From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

After months of planning the big day has finally arrived with the Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School P&F FunFest to take place tomorrow - Saturday, 31 August. This important whole School event will be held at our Sunshine Avenue Campus commencing at 10.00am.

We are most grateful to our convenors for FunFest 2019, Madonna Kucharski and Simone Gadd, who have worked tirelessly with staff, students and parents to put together an amazing program. For the first time, a FunFest app is also available and can be downloaded as follows:



A reminder of the opportunity to win a brand new VW automatic Polo. Tickets can be purchased by going to Tickets are $50 each and the P&F are only selling 1000 tickets. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the Major Raffle stall at FunFest.

Thank you to all of our sponsors who have supported FunFest this year as well as our local supporters who donated gifts, raffle prizes and auction items. Please join us on the day and please bring your family and friends along.

Last Sunday I was incredibly proud of our School as we hosted the North Coast finals of the NSW Tournament of the Minds Competition (ToM) at our Mahers Lane Campus. This was a huge effort for staff of both campuses with over 600 people in attendance. Amy Williamson from the Junior School took on the coordination of the event and is to be commended on her commitment and leadership of what was a highly successful event.

On Monday, we hosted a delegation of 25 Principals from Hangzhou Education Bureau, China. The professional dialogue and exchange was hosted by Geoff Lancaster, Deputy Principal - Learning and Innovation, and Jeremy Godden, Head of Middle School and Lindisfarne International. The visit explored themes of innovation in teaching and learning, careers education and enterprise, facilities development and technology in Schools.

Have a terrific weekend ahead and I look forward to seeing you at FunFest tomorrow.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

Sing for R U OK? Day

On the evening of Wednesday, 11 September, Vicky Jacobs from Melbourne’s highly successful sing-a-long choir, Glee Club, will lead an audience of community members through the rehearsal and performance of a well-known song.

Aiming to lead the discussion around suicide prevention in the Tweed Heads and Northern Rivers region, the community choir event is set to bring people - from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay - together to meaningfully connect through music and contribute to the national dialogue on this issue.

The latest research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows a 9.1% increase in suicides since 2016. Suicide was the leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 44 years and, among people aged 15-24, suicide accounted for 36% of deaths.

We want to create a community culture that inspires and empowers individuals of all ages and all backgrounds to look out for each other, trust the signs, and feel that it is okay to speak up when they need to.

Please join us in supporting this community choir event. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never sung before. You don’t even have to sing at all if you don’t want to, you can show up and show your support just by being there.

From the Chaplain

Worship Celebration – Deep Down

This week, all of our Mahers Lane students and staff participated in a combined worship celebration, and the theme for the celebration was “Deep Down.” This was our first worship event on this scale, and there have been plenty of positive reflections and comments; maybe some of them even made their way home!

These celebrations will occur once a term as a part of the new Faith Formation framework, giving students and staff regular opportunities to intentionally reflect on topics and themes such as life purpose, love, faith, compassion, wisdom and respect.

The theme for our first major celebration was “Deep Down”. Everyone was invited to think about and reflect on the ways in which our society and culture continuously draw us into a largely fast paced and superficial way of life, and that two of the counter-cultural ideals of a life worth living are actually depth and substance. When we don’t make time to go deeper into ourselves or the relationships which matter to us, all we are left with are the superficial, fast paced, fast food, immediate gratification messages served up by media and popular culture.

I spoke about my concern with the way in which relationships are modelled and portrayed through soap-opera dramas, social media, and reality TV programs (which have very little to do with reality). 

How is anyone supposed to make an informed decision about whether they “like” someone or not based on a photo or a dating app profile which only takes 2 seconds to either swipe left or right?

How is a professionally dressed model with make-up and perfect teeth meant to make an informed and substantial decision about who gets a rose, when the interactions that he or she has with a group of potential suiters is so short and superficial?

How are our young people meant to learn that depth and substance are important to a relationship when so much of what they observe in our culture is all about superficial circumstances and looks, the cumulative effect of which is to leave them feeling like they are not good enough, or not pretty enough, or not cool enough, or not athletic enough, or not smart enough.

After presenting some examples of our current societal malaise, I shifted the focus to a deeper truth, which is that what is deepest within us is good and pure and beautiful and special and precious.  It seems to me that we all start out that way, but as we grow and learn and are exposed to societal norms and expectations, those deep truths tend to get buried, suppressed and suffocated by the feelings and thoughts of inadequacy imposed by popular culture.

Our response to this dilemma needs to be a reclaiming or rediscovering of the deep truths about who we are and how we should value ourselves and each other in radically deep and counter-cultural ways.  I really think that is what Jesus was on about when he said that we need to be “born again”. It’s about a deep rediscovering or reclaiming of who we really are and how we should engage with self, with others and with the reality of the divine. Even in Jesus’ time and culture, there were rules and expectations set by the elites of society which kept the majority of the population under the impression that they were not good enough either. These are not new issues, and they are not new ideas about how to respond, but sometimes we need to be reminded that there is another way to behave and respond to the dominant cultural expectations.

Sometimes in life, we need to deliberately and intentionally go deeper than the hurts, deeper than the perceived inadequacies, deeper than the worry or stress, deeper than the broken relationship to be reconnected with the deep truth, that there is a deep wellspring of gifts and qualities in every one of us.  

We don’t need to go searching externally for goodness or love or meaningful relationship, because what is deepest within us is good and holy and beautiful.


Rev Chad Rynehart
School Chaplain


FunFest Entertainment Schedule

Year 3 Second Hand Book Stall

Thanks to our FunFest Sponsors

Without the support and commitment of our FunFest sponsors, this event would not be possible. Thank you!

Lead Partners

Event Partners

Event Associates

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

Big Boy's Breakfast - Junior School

THANK YOU to all the awesome dads, grandfathers, uncles, neighbours and friends who came out this morning to support the Junior School Big Boys' Breakfast.

The Junior School was buzzing with conversation, live music from our own Junior and Senior School Stage Bands, lots of laughter and the 'tap' of hand ball fun as our kids had the chance to celebrate the wonderful male role models in their lives.

A big huge thank you must go out to our amazing teachers who created the best bacon and egg rolls for approximately 450 people, Matt Kane and his Ground Control crew for their splendid barista-made coffee, and the wonderful mums who volunteered their time to create fruit platters and coordinate the fruit, yogurt and juice area.

A sincere thank you is also essential for the school families who donated gift vouchers from Cubby at Chinderah and Baked at Ancora, four male sun hats from Sea Wish, Coolangatta and Stone and Wood Brewery for a tour of the Byron Bay Brewery for five mates. 

We were also delighted to have the Murwillumbah Golf Club donate four rounds of golf with two golf buggies.

The date has already been set for the 2020 event so we look forward to an even bigger and better Big Boys' Breakfast next year on Friday, 28 August which will be Gold Coast Show Holiday.

See you there!

Jane Daniel
2019 Junior School Big Boy's Breakfast Organiser

Please click 'Expand Article' to see some photos from the event.

P&F Race Day

Upcoming Events

Tennis Championships

Big Boys' Breakfast - Mahers Lane

KIN Schools Day - Mufti Day 2019

Staff Bio

Whole School News

​​Parent Lounge and Excursions

Throughout the rest of the year, we will be introducing the use of parent lounge for the approval and payment of excursions. At this stage only selected excursions will be processed this way.

Parents will receive an email notifying them that an excursion is being processed through parent lounge. If you receive one of these notifications, please login to parent lounge to approve and pay for the excursion. During the process you will be asked to review the medical details on file and make changes as necessary.

If you have any difficulties, please contain reception for assistance.

Thank you 

Tournament of Minds

On Sunday, after many many months of preparation, the day had finally arrived. The Tournament of Minds regional finals were here!

Mahers Lane was abuzz with excited students, facilitators and their families as they eagerly anticipated the opportunity to perform their rehearsed challenge solution.

Lindisfarne had teams representing both the primary and secondary divisions. They were required to work together on a Long-Term Challenge for four weeks without assistance from teachers, parents or peers in the disciplines of Social Sciences, Language Literature, The Arts and STEM. Creativity, originality and endless possibilities were encouraged as students collaboratively developed their presentations. 

Teams presented the product of their ideas - their challenge solution - to a panel of judges, as well as an audience, on Tournament Day. They had ten minutes in which to present and did so within a 3 metre by 3 metre performance area. The teams also participated in an unseen Spontaneous Challenge. This challenge required rapid exchange of ideas, the ability to think creatively and well-developed group cooperation skills. The scores from both challenges were combined to provide a final score.

The teams and their facilitators worked tirelessly in their own time, giving up lunch breaks and afternoons after school and are to be congratulated on their hard work and dedication over the past four weeks:

Mrs Phillips and her team: Naiya Boschma-Wagner; Evie Boschma- Wagner; Ruby Dokmanovic; Mia Harris; Briony Hombroek; Elise Matusch; Annabella Andrews

Mrs Foster and her team: Hayden Brown; Sarina Amoedo; Eliza Evesson; Emily Daniel; Eliza Fahy; Oliver Nelson; James Cunnah

Mrs Dowker and her team: Rose Beddoes-Clark; Uma Uprichard; Jackson Mater; Jessica Irving; Phoebe Robins; Leo Lush 

Mrs Mundy, Miss Rogers and their team: James Letters; Alicia Brown; Campbell Patterson; Charlie Buchan; Eva Taylor; Sienna Williamson; Rithika Sivabalan

Mrs McGovern, Ms Terry and their team: Eira Grace McGilligan; Sofia Wilson; May Summons; Kailash Sivabalan; Taj Gersbach; Audrey Schapowel; Stella O’Hare

Thanks must certainly go to the staff who assisted both in the lead up and on the day, our judges who selflessly gave up their Sunday to assist and the parents and students for being so supportive of this event.

Amy Williamson 
ToM Regional Director

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

Tomorrow, we are all really looking forward to FunFest. Students have watched tents, equipment and rides arrive during the day and are all eager to enjoy the fun. Thank you to all of our parents for their support in the lead up to this event – classrooms are bursting with goodies – and I am sure it will be a spectacular day. For those who have not pre ordered, don’t worry, tickets can be purchased at the gate. 

Well done Ms Hassall and our Years 3 and 4 dance group who took 3rd place in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod at HOMA. I am sure the girls were just excited to be participating but it is great to see all of their hard work was recognised by the judges. The event had plenty of parent support.

A sincere thank you to all of the dads who attended our Junior School Big Boys’ Breakfast last Friday morning. Once again, our school community demonstrated their support of their children and the school. The event was great fun and fathers enjoyed the sounds of the senior and Junior School Stage Band. It was heart-warming to see dads socialising and having fun while en-joying some breakfast beverages.

Some notes for the statisticians out there. We cooked; dads ate…
• 50 kg of bacon
• 400 eggs
• 450 rolls
• 6 litres of sauce
• 3 cups of muesli (no judgement here) 

Thank you to our event sponsors. Matt Kane and his Ground Control who donated who supplied the coffee and to Cubby at Chinderah, Baked at Ancora, Sea Wish in Coolangatta and Stone and Wood Brewery and Murwillumbah Golf Club who all provided wonderful donations to the raffles.

Also, a huge thank you to Jane Daniel who so superbly organised the Junior School Big Boys’ Breakfast. These events are only possible with the support that is given by our parent community and Jane spent a great many hours ensuring this event ran as smoothly as it did.  

Mark Douglas
Head of Junior School

Online Progressive Reports

Changes in the Junior School

Following a feedback cycle around our Online Progressive Reports, the Junior School has implemented a few changes to enhance this system. This is in order to get the maximum benefit out of communicating about assessment, progression and the School’s day-to-day activity.

Students are uploading their own work to Wabisabi. This means that when a task is completed in class, students will capture their work using their iPad and upload it to Wabisabi. Parents and carers will notice that there may not contain teacher feedback instantly on this work. The teachers will update the post once they have viewed it and decided on the feedback for the student. This feedback should be present within a week. In the meantime, discuss the task with your students and talk about how they went. This can offer a really rich learning experience outside of the classroom. 

Also, teachers have moved onto a different cycle of posting. 50% of the posts on Wabisabi will be student achievement and progress. 25% of uploads will be whole class posts and another 25% will be images or information about other things happening at school. At the Junior School, we want to ensure that parents and carers are being informed about progress and not just co-curricular activities happening at school. 

Finally, can I please ask that all parents update their Wabisabi app. A new release has been pushed out and it is important that all apps are up to date. In addition to this, the web application is now mobile responsive, meaning that it will fit into your mobile phones web browser and will provide the same, if not a better user experience. 

If you have any questions or would like to chat more about this, please do not hesitate in contacting me via

Tony Cross
Assistant Head of Junior School


DisruptEd at the Junior School Campus

Friday afternoon saw a buzz of excitement along the Kindergarten Deck as the students of Kindergarten and Year 1 participated in STEAM Punks activities as part of the Junior School DisruptEd activities.

There was much laughter and amazement as the children participated in six different activities: creating beautifully colourful milk marbling paintings; engineering Lego constructions which took on a new dimension each time a new group added to the construction with their own creativity and flair; making Pom Pom Poppers from everyday materials; building towering columns of pool noodle pieces; buzzing around with Bee Bots and being introduced to Edison robots by Mr Douglas.

Linda Terry
Teacher and STEAM Punks Organiser

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​23rd Annual Les Peterkin Portrait Prize for Children - 2019

Myself - at my Favourite Place

In 2019 the Les Peterkin Portrait Prize received the highest number of entries ever (4 246) from 36 schools and the quality of the art works was absolutely astounding so it is very exciting to congratulate eight minor winners from the Lindisfarne Junior Campus:

  • Rosa Slater 1R
  • Lucinda West 1R
  • Coby Mead 1T
  • Lavanya Jamieson Eymes 2SR
  • May Summons 4T
  • Myles Roberts 4L
  • Sofia Wilson 4L
  • Mara Hofmann 4H

As minor winners, these students will have their artwork displayed in one of four folders (Books 1,2,3 and 4), along with 40 framed major prize-winning works on the walls of the Tweed Regional Gallery. The exhibition will be open from Friday 27 September 2019 to Sunday 17 November 2019 if you should wish to view these artworks in the gallery.

It is fantastic to see the artistic talent and creativity of these students recognised. We are looking forward to presenting them with special certificates to acknowledge this significant achievement. 

Pictured above: One of the minor winners entries.

Linda Terry
Teacher and Les Peterkin Portrait Prize Coordinator

Junior Sport News

Jump Rope For Heart

So far this term, the Junior School skippers have raised a whopping $5,700. 

Every year level has been so excited to skip this term and the improvements from our students have been amazing. 

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.

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.

There are only the weeks left until we hold our school Jump Off Day on Thursday, 19 September at the Junior School 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 to 8.15am every Thursday morning this term. Parents and students from Kindergarten to Year 4 are welcome to come and join the fun. Skipping Club is all about FUN! Come and join the crew as we Criss Cross our way to a happy healthy heart. 

AFL Gala Day

The students of Sunshine avenue will be participating in the Tweed Heads District AFL Gala Day to be held on Friday, 20 September. Training will be held on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on Arkinstall Park. Students will play modified games of AFL in a non-contact and fun environment with their peers. This day is open to both girls and boys, the teams we took to the same event last year had a ball. Any student wishing to be involved is asked to come to training and collect a note from Mr Croft.

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

Auskick is on again during term 3 for Lindisfarne students. The Program kicked 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. Students can still join to find out more visit

Nathan Croft 
PE Specialist P-4

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Senior School

Tweed School Leaders Conference

On Monday, representatives in Years 10, 11 and 12 from schools in the Tweed Heads region participated in a leadership workshop at Tweed River High School. It was run by an organisation called Where There's a Will.

Six Year 11 students from the organisation spoke to us about having a positive, growth mindset and how we can be encouraging and positively influential role models and leaders for the younger grades. The workshop was comprised of interesting activities and encouraged us to consider changes that would greatly impact our schools for the better. We heard some incredible stories from our presenters about their ability to create new bonds and friendships and their experiences in the face of adversity.

The Lindisfarne representatives decided on some ideas that we would like to implement into our school community. Our ideas were aimed at improving our health, wellbeing and happiness and the ability for everyone to share their ideas and opinions.

Ultimately, this was an amazing experience that we all enjoyed and will assist us in helping our school community to be a more positive and inclusive environment.
Emily Lowns and Keeley Rose
Year 11 and Year 10 students


Mathematics Faculty


Science Matters

We are all lucky to be a part of the remarkable Lindisfarne community be it as students, staff or parents. The school provides so many opportunities that would be considered unusual or exceptional elsewhere. The acquisition of the Boathouse on Cudgen Creek is a good example.

The Boathouse has provided access to a wonderful mangrove ecosystem that our students can access for study and our Marine Science students have been visiting the location regularly from the beginning of the year. Our Year 11 Biology students who formerly visited the mangroves at Hastings Point carried out their Depth Study fieldwork at the Boathouse for the first time and, more recently, 8D visited the mangroves as part of the ecosystem unit they are currently studying.

It is vitally important that our students experience firsthand the concepts that they are learning in the classroom. Visiting a threatened ecosystem like an estuarine mangrove forest makes a more lasting impression than learning about it from books, Google, and documentaries narrated by plum-voiced celebrities.

We intend to continue increasing our use of this facility.

Excursion News

The School is moving away from using paper letters and permission notes for excursions and using the Parent Lounge instead. All of Year 7 will be visiting the Queensland museum on Monday, 9 September 9 as a joint Science/HSIE excursion and Year 8 will be attending the Adventure Education Marine museum at Hastings Point on Tuesday, 10 September 10 and Wednesday, 11 September. These excursions will be the basis of the assessment task for both year groups this term. 

The Queensland museum is a new activity for Year 7 and the first time we have run an excursion in conjunction with the HSIE faculty. We are excited about the outing and look forward to conducting more collaborative activities in the future.

The notification letters for both of these excursions have been posted on the Parent Lounge and permission for your child to attend must be given by electronic response. Please make a point of visiting the lounge and familiarising yourself with this new system. It really is simple and will save the frustration of letters and notes disappearing in the bottom of school bags never to be seen again!

The period of tests and assignments has begun for term three so organise your time, stay ahead of the deadlines and don’t forget to enjoy your Science classes.

Hamish Inksetter 
Science Coordinator


Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Year 12 HSC Showcase

Congratulations to our Year 12 Music students who performed as part of our annual HSC Music Showcase event last Friday night. These students presented their Higher School Certificate repertoire to parents, friends and staff. It was a fantastic opportunity for the audience to witness first hand the musical talents of this cohort whilst providing an opportunity for students to fine tune their performance. 

Thank you to those who supported this event and congratulations to Kaden, Ashleigh, Sol, Jaidah, Samuel, Tristan, Murran, Karli and Kayla with whom it has been my pleasure and privilege to work.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Please click 'Expand Article' to view more photos from the HSC Music Showcase.

Learning Enrichment

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Japanese and Taiwanese Students Visit

On Tuesday, we had the opportunity to have a group from Japan and Taiwan visit our school for a one day classroom immersion experience which they loved and are looking forward to returning to Lindisfarne in the near future. 

These visitors mark the last group for this very busy season of international study tour groups for Term 3. The international visiting seasons are typically February/March and July/August/September as these are the longest school holidays that international groups can travel overseas.

We look forward to many more adventures with students from all around the world and we endeavour to encourage our students to participate in the Lindisfarne International Program whether as school buddies or homestay siblings. 

By immersing ourselves with people, values, language and cultures vastly different from own, we in turn are encouraged to look within ourselves and discover new ways of communicating, build resilience during challenging times and develop life skills to help us adapt in various social circumstances. 

Thank you all for your continued support in our International Program. We anticipate creating more opportunities for study tour groups in 2020 as well as offering enrolments to international students from around the world as participants in our short term (up to 10 weeks) and long term enrolment (one to six years) programs in the future.

Amy Fydler
International Student Coordinator

Hangzhou Principals' Conference at Lindisfarne

On Monday, we welcomed 25 Principals from Hangzhou, China to attend and participate in a day long conference focussing on the topic ‘How to improve students’ skills in career and innovation’. Throughout the day, our team of staff members including Mrs Kellie Douglas, Mrs Geoff Lancaster, Mr Barry Woods, Mrs Caroline Jeffries and Mr Gavin Kennedy as well as our visiting Principals all presented and discussed interesting and relevant information on this topic.

It was a highly successful day, with the mutual interchange of ideas and friendships formed between two very different education systems and models.  

Even with the often stark differences between the Chinese and Australian education systems, it was remarkable to hear so many similarities in the way we are all preparing our students for their future study and work pathways. Perhaps the most compelling, shared, message was that clarity and communication of information about processes and opportunities is vital to ensuring that students and their families make well-considered decisions about their pathways through Senior Schooling and beyond.

We are excited to be hosting two more International Education sharing sessions with delegations visiting in September and October this year.

Thank you to our staff who contributed to the day. Your input was invaluable and very well received by our visiting delegation.

Amy Fydler
International Student Coordinator

Digital Space



Lindisfarne Netball

Saturday Netball

Finals Round 2 this weekend! PLEASE note the different start times.

Congratulations Lindisfarne Orange Lions who won by a massive margin at the weekend and are Minor Premiers. They do not play this weekend but go straight through to the Grand Final on September 7!

We still have four teams who play preliminary finals on Saturday:

11.30am meet for 12pm games:

  • Lindisfarne Blue Lions v Seagulls = Court 2
  • Lindisfarne White Lions v Wildcats = Court 9
  • Lindisfarne Bronze Lions v Terranora = Court 3

1pm meet for 1.30pm games:

  • Lindisfarne Silver Lions v Wildcats = Court 2

The Silver, White and Blue Lions Ladies all finished second in the league and second to the Monir Premiers this last weekend. The Bronze Lions were fourth on the ladder but played their best ever netball to comfortably win 25 – 9 against third place Cudgen. Anything can happen in the finals!

 Go Lions! Roar!

TAFE NSW Cup Netball

We have it confirmed! The Lions Kings will represent the Far North Coast region at the Genea Netball Centre, Olympic Park on Wednesday 25 September. Eight regions will be represented.

Monday Night Netball

If you are 12/ 13 years and over and wish to continue to play netball throughout Term 4, please let me know ASAP as we are entering teams into the Monday Night competition again this year. I have at least one team of year 8 ladies already! We are also thinking of putting in a staff and parents’ team – interested? Please let me know.

Netball Presentation and Netball Centre of Excellence Launch

Please save the date for the culmination of the season with our awards evening and the launch of the Lindisfarne’s Netball Centre of Excellence: Tuesday 17 September. We will meet at 5.30pm in the Ngahriyah.

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

Gay Maynard
Teacher in Charge of Netball


Father's Day is this Sunday, 1 September with Women's Health Week following on from 2 to 6 September. The initiative is a timely reminder to all women to reflect on their personal health components and to look after themselves, inside and out.

The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is "lack of time" and "health not being a priority". Women’s Health Week is the time to do something for your health and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime.

"Women are leading busier lives than ever before," says Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week Campaign Manager. "Sometimes they need to be reminded to put themselves on their own to-do lists. Women's Health Week is the perfect opportunity for women to set aside some time for their own health and wellbeing. Together, we want women to think about, and do something positive for their health."

The Jean Hailes annual national Women’s Health Survey found that only 50% of Australian women describe their overall health as very good or excellent. It also identified that lack of time is a major barrier for women to try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Women are also prone to feeling guilty, particularly those in the "sandwich generation" caring for both elderly parents and children. Guilt can take a toll on a woman’s health and wellbeing, whether it be for taking time out for herself, or for not being available 100% of the time for others. 

Let's look after our dads at the weekend and our mums next week!

Find out more at

PDHPE Department

Getting Healthy Starts with Small Steps

Another current and informative NSW Government Initiative is “Make Healthy Normal”. Detailed information can be found at

This is a great website which provides Australian individuals and families with support around healthy nutrition, exercise and ways to improve one’s current lifestyle. 
It has links to relevant articles, healthy lifestyle quizzes, food calculators, sleep and screen time recommendations, how to guides and free lifestyle support programs and tools currently available for Australians. 

Go check it out, it has a lot to offer!

The PDHPE Faculty

Sport News

NSW CIS Athletics Primary

Congratulations to the following Primary School students who are heading to Sydney to compete in the NSW Combined Independent Schools on 12 September:

  • Isabella Arghyros (4)
  • Rose Beddoes-Clarke (6)
  • Rodan Harper (5)
  • Cody Harris (5)
  • Thomas Horn (6)
  • Hannah Jocumsen (5)
  • Lachlan Marshall (6)
  • Thomas Maseyk (5)
  • Jackson Mater (5)
  • Archie McColm (5)
  • Eira Grace McGilligan (3)
  • Myles Scheiwe (4)
  • Charlotte Slack-Smith (4)
  • Thomas Spedding (5)
  • Uma Uprichard (6)

We wish you well for this event - may you all be composed and perform at your best.


Emrys Williams (12) and Jordan Nichols (9) competed in the GCRASRA Open Schools Championship Regatta at Murwillumbah last weekend. If you are ever searching for a gruelling whole body sport that is juxtaposed by a tranquil serene setting, then Rowing is a Sport that you should consider. Emerys was up against some very strong Open Boys, and wasn’t able to qualify for the Final. However, Jordan came 4th in her final, which is excellent considering she is relatively new to the sport. Congratulations, Jordan.

Jordan Nichols

Mr Damien Clucas (L) Jordan Nichols (R)

Touch Football

The Under 15 Girls Touch Football team has entered a Monday night competition in Palm Beach every Monday night. This is in preparation for the QLD All Schools tournament that they are preparing for during the October holidays.

In 2020, we are hoping to have all of our squads in both genders and all age groups moving in a similar trajectory. 


Palm Beach Cricket club currently has registration open for the new cricket season. A particular emphasis this year is on getting girls to play cricket and we are hoping to attract enough girls to fill two teams.

Lindisfarne is very keen on seeing girls cricket begin to develop concurrently with the motivated group of boys that we have already in training. This would be the perfect opportunity to get started.

Please email Melinda Booth:

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities


Uniform Shop


Employment at Lindisfarne

Community News

Cudgen SLSC - Nippers Sign On

Cabarita Beach SLSC