From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Black Voices Matter!

As our first semester draws to a close I wanted to share with our school community some powerful insights from National Aboriginal Bishop Chris McLeod who articulates a way forward for the church, based on attentive listening and genuine action.

We in the church have a blindness to our own racism in the church. I want to say that if the church is really going to speak with integrity about ‘Black Lives Matter’, and speak with integrity about any issues around social justice, then we actually have to look at ourselves as well”.

Bishop Chris McLeod did not hold back when he released his statement about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign. Bishop Chris, a man of Gurindji descent, whose own mother and grandmother were part of the Stolen Generations, challenged the church and the nation to confront systematic racism.

The Anglican Board of Mission — Australia publicised the statement from Bishop Chris and have followed up with an interview in which he further articulates both the problem and a possible way forward. The interview is available via this link.

Bishop Chris and the members of NATSIAC (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council) are senior leaders within many indigenous communities. Theirs are the voices that can lead the church into a new relationship with the First Nations Peoples of Australia and challenge us all to take a stance against racism in all its forms.

Staffing Update

After 19 years of dedicated service to Lindisfarne, Mr Eddie Miller has advised me of his resignation from the School. Eddie has always demonstrated great commitment to the School and to his students and has been at the forefront of our successful Japanese exchange program. Eddie will be missed and we wish him all the very best for his future endeavours. We are currently working on the appointment of a teacher of Japanese and will communicate with Mr Miller’s classes in the near future.

Mr Aaron Newton-Walters and Mr Tim Wyatt have also advised of their resignations from the School. Ms Caelie Drayson will join the TAS faculty from Knox Grammar School in Sydney at the start of Semester 2. With Tim’s departure, we will move to a Director of Learning Enrichment at each campus and continue to build a Learning Enrichment team for each campus. Kathy-Lee Bamford will be Director of Learning Enrichment at the Junior School and Jodie Duggan has been appointed Director of Learning Enrichment for Middle and Senior School. Jodie and Kathy-Lee will continue to work together to build an outstanding Learning Enrichment program P-12.

Ms Jacqueline O’Sullivan will join the Learning Enrichment team at our Mahers Lane campus and has recently commenced a Master of Education degree specialising in Educational Inclusion and Diversity.

As the term draws to a close, we also thank Kellie Douglas for her work as the Year 8 Coordinator and welcome Amber Phillips back from maternity leave. With Amber’s return, we farewell Science teacher Ms Melissa Hall and wish her well for the future.

Long serving member of the facilities team Mr Michael Stanton-Cook has announced his retirement after 19 years of service. We extend our very best to Michael on a well-deserved retirement and thank him for his dedication and commitment to the School over many years.

I pay tribute to the staff of 2020, who will all be regarded in the history of the School as the people who stepped up to work on the frontline as our nation was called to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant health and economic crisis. The part each member of staff has played to ensure continuity of learning has made an extraordinary difference in a time like no other.

School Council Update

It is with sadness that I pay tribute and extend a heartfelt thank you to long serving School Council members Chris Goldstone and Bob Marshall for their exemplary service to the Lindisfarne School Council and school community as they conclude their respective terms on the School Council. The positive impact that Chris and Bob have had on the School will be felt for generations to come and their selfless commitment to the School community will be their lasting legacy.

I am forever grateful for the encouragement and support that I have received from Chris and Bob since I joined the School as Principal in April 2016 and say a heartfelt thank you on behalf of all members of our School Community.

School Fees Update

I included the following information regarding Term 3 fees in my most recent COVID-19 Update 15 to school families last Friday.

Term 3 school fees will be sent to families in the near future. With the easing of restrictions and the return to face-to-face learning, the School has taken small steps towards working and learning in our "new normal".

We realise that for a number of school families this also involves ongoing financial hardship and, in some cases, extreme financial hardship.

Please contact the School now as a priority if your family will require support in Term 3 as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

You can do this by emailing Brett Dinsdale, Business Manager, at or the Director of Community Engagement, Simon McKinley, at

Lindisfarne Online Concert — Tonight!

Let's close out the term by sharing in a special online concert put together by our amazing Music team and talented students. We are recording our Senior Music Ensembles in the Chapel for a YouTube premiere performance to be broadcast tonight. This live performance is being recorded in the Chapel today and will feature our Senior Choir, Senior Orchestra, Stage Band, Senior Rock Band and select Year 12 performances. The concert will feature a wide selection of repertoire including classic tracks from Led Zeppelin, John Williams and Nat King Cole. Mia Watson and Elliot Dowker will be the hosts for this new style of concert. Event will be live at 6.00pm.

Please find a private link to the concert here and in the Performing Arts section of this newsletter.

Thank you again for your enormous support throughout the first semester of 2020. Your support and encouragement have been deeply appreciated during what has been a time of great change for us all.

Kind regards,

Stuart Marquardt

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Student Absences - Please enter via Parent Lounge

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We kindly ask that all absences for students are entered via the Parent Lounge portal. Log-in to Parent Lounge and then select 'Attendance' under the 'Student Details' menu. Then select your student from the drop-down box (if you have multiple students) and then click the 'Add Absence Notification' and fill in the details where prompted.

This can be done in advance, during school or in response to an absence notification from the School. You can reset your access to Parent Lounge by contacting Mahers Lane Reception.

Thank you for your support.

Jordy Bell’s Koala Kindness

Last Monday saw Team Koala President Jenny Hayes visit the School to make a special presentation to Year 10 student Jordy Bell to thank him for his extraordinary effort fundraising for the endangered marsupials. Estimates indicate that the Tweed population currently stands at less than 100 in the wild.

Earlier in the year, Jordy’s passion for the plight of koalas on the Tweed ignited him into action as he set about researching the situation and arranging sharing his findings with Middle and Senior School students. Jordy then followed up this awareness campaign and began fundraising with this term’s end tally reaching over $600. The funds will soon be donated to the local wildlife protection group.

Jordy is to be congratulated on his passion, drive and desire to take action to come to the aid of local koalas. Keep up the great work, Jordy!

Simon Leach
Head of St Andrew House 

Round Square

Round Square Online Conference

The Round Square online conference continued this week for those students who had been due to travel to South Korea in April. Max, Sarina, Desiree and Trishul joined students from UWCSEA, Singapore, to present their ‘reverence to the past and aspirations for the future’. Our students focused on the long history of our continent, more than 60,000 years, and highlighted key events such as ANZAC Day, the Stolen Generation and Apology, multiculturalism and prominent landmarks. Round Square schools from across the network were online and there was quite a vigorous Q&A session at the end. For our students, there were many questions about venomous animals, snakes at school and, at one point, an attempt to explain the difference between AFL, NRL and Rugby Union — there were many confused faces across the network because of this!  

With holidays starting today and a chance to unwind, Round Square Worldwide has put together a list of films that reflect the IDEALS. The list is below and viewer discretion is obviously necessary. I hope you all have a restful break.

  • The Lego Movie (2014)
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
  • The Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Mt Pip (2012)
  • The Imitation Game (2014)
  • Legally Blonde (2001)
  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
  • Concussion (2015)
  • The Terminal (2004)

Mike Lush
Round Square Coordinator

Dean of Studies

Semester 1 Reports

Today, Semester 1 reports for students from Kindergarten to Year 10 were made available via Parent Lounge. 

Please take time to review the information about your child’s progress during Semester 1.

We have all faced unprecedented times due to COVID-19 and we acknowledge that some of the learning and assessment which has taken place during the semester did occur during a period of remote learning. 

We have really appreciated the support of the community during this time of uncertainty. 

If you have any questions about your child’s report, please contact the relevant teacher or Director of Faculty.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

Higher School Certificate Trial Preparation

Just a reminder that there are holiday workshops and revision tutorials running during the term break.

Please click this link to access the timetable of events.

Year 12 and Year 11 accelerated students also have access to ATOMI, an online resource to aid them in their preparation for the trials.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

What an incredibly unique term of schooling we have had. I trust that, after all the disruptions, our school families will enjoy this holiday and the opportunity to spend quality time together outside the confines of their home.

The necessities of education over the past few months has required all of us to spend an unusually high amount of time on screens and I strongly advocate that these holidays are used as a detox time away from devices. We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country with many local physical attractions providing an opportunity for families to enjoy the great outdoors. John Muir, the famous conservationist, sums up my key suggestion with his quote:

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."

With that spirit in mind, I would like to remind everyone that there are many beautiful family walks very near to school and within a short driving distance. For example, O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk, which is a World Heritage-listed National Park at Canungra, is only 50 minutes away. Students can enjoy a variety of challenging walks including a magnificent waterfall on one of the circuits. I should also mention the iconic Mount Warning that is also on our doorstep and provides a rigorous challenge for those families wanting to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. As a Round Square school, we encourage this as ‘Adventure’ is a core ideal that we wish to embrace.

Embracing these opportunities can lead to much more than just good physical health too.  Recently, I enjoyed a kayak with one of my sons on Cudgen Creek and whilst keeping an eye on the water for the fish, stingrays and other marine life, a beautiful osprey landed just above our heads - perched ready to strike on an unsuspecting fish below. As is often the case with the curiosity of youth, it led to a whole afternoon of investigation into birds of prey in northern New South Wales long after we returned home. The act of going on a hike, swim or a walk can lead to invaluable incidental learning as well as a love of the outdoors.  

Finally, thank you to all members of our community for their patience with the logistics of schooling this term. I will give an update in the holidays regarding drop-offs and pick-ups for Term 3, however, I would like to acknowledge the support our school community has given us with this.

Mark Douglas
Head of Junior School

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

New Feathered Friends

Meet the new Junior School chooks.

A very big thank you to Justin Enright for making our chicken pen super safe for our new chooky editions.

Another very big thank you to the Flood family for donating their five lovely chooks to us!

Eco Tips

Middle School

Year 5 Report

This week, Year 5 shared their persuasive presentations to their classes. Our English focus this term has been the art of persuasion and we have explored persuasive techniques through written texts, advertising, songs, letters, spoken word, and propaganda posters. The students have been highly engaged in this unit of work and finished with the creation of a Shark Tank-style pitch to convince an audience to invest in their product or cause. This was lots of fun with many groups showing off their acting skills as well as proving just how good they are at arguing a point – perhaps a skill that many parents were already aware their children had!

Best wishes for the holidays. We hope that you manage to find some family time and, with some social restrictions now being lifted, that there is an opportunity for you to get out and about and enjoy everything that our beautiful local area has to offer. Year 5 students are encouraged to spend less time on their screens and instead use the GreenX7 tools that they have been learning about to reconnect, renew their energy levels and relax.

Lisa Price, Amy Williamson, Scott Lewis and Quigley Ashton
Year 5 Teachers

Year 7 Report

Wow, what a term! I don’t think anyone could have predicted the year that 2020 has turned out to be already. Floods and COVID-19 have put a dampener on so many of our plans but, somehow, we have successfully made it to the midway point. If overcoming hurdles and adapting to change builds resilience, the graduating class of 2026 will certainly produce young adults ready to face all that the world throws at them.

As the holidays approach and reports come home, can I please encourage the following:

  1. Enjoy the break. While travelling is still limited, enjoy where we live. Stay local! Have a local breakfast or lunch, indulge in a local activity, explore an area or town you haven’t visited before. Local businesses will be doing it tough for a long time yet and I’m sure they would love your support.

  2. Encourage your children to take a break from their devices. Maybe encourage one week out of the three to be laptop free. Work on a home project or get outside. The break from screens is invaluable in balancing out our digital and real lives.

  3. Please read your child’s report together. Take the time to read the comments and look at the grades. Celebrate their achievements and discuss areas that can be improved. We are only halfway through the year, so, there is still plenty of time to work towards being the best version of ourselves that we can be. 

  4. Together with your child, look at some goals for Semester 2. It is a project we will focus on in Year 7 next term so having their goals already laid out would really assist the process.

  5. Finally, stay safe and adhere to the Government guidelines so we can ensure we have a full term together. The mind boggles at what we could achieve with 10 weeks of uninterrupted learning.

I thank you for all your support so far this year. It is so greatly appreciated.

Julie McDowell
Year 7 Coordinator


Year 6 Japanese

“My monster’s name is Bob. He has long horns, sharp teeth and slimy scales. Bob wears a pink tutu, lives under my bed and eats toenails!”

Year 6 students have let their imaginations run wild and created their own monster in Japanese lessons this term. The students were motivated to discover the language they needed in order to describe their creation’s appearance, habitat and something about its behaviour or personality. This was a great opportunity for students to explore a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures, including some very complex language in some instances. Mrs Godden was challenged to provide assistance in creating sentences such as “Eternal darkness flows throughout its body”. What a diverse range of language from pink tutus through to eternal darkness!

To complete the My Monster unit students have been delving into the realm of yōkai and have discovered that the best translation of the word yōkai is yōkai. Just as there is no better word for ninja than ninja, the same can be said of yōkai. What does this mean? If you know a student in Year 6, you could ask them to explain. Or you might consider this broad definition “Yōkai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore.” Perhaps most interestingly, the students learned of a newly relevant yōkai called Amabie which has been trending on social media with an interesting link to COVID-19. If you can, take the opportunity to find out more from one of the Year 6 students. They are quickly becoming yōkai specialists which, as it turns out, is a real profession!

ImmerseMe Games

We have great pride in congratulating Taiyo Tomizawa (Year 7) for achieving a Gold Fluency Award in the inaugural ImmerseMe Games. Taiyo recorded over 1,200 responses in French, which ranked him in the top five per cent of 47,594 competitors! C’est fantastique!

is an online immersive language learning tool that allows students to interact in authentic scenarios in another language by using virtual reality and voice recognition technology. During the ImmerseMe Games students earned points by completing language tasks of their choice within the program. Students in Years 5 to 12 have continued access to ImmerseMe until the end of the year and are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity, particularly for developing their spoken language skills.

Breathing and Playing

Finally, I would like to share some relaxing and fun language learning experiences with you: 

To relax - Students in Year 7 recently enjoyed participating in a basic breathing exercise with instruction in Japanese. This was a fabulous way to learn some new vocabulary, develop listening skills and to relax after completing assessment. 

For fun - Year 6 Japanese students had some good old-fashioned fun with kendama during their last lessons for the semester. It was great to see something so simple as the traditional Japanese ball and stick toy create excitement and collaboration, concentration and challenge for the students! 

Sharing these experiences with the students has left me feeling inspired for Semester 2!

Louise Godden
Japanese Teacher

Senior School


Mathematics Faculty



Visual Arts

Performing Arts

Live from the Chapel

YouTube Premiere Tonight

At 6.00pm this evening, we will broadcast our very first Live from the Chapel online performance event via YouTube Premiere.

Live from the Chapel link. Available at 6.00pm.

This performance event has been recorded in the Chapel over the past three days and will feature our Senior Choir, Stage Band, Senior Orchestra,Senior Rock band and some selected solo performances from Year 12 students Mia Watson and Eva Sigley. 

Congratulations to students and staff who have contributed to this online performance event.

Follow the link below to access the concert being premiered at 6.00pm this evening.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Clarinet Masterclass from Washington DC

On Thursday this week, three of our Senior School woodwind players had the opportunity to undertake a personal online Masterclass with professional Clarinetist Anita Thomas from Washington DC. Gabriela Hill (Year 11), Georgia Pikos (Year 10) and Riley Henderson (Year10) were involved in the Masterclass, which was the first in a series of sessions organised to inspire our young musicians and give them personalised feedback on their performances. 

The students will be preparing a Clarinet Trio performance during the holidays ahead of their next online session in term 3.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Year 8 Drama

Costume and Set Designs

This term, students of Year 8 Drama undertook the creation of costume and set designs. With a choice of designing for the plays 'Orpheus and the Underworld' or the fairytale Hansel and Gretel, students created an array of designs to capture the onstage atmosphere, both supporting and enhancing the play texts. Stepping into the dark forest and enticed by a delicious array of treats upon the witches cottage, some set designs had revolving stages, others used real lollies and all conveyed why the children were attracted to the house. Stalactites, eerie lighting, volcanic lava and a nod to its Ancient Greek heritage were features of the Underworld sets. The costume designs focused upon capturing the attitude of the character via their pose. Careful consideration of colour, historical trends and capturing the weight, flow and texture of the material were showcased in the costume designs. 

Thank you to those students who allowed their work to be displayed in the library. Year 8 are to be congratulated for their theatricality and enthusiasm with this task this term. 

Loretta Visser 

Drama Teacher

Year 6 Lip Sync Battle Extravaganza

Year 6 took the stage in Ngahriyah last week for the inaugural Lip Sync Battle Extravaganza! They cheered themselves on as we saw different characters and personalities shine through on the big stage. So many genre’s were covered from rap, to musical theatre and a few different era’s too. We have been so impressed at how this cohort has worked together every step of the way and rising to each new challenge with confidence and finesse! 

Watch some show highlights below and stay tuned for the full video!

Amy Skene
Drama Teacher

Junior School Performing Arts

This week, the Lindisfarne Junior School Campus held its first end of semester ‘Week of Music’ lunchtime concerts. These concerts were held each lunchtime in the final week of term and featured a range of performances from our vocal, piano and guitar students as well as our Guitakestra, Rock Band and Choir ensembles. These informal lunchtime concerts allow each of our young students a chance to perform in front of their peers and classroom teachers in an informal setting, displaying their developing skills and talents. The performers and audience are to be congratulated for their behaviour, encouragement and exceptional effort throughout this week.

It is fantastic to see the ever-growing number of Junior School Performing Arts students gracing our stage. This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication from our music tutors and we would like to thank them for all of their hard work inspiring our performers of tomorrow.

Jesse Edwards
Junior School Music Coordinator

Stage 2 Musical

Lead Cast Announcement

It is with great excitement that the Stage 2 musical, Pirates The Musical, has been cast. The musical will run over two nights — 3 and 4 September at the Mahers Lane Campus.

All students in Years 3 and 4 will be involved in the musical, whether they are part of the main ensemble, acting or dance ensemble.

Mrs Amy Skene and I have decided to double cast the main roles. Double casting is when two students are both cast in the same role and take turns playing the role during alternating performances. 

Our lead roles will be played by:

  • Stowaway - Freya Smith and Sarah Bibin
  • King of the High C’s - Mathew Sabey and Isabelle Daniel
  • Bluey - Eira-Grace McGilligan 
  • Blacky - Koa Stotz  
  • Whitey - Tex William 
  • Yellowy - Arlo Short 
  • Reddy - Sienna Taylor 
  • Purpley - Ivy Thomson 
  • Greeny -  Eliana Farrell
  • Browny - Adam Blinco
  • Pinky - Willow Duggan
  • Goldy - Meeram Usman 

There are many other roles that have been cast as well. Including Year 3 and 4 solos, preshow and Miss Bec Hassells dance group.

Jesse Edwards
Junior School Music Coordinator


Learning Enrichment

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Digital Space


National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week will again fall in our mid-year holidays, 12 July to 18 July.

This year, the week aims to tackle the Nation’s fastest growing chronic disease. Around 1.7 million Australian’s currently live with diabetes and a further 275 Australians develop diabetes every day.

Type 2 diabetes in particular is cause for great concern. This occurs when the body resists the effects of insulin and cannot make enough insulin to maintain blood glucose levels within the target range. It subsequently leads to high blood glucose levels. It represents 85 to 90 per cent of all cases of diabetes.

While there is currently no cure for Type 2 diabetes, the condition can be managed through lifestyle modifications and medication. This diabetes is progressive and needs to be managed effectively to prevent complications.

Type 2 diabetes is increasing at the fastest rate. There are large numbers of people with silent, undiagnosed diabetes which may be damaging their bodies. An estimated 2 million Australians are at high risk of developing this illness and are already showing early signs of the condition.

Type 2 diabetes is one of the major consequences of the obesity epidemic. The combination of massive changes to diet and the food supply, combined with significant changes to physical activity, with more sedentary work and less movement, means most populations are seeing more of this National Health Priority Area.

PDHPE Faculty


From the Sport Desk

Modified Athletics Program

We received news during the week that NCIS Athletics 2020 will be ON; however, there will be no further representative pathway carnivals after this event. May I thank all the PE staff and students for working together to accumulate Athletics results over the last month so that we can select a team.

On Thursday, 25 June, we held our Sprint events (100m and 200m) and the High Jump at the Middle and Senior School Campus. Collating results from the 100m and 200m is straightforward — results are here. It is always good to see our Junior School students pay us a visit, some very promising young athletes making their way through the years down there. 

The other events held in PDHPE and at lunch times will be released after the holidays when they can be uploaded properly, and then integrated into the Meet Manager program format. There were still catch up events happening today, but this date is the final day of being able to log times/distances. 

We had a solid contingent of Year 12 students come up for a sprint race yesterday, most of which ran in their final "fun race" for Lindisfarne. The only relay in the Modified Athletics Program was a Year 12 shuttle which was a closely contested event:

1st St Cuthbert House

2nd St Stephen House

3rd St Andrew House

4th St Barnabas House

Cross Country

Our Years 7 to 10 Cross Country students had their chance to compete today after the washout last Friday. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Year Group Challenge:

Year 7

  • Boys: 1st - Cullen Grainger, 2nd - Shirley Flinders, 3rd - River Robinson
  • Girls: 1st - Lyla Williams, 2nd - Molly Eddy, 3rd - Bonnie Starling

Year 8

  • Boys: 1st - Axel Hollis, 2nd - Ryan Muggeridge, 3rd - Max Milton - Goodhead
  • Girls: 1st - Phoebe Link, 2nd - Naira Kraus, 3rd - Bridie Bedford

Year 9

  • Boys: 1st - Lawson Shirley, 2nd - Rupert Fahy, 3rd - Jack Furness
  • Girls: 1st - Hester Clark, 2nd - Charli McLennan, 3rd - Niamh Williams

Year 10

  • Boys: 1st - Finley Neylan, 2nd - Alex Ryan, 3rd - Daniel Green
  • Girls: 1st - Abby Pirotta, 2nd - Taja Wagemaker, 3rd - Lucy White

Term 3 Sport

Students in Years 5 to 10 should have made their top three sports selections in a Google Form this week in their Homeroom from Wednesday 24 June until Friday 26 June. There is NO "First in best-dressed" system, we will be accommodating first and second choices as best we can. Some sports have strict capacities, and in the event that maximums are surpassed students will be randomly selected to take their place in that sport. Please note some sports may not run depending on numbers.

If students submit their sports selection after the June 26 Google Form closing time, they may not be prioritised if capacity is reached in their preferred sport.

Year 7 to 10 Sports — here.

Year 5 and 6 Sports — here.

Spotlight on Lily O’Sullivan

Lily O’Sullivan won some significant awards on the weekend at the Far North Coast Surf Life Saving Branch Awards, including the highest accolade that you can win for her overall Branch, State and National performances. She also won highly esteemed awards which recognised her volunteer time, fundraising and rescues she has contributed towards. 

Lily won the President's Award and Female Athlete of the year for the FNC Branch. She also won Female Surf Sports Athlete of the year and was part of the winning Pool Rescue team.

Here is the NBN news link from Sunday night for an excellent interview. Well done Lily, we are very proud of your achievements.


Due to COVID-19, the Super 6's competition along with our other competitions was suspended. The School Hockey Program during Term 1 developed a lot of interest, so now Hockey Tweed are attempting to re-establish that interest when the competitions get underway again.

Any player who registered for the Term 2 competition will be automatically transferred over to the Term 3 competition starting Monday, July 27.

Sports Status

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




School representative pathways cancelled 2020

Cross Country  **

School representative pathways cancelled 2020.

Lindisfarne Year Group Challenge COMPLETE.

Athletics **

NCIS will be proceeding with COVID - 19 plans implemented including a sign in register and Temperature checking.

Events will still be restrictive and at this stage and only include competitors, Officials, coaches, support personnel and first aid officers etc.

  • No canteen.

  • Water bottles only.

  • No spectators.

  • CIS Primary and Secondary Athletics are both cancelled due to SOAPC still having a limit of 20 people in the facility.  Despite government directives the Heads of Venue Management are not looking to change this any time soon.  

  • NSWPSSA cancelled (Primary)

  • NSW All Schools cancelled (Secondary)

  • Australian All Schools cancelled

There are no further pathways from NCIS for Athletics.

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 Secondary tournament will proceed with COVID-19 plans implemented and NSW Netball/Qld Netball requirements adhered to  including a sign in register and Temperature checking.

Events will still be restrictive and at this stage and only include competitors, officials, coaches, support personnel and first aid officers etc.

  • No canteen

  • Water bottles only

  • No spectators .

CIS  cancelled Secondary Girls Netball due to lack of Associations committing to it.


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. 

Palm Beach Monday night comp is restarting in July.


  • CIS Cup is to recommence in Term 3.

  • Bill Turner competition is CANCELLED for 2020

  • NCIS and CIS (Sydney) competition cancelled.


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 


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. 

Lord's Taverners is ON in October


All events suspended, awaiting status updates. 


Mt St Patricks have confirmed willingness to play in Term 3 - TBA. 

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

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.

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities



Thank You to the 100 parents and players who have answered the survey questions and have offered to assist in some capacity. If you have yet to complete the Google Form, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Information about the season was shared with the Parent Support Group on Thursday evening in the Chapel. Hopefully, the restrictions will begin to lift before the season begins.

Remember, the first match is on the last weekend of the holidays — Saturday, 18 July. See you there!

More information will be forthcoming.

All umpires need to ensure they have communicated directly with Tahu.

Netball Centre of Excellence

We have resubmitted our entries in the Vicki Wilson Cup and Shield which will be played at the Nissan Arena over the Queensland long weekend — Saturday, 3 October to Monday, 5 October. The NSW Cup carnival date has been confirmed yet. 

The NCIS Secondary Championships will be hosted by Lindisfarne at Arkinstall Park on 30 July. The CIS are considering playing a friendly regional competition. However the NSW All Schools Netball has been cancelled. 

Specific training for the NCIS will take place in the first week of Term 3 for the girls and boys teams.

Remember, we are here if you need!

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


Junior School Library News

Word Millionaire’s Club

Did you know we have millionaires in our midst at the Junior School? 

The idea of the Accelerated Reader Millionaire’s Club is to develop a love of reading by recognising student’s efforts to read a wide range of books in their Zone of Proximal Development. Word numbers are calculated each time a student completes a book and undertakes a quiz to test their comprehension. Congratulations to these incredible students who are members of the Millionaire’s Club!

  • Chloe Manwarring 2SR — 4,426,069 words
  • Sana Rice 4T — 3,101,798 words
  • Claire Godden 3S — 2,463,919 words
  • Eira Grace McGilligan 4R — 2,121,919 words
  • Isabella Green 3S — 1,817,827 words
  • Athena Brewster 3MC — 1,489,463 words
  • Wallace Thompson 4T — 1,319,223 words
  • Tom Osmers 4T — 1,308,318 words
  • Maya Stokes 4T — 1,271,428 words
  • April Henry 4R — 1,206,792 words
  • Isabelle Daniel 3A — 1,093,720 words

Space Adventures with Miss Tammy

Have you ever been to the moon in your lunch break? Explored the rings of Saturn at morning tea? We have! This term, our library has been home to a very special spaceship, made by our very talented Library Assistant, Miss Tammy. 

Students have enjoyed participating in a wide range of space related activities during break times and the rocket has become a highly sought after location to read quietly and complete ICT activities (it’s not uncommon to find a teacher in there too!). Thank you to Miss Tammy for all of the wonderful learning experiences she provides to the Junior School students.

Holiday Reading

There’s nothing like curling up and flicking through the pages of a good book on a cold winter’s day. In preparation for the school holidays, Junior School students have filled their library bags with bundles of beautiful books ready to entertain, inform and inspire. Please encourage your children to spend at least 20 minutes reading each day throughout the break. I look forward to hearing about their literary adventures! 

Krissy Affleck
Teacher — Information Services and Digital Pedagogy

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Employment at Lindisfarne

Classroom Teacher of Japanese

Permanent Position

Commencing 20 July 2020

Key Competencies:

  • Have significant passion, expertise and experience in teaching Japanese across the secondary year levels.
  • Is experienced with teaching the NSW Syllabus
  • Maintain a positive and effective learning environment through well‐prepared and varied lessons, which cater to the range of student abilities and interests.
  • Set realistic and challenging academic standards of student performance.
  • Provide prompt and comprehensive attention to student work submitted for marking and supervision.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, competence and confidence in the relevant subject discipline.
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism in all activities.
  • Have an understanding of and commitment to the Anglican Christian ethos of the School
  • Hold a current NSW Working With Children Check (or be eligible to apply for one).

Applications should be forwarded to Mr Stuart Marquardt – Principal via

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

Refer to this link for the position description.

Applications close: Monday, 29 June 2020.

Community News

Nextwave Film Competition

Nextwave film competition open for entries

The Coffs Coast’s Screenwave International Film Festival is again hosting the NEXTWAVE short film competition for young regional Australians this year – and would like some short film entries from our school!

All films need to be under five minutes and include the phrase “What’s Next”. Creativity is highly encouraged. The best films will screen at SWIFF next January during the Nextwave Youth Film Awards, and tens of thousands of dollars in prizes are up for grabs to students (and our school!).

All competition details are available at

Register for free Nextwave Online filmmaking course

If your child isn’t sure how to make their short film, the Screenwave International Film Festival has made a step-by-step 10 episode video guide on beginner filmmaking, with episodes starting to roll out next week on the new Nextwave Online learning portal. To secure your child’s FREE access (thanks to Southern Cross University), register here before July 21:

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