2019 Term 2 Week 20B 28 Jun 2019

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From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have had a strong emphasis on public speaking this week with students from Years 1 to 12 competing in the finals of our annual Public Speaking and Recitation Competition. I was impressed by the work of our finalists from the animation of our younger students to the sophisticated content and research of our senior competitors.

I was also delighted by the work of our Junior School students and staff who represented Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School in the Choral Speaking Competition at the Murwillumbah Eisteddfod this week. In an amazing performance, all Speaking Choirs from Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 took out 1st place in their respective divisions.  Public Speaking is alive and well at Lindisfarne!

In closing, I want to thank Mr Douglas and the Year 4 teachers for their work this week to support the Year 4 students on their camp at Tyalgum Ridge. It was a wet week on the coast and our students approached the camp in typical Lindisfarne style with great resilience and energy.

I am very proud of the students who returned this afternoon with great smiles, great memories and lots of muddy clothes!

Kind regards,

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 www.trybooking.com/516655.

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

​DisruptEd 2019

Disruption is happening to traditional business on an unprecedented scale and we want our students to understand these changes and to be prepared for the future workplace. On Thursday, 22 August, Lindisfarne will be running DisruptEd 2019. The day will focus on building skills and understanding for the future workplace. DisruptEd 2019 will involve a number of workshops, keynotes and information sessions for students to find out more about business and to challenge their thinking to take risks and build important future focussed skills and perspectives. This year our hope is to provide a range of streams including Sustainability, Sport, Business, Creative and Performing Arts and Technology.  We are once again looking for volunteers from the community to be involved in the day. Please complete this form if you are interested in being involved. 

This year we will also be hosting a Parent session on the evening of Wednesday 21 August as we launch DisruptEd. Internationally renowned educator and futurist Lee Watanbe Crockett will be speaking about the shifts required in education to best prepare students for their future.

Bryan Malone and Geoff Lancaster
DisruptEd Coordinators  

Staff Bio

Whole School News

Tournament of Minds Donations

Request for Materials

The Primary and Secondary teams for this year’s Tournament of Minds competition have been selected and we are well underway with our preparation. This has included building team skills and roles through a variety of problem-solving tasks.

To assist us in our preparation for the challenge day, we are asking for donations of unwanted reusable materials that you may have lying around the house or workplace.

The materials we are hoping to receive include (but are not limited to) the following items:

  • Aluminium foil
  • Balloons Balls (ping pong, foam, polystyrene etc.)
  • Buttons
  • Cardboard
  • Cling wrap
  • Cotton wool
  • Dried peas/beans
  • Elastic
  • Elastic bands
  • Feathers
  • Fabric
  • Fishing line
  • Foam
  • Rubber gloves
  • Hessian
  • Magnets
  • Stockings
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Velcro
  • Socks
  • Ribbon
  • Plastic
  • Paper clips

At the Sunshine Avenue Campus, the donation box is outside Mrs Williamson’s classroom (1W) and at Mahers Lane, please drop your donations into Mrs Cootes at Student Administration.

Any donations, big or small, are welcome. We appreciate your support of this event.

Amy Williamson
Tournament of Minds Coordinator

Round Square

Dean of Studies

QS World University Rankings

World university rankings provide annually updated listings of the top universities in the world, compiled using data from trusted sources. There are a number of different world university rankings available, one of which is the QS World University Rankings which has been announced for 2020.

The good news for Australia is that we have five universities in the top 50, another two universities in the next 50, and an impressive 26 universities in the top 500. Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland featured in the top 50, as they did last year. This is great news for Lindisfarne graduates who have some of the best opportunities at their feet. As we say, the world is their oyster!

World university rankings can be used to help a student shortlist a university, gain additional information about universities they are already considering, or directly compare two or more institutions in specific areas of performance. Subject-specific editions such as the QS World University Rankings by Subject can be particularly useful for students attempting to identify leading institutions in a particular field. One can personalise the results, filtering by location and/or performance indicator, depending on what’s most important to an individual.

I encourage our students with aspirations of attending university to look at the University Rankings to help them in making an informed decision about their future study. Mr Woods, our Careers Advisor, can also help with information about courses and universities.

Dr Natalie Mariott 
Acting Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Junior School Reporting - Wabisabi

As Semester 1 comes to an end, so does our first reporting cycle. As our community is aware, the Junior School has moved to a new format of reporting. Over the past two terms, teachers have been providing regular feedback on aspects of learning through the online portal Wabisabi. This regular feedback cycle has allowed teachers, students and parents to be more informed about the progression of learning and continually have their finger on the pulse as to where their child is academically and where they need to go to next. This is the Junior School’s way of ensuring that we have a minimum one year's growth for one year of schooling. 

I’d like to draw our communities attention to our upcoming report style. It is important to note that due to the continually feedback throughout the semester of achievement the traditional subject comment will not be present. Instead, parents will receive an overview of the learning that has occurred in that subject and a grade for the strands encompassed in that area. An example of a Year 2 English report is placed below. 

The use of Wabisabi has allowed our teachers to open our school gates and classroom doors wider to inform parents about continually progression. Wabisabi is a relatively new tool for educators to use and we are amongst a very small community of schools using this software. Unfortunately we have experienced a few bugs early on and I apologise for any frustration this has occurred. We are constantly providing Wabisabi feedback about their system and have a great relationship with them to ensure the application is working for all users. At present, we are working through a major bug with the application and have been notified that everything is being done to resolve this issue. A major update will be released on July 15 next month. Hopefully this will improve the system for those having problems. Also, an android application will be released in January next year so it will be available across all platforms and devices. 

Finally, I want to thank all of the parents that provided feedback on our Online Progressive Reports. We appreciate the time you took to inform us of your experiences and are using this feedback to refine our processes at the Junior School.

Mark Douglas 
Head of Junior School

Chess Program

Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts - Junior Students

This term students at Lindisfarne have participated in the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts. All Junior School students were part of a Choral Verse Speaking section with their year level. 

Lots of local schools enter this competition and our teachers and students have been dedicated to this craft. The results had Lindisfarne achieve credit at the highest level.

A clean sweep across all the five Junior School sections - 1st place for all of our students!

Congratulations to all students and teachers and especially to the year level conductors who take the lead conducting up to 70 voices at a time.

Kindergarten - Own Choice - Conducted by Miss Blaikie
Year 1 - Set Poem  - Miss Read
Year 2 - Own Choice - Miss Rolfe
Year 3- Set Poem - Miss Hassell
Year 4 - Own Choice - Mrs Hawkins

Over 100 students were also entered into the Speech and Drama section of the MFPA. 

It takes a lot of courage to stand on stage in front of a big audience and adjudicator and bright lights. Some as young as 4! They are encouraged every step of the way by our amazing team of teachers - Mrs Kim Shepherd, Mrs Rosie Tucker and Miss Mel Dorge. 

Special mention to our following students for their outstanding results.

Adjudicators Awards 

6 Years 
Encouragement Award - Harvey Johnstone

8 Years 
JJ Richards Championship Winner - Sienna Williamson 
JJ Richards Championship  Runner Up - Ivy Thomson 
Encouragement Award - Sunny King

9 Years 
JJ Richards Championship Runner Up - Anna Haubek

10 years
Encouragement Award - Leo Lush

11 Years 
Encouragement Award - Zara Cusick  

14 years 
JJ Richards Championship Winner - Cate Roberts 

Amy Skene 
Drama Teacher

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

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

​Year 5 Happenings

Poetry Recitation

Well done to Kimiyo Tango, Sian McGilligan, Eliza Evesson and Emelie O’Neill who participated in the Poetry Recitation Grand Final last Monday evening. The girls did an amazing job presenting their poems and I’m sure it was not easy for the adjudicator to select one winner. Congratulations to Emelie who was awarded first place.

"It was a fun night the audience was so supportive and I loved seeing what other kids do with their poems as well.  I love public speaking and performing. I like every form of acting and presenting because you get to interpret a character and be that character." - Emelie O’Neill 5D

Pictured above: Emelie O'Neill 5D

It's Cool to be Different

Recently, Thomas Fyfe from 5D attended Government House in Sydney where he met Her Excellency Margaret Beasley AO QC Governor of NSW and was presented a certificate for winning an Anti-Bullying Competition. 

It was a great honour for Thomas and his family to be invited to this special event and they had a fantastic time. Not only did they meet the Governor but they also had a tour of Government House which is located in the Botanical Gardens, and they had the pleasure of meeting many students and families from all over Australia.

"In Term 1, I entered the Say No To Bullying Primary School Poster Competition and I won. The prize was Art and School supplies plus a trip to Sydney for me and my family to meet with Her Excellency Margaret Beasley AO QC Governor of NSW at Government House. When we arrived at Government House, I went into a special room with four other kids and the Governor greeted us. She asked questions about how we felt about bullying and then we moved into a bigger room where lots of other kids were sitting down waiting to receive their awards. The Governor then handed out certificates and I had my photo taken with her. Next we went out to the beautiful garden and had morning tea. I met another boy named Takoda and together we were both interviewed about the effects of bullying on kids of today. I also got to tell her about our school, Lindisfarne. After that we went on a tour of Government House which looks like a castle and it reminded me of Harry Potter then all of the kids lined up on the big, wooden staircase and had their photo taken again. I felt like I was famous! 

It was an amazing experience especially because not everyone will get to meet a Governor in their lifetime.  It was also cool because there were lots of police guarding the fences with rifles…that’s how important the Governor is plus she needs protection. Government House is located in gardens just outside the city. 

If you want to check out my poster and all the other winning entries go to this website:

Remember, it’s cool to be different – Say no to bullying!" Thomas Fyfe 5D

Pictured above: Thomas Fyfe's winning poster

Destination Tweed Event

Last Monday, Alex Larsen from 5A attended the Destination Tweed Agriculture, Food and Culinary Collective event held at TAFE NSW, Kingscliff with Mrs Foyster. This was an opportunity to show off the fabulous work going on in the Mahers Lane Garden as well as build connections with various local companies and businesses who share the farm or garden to plate approach.

"On Monday this week I went to the Destination Tweed Event at Kingscliff T.A.F.E with Mrs Foyster. It was the best experience with Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School I’ve been involved with yet! Our school had a display with all of the garden produce from our Mahers Lane and Sunshine Avenue Gardens. I got to see many different examples of what I could do when I grow up, such as growing produce, making products and selling them, also Tropical Fruit World had the best guacamole ever. I liked eating the tasters of what the other locals were displaying. I was so happy displaying what we have spent so much time growing and looking after. The best part, besides the food, was showing people how we make a sustainable bottle greenhouse. If you have some empty 1.25L bottles can you please bring them down to the garden any lunchtime except Monday and Friday. 

I really appreciate the time and effort that Mrs Foyster puts in to organising events such as these. In addition to this week’s display we recently had a pop- up stall here at school plus Year 5 and 6 will be cooking soup next week with the vegetables from the garden and selling it at Recess and Lunch.

When I was at Destination Tweed this week, I was thinking that it is really up to our generation to look after the environment and how important it is that everyone should contribute." Alex Larsen 5A

Lisa Price 
Year 5 Coordinator

Student Acknowledgment

Christopher Anderson in Year 7 recently won the Gold Coast radio station, Rebel FM’s guitar playing competition and received an Epiphone SG Gibson electric guitar as the prize.

Christopher entered the competition which was open to all children in regional Queensland and NSW. The competition was run to find the best "Rebel's little Angus shredder".  Christopher performed a compilation of four ACDC riffs plus an abbreviated version of “Thunderstruck” including its solo which was recorded and sent in to the station via his father’s Facebook page.

Last Friday Christopher went to the radio station to collect his prize.  He was interviewed by Ash – one of the morning breakfast presenters and the interview was played to listeners on Monday morning.  

Congratulations to Christopher, what an awesome win! 

Senior School


Leading Teams Workshop

Along with the colder weather that accompanies the closing of Term 2, the winds of change are also beginning to sweep Lindisfarne. While current Year 12 students are busy preparing for trials and their post-school lives, Year 11 students are preparing to fill the soon-to-be vacant leadership positions. 

2019 is shaping up to be a formative year for our leadership development, with the foundations being laid on Year 11 camp. But like all things, it can be difficult to keep the momentum going as we transition back into the school environment. We know that the bonds and values we formed over camp won’t last without continual effort and growth, but how can we continue to develop these skills and behaviours into habits and group trademarks?

Enter Leading Teams, a company who specialise in team building and the development of high-performance leadership teams who lead by example. With the help of coach Aaron Rodgers we were encouraged to examine the current dynamic of our cohort by answering three questions:

  1. What words would we use to describe our cohort now?
  2. How would we like our cohort to be described in the future?
  3. What are some group behaviours that are standing in the way of this future?

We collectively described our cohort as accepting and friendly, and vocalised that we would all like to form a united and supportive environment to best tackle our final year of schooling. 

Overall, the workshops conducted by Leading Teams are proving to be productive and beneficial in our leadership development and we’re excited to see what is brought by our next session! 

Emma Matusch
Year 11 student


​Public Speaking and Poetry Recitation

Once again, the audience was inspired by the variety and competence with which our students performed at the grand final of both the Public Speaking and Poetry Recitation Competitions.  

A special thank you goes to Mrs Bryanne Jardine for agreeing to adjudicate the evening. Mrs Jardine has taught Speech and Drama for over 25 years and holds a Degree in Theatre Studies and a Fellowship of Trinity College of London. She is an experienced adjudicator of public speaking competitions, as well as Performing Arts Festivals, in both NSW and Queensland. She commended all our finalists and commented on the challenge of selecting winners.  

The 2019 Poetry Recitation winners were:

  • Year 1: Ayva Immisch
  • Year 2: Lucy Simmonds
  • Year 3: Ivy Thomson
  • Year 4: Pearl Baker
  • Year 5: Emelie O’Neill
  • Year 6: Fletcher Burdekin

The winners for 2019 Public speaking Competition were:

  • Stage 4 – Max Milton-Goodhead
  • Stage 5 – Beatrix Meeves
  • Stage 6 – Jaidah Fergus-Mackie

Additionally, I would like to congratulate our School Captains, Chloe Green and Will Fitzgibbons, for their poise when hosting the event. 

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Write4Fun Success

Two of our students entered the 2019 Write4Fun competition and were advised that their entries had been selected for publishing. Ariella Stafford in Year 7 and Tayla Fawcett in Year 10 are both commended for their efforts in this competition.

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Mathematics Faculty


Science Matters

CONGRATULATIONS to our wonderful Year 10 students who came away from Southern Cross University this week crowned Northern Rivers Science and Engineering Challenge champions! Not only did they win the contest, they were chosen as the school group with the best team spirit by the event staff on the day. The winner of the school spirit award is chosen by nominations throughout the day and the students were unaware that they were being judged. 

It is a true reflection of how well they approached the challenges, communicated with each other and interacted with the students from competing schools. The event itself is comprised of a series of practical challenges involving principles of science and engineering culminating in the Great Bridge Challenge. All competitors gathered in the auditorium for the testing of the bridges at the end of the day and our team’s construction carried the equal greatest load but weighed in at just half the mass of our rival resulting in a resounding win.

In addition to the honour of bringing home the trophy, our team won a Leggo robot kit which will be put through its paces by both our Stem and Engineering Studies students. 

Well done to all of our participants.

This week on our Kokoda training walk we had the great good fortune to come upon this beautiful young koala just as dusk was falling up in Springbrook National Park. He was on the ground when we found him and quickly climbed up a sapling to get away. When we gathered around, he froze roughly at head height and we spent a long moment looking at him. Despite a careful search with our head lamps, we couldn’t see any others in the trees nearby. It is an absolute privilege to see koalas in the wild and, unfortunately, the opportunities and becoming rarer.

You can’t help but wonder what the future holds for this little fellow with his habitat shrinking, cars roaring along the roads at night and his friends riddled with disease. We certainly have a lot to answer for.

Only a few hundred meters past the koala and now in full darkness, we found an echidna heading out on its night time business. It curled up into a defensive ball and, once again, we had a leisurely examination of this prehistoric creature. 

It was revealing that one of our group exclaimed excitedly "That was a really cool porcupine" when we headed off again. We are so immersed in the histories, both cultural and natural, of other places that our default identification of an animal as wonderful as the echidna is one that has never existed in Australia. 

Have a wonderful week in Science.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator 


Visual Arts

Performing Arts


​Barbara Sisley Award

Two students from Lindisfarne were recently recognised for their outstanding achievements in Speech and Drama. Claudia Arghyros (Year 7) and Siara Travaglia (Year 4) each received a prestigious Barbara Sisley Award.

The Barbara Sisley Awards are presented annually by the Communication Speech and Performance Teachers Inc. to recognise the State’s highest achievers in the Trinity College London Speech and Drama exams and the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Drama and Performance exams in the previous year.

The girls were privileged to receive their awards based upon their exceptional results in the 2018 Trinity Guildhall Examination in Speech and Drama exams. 

Claudia achieved the highest result in Queensland for her Grade 3 exam whilst Siara received the state’s highest result for her Grade 1 exam.

Pictured above: Claudia Arghyros

Pictured above: Siara Travaglia

Please click 'Expand Article' below to view more photos of our talented award winners.

I would also like to acknowledge the unfortunate passing of a former Lindisfarne Speech and Drama teacher. 

Vale - Lisa Axelby (Quinliven) 
23 August 1966 - 17 February 2019

Amy Skene
Coordinator of Creative and Performing Arts (P-12)

​Year 5 Band Program Big Blast!

On Thursday, Year 5 and the Junior Orchestra performed as part of our inaugural Year 5 Big Blast Concert in the Chapel. The concert was a showcase of our Year 5 class bands who have been learning an instrument since the beginning of the year as part of our compulsory Band Program.

This was a brilliant display of musicianship and ensemble collaboration as our talented young musicians took to the stage in front of an audience for the first time. 

I would like to congratulate each and every student for producing a well balanced and energetic performance. Well done all!

Mr Dale Norton
Music Teacher

Senior Orchestra - Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts

Congratulations to our Senior Orchestra who took out 1st place in the Secondary School Band/Ensemble section in the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts today. The ensemble performed 'Falcon Fanfare' by Brian Balmages and 'Last Ride of the Pony Express' by David Shaffer and received glowing report from the adjudicator.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Learning Enrichment

​Write a Book in a Day Competition

Have you ever wanted to be part of a team that writes and illustrates their very own book in just 12 hours?

The Write a Book in a Day competition is a team writing competition open to writers and illustrators from Years 5 to adult. All books are written by a team in a consecutive 12 hour period on one day. Teams will consist of students in Years 5 to 6, Years 7 to 9 and Years 10 to 12. 

The cost to participate in the competition will be $52.00. The competition raises money for the Kids Cancer project and all completed books will go into hospitals around Australia to entertain children receiving treatment. 

We will hold our Write a Book in a Day on Thursday, 29 August from 8am to 8.00pm in the Mahers Lane Library.

If you are a budding author and/or illustrators and would like to participate in this fun and exciting competition please email jduggan@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au by Friday, 12 July to secure your spot.

Jodie Duggan 
Learning Enrichment Coordinator (5-8)

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Student Sound Engineers and Producers

Opportunity for student sound engineers and producers.

During the first week of the school holidays we will be recording vocals for our forthcoming Germinate Records compilation EP. Sessions will take place in the recording studio from 10.00am until 2.00pm on Monday, 8 July, Tuesday 9 July and Wednesday, 10 July.

This will be a great opportunity for students who were involved in the sound design project to gain further experience in the Recording Studio or for any students wishing to learn about sound production.

Students wishing to be a part of one or more of these sessions should email me at bcanning@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au with expressions of interest before the end of term.

Brett Canning
Recording Studio Producer

International Department

​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 international@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au 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

Digital Space



Lindisfarne Sports Academy

This week, our Senior Sports Academy members were visited by Duncan Free OAM (Lindisfarne Sports Academy Ambassador) and Naomi McCarthy (Olympic gold medalist and former Australian Waterpolo Captain). Duncan is the Director and Naomi is the Manager of the Griffith University Sports College.

Griffith University is proud to be the number one Australian University for supporting elite athletes. Griffith had the most number of student-athletes from any Australian University competing at both the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics. They support nearly 600 athletes across 45 sports to achieve a balance between elite sport and university. Last year, this included 110 athletes who represented Australia internationally, 65 professional athletes, more than 50 athletes from state academies such as QAS, NSWIS and SASI. They also support many developing athletes that have come straight from school into university.

Every year, Duncan and Naomi come down and spend time with our athletes who are considering their options after school. They discuss university and sport balance, sports scholarships, pathways after school and also the importance of having this balance while they are competing and also when they transitioning from sport at a later date. 

The pair have a wealth of sporting and academic knowledge and understand the demands student-athletes face.

Matt Fydler
Director Lindisfarne 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 the athletics based events and to have some fun. All our classes will be involved in the day from our Preschool students 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 v Teacher relay. 

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. 

Please see below for a copy of the Program of Events for the Day and a Map of where each event will be on the day.

The P&F will be running a BBQ on the day. Each student will receive one free sausage sandwich compliments of the P&F. Parents and students can purchase extra sausages from the BBQ on the day. 

If you are willing to help out on the day by following a year group rotation, by assisting with the BBQ or just as a helper can you please contact Mr Nathan Croft via email at ncroft@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Years 3 to 12 Athletics Carnival

Our Year 3 and 4 students and selected Year 2 students will be attending the competitive Year 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. If you require further information please contact the Head of Sport Mr Damien Clucas via email at dclucas@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or Mr Nathan Croft via email at ncroft@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Touch Football

Lindisfarne will be entering teams into a Touch Football Gala Day in Term 3. We will be entering boys, girls and mixed teams into the Gala Day. 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, 31July 2019. Training will be in the mornings from 7.15am - 8.15am. Any student in Year 3 or 4 who is interested should come along and have a go. 

Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4

Sport News

QLD All Schools Touch Tournament (U15 Girls)

After our U15 Girls resounding win at NCIS (11-2 in the final), we have had a late entry accepted to the QLD All Schools Touch Tournament in Brisbane in the Term 3 holidays - thanks to our coach Danni Davis for facilitating this. Students are now trialling for this and we look forward to the challenges that awaits us as we prepare next term for the October holidays tournament.

Pacific Coast Christian School Basketball Friendlys

Both our Open Boys and U15 Boys Basketball boys had resounding wins over Pacific Coast Christian School on 27 June. Well done to both teams, who play the Pacific Coast again on 2 July.

Thursday/Friday Sport Selections (Mahers Lane ONLY)

Please note that Sports Selections (Years 5 to 10) are now closed for Thursday/Friday Sport. If students missed the deadline, please contact Cherie Montford in the Sports Department via cmontford@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au as soon as possible to nominate some selections.

Athletics Carnival and Training

We are very excited for our carnival coming up this week on 4 July at Walter Peate, and we are tracking the weather very carefully. I tentatively indicate that the Bureau of Meteorology indicates that the day may have some showers, but mostly sunny.  

The Student Identifying Numbers have been released to staff, and should be filtering through to every student who is participating. On the day, if students don’t have their Identifying Number on their arm, they will not be able to compete in any event. There will be loads of permanent markers out there for students to write their numbers on either forearm, visible from elbow to the wrist. There will be ample copies of the Student Identifying Numbers as well. Here is number "#582" as a sample example.

Training will cease on Tuesday, 2 July, and begin again Tuesday, 30 July. 

Spotlight on Eliza Fahy

Well done to Eliza Fahy for her contributions as a representative for the CIS team in the NSW PSSA Primary Girls Hockey Tournament. Eliza's team came 5th in their pool and ninth over all. She enjoyed lots of high quality hockey which was topped off with a great goal in the last game.

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities


Saturday Netball

Round 10 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. 

No games the first weekend of the holiday but Netball resumes on July 27 which is the weekend before we return to school. PLEASE can you let your manager know if you are unable to play in Round 11.

It was a huge day at the Arkinstall Netball courts last weekend and I wish to publicly thank everyone involved. If you see any of the Lindisfarne Netball Club Committee, can you please acknowledge the outstanding efforts made and the incredible total of money raised - $1700 and counting! We are hoping to clear $2000.

There are too many names to mention as so many parents helped on the stall, sold raffle tickets, donated baked cakes, prizes and lolly bags, made marketing posters and set up and packed away the stalls and tents.

The set up was in time for the first game players and parents - 9.00am - to be able to purchase a bacon and egg roll. Typically, the wind was biting at the courts but for once none of us minded when we saw the queue for hot food!
Until the last game finished or we had run out of food to serve and sell at 3.30pm, Simon McKinley was cooking sausages, bacon and eggs on the BBQ and Jane Daniel (our fabulous Fundraising Committee Chairperson) organised everything and everyone to ensure that our Lindisfarne Netball Community was the brightest club shining. Jane has already reflected on the day and has plans for 2020 when, with her enthusiasm and organisational prowess, we are destined to achieve even greater success.

Thanks to everyone who contributed. Your time and effort are truly appreciated.

School Netball

Please enjoy some of the photos from the NSW Cup Round 1 at Mullumbimby. The Green Lions (Year 7/8 Boys) and the Lion Kings (Year 9/10) will be playing a match on Monday at lunchtime!

Please see gallery below to view photos.

Tweed Representative Netball

Good luck to all of the 12 to 15-year-olds Lindisfarne Netball girls who are representing Tweed in the Queensland State titles at Pine Rivers, Brisbane from 6 to 9 July. There are two squads of 10 in each age group and Lindisfarne have a number of players in each.

It is the first Championships for the 12’s: Ella Mitchell, Bonnie Starling, Asha Thomson, Zara Cusick and Sienna Phelps.

In the 13’s we have Poppy Burdekin, Annie Hammond and Claudia Arghyros who play for the School at the weekend. Poppy is the only player who represented Tweed at State Championships last year.

Mia Henry, Gracie Lynch and Ruby Sullivan are all experienced 14-year-old players.

This will be the last year of this competition for Giselle Smith and Ebony Richards at 15-years. Next year they will play Premier League Netball. 

Presently, Ellie Engel and Samantha Harvey play for TNA in the 17 and Under Premier League each Friday night at Coomera, as does ex-student Georgia Maynard who captains Ms Watters’ 19 and Under team in the Open Women’s Premier League.

Have fun on and off the courts!

If you have any questions re: netball, please do not hesitate to email me via gmaynard@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Gay Maynard 
Teacher in Charge of Netball

Bowel Cancer Awarness Month

June is Bowel Cancer awareness month. Bowel Cancer is Australia's second most deadly cancer and it claims the lives of 103 Australians each week. While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn't discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old. 

Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo is symbolic of the charity's message: bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early.

The outline of Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo appears as an abstract of a human bowel. The small hole in the apple is caused by a worm. If detected early and removed, the worm is unable to continue affecting the apple or the health of the tree.

It's the same with people. If bowel cancer is detected early it can be successfully treated, which means patients and their families can continue to enjoy a healthy life.

Both red and green apples are also a nutritious source of dietary fibre.

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