2018 Term 4 Week 36B 23 Nov 2018

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From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tonight is a special evening for our Year 10 students as we gather at Twin Towns for their Year 10 Dinner Dance. The students have been looking forward to the evening for many months and the event is a wonderful celebration as they finish their Year 10 studies ready to embrace the rigour of their HSC when they return in 2019.

Last Friday evening, I attended the KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner where local champions Mat Rogers, Peter Everitt and Chloe Maxwell kept the audience entertained whilst raising funds for a very worthy cause. Year 8 student Sam Smith is to be commended for his work in “kids helping kids”, and embodying our school value of compassion. Well done Sam and thank you to our Lindisfarne staff and community who supported the night and made it another successful event.

On Wednesday evening, I joined a very large crowd for the Stage 3 Showcase, a culmination of the work that our Years 5 and 6 students have undertaken in the areas of Music, Drama and Dance. It was great to see so much energy and enthusiasm from our Stage 3 students, and the display of talent on the night was a wonderful result of much hard work during the year. I look forward to seeing these students continue to grow in the Performing Arts in 2019.

Last night I joined fellow Year 7 parents for the end of year dinner and would like to thank Lindisfarne Parent Representative, Peta Fahy for her contributions to this event. The evening of fellowship was a wonderful reminder of the deep sense of community that our parents feel for our school and I would like to thank all of our parents for their support throughout the year.

Thank you to Mr Nathan Croft for his organisation of the Junior School Big Bash Cricket Day. The students enjoyed the opportunity to further develop their cricket skills.

In today’s Sports News, you will also find information relating to our partnership with Magic United to further develop soccer at the School. We are endeavouring to enter junior teams into the Gold Coast competition as the Magic United Lions in the 2019 season with expert coaching being provided by the Total Football Academy.

Next week we have our Junior School Christmas Service on Monday, 26 November from 2.15pm and our Mahers Lane Christmas Service on Friday, 30 November starting at 9.30am. We encourage our families to arrive a little early for parking. These events are a wonderful way for our community to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of Christ’s love in our school. I would be great to see as many families there as possible.

The 2018 school year will conclude with our Junior School Speech Night on Tuesday, 4 December and our Middle and Senior School Speech Night on Wednesday, 5 December. Information has been sent home regarding the expectations for students for these events as we celebrate the culmination of another year of great effort, growth and achievement at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. I look forward to seeing all of our students, teachers and parents at these events.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

School Fees

Friendly reminder:

All 2018 School Fees to be finalised by Monday, 26 November.

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 enrolments@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au 

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


Christmas Giving Tree in support of Tweed Women’s Refuge

This year, our Christmas Giving Tree focus is in support of the Tweed Women’s Refuge, who do some wonderful work in our community supporting families who have been affected by domestic violence.

A representative from the refuge will be attending our Christmas Service at Mahers Lane next Friday, 30 November and we will be presenting our gifts to her on that day, so if you can send in your donations by Thursday, 29 November that would be greatly appreciated.

Please see below for gift suggestions.

Thank you for your generosity of spirit during this season of giving.


Rev Chad Rynehart
School Chaplain

Carols on the Hill


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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/174460033194659/.

Contact your Year 2 Parent Representative, Ramesh Sivabalan if you have any queries: ramesh.sivabalan@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

ELC End of Year Celebration

Junior School Christmas Service

On Monday, 26 November at 1.45pm, I invite all Preschool and Junior School parents to join in on our Nativity Chapel Service.

The afternoon will begin with tea and coffee provided to the parents. This will be a great time to catch up, discuss the year that has been and spend time as a community before the service begins at 2.15pm.

I look forward to spending a great afternoon with everyone.

Tony Cross
Acting Head of Junior School

Middle and Senior School Christmas Service

Staff Bio

Whole School News

Speech Night

Coffee Anyone?

On Monday, 3 December during lunchtime, Year 12 will be running a Christmas themed cafe at the Trade Skills Centre to raise money for their legacy gift. Coffee will be available for staff and Senior School student only and hot chocolate will be available for all years at the Mahers Lane Campus. There will also be for sale Christmas themed sweet treats. 

Jaidah Fergus-Mackie
Communications Prefect

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Preschool Water Play

Last week we held a waterplay day in the preschool playground. What a perfect day for water play it was! 

Water play provides a number of important learning opportunities for pre-schoolers. Such play is open-ended, offering opportunities for social interactions and physical skills. Water play aids in a number of concept developments, including: scientific investigation; sensory exploration; connection with natural materials; full body engagement; hand-eye coordination and the manipulative skills of lifting, pouring and controlling. Water play helps children develop mathematical and scientific concepts such as heavy/light, float/sink, full/empty, shallow/deep, measuring, estimating, conservation of volume and problem solving skills.

Finally, and best of all, water play is great fun!

See the photo gallery below.

Tim Pettit
Preschool Teacher

ELC End of Year Concert

By now you would be well aware of the impending Preschool and Kindergarten End of Year Celebration to be held on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 (see poster in the Upcoming Events section of the newsletter above).

Preschool and Kindergarten children have been practising very hard for some time now, initially as class groups in Music lessons with Mr Edwards, then getting together with their year levels. Finally, this week we have been as one for the first of our whole group full rehearsals. The children are sounding really good, and there is a rumour that a top quality live backing band has been formed especially for the event!

As a reminder, at 8.40am students required in classrooms, the concert will begin at 9.15am followed by morning tea on the Kindergarten deck. Please note that parking available on the School oval (until 10.30am). We can’t wait to see you for a joyous end of year celebration!

Tim Pettit
Preschool Teacher

Junior School

A Message from Mr Cross

A Life Coach in your Pocket

We've all had those moments and we've all seen our children dealing with tough emotional situations. We become stressed, worried and find it difficult to manage our cool. For a person with a higher level of social and emotional regulation, it is easy to redirect your thoughts and bring balance back into your emotions. For someone that may not have a high level of social and emotional regulation it is not an easier task. If this is you, or you know someone like this, the next few paragraphs could be very helpful.

This year at Lindisfarne you may have noticed various publications or events about mindfulness. We have learnt over time that teaching our students about being mindful and providing them strategies to help with mindfulness allows for greater emotional regulation.

How can the Acting Head of the Junior School help me with being mindful?

Your phone or your iPad can offer you the best three minutes of your day sometimes. By using these self-guided meditation apps you can stop, breathe and reconnect for just a moment. That small moment might equip you or your child with the skills to balance your emotions and begin to feel less stressed and able to tackle the problem at hand, or even better, the rest of the day.

Mind Yeti - Mindfulness for Kids and their Adults

As the name suggests, this an app for kids primarily, however it has a place for adults as well. These short guided meditation sessions provide guided breathing exercises and have a student friendly interface that is easily accessed. When downloading the application, a free subscription offers you access to 15 guided audio sessions.
Smiling Minds

Smiling minds offers a free service tailored to various age groups. You can select from 7-9 year olds, 10-12 year olds to Mindfulness in the Classroom and Mindfulness in the Workplace. This application aims to provide lifelong tools to assist with stress and the challenges of daily life.

Headspace - One for the adults

Headspace is an application I have used for several years. It provides you with short meditation sessions that allow you to stop, breathe and relax. The program aims to improve your focus, exercise mindfulness awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress. It sounds too good to be true but it really does work.

If you have used these three applications before and are on the hunt for more apps to help your child or yourself gain some balance and decrease some stress then head on over to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/meditation-apps-for-kids and see the comprehensive list offered.

As always, if you want to find out more about the applications mentioned above, please do not hesitate in contacting me or popping into see me at school.  
Kind regards,

Tony Cross
Acting Head of Junior School

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

Year 1 Tropical Fruit World Excursion

An apt culmination of our Year 1 ‘Journeys’ unit saw us all travelling to Tropical Fruit World at Cudgen on Tuesday.

There we toured the stunning 165 acre farm via an enormous tractor trailer, driven by our guide Kristy, who explained about the exotic, unusual and rare fruit trees. Sampling the bananas was a big hit, along with cracking the macadamia nuts. Then it was time for a relaxing cruise to the fauna park, while feeding the ducks and turtles along the way.  There we met the farm animals (including Sherman the draught horse-a definite celebrity), kangaroos and emus. Lunch was on the beautiful island in the midst of the rainforest (not to mention a wonderful playground!). 

At all times our students were beautifully behaved and respectful, something that did not go unnoticed by both Tropical Fruit World workers and other visitors, who complimented them on their lovely manners. 

By days end, some children realised they had travelled via bike, car, bus, tractor, boat and zipline!  

Kathryn Leary, Angela Munce and Linda Terry
Year 1 Teachers

Photos in the gallery below.

Year 2 Open Classrooms

Our Term 4 Open Classroom saw us enjoy the company of our family members while developing our measuring skills and refining our mathematical thinking. Wearing hard hats and fluro vests, and armed with tape measures and trundle wheels, 2SR set out to find the perimeter and area of rectangles on the oval while 2M focussed their exploration on rectangles the garden and surrounding areas. 

In keeping with the mathematical theme, 2R’s investigation saw them adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing as they combined their knowledge of all four operations to design a hamper to raffle. 

Overall, it was a terrific morning of measuring, recording, calculating and thinking mathematically. 

Year 2 Teachers

More photos in the gallery below.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Middle School Transition Service

For Year 8 students commencing Year 9 in 2019.

Middle School Science

Here at MSS, we seem to deal with a lot of bad news. If you are passionate about the environment, like the readers of MSS, then you can’t help but be aware of all of the stress that the natural world is under. This week we will focus on a couple of good news stories for a change.

Finally, after about 50 years of failed ideas, there seems to be a way to control and maybe even eradicate Cane Toads. These unpleasant creatures have colonised most of northern Australia and driven some native species close to extinction. They are so toxic when eaten that they can kill almost anything from dogs to saltwater crocodiles. The idea to control them is really simple and it came from the observation that the first thing Cane Toad tadpoles eat are the unhatched Cane Toad eggs. This gave researchers an idea. They noticed that nothing else ate the eggs and when they studied them they found out that they contained microscopic amounts of Cane Toad toxin that acted as an attractant to the tadpoles. They tried putting a small amount of the toxin into traps and, sure enough, the Cane toad tadpoles went straight into the trap but not the tadpoles of native frogs and toads. There is now a program to clear northern dams and billabongs of Cane Toad tadpoles each spring. It is a huge job and will take a long time but it is the first glimmer of hope that we may one day get rid of those awful amphibians.

The other piece of good news come from the Great Barrier Reef (a place that really needs some!). Queensland University of Technology has harnessed robotics to work on the reef.

Credit: Queensland University of Technology

One machine, nicknamed “Killer Bot”, cruises over the reef and kills Crown of Thorns starfish wherever it finds them. The Crown of Thorns is so plentiful that humans just can’t make any headway but the Killer Bot working autonomously can make a real difference. The second robot is called the “Gardener” and it cruises around deciding where to plant new coral. It can recognise spots that are just bare rock and deposits coral spawn (baby coral) that has been grown to just the right stage to be ready to attach to the rock base.

This also is a long slow job but robots are ideal for this kind of work. While you are playing with your friends or enjoying your lunch, Killer Bot and Gardener Bot are working away trying to rebuild the reef.

Every now and then there is a dim glimmer of hope in the darkness.

Science Quiz

Last week we asked a whimsical question: what is the odd one out of elves, fairies, hobbits and leprechauns? It really is a whimsical question but the answer is Hobbits because….they are the only real ones! Hobbits is the name given to the fossils of tiny humans found on the Indonesian island of Flores. Not only were the humans tiny, they lived on their island with tiny elephants and tiny hippos. It must have been truly magical to see.

Congratulations to Tom Leech and Ryan Harris who have answered the quiz questions almost every week during the second semester.

We are going to retire the Science Quiz for now while we work on new ideas for 2019.

Year 6 in the Stage 3 Showcase

Fun, exciting, enthralling, great, fantastic, lights, smoke, awesome and spectacular were some of the words being thrown about on Wednesday night to describe the Stage 3 Showcase. The students were nervous and excited, no doubt some of the staff were as well, and it all came together in a brilliant evening.

To get there, the students and staff invested an enormous amount of time and effort into the creative process. This was a shared journey, one which allowed students to develop their skill level, wherever that may have started and not only aspire to, but reach performance standard. The teamwork, collegiality and trust in their peers to make each performance the best it could be is an integral part in the creative process and one which is unique to the performing arts. So, not only can our students give themselves a pat on the back for being fabulous entertainers but they have also been part of a rich and vibrant process which they will continue to draw on in the future.

Mike Lush
Year 6 Coordinator

Year 8 News

Hi all!

Congratulations to our Year 8 students who worked with grit and determination over the past couple of weeks to complete their final assessment pieces for the year. I certainly hope that they are celebrating their effort and application. Thank you to all caregivers who ferried students to extra tutoring sessions, collected students from Home Work Club and held strong through the anxiety and nerves.

Just a couple of reminders as we bring the 2018 academic year to a close:
  1. Please RSVP to the Middle School Transition Service (for seating and catering purposes) if you haven’t already done so and are able to attend (you can click the link directly to register your attendance in the poster below).
  2. The Library is running their annual Giving Tree to support the Tweed Women’s Refuge. Some items that you could consider donating include: gift vouchers (Lowes, Target, Big W, Kmart, Coles), passes to kids’ activities (skating, movies, theme parks), craft activities, non-perishable food items, pyjamas (both ladies and children) or school items (lunch boxes or stationery). Please give generously to those less fortunate at this time of year.
  3. Speech Night is a compulsory School event that celebrates the achievements of the Academic year. Even if your student is not an award recipient or involved in the official proceedings, it is a wonderful occasion to finish the year.

Thanks, as always, for your support!

Kylie Wharton
Year 8 Coordinator

Senior School

Head of Senior School Report

School Uniform - Blazer Fitting

I wrote to parents earlier this month advising of the policy changes to the school blazer. In 2019 students in Years 9 and 10 will have the option of wearing the school blazer as part of their formal uniform. This will remain compulsory in 2019 for all Year 11 and 12 students, so I remind our current Year 10 families to be thinking of this in preparation for 2019.
In 2020, the blazer will be compulsory for all students in the Senior School (Years 9 to 12). All students in the Senior School will be expected to have this as part of their formal uniform from the first day of school in 2020.
In preparation for the 2019 school year, The Uniform Shop will conduct fittings for the school blazer next week from Monday, 26 November to Friday, 30 November, 7.45am to 5.00pm. Blazer fitting and ordering will ensure The Uniform Shop have the correct sized blazer in stock for your child for Term 1, 2019.
Blazers will be delivered to the uniform shop by Week 3, Term 1 2019 (Monday 11 February)
Orders must be received by 5.00pm Friday, 30 November in order for delivery to the uniform shop by Monday 11 February.
Uniform Shop opening hours are in the Uniform Shop section of the newsletter below.

BASE Youth Leadership Awards

BASE Youth Leadership is recognising, honouring and celebrating the remarkable achievements of young men and women in Years 11 & 12 in the Tweed & Byron Shires.  If you are a student in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2019 and are achieving great things in your area of expertise or you are making a difference in your community, we invite you to nominate for a BASE Youth Leadership Award.  Categories below.

  • Academic and Leadership Award
  • Performing Arts Award
  • Creative Arts Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Sports Award
  • Youth Spirit Award

All finalists from both the BASE female and BASE male Awards will be invited to attend the BASE Youth Leadership Conference in Term 2, 2019. 

All updates can be found on Instagram @baseyouthleadership or check out the website link www.baseleadership.com.au.

HSC Breakfast

Thursday, 13 December - for Year 12 students and teachers.

This event will commence at 9.00am at the Trade Skills Centre and will be an opportunity for students and staff to come together to celebrate the HSC results of this cohort.  Please email Tania Wilhelm at twilhelm@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au if you will be attending or have any dietary requirements.

Middle and Senior School Speech Night

On Wednesday, 5 December the Annual Speech Night for Middle and Senior School will be held in Ngahriyah commencing at 6.30pm. All students are expected to attend dressed in formal uniform. 

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School

Year 10 Surviving the Senior Years

Last Monday, Year 10 students experienced a day with Graham Hyman from Youth Specialties Australia, helping them to build resilience, hope and confidence for the challenges associated with joining the ranks of the Senior School in 2019.  Staying focused and motivated during this time is critical to success.

Recognising the importance of this transition is also critical. Students in Year 10 can sometimes feel a little lost or unmotivated as they witness their younger years of schooling wrap up and may only sense the daunting challenges of Stage 6 ahead.

Graham’s enthusiastic, motivational and informative seminar marked the first of an important series of rites of passage held for Year 10 at this time of the year as we as a community acknowledge the significance of this important transition and celebrate their achievements and the significant potential each student possesses. 
This moment in time points out to students the new and exciting opportunities associated with young adulthood, emerging responsibilities and positions of leadership within our school community.

Students ended the day with an exciting new perspective on their position within the School and motivated for their week of work experience ahead, ready to celebrate at the Year 10 Dinner Dance and eager to take the challenges of Stage 6 head-on in 2019.

Simon Leach
Head of St Andrew House


On Monday, the Year 12 cohort spent a day at Southern Cross University participating in RRISK - a seminar aimed at helping to reduce risk and increasing knowledge in young adults.

Over the course of the day we heard from Paul Dillon about reducing risk in situations where drugs and alcohol are present. He helped dispel myths about how to care for an intoxicated person and told us many real-life examples. We also heard from Justin Monk from Roads and Maritime Services who gave us some really useful information about buying and maintaining cars. The seminar was very engaging and was broken up by videos about reducing driver distractions and mobile drug and alcohol testing. Finally, we heard from Michael Buttenshaw about his devastating experience with drink driving.

Overall RRISK was a valuable and engaging experience which has helped to teach us life lessons that we will never forget.

Please view the photo gallery below.

Jaidah Fergus-Mackey
Communications Prefect


Mathematics Faculty



Visual Arts

Performing Arts


2019 School Musical

Lead Roles Announced Next Week

Over 40 students attended auditions last Sunday for lead roles in our 2019 musical Bring It On. Each student worked with Mrs Philips on a dance routine, performed a solo vocal performance and contemporary monologue. Lead roles will be announced at lunchtime on Monday in the Chapel.

Ensemble casting call for dance, cheer and hip hop ensemble roles will occur at Mahers Lane Campus on Tuesday 27 November in Ngahriyah from 12.45pm until 2.25pm. This is a not an audition, but a chance for students who are not interested in lead roles to get involved in the 2019 School Musical.

During this ensemble, casting call students will undertake a brief dance/choreography session and have an opportunity to display their solo skills. This would suit students interested in dance, cheer teams, rhythmic/gymnastics, acrobatics, physical culture, Irish dancing and Zumba. Students with little or no dance/ensemble experience are still encouraged to attend, the only prerequisite is your enthusiasm and commitment to being part of the musical.

There will be a special dance/cheer workshop for the entire cast of the musical to introduce students to the skills and disciplines required for ensemble roles on Thursday, 6 December and Friday, 7 December. This will prepare students for our intensive rehearsals starting Monday, 14 January 2019.

Todd Hardy
Director of Creative and Performing Arts

Celebrate! Stage 3 Showcase

Our annual Stage 3 Showcase rocked Ngahriyah on Wednesday night with the theme this year being 'Celebrate'.

Ava Wells opened the show by quoting: "Tonight we CELEBRATE through OUR eyes, our culture of performance in Music, Dance and Drama. Please join us as we celebrate our sweet life."

All of the students were involved in a spectacular display from opening with Queen's 'We Will Rock You' to closing with a glowing display of the infamous 'Celebrate'.

As part of our Band Program, every student in Year 5 played an instrument. They were also involved in filming and production in Drama. Year 6 specialised in their chosen skill set which highlighted their passion for performance.

See our photos in the gallery below.

Amy Skene
Coordinator of Performing Arts

Private Lessons

Private Instrumental, Vocal, Songwriting and Speech and Drama Lessons Tuition Feedback

Parents of students involved in our private music, vocal and speech and drama lesson programs should expect a phone call in the following fortnight from your associated tutor to discuss the musical development of your son or daughter.

At Lindisfarne, we see private tuition as one part of a larger holistic development of our students which also includes:

Private Music and Vocal Tuition:

  • involvement in extra-curricular music ensembles
  • development of skills for elective music classes
  • involvement in lunchtime, Twilight and Big Chill concerts
  • sitting AMEB or similar exams where appropriate

Private Speech and Drama Tuition:

  • involvement in Eisteddfods
  • involvement in upcoming Drama Twilight Concert and/or Big Chill concert
  • sitting AMEB or similar exams where appropriate

Todd Hardy
Director of Creative and Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Year 12 Visual Arts Students Post-HSC Success

We would like to congratulate Neve Lembryk-Walsh on her artistic achievement, she has been nominated to exhibit in the 2019 ARTEXPRESS exhibition. Since completing her Body of Work and finishing her HSC exams, Neve is now focusing on developing her artmaking practice. If you would like to purchase a commissioned portrait from Neve, please see further details in the Community section of the newsletter below. These portraits would make wonderful Christmas presents and gifts. We would like to wish Neve all the best in her future artistic endeavours.

Year 12 Visual Arts student Michaela Bryant has recently been accepted into the National Art School in Sydney and will be moving there to begin her artistic studies next year. Michaela had been excited to attend this historic art school since our art excursion to Sydney in 2016. She had her interview in Sydney two weeks ago, clearly demonstrating her passion and dedication towards the arts and was notified last week regarding her successful application. Michaela has worked extremely hard developing her our personal style in portrait painting and has proven to be technically skilled and innovative in the approach to surface application and manipulation of materials and images. We wish Michaela all the best for her creative fueled post school life journey. We look forward to seeing you down there Michaela!

Taylor Wilson has also just finished her HSC examinations and is a practicing visual artist. Taylor has profound skills in painting, ceramics and resin pouring, she has mastered this innovative technique over the past three years. Taylor now can focus on her artmaking practice and is available for commissioned artworks, these aesthetically pleasing artworks would make great Christmas gifts. If you would like to contact Taylor her details are in our Community section of the newsletter below.

National Art School Intensive Studio Practice

We would like to celebrate and acknowledge the commendable marks of two Year 11 art students who participated in the HSC Intensive Studio Practice workshop at the National Art School where 157 students from 79 schools around NSW completed the course.

The following student achieved the following results, which will appear of the HSC Certificate:
  • Kyrra-Lee Nash – Ceramic Studio Practice Discipline 45/50
  • Lewis Watson – Painting Studio Practice Discipline 46/50

The NAS HSC Intensive Studio Practice is designed to enhance and extend students’ technical, conceptual and intellectual skills under the direction of experienced, practising artists, through intensive practical study. During the HSC Intensive Studio Practice student work within a specialised form using a broad range of media and refine their ability to interpret and evaluate their own and others’ artworks. They also gain practical skills in preparing for, mounting and curating an exhibition.

Belinda Hope
Visual Arts Teacher

Learning Enrichment

Homework Help with the Learning Enrichment Team

Every Wednesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, the Learning Enrichment team will be running a Homework Help session for students in Years 5 to 12 in the Mahers Lane Library.

All students are welcome to come along if they are requiring assistance with homework or assessment tasks. Please register your interest via email to Jodie Duggan jduggan@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au (Middle School) and Kim Denny kdenny@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au (Senior School).

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

​Nabari Seiho High School Visit 2019

The Lindisfarne Japanese Sister School, Nabari Seiho High School will be visiting the Mahers Lane campus again in 2019. The group will arrive Sunday, 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



Sport News

Upcoming Event

Friday, 23 November – Big Bash Cricket for Years 3 and 4.

Sport Medals

Medals are awarded for representation outside of school at a State or National Level.

Medals for Surfing

  • Marlon Harrison (Qld Rep)
  • Dane Henry (NSW Rep)
  • Micah Margieson (NSW Rep)

Medals for Hockey

  • Rupert Fahy (Qld Rep)
  • Jade Reid (Aus Rep)

Medal for Football

  • Finnegan Wagner (Qld Rep)

Medal for Skipping

  • Laura Downey (Australian Representative)

Medal for TaeKwonDo

  • Miranda Rhodes (International Representative)

Trophies are awarded to students selected as a member or a representative of a NSW CIS team, medalled at a NSW CIS event as an individual or in a School State Team. 

Trophies for Hockey for NSW CIS Representative

  • Bridie Bedford 
  • Kate Sands

Trophies for Equestrian for Queensland Interschools Representative

  • Saffron Anderson
  • Nicola Gee

Trophy for Tennis for NSW Primary School Representative

  • Caspian Tuckwell 

Trophy for AFL for NSW CIS Representative

  • Nilaya Cannon

Trophy for Golf for NSW CIS Representative

  • Isaac Outridge 

Trophy for Athletics – first in High Jump at NSW CIS

  • Jye Walker

Oliver Churchill received two trophies for:

  • Athletics – first in 15 Years 1500m and second in the 800m
  • Cross Country – NSW CIS Representative

Athletics Achievements

Recently, Giselle Smith competed in a little athletics summer competition at QSAC in Brisbane achieving some excellent results. 1st in 90 metre hurdles, 1st in 300 metre hurdles (PB), 3rd in shotput and 4th in high jump.

Surfing Achievements

Competing in the Billabong Parko’s Grom Stomp, Dane Henry was runner up in the U12 division. Marlon was runner up in the under 14's and then won the under 16's. 

Sports Medals are also awarded for representation outside of school at a state or national level.


  • Marlon Harrison
  • Micah Margieson
  • Dane Henry


  • Jade Reid
  • Rupert Fahy


  • Finnegan Wagner


  • Laura Downey

Tae Kwon Do

  • Miranda Rhodes

Sports Trophies are awarded to students selected as a member of a NSW CIS team or to represent NSW CIS or medalled at a NSW CIS event as an individual or in a school state team. 

  • Kate Sands played for NSW CIS Primary Hockey Team
  • Bridie Bedford played for NSW CIS Primary Hockey Team
  • Saffron Anderson selected to represent Queensland in an Interschools Equestrian Competition
  • Nicola Gee selected to represent Queensland in an Interschools Equestrian Competition
  • Caspian Tuckwell was selected as a NSW Primary School Tennis Representative
  • Nilaya Cannon was selected in NSW CIS AFL Team
  • Isaac Outridge is a member of the NSW CIS Golf Team
  • Jye Walker medalled at the NSW CIS Athletics Carnival finishing first in 13 Years High Jump
  • Oliver Churchill received two trophies - one for Athletics and one for Cross Country. Oliver was selected as a NSW CIS representative for Cross Country and he also medalled at the NSW CIS Athletics Carnival finishing first in 15 Years 1500m and second in the 800m.

Lindisfarne Netball Club Tour 2019

It is with great pleasure that we announce the first Lindisfarne Netball Club Tour in 2019 to Western Australia. We will be taking three netball teams consisting of 10 players per team. We will be conducting selection trials for an Opens team, Under 15’s Team A and an Under 15’s Team B via a selection panel on the Lindisfarne netball courts starting next week (Week 6). The tour will depart Sunday, 7 April 2019 for seven nights encompassing Albany, Margaret River, Bunbury and Perth. Students will have the opportunity to play against five prestigious Western Australian schools and engage in cultural, historical and other learning experiences. For further details please contact Sports Administrator, Kristy Bloomfield via kbloomfield@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

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.

Sport News

Athletics News

Congratulations to Giselle Smith and Rose Beddoes-Clarke. Both have had wonderful results at the Little Athletics South Coast Regional Relay Championships at Runaway Bay on Sunday.

Giselle competed up an age group in the under 16s finishing first in long jump, first in discus and second in shot put. Her track team also finished fourth in the 4x100m relay and the Swedish relay.

Rose Beddoes-Rose finished first in U12 discus and third in long jump.

Both girls are now off to the state relays next month at QSAC in Brisbane. 

Football News

In this newsletter, you will find two flyers from Total Football Academy explaining Lindisfarne involvement with this academy for 2019. Copies of these flyers are available at both campuses. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Sports Administrator, Kristy Bloomfield (kbloomfield@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au) in regards to the after school programs or Total Football Academy’s Danny Morton (bookings@magicunited.com.au) in regards to any aspect of the team entries.

Total Football Academy


Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Appointments

Please book an appointment for your child/ren to be fitted for next year's uniforms ASAP.

The Uniform Shop has extended their trading hours this year to alleviate pressure on our families. We ask that parents make the most of this time and book your appointments ASAP to avoid long waits in the store in the new year.

All students are fitted with growth in mind and items may be exchanged in the new year as long as tags are left on .

Reminder: Year 8 girls will need to be fitted for their 2019 Senior School uniform.

Book your appointment today: 07 5590 5186.


OOSHC Summer Vacation Care

Employment at Lindisfarne


Lindisfarne is seeking applicants for the following positions:

Teacher Aides

Due to the expansion of enrolments Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School has the following opportunities for experienced and enthusiastic Teacher Aides.

Teacher Aide – Preschool (2 days per week)

Teacher Aide – Junior School (4 hours per day, 5 days per week)

Teacher Aide – Middle School (30 hours per week)

Commencing Term 1, 21 January 2019 – 12 month contract

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience providing educational program assistance across all key learning areas with individuals and groups of students under the guidance of classroom teachers.
  • High level of empathy and compassion.
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of students with additional learning needs.
  • Relevant industry qualifications in education.
  • 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 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 the below links for the position descriptions:

Teacher Aide – Preschool

Teacher Aide – Junior School

Teacher Aide – Middle School

Applications close: 29 November 2018


Commencing Term 1, 14 January 2019 

Permanent full time Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School is seeking an experienced and friendly receptionist to be the face of their busy administration office. The Receptionist plays an important role in the public relations and marketing of the School.

Selection Criteria:

  • Previous experience attending to parents, visitors and students in a timely and courteous manner, preferably in a school environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism in all activities.
  • Be able to easily build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work efficiently in a highly organised manner.
  • Able to show initiative and solve problems.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing administrative support to multiple stakeholders.
  • Have exceptional computer literacy skills including a proven ability to learn new systems.
  • 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.

Community News

Tweed Shire Council

Athlete's Foot

At Tweed City and Pacific Fair.

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.

Student Entrepreneurship

Neve Lembryk-Walsh - Year 12

Taylor Wilson - Year 12

Thomas Cleaver - Year 11

800g glass jar - $8

500g glass jar with honeycomb - $8

Nominations Now Open

Surfing Australia School Holiday Camps

Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre launched a new all-inclusive School Holiday Camp package and are offering an early bird discount of $200 on their five-day camps for anyone who books in before 30 November 2018. 

Full details and camp prices via the link: https://d30ei0jhgxjdue.cloudfront.net/uploads/ckeditor/attachment_file/data/1761/uploads_2F1541646654444-tlx9brnerh-cbe80121273514abb87cc674ab495afe_2FSchool%2BHoliday%2BCamps.pdf