, and so we have had this opportunity to learn about it from the experts.

Over the course of the past 20 years, Andrew Lines and Jane Bennett have been involved in the development and implementation of this program in close to 100 schools in four different countries, and that number keeps climbing.

The need for meaningful rites of passage through the various stages of life continues to be extremely powerful and meaningful in other cultures. However, in our western first world, their purpose and meaning as community celebrations has given way to faster paced, more individualistic lives, and many researchers and social commentators have expressed their concern about future generations as a result.

Programs like The Rite Journey are specifically designed to give shape and substance to the transition from childhood to adulthood, but contextualised for our time and our culture, and done in partnership with our school families.

On Thursday evening, we held a parent information evening for our current Year 8 parents, as their children will be our first cohort to go through this process. The event was well received by those in attendance, and we continue to build momentum toward next year.

There are a few odd-looking photos at the bottom of this article which include photos from one of the personal growth activities in which we participated.

We look forward to sharing more about this new program as we get ready for an exciting addition to our holistic approach to education, and we look forward to partnering with parents and carers through this significant stage of life.

Blessings,

Rev Chad Rynehart
School Chaplain

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FunFest

Parents & Friends

Will You Join Us?

A wonderful turnout for our P&F meeting this week but it’s time to get serious. Let me take a moment of your time to tell you about my time on the P&F.

I turned up one night, green as they come, and was warmly welcomed. I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful parents during our events. I have come across some really amazing men who are also able to give their time, so don’t feel left out guys! I have had the privilege of meeting many of our wonderful students who are keen to assist and learn along the way and fill me with hope and pride at their young hearts so willing to reach out. I have also found comfort knowing that we have tremendous support from the School Executive staff who are keenly open to our ideas. However, one of the most wonderful things I can share with you about joining the P&F is the fact that I have built wonderful, enriching friendships with a core team of people who, just like you, have paid work to attend, families and a gamut of commitments in their busy lives. We choose to be part of something really special every time we commit to a school community event. Of the few core women who tirelessly give their time, we successfully run more than 12 events annually, many of which are major events.

The writing is on the wall – we need your help. Yes, there is time involved and yes, you need a certain level of commitment but as the saying goes, many hands make light work. Please join a very passionate team and contribute your valuable time to our school community.

W H Auden said: “We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know”.

Call me on 0427 295 558 if you’d like to chat. I can’t always answer straight away, but I will get back to you if you leave a message. THANK YOU.

Kylie Potter
P&F President

Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon

Upcoming Events

Staff Bio

Whole School News

PINK Day 2018

PINK DAY - MONDAY, 5 NOVEMBER

Did you know one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer?  It is estimated 141,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year, with that number set to rise to 150,000 by 2020.

Most people in our school community have a connection in some way to cancer, in particular breast cancer. We have had staff members and parents fight this condition and, unfortunately, some have lost their battle.

That’s why Lindisfarne will have the opportunity to acknowledge the people fighting the cancer, to help raise awareness, and to fundraise to hopefully make a difference in research on Monday, 5 November. One of our school values is compassion, and PINK Day certainly shows compassion towards Lindisfarne’s families and friends who have been affected by the impact of breast cancer.

Returning to Lindisfarne for its 14th year, PINK Day will feature PINK Mufti Day at both campuses (for a gold coin donation) and a Baking Competition at Mahers Lane with the best cakes auctioned in the staff room and the rest sold to students. 

So, if you can, please support this great cause by dressing in pink on 5 November, bringing a gold coin donation and baking delicious sweet treats!

Gay Maynard
PINK Day Coordinator

KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner - Champions Unite!

LAST CHANCE!

Ticket sales close on Monday, 12 November.

Round Square

Dean of Studies

Upcoming Assessment

The 2018 Higher School Certificate continues until Friday, 9 November. 

Next Monday and Tuesday, the majority of Visual Arts Major works will be marked at school. Some major works were sent to Sydney for marking.

Year 11 students have now started their 2019 Higher School Certificate courses. Year 11 reports will be emailed home next week. Please click here to view the Assessment Schedule.

Year 9 and 10 examination timetables are below:

Year 9 Examinations

Date

1

2

3

4

5

6

Thursday,

8 November

Science

Science

 

 

 

 

Monday,

12 November

HSIE

HSIE

PASS - 

Class A

 

PASS - Class B

 

Tuesday, 

13 November

 

 

PDHPE

 

 

 

Wednesday,

14 November

English

English

 

 

 

 

Friday,

16 November 

 

 

Mathematics

Mathematics

 

 

Tuesday,

20 November

 

 

Electives

Electives

 

 

 

Year 10 Examinations

Date

1

2

3

4

5

6

Monday,

5 November

 

 

Science

Science

 

 

Tuesday, 

6 November

 

 

 

 

HSIE

HSIE

Tuesday, 

13 November

PDHPE

 

PDHPE

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 

14 November

 

 

English

English

 

 

Thursday, 

15 November 

Mathematics

Mathematics

 

 

 

 

Friday, 

16 November

 

 

Electives

Electives

 

 

  

Next week Year 7 students will decide on the language they will learn in 2019.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Preschool Transition into Kindergarten

An advantage of attending Preschool at Lindisfarne is the fact that the children share a campus and specialist teachers with the Junior School. This means that by the time they are ready to begin their first formal year of schooling they are already familiar, comfortable and excited about a transition that can otherwise be quite daunting.

To further facilitate the process, this week the Preschool Koalas and Possums began a transition program during which they will regularly visit the Kindergarten classrooms in order to prepare for next year. Today they spent the morning session singing songs, reading books and participating in a range of craft activities alongside their new friends. The Preschoolers appeared relaxed and very much enjoyed themselves while the Kindergarten students relished the opportunity to mentor their new buddies.

It was a terrific opportunity to get ready for 2019.

Tim Pettit
Preschool Teacher

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Junior School

Year 1 Aboriginal Art Experience

Year 1 experienced a very special art session with guest Aboriginal artist, Mari. Mari explained and demonstrated some of the symbols which have been used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years to convey their significant stories and messages. Although these symbols can differ from region to region in Australia, they are generally recognised and form an important part of Indigenous culture. The students were fascinated, listening to Mari’s explanations and watching Mari draw. They asked many thoughtful and insightful questions and listened attentively as Mari spoke about Aboriginal art and other aspects of Aboriginal life. 

The students then created their own beautiful journey paintings using these symbols and could readily explain their meaning. This afternoon was a prelude to a colourful rock painting activity, overseen by Mari, at the Year 1 Evening Camp held today.

All of the Year 1 teachers and students felt very honoured to have received such an enriching insight into Aboriginal art and culture. 

Linda Terry
Year 1 Coordinator

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Year 4 Geography

Throughout this semester, students in Year 4 have been stretching their brains when exploring the climate, natural vegetation and native animals of places in Australia and Asia. We’ve discovered harsh deserts, snow capped mountains and even a beach that looks like a giant red carpet!

A highlight of our ‘Different Environments’ unit has been exploring the world’s highest mountain (above sea level), Mount Everest and meeting Brisbane local and aspiring Everest climber, Lauren Fitch. 

Before Lauren’s expedition to Basecamp, students had the opportunity to brainstorm some interview questions for her to answer. 

  • Are you nervous about climbing Mount Everest? - James Sabey
  • How far is it to Basecamp? - Shayna Foster
  • What do they have at the camps and how much time do you think it will take to get to base camp? - Nicholas Leotta
  • Have you trained for this climb? - Emily Daniels
  • What do you need to pack and how long does it take to get to Basecamp? - Bronte Woodger

Last week, Lauren travelled to Nepal and after an incredibly tough trek in below zero temperatures she accomplished her goal of reaching Base Camp! Lauren sent a message for students in Year 4:


Every journey starts with a dream and we thank Lauren for allowing Year 4 to share her Mount Everest adventure. Our Geography lessons have exposed us to lots of exciting destinations that await us in the future!

Jess Nixon
Year 4 Teacher

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Year 2 Point Danger History Excursion

To bring the history of our local area to life, Year 2 students travelled to Point Danger to immerse themselves in the many monuments, plaques, landmarks and memorials that are scattered across the point, discovering more about the area by observing changes over time. In small groups, with the assistance of parent volunteers, students used a map to move around the area, recording information as they went. It was exciting to see them make connections between known facts and new knowledge, all while asking questions and writing down their wonderings. 

We were blessed with fine weather, a large number of parents to assist us and were also joined by pods of dolphins and whales. It was terrific to build our understanding first hand in such a beautiful and historically rich area and the conversations the excursion prompted back at school are proof of the power of hands on, real life learning. 

Year 2 Teachers

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A message from Mr Cross

It has been another stellar week in the Junior School were students have been engaged in various activities both in and out of the classroom. Not only have the students been absorbed in captivating lessons and intriguing investigations, staff at the Junior School have also spent time in the shoes of a learner this week.


Our dedicated team of teachers in Kindergarten presented to their peers at our weekly staff meeting. This is a time where staff come together to discuss the ongoings of the School and to take an in-depth look at what we are doing on a daily basis. Teachers from Year 1 to 4 were guided through a magnitude of learning experiences that our Kindergarten teachers offer on a daily basis.



It is crucial that our teachers at the Junior School understand the level of planning and detail that goes into laying the foundations for our future leaders at Lindisfarne. It was a great experience for me to see our staff collaborating and learning from each other, building their knowledge around offering various methods of teaching.


After the session it really got me thinking about how we all learn and how we access different avenues to learn new things outside of school. 

I am constantly amazed by the number of times I need to use YouTube to help with tasks around the house. I celebrated my third Father’s Day this year with a very neat present from my one-year-old daughter. She knows me so well and bought me a digital coffee cup. It allows me to pay for my coffees without using cash or card. It truly is a coffee lover’s best friend. Unfortunately, the cup doesn’t clean itself and this saw me pulling it apart every week to scrub it thoroughly.

After the successful first wash, I was left with seven little tiny parts to put back together. Being male, I thought not to look for the instructions but to tackle this straight on. How hard could it be? Well, quite hard actually. After 20 minutes of frustration and standing at the kitchen sink I decided to go straight to my digital campfire (the modern space to sit and learn something new), YouTube. Fortunately, around 500 people had uploaded instructional videos on how to put the digital coffee cup back together. Instantly, a whole new world of information was available and a new method of learning began.

YouTube is an incredible source of information where people constantly share their ideas, knowledge or ‘hacks’ on certain topics but how do we find quality in the abundance of videos? Two amazing YouTube channels that I would like everyone to discover are Life Noggin and Crash Course Kids. Here you can view any short video on a certain topic that you might be wondering about. You can understand what would happen if the earth was twice as big or even discover the difference between climate and weather with easy to understand examples. Life Noggin answers the questions for which you rarely have the answer. Crash Course Kids is a YouTube Channel put together by a young female scientist and strives to explain life mysteries to primary students at a level accessible to all. A true gift to all lifelong learners everywhere.

Just like our staff at the Junior School used the Kindergarten teachers to learn from this week, the use of the digital campfire is a great source of information and it is this source our students are accessing to gain instant knowledge. We must consider what they do with the information and how they use this information effectively in their learning journey. This is why the use of technology running seamlessly next to the core educational program is so beneficial to success in 21st century classrooms, a system that the Junior School is getting right on a daily basis.

If you have any questions about the information provided above, please do not hesitate to contact me. I’d love to hear how Life Noggin and Crash Course Kids answers the big and small questions for your family of learners once you discover it!

Finally, I want to express my absolute joy that Lindisfarne will once again be supporting Pink Day. On November 5, students at the Junior School are invited to wear pink in support of breast cancer research. On this day we are asking for any donations, if possible. These donations will be collected by classroom teachers and donated on behalf of the school. If you have any further questions about this please contact your classroom teacher. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

Tony Cross
Acting Head of Junior School

Year 3 and 4 Pantomime Excursion

Last Friday, Years 3 and 4 visited the Murwillumbah Civic Centre to attend the Pantomime, Peter and the Wolf. The production we attended was specifically a school performance and was presented by the Murwillumbah Theatre company.

Lindisfarne students exhibited exemplary behaviour as they interacted appropriately with the frivolities of the pantomime. The students enjoyed the music, costumes and sets. Thank you very much to Jodie Arnold for organising the excursion.

Rebecca Hassell
Teacher

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Year 3 SAKG Cooking

Today, each Year 3 class had a session of cooking as a part of the SAKG program. All the classes were able to cook outside as we now have a portable gas stove to go alongside our outdoor pizza ovens.   

Each class was broken into different workstations. One group was in charge of peeling the potatoes that we harvested at the end of last term. Another group was a chopping station. We harvested celery, garlic and herbs from the garden and also added some bought onions, which don’t grow very well in our region.  The chopping station was in charge of finely dicing all these ingredients, including the potatoes once they were peeled and washed.  

The final station was in charge of making an Italian flatbread called focaccia. This group started by reading the recipe carefully. They then made the bread from scratch using flour, lukewarm water, yeast, a pinch of salt and even a teaspoon of honey. Before putting the focaccia in the pizza oven, it was given a light covering of olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. We also had to create small finger size indents on the flat bread, this created the rough focaccia top and also helped rub in the extra flavours of the herbs.

Then it was time to wait for everything to cook, so off we went to spend some time in the garden. Some of us fed our scraps to one of the worm farms. Another smaller group went with a parent helper to pick fresh herbs to serve with our meal.  

Finally, it was time to eat! We had a delicious cup of potato, celery, parsley and onion soup with fresh, hot focaccia straight from the oven. We also got to sprinkle our choice of herbs on the soup and bread, we were able to choose from rosemary, basil, dill and fennel flowers. 

Our award-winning school-grown produce and our class cooking was delicious, if we must say so ourselves!

Collaboratively written by 3T

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Green Team

Middle School

Middle School Transition Service

For Year 8 students commencing Year 9 in 2019.

Middle School Science

Monsters

Some people read books or play computer games full of fantastic creatures to immerse themselves in a fantasy world of make believe. Here at Middle School Science we just do science because it is even better.

Studying living things takes you into a world where nothing you can imagine matches the reality that nature has actually produced. When you study Biology you learn about things like “Zombie worms”, the “Demon Duck of Doom”, or, if you were in 7D this week, the “Headless Chicken Monster”. All of these things are real animals that have been given names to try to describe just how strange they look or act.

Creatures that we consider strange are nothing compared to creatures that lived long, long ago. There were some pretty weird dinosaurs but for really strange we go back to the fossils from a kind of rock called Burgess shale. These fossils give us a window through which we can glimpse a world full of animals with eyes on their legs, bodies like flying saucers covered in spikes… and then there are the strange ones!

We look at fossils of the Cambrian animals frozen in time in the Burgess shale and see weird creatures but the truth is that they were just living organisms doing their best to get along in a dangerous stressful world. Some managed to survive and some did not. That’s all there is to it. If you bump into a Headless Chicken Monster when you are out surfing this weekend, say g’day and wish it luck. It’s a jungle out there.

Years 7 and 8 have semester tests coming up during Week 4. These should not be a source of stress and anxiety as long as the course work is thoroughly revised well ahead. Tests and exams are an opportunity to show yourself and your parents how much you have learned in Science during the semester.

MSS is taking a break for the next two weeks and will return for the Week 5 edition of the newsletter. Good luck with your assessments and we will talk again in two weeks.


Science Quiz

The “Greenhouse” gases are things like water, carbon dioxide and methane which have formulas of H2O, CO2 and CH4. The other gases like oxygen and nitrogen are O2 and N2. The greenhouse gases have more particles and more bonds between them. This is what absorbs heat and re-radiates it.

This week’s quiz question: What is a Zombie worm’s favourite dinner?

Year 6 Art Excursion

Year 6 enjoyed a wonderful Art excursion to Currumbin on Thursday. The aim of the day was for the students to record their experiences at the BEACH, their thoughts, feelings and to think about how the BEACH has inspired so many artists through the decades.

Mrs Nash gave the students a masterclass in direct drawing techniques and through the morning they applied this to drawing their ‘special place’ and a coastline scene. In the afternoon the students turned their hand to sand sculptures and created some amazing pieces, from Megalodon to Mermaid, Seahorse to Squid, the students creativity was amazing.

Mike Lush
Year 6 Coordinator

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Senior School

Cheap Thrills - Years 9 and 10 Face Confronting Topics

On Wednesday morning, Years 9 and 10 were privileged to see the Brainstorm Production of Cheap Thrills. The live theatre performance engaged our students and addressed the hard-hitting topics of risky behaviour, drugs, alcohol and drink driving. The single actor effortlessly transformed between his multiple roles and captivated our students with the dialogue, music and timing. The show highlighted the difficulties of decision making around risk taking behaviour and opened a deeper understanding of how a person’s choice of friends and their ability to make good decisions can have a dramatic and lasting effect on their lives. After the show, the students were involved in a discussion of the topics in the show.

Cheap Thrills is part of our student wellbeing curriculum and the program has been developed in consultation with teachers, psychologists, as well as real-life student experiences. The methodology of the program is safe, supportive and non-judgmental and designed to provide students with positive and useful tools that they can use in their everyday lives.


Student feedback from the show included:

“Epic” - Phoenix McDonald, Year 9

“The show brought the negative impacts about bad choices to life. So we can understand and come back from any bad choices” - Heidi Chaffey, Year 9

Natalie Marriott
Head of Cuthbert House

Year 11 Biology

Last Friday, my fellow biologists and I undertook a wonderful excursion to Hastings Point, an intertidal wetland near Cabarita Beach which is teeming with life and a rich substrate. With the heat of the sun beaming down upon us, we ventured into the mangrove. We spent hours wading through the abundant life filled environment taking PH and Salinity levels, along with using different methods of sampling such as transects and quadrats to develop a further understanding of the beautiful environment surrounding us.

The local guide Peter helped us out with his many years of experience in the estuaries, teaching us of many recent changes in the ecosystem, as well as how the increase of development in the surrounding areas directly affects the ecosystem in a negative way.


Many of my fellow peers thoroughly enjoyed the excursion as it was not only enjoyable but incredibly insightful, offering new perspectives on climate change, and putting some backing behind our current senior studies.

Jeremy Potter
Year 11 Biology Student

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English

Mathematics Faculty

Science

French

Visual Arts

Performing Arts

CAPA

Senior School Art Exhibition

Learning Enrichment

Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiad

Congratulations to the students from Years 5 to 8 who participated in the annual Maths Olympiad.

The students completed five papers across a five month period with some very challenging questions throughout. Students from all over Australia and New Zealand compete each year and this year a number of our students received special accolades for their performance across all papers. Special congratulations to the following students:

  • Rachel Robbie – Top team scorer and score in top 20%
  • Shakyah Jordan – Top Team Scorer
  • Bailey Keay - Top team scorer and score in top 20%
  • Jye Walker – Scored in the top 25%
  • Ryan Harris - Top team scorer and score in top 20%
  • Drew McGlinn - Top team scorer and score in top 20%
  • Hudson Dellar – Scored in top 20%
  • Olivia Greenslade - Scored in top 20%
  • Matthew Lowns - Scored in top 20%

Keep your eye out for information early 2019 in regard to next year’s competition.

Jodie Duggan
Learning Enrichment Coordinator (5-8)

No Homework Club - Week 3

Please be advised there will be no Homework Club next week due to parent teacher interviews. Learning Enrichment Coordinators Kim Denny and Jodie Duggan will be available to meet during the scheduled interview times. Please book online.

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.

Nanshan Chinese International College

What an eventful two weeks it has been so far for our visiting students from Nanshan Chinese International College.


The group of 40 students and two teachers are being homestayed by some of our school families and local community members. Their schedule is a combination of immersion with our Years 3 to 6 students, sport days, English lessons and excursions days. This makes for a wonderful experience for involved in this cultural exchange.


We welcome the Nanshan students and their teachers and hope they have an amazing seven-week visit.

Digital Space

PDHPE

Sport

Sports News

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 31 October
  • T20 Cricket – Gilchrist and Phelps Shields
  • NCIS Secondary Basketball
Monday, 5 November
  • NRCC Cricket Gala Day
Thursday, 8 November
  • NCIS Primary Basketball
Friday, 30 November
  • Smithy Sprint


Surf Lifesaving Results

Congratulations to Lily O’Sullivan and Ruby Meehan. Lily and Ruby had some outstanding results in a number of events held recently. Both girls are having an amazing start to the season.

Lily won the Lennox Enduro and the Kozii Iron Challenge. In the Ocean 6 held at Queenscliff, Lily finished first in the board, fourth in the swim, 10th in the iron (hit by an unlucky set of waves and lost her board), second in flags.

Ruby also competed in the Ocean 6 finishing first in the iron, fourth in the board, third in the swim. Ruby also finished second place in the Kozii Iron Challenge.


Sydney International Football Competition

Update on the competition from the term break. Congratulation to Declan Ryan. Declan was nominated as the MVP (most valuable player) for the U13s. This was awarded to one player across the whole U13s competition. This is an amazing achievement.


NRCC Basketball

Lindisfarne U14 basketball teams made their way to Lismore full of energy, and maintained their high level of enthusiasm throughout the day. The most valuable lesson some of the novice girls learned was the rules to the sport they had signed up to play! They picked things up quickly and found themselves involved in some feisty games. They netted points in each game but were not winners on the scoresheet, despite coming close losing to St Joseph's 8-6. Honourable mentions go to the tenacious defence of Ruby Stante, the energetic offense of Ruby O'Sullivan...who was a great sport all day, even scoring a basket for the other team as a simple gesture of goodwill. They should be very proud of themselves.


The boys opened their tournament with three tough opponents, falling short but only just, in each of those games. They finished the day with two decisive wins over Mt St Patrick College and Xavier College. They fought hard all day and were fuelled by the magical scoring touch of Nick Dowd, the tenacity of Finnegan Wagner and Max McDonnell and the smooth vision of Emil Woods. Well done to the boys on a strong finish to the day!


John Cadman
Basketball Coach

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Library

Uniform Shop

Hair Accessories Available

Hair accessories are now available at our Uniform Shop. Prices ranging from $11-$12.



OOSHC

Employment at Lindisfarne

Classroom Teacher of Geography

Full Time Permanent Position

Commencing Term 1, 21 January 2019

Key Competencies:

  • Have significant passion, expertise and experience in teaching Geography across a range of year levels, but with significant focus on the Stage 6 and HSC.
  • Is experienced with teaching the NSW Syllabus.
  • 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 of student performance.
  • Provide prompt and comprehensive attention to student work submitted for marking and supervision.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, competence and confidence in the relevant subject discipline.
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism in all activities.
  • 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 via 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, 4 November 2018.

Community News

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.

SupaNatural Tweed City

Have you spoken with SupaNatural Health's new naturopath, Bea. Stop in and book an appointment with her today at the Tweed City shopping centre.

SupaNatural are a proud supporter of the Lindisfarne P&F Melbourne Cup Luncheon on 6 November.

Mortgage Choice

Celebrating 25 years of helping Australians make better financial choices for a better life.

Your local Mortgage Choice expert, Jo Croft, is a proud supporter of the Lindisfarne P&F Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon on 6 November.

Fusion Solutions


Fusion Solutions is a proud sponsor of the Lindisfarne P&F Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon on 6 November.

FIX THAT COMPUTER

Offering strong abilities in system trouble shooting; wireless networking setup and support; cyber security; virus protection and much more!

They're also locally owned and operated, and have opened their hearts (and their pockets) to help sponsor our P&F Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon on 6 November. 

CONTACT DIEGO PEISAJOVICH for helpful friendly advice.

FNC Junior Rugby

Fair Trade Fair

Go4Fun

Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres