From the Principal

From the Deputy Principal

Foreword

Meaningful encouragement is often overlooked in the busy lives we lead. It is relatively easy to “like” a post that a friend puts up on social media, but how often do we go any further to let people know that something they said to us has really resonated and helped, or to let a friend know we are thinking of them as they go through a challenging time? Encouragement helps others to find the strength to persevere and can be the motivation for life-changing decisions. We all need encouragement. In fact, 'esteem' or having a feeling of accomplishment was identified as a basic human need by Maslow (1943) in his Hierarchy of Needs. Encouragement makes us feel good and proud of our accomplishments.

As we near the end of a busy term, during which our students and staff have worked hard to make amazing progress, I encourage you to be an encourager - appreciate what those around you have done for you or for others. There is really no downside to being a person who encourages others. It’s a great question to ask at the dinner table - “who did you encourage today?”

One practical way to encourage many people right now is to send a message of support to the cast and crew of “Bring It On!” as they undertake final rehearsals in the lead up to performances next week. Please email messages of support and encouragement to musical@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Ngahriyah is looking amazing and our talented students and staff are going “above and beyond” as they bring the countless hours of planning and practice to fruition for the school community. It has been an epic task to undertake and there is a wonderful buzz of excitement in the air. Let’s all give the cast and crew the encouragement they deserve as they Bring It On!

Geoff Lancaster
Deputy Principal - Learning and Innovation

Important Information

From the Chaplain

FunFest

Parents & Friends

P&F Golf Day

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Upcoming Events

An Evening with Darren Percival



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Staff Bio

Whole School News

Zebra Day 2019

Zebra Day will be held on Wednesday, 10 April at both campuses.

Come dressed in black and white and bring along a gold coin donation to support and raise awareness for people affected by Primary Immune Deficiencies.  

Merchandise will be on sale before school and during recess and lunch:

Wristbands $2
Pens $3
Pins $5
Ribbons $2



All funds will be donated to the Immune Deficiency Foundation of Australia.

Bring It On The Musical


Christine Anu In Conversation and Song

Limited free tickets available - first in, best dressed.

Surfside Buses

Earlier this week Brett Dinsdale (Lindisfarne Business Manager) and I met with Martin Hall, the General Manager of Surfside Buslines, and Luke Sorrell, Operations Manager. Surfside are working hard to alleviate the overcrowding issues on Bus N1214 and are currently seeking approval from Transport NSW to add an additional route to Mahers Lane from Casuarina. It may take several weeks before the new bus route is operational, so there will continue to be some overcrowding issues in the short term.

Surfside are also currently undergoing a review of services to try to optimise routes available. Route planning is based on the address data of bus passes issued. If you live in NSW and your child does not currently have a bus pass, please apply for a bus pass online through this link. Some of the benefits of travelling to school by bus are:

  • It’s sociable

  • It encourages independence

  • It’s greener (less cars on the road)

  • It reduces traffic congestion at the school

  • It’s better for family harmony

If you are concerned about bus routes, it is best to raise concerns directly with Transport NSW through their online complaints portal - https://transportnsw.info/contact-us/feedback/bus-feedback. Online complaints will be correctly logged and also passed on to Surfside formally which will help to ensure they are followed up. You can also lobby our State Member Geoff Provest (http://geoffprovestmp.com.au/contact/) to help fast track concerns.

We spoke with the Surfside representatives about future planning and by 2020 all school buses must have children seated in seatbelts. This will necessitate additional services which should lead to more optimal bus routes. We will continue working with Surfside to provide the best possible bus service for our students.

Geoff Lancaster
Deputy Principal - Learning and Innovation

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Lindisfarne Psychology Topic of the Month – Cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying using technology such as the Internet or mobile phone. It can be shared widely and quickly with a lot of people, making this form of bullying extremely dangerous and harmful. It has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers. Cyberbullying can be identified as being repeated behaviour by an aggressor with an intent to harm or embarrass someone. This type of behaviour can include posting rumours about a person, posting direct threats or sexual remarks, even disclosing a victim’s personal information. Internet trolling is another common form of cyberbullying often found in online gaming or social media circles. Internet trolls often do this to elicit a reaction or disruption from their victim purely for their own personal amusement.

Legal Aspects

Did you know that social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all ban cyber bullying? Or that cyber bullying can be illegal? If you have been bullied online, have seen bullying online or are worried that you may have bullied someone else online please contact your Head of House if the student is in Years 9 to 12 or their year level coordinator if the student is in Years 5 to 8. For further information about cyberbullying see the link below.

https://senior-lindisfarne.nsw.schooltv.me/newsletter-resource/795/690

Cassandra Gist
School Psychologist

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Junior School - Speech and Drama Concert

Over ⅓ of our Junior School students graced the stage on Wednesday afternoon for the first Speech and Drama Concert of the year. Parents and friends were entertained with a collection of poems ranging from ‘The Viper’ to ‘Incy Wincy Spider’.  

It was incredible to see students from Kindergarten to Year 4 present so confidently in front of a large audience and deliver their lines. It was clear to see that when students are given the opportunity to perform in front of an audience their confidence is boosted. This then results in a confidence lift throughout all interactions in an out of school. Considering that this is only the start of the year we are preparing to have future stars on the stage in time at all. 

The Junior School would like to thank Kim Shepard and Rosie Tucker for their enthusiastic approach in guiding our students to succeed in the spotlight. 

Tony Cross
Assistant Head of Junior School

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Senior School

Careers

Information and Digital Technology

Owen Boyd in Year 12 is once again preparing to return to CISCO Systems in Sydney for his second Information and Digital Technology work placement. CISCO were so impressed with Owen, that when he requested a second placement, he was told he need not even interview! He will be returning to the same line manager and team where he completed his work placement last year.

CISCO Systems is an American multinational technology conglomerate. CISCO develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.

Owen went to Sydney and worked at CISCO’s Calo Laboratory in St. Leonards for his first work experience over the October Spring break, 2018.
Using the impressive, leading edge technology present in the Calo lab, Owen and the team recreated test environments in order to provide better support for client infrastructures. 

Such amazing experience for Owen in Year 12 and will certainly aid his passion, knowledge and skills in Computer Science.  Well done Owen we could not be more proud of you and wish you every success in July at CISCO.

Mrs Hanson and the IT Faculty

English

English in Year 7

ETHOS. PATHOS. LOGOS. The Art of Rhetoric

Aristotle stated that: ‘… the use of rational speech is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs.’  Clearly Aristotle thought that rhetoric was critical. However, the question is whether or not it is still important.  

If rhetoric is the art of effective discourse – particularly persuasion – then one might argue that we can’t escape it; we are constantly being manipulated. Every day someone is trying to influence us; to buy a product, enter a competition, join a sporting team or make a donation. We are being influenced all the time. Often, we don’t even realise it.

George Hallenbeck indicated that “[w]ithout the capacity to influence others, your ability to make what you envision a reality remains elusive because, after all, no one can do it alone. … Without the ability to capture the hearts, minds, and energy of others, the truly important things in work and in life can’t be achieved.”

If influencing others is critical. If being able to influence others is a key to success and effective leadership, then being skilful in the use of rhetoric is paramount. Aristotle highlighted three key components to persuasive rhetorical appeal: ethos, logos and pathos. Whilst all these elements are important, he appears to believe that the audience must believe in the credibility of a speaker. Logic, facts, and statistics can be used to manipulate an audience, but Aristotle stated that it is also important to arouse the listener’s emotions ‘because emotions have the power to modify our judgement’. This clearly validates Hallenbeck’s view that pathos is important to engage an audience and to position them appropriately.

At Lindisfarne we concur with the analogy made by the University of Iowa in their rationale for their Rhetoric Course. They believe that an individual without effective rhetorical skills is ‘like trying to make an omelette with no heat. The eggs will just sit there, uncooked, not reaching their potential to become a full meal.’ Being able to use rhetoric effectively will engender success; the ability to have your ideas accepted.  This is why our Year 7 students are being exposed to a unit of work in Term One on the Art of Rhetoric.

Below are some snippets from Year 7 students’ speeches on an issue that matters to them:

Do you want to be swimming in a plastic ocean? Wade through rubbish and dead sea animals every time you want to go for a swim? Because by 2050 there will be more rubbish in the ocean than fish! Ladies and gentlemen, littering our plastic waste is wrong. Our plastic waste is killing animals, destroying our oceans and polluting our environment. Don’t you want to stop this appalling behaviour?Imagine a beautiful, emerald green sea turtle is gliding through seemingly pristine waters, a little hungry. It comes across an interesting looking jellyfish floating mindlessly through the water. Intrigued, this majestic creature decides that the weird jelly fish looks like a good meal. Swallowing it whole, the sea turtle descends to find itself some more food at the bottom of the ocean, a strangely unsatisfied feeling in its stomach. 
- Luca Daniel

The filth. The horror. The hideousness. Could you imagine a world representing these three words?  Well it does and it’s because of one word. Litter. Seventy five percent of people have admitted to littering.
- Lexie Dujmovic

Why are African Americans eight time more likely to get killed by firearms? Why do African Americans get murdered more in every single American state? Most of the time they didn’t deserve it. It’s all because of people using stereotypes. Ladies and gentlemen, we need to eliminate stereotypes in this modern-day world, stereotypes just belittle and categorise independent people, profile races and in most cases are false.
- Kobi Tokatly

All women deserve to have the same pay as men, so why do men get paid more? It has been shown that women work more hours a week than men but get paid 18.2% less than men. So, if a girl gets $1, a woman would get 82 cents. An example of how unfair it is in the workplace is the pay dispute between co-workers, Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson co-hosts off the ‘Today’ show. Karl was earning $2 million a year and Lisa, doing the exact same job, was earning $1.1 million a year. If a woman wants to get the same pay as a man, she will need to work an extra fifty-six days just to get the equivalent pay for the same job. 
- Olivia Gorrie

What matters is that we care; care about closing the gap between the rich and the poor and creating a way to reduce or eliminate the struggle of everyday poverty. Billions of people are forced to suffer by surviving without food, having to walk kilometres just to find water that may not even be clean and living with no roof over their head. These are just some of the issues of desperation that many people face while we are living a more fortunate and luxurious life. Ladies and gentlemen, do you want to make a different to improve and save lives? I believe that we are all equal as human beings and should all have equal availability of the basic requirements such as food, water and shelter.
- Romme Williams

Boys are discriminated against in early childhood both emotionally and physically. Boys are commonly shown less sympathy than girls from an early age. For example, when hurt, boys are told to ‘be a man’ or ‘toughen up’ while girls are picked up more quickly when they cry, according to Asene Hodali in her 2017 research. A report done by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, stated that every girl in hospital is outmatched by two boys. This is because boys are expected and encouraged to play tough, adventurous sport and games. Due to gender discrimination, boys are shown less sympathy than girls and are more likely to be hurt just because they are a boy.
- Keeghan Bruhn


Each of these students have selected a topic, found their voice and used rhetoric to try and influence their audience. Additionally, they have all been apprised of the Whitlam What Matters? 2019 Writing Competition which closes on the 10 May 2019. This is a competition that is a 'catalyst for young thinkers and young writers to develop a perspective, a point of view, on where we're heading as a society'.  All our Year 7 students are encouraged to consider entering this competition. More details can be obtained from the following website: https://www.whitlam.org/what-matters.

Paul Horvath
Director of English

Mathematics Faculty

Science

Science Extension with Jack Robson


This year, Lindisfarne introduced the new Science Extension course in Year 12. Over the next few weeks we will be presenting profiles of the students who are attempting this demanding subject in their HSC. 

Our first profile is of Jack Robson who is trying to demonstrate one of the most intriguing phenomenons in Science.

Can you tell us how you came to choose Extension Science as a Year 12 subject?
 
Jack:
I have always had a passion for science. I enjoyed junior science through the years 7-10, specifically, the Student Research Project (SRP) in Year 10 that gave me free range on what I could investigate and learn about. I continued this passion for science by studying all three sciences in senior years. I completed Chemistry last year, meaning I had more free time as I had less subjects. When I heard the extension science course was going to be run in 2019 and that it was based around individual scientific research, I was in!
 
Do you think you will study Science at university? If yes, do you have an idea of the area you would like to specialise in?  
 
Jack:
Short answer, not sure at this stage. If I were to study science at University it would definitely be in field of quantum physics or chemistry.
 
You were in the first class that did the Year 9 accelerated Science program. Do you think this made a difference to how you approached Y12 this year or the subjects you selected?
 
Jack:
The accelerated program gave me an early insight of what Year 12 was like. For me it emphasised the importance of good note making and frequent revision. As to whether it made a difference to my subject selection? I don’t think it made a significance difference of what subjects I wanted to do in senior years. However, it gave me much more time at school to study and to work on major assignments like the programming project for software. This is a   major programming task and having the luxury of extra time is fantastic.
 
You are studying the particle/wave duality of light for your Extension Science project. This is pretty heavy stuff! Can you tell us how you came to choose this topic?
 
Jack:
It is frustrating only being introduced to topics at school. I wanted to investigate something we had learned but in much more detail. I browsed the internet for experiments that can demonstrate quantum mechanics. Most experiments may be interesting but are difficult to replicate in a practical sense due to feasibility and safety constraints. After some time, I remembered in Year 11 physics we studied light’s wave nature. I knew light can act as both a particle and wave but until I researched why, I couldn’t fully appreciate the science behind it. From this I began researching experiments that demonstrate light’s duality. Videos from Vsauce, Kurzgesagt and SciShow gave me ideas and inspiration for how to set up experiments.

Have a wonderful week in Science and spare a thought for how much work our fabulous Year 12 students are putting into their studies.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator

French

Visual Arts

Performing Arts

CAPA

​Performing Arts Private Lessons

Please be reminded that if your child is having private Instrumental, Vocal, Song Writing or Speech and Drama lessons it will be assumed that lessons are continuing from term to term. If you wish to discontinue lessons written notification needs to be submitted to the Performing Arts Administration Assistant at vnixon@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au by the close of business on Monday 1 April otherwise the following terms fees will be charged.

Thank you.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Learning Enrichment

“Walk For Autism” Fundraising Event

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
- Dalai Lama

An estimated 1 in 70 people in Australia is on the autism spectrum. This means that for over 1 million people, including family members, autism is a part of daily life. 

Autism (or Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a lifelong development condition. People on the spectrum may have difficulties in social interaction and communication, show restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours or have sensory sensitivities. 

The exact cause of autism is still not clear, however research suggests it’s a combination of developmental, genetic and environmental factors.

Many people on the autism spectrum are able to live completely independently, others need support in almost all aspects of their daily life.

This year, Lindisfarne’s Learning Enrichment Team is stepping up to participate in the “Walk For Autism” fundraising event. Our goal is to raise awareness of the experiences of people of the spectrum and their families, and help provide the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate, engage and thrive in the world around them.

https://www.walkforautism.org.au/fundraisers/LAGS-Learning-Enrichment-Team




Elena Pettit
Learning Enrichment Assistant

G.A.T.E.WAYS Science Workshops Years 1-6

On 20 and 21 March, selected students from Years 1 to 6 attended The Southport School (T.S.S.) to engage in fascinating G.A.T.E.WAYS Science workshops. Students explored a range of topics, such as: the excretory system; forces and the laws of motion as described by Sir Isaac Newton; inventions such as the levers and gears; experiments involving osmosis and the diffusion of solutes, liquids and gases; and compared the human body versus robotic systems.

The students did a phenomenal job at representing Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, and returned to school excited and animated about the new knowledge and understanding they developed.

Well done to the following participants:

  • Chloe Manwarring
  • Amy 
  • April Henry
  • Eva Taylor
  • Rio Proart 
  • Sana Rice
  • Kailash Sivabalan
  • Thomas Miklos
  • Eliza Evesson
  • Eve Lambie
  • Hannah Ellis
  • Phoebe Robins
  • Lil Proart



Learning Enrichment Coordinators

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Sound Design Project for Community Installation

Steady progress is being made on the sound design project. The project, entitled Dungarimba Wandarahn (Lismore place of learning), is part of a collaboration between Lindisfarne Recording Studio, Craig Walsh, Lismore Quad and Southern Cross University. Craig Walsh is a groundbreaking digital projection artist of international acclaim. You can see his incredible work here. The installation is centered around the educational experience of Lismore elder, Aunty Irene Harrington. During the 1950s Aunty Irene Harrington attended school at what is now the Lismore Library and Lismore Quad arts precinct. The work will take place at Lismore Quad and will explore the contrast between western education and traditional indigenous education. Over four nights in late May, Aunty Irene Harrington will tell her story through Craig’s projection art and through sound art recorded and produced at the Lindisfarne recording studio with the assistance of Lindisfarne students. More information on the project can be found here.

This week we were very lucky to record local artist, Tom Avery AKA Blakboi. Tom played didgeridoo and percussion and was recorded with the help of our talented student sound engineers, Kai Cusack and Lachlan Wisler (pictured).

It has been fantastic to see so many students attending the regular lunchtime sessions for this project. Students have recorded sounds around the school and have assisted with the production of these sounds to be used for the installation.

The project will be presented on the evenings of 23, 24, 25 and 26 May.
 


Brett Canning
Lindisfarne Recording Studio Producer

International Department

Digital Space

PDHPE

Sport

National Smile Day

The PDHPE Department are focusing on National Smile Day next week, on 1 April.

The act of smiling itself actually makes us feel better, rather than smiling being merely a result of feeling good. Many of us see smiling simply as an involuntary response to things that bring you joy or laughter. While this observation is certainly true, what most people overlook is that smiling can be just as much a voluntary response as a conscious and powerful choice. Countless scientific studies have confirmed that a genuine smile is generally considered attractive to others around us. Other studies have shed light on how the act of smiling can elevate your mood and the mood of those around you. Still. others have found a strong link between good health, longevity, and smiling. Most importantly, studies have shown that just the act of smiling (making the physical facial shapes and movements), whether the result of real joy or an act, can have both short- and long-term benefits on people's health and wellbeing.

Still not convinced? Here are the top 10 reasons you should make a conscious effort to smile every day.

1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

We are naturally drawn to people who smile. There is a real physical attraction factor linked to the act of smiling.

Not surprisingly, more severe or negative facial expressions like frowns, scowls, and grimaces actually work in the opposite manner, effectively pushing people away. Instead, use the attraction power of your smile to draw people in.

2. Smiling Relieves Stress

Stress can permeate our entire being, and can really show up in our faces. Smiling not only helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed but can actually help reduce stress.

Believe it or not, smiling can reduce stress even if you don't feel like smiling or even know that you're smiling! When you are stressed, take the time to put on a smile. You and those around you will reap the benefits.

3. Smiling Elevates Our Mood

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance your mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you elevate your mood because the physical act of smiling actually activates neural messaging in your brain.

A simple smile can trigger the release of neural communication boosting neuropeptides as well as mood-boosting neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. Think of smiling like a natural anti-depressant.

4. Smiling Is Contagious

How many smiles have been described as having the power to lighten up the room? While it is certainly a beautiful sentiment, it carries a hint of truth. Smiling not only has the power to elevate your mood, but it can also change the moods of others and make things happier.

The part of your brain that is responsible for your controlling the facial expression of smiling is an unconscious automatic response area. Meaning that smiling can be completely unconscious, particularly when it comes to our habit of mimicking another person's smile. Yes, it is scientifically proven that smiles are "contagious!"

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

Smiling can also boost your overall health. The act of smiling actually helps the human immune system to function more effectively. It is thought that when you smile, immune function improves because you are more relaxed (thanks to the release of certain neurotransmitters).

In addition to taking precautions like washing your hands, why not try to prevent the cold and flu by smiling?

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure

When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home.
Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

7. Smiling Makes Us Feel Good

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers, and serotonin. Together these three neurotransmitters make us feel good from head to toe.
Not only do these natural chemicals elevate your mood, but they also relax your body and reduce physical pain. Smiling is a natural drug.

8. Smiling Makes You Look Younger

Not only can smiling make you more attractive it can also make you look more youthful. The muscles we use to smile also lift the face, making a person appear younger.
So instead of opting for a facelift, just try smiling your way through the day — you'll look younger and feel better.

9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful

Studies have shown that people who smile regularly appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and are more likely to be approached.

Try putting on a smile at meetings and business appointments. You might find that people react to you differently.

10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive

Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard, isn't it?
Even when a smile feels unnatural or forced, it still sends the brain and ultimately the rest of our body the message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress, and worry by smiling.

Keep smiling!

The PDHPE Faculty

​Saturday Netball

It was extremely hot again at the Saturday TNA Grading games at the weekend even though the first games started at 7.30am.

There were some mighty fine performances from all of the teams: Division 2 Lions; Cadets – Navy, Green, White and Red Lions and the Junior Aqua and Silver Lions teams. Special mention to my super Silver Lions. They drew their first match but in the second match of the day they pulled out all of the stops. Even with new untried combinations and positions on the court, they beat solid opposition 19-6! I am such a PC – proud Coach! Still the best parts of the game were the smiles and high-fives when team mates scored a goal, intercepted a pass or made a marvellous move!

Good luck to all of the teams again for the last week of grading. 

Please see the list of games, times, and courts for this week. 

Umpires are yet to be finalised as we have already been asked to help out other clubs … and we always try to.

The first junior umpire’s course for Lindisfarne was on Monday, 25 March. We had 11 complete beginners who sat their test, went through a theory workshop and then put this in to practice by umpiring a junior match: Shania Sealy, Phoebe Robinson, Jemma Hansen, Tallulah Morrison, Desiree McPhee, Zara Cusick, Lily Hodges, Ava Taylor, Bonnie Starling, Asha Thompson, Emery Bucknall and Evie-Ray Ellis-Crawford. Charlize Webster enjoyed a refreshing reminder of what is in store! Each received a named pencil case with a few necessities like a whistle, pen and hairbands. Thanks to Samantha Harvey, Amber and Jewel Orr who mentored our new officials.




The WA Tour

How many sleeps? Not long now! The buzz word = Excited!

Monday Night Netball

Well done to the White Lions for a fine performance against Centaur this week. So exciting to see some of the strategies shared at training that morning being performed with style in the courts. It was a cracking match for the Red Lions against KNC. We went down by only two goals in the end but the shot of the night was by Yasmin Scott – a swish from near the circle edge! Thanks to Ella Mitchell and Mia McKinley for playing for the White team as well as the Reds. They both had two outstanding games.

The Blue Lions finished second to the Lit Lemons rep team, but showed enormous character and lifted their game after the first half. The Gold Lions had their first loss against top of the table All Stars. Coach Dani used the game to experiment with different combinations and was stoked how well the girls stepped up to the challenges they faced.

This week, all of the matches are at 7.30pm.
The Red Lions play KNC again on Court 1.
The White Lions play Jalapenos on Court 2.
The Blue and Gold Lions play against each other on Court 3.
The seniors match will be quite an eye opener seeing as they have been training together and know the same plans and tactics!


NCIS Primary Netball 

Lindisfarne are hosting the NCIS Primary Netball Championships at the TNA’s Arkinstall Park courts on Wednesday, 3 April. The Stage 3 boys and girls are representing the School and 10 senior girls are umpiring throughout the day.

We hope to have a very successful and enjoyable day.

If you have any questions re: any of these events, please do not hesitate to email me.

Gay Maynard
Teacher in Charge of Netball

Sport News

2019 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

The slightly cooler weather means one thing to our Surf Life Saving Competition contingent, the main event of their season - the Australian Titles is looming. We wish all competitors well in their quest to secure an elusive medal at this event held at Kurrawa over the next few days.

Cross Country Carnival

We have had a substantial cross country program underway since Week 4, and the individuals involved will be able to test out their increased cardiorespiratory endurance at our Cross Country carnival. This will be for Years 3 to 12, and we will be based on the top oval.
Date: Thursday, 11 April
Time: 8.30am-12.00pm
Venue: Mahers Lane Campus Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School 



Real Madrid Clinic 

Lindisfarne representative player offer Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School have a special offer for our representative team players who register for the Real Madrid Clinic.  Teams that register will receive a 50% discount meaning the camp will only cost $200.  The fee does not include kit (shirt and shorts).  We are delighted to have agreed this and we look forward to seeing our players being coached by Real Madrid Coaches who will be flying in from Spain.  Real Madrid have won the last 3 European Cup finals so we are delighted to have secured this clinic so we can learn from their methodology.  To register please sign up here: www.frmclinicsaustralia.com.

NCIS Swimming (Primary)

A fabulous photo came through of our girls prior to their warm-up in Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre swimming as an NCIS representative. All our students had a great experience swimming here against some very strong opposition, and are all to be commended for their efforts.


NCIS Representative Hockey

Well done to Sophie Beck, Jess Courtney, Bridie Bedford, Daisy Ashton, Tori Jones and Tilly Cleary for representing NCIS at the Combined Independent Schools tournament in Sydney. They all relished the experience of some high level Hockey games, and a very special commendation goes to Tori Jones who was selected to represent CIS at the next level.


Years 9 and 10 All Schools Touch Football Competition

Thanks and well done to our Touch Football teams who represented Lindisfarne at the Years 9 and 10 All Schools Touch Football Competition in Ballina. The Boys made the Quarter Finals and the Girls made the Semi Finals. Lindisfarne has some exciting news about Touch Football which will be released soon, and we will be aiming to develop the pathways for this sport and increase our presence when we play competitively.


Athletics Program

Our Cross Country program will transition to Athletics in Term Two to prepare for our own carnival, and to further develop our team for representative competitions. We have some highly experienced practitioners of Athletics onboard, and will have specialist Sprints/Hurdles, Middle Distance, Jumps and Throwing coaching staff. The training days remain constant from our Cross Country program (albeit slightly longer session times):

Tuesday: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Wednesday: 7.00am to 8.00am
Thursday: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Friday: 7.00am to 8.00am

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities

Junior Sport News

Cross Country

The Cross Country for 8 to 9-year-olds and 10-year-olds will be held at Mahers Lane Campus this year. Our 8 year-old Year 2 students will be joining us for this carnival.

Students participate in the age category of the age they turn in the 2019 calendar year. All 8, 9 and 10 year olds will be running a 2km race. Practice has already started in PE classes and at Runners Club on a Tuesday and Thursday morning. 

Unfortunately, due to the rain we were not able to walk the course. We are now looking to postpone the walk around until next Thursday, 4 April when we will be taking all participating students up to Mahers Lane Campus to walk and run the course. 

P-2 Fun Cross Country

We will be holding the Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 Fun Cross Country day at Sunshine Avenue on Friday, 5 March, however their races will be in year levels. 

If you would like to volunteer your help on this day, please let me know ASAP by emailing ncroft@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Rugby Union

Sunshine Avenue will be holding a Rookies to Reds Rugby Union Program after school in Term 2. Rookies to reds is a Fun, non-contact skills and games program to introduce the Wallabies of tomorrow to the game of Rugby Union. Please read the information below for times and dates and registration details. 

Centre Name: Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Address: 36/52 Sunshine Avenue, Tweed Heads South NSW 2486
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Program Dates: Tuesday, 7 May to Tuesday, 4 June (five-week program)
Age: 
Little Legends U5 - U7 Years 
Junior Champs U8 – U9 Years 
Future Stars U10 - U11 Years

Rookies2Reds Coach
Henry Bradford 
Ph: 0451874693
Email: henry.bradford@redsrugby.com.au

Cost: $60.00 also includes Rookies2Reds participant pack and free family pass to a 2019 St. George Reds Super Rugby Game.

To register please follow the link below. 
https://memberdesq.onesporttechnology.com/4197/org 

Local Legend

Lucas Greaves in 4L recently returned from a once in a lifetime trip overseas. Lucas was selected to play Futsal for the USA in a tournament in Spain. Lucas has put together the following report about his time away. 

"I was picked to play Futsal in Spain. I competed against players from different parts of the world including Brasil, Spain, America, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. There were over 170 players. We trained twice a day and sometimes on the beach. We were there for ten days. We trained nearly every day and on our rest day we were lucky enough to see a live FC Barcelona game. At the tournament we played four games against Girona (Spain), Brasil, America and Australia. America came fourth, Australia came third, Brasil came second and Girona (Spain) came first. We met world class Futsal player Leo Santana who plays for the Barcelona Futsal Team. We saw a live Futsal game. The best part of it was seeing the FC Barcelona game and getting to meet kids from all around the world."


Congratulations Lucas, sounds like a fantastic trip and well done on being selected to represent at such a high level. 

Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4

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