2019 Term 2 Week 18B 14 Jun 2019
From the Principal
From the Deputy Principal
Last week Mr Douglas, Mr Cross, Ms Hanson and I attended EduTech 2019, a conference focused on the changing face of education. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear from world leaders in many spheres of educational research to help guide our learning at Lindisfarne. Some of the key highlights for me are outlined below.
In his opening keynote, Sir Ken Robinson, who’s TED talk titled 'Do schools kill creativity?' has been watched over 57 million times, suggested the purpose of education is "to enable students to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can become fulfilled individuals and active, compassionate citizens." He spoke of human capacity being like natural resources, lying inert in us until our particular talents are uncovered and refined. He acknowledged that while there is a need for systemic change in education, as educators we are the system and have the ability to control what happens within our classrooms and school. As an independent school, this is particularly the case as we can pursue innovation and evidence-based improvement without waiting for system wide initiatives.
Chris Betcher, from Google, spoke on fostering a culture of innovation in a workplace. The four foundations Google celebrates are curiosity, agency, collaboration and risk-taking. Google approach this strategically by putting in place systems that explicitly address each area. For example, to foster curiosity they have put a lot of thought into the design of physical spaces, provided tgif meetings where all staff can question the status quo, and “book tasting” parties where people share ideas. Agency is developed through the opportunity to spend 20% of their work time working on a personal interest project (from which gmail and other initiatives have grown). Google has a culture of “Yes, and” rather than “No, but” and this is a culture we are trying to develop at Lindisfarne.
Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and author, spoke on the importance of play. He cited research from paediatricians on the importance of play and the negative impact that reduced time of unstructured play is having on children. Around the world, many schools are reducing or removing recess yet it “is fundamental to the school experience and develops lifelong skills of communication, negotiation, cooperation, sharing and problem-solving”. He also lamented the need for parents to provide structured activities for their children every afternoon and spoke of the benefits of unstructured play, and even the experience of boredom. He suggests the two best actions parents can take to prepare children for success at school and beyond is to read with them, and play with them, every day.
Several speakers spoke on the future of work, including the changing expectations of young people entering the workforce. Automation, globalisation and flexibility will continue to disrupt work places and research across thousands of jobs has identified the new skills needed for the changing workplace to be: Digital Literacy, Bilingual Skills, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Presentation and Communication Skills. Gen Z (children born between 1995 and 2010) by 2025 will comprise 31% of the workforce. They expect rapid change, fear irrelevance, need purpose, understand virtual connections and expect more collaborative leadership. I was entertained by one of the slides in a presentation included below to test your understanding of Gen Z.
That is just a small glimpse of the helpful learnings taken away from EduTech. I was encouraged that Lindisfarne is tracking well to ensure our students are well-prepared for their futures.
From the Chaplain
Godly Mission in Action
Our Year 10 program under the Faith Formation framework is called Mission in Action. The rationale and structure for our fortnightly sessions is to equip our Year 10 students with some practical, mental, emotional and spiritual skills and tools which we hope will enhance the altruistic part of their development as citizens of a global community.
During this term, Mission in Action sessions have consisted of our students hearing from guest presenters from a number of volunteer and community service organisations. We wanted our students to hear first-hand about some of the wonderful work which goes on in our community through the passion and dedication of some inspiring altruists and philanthropists.
Last week, we had guests from Anglicare North Coast, Surfing for the Disabled and Red Cross Australia. We also had an inspiring young lady who was the first Indigenous School Captain of Great Southern Grammar in Albany, Western Australia. Rekisha was a School Captain during Mr Marquardt’s time as Principal of that school, and she went on to do volunteering in Cambodia once her schooling had concluded.
Pictured above (L-R): Mrs Douglas, Rekisha and Mr Marquardt
The purpose of the sessions this term is to inspire our Year 10 students to develop their altruistic thinking so that, during Terms 3 and 4, that thinking can be applied in some project-based community service excursions and activities. We are in the process of negotiating a number of strategic partnerships with volunteer and charity organisations as well as considering how we can serve our school and our local environment.
When Year 10 spent camp week on Moreton Island a few weeks ago, one of the significant activities was a community service project, where we gave the campfire area of our campsite a “makeover”.
Our students embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and dedication, and the facelift was greatly appreciated by the campsite director.
As we continue to develop our Mission in Action program, we are confident that this great work will contribute significantly to the holistic development of our Lindisfarne graduates.
Well done Year 10, for your effort and enthusiasm in embracing this process.
Parents & Friends
Year 3 Parent Dinner Invitation
FunFest Sponsorship 2019
Partner opportunities still exist for promotion of your services or products at our biennial FunFest to be held on 31 August. Festival Partner, Lead Partner, Event Partner and Event Associate options are up for grabs.
Please click on the brochure below for more details.
Contact either Ramesh on 0439 039 888 or Peta on 0410 669 073 if you'd like to be involved.
Get in quick to get up to eight weeks of promotion for your business. We would love to have you on board for this huge community event.
“Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others”. (Martin Luther King).
Lindisfarne Sports Academy Injury Symposium
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Whole School News
Dean of Studies
Early Learning Centre
Year 1 Landscape Excursion
It was a chilly winter’s day as Year 1 excitedly set off on our Landscape Excursion. We spent the first part of the morning observing and drawing the tranquil waters and surrounds of Cudgen Creek at The Boathouse. Participating in plein-air (a French expression meaning “open air”) art activities was a rewarding experience, with everyone creating a personal response to the landscape, capturing the true colours of nature around them.
In contrast, the pounding surf at Salt Beach gave a different perspective! After completing activities contrasting natural and constructed features we observed at the beach, we completed a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the two different landscapes we had just studied.
The Year 1 teachers were very proud of the descriptive language used by the students:
"smashing, crashing waves"
"flowing blue water"
"loud, rattly leaves"
"blooming, bright flowers"
This excursion complemented our integrated English/Geography unit, Reading the Landscape, where we have been learning all about the spectacular landscapes that make up our vast continent.
Linda Terry, Amy Williamson, Kathryn Leary and Abbey Read
Year 1 Teachers
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Head of Junior School Report
Managing Gaming Consoles and Screen Time
As a young child I loved computer games. The problem was the games in my household for our Commodore 64 were the very basic offerings. I can even recall my father coming home with a cartridge of a new “game” that was actually some type of spread-sheeting program. Lucky 10-year-old me.
Many parents will remember time spent playing arcade games and being able to name what machine was in which corner store. It was a badge of honour to put your initials into the game if you managed a high score and accompanied by constant checking to see if you had been beaten and by whom.
Time spent on these pursuits was limited by both the engagement levels of the game (think ‘80s/‘90s graphics) and money. These factors reduced the minutes that could be played and, as a result, “games addiction” and “screen time” were seldom used phrases.
Fast forward to life today and it is much more challenging for our students. The games are infinitely better. They have incredible graphics and complicated storylines; they can be played on and offline and are heavily advertised in popular media. As a child, I would have given anything to be able to play another round after the Game Over screen appeared. These days, with seemingly unlimited restrictions on game levels and character lives, this is precisely the reason why it is more challenging for our children.
The introduction of an X-Box, PlayStation or Nintendo into the household comes with sheer joy for children and a huge level of parent commitment to helping them develop self-restraint. There must be an understanding that there will likely be arguments, stand offs and ultimatums given when it is time to hop off the device. This takes courage and patience for parents as, without doubt, you will be seen as the bad guy.
Help is available though. Think U Know (https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/parents-portal) has pages of useful information to assist you with finding out how to manage games consoles.They advise parents to do these three things:
- Know the device your children are using.
- Know how your children are using the device.
- Know what parental control options are available.
The first two are about staying in the same space as your children, engaging with them and knowing what they are doing. The third point though is really helpful. Devices have parental controls. These controls can help stop the arguments, the excessive screen time and the negative impact of games devices at home.
To this end, I implore parents to set up these protocols before letting their child loose on a new games console. I am most certainly not anti-games, after all the 10-year-old me would have loved them. However, having been in schools for a long time and having seen hundreds of children get their first console, I do know what happens when a super exciting, never-ending fun machine is introduced into a household without accompanying boundaries. Please spend the time to set up the ‘house rules’ before opening the box.
Head of Junior School
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
Head of Senior School Report
Nepal Expedition - 2020
Partnering with Antipodean’s Expeditions, Lindisfarne is offering students currently in Year 11 the opportunity to experience an extraordinary, student-led journey to Nepal in November 2020.
Home to the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, Nepal has long been considered an outstanding country to enjoy trekking. The rich Hindu and Buddhist culture, the open friendliness of the people, the fairy-tale suspension bridges and the wonderful handy-craft markets make Nepal an awe-inspiring expedition destination.
Students will contribute to a sustainable community project aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They will have the opportunity to work closely with a local community that provides students with real cultural insights and a better understanding of the world.
Unlike the usual school tour or family holiday, students take responsibility for decision making with their Antipodeans Leader, who is there to support them along the way. Students will be challenged to make active decisions; from the planning of their itinerary and managing the team budget, to organising the team transport, accommodation and food and brainstorming fundraising ideas.
Antipodeans is a pioneer in the field of educational travel. Their ethos of resilience, mindfulness and leadership is central to everything they do. They empower young people to uncover their unique identity, develop life skills and embrace the world beyond their own borders.
The expedition will take place over 14 days in November 2020 (dates to be advised) and include return airfares and taxes, comprehensive travel insurance, all meals, accommodation and transport for the entirety of the tour. The estimated cost of the expedition is $5,990 per student. Visas, vaccinations, individual kit and tips are not included. Fundraising advice and FundMyTrip Guide information will be provided to help students off-set costs to parents.
Any student currently in Year 11 interested in participating should speak to Mr Woods.
Head of Senior School
Lindisfarne Short Story Winners
The Lindisfarne Short Story Competition was launched at the end of Term One. This competition was open to Lindisfarne students who were in Years 5-12. The word limit for the short story was 600 words and the visual image in the flyer below and the theme Life, Or Something Like It were to be used as a source of inspiration.
A number of engaging responses were received. The winners for this year’s competition are:
Stage 3: Hayden Brown
Stage 5: Taylah Fawcett
Stage 6: Ethan Robins
Extracts from the beginning of each of the winners’ narratives are provided below for your enjoyment.
Stranded! I’m marooned on the island of Naka-Nova: the once-glorious holiday destination, now a post-apocalyptic wasteland. It was brought to its knees by the infamous Kraken. The past week’s events roll around in my brain, which I’m sure is coconut water in the heat by now. Despite the constant feeling of sitting in a frying pan and slowly melting, I still curse that scoundrel Jasper Cosbanie. How I detest that pig-faced sea cucumber! First, he “accidentally” knocked the ice cream machine into the water and blamed me, then he sabotaged my brakes on the go-kart racing track and claimed it was “just a matter of faulty gears” when I crashed, before he poked a gargantuan hole in my life jacket, causing a jet of air to blast out, banishing me over the side to where I am now!
Hayden Brown 6B
Grinding sounds echoed through the city; the people snails in their shells, trembling from underneath their hideouts. Blackout. Powerlines knocked down. Small bursts of electricity bounding along the fallen wires, the grass surrounding catching fire. Smoke filling the air intertwining with the being, dancing around and within it playfully. As it loomed over the city, all traffic lights turned red, the murmurs within houses stood still, the breath of each person shallowing, almost to a halt. Each bone grating against another as the thing moved, its slow groans ricocheting off the brick walls. Its hands grabbing the houses pushing itself along slowly. Inside, all that was heard were a series of bangs like bombs.
Inside its rib cage, something small floated along. A stone of sorts, a heart. A bright golden warmth emanated from it, not loving warmth but a hell-bent, burning, suffocating warmth that filled every crack and crevice it happened to stumble upon. This warmth is what kept the being operational, moving around the earth in circles, terrorising bad sections of humanity.
Tayla Fawcett Year 10
Dasi put her hand to her face, tried her best to stave off the glare of a newborn sun.
Warmth. Sweet, sweet warmth. Not the whisper, not even the barest rumour of snow, only the caress of the grass and the light. Things that she had seen only vague impressions of in her life, always smothered by white, were now laid bare for her to see.
She was in no hurry. She stood for a moment, squinting out into the grassy expanse, the distant tree-line. There was the melody of birds, the percussion of bees.
And there was no one else in sight.
She started off down the incline, first at a run, then a walk, as the dizzying angles threaten to send her to the ground. She sighed at the magnificent size of it all. All of this, for her?
Dasi’s house waited for her at the edge of the trees, a wooden lodge crouched in the cool shadows. It was new, a few seconds old, but it carried the signs of being lived in for a long time. A rocking chair on the porch, its tracks worn smooth. A door that creaked, singing into the dim, calm space that lay beyond as Dasi crept over the threshold.
Her home, until the end of forever. And not a tentative forever, brought to an end by a final breath. No, Dasi had already been through that forever. Now before her lay an interminable evermore. An eternity in her very own paradise.
She felt hemmed in by the walls, when she knew that splendour lay beyond their rough-hewn grains. So she stepped back out onto the porch, sat on her rocking chair, and stared out into the great blue heavens. The infant sun made its first trek across the firmament, and retired in a great orange blaze that brought Dasi to unabashed tears.
Thus began a life, or something like it.
Ethan Robins Year 11
The Lindisfarne Creative Writing Competition will be an annual event. Students in Stages 3 to 6 are encouraged to start preparing now for 2020. Firstly, they should become avid readers; this generates ideas and allows them to expand their vocabulary.
Louis L’Amour stated: "Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on." As this analogy implies, unless our students rehearse the skill of writing, it will not magically happen. It takes hard work and commitment. They should also note, that their first draft should not be their final one. However, to have something to start with is critical; students can work at refining a weak draft but they can do nothing with a blank page.
Public Speaking Finalists
Over the past two weeks, the high school public speaking heats have been conducted to select the finalists for the Public Speaking evening on Monday, 24 June, commencing in the Chapel at Mahers Lane at 6.30pm. It was very positive to see so many students volunteer to enter this competition. However, it does make it challenging to have to select a small number of finalists.
The finalists for 2019 are:
Stage 4: Naiya Boschma-Wagner, Yasmin Caliskan, Olivia Gorrie, Max Milton-Goodhead and Trishul Sivabalan.
Stage 5: Heidi Chaffey and Beatrix Meeves.
Stage 6: Jaidah Fergus-Mackie, Abby Frazer, Hannah Jarvis, Brooke Marriott, Abigail Rynehart and Emrys Williams.
The evening, which is combined with the Junior School Poetry Recitation Final, is free and open to the Lindisfarne community.
The natural world holds an attraction for most people. Even those who may not necessarily immerse themselves in nature find enjoyment from the beauty of land or seascapes, images of majestic creatures or simply the knowledge that those things exist. However, for some, one of the greatest attractions in nature is found in the smallest and most unlikely of living things.
Last week Year 9 went on a Science excursion to the Mt Cougal section of Springbrook National Park. They were collecting data from the rainforest and comparing areas that had been disturbed by human activity with those that had not. During the course of the day, Elise Matusch took these images of fungi growing among the leaf litter on the forest floor.
Fungi are an oft overlooked organism (unless they happen to be good to eat in which case we call them mushrooms and scatter them on a pizza) but they are one of the most important groups of living things on Earth.
Most people are familiar with the role fungi play in decomposing dead plant and animal tissue and recycling essential nutrients in the ecosystem but there is much more to these humble living things.
Practically all plants (around 95%) have some sort of symbiotic relationship with fungi which makes the ones that do not real exceptions. The fungi liberate minerals from the soil for the plants to use and in return the plants provide carbohydrate (sugar) for the fungi but this is still only the tip of a very large iceberg indeed. Some fungi live on solid rock. They produce a combination of acids and enzymes which, combined with water, dissolve the rock into a slurry of nutrient that the fungus can tuck into. In fact, some fungi have been found living deep underground in mines where the only source of nutrient is rock. Breaking down the rock not only nourishes the fungi, it is a source of new soil as well.
Recently, fungi were found living in the ruins of the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history. These fungi are happily living in the most contaminated place on the planet and thriving. The hypothesis is that they are using radiation as an energy source. Green plants use light (which is a form of radiation) and these fungi, which are filled with a black pigment, simply use the nastier relative of light, gamma radiation, for the same purpose.
Fungi may also play a role in a mysterious phenomenon which is as yet not well understood: trees in some forests appear to be able to communicate with each other. When one tree gets attacked by insects, others, even a considerable distance away, begin to secrete defensive insecticidal compounds. The trees are connected by the symbiotic fungi surrounding their roots and it is possible that some sort of stimulus is passed form tree to tree in this way sort of like a telecommunications network in the forest.
Finally, it is worth noting that fungi are much more closely related to us than you may think. Their cells are like ours with more characteristics of animals than plants and they are surrounded with a cell wall made out of chitin, the protein that forms the bodies of insects, prawns and crabs as well as fish scales.
So, enjoy the majesty of nature but remember the truly wondrous things are sometimes the smallest of all. Just because we fail to notice something doesn’t diminish its importance, or, as Dr Zeus said:
…And their whole world was saved by the smallest of ALL!
"How true! Yes, how true," said the big kangaroo.
"And, from now on, you know what I'm planning to do? ... From now on, I'm going to protect them with you!"
And the young kangaroo in her pouch said, "ME, TOO! From sun in the summer. From rain when it's fall-ish, I'm going to protect them. No matter how small-ish!"
-- From Horton Hears a Hoo by Dr Zeus.
Here’s to the young kangaroo! Nature is fragile and the smallest things in nature are the most fragile of all. Have a wonderful week in Science and revel in the small wonders that surround you.
Private Tuition Reminder
Please be reminded that if your child is having private Instrumental, Vocal, Song Writing or Speech and Drama lessons it will be assumed that lessons are continuing from term to term. If you wish to discontinue lessons written notification needs to be submitted to the Performing Arts Administration Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business on Monday, 24 June otherwise the following terms fees will be charged.
Mr Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts
Performing Arts News
Artist in Residence - Darren Percvial
Last week, we were fortunate to have vocal sensation Darren Percival join us at Lindisfarne for a series of workshops, rehearsals and performances.
The week started with Darren working alongside our Senior Choir with a rehearsal session that included improvisation, vocal resonance and vocal arrangement. On Thursday, Darren visited the Junior School and conducted a workshop with Mr Edwards and the Sunshine Avenue Choir, followed by an interactive performance for the entire Junior School including a guest appearance from Miss Hassell.
Other highlights of the week included looping workshops, elective music jam sessions and an intimate songwriting workshop with senior students which included a wonderful performance from Jemma McNicholl.
The entire week culminated in an energetic performance on Friday night to a full house in the Chapel. Congratulations to members of the Senior Choir, Stage Band and Elective Music students who performed at the concert.
Many thanks also to the members of the Lindisfarne community who attended this special event.
Darren said it was “72 hours of abundant sonic bliss! In these times, being in the presence of talented young artists brings the light we all need to find our way forward on this creative journey. I had the most wonderful time. Thank you.“
Director of Performing Arts
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
Nabari Homestay families required
Lindisfarne International are looking for support from our wonderful Lindisfarne families to homestay students from our Japanese sister school, Nabari High School for March 2020. The students will be in Australia from March 15- 22 and will require double placement in a kind, compassionate and welcoming home.
The homestay families will need to provide: own bedroom, three meals, private transportation to and from Lindisfarne each day. A homestay inspection will be conducted prior to the group’s arrival. A donation of $200 will be offered to all families for the week visit.
Please email Mrs Fydler via email@example.com if you would like to open your homes and hearts and have a once in a lifetime cultural experience that you will never forget.
International Student Coordinator
Round 8 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.
Lindisfarne’s Fundraising Day is next weekend on Saturday, 22 June. If you are able to assist the club in anyway, please contact the School. Any donations for the raffle, cake baking or help on the day would be greatly appreciated.
Those players selected to train for the Inter-School competitions coming up over the next two terms have training at the following times:
- 9/10 Boys - Monday mornings 7.00am to 8.00am
- 9/10 Girls - Monday mornings 7.00am to 8.00am
- 5/6 Girls - Tuesday mornings 7.00am to 8.00am
- 7/8 Boys - Tuesday lunchtimes
- 7/8 Girls - Wednesday mornings 7.00am to 8.00am
- 5/6 Boys - Thursday lunchtimes
This week, we were privileged to be the only NSW school invited to play in the Gretel Tippett Trophy at All Saints Anglican School in Merrimac. The two Stage 3 teams of girls played progressively well throughout the day and were competitive against strong teams from nine Independent Schools. The best performances of the day were against St Stephens and Emmanuel College where we were victorious by 10 goals. At the end of each match, the opposition voted for the Lindisfarne player of the game.
Congratulations to Summer Wardle, Evie Prince, Emily Daniel, Asha Thomson and Ava Taylor who all received votes. Bonnie Starling received the most votes from the seven games played and was presented with the Year 6 Player of the Tournament – a massive achievement! Ex-Australian player and present Proteas (South Africa) Assistant Coach, Nicole Cusack is photographed with Bonnie below.
Some of our players managed to meet Gretel, the Diamond Goal Attack, when she visited for a while in the afternoon as the games continued.
Comment of the day “She is so tall! She would be taller than my dad!”
Thank you to Shania Sealy, Jewel and Amber Orr for officiating and being such good role models for the younger netball enthusiasts.
It was a pleasure for Ms Nichols, Miss Watters and myself to spend time with this talented group of girls. They were a credit to the School showing sportsmanship and respect for the game, our hosts and each of the teams.
Next week, we have 10 teams competing in Round 1 of the NSW Cup in Mullumbimby: 40 boys and 60 girls from Years 5 to 10. Thanks in advance to all of the staff coaches, the parent managers and the players who are also umpiring. It should be an exciting day on the courts!
If you have any questions re: netball, please do not hesitate to email me.
Teacher in Charge of Netball
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CIS Cross Country
We had a splendidly mild autumn day yesterday at Eastern Creek in Sydney for CIS Cross Country. We had 19 Lindisfarne competitors take the journey down to represent NCIS, and we couldn’t be prouder of their contribution against some very strong opposition. We had lots of kids finish in the top 20 or 30 out of approximately 50 to 60 opposition. Some of these students have been training for months, so it was great to see their hard work vindicated.
Phoebe Link came 4th in the U12 Girls (qualified for NSW All Schools), and Oliver Churchill finished in 11th place in the U16 Boys (1st reserve for NSW All Schools), and Isabella Arghyros came 8th in the U10 Girls (2nd reserve for NSW PSSA).
Pictured above: Phoebe Link
Pictured above: Oliver Churchill (orange NCIS singlet and white cap).
Pictured above: Zara Cusick and Eva Cusick.
Pictured above: Izzy Daniel, Ben Vickery, AJ Densley, Matilda Daniel, Isabella Arghryos, Eira-Grace McGilligan, Sana Rice and Eva Cusick.
Spotlight on Manny Leach (Year 7)
Manny’s Byron Beez U14 representative team just won the NSW Country Championships in Newcastle this past long weekend. They won resoundingly, beating every team they played in the division by at least 20 points. Well done, Manny.
Pictured above: Manny Leach with his Byron Beez U14 team.
Athletics Trials (Years 5 to 12 only)
Thank you for the large volume of students who nominated their choices for the looming Athletics Carnival. If students nominated their interest through the Google Forms for Discus, High Jump and Javelin (secondary students only), they will need to trial for those events to make the top eight athletes who will compete for the top spot at the Lindisfarne Athletics Carnival.
Please ensure students bring the appropriate clothing if they are scheduled to trial. If the student is absent on the trail day, they are encouraged to come along to another age group's trial day, and register throws/jumps.
Athletics Training Schedule
Tuesday 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Cross Country continuers
Wednesday 7.00am - 8.00am
Cross Country continuers
Thursday 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Cross Country continuers
Friday 7.00am - 8.00am
Cross Country continuers
Kershler Cricket Holiday Camp
If you are a keen cricketer, and want to keep your skill set sharp throughout winter, then potentially head on down to Anthony Kershler's holiday camp.
Head of Sport and Activities
Find Your 30
Sport Australia has launched a new initiative called “Find Your 30”. It is a challenge aimed at all Australians to find 30 minutes every day to exercise. The website is compatible for families, with a section called “Tiny Trainers” which includes a tailored step by step guide containing fabulous ideas to complete as a family.
Once selections are made on the above page, suitable ideas are presented and can be selected for more information.
There is even an option to sign up via email for 6 weeks of challenges, a fantastic way to keep it interesting and stay motivated as a whole family!
"Every Australian needs to find 30 minutes a day to be physically active at least 5 times a week. These challenges are a great way to build physical activity into your life every day. If you haven't exercised recently or have been injured, remember to start slowly and build-up to achieving your goals. If you happen to develop symptoms you are concerned about, I recommend you visit your local GP for a check-up."
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DR DAVID HUGHES
To take on the Find Your 30 Challenge with your family, go to https://origin.sportaus.gov.au/ and follow the links to the “Find Your 30” section.
Years 3 to 12 Athletics Carnival
The Years 3 to 12 Athletics Carnival is where students compete for their Sport House and from which a Lindisfarne team is selected to compete at the regional carnival. Students in Year 2 who turn 8 years are invited to attend this carnival with all students from Years 3 to 12. This year, students may either go by bus or private transport. Please see details below.
Date and Time: Thursday, 4 July 2019 at 9.00am.
Where: Walter Peate Oval, Little Athletics Fields, Wommin Bay Road, Chinderah.
Private Transport: Private transport to and from the carnival (indicated below). Parents must stay with their child until Teachers have handover.
Bus Departure School: 8.40am from Sunshine Avenue Campus for Years 2, 3 and 4.
Bus Arrival at School: 2.55pm.
Requirements: Healthy morning tea, lunch, snacks, named water bottle and, if you choose, money for food facilities.
Uniform: School sports uniform, coloured Sport House shirt only.
Miscellaneous: School hat, sunscreen, Sport House colours and decorations.
Please note: Students competing in the 800m event will be required to make their way to Walter Peate Oval by 7.30am for the start of the 800m event at 7.45am.
Holiday Trading Hours
Vacation Care Winter Holiday Program
Mobile Number Change
Please note the recent mobile number change for Gail Dixon in OOSHC. Details below.