From the Principal

Foreword

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It has been a busy and rewarding week as we commenced the 2019 academic year with a strong sense of purpose.

Students and staff have quickly settled into school routines and programs for the year ahead.

I look forward to working with families again this year and seeing you at many of our events and activities as we continue to build a strong sense of community at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School.

Upcoming events this month include:

  • Senior School Meet the Tutors: Monday, 4 February in the Mahers Lane Chapel at 6.00pm.
  • Rite Journey Information Evening (Year 9):  Monday, 4 February in the Mahers Lane Theatre at 7.00pm.
  • Junior School Parent Information Evenings: Friday, 8 February at Sunshine Avenue - Stage 1 at 5.00pm, Stage 2 at 5.45pm.
  • Welcome Reception: Friday, 8 February at the Junior School Campus at 6.30pm.
  • Senior School Swimming Carnival (Years 9-12): Monday, 11 February at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre, Murwillumbah.
  • Middle School Meet the Tutors: Monday, 11 February in students' Homerooms at 6.30pm.
  • Junior/Middle School Swimming Carnival (Years 3-8): Wednesday, 13 February at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre, Murwillumbah.
  • Friends of the Arts Meeting: Tuesday, 12 February in the Mahers Lane Library at 6.30pm.
  • Year 7 Orientation Camp: 20-22 February

Our commitment to continuous improvement has seen more and more families seeking to join the School.

Please remember to enrol siblings now for future years or advise your family and friends to enrol as demand for places at the School has greatly increased.

We are proud of our school, students, staff and community.

We trust that you enjoy the year of learning ahead and the special spirit, mindset and culture that makes us uniquely Lindisfarne.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt
Principal

From the Deputy Principal

Mahers Lane Traffic Notice

The start of year has seen some traffic congestion at the Mahers Lane Campus. This has improved as the week has progressed however it is important parents are aware of the following:

  • If you are picking up your children, it is helpful if you aim to arrive five minutes after the bell (3.25pm) as this allows buses to access the bus zone and also allows time for students to get to the pickup area. All congestion at Mahers Lane has cleared by 3.35pm so staggering your arrival will avoid the need to queue.
  • Pick up zones are not designed for parking and waiting. Cars should only stop to load students. If your child is not there then you will be asked to loop back around to ensure traffic is not held up.
  • Students must be dropped in the drop'n'go area. The unsealed student car park is not for pick up or drop off. There have already been some near misses of students arriving as parents are reversing.
  • Please be considerate of neighbours and avoid using residents driveways for turning and parking. If you need to turn around on Mahers Lane, please proceed past the School for several hundred metres where there is clear space.
  • Do not park on the western side of Mahers Lane where the yellow line is marked.
  • Do not queue/stop in the zone marked “Children’s Crossing”. This makes crossing unsafe for children and can result in a $337 fine and the loss of two demerit points.
  • Only parents who are meeting staff or coming into the School should use the lower level visitor parking. Reserved parking spots are allocated to members of staff. This area should not be used for drop offs or pick ups.
  • Please follow the instructions of staff as they are there to ensure every student arrives home safely and to assist smooth traffic flow.

Thank you for your help to ensure our students are safe, our neighbours are happy and the mornings and afternoons are a positive experience for everyone.

Geoff Lancaster
Deputy Principal

Important Information

From the Chaplain

Faith Formation at Lindisfarne

I wrote in the last newsletter that Faith Formation is a new strategy and practice which is being rolled out across our school. This year there will be intentional development in the Senior School as we present what we are calling Godly Mission.

Everything being developed is in line with best practice in the Anglican Church. The principles of inclusion, tolerance and acceptance are all important parts of the Anglican way which is underpinned by what is known as the Lambeth Quadrilateral.


The Anglican Church acknowledges that Scripture, tradition, reason and experience all play a part in informing life’s journey, which is why we are moving away from the traditional model of what you might have referred to as ‘Religious Education’ or ‘Christian Studies’ to a broader context which invites students into the process of developing and forming the faith dynamic of their life.

Scripture and biblical wisdom is the foundation on which we choose to run Anglican schools because we believe that God is concerned for the nurture and wellbeing of every child.

Tradition honours the fact that we come out of a rich historical tradition of churchmanship and theology, which has shaped much of our liturgy, practice and mission.
Reason informs the fact that we need to be creative and engaging in how we attend to the holistic development of our students.

Experience tells us (somewhat ironically) that some of the traditional ways of delivering and engaging with Scripture are becoming less effective in drawing current generations of spiritual seekers. We therefore use our current experience and reason to create more relevant pathways for students to consider their spiritual life.

If anyone has any questions about the process of Faith Formation please feel free to contact me anytime crynehart@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Blessings,
Rev Chad

Year 9 Departure Journey

FunFest

Parents & Friends

Facebook Groups - Parent Representative Program

The Parents and Friends Association (P&F) plays a vital role in the School, helping to strengthen our community and develop facilities. The Parent Representative Program is a P&F initiative encouraging active parent involvement and positive relationships amongst teachers, students and families in the School community. Under this program Facebook groups are created to facilitate communication and support between families. 

These groups are open to all parents and guardians related to the relevant year group at Lindisfarne. Please see the links below:

Preschool - Joeys

Preschool

Kindergarten

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

These groups are run by parents and supported by Lindisfarne. When joining these groups, we ask that you be mindful that our Parent Representatives are volunteers who give their time in support. Comments and posts should be in keeping with the School’s values of Respect, Compassion and Wisdom, and feedback for the School should be directed to the appropriate person, or can be sent generally to the Director of Community Engagement at community@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or via the Principal’s Office at principal@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Some of these groups are new this year and we are seeking support from parents willing to assist in moderating these groups. Some have been active and are well supported and I thank those people who have been active in this area.

Simon McKinley
Director of Community Engagement (on behalf of the Lindisfarne P&F)

Upcoming Events

Staff Bio

Whole School News

Canteen - Flexischools

Canteen orders are placed through https://www.flexischools.com.au

New families should click on the link and use the 'Register' button. 

If you are an existing Lindisfarne family with a flexischools account, or are new to Lindisfarne and you have an account from your previous school, please log-in and select 'My Students' from the menu on the left. Under each of your students listed, then use the 'Change Class or School' link to update your details for 2019.

For support please visit  https://www.flexischools.com.au/support

Sunshine Avenue Canteen Menu 2019

Mahers Lane Canteen Menu 2019

2020 Enrolments

2020 Enrolments

Applications on file for entry in 2020 will start to be processed early this term. Current families are strongly urged to enrol siblings immediately for the 2020 school year.

Priority is given to sibling enrolments, however we already have significant enrolment applications for the 2020 school year. So, if you intend to enrol a sibling for 2020, now is the time to begin the application process by filling in the application forms.

Simon McKinley
Director of Community Engagement

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Welcome ELC 2019

A very big welcome to all new and returning families in Preschool and Kindergarten. We trust that it has been a smooth and successful transition into the Early Learning Centre for your family. For many families, this will be the first taste of school life. Sometimes it can be quite daunting for both students and parents, so please don’t hesitate to ask for help if you feel unsure or overwhelmed. My door is always open.

Welcome New Staff to the ELC Team

We welcome Mrs Lisa Bilson and Mrs Jacinta Archer as the new educators in the Joeys room this year.



We also welcome Mrs Angela Mundy to the Kindergarten teaching team and Mrs Yolanda Whitaker, Mrs Kelly Pears and Mrs Cindy Pinkerton as the Kindergarten teacher aides (8.30am to 12.30pm).





As the Director of Early Learning, I oversee Preschool and Kindergarten ensuring a smooth transition into formal schooling. If you have any concerns or queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via jhetherington@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or pop into my office for a chat.

We look forward to a year filled with love, laughter and learning!

Jo Hetherington
Director of Early Learning

Playgroup 2019

Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

The anticipation and build up to the first week of school comes with such a range of emotions (and stresses) for parents and children alike. I am sure all members of our Lindisfarne community will rest well this weekend!

Being new and looking at a school with new eyes brings around observations about what needs to be done and what we are doing very well. One aspect that I have been very impressed with this week is the independence of our students.  

Often at this time of year I would write in newsletters reminding parents that promoting independence for their children would greatly benefit them as they get older. I am very pleased that it is certainly not the case at Lindisfarne!  

So, what did I see that gave me this impression of well-balanced children ready to take on the challenges and opportunities of school? Many small details that add up to confident, independent learners. Children carrying their own bags on their back rather than mum or dad struggling with the weight of multiple belongings. Children telling their parents that ‘they were okay’ to walk themselves to class or insisting they get dropped off at the entry circle. Parents also contributed to this by happily strolling back to their cars comfortable in the knowledge that their children were independent enough to be on their own.

From the moment our children are old enough to feed themselves with a spoon, we are guiding them down the path of independence, allowing self-help skills to grow and problem-solving skills to blossom. It is wonderful to see so many Lindisfarne families embracing these positive parenting skills from the outset.

Tuesday Morning Coffee

Thank you to all of the parents who have so warmly welcomed me each morning this week. I will put tea and coffee on Tuesday morning in the Junior School Library at 8.30am should any parents wish to come and say hello.  

Welcome to 2019 and Junior School Parent Information Sessions

Our Junior School Parent Information Sessions will be held next Friday, 8 February - Stage 1 at 5.00pm and Stage 2 at 5.45pm. This is an excellent opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and gain a snapshot of the year ahead. These meetings will be followed by the Lindisfarne Welcome Reception. I encourage all of our Lindisfarne community to share a light refreshment, renew previous acquaintances and make some new friends.

Pick Up and Drop Off

The first week has gone better than expected. Can I remind all parents that the bus turnaround zone at the end of Sunshine Avenue is not for parking? Parked cars result in our buses having to perform a multi-point turn with students and parents around and this is not suitable from a safety perspective. The side gate to Arkinstall Park is open each morning and it has been excellent to see it used by parents who are choosing to park and walk across the oval.  This reduces traffic in Sunshine Avenue and is a healthy way to start the day.

Co-curricular

We will soon release our list of co-curricular clubs for Term 1. Some of these are staff led activities while others are run by external providers. Please take note of the Lindisfarne Lions/Magic football (soccer) notice and the Lindisfarne netball information in this newsletter. Further netball information will be sent home on Monday and an information stall will be at the Junior School on Monday afternoon.

Mark Douglas
Head of Junior School

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Year 5 Report

A warm welcome to Year 5, 2019 to all of our students and families.
  
Our first week was busy but fabulous with students and teachers establishing routines and expectations.  Moving around the school to various specialist lessons was exciting and our students did this calmly and confidently.  

Our team of Home Room teachers, Dana Dowker, Nicola Jamison, Scott Lewis and myself are keen to support all of our kids not just in the academic sense but just as imperative, is their social and emotional development. In the coming weeks we will be endeavouring to get to know all of the Year 5 cohort as we strive to develop a cohesive, team approach to teaching and learning in Year 5. We are all available for a chat if ever you need but your child’s Home Room teacher should always be the first point of contact.  If you need to make an appointment or give me a call at any time, my details are below.

On Monday, 11 February (Week 3) there is an opportunity for parents to come to the classrooms to meet their class teacher, learn more about Year 5 and seek any further clarification around routines, expectations and curriculum if needed.  

Best wishes for a wonderful 2019 and I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Lisa Price
Year 5 Coordinator
E: lprice@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au
P: 07 5590 5099

Year 7 Report

Firstly, a very warm welcome to all our parents of Year 7 2019. To all of you, continuing and those joining our community for the first time, we wish you and your children a rich and rewarding year,.

It has been a busy couple of days. Year 7 have settled into the routine of Middle School and we have been very impressed with the way they have managed the many challenges and changes they have faced. From juggling books, learning locker combinations and adjusting to a new timetable they have embraced each step and it makes us very excited for the year ahead.


I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our team of Home Room teachers who will be your first contact if you have any concerns throughout the year.

Home Room Teachers

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us so we can ensure all students transition smoothly and are then able to enjoy all that Year 7 has to offer.

Julie McDowell
Year 7 Coordinator

Year 8 Homeroom Teacher Profile

This week, our Year 8 Homeroom Teacher profile features Mrs Kelly Bedford. Mrs Bedford is a keen sports enthusiast and perhaps, as such, is one of the most vocal cheer leaders at sports carnivals when it comes to supporting Barnabas House. With her attention to detail and care of the students in her care, Mrs Bedford is an asset to the Year 8 team.

TWO MINUTES WITH… Mrs Bedford



Name:
Kelly Bedford
Position: Coordinator of Mathematics, Mathematics Teacher, Year 8B Homeroom Teacher
Number of years at Lindisfarne: 18

What is your favourite thing about Maths?

There is no one thing, there are many reasons why I enjoy maths. I like that there is always more to learn, I love that 'aha' moment when everything seems to fit, it's like solving a puzzle.

Tell us about your best memory of school. 

My best memory of school is the friendships I formed and still cherish.

What is something that most people wouldn't know about you? 

I am a mad animal lover. To date, I have a dog, a cat, 2 rabbits, a blue tongue lizard a fighting fish and two human children. I am always wanting to add to the fur family but my husband oddly seems to think we have enough.

Why did you become a Year 8 Homeroom Teacher?

I saw it as a great opportunity to work with an age group that is still curious about learning and the world and are willing to laugh at my jokes.

Senior School

Head of Senior School Report

Let’s look at this Irish proverb: "Making the beginning is one third of the work." There have been a number of new students beginning their journey in the Senior School and to them and their families I say welcome to our Lindisfarne community. You have “begun” so well done! I encourage you to attend the new parent evening on Friday, 8 February at our Junior School campus. 

This time of the year is a bit like 1 January when good resolutions are set enthusiastically; so often only to be broken quite soon after. While goal setting is integral to success, we need to be careful to be realistic, to set smaller objectives within an overarching goal in order to enjoy success, which is  of course as we all know, is the biggest motivator to persevere. It is an exciting time of the year when our “slates” are clean and hopes are high. Anything seems possible. Hold that thought!

I remind you all of the Years 9 to 12 meeting on Monday, 4 February beginning at 6.00pm in the Mahers Lane Chapel to meet the tutors. This is an important time to talk face to face with these teachers who start each school day with your child. They are the “go to” people and a first point of contact for both parents and students for matters academic, social and pastoral. I look forward to welcoming our families to this important event and remind Year 9 parents of the information evening for The Rite Journey, which will follow afterwards.

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School

English

The English Faculty

One of the tasks I had to complete at the end of last year was to finalise the marking of an assessment that Year 12 students had submitted. To be honest, I had some trepidation going into the marking because this was the first time we had taught the study being assessed, as it is the first Module in the new HSC syllabus, and we had also allowed a fair degree of freedom for the students to engage with a range of texts and to find their own voice. Suffice to say… my worries were unfounded. Every presentation that I sat and listened to had moments that I needed to watch, and listen to, again. Of course, some were more accomplished than others but every student had found something that resonated with them. From criticisms on Victorian sensibilities in Oscar Wilde to explorations of paradoxical relationships in the work of Sofia Coppola, the students invested in the task, engaged in the texts they chose and scored excellent results. In many instances, it was easily the student’s best work. For some, the struggle of Year 11 had given way to a lightbulb moment – the hard work was beginning to pay off. 

A few days later, the students who had just completed Year 12 received their HSC results. As many of you would be aware, the English results were outstanding, a feat attributed to the hard work, the determination and the willingness of those students to invest in their work, engage in their texts, accept and act on feedback (even when it is tough to hear) … to be responsible in taking advantage of the opportunities afforded them. They were results that reflected exactly what I had just been seeing in the presentations I was marking; engagement and effort.

As we start a new year in English, it is important to reflect on the past. In both instances, success has come from effort … from trying … from having a go. Whilst metalanguage, reading, spelling, paragraphs, constructing texts, comprehending texts, representing texts, exploring poetry, deconstructing film and a hundred different skills and attributes are needed as the students undertake their studies of English, the one constant is … effort. You cannot use the correct terminology if you do not make the effort to recall it. You cannot comprehend a text if you do not make the effort to read it. You cannot offer a different opinion if you do not make the effort to listen to others. Effort underpins success…it is the unwritten requirement of the syllabus and it is why marking in English is done positively – whereby marks are earnt, not deducted. And whilst it is important to remember that effort does not equate to top marks for many students, especially in younger years as they are learning new concepts and texts, effort and application does mean improvement. It may not be evident straight away – but it will happen. You just have to stick at it!

So … welcome to 2019 and the study of English at Lindisfarne. It promises to again be an exciting year. Mrs Rossington will soon ask for debaters, Mrs Walker is already promoting public speaking and external competitions. This year the English faculty is launching our own creative writing competition. Plus … later in the year we will be holding our inaugural Slam/Performance Poetry Night.  

If you have questions, queries, ideas or concerns – or wish to see some of the work I referred to, please contact me. As the kids know, I am always up for a chat!

Paul Horvath
Director of English

Mathematics Faculty

Science

Science Matters

Welcome to the 2019 school year. The Science column has undergone some changes in the holidays and is now directed at the whole Lindisfarne community rather than just the Middle School. We will not run weekly quizzes but will have special event competitions from time to time throughout the year. We will continue to bring you news of events, student achievement and competitions as well as yarns and stories from the world of Science.

We live in an indescribably beautiful part of the world and much of that beauty is a consequence of our proximity to the ocean. All of us are influenced by the ocean either by surfing, swimming and/or walking on the beach or by enjoying the moderate climate we experience by living close to the coast. Students in Year 9 will be able to select Marine Studies as an elective this year and learn about this critical environment. Students in Marine Studies will work towards earning their boat licence, learn how to snorkel, study dangerous marine animals and use a newly purchased class set of kayaks to explore the mangrove ecosystem around the school’s boat house on Cudgen creek. One double lesson per fortnight will be spent out of the classroom doing practical work on the water.

There are still places available in Marine Studies and interested students should see Ms Philips or Mr Woods as soon as possible before course changes close in Week 4.

Year 12 students Jaida Fergus-Mackie, Arabella Flynn, Jack Robson and Lewis Watson are the first candidates to enrol in the new Extension Science HSC course. These students all completed their HSC Chemistry last year by accelerating in Year 10. They have now chosen to attempt the Extension Science course which is a self-directed, demanding, research driven course where the students choose an area of study, investigate it exhaustively and report on their results much as a researcher would do in the scientific community.

We will keep you up to date on the work of these fine young scientists throughout the year.

In the meanwhile, all the rest of our students are pulling on the lab coats, polishing their safety glasses and sharpening their pencils as another year of scientific discovery gets underway.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Co-ordinator

French

Visual Arts

Performing Arts

CAPA

Junior School Performing Arts

It is that time of year again when we would like to offer our music students the opportunity to take part in a range of our extra-curricular music programs and activities run at the Lindisfarne Junior School campus.

This year all students in Year 4 will be participating in a newly established Band Program, with each student learning a brass or woodwind instrument. Parents of these students have been emailed a link to a form to submit, which will advise us of each student’s instrument preference. During the first weeks of term we will assess each student’s suitability for their chosen instrument. Instruments will not be able to be taken home with students until the form has been submitted. 
 
Our Years 2 and 3 parents will once again have the option to enrol their son or daughter into our String Program. This is a fantastic program which is growing in popularity. Parents will have received an email, with a link to a form which they will need to submit to enrol students in this program. Any existing string students wishing to continue will also need to re-enrol using this form.
 
All students from Years 2 to 4 wishing to sign up for the choir will need to come to the music room this Monday, 4 February at 1.15pm. Choir will run each week through dear time and is an excellent opportunity for these students to learn to sing, have some fun and gain valuable performance experience in a supportive environment.
 
Lastly, our peripatetic music, vocal and speech & drama staff will be recommencing lessons at the start of Week 2.
 
I am looking forward to an exciting year of performance and learning opportunities for our students here at Sunshine Avenue.
 
Information regarding ensemble and lesson times are displayed below:



Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Join the Lindisfarne Production Club!

Want to get some hands-on experience with audio, lighting, cameras and video mixing for the live shows we have at our school? 

Join the Lindisfarne Production Club!

Last year they worked behind the scenes on the audio/vision setups for the Stage 3 Showcase and both Speech Nights. In 2019 you'll have the chance to help out with the Bring It On musical, Big Chill concert, and other concerts and performances.

The first Production Club meeting for 2019 will be held on Monday, 11 February (Week 3) from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in the Mahers Lane Chapel.

Please RSVP to Mr Jackson to register your interest:cjackson@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Learning Enrichment

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Songwriting Circle

A reminder that the weekly songwriting workshop ‘Songwriting Circle’ will begin at lunchtime this coming Tuesday, February 5. Songwriting Circle is a new opportunity open to all budding songwriters, rappers, electronic music producers and composers at Mahers Lane.  

Each week students will meet in an open workshop where they can work on their ideas. Individual students can audition ideas in an inclusive environment and receive constructive feedback from other students and myself. Collaboration between students will be encouraged and fostered in these workshops. 

The idea is to offer an opportunity for songwriters and music makers to work towards these sessions so they can have something new to offer each week.  This does not need to be a finished song, it could be an idea for a lyric, verse, melodic idea, chord progression or a drum beat.  

Each week will focus on one or more particular aspect of songwriting and specific examples will be used to highlight this focus.  Students will also help build a shared resource by adding music from their favourite artists to a group playlist helping expand their knowledge of artists and styles. 

Where: Lindisfarne Recording Studio
When: Tuesday lunchtimes (first session February 5)
Who: Students in Years 5 to 12

Please feel free to contact me via bcanning@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au if you have any questions regarding the Lindisfarne Recording Studio.

Brett Canning
Recording Studio Manager/Producer

International Department

International Department

Welcome back to a new and exciting school year with the Lindisfarne International Department. We have a variety of study groups from Japan, China and Hong Kong ready and eager to meet our students and immerse themselves in our ‘Aussie’ classrooms and school community. So please make our international visitors feel welcome when you see them on both campuses.

During the 2018 December holidays, we were fortunate enough to escort two of our students, Annabelle Miller and Josh Imbrogno to Japan in order to facilitate a month long homestay program with Yoshiwara High School. This involved Josh and Annabelle attending school for one week, two weeks holidays with their homestay families and then school for one week. 

The International class from Yoshiwara High School had previously attended Lindisfarne last year in August and it was so lovely to see the students and teachers again, but this time in their own country.

Josh and Annabelle were spoilt by their homestay families for a month and clearly did not want to come back to Australia as they had such an amazing cultural experience. I look forward to sharing more of Josh and Annabelle’s Japan cultural exchange stories with you all in the coming newsletters.

Nabari Seiho High School Visit 2019

We are seeking assistance from our Lindisfarne families to look after a Japanese student from our sister school, Nabari Seiho High School from Sunday, 10 March to Sunday, 17 March. This is such a wonderful opportunity to meet and make friends with students from other cultures and is truly a fascinating learning experience for all involved.

If your family is interested, please email me via afydler@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Have a wonderfully challenging and rewarding 2019!

Amy Fydler
International Student Coordinator

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Digital Space

PDHPE

Sport

PDHPE

I trust that the PDHPE lessons have been enjoyed this week and everyone now knows which are practical and which are theory sessions.

Please may I remind you of the requirements for the practical classes:

All students are to be prepared for the lesson: dressed in their full sports uniform including a hat; having applied sun cream; with an inhaler if one is needed, a full drink bottle, an open-mind and a willingness to learn!

Again, please do not hesitate to contact any of us in the PDHPE Faculty if you have any questions or concerns.

Gay Maynard
Director of PDHPE

Sports News

Swimming Carnivals

It’s been great to see all the students back on campus, and preparing to get back into the swing of things very quickly. All students have been briefed on the Swimming Carnivals in Week 3, and trials were conducted for the Seeded Heats on Thursday and Friday this week for Years 5-10.

Term 1 Thursday Sport

Nominations for Thursday afternoon sport will be going out early in Week 2, with a 48 hour window open for students to choose from. Students are encouraged to get their nominations in early, with some sports having a minimum and maximum capacity cap.

Surf Survival Course

The Surf Survival Accreditation, which is necessary in order to participate in the surfing program and recommended for any students who wish to choose an open water activity for Sport, will take place on Wednesday 6 February. Permission slips for this were due Friday 1 February but if you would still like to register please email Ms Bloomfield (kbloomfield@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au) before 9.00am Monday 4 February.

NCIS Hockey

Lindisfarne is hosting NCIS Hockey Trials at Barry Smith Field in Murwillumbah on Tuesday 19 February. Any proficient  hockey players who are interested to trial for the  age divisions of  Primary, Under 16’s and Open divisions are encouraged to register their interest with Mrs Allison Sands (asands@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au)

NSW CIS Sport Nominations

Tennis nominations close on Wednesday, 13 February for Secondary Open Boys and Girls and on Monday, 18 February for Primary Age. Any highly proficient tennis players are encouraged to apply. 

Similarly Primary Age Basketball nominations close on Friday, 15 February. Please contact Ms Bloomfield via kbloomfield@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au if interested.

Congratulations

Joshua Mammen (Year 11) is to be highly commended for winning the Under 16 Boys Singles at the Tweed Heads last week. In the past two weeks he was also a quarter finalist in Volkl and Milton tournaments.


Damien Clucas
Director of Sport

2019 Netball Registrations Instruction Sheet

**Active Kids Voucher for NSW residents must be used FIRST when registering with Tweed Netball Association, this amount will come off TNA/NQ fees at time of registration.

Steps to use Active Kids Voucher for Netball Registration.

Follow the steps below for the relevant age you are registering for:

Registration Instructions

  • Go to www.mynetball.com.au & create new ID or login using original ID.
  • Go to top right drop down and click Tweed Netball Association.

NetSetGo Ages 5-10 Years

  • After claiming voucher, under the Online Registration Forms tab select NetSetGo for ages 5-10 years.
  • Select Get Started at the bottom of page. Complete registration form selecting correct age group, either Net, Set or Go; this is where the Active Kids Voucher must be used.
  • Now select Lindisfarne Netball Club from the drop down menu on top right corner or use the following link: https://netball.resultsvault.com/common/pages/reg/welcome.aspx?type=6&id=45424&entityid=43747.
  • Go to Online Registration Forms in the bottom left of the page, select NetSetGo. You will be directed to the Lindisfarne Netball Club NetSetGo Registration page;
  • Complete registration form selecting correct age group, either Net, Set or Go.

Junior Ages 11-17 Years and Senior Ages 18+ Years

  • After claiming voucher (available for students enrolled in School up to and including 18 years of age), under the Online Registration Forms tab select Tweed Registration 2019.
  • Select Get Started at the bottom of page. Complete registration form selecting correct age group, either Junior or Senior; this is where the active Kids Voucher must be used.
  • Now select Lindisfarne Netball Club from the drop down menu on top right corner or use the following link: https://netball.resultsvault.com/common/pages/reg/welcome.aspx?type=1&id=22608&entityid=43747
  • Under Online Registration Forms in the bottom left of the page, select Lindisfarne Netball Club.
  • Membership Registration Form. You will be directed to the Lindisfarne Netball Club Registration page.
  • Complete registration form selecting LNC Junior Membership or LNC Senior Membership.

**These processes can also be completed on the MyNetBall app on your mobile device.

Netball

Dear Lindisfarne Netball Community,

The 2019 netball season is fast approaching and the Lindisfarne Netball Committee are hard at work preparing for the year ahead.

I would like to introduce the Lindisfarne Netball Committee for 2019:

President: Lisa Burdekin
Vice President: Simon McKinley
Secretary: Sue Hammond 
Treasurer: Kellie Allen
Registrar: Lauren Taylor
Teacher In Charge: Gay Maynard
Teacher Support: Sophie Farmer - Senior School, Carys Nichol - Middle School, TBC - Junior School

We are also very excited to announce Danielle Watters as our new Player and Coaching Development Officer. Danielle is very well known in the Tweed netball community as a current Tweed Netball Rep. Coach. She brings to our club a wealth of experience and her expertise in supporting our volunteer coaches will be invaluable.

We welcome all returning coaches from the 2018 season and would like to invite anyone who may be interested in volunteering their time to coach a team to please get in contact via netball@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

As per Tweed Netball regulations all coaches will be required to have:

  • Current NSW Working With Children Check - Free for Volunteers (apply online)
  • Current QLD Blue Card - Free for Volunteers (apply online)
  • Foundation Coaching Course - online course (Lindisfarne Netball to reimburse)
  • Beginner Umpire Online Course – Free

At this stage we are only seeking confirmation of your willingness to coach a team and we will assist you with any of the above requirements once we have confirmed all of our teams and allocations for 2019.

Below is a copy of the information sheet for the up-coming season.



Kind regards,

Lisa Burdekin
Lindisfarne Netball President

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