Sport Selections Postponed

The Sports Department has postponed the selection of Term 4 Sports for Years 5 to 10 this weekend due to the current situation. We will communicate again when we have more certainty around the timeframes and directives within which we need to work. Please be assured that we continue to work to provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for our students while also being mindful of the current circumstances for our students and families. 

Damien Clucas
Head of Sports and Activities

From the Principal

Foreword

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday the New South Wales Government announced an extension to the lockdown until midnight Friday, 10 September 2021 for all of New South Wales including regional areas. Following today's announcement of a return to school date of Monday, 25 October, it remains to be seen whether there will be any earlier return to School in regional New South Wales for regions that have low or no community transmission of COVID-19. If stay-at-home orders are lifted in our part of the State before Monday, 25 October, Lindisfarne students may have an opportunity to return to school early. 

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School will continue to deliver our remote and online learning until such time as the lockdown and Stay at Home Public Health Orders are lifted. The School will remain closed for face-to-face learning and only open for children who are vulnerable or the children of essential workers who cannot conduct their learning from home. You can read my update to the School community here.

We virtually farewelled our Junior School Psychologist Susi Meyers today as Susi leaves to return to Germany and closer to her immediate and extended family. We have greatly appreciated Susi’s service to the School and her support for our Junior School staff, students and their families.

We welcome Julie Henry who will work three days per week as our School Psychologist in our Junior School. Julie specialises in working with children aged 2-14 years. and has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of all common psychological disorders of childhood, as well as specialist training in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disorders.

“I am so happy to have joined the Lindisfarne team at the Junior School as the new Psychologist.  I am a Clinical Psychologist and have worked exclusively with children and families for most of my career.  I enjoy interacting with little people and helping them overcome the challenges they face.  I am looking forward to working with the learning enrichment team and the teachers at the Junior School to make sure all of the children have the support they need to reach their full academic and emotional potential.  I am also a Lindisfarne parent with my daughter, who is now in Year 5 at the Mahers Lane campus, having started in Preschool Possums.  I have always loved the warm and supportive environment of the Junior School and look forward to making my own small contribution to this wonderful team.”

Today I enjoyed a visit to our Junior School for our virtual Book Character day. It was heartening to see so many of our students and staff enjoying this special and much anticipated annual event.

Thank you to Ms Krissy Affleck, the Junior School team and all the parents for the work to make this event a special time for our students.

Tonight I will join Reverend Constantine, school staff and students for the 2021 St Vinnies sleepout to raise funds in support of those who are homeless. Again this will be a virtual event, although for each of us involved we will still sleep rough to at least gain a small window into the life of those without adequate shelter and food and for whom each day is a struggle to survive.

Just a reminder that in this time of change and challenge for our school and wider community that we are here for you.

If you require any assistance, please contact your respective Head of Subschool, Mark Douglas, mdouglas@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au, Jeremy Godden, jgodden@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au, Kate Cornell, kate.cornell@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or Deputy Principal, Charlotte Lush clush@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or Director of Community Engagement, Simon McKinley smckinley@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

If you are experiencing genuine financial hardship as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic please contact the Business Manager Brett Dinsdale, bdinsdale@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au in relation to available support.

School Chaplain, Reverend Constantine Osuchukwu, constantine.osuchukwu@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au, the School Psychologists, Sarah Broome, sarah.broome@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au, and Julie Henry, julie.henry@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au and senior staff are available to school families and students at this time.

Thank you again for the extraordinary efforts of staff, students and families this week as we work together as a resolute, caring, loving and strong School community.

Stuart Marquardt
Principal

Safe on Social

From the Deputy Principal

Important Information

From the Chaplain

Chaplain's Corner

Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff,

As we absorb the news that our lockdown will be extended until the 10th of September, I encourage you to find moments of peace and joy. We find ourselves immersed in situations we are not able to control. However there is a lot we can control. We can choose to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. We can choose to enjoy speaking with friends and family. We can choose to enjoy going for a walk, enjoying a sunset or simply being fascinated with the behaviours of a bird we might be focussing on.

I know that there are many of us juggling remote/online learning and complex family situations. They certainly can cause frustration, anxiety, fear and anger. Please let us look out for families, friends and neighbours, as well as children and young people, particularly those who are vulnerable and finding it difficult to cope.

As we grapple with our own significant challenges, it can be difficult to bear witness to the immense suffering of our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, Haiti, Ethiopia and Yemen. We know that innocent people are suffering as a result of conflict, war and starvation. Closer to home, the homeless and vulnerable in our Tweed Shire continue to suffer as the economic consequences of the pandemic adversely impacts them.

We try to remind ourselves that, despite our current terrible situation, we are better off than so many others who face starvation, natural disasters, violence, death and isolation both here in Australia and overseas.

We know that our empathy and compassion grows as we seek to understand and assist others in need. We know that we share in the humanity of so many around the world who are in more dire circumstances than ourselves.  

As Christians we face human suffering with courage and God’s grace, knowing that Jesus Christ suffers with us, accompanies us and supports us through pain and adversity.

There’s a call from Christians and others around Australia to implore our Government to welcome more Afghans into Australia and to support the refugees and families who are already here. If you’d like to know more about and support this, please click here.

Today is also our Vinnies Sleepout in aid of Fred’s Place for the ongoing support of our homeless and vulnerable citizens please click here to donate if you are still able to support the Lindisfarne Team,Thank you!

Finally, I would like to encourage everyone to remain steadfast in prayer and in acts of loving kindness. That’s how we overcome the challenges of the pandemic- with God’s grace and by supporting, encouraging and upholding one another daily. 

Thank you for who you are and for all you are doing for our School community. May the Lord continue to bless and uphold you and all those you love.


Constantine Osuchukwu
Chaplain

Student Voice

FunFest

Parents and Friends

Win a Car - Raffle Draw Postponed

Thank you to our community for their support of the Parents and Friends Association FunFest raffle. 

The drawing of the raffle is postponed due to the current lockdown and a new date will be advised soon.

Please make every effort to sell your tickets ready for them to be handed back when face to face schooling resumes.

If you need to pay for your tickets via card, please call the Mahers Lane reception to make payment.

Good luck.

Simon McKinley
on behalf of the Lindisfarne P&F


Upcoming Events

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Green Team

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Junior School

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Middle School

Stage 3 Report

We simply cannot start our article this week without acknowledging the incredible efforts of the Stage 3 students during the course of ‘off-campus learning’ for the past two weeks. Their attendance, work ethic and drive have been truly remarkable, not to mention the upbeat and positive attitudes they start each day with.

Book Week

Book Week celebrations still went ahead this week and we were so impressed with the costumes we saw! We’re really not sure who had the most fun- the students or the teachers! Here are some photos below:

Photo Prompts

Year 5 students have been getting creative with their photography skills over the past two weeks. They have been provided with various daily prompts to provide inspiration. These have included ‘Sky’, ‘Yellow’, ‘My eyes’, ‘Window’, ‘Leaves’, ‘Monochrome'; and many more! Please enjoy some of their samples:















Year 5 Camp Postponed

Just a reminder that the Year 5 Camp to Lake Ainsworth (which was due to be next week) is postponed until further notice.

We are hoping to be able to secure a date/s in Term 4.

In the meantime, payments that have already been made will be held until a date in Term 4 is secured.



Amy Williamson and Kylie Thompson
Year 5 and Year 6 Coordinators

Senior School

Careers And VET

In times of uncertainty it can force us to reconsider our options, and I have had many discussions with students recently about the choices they may make about their post school pathways. In Year 10 Careers we have been looking at jobs of the future and how changes in the world may shape the skills and knowledge required. For example; the need for all industries to become more sustainable, changes in demographics and changes to work expectations and locations. This may be something interesting to discuss at home. The Australian Government have created the website ‘JobOutlook’ which looks at current and future trends in job roles. I encourage you to explore this website with your children as you discuss options and the skill levels and growth prospects of different careers.

Any students who are based in QLD and are interested in studying the University of Queensland (UQ's) Bachelor of Architectural Design, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Information Technology and new Bachelor of Design may like to consider attending their Engineering, Design and Computing Experience Day on the 11th of September from 10:00am to 2:00pm. 
Registrations and information can be found here. Unfortunately with current border restrictions NSW students would be unable to attend, however continue to monitor this situation should this be something you are interested in.

A quick reminder also to Year 10 students who want to study a TAFE course next year, your enrolment documents are required to be submitted by the 1st of September. Please contact me with any questions.

Please also see the Options Career Information Bulletin

As always, I am available to support all of our senior students, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you think a catch up may be beneficial for your child.


Lauren Ward
Director of Careers and VET

Senior School News

It has certainly been a very challenging day for our Year 12 students who have just received news of a further delay to their HSC Examinations. There will undoubtedly be varying levels of frustration and anger at the shifting sands surrounding these dates. I would like to send my heartfelt care and support to these students who have now endured two years of disruptions as a result of COVID-19. It is my hope that in the fullness of time, students will be able to look back at this period as one that helped build resilience and adaptability. In the meantime, I remind all students of the support available to them from the very caring Lindisfarne staff.

Kate Cornell
Head of Senior School

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

English

Lindisfarne Creative Writing Competition - Senior School Winners

It was pleasing to read so many engaging responses that imaginatively incorporated elements of the stimulus below.


This week we would like to focus on the Senior School winners. Prizes and formal recognition will occur at the next on-campus assembly. 

Stage 5

The Stage 5 winner is Zia Mowbray from Cuthbert House with her piece entitled An Anchor of Promise. An extract from the middle of her piece is provided below:

Wind pelted me with rain as murderous waves grew. I ran to tie down a mast, trying to follow my grandfather, who darted around the deck with purpose. Another shot of lightning sliced through the air- thunder roaring over it. 

It was too close. 

I peered at the dark sea, the waves threatening to envelope the ship. Finally fastening the mast, I found my grandfather. “This isn’t right.”

He shook his head, wiping rain from his nose. The drops were like bullets now. 

Another flash. The clash of lightning on wood threw us back.

I landed hard, the impact searing through my bones. Thunder laughed above me. 

My limbs tingled as I blinked back light. When I looked up, I realised why.

A blaze of fire sat in front of me.

I froze, staring into flames. 

My grandfather yelled, but all I could do was lock eyes with the blistering light. Fire caressed every metre of ship it could, inching towards the trap door.

Stage 6

The Stage 6 winner is Neave Butler from Stephen House. Her winning entry is attached below:

A huge thank you once again to those senior students who took the time to enter this competition and support their House.


Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Debating and Public Speaking

2021 Public Speaking Finalists

Congratulations to all the competitors who participated in this year’s Public Speaking Competition. It was enjoyable to listen to all the semi-finalists. However, it was also rather challenging determining which speakers should be selected to go through to the finals as there were so many engaging and competent speakers who sadly had to miss out this year. Also, a huge thank you to all the participants who readily performed their speeches online during our off-campus sessions.

The 2021 Public Speaking finalists are:

Stage 6 

  • Neave Butler
  • Miranda Rhodes
  • Lily O’Sullivan

Stage 5

  • Fergus Hogan
  • Emily Kearney
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Brodie McDowell
  • Mia Wilkinson

Stage 4

  • Bethani Broad
  • Leo Lush
  • Lyla Macdonald
  • Ben Reeve
  • Phoebe Robins
  • Ava Taylor

Stage 3

  • Jezel Baravykas
  • Charlie Buchan
  • Lulu Dalton
  • Tilli Dorr
  • Marcus Fox
  • Sienna Williamson

The Public Speaking Grand Final is still scheduled for Tuesday, 14 September. We plan to hold this event in the Chapel at Mahers Lane commencing at 6.30pm. However, this is naturally subject to any Government restrictions that may be in place during that week. 

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Debating Update

Junior Debating Teams

Both Lindisfarne’s Junior teams were successful in making it to the Final Round of the Junior B Division of the Gold Coast Debating Competition. Due to NSW being in lockdown, our two teams had to prepare their debate online and also participate in the debate via an online platform.

Mrs Treacy’s team defeated their opposition from All Saints Anglican School arguing against the motion that Space exploration is worthwhile. Eliza Evesson, Tessa Ford, Teagan Gilmour and Scout Bee Jones are congratulated on their success in this competition. 

Miss Brewer’s team, comprising of Nicolas Leotta, Leo Lush, Ben Reeve and James Cunnah were narrowly defeated by their opposition, All Saints Anglican School. These boys are commended for presenting strong arguments and working effectively as a team. 

Senior Debating

The senior debating team, consisting of Miranda Rhodes, Olivia-Jane Greenslade, Thomas Leach and Connor Hooley, prepared a rigorous and fluent short preparation debate against the motion that: Animals should be kept in captivity. However, despite their effective teamwork, logical and thoughtful points and improved delivery skills, they were unable to defeat their opposition. They are commended for making it through to the quarter finals of the Gold Coast Debating Competition. 


Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

HSIE

LOTE

Mathematics

Maths Minute

Week 2 Online Learning

Another week of online learning, some might say studying in the comfort of your home, came with new opportunities for students to engage in learning by developing new IT skills and enhancing existing ones. As we continue this journey together, we continue to be proud of how our students are managing their learning space, engaging with the online platform and embracing the challenges. There is no doubt that there are different challenges to be overcome in this new space but it is great to see Math students being engaged online and communicating with their teachers in an effective manner. 









Caitriona McCann
Teacher

PDHPE

Update From The PDHPE Faculty

We hope that you are managing to survive the on-going COVID restrictions and are able to stay positive and active.

We have sent out PDHPE Shout-Outs to many of the students who are actually thriving with the on-learning activities, but we understand that the situation is not easy for everyone.

We must try to stay fit and healthy, and hopefully we will be inspired to do so by watching our Paralympians for the next couple of weeks. The opening ceremony commenced proceedings on Tuesday. For up-to-date news on our Australian team, visit www.paralympic.org.au.

Our School has registered participation in Fruit & Veg Month 2021 from 23 August to 17 September. To celebrate the UN’s International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the theme for this year’s event is ‘Festival Fruit & Veg!’

As part of Fruit & Veg Month 2021, Healthy Kids Association has created a competition for students. To promote the theme of ‘Festival Fruit & Veg!’ students are asked to draw a fruit and veg party.  

There are seven (7) great prize packs up for grabs to help the winners celebrate fruit and veg. Each pack contains: a wireless speaker for playing your favourite fruit and veg songs at your next party, food cutters to create fun fruit and veg shapes and a voucher for a local fruit and veg retailer

Winners will be selected by the School from entries received from K-Year 6 students. We will then email copies of our best entries to info@healthy-kids.com.au by close of business, Friday, 8 October 2021. 

How to enter

Entry forms: We have provided the standard PDF version here. We have also provided a modifiable Word version here if you want to complete it online to save on printing and scanning – you can type in their text, then draw your image on a piece of paper, take a photo of it and insert it into the entry form.

Selected entries may be published in Healthy Kids Association digital and print  communications. Entries will be de-identified before publishing.


National Health And Physical Education Day 


Since 2012, National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day has been the annual day on the calendar to raise awareness of and advocate for the value of HPE in Australian schools.

The day aims to highlight the importance of HPE and impact on the learning potential and wellbeing of all children, the benefit to all schools, and the valuable contribution to the wider community.

Schools and teachers play a critical role in teaching Australian children the benefits of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. Along with parents, the community and the government, we need to ensure that quality health and physical education (HPE) is being delivered into our primary and secondary schools. HPE is one of the eight learning areas in the Australian School Curriculum. Research shows that children’s participation in physical activity leads to better student engagement, improved academic achievement, and better health outcomes in adult life.

But not all students are getting the benefit of quality HPE says ACHPER CEO, John Stokes. “Inconsistencies in curriculum delivery throughout the country means that many students are missing out on learning about the importance of embracing an active and healthy lifestyle”

That’s part of the advocacy focus of ACHPER’s annual National HPE Day on 1 September.

“The day aims to raise the awareness of the value of HPE in the Australian Curriculum; the important role it plays in the learning development of children and the long-term benefit to the community,” says John Stokes.

100,000 Australian school’s have registered, including Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar

Sport Australia and Tennis Australia are major Partners.

John Stokes says, “We have the vision to create a unique annual event and send a great message to the rest of the world – Australia is 100% committed to teaching all of its children about the real benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle”.

The PDHPE teachers at our School will continue to promote a healthy, active lifestyle in all of our classes online. 

Stay safe!

The PDHPE Faculty

Performing Arts

Photography and Digital Media

Science

Science Matters

Week 26 of the school year marks the last week of winter, the end of Science Week 2021 and the second week of the second round of remote learning since March 2020. The first two milestones are predictable and even celebratory but the last one is scarcely believable. 

Seventeen months after our first encounter with remote learning I don’t think anyone really believed that we would be here again. The Maher’s Lane campus has once again fallen silent as the raucous crows have moved on, no doubt realising that their meal ticket has disappeared with the students. They are a source of disruption, especially to period 5 lessons, but it is strangely eerie without their caws reverberating around the buildings. However, like them, we can only deal with the reality of each day as it presents itself and our high level of online attendance and engagement is testament to our wonderful students.

Science Week was disrupted by the abrupt switch to online learning but the whole school community was able to share online presentations about this year’s theme, Food: Different by Design, which explored the intertwined problems of global population growth, food production and degradation of the environment.

At the very least, we can all be aware of where our food comes from and how it is produced. As always, the maxim to think globally but act locally is sound advice. In Year 7 there were spirited discussions about the environmental consequences of eating meat as opposed to a vegetarian diet and what will happen now that emerging economies in China and Southeast Asia are rapidly adopting a “Western” diet with a high proportion of animal protein. You can view the presentations that were shown during homeroom and tutor time last week here:

2021 Science Week Video 1.mp4

2021 Science Week Video 2.mp4

In addition to the online presentations, many classes were involved in the Education Perfect Science Week Challenge. This is an annual event designed to stir the competitive spirit while at the same time getting students to explore different aspects of science. It is simply a matter of opening up a topic that sounds interesting and answering questions about it. Who knows, it might one day lead to a passion or even a career path that otherwise would never have been considered. 

While some classes devoted themselves to cerebral pursuits, others went down a more prosaic path and imploded watermelons with rubber bands. There really is something for everyone in Science.



The virus which has caused this second round of remote learning may well be a cry for help from a stressed, overcrowded and rapidly warming world. It is in our best interest to heed her cries and render assistance.

I hope we will all be together again soon but, in the meantime, work hard in your online science lessons and remember, you have the luxury of choosing what you eat so make your choices with intention.


Hamish Inksetter
Science Teacher

Technology and Applied Studies

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Artmaking in Lockdown: Making Colour

Are you looking for a creative challenge to do together as a family? Here is an activity our middle school students are working on this week! Learn about the history and chemistry of colour in Art then go on a colour hunt and create as many coloured paints from around your house as possible! You can paint a colour wheel with your paints and experiment with mixing the colours to create your own masterpiece. There is a little science activity at the end to try as well because Art relies on Chemistry! We would love to see what you produce together as a family. 

The Chemistry of Colour

Making Colour Part 1

Making Colour Part 2





Online Exhibitions: Take a Virtual Gallery Tour

Here are some of the Virtual Tours that students in our classes are going on during home learning. Why should kids have all the fun? Go on a tour as a family and enjoy a new view of art and culture from the comfort of your couch!

Brett Whiteley Studio Tour 

Australian Centre for the Moving Image: The Story of the Moving Image

TWENTY: Photographs from the Collection of the State Library of Queensland


Bronwyn Dann
Acting Director of Visual Art

Learning Enrichment

Round Square

First Nations

International

Sustainability

Helpful Recycling Tips


Germinate Records

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Digital Space

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular

Sport

From The Sportsdesk

Not much to report on this week folks, obviously everything is heavily compromised or cancelled completely with the lockdown being extended to September 10. All the best to families heavily compromised with the current directives and border closure. 

Lindisfarne Tennis Championships

Registrations are now open for the Lindisfarne's Tennis Championships to be held on Wednesday  15 September 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Arkinstall Park South Tweed Heads. This date will be shuffled back to later in the year if the directives necessitate. 

Please see the flyer attached which includes the link to register.

Basketball

Lindisfarne Lions Basketball Winter Season has come to an unfortunate end due to the QLD hard border closure, with four of our teams having to withdraw from the semi-finals. This is very frustrating for these teams who have been slogging it out in the Winter League since mid February. Please commend the following teams for getting through to the semi-finals in their respective divisions:

U13 Boys LOKIS

  • Archie Loemker
  • Sacha Melrose Cripps 
  • Jack Ingham
  • Sasha Leitch
  • Frank Spooner
  • William Stokes
  • Caleb Weate

U15 Girls AURORAS

  • Cameron Risk
  • Zoe Campbell
  • Danika Richards
  • Emery Bucknall
  • Eliza Conn
  • Uma Uprichard
  • Evie Mills
  • Bonnie Pettigrew

U17 Boys KULAS

  • Thomas Chong
  • Charlie Crawford
  • Jonathan Creagh
  • Banjo Grimster
  • Stroud Kinneally
  • Manny Leach
  • Henry McMillan
  • Joshua Watters

U20 Boys KINGS

  • Hudson Dellar
  • Monty Lush
  • Klyde Milroy
  • Cooper Robins
  • Sebastian Watters
  • Emil Woods

Summer League

Lindisfarne Lions Gold Coast Basketball Summer Season intends to send some online initial registration links via email (and Student Cafe/Parent Lounge) early next week. It is intended that the Summer League competition will run throughout all of Term 4. If the border situation looks untenable for teams to make Coomera in a timely manner, we will make a decision that will allow enough time for players to make alternate club arrangements (if they are QLD based).

Lismore Challenge

The Lismore Challenge Gala day is still poised to progress, albeit with a rescheduled date to bypass lockdown. This event is suspended at this stage, not cancelled. 

Student Cafe sign-ups available

The Australian Schools Volleyball Cup is now played on the Gold Coast. 

We are taking registrations now for Lindisfarne's inaugural entry in the Australian Schools Volleyball Cup (a 5 day competition that runs in the last week of school in December on the Gold Coast). The tournament operators of this event are determined to proceed - even if it is just for QLD schools.

We will be running hour-long morning or afternoon training sessions for our squads that will be encouraged as compulsory for the selected students. Please register your interest via Student Cafe in the following age divisions and we will be back in touch with further details via email:

  • Year 7 and 8 Girls
  • Year 7 and 8 Boys 
  • Year 9 and 10 Girls
  • Year 9 and 10 Boys 


Australian Schools Basketball Championships

The 2021 Australian School Championships will be held from Saturday 27 November- Thursday 2 December at Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium on the Gold Coast. This is the first year of a three year tenure at the Gold Coast, and a magnificent opportunity on our doorstep for our Basketball enthusiasts - of which there are many here at Lindisfarne!

We will be taking player registrations very soon through Student Cafe and running trials. Training will be an hour long block either before or after school to prepare rigorously for this tournament.

  • U15 Boys 
  • U15 Girls
  • U17 Boys
  • U17 Girls
  • U20 Boys
  • U20 Girls
  • U15 Division: for players aged 14 years and younger as at 31 December, 2021 – born in 2007 or later 
  • U17 Division: for players aged 16 years and younger as at 31 December, 2021 – born in 2005 or later
  • U20 Division: for players aged 19 years and younger as at 31 December, 2021 – born in 2002 or later


Sport Selections Postponed

The Sports Department has postponed the selection of Term 4 Sports for Years 5 to 10 this weekend due to the current situation. We will communicate again when we have more certainty around the timeframes and directives within which we need to work. Please be assured that we continue to work to provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for our students while also being mindful of the current circumstances for our students and families. 

Damien Clucas
Head of Sports and Activities

Netball

Saturday Netball

NSW Health have confirmed that the Regional NSW stay-at-home order will be extended by 2 weeks, until at least 11.59pm on Friday 10 September. Round 12, scheduled for Saturday 28 August (this weekend) has been postponed. An updated schedule for the remainder of the 2021 Saturday Competition will be communicated in the coming weeks.

So, on Saturday, I will be glued to the television! I will be watching the NSW Derby, as the NSW Swifts and Giants Netball face-off in the 2021 Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final at Nissan Arena in Brisbane (from 2.30pm AEST on Channel 9 and 9Now). Last time they played, the Swifts won by a solitary goal! Both teams have survived numerous interstate relocations, hours of quarantine and months on the road to keep the competition going amid the COVID-19 crisis across Australia, and will leave it all on the court in the decider.

I am sure the Year 12 Boys team will be cheering for Maddy Proud’s Swifts, having had their photo taken with her at the NSW Cup Finals in Sydney two years ago 


Two of my favourite players, (and not just because they are English!) shoot for opposing teams - Helen Housby and the Giant’s Captain, Jo Harten. I am just looking forward to a close battle where all players play to their potential!


Monday Night Netball

Any 11 years to Open players who wish to play Monday Night Netball, starting on September 13, please contact me ASAP so teams and entries can be organised. If you have already played this year, the registration through NetballConnect will cost $10 and the Team fees of approx. $50 - $60, will be charged through the Parent Lounge. It would be great to have teams in all of the divisions for Season 2.

Netball Centre of Excellence 

The Netball Centre of Excellence players have met up for chats and challenges at the beginning of their training sessions each week. The Green, Red and White Lions (some of them pictured below) have missed two Thursday birthday’s during lockdown, so we have wished Amber Sullivan (19/8) and Scarlett Ojiko-Pettit (26/8) the best of days by singing on our meet!


The players have continued to keep themselves fit ready for the resumption of the Netball season:

Ava Taylor went for a bike ride and then shot 100 goals. Matilda Daniel went for a run and then challenged herself with Session 1 Video. Claudia Arghyros, Sienna Phelps and Daisy Allen completed a 20 minute run and then a workout recommended by Rory. They also practised shooting goals while they were together.

Stay Strong Lions!

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

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