From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Earlier this week, I had the privilege to visit Scotch Oakburn College in Launceston Tasmania with our Year 6 Coordinator at Lindisfarne, Mike Lush. Scotch Oakburn is a historic and highly regarded co-educational school and considered to be one of Australia’s leading providers of co-education. The main purpose of our visit was to further investigate the Round Square program that has been implemented at Scotch Oakburn over the past 13 years and imbedded at all levels of the school, Preschool to Year 12. 

Round Square is a member organisation and a collective of 207 schools in six continents and 50 countries. The Round Square organisation was founded in the 1930s by Dr Kurt Hahn the renowned progressive German educator and scholar. Dr Hahn’s contribution to education was profound as he also founded Gordonstoun School in Scotland, the Duke of Edinburgh Program and Award, the Outward Bound movement and the United World Congress. Dr Hahn’s intention was always to educate the whole child and the central goal of Round Square philosophy is that schools should not simply prepare students for tertiary studies or work, but should prepare them for life by facing life directly in ways that would demand courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolution.

Member schools of the Round Square collective worldwide live out the six Round Square ideals in the day-to-day life of the school.

  1. Internationalism
    We discover and embrace similarities and differences between cultures and nationalities, promoting lasting understanding, tolerance and respect.
  2. Democracy
    We develop a personal compass for equality, faithfulness, justice, self-discipline, responsibility and a desire to do what is right for the greater good.
  3. Environmentalism
    We broaden our horizons to understand mankind’s place in the universe, the forces that shape our surroundings and the impact we have.
  4. Adventure
    We push ourselves beyond perceived limits, cross boundaries and discover that we are capable of more than we thought possible.
  5. Leadership
    We recognise that successful leaders are driven by a desire to be of service to others and to nurture, guide, develop and help them to improve and succeed.
  6. Service
    We are ready and willing to volunteer and be involved where we are needed, applying and developing our skills and understanding in support of individuals and communities both close to home and further afield.

As well as living out the Round Square ideals in the daily life of the School, member schools are able to engage in a world class student exchange program at Year 8 and Year 10 level on a regional, national and international level. There are also regional and international student-led conference opportunities offered each year.

During our visit to Scotch Oakburn, we spent considerable time with Mr Stuart Walls, the Round Square School’s Support Director Australasia and East Asia, and discussed Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School becoming a candidate school for admission as a member of the Round Square organisation.

As part of consideration of our candidature, Mr Walls will be visiting Lindisfarne on Monday, 5 August and speaking with a number of staff and students about the opportunities and programs being offered to students at Lindisfarne and sharing more about the advantages of Lindisfarne being a member school of the international Round Square organisation.

For more information on Round Square, please visit

In closing, I share with you the words of Dr Kurt Hahn:

“There is more in us than we know.  If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

From the Chaplain


Win a VW Polo

Tickets are now available in the major raffle for FunFest.

Tickets can be purchased at both Mahers Lane and Sunshine Avenue Receptions and online via

Tickets cost $50.00 and are limited to 1,000 total tickets.

Thanks to our supporting partner Tweed Volkswagon, part of Frizelle Sunshine Automotive.

  • 1st Prize - VW Polo Valued at $21,490.00
  • 2nd Prize - Flight Centre Vouchers to the value of $2,000.00
  • 3rd Prize - Mantra Vouchers to the value of $1,000.00

Tickets will be drawn at FunFest on 31 August 2019 at 4.00pm.

Parents & Friends

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).

Kylie Potter
P&F President

Upcoming Events

KIN School Day Charity Dinner

Join Australia's most popular talkback presenter, Alan Jones together with former Rugby Union Wallabies stars Dan Crowley and Brendan Cannon when they hit the Twin Town stage for the 2019 KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner - Champions Unite.

Proudly supported by Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School with all proceeds going to the Kids In Need Association.

Staff Bio

Whole School News

​Nabari Homestay Families Required

Lindisfarne International is looking for support from our wonderful Lindisfarne families to homestay students from our Japanese sister school, Nabari High School, in March 2020. The students will be in Australia from 15 to 22 March 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 if you would like to open your homes and hearts, and have a once in a lifetime cultural experience that you will never forget.

Amy Fydler
International Student Coordinator

​Life: Then, Now and Tomorrow

On Tuesday night, Years 7 and 8 plus Year 9 Commerce and Year 11 Ancient History students were incredibly proud to exhibit their work in our second annual museum exhibit. The works were the culmination of units of work that were designed to allow students to express their knowledge and understanding in a format that suited their strengths.

Year 7 students were asked to present their knowledge and understanding to inform the public of an aspect of Aboriginal life to create a better understanding as we move towards reconciliation. The works were amazing ranging from dioramas presenting everyday life, to journals of early explorers and amazing pieces of art.

Our Year 8 students were asked to show the interconnections (impact) of a product on the world. These exhibits were amazing and very hands-on, people were able to taste test, test products and experience the impact of our consumption. Year 9 Commerce showed exceptional videos and advertisements that were the result of their promoting and selling unit.

Finally, Year 11 were able to present their incredible archaeological skills with their murder boards.

It was a fantastic opportunity and I want to thank all the students and their teachers for their hard work and commitment to delivering such a successful night.

Please open the gallery below (click 'Expand Article') to see some of the wonderful pieces that were on display.
Bryan Malone
Director of H.S.I.E

Woolworths Earn and Learn

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

Last Friday, a wonderful afternoon and evening was enjoyed by our Year 2 students and their parents at the Year 2 CampOut. What I observed was smiling children interacting with loved ones and making memories. Character Builders provided some engaging activities and we had perfect conditions for the outdoor movie.

The effort from parents to support our programs is very much appreciated. I hope everyone who attended firmly believe that it was time well spent with their child. Thank you also to our Year 2 teachers for coordinating the event. I do know they were very excited for the evening and were delighted at the level of parent support they enjoyed.  

Mark Douglas 
Head of Junior School

​Year 2 Camp

Our annual Year 2 Camp was a wonderful success judging by the smiles, laughter and positivity of our students and their parents throughout the event. Our Lindisfarne camp program aims to foster independence, teamwork skills, positive peer relationships and, in this instance, to build on the loving parent/child connections that already exist within families. The afternoon session was run by Character Builders who provided us with a rotation of obstacles and challenges to complete in teams. Students worked with their parents and peers, enhancing teamwork and communication skills. A highlight for many students was blindfolding their parent and guiding them to a hanging lolly.

The students also raved about pipes challenge; you will need to find a Year 2 to explain the task to you!

To conclude this part of the camp experience, we met as a whole cohort, reflecting on the challenges and participating in the ‘Big Up’, taking it in turns to appreciate others who had demonstrated acts of kindness and courage. This was extremely heartening and it was lovely to see both students and parents share their appreciation for other members of the school community. We certainly felt a sense of connectedness. We were blessed with a beautiful, balmy night and our event concluded with dinner, popcorn, a movie under the stars and time to simply be together with family and friends.

Thank you to all the parents who attended and helped make Year 2 Camp a memorable event. 

Year 2 Teachers 

Please click 'Expand Article' to see more photos in the gallery below.

Digital Technologies

This term, Junior School students have been learning the basics of computer programming by undertaking a range of engaging activities. From the introduction to Cubetto in Kindergarten, to Beebots, Dash and Dot robots and even self-paced courses in Years 1 to 4, students are building their skills at a rapid rate.

Coding is a fun way to develop students' collaboration techniques, investigation and critical thinking skills and perhaps most importantly - persistence in the face of difficulty through 'debugging'. 

Krissy Affleck
Teacher - Information Services and Digital Pedagogy

Please click 'Expand Article' to view more photos.

Winter Solstice - Stage 2

As part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at the Junior School, students in Stage 2 celebrated the Winter Solstice on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Students rotated through several activities in the back playground and the winter weather could not have been more spectacular.

Students listened to a dreamtime story, toasted damper in the fire pit, planted seeds in sustainable pots, created artworks from natural materials, decorated rocks and sampled mulled wine (non-alcoholic).

It was fantastic to see so many parents attend and assist with running the activities. Stage 2 students and teachers would like to thank Miss Jo Hetherington, Mrs Maria Roberson and Mr Jamie Sullivan for organising and coordinating this fabulous event.   

Rebecca Hassell
Year 3 Teacher

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Senior School

Year 9 and 10 Photography Workshop

Peter Solness "Painting with Light" Photography Workshop

Date: Thursday, 27 June 2019 
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Cost: Approx. $35 per student (includes pizza) 
Location: Visual arts rooms and tennis courts
Note: Limit of 25 students

Taught by award winning light painter Peter Solness, the Painting with Light workshop will teach you how to apply torchlight onto darkened subjects such as flowers and trees to create unique and exciting photographic images.

Students will develop their imagination and creative expression. They will also gain understanding of the fundamentals of photography which is all about light.

"Often it seems to me night is even more richly coloured than day." 
- Vincent Van Gogh 1889.

Rachel Smith
Director of Visual Arts

Microsoft’s AI for Good Challenge

Lindisfarne’s computer Scientists have been working hard on their entry in Microsoft’s AI for Good Challenge.

AI for Good is a powerful learning opportunity for Australian high school students to learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI), understand the ethics behind this technology and then dream up an AI solution to make the world a better place.

Across the Senior School, Computing students have been working on concepts and ideas, solving real world problems, from tackling domestic violence to empowering teenagers dealing with issues of drugs and alcohol. Lindisfarne students should be commended on tackling real-world issues and demonstrating our school values of compassion, wisdom and respect within their peer groups as well as our wider community.

Two potentially winning ideas have been entered into the AI for Good Challenge, both coming from the Year 9 Information and Software Technology (IST) class.

Alexander Ryan, Xavier Amoedo and Nathan Lark have entered the competition with their environmentally focused concept using AI, tackling bush fire issues in regional Australia. Their goal to save our homes and wildlife has been a driving force behind their potentially winning idea.  

Zain Daley and Lucien Shand have also entered the competition with an intelligent scanning device that sorts rubbish into appropriate recycling bins on collection. Such technology could be implemented throughout schools, universities, hospitals, shopping malls and parks to considerably reduce the problem of landfill rubbish.

We wish both teams all the best with their entries.

Pictured above: Lindisfarne AI for Good Teams.

Mrs Hanson
Technology Teacher



Short Preparation Success

Last Wednesday, our Lindisfarne Debating Team (pictured below) successfully argued that "Technology is NOT essential in the classroom". This was the team’s first short preparation debate which means they were given the topic, locked in a room on their own with no access to any technology and given 100 minutes to prepare a team case to argue against their competitors from St Hilda’s School. The adjudicator commended our debaters for their teamwork, rebuttal and the strength of their arguments.

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Public Speaking and Recitation Grand Final

The grand final of the primary school Recitation Competition and the high school Public Speaking Competition will be held in the Chapel at Mahers Lane on Monday, 24 June commencing at 6.30pm.

Families and friends of the Lindisfarne community are welcome to attend this free event.

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Mathematics Faculty


Science Matters

Every Sunday, students who have signed up to attempt the Kokoda Challenge head off on training walks through Springbrook National Park. The walks are long and arduous but the locations are spectacular with natural wonders on offer for the observant.

Patrick Brabant (Year 11) was in the walking group this past Sunday and he shared his impressive knowledge of birds and bird song with us as we hiked. With Patrick’s help we spotted a Lewin’s honeyeater, crimson rosellas, king parrots, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, a Yellow thornbill, grey fantail and, of course, sulfur-crested cockatoos and kookaburras. In addition, we heard golden whistlers and whipbirds off in the bush.

Experiencing these gifts of nature in the company of someone who is knowledgeable and truly committed to conservation made an otherwise tough hike a delightful experience.

In his book Where Song Began, author Tim Low hypothesises that Australia was the source of all the songbirds in the world. It turned the ornithological world on its head when first published in 2014 but has since become widely regarded as the definitive work on songbird evolution. It is well worth reading. Apart from tackling some serious science, Tim Low has a natural flair for story-telling and the book is full of anecdotes involving birds in Australia. It is yet another reminder, if one is needed, of how lucky we are to live in this country and how important it is not to take our wildlife for granted.

This weekend, we will be walking at night and last year on the same walk Patrick drew our attention to a sugar glider swooping from tree to tree alongside the track. Lit up by our headlamps it paused and stared down at us for a perfect moment.

So many people only read about Australian wildlife, watch documentaries or hear birdsong as just "background noise". To see our magnificent wildlife at home in the bush and to recognise the calls birds make to one another is an entirely different experience. Give it a try this weekend and enjoy your week in Science.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator


Visual Arts

Performing Arts


​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 by the close of business on Monday, 24 June otherwise the following terms fees will be charged.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Sydney Music Tour


55 of our talented young musicians were fortunate to get a real taste of #touringlife as they flew to Sydney last Sunday and performed their way back to Terranora. During their four days on the road, the students were involved in 10 performances and a series of workshops and concerts. 

Some highlights included:

  • All ensembles performing  at  Martin Place in Sydney.
  • A Choral workshop with renown UK vocal group Voices 8.
  • A Stage Band Band jam session with the Barker College Jazz Orchestra.
  • A moving performance from the choir at Barker College’s Chapel service.
  • Our Rock Bands performing as part of the Saint Columba Festival of Instrumental Music.
  • A special sunrise performance by our Guitar Ensemble on the Breakwall in Port Macquarie.

Our students were also fortunate to have Sydney funk band Nic Jeffries and Uncle Jed perform at our camp on Monday night featuring musicians who have performed and toured with Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Dami Im and Tim Minchin.

Each ensemble improved with every performance and the entire touring group worked together as a cohesive team on and off stage.

A huge thanks to our tireless and dedicated staff - Mary-Ellen Jackman, Kim Denny, Stephanie Palmer, Dale Norton, Alex Warr, Jonathon Grant and Cameron Jackson.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Learning Enrichment

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Digital Space



Lindisfarne Sports Academy

Injury Symposium

On Wednesday evening, the Lindisfarne Sports Academy held the first Symposium for the year. The topic was on Sports Injuries and was hosted by our High Performance Team.

The topics addressed were:

  1. Injury Prevention: Evidence based practices and the role of the Strength and Conditioning Coach
  2. Injury Rehabilitation: Optimising treatment, management and load monitoring
  3. Return to Sport: The road to full function, returning to sport.

The evening was extremely informative and athletes and parents walked away gaining some important knowledge on preventing and managing sports injuries.

Thank you to our presenters Dr Joanna Parsonage, Jonathan Freeman, Rory Davies and Abra Garfield. In Semester 2, we will be holding another symposium, so watch this space.

Matt Fydler
Director of the Sports Academy

Junior School Sport

FUN Athletics Carnival

The Junior School will be holding their annual FUN Athletics Carnival on Friday, 5 July 2019 - the last day of Term 2. The FUN Athletics Carnival is a participation-based event focussed on giving every child the chance to try our athletics events and to have some fun. All students in the Junior School will be involved in the day from our Preschool through to Year 4. The day will be run with year group rotations at each event. The final events for the day will be the house tug-of-war, house relays and of course the House Captain vs teacher relay. 

A program of events will be distributed to parents next week. We would love to see you on the day as we have lots of supporters to cheer on our students having a blast as they get active. 

If you are willing to help out on the day by following a year group rotation, assisting with the BBQ or just as a general helper, please contact Nathan Croft via email at

Years 3 to 12 Athletics Carnival

Our Years 3 and 4 students, and selected Year 2 students, will be attending the competitive Years 3 to 12 Athletics Carnival on Thursday, 4 July. The Carnival will be held at Walter Peate Park, Kingscliff. Information and permission letters have been sent home outlining the details for the day. Trials for the Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 students were held for the field events this week. There was no need for trials for the track events as students will have the choice to run in the seeded competitive heats or the participation heats on the day. If you require further information, please contact the Lindisfarne's Head of Sport and Activities, Damien Clucas via or Nathan Croft via

Touch Football

Lindisfarne will be entering boys, girls and mixed teams into a Touch Football Gala Day in Term 3. We have a fantastic coach, Danni Davis, who is giving us her time to come and help us with the training sessions. Training sessions will start in Term 3 on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 and will be held in the mornings from 7.15am to 8.15am. Any students in Years 3 or 4 who are interested should come along and have a go.

Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4

Sports News

CIS Touch Football

Congratulations on the following student who represented NCIS at the CIS Touch Football Championships in Sydney during the week.

  • Anika Smith
  • Nicola Gee
  • Ebony Richards
  • Giselle Smith
  • Kiara Denny
  • Grace Denny
  • Holly-Rose Gorter
  • Oliver Henderson
  • Bryn Richards
  • Jye Conquest
  • Kody Edgar Farrell

The NCIS teams by all accounts were very competitive against some formidable well drilled teams. The Under 15 NCIS Girls finished 3rd which is a highly commendable result. Congratulations to Kiara Denny (Year 7) who made the CIS representative team, and Ebony Richards was chosen as a Shadow selection.

Lien Diett Rugby Championship

The Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School's First XV rugby team played their first round of the Len Diett Shield on Tuesday as they took on the First XV from Xavier Catholic College Ballina. The team has been training for the past three weeks and has been steadily improving. Most of the students do not play rugby but have a great attitude and are willing to learn. With a lack of rugby knowledge the boys have been working really hard to understand the finer points of the game and to come together as a squad. 

Xavier Catholic College had already played three of their round games in the Len Diett Shield, so the task was a formidable one. The game started well with our boys holding the ball for the first five minutes, showing they had picked up a lot from training and were ready to play. Unfortunately, Ballina were too strong and at the end of the first 20 minutes Xavier were up 27 to 5. A quick review of the pros and cons and a plan for the second 20 minutes and the boys took it to the Xavier team. Ballina won this period of play 15 to 0. A big improvement by our team. The last 20 minutes and our boys were really starting to find their feet. It was a back and forth period with both sides having plenty of opportunities. With the final whistle the boys were all exhausted but the score for the last 20 minutes was 5 all. 

The final score for the game was 47 to 10 to Xavier College. However with marked improvement each period the game was closer than the end score line suggested. It was a great effort for their first ever game together and the first game of Rugby for over half of our boys. They are pumped up now and looking forward to our next game. Well done boys, you did yourselves and Lindisfarne proud.

Nathan Croft
Head Coach

Mount St Patricks Hockey Friendly

On Thursday, June 20, we played the second of three Hockey matches versus Mount St Patricks College, Murwillumbah at Barrie Smith Fields. As earlier indicated, Mount St Patricks are transparently fielding an older squad in preparation for a tournament they are entered into, but we have a very solid younger group of developing players who push them. The girls went down 3-0, and the boys lost 7-1.

The Hockey culture within Lindisfarne is very robust, with an excellent turn up at training every week. Thanks to Allison Sands and Isabel Topper for their continued enthusiasm to drive this sport to another level.

Athletics Carnival

The Athletics Carnival program and general information has been sent to all the community and can also be accessed by clicking the image below.

The Carnival is at Walter Peate Oval on Thursday, July 4.

Athletics Training Schedule

Our training sessions are run by some highly qualified staff and all students from Years 3 to 12 are invited to attend.




Tuesday 3.30pm - 5.00pm  




Middle Distance

Mark Ladbroke

Phil Newton

Sid Paulraj

Wednesday 7.00am - 8.00am




Middle Distance

Sid Paulraj

Matt Bedford

Thursday 3.30pm - 5.00pm  




Middle Distance

Mark Ladbrok

Phil Newton

Sid Paulraj

Friday 7.00am - 8.00am




Middle Distance

Sid Paulraj

Damien Clucas


Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Rowing Club would like to extend its welcome to all Lindisfarne students to try the Sport of Rowing and join the Lindisfarne Rowing Team.

Rowing is a fantastic low impact sport, utilising nearly every muscle in your body. Rowing can be enjoyed as an individual and also in a crew and team environment. With the return of Head Coach Garry Annand, we are offering Lindisfarne students easy access to this exciting sport (Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Rowing Club).

Cost for 2019 is only $175 for six months. The club is also an Active Sport registered so NSW residence students can apply for the $100 Active Sport contribution. Training days are Saturday morning at 6.45am, Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 4.00pm and all sessions are at the Tweed Rowing Shed, southern side of Boyd’s Bay Bridge.

Students are encouraged to come down on Saturday mornings at 6.45am for a no obligation lesson for free. If Saturday mornings are not suitable, Sunday mornings are available on request. Please contact Garry Annand for more detailed information on 0412 344 826.


Junior School Football Program

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School will be running an after School soccer program during Term 3 which will be delivered by Total Football Academy (TFA). The program is for Kindergarten to Year 4 students. Registration can be done at the Junior School Reception.

During the eight-week program games will be played inside an inflatable soccer field, which captures the imagination of students, giving them a great soccer experience. Training will take place inside a skills square focusing on different skills each week, such as dribbling, turning and shooting. As part of the program, players can also purchase a soccer kit (top and shorts).  

The program starts on Thursday, 1 August for Kindergarten to Year 4 students from 3.15pm to 4.15pm. No session will ever be cancelled as there will be an undercover area and classroom sessions that can be delivered.

Term 3 Dates:

  • 1 August
  • 8 August
  • 15 August
  • 22 August
  • 29 August
  • 5 September
  • 12 September
  • 19 September

If you need any assistance from TFA, Danny Morton can be reached via mobile 0473 344 778 or email

Find Total Football Academy on Facebook for wet weather updates and special offers.

Touring English Schools and Homestay Families Required

The Sport Department are seeking assistance from our wonderful Lindisfarne families to host one or two visiting students from England for the following dates:

  • 6 and 7 August (Burford School)
  • 31 July (Gowerton School)

A cultural homestay is often one of the best experiences for travelling students, so, if you can make yourself available, that would be great. The visiting male and female students range in age from 14 to 18 and will require three meals a day, private transport to and from school by the Lindisfarne parent. The sports that are being played against our opens teams are:

  • Netball (Girls)
  • Hockey (Girls)
  • Football (Boys)

If you can be of assistance to us, please email Sports Administration Assistant, Cherie Montford on

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities


Staff Profile 

We are nearly at the end of Semester 1 2019 and I thought it was time to introduce the Faculty. We all bring a wealth of experience and passion to the School.

So, introducing the Director of PDHPE - Gay Maynard.

Apparently, my west country accent is still as strong as ever even though I have lived in Australia now for 15 years. My mum, my older brother and his family, still live just outside of Bath. A beautiful part of the world, yet I used to grudgingly and unappreciatively visit the Roman city, as it meant shopping for school shoes!

Since the age of 10, I was always going to be a teacher. I represented my school at every sport offered. I continued to play hockey for the South West of England and compete at horse events until after studying for my Bachelor of Education and taking up my first post as a teacher of PDHPE and drama in Southampton. 

I had an 18-month gap "year" when I had saved enough money for a round the world ticket. I met my kiwi husband in Hawaii … in a backpacker's! We travelled around his homeland and then Australia in our first home and vehicle. When surfing down the east coast, we decided we would like to live between Burleigh and Byron.

I taught in England for another 11 years; 10 of which were at a tough school in Basil Fawlty’s town, Torquay. Both of our beautiful girls were born there. Jessica started her education in Australia and was one of the first enrolments at Bogangar Public School, pretty close to half way between the two iconic surf breaks.

I continued with my vocation at Lindisfarne, starting at the end of Term 2, in 2004. Apart from a short maternity leave in 2008 to have our "Aussie of the family", Joseph and last year's shoulder surgery, I have remained at the School and I have enjoyed every moment - so many fond memories!

My "spare time" is full of family commitments: Georgia's netball, Joseph's AFL and Jessica's university studies … and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

One of my mottos is: "Don't wait for life to happen, go and live it." Hence the bungee jump, skydive, stock car racing, being a parent etc…

Gay Maynard
Director of PDHPE 


Saturday Netball

Round 9 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 below.

Lindisfarne’s Fundraising Day is this weekend - 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.

School Netball

This week, we played in the NSW Cup Round 1 at Mullumbimby. We had 10 of the 55 teams competing: 40 boys and 60 girls from Years 5 – 10. All of our teams finished in the Top 4, making the finals if from the pool games. The Black Lions (Year 5/6 mixed), Bronze Lions (Year 5/6 mixed), Silver Lions (Year 5/6 mixed), Green Lions (Year 7/8 Boys) and Lion Kings (Year 9/10 Boys) were all undefeated!

 The teams progressing to the Far North Coast Regional Finals Days to be held in Casino on the 13 August and Lismore on the 14 August are:

Year 5/6 Division

  • Lindisfarne Silver Lions (1st)

Year 7/8 Girls Division

  • Lindisfarne White Lions (2nd)

Year 7/8 Boys Division

  • Lindisfarne Green Lions (1st)

Year 9/10 Girls Division

  • Lindisfarne Gold Lions (2nd)

Year 9/10 Boys Division

  • Lindisfarne Lion Kings (1st)

We understand that there is a clash for the Year 6 students who are on camp so we have requested for an alternative Regional Final.

A comment from the NSW Netball Convenor read: “The students were amazingly well behaved and really in to their netball – I hope you are all proud of the way they represented your schools.” 

We certainly are. Well done Lindisfarne Lions!

Thanks to all of the staff coaches, umpires and the players who were also umpiring. Great day. Too many names to thank and praise all! So proud of our pride of Lions!

If you have any questions re: netball, please do not hesitate to email me via

Gay Maynard
Teacher in Charge of Netball

Tweed Netball Holiday Clinic


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