2018 Term 4 Week 37A 30 Nov 2018
From the Principal
From the Deputy Principal
From the Chaplain
Earlier in the week, it was a pleasure sharing in two wonderful performances by our Junior School students. The first was the Sunshine Avenue Christmas Chapel Service on Monday afternoon. Our Years 1 and 2 students did a wonderful job presenting a creative retelling of the Christmas Story and leading the singing for some traditional Christmas carols.
Our second was our ELC End of Year Concert which told the story of the friendship fairy who lost her star. All of the different classes gave her wonderful advice based around the Fruits of the Spirit and by the end of the show, the friendship fairy found her star.
Thank you to all of the staff and families for all of their assistance with putting these great events together and bringing the true spirit of Christmas to life.
We had a wonderful Christmas service this morning with a focus on simplicity and generosity. We had representatives of the Tweed Women’s Refuge with us to receive the donations which came in for our Giving Tree, and they were completely overwhelmed and emotional at the outpouring of extreme generosity from our community.
This communal act of giving meant that instead of simply remembering the original Christmas story, we LIVED the Christmas story. Our gifts and giving will bring some love, hope and joy to the lives of people who have been experiencing fear, violence and displacement.
Thank you to our library staff, Gail Dessman and Michelle Turner who have driven the Giving Tree initiative for years, and thank you to our Community Service Prefects – Hannah Jarvis and Luca Allan who were great supporters.
If you didn’t get your gift to school in time, we are still collecting gifts up until the last day of term next Wednesday.
Thank you so much for bringing the spirit of Christmas to life today for our community, and for the staff and families at the Tweed Women’s Refuge.
Reverend Chad Rynehart
More photos in the gallery below.
Parents & Friends
P&F News and Events
CS Lewis said, “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream”.
As we experience many endings at this time of the year, it is wonderful to keep this quote in mind and view the endings as perhaps beginnings.
Many of our Year 12 students are beginning a new chapter in their life, teachers are beginning preparation for a new year of learning, parents are planning for many gatherings with family and friends and the P&F are beginning to seek out new members for our committee. The new year sees vacation of all seats on the committee and nominations are requested from the wider community to fill those positions. Without you, nothing will happen.
We’ve had our wonderful Stage 3 Showcase and the upcoming Speech Nights where we can congratulate everyone for the achievements made over the past year. Our school community will provide refreshments after the events, so please feel free to have a bite to eat and catch up with those you have not seen so much throughout the year.
I look forward to seeing you there.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whole School News
Administration Holiday Hours
The Administration and Accounts Departments at Mahers Lane will be open until Friday, 21 December 2018. The office will reopen on Monday, 7 January 2019. Please direct all account enquiries, including Parent Accounts by phone 07 5590 5099 or email email@example.com.
ConnectEd Device Program
There have been huge changes in technology at Lindisfarne throughout 2018, most of which have been in preparation for our ConnectEd program which aims to bring opportunities for great success to students and staff at the school. I am very pleased to announce that the school has very recently finalised devices for 2019 and beyond.
Students in Preschool and Kindy:
- Will have access to shared iPads in each class (1 iPad per 2 students).
- Will be provided with their very own personal iPad;
- Year 2 onwards will have the latest generation iPad and their very own Logitech Crayon, with Year 1 receiving the Logitech Crayon in 2020;
- All iPads will be protected with a quality protective case;
- Students in Years 1 to 4 will leave their iPad at school in a lockable charging cabinet;
- Students in Years 5 and 6 will be allowed to take their iPad home. Year 5 students will leave their iPads at school during Term 1 while they transition (earn the right) to take their device home; and
- New iPads will be provided to students every 2 years.
Students in Years 7 to 12:
- Will be provided with their very own 13" MacBook Pro (Non-touch bar) with 256GB of storage;
- All laptops will be protected by a Targus TANC laptop bag. Students will be required to transport their laptops in the bag at all times;
- Students are encouraged to put a protective cover on their MacBook Pros which will allow them to personalise their machine. Stickers can be put on the protective case if they have one, but not on the device itself; and
- New Laptops will be provided to students every 2 years.
To compliment the ConnectEd program, we are beginning an Audio Visual refresh starting in January 2019 where many of our rooms are being upgraded to 86" Commercial Panels complimented by a cross-platform wireless projection system that will enable many new workflows in the classroom for Students and Teachers while untethering them from the screen. Students will be able to share their work with other students on the big screen, capture work created by teachers, annotate and collaborate using the very latest technology, all from anywhere in the room on their ConnectEd devices. We will continue to roll out this state of the art system to all rooms in the school over the coming 1 to 2 years.
The Mahers Lane Library is being refreshed and will introduce three new all-glass student zones where small groups of up to 12 students can work together, collaborate or just retreat for some alone time. The spaces will be very modern with writable glass walls and large 86" Touch Screen displays with the same state of the art wireless projection system.
Parent LoungeAt the start of 2019, the school will launch the Parent Lounge, which is an online portal that provides the following services and visibility to parents:
- View student assessment and homework
- Sports fixtures and results
- Academic reports
- Update student medical and address information
- School Calendar
- Attendance acknowledgement
- Accept and Pay for excursions
- Book parent/teacher interviews
The above features will be rolled out in stages as they are prepared for use. Please stand by for further details on the Parent Lounge and how you can go about accessing this.
If you have any questions of concerns about anything above, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 07 5590 5099.
Director of Information Services
Today was the most challenging event on the Lindisfarne calendar as the Year 10 PASS class organised the annual “Smithy Sprint”.
The Smithy Sprint is a traditional run from the bottom oval up all the central stairs to the staff carpark. The Year 10 PASS class were studying a unit on Event Management and thought it would be a great event to organise and continue the traditional race named after Mrs Smith who was the School’s first Principal.
It is a gruelling 178 stairs plus ramps and is not for the faint hearted. We had over 100 competitors, including staff, line up for the challenging race. It was a spectacle for all to witness.
Congratulations to the following competitors.
- Senior School Queen of the Mountain: Jade Reid - 1:58
- Senior School King of the Mountain: Tom Tatchell - 1:23
- Middle School Queen of the Mountain: Olivia Copeland -1:41
- Middle School King of the Mountain: Zac Holtsbaun - 1:35
- Queen of the Mountain: Mrs Tracy Foyster - 1:56
- King of the Mountain: Mr Simon Leach - 1:56
A huge thank you to my Year 10 PASS class for organising the event and to the staff who helped out on the day.
Head of St Barnabas House
Photos in the gallery below.
Dean of Studies
Early Learning Centre
ELC End of Year Concert
On Tuesday, 27 November, students from Preschool and Kindergarten put their performance skills to the test as they participated in the 2018 Lindisfarne ELC concert, which proved to be a huge success.
The premise for the concert was based around the friendship fairy who lost her star and all of her friends from Preschool and Kindergarten who helped her find it interweaving the theme of our fruits of the spirit (love, joy, piece, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control).
A huge thank you to all of our parent helpers for providing such wonderful and creative costumes. An extra special thank you to our wonderful band which was comprised of the following staff members and students; Reverend Chad Rynehart, Mr Tim Pettit, Mr Jonathan Grant and Jamie Lamont (Year 8) and Ashleigh Budge (Year 11).
Thank you to our Performing Arts Coordinator (P-12), Mrs Amy Skene for writing such a fantastic script for the ELC students to perform, and to our ELC staff members for all the practising with the student.
And, of course, a big thank you to all the very special Preschool and Kindergarten students! What a great performance.
Photos in the gallery below.
A Message from Mr Cross
As we enter the final week of the year it is hard not to reflect on all the incredible things that have happened around the Junior School. In fact, spending some time with all of the volunteers that have helped out at Lindisfarne this year during the Principals Evening of Thanks highlighted the strength of our community.
The Junior School is forever indebted to the generosity and time our volunteers give to support our school. This year we have continued to build this connection and have opened our community gates wider through events such as the Big Boys Breakfast, Fun Swimming Carnival, Mother's Day Stall, Parents and Friends Association Welcome Drinks and the magical morning tea provided at Grandparents’ Day. The list continues to grow when reflecting on the supporter reader program, kitchen garden, various sporting events and open classrooms, just to name a few. Everyone at the Junior School would like to thank all of the volunteers for everything they do to make our school a strong, active and involved school community.
On Tuesday evening, we will once again come together for the Junior School Speech Night held in Ngahriyah at our Mahers Lane Campus. This will be a great opportunity to stop and reflect on the impact quality education has had on all Lindisfarne students this year. This has already been highlighted through our Nativity Chapel Service held on Monday afternoon. It was highlighted through the involvement of our Preschool and Kindergarten students during the ELC Christmas Concert. Finally, it was highlighted through the engagement of all students in our Science Incursion.
As we move into our last week of school, we want to be thankful for the year and reflect on the journey we have all taken. Over the last few week our Principal Stuart Marquardt has said on multiple occasions that it takes a village to raise a child. I am incredibly proud of the village that we have at Lindisfarne and look forward to celebrating with everyone on Tuesday night.
Acting Head of Junior School
Year 4 Transition
During Term 3 and 4, Year 4 students were involved in a number of transition days. Transition in this instance, meaning providing an opportunity for students to adjust and begin to manage changes about to occur in their education journey in 2019; moving from a familiar school setting to an unfamiliar school setting for our new to Lindisfarne students or moving from Junior School to Middle School for our Sunshine Avenue students.
Students mixed and mingled with current Year 5 students on the Mahers Lane campus in various classroom lessons, sporting activities as well as eating and playing together. Most recently the students ventured out on a Mahers Lane Selfie Hunt led by the Year 8 school leaders, had a very informative Question and Answer session led by the individual Year 5 classes and participated in a formal celebration of transition whereby the current Year 5 students officially welcomed them to Middle School.
There are sure to be mixed emotions next year from excitement to feeling overwhelmed as the students adapt and manage changes such as navigating new buildings and facilities, moving to various classrooms in one day, working with new teachers, forming new peer groups, increased expectation of academics, self-reliance and responsibility. Now that Year 4 have had a taste of the ‘big school’ on several occasions and made connections with our soon to be Year 6 students as well as many Mahers Lane teachers, I am certain that the transition in 2019 will be a positive one. And if any moments of uncertainty or worry should arise, the students now know from first-hand experience that they will be welcomed and supported whole heartedly.
Just a few of the lovely thank you emails from excited 4A students who are ready for the year ahead:
Dear Mrs Price,
Thank you so much for organising the Transition. I really enjoyed today seeing all the new kids and playing with all the Year five students. Thank you for organising today I loved it.
Kind regards, Eliza Fahy
Dear Mrs Price,
Thank you for organising the transition days.I really enjoyed being in your class because you answered all of the questions I had.I’m really excited for all the new opportunities.
From Isaiah Leo.
Dear Mrs Price,
Thank you for organising the transition days. I really liked it because I loved that all of the Year fives were really kind. I’m really looking forward to Year five and I’m really excited.
Kind regards, Tilly Mahoney
Dear Mrs Price,
Thank you for arranging the service and the transition day. Please say to your class thanks. I can’t wait to head off to the middle school because everyone is so kind, caring and respectful. I’m really looking forward to middle school.
Kind regards, Raphael Grandi
Dear Mrs Price,
Thank you for making this transition day for Year 4.I loved that we got to do stuff with the Year 8’s and that we had a little chat about what next year would be like. I also had a great time with the new kids.
Kind regards, Miah Georgakopoulos
Year 5 Coordinator
Big Fun Science Show
The students of the Junior School were totally enthralled and excited to watch an awesome science show performance with Harley from Fizzics Education on Thursday. They saw the most amazing science experiments - Harley the presenter sitting on a nail chair and experiments showing the effects of fast and slow moving air, like flying toilet paper and smoke rings floating through the air. We observed liquid nitrogen at a temperature of minus 196 degrees celsius turning breath into ice crystals and shattering a leaf. Nitrogen gas filled a balloon until it exploded with a super loud bang! We were amazed as Harley created a giant fire ball demonstrating the triangle of fire – heat, fuel and oxygen.
The stupendous science show was mapped to Australian and NSW Curriculum outcomes and consolidated the content students had been learning in Science lessons in their classrooms in 2018.
Year 1 Teacher and Science Incursion Coordinator
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
From the Head of Middle School
As we continue to hurtle towards a terrifically deserved Christmas break we continue to build on ideas and implement strategies to enhance the Middle School experience. From 2019, students in Stage 3 will have increased exposure to our languages program. Japanese and French will be delivered to all students in Stage 3. Students will engage in each language for a discreet semester period and then swap to the other for the remainder of the year. This will serve to better prepare students for Year 7 LOTE. Changes to the NESA guidelines require students to complete 100 hours in one Board Endorsed language course over a continuous 12 month period. At Lindisfarne, we have provided students with the opportunity to complete their mandatory hours in their choice of language in Year 7. Languages will then become elective from Year 8. There is no lock-in component to the language choice beyond Year 7 (ie. a student who has chosen French in Year 7 can still select Japanese as an elective in Year 8). This is a tremendously positive step as we continue to provide opportunities to provide global context and understanding alongside existing curriculum and learning.
On Wednesday, I was delighted to present to the Lindisfarne community the 2018 Year 8 cohort at our very first Middle School Transition Celebration and Liturgy. I was truly proud of this group of young ladies and gentlemen as they demonstrated, through their actions and appreciation of the ceremony, that they really are ready for the Senior School. I wish each of the students the very best as they continue to build on the great foundations that they have made for themselves through the Junior and Middle School years.
Our Christmas Service was once again a great and meaningful celebration of the true importance of this season. It was delightful to see our Year 7 students join with the parishioners of St Cuthbert's for morning tea and Christmas carols at the Trades Skills Centre. A huge thank you to Mrs McDowell and Rev Chad for bringing together the generations for a beautiful and joyous occasion. We look forward to this tradition continuing.
I am excited to announce also that we have created an additional Year 6 class for the 2019 school year. Our continued growth provides us with many great opportunities to expand our programs and introduce new staff to the Middle School team. With this growth comes the necessity to grow the facilities also. Currently, the School is working with architects to develop the plans for a new Middle School building. Until the completion of the planning and construction, however, a certain amount of discomfort will be required as we utilise every possible teaching and learning space within the school. The development and implementation of the ConnectEd one-to-one device strategy has allowed us to refurbish two rooms currently used as computer labs. These rooms, which are located in the immediate vicinity of the current stage building maintain the close connection to the other classes while affording us the physical space required to “house” our growing numbers.
On Thursday morning, early, we waved farewell to our new friends from Nanshan Chinese International School. After seven weeks of sharing classes, playgrounds, stories and laughs the tears flowed and friendships were sealed. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making the visit such a valuable and positive experience for everyone. To our families, our teachers, our students, our entire Lindisfarne community, Thank you.
Head of Middle School
Year 8 Transition Service
When big milestones are celebrated, it is a sure sign that the end of the academic year is close!
On Wednesday, our Year 8 students were formally transitioned from the Middle School to the Senior School.
It was a proud moment to see the cohort on stage and have their leadership of the Middle School recognised.
I’m looking forward to see the year level come together at the end of the year at the Middle and Senior School Speech Night on Wednesday, 5 December. Please refer to email correspondence about the necessary details.
Year 8 Coordinator
Middle School Science
Welcome to the last MSS for 2018! What a year it has been. We have had stories about unicorns and headless chicken monsters, hobbits and zombie worms. We have explored the outer edges of the universe and delved into tiny microbes here on Earth.
This week saw great excitement in the mission control room at NASA as the most recent Martian space probe made a successful landing on the Red Planet. Called “Insight”, this probe will continue to search for evidence of ancient life and drill down below the surface of Mars to see what it is like underground.
This sort of Science (Astrobiology) is hugely expensive, difficult and risky. If someone does a calculation wrong, the whole mission can be over in seconds which actually happened to the Mars Climate Orbiter way back in 1999 when someone forgot to convert inches and feet to millimetres and centimetres (honestly).
So why do agencies like NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) as well as the Japanese, the Russians and the Chinese keep going with the research? Well, it is all about answering the biggest, toughest, most difficult, brain twisting, ridiculously hard question in Science: Where do we come from?
Trying to work out just how life got started here on Earth is the biggest question in Science. It is so hard to work out that scientists have turned to outer space to look for answers. You see, by studying a place like Mars which has sort of been suspended in time for a few billion years, scientists hope that they can work backwards and figure out what happened here on Earth where everything has changed so much we can’t tell what it was like before.
If they can figure out what Earth was like before there was any life on it and if they can find evidence of ancient life on Mars, maybe they can start to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Here at MSS, we would be really excited if there were some breakthroughs in the search for life but you know what? It doesn’t really matter very much from day to day. Our poor old world is in so much strife and there is so much work to be done right here, that we haven’t got much time to wonder where life came from in the first place. Don’t get me wrong, we are interested but we are so busy looking after the life that is here right now to spend much time on the question.
So, listen for updates from Mars but, in the meantime, get out your shovel and plant a tree. Pick up some plastic on the beach or convince your Mum and Dad to put solar hot water on the roof.
We have had a lot of fun bringing you Science news, stories and quizzes in 2018. Have a fabulous holiday, a merry Christmas and we will see you back here in 2019 for more Science.
Year 5 Water Sports
Year 5 have had a wonderful time this term doing Water Sports with Tim and his team at Watersports Guru. Every Friday we have enjoyed almost perfect weather conditions down at Cudgen Creek, Kingscliff. Students have been actively engaged in stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, water games and fun team challenges. These activities have promoted collaboration, resilience, water confidence and safety as well as enhancing health and well-being.
This year, Middle school has been involved in the Greenx7 program that encourages students and teachers alike to ‘stop, connect and breathe’ and in doing so has inspired us to consistently consider our everyday wellness. Watersports links beautifully to the Greenx7 approach and has provided an opportunity for all of us to reconnect to self, others and the natural environment.
Year 5 Coordinator
Year 10 Dinner Dance
Last Friday night saw Year 10 students continue their journey towards adulthood as they attended the Dinner Dance in the Visions Room at Twin Towns. Resplendent in frocks and suits, Year 10 students celebrated together as they looked back on their achievements and forwards to the future and entering Stage 6 and the increased opportunities and responsibilities associated with becoming a young adult.
Students were reminded of the power of their own capabilities and dreams as Lindisfarne alumna and 2016 School Captain, Milah Cannon, inspired students with her enthusiasm, humility and words of support and wisdom.
What was most notable on the evening however, was the joy for each other’s company and support for each other that this cohort demonstrated. It is sometimes said that nothing is more powerful perhaps than the light of unity. And the Year 10’s showed plenty as they chatted, laughed, ate and danced their way through the evening together. Moving forward with a oneness of purpose and working together to achieve their goals as future leaders of Lindisfarne, this cohort is sure to succeed. Well done on a great night everyone!
A link to the professional photos taken on the evening will be sent to all students and parents in the next week.
Head of St Andrew House
Southern Cross Open Day
Deciding on the right course and university can be challenging.
To make things a little easier and get you heading in the right direction, come along to Southern Cross University Options Day and talk to our expert staff about your study options.
Get personalised advice about applying to study at Southern Cross or changing your course preferences right from the day your ATAR/OP is released - we can even help you accept your offer and enrol.
Lismore campus – Friday, 14 December from 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Gold Coast campus – Saturday, 15 December from 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Griffith University Option Day
Finding the right university doesn’t have to be tricky. To make things a little easier and get you heading in the right direction, talk to our expert staff about your study options. Get personalised advice about pathways to study and changing your preferences.
QTAC - change of preference until 16 December
Offer released 20 December from QTAC
UAC- change of preference until 16 December
Offer released 20 December from UAC
Students will know their ATAR and can adjust preferences if needed.
QTAC/UAC Offer Rounds
Responding to offers
Respond to your offer by the date and time specified on your offer letter so that it does not expire.
To respond to your offer:
Log in to Application Services.
Under My Application, select View or Edit.
Under Offers, select View offer details.
Select the Respond to offer link.
You have three response options:
Conditional, with no change of preference
Conditional, with change of preference
For each of the response options you can accept, reject or defer your offer
UAC - ACCEPTING YOUR OFFER
Most institutions require you to accept your offer online. When you log in to check your offer, you'll be given either a link to accept your offer or further information about how to accept it.
If you receive an offer in one round, don't assume that you'll receive another offer in a later round.
Accept any offer you receive by following the instructions the institution gives you. You must accept your offer by the date indicated in your offer material, otherwise your offer will lapse and it may go to another applicant in the next round. If you have questions, contact the institution making the offer.
Accepting an offer doesn't stop you from being considered in later offer rounds, as long as you remove the successful course from your preferences list to prevent it blocking offers to lower preferences in future rounds.
If you receive an offer in one round and accept it, and then receive an offer in a later round, you can choose either to:
keep your previous offer and not accept your new offer, or
accept your new offer and withdraw from the course you've already accepted.
Once you accept your offer, the next step is enrolment.
Year 10 Work Experience
Year 10 students participated in work experience last week. It gives students an insight into in the workplace and prepares students for the demands and expectations of the working world. It also helps students make informed career decisions by assessing their aptitudes and interests, and exploring potential careers. It also is a key component for improving students’ maturity, confidence and self-reliance.
Please see the photos in the gallery below.
- Photo 1. Joshua Mammen: crunching some numbers at Thiel Partners Accountants
- Photo 2. Robert Boyle: working on some IT problems
- Photo 3. Will Edwards: setting up for a personal training class.
- Photo 4. Luca (Top Gun) Watson: Getting to know the aviation industry
Bring It On Intensive Workshop
Congratulations to those students who successfully auditioned for lead roles and those students who signed up at our recent ensemble casting call. We have an exciting and busy schedule planned between now and opening night on 4 April 2019.
Next Thursday, 6 December and Friday, 7 December from 9.00am to 3.00pm in Ngahriyah, we will start preparations with a two-day intensive workshop focussing on cheerleading, dance and acrobatics. The workshop will be run by world renown cheerleading coach Gezelle Barham who was the choreographer and cheer coach of the Sydney professional production of Bring It On. Cheerleading is a highly demanding combination of dance and gymnastics and requires incredible trust, athleticism and teamwork for us to perform. This workshop is for the entire cast for the show. Any students how have not already signed up should contact Vanessa Nixon (email@example.com) to register their interest in the ensemble cast and attend the workshop.
Further rehearsals will be held from 14 to 25 January from 9.00am to 3.00pm. The entire cast will not be required at all of these rehearsals, however everyone should be available for each rehearsal. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed after our upcoming intensive workshop.
Once term starts, regular rehearsals will occur as follows:
- Wednesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
- Thursday 1.30pm to 5.30pm
As we get through Term 1 we will be adding some additional Sunday sessions which will focus on the staging of our book scenes, and piecing the show together.
Although currently the auditions have been limited to 2019 students in Years 7 to 12, we will be conducting a casting call early in Term 1 for any Years 5 and 6 students with ability or interest in cheer, dance and singing.
Director of Creative and Performing Arts
A Storybook Christmas
On Wednesday afternoon, our Speech and Drama students delighted us with ‘A Storybook Christmas’ at Sunshine Avenue.
Over 100 students from Preschool to Year 4 were involved in short plays that were adapted from books for the stage. Characters and animals from near and far shared their humour, wisdom and interests with us.
Thank you to our wonderful team of Speech and Drama teachers at the Junior School. Miss Kim and Miss Rosie, your passion for speech and communication is much appreciated by students and parents alike.
Congratulations also to the many Speech and Drama students that completed their AMEB or Trinity exams just recently. Excellent results and representation for Lindisfarne!
Performing Arts Coordinator (P-12)
Photos in the gallery below.
No Homework Club Next Week
Please note there will be no Homework Club on next week.
Homework Club will resume again in Term 1 2019. Please keep your eye out for details.
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
Total Football Academy
Last Friday, 140 students from Years 3 and 4 took part in the inaugural Lindisfarne Big Bash cricket competition.
The students were split into teams and given Big Bash names and colours. We had the Pink Sixers, the Green Stars, the Blue Heat and the Purple Hurricanes, just to name a few. Students were also asked to dress in their team colour on the day which made for a bright splash of colour as the teams did battle on the back oval at Arkinstall Park. 14 teams traded blows with seven games being played every 45 minutes throughout the day. Each team played five matches with teams winning, teams losing and, amazingly, teams scoring exactly the same amount of runs over the game. At the end of the day, winning was not important, with every students getting to bat, bowl, field and try another fantastic sporting experience.
I can honestly say it was one of the most fun days that I have had here at Lindisfarne. Everyone celebrating the sport of cricket and the skills and abilities that each students brought to each game. It was a credit to all the students involved.
A big thank you the the following Year 7, 8 and 9 boys who gave up their time to come to the Junior School to assist with umpiring, scoring and teaching cricket skills to their younger peers.
- Kai CROFT
- Rupert FAHY
- Bailey GADD
- Jack HALL
- Oliver JEFFERY
- Fletcher KOPPEL
- Lewis KOPPEL
- Daniel LAMB
- Tate MARQUARDT
- Brodie MCDOWELL
- Hamish MCFIE
- Nicholas PERCIVAL
- Alex ROBERTSON
The boys were given a briefing to keep the day running smoothly and on time, to teach the younger students how to play, and to create an environment of fun and encouragement. All 13 boys were outstanding giving encouragement to those who needed it and constructive feedback to help the students get better. They were filled with enthusiasm that kept all our Years 3 and 4 students excited to continue all day - even in the 30 degree heat!
With so much fun, colour, activity and music the Lindisfarne Big Bash will definitely become a regular fixture on the sporting Calendar. Look out next year for LBB2 (lindisfarne Big Bash #2).
Junior School PDHPE Coordinator
Photos in the gallery below.
Achievement – Cricket
Congratulations to Brodie McDowell. Brodie has been selected to compete in the NSW Under 13 State Challenge for Cricket. To be selected he had to compete in a four-day tournament in Grafton which had over 130 players attend. This was narrowed down to 27 players who attended a second trial in Coffs Harbour last Sunday. Brodie was selected as the wicket keeper and will compete from 21 to 24 January in Dubbo. This is the highest level of cricket available to Under 13s players in NSW.
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.