2022 Term 3 Week 2 29 July 2022

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From the Principal

Foreword

Dear Parents,

This is a particularly busy time for our Year 12 students as they progress trial exams and completion of major works and performances. They are an extraordinary group of young people and we are incredibly proud of their achievements to date. Please continue to hold the class of 2023 in your thoughts and prayers in the weeks ahead.

I was thrilled to attend the Year 11 Drama performance of The Shakespeare Bachelor at the Citadel, Murwillumbah on Wednesday evening. We have so many talented students in our school who brought the words and writings to a whole new generation of Shakespeare fans by merging world-renowned literary works with reality television! Expertly directed by Lindisfarne’s Loretta Visser the play was thoroughly enjoyed by those in attendance.

During the week I spent time at the Junior School working through the final stages of delivering our long-awaited Early Learning Centre. We are on track for practical completion by mid-October. The Sunshine Avenue/Dry Dock roundabout is about 5 weeks away. It’s an exciting time and we look forward to the incredible learning environment being created for our youngest students being completed.

On Tuesday night at the P&F meeting, we discussed final preparations for FunFest 2022 to be held on Saturday, 20 August from 10.00am to 4.00pm at the Mahers Lane campus.  The FunFest Mega Auction is one of the biggest fundraisers. The P&F is seeking the donation of goods and services to support the Mega Auction. These can be pledged via pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or by contacting P&F Vice President, Mr Steve Cornell on 0497 145 834.

Ride tickets for FunFest can be pre-purchased via https://www.trybooking.com/CBI... with every pre-purchased ticket going into the draw to win an Xbox Series S.

It’s a long way from the classrooms of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School to the swimming pools, fields, pitches and triathlon venues of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham England. We are so incredibly proud of our current and former Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar students who are representing Australia at the Games. Years of sacrifice by the students and their respective families will melt away as the honour and joy of representing Australia at the Games takes over. Congratulations to the students competing:

Flynn Southam, Year 12 - Swimming, Men's 50m Freestyle, 4 x 100 Freestyle - Men’s, 4 x 100 Freestyle - Mixed

Lily Dick (Alumna 2017) - Rugby Sevens, Pool B

Madison Fitzpatrick (Alumna 2014) - Hockeyroos

Brandon Copeland (Alumna 2014) - Triathlon Individual Race

We are so incredibly proud of your achievements. We send the love and support of our School community to you as you enter the arena, represent Australia and embrace this most special time in your life. We will be cheering for you from afar.

Their competition schedule is below. Full Games schedule here

Madison Fitzpatrick

Saturday 30 July, 11.00pm Vs Kenya
Sunday 31 July, 6.00am Vs South Africa
Tuesday 2 August, 6.00pm Vs New Zealand
Wednesday 3  August, 6.00pm Vs Scotland
Semi-Finals - Saturday 6 August 3.00am or 5.15am
Bronze Medal match - Sunday 7 August 6.00pm
Gold Medal match - Monday 8 August Midnight

Brandon Copeland

Individual Race - Friday 29 July, 8.00pm. At this stage, he is not entered in the Mixed Team Relay but this could change.

Flynn Southam

50m Freestyle
Heats - Tuesday 2 August from 7.50pm
Semis - Wednesday 3 August from 5.10am
Final - Thursday 4 August 4.45am
4 x 100 Freestyle - Men’s
Heats - Saturday 30 July 8.44pm or 8.50pm
Final - Sunday 31 July 6.43am
4 x 100 Freestyle - Mixed
Heats - Friday 29 July from 9.30pm
Final - Saturday 30 July,  6.15am

Lily Dick and Women’s Sevens Team

Pool Games
Friday 29 July 6.00pm Vs South Africa
Saturday 30 July 2.52am Vs Scotland
Saturday 30 July 6.22pm Vs Fiji
Semi-Finals - Saturday 30 July
5 – 8 Semi Finals from .:30am
1 – 4 Semi Finals 4.42am or 5.04am
Finals
Monday 1 August from 3.00am

Bronze Medal Match 4.50am

Gold Medal Match 5.38am


Stuart Marquardt
Principal

From the Deputy Principal

Chaplaincy

Vinnies School Sleepout 2022

Chaplain's Corner

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,

Be Kind and Take Care of Each Other

As we continue to battle this flu season and navigate life during another wave of Covid-19 strain, it is important that we exercise kindness and care in all we do and say. We sometimes underestimate the power we have within us to brighten each other’s life: a kind word, a smile, a phone call, an email, a compassionate heart, withholding judgement and giving the other person the benefit of the doubt, can go a long way to helping us overcome adversity and live each day with hope, joy and confidence. As the old saying aptly puts it, “In the world where you can be anything, be kind.”

Vinnies Sleepout in aid of the Homeless on 19 August 2022

A group of staff and students are sleeping out at Sunshine Avenue Campus on Friday, 19 August, starting at 5.30pm. The recent floods and rising cost of living, as well as mental health challenges have contributed to the distress of an increasing number of our community members. In supporting this sleepout we will be assisting Fred's Place to continue to provide much needed care, love and support to the vulnerable members of our community. Please click on this  link link for more details. Thanks for your support.

Narelle Urquhart’s Artworks

We are lucky to have Narelle Urquhart an accomplished local artist exhibit some of her artworks in the Chapel this week to acknowledge NAIDOC Week, which happened earlier this month.

Narelle Urquhart born in 1971 is a Wiradjuri woman from central New South Wales with connections into the Bundjalung Nation of the Northern Rivers. Narelle is an accomplished artist who has been painting since the age of 17, her pieces show the beauty that lies deep within her culture both past and present. Her art has been highly recognised with two government illustrations, launched in Parliament House Canberra, children’s book illustrator, numerous awards, short film for ABC Open, as well as running a successful art business. Narelle has lived on the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers for 21 years, has four children, two grandchildren and loves to be involved in her community.

These artworks reflect Narelle’s faith journey and the revelation of God’s word through his son Jesus Christ. They depict the gospel through a cultural lens, which has given Narelle a platform to share the grace of God and the plans that she believes He has for First Nations people.

If you get the chance drop into the school Chapel to see this special exhibition, it will be on display until Monday, 1 August. Thank you, Narelle for sharing your artwork with our school community. #NAIDOC2022


Spiritual Gym -Family Service on Sunday, 7 August

Please come along and join us for a time of fellowship, worship and spiritual nourishment, starting at 4.30pm with afternoon tea/refreshments in the Mahers Lane Chapel. Our topic for the next Spiritual Gym is “Spiritual Healing.” Jesus’ earthly ministry was devoted to teaching the good news of salvation and healing of souls, minds and bodies. Jesus invites us to come to him when we are weary and heavy-laden, and he will give us rest. (cf. Matthew 11:28). In this time of a global pandemic, let us also come to Jesus for healing and true rest. All are welcome!


International  Day of Friendship on Saturday, 30 July

We have a Nigerian proverb that says, “hold a true friend with both hands.” As we celebrate the Day of Friendship, let's remember to thank our friends, and strive to be good friends with each other. 


For our Prayers or Positive Thoughts This Week

Please pray for Bishop Murray who is attending the Lambert Conference in London. The Lambert Conference is a gathering of the Anglican Bishops from around the world every 10 years to discuss how to be ‘God’s Church for God’s world.’ Pray that the Anglican Communion and its leadership will continue to hear and heed the ‘cry of the poor and the cry of the earth’ and work for the common good of all.

Pray also for our students who have learning difficulties, and families and teachers who support them: that we may continue to assist them with love, dedication and care.

Pray for peace in our world, in our hearts and in the hearts of all people.

Pray for our Year 12s as they begin their trials next week, and for their teachers and families supporting them.

With immense gratitude for all you do and for who you are, and for all the good moments, flourishing, blessings and graces of this week.


Rev Constantine Osuchukwu
Chaplain

Important Information

First Nations

Parents and Friends

Friends of the Arts

Safe on Social

ParentEd

Harmony Week

Student Voice

Upcoming Events

FunFest

Mega Auction - Donation of Goods and Services

The FunFest Mega Auction is one of the biggest fundraisers at FunFest on Saturday, 20 August.

The Parents and Friends Association is seeking the donation of goods and services to support the Mega Auction. These can be pledged via pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or by contacting P&F Vice President, Mr Steve Cornell on 0497 145 834.

The Mega Auction is proudly supported by Tate Brownlee Real Estate. https://tatebrownlee.com.au/

FunFest - Save the Date

FunFest is the major fundraiser for the Lindisfarne P&F. It is a fun-filled day of rides, food stalls, activities, raffles, live music, coffee and bar, mega-auction and much much more.

So save the date, purchase ride tickets below and make sure you are ready for FUN!!!

Purchase your ride tickets and win an Xbox


Preparations continue for FunFest 2022 with ticket sales available online through Trybooking now. 

www.trybooking.com/CBIBC

Ride tickets cost $40, and offer unlimited rides on the day. All ride tickets purchased online go into the draw to win an Xbox Series S valued at $499. This will be drawn on the day.

Rides include the Bucking Bull, Obstacle Course, Laser Skirmish, Jumping Castle, Dodge 'Ems, Frog Hopper, Giant Swings, Giant Slide, Dominator, and Super Sizzler.

Due to popular demand, we will once again be holding a cake baking competition as part of FunFest, with prizes for best cake and runner-up. 

Keep an eye out on the various School socials over the next few weeks for more information. Please support your school community by booking your tickets online and coming along on the day.

Steve Cornell
Lindisfarne P&F

Whole School News

Staff Bio

Teaching and Learning

From The Dean Of Studies

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

This week randomly selected students from Year 9 to Year 11 participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022. PISA assesses students’ skills and knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and creative thinking, providing both a national and international perspective. The results of PISA provide information towards monitoring how well young Australians are meeting important educational goals, assists in identifying areas of strengths and weaknesses in the Australian education system, allows the comparison of student performance with other countries, and enables policymakers, researchers and teachers to learn from other education systems around the world. I would like to thank the students who completed the PISA testing this week. 

Higher School Certificate Trial Examinations 

It is a busy time for the Class of 2022 as they commence their Trial examinations next week on Monday 1 August. The Trial Timetable and NESA hand in dates can be accessed via this link. I would like to wish all Year 12 and Accelerated Year 11 students all the best for their examinations. 

Expression of Interest - HSC Supervisors

The HSC examinations start in Term 4 and we still need a few more supervisors. Supervisors are paid by NESA and normally work either a morning or afternoon shift. 

If you or anyone you know may be interested in helping supervise the HSC or would like any further information please ask them to contact the Presiding Officer Belinda Seaton via her email - belindase@gmail.com


Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

Junior School

From The Head Of Junior School

What a great week for our Junior School students. It was wonderful to see the Stage 2 students diligently rehearsing on Tuesday for their performance of The Grunch. The cast/crew shirts look fantastic too!

On Tuesday, our Stage 1 students performed at the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts in the Speech Choir section. They all had a great time performing, and it was wonderful to see so many parents supporting the students at their first eisteddfod. We got the chocolates too! Our students brought home a 1st, a 2nd and a 3rd from the three groups performing. An amazing achievement. A special thanks must go to the Stage 1 teachers, with special mention going to Iyesha Blenkinsopp, Abbey Reid and Kathryn Leary for conducting the groups. Well done, everyone!

This weekend, on Sunday, the Lindisfarne Drama Festival will showcase the amazing work and talent of our students. The performances will be held at our Maher Lane campus in three venues, the Chapel, Lecture Theatre and The Commons (O Block). There will be staff on-site to assist you in accessing the different spaces. I look forward to seeing you there.

We are seeing some very exciting progress in the ELC building and can’t wait for our students and staff to get to access such an amazing, world-class facility in the coming months. As you would know, any building project comes with some headaches. Next week, OOSHC staff and students will move out of their home in the demountable classrooms and relocate to the Possums Preschool classroom. A huge thank you to Ms Jo and the Preschool team for making such a great space available to OOSHC during the transitional period. For parents dropping off and picking up, I’ll take this opportunity to remind families that parking on Sullivan Street is still not permitted if accessing Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. A separate letter, communicating these changes will be distributed in the coming days.

Over the next couple of months, as the ELC building approaches completion, Mr Edwards will also be modifying his music teaching program as he transitions to a new teaching space early in Term 4. I thank Mr Edwards for his flexibility and leadership as he continues to deliver a first-rate music program to our students, albeit in a temporarily different location.

We approach the decommissioning of the OOSHC/Music building with a degree of sadness and nostalgia. As the very first building to ever be constructed at Lindisfarne (known at the time as St Cuthbert's Christian School), it has been the spiritual home for so much of the school’s history. It has served our school and community well over the past four decades and is now making way for some amazing new facilities for our students and their families to enjoy long into the future.

The construction of the Sunshine Avenue - Dry Dock Road roundabout is now well underway and, hopefully, won’t be subject to too many further delays. I thank you again for your patience as this construction takes place and encourage those who can, to utilise the various other methods of drop-off and pick-up, including the Walking School Bus and Arkinstall Park gate entrance.


Jeremy Godden
Head of Junior School

Safe on Social @ The Junior School

Dear Junior School Families,

A reminder that as part of our ongoing commitment to educating our School community about online safety, we are pleased to be able to provide you with access to the Safe on Social Parents Toolkit. I encourage you to login using the information provided on Seesaw in the Messages section. If you’ve already accessed the Screen Time and Parent Tips sections as previously suggested, now might be a good time to delve a little deeper into social media apps such as Instagram and TikTok by engaging in discussions at home. In both sections you’ll find all the information you need to approach exposure to such apps with confidence and keep your children safe.

Krissy Affleck
Information Services and Digital Pedagogy

Book Week 2022 - Thursday 25 August

Green Team

Middle School

From The Head Of Middle School

Awards

It was wonderful to be able to start Term 3 by recognising and congratulating many Middle School students who have worked with determination, dedication and consistency throughout Term 1 and indeed Semester 1. The following students received either a certificate for Application to Work for Term 1 or Academic Excellence for Semester 1.

To receive an Application to Work award, students must be awarded an Exemplary Effort and a mark of 5 (in Term 1), for all outcomes in the majority of their subjects. To receive an Academic Excellence award, students must have achieved an ‘A’ grade in the majority of their subjects.

We are pleased to acknowledge the following students:

Year 5

  • Charlie Bayley-Wong - Application to Work Term 2
  • Aili Bannerman - Application to Work Term 1 and Term 2
  • Sarah Bibin - Application to Work Term 2
  • Floyd Blair - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Adam Blinco - Application to Work Term 1
  • Beatrice Broad - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Jasmine Cooke - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Isabelle Daniel - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Myah Ducket - Application to Work Term 2
  • Coby Ellison - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Claire Godden - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Stephanie Godden - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Isabella Green - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Nicole Green - Application to Work Term 2
  • Hunter-Ray Hall - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Willow Howell - Application to Work Term 1
  • Charlotte Jamieson - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Elke Knapp - Application to Work Term 2
  • Emily Maccoll - Application to Work Term 2
  • Isaiah Mammen - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Sunny Martinez - Application to Work Term 2
  • Farrah Melville - Application to Work Term 1
  • Taj Moore  - Application to Work Term 2
  • Phoebe Nagle - Application to Work Term 2
  • Akira Palma - Application to Work Term 1
  • Jonathan Rohrlach - Application to Work Term 1
  • Reese Rony Joseph - Application to Work Term 2
  • Ashton Schneider - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Lucy Simmonds - Academic Excellence Semester 1, Application to Work Term 2
  • Gabriele Trape - Application to Work Term 1
  • Leni Trape - Application to Work Term 2
  • Taylor Van Niekerk - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Lu Mi Warren - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1

Year 6

  • Lillia Abbey - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Nelly Brindley - Application to Work Term 2
  • Anuradha Archer-Sharma - Application to Work Term 1
  • Charlie Buchan - Application to Work Term 2
  • Emmerson Born - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Ross Campbell - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Pepper Carey - Application to Work Term 2
  • Peyton Cecil - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Lulu Dalton - Application to Work Term 1
  • Gracie Davies - Academic Excellence Semester 1, Application to Work Term 2
  • Lexie Dee - Application to Work Term 2
  • Tilli Dorr - Application to Work Term 2
  • Willow Duggan - Application to Work Term 2
  • Chaska Filtness - Application to Work Term 2
  • Georgia Franzway - Application to Work Term 2
  • Amelie Groeneveld - - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • April Henry - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Brielle Humphreys - Application to Work Term 2
  • Eden Jocumsen - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Claire  Kung - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Poppy Lynch - Application to Work Term 1
  • Sophie Leonessa - Application to Work Term 2
  • Eira McGilligan - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Lily McCormack - Application to Work Term 2
  • Ivy McKinley - Application to Work Term 2
  • Chase Medford - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Felix Monti - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Aidan O'Brien - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Lola Parsons - Application to Work Term 1
  • Hannah Phillips - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Grace Reid - Application to Work Term 2
  • Sana Rice - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Jay Saunders - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Audrey Schapowal - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Harlem Selvey - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Rithika Sivabalan - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Tessa Reddrop - Application to Work Term 1
  • Milla Sergiacomi - Application to Work Term 1
  • Freya Smith - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Maya Stokes - Application to Work Term 2
  • Eva Taylor - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Wallace Thompson - Application to Work Term 2
  • Aurora Vatcher-Anin - Application to Work Term 2
  • Archie Wilson - Application to Work Term 2
  • Astrid Young - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1

Year 7

  • Sapphira Acedillo - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Oliver Amos - - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Rishabha Archer-Sharma - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Ziggy Bailey-Wong - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Matilda Bevan - Application to Work Term 1
  • Alicia Brown - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Annabelle Brown - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Cooper Broxup - Application to Work Term 1
  • Robert Cahill - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Matilda Daniel - Application to Work Term 1 and 2 , Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Olivia Dunphy - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Marcus Fox - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Keon Higham - Application to Work Term 1
  • Simon Hodges - Application to Work Term 1
  • Asia Krasna -  Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • James Letters - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Ewan Mathieson - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Thomas Miklos - Application to Work Term 1
  • William Nowland - Application to Work Term 1
  • Zoe Nixon-Hind - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Samuel Ort - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Sooke Paley - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Chloe Rosser - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Walt Samuels - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Noah Seller - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Kailash Sivabalan - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Kaiden Skinner - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Riona Wallis - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Hugh Warner - Application to Work Term 1
  • Sienna Williamson - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1

Year 8

  • Lali Asherovitch - Application to Work Term 2
  • Samuel Bell - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Bethani Broad - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Chloe Bull - Application to Work Term 2,Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Ruby Castle - Application to Work Term 1
  • Chayse Irvine - Application to Work Term 1 and 2
  • Emily Daniel - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Edward Esgate - Application to Work Term 2
  • Eliza Evesson - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Tessa Ford - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Teagan Gilmore - Application to Work Term 2
  • Mia Gist - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Emy Griffiths - Application to Work Term 1
  • Jessica Irving - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Grace Kerridge - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Taj Kewal - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Nicolas Leotta - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Rosie Maccoll - Application to Work Term 1
  • Lyla Macdonald - Application to Work Term 1 and2 , Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Hayley Maddalena - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Lara Marshall - Application to Work Term 1
  • Sian McGilligan - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Marina McNeven-Marsden - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Chloe Nagle - Application to Work Term 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Sara Onuki - Application to Work Term 1
  • Lucas Phelps - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Lil Proart - Application to Work Term 1
  • Phoebe Robins - Application to Work Term 1 and 2, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Will Saunders - Application to Work Term 1
  • Autumn Shaw - Application to Work Term 2, Application to Work Term 1
  • Amber Sullivan - Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Kimiyo Tango - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1
  • Amelie Tonnet - Application to Work Term 1, Academic Excellence Semester 1


Building Parent-Child Relationships on-line seminar reminder.

Register here:  https://www.relationship.capital/family/   

Surfside Bus Presentation

During our Middle School Assembly on Tuesday we had a visit from Ms Pip Fleming. Ms Fleming works for Surfside Buslines and spoke about two key messages. The first being the rebrand of Surfside to Kinetic and assured students that while a name change has occurred the services remain the same and students should expect the same experience.

Ms Fleming then spoke about bus behaviour and the expectations of not only students but drivers as well. The presentation included a reminder about the standard of behaviour expected on all buses and also the consequences of inappropriate behaviour on these services.

A link to the presentation is included here for your reference. The presentation includes details of who to contact in the event that behaviour on buses does not meet expected standards. 

Year 6 Canberra Trip

The Year 6 students are about to head off on their long awaited trip to Canberra from August 1-4. Students will be able to experience first hand the creation of Australia’s federal government and track its history to present day. This real life experience epitomises authentic learning by connecting the classroom learning to the development of Australia as a nation, experiences of democracy and migration.  Year 6 will participate in a variety of activities such as visiting Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Royal Australian Mint, Questacon by night, Driving tour of the Embassy & Lodge District, Driving tour of the Parliamentary Triangle and Anzac Parade, National Arboretum Canberra, National Archives of Australia, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Mount Ainslie Lookout, Zone Bowling and Cycle Canberra. 

Parents are reminded to ensure they have submitted the required Dietary Requirements Form and Student Medication Authority Form. All students will be required to submitted their Personal Health Declaration form to their class teacher on the morning of the camp. This is a requirement of Canberra Excursions and all students must have this form completed to attend camp. 


Year 5 Sunshine Coast Trip

We are looking forward to the upcoming Year 5 trip to the Sunshine Coast departing Wednesday, 10 August and returning Friday, 12 August. A Parent Information Session will be held on Wednesday, 3 August at 6.00pm in the Chapel to present an overview and provide parents with the opportunity to ask any questions.


Cathy Cox
Head of Middle School

Senior School

Service Learning

This week Service learning resumed after the holiday break. Our students quickly re- engaged with their clients and the feedback continues to be overwhelmingly positive from both teachers and the community. 

We have a group that attends Bangalore Retreat each fortnight. Bangalore is a residential aged care facility on the Tweed. They cater to a wide range of our elderly population and love seeing Lindisfarne arrive. This week students were creating placemats for the residents. They were connected with one person and spent the afternoon chatting about their life journey ( they have so much to share). The students listened, asked questions and took notes. They will then build a pic collage of images that will be a visual representation of this person's life. This will be laminated and presented to them next fortnight.

The conversations were incredible. There was laughter and a few tears and a deep connection between different generations. Our students were so engrossed in their stories we had to make an announcement for them to come to the bus!!

It's a privilege to share this journey with our students. 



Julie McDowell
Year 10 Service Learning Co-ordinator

Year 12 Biology

The University of Queensland BIOLOGY WINTER SCHOOL 2022 was only available to QLD students studying Year 12 Biology. This did not stop Year 12 student Rosie Taylor. She wrote to the university requesting permission to apply for the program, once this was granted she had to have a letter of recommendation from her biology teacher and a personal statement about why she was interested in attending the winter school, and how this might support her learning beyond high school.

I am beyond proud of her determination to further her Biology knowledge and this is what she had to say about her experience -

Over the holidays I had the opportunity to attend the Biology Winter School, at the University of Queensland. It was great experience! This year there was a strong focus on genetics. I was lucky enough to be able to create a piece of recombinant DNA and use per and gel electrophoresis equipment. I had the chance to try out some basic bio informatics as well! There were also a number of eyeopening lectures from some geneticists, post doctoral researchers, professors and current PhD students. 

Fun Fact: Pandas consume an entirely herbivorous diet despite the fact that their anatomy and digestive system is characteristic of a carnivorous animal!

Overall it was a really great couple of days and I definitely learnt a lot. It was super interesting to gain an insight into what studying science might be like and what kind of career it could lead to! 


This is what Olivia had to say about her experience - "In the holidays, I got to attend the National Youth Science Forum hubs in Brisbane. I went to UQ for 3 days and got to use the labs, computers, equipment and lecture theatres. It was such a great experience as I got to know the UQ campus, make friends and learn about STEM. I would recommend it to others as it was very useful for helping me decide what I want to study at university next year."


Amber Phillips
Year 12 Teacher of Biology

Pastoral Care

Agriculture

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

English

Creative Writing Winners - Senior School

What would you write, if you were given the following image as inspiration for a piece of imaginative writing? 


This stimulus certainly inspired our young writers and there were many excellent submissions. We are pleased to showcase the winning entries from the Lindisfarne Senior School. Enjoy these pieces from Stage 5 and 6:

Hope

She’s gone. Taken. Taken by herself. Forced to leave this world. Left me with no explanation. Gone. Emptiness, heaviness is all I feel, alongside anger, pain, frustration. I slam the door and run, run with blurred vision as tears stream from my eyes. My hands clench as I struggle to run in the heavy sand. Drudgery. Dreary, with one step in front of the other. There is no hope.

My inner battle was reflective of the battle between the shore and the sand, as it crashed to disperse the sand and simultaneously pull the sand back into the ocean. It was reflective of how I was feeling inside. Confused, annoyed, succumbed by my loss, my loss of my one true love. As I sat on the shore, laid sprawled on my back, lost in thought, I was pulled, sucked into the ocean. Swirling, whirling, gasping for air. Then all of a sudden, I found myself floating on my back, no longer resisting, no longer fighting, just simply.... floating. It was like I was in an ocean of my tears. As the ocean continued to wail in symphony, each wave became as towering as a mountain but flowed as gracefully as a swan. I take long strides as I walk through life, but as I fall within the ocean’s serenity and unboundedness, a familiar sensation is present, aching for hope.

Thrusting my pain against the weight of the sea, I dive into a world with the flash of pure blue in the amber light; trying to grasp desperately for the joy I once had with her and also with the ocean. Finely combed waves washed to the blue-white lace of the shore; the waves bring beauty to the beach that etches within. The ocean listens in restraint, holding me, as I pour my thoughts into the bottom of its sea’s memories. Upon the darkest of my days, the life of the ocean continues to pulse upon the shore in a steady rhythmic beat. I envy in anger and admiration. As I fall within the ocean’s serenity and unboundedness yet again. I pray for hope.

I return on my back...and there she is.... a glistering image of her is mirrored in lucid, eloquent movement of the water and I am left with salty remains on my lips. She is with me. She is at peace. Thrusting my joy against the weight of the sea into the core of the purist of sights; her. Gratitude dear ocean, for manifesting oneness with her, with you. Hope is among the sea.

I stand on the shore looking forward, endless it seems. Listening to the thundering echoes of the waves as they churn crumbling into foam and then kissing the sand. It deafens my ears to everything else around me. I have ridden these waves of sorrow to overcome my pain and the realisation that I have a powerful heart. I have come to see that the pain stands as a witness to the loving bond that has survived when she has vanished. Hot sand turns long strides into an upbeat rhythm of my return and stepping buoyantly along, I face land yet again, although now she walks with me, and I know I will be at one with her in the ocean. I have grasped my desire. My hope.


Sahra. S (Stage 5)


Congratulations to Sahra and Ruby Stante (Stage 6 winner) for their excellent submissions. Both of these students will receive their awards at the Senior School Assembly. I would also like to commend all of the other senior students who participated in this competition. 


Kylie Wharton
Acting Director of English

Creative Industries

Debating and Public Speaking

Zia Reflects on the Benefits of Debating

As a senior student, everything gets more overwhelming. The classes are tougher, the workload heavier, and you feel each week slip away before you truly register you’re in it. There’s added pressure on you as a cohort to work together and step up, but it feels like you’re being thrown into the deep end with no previous experience. 

For me, debating helped combat all of these added weights. I joined to face my apprehension towards speaking publicly, with COVID having rendered my middle school debating experience useless. Working with others with similar workloads strengthened the bonds made, with debating becoming the much-needed break in a week.

It was also mind-opening to be given the opportunity to consider different topics and discuss facts I wouldn’t have been exposed to initially. Each person contributed their own niches of knowledge, and that’s what made everyone an integral part of the team. I found the need to extend my thoughts to consider all sides of a topic and the constant writing then helped strengthen my schoolwork outside of debating.

At first, the eight-minute speech time seemed impossible, but we found ourselves on several occasions needing more. Getting up and speaking got easier, which I’m sure will benefit us in our year of leadership next year. 

No matter your previous experience or workload, it’s a beneficial experience. You strengthen your time-management, compassion and speaking skills, things essential to surviving the senior years. All things considered; you can’t really lose.



Zia Mowbray
Year 11 Student Debater

French

HSIE

Languages

LINGUAFEST 2022

Linguafest is a short film competition run by the “Modern Language Teachers Association of NSW” (MLTANSW). Following the format of the Tropfest competition, students are asked to create and submit a short film based on the theme chosen by the MLTANSW. Somewhere in the film, students need to have an item (specified each year).

The 2022 theme is "GENEROSITY" and the signature item is "A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT."

Lindisfarne Year 8 language students are currently working in small groups to create their own short films which will be presented to their peers and form part of their assessment for this semester.. The students and their language teachers will view the short films and select one to be submitted as Lindisfarne’s entry in the Linguafest 2022 competition.

Year 8 Japanese and French students have viewed previous Linguafest entries and explored musical instruments and other elements of their target language’s culture for inspiration for their own short films. Their goal is to create a short film, no longer than 2 minutes in length, which incorporates the specified theme and signature item, to use the language they are studying in their dialogue/narration and to provide English subtitles for the viewer. 

This is a great opportunity for students to be creative together and to share their various skills to produce something both educational and entertaining!


ゴデン先生

Mrs Godden

Dance

Mathematics

Mathematics And Real World Application

Teaching real-life applications provides students with meaning and context for their learning. By using real-life math applications, students can make connections between math and everyday life. At Lindisfarne our Mathematics teachers look for ways help students foster these connections.

Year 10 5.2 have been studying Trigonometry and Bearings. To help aid the bridge between classroom problem solving and real world application students were armed with the task of creating a treasure map using distance and bearings. Each student created a list of bearings and measurements to lead one of their peers to a chocolate treasure. The task allowed students to apply their knowledge of three figure bearings to solve a practical problem.

 

Year 9 5.3 Mathematics have been studying Probability and Single Variable Data Analysis and as part of this unit completed an assignment where they had to investigate the game of “Two-Up” and then design their own game of chance for their classmates to play. Students discovered that a well-designed game of chance was often difficult to win, and they learned how the games could be manipulated to be in favour of either the player or the “House”.



Kelly Bedford
Teacher of Mathematics

Maths

Performing Arts

A Night Of Jazz

Last Friday night the Chapel came alive with the swinging sounds of Jazz. Members of the School Stage Bands, Senior Choir and senior students undertook two days of intensive workshops in the finer details of Jazz, improvising and learning to swing with our visiting artists Monica Trapaga and Andrew Robertson. 

The Middle School Stage Band opened the evening with the Jazz standard “All Of Me”, followed by the Senior Choir paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with a rousing rendition of “They Can’t Take Away From Me”. Our Senior Stage Band performed new repertoire from Glenn Miller.

In the second half of the concert Monica and the Moochers blew the roof off the Chapel with some exciting arrangements of classic Jazz and Latin repertoire. To close out the night we had our students join the Moochers to perform the Dianne Reeves classic “Enjoy Yourself” and had the audience swing dancing to the “Hucklebuck”.

The evening was accompanied by wonderful food from Lia Mason, Hayley McDonald and our Year 12 Hospitality students and the evening was supported by our Friends of the Arts committee. 


Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Lindisfarne Drama Festival

Lindisfarne remains committed to offering performance opportunities for our students and this exciting Drama Festival will showcase the talent we have within our school. We have entries from students ranging from preschool to the middle school, from group poems to duo dramas. 

The festival will take place on Sunday, 31 July at Mahers Lane. It will commence at 8:30am and finish by 4.00pm. A sausage sizzle and snack bar will be set up on the day by our Friends of the Arts. (FOTA), they will also have raffle to win some great prizes, Please support FOTA who continue to tirelessly support the Arts at Lindisfarne. 

If you have a child involved in this Drama Festival, a program and more information has been sent out to you via email.


Todd Hardy 
Director of Performing Arts 

Germinate Records

PDHPE

Welcome To The Team

Introducing the new members of the PDHPE team who we are thrilled to welcome aboard:

Andra Priestley 

Andra is an experienced PDHPE teacher with a career spanning over 26 years. She moved from Sydney to Kingscliff at the end of 2019 and has been part of the casual teaching staff at Lindisfarne since October last year. Before moving to Kingscliff, Andra worked at Pymble Ladies College in Sydney for 11 years. During this time, she was responsible for teaching PDHPE and PASS as well as coordinating several sports from K-12. In her final 3 years at Pymble, she took on the role of Sports Manager and was responsible for developing and promoting an extensive sports portfolio, which included some of the largest and most successful representative teams in the College.

Prior to Pymble, Andra worked at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in Brisbane where she was responsible for teaching HPE, Sports Science and Senior Health Studies. In addition to these teaching roles, she coached and co-ordinated two of the Colleges largest representative teams in cross country and athletics.

Throughout her teaching career, Andra has been actively involved in the pastoral program within each school demonstrating her commitment to the ongoing care of all students within the classroom and beyond.


Rhett McDonald

After a term of relief work at Lindisfarne, Rhett believes he is fortunate to find a place in the PDHPE team. He recently moved to the local area, a beautiful part of the world, with his family. Working in education for just over 15 years, Rhett has held many roles and responsibilities within schools. However it has been in the specialty area of PDHPE and Sport where he has spent the majority of his time. It is through such roles that Rhett has received the opportunity to work closely with a number of gifted athletes and key sporting bodies to develop programs and pathways to improve student outcomes. His passion for teaching sport and physical activity also extends beyond the school environment; most notably working with the Calder Cannons Development squads in the AFL’s Victorian NAB (formerly TAC) Cup Competition. Rhett is looking forward to sharing his experience and expertise with our Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School students. 


Peter Wilson

Peter has recently been a member of the leadership team at Scots PGC College at Warwick and at Brisbane Boys College. Peter has held various positions of responsibility including Director of Co-Curricular Activities, House Master, Director of Rugby, Deputy Principal.

Peter's post graduate studies focussed on cognition, learning and reading theory. This was useful when implementing a whole school metacognitive learning program at a previous learning organisation and has informed his in-class teaching for many years.

Peter's work as a Director of Rugby within a school provided an opportunity to create age group coaching and management structures to solve team selection issues, manage parent liaison and provide a common core skills program across 7 age groups from the under 10 to Open year levels.

Peter's most recent position as the Director of Co-curricular Activities required the rejuvenation of a whole school Co-curricular program spanning Sport, Creative Arts, Music, Agriculture and Cognition based activities. This position also provided the opportunity, as a member of the school executive, to provide input into the future strategic directions of the college.


Michael Hall

Michael is 48 years old and married with twin 19 year old boys. He is currently teaching Mathematics as well as PDHPE in his first teaching role after making a career change from construction. Michael had been a plasterer for 25 years before joining the education sector.  He loves all sports, particularly Rugby Union, which I have been coaching at various levels from Under 6’s to senior mens and womens since 2001.  He also enjoys surfing, skiing and the great outdoors. 


The PDHPE Faculty

Photography and Digital Media

Science

Science Splash

Junior Science Olympiad Exam – 29 July 2022


National Science week is taking place in Week 5. Watch this space for more details on events happening throughout week 5. The theme this year is “Glass, more than meets the eye!” We plan on hosting a series of workshops and shows throughout the week as well as some in class activities around the theme of glass. 

There will be prizes for competitions and guaranteed fun. 


Caitriona McCann
Teacher of Science

Visual Arts

National Art School - HSC Intensive Studio Practice

During the holidays two Year 11 Visual Arts students, Hester Clarke and Saharah Scalas, were accepted into the National Art School HSC Intensive Studio Practice workshop in Sydney. The NAS HSC Intensive Studio Practice is a successful program endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority. The intensive Artmaking program has been offered by National Art School to Year 11 Visual Arts students in all government and non-government high schools since the year 2000.

The course is designed for students seeking to further their studies in Visual Arts in Year 12 and beyond to tertiary level and who are considering a career in the Visual Arts. Applicants must be nominated by their Visual Arts teacher and are achieving at the highest level of excellence in their Preliminary Course. 

Both Hester and Saharah thoroughly enjoyed the demands of the workshop and  gained deep insight into practising as Visual Artists. They also were able to experiment and refine their skills, in different media. Saharah elected painting as her primary focus during the course and honed her skills creating high quality still life artworks. Hester pursued sculpture as her primary media and developed skills in clay building using a female figure as a focus.

Both students will return to National Art School in September to complete the HSC Intensive Studio Practice and will have the opportunity to exhibit their works in the National Art School to the public. 


Jane Brennan
Director of Visual Arts

Learning Enrichment

Round Square

International

Sustainability

Waste Wise Tips

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Digital Space

Chess Club

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular

Sport

Netball

Club Netball

Saturday Netball Competition

Round 12 - July 30

Time

Team

Division

Court

9.30am

Gold Lions

Open Division 1

2

9.30am

DenomiNETTERS

Open Division 2

8

9.30am

Purple Lions

7/ 8  years

19

11am

Pink Lions

7/ 8 years

17

11am

Crimson Lions

9 years

12

11am

Lavender Lions

10 years

2

11am

Orange Lions

10 years

1

11am

Yellow Lions

Junior B

9

11am

White Lions

Intermediate B

8

12.30pm

Aqua Lions

Junior B

12

12.30pm

Green Lions

Junior A

7

12.30pm

Blue Lions

Intermediate C

8

12.30pm

Navy/ Black Lions

Intermediate A

11

12.30pm

Gold Lions

Open Division 1

9

2pm

Lime Lions

11 years

5

2pm

Red Lions 

Junior A

7

2pm

Silver Lions

Intermediate A

11

Good Luck everyone!

Don’t forget this Weekend is …

Our annual Lindisfarne Netball Club Fundraising Day at the Arkinstall Park courts is on this Saturday. If you’re in the area, please pop past to purchase bacon/egg rolls, a sausage sizzle, sweet treats (home made cakes/ muffins/ biscuits) and unique lolly bags valued at all pocket money prize ranges: $2, $3, $4 and $5- our awesome Year 7 and 8 Netball COE girls had fun making the lolly bags after school yesterday.  

Thanks to Jane Daniel, Simon McKinley, Amanda Bennett (posters) and Carly Griffiths for all of their work leading this event … and thanks in advance to all of the volunteers who will help man the BBQ and Stall throughout the day. Go Lions!


… And we also have the first of our Wet Weather Rounds - Round 4 on Sunday 31 July when we are also on duty! 

BUSY WEEKEND!


Round 4 - July 31

Playing times are here:

Time

Team

Court

9.30am

Silver Lions

9

11am

Purple  Lions

20

11am

Pink Lions

18

11am

Lavender Lions

5

11am

Crimson Lions

15

11am

Orange Lions

6

11am

Aqua Lions

9

11am

White Lions

7

12.30pm

Bronze Lions

2

12.30pm

Red Lions

6

12.30pm

Green Lions

7

12.30pm

Gold Lions

10

2pm

Lime Lions

3

2pm

Yellow Lions

12

2pm

Blue Lions

8

2pm

Navy/ Black Lions 

11

2pm

DenomiNETTERS

2

And please see the duty roster and the jobs below:

Time

Team

Game time

Duty

9.00am - 9.30am

Silver Lions

9.30am

Post Pads on grass courts

Purple Lions

11am

Bins

Pink Lions

11am

Post Pads on hard courts

10.00am - 

11.00am

Aqua Lions

11am

Set up First Aid Tent – grassed area near toilets

Orange Lions

11am

Assist in Canteen (x 3 volunteers)

Lavender Lions

11am

Check cleanliness of toilets (alert TNA Executive re: cleaning)

Restock Toilet supplies if required 

White Lions

11am

Monitor grounds for rubbish (garbage bags and gloves available from canteen)

11.00am -

11.30am

Silver Lions

9.30am

Monitor grounds for rubbish (garbage bags and gloves available from canteen)

Silver Lions

Assist in Canteen (x 3 volunteers)

Silver Lions

Check cleanliness of toilets (alert TNA Executive re: cleaning)

Restock Toilet supplies if required 

11.30am - 12.30pm

Red Lions

12.30pm

Assist in Canteen (x 3 volunteers)

Bronze Lions

12.30pm

Check cleanliness of toilets (alert TNA Executive re: cleaning)

Restock Toilet supplies if required 

Green Lions

12.30pm

Monitor grounds for rubbish (garbage bags and gloves available from canteen)

12.30pm - 2pm

Blue Lions

2pm

Assist in Canteen (x 3 volunteers)

DenomiNETTERS

2pm

Check cleanliness of toilets (alert TNA Executive re: cleaning)

Restock Toilet supplies if required 

Lime Lions

2pm

Monitor grounds for rubbish (garbage bags and gloves available from canteen)

Navy Lions

2pm

Assist in Canteen (x 3 volunteers)

Yellow Lions

2pm

Check cleanliness of toilets (alert TNA Executive re: cleaning)

Restock Toilet supplies if required 

Monitor grounds for rubbish (garbage bags and gloves available from canteen)

2pm - 3pm

Gold Lions

12.3opm 

Assist in Canteen (x 3 volunteers)

Check cleanliness of toilets (alert TNA Executive re: cleaning)

Restock Toilet supplies if required 

Monitor grounds for rubbish (garbage bags and gloves available from canteen)

Pack Away

Lime Lions

2pm

Bring in Rubbish Bins 

Bring in Post Pads 

Pack Away

Blue Lions

2pm

Bring in Rubbish Bins 

Bring in Post Pads 

Pack Away

DenomiNETTERS

2pm

Bring in Rubbish Bins 

Bring in Post Pads 


Centre of Excellence

The Silver,  Gold Lions, and the Under 15 boys Lions were very competitive at the NCIS Secondary Championships at Arkinstall Park on Thursday 28 July. 

The Silver Lions were runners-up to BDC after a draw in their match! The only way to decide the winners was on countback. Excellent netball played by all, “mercy” ruling other teams they played throughout the day.

The Under 15’s boys team only lost to EAC who were the eventual winners. The boys will all receive a runners-up medal for their efforts.

The Gold Lions played an awesome match versus BDC to go down by a single goal! This meant that they too also finished in second place.

The carnival also served as a trial for the girls to represent the NCIS at the CIS Championships on August 21 and 22. Not sure who has been selected yet but we had many girls shine! 

Thanks to Maya Fairweather for helping me umpire the boys matches.

 

Strength and Conditioning with Rory continue for the senior teams on Mondays this term.

Speed and Agility training will also recommence on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings is shooting practice.

 

If you have any questions or stories you would like to share re: netball, please do not hesitate to email me.

“I’m here if you need!” 


Gay Maynard 
Teacher in Charge of Netball 

Rugby Union Report

It’s been a busy start to the term for our Lions, with all of our boys squads in action and our girls squad training hard for the battery of upcoming 7’s tournaments.

Under 13 and Under 15 vs Bishop Druitt College

On Wednesday 20th July our Under 13 and Under 15 Squads travelled down to Bishop Druitt College for some 15-a-side fixtures.

The u13s were playing their first 15 a side game in a while.  It was extremely wet and muddy, so we decided to employ a kick long/chase hard and tackle game plan.  This paid dividends almost immediately with Bishop Druitt struggling to maintain possession of the slippery ball.  We scored early from a well weighted kick and were never really challenged, scoring 8 tries to Bishop Druitts 2, within a final score of 42-10 with captain Tucker Groves being the only one to kick a conversion.  The team played really well and stuck to the game plan for the entire game.

The Under 15s faced a well drilled BDC team who were playing their first XVs game of the season and arrived with a full squad of 23. In contrast our squad of 17 was missing a number of players who were sick, injured or still returning from holidays. A head knock to Koen Hodge in the first tackle made a challenging task even harder and despite a courageous effort we went down 71-7. In a team with a number of players playing out of position, the effort was tenacious until the final whistle but the game served as a good reminder that Rugby and Sport can be hard at times and a result to keep in the back of our minds when training is hard!

1st XV Len Diett Cup

Our 1st XV squad continued their Len Diett Cup campaign, travelling to Casino to play St Mary's Catholic College. The 1st XV played their best football of the season and managed to avenge their previous loss to St Mary’s, coming out winners 10-0 in inclement weather.  All the team played well, especially on defence, with Kynan Jones and Kai O’Sullivan leading the way. On the other side of the ball, standouts on attack were Owen Reardon, who scored both tries from long range and Harry Davison-Long, with a number of strong carries.

Term 3 Update

A reminder that our fixtures against Downlands College which were planned for this Saturday 30th July have unfortunately been cancelled. 

We have been hit hard with player unavailability due to club commitments and as a result have been unable to field 15-a-side teams. We are exploring avenues to have this fixture played in the lead up to the Ballymore Cup in 2023.

This focus of our program now shifts to Rugby 7’s - with a busy few weeks ahead for both our Boys and Girls 7’s squads.


Date

Tournament

Squads

Friday 5th August

Moreton Bay 7’s

Under 13, Under 15, Open Boys and Open Girls Squads

Friday 12th August

Logan 7’s

Under 13, Under 15, Open Boys and Open Girls Squads

Friday 26th August

Sunshine Coast 7’s

Under 13, Under 15, Open Boys and Open Girls Squads

Wednesday 7th September

Scots College 7’s

Under 13, Under 15, Open Boys and Open Girls Squads


Information has been sent to players involved with the Moreton Bay 7’s next week. 

We are exploring options for the Sunshine Coast and Scots College tournaments being overnight trips in order to alleviate long travel times. More information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.

As always, please reach out to your son or daughter’s coach if you have any questions or concerns.

Under 13s

Mr Hall

michael.hall@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Under 15s

Mr Dick

sam.dick@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Open Girls

Ms McDowell

jmcdowell@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Open Boys

Dr Coyne

jcoyne@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au


Scott Lewis
Lions Rugby Manager

From The Sportsdesk

Commonwealth Games 

Some reasonably timed viewing from Birmingham  - which shouldn’t leave us all too bleary-eyed the following day! Lindisfarne is well represented in the Commonwealth Games - here is a little AEST timed itinerary:

Maddy Fitzpatrick and the Hockeyroos

1.    Saturday 30th 11pm Vs Kenya

2.    Sunday 31st 6am Vs South Africa

3.    Tuesday 2nd 6pm Vs New Zealand

4.    Wednesday 3rd 6pm Vs Scotland

Semi Finals - Saturday 6th August 3am or 5:15am

Bronze Medal Match - Sunday 7th 6pm

Gold Medal Match - Monday 8th Midnight


Brandon Copeland - Triathlon

Individual Race

Friday 29th 8pm

At this stage not entered in the Mixed Team Relay but could change. 


Flynn Southam - Swimming 

50m Freestyle

Heats -Tuesday 2nd from 7:51pm

Semis - Wednesday 3rd from 5:11am

Final- Thursday 4th 4:45am

4 x 100 Freestyle - Men’s

Heats - Saturday 30th 8:44pm or 8:50pm

Final- Sunday 31st 6:43am

4 x 100 Freestyle - Mixed

Heats -  Friday 29th from 9:30pm

Final - Saturday 30th 6:15am

*Relay teams can change*


Lily Dick and Women’s Sevens Team

Pool Games

1.    Friday 29th 6pm Vs South Africa

2.    Saturday 30th 2:52am Vs Scotland

3.    Saturday 30th 6:22pm Vs Fiji 

Semi Finals - Saturday 30th 

5 – 8 Semi Finals from 2:30am

1 – 4 Semi Finals 4:42am or 5:04am 

Finals

Monday 1st from 3am

Bronze Medal Match 4:50am

Gold Medal Match 5:38am


Athletics

We will look to form our team next week and take into account the withdrawals and backfill spots. Further communications directly to the squad late next week.


AFL

On Tuesday the 19th of July our senior boys and girls AFL squads made their way to Springfield to participate in the AFLQ’s round robin event. In conditions ideal for footy -  our Lindisfarne squads did the school proud with their relentless purpose and effort. Our boys team put up a fantastic fight in their group, finishing 3rd overall. Where they may have been outshone in the skill department at times, they made up for in spades with their fierceness at the contest.

The girls team managed to finish their group on top at the completion of their fixtured rounds. This meant they progressed directly to the Semi final event. In what was a seesawing battle throughout the match, the girls were able to hold off their fast finishing opponents for a thrilling 1 point win, decided in the final minute of play. With little rest, the girls played the Grand Final event against Varsity College. Again they fought valiantly before eventually going down to their opponents by a 4 margin.

Our Senior girls will now prepare themselves for the South East Queensland Quarter Finals at Yeronga on the 3rd of August where they will approach it with plenty of confidence on the back of their Regional performances.


Cricket

The Lindisfarne Open Boys cricket Team defeated Emmanuel College in the latest round of the Queensland Schools T20 Competition. The boys demonstrated excellent teamwork and individual skills in restricting Emmanuel College to 2/84.

Bowlers Harry Kershler, Tate Marquardt, Rupert Fahy, Kai Croft, Josh Marsh and Charlie

Evesson kept the pressure on all the way to the end of the Emmanuel College innings and all students performed well in the field. In the run chase, Billy O’Brien (21) and Kai Croft (45 not out) paved the way and ensured a Lindisfarne victory and an entertaining end to the game.

Congratulations to this squad as they cruise into the 3rd round of this Knockout competition.



Spotlight on Jack Furness & Rupert Fahy

Rupert Fahy and Jack Furness competed for the NSWCIS hockey team at the NSW All Schools Open Boys Hockey Tri-Series. Whilst the team was unsuccessful at the championships the boys demonstrated exceptional skill and represented well.

Special congratulations to Jack Furness on his selection into the Opens NSW All-Schools Team.



Spotlight on Malia Watson

Malia Watson (Yr 5) surfed in the Havaianas NSW Grommet State Surfing Titles at Maroubra Beach last week in challenging conditions. Malia showed plenty of courage paddling out in the huge waves and won her Quarter Final - then placed second in the Semi Final and forged through to take 2nd overall in U12 NSW Girls Finals. She was rightly extremely proud of herself and has now qualified for the NSW Junior High-Performance Program.



Spotlight on Sian McGilligan

Congratulations to Sian McGilligan who recently competed at the Australian Taekwondo State Selections in Brisbane winning a Gold Medal in Poomsae. Sian now looks forward to representing Queensland at Nationals being held in Victoria later this year. Well done Sian!


Rhythmic Gymnastics

We continue to offer the opportunity for your daughter to join a Rhythmic Gymnastics program at Lindisfarne for this year. The Club is on Monday's at 4.15pm to 5.15pm and Thursday’s after-school from 4.15pm to 5.15pm, this started on Monday 14th February 2022 and continues all year, in the Ngahriyah. The class will cater for beginners to competitive levels.

Lindisfarne students can attend one or both sessions per week at NO COST.

The coach is Stacey Bech, who is a National Level Silver Advanced Coach with an impressive history. If you have any questions please contact Stacey directly on 0418 640 200 or via email: stacey.bech@gmail.com Please complete the Registration form - here and bring it with you on the first day.


Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities

Library

Amazing Benefits Of Reading Books

Book Of The Week

The Ruins of Gorlan

The first book in a fabulous series “Ranger’s Apprentice”, excellent for inciting interest in reluctant readers.

The New York Times and Australian mega-bestselling series about Will and his friends from Castle Redmont starts here!

Will is small for his age, but agile and energetic. All his life, he has dreamed of becoming a great knight like the father he never knew, so he is devastated when he is rejected as an apprentice to Castle Redmont's Battleschool. Instead he is apprenticed to Halt, the mysterious Ranger whose uncanny ability to move unseen is thought to be the result of black magic. Reluctantly, Will learns to use a Ranger's secret weapons: a bow and arrow, a mottled cloak and a stubborn little pony. It may not be the sword and battlehorse he longs for, but when Will and Halt set out on a desperate mission to prevent the assassination of the King, Will finds that a Ranger's weapons are not so useless after all. 

Gail Dessmann
Mahers Lane Librarian 

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