From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Each year we have a number of strategic priorities and initiatives that are progressed alongside our daily work with the students, staff and school community.

In many schools and organisations these initiatives are often referred to as the ‘Big Rocks’. Some of our ‘Big Rocks’ at Lindisfarne in 2019 include the following:

The Lindisfarne Way

Implementation of the Lindisfarne Way with a focus on:

Anglican Ethos

  • Our values - Compassion, Wisdom and Respect.
  • Our culture - Leadership, Collaboration and Standards
  • Our pillars - Achievement, Relationships, Communication, Initiatives and Reputation.

Faith Formation

Faith Formation work to progress

  • Godly Play – Junior School
  • Godly Awareness and Wondering – Middle School
  • Godly Mission – Senior School.

Building Program

Progressing the first stages of our Master Plan with the construction of an Early Learning Centre at Sunshine Avenue and the Middle School building at Mahers Lane.  Final planning is taking place and construction is anticipated to commence during late 2019.

Pastoral Care and Wellbeing

Pastoral care and wellbeing focus across the School within particular attention to implementation of the “Rite Journey” in Year 9.  Central to our wellbeing and pastoral care is the implementation team in each sub-school:

  • Junior School - classroom teacher, Junior School Leadership Team, Chaplain, School Psychologist, Head of Junior School.
  • Middle School – Homeroom teacher and Year Coordinators, Chaplain, School Psychologist, Head of Middle School.
  • Senior School – Tutor teachers and Heads of House, Chaplain, School Psychologist, Head of Senior School.

Staff Wellbeing Green X7 - connect with nature, self and others.

Service Learning - continue to work to develop service learning across the School P-12.


Further develop our International Program and global connections.  Successfully complete our CRICOS registration.

Educator Impact  

Provide greater staff development opportunities and opportunity for continuous improvement at all levels of the organisation with the implementation of Educator Impact.
Academic Culture

Continue to work to build academic culture starting with a review of 2018 HSC with Bronwyn Hegarty from Academic Profiles.

Sporting Opportunities

Continue to provide further high-level sporting opportunities for our beginner to elite athletes including team sports and interschool/club sporting opportunities.

School Production

Ensure that the 2019 school musical Bring It On is an outstanding success. All hands on deck during Term 1 as we bring the production to life.


Continue implementation of our one-to-one device program as a tool to support learning across the School P-12.

We look forward to significant progress on these initiatives over the year ahead as we continue our work to foster a culture of continuous improvement at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. 

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

From the Chaplain

Altruism in Action

On Tuesday at our Mahers Lane Assembly, I spoke to our students about the concept of altruism, and then we lived a practical demonstration of altruism in action.  

Altruism is defined as “the selfless concern for the well-being of others” and is usually presented as standing in opposition to egotism which is defined as being “obsessively concerned WITH the self.”

Jesus said, “Love God, and love others AS you love yourself.” In other words, the way you treat others is an outward expression of how you treat yourself and how you would like to be treated. That may sound overly simplistic, but the key to prophetic wisdom is that it consists of short statements which speak to a deeper truth or revelation.

When egotism and altruism are in balance, there is a harmonious flow to how you perceive and receive reality, and how you engage with the world around you.

There are way too many examples to mention which indicate that our western world view is skewed heavily toward egotism, and much of what psychology, anthropology and sociology tell us backs up the premise that the ego wants to be at the centre.

Therefore, I am a firm believer in the need for all of us to take our opportunities to live and practice altruism very seriously.  If we are deliberate and intentional in our approach to serving others or serving each other, then we can develop a habit which finds its way into other areas of life.

At Tuesday’s assembly, I wanted to demonstrate how effective communal altruism can be, so used the practical example of the stacking of chairs at the end of assembly.

Just about every fortnight we, as a community, are asked to place our chairs in stacks of 10 before leaving Ngahriyah. Just about every fortnight I observe how SOME people respond to that instruction and get in and stack the chairs in piles of 10.

I also observe others who hear the same instruction but, unfortunately, some heads are already thinking about their stomachs or canteen orders or the next place they want to be, and so exit the building as quickly as possible, leaving a small number of people to do the bulk of the work.

As a result of that observation, I threw down a challenge and stated that I thought that if we all worked together, we could stack all 800 chairs into 80 piles of 10 in under 60 seconds. It was wonderful to witness everyone respond to that challenge, and in our first attempt at completing this task together, we did it in 65 seconds.

That practical example was a demonstration of what we can achieve when everyone works together to serve OUR centre rather than everyone simply focusing on themselves. The School Captains and Middle School Leaders have already had a conversation with Mrs Lush and myself about other areas of our shared life where we could develop altruism in action.

We really are very blessed to live in a community where people so quickly and eagerly respond to the call to work together.


Rev Chad Rynehart
School Chaplain

The Rite Journey


Parents & Friends

Year 4 Parents' Coffee Catch Up

Year 3 Parents' Coffee Catch Up

Upcoming Events

Staff Bio

Whole School News

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Wear your best orange outfit on Friday, 15 March and help raise awareness for the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. 

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

This week we took the next step in the journey towards progressive reporting using the platform Wabisabi. I have already received some really positive feedback from parents and it is great to hear these words of support.

The roll out of progressive reporting, similar to being an early adopter in any field, will initially be a mixture of results.  Some home runs will be hit that we will celebrate, but we will also swing and miss a few times. Over time we will measure, adapt and refine what we do in this field to give better outcomes for students and also give parents a greater insight into what goes on in our wonderful classrooms. As the saying goes ‘you can’t make an omelette without cracking a few eggs,’ and I am certain that in a short period of time progressive reporting will be of huge benefit for parents and students alike.

Striving to be an educational leader in this field should be a source of pride for our staff. I would like to thank Mr Tony Cross and the Sunshine Avenue staff, for their persistence and positive attitude in this area. They are relishing the opportunity to adopt something new while learning new skills and techniques in the process. This does not happen in all schools and I am thankful for the dedication to continuous improvement that our staff show.  

Moving around the Sunshine Avenue Campus each day I hear laughter and see smiles, I see furrowed brows of concentration and hear countless “Mr Douglas can I show you this.” Now parents will have a greater window into the privileged view of schooling that we staff get to see each day. This is something to share and celebrate.

Mark Douglas
Head of Junior School

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Head of Middle School Report

Year 8 Leadership Induction

What a great occasion it was on Tuesday morning this week as we formally inducted our elected leaders into their roles as well as presenting the Middle School with their Year 8 Leadership cohort. We are fortunate at Lindisfarne to be able to provide such positive and meaningful opportunities for students to lead and share their voice in the Middle School and the wider community as well as mark their progress through our school with appropriate and meaningful ceremony.

In my address to the assembly, I encouraged all of our students to “be the kind of leader you would follow” and to be ready to lead ALL of our students regardless of background, personality and difference. We do this as we continue our journey through the Middle School, building on our awareness and tolerance of difference into understanding and celebration of those differences.

I look forward to working with all of our elected leaders throughout the year as we work towards creating an enduring legacy from the future graduates of 2023.

Update: Year 7 Vaccinations

Last week I wrote about the upcoming Year 7 vaccinations. The date for these vaccinations is actually Wednesday, March 13, not Thursday, March 14 as previously stated.

Apologies for any confusion created. Only those students participating in the program are required to return the permission form. You only need to return the form if you wish for your student to receive a vaccination. Students may wear sport uniform on this day to allow the nurses to access the students arms easily.

Jeremy Godden
Head of Middle School

Year 8 News

This week, we formally celebrated our Year 8 Leadership team and the entire Year 8 cohort. In his opening address, Mr Godden spoke about being a leader you want to follow. He spoke about the characteristics of many different students and how everyone needs a leader and everyone has the capacity to lead. Students were presented with a certificate acknowledging their role within the Middle School and also a small silver cross. The cross symbolises the leadership of each student and when students are inducted into Year 12, they are presented with a gold cross which then becomes a wonderful reminder of the journey students have been on.

Photos from the Year 8 Leadership Induction are in the gallery below.

Our Homeroom teachers are continuing to work with their students to support and recognise the contributions of all students to the Lindisfarne community. Today, we profile two of our Homeroom teachers:


Joel Gennari
Position: 8C Homeroom teacher, Mathematics teacher
Number of years at Lindisfarne: Four

Why did you decide to become a teacher? 
I loved the feeling I got from helping someone learn.

What is your favourite thing to do on the weekend? 
Learn something new or spend time with family.

Describe yourself in three words:
Persistent, Kind, Curious.


Robert Seguin
Position: 8D Homeroom teacher, Maths teacher, Technology teacher
Number of years at Lindisfarne: 14

Favourite Subject? 

Tell us something that not many people know:
I once met the Princess of Wales.

What’s your favourite sport?
Football (soccer) because it's the sport that most closely imitates life. In football as in life we sometimes get by on individual skill and sometimes we rely on others. In football as in life we sometimes succeed through effort and sometimes we cheat. In football as in life we only ever get one or two shots at goal. As the great Liverpool manager Bill Shankly once said "Some people think that football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more important than that".

Gold Coast Debating Competition – Stage 4 Students

Stage 4 students at Lindisfarne will have the opportunity to compete in the Gold Coast Debating competition that commences at Somerset College on Wednesday evening 3 April 2019. 

Debating is an activity that promotes:

  • critical thinking and the ability to construct logical arguments
  • persuasive skills
  • effective communication skills
  • enhanced listening skills
  • the ability to think on your feet
  • team cooperation

Any interested students are to email Miss McKenzie for an Expression of Interest form. Students are to submit their expression of interest by Tuesday, 5 March. Training will occur at Lindisfarne on Wednesday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.00pm. The first training session will begin on Wednesday, 13 March.

Stage 4 students are encouraged to think about the benefits they will gain personally if they enter this competition. 

Suellen Walker and Jessica McKenzie
English Coordinator and English Teacher

Year 7 Orientation Camp

Last week, 146 Year 7 students and 13 staff headed North to Mt Tamborine in search of cooler temps and activities that would allow us to form new friendships and bond as a year group.

Wow... we certainly did that!

The temps weren’t that much cooler although Cyclone Oma did at least allow us quite a breeze on day two and three. It didn’t matter anyway as we had pristine rock pools and cool mud to keep us cool.

Our days were jam packed with activities that all shared a common theme of mateship. How could we support each other? What could we do to make the task easier for others? What words of encouragement could we offer? This flowed on into the night where we supported each other as some struggled with being away from home more than others.

Over the two and a half days we enjoyed a rotation through six rounds of activities:

  1. Mud challenge - a crowd favourite, who doesn’t love a good mud fight and working together to get everyone through the obstacles.
  2. Equine therapy and horse riding - a definite crowd pleaser, not just riding but learning about the horses also.
  3. Tree tops challenge - WOW, WOW and WOW! Teamwork, support and a whole lot of fun.
  4. River ramble - A 2km wind up the river jumping scrambling and helping each other over big boulders to find beautiful icy cold swimming holes.
  5. Advanced initiatives - Working together to achieve a range of activities based on trust and collaboration.
  6. Rafting - always lots of fun and another great way to have students work together in a non-structured environment.

We, as staff, believe our camp was an overwhelming success. the Year 7 cohort had a fabulous attitude, got involved in every activity and really adopted the idea of making new friends and ensuring everyone feels like a part of our Lindisfarne community.

Special thanks to the 13 staff who gave up time with their own families to support Year 7 through their journey and to Liz Leyshan from Thunderbird park for creating activities that really met the outcomes we were hoping.

I hope your child came home (probably minus a sock or two) but filled with fun stories of adventure and new friendships.

Julie McDowell
Year 7 Coordinator

Photos in the gallery below.

Year 5 News

Swimming has been a huge feature of Year 5 Sport this term. We began the year with two sessions at Cudgen Creek, Kingscliff where we enjoyed a combined swimming and running course as well as some land-based team building activities. This was a wonderful way for students to get to know all of their Year 5 peers.

The Swimming Carnival was a great success with wonderful participation and house spirit from our students. Year 5 are now enhancing their individual skills with swimming training sessions at Oasis Pools, Banora for the rest of the term. Even with Cyclone Oma making its mark on the coast last Friday, Year 5 demonstrated resilience and determination by soldiering on through swirling winds and wild water.

Leadership has also been a focus this term with Middle School Captains and House Leaders recently being elected. Year 5 have engaged in the voting process by listening to some fabulous speeches and reflecting on not just who would make an excellent leader but also what makes a leader a leader.  This week Year 5 also had an opportunity to put themselves forward for a leadership position with the Student Representative Council. It was pleasing to have so many students nominate themselves with a desire to lead their peers and wider school community. The Year 5 SRC representatives will be announced very soon and we look forward to celebrating their success.  

It has been timely for Mr Godden to also remind us all that student voice is valued at Lindisfarne and that you don’t need a badge to lead. Year 5 students can lead the way by being a role model for their peers through demonstrating qualities and skills such as:

  • Care, kindness and patience.
  • Commitment and passion.
  • Integrity.
  • Encouraging others.
  • Perseverance.
  • Initiative.
  • Willingness to connect and communicate effectively with peers, teachers and the wider community.
  • Ability to be inclusive of others.
  • Ability to work through differences calmly and mindfully.
  • Rising to a challenge.
  • Wearing school uniform with pride.

Year 5 students, our potential future Middle School Leaders, are encouraged to always strive for personal best and continue to build their leadership qualities and skills. 

Lisa Price
Year 5 Coordinator 

Senior School

Head of Senior School Report

Service Based Learning Immersion to Vietnam

Lindisfarne is pleased to offer the opportunity of a Service Based Learning Immersion to Vietnam in the 2019 Term 3 holidays for students in Years 9, 10 or 11.

Students have the privilege of learning first hand just what it means to be a citizen of the world and to be closely interconnected with another culture. They will assist in the construction of simple hand built homes; veritable palaces to those people who had been displaced and rendered homeless by devastating monsoonal rains. The assistance of our students in this project afford life changing experiences not only to the people of the Mekong Delta but also to themselves. 

The program includes special visits to significant sites in Southern Vietnam, engaging in a school and tourism to understand the Vietnam culture.

Please register your expression of interest by completing the form at the bottom of the letter that was emailed to all parents of students in Years 9, 10 or 11 and return to Student Administration by Friday, 15 March 2019. 

Further information and deposits will be called for after this date.  If you have any questions please contact Tania Wilhelm,

Year 10 Vaccinations

Year 10 Vaccinations will take place on Wednesday, 5 June in the Mahers Lane Library.

The vaccinations will be administered by a NSW Department of Health nurse and will be supported by our School Nurse, Mrs Michelle Whiticker.

I encourage you to read the information provided by NSW Health to be informed about the vaccinations and return your forms promptly to your Homeroom teacher.

Please expand the article and click the link below to read about the NSW School Vaccination Program 2019.

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School

NSW School Vaccination Program 2019


Mathematics Faculty


Science Events

With only four weeks to go until the World Science Festival in Brisbane, have a look at the program by clicking on the link below and choose something the whole family would find interesting to attend.

There is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in wildlife conservation in general and birds in particular being offered by Birdlife Australia. This weekend workshop will cover all aspects of coastal conservation with an emphasis on birds. Send me an email ( if you would like to attend or speak to your Science teacher.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator

Science Matters

Year 7 Camp Visitor

Students in Year 7 were visited by a lace monitor (goanna) while on camp last week. These beautiful creatures are common in southeast Queensland and northern NSW where their preference for eating rotten meat helps to keep the environment free from disease. They will also eat any insect, bird or mammal that is small enough to catch and swallow whole and their favourite treat is eggs which they get by climbing trees and raiding bird’s nests.

Goannas are prehistoric looking creatures and fun to watch but you have to be careful, they have venom glands inside their mouths which means that a bite can cause serious infection that is hard to treat.

Our lace monitors can grow impressively big but they are the midgets of the family. Their outback cousin, the Perentie, can grow to 2m in length and the rellies in Indonesia, the Komodo Dragons, up to 3m. However, both of these are just small fry compared to Australia’s king of monitors, the extinct Megalania whose skeletons are up to 7m long, bigger than salt water crocodiles. 

These huge animals died out during the great extinction of Australian megafauna around 20,000 years ago and co-existed with aboriginal people for thousands of years before that. One can only imagine the terror of encountering one of these creatures while out walking in the bush in years gone by. They would have been easily capable of gulping down a human and no doubt did in incidents that have gone unrecorded, just a part of our distant past.

So, when you see a goanna, enjoy the spectacle, keep your distance and think of all of its relatives both living (extant) and dead (extinct). Like all animals, the goannas help to maintain the wonderful balance of nature.

Have a terrific week in Science and try to think of a really good question to ask your teacher.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator


Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Bring It On The Musical

"Bring it on" is a saying that you can use when confident and excited about facing a challenge or contest. The cast of Bring It On The Musical are getting so excited to give you a sneak peak at Monday’s Junior School Assembly (Week 6) and the following Tuesday (Week 7) at the Mahers Lane Campus.

You will witness first-hand the amazing singing, dancing, acting and stunts the students have been working on for the past seven weeks as well as getting up close with the live student orchestra who will make the music happen. You will also get a glimpse of the colourful costumes that will be worn during the live show.

Amy Skene and Loretta Visser 
Musical Directors

Learning Enrichment

​Progressive Achievement Testing

At Lindisfarne we use a variety of methods to determine what levels students are working at, the level of progress they are making and what areas a student may require specific support or extension in. One method of testing that we are currently using to determine this information is Progressive Achievement Tests, commonly known as PATs. These tests are used widely across Australian Primary and Secondary schools.

PATs are an online multiple-choice test designed to help teachers determine achievement levels of students in Mathematics and Reading Comprehension (see below for more information). Each teacher has access to the results of these tests which informs their practice within the classroom. It aids in the personalisation of teaching and learning and allows the teacher to target particular skills.  The measurement of student progress is another key part of PAT testing as it allows teachers and the school as a whole to determine the level of progress each individual is making across a 12 month period.


PAT Maths assesses number, algebra, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability in multiple-choice format. The assessments also address the mathematical processes of understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning.


PAT Reading Comprehension assesses retrieving directly stated information, interpreting explicit information, interpreting implied information and reflecting on texts in multiple-choice format. 

Jodie Duggan
Learning Enrichment Coordinator (5-8)

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Sound Design Project

We are seeking expressions of interest for students who would like to be involved in a very special recording studio project. The project will require students to record sounds around the School and then process those sounds in the recording studio. There may also be some recording sessions held in the School studio where students can gain first-hand experience as audio engineers. These recordings will then be collated and used as part of a community installation.

Students may have the opportunity to be involved in the creative process of sound design and experience the thrill of hearing their work played to a public audience through a large sound system. 

Please email your expressions of interest to by Friday, March 8.

Brett Canning
Recording Studio Producer

International Department

Digital Space



5-4: Winning Debut in the ‘CIS Cup’

Recently, the Senior boys team were successful in their inaugural CIS Football Cup match. The match took place in Alstonville against Emmanuel College, Ballina. It was truly a spectator’s dream and one in which the coach’s heart rate would have surely surpassed the hard-working players. 

The boys seemed to start the match a few minutes after kick-off, conceding early before finding their rhythm. For the remainder of the first half, they were brilliant, dominating possession and chances at goal. Luck was not there in the first frame, as they couldn’t find the back of the net. Not for lack of trying! Finnegan Wagner rattled a long-range effort off the post, which summed up the opening frame pretty well.

The half-time chat was all business and from the restart, the boys were ready. We equalised early through skipper Sol Hashimoto. The game really opened up from there. The boys exchanged goals with the opposition until the score line read 4-4. A decisive finish from Ryan Simpkins and a wonder-strike from Lex Rafter were quickly cancelled out. Wilson Curtis also found the back of the net, but the lead would not last a minute. It was clear the boys were in a real battle and Wilson Curtis’ second goal of the match proved to be a well-deserved winner. After the match, Captain Sol Hashimoto had this to say: “Great win lads, well deserved, hope we can back it up next month.”

Up next will be a familiar foe in Bishop Druitt (Coffs Harbour). A special thank you those parents who came to watch, including number one fan Robyn Butel, who has not failed to provide half-time refreshments in five years now. The boys displayed strong sportsmanship and a fighting spirit all day and wore the Lindisfarne colours with pride.

John Cadman 

​Sports Academy News

Further to last Friday’s newsletter announcement of the employment of Dr Joanna Parsonage, we are extremely excited to announce this week of the commencement of Mr Mark Ladbrook to the Sports Academy and also the development of the Lindisfarne Athletic program.

Mark has spent his entire life in sport – as an athlete, a coach, an administrator and builder of sporting programs. He has worked at all levels of the sporting landscape from kids little athletics to coaching Olympic Finalists; Primary and Secondary Physical Education programs through to World University level athletes. In the world of team sports Mark has also been employed by professional teams or consulted to them as a Speed, Power and Strength Specialist – including five AFL teams, Australian Rugby Union and Super Rugby programs.

The coach of several Olympic Track athletes, Mark himself represented Australia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in the 400m and 4 x 400m relay. He is also a World Masters Champion in the 200m from 2002.

All Sports Academy and Development Squad members are going to benefit from Mark’s experience and knowledge and we welcome him to the team.

Matt Fydler
Lindisfarne Sports Academy Director

Junior School Sport

Rugby 7's

The Junior School has entered two teams into the Far North Coast Rugby Union 7's Competition to be held next Wednesday, 6 March at Casuarina Rugby Fields.

The boys have been training hard and this week had the pleasure of being coached by Robert Raymond. Robert is a Development Officer for the NSW Waratahs. His knowledge and experience has been well received by the boys who are very keen to get amongst it next week. We wish the boys the best of luck, and can't wait to hear all about it. 

Runners Club

The Junior School Runners Club has been booming in the last few weeks. there has been a total of 52 people participate in one or more of the training sessions. We have also had 11 parents join us to assist with and run with the students. The runners club has been set up to tally the number of kilometres each student does and also to tally the total number of kilometres run by the whole group. So far this term, the runners have amassed an amazing 465km, with our top students running an unbelievable 21km (total over five sessions). Parents and student from Years 2 to 4 are more than welcome to come along and join in the fun and enjoyable atmosphere on a Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7.15am at the Sunshine Avenue Campus. If it is just to move around or to run with the students come and join us next week and enjoy the early morning exercise.

Spotlight on Evan Williams and Leo Wadsworth

Congratulations to Evan Williams and Leo Wadsworth in Year 4 who both represented Victory Futsal Academy in the Gold Coast Futsal Association League competition recently. The boys played in the U9 division, winning both the League Championship and the Grand Final Championship. Well done on a great achievement.

Nathan Croft
Junior School Coordinator of PDHPE and Sport

Sports News

NCIS Swimming

Lindisfarne competed in the NCIS Swimming Competition on Thursday 28 February. We came 3rd in both the Primary Division and Secondary Division. We commend all students who participated and contributed to Lindisfarne’s overall result. 

Some notable place-getters included:
  • 14 Year Boys - Flynn Southam
  • 17 Year Boys - Matthew McPhee
  • 11 Year Girls 2nd - Jamie Mifsud
  • 12 Year Girls Secondary - Lily Hodges
  • 15 Year Girls  - Ginger Allen
  • 11 Year Girls - Sian McGilligan
  • 12 Year Girls Secondary - Caillie Eriksen
  • 12 Year Boys Secondary - Dane Folpp
  • 13 Year Boys - Cash Cratchley
  • 16 Year Boys - Beau Meehan
  • 18 Year Boys - Samuel Rudland

Unfortunately there was a clash with numerous of our Junior Athletes who were making their way down to Swansea Belmont for the NSW State Surf Lifesaving Competition. We will be doing our best to alleviate this clash for 2020 if possible.

Cross Country

We are starting to get some really solid numbers now for Cross Country training, and are expecting more in the next few weeks. This is perfect base training for any students enthusiastic about Term 2 Athletics. Here are the training schedules again:

Mahers Lane: 
  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday and Friday morning from 7.15am to 8.00am

(Junior School students welcome)

Sunshine Avenue:
  • Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7.15am to 8.00am 

Gold Coast Inter-Schools Tennis Competition

With reports of inclement weather predicted, most parents and students were surprised this competition went ahead. The weather was perfectly conducive to tennis, albeit a little windy, and the tennis quality was of very high standard. We had some very encouraging Lindisfarne representation in this doubles format competition. Our best result was in the Open Boys, with Alexander Robertson and Joshua Mammen going down in a close tie-breaker in the semi-final.

Tweed District Cricket Selection 

Five Lindisfarne boys have been selected to represent the Under 13 Tweed District Cricket Team. These boys are Brodie McDowell, Tate Marquardt, Kai Croft, Charlie Evesson and Daniel Lamb with the team playing a round robin competition against three other teams as part of the Far North Coast Junior Cricket Competition. The other teams include Ballina District, Richmond Valley and Lismore. 

Unfortunately in their first game on the weekend they went down to Ballina District. Our boys scored 8-128 and Ballina finished the game on 5-151. Brodie and Kai opened the batting with a 45 run partnership. Best of luck in your next round robin game gentlemen.

CIS Cricket Selection - Ella Cornelius

Congratulations to Ella Cornelius in Year 11 for making the CIS Cricket team after trailing in Sydney. It is no easy feat to make it through these trials so, congratulations Ella, we wish you all the best with your upcoming games.

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities

Saturday Netball

Teams for the Saturday season have now been finalised. It was a very arduous selection process this year with many directives, we had to follow, from Tweed. We are super proud to have 17 teams representing the School in 2019 as well as our NetSetGo Cubs. Emails to the 160 registered players will be sent this weekend.

We are now calling for expressions of interest for coaches and managers of the teams before we organise training days and times. Head Coach, Danielle Watters, will assist you whenever she can with training drills and skills. There is also a coaching course this weekend at the Arkinstall Park courts if anyone is interested in attending. Please meet at the clubhouse for a 9.00am start.

The first grading games for the 12 years and older girls, start on Saturday, March 9 and will run for 4 weeks. The first junior umpire’s course for Lindisfarne is on Monday 25 March. This is for complete beginners – 12-year-old girls and above.

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

Monday Night Netball

Congratulations to all of our Monday Night teams for some great performances this week against tough opposition.

The Red Lions played the Jalapenos who are half of the 13 years Tweed Rep squad. Although they went down by two goals, they were roaring in all positions on the court. The shooting by Desiree McPhee and Yasmin Scott was particularly awesome!

The White Lions played the other half of the 13 years Tweed Rep squad in the Comets. MVP was again hotly contested, but Lily Alford was a constant problem for the Cudgen centre and defender Ruby Stante intercepted the ball on at least seven occasions, so both deserve a special mention.

The Blue Lions started their season with a convincing win over the Centaur Mums in Division 2 (32-17). It was so pleasing to see some new combinations work … and some wide smiles during the match!

The Gold Lions continued to show strength and dominated the Dominators scoring 47 goals against the oppositions 11.

This week:
  • The Red Lions are playing Centaur at 6.30pm on Court 2. Last time they met the score was 40-13 in our favour!
  • The White Lions are playing Starlights on Court 2 at 7.30pm.
  • The Blue Lions take on the Infernos on Court 10.
  • The Gold Lions are on Court 3 against the Lil Lemons.

If you are stuck for something to do on Monday evening, please come down and cheer our girls on.

Gay Maynard
Teacher in Charge of Netball


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​Melanoma March

Every five hours, one Australian dies from melanoma.

This year, more than 14,000 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma and sadly, around 1,800 will die from the disease.

The incidence of melanoma doubled in the 20 years between 1986 and 2006 and are still on the rise. In Australia, one in 14 men and one in 24 women will be diagnosed with melanoma sometime in their life. Melanoma is often referred to as Australia’s national cancer.

Melanoma is the most common cancer in young Australians (15–39-year olds) and kills more young Australians (20-39-year olds) than any other single cancer.

It is, therefore, so important to be Sun Smart and Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide so we can enjoy the great outdoors.

Melanoma March is in its eighth year and is now Melanoma Institute Australia’s major annual fundraising campaign to support research. Marches are organised in various locations throughout Australia in order to help raise funds. Our closest march will be held on Sunday, 3 March at the Strand, Coolangatta. Please see the website below for more information on the marches or how to donate.