From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2020 school year! We are excited about the year ahead and staff have been back at school undertaking professional development and final preparations ready to welcome students to both campuses on Tuesday.

As is the tradition in the School, many younger children have also visited the School today for class parties and orientation programs and enjoyed the time meeting teachers and key staff.  

Congratulations to Mrs Michele Chandler who has been appointed as the next Principal of Byron Bay Community School. Michele played a pivotal role at Lindisfarne as a long-time Head of Junior School and, more recently, as our Director of Professional Practice. We wish her well as she takes on this new career opportunity.

Over the holidays, we signed a contract with iQ Construct who submitted the successful tender, to build our new Middle School building at the Mahers Lane Campus. Construction will start over the next week and will run for the majority of the 2020 school year. We also made progress on the development approval for the Early Learning Centre at Sunshine Avenue Campus and we anticipate construction starting later this term.

Recently, I attended the International Symposium for Heads of Round Square Schools in London, UK. It was a great opportunity to cement our relationship with this global network of schools. Increasingly, the six ideals of Round Square schools will be embedded into the life of our school. The ideals align with the work we have taken through The Lindisfarne Way to develop Young People of Character. In 2020, some of our students will attend Round Square International and Regional Student Lead Conferences and participate in regional and international student exchange programs.

I am sure you are dismayed by the unprecedented bushfires that swept across and continue to threaten so many communities and people bringing untold hardship, dislocation, displacement and destruction. Significant fundraising is underway by local and global organisations to support people and communities long term. Please contribute to campaigns if you are able to and remember also those impacted by these devastating fires in your prayers as we commence the new school year.

I am looking forward to a rewarding year of working together to provide the young people of the southern Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and northern NSW with a world class education.

Welcome back!

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

2020 Parent and Student Guide

Please click on the image above to read our 2020 Parent and Student Guide.

From the Chaplain

Welcome to 2020

Welcome back to returning students and families, and a warm welcome to new students and families. We are humbled and privileged that you have chosen Lindisfarne for the education and development of your young people.

As the year begins, I thought it was timely to inform and remind everyone of what it means to us to be an Anglican school, and how the Anglican way is lived and experienced.

One of our core beliefs as an Anglican Diocese is that God is concerned with the development and wellbeing of every person every day. That is foundational to why Anglican schools exist and what they provide. 

The rationale and practice of Chaplaincy are deliberately invitational rather than obligatory.  

We acknowledge that students and families come from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions, and while our school is founded in Anglicanism and the Christian tradition, one of the core premises of Anglicanism is inclusivity, so we work on an inclusive rather than exclusive concept of God, faith and spirituality.

Our framework for Chaplaincy at Lindisfarne is called Faith Formation and is based on the premise that everyone has faith in something.
Does God exist?
How did we get here?
What happens to you after you die?

Your answers to any of those questions (as examples) are technically “Faith” responses, because none of us can prove what we choose to assert or believe, and an important part of holistic personal development is reflecting on what you choose to have faith in or “believe” and why.

Faith also operates on a much more personal and individual level if we understand that faith exists in the space between our “now” and our “not yet.”
Will this relationship work out?
Is this school right for our children?
Is my 17-year-old ready to take the car out on their own?
Should I apply for that new job?

Wrestling with life choices and decisions can either be enhanced by a mindset focused on faith and hope, or crippled by a mindset of doubt and fear.  Part of our responsibility for this generation is to enable them to build their capacity for faith and hope in response to a world which already has too much doubt and fear.

There are many deep and important questions to be pondered during the course of life, and so the Faith Formation process is all about giving our young people some forums to consider the deep questions and issues, as well as some tools and skills to be able to continue on their faith journey after they leave school, because their faith development will be lifelong learning. 

Blessings for the year ahead.

Rev Chad Rynehart
School Chaplain


Parents & Friends

Upcoming Events

Staff Bio

Whole School News

Lindisfarne Bus Service - Important Update

Due to increasing demand for both our north and south bus services, we have additional buses scheduled which will commence with the start of school. 

Parents will receive an email outlining which bus their students will use based on their home address.

Please click here view the updated timetable.

Student Absences and Late Arrivals

Attendance Absences / Late Arrivals

The School must be notified of an absentee or late arrival before 8.45am by phoning 07 5590 5099 (available 24 hours, seven days per week) or emailing at Mahers Lane or at Sunshine Avenue campus.

Junior School (Sunshine Avenues Campus) 
Kindergarten to Year 4 students arriving after 8.40am and Preschool students arriving after 9.00am, must sign in at Reception. 

Middle and Senior School (Mahers Lane Campus)

Late arrivals after 8.20am must sign in at Student Administration.

If students need to leave an organised school event (for example: musical presentation, rehearsal, presentation evening, sporting event, etc.) with someone other than their parents, notification is required in writing to the School at least twenty four hours prior the day of the event. This note should be addressed to the event convenor. If the event convenor does not receive a note, students will not be authorised to travel with persons other than their parents, or to use alternate methods of travel from the event. 

Extended Absences

Students are expected to attend school during listed term dates. Parents are asked to schedule holidays during term breaks to minimise disruption to students’ education. 

For planned absences greater than three days, parents need to submit an Application for Exemption from Attendance at School. For example: holiday leave, elite sporting commitment, employment within the entertainment industry, exceptional circumstances (extended medical, domestic, etc.). 

Application forms are available on the school website under Resources - Forms.

Year 5 and 6 students need to obtain the signature of their classroom teacher on page 4 of the application form. Year 7 and above students need to obtain the signatures of all their subject teachers prior to submitting. This step is imperative to ensure the teachers, students and parents are aware of what work/assignment/exams students will miss.

Completed forms are to be submitted to Student Administration at Mahers Lane campus or Sunshine Avenue reception at least one month prior to the date of requested leave to ensure it can be processed in a timely manner.

If you have any questions regarding applications for approval, please don’t hesitate to contact Tania Wilhelm via for Middle and Senior School, or for the Junior School.

Lindisfarne International

Homestay families required for Hokkaido Australia Visit in July

We are fortunate to have our lovely Hokkaido Australia Japanese students visit us again in 2020. These students are from a very rural area of Hokkaido, where there is no TV, internet or phones in the household. It is a big honour for these students to get chosen to visit Australia as part of the charity organisation HAS and we are seeking assistance from our staff and Lindisfarne families to volunteer their time and welcome these students into their homes for a week.

Dates: Sunday (afternoon) 26 July to Sunday (morning) 2 August
Placement: Single or double (depending on families' choice)
Age of students: 13 to 16 years male and female 

Families will be compensated with a $50 gift voucher as a thank you gesture for accepting and looking after a student from a charity organisation.

Please contact Amy Fydler if you would like to volunteer to be a homestay family for this visiting group of students.


"Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument." - Desmond Tutu.

Debating is an art form. It allows individuals to construct critical arguments, to refute the logic of others, and persuade an audience of the validity of the speaker’s views. Debating might be a team sport in high school but it has real-world applications. That is why Lindisfarne is keen to develop a strong culture of debating. 

The 2020 Lindisfarne Debating Club will develop:

  • critical thinking and the ability to construct logical arguments;
  • research skills;
  • rhetoric skills;
  • effective oral communication skills;
  • enhanced listening skills;
  • the ability to think on your feet; and 
  • team cooperation.

This year, Lindisfarne plans to enter students from Years 7 to 12 in the HICES Debating Competition. Additionally, students in Years 7 to 10 will have the opportunity to engage in the Gold Coast Debating Competition.  

Participation in the Gold Coast Debating Competition will involve training sessions after school prior to and during the competition plus approximately five evening debates on the Gold Coast. Any student in Year 11 and 12 who has had debating experience and is interested in paid adjudication opportunities, for this competition, should contact Mr Horvath or Mrs Walker.

The HICES competition will involve debates during school hours but some travel will be involved. Students who participate in this competition will also have some scheduled training sessions.

Expressions of interest should be forwarded by 3 February to: The email should include: student name, year level, mention of any previous debating experience or a desire to actively engage in learning how to debate.

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Round Square

Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Early Learning Centre


Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

Class parties were once again well-attended and it was wonderful to see our students briefly back at the Junior School this week. The chance to meet their new teacher and new “home” for the year usually helps settle the first day jitters that can sometimes occur when school returns.

The day-to-day routines of school are normally embraced positively by students and I know first-hand that getting back into those routines is one of the hardest parts of returning to school.  

On that note in consultation with our Junior School counsellor Mrs Susi Meyers, I offer a few simple pieces of advice that will help your children begin the year smoothly.
  • Start the school week ‘bedtime routine’ before Monday night.  Asking excited students to go to bed earlier than they have been can be challenging and it takes a number of nights for children to get used to the new norm. Primary school aged children need up to 11 hours of sleep for healthy development ( so if their wake-up time is 7.00am then they need to have been in bed by 8.00pm the night before.  
  • Pre-pack into school bags everything that can be done the day before as this will save time in the morning. That includes a hat.
  • Put out uniforms including shoes and socks the night before.
  • Ensure children eat a healthy breakfast.  
  •  Arrive at school at the right time - early enough to not have to rush to class but not so early that students become worried about separation.
  • For parents – remember that a little bit of nervousness at the beginning of the school year is absolutely normal. This feeling soon passes, the same as it does when as an adult, we start a new job. New friends are made and a routine is found.  Children are in the best possible hands - our Junior School staff.
  • All of these tippets help build the predictable routines that create a sense of security and belonging for our students. Students and parents belong to our Lindisfarne community.

The Junior School oval will be open for before school parking during the first week. Please remember though that PE lessons will begin on the oval once classes begin.

I must thank our grounds staff who have worked extremely hard over the break to update and perform maintenance on our campus. The basketball court resurface and the new music tuition rooms in the under-croft are also welcome additions.  

Our educators are enthusiastic and eager to have the students back. Enjoy the long weekend and I look forward to greeting everyone on Tuesday morning. 

Mark Douglas
Head of Junior School

Online Progressive Reports in 2020

In 2019, the Junior School endeavoured to reimagine the way we provide feedback to parents. We have become a leading school in looking at how we communicate progress and success with our parent body. Throughout the year teachers and students worked tirelessly to showcase all of the fantastic learning that happens on a day to day basis. 

It is an exciting time in 2020 for the Junior School as we continue the journey of Online Progressive Reports. After gaining valuable feedback from all stakeholders, investigating other, reliable technologies to share student progress and an honest conversation with our staff about what we are trying to achieve, it gives me great joy to announce the Junior School has partnered with SeeSaw to provide a reliable platform for us to share our learning journey outside the school gates. This partnership means that we will no longer be uploading and sharing on the Wabisabi platform. If you were a parent of a student in 2019 you will be still be able to access your child’s online learning journal. However, you will be receiving information in the first week of school about SeeSaw and how to access this from any device at home. 

I appreciate that at times the technology that was used was unreliable and inhibited parents from seeing learning journals. I am confident that in using SeeSaw all parents will instantly see the benefits of this new platform. I thank all parents for their patience in 2019.

I will be holding information sessions before open classrooms on the use of SeeSaw and how you, as a parent, can benefit from being informed about your student’s progress on a regular basis. 

If you have any questions about the integration of SeeSaw or our Online Progress Reports framework, please do not hesitate in contacting me at school or on email via

Tony Cross
Assistant Head of Junior School

Road Safety at the Junior School

Please click on the image above to read about our road safety practices at the Junior School, or head to:

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Back to School Eco Tips

Middle School

Head of Middle School Report

Meet the Homeroom Teacher - Parent Evening

The pastoral relationship formed between the classroom or Homeroom teacher and students is key to providing a successful Middle School journey. Classroom and Homeroom teachers provide the first point of contact each morning and, through these frequent interactions and the inherent conversations are able to develop a strong understanding of each student. The opportunity is provided also for parents, new and long-standing, to meet each other. 

Parents and guardians of all students are invited to meet their child’s classroom or homeroom teacher early in the school year as we establish these essential relationships so that they can work collaboratively to ensure the successful and positive experience for each student.

When: Monday, 10 February 2020
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm DST
Where: Year 5 and 6 Classrooms or Year 7 and 8 Homerooms

During the evening parents will gain an understanding of the roles of the Homeroom and classroom teachers and gain an understanding of the specific elements of each students Homeroom.  Teachers will discuss some areas of focus for the Pastoral Care Program that will be addressed throughout the year as well as provide information about upcoming events, including camps. 

We look forward to seeing you on the evening of the 10 February.

Jeremy Godden
Head of Middle School

Senior School

Head of Senior School Report

Meet the Tutor - Parent Evening

One of the key relationships at Lindisfarne for all students in Years 9 to 12 is between a student and their House Tutor.  This relationship forms the basis for the School’s Pastoral Care Program and provides parents and guardians with a consistent point of contact for their student’s education.  Tutors are ideally placed to get to know your child well, being their first point of contact most days each week.  They have the unique opportunity of being able to foster and observe the social and academic development of your child from the time they enter the Senior School in Year 9 through to their graduation in Year 12.

It is important for our House Tutors to get to know the parents and guardians of the students in their charge, so that they can work in partnership to ensure each student makes the most of their Lindisfarne education.  New parents and guardians are invited to meet their House Tutor for the first time, whilst we invite established families to come along so they can build on existing relationships. 

When: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm DST
Where: Mahers Lane Chapel

This is the first opportunity to come together as a Senior School to meet key staff.  During the evening parents will gain an understanding of the role the House Tutors play within your child’s school life at Lindisfarne.  Also, the meeting provides parents and guardians the chance to get to know each other.

Please RSVP by clicking on this link by Wednesday, 29 January.

Year 9 Rite Journey – Parent Information Evening

Following the Meet the Tutor meetings, an information session will be conducted for our current Year 9 parents outlining Lindisfarne’s exciting program called The Rite Journey. 

The Rite Journey is a program which is deliberately and specifically targeted toward students in Year 9 to help them on their journey from childhood to adulthood.  One of our strategic goals is to provide a holistic approach to education for your children, and this program fits seamlessly into that framework.

A team of staff who will be involved in the teaching and delivery of The Rite Journey, have been trained with the creator of The Rite Journey, Mr Andrew Lines.

Parents and carers of our current Year 9 students, will have the opportunity to hear from staff facilitating the program at a parent meeting from 7.00pm to 8.00pm in the Lecture Theatre following the Meet the Tutor meetings.

We will explore some of the intricacies of parenting teens in the 21st century and how The Rite Journey helps support your parenting and how you will be able to support your child through the process. We strongly encourage you to prioritise this meeting.

After the overwhelming success of our first year of running Rite Journey at Lindisfarne, and with so much positive parent and student feedback from our 2019 cohort, we are looking forward to partnering with you as we continue to improve and refine our delivery of the program.

As this program is designed to be a partnership between school and parents/carers, it is vitally important that you make every effort to prioritise this meeting, so that we start the year with a common understanding about the goals and objectives of The Rite Journey.

We look forward to seeing you on the evening of the 3 February. Please RSVP via this link.

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School


Mathematics Faculty



Visual Arts

Performing Arts

2020 International Music Tour - Los Angeles

We were pleased to have a positive response to our recent announcement of our 2020 International Music Tour to Los Angeles and San Diego.

The tour will take place in December and is open to  Year 6 -12 students and will provide 25 students an opportunity to travel to the West Coast of the USA and immerse themselves in a series of performing arts experiences including performance, professional workshops, studio recording sessions and attending a series of culturally significant venues and performances.  Inclusion on this tour will be open to students involved in our Orchestra and Band ensembles, Choir and Recording Studio. 

An approximate cost of $4,500 per person (subject to airfare reservation, number of visitors and dates of travel) will cover airfares, twin share accommodation, meals, ground transport/coach and entrance to all associated shows and events. 

Students and parents are invited to attend our upcoming information evening on Thursday 30 January at 6.30pm in the Chapel. The information evening is open to those who have or have not completed an expression of interest.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Co-curricular Music Ensemble Rehearsals

Middle and Senior School

Rehearsals for our school ensembles will resume in Week 2 of Term 1.

I would encourage all students with an interest in music to find an ensemble which best suits their skill level and get involved. 

Todd Hardy 
Director of Performing Arts

Performing Arts Studio Tuition

Private lessons for Speech and Drama and music lessons are available at Lindisfarne for almost all instruments and voice and right now is the perfect time to sign up. The 30-minute lessons occur during class time, before and after school on a rotating basis. Many thanks to those parents you have already completed the application form, we have over 200 students already enrolled. 

If you are yet to enrol your child, please follow the link below:

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Friends of the Arts

FOTA Meeting

Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a sub-committee of the P&F created in 2018 for parents and friends interested in supporting the Arts at Lindisfarne. 

FOTA has actively supported a number of events over the past two years including our evening with Bring It On The Musical, Darren Percival concert, the Visual Arts and Major Works Exhibition. 

All interested parents and friends are invited to join us for our first meeting for 2020 on Tuesday, 11 February in the Mahers Lane Library at 6.30pm (NSW).

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Junior School Music

It is that time of year again when we would like to offer our Music students the opportunity to take part in a range of our extra-curricular music programs and activities run at the Junior School. Ensemble groups range from Concert Band, Junior or Senior String Orchestra, Choir, Guitakestra (Guitar Orchestra), Rock Band, Stage Band, to name a few. These ensembles present students with a variety of exciting opportunities throughout the year to represent Lindisfarne. So, to limit the amount of class time missed, all ensemble groups will run before and after school.

This year, all of our Year 4 students will be participating in learning a brass and woodwind program. Parents of these students will have been emailed a Google Form to submit. This form will advise us of each student’s instrument preference. These instruments will not be able to go home with students until the form has been submitted. Unfortunately, due to the limited number of classroom instruments, preferences will be issued on a first in, first served basis.

Parents of our Years 2 and 3 students will once again have the option to enrol their son or daughter into our string program. All parents of these students will have received an email with a form attached which they will need to submit. These instruments will also be issued on a first come, first served policy. Any existing string students wishing to continue will also need to re-enrol using this form.

Parents of Years 2 to 4 students wishing to participate in our Junior School choir will soon be emailed with a Google Enrolment Form. Junior School Choir will run each week before school starting at 7.45am on a Monday morning in the Music room. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn to sing, have some fun and gain valuable performance experience in a supportive environment.

Guitakestra is our newest ensemble group at the Junior School. The ensemble was established to encourage any and all students currently learning guitar to come along and learn to play in an ensemble setting, focusing on note reading and rhythm reading, performance techniques whilst learning to play fun arrangements of an array of songs. Guitakestra will be run in the music room each Tuesday morning commencing at 7.45am.

Lastly, our Studio Music tutors and Speech and Drama staff will be recommencing lessons at the start of Week 2. 

I’m really looking forward to an exciting year of performance and learning opportunities for our students here at the Junior School.

Jesse Edwards
Junior School Performing Arts Coordinator


Learning Enrichment

Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Digital Space




Welcome back to all of the continuing students and welcome to Lindisfarne to all of our new School classes. We trust that you have enjoyed a fabulous festive season with your family and friends and are as excited as we are about the year ahead.

We are very pleased to announce the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education staff for 2020:
  • Mr Croft will continue to teach PE at the Junior School.
  • Mrs Topper and Mrs Brake will be teaching Stage 3 classes.
  • Mrs McDowell, Mrs Brake, Mr Bedford, Mr Fydler, Mr Smith, Mr Clucas, Mr Dwyer and Mrs Maynard will be teaching Stage 4 and Stage 5 PDHPE and PASS cohorts.
  • Mr Bedford and Mrs Maynard will teach the Stage 6 students.

As soon as we are able to confirm practical and theory lessons at the Mahers Lane Campus, your child’s teacher will email and introduce themselves and inform you of timetabled arrangements. We ask that you assist your child to be prepared for both theory and practical sessions.

Please do not hesitate to contact the PDHPE teacher if you have any questions or concerns in this curriculum area, or contact me as the Director of Faculty (

We are all looking forward to working with all of the students this year.

Gay Maynard
Director of PDHPE



Lindisfarne Carnivals

Our Swimming Carnivals are fast approaching. Find a brief overview of both the Years 3 to 8 and the Years 9 to 12 Carnivals, please click here.

Oasis Pools Partnership at Banora Point

In Term 4 last year, we began a partnership with Oasis Pools at Banora Point. Click here for the details.

Bus shuttle bookings are to go through our Sports Administration assistant Cherie Montford ( 

Bookings for the bus this term are an up front payment for a specific day (morning or afternoon), there are 23 seats maximum. 


Our Cricket program is starting in Week 2 of Term 1. There is a $79 per term charge which includes three guaranteed one-on-one sessions per term with our elite Head Coach Anthony Kershler. This also includes the net sessions on Wednesday afternoons. If you want to register for this, please contact Cherie Montford (  


Inter-School Tennis Challenge

We are calling for suitably skilled Tennis enthusiasts to represent Lindisfarne at the Inter-School Tennis Challenge on Sunday, 16 February 2020 at the Queens Park Tennis Centre in Southport.

This is a DOUBLES format competition, and students are encouraged to make their own partnerships, and submit their entries directly using the Entry Form on the link provided above. Please cc Damien Clucas ( if you are entering.  

If there are students looking for partners, there will be meetings at school to help facilitate this process. 

Thursday and Friday School Sport Information

For our Years 5-10 community, information pertaining to sport will be directly emailed to all students and parents for consideration over the long weekend. The Sport nomination window will open on Wednesday, 29 January at 6.30am and will close Friday, 31 January at 8.45am. Nominations will be for both Term 1 and Term 2. Parents and/or students are encouraged to follow the specific links that they will receive to correctly action this. The Sports Department will try our utmost to accommodate students’ first choice options; however, in the event that capacity is reached, individuals that appear first in the time stamp will get preference. 

You can view the following options here:

Years 5 and 6: Term 1 and Term 2

Years 7 to 10: Term 1 and Term 2

Any Year 7 to 10 student who wants to participate in the Advanced Surfing option must complete their Surf Survival Accreditation. The course is to be held on Monday, 3 February at Kirra Surf Life Saving Club - details here.

Sport for Week 1 will be as follows:

Thursday Sport Years 7 to 10 (30 January): 

  • Year 7: Oasis Pools Banora Point - Carnival swim skills preparation 
  • Year 8: Kingscliff Creek - Aquatic games and Aquathon 
  • Year 9: Kingscliff Beach - Swim and Beach Games 
  • Year 10: Greenmount Beach - Swim and Beach Games 

Friday Sport Years 5 and 6 (31 January)

  • Years 5 and 6: Kingscliff Creek - Aquathon 


For any students wanting to train and participate in the Sport of Triathlon, Mrs Tracey Foyster (Year 5 class teacher) is offering spin bike and running training at the Mahers Lane Campus beginning Wednesday, 5 February. Any student from Years 5 to 12 is encouraged to come and train every Wednesday and/or Friday morning from 7.00am. 

There is a Kingscliff Triathlon on 22 March and we can submit teams from Lindisfarne if the interest is there.

We also encourage interested students to attend Twin Towns Triathlon Club on Saturday mornings (Mrs Tracy Foyster is a committee member), where students can experience Triathlon in a safe environment. For any swimming training needs we have the Oasis partnership as a pathway. 

Please contact Mrs Tracy Foyster (


Lindisfarne is coordinating the NCIS Hockey Trials at Barrie Smith Fields (Murwillumbah) on 18 February. Needing to trial are any Open Boys, U16 Boys and U16 Girls. 

Please note that Open Girls, and Primary Boys and Girls need to provide individual nominations for CIS consideration if you think your skill level is of a high standard. Please email these to Mr Damien Clucas (

Spotlight on Jordan Nichols

Congratulations to Jordan Nichols who won the Open Schoolgirl - Head of the Clarence in December which is a 2km event. An outstanding effort from a relatively new rower. Well done, Jordan.

Lindisfarne has a partnership with Tweed Coolangatta Rowing Club if there are any interested Lindisfarne students in Year 7 or older. This is where Jordan trains. Please contact Head Coach Garry Annand at Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Rowing Club on 0412 344 826 or via email:

Spotlight on Dane Henry

Congratulations to Dane Henry who in early December won the U14 Australian Junior Surfing Title in Margaret River WA. An amazing feat from a humble young man.

Spotlight on Flynn Southam 

Flynn Southam was setting pool alight (as usual) in December at the coveted QLD Long Course Championships. He had an amazing meet, competing in seven events and collecting seven gold medals (and was very close to breaking some QLD records). His events were: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle, and 100m, 200m backstroke. Outstanding work, Flynn. 

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities


Welcome back to the 2020 Netball Season. Happy New Year!

It is going to be a very exciting year with plenty of opportunities for all players to enjoy the game and culminating on a tour to New Zealand!

Monday Night Netball

The Monday Night Netball Competition was due to have already started but Round 1 was cancelled due to wet weather. We have 5 teams entered – one in each of the three divisions and two in the junior pool.

We have a couple of spaces left in the junior teams, so if you are Year 6 or 7 then please contact me ASAP. All registrations for this competition should be completed by Saturday, 1 February. Regardless of the division/ pool, all players under 18 are considered Juniors. Please visit your mynetball site on the app to enrol. You will have to pay for your Netball Queensland Registration - $100 - through Tweed Netball but you will be charged the Monday Night entry fee through the School’s payment system.

Netball AGM

On Thursday, 6 February from 6.00pm, we will be hosting our AGM in the library at Mahers Lane. You are all invited to attend! 

Netball Centre of Excellence Induction Evening

Tuesday, 25 February is the date for this prestigious event. All Centre of Excellence athletes are expected to attend and an invitation with more details will be sent soon.

Thursday/Friday Afternoon Sport

It is an expectation that all Centre of Excellence athletes will choose Netball for Sport on a Thursday or Friday and stay after School at the Arkinstall Park courts. Other netball players may join the training sessions within sport time and will be transported back to the Mahers Lane Campus for a 3.20pm end of the day.

Dates for the Diary

Saturday team Selections will be held in Week 2:
  • Tuesday, 4 February – Sunshine Avenue players at Arkinstall Park 4.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Thursday, 6 February – Years 7 to 12 players at Mahers Lane Campus 3.30pm to 5.00pm
  • Friday, 7 February – Years 5 to 6 players at Mahers Lane Campus 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Congratulations to Cedar Maycock who was “C badged” umpiring a Monday Night Netball grand final. All novice umpires need to pass the Foundation Umpiring Online Examination with 70% or above and attend the Beginners Course at Tweed on Saturday, 29 February (see attached flyer). I will provide you with a pencil case, hair tie, pen etc… to keep your umpiring equipment together.

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

Gay Maynard 
Teacher in Charge of Netball


Uniform Shop


Employment at Lindisfarne

Classroom Teacher of Art

Full Time (on-going)

Commencing: Immediately

Key Competencies:

  • Have significant passion, expertise and experience in teaching Art 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

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

Refer to the position description.

Applications Close: Monday, 3 February 2020.

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