2019 Term 2 Week 12B 3 May 2019
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Term 2 of the 2019 academic year. We look forward to an exciting term of learning and achievement.
I recently returned from WA where I attended the inaugural Sports tour for our school with our Netball teams. We fielded four teams and played against some of the outstanding Netball schools in WA. Our teams were expertly prepared for the tour by Danielle Watters, Gay Maynard, Carys Nichols and Sophie Farmer and performed strongly winning the majority of their games on tour.
The behaviour of the girls on tour was exceptional and they were outstanding ambassadors for our school and region.
On Wednesday twenty of our Middle School students returned from the cultural immersion program in Hangzhou China. The students were under the guidance of Jeremy Godden, Tracy Foyster, Kylie Wharton, Gavin Kester and Gavin Kennedy. They gained a great deal from their time boarding and attending Hangzhou Wenlan Middle School and visiting sites of local and historical significance.
Over the holidays our school was well represented at local ANZAC Day services across the southern Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and northern NSW. I was very proud of our students as they marched with pride and made a positive contribution to the ANZAC services.
Congratulations to Monty Lush (Tweed/Coolangatta service) and Kayla Wright (Kingscliff service) who took on the role of bugler at the respective services and the challenge of playing the Last Post and Rouse. A special thank you to our Marching Band who contributed to the Kingscliff service and to Year 12 student Grace Matthews who delivered a powerful address at the Tweed/Coolangatta service.
This week we celebrated our annual Foundation Day. In closing today, I would like to share with you my Foundation Day address which references our past, our current progress and our exciting future.
Foundation Day 2019
Mr Chris Goldstone, members of School Council, members of St Cuthbert’s Anglican Parish Tweed Heads, staff and students, parents, friends and supporters of the School.
I acknowledge the Bundjalung people who are the traditional custodians of this land.
I pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people present this morning.
Today we share some of the history of our school. Foundation Day in a school is essentially a very special day to celebrate the birthday of the School each year and to give thanks to God and to all who have contributed to the development of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School over the years.
The School started as a dream of the St Cuthbert’s Anglican Parish in Tweed Heads in the late 1970’s. From small beginnings we now welcome 1270 students to this special place of learning each day across our two campuses at Sunshine Avenue and Mahers Lane in this beautiful part of the world.
Over the last two years we have worked with our school community to map our aspirations for the future.
Known as the Lindisfarne Way the resulting document to support our dreams and hopes for the future starts with a very clear statement of who we are:
We are proudly an Anglican School with aspirations to provide a world class education for the children of the southern Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and northern NSW.
We value that the Anglican Diocese of Grafton engages in school education in recognition that God is concerned for the development and well-being of the whole person. This means all aspects of a young person’s development are important; academic learning, the Arts and cultural activities, sport and physical pursuits, matters of faith and spirituality, service, leadership and personal development, outdoor learning and well-being.
Also within our Anglican tradition learning at Lindisfarne takes place within a values framework whereby our staff, students and community live out our values of Compassion, Wisdom and Respect with intent.
Our culture is centred around key aspects of quality education for the 21st Century including high standards, exemplary leadership and collaboration at all levels of the organisation.
We are proud of the progress we are making.
We are proud to be a coeducational school knowing that coeducation more accurately reflects the world of work and community life our students will enter post school.
We are proud of our culture; cultivated through quality relationships, expert teaching, educational research and innovation whilst valuing all learning; learning in the classroom, beyond the classroom, across the curriculum and beyond the School.
We are proud of our progress, facilities and people. Each year more opportunities are provided for our students and we are strengthening international education connections and partnerships.
We are proud of our students who are learning not just academic skills but skills for life beyond school – embracing gratitude, embracing their uniqueness, embracing their personal best and embracing humanity.
We are proud of our school.We are aspirational and ambitious for our students, our school and our staff as we continue to develop and focus on our five strategic domains:
- Initiatives and
And today as we reflect on our past we celebrate our exciting future. Later this morning Deputy Principal Learning and Innovation Mr Geoff Lancaster will share some of our exciting plans for development at both campuses.
My special hope on Foundation Day 2019 is that all who are associated with the School in anyway, past, present and future will form an enduring connection with this school and community; for you never leave a school like Lindisfarne, you just stop attending everyday.
Welcome and enjoy this special day of reflection and celebration in the life of our school – Foundation Day 2019.
From the Deputy Principal
Reminder – Parent/Teacher Evenings for Mahers Lane
These are scheduled for:
- Monday, 6 May – Years 5 to 8
- Wednesday, 8 May – Years 5 to 12
- Wednesday, 15 May – Years 9 to 12
The site is now available. Login details were emailed on Tuesday this week.
Any issues please contact the school on 07 5590 5099.
NSW School Vaccination Program 2019
Each year NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program.
On Wednesday, 5 June 2019 the following vaccines will be offered to all Year 10 students.
Meningococcal ACWY vaccine as a single dose Parent Information Kits that include an Information sheet, consent form and privacy statement will be sent home to parents/guardians. To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to:
- read all the information provided;
- complete the consent form, which will be sent home with students within the week;
- return the completed consent form to school prior to Wednesday, 5 June 2019; and
- ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic.
Please note, no student will be vaccinated without a signed consent form.
To improve vaccination completion, students will be opportunistically offered any missed doses throughout the year where possible.
A Record of Vaccination will be provided to each student vaccinated at each clinic. Parents/guardians should ensure that this record is kept for future reference and should not assume that their child has been vaccinated if they do not receive this Record of Vaccination.
For any further enquiries feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Chaplain
Foundation Day 2019
Understanding our story and our history is an important part of our sense of identity and purpose, and so yesterday, the Lindisfarne community gathered for Foundation Day to celebrate our 38th anniversary.
Our theme for Foundation Day is “Building on a solid foundation.” We have a very solid foundation on which to continue building, and a part of the purpose of a Foundation Day celebration is to hear the story of how it all began, and how we continue to grow.
During the ceremony, we heard from our bishop, Murray Harvey, who wrote to us and sent his best wishes and prayers. An excerpt from Bishop Murray’s letter follows;
“As you celebrate Foundation Day, naturally you will look back to the hard work of those who founded your school. They started it with limited material resources but with a lot of commitment, faith, foresight and courage. Today is an opportunity to look back and give thanks that with great ideas and commitment, but not much else in the way of resources, they were able to found a school that has grown into the successful educational institution that it is today.
I’m sorry I can’t be with you but please be assured of my prayers and ongoing support as you celebrate this special day.”
- Murray Harvey
We were encouraged to continue to be inspirational and aspirational by our very inspirational Principal, Mr Marquardt.
We heard a little more about the initial planning and development of our school from Mrs Barbara Marr of St Cuthbert’s Anglican parish who has been with the parish since 1975. Barbara was unable to be with us, but her reflection and story was read by Mrs Maria Gandey who is also a long-serving member of the St Cuthbert’s community.
We were entertained and blessed with musical contributions from the Sunshine Avenue Choir, the Mahers Lane Senior Choir, and the Senior Orchestra.
And at the end of our ceremony, Mr Lancaster shared some of the planning for the future which is already underway, including the construction of our new Middle School building which will begin later this year.
The central purpose of Foundation Day is to remember and give thanks for where we have come from, to celebrate who we are and where we are, and to look to the future with hope and expectation as we journey on together.
After the service concluded, we had the annual running of the Smithy Sprint. We decided to incorporate the Smithy Sprint into Foundation Day because it was originally organised as an event and named in honour of the first Principal of the Mahers Lane site; Mrs Peta Smith. The Smithy Sprint is a time trial race from the bottom oval to the top car park, making its way up the centre stairs and weaving through some of the ramps and pathways along the way.
Quite a number of staff and students entered the event, and it was a great addition to the day.
I wish to thank the team of staff and students who helped bring Foundation Day together and make it a memorable and enjoyable honourable tradition of our school.
Reverend Chad Rynehart
Parents & Friends
P&F News and Events
As Term 2 rolls into action the P&F also need action from all our community.
Our P&F Golf Day is on the 21 June and this brilliant day out is perfect for team building, networking with others in our community, not to mention engaging further with your loyal clients. If you have not yet had a chance, get on line at www.trybooking.com/479820 to book a team in today. We are also seeking sponsors for the day, with varied opportunities to suit every budget.
Seats for our Mother's Day High Tea is filling up fast and we would love you to join us for this special morning of delectable morsels and wonderful conversation. Book your seat now and don’t be disappointed at www.trybooking.com/494479.
Mother's Day Gift Stalls
Preschool Joeys - Tuesday, 7 May
Preschool to Year 4 - Thursday, 9 May
Years 5 and 6 - Thursday, 9 May
Mother's Day High Tea
Whole School News
Dean of Studies
What is Depression?
One in four young people experience a depressive disorder by the end of their adolescence. The word “depression” can be used in different ways. Sadness is a feeling that is a reaction to an event, while a depressive disorder becomes an issue when the feelings of sadness last for longer than normal and include low mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure.
What can parents do?
A. Identify the symptoms:
- Loss of interest in food or eating too much, leading to weight loss or gain.
- Sleeping issues.
- Feeling tired most of the time or lacking motivation and energy.
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions.
- Feeling worthless.
- Longstanding feelings of unhappiness, moodiness and irritability.
- Loss of interest and pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed.
- Negative thoughts.
- Thoughts of death or suicide.
B. Contact Head of House; School Psychologist; Family General Practitioner; or external Psychologist.
C. Contact Lifeline 13 11 14; Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800; Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.
For more information on depression please click the link below:
Early Learning Centre
Head of Junior School Report
A warm welcome back for Term 2. I have enjoyed listening to the tales of adventure, relaxation and family time that holidays have provided our students.
Yesterday, the School celebrated its Foundation Day. Students in Years 1 to 4 participated in an assembly with the students on our Mahers Lane Campus. This was an excellent opportunity for our Junior School students to see the larger school they belong to. Year 4 had the additional experience of staying with the Years 5 to 12 students for the annual Smithy Sprint, a stair and hill climbing challenge that many will be keen to take on when they are in Middle School (more on the Smithy Sprint in the Sports section of this week's newsletter).
The Foundation Day assembly was also attended by some members of St Cuthbert’s parish who were the original catalyst for the establishment of the school. The vision of these ladies and gentlemen to provide a Christian education to the children of the local area certainly has come to fruition.
I am immensely thankful for the selfless vision of our school founders who put great personal effort into a project that largely serves others and the wider community in general. I am sure the journey to create at first a primary school, then later an additional secondary campus was not always easy. The trust and belief they had in their vision and the leaders who were implementing it has resulted into the wonderful vibrant school we are so proud of today.
Head of Junior School
National Walk Safely to School Day
National Walk Safely to School Day is a community event which aims to promote Road Safety, Health and the Environment. This year, students and parents from the Junior School are encouraged to meet in the North East corner of Arkinstall Park and walk to school under the supervision of a parent or staff member. The event will start at 7.45am, with walking to commence at 8.00am. We look forward to seeing as many students and parents there as possible!
Aleesah Darlison Author Visit
Year 3 students had the pleasure of welcoming renowned Australian author Aleesah Darlison into their classrooms to further enhance their persuasive writing skills. Aleesah has published over 40 children’s books and her wealth of ideas and experience greatly benefited each student.
They were enthralled by the selection of topics on offer and focused on writing statements of position with elaborations to persuade their audience. Students not only enjoyed the session but are looking forward to reading a stack of Aleesah’s freshly signed books next time they visit the Sunshine Avenue Library.
Comments from our Year 3 students:
"I think Aleesah was really good. I found her extremely inspiring!" Stella 3A
"I thought it was awesome how she got us to write our own statements about Superheroes, Plastic, Chocolate and Robots!" Campbell 3A
"I found her really inspiring, especially when she was talking about all the stories she wrote!" Hannah 3A
"Aleesah taught us to use high modality verbs and startling sentences in our persuasive writing."Audrey 3H
"We learned how to write a good persuasive text and we watched a funny clip about the persuasive monkey. Aleesah gave us an easier way to remember what to write."Sunny 3H
Year 3 Teachers
Please click "expand article" to see more photos from Aleesah's visit.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
Year 3 Cooking Session
On Wednesday, Year 3 took part in their first cooking session using the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
Napoli pizza, garden salad and a lemon myrtle drink were on the menu. The radishes, tatsoi, lettuce and mouse melons we planted last term made for a delicious salad and the School’s pizza ovens crisped up our homemade dough beautifully.
A big thank you to all our parent helpers and Maria Roberson for coordinating this fantastic learning experience for our students.
Year 3 Teachers
Please click "expand article" to see more photos from the Year 3 cooking session.
Wednesday was a day of note for our Year 12 students who found out their timetable for their HSC exams. Some were pleased to have their exams well-spaced, whilst others were disappointed to see that their friends will finish days before them. Nevertheless, we work with the cards we have been dealt.
For those who are still unsure, the information about the HSC timetable can be found on the NESA website. Students can also download their own personalised timetable using the Student Online portal.
It’s a while off before the students sit their final exams, but they are encouraged to maintain focus and keep working.
Dr Natalie Marriott
Acting Dean of Studies
Year 10 Natural Ability
Year 10 students, thank you to those students that have completed the testing for Natural Ability. There are still a few students that need to complete the testing by the end of the weekend (I understand some students are currently away and I will make other arrangements for them). If you have any concerns you need to email me or come and see me in my office.
There will be two student workshops on Tuesday, 14 and Wednesday, 15 May. There is a parent a workshop on Wednesday evening in the Chapel starting at 6.30pm. Robert from Natural Ability will explain the result and how they can assist students.
USA College Fair
Please see information below for anyone interested in attending USA College Fair at TSS (The Southport School) next Wednesday, 8 May from 4.00 pm to 6.00pm.
The Annual TSS USA College Fair is scheduled for Wednesday 8 May, with several visiting colleges and universities from the USA collaborating to present information to interested students and their parents/guardians regarding their college aspirations. We have had the pleasure of hosting many of your students for their SAT and/or ACT USA College Entrance Tests throughout the past year, and hope to continue this support by way of providing access to visiting American institutions.
We refer you to the flyer above with our USA College Fair details – please know all students and parents/guardians across your school community are invited to attend and will be warmly welcomed on the evening. There is no formal registration process, the Fair will be an open-door policy for all those interested to call in throughout the evening.
Please be advised that each of the visiting colleges/universities will be making a short five to seven minute presentation at the beginning of the evening, and will then staff their individual exhibits to speak with anyone interested in further information from their respective campuses. We understand after school commitments may prevent early attendance for some, however, we do encourage students and their parents/guardians to be present at the beginning of the evening where possible so they have the opportunity to hear from each of the colleges. Education USA (US Consulate – Sydney Office) will also have a presence to assist with general information regarding studying in the USA.
Finally, below is a school map for anyone unfamiliar with our campus. The venue for the Fair is the Hall of Fame, which is the foyer area of Building 6.
We very much look forward to welcoming your students.
Director of Careers/VET/TAS
As a way to support our students and parents to gather information to assist students in their career planning Lindisfarne Grammar is proud to work with Options Careers Newsletter. This fortnightly edition will provide information on a large number of career areas including Local and Interstate University Admissions and Events, RTO and Vocational Educational and Training Updates, Key events in the South East Queensland and Northern NSW regions, Defence Force Recruiting and much more.
Dare to Dream 2019
Short Story Competition
The Lindisfarne Short Story Competition is closing on Monday. This competition is open to Lindisfarne students who are in Years 5-12. The word limit for the short story is 600 words and the visual image in the flyer and the theme Life, Or Something Like It are to be used as a source of inspiration.
Entries are to be typed. On the cover sheet, entrants must indicate their name, their class and the title of their short story. The typed submission must be handed to Mrs Walker by 3.45pm on Monday, 6 May 2019.
Lindisfarne Public Speaking Competition
The ability to communicate effectively in formal situations is an important skill to have as students move from school to the workforce. Whilst many students may not be excited about standing in front of a large audience, even the most nervous person’s confidence will improve with continued exposure to public speaking.
Lindisfarne will hold its annual Public Speaking Competition this term with the grand final evening being Monday 24 June 2019. This competition is open to all students from Years 7 to 12. Interested students need to compose an original five-minute speech on a topic of their own choice that is suitable to the school environment.
To nominate or to find out more details about this competition simply contact Mrs Walker either in person or by email before Friday, 17 May 2019. Heats for Stage 4 will commence on 27 May and Stage 5 and 6 heats will be conducted on 3 June.
Write a short essay on 'Not-so-smart technology' and you could win a fantastic set of prizes, including publication in Australia's top science magazines, a $500 UNSW Bookshop voucher, a subscription to the Australian Book Review and a trip to the Bragg Prize award ceremony and book launch of The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 in Sydney in November.
Best of all, every school will receive an entry prize! See below for the tips and resources you need to write a winner.
We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution. We’re living in a new era where pioneering technologies are altering every aspect of life. As far as we’ve come, there are still many problems that are yet to be solved. Scientists are issuing dire warnings about climate change, machine technology is redefining the workforce and diseases like Alzheimer’s are on the rise as we face an ageing population.
In 800 words or less, identify and discuss a problem in the world that has yet to be solved by contemporary science and technology. Your answer could reflect on any issue big or small, such as the number of robots that do chores or the degree of cultural diversity in smartphone apps.
Why do you think this problem remains unsolved? What does it say about how technology is created, and the people behind it? Do you think technology will solve this problem in the future?
Your 800 words essay could consist of:
- A news story on the state of medical technology around the world.
- An investigation into how science and technology is developed, from funding to sales.
- An essay on an unsolved issue that is personally important to you.
- Deborah Smith, Media Officer in the UNSW Faculty of Science and former Science Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald
- Heather Catchpole, Director, Content & Strategy, Refraction Media
- Bianca Nogrady, Science Journalist, author and broadcaster
- Stephanie Schwarz OAM, teacher at Moriah College in Sydney
"This competition has changed my life and it has given me a platform to voice my opinions and advocate for tomorrow. I can’t thank it enough." – Preethika Mathan, 2018 Winner.
Preethika's essay was inspired by her brother's experiences living with a disability.
“For me, the win wasn’t nearly as important as the fact that because of the amount of media publicity, someone somewhere, heard the message. Someone somewhere, realised that we need more innovation in the disability sector for our tomorrow. And to me and my brother, that is priceless,” Preethika says.
"I really enjoyed the process of entering this competition. I learned a lot and met some great people who have inspired me to live a sustainable life and make daily choices that are good for the environment." – Sam Jones, 2017 Winner.
Sam says that winning the competition was a "once in a lifetime experience."
"I was asked to read my essay on ABC Radio National’s The Science Show and my story was published in major newspapers and magazines. I was lucky enough to meet some of Australia’s most prominent science writers and the producer of ABC’s War on Waste. I had a great experience and learned lots."
Preethika Mathan's essay, 'I-care', won her last year's prize.
To prepare to write your essay, click here for an example essay and a thought-generating exercise to start you off.
Festival of the Piano
On Thursday, 9 May we will be hosting a piano recital to help welcome our beautiful new Kawai Grand Piano to the Chapel. This concert will feature concert pianist and Lindisfarne alumnus Ayesha Gough and some of our own students.
Ayesha conducted the first of three Piano workshop/masterclasses this week with our piano students and will continue to work closely with our students leading up to the performance.
This performance is the culmination of a series of workshops conducted by Ayesha over the past three weeks and will include works from Chopin, Schumann and Dulcie Holland.
This is a free event and an excellent opportunity for our community to hear our own students and the pianistic excellence of Internationally renown Ayesha Gough.
Director of Performing Arts
Homework Help with the Learning Enrichment Team
Every Wednesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, the Learning Enrichment team will be running a Homework Help session for students in Years 5 to 12 in the Mahers Lane Library. All students are welcome to come along if they are requiring assistance with homework or assessment tasks.
Jodie Duggan and Kim Denny
Learning Enrichment Coordinators
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
A reminder that the weekly songwriting workshop 'Songwriting Circle' will continue at lunchtime from this coming Tuesday, 7 May.
Songwriting Circle is an opportunity open to all budding songwriters, rappers, electronic music producers and composers at Mahers Lane. Each week students will meet in an open workshop where they can work on their ideas. Individual students can audition ideas in an inclusive environment and receive constructive feedback from other students and myself. Collaboration between students will be encouraged and fostered in these workshops. The idea is to offer an opportunity for songwriters and music makers to work towards these sessions so they can have something new to offer each week. This does not need to be a finished song, it could be an idea for a lyric, verse, melodic idea, chord progression or a drum beat. Each week will focus on one or more particular aspect of songwriting and specific examples will be used to highlight this focus.
Where:Lindisfarne Recording Studio
When: Tuesday lunchtimes
Lindisfarne Recording Studio Producer
Sound Design Project – Dangarimba Wandarahn
We are only four weeks away from presenting this exciting project to the public! The work is on track to be presented at Lismore Quadrangle from 23 to 26 May. Lunchtime sessions have been well attended. This week we recorded sounds in the schoolyard that will be used in the final presentation.
On the morning of Thursday, 9 May, I will be speaking about the project on Bay FM. I have put together a short audio clip that will be played on air. Students will be able to hear some of their recordings including; school yard sounds, 'Ring a Rosie', writing in the dirt with a stick, and the didgeridoo and stick recordings from the session with Tom Avery (AKA ‘Blackboi’).
Those not yet acquainted with the project can read about it.
After school on Tuesday, 7 May, I will be setting up speakers and audio equipment in the Chapel to test the content that we have been developing. Students are encouraged to attend as this will provide a great opportunity to see how the audio component of the work will be presented. The session will begin directly after school and will conclude at 5.30pm.
Parents, please advise me via email at email@example.com if your child wishes to attend.Brett Canning
Lindisfarne Recording Studio Producer
Sports Academy News
Today was the first in a series of interactive workshops relating to Nutrition for our Sports Academy members. The session was facilitated by our newest member to the Sports Academy High Performance Team - Bonnie Hancock. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and former professional Ironwoman, with a passion for working with clients to achieve their best health and reach performance goals.
After graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2014, Bonnie spent two years working specifically in bariatric surgery and weight loss, before moving into working at a range of GP Clinics across the Gold Coast, allowing her to help people with a wide variety of health conditions.
Bonnie also specialises in sports nutrition and has a background in elite Iron woman competition, competing in the Nutri-Grain Iron woman series for nine years, and is still heavily involved in Surf Lifesaving, through surf ski paddling and nipper coaching at her local surf club, Kurrawa SLSC.
As well as seeing athletes one-on-one in her clinics, Bonnie has been involved with various sporting clubs and school sporting programs, educating student athletes and is passionate about showing junior athletes how they can greatly better their performance through dietary changes in training and on competition day.
The students are very fortunate to have such an experienced dietician to support them achieve their best.
Director of Sports Academy
Junior School Sport - Rookies2Reds Rugby Union
The Junior School will be holding a Rookies2Reds 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 Sunshine Avenue, Tweed Heads South NSW 2486
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Program Dates: Tuesday, 7 May – Tuesday, 4 June (five-week program)
- Little Legends U5 - U7 Years
- Junior Champs U8 – U9 Years
- Future Stars U10 - U11 Years
Contact: Rookies2Reds Coach, Henry Bradford on 0451874693 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Round 3 is this weekend! Good luck to all of the teams. Play with pride and Roar! Please see the list of games, times, umpires and courts for this week.
The WA Tour and the Future Netball Tours
Well done to all of our touring netball players and staff for a terrific trip to Western Australia! They all made many memories and life-long lasting friendships on and off the court in.
Tentative plans and destinations have already been discussed for the next years: New Zealand and the UK! I had a day talking to Mindy and touring The Rugby School whilst visiting my homeland during the holiday. They will finalise their itinerary by October for their return in 2020 and are excited to host us in 2021!
Please click "expand article" to see more pictures from the UK Rugby school visit.
Monday Night Netball
With depleted teams due to the holidays and injuries, the Red, Blue and the White Lions suffered defeats at the hands of Rep teams this week. The Blue Lions showed that the Tour training had really lifted their game though and the scores were level after the first quarter. The Blue Lions have a bye this week. The last matches of the season are at 6pm for the Red Lions on Court 1 vs Centaur and 7.00pm for the White Lions V Starlights on Court 2. The Gold Lions’ had a physical contest against the Infernos but came out victorious with a score of 50 – 15. Their Round 10 fixture is against the CC’s on Court 3 at 7.00pm. Hopefully, with a win this week the Gold Lions will make the Grand Final on 13 May.
CIS Primary and 15-and-Under Netball
If your child is interested in trialing for a CIS team in Sydney on Thursday 16 May (15’s) or Friday 17 May (Primary), then please contact me ASAP. Please note that the Primary date unfortunately clashes with the NCIS Cross Country.
If you have any questions re: any of these events, please do not hesitate to email me.
Teacher in Charge of Netball
QLD T20 Senior Cricket Knockout
Our Senior Cricket Team played St Andrews this week in the QLD T20 Senior Cricket Knockout Tournament. Unfortunately we were sent into bat chasing down 127, and finished 8/66 with some tight bowling restricting our run flow. Many astute observers indicated that the result was a lot closer that the score indicated.
Bill Turner Cup (U15 Boys Football)
We drew a home game versus Wollumbin High School in the 2nd round of the Bill Turner Cup. The boys played a dominant and smart brand of football and came away with a 2-0 win. There is some room for improvement within our team, which should sound the alarm bells for potential opposition because they are a very talented playing group. Well done boys and best of luck in Round 3.
As part of our Lindisfarne Foundation Day activities, the Smithy Sprint has been included as a unique part of our cultural DNA. The Smithy Sprint is a traditional run from the bottom oval up all the central stairs and ramps to the staff car park. The event was named after Mrs Smith who was the School’s Principal when Mahers Lane Campus opened. It is a grueling 178 stairs plus ramps and is not for the faint hearted. There were 134 starters, including staff, lined up for the challenging race, which was a spectacle for all to witness. Congratulations to the following competitors:
Senior School Queen of the Mountain: Ruby Meehan
Senior School King of the Mountain: Luca Wright
Middle School Queen of the Mountain: Kiara Denny
Middle School King of the Mountain: Zachary Holtsbaum
Staff Queen of the Mountain: Isabel Topper
Staff King of the Mountain: Jonathan Dwyer
Thanks to the Year 10 PASS classes who are studying an Event Management unit in theory with their assistance on the course throughout the event.
(Photos in the gallery below).
Spotlight on Isaac Outridge
Congratulations to Isaac Outridge in Year 12 who competed in the Combined Independent School Golf Tournament at Macquarie Links in Sydney in April. He came 2nd overall, and was selected to represent the CIS team to play in the NSW All Schools Championship.
Spotlight on Zane Wilhelm
Congratulations to Year 6 student Zane Wilhelm, who raced at the 23rd annual “Young Guns” Kart Racing Championships at Lismore on the weekend. The event, which recognises junior talent from around Australia, is specifically for kids aged 16 and under to showcase their talent and compete for the title of Young Gun 2019.
Zane, who has been racing Karts at state and national level for 5 years, joined 60 of the best junior racing talent from around Australia to compete in the prestigious event and finished a highly commendable 2nd place in the Cadet 12 division. Well done, Zane!
Spotlight on Lucy Tunsted
Congratulations to our young gun Tennis player Lucy Tunsted (Year 10) who has been selected for North East U14 team to compete in NSW Team Event at Gosford. Good luck at the tournament, Lucy.
Spotlight on Jack Stafford
Congratulations to Jack Stafford in Year 5 for winning 3rd Division in the Tweed District Tennis tournament. He had previously won this same tournament in Division 4, so potentially onwards and upwards for Jack. Well done and best of luck.
It’s the official off-season in Australia for Cricket; however, that gives players time to take stock of their own skill shortcomings, and to work towards fixing them before the next round of competition looms in Spring. Anthony Kershler, our highly credentialed coach, is running his Technical Review and Assessment sessions which continue on Wednesday afternoons at the Mahers Lane cricket nets.
Total Football Academy
Junior School Book Fair
Employment at Lindisfarne
Emergency Services Expo - Tweed Shire Council
Checkmat Tweed Heads
Get to Know The Family Centre
Join us at our next Information Session
Get to know The Family Centre and find out about what we can do together to make change achievable.
Date: Friday, 10 May 2019
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Address: The Family Centre, Unit 1/14 Amber Road, South Tweed Heads
- What we want for our community, our values, role, strategic directions and practice principles.
- The ways we work together with children, young people, families, schools and communities.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
- Parents or carers.
- Young people.
- Community members.
- Service partners.
- Volunteers, or you might be thinking of volunteering with us.