2020 Term 2 Week 14 15 May 2020
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We successfully navigated Phase 2 of our return to school plan this week as we welcomed our Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 11 and Year 12 students back to school. I have been very grateful to our staff and school community for the support as students commenced the graduated return to school at both campuses. It certainly gave all of us a real lift to welcome our first groups of students back to school.
Next week, we will enter Phase 3 of our return to school plan with students in Years 1 to 10 returning to campus for two days per week in house groups as previously advised. Our Deputy Principal, Geoff Lancaster, has sent correspondence to families in relation to the next stage of the plan and I would encourage you to read the letter below if you have not already done so.
Please remain supportive of our staff as they increasingly juggle both face-to-face learning and remote learning. Our staff are working incredibly hard to support the return to school plan at all levels of the organisation.
Should all go well over the next two weeks, we expect to have all students back on both campuses from 1 June 2020.
This time of crisis and self-isolation has highlighted the particular strengths of social media and how these online communication channels can be used in an active way to promote community connection and emotional support.
Lindisfarne has been working hard during this time to keep our community up-to-date with news and important information through our social media channels including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, but to also shed a light on the fun, entertaining and educational things we can do and achieve using the technology we have been given.
We have tuned in for weekly episodes including Lunch with Le Ping and Reflections with Rev Chad. We have heard the whimsical practise sessions of our Music and Choir students. We have seen our Arts and Science projects come to life. And we have stood united and proud as we saluted our diggers on ANZAC Day.
This week, saw another two incredible opportunities brought to fruition via social media. Year 11 student Jemma McNicoll won the opportunity to perform on a YouTube video with Queen’s lead guitarist, Brian May, for a global rendition of the ‘We Are The Champions’. I was very moved by Jemma’s involvement in this project and believe it will be a very special memory for her, and all of us, at this challenging time.
I also participated in a 60-second Principal’s Challenge on Imagi-nation TV this week where I was graciously hosted by Year 7 students Seannah Weston and Zephyr Togo. Working side-by-side with the AIME Mentoring group, the purpose of Imagi-nation TV is to bring mentors into children’s homes and help them through their educational journeys every day. During the episode, Seannah and Zephyr collaborated on the character development of two protagonists set to star in a feature film co-written by hundreds of people who are jumping into a live Google Doc to submit their story ideas. We were also joined by celebrated Aboriginal Australian writer Bruce Pascoe who helped us “flip the script” and think about our story as Australians and that of our nation’s first people. You can watch the full episode below.
We are getting close now to our return to school, so, it is more important than ever that we continue to support Commonwealth and State Government restrictions and containment measures. I continue to encourage members of the school community to download the COVIDSafe App if you feel comfortable to do so. This will be helpful in tracing close contacts should there be any outbreak of COVID-19 in the local and wider community.
Thank you again for your unwavering support as we continue to navigate this time of rapid change together.
From the Deputy Principal
Year 10 Vaccinations
Each year NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program.
On Wednesday, 3 June 2020, the following vaccines will be offered to all Year 10 students:
- Meningococcal ACWY vaccine as a single dose.
Parent Information Kits that include an Information sheet, consent form and privacy statement will be sent home to parents/guardians in the coming days.
To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to:
- Read all the information provided.
- Complete the consent form sent home via students.
- Return the completed consent form to school prior to Monday, 1 June 2020 if you wish for your child to be vaccinated at School.
- Ensure that your child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic.
To improve vaccination completion, students will be opportunistically offered any missed doses throughout the year where possible.
A Record of Vaccination will be provided to each student vaccinated at each clinic. Parents/guardians should ensure that this record is kept for future reference and should not assume that their child has been vaccinated if they do not receive this Record of Vaccination.
Please note, no student will be vaccinated without a signed consent form. You may choose to go to your own GP.
For any further enquiries please contact our School Nurse, Michelle Whiticker via email@example.com.
School Photo Days
Please note the changes made to the scheduling of school photos for 2020.
Tuesday, 9 June (Period 1): Year 12 will have their individual photos taken in the Chapel.
Monday, 21 September to Thursday, 24 September: The photographers will be on site to take the school photos for 2020.
The schedules for these four days are yet to be finalised. More details will be distributed in the near future.
From the Chaplain
Parents & Friends
Whole School News
Zoom Around the World
This week, the first call in the Zoom Around the World with Round Square series took place with teachers and students from 12 schools participating in Scotch Oakburn College’s Backyard Aussie Adventure. Three of our Round Square elective students, Desiree, Mia and Evie, took part.
The call was hosted by students from Scotch Oakburn College in Tasmania, with guidance from Mark Munnings, SOC Director of Education Outdoors and Sustainability. Participating schools were: Keimei Gakuen (Japan) Ashbury College (Canada), The Doon School (India), Ivanhoe Grammar School (Australia), St. George's College (Peru), Saint Andrew's School (USA), St. Clement’s School (Canada), Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School (Australia), Gut Warnberg Schule (Germany) and San Silvestre School (Peru).
There was a focus on art, creativity and self-development that students from around the world brought to the being active concept. It helped to provide a rounded perspective on what we can do as we try to, and stay, mentally and physically healthy. Videos had been sent in by the call participants of backyard and home fitness activities and participants were invited to share what they are doing to keep active during lockdown.
Next week, Belgrano Day School, Argentina is hosting, with a focus on Fake News.
Round Square Coordinator
Dean of Studies
Subject Selection 2021
As we will be unable to hold Subject Selection Evenings this term. The information for subject offerings for students entering Year 9, 10 or 11 in 2021 will be sent electronically this year. More information to follow in the next few weeks.
Dean of Studies
InspireEd are also offering free access to careers information and study tips with daily talks from HSC markers and teachers. The sessions include: Subject-specific HSC strategies for success, Dealing with stress, maintaining motivation, study tips, all about the ATAR, Parent-specific tips to support your child through the HSC please see flyer below.
Further information and registration can also be accessed via this link.
Dean of Studies
Higher School Certificate Update
The 2020 Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examination timetable was released today.
The HSC written examinations commence on Tuesday 20 October. The complete timetable is available here.
The oral language exams will start on 15 August and finish on 19 September. Individual dates to be confirmed.
University of Wollongong HSC online study sessions have been well attended by the Year 12 students. There is still time to register for the remaining sessions please access the following link for more information: University of Wollongong HSC online.
Dean of Studies
Maintaining Your Mental Health During Social Isolation
The challenges associated with social distancing and isolation, including separation from loved ones, loss of freedom and reduced income, are leading some people to experience feelings of anxiety, boredom, frustration and fear.
This information sheet outlines some useful strategies you can use to maintain good mental health during this unprecedented time of social distancing and isolation.
Tips for Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety
As the number of coronavirus cases rise across Australia, the level of anxiety within the community is increasing.
Feelings of worry and unease can be expected following a stressful event, such as the declaration of a global pandemic, however, it is important that we learn to manage our stress before it turns to more severe anxiety and panic.
The Australian Psychology Society (APS) has prepared this guide for Australians, outlining some useful strategies which can help both adults and children cope with the stress or anxiety experienced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Early Learning Centre
Head of Junior School Report
It has been wonderful to welcome our Preschool and Kindergarten students back to school this week. With near 100% attendance, classes have resumed seamlessly and staff have been excited to deliver lessons in person once again.
I must thank all parents across the Junior School for their educational efforts at home. It is quite evident that our students have continued to progress through the online program and with parent assistance. Many staff have mentioned how impressed they have been with their class’s learning and how much easier the return to school is due to the work that has been completed over the past few weeks.
This afternoon I have sent an email home outlining our online learning and drop off and pick up procedures for the next two weeks. The drop-off plan should reduce the wait time in Sunshine Avenue and accommodate the greater number of students we will have. Thank you in advance for supporting us with this and also for your patience. Student safety is the number one concern at drop off and pick up and these procedures will ensure safe transportation for all.
I have received some excellent feedback on the current online learning program. While there are always areas to improve on, I believe our staff have delivered a learning experience as good as any other school in the country. As of last Monday, Junior School staff had taught 1443 live online lessons to our students as well as 394 pre-recorded activities. This huge number of sessions has required a great learning curve and many long hours from our committed staff who have raised the bar when they have been called upon to do more. I am very proud of their efforts and combined with our wonderful parent support, Lindisfarne students have continued to thrive.
I look forward to seeing everyone back at some stage next week.
Head of Junior School
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
Being Green at Home with the Whitrods
This week, the Whitrod family have shared some of the things they do at their home to help the environment.
“This is our bin set up in the kitchen - one is for recycling and one is for soft plastics. We limit the use of packaged snack foods and eat fresh and healthy foods. We also have one for food waste that goes to our chickens then another small bin for landfill. We have been nurturing our chickens and getting more eggs as a result!”
If you have been doing something at your house or in your local community that helps make our world more sustainable, we would love to hear about it and include it in the newsletter.
Please send photos and a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Green Team
Year 5 Report
Last Friday was ‘Funky Friday’ for Year 5. During the week, students practised ‘The Nutbush’ dance at home with their families and then on Friday, they came together via their homeroom class Google Meet and performed ‘The Nutbush’. Students were also encouraged to dress up in their finest, funky clothes. It was loads of fun and certainly got everyone moving which was one of our main aims in this time of online learning.
This week, Year 5 participated in some introductory sessions of the GreenX7 program. The GreenX7 mission is all about connecting to yourself, others and nature and being recharged for your everyday wellness. The program promotes discussion in class and the use of tools to promote movement, breath, reflection, earthing, time as well as connection with others and the environment. Students will eventually check in on their own well-being via the GreenX7 app battery each week where they will be able to gauge how they are feeling and think about ways to stay connected and recharged.
To support our discussions about monitoring and maintaining our own wellbeing, 5C students created some inspirational posters to encourage us to project positivity and to lift our spirits. Check out some of their messages in the gallery below.
Next week will see the gradual return of our Year 5 students to school, which we are all looking forward to very much. Students are reminded to bring their iPad, head phones and charger to school each day. The Year 5 team can’t wait for us all to be together again!
Year 5 Coordinator
Year 7 Report
It is with a big smile that I write this newsletter. The Year 7 homeroom teachers and I are beyond pleased to be have Year 7 beginning their return to school next week. It has indeed been a long eight weeks but one I am sure we are all incredibly grateful for as we look at the devastation experienced by other countries.
I’m sure like any restart there will be some degree of adjusting for our young students. Some will be chomping at the bit to return to school, their friends and eventually sport. Others will have enjoyed the freedom and independence of remote learning and may feel some degree of resentment at having to return.
Your homeroom teacher and I are here to support Year 7 through this process and ensure we return. Please reach out to us if you have any concerns regarding your child’s return to school. With this in mind, can I please remind you of a few requirements in preparation for our return to school:
Uniform, sport or formal can be worn in Week 4 and 5. Whichever uniform is worn it must be worn correctly. This includes ties with formal uniforms and Lindisfarne socks and correct sports shorts with the sports uniform. Jackets and Jumpers must be Lindisfarne.
Hair is to be neat tidy and off the face. If boys hair has grown it must be tied up. Hair colour, mullets and other hairstyles not in accordance with the school uniform policy are not allowed.
Jewellery is also per the uniform policy which means no bracelets necklaces, rings, scrunchies (other than the regulation school ones) and no nail polish.
Please check stationary to ensure your child is equipped and ready to get back into school learning.
I’m sure this time comes with mixed emotions from parents too. Like your children, there will be a mix of excitement and sadness as they head back to school. From all of us here in Year 7, we would like say a heartfelt thanks for all that you have done to support your child over the past eight weeks. We know it hasn’t been easy and at times, very frustrating but you have persevered, you have lent on us when you needed, and you have provided an environment for your child to continue their learning and we are very grateful.
Enjoy that quiet house as we will enjoy having your children back.
Year 7 Coordinator
Year 8 Return to School
Over the next two weeks our students will be transitioning back to school after what seems like a long time of online learning. Whilst our students have risen to the occasion with students completing work and being online for what seems like an eternity of Google Meets, nothing can compare to face to face delivery of lessons where students can engage not only academically but also socially as well. There are a number of ways that as parents and educators, we can help our students transition back to regular classes and the school environment.
1. Routine structure and communication - A return, as quickly as possible, to regular school and learning routines will be like a comfy warm winter blanket for all students, particularly our students with additional needs. Discuss routines with your children so they are prepared each day.
2. Harness self-isolation experiences to build their confidence – continue to ask your child to check the google updates for work and to regularly check emails so they are aware of what is coming up.
3. Planning for inclusion and reducing anxiety - Our teachers are preparing for student re-entry by:
- clearly communicating information to families regarding COVID-19 procedures and protocols;
- using their professional knowledge of students to prepare and support those that might be more anxious; and
- being there for students when all they might need is for someone to listen.
Your child may be experiencing anxiety in returning to school – please reach out if you need further support from our school.
4. Share and explore home learning experiences - we will discuss as a group in homerooms the various activities students took part in whilst completing online learning. It is beneficial that you do this at home as well. Check in after their day at school – what did they do? What lessons did they have? Was it good to re-connect with friends? These are questions parents can ask to help build the confidence in returning to school.
5. A new school family relationship - This is a genuine opportunity to consolidate, and even extend, our communication strategies and structures with parents and carers and we hope that parents will also continue to share with teachers and year level co-ordinators so we can all work together to support our students.
As students return in Week 4 and 5, I ask that parents make contact with me should their child be returning for more than the allocated days and also if any changes need to be made to the days attending so we are aware and can support your child. Please see the return to school timetable below which also gives further information about the return to school.
Weeks 4 and 5
Week 6 to 9
Barnabas and Cuthbert Students At school
Andrew and Stephen Students – Online learning
All students at school
Barnabas and Cuthbert Students At school
Andrew and Stephen Students – Online learning
All students at school
Online Learning at home for all students.
All students at school
Barnabas and Cuthbert Students – Online Learning.
Andrew and Stephen – At school
All students at school
Barnabas and Cuthbert Students – Online Learning.
Andrew and Stephen – At school
All students at school
We are excited about the return of our students to Lindisfarne and face to face teachers and we hope you are too.
Until next time.
Acting Year 8 Coordinator
Head of Senior School Report
It has been wonderful to finally welcome our Year 11 and 12 students back this week and to hear our school transformed with laughter and the voices of these cohorts. We have part of our beating heart back where it belongs.
Over the week, the Year 12 students have been working together to plan for the arrival of students in Years 5 to 10 to help ease their transition. The Senior Common Room has also been filled with laughter and stories of the time in isolation.
I want to pay tribute to our teaching staff over this time. Their commitment to our community has been outstanding. Our Year 12s have been writing reflections on their time in isolation, a few of which are listed below. You will see they speak to this special relationship our staff has with students and families.
"During isolation, I realised the extent to which school impacts my life, something I’m sure most people don’t have the privilege of realising until after they graduate. This has taught me to appreciate some of the details of my schooling life such as having the ability to chat to so many educated and inspiring teachers and students every day."
"Not seeing my teachers every day, made me appreciate just how much they do for me, not just academically but socially too. Not being able to stop and have a chat with the teachers I used to have in previous years was something I greatly missed in isolation."
"Mr Marquardt is the leading figure in our Lindisfarne community and has been inspiring through his perseverance. At such a difficult time he has made sure we as a community continue to be safe and healthy. I have renewed appreciation for his support during isolation. I was moved when watching a number of videos such as Easter and Foundation day. Through his care for our community, he has instilled a passion within us students to be resilient also."
We are so blessed to have such a dedicated group of professionals working with a passion for delivering a first-class education no matter what the circumstances; and we can all testify to how trying the current situation has been!
Welcoming our students back next week feels like a return to some sort of “normal” — long overdue and eagerly anticipated.
Head of Senior School
Welcome back to the Year 11 and Year 12 students.
Careers Google Meet
Our next Year 12 Optional Career Information Goggle Meet will be on Tuesday, 19 May at 6.30pm. Please refer to emails for information.
Early Entry Universities
Some universities offer early entry for university and the applications will often look at Year 11 results, community service, school commitment, not just your ATAR. Most early entries are a direct application to the university all with different requirements or through the SRS (Student Recommendation Scheme) program which you apply for through UAC.
See list below for SRS applications.
- Australian Catholic University
- Charles Sturt University
- International College of Management, Sydney
- Macquarie University
- National Art School
- SAE Creative Media Institute
- University of Canberra
- University of New England
- University of Newcastle
- University of Sydney
- University of Technology Sydney
- Western Sydney University
The first two programs listed below are unique because of the COVID-19; they are offering admissions based on Year 11 results. The ANU offer closes on 25 May.
Australian National University — Early Entry Program
In response to COVID-19 study disruptions, we have changed our admissions process for Year 12 students who are applying directly to ANU for undergraduate study in 2021.
We will now make offers based on Year 11 results on 10 August 2020, and these will be honoured for study in 2021 as long as students have completed Year 12.
You still need to complete your Year 12 in order to be eligible for study in 2021.
As part of your direct domestic application, you need to demonstrate your involvement in activities outside of the classroom, such as sports, volunteering, internships and exchange opportunities.
If your Year 11 results don't meet entry requirements, we will automatically consider your Year 12 results in the December offer round.
Learn more about these changes and how it may affect your application, the co-curricular and service requirement, or program prerequisites in our Frequently asked questions - Changes to domestic admissions for 2021.
University of Canberra — Early Entry Offer
UC will be making early offers through a special admissions round on 13 August 2020 to support Year 12 students being impacted by COVID-19. The UC Early Offer Round (COVID-19) will be run in a similar way to the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS), which is based on your school's assessment of your ability to succeed at university.
While all applications will be considered carefully, we cannot guarantee that you will receive an offer through the Early Offer Round (COVID-19), as applications are subject to meeting admission criteria.
Step 1: Check with your school's careers advisor to see if your school is participating in the UC Early Offer Round
Step 2: Submit your application for admission to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
Step 3: Make sure you preference the UC degree that you are hoping to receive an early offer for within your UAC application
Step 4: Submit a separate Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) application in UAC by Sunday, 26 July
Australian Catholic Universities — Early Entry Offer
Our Community Achiever Program (CAP) is open to people who volunteer for local community, social justice, sporting or cultural causes. The program offers future students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and volunteering skills.
Applications for the 2021 CAP program opened on 1 May 2020.
Passion for Law — Early Entry
If you’re in Year 12 and driven by ideas such as justice and fairness, our Passion for Law (P4L) program offers you early entry into ACU’s Thomas More Law School and gives you the opportunity to take your first career steps while you study.
Passion for Business — Early Entry
Our Passion for Business (P4B) program provides you with direct entry and an early offer into an ACU business or Information Technology course.
Southern Cross Star — Early Entry Offer
The STAR program allows you to secure your place in a Southern Cross University degree before your Year 12 results are even released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and give you a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on your Year 12 results.
Why should I apply for STAR?
This program allows you to gain an offer into a Southern Cross University course of your choice, based on your high school grades and your school principal’s recommendation.
University of New England — Early Entry Offer
UNE Early Entry is open to all year 12 applicants and relies solely on your school’s assessment of your attributes and abilities to determine your suitability for entry. The assessment is based around your ability to work and learn independently, as well as your overall potential for academic success at UNE.
Because UNE doesn’t need to wait to receive your ATAR or OP score, you can apply to UNE early, receive an offer and secure a place at university, even before scores are released. This gives you the certainty you need to begin making other arrangements such as where to live and finding part-time work to get ahead of the pack.
Virtual HSC and Beyond Careers Expo
With all of the restrictions that are being placed on our communities with COVID-19, we are excited to invite you to the first-ever Virtual HSC and Beyond Careers Expo.
Connect with Universities
Visit virtual booths from over 80 University and Higher Education providers!
Access faculty-specific information
Ask live questions or book a video chat with student advisors
Attend a live stream lecture — Early Admission information, scholarship applications and other relevant topics
Griffith Engineering Program
Applications for the 2020 intake into the GRIFFITH ENG Program are now open!
Griffith University is excited to offer Year 11 students the opportunity to take part in the GRIFFITH ENG Program commencing in late 2020. The program is designed to encourage students interested in pursuing a career in engineering to study the equivalent of a first-year first trimester Griffith University engineering course during their senior years.
GRIFFITH ENG is a two-stage program. Stage one, A Taste of Engineering, consists of two intensive Experience Days offered to Year 11 students, covering the practical components of various engineering disciplines. Students who successfully complete the Taste of Engineering will be invited to enrol in GRIFFITH ENG in Year 12 to continue with stage two of the program in Trimester 1, 2021. Stage two will involve attending the Creative Engineering course classes and completing the assessments during and at the end of Trimester 1.
High school students who complete the Program can:
• Gain credit for a first-year engineering course, saving thousands of dollars in HECS bills and reducing the essential workload of the first-year in university.
• Be awarded an adjusted selection rank
• Access it all for FREE! All costs are covered by the University.
How to Apply:
Interested students can apply online
Select Program: GUESTS At School (9933), Part-time, Trimester 2, 2020, Gold Coast
Add Course: Griffith Eng for Year 11 (9000ENG).Gold Coast
Actuarial Studies Co-op Program Macquarie University
Students receive a scholarship of $19,600 per year for the duration of the four-year course. These highly competitive scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and an assessment of students' motivation, qualities and skills. Our Actuarial Studies Co-op program is a highly competitive course in which high-achieving students alternate between classroom studies and workplace experience in the form of three placements of three to six months each. By offering talented students professional experience within your workplace, you'll not only gain fresh perspectives from the brightest young minds but also foster their comprehensive education and career preparation.
Co-op Scholarship Macquarie University - Bachelor of Professional Practice and Bachelor of Professional Accounting
Our Accounting Co-op program is a highly competitive course in which high-achieving students alternate between classroom studies and workplace experience in the form of three placements of three to six months each. By offering talented students professional experience within your workplace, you'll not only gain fresh perspectives from the brightest young minds but also foster their comprehensive education and career preparation.
What an Actuary Does
Melinda Howes graduated from Macquarie in 1989. Today, she is the CEO of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. She has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry
My Health Career Videos
Watch a variety of specialists who give their candid insight on why they enjoy their careers.
Bond University Excellence Scholarship
Excellence Scholarships offer up to 50% tuition remission for either a single or approved combined* undergraduate degree (excluding the Bond Medical Program). They are awarded to students who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership skills and community involvement.
Students who meet the below criteria may be eligible to apply for an Excellence Scholarship:
Be predicted to achieve or have previously achieved a minimum ATAR 92.00
Hold a demonstrated record of leadership, initiative and service to their School and/or Community.
Meet the standard entry requirements for their chosen program of study.
Bond University Leadership Scholarship
The Bond University Leadership Scholarship aims to recognise current Year 12 students who have outstanding leadership experience and community involvement with a partial-fee tuition remission scholarship. Eligibility is based on applicants meeting a minimum academic requirement as well as providing evidence of exceptional leadership and community achievements.
Bond University Indigenous Scholarship
Applications for January 2021 are now open online and close Sunday, 6 September, 2020.
These scholarships, valued up to 50% of tuition fees for any single undergraduate degree (excluding the Medical Program) or 100% tuition for any diploma program, are awarded to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who have demonstrated extracurricular involvement, leadership potential and academic achievements.
Download a copy of the Bond University Indigenous Scholarship information flyer.
Gold Coast: Dial-In Defence Careers Information Session
Thursday, 21 May, 6:00 pm
Dial Into our upcoming info session from home on Thursday, 21 May, 6:00 pm to hear from current serving members and find out if a career in the Australian Defence Force for you.
Click on the link below to register:
Can't dial into a session?
Check out the recorded information sessions available on our website.
Defence Recruiting - GAP YEAR
There's still time for students to apply for an ADF Gap Year, but they'll need to apply soon, so they don't miss out on their preference.
The valuable work and life lessons gained during an ADF Gap Year are transferable and will give your students confidence in their future career paths. They can get real engineering experience, discover their leadership potential as an officer, or find passion in an administration role.
While ADF Gap Year roles initially involve only a 12-month commitment, it could be the beginning of a long and stable career in the ADF.
Students who take part in the ADF Gap Year program:
Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
Gain valuable skills and work experience
Have job security and stability
Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
Make friends with like-minded people
Have the opportunity to see more of Australia
Pathway to Medicine
Please click the Pathways to Medicine image link below for more information on:
Pathways to entry to medical courses for students
- Direct entry
- Graduate entry
- Provisional entry
Plus the link for the preferred undergraduate courses at UQ for medicine.
Over the next two weeks, the Learning Enrichment Team will be running Homework Club on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. This will ensure that all students, regardless of which two days they are attending, have the opportunity to access Homework Club. It is open to all students from Year 5 to 12.
Please note, as of Week 6, Homework Club will resume on a Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm 4.30pm.
Lindisfarne Student Jams with Brian May from Queen
We are so proud of Year 11 student Jemma McNicoll who submitted a video to Queen's 'We Are The Champions' and was included in the final version appearing with rock royalty, Brian May.
This was followed up by a 40-minute Zoom call with Darren Reeves in London and Daniel Gomez in Madrid, two of the musicians involved in production of the video who regularly perform with Brian May.
Jemma now has some very high-profile international friends who are keeping a keen eye on her music and the work of Germinate Records and Lindisfarne Recording Studio.
Director — Germinate Records
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
Year 9 PASS
As the online learning continues this week, the Year 9 PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies) students have been creative in their practical lessons. The task was to design their own home-based drills, skills or game. It could be anything around their homes and they had to be innovative and improvise with what they had at hand.
Here are some samples of what they came up with:
Lindisfarne is planning to push ahead with a very modified version of Athletics to adhere to COVID-19 mandated restrictions. NCIS has given ‘in-principle’ support to proceed, there are obviously significant headwinds for this to eventuate. We are mapping out ways around selecting a team whilst remaining onsite. More details forthcoming next week.
All representative Cross Country pathways are cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 implications around mass gatherings. Lindisfarne will still progress with a modified format for 2020 in the form of a Year Group Challenge. The logistics around getting this carnival completed in staggered components is much easier to do in year groups. It will also give students the unique opportunity of racing against their own year in its entirety, which doesn’t happen with the normal age group competitions.
Everything you need to know about the Cross Country - here.
Sports Training at School
External practitioners coming in to coach at school are suspended until at least Term 2 Week 8.This includes all Thursday and Friday Sport professionals, as well as Sports Academy, Basketball, Touch Football, Athletics, Gymnastics etc.
Mr Clucas and Mr Bedford will be running Cross Country training at 7am in the morning from Week 5 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
A brief overview of where we are at with various sports in the table below, ** indicates a further update from last week update:
School representative pathways cancelled 2020
School representative pathways cancelled 2020. Lindisfarne modified carnival to proceed, link here.
Athletics representative carnivals are neither postponed or cancelled at this point.
NCIS has given ‘in-principle’ support to try to run this the NCIS Secondary tournament. Government restrictions need to be lifted for this to occur. This carnival will be reviewed later in the term.
Further updates delivered by Gay Maynard as they are forthcoming.
AFLQ is neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates.
NCIS and CIS cancelled.
NSW All Schools regional competitions cancelled; however, a major competition was rescheduled for Sydney over 3 days in November.
QLD All Schools competition is neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates.
NCIS and CIS cancelled. Lismore Pegasus Challenge for Open Boys/Girls cancelled.
Lismore Aussie Dent King for Years 9 and 10 Boys/Girls is neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates
Other school competitions (regional) neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates
QLD T20 Knockout is postponed, awaiting status updates.
All events postponed, awaiting status updates.
Mt St Patricks games postponed, hoping to organise Term 3 games. Rugby School fixture is cancelled in Term 3.
Regional and State events postponed, awaiting status updates.
Surf Life Saving
Secondary Schools Surf League neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates
Head of Sport and Activities
Please see a message to all of the Lindisfarne Lions from one of our Netball Captains, Samantha Harvey:
Netball Centre of Excellence
The Netball Centre of Excellence girls continue to “meet” and complete workouts and challenges … But this week we had the Year 11 and Year 12 girls join us face-to-face!
Please find the attached images of the Daniel sisters, Emily and Matilda, working out last week with Isabella Arghyros on Session 3 (repeated as Session 7).
This week's (Session 8) workout was posted in last week’s newsletter (Session 4) and the challenge is still the Sasha Corbin tiktok with a netball.
So good to start the transition back to School! Looking forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks and remember - training starts Week 6!
Remember ... we are here if you need, so please reach out and stay connected.
Gay Maynard and Danielle Watters
Teacher in Charge of Netball and Netball Head Coach