From the Principal

From the Deputy Principal


Several years ago, I read the book Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels. It was a good reminder to slow down and take time to refocus on what is important rather than get overwhelmed by the busyness of what is urgent. Term 4 is always a very busy term in a school. Just this week we have had orientations for new students in Preschool and Kindergarten for 2020. We have hosted Parent Teacher Interviews at Mahers Lane and Open Classrooms for Years 1 and 3 at Sunshine Avenue. There have been a number of sporting activities involving school teams including Netball, Volleyball, Touch Football and Basketball. 

Today, I was fortunate to be with a group of 30 outstanding young men as they enjoyed connecting with nature and building rhythm and song together with Darren Percival. 

Tonight, the Slam Poetry Competition will be taking place in the Chapel. These activities are all on top of the wonderful work our staff and students are doing in the classroom as they prepare for end of year assessments. I encourage you to keep track of what is happening by logging into the Parent Lounge and viewing the School Calendar as there are many more exciting activities coming up.

In a previous newsletter article, I introduced The Lindisfarne Way, which is a strategic document we have developed in consultation with students, staff and the wider community. It outlines what is important to our school and is in the process of being embedded into all we do, including Teaching and Learning, Sport, the Arts, our Masterplan and character development. We have been working with Phil Cummins from CIRCLE who will be visiting Lindisfarne over the next few days, starting with a workshop on Sunday involving a number of parents, staff and students. Our Year 7 to 10 students will also be taking part in workshops on Monday (7 and 8) or Tuesday (9 and 10) with the organisations Enlighten and Goodfellas. The girls’ workshops will focus on celebrating, challenging and changing themselves and the world. The boys’ workshop called Myth Busters debunks the most common and damaging myths about boys in an engaging, funny and positive way, and builds up skills that allow boys to move beyond stereotypes.

Parents of girls are encouraged to come along on Monday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm to Dannielle Miller’s seminar titled Raising Amazing Girls where she will share some of the challenges for our adolescent girls – the body image crises, low self-esteem, and constant bombardment with toxic and hypersexual media and marketing portrayals of women.

The busyness of life seems unrelenting, but I encourage you to take time to stop, reflect and enjoy the moments when you can. We don’t want to get to the end of term and say “where did that go?” but rather “what a great term - we achieved so much!”

Geoff Lancaster
Deputy Principal - Learning and Innovation

Important Information

From the Chaplain


Parents & Friends

Year 8 Parent Dinner

Upcoming Events

Visual Arts and Major Works Showcase

Staff Bio

Whole School News

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Year 1 Camp Evening and Open Classroom

The Year 1 students have been exposed to numerous engaging experiences this year, and our annual camp evening was no different.

Enlisting the expertise of Tim and his team from Team Building Guru, students teamed up and participated in a round robin challenge which, apart from being lots of fun, was also an opportunity to use their physical, mental and emotional capacity in an interactive afternoon of activities. 

Students were put into teams and proudly wore their decorated bandanas. They devised team names and showed off their team ‘war cry’ before beginning the activities.

Activities included Blind Fold Maze, Giant Pick Up sticks, Speed Tag, Memory Cards, Pipe and Ping Pong ball challenge and finished with an all in Eggcellent catapult challenge.

Teachers and facilitators commented on how well the students communicated with each other and worked cooperatively to complete each activity.

Awesome! Amazing! Challenging! Fantastic! Fun! Were just some of the adjectives used by the students when recounting Friday afternoon’s experience. The family members who attended our Term 4 Open Classroom on Tuesday morning were impressed with the language and detail used to describe the camp, and enthusiastically supported the students to edit their work. This Big Write recount was a natural extension of the VCOP program that Year 1 have been investigating this year. The buzz from excited students has not diminished and they are already anticipating the camps in years to come.

Year 1 Teachers

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Easy Eco Tips

Middle School

​War on Waste

Stage 3 students continue to play an active role in supporting a sustainable school environment at our Mahers Lane Campus. Part of this process is the establishment of a waste management strategy and our students are an integral part of this. 

After conducting a mini waste audit where Year 5 and 6 classes sorted through the waste in eight bins from different locations around the school, we found that a large amount of waste that could be recycled was going to landfill. This is a big problem! The students are working on ways to make a change within our school to reduce the disposal of recyclables, paper and organic waste into general waste bins that ultimately ends up in landfill.

Mike Lush
Year 6 Coordinator

​Australian History Competition

Entrants from Years 7 to 10 who achieved highly in the 2019 Australian History Competition were awarded certificates on Assembly recently. 

Special congratulations go to students in Years 7 and 8 who did very well. Distinctions was earned by Eva Chapelle, Mia Harris, Abbey Horvath, Ariella Stafford, Naiya Boschma-Wagner and Ruby Dokmanovic. 

Top accolades go to Matilda Johnston and Thomas Ellis (pictured below) who each gained a High Distinction. 

Congratulations to all candidates. 

Jan Makepeace 
History Teacher

Senior School

Careers News

Year 10 Work Experience

Surviving the HSC seminar, attendance at school: Monday, 18 November

Work Experience Dates: Tuesday, 19 November to Friday, 22 November
Note: Friday, 24 November: Optional work experience/Dinner Dance

A reminder to return your work experience as soon as possible, any questions please see me.

Year 10: All My Own Work

HSC: All My Own Work is a program designed to help HSC students follow the principles and practices of good scholarship. This includes understanding, valuing and using ethical practices when locating and using information as part of their HSC studies.

To be eligible for the HSC, students must complete HSC: All My Own Work (or its equivalent) before starting Preliminary (Year 11) Course.

A reminder to students, once they have completed the five modules and taken a screenshot of each test result, you then submit that through the Google Form emailed to you. Please see me for any assistance.

Year 12 University Tour

At the of this term on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 of December, there will be an optional University tour for Year 12 2020. It is the day after Presentation/Speech night, so students will not miss any classes. We tour the following universities over the two days and staying at student accommodation at St Leo's at the University of Queensland on Thursday.

  • Southern Cross University

  • Griffith University

  • QUT University (Choice of Kelvin Grove or Gardens Point)

  • University of Queensland

  • Bond University

It is an opportunity to get on campus at each university and have a general look at the facilities and where they are located. We will not get into every faculty area on every campus but it will still give you a good understanding each university. Parents can go to Parent Kiosk and book a place on the university tour for their son or daughter.


Accessing Your 2019 HSC Results

If your NESA profile is up to date, 2019 HSC results will come straight to your mobile or email on Tuesday 17 December. You can also access them through your NESA online account. You can then download these as a PDF or wait until your testamur arrives in the post by January 2020. While your account will remain open for a while, note that it will close in June next year, so be sure to retain a copy by that date!

2019 NSW ATARs will be released at 1pm on Tuesday 17 December. You'll need your Year 12 student number and UAC PIN to log in.

When you view your ATAR, download and save your official 2019 ATAR Advice Notice. It’s free until 29 February 2020: after that you will need to buy it through the UAC Shop at a cost of $55. 

Southern Cross University Star Offer Released: Monday, 11 November

QTAC Dates:

Barry Woods
Director of Careers/TAS/VET

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 emailed to all Year 11 parents.  

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School

Please click the links below to read the relevant articles discussed at the RRISK program.

Parties: Will You Allow Alcohol at Your Young Person’s Party?

Talking to Young People about Alcohol and Drugs

Year 9 Rite Journey - Homecoming Ceremony

As the year draws to a close, so too does The Rite Journey for our Year 9 students of 2019. 

At the beginning of the journey, we gathered at Fingal Head for the Calling and Departure ceremonies, where we communally acknowledged the need and desire for our young people to begin saying goodbye to childhood and embracing adulthood. The rest of the year has been about immersing students in the necessary shifts of body, mind and spirit to enable them to successfully make the transition.

There have been many new experiences and challenges during the course of the year. There have been meaningful small group discussions, mental, emotional and physical challenges, and a deliberate push towards meaningful engagement with significant adults. One of the challenges which each student has undertaken has been their ‘Mentor Challenge’ where they have chosen to learn something new in partnership with and under the guidance of their Rite Journey mentor. 

All of these activities and experiences are elements of the process through which a person transitions from childhood to adulthood. 

Any significant rite of passage has a point of conclusion; a kind of graduation in recognition of the process which has been successfully navigated in moving from one phase of life to another.

In keeping with this age-old framework, The Rite Journey Homecoming Ceremony will be held on 28 November. This ceremony will be a showcase and celebration of The Rite Journey process and an acknowledgement of all that our students have achieved in moving toward adulthood. 

The Homecoming will be held in the Lindisfarne Chapel, commencing at 6.30pm (NSW time). It is important for our students to be able to share this milestone with the significant adults in their lives and all Year 9 parents have received an email this week inviting them to this event. Please RSVP by Monday, 18 November by clicking on the invitation below, as we feel it is important for each student to have a parent and/or a mentor at this ceremony.

We look forward to sharing with you in this significant experience with your young adult.

Cathy Myers and Rev Chad Rynehart
The Rite Journey Coordinators


Mathematics Faculty


Waste Free Wednesday

Why go waste-free on Wednesday?

Simple actions collectively add up. This is extremely true when it comes to the waste that we generate as a society. At both the Sunshine Avenue and Mahers Lane campus, we have been encouraging staff and students to reduce their plastic usage through waste-free Wednesday. There are multiple reasons to get on board and make your lunchbox void on anything disposable.

  • Reason 1 (Save the planet): The most obvious reason to have waste-free lunches is because of the obvious environmental benefits. Plastic has become an ever-increasing issue and an issue that must be addressed now. It is made to be convenient but is also designed to never go away. Plastic lasts forever. So-called "biodegradable plastics" that are being sold are not what they seem and are purely false advertising. This is because they do not break down as they suggest. Instead, they break up into thousands of pieces of microplastic which can be even more damaging. Since it never goes away is it appropriate to package a sandwich in layers of wrapping like a Christmas present? When that plastic is in the bin it may be out of sight and out of mind but it will live on forever.
  • Reason 2 (Create a better tomorrow for future generations): Being environmentally conscious helps the planet out a great deal. But as we all depend on a healthy planet we all benefit too especially future generations that will be taking the brunt of the damage that has been done to our only home. It is time all this destruction is reversed. We want a future where we don't see growing landfills or the fish that we eat chocking on plastic. It is quite simple. A healthy planet means a healthy us.
  • Reason 3 (Save money!): One of the barriers to becoming green is the cost of it. But the truth is in many circumstances saving the planet will also save you money. Think about it. If you packed your kid's lunch in reusable containers instead of disposable single-use items like glad wrap you would no longer have to continuously buy more and more plastic to back lunches in. You could just keep reusing containers. Its better for the planet and better for your pocket.
  • Reason 4 (Step up and be a leader): By having a waste-free lunch your child will be leading by example. They will be showing their fellow students why it is important to take care of the planet by reducing our plastic usage. It may even inspire their friends to not have plastic in their lunch box! We can change the planet one student at a time

We must ignite a spark of change to lead our school is a sustainable direction. We encourage students to have waste-free lunches every Wednesday. But feel more than welcome to make their lunchbox free from plastic every day.

Patrick Brabant
Sustainability Prefect

Science Matters

Congratulations to our students from Years 5 to 12 who received their certificates of achievement for the ICAS Science competition held earlier this year. The “I” in ICAS stands for International and the same test paper is written by participants in over 20 countries around the world.

These competitions are notoriously difficult and those who accept the challenge are deserving of our admiration. A High Distinction is a result among the top 1% of candidates in NSW and a Distinction is a place among the top 10%.

Science Matters salutes Emily Lowns (Credit, Year 11), Maddy Warner (Distinction, Year 10), Kai Albert (Credit, Year 10), Tom Leach (High Distinction, Year 9), Drew McGlinn (Distinction, Year 9), Nathan Lark (Credit, Year 9), Amelie Mitchell (High Distinction, Year 7), Tim Warner, Lachlan Marshall, William Roberts (Credit, Year 6), Chayse Irvine (Distinction, Year 5), Nicolas Leotta and Sarah Hodges (Credit, Year 5). We should celebrate excellence whenever it dazzles.

How would you go in a Science competition? Try this question from the Year 9 Sample Paper yourself and see if you can get the right answer:

Now reflect on the magnitude of what Tom and Drew accomplished by thinking their way through 45 of these questions in the allowed time of one hour.

How about this one from the Year 7 Sample Paper. It can’t be too hard, can it?

We should look upon Amelie with admiration and recognise that it is young men and women like her who represent our hope for the future.

Next week, Years 9 and 10 will have their yearly examinations and Years 7 and 8 will have their semester examinations. These should not be intimidating or anxiety-generating events but rather a chance to demonstrate how much each student has grown during the year or semester. Early, thorough preparation should produce a satisfying result and a little frisson of pleasure when reports are sent home later in the term.

High achievements in Science are not a matter of good luck so I will not wish it upon you. Instead, I will wish you calmness and clarity of mind as you prepare for the final assessments of 2019.

Enjoy your week in Science and congratulate your classmates who put their hands up to tackle the Science competition.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator


Visual Arts

Performing Arts


AMEB Music Examinations

During October, we had a wide range of students undertaking AMEB Music Examinations. Congratulations to the following students on their fantastic results.

  • Tyson Bennett received a B+ for AMEB Grade 5 Clarinet
  • Tessa Ford received a C+ for AMEB Grade 2 Trumpet
  • Georgia Sweetnam received a B+ for AMEB Grade 6 Saxophone
  • Max Wanderer received an A for AMEB Preliminary Piano 
  • James Warner received a B for AMEB Grade 4 Trumpet

Todd Hardy 
Director of Performing Arts

Learning Enrichment

​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 Recording Studio

Songwriting Competition

International Department

​Korean Guest Speaker Required

We are seeking an adult of Korean culture to assist us as a guest speaker during our Homestay Family Information Session on Wednesday, 27 November. 

The speaker would be needed for an hour from 6.00pm to 7.00pm (NSW time).

If you can be of assistance, please email Mrs Fydler on

Amy Fydler 
International Student Coordinator 

​Hangzhou Teachers Conference

Our third and final Teachers Conference was conducted last Friday with the focus topic of the day being on STEM Curriculum Design. There were 25 primary and high school teachers from Hangzhou in China who attended, with some presenting their ideas on the exploration and practice of STEM courses in China and developing student’s technical literacy from drawing design sketches. 

We were also lucky enough to have our own highly accomplished STEM teachers; Mr Richard Marriott, Mr Tony Cross and Mr Gavin Kennedy speak about Lindisfarne’s STEM pathways as well as the awesome resources, programs and initiatives we are currently working on at the primary and senior campuses and within our IT department. 

The final guest speaker for the day was Dr Lisa Jacka from Southern Cross University (SCU). It was lovely that Dr Lisa could take time out of her day to attend our conference and shared her knowledge with all of us. We are hoping to create a friendship with SCU in the future and build upon the STEM skills for our teachers and students.

A special mention to the lovely Mr Tony Wright who was inundated with many parents on the school tour, and then followed by our visiting teachers. He spent his own class time showing our guests the various woodwork projects his classes are currently working on. These pieces clearly depict how talented our Industrial Technology students are indeed.

Amy Fydler 
International Student Coordinator

Digital Space



Sports Acadamey

​Teacher Profile - Julie McDowell

Hi everyone,

My name is Julie McDowell and I'm a PDHPE and HSIE teacher at Lindisfarne. I also have the role of looking after Year 7 as they transition into High School. I’ve been fortunate enough to teach at Lindisfarne for 10 years now but have only been full-time for the past two years.

My teaching journey has been quite varied but, when I look back, I know it has taught me a lot about the way I teach today. I always thought I would either be a teacher or a police woman. I narrowed that down in Years 11 and 12 to teaching and then couldn't decide between Food Technology or Physical Education. I actually didn't think I would get the marks in the HSC to do PE but managed to scrape in by one mark!

Uni finished and I landed a job in Campbelltown, South West of Sydney. It was a tough school with lots of social and economic concerns and while the work was hard, I can honestly say I loved every minute. I really believe this is where my passion for student wellbeing began. I observed a lot and learnt that students can't learn if they don't feel settled and comfortable in their environment.

My teaching has taken me to Canada where I undertook a 12-month exchange in Windsor, Ontario. It's a tiny town at the southern tip of Canada. That year created so many wonderful memories from walking to school in the snow, watching Michael Jordan play basketball and going to catch a bus to sport only to find it was a yellow bus just like I had seen on all the American movies. My students couldn't understand why I couldn't stop laughing.

I took quite an extended break from teaching as my husband and I moved to the United States for five years where two of our boys were born. Two boys became three back in Australia and I spent years looking after them and enjoying being a mum. Over time, as their independence grew, my desire to teach returned and I gradually made my way back to full-time teaching.

There are so many things I love about teaching: making a change, working with amazing people, teaching students about developing a lifetime love of health and fitness and, basically, just being around kids. When I’m not teaching you will find me at F45 VERY early in the morning, sitting on the sidelines of an AFL, hockey or cricket field, or hanging out with my family. My life could be described as very busy but I wouldn't change a thing!

Julie McDowell
Year 7 Coordinator

Junior School Sport

K - 2 Fun Swimming Carnival 

Our Kindergarten to Year 2 Fun Swimming Carnival will be held on Thursday, 14 November (Term 4, Week 5). Make sure you put the date on your calendars to come along and watch our next generation of swimming super stars. 

We are looking for parents to assist with age groups as helpers on the day, both in and out of the pool, if you are willing to assist on the day please email Mr Nathan Croft at

Jump Rope for Heart 

Last term at the Junior School, we participated in the Jump Rope for Heart program to raise awareness among young people about the need to be physically active and also to assist with raising funds for those who have been affected by heart disease. This year we raised an amazing $9067.51. Three students also raised over $500 each and were awarded with certificates for their fundraising efforts. Last Friday, the students were presented with fundraising prizes and certificates for their efforts. Our top three fundraisers were Brodie from Kindy Dolphins with an outstanding $2506.60, Penelope from Kindy Dolphins with $583.01 and Max from 3A with $557.29. Thank you to all the students and families involved this year. 

Nathan Croft 
PE Specialist P-4

Sports News


NCIS ran their inaugural Open Volleyball Championships in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday. Volleyball is such a fun game to play, especially if your team has competent basic skills and strategic movement patterns. Lindisfarne was represented well with a team in each division, and were expertly coached by Brettt Richardson prior to their tournament. Congratulations for both teams in earning the following placings:
  • Open Boys 1st place
  • Open Girls 3rd place
Girls' team
  • Daisy Ashton
  • Ella Bruinenberg
  • Jessica Courtney
  • Nicola Gee
  • Charlie Kirkwood
  • Tori Marchiori
  • Tia Peterson
  • Makayla Sekac
  • Anika Smith
  • Lucy Tunsted
Boys team
  • Jake Frazer
  • Riley Humbler
  • Harrison Kirkwood
  • Jayden O’Rourke
  • Alex Robertson
  • Joshua Stante
  • Corban Thomson


Years 3 and 4 Hockey Gala Day

All the students in Years 3 and 4 have been involved in a hockey program this term and are now invited to participate in the six-a-side Gala Day to be held on Wednesday, 13 November (Week 5) at Murwillumbah. More details can be found on Parent Lounge.

After School Super 6s

To follow on from the hockey program, there is an opportunity for the students in Years 3 and 4 to play in a six-week school competition, starting on Monday, 11 November at 4.30pm to 6.00pm on the artificial pitch at Murwillumbah. Students will play in school teams and wear their school sports uniform. We are looking for parents to coordinate teams of six (three boys and three girls). Alternatively, individual names can be sent to and we will organise school teams. We supply sticks, coaches and umpires for all games.

Please contact Margie Coleman on 0413 622 950 for more details.


At the beginning of this month, two Lindisfarne equestrian team members, Nicola Gee and Zali Greeney, competed at the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships, held at the prestigious Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Due to geography they compete for Queensland. This event attracts over 2000 school based competitors, family, friends and supporters from across the country. Competitors, aged 5-18, are required to qualify through from State level.  For the first time, New Zealand also fielded a team.
After a long 12-hour journey to Sydney with their trusty steeds, the girls competed over five days in eventing and dressage events.
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, Nicola and her horse Steve came oh-so-close to being 2019 champions, winning both the dressage and cross country phases, however, had a very unlucky couple of rails down in the show jumping phase.  And, in an incredibly tough field of over 30 of the country’s best riders, Zali in her first time competing at a national level with Rory, was awarded a 3rd and 6th place in her dressage tests and came 5th overall in the country.
Despite gaining such amazing results, the most impressive achievement of the competition, and of the entire year, is the supportive friendship and comradery that exists between these two young riders. Nicola and Zali have supported each other at every competition, being there to pick each other up in times of need, laugh with each other, and celebrate each other’s successes. This comradery and display of Lindisfarne values is the true embodiment of sport and we look forward to following these two talented riders as their Lindisfarne equestrian journey continues in the years to come.

Kathryn Leary
Teacher In Charge of Equestrian

Zali Greeney
Nicola and Zali


A couple of weeks ago, Lindisfarne sent two teams to compete in the Taveners T20 competition, where our Years 9 and 10 team competed for the Gilchrist Shield, and the Years 7 and 8 team competed for the Phelps Shield. Today, we received excellent news that our Lindisfarne Years 7 and 8 Boys quite easily won the Phelps Shield calculated on quotient system. This is a really significant win for our cricket community - congratulations to all, including our elite Head Coach, Anthony Kershler, and Teachers In Charge, Dan Robins and Simon Leach.

There was also a special moment for Lindisfarne in the Local Tweed District Cricket Association 3rd Grade competition with our Principal Mr Marquardt and Year 7 student, Charlie Evesson putting on an important partnership of 106 runs after their Cudgen Stingers team were in early trouble. Mr Marquardt finished with 53 retired and Charlie went on to make 41. The Stingers went on to win the match by 90 runs. 

Spotlight on Toby Shapland

Toby Shapland is to be highly commended for his efforts during the FFA National Youth Championships. His team - the Brisbane Roar Under 13’s, went really well and ended up winners of the Hyundai A League Academy Under 13’s National Champions Cup.   
Congratulations Toby.

Spotlight on Joshua Mammen

The Tennis State Finals were held in Sydney this week. Congratulations to Joshua Mammen for being a semi-finalist in both Singles and Doubles. In his singles he lost in the semi-finals to the number one seed - a fine effort, Joshua. Congratulations!


Monday Night Netball

Round 5:

The Junior teams: The White Lions and the Red Lions, both lost to strong Rep teams but showed spirit and sportsmanship – unlike their opposition! The Gold Lions remain unbeaten with a convincing win over the Centaur but meet Top of the Table: TMF this Monday. The Lionesses came back strong in the second half to win against the Baa Baas. They are second on the ladder having played all of the opposition. They meet CC’s in Round 6 who were victorious over top of the table SWS this week!

 Round 6:

Tweed Representative Netball

There are trials over two evenings on Tuesday, 12 November and Tuesday, 19 November. Good luck to all of our girls who are challenging themselves to play at this level.

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 Watters or myself know.

International Netball and Umpiring

I am sure some of you netball players are such fans of the game that you watched the Constellation Cup matches between Australia and New Zealand over the last few weeks. Regardless of the team, player or country you were cheering for, the netball had to be appreciated. It was inspirational! Unfortunately, not the same could be said about the poor standard of umpiring! In 2020, we have asked the new Tweed Umpire convenor to work with all levels of umpires so that we may have a Lindisfarne Lion who performs on an international stage as a player or an official!

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

Gay Maynard
Teacher in Charge of Netball


Uniform Shop

Trading Hours and Information


Employment at Lindisfarne

Art Technician

Part Time Contract Position

Commencing ASAP

Key Competencies:

  • Keep all art rooms, storerooms, trolleys and cupboards in the art department stocked and organised.
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for classes.
  • Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality creative activities within a safe and caring environment.
  • Curate and hang work for the Primary and Secondary School in different areas of the School.
  • Photograph artworks as they are completed. Photograph workshops and art activities for departmental records.
  • Maintain equipment e.g. ceramics store to ensure they are always in good working order.
  • 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 position description.

Applications close: Monday, 11 November 2019

Classroom Teacher of Hospitality and Food Technology

Full Time 1 Year Contract Position

Commencing Term 1, 20 January 2020

Key Competencies:

  • Have passion, expertise and experience in teaching VET Hospitality and Food Technology across the secondary year levels
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40116)
  • Hold a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20416)
  • Ability to maintain a positive and effective learning environment through well prepared and varied lessons, which cater to the range of student abilities and interests
  • Set realistic and challenging academic standards of student performance
  • Provide prompt and comprehensive attention to student work submitted for marking
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism in all activities
  • Experienced with teaching the NSW Syllabus is an advantage
  • 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 via

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

Refer to this link for the position description.

Applications close: Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Executive Assistant to the Principal

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School is a high quality, independent, Anglican, co-educational Preschool to Year 12 school serving the southern Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and northern New South Wales. It seeks to provide the distinctive identity, relationships, learning and leadership supporting its staff and families to meet the high expectations for the achievement and holistic development of its students in our local, national and international communities.

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 via

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 position description.

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