From the Principal

From the Deputy Principal

Farewell!

Today is my last day at Lindisfarne and although I am excited about future opportunities leading the school community at St Luke’s Grammar School in Sydney, there is also sadness in leaving the tremendously supportive Lindisfarne community.


I have regularly mentioned at Principal’s Tours that one of the key factors that drew me to Lindisfarne was Principal Stuart Marquardt’s strong vision for a thriving independent school serving this local community, underpinned by the moral and ethical values of the Christian faith. The strategic work developing The Lindisfarne Way and School Master Plan has provided the school community; students, staff and parents, with a voice in the future direction of the School, Stuart’s leadership of this strategic work, clear vision of a wonderful future, responsiveness to the needs of the community, and compassion and care for the staff and students under his care has been inspirational.




Lindisfsarne is a great school to be a part of! There is so much exciting work taking place in the School across many different areas. Sometimes this work is front and centre, however, often the great work is taking place beneath the cover of everyday activities, and not fully appreciated until it becomes a focus. An egg just looks like an egg for about 21 days, but when it finally hatches you realise that a lot has been going on inside that egg.

An example in the context of the School is the work that has taken place over the past three years rebuilding the IT backbone and communications infrastructure of the School alongside the upskilling of staff and students in the use of educational technologies. We definitely noticed the benefits of this work during the recent season of online learning. 

Our Pastoral Care team has been redeveloping programs to help our students navigate the challenges faced as young adolescents. Occasions like the Calling and Departure Ceremonies as part of The Rite Journey highlight this amazing work.

Our academic leaders across the School have been putting in place processes for all teachers to reflect on practice, set personal goals and aim each day to be a better teacher than they were yesterday. The Japanese word “kaizen” captures this concept of continuous improvement based on the idea that small, ongoing positive changes will reap significant improvements. 

This work has included the integration of intentional character development and future-focussed skills into teaching programs and units of work, to give the students the best opportunities possible for a holistic education that will prepare them for their future beyond the School. 

Lindisfarne is aiming to not only do the big ticket items well but also make every experience every day as good as it can be. I love the quote by business author Tom Peters that states: “Excellence is the next five minutes... Forget the long term. Make the next five minutes rock!" Although we want to plan for long term changes and make intentional strategic decisions, this should never be at the expense of doing the best we can with the resources available now.




I would like to thank Stuart for his support, mentorship and encouragement during my time at Lindisfarne. I am looking forward to continuing our friendship and we have already begun a friendly rivalry between the schools. The students at Lindisfarne are well cared for by the staff and Executive Team. There is a genuine warmth in relationships throughout the School which I will miss. I believe Lindisfsarne has a unique entrepreneurial spirit that is aspirational and yet down to earth. Thank you to the parents, students and staff who have enriched my life over the past few years.

It is apt to leave you with the prayer of the Apostle Paul to the church in Philippi: “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” 

I look forward to an enduring connection with this wonderful school.

Geoff Lancaster
Deputy Principal

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Round Square

Connecting with Chiang Mai, Seoul and Tokyo



COVID-19 interrupted what promised to be a fantastic inaugural year for Round Square at Lindisfarne. Student delegates were set and ready to depart to conferences in South Korea and Thailand, keen to live out the IDEALS of Round Square and build new friendships. However, the conferences were not to be, but thanks to the online world that we have all embraced, students this week were involved in respective online conferences.

Tuesday afternoon saw the first of several Zoom conferences take place for the Chiang Mai delegates. They learned about leadership and how to take action. With the theme-based around sustainability, these students will create a presentation to share with the other delegate schools, focusing on the sustainable practices developing at Lindisfarne.

On Thursday evening, student delegates initially traveling to Seoul enjoyed a link up with 42 other delegates from around the network. The Student Leaders from CheongShim Academy took us on a journey through the history of the Korean peninsula focusing on the theme ‘Reverence for the Past, Aspirations for the Future’. Over the coming weeks, student delegates will be involved in other online activities and presenting their own version of the theme.

And finally, students from the Round Square Elective were given the opportunity to join in on one of the Zoom Postcard events. This was hosted by students from Keimei Gakuen, Tokyo. More than 100 students from around the network were involved, discussing Japanese culture whilst focusing on the districts of Tokyo, Japan.

Mike Lush
Round Square Coordinator

Dean of Studies

Subject Selection

On Tuesday evening, it was wonderful to host an online meeting with the current Year 8 and 9 students, and their parents and guardians for a question and answer session on elective subjects for 2021. Students now have until 19 June to complete their selections for 2021.

On Monday, 15 June, current Year 10 students and their families will start the process of subject selection. Further information and the link to the webinar was emailed to families today.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

Higher School Certificate Update

Please click on this link for the latest updates from NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

NESA has also released some advice for Year 12 students about staying healthy during the HSC, this was emailed to students this week and can be accessed here.

This week, the 2020 Trial HSC Timetable was published to students. The written examinations start during Week 3 of Term 3.

During the June/July term break, there will be a number of HSC workshops and study sessions taking place at school. The timetable for this will be finalised next week.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

The Magic of 15 Minutes

Reading Practice and Reading Growth

It is drawing close to the end of Semester 1 and, as students and teachers look towards a well earned break, the Junior School is analysing the incredible growth we have seen in our students abilities around reading. This week, the Junior School Executive Team was blown away by the astonishing gains our students have once again made in reading. But what is the key? What can families do at home to ensure they are assisting their children to become better readers? The answer: just 15 minutes.


The focus on ensuring our Junior School students were competent readers by the time they head into Middle School has been supported by the introduction of Renaissance Reader in early 2019. This program allows teachers from Years 2 to 4 track our readers reading time, analyse comprehension and track reading age and fluency. This ensures that our teachers are always investigating their students and their current academic needs in reading success. In addition to this program, we are asking our parents to listen to the research and have our students read for 15 minutes a day.

“Between Kindergarten and 12th grade, students with an average daily reading time of 30+ minutes are projected to encounter 13.7 million words. At graduation, their peers who averaged less than 15 minutes of reading per day are likely to be exposed to only 1.5 million words. The difference is more than 12 million words. Children in between, who read 15 to 29 minutes per day, will encounter an average of 5.7 million words — less than half of the high-reading group but nearly four times that of the low-reading group.” — Renaissance Reader

If we encourage our students to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day, we will put them in great stead for success. If our students are reading from 16 to 30 minutes a day they will be developing an extensive vernacular that will benefit them in their studies. Try setting a timer or playing some music at home. When the timer is up or the music finishes, then it is time to stop. A small act of 15 minutes a day will play a vital role in future success.

Tony Cross
Assistant Head of Junior School

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Stage 3 Poetry

Congratulations to all of our Year 5 and 6 students who recently presented a poem to the class! 

No longer a competition as such due to social distancing restrictions, Stage 3 Poetry was in-house this year and everyone was a winner. There were many who were delighted at the prospect of standing in front of their peers and, of course, there were some who were petrified at the thought! Whilst it isn’t everybody’s favourite thing to do, speaking to an audience whether big or small is a skill that serves you well throughout your life. So, to those who built upon their resilience and had a go, thank you for your courage. And to those who look forward to the occasion every year, thank you for your enthusiasm. The variety of poems and presentations were fabulous and entertaining. 

Poetry recitation is a mode of expression, an opportunity for developing skills such as projection of voice, clarity and articulation of speech, body language, creating mood and memorisation to name a few.  It is also an opportunity for the presenters and the audience to enjoy poems; to appreciate their fun, their emotion, their ability to paint a picture, their rhythm and the beauty of words.  Poetry can be a powerful teaching tool. 

“English teachers say that memorising and reciting aren’t dusty relics, but powerful levers that help them impart key skills to students: acquiring deep understanding of text structure and author’s purpose; building vocabulary, and finding a personal connection to written language.” — Catherine Gewertz

Poetry can also be extremely exciting and even lead to treasure!

Forrest Fenn, an 89-year-old art dealer and author, hid treasure 10 years ago that is valued between $1 million and $5 million dollars. The only clue to finding the treasure was through a poem that Forrest penned and a highlighted area on a Rocky Mountains map. After 10 years of searching by as many as 350,000 people, the treasure was finally found last weekend!

The Thrill of the Chase by Forrest Fenn

As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.

Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.

From there, it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.

If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.

So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answer is I already know,
I’ve done it tired and weak.

So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.

Lisa Price
Year 5 Coordinator

Senior School

Year 11 Olympic Athlete Guest Speaker

On Wednesday, our Year 11 students took part in the Olympics Unleashed program. This is an initiative created by the Australian Olympic Committee, NSW Government and Optus which sends Olympians and NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athletes into NSW schools to inspire and motivate young Australians ahead of the Tokyo Games and beyond and also coincides with our ongoing leadership program here at Lindisfarne.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the changing environment we are currently in, we had to organise an online version via Zoom and our athlete was Jo Brigden-Jones.


Jo is an Olympic Sprint Kayaker who made the 2012 Olympic team and has qualified again for Tokyo, and she is one of Australia's most versatile paddlers as she has raced over all sprint distances (200m, 500m and 1000m) in all boat classes (K1, K2 and K4) at various World Championship and World Cup events. Jo has won a World Championship medal and multiple World Cup medals. She also has 40 Australian National Titles to her name.





Jo's presentation was interactive and inspiring. Jo had the students out of their chairs at times being active and in other moments deep in thought about unleashing their own potential. She discussed goal setting and the importance of “owning it”, finding your passion and working hard. All topics resonated with our Year 11s who, hopefully, took a piece of her presentation away to implement into their own lives.

Matt Fydler
Head of St Barnabas House

Year 12 Wellbeing

Character Builders



This week, we welcomed Mr Damon Joseph and his team, Taylor and Todd, from Character Builders to the School in order to provide Year 12 with a special half-day experience.

Mr Joseph has a long association with Lindisfarne imparting his unique skill set to successfully assist students to understand concepts of leadership, service, character and teamwork. 



The session focused on reaffirming the need for a positive peer and team culture, and building resilience and gratitude. It was also a timely reminder to us all that, in spite of the tough times, someone is always worse off than us and what brings the most happiness to largest number of people is when we help others to shine.



Making the most of our good fortune and our gifts to help shine a light on others and build someone up benefits our entire community. This can only happen if we “engage” with our surroundings. The aim is to thrive, not just survive. After a period of forced confinement, it is important to acknowledge how lucky we truly are and the value of a simple conversation and acknowledging the “specialness” in others.

“Hard work is painful when devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of one’s own ego, then hard work becomes a labour of love.”  — Steve Pavlina

Kind regards,

The Wellbeing Team

Careers

Year 10 into Year 11- 2021 Subject Selection

All Year 10 students will have an individual meeting with me starting Friday 19th of June and they will continue to Friday 26th of June. Individual times will be sent next week. Follow up interviews are available.

Parents can also have Goggle Meets to discuss any options.

Any questions please email me (bwoods@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au).


Lindisfarne Careers Webpage

To help access information on universities you click on: https://lindisfarnecareers.com/uni-info

It will list all of the universities in Australia and also the associated TAC’s. (Tertiary Admission Centre).

This link will list all of the open days for 2020 (There will be changes as universities negotiate the way through COVID 19.)

https://lindisfarnecareers.com/open-days


Bond University

Early Entry

Bond University will adjust its entry requirements for the 2020 Year 12 cohort and will consider high school results for entry into 2021 as outlined below. 

Key to making this change is the continued recognition of the importance of Year 12, and as such all students provided with an early offer will be required to complete Year 12 and obtain their HSC, and to successfully complete relevant Year 12 subjects required as program pre-requisites. 

Revised entry requirements: 

  • Bond will admit students for 2021 based on their first semester of Year 12 high school results. In the circumstance where a student is not issued with an interim Year 12 report in time for an offer, full Year 11 results may be used instead. We anticipate that the latter will be the exception. 
  • All offers will be conditional on successful completion of Year 12, and pre-requisite subjects where required. 

For students issued with an early offer, their final ATAR can be used to upgrade their program but will not result in the withdrawal of an existing offer.

  • Students who apply following the release of ATARs will be admitted on the basis of their ATAR.


Bond Scholarships 

Year 12 students, please see below the process for applying for Bond Scholarship. Because I have a daughter in Year 12, I have made sure I am not part of the Bond Scholarship Process. (Still available for help or if you have any questions).

Step 1

If you are applying for Bond Scholarship, you first need to complete your application and submit what course you want to do. (You are allowed three preferences).

Apply for Bond: Application Form

Once that is completed, you can submit your scholarship application

Step 2 for Excellence Scholarship 

Excellence Scholarship-Apply here open online 

Students who meet the below criteria may be eligible to apply for an Excellence Scholarship:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident currently completing or completed* Year 12 (or equivalent) inside or outside of Australia AND

  • 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 Community. 

  • Meet the standard entry requirements for their chosen program of study.

Step 2 for Leadership Scholarship 

Leadership Scholarship - Apply here: open online

  • To be considered, applicants must:

  • Be domestic or international students currently completing Year 12 at a high school in Australia, or Australian students completing High School overseas. 

  • Be predicted to achieve a minimum of ATAR 84 

  • Hold outstanding leadership, Community and extra-curricular achievements, both at school and within the Community.  Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of all achievements as supporting documents.

  • Meet the standard entry requirements for their chosen program of study.

Other Bond scholarships. Apply here.

As a part of the scholarship application, you will need to put down a teacher to do a reference and ATAR calculation, for consistency it needs to be one person, which is Mrs Jeffries as the Dean of Studies. You will need to add her email address in the section for the school support person.  cjeffries@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Two scholarships would then be offered to the successful students under the conditions that you achieved the minimum ATAR for each scholarship.


Griffith University

Open Conservatorium presents: Tertiary Preparation Workshop (TPW) Online 2020 

Dates: Monday, 29 June to Thursday, 2 July 2020
Cost: $150 incl GST
Delivery: via Zoom
Registration and Schedule:  TPW Online 2020

Music students, who are working towards their tertiary auditions and professional life in music,  can now register for Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University's TPW Online 2020.  

Now in its' eighteenth year, TPW Online 2020 provides intensive sessions guiding students through the tertiary audition process, scheduled between Monday, June 29 to Thursday, July 2.

Requirements for tertiary entry, skills required for auditions and interviews, tools for enhancing executant skills, and theory and aural fundamentals are included in the program. Individual sessions (for all instruments plus jazz, composition, creative music technology, popular music and composition) will cover audition preparation, performance techniques, and what to expect during the first year of tertiary study. All sessions include time for question and answers, run via a moderator.   

Associate Professor Peter Morris, Deputy Director (Engagement), Head of Ensembles and Orchestral Conducting, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University said, "This is an opportunity to gain inside knowledge about the audition process and how to present yourself in the best possible light on the day. The Q&A session with each Head of Area, and Parent's Q&A, gives you the chance to ask questions about auditions for the Bachelor of Music degree, along with how we prepare you for your future as a professional musician. I highly recommend attending TPW Online if you are considering applying for a music degree, at any university."

For more information (schedule and registration) visit:  TPW Online 2020

Read Queensland Conservatorium student, Cara Daily's experience at TPW, her life at the Con and her advice to students looking to audition.


Parent and Student Information Webinar - back by popular demand!

griffith.edu.au/parent-student-info-webinars 

Tuesday, June 16, 5.00- 7.00pm - Designed for students in years 11 and 12 and their families, we'll cover topics like the change to ATAR, VET pathways and how to find a university degree that's right for you.

Chat with our expert study advisers.


Elite Athlete Webinar and Q&A Chat.

https://www.griffith.edu.au/elite-athlete-webinar

Date: Thursday, 18 June, 4.30pm to 6.00pm 

Designed for the elite athlete looking to study at University


QUT

QUT Virtual Open Day

Date: Saturday, 29 August and Sunday, 30 August

Online

Start preparing for your future at QUT Virtual Open Day and discover for yourself what makes QUT the University for the real world.

Plan your day

We are working on an exciting virtual program to help you explore study areas, chat with staff and students, learn about student services and resources, and find the answers to your questions about courses, careers and university life. Make sure you're registered for event updates.

 

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 the 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

https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/scholarships-and-schemes/schools-recommendation-schemes


Southern Cross University

STAR Early Entry

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. 


Thank you.

Barry Woods
Director of Careers and VET

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International Department

Welcome to the Cody family

We are very excited to introduce and welcome our newest addition to Lindisfarne International, the Cody family. 


Aubrey, Finn, Wyatt and Sabine are originally from America but have been living in Bali for the past seven years. The children have been attending the aspirational Green School where classrooms are wall-less bamboo learning spaces and the students engage in “living curriculum which focuses on sustainability through community-integrated, entrepreneurial learning, in a natural environment”. 

Sabine, Wyatt and Finn started at both campuses last week and are enrolled in Years 4, 6 and 7. They excitedly received their first ever uniforms and laptops and we wish them well as they embark on their new school journey. I know you will all make the Cody family feel welcome in our lovely community and I am sure they would love to have a chat with you all about their fascinating travel adventures as they transition into our Aussie way of life.





Also, a big thank you to our wonderful buddies, Rithika Savabalan, Cruz McKinley, Pipp Pheloung and Cullen Grainger, who have been dedicated helpers and to the Cody children during their first week of schooling.

Amy Fydler
International Student Coordinator

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PDHPE

Year 7 Healthy Snack Assignment

In 2017 to 2018, two thirds of Australians aged 18 years and over were classed as overweight or obese. Whilst there are several factors that contribute to obesity, diet is a major influencer on an individual’s likelihood of developing the condition. Year 7 students have been investigating nutrition as a part of our overall health and wellness. A particular focus has been the choices we make about snack foods. 

Recently, the unit culminated with a healthy snack, tasting and feedback session. Students were required to prepare multiple small samples of a snack that would be a healthier choice than the quick and easy pre-packaged options that are so readily promoted in our supermarkets. In addition to this, the students were required to taste several snacks and provide feedback.







The quality and variety of the snacks produced were very impressive. Some of the offerings included: dips; muffins; protein balls; rice paper wraps; meatballs; smoothies; sorbet; vege chips; and even homemade healthy lollies.

Thank you to all the students for the amazing feast and to the parents or siblings for helping to get the food to school safely.

The PDHPE Faculty

Sport

Sport News

COVID-19 Restrictions

Whilst I am writing this, the National Cabinet of our Commonwealth and State Governments are meeting today to hopefully open up restrictions somewhat across a raft of legislative areas - including school sport. In the not so distant future we should have some clear directives to work with that will hopefully include some inter-school sport for Semester 2. 

 

NCIS Swimming

Lost in the COVID-19 shutdown were the release of broken records from NCIS. It was enjoyable reading to note that our Primary Girls team have etched their names into the NCIS records for an indefinite period. Congratulations to the following ladies:

Kaimana Lowien-Britt, Emily Daniel, Mia Gist, Matilda Daniel

Girls 11-13 Years 200 Freestyle Relay — 2:22.19.


Left to right: Matilda Daniel, Kaimana Lowien- Britt, Emily Daniel, Mia Gist.


Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres

Some of our TRAC facilities have opened back up. They would no doubt appreciate your business if you enjoy lap swimming as a fitness pursuit - weblink here.


Athletics

The Year 11 cohort will finish their Discus, Javelin, Long Jump, Shot Put and 400m Track events on Monday at lunchtime. All students have been notified.

Year 12 will have most of their Field events, and Middle Distance Track events on Tuesday June 16 during the normal Period 4 assembly slot and lunch. 

 

The PD/H/PE staff have been continuing to log results for our in-house Modified Athletics Program. On June 25 we will be running the Sprint events and High Jump at school, releasing one Year Group at a time to compete. Information pertaining to the Modified Athletics Program - here

 

Cross Country

Our Modified Cross Country year group challenge is officially taking place next week. This is a self-nominated event for any interested student across Years 3 to 12.  If you want to go in this event, please email Cherie Montford

The Mahers Lane campus will compete in Week 8:

  • Years 5 and 6 - Friday Sport (June 19)

  • Years 7 to 10 - Thursday Sport (June 18)

  • Years 11 and 12 - Thursday 7.30am - 8.30am (June 18) 

Everything you need to know about the Cross Country as it stands at the moment - 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 Basketball, Touch Football, Athletics, Gymnastics. Some external consultants that are on existing contracts can now slowly return to the campus. At this point Anthony Kershler (Cricket) and Rory Davies (Sports Academy) will slowly be integrated back into operations. 

The last Cross Country training will be held by Mr Bedford on Tuesday June 16, it will be a light tapering type session. Interested students meet at the school gymnasium and start at 7.00am in the morning.


Sports Status

A brief overview of where we are at with various sports in the table below:

Sport

Status

Swimming

School representative pathways cancelled 2020

Cross Country 

School representative pathways cancelled 2020. Lindisfarne modified carnival to proceed NEXT WEEK for Mahers Lane students, link here.

Athletics **

Athletics representative carnivals are neither postponed or cancelled at this point. 

  • NCIS has given tentative ‘in-principle support’ to try and proceed if at all possible. A final decision will be made by Term 2 Week 8.

  • CIS are yet to make a decision around any Term 3 Sports (including athletics), an announcement will be forthcoming around the end of May.

  • Our Athletics program is underway in a modified format and is being conducted here at school in various staggered stages, including PE lessons, normal assembly periods, lunches and a Modified Athletics Day on June 25. Mass gatherings at external locations are suspended at this stage eliminating the normal Kingscliff location. Information here.

Netball **

NCIS has given ‘in-principle’ support to try to run the NCIS Secondary tournament. Government restrictions need to be lifted for this to occur. This carnival will be reviewed NEXT WEEK by NCIS.

AFL

AFLQ is neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates.

Touch Football **

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 sent correspondence through this week indicating that their tournament is still ON at this stage. 

Football 

  • CIS Cup is attempting to recommence in Term 3.

  • Bill Turner competition is CANCELLED for 2020

  • NCIS and CIS (Sydney) competition cancelled.

Basketball

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 

Surfing

NCIS cancelled.

Other school competitions (regional)  neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates 

Cricket

QLD T20 Knockout is postponed,  awaiting status updates. 

Rugby

All events suspended, awaiting status updates. 

Hockey

Mt St Patricks games cancelled Term 2. Both schools have confirmed willingness to play in Term 3 if COVID-19 restrictions lift. 

Rugby School fixture is cancelled in Term 3.

Futsal

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

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities

Netball

 

Tweed Netball Association (TNA) Executive and Club Presidents have a meeting on Saturday, regarding details of netball in 2020. 

However, at this stage, the plan is to have:

  • The competition will commence on Saturday, 18 July. 

  • The competition for 10 weeks.

  • The time slots to remain the same with the game time to be reduced to 12 minute quarters. This will allow people to vacate the area before the next team arrives.

  • NetSetGo for 5 to 8-year-olds postponed until further notice.

  • Only one parent spectator for 9 and 10-year-old players and no grandparents over 70 are to attend.

  • A Safety Officer from each club — Thanks, Simon McKinley.

  • The Wet Weather Round played on Monday, 7 September, if needed.

  • No Finals Rounds.

  • The Grand Final on Sunday 20 September — just between 1st and 2nd on the league table. 

More information will be shared following the meeting this weekend.


Netball Centre of Excellence

Some of the competition dates are starting to be finalised. The Vicki Wilson Cup will be played at the Nissan Arena over the Queensland long weekend — Saturday, 3 October to Monday, 5 October which is in our school holiday.

Neither the NSW Cup or the NCIS Secondary carnival dates have been confirmed yet.

The Netball Centre of Excellence girls trained on the Middle and Senior School Campus courts again this week. They worked on their general fitness but specifically agility and acceleration. Each of the players brought in their own ball to complete shooting and ball skill challenges. We all had a chance to talk netball — but there’s still no playing the game as yet.

Please see some photos of the Year 5 and 6 Lindisfarne Elite Netball Athletes (LENA) training during sport time on Friday.





Remember, we are here if you need!

Gay Maynard and Danielle Watters
Teacher in Charge of Netball and Netball Head Coach

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