2019 Term 1 Week 10B 5 Apr 2019
From the Principal
From the Deputy Principal
This morning I had the great pleasure of attending the inaugural BASE Youth Leadership Men’s Awards, following on from the Women’s Awards held in Week 6. Students from high schools throughout the region were nominated for awards, with a panel of industry experts shortlisting and interviewing finalists. Eight finalists in each category were invited to the breakfast at Salt this morning. Lindisfarne was well represented with finalists in the following categories:
Academic and Leadership Award
Sports Leadership Award
Creative and Performing Arts Award
Lewis Watson was a joint winner of the Creative and Performing Arts Award, recognised for his exceptional Art. Micah Margieson was the winner of the Sports Leadership Award, recognising his extraordinary achievements in surfing (currently U18 Australian champion). The awards recognised not only achievement in these areas but also the leadership qualities of these students as positive role models. The event was well supported by local businesses and was a wonderful outworking of Rebecca Hogan’s vision to build a movement empowering young men and women to be recognised, guided and mentored to achieve great things and reach their potential. Congratulations to all who were nominated and chosen as finalists!
ANZAC Day 2019
ANZAC Day ceremony Tweed Heads and Kingscliff
This year Lindisfarne students will be participating in three of the local ANZAC Day marches during the upcoming school holidays on Thursday, 25 April. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present. The spirit of ANZAC, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
To help us acknowledge students attending the marches, it would be helpful if you completed this form to register your child’s intended participation – Lindisfarne ANZAC Day March Attendees. Although staff will be in attendance at each event, students will remain under the supervision of their parents. The details for each event are outlined below.
Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Dawn Service
Meet with Mr Hardy & Mrs Lush, under the School banner, on the pathway/boardwalk behind Chris Cunningham Park, Tweed Heads at 5.40am. A short, wreath laying service will be held at the Memorial in Chris Cunningham Park at 5.55am
Monty Lush from Year 9 will be playing The Last Post and Reveille at the Dawn Service.
Students in the Junior School and Middle School should remain with their parents for the Dawn Service.
Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Main Ceremony
All students from P-12 are encouraged to attend this ANZAC Day March if available.
Meet Mr Douglas, Mr Lancaster and other staff next to the Children’s playground in Jack Evans Boat Harbour Tweed Heads (corner Boundary and Coral Streets) from 10:00am. March off at precisely 10.30am ending at the Memorial in Chris Cunningham Park for the ANZAC Day Service at 11.00am.
School Captains will lay a wreath and all student leaders are expected to attend.
The Junior School Choir will be singing the Australian and New Zealand National Anthems under the supervision of Mr Edwards.
Grace Matthews from Year 12 will be speaking about the Australian Victorian Cross Winners at Archangel.
Students march with the school group and remain with the school group during the ANZAC Day Service. Parents do not march with the students but are encouraged to be with the school group during the service.
Students are provided with food and drink at the end of the service.
Kingscliff Main Ceremony
Lindisfarne’s Senior Orchestra will be playing at this service.
Meet Mrs Lush on the Southern end of the Bowls Club on Marine Parade from 10:00am for march off at 10.30am. Service at the Kingscliff Cenotaph at 11.00am.
Students march with the School groups and remain with the school group during the ANZAC Day Service. Parents do not march with the students but are encouraged to be with the school group during the service.
All students are expected to wear full school uniform, including ties and blazers for Senior Students. As a sign of respect, please ensure shoes are polished and the uniform is worn neatly. Students wishing to wear medals awarded to a relative should wear the medals on the right hand side of their chest. It would be wonderful to have a large representation from Lindisfarne for ANZAC Day 2019.
Acting Dean of Studies and Acting Head of Cuthbert House
During Term 2, Mrs Caroline Jeffries will be taking some well deserved Long Service Leave which has opened up the opportunity for another member of staff to step into her role for the remainder of Semester 1. I am pleased to announce that Dr Natalie Marriott has been successful in her application for the role, and she is very excited about working with the academic leadership team. Curriculum related issues should be directed to Dr Marriott during Mrs Jeffries absence.
Dr Marriott is currently the much loved Head of Cuthbert House and during the time she is stepping into the Dean of Studies role Ms Amber Phillips will be acting Head of Cuthbert House.
It was wonderful to have a number of our enthusiastic staff apply for these positions to experience new areas of leadership within the school and I congratulate our successful applicants, Natalie and Amber!
From the Chaplain
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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:
All funds will be donated to the Immune Deficiency Foundation of Australia.
Terranora Road Works Continue
As members of our community would now be aware, Council have started work on reconstructing a large section of Terranora Road between Fraser Drive and Sunnycrest Drive.
Council has advised that, due to the works taking place between 7.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday, families may need to allow an additional 10-15 minutes travel time for the seven-week construction period.
Please also be mindful that construction work is hazardous especially in these wet conditions with the dirt road subject to potholes, mounds and uneven surfaces. So, if you need to pass through this work area, please take extra care.
English Short Story Competition - Write It
Students in Years 5 to 12 are encouraged to enter the Lindisfarne Short Story Competition.
Dean of Studies
Early Learning Centre
Kindergarten Open Classroom
On Tuesday morning, Kindergarten had their first open classroom for 2019. It was wonderful to see so many families come and celebrate their child's learning journey so far. The children were excited to show their families around their classrooms and to have them participate in their literacy activities. The focus of the activities were letter sounds, constant-vowel-constant (CVC) words, writing and reading. As teachers, we were immensely proud of each student and the enthusiasm they showed towards sharing their knowledge.
Emma Blakie, Tina Callander and Angela Mundy
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David Fleay Wildlife Park - Year 2 Excursion
Year 2’s trip to David Fleay Wildlife Park saw students enjoy real life learning as they met many of the native Australian animals that we have been studying in class. After an informative education session led by a knowledgeable park ranger, we explored the habitats of various animals, read information about what they eat, watched others being fed and observed how the different animals move and interact. In preparation to write an information report, each student selected and then paid particular attention to one Aussie animal.
Our thanks to the park staff who shared their wealth of knowledge with us and to the parents who volunteered to join us. We are fortunate that our students can enjoy memorable excursions such as this one and have opportunities to learn outside the four walls of our classrooms.
Year 2 Teachers
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Head of Junior School Report
Learning Conferences have been conducted over the past two weeks and the majority of parents managed to come in and discuss their child’s progress. Students are always very proud of the work they produce and our teachers have enjoyed the opportunity to share their successes this term.
This term’s open classrooms have been really well supported so far (with Year 2 on Tuesday) and I thank all parents who came in to share an activity with their child. From mathematics challenges to presentations in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden, the students were extremely excited to welcome guests into their classrooms and learning spaces.
I would especially like to thank parents for their supportive attitude towards all of our students – not just their own children. I regularly saw parents working with multiple children and giving plenty of time and attention to all of our students. Whilst I recognise that parents are at the open classroom to see their own child, it is heart-warming to see parents lavish students with praise who are not their own. It speaks volumes about our supportive Lindisfarne community.
On Monday evening I was invited to Southern Cross University to watch a number of selected Junior School teachers receive ‘Excellence in Mentoring’ awards. Congratulations to Junior School teachers Ashleigh Manning, Kathryn Leary, Tina Callandar and Rebecca Hassall for this recognition in front of professional peers. Please pass on your congratulations if you pass them at our Sunshine Avenue Campus.
Head of Junior School
BugsEd Year 1 Incursion
Did you know that a Bombardier beetle ejects a boiling hot noxious water bomb from its abdomen to deter predators? Or that some dragonflies have a 1m wingspan? Or that scorpions glow in the dark? And that insects are the only group of animals found everywhere in the world, including Antarctica? Well, these are just a tiny sample of the fascinating facts Year 1 can now share with you, following a visit from BugsEd entomologist Megan last week. She also introduced us to Ruby the Rhino Beetle, Andy the Assassin Bug, Harold and Harriet the Harlequin Bugs along with Greta the Stick Insect and Sally the Spiny Leaf Stick Insect. They were very friendly and happy to be handled. We learned all about the secrets to their success by looking at how their bodies are designed, what they eat, strategies for eluding predators and how they cope with life in harsh environments.
This visit was part of the Year 1 Schoolyard Safari Science unit, created to offer a glimpse into the diversity of animal life.
Kathryn Leary, Linda Terry, Amy Williamson and Abbey Read
Year 1 Teachers
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Wabisabi - Parent View Demonstration Video
Over the past two weeks Parents, Students and Teachers have been sitting down and discussing learning in the Junior School. It was great to hear all the positive feedback about the valuable time set aside for these conversations.
During the conferences parents were directed to our Online Progressive Reports application, Wabisabi. It was made clear to me that some parents were not getting all the information provided in the application. Each post contains a lot of critical ifeedback about your students progress. It would be a shame for parents to miss out on this.
The following link will take you to a short video outlining all the features available to you through the application on an iPhone. It is important that parents are aware of all the content that is being communicated through Wabisabi. Each post contains private feedback about your student, outcome and progress status and finally the worksample. I encourage all parents to watch the following video and begin diving deeper into each post.
If at anytime you need assistance with Wabisabi or have questions about the Progressive Online Reports, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
Defence Force Recruiting
This week our students were able to attend the first of our lunchtime CareerEd events.
Defence Force Recruiting were able to present to our students about carers in the forces and the various levels of entry and the associated requirements. Corporal Alyce Symons (Army) and Leading Seaman Nikita Gorton (Navy) were able to talk through the different roles available to our students as well as Officer Entry and Gap Year Opportunities.
Any students who missed the session but are still keen to learn more about the entry processes can collect brochures and guides from the careers Room and also visit the DFR website at https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/.
Outward Bound Australia Learning Adventure
Sponsored by Tweed Shire Council
Tweed City Council in collaboration with Outward Bound Australia are offering 18 students from Tweed Secondary Schools an opportunity to participate in an exciting and innovative environmental learning program from 2-5 July 2019.
The four-day camp will be held at Kungur near Wollumbin National Park and is funded by the Council. Activities include hiking, navigating, abseiling canoeing camping and bush skills.
Interested students should visit the Tweed City Website to download the application forms. There are only 18 places available for the local area and these applications close on Monday, 6 May.
If you would like further information about the camps, please email Kellie Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the second student profile in our series, we spoke with Extension Science candidate Arabella Flynn about the challenges of completing an HSC which includes major works in very different subjects.
Arabella, you are doing your research assignment on carbon sequestration by mangrove forests. This is an issue that not many people would be aware of. Can you tell us a little bit about it and how you came to choose this topic?
AF: Basically, mangroves are able to sequester carbon and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere much more efficiently than any land-based forest ecosystem. I chose this when I was doing research into the more obscure sources and solutions of climate change. I found an article on mangrove deforestation in Indonesia and how that affects not only water quality but the amount of carbon produced (by deforestation) and lowered ability to absorb carbon (dead trees don't photosynthesise).
Locally, we used to have a bountiful supply of mangroves but much of the original coverage has been developed over, dug out for canals or is being choked by various pollutants in the waterways. So, I think investigating the contribution that mangroves make to climate change might help change people’s opinion that they should be removed to make way for more coastal development.
That sounds like a really important subject, but your studies are not limited to Science are they? I have heard that you are an authentic, academic “Double Threat” with as much interest in Visual Art as in Science. How do you manage such different areas of study in your HSC year?
AF: Well, first of all, I did accelerated Math and Science in Year 9. It was really hard but doing accelerated subjects gave me so much insight into the standard of work required, how to achieve that standard and how the HSC/ATAR system works in general. Secondly, by doing accelerated Math and Chemistry I knew that I would have enough time to choose two subjects with very big, time-consuming major works that are due in Term Three. In particular, I feel like I can relax and enjoy the experience of producing my major work in Visual Art whereas most people find it very stressful with the additional work load of all their other HSC subjects.
And Extension Science?
AF: This is the other subject with a Major Work component. You have to research or do first hand investigating (experiments) on a topic of your choice. I chose Extension Science because all through high school Science was among my favourite subjects and I really like the idea of not having stick to an assessment schedule or syllabus dot point. Basically, you go off and do your own scientific study which I love.
It sounds like you thrive when you are doing your own thing. Any thoughts about what you would like to do at university?
AF: Right now, I am looking into studying Chemical Engineering or a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry but who knows? I may wind up doing something else entirely different.
What a fantastic role model! Next time you are complaining that you are too busy to do something, remember Arabella flinging herself headlong into her work for the sheer joy of the experience!
Have a wonderful week in Science.
Visual Arts Workshops
HAVE YOU HEARD? Our Visual Arts Department is running weekly workshops:
Art Breakfast Writing Club - every Tuesday from 7.30am to 8.15am
Pracical Workshops - Wednesday and Friday until 5.00pm
If you're interested, please get in touch with Mrs Rachel Smith via email@example.com.
World Autism Awarness Day
World Autism Awareness Day aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face every day. As a growing global health issue owing to its increasing exposure in the press and common knowledge, autism is an issue that is only gaining more understanding. Days like today help to further increase and develop world knowledge of children and adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
World Autism Awareness Day aims to celebrate the unique talents of those with autism, while putting a huge focus on the warm embrace and welcome that these skills deserve through communities around the globe.
The Learning Enrichment Team at Lindisfarne has been overwhelmed with the support of the community in their efforts to raise funds to support people on the autism spectrum. This week we have been out and about in our green shirts to hopefully start conversations and increase understanding of autism spectrum in our school and community.
It is not too late to donate as our challenge finishes this Sunday. Every little bit counts and only two days to go!
If you would like to donate please click the link below:
Learning Enrichment Team
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
Soccer After School Program
Sports Academy - Lunch with Surfing Professionals
On Monday, the students who are in the Sports Academy for Surfing had the opportunity to sit down and have lunch with Professional surfers Joel Parkinson (one of our Sports Academy Ambassadors), Connor Coffin and Griffin Colapinto. Connor and Griffin are here for the Quiksilver Pro which started this week and gave up their time to speak to our students on a range of topics from mindset, to breaking down heats to rituals they have and also their scariest waves. It was extremely informative and personal and was amazing to see these surfers share their time with our Sports Academy members. A massive thank you to Joel who organised these talented surfers to come in. Who knows, one day, some of our students may even be surfing with the professionals on the Tour.
Mr Matt Fydler
Director of Sports Academy
NRCC Hockey Championship
Many of our talented Hockey players competed in the Years 7 to 10 NRCC Hockey Gala Day, held at Goonellabah Hockey Centre. Lindisfarne was proudly represented by both a girls and boys team who played great hockey throughout the day.
The girls played a busy 6 matches throughout the competition, coming away with 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. The girls played many close matches, only losing to eventual winners Trinity Catholic College, and boasting as the only team to score against the champions throughout the day.
The boys also played a valiant day, recording 2 wins, 2 draws and only 1 loss. Again, only losing to the overall winning team, Trinity Catholic College. The boys showed their up and coming talent with a number of spectacular goals throughout the day, as well as some solid defence led by Sven Loemker in goals.
It was an all around impressive performance from both teams and a glimpse of the young hockey talent we possess at Lindisfarne, as many of our players are only in Years 7 and 8, competing against many older opponents. Congratulations to all players for representing your school proudly.
Isabel Topper and Allison Sands
NCIS Secondary Surfing Competition in Sawtell
Some wonderful results by our surfing contingent in Sawtell competing at the NCIS Surfing Competition. We only sent four students down, and they all place:
- Ebony Conrick: 2nd U16 Girls
- Cooper Fitcher: 3rd U16 Boys
- Marlon Harrison: 1st U16 Boys
- Micha Margieson: 1st Open Boys
NCIS representatives at CIS Swimming Sydney
It’s a massive effort to make it through the Lindisfarne Swimming Carnival, then through NCIS and then travel to Sydney to compete at the Combined Independent Schools meet. A big commendation to all the Primary and Secondary students that travelled to Sydney (Primary), and good luck to the Secondary students who will be on their way soon.
- Wil Anderson
- Emily Daniel
- Isabelle Daniel
- Matilda Daniel
- Lara Marshall
- Jackson Mater
- Eira McGilligan
- Sian McGilligan
- Rachel Robbie
- Layla Rose
- Ginger Allen
- Lily Hodges
- Dane Flopp
- Flynn Southam
Surf Life Saving Australian Results
The usual liveliness of the Kurrawa surf was on display during the weekend for some of our younger Surf Life Saving contingent. Some extraordinary results by some of our students listed below:
- U15 Surf Race - 1st
- U15 Board Rescue - 1st
- U15 Board Relay - 2nd
- U15 Surfing - 2nd
- U15 Board Race - 3rd
- U15 Ironwoman - 2nd
- U15 Board Relay - 2nd
- U15 Board Relay - 2nd
Spotlight on Paddy Hedger
Massive commendation to one of our future Surf Life Saving stars of the future, Paddy Hedger (3H) was name the Salt Surf Club Nipper of the Year Lindisfarne.
Spotlight on Flynn Southam
Flynn competed in the NSW State Junior Swim Champs at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre last weekend. The event was held over two days, and IT was a 2 day meet, something like 1600 competitors.
Flynn had an extraordinary meet, and came away with nine Gold and one Silver medal.
- 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Freestyle
- 50m, 100m, 200m Back
- 200 Individual Medley
- 50m Fly
Spotlight on Gabriel Leitch
Gabriel’s cricket team won the U13s Grand Final by one run in a nail biting finish! Gabe was overjoyed to receive the Player of the Final Award as chosen by the umpires. At the club presentation following the final, he was honoured to receive the prestigious Gold Coast Cricket Association U13 Player of the Year, as well as their awards for Best Batting Aggregate of 600 runs at an average of 100, and Best Bowling Aggregate of 17 wickets at an average of 3.18 from the nine home and away games.
When he thought the day couldn’t get any better, he was delighted to receive the Les and Eunice Ferguson Trophy for the Junior Player of the Year at his club Palm Beach Currumbin, an honour selected from all the junior players from 12-17 years old.
Intermediate QLD T20 Knockout Cricket Tournament
Lindisfarne competed in the QLD T20 Knockout Cricket Tournament on Thursday 4 April against Palm Beach Currumbin. The Intermediate boys were undefeated so far this year; however, were an increment below their best in this fixture, particularly in the field and running between the wickets whilst batting. The Palm Beach Currumbin team set an honest total of 107, and our boys were in the hunt most of the way, but run outs in particular hurt our chances and we fell for a total of 86. Commendations to the following students who represented Lindisfarne.
- Blake Archer
- Kai Croft
- Charlie Evesson
- Rupert Fahy
- Jack Furness
- Oliver Greeney
- Daniel Lamb
- Gabriel Leitch
- Tate Marquardt
- Brodie McDowell
- Callum McNicoll
Biography on our Head Cricket Coach Anthony Kershler
As a player, I was involved in the Cricket NSW development system from the junior programs right through to Sheffield Shield. I was involved in the NSW Sheffield Shield Squad for 7 seasons where I played both Sheffield Shield Cricket and Domestic One Day Cricket. During that time, I was fortunate to play with some of Australia’s finest cricketers and work with some of the best coaches throughout Australia, developing a passion for not only playing but coaching and mentoring.
I am the current Zone Academy Coach for North Coast within the CNSW Pathways High Performance system. I previously had two years working as a Specialist Coach with the CNSW Zone Academy - North Coast. I have coached both the U13 and U14 Northern teams at Cricket NSW State Challenge. I have recently returned from Alice Springs where I was the Assistant Coach to the winning Men’s NSW team at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships.
Lindisfarne Cricket Opportunities
Now that the regular cricket season has come to an end, it’s time to reflect and start planning for next season. The off season is the time to make some changes to prepare you for better performances. By having a technical review of where you are now enables a coach to assess what changes need to be made and the best way to go about implementing those changes. The art of becoming the best you can be is to Reflect, Assess, Implement change, Perfect and Improve. We are excited to announce that this is the focal point of training with Anthony Kershler on a Wednesday afternoon throughout Term 2.
Anthony Kershler is also running a camp in the holidays for any interested Cricket players to work towards some consolidated practice.
This week was Vegetable Week. A significant component of our theory lessons in PDHPE on the topic of Nutrition is creating awareness around the virtues of fruits and vegetables.
Eating vegetables provides significant health benefits - people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
The Healthy Kids Association studies into vegetable consumption identifies that only 5% of NSW children are eating enough vegetables. In order to work towards improving this percentage, we need to increase children’s knowledge, exposure and positive attitudes towards vegetables.
The PDHPE Faculty
OOSHC School Holiday Program
Employment at Lindisfarne
Classroom Teacher of English and HSIE
Full Time Permanent Position
Commencing Term 2
Have significant passion and experience in teaching English across a range of year levels.
Have some experience in teaching HSIE across a range of year levels.
Is experienced with teaching the NSW Syllabus
Maintain a positive and effective learning environment through well‐prepared and varied lessons, which cater to the range of student abilities and interests.
Set realistic and challenging academic standards of student performance.
Provide prompt and comprehensive attention to student work submitted for marking and supervision.
Work collegially in a strong team environment.
Demonstrate knowledge, competence and confidence in the relevant subject discipline.
Demonstrate high levels of professionalism in all activities.
Have an understanding of and commitment to the Anglican Christian ethos of the School
Hold a current NSW Working With Children Check (or be eligible to apply for one).
Applications should be forwarded to:
Mr Stuart Marquardt – Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria, current resume and the names of two recent professional referees.
Applications close Sunday, 14 April 2019.
Richmond Tweed Regional Library Holiday Program
Gardiner Chess - Term 2
One Fun Day
US Open 2019 Tennis Terranora Package
It is now with great excitement that Tennis Terranora has announced an fantastic Tennis Package on offer travelling to New York in August/September 2019.
Inclusive of this package are Ground Passes for three days and the Free Fan Day to attend the US Open and much, much more. A full day to day itinerary has been attached, with included must do activities while in New York.
If you would like to join Joan Nicoll and other likeminded tennis lovers on this once in a lifetime trip, booking form is attached or contact Kylie Bantoft at All about Travel on 0409 904 787 for anymore information.