From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today we celebrated World Teachers’ Day at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. It was a chance to reflect deeply on the profound impact teachers have in shaping young lives in our school and community.

We’ve probably all seen the bumper sticker that says, “if you can read this, thank a teacher.” Or perhaps you’ve seen the sticker stating, “teachers make a world of difference.”

What I can say after 35 years in the teaching profession is that teaching is a demanding, inspiring, complex and an extremely rewarding profession. Teachers care deeply about their students and school community. So much of their work occurs late at night, in the early hours of the morning, on the weekend and during the holiday breaks.

To teach well, to inspire, to shape lives takes many, many hours beyond the regular school day, week or term.  I pay tribute to our teachers at Lindisfarne who indeed do 'make a world of difference'.

Standing beside and behind our teachers are all our support staff at the school who, of course, also 'make a world of difference'.

Staff shared morning tea together today and took time to reflect on the important work of teachers in the day-to-day life of the School and community.

We had some badges distributed. I chose Dream and Believe, Learn and Achieve as I felt it captured the energy, vision and commitment of our Lindisfarne staff, students, families and school community.  

I found myself reflecting on the teachers who shaped my own life. Miss O’Toole who identified I had a reading problem and taught me to read in Year 4. Mr Bagley who taught me that you could be the first in your family to attend university. Mr Storey who taught me how to hold and bowl a cricket ball. Mr Seary who taught me how to tackle and play rugby league fairly and in the right spirit. Mrs Keates who first coached me in public speaking and taught me to really improve my writing in Year 10. Mrs Beyer and Mrs Roberts who taught me a love of debating and took our team to the State Finals. Mrs Hayden who introduced me to the joy of musical theatre and Mr Ham who taught me what passionate and dedicated school leadership looked like.

These are some of the teachers who shaped my life and their impact has been carried with me long beyond my school years and continues to be an inspiration to me even to this day.

Happy World Teachers’ Day and … if you can read this, thank a teacher.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

​Mahers Lane Parent/Teacher Interviews

Reminder Dates:

  • Monday, 28 October for Years 5 to 11 – 3.30pm to 7.30pm 
  • Wednesday, 30 October for Years 5 to 11 – 3.30pm to 7.30pm 
  • Tuesday, 5 November for Years 7 to 11 – 3.30pm to 7.30pm 

Please check your email from Monday, 21 October for your login details.

Thank you 

From the Chaplain


Parents & Friends

Upcoming Events

Staff Bio

Whole School News

ParentEd - Raising Amazing Girls

The Enlighten and Goodfellas programs identify and address some of the most prominent issues facing adolescents today. Dannielle Miller will be conducting a workshop with our young women in the Middle and Senior School, following this workshop Dannielle will also be delivering a session for parents, to which all members of Lindisfarne are invited. Although the teenage years are some time off for our Junior School students, this session still may be of interest and assistance.

To RSVP please use this link.

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Year 4 Excursion to St Helena Island National Park

As a culmination of all of the hard work and amazing learning that Year 4 has undertaken over the last term studying Australia’s history, Queensland’s most historic island, Saint Helena Island National Park, was our destination. Students arrived at school by 7:00am to board the buses for a two and a half hour drive to the William Gunn jetty in Manly. Here we were met by the entertaining crew of the Cat O Nine Tails, the boat that was to transport us back in time to 1867.

Our 30 minute journey across the choppy waters of Moreton Bay was very informative, with a narrative of fascinating stories of the island’s history - the most significant being when it operated as a high-security colonial prison.

As we stepped off the boat and onto the island, we were no longer Lindisfarne students but male prisoners in a silent world where talking was prohibited for the majority of the day. A short-term sentence was a minimum of 7 years with long term sentences ranging from 14 years to life. 

Life on the island was tough. Prison labour was used for all activities on the island, from the construction of buildings and roadways to growing, processing and cooking food. Escape was possible - if you could swim (many couldn’t), if you weren’t afraid to be shot, or if you didn’t fear being eaten by sharks, as shark feeding was instigated as a deterrent. 

Our day was extremely informative and a real eye opener to the harsh reality of life as a convict. The Island’s history was presented to us through dramatic re-enactments with a little humour thrown in to lighten the mood. 

Year 4 Teachers

Please click 'Expand Article" to view more photos from the excursion. 

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

​Green Team News

A big thank you to everyone who returned the green team sustainability survey.

There were so many wonderful suggestions of sustainable initiatives that we can’t wait to implement.  

Some of the most popular suggestions included: 

  • Waste free lunches
  • Provide a collection point for recycled bottles
  • Green the Canteen
  • Plant more trees

It was great to see that we are already doing, or in the process of implementing  some of the ideas that were suggested, such as, extending the existing Stephanie Alexander garden, implementing a composting system for all food scraps and the creation of a butterfly garden.  

We had a fantastic turn out to our last Green Team meeting with many new parents and students attending.  Our focus this term will be to continue promoting Waste Free Wednesday and implementing our recycling and composting program throughout the Junior school.

In line with Waste Free Wednesday and our focus for a healthier 2020, The Green Team are hosting a Healthy Bake Stall and Plastic Free alternatives display on Wednesday, 13 November from 8.00am-9.00am. 

We will be selling healthy snacks and treats perfect for your child’s lunchbox! There will be coffee available and the opportunity to purchase plastic free items to help set up your child’s waste free lunchbox as well as some household items. All profits from the sale of the baked goods will be donated to Rainforest Rescue.

Please bring your reusable coffee cup, your wallet and a smile to support The Green Team on Wednesday, 13 November. 

We are looking for bakers to provide batches of healthy goodies for us to sell on the morning. These can be delivered to the Kitchen behind the 4T classroom by Tuesday 12th November and full recipes to be emailed to by Friday, 8 November. 

Healthy = refined and/or added sugar free, low in saturated fat and salt, gluten free options, whole fruit and vegetable ingredients. Recipes will be available on the day to take home.

We look forward to you sharing in a healthy future for our school.

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, 31 October at 3.00pm in the Preschool Playground. We will be providing poster making supplies so that all students in attendance can make posters to promote Waste Free Wednesday!

The Green Team 

Middle School

Middle School News

It has been a great start to Term 4 for the Middle School! I was delighted to be able to address the students at assembly and speak of the noticeable improvements and developments in their maturity, leadership and attention to studies and classwork. These developments are certainly timely as we enter the business of end-of-year assessments, ceremonies, celebrations and transitions.  For our musicians and vocalists involved in ensembles, bands and choirs it is a time where they get to share their amazing gifts with our school community at speech nights, showcases and performances.  With so much going on, it is important to stay on track with organisation and time-management to ensure we all make the most of what Term 4 has to offer. I encourage those students who need support to reach out to their teachers and Year Coordinators and take advantage of the many academic support opportunities (e.g. homework club, Maths and English tutorials) that are on offer.

Later this term we will celebrate some important milestones for our Middle School students as well as welcome the next wave of students to Mahers Lane and, indeed, the Lindisfarne Way. On Thursday, 14 November, we will welcome the 2020 Year 5 student cohort to Middle School with a ceremony and service in our Chapel. This event provides an opportunity for our 2019 Year 5 students to welcome their, soon-to-be Stage 3 colleagues to the campus. It is also a great culmination of a semester-long transition program that has included numerous visits and experiences as well as the Stage 3 Peer Support Program. A parent information session will also be held on that day. More detailed information will be sent out in the coming days.

The Year 7 Orientation Program will commence on November 14 with a parent information evening in the Chapel. The following day (November 15), Mrs Julie McDowell, Year 7 Coordinator, will host our 2020 Year 7 for a day of fun, learning and social interactions for our current Year 6 students and the new Year 7 students who will be joining the Lindisfarne family in 2020. Once again, a detailed letter will be distributed in the coming days.

Our Year 8 students, the Middle School leaders will be formally recognised for their service as the prepare for the next steps into the Senior School. It will be lovely to have Mrs Charlotte Lush, Head of Senior School, and the Heads of House invite and welcome the 2020 Year 9 student at our Transition Service on Monday, 25 November.

Our Stage 3 Showcase (November 13) is always a hit too, as we see the culmination of months of practice, choreography, composition, filming and rehearsing in what is sure to be a fun-filled evening for the performers and audience members alike.

As mentioned above, it is set to be a huge term for our students and teachers (and parents too) as we sprint to the year’s finish line with our chin up and chest out. Finish strong!

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Jeremy Godden
Head of Middle School

Senior School


Read the latest Careers Bulletin by clicking the link below:

Options Career Information Bulletin Edition 17

RRISK Program

All Year 11 students will be attending a RRISK program conducted by the Northern NSW Local Health District, NSW Roads and Maritime Services and other external authorities on Monday, 18 November. This program aims to provide all Year 11 students with the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions about driving, alcohol and drug use, risk-taking behaviours and safe partying.

The key messages of the seminar are Plan Ahead, Know the Facts, Make Informed Decisions, Reduce Risks and Look After Your Friends. The students are challenged to think about their own behaviour, evaluate the personal risk, acquire practical skills and are encouraged to make future decisions based on this information. 

Paul Dillon, from Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia will be the keynote speaker, providing information on how to look after your friends when celebrating/partying and dispelling myths regarding alcohol and drug use. Paul will also be presenting an additional session with a focus on mobile drug testing. The day is also targeted towards increasing safe driver and passenger behaviour, as well as vehicle safety information.

Information has been sent to all Year 11 parents this week. 

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School

See text below from the articles the students will study.

Young People and Risk Taking

Risk-taking is an essential part of learning and personal development for young people. It is a normal part of becoming an independent young adult.

Unfortunately, the risk involved in different activities and settings can often be poorly judged by young people and they are over represented in every category of risk-taking resulting in injury and trauma.

The Reduce Risk Increase Student Knowledge (RRISK) Program aims to reduce risk-taking behaviour associated with alcohol and drug use, driving and partying among Year 11 students in northern NSW. Attending RRISK extends the school based drug education and road safety curriculum by providing opportunities for senior high school students to further develop knowledge, attitudes and skills to reduce risk taking and develop safer celebrating strategies.

Over 2,300 students from Grafton to Tweed Heads have registered to attend one of the five RRISK Seminars in 2019.

Research conducted by the George Institute in 2009 indicated that young people who participated in RRISK had a 44% less chance of being involved in a car crash compared to those who did not attend.

Alcohol and Young People

Trends relating to young people and alcohol are improving.  Specifically, there has been an increase in the age at which young people first try alcohol, from an average of 14.8 years in 1995 to 16.1 years in 2016. Also, fewer people aged 12–17 are drinking alcohol and the proportion abstaining from alcohol increased significantly between 2013 and 2016 (from 72% to 82%).

However, whilst more young people aged between 12 to 17 years of age are abstaining from alcohol than in previous years, in 2016 almost four and a half million people in Australia aged 14 or older (22%) reported being a victim of an alcohol related incident.

Current research suggests the brain is not fully developed until about 25 years of age. Binge drinking alcohol before this age can result in permanent brain damage, affecting memory, learning, decision making and problem solving. For more information on the effect of alcohol on the developing brain,

Recognising the serious impact of alcohol on young people, NSW Office of Liquor and Gaming have changed the laws regarding supply of alcohol to young people.  Under Section 117 of the New South Wales Liquor Act 2007 it is illegal to supply alcohol to people aged under 18 years in a private home unless it is supplied by:

  • the child’s parent or guardian; or
  • an adult who has the approval of the child’s parent or guardian.

A person convicted of secondary supply in NSW can be fined up to $11,000 for each underage drinker involved.

Mental health

Drinking at a young age increases the risk of mental health problems. For more information or support contact Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.


2019-2020 Lions Youth of the Year competition

The local Lions Clubs are seeking nominees for the 2019-2020 Lions Youth of the Year competition which is now open. The Lions Club states the aim of this competition is to:

Encourage, foster and develop leadership in conjunction with other citizenship qualities in our youth, at the age when they are about to enter the fields of employment or higher education, and provides students with the incentive to pay greater attention to the general qualities, so vital in developing our youths into first class citizens. The qualities sought, apart from academic attainments, are those of leadership, personality, sportsmanship, public speaking and good citizenship. The students meet in fellowship and have the opportunity of open discussion, exchange of ideas and meet professional people of a community service Club organisation. (Lions Australia, 2016)

Entry Eligibility 
The Quest is open to high school students who are over the age of 15 and under 19 years of age at the 30 June 2020.  Lindisfarne is encouraging eligible students currently in Year 10 and those just commencing Year 12 to consider entering this competition.

Competition Requirements:

There are a number of steps involved if you decide to enter this worthwhile competition:

  1. Application Form. A completed application form must be submitted to Mrs Walker no later than the FIRST day of Term One 2020 for the Principal’s signature.

  2. Panel Interview. Each contestant will have to attend a panel interview that will discuss the material noted in the application form. Additionally, they will have to answer four general knowledge questions. This usually lasts about 30-40 minutes.

  3. Public Speaking.  At a separate occasion to the panel interview, applicants will need to complete the public speaking component of the challenge before an audience of Lions members, family and adjudicators.  This often occurs at a dinner. There are two parts to this section:

  • Prepared Speech. Applicants prepare a speech, on a topic of their own choice, that lasts for five minutes.

  • Impromptu Speeches. Each applicant will also need to complete two spontaneous speeches that last for no longer than two minutes each.

Competition Levels
There are a number of levels to this competition, the first being the Club heats which are usually held early in February.  There are a number of Lions Clubs in the area and the Lions Club Convener usually endeavours to place our students at different clubs.

Besides providing an opportunity to enhance communication skills in both the interview and public speaking forums, there are some other rewards for entering this competition. There are prizes awarded at each level of the competition. Additionally, all National Finalists will participate in:

An organized tour to a Lions International Youth Camp in New Zealand, followed by a group tour to the National Winner’s home state. The duration is 16 days.  Each state winner receives $500 spending money. The National Winner receives $5,000 when they turn 18. The Public Speaking winner receives $2500 when they turn 18. (Lions Australia, 2018)

Next Step
If you are interested in participating in this competition, you must email Mrs Walker by 19 November. Information and coaching sessions will then be arranged. Further information may also be obtained at:

Writing Competitions:

The 2020 Somerset National Poetry Prize
The Somerset National Poetry Prize is open to ALL current secondary students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents attending school in Australia. There are two categories: Junior Secondary – Years 7 to 9 and Senior Secondary – Years 10 to 12. Entries close on Friday 6 December 2019. The winner in each category will receive $300 plus flights to attend the Somerset Storyfest. More details about the competition may be found at:

The 2020 Somerset National Novella Writing Competition
The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open to ALL current secondary students attending school in Australia. Entries close on 6 December 2019.  The entry must be the student’s original work. The length of the novella should be no less than 8,000 words and no more than 20,000 words. The first prize is $1000. More details can be found at:

Redgum Young Writers’ Award
The aim of this competition is to promote reading and writing for children in the 9-13 age group. Short-listed entries will receive $150 Redgum Book Club voucher and the winners will receive a $250 Redgum Book Club voucher.  Entries close on 16 December. The categories are:

    1. The Children’s Picture Book category
     A short, structured story to 250 words, fiction or non-fiction.
     Story only, no illustrations required.
     The winning story will be professionally illustrated and produced as a 32-page hard copy book and in e-book             format.

    2. The Children’s Short Story category
     A work of short fiction between 850 and 1000 words.
     Story only, no illustrations required.
     The winning story will be illustrated and produced as an early reader hard copy book of between 32 and 64             pages and in e-book format.

More details may be found at:

Suellen Walker 
English Coordinator

Mathematics Faculty


Science Matters

Science is not just a subject that you study at school. Science goes on around you every day. A lot of respected science is conducted by “Citizen Scientists” who carry out crucial work that the professionals do not have the time or resources to do themselves.

A good example of citizen scientists at work is the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count which has been going on all week and concludes this weekend. 

Conducting a census of native birds is a difficult, time-consuming task and, given the huge land mass of Australia, almost impossible. Enter the citizen scientists! By getting lots and lots of people to identify and count birds at the same time, a valid census can be conducted quickly and easily. The best bit is that you can take part in this valuable work over the coming weekend.

It is super easy: just visit and follow the prompts to enter a count from your own backyard or to see how many birds have been spotted in your area. The only rule is that you can only enter birds that you have seen from your property so that there is some control over the statistics that are generated from the data.

If you have no clue about birds, don’t worry. There is a link to the “Bird Finder” where you can enter what the bird looks like and the website will provide a selection of the best options for identification.

Here at Science Matters, Mrs Moose has already submitted two counts made from the front verandah including the birds whose images appear on this page. Do you know what they are?

Australia has a special connection with birds as Tim Low so beautifully explains in his book “Where Song Began” about the evolution of bird song, most likely in Australia.

Have a wonderful week in Science and make a submission to the Aussie Bird Count website this weekend.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator 


Visual Arts

Performing Arts


​'Jane Eyre' Stage 5 Drama Excursion

On 18 October, the Year 9 and 10 Drama classes both went up to QPAC to see Shake and Stir’s production of Jane Eyre. However, this wasn’t a boring, traditional play. As much as Jane Eyre was in keeping with the gothic and romantic period in which it was written, the original soundtrack, stage design and other elements of production brought it into quite a modern world. 

The production featured original music written and performed live by multi ARIA Award-winner and frontwoman of The Superjesus, Sarah McLeod, who composed for theatre for the first time. Sarah also played two characters as did the other three actors who played multiple roles.This soundtrack was fitting with the themes of the production, as the nature of the music was quite morbid and dramatic. Every decision all came back to Charlotte Brontë’s intentions, which made the play streamline. 

On top of this, the set was very postmodern, with minimalist beams and grates and minimal furniture that did not indicate that it was anywhere specific. Perhaps the most spectacular part of the play was the use of actual fire onstage. During the part where Thornfield Hall burns down, the entire stage was lit up in brilliant flames on almost every surface. The fire was obviously contained and controlled, but you could actually feel the heat from the audience. 

We thoroughly enjoyed this live theatre experience as it invigorated and inspired our own work in Drama.

Emily Coleman  
Year 10 

​Phoebe Robins wins 1st Place at the A.B Paterson Public Speaking Competition

Each year over 1,000 students enter the A.B. Paterson Public Speaking Competition from the schools in and around the Gold Coast. This competition is open to all students in Years 4 to 12. 

Phoebe Robins (Year 5), delivered her topic on ‘The Relevance of Fairytales’ with a confidence that belies her years. There were 254 Year 5 students entered and Phoebe is to be congratulated on her outstanding success in winning the Grand Final of this highly regarded speaking competition.

Public Speaking is never an easy task, generating anxiety in most people, but like many unfamiliar and uncomfortable experiences, practice definitely helps to build confidence. It is a skill that will last a lifetime. 

All students in Years 1 to 6 are involved in an annual Public Speaking competition at Lindisfarne and encouraged to compete at A.B. Paterson.

Madeleine Dujmovic and Teagan Gilmour also presented their speeches and are to be congratulated for their fine efforts.

Dana Dowker and Amy Skene
Year 5 Teacher and Coordinator of Creative and Performing Arts (P-12)

Performing Arts

Piano AMEB examination Showcase

The result of talent, dedication and hard work was on show Wednesday night in the Chapel. Forty-four students performed AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) pieces from P plate beginner to grade seven across all years of Lindisfarne. The showcase was not only a great exhibition of student skill, but a valuable tool of preparation for students’ upcoming AMEB exams. It was great to see so many students enjoying the art of piano playing and sharing the experience among peers. Piano tutors Steph Palmer and Louise Dillon are to be congratulated on their mammoth efforts in inspiring such a large number of students. 

Alex Warr
Music Teacher

Learning Enrichment

Visiting Author - Jacqueline Harvey

On Monday we were fortunate to have author Jacqueline Harvey visiting our Middle School. Jacqueline is one of Australia’s most popular authors, having sold over a million copies of her Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series’ in Australia and New Zealand. She relishes any opportunity to get back into school and work with the children who inspire her writing. 

All students in Years 5 to 8 were entertained by Jacqueline’s presentation and stories about what inspired her to become a writer. Selected students were then lucky to take part in an interactive writing workshop. The workshop provided students with an opportunity to be immersed in story writing and to learn some expert tips from one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors.

Jodie Duggan 
Learning Enrichment Coordinator (5-8)

​Homework Help

Please note there will be no Homework Help on Wednesday, 6 November 2019.

Jodie Duggan and Kim Denny
Learning Enrichment Coordinators

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Songwriting Competition

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Homestay families needed for Korea YMCA visit 2020

Lindisfarne International is seeking compassionate, kind and caring families from our school and within our local community to host a group of Korean male students ages 15-16 years old from the world renowned organisation, YMCA.

This group of students will be participating in class immersion program at Lindisfarne and require double placement accommodation from 2-9 March, 2020.

As a homestay family, you will be required to:

  • Have another male child or parent in the household

  • Complete and submit a Working with Children Check

  • Participate in a Homestay inspection

  • Provide three meals, snacks, lunchbox/drink bottle

  • Own bed (shared bedroom with same gender is acceptable)

  • Private transportation to and from school each day

Homestay will be organised by myqueenslandhomestay (Margaret Imai).

Please contact her on 0408 078 023 for further enquiries.

Amy Fydler
International Student Coordinator

Student Exchange Programs

Digital Space



Lindisfarne Sports Injury Clinic


On Monday, 21 November, both Lindisfarne campuses held their annual Pink day, with the colour blue introduced to raise awareness of prostate cancer. A huge thank you to everyone who got into the spirit of the event and dressed up in pink and blue. Students were enthusiastic in their participation and special thanks go to everyone who baked a cake or cupcakes for the bake sale at Mahers Lane. The winning cakes were auctioned in the staff room, while the rest were sold to students during the bake sale which was held during lunchtime. A huge thank you to the new School Leaders who volunteered with the bake sale on the day.

All students will be recognised for their culinary creations with certificates:

From St Andrew House: Teagan Woods, Lexi Dujmovic, Maddie Dujmovic, Kai De Sousa, Max Mater, Hayden Brown, Eliza Evesson, Uma Upritchard and Thomas Fyfe. Special mention to Kai and Max from St Andrew house who documented their efforts and Mrs Whiticker purchased the cake before it went to auction.

From St Barnabas House: Madeleine Warner, Timothy Warner, Braden Miller, Annabelle Miller, Ella Gonsal, Brodie McDowell, Sian McGilligan, Emily Daniel, Chayse Irvine, Macy Parkinson and Alex Greaves, Sasha Koppel and Cameron Davies made a huge cake together.

From St Cuthbert House: Caitlin Sutton, Fletcher Bruhn, Sunny Skene, Flynn Curtis, Arielle Stafford, Munivai Morris, Lacie O’Kane, Mia Johnson, Georgia Mossop, Alexandra Rudland, Bronte Woodger and Oscar Schapowal. Mrs Maynard bought Oscar’s blueberry pavlova’s.

From St Stephen House: Lily Hodges, Lara Marshall, Zoe Marshall, Heidi and Amity Chaffey, Ryan Simpkins, Kayla Archer, Hayley Maddelena, Tessa Ford, Ethan Bell – who thoughtfully made and gluten and dairy free cake, Maia Shaw, Hannah Ellis, Sarina Amoedo, Poppy Edwars, Kelly Chen and Ella McDonald – whose white chocolate cake was purchased by Mrs Maynard and consumed by the PDHPE Faculty.

St Stephen House were once again the Baking Champions! St Cuthbert were second, St Barnabas third and St Andrew made some fine contributions.

Auctioned cakes were baked by: Madeleine Warner, Fletcher Bruhn, Heidi and Amity Chaffey, Ella Gonsal, Timothy Warner, Max Mater and Kai de Sousa, Munivai Morris and Caitlin Sutton.

Cupcake winners were: Sian McGilligan and Hayley Maddelena (pictured below), Lacie O’Kane and Mia Johnson.

Overall, we raised $2,285 and these funds will go towards helping research into breast, ovarian and prostate cancers and hopefully save lives.

Congratulations to Junior School - 3MC, Middle School - 5D and Senior School - BA1 for raising the most funds for this important cause.

Well done Lindisfarne for supporting the Cancer Council once again. It was a great day of fundraising and fun.

Abigail Rynehart, Emma Matusch and Alexandra Rudland 
The Pink and Blue Day Team

​Monday Night Netball

The Lions had two wins and two defeats in Round 4. The Junior teams: The White Lions and the Red Lions, both lost to strong Representative teams, although the Red Lions came very close to snatching a victory in the last quarter, The Gold Lions remain unbeaten with a convincing win over the Benchwarmers and the Lionesses led all game against the Tweedy Birds.

Round 5:

Tweed Representative Netball

There are trials over two evenings on Tuesday 12 and 19 November. Good Luck to all of our girls who are challenging themselves to play at this level. The Trials for NCAS are also coming up soon.

The Netball Centre of Excellence

Just a reminder of the trial dates: 

For students going into Year 12 in 2020
  • Thursday, 7 November 2019 1:00pm to 2:40pm (school sport)

For students going into Year 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2020

  • Thursday, 7 November 2019 1:00pm to 2:40pm (school sport)
  • Thursday, 14 November 2019 1:00pm to 2:40pm (school sport)
  • Thursday, 21 November 2019 1:00pm to 2:40pm (school sport)

For students going into Year 5, 6 or 7 in 2020 (including all new enrolments)

  • Thursday, 7 November 2019 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Thursday, 14 November 2019 4:00pm to 6:00pm

If you are unable to trial but still wish to be considered for a place in the program, please let Miss Danielle Watters or myself know.

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

Gay Maynard
Teacher in Charge of Netball

Sport News


Congratulations to the following students who represented Lindisfarne at the NCIS Tennis Championships in Grafton on Tuesday. Zara Cusick, Matilda Daniel, Uma Uprichard, Charlotte Slack-Smith, Jack Stafford, Evan Carr, Miles Schiewe, Niamh Williams, Bridget Bordiss, Max van Vorst, Nicholas Dowd, Jaedon Lotz, Lucy Tunsted, Joshua Mammen. All players had a very enjoyable day and represented Lindisfarne well showing great character and sportsmanship, despite the early start and warm weather. 

Place-getters listed below:

  • 1st - Joshua Mammen (Open Boys)
  • 1st - Lucy Tunsted (Open Girls)
  • 1st - Jack Stafford ( Primary Boys)
  • 2nd - Matilda Daniel (Primary Girls)

Spotlight on Rodan Harper

After being selected from the Gold Coast School Futsal Championships, representing Lindisfarne, to play in the National Schools Futsal Championships for the QLD South Coast Regional State team. Rodan was surprised to learn that he was selected for an Australian 12 years Boys Futsal Team to compete in the VS Sports International tournament, Costa Brava, Spain in July 2020. This selection was based on his performance at the 2019 National School Futsal Championships. Congratulations Rodan and well done.

Oasis Pools Swimming Partnership

Lindisfarne has partnered with Oasis Pools Banora Point, for more information download the booklet below.

Oasis Pools Partnership With Lindisfarne Booklet 2019

Lord’s Taverners T20 Competition 2019

Last Tuesday, Lindisfarne students from Years 7-10 competed in the annual Lord’s Taverners T20 competition held in Lismore.

The Year 7/8 team won their first game fairly convincingly- scoring 2/147, with Trinity College only being able to muster 81 runs in response.  In their second encounter against Evans River, the opposition were all out for an incredible 32 runs. Lindisfarne comfortably accounted for this total in 8 overs.

Gabe Leitch, Rupert Fahey, Brodie McDowell and Kai Croft all retired after knocking up 25 runs each in the first game.  Dan Lamb also had knocks of 14 and 13 (not out). In the bowling, Rupert Fahey was a stand out with 4 wickets for 0 runs off 2 overs and 1 for 4 off 2.  Tate Marquardt also did exceptionally well with 2 for 6 off 2 overs and 2 for 4 off 2. Dan Lamb also supported the team with some tight bowling in both games.

The Year 9/10 team were able to restrict a strongly represented Kingscliff High team to a total of 4/151 in their first game.  In response, Lindisfarne managed to scrape together only 49 of the required total. In their next game against Woodenbong, Lindisfarne dominated, scoring 178 off their 20 overs, with Woodenbong only managing to scramble 35 runs in 8.4 overs before being bowled out.

Standout bowling performances on the day included Hamish McFie 3 for 0 off 4 balls, Lewis Koppel 2 for 11 off 2 overs and Fletcher Koppel 1 for 11 off 3 overs.  Fletcher also ‘dug in’ with the bat in both games, scoring 21 in his first game and then retiring on 36 in the second game. Also supporting him with the bat was Connor Wilson 30 (not out) and in his maiden innings, Joshua Stante 35 (retired).

Umpires commented on numerous occasions how happy they were with the games they presided over and how well all of the boys conducted themselves and the good spirit in which the games were played.  This reminds us that succeeding is always great, but staying true to your values is even greater, no matter the outcome. Well done everyone.

Simon Leach and Daniel Robins


Uniform Shop

Trading Hours and Information


Employment at Lindisfarne

Executive Assistant to the Principal

Full Time Permanent Position

Commencing ASAP

The Executive Assistant (EA) works with the Principal to deliver a broad range of services to support the School’s educational priorities. The role of the Executive Assistant focuses primarily on providing professional and administrative support to the Principal, with the responsibility for the efficient and harmonious operation of the Principal’s office and the affairs that relate to the Office.

The successful applicant will have:

  •  Have a friendly demeanour, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure and respond graciously when responding to difficult situations or individuals.
  •  Be able to manage competing demands, balance conflicting priorities and negotiate workable solutions and timeframes whilst maintaining focus, speed and accuracy - attention to detail.
  •  Have significant experience in a similar or related position.
  •  Have a high degree of professionalism and the ability to manage highly confidential information
  •  Have solid administration and computer skills, particularly across MS Office and Google Suite
  •  Have appropriate qualifications and training 
  •  A background in the education sector would be an advantage - TASS Web experience or the ability to gain such experience would be beneficial
  •  Well presented and be able to be visible at functions and events
  •  Have an understanding of and commitment to the Anglican Christian ethos of the School
  •  Hold a current NSW Working With Children Check (or be eligible to apply for one).

Applications should be forwarded to:

Mr Stuart Marquardt – Principal

Please provide a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria, current resume and the names of two recent professional referees.

Refer to the attached Position Description.

Performing Arts Assistant

Part Time Permanent Position - Commencing 8 January, 2020

The role of the Performing Arts Assistant at Lindisfarne is to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Director of Performing Arts. The Performing Arts Assistant provides assistance to the Performing Arts Faculty to ensure that all facets of the Performing Arts program operate efficiently at all times.

Lindisfarne is looking for someone to:

  • Facilitate the smooth running of the faculty under the guidance of the Director of Performing Arts
  • Provide general administrative assistance to the Performing Arts faculty
  • Carry out reception and secretarial duties in the Performing Arts office
  • Maintain records of Performing Arts supplies and equipment 
  • Be the faculty’s point of contact for staff, parents and the school community
  • Data processing using the student data base “TASS” system

The successful applicant will have:

  • Strong administrative skills and experience in effectively using a variety of computer applications, spreadsheets and databases
  • A background/experience in music and/or performances and can demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the rigours of performances, productions and ensembles
  • Experience in event management including planning, organising, managing and coordinating events, and be committed to attending events outside of normal hours to provide support for staff and the ability to anticipate and troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to coordinate with other stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes
  • The ability to prioritise competing work demands, process large volumes of work and to work to deadlines
  • Have an understanding of and commitment to the Anglican Christian ethos of the School
  • Hold a current NSW Working With Children Check (or be eligible to apply for one).

Applications should be forwarded to: 

Mr Stuart Marquardt – Principal

Please provide a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria, current resume and the names of two recent professional referees.

Please refer to this link for the full Position Description.

Applications close: 28 October 2019

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