2019 Term 3 Week 23A 9 Aug 2019

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From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

This week, I have travelled to the Torres Strait with Bond University as part of the Yarning Up 2019 delegation where I have had a rare opportunity to visit local schools and community centres throughout Murray (Mer) Island and Thursday Island. Whilst here, our main focus has been to facilitate one-on-one conversations between our participants and the people who live in these remote communities – from the Elders and leaders through to the grandparents, parents and children.

The hope of this initiative is that, by learning more about their lived experience and listening to the unique challenges they face, we will all come to a better understanding of what we can each do as individuals to help ‘close the gap’ for Indigenous Australians. Our visit is presenting us with a privileged opportunity to experience the environment, community, cultural heritage and above all, the people who are spearheading change.

I look forward to sharing more about my experiences upon my return.

Over the past two weeks at Lindisfarne, it has been our pleasure to host many international students from visiting schools around the globe. Gowerton School and Burford School arrived from the UK to verse Lindisfarne in football, hockey and netball as part of their international sports tours. All teams played gallantly displaying expertise in their sporting craft, and it was great to see our players show incredible amounts of sportsmanship and fellowship both on and off the field (or court).

We also welcomed Yoshiwara High School from Japan, as well as Hangzhou Yuanqing High School and Hangzhou Daguan Middle School from China through the Lindisfarne International Immersion Program. We are also looking forward to next week’s visit from Yiwu Experimental Primary School, China. Our International Immersion Program gives our students the opportunity to learn and experience different cultures and customs and, whilst it enhances their curiosity and interest in global issues, it also propels our students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of diverse community perspectives.

I would like to thank our staff who do an excellent job organising these programs, and I’d also like to thank our student buddies and billeting families for showing our international visitors around and making them feel so welcome.

While we welcomed many visitors into our school this week, we also said farewell to a sporting prodigy of our own, Hugo McAteer. On Wednesday, our Year 7 students gathered in the Chapel for a celebratory send off as Hugo announced he will soon head to England to take up a spot at a top tier EPL football academy and board at Repton School, one of the oldest, most established and respected football schools in the UK. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Hugo and we wish him the very best knowing this won’t be the last we’ll see of this football star.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

From the Chaplain


Anglican Schools Australia Conference 2019

On Wednesday, I flew to Hobart, Tasmania for the annual Anglican Schools conference. The theme for this year's conference is 'Awe and Wonder' and we have already heard some inspiring teaching from a number of people.

The conference is held in a different state each year, and all Anglican Schools, of which there are roughly 160 around Australia, are invited to send a delegation to participate and contribute to resource sharing and networking. The conference includes times for teaching and networking, worship, social interaction, as well as some time to explore a little of the host city. 

This is my first visit to Tasmania. It is a beautiful part of the world, which does inspire a sense of "awe and wonder" as soon as you step off a plane, however, in the midst of a "cold snap" moving across the southern states of our great nation, the first adjective which came to mind was "cold".

In spite of the stark temperature contrast between northern NSW and Hobart, the warmth of the welcome and the hospitality shown by the people of the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania has been wonderful. It is an opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with friends and colleagues, and be inspired by the efforts and initiatives being exercised in many of our schools across the country.

I have been reminded of the need to be intentional about taking time and making space in our lives to experience awe and wonder; a timely reminder in the midst of a very busy and "time-poor" culture.

The conference concludes on Saturday evening, and I will return to our school community encouraged in the knowledge that there are many other Anglican schools around our nation, which all are driven and motivated by the opportunity to inspire the next generation to engage with their learning and each other with a renewed sense of awe and wonder.


Rev Chad Rynehart
School Chaplain


FunFest Ride Tickets

FunFest Ride Passes

Ride passes can now be purchased via www.flexischools.com.au (canteen service) at a cost of $40 per ticket. This allows each pass to be used for unlimited rides on day.

Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on the day for $50 per ticket.

FunFest Needs Your Help

Auction Donations

One of the biggest events on the day is the Mega Auction. We are calling for donations of goods and services. Big ticket items to wow the crowd are needed to bring in the big spenders, items that appeal to a broad range of bidders are a must. Maybe you have some unique skills or services that can be offered in support of FunFest. If you can assist, please email pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Cake Stall

Can you bake in support of FunFest? We need your help for the Cake Stall. Cakes can be baked, iced and decorated ready for FunFest and dropped off to Sunshine Avenue on Friday, 29 August ready for the Cake Stall. They must have a list of all ingredients included.

BBQ Help

We need some help with cooking the egg and bacon rolls and turning the snags. The BBQ is a big fundraiser on the day and Mr Cross (Executive Chef) and Mr Dinsdale (Sous Chef) need some support during the day. If you can assist, please email pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Set-up and Pack-Up Help

We need to 'rally the troops' as it is all 'hands on deck' to get everything set-up on the morning of FunFest ready for the big day. Then of course at the end of the day we need to get everything packed away so our students are back to learning on Monday. If you can assist, please email pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Parents & Friends

Upcoming Events

KIN Schools Day - Kids Helping Kids

KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner 2019

Year 9 student Samuel Smith, founder of KIN Schools Day, would like to again invite you to this years annual KIN Schools Day Charity Dinner. Sam has again spent months in the planning of this event and it is guaranteed to be a night like no other.

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 Towns 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.

Tickets at www.trybooking.com/503763.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please select the Donation Only ticket.

DisruptEd 2019

DisruptEd Day - Mahers Lane Campus

On 22 August, Lindisfarne will again host our annual DisruptEd Day where students in Years 7 to 12 will have the opportunity to participate in workshops with industry experts on Disruption in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Sport.

Lunchtime stalls will also be a hit with students selling amazing food and beverages with proceeds going charity - "Come prepared to spend big," they said.

We will also be hosting a DisruptEd Parent Session the day prior. Please see the flyer below for more details.

Staff Bio

Whole School News

Sports Injury Clinic

Tournament of Minds

Request for Judges

Parents and Friends of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, do you have a particular interest in any of the following disciplines?

  • The Arts
  • Social Science
  • Language Literature
  • STEM

 If the answer is yes, then we need you!

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School Junior Campus is hosting the Tournament of Minds regional competition on Sunday, 25 August 2019.

We are looking for volunteers to judge primary and secondary teams completing a challenge in one of the four mentioned disciplines.

The reason for this request is quite simple: If we don't have enough judges, then Tournament is not able to run. Our team has used a wide range of strategies to source judges of the appropriate quality, but there are many more people in our wider community who would make excellent judges.

The requirements of a judge are:

  • An adult or a year 12 student (year 11 students may be approved on a case-by-case basis - e.g. past State finalist; many years of participation.
  • Working with Children Check (for all judges 18+).
  • Attend judges' training evening on Monday 19 August 2019 @ Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School (Mahers Lane Campus).
  • Attend Tournament Day, including scoring teams and providing feedback.
  • Positive and friendly attitude.

All potential judges should be in contact with Amy Williamson, as soon as possible: awilliamson@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Note: While it is most beneficial to attend judges' training, we are willing to explore options for judges who would need to travel long distances.

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Junior School - Concert Band Workshop

Year 4 are certainly off to a flying start this term with a Concert Band Workshop and performance already under their belt. On Friday, 2 August Year 4 students were lucky enough to participate in a Concert Band Workshop with premier jazz musicians Witney McCulloch and her Jazz Quartet. These musicians are based in Adelaide and study under the direction of James Morison.

Year 4 students were not only lucky enough to participate in a workshop with these professionals but also performed alongside these musicians in front of Sunshine Avenue students. The students came away with a range of very valuable skills which will be very useful in preparation for a productive semester and range of events.

A big thank you to our selected Sunshine Avenue Concert Band members who were selected to talk about and demonstrate their instrument in front of the school. They inspired Year 3 students to start thinking about which instrument they might want to play next year. Year 4 students are to be congratulated on all of their hard work this year as well as their behaviour and professionalism.

Mr Jesse Edwards
Music Teacher

Please click 'Expand Article' to view more photos. 

Junior School News

In the Junior School, I get to see a range of wonderful things each day that amaze me. Some of these are acts of kindness from students, the laughter of playtime or examples of outstanding work. This week, during lunchtime duty, I noticed a large group of children gathered around some musicians who were playing a selection of songs to the students.

A closer look highlighted that these musicians were in fact some of our Year 4 students and they were being accompanied by Mr Edwards our Music Coordinator.  The whole scene was simply brilliant. Talented students enjoying performing in front of their peers; an audience of supportive, smiling and mesmerised children; beautiful sunshine on a warm winter’s day.

The question I had to ask myself was, "is this scene special?" The answer to that is an overwhelming "YES". Not all schools have a culture that supports this. Fantastic students and staff willing to share their passion for music with others during a lunchtime. I can't wait until the next one.

This week has also seen Sunshine Avenue host a workshop from visiting international students from Yoshiwara Japan. Positive exposure to other cultures is very important and the fun activities provided by the students from Yoshiwara made the experience very enjoyable for all.

FunFest is only just around the corner. This event is the culmination of many months of hard work from our tireless P&F and will be a huge day of fun for your family. I encourage all families to please lock in this date (Saturday, 31 August) and come and support our school and P&F.   

Mark Douglas
Head of Junior School

Big Boys' Breakfast - Junior School

The Lindisfarne P&F Association will be hosting our annual Big Boys’ Breakfast at the Junior School campus on Friday, 23 August.

$8.00 per breakfast - bookings at www.FlexiSchools.com.au

Note: for catering purposes, please ensure you book one ticket for each person eating breakfast (e.g. grandfather, father, son and daughter = 4 tickets).

Bookings will close on Tuesday, 20 August.

This event is for all students in Preschool to Year 4 to celebrate with the significant male role models (fathers, stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, etc.) in their lives. 

If you would like to assist the P&F on the day, please contact Jane Daniel on 0401 277 710.

On the Day

On the day, don’t forget your wallets! There will be two options to win great prizes:

Put your business card in a jar. A random business card will drawn on the day and winner receives a $50 gift voucher to Baked at Ancora; 

There will be a raffle= $5/ ticket and EFTPOS available. These prizes have been donated by generous members of our school community and include: 

  • A Stone and Wood Brewery tour for 5 mates tour valued at $250;  
  • A $50 gift voucher to Cubby Bakehouse, Chinderah,  
  • 2x male sun hats kindly donated by Seawish, Coolangatta
  • 4x green fees and 2 golf carts for a great day with mates at Murwillumbah Golf Course valued at $215

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

​Farewell, Hugo

This week, we farewelled one of our Year 7 students. Hugo McAteer heads off to the United Kingdom to accept a soccer scholarship at the very exclusive Repton School. Repton has a long standing reputation for guiding and producing elite soccer players and we have no doubt Hugo McAteer will be a name we will hear about in the future. With his parents watching, we farewelled Hugo with some laughs, the obligatory jar of Vegemite and Cadbury chocolate as well a few mementos to remind him of home. 

The thing that overwhelmed me was the excitement and overall happiness the entire cohort showed toward Hugo. Year 7 were so interested to hear about what Hugo will be doing and they were genuinely thrilled for him and the opportunity he has been given. There were tears amongst his good friends, as well as pats on the back and well wishes but for me as a Year Coordinator it just showed the cohesive and close group that we have formed in such a short time. Six months ago, most of these students didn't even know each other. Yet here we are all celebrating each other's achievements. Transfer this cohesiveness into the classroom and we have a cohort that will spend the next Semester working and encouraging each other to be the best version of themselves..

It really made me smile.

Good luck Hugo, continue to be the best that you can be and remember what Mr Marquardt always says: “You never really leave Lindisfarne, you just stop attending every day.”

Julie McDowell 
Year 7 Coordinator 

Senior School

Year 10 Service Learning - Environment in Action

In Term 3, the Year 10 Service Learning has started its practical component of the course, and Kellie Douglas has organised volunteer placements for our students in various venues and locations throughout the community. One such placement is the Environment in Action group, focused on beach cleanups.

On Wednesday afternoon, 20 students in the Year 10 Environment in Action Group went to Kirra Beach to start on their first activity. Steve Edmonds, our resident science teacher/environmentalist had talked to the group the day before, so we were well prepared to undertake our beach cleanup and analysis of rubbish collected. At Kirra Beach we were greeted by staff from SurfRiders Australia who gave us a brief talk their initiatives in beach cleanups around Australia, and then we got straight into it. 

We collected about 15 kilograms of rubbish in one hour. SurfRiders Australia explained that much of the rubbish is brought down the creeks in a strong downpour of rain and gets washed out to sea, then brought back in on tides and waves, to finally be deposited on the beaches. Rubbish in the form of bottles, bottle lids and paper was abundant, but the finding of old Ugg boots and bubble wrap was certainly unexpected. However, I must say the finding of about 1.5 kilograms of cigarette butts was the most surprising. 

Next fortnight we will be taking our gloves and rubbish collection bags to Greenmount Beach - who knows what we will find.

Natalie Marriott and Michele Chandler
Environment in Action Group
Year 10 Service Learning

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is accepting applications for voyages in STS Young Endeavour in the first half of 2020.

The internationally recognised youth development program builds self-awareness, develops leadership and communication skills, and fosters a sense of community responsibility in participants.

Over 11 days, the 24 youth on board and 9 specially trained Royal Australian Navy crew, learn all the skills required to sail a square-rigged tall ship. Voyages are mostly along the east and south coasts of Australia.

The tall ship environment provides a unique and powerful opportunity in which to conduct outdoor education. Youth crew are taken out of their comfort zones and provided with the tools to overcome challenges. The immersive nature of the program encourages youth to rapidly develop interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills, which are transferable to everyday life and career settings. The program is also designed to elicit an appreciation of the strength diversity brings and instil a desire to contribute back to the community.

I encourage all students aged 16 years or over to consider in applying for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

To sail in Young Endeavour, students apply for a ballot.  The ballot opens twice each year. To increase your chances of being selected, you may apply for multiply voyages.  Voyage fees and conditions apply to successful applicants.  

For further information, eligibility and to apply go to www.youngendeavour.gov.au or contact Martin 1800 020 444.

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School


Byron Bay Writers Festival

“A world connected through stories.” This is the vision statement of the Byron Bay Writers Festival. 

According to their website, “Byron Writers Festival creates shared moments of human connection through the exchange of ideas and adventure of storytelling. We foster the development of new skills in our region’s writers. And we excite the next generation about literature and literacy, giving them tools to create their future one story at a time.” And that it definitely did.

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of accompanying approximately 55 Lindisfarne students to the annual Writers Festival held in Byron Bay. At this festival we encountered talks from renowned authors such as Marcus Zusak, Isobelle Carmody, Tara June Winch and John Marsden. We were exposed to the philosophy of A.C. Grayling and wooed by the mathematics of Eddie Woo and Adam Spencer. Each talk was a 20-minute segment of wonder and insight followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. Here, authors enlightened us about the writing process, social issues and having a voice. 

Pictured above: John Marsden

Pictured above: Marcus Zusack

It was a festival of ideas pitched against the backdrop of the Northern Rivers Hinterland in the hub of the creative arts industry. And I loved every minute of it. But don’t just take my word for it. Here are some excerpts from two Year 10 students who attended the day.

“The Byron Bay Writer's Festival was an inspiring experience that enabled us to listen to a diverse range of authors. From the witty and charismatic storytelling of Marcus Zusak, to the pondering of the importance of philosophy in understanding what truly exists, with A.C. Grayling. The key message of the day, was to continue finding interest in writing, reading and the world. We were encouraged to enhance our creative exploration of ourselves as budding authors and English-lovers, and to remember that we are surrounded by inspiration and our experiences always count for something.” - Neave Butler

“Our eyes were opened by the kaleidoscope of lenses the Bryon Bay Writer’s Festival presented us with. We were taught how to embrace the struggles of life and harness them into powerful, heart-touching poetry. In addition, to a new perspective on how writers actually write “there’s no imagination, just problems” from Markus Zusak’s comedic and insightful egg story. But my mind was especially captivated by Professor Grayling’s question
“what is reality?”. He broadened our search for what is real and rekindled our interests in ancient philosophy. Lastly, my distaste for mathematics soon became an idolisation when Eddie Woo explained “maths is like seeing the world with a different pair of glasses”
. - Kelly Chen

Kylie Rossington
English Teacher

Mathematics Faculty



Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Music Ensemble Rehearsals

​Friends of the Arts

On Tuesday, 13 August we have our Friends of the Arts Annual General Meeting starting at 6.00pm, followed by a general meeting at 6.30pm in the Mahers Lane Library. All positions will be declared vacant and we would love to see parents with an interest in the arts and an interested in supporting some of our successful arts events.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Junior School Music Ensemble

Learning Enrichment

​Homework Help and Skills for Learning

...with the Learning Enrichment Team

Every Wednesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, the Learning Enrichment team will be running Homework Help and a Skills for Learning Session for students in Years 5 to 12 in the Mahers Lane Library.

Students can work on their organisation, how they research, exam preparation and study skills. All students are welcome to come along if they are requiring assistance with homework or assessment tasks.

Please register your interest via email to Jodie Duggan jduggan@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au and Kim Denny kdenny@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

A wonderful two weeks for Lindisfarne international!

Last Friday, we welcomed a day visit from Hangzhou Yuanqing High School from China. Earlier in the year, during our school’s inaugural visit to China, Lindisfarne had spent a few days at Yuanqing High School. So, this reciprocal exchange was rewarding and insightful for all involved. The students had a lovely day integrating with their buddies in class and the playground. 

The visiting staff spent the day being hosted by our lovely new teacher, Mrs Erin Dawson and were very excited to spend their day at Lindisfarne observing various classes around Mahers lane campus. Of particular note, Mr Tony Wright spent an hour of his own time discussing and demonstrating his woodwork skills and our students work samples. They staff were very interested in this subject area and we thank Mr Wright for being so welcoming with our visitors. 

This week, the Yoshiwara students continued their visit with fabulous ESL lessons by Mrs Quigley Ashton, Aboriginal boomerang painting, bush dancing, Aussie food tasting (Vegemite on toast, Weetbix/milk) and pavlova decorating with Mrs Rhiannon Archer and Mr Le Ping Wong and an Aussie sport session with Mrs Erin Dawson and Mrs Amanda Damon.

The highlight of this week was definitely the Japanese cultural presentations at Sunshine Avenue for the Years 1 to 4 classes. There were four stations, each with a different topic; Calligraphy, Origami, Kendama toys, sweets and Yukata (summer kimono) fitting and wearing. Our Junior School students were an awesome audience and engaged wholeheartedly and respectfully towards our shy and softly spoken guests. 

Some Lindisfarne students continued playing with the Yoshiwara students during their recess and lunch breaks, thus making this experience even more rewarding for all participants. This learning and playing with students from another culture is so wonderful for our students and I am sure they all had an awesome day.

The Yoshiwara students will depart this coming Monday and we will miss them immensely. A massive thank you to our buddies who were so kind, caring and responsible for our visiting students during their week long stay. Until next year Yoshiwara High School, farewell and safe travels!

Amy Fydler 
International Student Coordinator

Please click 'Expand Article' to see more photos of the Yoshiwara High School visit.

​Lindisfarne Homestay families needed for Nabari High School visit 2020

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 to 22 and will require double placement (same gender) 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



Junior School Sport News

Jump Rope For Heart

Jump Rope for Heart kicked off this week for Sunshine Avenue students!

Jump Rope for Heart is a fantastic physical activity and fundraising program that has been run by the Heart Foundation for over 35 years. It’s a great way for your child to keep fit and learn new skills, but it also helps raise funds for vital heart research and education programs.

Since Jump Rope for Heart started in 1983, schools like ours have raised more than $75 million for the Heart Foundation’s lifesaving work.

It’s important you register your child online, so they can receive the full benefits of the program and participate in online fundraising, simply follow the link below to get started. www.jumprope.org.au/parents

Kindergarten to year 4 students will continue skipping throughout the term in PE lessons, during this time you can share their online fundraising page with family and friends to help raise money for this great cause.

We have some fantastic students that have already started to raise some funds. Take a look at our school homepage to track our school progress. https://www.jumprope.org.au/fundraising/schools/lindisfarne-anglican-grammar-school-sunshine-ave-campus

We will hold our school Jump Off Day on Thursday 19 September at the Sunshine Avenue Campus, this will mark the end of the program and is a chance for everyone to come together to skip and show off their newly learned skills.

Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!

Skipping Club

To support the Jump Rope for Heart and to give our students and Parents an opportunity to work on keeping their hearts happy, we will be running a Skipping Club from 7.30am - 8.15am every Thursday morning this term. Parents and students from K - 4 are welcome to come and join the fun. Skipping Club will try to emulate the success of the Runners Club in term 1 and will be all about FUN! Come and join the crew as we Criss Cross our way to a happy healthy heart. 

Touch Football

Lindisfarne will be entering teams into a Touch Football Gala Day in Term 3. The Gala Day will be held in Murwillumbah, Willward Park on Friday, 16 August. We will be entering boys, and girls teams into the Gala Day. 

Training was a success this week with 30 of our touch superstars braving the early morning, having a blast with our fantastic coach Danni Davis. 

Training sessions will continue next Wednesday 14 August at the Sunshine Avenue Campus. Training will be in the morning from 7.15am - 8.15am.

NAB AFL Auskick is the national AFL introductory program for primary school kids and their families. 

Students were lucky enough to have Julian and Conor come to our assembly this week to kick off the program. Conor is a Lindisfarne Old boy now employed as a trainee at AFL Queensland. 

Auskick is on again during term 3 for Lindisfarne students. The Program will kick off on Tuesday 20th August outside back school gate on Arkinstall Park from 3.15pm-4.15pm. This program will run for 6-weeks and is open for students from K - 4. 

Find out more at play.afl /Auskick

Nathan Croft 
PE Specialist P-4

Lindisfarne Netball

Saturday Netball

Round 13 is this weekend!
Good Luck to all of the teams. Play with pride and Roar!
Please see the list of games, times, umpires and courts for this week.

The Nicole Cusack Carnival

We had 6 teams competing in the Nicole Cusack Carnival on Sunday. What a busy but brilliant day!

All of the Lions squads won close matches and lost closer contests. The White and Silver Lions finished third in their 5 – 10 team draws. The best match for the Silvers was against Pizzey Park who finished Runners-Up. Our Lions roared to a 2-goal margin.

Both the Gold and Blue Lions were Runners-Up in their 10-year-olds divisions, and were presented with medals by Nicole Cusack herself. Nicole has only recently returned from the Netball World Cup held in Liverpool, England, where she was assistant coach to semi-finalists, South Africa.

The most outstanding positive of the day was the support that each of the Lions teams, their parents and the umpires showed each other. The Lindisfarne spirit was very evident – talent, fair play and sportsmanship. The Bronze team epitomised this when the winners of their division, Broadbeach, announced that although our Lions had given them their toughest game, it was their most enjoyable, friendly and competitive.

School Netball

Burford School, UK v Lindisfarne Lions Netball Game.

"Netball, netball, netball! That's all our amazing girls have been playing for the last 2 weeks!

On Wednesday, we watched our squad compete against Burford School, England at the Tallebudgera Indoor Courts. Our girls have trained and played their hardest and it truly paid off. Samantha Harvey filled in as Captain as Emily Lowns has a broken wrist and Ellie Engel was sitting her Maths HSC Trial exam paper. We had many players out because of injuries, including ourselves and our new bright star Abby Pirotta. Abby has already proved to be a great asset to the team. Giselle Smith is playing her first game since dislocating her shoulder. Amber Orr has hurt her back, Rosie Taylor has sprained her ankle and Ruby Sullivan is out for the rest of the season.

At quarter time, our starting seven; Mia Henry, Sam Harvey, Olivia Copeland, Ebony Richards, Gracie Lynch, Giselle Smith and Daisy Ashton, led 24-1. Other players were desperate to get onto the court to showcase their skills to the International team. Because of this, our senior girls were taken off and a different seven took the court for each quarter. Most of the girls, from our Navy, White, Red, Green and Aqua Lions Saturday teams, played out of their normal positions e.g. Annie Hammond who is a shooter played GD – and very well! Mia McKinley is a mid-court Lion, but played GA and found so much space. Ella Mitchell, who is Aqua’s GD, played GS and was named the MVP by the Burford Captain. All of the girls worked so well together, whether in their usual position or not, and they all contributed to the 23-45 win. Thanks to the scoring table and the cheer squad!

We are so honoured to be able to play and hang out with such an amazing group of girls. We have created so many fantastic and forever friendships – all due to Netball".

Written by: Jemma Hansen and Jewel Orr


Training has resumed for the NSW Cup Round 2 next week. Squads please watch out for emails and listen to the notices re: this. The Far North Coast Round will be played in Lismore on August 14. Good Luck to all 4 teams.

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

Gay Maynard
Teacher in Charge of Netball

​Australian Folk Dance in PDHPE

Year 7 are currently participating in a unit of work that introduces them to traditional Australian folk dances. The students have been put through their paces, learning the classics such as the Heel and Toe Polka, Strip the Willow and The Waves of Bondi. From here, the students will form groups and use the movements learnt in these introductory dances, plus a few of their own, to choreograph an original folk dance routine.

In theory lessons, the students are learning that physical health is only one factor that contributes to a person’s state of wellness. Other elements such as social, emotional, mental and spiritual health all interact to create a person’s overall level of health and wellbeing. The assessment of this unit will involve the creation of a healthy snack that could be an alternative to the kilojoule dense, nutrition poor options that are so prevalent at the supermarket.

The PDHPE Faculty

Sports News


We have the final selections for the Lindisfarne team to represent at the NCIS Coffs Harbour Carnival on Tuesday, 20 August. We have one more week of training for all those that are able to attend. Here is the latest athletics training timetable:




Tuesday 3.30pm – 5.00pm  




Middle Distance

Relays (changeovers and technique)

Mark Ladbroke

Phil Newton

Sid Paulraj

Wednesday 7.00am – 8.00am


Middle Distance

Relays (changeovers and technique)

Sid Paulraj

Matt Bedford

Thursday 3.30pm – 5.00pm




Middle Distance

Relay (changeovers and technique)

Mark Ladbrok

Phil Newton

Sid Paulraj

Friday 7.00am – 8.00am


Middle Distance

Relays (changeovers and technique)

Sid Paulraj

Damien Clucas

Burford School Visit

We welcomed 35 touring English students into our school and homes from Tuesday to Thursday this week. Our boys and girls played fixtures in football, hockey and netball as the key focal point for their visit. We managed to win all the games, but most importantly established a wonderful connection with this school. There was a semi-formal presentation and lunch that we shared together, and also exchanged some simple gifts. We collectively received a significant amount of praise for how welcoming our Lindisfarne community was, with their Tour Leader complimenting us on how this particular homestay was a significant highlight for their trip. Thanks to all billeting families in particular for your generosity.

National Mountain Bike Championships

Last weekend saw the 2019 National Mountain Bike School Championships held at Nerang’s MTB Park. Lindisfarne was represented by five keen riders in a field that seems to grow exponentially. 

Two years ago the event attracted 100 riders, last year 200+ entered and this year saw 469 riders hitting the tracks. And while we can’t compete yet with the more professional school setups from Mackay or Tasmania, we were looking forward to the challenge. Congratulations to:

  • Flynn Howarth
  • Riley Brooks
  • Lewis Churchill
  • Jules Loemker
  • Sven Loemker
  • Elijah Veldhoven

A massive thank you to Carsten Loemker for acting as Mechanic and Manager for the boys. 

Spotlight on Levi Dangerfield

Levi Dangerfield is potentially on the cusp of making the Country NRL side. He is a Lock or Second Rower for the Cudgen Hornets, but has been working his way through to higher representative honours.  His Eagles representative team played Ballina at Kyogle on the weekend and narrowly won 14-12. He will play the next round in Port Macquarie with a starting spot in the Country NRL team up for grabs. Best of luck Levi.

Spotlight on Axel Hollis

Congratulations to Axel Hollis for making the Northern NSW Representative Football team. He is a highly talented young player, who has been making a name for himself when representing Lindisfarne. We wish him all the best at the 2019 National Youth Championships for Boys in September/October at Coffs Harbour.

Spotlight on Joshua Mammen and Alexander Robertson

Joshua won the Lismore JDS competition last week and has qualified for the 4th year in a row for the Champion of Champions event to be held at Grafton this weekend. Alexander Robertson has also qualified to play the Grafton event for the second year in a row. A State Finals berth is up for grabs if they make it through the next round at Inverell.

In another tournament, Joshua came third in the 2019 KDV Sport Junior Slam. A good result as this is a JT event with ranking points. He lost in the semi-finals to the number one seed. 

Spotlight on Miranda Rhodes

Miranda is steadily working her way towards the National Titles for Taekwondo. Last Sunday, Miranda competed in the Brisbane Open. In the first round she beat a very experienced 18 year old in a Golden point match, then won the final and a Gold medal. Congratulations Miranda.

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities


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