2021 Term 2 Week 7 4 Jun 2021

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From the Principal

Foreword

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I’m delighted to announce that last night the Tweed Shire Council unanimously approved the development application for our Early Learning Centre at the Junior School - Sunshine Avenue, Tweed Heads. This is incredible news for our school and the wider Tweed Coast community.

The Early Learning Centre will consist of a Preschool wing containing three classrooms, a Kindergarten wing containing three classrooms, administration and toilet facilities, breakout spaces, and a purpose-built playground.

We will now move to the tender stage of the process with a view to starting construction in early September 2021 aiming for completion by 30 June next year, ready for occupation in Semester 2, 2022.

This facility has long been a dream for our school and we look forward to this dream becoming a reality in the coming months.

This has been an exciting week with a number of significant events taking place. I greatly enjoyed joining the Year 8 students and parents for the Subject Selection evening on Monday night and the world-class student Performing Arts concert The Big Chill on Thursday night. The concert included exceptional music, dance, and drama performances including some of the winning entries from our Drama festival held last Saturday.

It was terrific to join our P-4 students for the fun athletics carnival this morning and uplifting to see so many families in attendance.

Tomorrow I’m looking forward to joining our Year 7 and 8 students for the Kokoda Challenge and completing the 15km walk with our Year 7 students!

As we move towards the final weeks of Semester 1, I wish to share an important staffing update.  Junior School Psychologist Susi Meyers will be returning to Germany to be closer to her three young adult children and extended family.  Susi’s final day at Lindisfarne will be 26 August 2021.

Middle and Senior School Psychologist Cassandra Gist has also resigned to pursue new opportunities and will conclude her service to Lindisfarne on 23 July 2021.

We thank Susi and Cassandra for their excellent service to the School.  Their respective positions have been advertised today and we expect to make appointments by early Semester 2 to allow for an appropriate handover.

In addition we have secured an additional Psychologist following grant funding from AISNSW.  Sarah Broome will commence on 15 June at Lindisfarne. Sarah has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology and Certificate IV in Community Services. She is experienced as an adult and children's counsellor, focusing on children with complex needs and behavioural problems, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, grief and loss, domestic violence, assessments and implementation of care/support strategies.  She has been previously employed as an in-school support worker and Youth Justice Convenor.

Finally, as Head Netball coach Danni Watters is now on leave, we have appointed Suzanne Evans as the Head Netball coach at Lindisfarne.  Suzanne has a Netball Australia Coaching accreditation, international coaching experience, and is a Tweed representative coach at a state level. Suzanne will be responsible for the netball syllabus and program from recreation level through to elite levels. In addition, the Head Coach – Netball takes responsibility for mentoring coaches and volunteers and driving attainment of shared goals.

Commissioning of The Reverend Constantine Osuchukwu

This is an important occasion and celebration for our School. Although only one month in his role as Chaplain, Reverend Constantine is already making an impact. His quote blackboard is eagerly anticipated each day as are his visits to classrooms and camps as he gets to know our students. I invite members of our Lindisfarne community to join us on Wednesday, 16 June at 11:00am in Ngahriyah. Replies via this link are essential.

Stuart Marquardt
Principal

Safe on Social

Parenting Content

6 Tips For Parents To Manage Group Chats 

As parents you are probably aware that group chats are hugely popular with your kids (or those of the age already using devices). Group chats most commonly happen through Whatsapp, Instagram Messenger, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Messenger for Kids, and Discord. 

When it comes to Group Chats, parents and carers need to remain vigilant as often these conversations can spiral into drama, nasty behaviours, exclusion (someone being “outsided”) and bullying. 

Group chats can be helpful and harmful so we wanted to raise your attention here so you can make sure positive practices are in place within your home. 

6 Tips For Parents: 

1. Encourage your child to keep group chats positive, helpful, and supportive. These are not places to whinge about someone else, reveal our intimate secrets, or create drama, gossip, or spread rumours. 

2. Teach them how to leave. If a chat is getting toxic, bullying is happening or images circulated, or anything that may be deemed illegal, take a screenshot and log out, so they do not find themselves in a “guilty by association” situation if something gets reported. 

3. Make sure they know they should not feel compelled to respond straight away or be a part of every single interaction. 

4. Avoid using it late at night. 

5. Make sure your child knows if a friend leaves a chat they must not re-add them without asking for their permission first. 

6. If getting overloaded with alerts, change the way chat notifications appear. Make those pings silent and invisible quickly on both Android and iOS. On Android, open up Settings, go to Apps & notifications, and choose an app to make changes. On iOS, take even more control over the alerts style: From Settings, pick Notifications, then tap on a particular messaging app to see the available options. 

We continue to support these teachings in school through the Safe On Social Toolkit program we have rolled out this year. 

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

From the Chaplain

Reflection

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.” ~Aristotle

Friends,

The above photo was taken last Sunday evening at our Boatshed in Kingscliff where the Senior Executive members and their families welcomed my family and I over a BBQ meal and fellowship. I would like to sincerely thank everyone at Lindisfarne for the very warm welcome we have received since we arrived here a month ago. As Maya Angelou once said, "people will forget what you said to them, but they will not forget how you made them feel." Thank you for making us feel so welcomed!

Chapel services resumed for Years 5 and 6 and for the Junior School this week. With Years 5 and 6 we are exploring the meaning of compassion and going deeper into its application in daily life. Compassion, one of our three school values, is not something we talk about at Lindisfarne but something we try to live by.

As you know, compassion is not only about feeling the suffering of others but doing something to alleviate it. It is not about being a ‘bleeding heart’ but doing the bleeding obvious in the face of human suffering. It is simply love in action. 

Following the Chapel service, our students will make ‘compassion letterboxes’ to receive letters recognizing the compassionate endeavours of peers and teachers, with me reading some of them out during Chapel services and at Middle School assemblies.

Our aim in doing this is to get the students to embed the culture of compassion in all they do and say, but also to develop the discipline of compassion that is needed to drive social cohesion and make our school and community a better place for all. Please continue to encourage them at home to act, think and speak compassionately.

At Junior School Chapel service, we explored the meaning of the Holy Spirit as we gradually come to the end of the Pentecost term. The children responded really well and learnt that, although God is One, the Holy Spirit is God in us, as different from Jesus who is God with us and the Father who is God above us. The Holy Spirit is also the felt experience of God’s love in our hearts, as well as our comforter, our advocate (walks alongside and accompanies us), our joy-bringer and hope-giver.

Besides, the Holy Spirit is God’s breath. Children were encouraged to breathe slowly and, in their breath, discover the presence of the Holy Spirit who enables us to act compassionately, respect others, ourselves and nature, and live wisely.

Capping off the week was a fantastic evening of fellowship, fun, music, dance and drama at the Big Chill concert. Thank you to all the students who performed and those who assisted them, as well as the parents and guardians that attended.

When sometimes young people get bad press for the misbehaviour of a few ratbags, it’s so wonderful to see so many young people making the most of their talents and bringing joy, happiness and enjoyment to the School and community.

Let us continue to encourage them to pursue their dreams and to maximize their God-given talents.

With love and prayers in exchange for a great weekend and fruitful week ahead.

Constantine Osuchukwu
Chaplain

FunFest

Parents and Friends

P & F Athletics Carnival BBQ Stall

The P&F are calling for volunteers to assist with the BBQ Stall at the Athletics Carnival on Thursday, 17 June.

If you are willing and able to give two hours of your time for this worthy cause, please sign up via this link

Many thanks in advance,


Steve Cornell
Vice President P&F

FunFest Sponsor - Mortgage Choice

We would like to welcome Jo Croft, Mortgage Choice as a Lead Partner for FunFest. Jo is a constant supporter of the Parents & Friends Association, so get in touch with Jo and the team to see how they can help you get the best deal in the marketplace.

Book an Appointment with Jo  //  Visit her website //  Send her an email

P & F Golf Day

Upcoming Events

Student Voice

Whole School News

Reminder – School Photos Next Week

School Photos will be taken by MSP Photographers on the following days.

  • Tuesday 8 June - Junior School
  • Wednesday 9 June - Mahers Lane 
  • Friday 11 June - Sunshine Ave

Students have received information relating to ordering of photos. 

If your child has not received this information, please contact student admin at the relevant campus.

Any concerns with ordering photos, please contact MSP Photographers (Phone: 07 5668 9110 or Email: admin.gcnr@msp.com.au)

Noelene Wright
Head of Operations

Lindisfarne @ 40 presents Thirsty Merc

Come and join us for a gala event as part of Lindisfarne @ 40 featuring live music from students, followed by Lindisfarne's favourite Aussie rockers, Thirsty Merc. This must-see event includes a two-course dinner with drinks at bar prices.

When: Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 6.30pm
Where: Twin Towns Showroom
Cost: $100
Booking Now Open



Staff Bio

Curriculum

Curriculum Update

Subject Selection

All the Curriculum Manuals are available on Parent Lounge and Student Cafe 

Higher School Certificate Examination Supervisors Expressions of Interest

The HSC examinations will take place from 12 October to 3 November.

Supervisors are paid by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and there are generally 2 shifts each day morning and afternoon of between 3-5 hours. Supervisors need to have a current Working With Children check and not have a relative sitting the HSC this year.

If you are interested in being a supervisor please contact Belinda Seaton the Lindisfarne Presiding Officer via email at belindase@gmail.com.

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

School Psychology

Green Team

Early Learning Centre

National Reconciliation Week @ Preschool

Preschool Acknowledgement of Country

Here is the land, here is the sky

Here are my friends, and here am I

We thank the Minjungbul People

For the river and land on which we play

Hands up, hands down

We’re on Minjungbul ground!

The 27th May marked the beginning of National Reconciliation Week and the Preschool children explored this year's theme, More than a word. Reconciliation takes Action., through a number of play- based cultural learning experiences. 

The children also enjoyed participating in the extension and upkeep of our Reconciliation Garden, which included the introduction of a beautiful new We are playing on Bundjalung Country sign; designed in partnership with local Aboriginal community members and created by our Senior School team.

Another highlight was a cultural incursion with Mr Paul Craft (Uncle Boomerang) from Barrugun Aboriginal Cultural Services. He was highly engaging and built wonderful rapport with the children as he shared his cultural knowledge, songs and stories.

We love celebrating National Reconciliation Week and endeavour to embed it’s core values each and every day.

Michelle Donohue
Preschool Joeys Teacher





Please see below for more images.

Junior School

Year 4 Camp - Tyalgum Ridge Retreat

Wow what a week! Throughout Week 5, Year 4 went to Tyalgum Ridge Retreat for two whole nights and three whole days to have a wonderful experience at our first ever camp. 

On the first day we arrived we went into our cabins to put our bags in our rooms. Then we walked upstairs to have a delicious morning tea. After morning tea, we walked up and down hills and finally got to the creek where we were rock hopping. It was a fun challenge and we had a couple of stacks along the way. Then we had to go back up the hills that felt like 20,000 hills, after that we went down to the outdoor area and ate a really good sausage sandwich for lunch. Next up was the scariest activity of the whole camp, the flying fox! We all thought it was going to be great and not scary but it was actually really, really scary. The ladder was shaking when you climbed up it and you and didn’t realise how high you were, but the flying was really fun you felt like you were literally flying! For afternoon tea we had a piece of chocolate cake and it was delicious. After afternoon tea it started to get dark and cold so we went to our cabin for showers and to make our beds. Once everyone had 1 hour of having showers and making their beds we got ready for dinner which was Rice and Chicken (it was delicious). Once we were finished dinner we had night activities and then we started to get ready for bed.

It’s the next morning! It was really hard to sleep because everyone wouldn’t be quiet and some cabins woke up at 5:00am and others 6:30am. After 1 hour it was breakfast time and everyone got a choice of cereal, hash browns, bacon, scrambled eggs, baked beans or spaghetti. After breakfast we had Archery at 8:30am and BMX biking at 9:30am. After morning tea we headed to the icy, cold lake for canoeing where we played lots of fun games and paddled around. When we came back we were freezing and eventually headed over to lunch for sausage rolls! YUM! At group Initiatives we had Glen as our teacher and he showed us how to work together and we played lots of fun games. After afternoon tea we had to go to our cabins to have a shower. We then enjoyed pasta for dinner and a movie before bed! 

Sadly, camp was coming to an end and we were woken up at 6:00am and had to pack up our room before we went to breakfast. After breakfast we did the Waterfall walk and we walked up and down so many steep hills. We had a delicious ANZAC slice for morning tea and then headed to the low rope course where we had to get through the spider web without touching anything! We then walked to the other low ropes course where we couldn’t touch the ground! After lunch we sadly had to get on the bus and depart Tyalgum Ridge Retreat.

We had a wonderful experience at Tyalgum Ridge Retreat for Year 4 Camp and our favourite activity was flying fox! We are looking forward to going back in Year 8!




Macy D. and Isabella S.
Year 4 Students

Junior School Athletics Trials And Carnival

Athletics Trials

Trials will be held for the 3-12 Athletics carnival for Year 3 and 4 students, during class and if required at lunch times next week. 

The following events will be trialled:

  • Sprints
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Discus 
  • Shot Put. 

If lunchtime trials are required they will be held on Monday and Wednesday next week. All students will trial during the in class events. 

8 Year olds in Years 2 and 3 will also trial in class for the 100m sprint. From these trials there will be finalists selected to compete at the 3-12 Carnival. 

Selected students will be posted at school outside the sports office next week and an information email will be sent home to parents.


Athletics Carnival 

The 3-12 Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday, 17 June Week 9. Selected students will be participating on the day. Junior school students are trialling for these events in class and at lunchtime next week. Selected students will be posted at school at the end of next week and will be contacted via email. 

Nathan Croft
Head Of Sports Junior School

Green Market @ The Junior School

Reconciliation Week

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Middle School

From The Head Of Middle School

Year 9 2022 Subject Selection Evening on Monday was a great success with many families in eager attendance to learn about the offerings for 2022. While many students were still unsure about their choices for Year 9 it was encouraging to find out that this was predominantly due to them having too many things they were interested in! 

On Tuesday, during the Middle School Assembly, Rev Constantine spoke about being “real”, about being our true selves and not trying to portray ourselves as someone or something not representative of our real person. This notion applies to the selection of subjects as well. My advice to our Year 8 class of 2021 was to choose subjects that you enjoy. Don’t choose a subject just because your friend is choosing it. Make your choices based on your own enjoyment and personal improvement. It’s a bit like the old saying, “If you do something you truly love doing, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Find the subject that interests you that will also provide you with skills that are transferable to those other mandated subjects. I hope that this stage of subject selection also opens a range of deep conversations at home too. This is a time when dreams and ambitions can be shared, goals can be set and pathways can be identified. I encourage everyone to have a goal, to aim at something. Even if this changes your time will be purposeful and intentional. It will be “real”. 

Our Camp Week was a great opportunity to connect with one another outside of the structures and routines of school and explore the outdoors while challenging, encouraging and supporting one another. After missing out on camps in 2020 it was wonderful to return to such a positive and engaging program. A huge thank you must go to the wonderful staff who give up their time and energy to make such an experience possible for our students. Particular and extra special thanks to our wonderful Year 7 and 8 Coordinators, Mrs McDowell and Mrs Phillips whose enormous amount of work, behind the scenes, to organise these camps is what makes them so special.

Thank you to all of our students for engaging so wonderfully and to our parents and carers for supporting such a valuable part of school-life at Lindisfarne. 

Jeremy Godden
Head Of Middle School

Year 5 Report

On Monday, Years 5 and 6 had their first Chapel service with Reverend Constantine.

The focus of the session was ‘Compassion’. Reverend Constantine’s primary message to the students was the importance of understanding the feelings of others, and acting on their feelings in order to be of assistance. The Stage 3 students were extremely responsive to the message and had wonderful responses to share during their discussion time. Reverend Constantine also asked for the students to share their acts of compassion with him via a special letterbox. Over the fortnight, Stage 3 students are encouraged to share how either themselves or others have displayed Compassion. 




This week Year 5 also participated in Start Smart workshops, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank. The workshop gave students a readily applicable framework for realistic financial goal setting, by encouraging them to ‘See It, Earn It, Save It’. The facilitator, Vienna, used engaging activities where students were able to learn about opportunities to earn money now and got excited about making their savings goals a reality. concepts that were covered included: goal setting; earning money; saving strategies; interest; banks.

As you can see from the responses, the Year 5 students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. 

  • It was really good because Vienna was very entertaining- Aliyah 5A
  • Vienna was funny. I learnt that you shouldn't spend money on things that you won't use a lot and instead, save up for items that you
    actually need. - Finn 5A
  • I liked it because she gave me more than one reason why I should 
    save money - Pepper 5B
  • I like it how we got to share different things like what we do how we make money -Ty 5B
  • It was very inspiring- Otis 5C
  • I thought it helped me out because now I can start to balance my
    accounts - Art 5C
  • I thought it was very good and I learnt alot - Georgia 5D
  • It was good because it taught us how to keep our money - Lennox 5D


Amy Williamson
Year 5 Coordinator

Year 7 Camp To Mebbin

Year 7 has once again returned from a very challenging, rewarding and exciting camp experience.  I’m sure there were a lot of tired and weary children on Thursday night but I hope the camp stories were enjoyable. It was an absolute pleasure to share this journey with them. To watch the friendships flourish, to watch them step outside of their comfort zones and to watch them build resilience as they overcame homesickness, nerves and fears always reinforces why camp is such an important part of our curriculum.

The days were long and busy as Year 7 completed many activities including Crate stack, Big Ben tree climb, raft building, mountain biking and the lily pads, just to name a few. Interspersed amongst this was initiative walks, group activities, communal lunches and dinners cooked by students as well as opportunities to reflect on each other’s efforts and actions throughout the day.

As the sun set and the temperature dropped our nights were filled with games, quizzes and the amazing opportunity to watch the eclipse from start to finish. Watching Year 7 lie on mats, under the stars in awe of mother nature was an absolute highlight for me personally, and also for many of the students. There were no problems getting Year 7 to sleep as they scurried to their tents, chatted for a while and literally ”crashed”, a product of very busy days.

There is so much more to camp than just being outside and each year I am reminded of the importance of getting outside of the classroom and learning from a different perspective and making the most of the teachable moments that present themselves outdoors. The hands-on approach to activities allowed students to learn from doing, the small groups built teacher student relationships, the activities lent themselves to positive peer relationships and the interaction with the environment created an awareness that can’t be taught inside a room. Camp also provided many opportunities to discuss where we saw our Heroic Habits being demonstrated.

With a lot of the world still in COVID restrictions I reminded Year 7 how fortunate we were to have the freedom to enjoy this experience and I’m hopeful that many carried that thought with them throughout the days away.  I think this quote sums it up nicely

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

Julie McDowell
Year 7 Coordinator






Please see below for more images from the camp.

Year 8 Camp To Tyalgum Ridge

Our camp at Tyalgum Ridge camp and campout was a great chance for all of us to try new things. On the campout we hiked, lit our own fire, cooked our own food in billy cans and set up our own tents to sleep in, something many people in our grade had never done. Things like the high ropes and low ropes courses many of us had done before on other camps but it was still heaps of fun to try this different variation and challenge ourselves on the high challenges. Though our raft building wasn’t great, we learnt something about how to design something for a specific purpose and we were taught many new knots and ways to attach things although it was confusing to learn. Our camp exposed us to many different and new things that we otherwise probably wouldn’t do and it was heaps of fun to try them together with both old friends. 
Amity



Tent for me the very first night. 4 of us in a 2 man tent, just a little squishy...

Yikes, the 12Km walk almost killed me! I guess it was good practice for the 30km Kokoda this weekend!!!

Activities galore- mountain biking, archery, camp skills, high ropes, initiatives, low ropes, kayaking, raft building, campout, rockhop, the baby goats and orienteering!

Lots of fun with friends new and old

Great food besides what I cooked for myself at the campout

Under the stars watching the Eclipse was so beautiful

Memories to cherish for life

Overall I am sure that everyone had a great time at Tyalgum Ridge Retreat and can't wait for next year's camp!
Elke


The Year 8 camp was a great chance to do things we wouldn’t usually choose to do. It had a diverse range of activities including activities like high ropes, low ropes, archery, biking and hiking. It was also a good opportunity to learn about making fires, building tents, and so much more. The food they were serving at the place where we were staying made up for the dinner we had to make at the campout ourselves. Some challenges were hard, some of the challenges were easier but all of the challenges were fun. The Tyalgum Ridge camp taught us about leadership, teamwork and communication. We got a little bit of time to ourselves in the afternoon, allowing us to be able to sit and talk with friends or run around the oval that was located in front of the cabins. One of the groups was lucky enough to be out camping while there was a super blood moon which would have lit up the sky for them. This camp allowed us to have fun, learn new things and have new experiences.
Olivia

Amber Phillips
Year 8 Coordinator

French

The Year 5 students began their introduction to French in Term 1 and have been thoroughly engaged in all their tasks and learning. In particular all classes worked on a short performance in French around a rap that was filmed at the end of Term 1. It was very pleasing to see the enthusiasm they all displayed towards the task, and it was evident how much they all enjoyed themselves. Their effort and participation in French this semester has also been extremely pleasing.

Please see links attached for the performances for each class below.

Class 5A
Class 5B
Class 5C
Class 5D

Mme Signori
French Teacher

Senior School

From The Head Of Senior School

Athletics Carnival

Sport at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School encourages participation, respect, inclusivity and enjoyment. It promotes positive health choices, self and social awareness, and leadership.

On Thursday, 17 June, we will be holding our annual Athletics Carnival.

It is important to remember that at Lindisfarne, sports days are not just about athletes. The School wants all students to be excited about carnival days by making them a spectacle, with something for everyone.

Please remember that the Athletics Carnival is a compulsory school day- we welcome competitors and enthusiastic House supporters alike.



Mercy Youth Awards

The Mercy Youth Awards is open!

Young people in secondary schools are invited to engage in our Mercy Youth Awards competition. This year, the focus of the competition is mental health. Students will be asked to think about what everyday things they do to maintain good mental health.  Please note that we have been liaising with Headspace to ensure the competition is suited to the young audience.

The competition opens Monday 26 April 2021 and the closing date is Friday 23 July 2021.



Red Earth

It was a great pleasure to co-host an online information session with Red Earth’s Director, Arthur Alla a fortnight ago. For families who were unable to attend, please find a recording of the session here.

For families who have already registered interest in the immersion program, please refer to Parent Lounge for payment details. 

We are still taking expressions of interest for the trip to Cape York. To register your interest, please follow this link




Stymie

Stymie is an anonymous notification tool that schools are using nationally, to enhance student wellbeing. Stymie has been built in line with the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, and the recommendations from the Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study. The following facts emphasise the decision to implement Stymie iat Lindisfarne:

  • Intentional self-harm is the biggest killer of 12 to 17 year olds.
  • 53% of children are cyberbullied
  • The mental health of young people is in serious decline
  • 10% of 14 and 15 year olds are self harming
  • Australia has not been able to reduce bullying in schools since 2012

Stymie believes that young people should be able to say something without fear. Students can use Stymie to report suicide ideations; self-harm; bullying; family violence; illegal activity; sexual assault; anxiety and depression.

At Lindisfarne we support young people to enhance their culture of care. 

For further information, parents are encouraged to follow this link.




Youth Development Voyages

Applications are now open for 2021 youth development voyages in STS Young Endeavour, Australia’s National Sail Training Ship. Youth aged 16-23 are invited to apply for the new 2021 voyage dates, sailing from May – December in New South Wales, Queensland and Victorian waters.

Since 1988 over 14,000 young Australians from across Australia have sailed in Young Endeavour, taking part in the inspiring youth development experience that helps participants develop self-awareness and confidence, and gives them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and leadership skills through sail training and self-development activities.

During each voyage the ship embarks a crew of young Australians who will learn the skills to sail a square-rigged tall ship, including how to navigate, keep watch, cook in the gallery, set and furl sails, climb the 30 metre mast, and take the helm. They will live ‘between decks’ with fellow youth crew from across Australia, and will be encouraged to pursue personal and team goals and challenges.

View the voyage dates.

Read about the COVID-19 safe voyaging measures that have been developed to ensure youth crew safety.

Applications are now open at www.youngendeavour.gov.au

Financial assistance is available to eligible candidates. 



Kate Cornell
Head Of Senior School

Year 9 Camp Kokoda

Last week, a dedicated group of Lindisfarne teachers witnessed 141 Year Nine students take another step towards adulthood as they embarked upon their annual school camp at Camp Kokoda, Lake Maroon. 

This camp, without a doubt, serves as a rite of passage for our Year Nine students and works in close collaboration with the principals of the Rite Journey.  This year for the first time, students worked and camped in Rite Journey class groups- to further help build bonds and share in camp challenges, successes, failures and lessons together. 

The experiences had during the week, the friendships built, the life lessons learnt and the memories made will significantly contribute to shaping these students as they enter this new and important phase of their lives.  

Operating outside of our comfort zones brings out the best and worst in all of us, lending focus to our current approaches, successes and failures.  Learning how to deal with our fears and imperfections and those of others around us, is essential in every aspect of adulthood.

It is in environments such as those experienced at camp, where real learning occurs at a more natural pace with natural consequences that are felt without filter or delay. Semi-wilderness camps such as these help to address the physical, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual changes happening in the lives of students in a safe and structured way.  

With a renewed understanding of self-confidence and of what it means to be self-reliant and being able to appreciate that each individual has something to offer in a group, the Year Nines found themselves very able to work together in a variety of challenging settings and situations. 

As teachers on camp, it was a privilege to be able to frequently witness unique and authentic moments of student leadership, individuality, compassion, respect, initiative- and courage.

Such experiences give us cause to celebrate the growth of the students upon their completion. The most exciting thing about this is, not only do the students have a great time and learn about themselves, but our whole community prospers as a result of their growth journey!

Trust me when I say we are in great hands. This cohort of students did the school and themselves proud.  

Well done Year 9.

Mr Leach
Year 9 Camp Coordinator

Year 10 Camp To Moreton Island

At 5:15am the Year 10 cohort could be seen assembling at Mahers Lane to start on their 4 day camp to Moreton Island. Our cruise across Moreton Bay on the magnificent MICAT ferry took us to the Tangalooma Beach where the ferry dropped us and we boarded some 4WD buses to take us to our campsite at NorthPoint. Over the course of the next few days we enjoyed a fully guided Snorkeling Tour of the Tangalooma Ship Wrecks, took up the challenge and experienced some exhilarating sand tobogganing, and partook in the unforgettable Illuminating Transparent Night Kayaking Tour. Our visit also included a vigorous hike up Mt Tempest, the largest Mountain on the Island, and visiting Blue Lagoon, Cape Moreton Lighthouse and Honeymoon Bay. Our visit would not have been complete without the 4WD touring of the island which showcased the skill of our amazing drivers. We also arranged a lunar eclipse for the last evening, just to finish off the camp with some stargazing. By all accounts, a successful and fun trip. 










Natalie Marriott
Camp Coordinator

Year 11 Camp To Mount Tamborine

STOP PRESS – the 5555 for Fyds Challenge!

Could Year 11 and teachers meet the 5555 Challenge for Fyds just before they boarded the bus to leave the Tamborine Mountain Camp? Of course – but it took a few goes.

In typical, big-hearted fashion, the legendary Damo, founder of Character Builders, issued what seemed to be a pretty simple challenge – keep the ball in the air for 100 bounces and Character Builders would donate $5555.00 to the Fyds ‘Go Fund me’ campaign. 

‘I will turn the camera on when you get to about 75 and send it to Fyds,’ he announced.

Off we went…73, 74, 75 …camera on…noooo! We just couldn’t get to that elusive 100.  

Never one to let a group fail, Damo got us to take the knee, commit to the 100 and turned the camera on from the number one bounce. We got our 100 – and never was a group more proud.  

Let’s do a simulation! Walk a few kilometres into a gorge, walk up and out again and then, just when you have run out of puff, take it in turns to carry your friends the rest of the way back to base on bamboo and hessian stretchers! Just another few kilometres…

The Kokoda Challenge seemed like a good idea at the time – simulating the contribution Papuan ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ made to the Australian war effort in the Owen Stanley Ranges during World War 2. What a way to kick off the first day. 

Everyone was stretched to their physical and emotional limits by the Damo and the Character Builders team and Lindisfarne staff including Camp Co-ordinators Mr Dan Robins and Mrs Cathy Myers. To close the first day, Mr Stuart Marquardt, Reverend Constantine and Mrs Charlotte Lush were special guests at the formal dinner dance night.  Ex-student, physio for the Gold Coast Suns, Alex Rigby, made the drive up the hill to share his post-school wisdom with us at the formal night.

There were other special shared moments, particularly from the ‘Lindisfarne’s Got (No) Talent’ evening. The moving Jett and Ronan Titanic scene (oh dear), the ‘how did he do that?’ card tricks from Alex and, of course, the teachers’ rendition of that headbanging classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ from Wayne’s World kept the audience laughing. Winner for the night though was Jordy Bell’s ‘Who you gonna call -  Ghost Busters!’ group singalong. 

When asked this week about what they took away from the camp, this thought from a Year 11 chap summed up the experience

“Honestly, that was one of the best camps I have ever been on and I took away so much from it. For me specifically, I became so much more confident talking to the grade and I feel like I know everyone so well now and I could talk to anyone.

Also, I learnt that teachers are real people. It didn't really click for me that teachers had goofy personalities and beefs and, like, lives! Especially when Mrs Maynard was pretending to be a dog. That was unbelievable. 

Finally, I am really proud of the grade for supporting Jordy so much. I love how happy he was on camp and I’m thankful everyone took that on board. But not just Jordy, everyone making it a supportive environment and an overall good time.’

Beautiful Tamborine Mountain saw a disparate group of Year 11 students arrive and watched an exhausted but united team of future leaders pull out of the gates on Thursday. Roll on Year 12.

Judy McCue
Camp Coordinator

Dare To Dream 2021

Currently free of COVID19 restrictions, the annual DARE TO DREAM event went live on Wednesday, 2 June at Osteria.

With an audience of 130 strong young women, Marion Charlton (COO Gold Coast Airport), Felicity Evans (CEO IMBIBE) and Phebe Starr (singer/songwriter) took to the stage to share some of their life lessons on daring to dream. Serendipitously, all three speakers spoke about the power of redefining our personal perception of failure and the ways the challenges we face can empower us to grow, adapt and pivot.

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in the event including those behind the scenes, in the audience, and on the stage – D2D 2021 was a day to remember.

Kylie Wharton
DARE TO DREAM coordinator










Careers And VET

Year 12 students were offered the opportunity to go on a University Campus Tour to explore Griffith University, Bond University and Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast Campus. We often take for granted that we have such fantastic tertiary opportunities on our doorstep and for many students this was their first time on these campuses. Students toured the grounds and heard about the different offerings that each university provides, including meeting student ambassadors and gaining insights into uni life. It was a valuable opportunity for students to get a feel for each campus and perhaps challenge their original perceptions. Universities are hoping to resume their in-person Open Days, most of which will occur in August, so there will be more opportunities for students to get to the various campuses and experience Uni in person.

As we emerge from border closures in the (hopefully) not too distant future students may like to consider studying overseas. Please see this link for an upcoming webinar on studying in the US.

On Monday 7th of June the Australian Defence Force will be joining us at Lunch to run a session for interested students who want to find out more about their Gap Year program as well as their offerings for students when they finish Year 12 including Trades and University Study that are partially and fully subsidised. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about what the ADF offers. They have pathways and careers relative to nearly every discipline. 

Please also see this link to the Options Careers Bulletin. Use the contents to navigate to the sections most of interest.

Lauren Ward
Director of Careers and VET

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

English

Debating and Public Speaking

Tournament Of Minds

I am pleased to report that there has been a considerable number of students in Years 3-10 who have expressed their interest in becoming a part of a Tournament of Minds team this year.

If your child has registered their interest, please ensure you have discussed the following dates with them and they are available for the three events:

Regional Finals               Sunday, 22 August 2021              Mahers Lane Campus

State Finals                    Sunday, 12 September 2021       UNSW, Sydney

National Finals               Saturday, 16 October 2021         UNSW, Sydney

Please note, should the teams be successful in progressing through to the State or National Finals, transport and accommodation are to be organised at your own expense.

Teams will be finalised over the coming weeks and the team facilitators will be in contact with further information.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Amy Williamson
TOM Regional Director NSW North Coast

HSIE

LOTE

Mathematics

PDHPE

Performing Arts

Composers' Collective

Queensland Symphony Orchestra @ QPAC 

Last Friday, after being on camp all week, the Composers’ Collective attended a concert by the  Queensland Symphony Orchestra at QPAC in Brisbane. That almost the entire class attended was  extremely encouraging, as it was the first time that we have all been together. This experience  provided a much needed opportunity to bridge our theoretical studies with the practical, in this case  through live performance.  

The Queensland Symphony presented two major works under the baton of Alexander Briger. Diana  Doherty was the soloist in Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C, K.314. The second work was Brahms’  Symphony No. 2 in D Major. It is safe to say that those students who had not yet attended QPAC  were impressed with the hall and orchestra. 


Following the concert, the QSO asked to interview several students. Juliette Adlard, Kailash  Sivabalan and Noah Rynehart all spoke eloquently and insightfully, representing both the school and  class well. Please click here to view the interview.  

The Composers’ Collective is a young class: we have now completed two terms of largely  theoretical lessons on Pulse, Division, Rhythm, Melody & Chords. Our studies in composition first  bear fruit after many years of instrumental and theoretical studies. They demand a certain  dedication to the craft. Through this slow and detailed work we aspire to normalise the  conversations around creating new music and creating significant bodies of work, much like Mozart  and Brahms. Opportunities to experience live, original music provide one more essential piece to  this complex puzzle. The entire Composers’ Collective, over the three sub-schools, is to be  commended for their efforts thus far.  

I look forward to the world of sound that awaits us.  


Roger Lock
Composer In Residence





The Big Chill Concert

A cool winter’s night was warmed by the collaborative atmosphere of the Big Chill Concert last night in the Chapel. This was a fantastic evening of entertainment which showcased the breadth of talent we have at Lindisfarne in Drama, Dance, Music, and Year 11 Visual Arts. Congratulations to all of the performers, Creative and Performing Arts staff, Production Crew, and our wonderful Friends Of The Arts who made this concert a huge success.



Dale Norton and Johnny Grant
Music Teachers

Photography and Digital Media

Science

Science Matters



Last Wednesday, many of the students on camp were treated to the mesmerising sight of a super blood moon lunar eclipse in ideal conditions. A supermoon occurs when the moon’s elliptical orbit brings it closer to the Earth than usual. Because things are big in space, the moon can be up to 50 000 km closer than when it is furthest away and this makes it look extra big. The eclipse is caused by the Earth blocking out the sun from shining on the full moon and  “Blood moon” refers to the colour the moon turns when sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere illuminates the moon, sort of like a giant sunset.

 At Mebbin, our Year 7 campers brought their sleeping mats out after dinner and watched the eclipse from beginning to end in a crystal clear sky with absolutely no light pollution. At the height of the eclipse, the moon was a beautiful, dark red colour and a couple of shooting stars went by just for good measure. It was a unique experience and I hope that our students tell their children and grandchildren about it in the years ahead when they are reminiscing about their time at Lindisfarne.

Did you know that there is a famous story about a lunar eclipse? Christopher Columbus (you know, the guy who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and bumped into America) actually made four separate trips across the Atlantic ocean. On his fourth, he ran into trouble when his ships got damaged in a storm and he had to go ashore in what is now Jamaica to make repairs. At first, the native people were welcoming and helped the Spaniards by bringing them food and giving them shelter but the sailors did not treat the native people well and soon their attitude turned hostile towards the visitors. Columbus knew that he needed the cooperation of the locals if he and his men were to survive so he resorted to Science.

He had one of the earliest almanacs with him (an almanac is a calendar but with lots of extra information like the phases of the moon and celestial events like eclipses). It predicted a lunar eclipse in a couple of days so Columbus called for a meeting with the native chief and told him that unless his people co-operated he would turn the moon blood red in anger. The chief didn’t believe Columbus had super natural power and refused to help him. After one final warning, Columbus lead the poor chief down to the beach at just the right time, held up his arm and…the moon slowly turned deep red. The terrified chief agreed to help the Spanish and Columbus said he would turn the moon white again, which of course he did.

This story should resonate with us today. It illustrates how people who have knowledge can manipulate those who don’t. It wasn’t that the chief was gullible or stupid, he simply didn’t know what Columbus knew. One of the (many) reasons for going to school is to protect yourself with knowledge so that you are not taken advantage of by people who know things that you don’t.

LIkewise, if you know things that another person doesn’t, it is a measure of your character if you don’t take advantage or act superior because of your knowledge.

Have a wonderful week in Science and never lose your sense of awe.

Hamish Inksetter
Science Coordinator

Technology and Applied Studies

Industrial Technology: Multimedia

Industrial Technology Student Uses Website Building Skills To Earn Money

A massive congratulations to Nathan Lark (Year 11) who has been able to be paid for his website. Nathan's major project this semester was to build a website for any business. He chose to build his website for a Sushi restaurant that he works at. The owners saw the final product that he had made and decided to employ him to build a live website for them.

Due to a confidentiality agreement we can’t reveal the exact figure, but it was in the 1000’s of dollars. 




Stephen Henderson
Director Of TAS

Visual Arts

Learning Enrichment

Write A Book In A Day Competition

Have you ever wanted to be part of a team that writes and illustrates their very own book in just 12 hours??

The Write a Book in a Day competition is a team writing competition open to writers and illustrators from Years 5 to adult. All books are written by a team in a consecutive 12 hour period on one day. Teams will consist of students in Years 5-6, Years 7-9 and Years 10-12.

We will hold our Write a Book in a Day on Thursday, 29 July from 8.00am to 8.00pm in the Mahers Lane Library.

If you are a budding author and/or illustrator and would like to participate in this fun and exciting competition please email jduggan@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au  or lprice@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au to find out more and to secure your spot.

Round Square

Postcard From Renaissance Saigon

Renaissance Saigon invites five students aged 13-15 to register for a 90 minute mathematics- themed RS Zoom Postcard on Wednesday, 23 June at 10.00am in Hanoi (1.00pm AEST), on how gender and cultural stereotypes shape views of math in our schools and communities.

The 90 minute call will start with a short introduction followed by facilitated tasks in baraza breakouts. Students will then reconvene to share the findings from their groups.

Please email mlush@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au if you are interested.

Mike Lush
Round Square Coordinator

First Nations

International

Sustainability

Over 10,000 Items Recycled

Our recycling hubs have now recycled over 10,000 items! This is fantastic news and I thank everyone who has collected and dropped off their waste.

Our recycling hubs accept a number of things for recycling including:

Bread bags and tags

Household batteries

Writing instruments (pens, markers, highlighters, correction tapes and twist crayons)

Oral care waste (toothpaste tubes, plastic toothbrushes, floss containers and electric toothbrush waste)

Coffee pods

E-Waste (electronic waste) and mobile phones

Dish and air care waste (dishwashing product packaging, plastic spray bottles and air fresheners).

Glasses


If you don't already recycle these items with us please consider doing so. If you have any questions about our recycling hubs feel free to email me at patrick.brabant@linidsfarne.nsw.edu.au


Patrick Brabant
School Assistant — Sustainability

Recycling Spotlight

Oral care products is something that we use everyday however their packaging is adding up in landfills at alarming rates. These items cannot be recycled through kerbside recycling services and as a result the majority of Australia’s used toothpaste tubes, plastic toothbrushes, floss containers and electric toothbrush waste ends up in landfill. In fact, every year, Australians send over 30 million plastic toothbrushes to landfill. 

At Lindisfarne we are doing our part to reduce the amount of oral care waste that is ending up in landfill by accepting them for recycling at our recycling hubs. We encourage all members of the Lindisfarne community to get involved in this recycling program to save thousands of pieces of oral care waste from ending up in landfill. Our recycling hubs can be found in the assembly area at our Junior School Campus and near student admin at our Middle and Senior School Campus. 



If you have any questions regarding our recycling hubs, please feel free to email me at patrick.brabant@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.


Patrick Brabant
School Assistant — Sustainability

Not Recyclable Vs Recyclable

Useful Tips For Around Your Home

Germinate Records

Germinate One - Out Now

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Phebe Starr Songwriting Workshop

On Tuesday afternoon students were treated to a songwriting workshop with professional songwriter and recording artist Phebe Starr.  It was so great to see all of the songwriting and music production students gathered together as a group and even better to see so many of them taking the brave step of performing their song for Phebe and their fellow students. Phebe was extremely generous with feedback and support for each of our students – there were many smiling faces afterwards and more than a few inspired young songwriters and producers. Thank you to the following students for attending:

  • Grace Reid
  • Manaia Hyett
  • Charlotte Slack-Smith
  • Charlie A
  • Evie Reid
  • Lolo Laga
  • Tori Aston
  • Jamie Lamont
  • Ronan Green 
  • Henry Vu
  • Jemma McNicoll
  • Oscar Veldhoven
  • Kai Cusack
  • Finn Condon


Brett Canning
Germinate Records

Digital Space

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular

Sport

From The Sports Desk

Futsal

Our Primary boys and girls contingent (Years 3 to 6) attended the Gold Coast Schools Titles in Futsal this Thursday. 

Years 5 and 6

Last Thursday, 27 May, Lindisfarne sent four teams of our finest Stage 3 Futsal players to compete in the Gold Coast Futsal Championships at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre. It was a fantastic day of skill, scoring and tough competition.

Our Under 11 Boys team had a really strong day, mixing their round scores with wins, draws and a loss. They valiantly made the Final and finished runners up on the day.

Lindisfarne took 2 Under 12 Boys teams. They were evenly selected and this really showed when the two teams met in the Semi Finals. Lindisfarne White narrowly beat Lindisfarne Blue 2-1 to progress to the Final. Lindisfarne White competed in an exciting final, going down 6-2 to St Andrews Lutheran College.

The Under 12 Girls team had an all round strong day, remaining undefeated throughout the tournament, meeting rivals St Andrews Lutheran College in the Final. They played their best game of the day, winning 2-1.
Gold Coast Futsal Champions.


A number of students were also selected by tournament selectors to represent South Coast in the National School Futsal Titles in September. Congratulations to all students, they represented our school very proudly.

Isabel Topper
Stage 3 PE







AFL

Our Years 5 and 6 boys and girls contingent played in the AFL Queensland Schools Cup at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay on Tuesday, 1 June. 

Congratulations to both our Primary Girls and Boys AFL teams at the Northern Rivers AFL Queensland Schools Cup. Both teams were undefeated all day and played a very exciting brand of football. The girls fought back from a 3 goal deficit in the grand final to win by 1 point, 19 - 18. The boys faced stiff opposition in the grand final against Holy Family, running out winners by 9 points.

The students played all day with incredible spirit and attack on the ball. They now progress to the Metro South Darling Downs Finals day on Friday, 6 August. 

Matt Bedford
AFL Coach











Football

We had 20 Lindisfarne Students represent NCIS at the NSW CIS Secondary Football Championships in Sydney this week. Mr Cadman (Open Boys) and Mr Clucas (Open Girls) were installed as the coaches. The standard of football is the best of the best in independent schools across NSW, and we are very determined to contribute to our region slowly but surely become more competitive. Both the Open Boys and the Open Girls team tried gallantly, but couldn’t secure a win throughout the tournament.

Congratulations to Olivia Kane on being selected for the NSWCIS team to compete at NSW All Schools  - this was a phenomenal effort to draw attention to herself in a team that was largely under the pump for most of the tournament. 




Equestrian

There are few places colder than Warwick at this time of year but that didn’t deter Equestrian team member Nicola Gee (Year 10) and Mum Donna.  They recently made the trip with Otway Mako in the float to compete at the Scots PGC College Interschool Extravaganza.  Mako is considered a Hunter (larger and heavier build than a typical thoroughbred type) so, in addition to his dressage duties Nicola also competes him in Show Hunter classes-as originated on the hunting fields of England. These horses are expected to show good manners, forward and flowing movement and in particular a strong gallop. Winning performances in both the dressage and Hunter rings saw Nicola and Mako coming home as double champions and fully qualified for States.

Kathryn Leary
Equestrian Coordinator 




Integrated Sports (Years 5 to 10)

We will be releasing our Term 3 Integrated Sports this weekend for your selections. The sports nominations will open on Saturday morning, 5 June. 

Please review the sports choices below for Term 3. The selections will open on Parent lounge under Extra Curricular  in week 7 of Term 2 on Saturday 5 June and will close at 8.00am on  Friday, 11 June. A very short instructional video can be viewed here. The most crucial step is to ensure you click on the green “submit to school” tab once you have selected the sport and this will open up the payment portal.

The sport options available can be view by clicking the links below:

Term 3 Sports Selections will be finalised through Parent Lounge, payment for your child's sport choice is required at the time of selection and their spot in that chosen sport will be secured upon payment

Please note -  some sports have a strict capacity limitation. Therefore, once they reach this quota, they will show as no places available and no longer be an option. 

To ensure you have a clear and comprehensive view of all sports options on offer, it’s recommended that you access the sports selections on a laptop or desktop as mobile phones may have a limited view and may also take longer to navigate all options on offer. 

Swapping of sports once selections and payments have been made will not be possible unless there are pastoral matters, injury or health issues that arise. Please encourage your child to liaise with friends prior to the selection date and have a second sport contingency in case their first sport choice reaches capacity. 

Prior to the sports selection start date, please make sure that you have sourced your login details and can access Parent Lounge. This must be finalised before Friday 4 June.
   

Cross Country

Cross Country training will officially finish after next Wednesday mornings session with a taper and  some stretching.

Good luck to the following Athletes that will be participating at the CIS Cross Country Championships in Sydney on Thursday 10 June.

  • Isabella Arghyros
  • Dean Arghyros
  • Addison Born
  • Tobi Chapman
  • Oliver Clark
  • Matilda Daniel
  • Isabelle Daniel
  • Coby Ellison
  • Madison Fernance
  • Natasha Flahey
  • Lachlan Gonsal
  • Cullen Grainger
  • Padric Hedger
  • Gabriella Hill
  • Layla Hutchinson
  • Ayva Immisch
  • Finn Jones
  • Lucia Juric
  • Jackson Kiss
  • Naira Kraus
  • Phoebe Link
  • Farrah Melville
  • Xavier Mundy
  • Ivy Parsons
  • Lola Parsons
  • Charlie Paul
  • Honor Paul
  • Isabelle Popov
  • Hamish Procter
  • Sana Rice
  • Tahn Richards
  • Siara Travaglia
  • Malia Watson
  • Lyla Williams
  • Taj Williams
  • Jackson Wright

Total football Academy

Term 3 School Holiday program.

At Mahers Lane campus on the top oval.

Monday 19, 26 July - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August - 6 September. 

More information to come in next week's newsletter.

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport

Netball

Saturday Netball

Yet another round of fabulous netball … and after camp week for the seniors.

The Green Team had a close call against Kingscliff in a top of the table clash. Our Lions were victorious by 2 goals! The Gold Lions had a more comfortable margin win over the Division 1 Kingy team and the Red Lions dominated their opponents scoring over 50 goals!

The branded netballs have arrived - and how flash are they?! 






Good Luck this weekend!

Round 6 - June 5

Time

Team

Court

9.30am

Pink Lions

17

9.30am

Purple Lions

21

BYE

Crimson Lions

BYE

11.00am

Orange Lions

7

12.30pm

Lime Lions

2

2.00pm

Bronze Lions

2.00pm

Aqua Lions

6

Lindisfarne Derby!

2.00pm

Yellow Lions

6

Lindisfarne Derby!

2.00pm

Blue Lions

3

11.00am

Green Lions

8

12.30pm

Lavender Lions

11

Lindisfarne Derby!

2.00pm

Red Lions

11

12.30pm

White Lions

11

Lindisfarne Derby!

2.00pm

Silver Lions

12

12.30pm

Navy Lions

12

2.00pm

Gold Lions

8

Go Lions!

The Parent Support Group

The Parent Support Group was joined by the coaches and managers of the Saturday Temas at the Terranora Pavilions for a chance to share ideas, concerns and dinner on Tuesday. The “Carnivale” Stall total of $1150 was celebrated, and Jane and Carly were thanked for leading the Fundraising team. Thanks to all of the helpers and donors who made this event so successful. The group decided on many ideas re: how to put this money back into the club for all of the players. From training equipment, to watching a Suncorp Game in the Ngahriyah (with snacks and treats) and Team photos. Watch this Space!

Many suggestions were made regarding coaching clinics and competitions other than the Saturday’s at Tweed … and again - watch this space!


Umpiring

RED BIB UMPIRE PRACTICAL TRAINING SESSIONS

Tweed Netball are hosting RED Bib Umpire Practical Training Sessions over the next 4 weeks!

These sessions will focus on Protocol, Communication (Whistle, Voice, Hand Signals), Setting Sanctions and PVT (Positioning, Vision, Timing).

* All RED Bib Umpires are strongly encouraged to attend the four sessions *

DATES:

1. Wednesday 2 June - Well attended by our umpires and supported by Narelle Hodges and I too.

2. Wednesday 9 June,

3. Wednesday 16 June,

4. Wednesday 23 June

TIME: 4.00pm - 4.45pm

WHERE: Tweed Netball Association - Arkinstall Park,
Cunningham Street, Tweed Heads 


Netball Centre Of Excellence

The girls continued with their Strength and Conditioning classes with Rory on Monday. In addition to this, before School training started on Tuesday with 38 of the 48 invitees completing a Speed and Agility session with Sam Dick. Shooting practice for all Centre of Excellence GA’s and GS’s takes place on Friday mornings. Individual and group mentoring sessions for the senior players also began in earnest on Thursday morning, with the girls asked to complete their goals and SWOT analysis before chatting with me about meeting their potential on the court.

Congrats to all of the Tweed Rep girls for their continued success at Carnivals in preparation for the State Championships over the long weekend, and the older Premier League players who compete each week at Runaway Bay. Very proud of you all!

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

“I’m here if you need!”

Gay Maynard 
Teacher in Charge of Netball

Spotlight On Dane Henry

Surfing

Dane had a successful NSW Far North Coast Junior Regional Surfing campaign, winning the 16s division event on the weekend and placing second in Monday’s Far North Coast Schools Regional Competition, securing his spot to compete at the State Titles in July which will be held at Illawarra.

Gold Coast Futsal Championships

Last Thursday 27th May, Lindisfarne sent 4 teams of our finest Stage 3 Futsal players to compete in the Gold Coast Futsal Championships at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre. It was a fantastic day of skill, scoring and tough competition.

Our Under 11 Boys team had a really strong day, mixing their round scores with wins, draws and a loss. They valiantly made the Final and finished runners up on the day.

Lindisfarne took 2 Under 12 Boys teams. They were evenly selected and this really showed when the two teams met in the Semi Finals. Lindisfarne White narrowly beat Lindisfarne Blue 2-1 to progress to the Final. Lindisfarne White competed in an exciting final, going down 6-2 to St Andrews Lutheran College.

The Under 12 Girls team had an all round strong day, remaining undefeated throughout the tournament, meeting rivals St Andrews Lutheran College in the Final. They played their best game of the day, winning 2-1! 
Gold Coast Futsal Champions!!


A number of students were also selected by tournament selectors to represent South Coast in the National School Futsal Titles in September.

Congratulations to all students, they represented our school very proudly.









Isabel Topper
Teacher Of Sport

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