2022 Term 1 Week 4 25 Feb 2022

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From the Principal


Covid-19 Update

On Wednesday, the New South Wales Premier and New South Wales Minister for Education announced a number of updated school settings for Term 1. These setting changes were developed in close consultation with New South Wales Health and all three school sectors to ensure continuity of education while staying in sync with changing community settings. 

From Monday, 28 February: 

  • Visitors are allowed on school sites.

Visitors including parents and carers are now allowed back onto school sites. Please continue to use pick up and drop off zones as we adjust to more people being at the School site each day.

  • Masks are no longer mandatory in Secondary Schools (Year 7 to Year 12).

Masks will no longer be mandatory for students or staff in secondary schools/classes. However, masks continue to be mandatory on public transport. This applies to students aged 12 years and older, and staff when travelling to and from school and during school excursions by public transport or by chartered or private transport services.

  • Rapid Antigen Testing moving to ‘symptomatic testing’ only. 

A reminder that from Monday, 28 February staff and students will move to ‘symptomatic testing’ as required. Lindisfarne will provide all students and staff with a final allocation of 8 tests to support this for the remainder of the term. After this allocation, symptomatic students should resume PCR testing or use their own home RAHT kits, which are now readily available and accessible in the community. Whilst we await a further delivery of tests from the New South Wales Government we will continue to distribute RAHT kits in batches of four. A negative RAHT may still be required from time to time to attend school activities such as overnight camps.

From Monday, 7 March: 

As of Monday, 7 March, masks will no longer be mandatory in primary schools for staff (Preschool to Year 6 ). This staggered change recognises the lower vaccination rates in primary school-aged students. 

COVID-safe risk management processes will continue. As we implement the updated settings, we will continue to implement risk assessment processes and risk mitigation strategies such as maximising fresh air flow through natural ventilation, as well as continuing good hand hygiene practices and daily cleaning. 

Anyone who is working on a school site including undertaking paid or volunteer work (including parents and other volunteers) is still covered by the Public Health Order and therefore must meet mandatory double vaccination requirements. 

A reminder that the 7 day isolation period remains in place for positive Covid-19 cases and close household contacts and positive cases must be reported to New South Wales Health and the School notified.

Rugby Program Launch

We had a very successful launch of the 2022 Rugby season and program last night at Pioneer Country. Thank you to Sarah Robinson and the team at Pioneer Country for the warm welcome and to school parents James and Carmen Sullivan for the amazing hospitality.

The evening was well attended by parents, students and supporters of the school.  The students are to be congratulated on presenting in full formal uniform in accordance with the importance of the occasion. Thank you to school parent and former Wallaby Adam Wallace-Harrison for his inspirational address as guest speaker. I’m grateful to past Lindisfarne student Lily Dick (2018) for her message of support taking time out from her commitments as a member of the Australian Rugby 7’s team to send words of encouragement to our players, supporters and coaches.

Thank you also to a past student from my days at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Blake Enever who I’ve known since he was in Year 1. Blake represented the Queensland Reds, ACT Brumbies and Wallabies during his career and sent a message of support to Lindisfarne.

The Rugby program will be headed by Dr Joseph Coyne and supported by members of our talented and very committed staff at Lindisfarne.

NCIS Sport

On Tuesday evening I was part of the North Coast Independent Schools (NCIS) meeting to plan out a range of sporting opportunities across the North Coast region. It’s good to have NCIS sport back up and running and for the first of our events, Primary Swimming to have been successfully completed yesterday.

Meet the Tutors Evening

Unfortunately, my attendance at the NCIS meeting prevented me from joining members of the school community for the Meet the Tutors Music Recital. I’ve received such amazing feedback from the school community as to the quality of the concert and the exceptional gifts that our dedicated music tutors have to share with our students at Lindisfarne.

Tom Leach - ICAS Science Medalist

Two medals in a row for Tom Leach! 

ICAS goes beyond the classroom curriculum and focuses on deep subject knowledge and critical thinking and problem-solving.  The ICAS competition is an incredibly difficult one in normal circumstances, drawing as it does from challenge and the need for resilience, but considering the tough few years we have had it is a much more significant achievement for a student to achieve in the top 0.3% of the 2020 and 2021 WORLD cohort!

In 2020 Tom Leach received an ICAS medal for English.  This week at assembly he has followed up this success with a medal for Science. He can be incredibly proud of such an accolade. 

Congratulations Tom on behalf of our school community on what is a significant achievement.


Congratulations to Dominique O’Neill (2004) and Flavio Miranda on the safe arrival of Ines O’Neill Miranda on Tuesday 22.2.2022 - a date to remember! Exciting times for the whole family including brother Tiago. I have conveyed the love and support of our school community. As Dominique takes some time out for the family this year she will move to the role of Deputy Chair of the School Council for 2022 with Bill Adler appointed by Bishop Murray as the Chair of School Council for the 2022 school year.

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal


Chaplain's Corner

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,

Thank You 

I would like to thank all the students and staff who joined The Reverend Dway and his parishioners at St Cuthbert’s for a Service and fellowship last Sunday. It was a really lovely Service enhanced by the beautiful singing of our students and the participation of the prefects. Let us continue to strengthen our ties with St Cuthbert’s as we give thanks for the bonds of friendship that we share.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

I thank all those who have put their hand up to join our RAP task force team. Our first meeting will be held at Minjungbal Aboriginal Centre in Tweed Heads next Thursday. We shall keep you posted on this important work.

Shrove/Pancake Tuesday (1 March 2022) and Ash Wednesday (2 March 2022)

On Shrove Tuesday we’ll be selling pancakes to raise funds to buy a freezer for Fred’s Place in aid of the poor and needy in our community. Please support this fundraiser. Thank you in advance.

Ash Wednesday is upon us, and marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is the period of forty days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar, traditionally a time of fasting, prayer, reflection and helping the poor. 

As an Anglican School, we celebrate the major feasts of the Christian calendar and warmly invite those of other faiths, Christian denominations and no faith tradition to join us. This Lent, we shall be emphasising compassion to self, others and nature.

Lenten Study with Bishop Murray

Our diocesan Bishop, Dr Murray Harvey, is also leading a Lenten study online. He suggests that we use the excellent resource from Anglican Board of Mission entitled
Repairing the Breach: Lent Studies for People of Mission https://www.abmission.org/reso... 
It is available as a Hard Copy but if you sign up I can get you a digital version free of charge. The digital version has live links to other resources (music etc) that we can look at / listen to together.

The first session will be Thursday, 3 March 6pm (until 7:15pm). Please let me know if you’d like to participate in this study.

Spiritual Gym - Family Service on Sunday, 6 March 2022 at 5.00pm in the Chapel

The pandemic has exposed our fragility and vulnerability, but has equally reminded us of our hidden strengths and the power of community. As we learn to live with Covid-19 it’s important to continue to create spaces for encounter, solidarity and fraternity. Please join us for refreshments at 4pm followed by a Service of Eucharist at 5pm in the Mahers Lane Chapel on Sunday, 6th March 2022. All are welcome!

Finally let us continue to pray for Ukraine and for peace in our world, in the hearts of all people, and in our hearts as well.

Thank you for who you are and for all you do, it’s much appreciated!

Rev Constantine Osuchukwu

Community Service

Important Information

First Nations

Parents and Friends

Parents and Friends - Notice of AGM

The Parents and Friends Association will hold an Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 26 April at the Mahers Lane Library at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in joining and finding out more can enquire via pandf@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

Kim Brown
P&F Secretary

Friends of the Arts - AGM

Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a sub-committee of the P&F created in 2018 for parents and friends interested in supporting the Arts at Lindisfarne. FOTA has actively supported a number of events over the past two years including our evening with Katie Noonan, The Big Chill, Lindisfarne Drama Festival, Bring it On, The Musical, Darren Percival concert, the senior art exhibition. 

All interested parents and friends are invited to join us for our first meeting for 2022 on Monday, 28 February in the Mahers Lane Library at 6.30pm. This AGM will be followed by a General Committee meeting. Parents are also able to attend online using the meeting link meet.google.com/npv-gdkx-nri

David Keay
FOTA President

P&F Trivia Night - Saturday, 12 March

On Saturday, 12 March the Lindisfarne P&F will once again hold a Trivia Night in Ngahriyah. Tables of eight ($200)

BYO food and drinks, prizes and raffles and of course a best-dressed (or worst) prize for one table.


Safe on Social


Harmony Week

Student Voice

Upcoming Events


Whole School News

We Will Rock You - Tickets Nearly Sold Out

Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs, WE WILL ROCK YOU School Edition follows two revolutionaries as they try to save Rock in a post apocalyptic world. Featuring the songs “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and many more. 

After a victorious 12 year reign and having rocked over 7,376,485 people in a record-breaking 12 years at the London Dominion Theatre, We Will Rock You played its final London performance on May 31 2014. With 4,659 performances played, 

We Will Rock You achieved the distinction of becoming the longest running show ever at London’s Dominion by a margin of nine years and took its rightful place in London West End history, sitting proudly in the Top 10 longest running musicals of all time. By this time We Will Rock You had been performed in 28 countries around the globe and seen by more than 16 million people. 

Get Your Tickets via www.trybooking.com/BXJGS. Tickets over 80% sold. Don't wait.


  • Wednesday, 30 March 6.30pm
  • Thursday, 31 March 6.30pm
  • Friday, 1 April 6.30pm
  • Saturday, 2 April 2.00pm
  • Saturday, 2 April 6.30pm

Corporate Partnerships

Lindisfarne is also seeking partners and supporters, for more information download the Corporate Partners Booklet.

Help Lindisfarne Win Big!

Lindisfarne has just entered the 2022 Colgate Community Garden Challenge. Through this competition we have the opportunity to win a community garden kit valued at $4,780 for our school. The community garden kits include:

  • Two garden beds made from plastic recycled by TerraCycle
  • A bench with planter boxes made from plastic recycled by TerraCycle
  • A bug hotel
  • $100 Bunnings Warehouse Gift Voucher
  • $100 Australian Seeds Voucher
  • Plantastic! A to Z of Australian Plants Book

But to win this we need your help. Please bring in your oral care waste to our recycling hubs for recycling. This includes toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, floss containers, and electric toothbrush heads. The more oral care waste that we send to TerraCycle for recycling the more chance we have of winning. Our recycling hubs can be found in the assembly area at our Junior School and near Student Admin at our Mahers Lane campus. With your help we have the chance to win big!

Patrick Brabant
School Assistant - Sustainability

We Will Rock You - Support Needed

Rehearsals for our musical 'We will Rock You' are well underway for our performance in Week 9.

The musical is set in a dystopian world 300 years into the future. Rock music has been phased out, however, a group of Bohemians are trying to restore and piece together a world that resembles the past. A world with music.

We are looking for clothes and items that can be 'upcycled' to be creatively re-purposed. The looks are blended with STEAMPUNK and ROCK THROUGH THE AGES.

Including but not restricted to;

  • Fashion items
  • Headbands, wigs, hairpieces or hats
  • belts, gloves or accessories

If you have anything to donate or lend that fits this vibe please let me know or leave it in a box in top reception labelled musical DONATE or musical LOAN. If you are lending an item please be sure to either label it so we know who it's from.

There are also a number of items we need for our set. Please let me know if you have any of the following again to donate or lend.  

  • Old TV (doesn't matter if it is broken)
  • VCR player
  • Tape recorder
  • Videotapes
  • DVD discs
  • Broken, faded rock memorabilia
  • Faded rock posters
  • Old jukebox
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Bike helmets
  • ANY broken or old musical instruments
  • Harley-Davidson bike

There will be a sewing bee and a set working bee for these dates; Sunday, 6 March and Sunday, 13 March. 10.00am to 3.00pm. Please let performingarts@lindisfarne.nsw.edu know if you can attend or if you have certain skills to offer. 

Amy Skene

Staff Bio

Teaching and Learning

Junior School

From The Head Of Junior School

Sunshine Avenue has seen another busy week with students joining in many activities, despite the persistent rain. As I have been away from the campus this week in self-isolation and working from home, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the fantastic team of teachers, support staff and leaders for their tremendous efforts, agility and commitment to the delivery of world-class education for our students- even in these difficult times. Over the last two years, we have all learnt a lot about our ability to adapt to remote learning and working. I am sure we would all agree though, face-to-face learning, at school, with the human interactions from which we all benefit is, by far, our preferred option. We continue to move through the phases of living with COVID-19 and I encourage everyone to pay particular attention to the updates provided by our Principal, Stuart Marquardt. The next batch of RAHT kits has been provided to students this week. As per the information previously provided, these tests are to be used at the family’s discretion. This is a change from the surveillance testing previously undertaken over the first four weeks of the term. We are also excited to relax the restrictions involving our cohorts interacting with each other. This will enable them to enjoy a bit more freedom in the school play areas during recess and lunch. Grades will be able to play and mix with students from all year levels from Monday.

At our previous assembly, I discussed our uniform expectations with the students. We confirmed that one great way to show our community that we care for our school is to wear our uniform with pride. The 2022 Parent and Student Guide has recently been updated and released via the School Website. Uniform and Appearance Guidelines and information about the uniform shop can be found on pages 34-40. I thank the Junior School families for their commitment to upholding our shared standards and expectations regarding uniform at Lindisfarne. If you are experiencing difficulty in meeting the uniform requirements due to hardship or other reasons,  support is available. To access this support please make contact via the school office.

We have a number of wet weather days still ahead of us. I again thank parents and carers for your patience as these weather events impact the efficiencies of our pick-up and drop-off processes. Thank you all for helping to maintain our harmonious existence with our neighbours and the Tweed Shire Council by not parking on Sullivan Street.

Jeremy Godden
Head of Junior School  

Junior School Sport

Dates for Term 1

Please find below some Junior School key dates to add to your calendar: 

  • Friday 25 March (week 8) - FUN Cross Country Carnival
  • Thursday 7 April (week 10) - 3-12 Cross Country 

Total Football Academy - After school Program 

The Total Football Academy after school program will continue for the rest of term 1 on Monday afternoons until week 9 Monday 28 March. 

Students in this program will meet Mr Croft on the Basketball Courts after school at 3:00pm. A roll will be taken and the students will then proceed to the Total Football Academy coaches. 

Runners Club

Runners Club has again been an overwhelming success. We have completed two weeks and have had over 50 students attend the sessions. 

The purpose of the Runners club is to assist in the running development of our school students. Last year the Runners Club was a great success with students and parents joining in to improve their running, fitness or just to spend time with each other doing a physical activity. Students in years 1 - 4 are welcome to attend. 

Runners Club will continue on Monday and Wednesday mornings for the rest of term 1. The training sessions will begin at 7:30am sharp and will conclude by 8:30am. 

Students will be required to bring along their school uniform to change into after the completion of the session. Students will be given time to change and have something to eat before the first bell at 8.45am. Parents and carers are more than welcome to come along and join in. 

Hockey - Year 3 and 4 After School Program 

The Casuarina Hockey Club will be running an after school Hockey Program for 5 weeks. . This program will be open to students in years 3 and 4. There will be a limited number of places available details for registration are below:

Dates: March 3rd, 10th,17th 24th 31st

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Cost: $50 payment made at end of first session.

Where: Lindisfarne Junior School

Plastic sticks provided

To Register please contact: Matt via email at info@casuarinahockey.com 

This program will be limited to 16 players, so get in early so you don’t miss out.

Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4

Shrove Tuesday - 1st March 2022

Digital Citizenship @ the Junior School

We are wrapping up a big few weeks of Online Safety at the Junior School. On Tuesday 8 February we celebrated Safer Internet Day, with the theme this year being 'play it safe and fair online'. In ICT lessons we are learning about how we can all help to make life online enjoyable by being kind and respectful to each other. We have also been discussing the Lindisfarne ICT User Agreement which is an important set of guidelines that we use to be safe and responsible when using technology at school. Digital Citizenship will be an ongoing focus throughout the year and I encourage all families to continue the discussions at home. If you’re interested, there are some fantastic parent resources on the eSafety website (https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/resources) and you can find a copy of our ICT User Agreement on Seesaw.

Let's all work together to make the online world a kind and respectful place!

Krissy Affleck

Green Team

Middle School

Senior School

From The Head of Senior School

It is with great pleasure that we were able to host Christiana Alexakis from Red Earth at this week’s Senior School Assembly. In her presentation, Christiana was able to launch the 2022 Immersion Program which gives young people the opportunity to make meaningful, personal connections with remote Indigenous Australia. 

Red Earth has longstanding relationships with remote communities and homelands where traditional Aboriginal culture still lives strong, so students can stay on Country with Traditional Owners and their families.

During the immersion, students contribute to community projects chosen and guided by Traditional Owners and learn about the rich culture of the land directly from the custodians of the land. Whether they are hiking to sacred sites, throwing a fishing line in the creek, kicking a footy with local kids, or sharing stories around the campfire, the goal is always to facilitate personal connections and allow students to develop a first-hand understanding of the challenges and beauty of modern life in remote Indigenous communities.

Lindisfarne will be sending students from Years 8-12 on its inaugural trip to northern Queensland from October 4-12. We are currently calling for Expressions of Interest for the trip and would like to invite parents to an online information webinar on Wednesday, 2 March.

Further details can be found via this link.

Kate Cornell
Head of Senior School

Careers and VET

Defence Force Recruiting Gold Coast will be presenting a Gap Year Information Session on the Gap Year programs offered by the Australian Defence Force. These programs fill up very quickly and often students will need to apply in Year 11 to get a spot. The Gap Year Info Session will be held virtually via Google Meet. This information session will include:

  • The current Gap Year roles available in the Navy, Army and Air Force - potentially fast track your application with a current priority ADF priority role
  • A presentation on life in the ADF
  • Education and fitness requirements
  • The important dates and cut off time to apply for the Gap Year program
  • How to apply and seek additional information

 Any students interested in applying for direct entry into Dentistry or Medicine need to complete additional assessments including the UCAT. This assessment requires significant preparation which needs to start early. MedEntry provide lots of resources to support preparation and I encourage any interested students to have a look at the free resources available and see whether this is something that could be useful.

Lauren Ward
Director of Careers and VET

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise


Creative Industries

Debating and Public Speaking







Performing Arts

Hot Potato Band

We are excited to share some photos from the Hot Potato Band who visited us and ran music workshops to support our students.

Meet the Music Tutors Concert

It was a full house in the Chapel on Wednesday evening for our annual Meet The Music Tutors concert. The evening started with a rousing Big Band rendition of the Dizzy Gillespie classic “Manteca”, featuring our percussion tutors David Sanders and Reuben Bradley going head to head with an old-school drum battle. Other highlights of the evening included Piano performances from tutors Dylan Curnow, Trish Guthrie-Watt, Stephanie Palmer and Steve Russell, groovy Jazz Guitar from Luke Stapleton, the Staff String Quartet, Jonathan Grant finding his inner Santana and a mass collaboration of our tutors performing Rock With You.

Our Senior Choir, Stage Band, Senior Rock Band and Senior Strings supported the evening with polished performances of a broad range of recently prepared repertoire.

It’s great to have live music events returning to the Chapel and we look forward to more events throughout the year.

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Click expand to see below for some amazing photos from the event.

Performing Arts

Junior School Music

It is that time of year again when we would like to offer our music students the opportunity to take part in a range of our extra-curricular music programs and activities run at the Lindisfarne Junior School campus. Our ensembles have now recommenced however there is still time to sign up if your son/daughter is interested. This term our ensemble groups will range from Intermediate String Orchestra, Choir, Guitakestra (Guitar Orchestra) and Rock Band to name a few. These ensembles present students with a variety of exciting opportunities throughout the year to represent Lindisfarne. So as to limit the amount of class time missed all ensemble groups will run before school at 7:45am.

Rock Band

The Rock Band ensemble will be run by Alicia Charleston who is one of our specialist guitar tutors. Due to the nature of this ensemble, students wishing to enrol will need to participate in a small informal audition to demonstrate competency on their chosen instrument. These students will sit in on a Rock Band rehearsal where the teachers will assess their ability and will notify them at the end of the rehearsal if they are ready to join the band or not. Please be aware that it is a prerequisite for all guitar students wishing to join this ensemble to also be a member of the Guitakestra ensemble group.


What is ‘Guitakestra’?

Guitakestra is an orchestra consisting of only guitars. Students will learn to play in an ensemble setting, focusing on note reading and rhythm reading, performance techniques whilst learning to play fun arrangements of an array of songs. Any guitar student wishing to become a member of the rock band will be required to also be a member of the Guitakestra.

The only requirement for this ensemble is that students are currently having guitar lessons.


Music is an important part of your child's education.  Music develops creativity, builds self-confidence and adds to social development.  Last but not least, music should be FUN. If your son/daughter enjoys singing and is looking for a fun ensemble to join but is not sure which one, this ensemble is a good starting point. No previous experience is required to join the Junior School choir however this ensemble group is only offered to students in year 2-4.

Intermediate String Orchestra

This ensemble is an invitation-based ensemble group for students who are performing at the necessary standard on a string instrument such as violin, viola, cello and double bass. Mr Warr our string director will be in touch with all students he feels are ready to join the intermediate string orchestra.

For students wanting to join the Beginner Orchestra or Concert Band ensemble, these groups will not commence until the start of term 2.

Jesse Edwards 
Junior School Performing Arts Coordinator

Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts

Germinate Records


Year 12 PDHPE "Practical"

On Tuesday, 12A practically applied their answer to the HSC question: How can nutrition and recovery strategies affect performance?

The students were asked to compare the dietary requirements of athletes in different sports considering pre-, during and post-performance needs in preparation for the class which was moved to the Trade Skills Centre. 

On arrival, they were asked to form groups and don aprons. A range of foods were displayed across the workbench and the next task was to organise these into “meals” for an endurance athlete. The group then decided on a carb-loaded pre-event dinner. Each group then had to cook their own dish, during which they could “snack” on fruit and lollies. After creating stir-fries, with pasta or rice, each group enjoyed a “recovery drink” of chocolate milk before cleaning their work stations and packing their “lunch”. 

The class used all of their senses outside of the normal classroom environment. Hopefully, the lesson was well and truly learned. 

Gay Maynard
Director of PDHPE

Photography and Digital Media


Science Splash

Year 7 continue to have fun and develop their scientific skills in the lab. The Bunsen burner is a very useful tool that scientists use a lot to heat substances in the lab, so mostly in Chemistry Experiments but sometimes it is used in Biology also. To obtain your Bunsen Burner Licence students complete a theory and practical component which demonstrates they know how to safely operate a Bunsen Burner. It is one of the most memorable moments in Year 7. Congratulations to all students who demonstrated bravery and confidence to obtain their Bunsen Burner Licence. Here’s a quick look at some lab activities.  

Year 9 

Year 9 students have been exploring the Mighty Atom this term. They have developed an appreciation for all the scientists who have contributed to the knowledge and theories we now know about what an atom is and what makes up matter. From deep thinkers like Democritus to Scientists like Bohr and Rutherford - their combined knowledge has led us to Schrödinger’s Quantum Model we now accept.

Students have had fun making and critiquing models and exploring how different models represent the atom and how the electrons are arranged. Some students also celebrated this learning by putting on a display of the “Devil wears Mendeleev” where the students dressed up as an atom of their own choice! Conducting investigations around examining the properties of the metals such as electrical conductivity and hardness have facilitated a deeper understanding of metals. An exciting demonstration of how sodium reacts with water was a memorable demonstration. 

Caitriona McCann
Teacher of Science

Visual Arts

Inspired Art

Cate Roberts, one of our Year 12 Visual Arts students recently attended an evening offered by the Byron School of Arts (BSA) at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah. On the night, Cate won herself a 'Mentor Session' with a local practising, teaching artist at the BSA. This is a fantastic opportunity for any aspiring, emerging artist.

This week Cate met with artist and Director of the BSA, Michael Cusack. Michael is an accomplished contemporary artist who has been teaching Visual Arts and design for over 20 years. He is represented in numerous galleries and private collections and most recently in Sydney at the Olsen Gallery in Sydney in 2019.

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend with Cate 'in the wings'  listening to the incredible conversation that took place. Michael viewed some of Cate’s work, imparting professional information about materials, and the art process. Plenty of discussions took place as Cate had many valuable questions answered. Michael was kind enough to share his current work in his studio and how he goes about creating in his art practice. A plethora of artist paints, tools, equipment and books!

Cate and I also were privileged to view his personal art journals which document the authenticity of an artist’s practice. It highlighted and validated the importance of keeping a constant visual arts diary …. just as we do at school.

Thank you Cate for being a fantastic ambassador for Lindisfarne. I know you have gained so much from this experience, as have I. You will be able to incorporate all you have learned from Michael both here at school and long into your future. 

Karen Hughes
Art Technician

Learning Enrichment

Round Square


Model United Nations Assembly

International Prefects, Olivia Grosser and Olivia Sweetnam, have big plans for this year, and can’t wait to get everyone more involved with some exciting opportunities. One of these opportunities is the Rotary District Model United Nations Assembly. This event gives students a hands‐on experience of a UN style debate. MUNA 2022 will be conducted at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre on Saturday, 30th April 2022.

Teams of 3 students, generally from Year 11 or Year 12, have the opportunity to select a country. Then they will research its

  • History
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • People
  • And international alignment

in order to make real life stances on world affairs. 

Having chosen a country, students then debate selected resolutions from that country’s point of view. 

Students and teams are judged by a panel of judges. There is a winning overall team selected to attend the National Assembly in Canberra in August 2022, representing Rotary District 9640. There will also be an individual winner and runner-up selected.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Mr Lush at mlush@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au or your friendly International Prefects, by the end of next week, Week 5. 

Olivia Grosser and Olivia Sweetnam
International Prefects

Country Of The Week


Olivia Grosser and Olivia Sweetnam
International Prefects


Waste Wise Tips

Waste Wise Tips

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Digital Space

Chess Club

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular



Monday Night Netball

Round 4 was a busy one! Some teams played two games!

Well done Silver Lions for your two victories and both the Gold and White Lions for your convincing wins over Centaur and Kingscliff.

The rest of the catchup games are in Round 6

Good Luck in Round 5 - February 28:






Blue Lions 




White Lions 




Silver Lions




Gold Lions




Golden Oldies




Please be at the courts in time to warm-up and sign on.

Go Lions!

Club Netball

The Tweed Netball Association’s Saturday competition starts on Saturday, 26 March at Arkinstall Park, Cunningham Street. 

Registrations are now OPEN. They will close on Thursday, 3 March. 

Please see the Saturday Registration Guide linked by clicking - HERE

I will sort the teams and send them out to you all as soon as the registrations have closed.

Please note: You are not able to use your Active Kids Vouchers through the School.

You will not be able to register if you attempt to use your Voucher through Netball Connect.

The Active Kids Voucher can be refunded at a later date directly through Tweed Netball Association. Form attached. Please expect a 6-week turnaround. The form to complete will be sent in an email to all Lindisfarne female students. Any 12 years and younger males who wish to join a Lions team this year, please see me ASAP.

We had to cancel the Netball Captain’s workshop this week due to the weather, but plan on repeating the experience for the younger Lions each Thursday for the next few weeks.


Netball Centre of Excellence  

Wednesday and Thursday training was cancelled this week. 

Next week’s program is as normal except there will be no Tuesday’s Speed and Agility training with Mr Sam Dick as he is on Year 7 camp.

All Centre of Excellence players have been invited to the Induction Evening. Principal Stuart Marquardt and Netball Ambassador Nicole Cusack will present each member of the program with a certificate and badge.

Please still enjoy the Suncorp Super Netball’s pre-season competition, starting on Friday 25 February

But …we have gone one better than watching the Team Girls Cup in the Chapel this weekend …

We have booked seats to watch the Firebirds play Lightning at The Gold Coast Stadium (next to Metricon) on Saturday, 5 March for the Elite and Talented teams bonding experience! A bus will take the coaches and the Gold, Silver, Navy, White and Red Lions - returning to Mahers Lane at approx 10.15pm. Go Birdies!

NCIS Primary Trials

Lindisfarne is hosting the NCIS Primary Netball Trials on Thursday, March 10. If you are interested in trialling, please let me know so I can liaise with Lee-Anne Dobson.


Good Luck to those of you attending the course this weekend or the special session on March 5 for Lindisfarne ladies! You must have passed your on-line exam with 70% or more BEFORE you attend

All Saturday Umpires need to register as an Umpire on NetballConnect. This includes anyone that has already registered as a Player, Coach or any other role on NetballConnect. The Umpire registration is supposed to be free. However - there is a glitch on Netball Connect, charging already registered playing members $7.50 to register as an Umpire. Please pay for this and Tahu will send a $7.50 discount code to you to have the money reimbursed.

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

From the Sports Desk

We have an incredibly busy fortnight approaching for our Lindisfarne athletes and staff!

Lindisfarne is hosting AND running the following major events for NCIS:

  • Rugby Union trials - Monday, 7 March
  • Touch Football Championships - Tuesday, 8 March
  • Primary Netball trials for NSWCIS - Thursday, 10 March

In addition to this, we wish our Primary Boys and Girls football squads good luck at NCIS Football in Coffs Harbour next Tuesday.

We also have our Open Girls and Boys football teams going around versus Emmanuel Anglican College this coming Monday (if these fixtures aren’t washed out!).


We are now taking extra-curricular sign ups for our Hockey squads which will start to take shape in the near future. 

Also, for our advanced hockey players who would like to trial to make the NCIS team, we are taking sign ups through Student Cafe. It is a firm expectation that anyone who makes these teams will follow through and play in the NSWCIS competition in Sydney. The trials are run by Lindisfarne and are in Grafton. NCIS trials details - here.


Thanks to all our girls and boys that took part in the Gold Coast Inter-Schools Tennis tournament last Sunday. The competition is red hot and runs very smoothly.

Jay Saunders and Harlem Selvey forged into the semi finals, an outstanding effort to the Primary Boys. 

Overall results - here.

Spotlight on Nicholas Klein

Nicholas competed at the Regional Little Athletics Carnival recently and came 4th in the U10's in Discus throwing an impressive PB of 18.43m.

Nicholas had qualified for State in Discus to be held on 12 March in Brisbane.  

Spotlight on Koa Stotz and Riley Johnston

Koa competed in the QLD Sprint Championships in Brisbane and swam well and placed 2nd and took out Silver for 50m 11 years boys breaststroke, with a time of 37.01s. Riley Johnston came close in right behind Koa in third. It was nice they could share the podium together. 

Damien Clucas
Director of Sport



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