From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today our students P-12 attended Remembrance Day Services at both campuses as we reflected on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought about the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War 1 on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.     

Our ceremony today was the final ceremony in the services to commemorate the Australian Government Centenary of ANZAC.  

I was proud of the ‘respectful observance’ of this important time of reflection on the service and sacrifice of a generation of young Australians and New Zealanders, many who paid the supreme price for their service. 

At the Mahers Lane Campus I shared with the students some of the stories of the 30,000 young men who left on the convoys out of Albany WA on 1 November 1914 bound for Gallipoli.

The locals gathered on Mt Clarence until the last cooee could be heard as the convoys sailed out of King George Sound.

For many, this was to be their last sight of Australia.

I took the opportunity to share a stanza from ‘For the Fallen’ with the students.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young, 
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. 
They were staunch to the end against odds uncountered: 
They fell with their faces to the foe.

In reflecting on our Remembrance Day Service today, I was drawn to a statement made by then Prime Minister Tony Abbott in launching the Australian Government Centenary of ANZAC in 2014: “Every number has a name, every name has a story.”

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

2020 Enrolments

Lindisfarne is the school of choice for families in the southern Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and northern New South Wales. 

Our enrolment growth has seen additional classes for 2018 and 2019 added in both Kindergarten, Year 5 and Year 7, with many other year levels, including our Preschool, nearing capacity, a sure sign of confidence in the future of our school.

We are urging all current families who are considering enrolment for a sibling at any year level for entry in 2020 to make contact with our Registrar, Jenaya Mulley, via 

Download an enrolment form or pick up a copy from either the Sunshine Avenue Reception or the Mahers Lane Reception.

Simon McKinley
Director of Community Engagement

From the Chaplain


Parents & Friends

Year 2 Christmas Family Fun Day

Year 2 families, please join us for a Christmas Family Fun Day at Kingscliff Bowls Club on Sunday, 2 December 2018 from 11.00am to 4.30pm.

  • 11.00am to 1.00pm: Barefoot Bowls - four lanes just for Year 2 families
  • 1.00pm to 4.30pm: Festive Family Fun Day - see poster below.

Please join the Year 2 Facebook group (Lindisfarne Year 12 2028) for updates:

Contact your Year 2 Parent Representative, Ramesh Sivabalan if you have any queries:

P&F Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon

Months of planning resulted in a sensational day at the biennial Melbourne Cup Luncheon.

Champagne and fascinators glowed, and wonderful race day attire was on show. The lovely Kylie Mitchell-Smith entertained us in her role as MC, yet our Principal stole the show with his race call performance, complete with tweed jacket, hat and binoculars.

The prizes kindly donated by our local community were fantastic and a special thanks to them all including Smile Street, Sea Wish Coolangatta, Raine and Horne Real Estate, The Spa at Salt, Reflections of Coolangatta, SupaNatural Health, and North Kirra Surf Club, just to name a few.

It would not have been possible without our major sponsors Smile Street, SupaNatural Health, Mortgage Choice, Fix that Computer and Fusion Accounting.

THANK YOU also to everyone that supported our community and attended. We hope you had a wonderful day of conversation, race fever and laughs.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin

Kylie Potter
P&F President

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Whole School News

KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner - Champions Unite!


Ticket sales close on Monday, 12 November.


On Monday, both Lindisfarne campuses participated in PINK Day, a nationwide health promotion initiative by Cancer Council focusing on raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer research. 

A huge thank you to everyone who got into the spirit of the event and dressed up in pink and red. We certainly saw a wide variety of outfits and costumes on the day.

Congratulations to Senior School’s BA2, Middle School’s 5A and Junior School’s 3T who each win a cake created by Hospitality Staff member, Le Ping for raising the most money per Sub-School. The cakes will be presented in assemblies next week.

We also held our annual PINK Day Bake Off.

We saw some awesome entries from students and staff and we would like to thank and congratulate all bakers who were winners this year: Caitlin Sutton, Kate Sands, Chloe Arnold, Ashleigh Budge, Mia Johnston, Brianna Budge, Sarina Amoeda, Evie Ray Crawford, Jade Gordon, Emily Miller-Groen, Ella Gonsal and Mika Astle. The winning cakes were auctioned in the staff room, while the rest we’re sold to students during the bake sale which was held during lunch. A huge thank you to our volunteers who assisted with the bake sale too.

The day proved to be a major success for the school community. Most of the money has been counted now and we have raised in excess of $2200!

Thank you to everyone for your amazing efforts FUNdraising!  

Lachlan Shields
2019 Community Captain

More photos in the gallery below.

Thank You Mrs Chandler

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Preschool News

As part of the children’s preparation for their first year of formal schooling, the Preschool Koalas and Possums have been starting their day with activities designed to introduce them to sitting down with a small group for a set period of time and completing a task with a specific text as the stimulus. 

This week the Koalas chose Mem Fox’s Whoever You Are. The illustrations and simple text provide the message that no matter the differences we may have on the surface, wherever in the world we come from, essentially, we as people are the same. We all have hopes, fears, experience joy and sorrow and we all want to give and receive love. 

Tying in with this theme, on Wednesday the Koalas had some special guests. Kai’s mum, Lucia and brother, Jay joined him to teach us a little bit about their home country Mexico. We learned some interesting facts, some Spanish language, and asked lots of interesting questions. We love involving family in preschool, thanks Lucia, Jay and Kai!

Tim Pettit
Preschool Teacher

Preschool Koalas' Special Visit

The Preschool Koalas were extremely lucky once again to have been joined by another parent today, sharing knowledge and family tradition relating this week’s activity group theme unity in diversity.  

Nahum’s great grandmother was born in Tempe Downs, near Uluru in the Northern Territory, and his mother Marie came in this morning to demonstrate the way in which her people use symbols within art to tell stories. 

Marie shared a story of the journey that her grandmother’s family used to make from Tempe Downs to Hermannsburg via the Areyonga community, crossing the Palmer and Finke Rivers and their waterholes on the way, painting as she spoke. 

The children learned that the circles Marie painted represent the places of her story, the U shapes surrounding them represent the people there and the flowing lines bisected by circles that she painted showed rivers and waterholes. Finally, Marie she showed the children how to represent the tracks of people and animals such as kangaroos and camels.

Once she was done the children were invited to do some painting of their own. We asked them “What is a journey that you regularly take? How could you tell the story of this journey on paper? Could you paint a map that would illustrate this story?”

The children were immediately engaged in this task, painting enthusiastically and imaginatively, telling their stories as they worked. Thank you Nahum and Marie!

More photos in the gallery below.

Junior School

Remembrance Day at the Junior School

Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). To mark this important event, all children from Preschool to Year 4 participated in a Remembrance Day service this morning.

The service focused on the concept of remembrance and how important it is to remember and give thanks to those who have fought for our country. We were joined by Mr John Connolly, from the Tweed Heads RSL Sub-Branch, who spoke about the significance of the day.

Thank you to Prefect- Junior School Zoe Young and trumpet player Kayla Wright for their contributions, along with Year 4 students Jessica Irving, Thomas Spedding and Evan Carr.

Photos in the gallery below.

Google Classroom Parent Survey

This year, the Junior School teachers moved away from using class blogs to using Google Classroom as a way of sharing information with parents and carers. This has proved to be a valuable resource for not only teachers and students, but parents and caregivers alike. As we move forward, we value your feedback around systems and structures we have in place. Thank you to those families who have responded so far. If you would still like to have your say, I invite you to complete the following survey about the use of Google Classroom in your child’s class. Please click on the link below to share your views.
Amy Williamson
Acting Assistant Head of Junior School

Drop Off and Pick Up at Sunshine Avenue

I appreciate the way with which our Junior School families have been using all options during drop off and pick up times. As you can understand this time is incredibly busy however, we do need to continue to be mindful of our Sunshine Avenue neighbours during these periods. I ask families to be diligent in not parking across the driveways and adhering to the ‘No Parking’ signs. Also, please be mindful to be courteous during interactions with our Sunshine Avenue neighbours at all times.

Amy Williamson
Acting Assistant Head of Junior School

A Message from Mr Cross

Our students are heading online into a world that is full of wonder and full of the unknown. How do we ensure that they are equipped with the right tools to dive confidently into using and interacting with the internet?

There have been lots of articles and many online publications produced however an excellent place to start is through Here you can access an excellent collection of articles, interactive games and publications that will assist you in having valuable conversations with your children.

Something I like to refer to when initiating the conversation about eSafety is the use of the helpful tips outlined at

Here you will find really basic and effective tips to help build confidence in both you and child. The three basic tips outlined here are:

  1. Communicate openly with your kids
  2. Use technology tools to keep them safe
  3. Encourage safe and responsible behaviour

Engaging in these three basic strategies early on will help your child guide their way through the complexities of the online world. It is such a powerful tool that when used inappropriately can do so much damage. We are all educations to our children on how to use it properly. Let's do the right thing and help them along the way.

Today, parents of Stage 2 students were involved in a workshop lead by Matt from the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The workshop allowed parents to investigate their own online habits, build their confidence around discussions about online life with their children and finally, offer an insight into what our students are engaging with online. If you would like more information about the session or any helpful tips about online usage at home please visit

I encourage any parents that have not done so already to send through class requests for 2019. My aim is to promote an open door policy and I encourage parents to send through any requests for class pairings. Next week will be the final week I will be taking these requests as we will all be putting classes together come Week 6. 
Finally, I want to thank all the students, staff, parents and friends that have been so invested in making the Junior School a great place. Last week at the Fun Swimming Carnival was a true indication of how great our community is when we come together and work as a team. Thank you to everyone that helped out on the day to make this event such a success. 

Mr. Tony Cross
Acting Head of Junior School 

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Stephanie Alexander Visits Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School welcomed a very special guest to its flourishing Junior School garden this week.

Stephanie Alexander, founder of the Kitchen Garden Foundation and inspiration behind Lindisfarne’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden, joined an excited group of garden enthusiasts on a tour of their crops.

Starting with the elevated herb pots in the school’s outdoor pizza parlour, Stephanie’s garden tour moved through giant vegetable patches, around the native bee nest, past the fruit vines and ended in the chicken coop where the students proudly showed off their feathered friends’ eggs.

Later, Stephenie was delighted with a light lunch made from fresh garden produce and Year 3 student, Sofia Wilson was lucky enough to have her mum's special Stephanie Alexander recipe book signed by the iconic chef.

Afterthoughts of our Stephanie Alexander visit:

Maria Robeson (Kitchen/Garden specialist) - "The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program is about a pleasurable eating experience, encouraging positive food habits with young children. I have found that children are much more likely to try new foods when they have grown and harvested the produce themselves. The SAKG program encompasses all areas of the curriculum. English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Visual and Creative Arts and Personal development are all covered through engaging lessons that also embrace valuable life skills."

Sofia Wilson 3T - "I thought it was one of the lifetime memories that I'll keep in my heart forever. It was a great experience. My favourite part was when I got to have a photo with just Stephanie and I. I also loved when Stephanie signed her book The Cook’s Companion that my mum received for her 21st birthday, and I will also get that book when I turn 21."

Anna Haubek 3T - "I liked when we took Stephanie around the garden because I was really proud of what we could show her. I was grateful to get that experience. I think Stephanie really liked the baby chickens. I think she is really nice too."

Harry Kane 4H - "It felt amazing to meet Stephanie Alexander. She is a lovely lady. My favourite part was showing her the garden beds and getting photos. Stephanie was very kind and caring." 

We hope Stephanie can come and visit us again soon.

Adele Rowlands-Dealey
Communications Officer

More photos in the gallery below.

Our New Scarecrow

On Tuesday, students in 4H and 4N were treated to a special surprise activity in the garden with Mrs Roberson... building a scarecrow!

4H and 4N had a lot of fun constructing our new scarecrow using materials such as bubble wrap, newspaper, hay and old clothing. It was important to make sure our scarecrow was weatherproof, so the newspaper was wrapped with bubble wrap to prevent it from rotting. 

Hungry birds have always been a problem for farmers and here at Sunshine Avenue we have birds who are eager to eat our cooking ingredients! History tells us the first scarecrows were made in Egypt and set along the Nile River to protect fields from flocks of birds. Egyptian farmers put wooden frames in their fields and covered them with nets. The farmers hid in the fields and scared the birds into the nets. Then they took them home to eat for dinner!

Our scarecrow doesn’t yet have a name, but we’re keen on calling him Larry from Lindisfarne!

Now that we have a scarecrow, the fruits, vegetable and herbs we grow in our school garden will be protected. 

Leo Lush, Lara Marshall and Ella Garten
Year 4 students

Green Team

Middle School

Middle School Transition Service

For Year 8 students commencing Year 9 in 2019.

Are You Making Mistakes?

I love learning. I always have and I suspect I always will. And, it’s probably no surprise that I’ve chosen to be an educator. In previous newsletter pieces I’ve written about THE RITE JOURNEY but recently, I was privileged to be part of the team of teachers who were trained in facilitating this program and I felt compelled to share with you some of my learning.

Andrew Lines (creator of THE RITE JOURNEY) referenced the work of Dr Tim Elmore – “The Three Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…And How to Correct Them” and the mistakes that he highlights captured my interest as both a parent and an educator. Dr Elmore recognises our need to want the best for our students but outlines that the research now shows that “our ‘over-protection, over-connection’ style has damaged them.”

Dr Elmore notes the three mistakes we make include:
  1. We risk too little;
  2. We rescue too quickly;
  3. We rave too easily.

Through his work, Dr Elmore provides scenarios as well as prescriptions that we can employ as leaders for our students.

His bottom line is this: “…let them fail, let them fall, and let them fight for what they really value. If we treat our kids as fragile, they will surely grow up to be fragile adults. We must prepare them for the world that awaits them. Our world needs resilient adults not fragile ones.”

One of my goals as the coordinator of year 8 is to take the opportunity, whenever possible, to help our students become more resilient so I found this article practical and insightful.

If you’re interested in reading the whole article or finding out more about Dr Elmore’s work, head to

Have a great weekend.

Kylie Wharton
Year 8 Coordinator

Senior School

Lions Youth of the Year

The local Lions Clubs are seeking nominees for the 2018-2019 Lions Youth of the Year competition which is now open. 

The Lions Club states the aim of this competition is to encourage, foster and develop leadership in conjunction with other citizenship qualities in our youth, at the age when they are about to enter the fields of employment or higher education, and provides students with the incentive to pay greater attention to the general qualities, so vital in developing our youths into first class citizens. The qualities sought, apart from academic attainments, are those of leadership, personality, sportsmanship, public speaking and good citizenship. The students meet in fellowship and have the opportunity of open discussion, exchange of ideas and meet professional people of a community service Club organisation (Lions Australia, 2016).

Entry Eligibility

The Quest is open to high school students who are over the age of 15 and under 19 years of age at the 30 June 2019.  Lindisfarne is encouraging eligible students currently in Year 10 and those just commencing Year 12 to consider entering this competition.

Competition RequirementsThere are a number of steps involved if you decide to enter this worthwhile competition:
  1. Application Form. A completed application form must be submitted to Mrs Walker no later than the FIRST day of Term One 2019 for the Principal’s signature.
  2. Panel Interview. Each contestant will have to attend a panel interview that will discuss the material noted in the application form. Additionally, they will have to answer four general knowledge questions. This usually lasts about 30-40 minutes.
  3. Public Speaking.  At a separate occasion to the panel interview, applicants will need to complete the public speaking component of the challenge before an audience of Lions members, family and adjudicators.  This often occurs at a dinner.  There are two parts to this section:
  • Prepared Speech. Applicants prepare a speech, on a topic of their own choice, that lasts for five minutes.
  • Impromptu Speeches. Each applicant will also need to complete two spontaneous speeches that last for no longer than two minutes each.

Competition Levels

There are a number of levels to this competition, the first being the Club heats which are usually held early in February.  There are a number of Lions Clubs in the area and the Lions Club Convener usually endeavours to place our students at different clubs.


Besides providing an opportunity to enhance communication skills in both the interview and public speaking forums, there are some other rewards for entering this competition. There are prizes awarded at each level of the competition. Additionally, all National Finalists will participate in an organised tour to a Lions International Youth Camp in New Zealand, followed by a group tour to the National Winner’s home state. The duration is 16 days. Each state winner receives $500 spending money. The National Winner receives $5,000 when they turn 18. The Public Speaking winner receives $2500 when they turn 18. (Lions Australia, 2018).

Next Step

If you are interested in participating in this competition, you must email Mrs Walker by 19 November. Information and coaching sessions will then be arranged. Further information may also be obtained at:

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Year 10 Dinner Dance

All Year 10 students have received an invitation to the 2018 Dinner Dance to be held on Friday, 23 November in the Visions Room of the Twin Towns Services Club.

It promises to be a dignified occasion where students are asked to dress formally for this important annual event. Parents are most welcome to attend for the first hour to take photographs, however we will have a professional photographer for the evening which all students will have access to the photos taken.

I look forward to welcoming the Year 10 cohort to this formal event to mark the end of this year of their study.

Matt Fydler
Head of St Barnabas House


Mathematics Faculty



Visual Arts

Performing Arts


CAPA Recap

Musical Theatre Workshop

A fantastic time was had by all who attended the Musical Theatre Workshop last weekend, with guest artists Monica Trapaga and Sean Peter. Students were able to rehearse, record and stage an entire scene from a musical as well as undertake an audition masterclass. Both of our guest artist were impressed with the enthusiasm and expertise of our students, which included some talented new students who will be joining Lindisfarne in 2019.

2019 Lindisfarne Musical

Auditions for the lead roles for the 2019 Musical will be held on Sunday, 18 November from 9.00am in the Chapel and is open to any student who will be in Years 7 to 12 in 2019. Students will be required to perform a solo vocal work, present a short contemporary monologue and display their dancing prowess in a directed group dance session. If students wish to audition for the lead roles they are to complete the Audition Application for 2019 Musical form which has been emailed to all parents or is available to collect from Student Administration and email to no later than 3.30pm on Tuesday, 13 November.


Celebrate! - Stage 3 Showcase 

On Wednesday, 21 November the performing arts skills of Years 5 and 6 will be on show in Ngahriyah at our annual Stage 3 Showcase. 'Celebrate' is the theme for this year’s Showcase which will feature a broad range of performances from Dr Seuss to Panic at the Disco. This will be a performing arts spectacular featuring drama, dance and musical items as well as some cleverly choreographed massed items. One night only, not to be missed!


Piano Concert 

Congratulations to all of our talented pianists who performed in our recent piano recital in the Chapel.

Students from Years 2 to 12 delighted the audience with a broad range of repertoire from Mozart to Scott Joplin. Many thanks to our Piano teachers Stephanie Palmer and Louise Dillon for supporting our students and organising this wonderful performance.

Todd Hardy
Director of Creative and Performing Arts

Senior School Art Exhibition

Student Voice

On behalf of the Visual Arts students, I would like to officially thank the teachers Ms Hope, Mrs Nash, Ms Damon and Ms Douglas for the time and effort they put in for the Senior School Art Exhibition last Friday and Saturday to be possible.

The Art Exhibition turned out to be both a hit with the public and the students, who enjoyed having the opportunity to display their work professionally in the exhibition for onlookers to admire. These artworks also displayed the current Year 12 HSC Bodies of Work which fascinated nearly every student in their ingenuity and design.

I can personally say that everyone enjoyed this opportunity and I hope this event is just as exciting next year.

Tristan Hill
2019 Arts Prefect

Friends of the Arts

Last Friday evening as strong northerly winds prevailed, fine wine, fine food and really fine music performed by the Senior School Stage Band and members of the Senior Choir, were enjoyed in the Chapel forecourt by a large gathering of arts enthusiasts prior to the official opening of the exhibition.

Keen to view the fine art created and presented by students in Years 9 to 12 the enthusiasts weren’t disappointed. All the artworks were outstanding and really well presented.

Friends of the Arts (FOTA) were on hand to assist with the installation and taking down of the artworks as well as helping on the night by serving drinks and selling raffle tickets and “popular choice” tickets. The raffle prizes consisted of a Glicée pastel print “ Deeper “ by Caroline Wisler, a coffee table art book by Ken and Olive Thirsk, an artist’s pack, and chocolates. Friends of the Arts are pleased to announce that $740.00 was raised as a result of the generosity of guests.

Thank you again to all who contributed to this successful event, the funds allows Friends of the Arts to continue to support the Creative and Performing Arts program well into the future.

Amanda Anderson
Friends of the Arts

Photos in the gallery below - click 'Expand Article' to view.

Learning Enrichment

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Digital Space



K-2 Fun Swimming Carnival

The students in K-2 had a fantastic day last Thursday with their Fun Swimming Carnival at Kingscliff Pool. Thursday's weather was amazing with the sun out all day making for a terrific day for swimming. Kindy Kids were very excited to be part of the fun, now travelling to events like the ‘Big Kids’ and the Year 1 and 2 students had a ball racing in the big pool and competing in relay races and fun activities in the Learning Pool. 

Thank you to the amazing teachers who organised their class and year groups and ran each of the rotations. The students were engaged the whole time and loved the fun. Thank you to the Parent Helpers, especially those who were in the pool all day. Your help and efforts are truly appreciated by all. Thank you also to the P&F who put on a wonderful BBQ lunch for the students, I know my mouth was watering the whole day smelling the amazing food being prepared. Thank you to the groundsmen for the set up and pack down of the day.

Another carnival run and done here at Lindisfarne and I am continually blown away by the encouragement, support and fantastic camaraderie of our community.

It was a great fun day!

Nathan Croft
Junior School PDHPE Coordinator

Please see photos in the gallery below.

Casuarina Cup Rugby Union

On Thursday, Lindisfarne sent students to play in the junior division of the Casuarina Cup Rugby Tournament held at Casuarina Rugby Club. The team was made up of  U10, Year 3 and 4 students. 
There was a real mix of students involved, some had played Rugby Union before and those who had no experience. There was boys and girls who are able to play in the same competition up until the age of 12. The best part about being involved was the rapid and dramatic increase in knowledge and skills by all. It was great to see so many students have a go at something new. 

Unfortunately, we lost every game, however we had the best fun doing it. The team did themselves and their school proud with amazing effort, comradery, sportsmanship and mateship. 

The team was brilliant, buzzing with energy and enthusiasm, though maybe lacking in knowledge and understanding, but this did not affect us. The majority of players never having played the game let alone played together. Training was great fun, lunch time on Arkinstall Park seemed to be the place to be, if only to be allowed to tackle other students for the lunch break. 

On the day we put in their our best  efforts and continued to learn. The students  improved each game and by the final game it was a very close result going down by only one try. It was fantastic to see the team pull together and encourage each other all day. A lot was learnt and a lot of fun was had by all, the team left with a passion for Rugby and are already asking about when we can play again. 

Nathan Croft
Coach / Junior School PDHPE Coordinator

More photos in the gallery below.

NRCC Under 14s Carnival Day

Cricket at Lindisfarne is alive and well and the future is bright! I say this not only because the Lindisfarne Under 14 team left their mark on the day by placing a very healthy 2nd in the NRCC carnival, but also because of the way in which the boys played the game. 

A number of students excelled on the day In hot and humid conditions.  Rupert Fahey, Max McDonnell and Brodie McDowell all scored maximum runs with the bat and were forced to retire. Rupert scored 44 runs for the day not out, Max 51 not out and Brodie 26. Tate Marquardt bowled stump to stump all day, eventually taking 4 wickets for a miserly 18 runs in total off 5 overs as well as taking a catch. He was supported by Dan Lamb, taking 1 for 5 off 2 overs in the first game and Kai Croft taking 1 for 2 off 2 also in the first game.  All of the boys worked hard together in the field to keep run chases to a minimum and their support for each other was exceptional.

More impressively though, Lindisfarne students were heartily congratulated by opposing coaches/umpires on their behaviour - one even mentioning to me that it was the most sportsman like behaviour he had seen displayed by a team on a cricket field in 30 years of teaching.  

Words like these ring long and hard in people’s ears and are testament to the long-respected belief that our thoughts, words, and actions become our habits and these eventually become our character and destiny. 

If this is held true, then these young lads have a fantastic journey ahead. Well done boys!

Simon Leach
Coach / Head of St Andrew House

Sports News

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, 12 November – NRCC U16 Cricket Day
  • Friday, 16 November – Round 2 U15 Wiburd Cricket Shield
  • Friday, 30 November – Smithy Sprint

Cricket Success

Congratulations to Charlie Evesson. Charlie has been selected in the U12 Coastal Cricket Team to take on a Country Representative Team in a series of three matches over coming weeks. The Coastal Representative Team was selected from all teams in the Ballina District Junior Cricket Association competition which includes teams from the Tweed to Ballina.

Soccer Success

Congratulations to Jake Beck who has been selected for the under 12's Gold Coast Knights Soccer Skill Acquisition Program Team for 2019. 

Triathlon Success

Another sensational result for Mrs Foyster Bronze at the Noosa Triathlon.


Sunshine Avenue Book Fair

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

  • Set the example. Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Encourage your child to borrow regularly from the Library and support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read. 

The infographic below shines a light on the independent reading behaviours and attitudes of Australian children and their parents.

Our space themed, out-of-this-world Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair, from Tuesday, 20 November to Monday, 26 November. 

Erin McGovern

Uniform Shop


Employment at Lindisfarne

Community News

Pro-One Tennis Academy Offers

Free Friday Afternoon Matchplay

Open to all Lindisfarne Years 3 and 4 students that are currently taking place in the school tennis program. They can attend our Friday afternoon supervised match play free of charge for this term. It runs from 4.00pm to 5.00pm every Friday until the end of term. It’s a great opportunity for them to put into matches the skills they learn at the lessons.

Pro-One Tennis Academy Christmas Party

Pro-One Tennis Academy will have their tennis Christmas party on Friday, 14 December from 4.00pm to 6.30pm. The event is open all Lindisfarne students and will include:

  • introduction to tennis for newbies;
  • tennis games;
  • prizes for best dressed (Christmas theme);
  • Santa visit;
  • free sausage sizzle;
  • giveaways and prizes; and
  • giant inflatable water slide.