From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is great to have Term 2 underway. I trust you all had a chance to spend some family time over the very different Easter break that we shared this year. 

Thank you to those families who were involved in driveway dawn service and other means of commemorating ANZAC Day last Saturday in a very different form this year due to the self-isolation restrictions.

Please find our Lindisfarne ANZAC Day reflection below.

Thank you also for your support to our staggered, managed and restrictive return to school plan with Phase One implementation of that plan commencing this week.  As we know COVID-19 has brought incredible changes at a rapid rate and I continue to applaud the resilience of our school community, the adaptability and commitment of our staff and the resolve of our students.

I pay special tribute to our Year 12 students who have shown remarkable resolve to face many new and unexpected challenges, supported by their dedicated teachers and the love of their parents. We look forward to all of our students eventually returning to school but especially Year 12 students who will be in the first group to return.

A reminder that the School remains open and, whilst most students are learning remotely in the first two weeks of term, any student who needs to attend school is able to do so.

We trust that the 40% fee relief provided for Term 2 as a result of COVID-19 and the associated economic and other ramifications has been of assistance. We appreciate the positive feedback and support as we continue to look at ways to assist families at this challenging and complex time.

Thank you to those families who also have contacted the School with the decision to return their 40% fee relief, requesting instead that it be used to assist with financial bursaries for families in extreme financial hardship. This generosity of spirit is a feature of our Lindisfarne community and we are truly grateful. 

Please remain vigilant as we continue to support QLD and NSW Health initiatives and the work of the State and Federal Governments to flatten the COVID-19 curve and reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

In order to support the State and Federal Government initiatives to continue to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to assist in the effort for restrictions to eventually be lifted, I have personally downloaded the COVIDSafe tracing app. I would encourage you to do the same. Obviously, any decision is yours in this regard but the more people using the COVID-19 tracing app the faster close contacts can be identified of anyone who tests positive to COVID-19.  Work can then be quickly undertaken by the health department to rapidly trace close contacts to prevent widespread infection throughout the community. 

In my own case, I have no greater concerns in relation to privacy and the COVIDSafe app than I already do, as I access a wide range of digital platforms already on a daily basis. I would like as many members of the school community as possible to download the COVIDSafe app providing you feel comfortable to do so.

Download on Apple Store 

Download on Google Play

Have a terrific weekend and thank you for your support at this time of ongoing change and adjustment to the way we live and work as a result of COVID-19.

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

Parent Teacher Interviews Postponed

Due to current restrictions with face-to-face contact, the Parent Teacher Interviews scheduled for Years 5 to 11 on the 4 May and 6 May have been postponed. These will be rescheduled later in the term when students have returned to campus. 

If you have concerns about your child's academic progress, please do not hesitate to make direct contact with your child's classroom teacher, Director of Faculty or our Dean of Studies, Mrs Jeffries. 

Contact can be arranged by emailing or phoning the School on 07 5590 5099.

From the Chaplain


Parents & Friends

Open Letter from the Lindisfarne Parents and Friends

Dear Principal Stuart Marquardt, Chair of School Council Dominique O'Neill, Members of School Council, Senior Management and Leadership Team of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School,

On behalf of the Parents and Friends Community of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for offering fee relief of 40% applied to the billed amount for Term 2, 2020.

We appreciate that the School still has the majority of its usual expenses, excluding a few savings. The offer of fee relief shows a reflection of our school's appreciation of parents efforts and struggles through recent challenging times. 

A special thank you to the wonderful teachers and support staff who, in the true spirit of The Lindisfarne Way, have embraced and delivered a COVID-19 busting online home-based education. We sincerely believe the online experience our children have had in the last few weeks of Term 1 to be one of the best in Australia.

We look forward to working with the School to transition our children back to school through the graduated, staggered and managed start in Term 2. 

Moving forward, we hope all staff stay safe and continue their wonderful efforts. 

Yours in partnership, friendship and community,

Ramesh Sivabalan
President of the Lindisfarne Parents and Friends Association

Upcoming Events

Staff Bio

Whole School News


Have you ever wanted to learn how to make an app? Do you want to know how to make a robot move around a maze? Ever wanted to digitally remove someone from your favourite photo or make it look like you were sitting underneath the Eiffel Tower? And do it all for FREE?

The TAS department has the answer to these questions and more! With the shift to online learning, a unique opportunity is on offer for our students and the wider Lindisfarne community (yes, parents stuck at home can join in too). We are proud to offer four clubs that will focus on developing skills with technology. These include Adobe Training Grounds (Learn the adobe products), Hack-A-Space (app development), Roboleague (robotics programming) and Esports (eSports competition).

To join any of these experiences you can join our Google Classroom using the code udonsw7 and our meetings online will be held via Google Meet

If you miss a session, not to worry a Google Meet video of the session will be available for you to look over later.

We will meet during set times each week and I will guide along the journey for the following options.

They are:

Adobe Learning Grounds 

When: Thursday afternoon 3.30pm to 4.30pm 

For: Years 7 and above

We will be learning the ins and outs of Adobe products using Adobe’s official tutorial Website Adobe Helpx ( We will work through tutorial packages that have all of the electronic resources (all the raw photos, images, video footage, etc) to follow along with all the video instruction. 

Over the coming weeks, the learning sequence will be

  • Indesign (Publishing)

  • Photoshop (Photo editing)

  • Illustrator (Graphics)

  • Premiere Pro (Video Editing)

  • After Effects (Motion Graphics)

  • Dreamweaver (Websites).

Feel free to join in as we start learning a topic that you are interested in.


When: Monday Lunch (12.45pm to 1.25pm)

For: Years 8 and above

In Hack-A-Space tutorials, students will use the cross-platform game engine Unity which allows programmers to create applications, VR simulations and games. Unity is the same game engine used to build the popular game RUST. Being cross-platform it works on any system and we will be learning how to code some interesting projects. We will eventually learn how to code in C# but we will be starting from a complete novice to making your own 3D apps.

We will be learning both programming and 3D CAD software.

The learning sequence will be:

  • MIT’s Scratch 

  • Sketchup

  • Python

  • Blender

  • Unity/C$


When: Tuesday Lunch (12:45 - 1:25)

For: Years 6 and above

Vex Robotics holds competitions each year where thousands of students from all around the world compete in it. We have been fortunate enough to have access to a Virtual Reality simulator to learn how to program a VEX robot.

Over the coming weeks, we will be learning how to use the drop and drag framework to program a robot in a variety of situations.


When: Friday Lunch (12:45 - 1:25)

For: Years 9 and above

To prepare for the Anglican esports league (, the School will be preparing for competition by holding a set of round-robin games over the coming weeks. Depending on popularity, we will be cycling through the following three games:

  • Overwatch

  • Rocket League

  • League of Legends

Students will need to have access to these games already and will need to join Google Meet beforehand to log into the competition.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. I look forward to working with you all to improve your technology skills.

Stephen Henderson
Director of Technology and Applied Studies

Round Square

Spirit of Internationalism

A person living out a spirit of internationalism respects the need to preserve and celebrate national identity, cultures, traditions and heritage. Opportunities are sought to connect with those from different countries and cultures, exchanging points of view and ideas across borders and developing international and intercultural understanding. These inform an appreciation of how others might view or think about a shared event such as a trade agreement, a partnership or a cultural exchange.

In this online and strange world we currently live in, Round Square has found a way to foster the Spirit of Internationalism. We are collecting recipes to include in a Round Square Cultural Cookbook.

Round Square is asking everyone to choose one type of food they feel is the best expression of their own culture and share the recipe, along with a brief explanation of its cultural context and a photograph of the finished dish (having made it themselves). Recipes and photographs can be uploaded here and we will share them in an online Round Square Cookbook, along with the schools/names of the people that sent them in.

When you upload your recipes, you will see three sections on the platform. Section 2 is the one to fill in and post to.

Bon Appetit!

Mike Lush
Round Square Coordinator

Dean of Studies

Study, Assessment and Advice

Assessment Schedules

There have been some minor changes to the assessment schedules since they were first published. The Assessment Policies and Schedules can be found on Parent Lounge under the school links tab.

As we continue to navigate through the changing landscape there may need to be further alterations made to the assessment schedules. 

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Please read the latest update from NESA:

Our response to COVID-19

A COVID-19 Response Committee is making decisions about the NSW HSC with the aim of protecting the health and safety of students, parents and teachers.It will update the community as soon as decisions are made. A Technical Advisory Committee of assessment experts and stakeholders is working on a fair and equitable way to calculate a mark for cancelled components of the HSC.

Higher School Certificate

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams are going ahead in 2020.

NESA will release the HSC written exam timetable by 15 May (Week 3, Term 2).

Students will receive their HSC results in mid-December.

Education authorities are working together to ensure a pathway to university for Year 12 students.

Key dates and deadlines currently listed on the NESA website are subject to change due to the COVID-19 outbreak. NESA will continue to update you with exceptions and changes to relevant deadlines.

Advice to Students

These tips will help you, whatever further changes may be made to the HSC:

  • Focus on right now

  • Keep learning, keep submitting your assessments and listen to your teachers.

  • Look after yourself, whether you are at school or at home.

  • Reach out to family, friends and your teachers if you need to.

  • Go to UAC COVID-19 updates for information about entering university in 2021.

School-based HSC Assessment

Schools must follow social distancing requirements when planning or undertaking school-based assessment tasks.

NESA has given principals and system authorities the power to determine the number, type and weighting of tasks for HSC and Year 11 school-based assessment.

This includes making determinations about all mandated tasks that are internally assessed in the following courses:

  • Aboriginal Studies

  • Ancient History

  • Community and Family Studies

  • Design and Technology

  • English (English Studies, English Standard, English Advanced, English EAL/D, English Extension 1 and English Extension 2)

  • Engineering Studies

  • Geography

  • History Extension

  • Language in Context Stage 6 (Chinese, Japanese and Korean)

  • Mathematics: Mathematics Standard, Advanced, Extension 1 and Extension 2

  • Modern History

  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Environmental Science, Investigating Science – depth studies, and Science Extension)

NESA’s principles of assessment continue to apply. Wherever possible, school-based assessment should continue to be:

  • based on a range of syllabus outcomes

  • based on measures made throughout the HSC course

  • informed by the components identified in the assessment and reporting documents for each of the syllabuses

  • inclusive of and accessible for all students.

Authenticity of Student Work

Schools are responsible for taking measures to ensure tasks submitted online are the students' own work.

Remind students of their obligation to maintain honesty and integrity when:

  • completing assessment tasks, exams and submitted works

  • acknowledging any part of work that was written, created or developed by someone else, such as any material from other sources and work undertaken by others.

This section of the HSC Rules and Procedures Guide provides a summary on maintaining honesty and integrity, and understanding malpractice.

Performance Exams

The mandatory group performance exam in Drama and the mandatory ensemble performance exam in Music Extension have been cancelled for 2020.

Other performance exams will be modified if they breach mandatory social distancing requirements.

Detailed advice about these components is now available.

Language Oral Exams

Students should continue studying for the language oral exams and completing school-based assessments.

Practical Exams

The due dates have been extended and teachers will provide the final mark for the following components of the 2020 HSC practical exams:

  • Design and Technology: Major Design Project (Product)

  • Industrial Technology: Major Project (Product)

  • Textiles and Design: Major Textiles Project (Product)

  • Visual Arts: Body of Work.

Detailed advice about practical examinations is now available. Further information is available at the following web page:

HSC free online revision sessions from the University of Wollongong 

Prepare for your exams and maximise your results with help from HSC subject experts.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is providing free online HSC Subject Support Sessions which are designed to help students improve their knowledge and understanding of key subject content and discover what HSC exam markers and assessors are looking for. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive tips and strategies directly from education professionals with years of experience.

Students will need to enrol individually for each session. The sessions run in the evening starting from May through until July.

The session time are listed below:

  • Economics: 4 May and 5 May
  • Mathematics Extension: 6 May and 7 May
  • Geography: 6 May 
  • Modern History: 11 May 
  • Ancient History: 12 May 
  • Studies of Religion: 13 May
  • PDHPE: 14 May 
  • Biology: 18 May and 19 May 
  • Chemistry: 20 May and 21 May 
  • Physics: 25 May and 26 May 
  • Legal Studies: 27 May and 28 May 
  • English Standard: 1 June, 2, June , 3 June and 4 June
  • Mathematics Standard: 9 June and 10 June
  • Mathematics Advanced: 11 June and 22 June
  • English Advanced: 23 June, 29 June 30 June and 1 July 
  • Business Studies: 24 June and 25 June 

To enrol in the sessions and for further information please see the link below:

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)

Every year schools must provide information to the Australian Government about adjustments made for students with disability. The process is known as the National Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD).

The NCCD enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can best be supported at school.

Please see the below for further information on this process.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Wellbeing Check In

During this time of Coronavirus, many of us have experienced a variety of emotions ranging from fear to anxiety.

Adult carers need to remain vigilant for any signs of distress, even though your adolescent may not have any prior history of mental illness. Early intervention, diagnosis and treatment have never been more important.

If you feel your adolescent has been effected by Coronavirus, please contact a General Practitioner or School Psychologist.

Professional Support

During these times of change in our society, families may be experiencing some difficulties which are new and unknown. Please know that my role as the School Psychologist at Lindisfarne includes assistance for parents as well as the students. Currently, I am providing online sessions via Google Meet or telephone sessions. 

If you feel like you would like a confidential session with me for yourself or your son or daughter, please call the school reception on 07 5590 5099 or email me at

Casandra Gist
School Psychologist

Early Learning Centre

Junior School

Head of Junior School Report

A warm welcome to Term 2 for all of our Junior School families. I hope everyone enjoyed some quality family time during our unique isolation period. I have heard many stories of backyard adventures and quite creative craft and arts activities so a huge thank you to all parents for embracing the isolation challenge. Personally, my family played enough Uno and Connect 4 to hone our tactics into a military strategy that Duntroon graduates would be proud of. Despite this, I must admit that I was not brave enough to open up the true bastion of family battles — Monopoly!

Our teachers and staff are very excited for the term ahead and as you are already aware through previous correspondence, we have a plan in place for a managed return to school.  Each day our online learning gets better but we do recognise that students and staff are craving the face-to-face aspect of schooling. This will happen soon and I encourage parents to have these conversations so that our students know there is a return to normality in the very near future.

Before the Easter break, the level of parent engagement with our Junior School digital platforms, See Saw and KindyHub, was simply outstanding. I could not have been more impressed and thankful for the level of support from our families. Although we have a return to school coming soon, can I please ask parents to continue to engage with our platforms so our children can showcase their work and parents, staff and students have consistent engagement.

Mark Douglas
Head of Junior School

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Green Team

Middle School

Head of Middle School Report

Welcome back! Well, kind of. It has been great to get around and see so many students jumping straight back into their online learning already this term. I was delighted to see a 95% online attendance rate across the first week. Well done to everyone for re-engaging so well. 

While we have just had an Easter break like no other in recent memory, I hope you had a chance to recharge, reconnect and reset. I know I enjoyed the slower pace of life and the opportunity to revisit some of the family activities that can, sometimes, be lost in the busy, hectic and often cluttered days and weeks we are too familiar with. Family walks, games in the yard with the kids, board games, card games, puzzles and craft have been on the agenda. I have been actively reminding myself to seek the opportunities and positives that have been presented during these unprecedented times. One of the best “problems” that I have seen throughout these past few weeks has been the sell-out of stock of board games and bikes from the department stores. 

As we work towards our gradual return to face-to-face learning it is important to maintain attention to the various messages from the School outlining the processes relevant to your child’s year level. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to a great term ahead and I thank you for your ongoing support. 

Jeremy Godden
Head of Middle School

Year 5 Report

One week down of Term 2 already! It has been wonderful connecting with the Year 5 students again this week even if it is via a screen. They have quickly adapted and engaged in online learning once more and most students have done this with enthusiasm and with all students striving to give their personal best. It has been heart-warming to see the students help each other whether it is to trouble shoot any technical issues, assist with the understanding of a task or just take the time to check how one of their class mates are going and all via a screen on Google Meet!

We are, of course, all really looking forward to face-to-face teaching so keep tuned in to the school announcements, especially in case there are any changes to our plans for student return. At this stage, we look forward to the staggered return of Year 5 students in Week 4.

Monitoring the mental health and wellbeing of our students is always a high priority for our teachers. For some students, the online learning and social distancing has been challenging and not just for academic reasons. Please keep classroom teachers and myself informed if you have any concerns. Working together as a team and being supportive of each other has never been so important as it is right now as we navigate the strange times of isolation.

Lisa Price
Year 5 Coordinator

Year 7 Report

Year 7, you are my heroes!

It has been wonderful to see Year 7 back online again this week. While their holidays were different and not the “norm”, there were still lots of stories to share and the Year 7 teachers have really enjoyed seeing all the smiling faces.

I truly take my hats off to all our students. We all talk of unprecedented times and an experience like nothing we have ever known but what about our children? This is all so new to them. So many of them had just started to find their feet in high school, friendships were being consolidated and most had navigated timetables and classes. To then have it all taken away and be confined to their homes for weeks on end. Add in the financial stress and uncertainty COVID-19 has placed on many as well as every TV channel and social feed inundated with tragic stories from afar they have had a lot to digest.

We constantly praise our frontline workers and those keeping the country running but what an exceptional job our students have also done. They have taken it all on board and dealt with it in their own individual way and I truly applaud them for this.

Hang in there, Year 7! Not long and we will have your smiling faces back at school and won’t that put a huge grin on our faces.

Julie McDowell
Year 7 Coordinator

Year 8 Report

Welcome back, Year 8!

It is so nice to see so many of our Year 8 students back in our Google Meets and attending classes. We have heard many stories of families coming together over the holiday break and discovering family games and hobbies but most importantly enjoying the time spent together that we often do not have in our rather busy lives.

Our teachers have been very busy preparing online lessons and classes. Can I please ask parents to make sure their children are attending the homeroom Google Meets each morning and that students are working through the work provided? Please do not hesitate to contact the School should there be any concerns or queries.

Finally, I would like to give a big shout out to our children. In this time where they haven’t been able to see their friends and have been confined to their houses, they have risen the occasion and really showing how wonderfully resilient they are. We should be very proud of the children we are working with and raising.

Below is our cup challenge that many Year 8 students took part in during the break. This is something nice they did together as a cohort and also a bit fun too.

Until next time,

Kellie Douglas
Acting Year 8 Coordinator

Senior School

Head of Senior School Report

As Martin Luther King Jr. said: 

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Our Year 12 leaders have certainly demonstrated their belief in our school, our staff and our students. They are proud of who they are and in times of great pressure for them and their learning, they have stayed true to their values. They have shared the following message with our community:

“Welcome back to Term 2, Lindisfarne! Separated by uncertainty but connected through community. Keep your light shining even now. With hearts and minds ready to learn, we stay strong together.”

We are looking forward to welcoming our Year 11 and 12 students back to face to face learning on Monday, 11 May. I will be writing to all students and families early next week with details regarding timetables and learning. In the meantime, I would encourage you to read the detailed information provided by our Dean of Studies, Caroline Jeffries. This information pertains to the advice from NESA and major works and has been emailed but is also listed below. 

Charlotte Lush
Head of Senior School


Universities Admissions Centre NEWS

Year 12 students have been emailed their Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) PIN on 1 April (students need to add this to their Careers Transition Plan). Further advice regarding special arrangements for Year 12 students will be made available in the coming weeks and months as we work with universities, NESA and other stakeholders to ensure that no student is disadvantaged in relation to university entry in 2021.


The University Clinical Aptitude Test

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) and undergraduate pathways into medicine online webinar

The National Institute of Education will be holding a webinar on 5 May 2020 from 6.30 - 9.00 pm. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • What is UCAT? UCAT scores? UCAT Sub-Tests?

  • Year 10, 11 and 12 - things to consider now

  • The Undergraduate Selection Criteria

  • Application process into universities for medicine and dentistry

  • When and who can sit the UCAT

  • UCAT vs UMAT - How is UCAT different and why was UMAT replaced?


  • Can you prepare for the UCAT?

  • Undergraduate interview process

  • Gap year

  • Alternative degrees and career choices

  • Q&A

Click here for more information and to register.

Below is the list of universities where you will need the UCAT.

The University of Adelaide

  •  Medicine
  • Dental Surgery
  • Oral Health

 Charles Sturt University

  • Dental Science Joint Program in Medicine (Charles Sturt University / Western Sydney University)

Curtin University


Flinders University

  • Clinical Sciences
  • Medicine

La Trobe University 

  • Dental Science

Monash University

  • Medicine 

The University of Newcastle / University of New England

  • Joint Medical Program 

The University of New South Wales

  • Medicine  

The University of Queensland

  • Medicine (provisional entry)
  • Dental Science

University of Tasmania 

  • Medicine 

The University of Western Australia 

  • Medicine (Direct Pathway)
  • Dental Medicine (Direct Pathway)

Western Sydney University/Charles Sturt University

  • Medicine

The University of Auckland

  • Medicine

University of Otago

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry


A reminder that registration for our 16 May online PSAT practice test will close on Saturday 9 May. Below will you find additional information and a registration link to pass along to students:  

When: Saturday, 16 May 2020 8.30am to 12.00pm AEST

Where: Online

Why: Sitting the PSAT practice provides more exposure and familiarity to the official SAT which is used for admission purposes to most US universities. Sitting a PSAT practice is proven to help increase your SAT score!

What: The test's full name is the PSAT/NMSQT - I know - a tongue-twister. The PSAT/NMSQT is a practice test for the SAT. 

Who: for students as early as year 9 interested in studying in the US.

Cost: US$20. Your registration includes a personalised score report and scheduled one-on-one score review session with a Revolution Prep Adviser.

Further information and registration can be found here

We’re excited to announce the first-ever HSC and BEYOND VIRTUAL CAREERS EXPO to be held on 27 to 31 May 2020 and again on 24 to 28 June 2020.

Since Year 10, 11 and 12 students aren’t able to attend a live event this year, we’re stepping up to provide an alternative experience.

In partnership with leading universities and higher education providers, students and parents will be able to:

  • Live chat with major NSW universities and Higher Education providers.

  • Schedule an appointment with a university advisor or ambassador.

  • Participate in live Q&A sessions with expert HSC teachers, careers advisors and counsellors.

  • Participate in exclusive webinars, view recordings, and download resources to help ACE the HSC across all major subjects.

Registration is FREE to all students, parents, and schools and will provide access to all of the event features across all days.

We hope that you will help us spread the word about HSC & BEYOND. We’re running it as a service to NSW schools, students and parents because we don’t want anyone to miss out on these valuable connections and knowledge.


Bond- Student for a Semester 

Bond University’s Student for a Semester program allows high achieving year 11 and 12 students to gain an authentic university experience before they finish high school.

Student for a Semester subjects cover a range of topics and vary each semester. Subjects include Architecture and Urbanism of Asia Pacific, Business Statistics, Marketing, Screen Style and Storytelling, Business Law, Cell Biology and Trust, Privacy, Law and Ethics in a Digital Age.

Many of the Student for a Semester subject tutorials are offered after school hours, and early applicants will be given priority for these time slots. If your preferred subject conflicts with your school timetable, speak to your school before applying.

Year 11 Interviews

I started having Year 11 Careers Transition Interviews during week 10 last term, and they will continue in Term 2. You can download the transition plan from the Year 11 Goggle Classroom, or I have also emailed the plan to everyone. This is a check-in with you, and to see how you are managing your Year 11 subjects.

Natural Ability

Year 10 students were supposed to have their Natural Ability workshops last week. After further discussion with Robert from Natural Ability, he has offered to produce an exclusive detail video for every student in year 10. Robert will explain all aspects of the program and relate all the information to the results that students achieved. As this will be a very detailed and individual program, the length of the video will be about 40 minutes, parents and students will receive this early Term 2. 

Barry Woods
Director of VET and Careers

Click the link above to read this week's Careers information from Options.


Mathematics Faculty



Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Learning Enrichment

Code Camp

Online Chess Tuition - Term 2

Gardiner Chess is delighted to be able to present online lessons for Term 2. We have scheduled four times before school, and another four times after school which students may enrol for — Monday to Friday! Lessons will be taught to appropriate ability levels, whilst also being taught by quality chess coaches. Gardiner Chess will be using a combination of Zoom for communication, and either Chessbase or for the chess learning platform. Lesson fees will be $64 and will run from Week 2 through Week 10 inclusive.

Gardiner Chess will also be running online events through the platform. There will be a mixture of free and paid events with GrandMaster coaching up for grabs!

Full information can be found at

Germinate Records

Germinate Records Stays Connected Online


Germinate Records has a new page on the ConnectEd — Remote Learning section of the school website. Here you will find live performances by some of our talented artists as well as tutorial videos on songwriting and music production. This page will be regularly updated throughout the term. You can view the page here.

Big Ears Podcast

Big Ears is a new music-review podcast hosted by our talented Composer in Residence, Roger Lock, and myself. Two or three songs are reviewed in each episode, we discuss all areas relating to the songs including composition/songwriting, production techniques, performers, record labels musicians and historical context. The first episodes review songs specific to our current HSC Music cohort giving extra insight into music studied by our Year 12 students. You can find episodes in the Podcasts section of ConnectEd or by clicking here.

Sound Connections

We are excited to once again be working with Lismore Quad and Lismore Regional Gallery to present Sound Connections. Sound Connections is a digital sound-artwork documenting the perspectives of young people during COVID-19. The project uses audio from short interviews with school students asking a few questions around what it is like to be a young person at the moment — how they are dealing with isolation, home schooling, how/if are they connecting with the friends and the wider community. What are their thoughts on our leaders, what are they looking forward to doing once lock-down restrictions are eased? Dialogue from these interviews is set to a soundscape that will include natural sounds from the area. The intent is to make a work focusing on meaningful connections in our region in this time of isolation. The project is open to all students from all schools in our region, giving a voice to young people at this difficult time. Our talented Lindisfarne sound production students will be assisting with this project.

Students who are interested in participating in Sound Connections can email for more information.

Brett Canning
Director — Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

International Department

Digital Space


Let's Get Physical with Games and Apps

We trust that you had fun in the sun over the Easter break. We will hopefully be back to enjoying 2020 without restriction very soon but until then, we thought we should share some more fitness apps, websites and ideas for you and your family to enjoy together. Some of them cost money but most are free — during the isolation period, at least.

Please send us some stories and “evidence” of your family's physical activities!

The Body Coach – Check his playlist for 20 minute HIIT sessions -

Chris Hemsworth free home workouts by Thor!

20 Minute Bodyweight Workouts 

Les Mills on Demand (This is practiced in many gyms. Complete the exercises that don’t require equipment)                                 

Just Dance Routines:

10 Minute Yoga Workouts for Beginners:

A Minute to Win It: Lindisfarne Minute To Win It Challenge

Create Your Own “At Home Workout”: At home workouts

Generate a Random Workout:


Endless Workout Music withtheFit Radio App

Complete a Power Pyramid: Choose four activities. Complete as many as you can of each activity in 10 seconds with 10 seconds rest — 20 seconds with 20 seconds rest — 30 seconds with 30 seconds rest — 20 seconds with 20 seconds rest — 10 seconds.

Timed 10-1: Choose the activities and time yourself doing each 10 times — nine times — eight times — down to just one of each.

Deck of Cards: Create your own workout, chores and treats using a deck of cards. 

Hearts = Treats e.g. choice of dinner/ breakfast in bed/ hugs on demand!

Diamonds = Physical Activities e.g. squats/ burpees/ planks

Spades = Challenges e.g. bottle flipping/ quickest to complete a “Minute to Win It” task

Clubs = Chores e.g. washing dishes/ mowing the lawn

Deck of Cards: Create your own workout using the numbers of the cards matching an exercise.

Heads or Tails: Flip a coin and complete the exercises that match. Make sure to do all 10 rounds.



Round 1 (cardio)

60 second jog in place

25 jumping jacks

Round 2 (lower body)

15 squats

25 calf raises

Round 3 (upper body)

20 kneeling push-ups

10 hand release push-ups

Round 4 (cardio)

30 mountain climbers

20 high knees

Round 5 (core)

35 scissor kicks

20 sit-ups

Round 6 (upper body)

20 tricep dips (can use chair)

40 punches

Round 7 (cardio)

12 burpees

15 jumping squats

Round 8 (core)

60 second plank

15 Russian twists

Round 9 (lower body)

20 forward lunges

15 donkey kicks

Round 10 (cardo)

30 butt kicks

20 jumping jacks

Fitness Bingo:
Create a Bingo card for each family member. Decide on the activity for each number one to 16. e.g. planks, crunches, burpees, squats, push-ups, jogging on the spot etc. Choose a number/activity randomly with a phone app or picking out of a hat etc. Complete the activity!

First player to get a row (diagonally, horizontally, vertically) can miss an activity/have a treat.

First player to get all four corners can miss an activity.

First player to get a two-by-two square can miss an activity.

















The PDHPE Department


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A warm welcome back to everyone, I hope that most of our community are navigating through this period as positively as can be. We are looking forward to having students back in classrooms, and also hoping the more relaxed government restrictions can get traction and let the community edge towards a healthy normality.

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 carnival hoping to proceed at a different date (TBC)


Athletics is neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates (major meetings scheduled in the next two weeks)


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 is rescheduled for Sydney over 3 days in November. 

QLD All Schools competition is neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates. 


Football competitions (Bill Turner, CIS Cup)  are neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates. 

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.

North Coast regional Schools titles cancelled.


QLD T20 Knockout is postponed,  awaiting status updates. 


All events postponed, awaiting status updates. 


Mt St Patricks games postponed, hoping to organise Term 3 games. Rugby School fixture is cancelled in Term 3.


Regional and State events postponed, awaiting status updates. 

Surf Life Saving

Secondary Schools Surf League neither postponed or cancelled at this point, awaiting status updates


The professionals at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre are running Video Analysis Package. If anyone of our surfing community is interested, make contact with them directly.

Touch Football

Congratulations to Ebony Richards and Giselle Smith who have accepted the invitation to be Touch Football Captains. They are outstanding talents on the field, and will be excellent role models at training and off the field. 

These girls will take over from Brynn Richards and Jye Conquest who unfortunately are not going to have the chance to compete in Term 2 competitions due to the cancellation of NCIS and CIS. Thank you gentlemen for your contributions.

Home Fitness

Thanks to Cameron Jackson for creating this mashup of some of the Lindisfarne Sports Academy Ambassadors, Sport Coaches and our PDHPE staff running through some ‘at home’ based exercise activities.

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities


Newly appointed Netball Captains Emily Lowns and Sam Harvey sent a message of inspiration and motivation to all our Lindisfarne Lions over the break.

Our Netball Centre of Excellence athletes continue to focus on their strength, power, agility and speed these past weeks. They were set workouts to complete over the Easter break too as well as a TikTok! 

This week, when we have our Google Meets, we will be setting a new challenge: The Nutbush Plank!

If you are interested in working out like our Lindisfarne Elite Netball Athletes (LENA), here is their third session:

We are also working on a netball video and can’t wait for you to see it.  

Remember, we are here if you need. So, please reach out and stay connected.

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


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