From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

This is an exciting time of our academic year with several important events and celebrations taking place this week.

On Wednesday evening, our Year 5 and 6 students took centre stage at our 2019 Stage 3 Showcase. This really was a special event with staff, students and the school community working together to give each student the opportunity to be on stage and perform before a large and appreciative audience.

On Thursday morning, it was our Kindergarten to Year 2 students who excelled at their annual Fun Swimming Carnival. This is a joyful event each year as the children show off their emerging swimming talents, expertly guided by our staff and parent community.

Also, on Thursday morning, our Year 4 students and parents enjoyed the Year 4 Graduation Liturgy - a celebration and service to mark an important ‘rite of passage’ for our Junior School graduates and the students who will join us in Year 5 from across the coast in 2020.

On Thursday evening, I was thrilled with the attendance at the 2020 Year 7 Parent Information Evening. This was a terrific opportunity for the parents of children who will be the class of 2025 to gather and hear about the significant opportunities available at Lindisfarne in the years ahead.

Today we were delighted to welcome all of the students who will be part of our 2020 Year 7 cohort to the School for their Orientation Day. It was pleasing to see such excitement as the students gathered in the Chapel and enthusiastically joined in welcome activities and icebreakers.

I am looking forward to hosting some of our hard-working and dedicated volunteers tonight at the annual Principal’s Evening of Thanks at our Trades Skills Centre.

As our school year concludes I would encourage families to join us for the annual Speech Night ceremonies as follows:

  • Tuesday, 3 December - Junior School Speech Night - 6.30pm in Ngahriyah
  • Wednesday, 4 December - Middle and Senior School Speech Night - 6.30pm in Ngahriyah

On Sunday afternoon, 17 November, members of the School Community may like to join parishioners of St Cuthbert’s Anglican Parish Tweed Heads at the Commissioning of Reverend Dway Goon Chew. The service commences at 4.00pm (NSW time) at St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, 13 Powell Street, Tweed Heads.  All are welcome. 

As I write, bush fires continue to rage throughout Queensland and New South Wales. This is an incredibly difficult time for many communities and people as lives have been disrupted, homes and properties destroyed and lives lost. Volunteer firefighters are exhausted. Please pray for all those impacted by the fires and please, if you are able to support relief efforts, help out in anyway possible. 

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

School Fees

The 2019 school fees are to be finalised by Monday, 25 November 2019. 

Please contact our Account Department via or phone 07 5590 5099 if you have any queries.

2021 Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2021 school year are now open. 


  • Academic – Based on a high-level of academic merit.
  • General Excellence – For students who demonstrate strength in a range of areas.
  • Music – High level of music capacity is required combined with satisfactory academics.
  • Sport – For students who are competing in at least one sport at state level or above combined with satisfactory academics.

Year Levels:

Academic Scholarships are available for all students entering Years 5 to 11 (2021), inclusive of students new to Lindisfarne and currently enrolled students.

General Excellence, Music and Sport Scholarships are available for all students entering Years 7 to 11 (2021), inclusive of students new to Lindisfarne and currently enrolled students.

For more information on Scholarships and the criteria and application process visit the Scholarships page on the Lindisfarne website.

From the Chaplain


Christmas Giving Tree in support of Tweed Women’s Refuge

On Tuesday of this week, members of our student leadership team met with Ruby Turnbull from Tweed Women’s Refuge to hear about how the refuge serves the women and children of this area who are moving on from relationships and circumstances which have involved domestic violence. 

Part of the focus for our Faith Formation program at Lindisfarne is the consideration of “real world” moral and ethical issues, and how we might form responses to such issues which are aligned with The Lindisfarne Way and our school values of Compassion, Wisdom and Respect. 

So much of Jesus’ ministry in the first century was responding to the real-world issues of the day with love and compassion (and a little bit of non-violent righteous anger).

In Australia, domestic violence impacts one in three women in their lifetime. At Lindisfarne, we are continuing to develop opportunities to work in a preventative space; to educate our students about the complexities of some of the real world issues of injustice and violence in our local setting, and asking them to think about how we, as a school community, might be able to respond with what we call Intentional Altruism. 

The Christmas Giving Tree is one of our annual initiatives aimed at supporting the invaluable work of local organisations which are making a difference. The Tweed Women’s Refuge will once again be the recipients of our Christmas Giving Tree donations in 2019.  

The Giving Tree initiative is a whole school event this year, so there will be a tree set up on each campus so that donations from Mahers Lane and Sunshine Avenue can be easily collected.

Ruby and a number of the staff from the refuge will be attending our Christmas Service at Mahers Lane on Friday, 29 November, and we will be presenting our gifts to her on that day. So, if you can please send in your donations by Thursday, 28 November (which is less than two weeks away), that would be greatly appreciated.

Please see the flyer below (thank you Emma Matusch for designing the poster) for gift suggestions.

Thank you for your generosity of spirit during this season of giving.


Rev Chad Rynehart
School Chaplain


Parents & Friends

Year 8 Parent Dinner

Upcoming Events

Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) Family Christmas Party

Years 3 and 4 parents and students are invited to celebrate the Stage 2 Family Christmas Party!

Kingscliff Bowls Club 
Sunday, 24 November
12.00pm to 6.00pm

As well as a celebratory Christmas lunch, there will be Barefoot Bowls from 12.00pm 'til 1.00pm, followed by jumping castle fun, face painting and raffles.

Please RSVP to Ramesh via: or text 0439 039 888.

Visual Arts and Major Works Showcase

Staff Bio

Whole School News

Remembrance Day at Sunshine Avenue

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, students and staff in the Junior School stopped and reflected during a minutes silence on the importance of remembering all the men and women that have fought or are fighting in conflict. 

The service was made extra special by the words given to us by Mr David Bell of the Tweed Heads RSL Sub Branch. While speaking of the importance to reflect a pin drop could be heard amongst our students. He spoke about the devastating loss of life, the hope of peace and freedom and the importance to never forget. 

I’d like to thank our school leaders Eva Cusick, Guy Henry, Isaac Whitrod and our Junior School Prefect Annie Griffin for their excellent display of leadership throughout the service. 

Tony Cross
Assistant Head of Junior School

Remembrance Day at Mahers Lane

On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. Five divisions of the Australian Corps had been at the forefront of the allied advance to victory and they achieved a fighting reputation of extraordinary proportions. But victory came at a heavy cost. In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the postwar decades.

Each year on 11 November, our school observes one minute’s silence at 11.00am in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. This year, at the Mahers Lane Campus, we were fortunate to have our 2020 School Captains and Vice Captains, Jade Reid, Nathaniel Bryant, Annabelle Miller and Noah Chapman lead the service alongside Mr Lancaster. We were also delighted to have a Commemorative Address by Emma Matusch before Daniel Green, Morgan King and Nathan Lark solute and laid a wreath beside the Lindisfarne Lone Pine Tree. Thank you to Mr Norton who played the 'Last Post' beautifully, our bagpiper, Mr Ian Rankin, and to our Senior Choir for the moving hymn, 'Abide With Me'. 

Lest we forget.

Adele Rowlands-Dealey
Communications Officer

Homework Club

Next week will be the final Homework club for 2019. It has been wonderful working with so many keen motivated students and we look forward to providing the support again in 2020.

Jodie Duggan and Kim Denny
Learning Enrichment Coordinators - Middle and Senior School

​National Recycling Week

This week is National Recycling Week. The aim of the week is to help increase awareness about what we can do to reduce our environmental impact through recycling our waste. I thought it would be fitting to have a recycling Q&A in this week’s newsletter. These questions were sent to me from Lindisfarne students.

What is something that can be recycled that most people are unaware of? 
When people think of recycling they often think of bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. What a lot of people don't know is there is so much more that can be recycled. One of these things is household batteries. They are damaging when sent to landfill as they leak chemicals and toxins into the environment. Presently only 3% of Australia’s batteries are recycled. You can take your household batteries to Student Admin at the Mahers Lane Campus to be recycled. Another option is to drop off your batteries at Aldi or Battery World. 

What are some of the environmental impacts of disposal by landfill?
Sending waste to landfill is extremely harmful to the environment. Plastic is something that the Earth cannot digest and sending it to landfill is not an appropriate way to dispose of it. Many materials last for long periods of time in landfills or even forever. A straw that was used for five minutes will live forever. It is not right to use resources to manufacture disposable single-use items that can easily be avoided. Some items like batteries, e-waste and mobile phones leak damaging chemicals and toxins into the local environment. In some landfills, the waste is not contained properly and it can easily be blown into local creeks and ecosystems.  To ensure plastic does not end up in landfill, it is essential that we avoid plastic whenever we can, recycle and compost what we can and embrace upcycling to solve the waste crisis.  

How much do Australians recycle every year? 
Great question! Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory all have a container deposit scheme where you get 10 cents back for eligible containers. These programs have gone a long way to increase the recycling rates of bottles, cans and poppers. In the first year of Queensland's Containers for Change scheme, they recycled over a billion beverage containers. These programs get people to recycle that usually wouldn't as they get paid to return their containers. However other recyclables like paper and cardboard have lower recycling rates as you cannot get money for recycling them. Aluminium foil has very poor recycling rates as most people are not aware that this can be recycled. Last year only 3% of the aluminium foil on the Gold Coast was recycled. The majority of councils have kerbside recycling bins for their residents however in some remote communities there is no recycling available.

China will now only accept recycling that contains less than 0.8% contamination. This is extremely hard to meet and because we don't have a lot of facilities to recycle our own waste much of it has been going to landfill. Another thing that has been happening is our recycling is being sent to South East Asia where it is being dealt with in ways that damage the environment in illegal facilities. The Australian government is now looking at solutions to avoid sending our recycling overseas. 

There are also other things that can be recycled that cannot go into your yellow lidded bin which we have the facilities to recycle in Australia. For example, you can recycle your soft plastic at Coles and Woolworths. More people have become aware of this and the usage of the soft plastic bins at Coles has increased by around 30% in the last 12 months!  While other items like lights have much lower recycling rates. Only 1% of Australia’s lights are recycled. 

How Does Recycling Help Animals?
Recycling helps wildlife in a number of ways. Recycling helps to keep the environment clean and reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill. This helps wildlife to live in a safe environment that is free from rubbish. Recycling paper saves forests as it can be reused for new products. Saving these forests allows wildlife to continue to thrive and it also helps to combat climate change which helps species like polar bears. Recycling also helps to combat climate change as it is much more energy-efficient to make products out of recycled material than to make something out of new material. 

Patrick Brabant
Sustainability Prefect

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Year 1 ​Outdoor Classroom Day

Thursday, 7 November was Outdoor Classroom Day. To celebrate, our Year 1 teachers organised a special day of bush tucker inspired cooking as part of our unit ‘Bush Tucker Basics’. Students helped to prepare damper and then taste tested the damper with delicious bush tucker preserves, Lillypilly and Davidsons Plum Jam and Lemon Myrtle Honey. They baked wattleseed cookies, and sampled lemon myrtle cordial. 

While we patiently waited for our damper and wattle seed cookies to bake in the outdoor ovens, students used their knowledge of imperative (bossy) verbs and procedural writing to complete a recipe. 

Here are some of our highlights:

Max (1L): I enjoyed baking the cookies and waiting for them to cook.

Sierra (1R): What I enjoyed most was tasting different types of bush tucker and what they look like.

Ginny (1L): I liked how everyone got a turn to add something or mix something.

Jake (1T): I liked the damper and eating the jams.

Lucas (1W): Cooking the damper was my favourite. The cordial was really nice.

Lyndsay (1R): It was interesting, satisfying and really cool. It tasted really good!

Theodore (1L): I liked rolling the dough to make the damper. 

Lucia (1T): I liked the damper and putting jam and honey on it.

Bo (1W): I like making the damper the best and eating it!

Year 1 Teachers

Year 4 to 5 Transition Service

Apprehensively, the 2020 Year 5 Lindisfarne students piled onto the bus and up to the Mahers Lane Campus for the Year 4 to 5 Transition Chapel Service. Anxiously, students waited quietly for their names to be called. At recess, all the students played handball and went to the amazing canteen.  

After recess, the Year 8s took the current Year 4 students on tours around the Mahers Lane Campus. They showed them: the bottom oval, the woodwork room, Student Administration, C1, Heads of House offices, the Art room, the gym, the kitchen (Trades Skills Centre), the garden and their classrooms.

After lunch, Year 4 went into the Year 5 classrooms and the Year 5s showed the Year 4s some things on their iPads. Then, the 2020 Year 5 students piled back on the bus to Junior School. 

Back at the Sunshine Avenue Campus, overpowering thoughts rushed through their minds thinking of how overwhelming it will be at the Mahers Lane Campus. But that’s just the start of another journey...

Gareth Murray
Year 4 student

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

A Final Feast

On Tuesday, Year 4 did their final cooking class at the Junior School. The students, and many parents, cooked up a Mexican feast that was enjoyed by all! As I sat at the shared table and looked around at all the happy faces eagerly tasting the culinary delights they may not usually try, I had a huge feeling of pride at what these students have achieved over the past two years of participation in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG) Program. 

A very big thank you to Maria Roberson for her effort, time and expertise in the garden and kitchen. Thank you to the Year 3 and 4 teachers who continue to embrace and learn more about the garden and its benefits. Thank you to all the parents who come in every week to support the garden and kitchen lessons. And lastly, but not least, to the P&F for their continued support of the Junior School SAKG Program and projects. We are looking forward to continuing this great work in 2020 and introducing the current Year 2 students to the program.

Jo Hetherington
Director of Early Learning and SAKG Coordinator

Please click 'Expand Article' to see more photos from the cooking classes. 

Green Team

Eco Tip

Healthy Bake Sale

As we continue to encourage families to participate in Waste Free Wednesday and help to reduce our school waste, it was wonderful to see the huge turnout for the first Green Team Healthy Bake Sale. A very big thank you to Sarah Whitrod who came up with the brilliant idea of a Healthy Bake Sale and contributed so much to its success.

Thank you to the many parents who had the time to bake and donate delicious and healthy snacks.  If you would like any recipes please email and we will endeavor to send it through.

Thank you also to Plastic Free Alternatives for bringing along their display of sustainable packaging.  If you would like to see what they have to offer or purchase online you can find them here:

Thank you to LOST Espresso who brought along their sustainable, rechargeable coffee van. It doesn't burn any fuel and runs on deap deep cell batteries that are recharged at the end of the day. The coffee machine is powered by LPG gas. And the coffee is great! Please support this local tweed business.

Check out LOST Espresso's Instagram Page:

Thank you to Miss Mangoes Fruit and Veg for bringing all the beautiful fresh produce for families to purchase.

Check out Miss Mangoes Fruit and Veg's Instagram Page here:

I am very happy to report that we raised over $1000 that will be going towards helping local fire and rescue services as well as helping to care for injured wildlife.


The Green Team 

Middle School

Senior School


NovemberSouthern Cross STAR Scheme

Congratulation to the following students that were successful in gaining early entry to Southern Cross University through the STAR Scheme.

  • Abby Frazer
  • Arabella Flynn
  • Ashleigh Budge
  • Ava Moloney
  • Brendan Halligan Stalker
  • Carly Taylor
  • Chloe Green
  • Destiny Lavin
  • Ella Kinneally
  • Gema Peace Yarnold
  • Grace Moore
  • Hannah Jarvis
  • Holly Vonhoff
  • Isabella Dowd
  • Jaidah Fergus-Mackie
  • Jemma Wilson
  • Kaden Blum
  • Kyrra-lee Nash
  • Luca Allan
  • Madeleine Brooker
  • Meg Sales
  • Mitchell Harris
  • Olivia Lancaster
  • Ross McCann
  • Shayna Cassone
  • Sofia McAuley
  • Sol Hashimoto
  • Taiya Hooley
  • Taylor Worling
  • Thomas Cleaver
  • Tristan Hill
  • Will Fitzgibbons
  • Will Griffiths
  • Will Smith
  • Zoe Young

NESA Students Online - 2019 HSC Students 

  • Assessment ranks will be available 11 November to 2 December 2019
  • HSC results release – 17 December 2019
  • HSC Results Services - available from 18 December 2019
  • PDF HSC and VET credentials – download from 18 December 2019
  • Your access to Students Online will close 30 June 2020


Year 12 - 2020 University Tour

At the of this term, on 5 and 6 December, there will be an optional University tour for Year 12 2020. It is the day after the Middle and Senior School 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.

Year 10 Work Experience

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

Work experience Dates:
Tuesday, 19 November through to Friday, 22 November.
Optional work experience/Year 10 Dinner Dance:
Friday, 24 November.
Good luck to all of the Year 10 students who will be completing their work experience next week. 

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

Barry Woods
Director of VET and Careers


Mathematics Faculty


Science Matters

They Call Me Mr Fahrenheit

We are accustomed to strange things happening in our nation’s capitol but this week really took the cake. A bizarre exchange occurred in Canberra when a politician of dubious intellect accused the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) of making up data to support evidence that the climate was getting warmer. Science Matters is a champion of the truth so let’s dig into just what is going on here.

The argument erupted when the BOM re-wrote the temperature data for the past 200 years and, according to the honourable member, reduced the temperatures in the historical record to make the current increase in temperature seem more dramatic. Absurdities aside, the problem lies in the idea of temperature and measurement.

If you want to know how hot  a cup of water is you put a thermometer in it, right? However, did you ever stop to ask yourself: 'Who put the numbers on the thermometer?' Someone had to make the first thermometer and “make up” the idea of temperature.

There were several attempts to describe temperature throughout history but the first one to really stick was done by old man Fahrenheit in Denmark around 1700. He decided to place a vacuum tube containing Mercury into the coldest thing he could make, really salty brine mixed with ice, and call the level of the liquid metal “zero”. He then used human body temperature as another marked point that the Mercury rose to in the tube and filled in the spaces in between with evenly spaced numbers. TA-DA! We had the fahrenheit scale.

Much the same thing was done by, you guessed it, Mr Celcius using the freezing point of freshwater as zero as working up from there. Today’s digital temperature probes (not thermometers) pass an electric current through a piece of metal and use the knowledge that electrical resistance increases as metal heats up to calculate temperature. The probes still have to be calibrated and an exotic phenomenon called the triple point of water (look it up, it is seriously cool) is used rather than freezing or boiling.

Now, this brings us to our problem. Climate modelling relies completely on historical data to set the parameters (or rules if you like) of the computer model. Historical temperatures were all recorded in Fahrenheit degrees using wonderfully ornate but unreliable Mercury thermometers from the 18th and 19th century. Temperatures today are recorded digitally in Celcius degrees by automated weather stations using temperature probes. To build a computer model, we need to bring these measurements together. What would the difference in reading have been between a modern temperature probe on a hot November day in 1793 if it was placed next to the 18th century Mercury thermometer used at the time?

This is an incredibly difficult question to answer but a crucially important one if we want to have confidence in our climate models. The BOM had to work out how accurate the 200 hundred year old thermometers were and if the original calibration was correct before changing all of the records into modern temperatures. It required a statistical analysis of tens of thousands of temperature records to work out how much they would have deviated from the theoretical values if they had been recorded with modern equipment. Importantly, you can’t just change Fahrenheit into Celcius, you have to check Fahrenheit’s original work to determine how that first thermometer was calibrated in 1724. Only then can you have a reliable data set stretching back to 1788 for Australia. What a magnificent Extension Science major work that would be for one of our Year 12 students!

The work has been completed and the temperature record adjusted but the data set seems to be inconveniently truthful for some.

Be in no doubt, we are now in a climate emergency. The very least we can do is to let the scientists get on with their difficult work without ignorant heckling from the sidelines. 

Have a wonderful week in Science and stay safe.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator 


Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Once Upon Another Time

On Wednesday evening, we welcomed families and friends to our annual Stage 3 Showcase, Once Upon Another Time. This energetic performance was the culmination of a great deal of rehearsal in Dance, Drama and Music. 

The showcase covered musical genres from classical to rock with highlights including a solo performance of 'Puff the Magic Dragon' from Bronte Woodger, a re-imagined arrangement of Disney classics from the Stage 3 Choir, and the classic theme song from The Neverending Story

Drama items included a fractured fairytale plot which included Bachelor Fairies, Pirate Adventures and the Wicked Witches of Lindisfarne. For lovers of Dance, there was everything from Middle Eastern traditional dance to ballet and hip hop.

The finale of the evening was a rocking version of 'I'm A Believer' with over 90 instruments, singers and dancers on stage.

Many thanks to the Performing Arts team, backstage crew and Stage 3 Staff who worked tirelessly to present this celebration of Performing Arts.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Please click 'Expand Article' below to view more photos from the Stage 3 Showcase.

Learning Enrichment

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Digital Space



Staff Profile

Croft ... Nathan Croft.

Have you seen Tomb Raider? Lara Croft? Yep … she is my sister. Just kidding!

No, not Cross. Mr Cross … he’s the guy with the beard.

Destiny, they say, is in the stars. Well, my stars were written early; both Mum and Dad were primary school teachers and very successful and loved ones at that. My dream was to play professional rugby union. How did I end up here? The same way anyone ends up anywhere - a life journey. I was a knockabout lad into any sport I could get a lift to. I finished school and chased a dream to play at the top level in rugby. I had a pretty good run but obviously didn't quite make the grade. Along the way, I worked many jobs including a cook at KFC, a baker in a Muffin Break store, manager of a pub and a rugby development officer. This last job exposed me to the world of education. I found I had a talent talking to and educating young people.

My education career has taken me through the full gamut of teaching: I have taught in the high school system up to Year 12 level, been a Dean of Students at a college in the university system and then really found my straps as a primary school PE and Dance teacher. I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a job more than the one I have now.

I have a very talented and beautiful wife who successfully runs two Mortgage Choice franchises, dances at a national level and is an amazing mother to our son Kai who is just about to finish Year 8 at Lindisfarne. Nowadays, you might find me surfing, coaching rugby or playing local third grade cricket with Kai in our father and son team.

Nathan Croft
PDHPE Faculty

Junior School Sport

Casuarina Cup Rugby Union 

Last Friday, two teams of budding young Rugby Union players traveled to the hallowed turf of the Casuarina Beach Rugby Union Club to play in the Casuarina Cup Rugby Gala Day. The teams were full of nervous energy and were pumped to finally get on the field after weeks of training at lunch on Arkinstall Park. The team names were well thought out with “A'' and “B” decided on as the favourites. Team A kicked off the Lindisfarne campaign with a solid draw against much larger and scary looking opposition. This set the tone for the day as both teams played well above themselves in every game. Our teams showed an outstanding amount of talent and raw rugby skills and both developed these skills dramatically over the day. Team B were unfortunate not to make the finals rounds as they played with true Lions spirit and determination. Team A were undefeated in their round games and progressed to play their rivals from Kingscliff Public School in the final. Both teams were up for the match and with a sneaky run down the blind side the Lindisfarne crowd thought we would score the first try, but an unbelievable chase down and miraculous tackle saw our man pulled down centimetres, nay millimetres, from the line. As fortune would have it the Kingscliff team scored two quick tries just after to take them out to a solid lead. Our team gave their all but could not peg back the gap, and were beaten by a very cohesive unit. 

Congratulations to all the students who were involved, we say it so often but Lindisfarne students really play sport in the right way. We were tough honest opposition and were a pleasure to coach. I am looking forward to all our Year 3 students coming back to carry on our strong tradition in 2020.

Lindisfarne Big Bash Cricket Tournament

Next Friday, our Year 3 and 4 students will be participating in the second annual Lindisfarne Big Bash Cricket Tournament. The tournament is played by all Year 3 and 4 students in teams of 10 on Arkinstall Park and the Junior School back oval. Last year was a truly sensational day, with the students having a great time, learning the skills, rules and team work required to play cricket like the Big Bash. The tournament will be run during school time, students will be required to wear their team colours which will be announced early next week, hats and plenty of sunscreen. Anthony Kershler Lindisfarne’s amazing cricket coach and representatives from NSW Cricket will be coming on the day to assist along with Lindisfarne senior school cricketers who will umpire and officiate the day. 


Pictured above: Lindisfarne Futsal Team

Lindisfarne was represented at the recent Australasian Schools Champion of Champions Futsal Tournament. The tournament took place over three days and was held at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre. The team, made up of seven players from Year 4: Thomas Butcher, Ari Cusack, Ajae Densley, Wiliam Gorrie, Lucas Greaves, Miles Scheiwe and Evan Williams, played in a tough and competitive combined U10s and U11s pool. The boys should be proud as Lindisfarne placed third after being knocked out by St Andrews for a place in the grand final.

During the competition, each coach nominates players from the opposing teams for an All Star award. These are players who they believe stood out during the tournament. Lucas Greaves received this award as goal keeper and was offered a position on a team to compete in the USA in 2020!

Pictured: Lucas Greaves (Centre)

Well done, boys!

Little Legends

Two young Lindisfarne students had some great results over the weekend JAC Carnival held in Yamba on Sunday.

Jack Brown and Dean Argyros are both with Cudgen SLSC nippers U8s.

Dean Arghyros got third in the beach sprint and in the Wade and second in the Wade relay.

Jack got first in the beach print, second in the flags and also was 2nd in the Wade relay. Congratulations boys that is a fantastic effort early in the season.

Pictured above: Dean Argyros and Jack Brown

Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4



Terranora Family Tennis Challenge Entries open to all family members regardless of relationship, age and standard. There will be three graded divisions, with the winners of each division will receive a prize:

  • DATE: Sunday, 24 November
  • TIME: 9.00am onwards
  • FORMAT: Round Robin Doubles
  • LOCATION: Tennis Terranora Joan Nicoll Centre, Henry Lawson Drive, Terranora
  • COST: $10.00 per person
  • ENTRIES CLOSE: Sunday, 17 November

FREE barbeque lunch provided for all present.

To register, please call Joan Nicoll on 0410 329 191.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

In 2020 Stacey Bech is offering Rhythmic Gymnastics at Lindisfarne Mahers Lane campus: 

Monday and Thursdays 4.00pm to 5.00pm FREE for Lindisfarne students.

Higher level girls from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm.(These will include Lindisfarne students who want extra training and want to compete at a higher level)

Also Wednesdays 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Please contact Cherie Montford via email ( for registration forms. 

Spotlight on Jack Furness

At the end of last term, Jack Furness competed at Warwick in the U15 Queensland State Championships playing for Tweed Border at Warwick. His team won the Division Two tournament. Jack also is one of the rising stars that contributes to Lindisfarnes growing hockey roster.

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities


Monday Night Netball

Round 7. The Red Lions had their bye this week. The White Lions had a great match and victory over the Seagulls Sparks. The Gold Lions returned to their winning ways and still look likely grand final contenders if they continue to play at this level. The Lionesses played a great game against the Inferno’s but unfortunately picked up more than just a win - three significant injuries. It does mean that this team are still top of the table! 

Good luck in Round 8 ladies! I will have finished HSC Marking so will be there to cheer you on!

Tweed Representative Netball

The Tweed Netball Association (TNA) trials started this week on Tuesday, 12 November, with another evening next week on Tuesday, 19 November. Good luck to all of our girls who are challenging themselves to play at this level.

The Netball Centre of Excellence

The trials for the new program continued this Thursday during sport time and later in the evening. Nicole Cusack, Miss Watters and myself are so pleased to see the present performances and also the potential of all the players who will take the court as Lindisfarne Lions in 2020.

Further trials are: For students going into Year 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2020 - Thursday, 21 November 2019 1:00pm to 2:40pm (school sport)

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.


All students who wish to officiate in 2020, please contact me so you can start during the holidays.

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

Gay Maynard
Teacher in Charge of Netball

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Employment at Lindisfarne

General Hand

Full Time Permanent Position

Commencing ASAP

Key Competencies:

  • General landscaping duties for the purpose of ensuring safe and attractive grounds.
  • Clean landscaped areas and related items (e.g. raking leaves, removing trash, sweeping walkways, etc.) for the purpose of preventing flooding and removing hazards.
  • Maintain and operate job-related grounds keeping and irrigation equipment.
  • Undertake minor maintenance repair work both supervised or non-supervised.
  • General labouring tasks.
  • Tasks involving moving furniture and setup and breakdown of seating for events.
  • Perform other duties as may be required.
  • 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: Monday, 25 November 2019

TAS Workshop Assistant

Part Time Contract Position

Commencing 20 January 2020

Key Competencies:

  • Be a key participant in the ongoing coordination, management and maintenance of WHS in the workshop environs, to maintain appropriate standards and provide a safe environment for staff and students
  • Provide support for teaching staff and students to ensure materials and resources are available for practical lessons and to ensure they run smoothly
  • Provide a broad range of workshop support to all departments of the School as required
  • 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: Monday, 25 November 2019

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