2022 Term 2 Week 5 27 May 2022

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From the Principal


Dear Parents,

Thank you for the support this week as we held our annual camp week for Years 7 to 12 students. The conditions remained challenging throughout the week and I’m grateful to the staff who supported the students.  The students are of course to be congratulated for the way they engaged in the camp program and the capacity built through facing challenges and overcoming obstacles. We are all looking forward to a break in the weather and a return to some sunshine over the week ahead.

The Covid-19 restrictions of the last two years had a significant impact on students as so many events and activities were heavily restricted or unable to occur.  Just as we are getting students back engaged in a full program of learning we have had to battle with a very wet year. I’m impressed by the resilience of our community as we continue to move forward with purpose. The Covid-19 restrictions of the last two years were not just successful in suppressing the spread of Covid-19, but also the flu and gastrointestinal illnesses that are present in the school and wider community. These illnesses are back with a vengeance and are forecast by health authorities to be particularly bad.  Flu season is already coming to fruition. The Queensland government is making free flu vaccinations available and the New South Wales government is expected to follow suit over the next week.

Two highlights this week were the Green Market at the Junior School, Sunshine Avenue and the Year 12 Business Lunch with community leaders at Mahers Lane. It is always uplifting when we see our students deeply engaged in authentic learning.

As previously communicated, our Lindisfarne Business Network is commencing this year.  The first Lindisfarne Business Network breakfast is to be held on Wednesday 15 June with guest speaker Ben Roche, Vice President, Engagement Southern Cross University, speaking on ‘Values in Action’. Tickets can be purchased here. All are welcome.

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal


Chaplain's Corner

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,

School Camp

It was a pleasure joining our Year 11 and Year 7 students and staff for the camp week activities. “In all things of nature,” said Aristotle, “there is something of the marvellous.” Despite the wet weather, I was heartened to see our students taking the challenges in their stride, working together to complete tasks, getting to know each other better, and enjoying the learning opportunities offered by the camp activities. I thank sincerely the teachers, parents and staff who made this week a successful week of learning and growth for our students.

Photo: Treetop Challenge & Adventure with Year 11s at Mt Tamborine

Nature Pedagogy at Kenilworth with some of our Year 7 students

National Reconciliation Week (27 May -3 June)

At the dinner table last night, our son, Obed, told me that they said ‘sorry’ to some people in his class on the National Sorry Day on 26 May. I was pleased to hear him asking questions about why we say sorry to our First Nations Peoples which gave us the opportunity to talk about the significance of National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. National Reconciliation Week runs from May 27 being the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum that effectively gave Aboriginal peoples full citizenship rights by finally being counted in the national census, until June 3 being the anniversary of the 1992 Mabo decision that declared that our country wasn’t a ‘Terra Nullius’ – ‘empty land’ or ‘land belonging to no one,’ because our First Nations peoples have lived here for thousands of years.

Reconciliation Week 2022 asks us to “Be Brave. Make Change.” Let us recommit to this work of reconciliation with a sense of justice, compassion and humility. Please have a conversation with your family about the significance of this week and teach your children and students to ‘Be Brave’ and ‘Make Change.” Visit https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/ and https://www.commongrace.org.au/ for more information.

Pentecost Spiritual Gym Service on Sunday, June 5 at 4.30pm

Please join the Tweed Anglicans at our Mahers Lane Chapel to celebrate the feast of Pentecost and to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us, our children, our communities and families. Please come along and bring your friends and let me know if you're able to attend (constantine.osuchukwu@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au). Refreshments start at 4.30pm followed by Service at 5.00pm. We'd be finished by 6.00pm.

Winter Appeal for the Homeless

Next week, please remember to bring jumpers, socks, tents, sleeping bags, ponchos and non-perishable food and leave in the designated areas in the Junior School, in the Chapel or in front of the Chaplain’s office to assist our homeless brothers and sisters this coming winter. There’s a Mufti Day at Mahers Lane on Friday, 3 June to raise funds for a new freezer for the homeless. Please bring a gold coin. Thank you in advance for your usual support.

For Your Prayers, Thoughts, Good Vibes and Warm Wishes

The Bible asks us to ‘pray without ceasing’ (1 Thessalonians 5:17). This week, let us remember in our prayers all those who are grieving and are enduring unspeakable losses, particularly in Uvalde, US; those who are sick in our community and the doctors and nurses caring for them; and let’s also offer a prayer of thanks to God for a successful camp week.

May we continue to be grateful to God for all we have and for all we are. Thank you for your ongoing care, dedication, support  and hard work.

Rev Constantine Osuchukwu

Mufti Day At Mahers Lane

Pentecost Sunday Service

Safe on Social

Parents and Friends

Important Information


Wellbeing Team

Student Voice

Upcoming Events


Whole School News

Flynn Southam Commonwealth Games Bound

Hopefully, most of our school community were sitting back watching the Prime Video telecast of the Australian Swimming Championships, in which our very own boom swim prodigy was taking on the biggest and best freestylers in the land. At just 16, Flynn Southam racked up the following astonishing results:

200m Freestyle - 4th (1:46.82)

100m Freestyle - 3rd (48.76)

50m Freestyle - 4th (22.39)

He qualified for the World Titles and the Commonwealth Games but has taken the prudent decision to focus on the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships to gain more experience and help his long-term development. His macro-goal is the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

We wish Flynn all the best on his journey into the highest realms of elite athlete status. Most importantly though, we hope that he keeps ebbing in the sweet spot  - both mentally and physically.

Here is what Flynn had to say about his selection into the team:

"Qualifying for Worlds and Commonwealth Games and being able to represent Australia at the one of the biggest sporting stages in the world has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid. It’s now a privilege to be able to do it now, as just a 16 year old. It’s a responsibility now to hold up my end of the deal and perform the best I possibly can at the games. The decision to not go to worlds and focus on gaining more experience at the Junior Pan Pacs was made to help my long term development and experience come Paris 2024.

So grateful for the support of my close ones at @bond_swimming and especially @josephcoyne @kylesamuelson Chris, Phil and Zander! Those guys do more than required each day so massive thank you to them! And too my family back home, all the early morning drives do not go unappreciated. They the real MVPS
@_oliviageorg couldn’t do it without you too 

Big shoutout to my big bro @_benarmbruster for making the team as well. It’s the cherry on top for him making it for 50 back as a 100 fly swimmer. Anything is possible and my man deserves that as much as anyone else!

Let’s give ‘em hell Aussie team 

Flynn over and out!

Damien Clucas 
Head of Sports and Activities 

Lindisfarne Business Breakfast

On Wednesday, 15 June the first Lindisfarne Business Network Breakfast event at Club Tweed will be held. Details of the event are shown below. Seats and tables can be purchased via this link. We're really excited to welcome Mr Ben Roche, Vice President (Engagement) at Southern Cross University as the featured speaker for this first event. Tickets for the breakfast are on sale now, with further details about how organisations can get involved in the Lindisfarne Business Network to be shared in the coming weeks.

Staff Bio


Junior School

National Simultaneous Story Time

National Simultaneous Story Time is held annually as part of Library and Information Week. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, bookshops and many other places around the country. On Wednesday at 11am, Junior School students from Preschool to Year 4 got to share in a reading of Family Tree, written by Australian singer and songwriter Josh Pyke and beautifully illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh. 

We would like to thank Mr Marquardt, not only for his wonderfully engaging reading of the story, but for sharing special photographs and memories of his life - reinforcing the importance of family, friendships and the power of lifelong connections.

Krissy Affleck
Information Services and Digital Pedagogy

Year 4 Camp

The Year 4 camp had been a highly anticipated event on the school calendar this year. On Wednesday of Week 5, a group of over 100 excited students hopped on the bus to head out to Camp Goodenough for their first ever school camp.

On our arrival, we were welcomed by an amazing group of instructors who told the students all the exciting activities they would be participating in over the three day stay. These included Archery, Giant Swing, Crate Stack, Billy Cart Building and Indoor Rock Climbing.

All of the activities incorporated team building skills, igniting creativity and problem solving and helped build students confidence. 

There were many tired children by Friday afternoon but wonderful memories had been made. The students are to be commended on the way they represented Lindisfarne. 

Mrs Kathryn Hawkins
Year 4 Teacher

Green Market

A very big thank you to everyone who sent in healthy baking and other goodies for the Green Market on Wednesday morning.  We were able to raise $2000 to put towards sustainability projects to benefit our local community.  

Thank you again,  
The Green Team

Junior School Sport

Dates for Term 2

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

  • FUN Athletics Carnival P - 4 Friday, 3 June
  • K - 6 Athletics Carnival Friday, 24 June

FUN Athletics Carnival 

The Junior School will be holding their Annual FUN Athletics Carnival on Friday, 3 June 2022 (week 6).

The FUN Athletics Carnival is a participation-based event focussed on giving every child the chance to try the athletics based activities and to have some fun. All our classes will be involved in the day from our Preschool students through to Year 4. The day will be run with year group rotations at each event. 

DATE:                      Friday, 3 June 2022

WHERE:                  Junior School Campus and Arkinstall Park

TIME:                       9.00 am 

UNIFORM:               House Colours

REQUIREMENTS:  Healthy morning tea, snacks, water bottle, hat, sunscreen

We would love to see you on the day so we have lots of supporters to cheer on our students having a blast as they get active. The P&F will be running a BBQ. Each student will receive one free sausage sandwich compliments of Jo Croft @ Mortgage Choice and the P&F. 

A program of events for the day can be found here, the times provided are guidelines only and are subject to change at times. 

Total Football Academy Afterschool Sessions

The Total Football Academy sessions will continue for the rest of this term. Sessions will run on Monday afternoons from 3.15- 4.15 pm on the back oval and Arkinstall park. 

Students are to meet Mr Croft on the Basketball courts after school to have a roll marked. Students will have time to change into training gear and boots if they would like, have a snack and be ready to start at 3.15 pm. 

At the end of each session, we need some assistance to coordinate the parent pick up. 

We have asked the Total Football Academy coaching team to sit the students down at the end of the session in a group and identify that there is someone ready to pick up each child individually. They have been asked not to let students go until their carer has been identified. 

Can you please assist us with this by waiting until each child has been released by the Total Football Academy coaches prior to taking them home.

Dates for this term are as follows and can also be found on the flyer attached. 

Sessions will be run on Monday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May and 6, 20 June. 


AFL Auskick

The AFL Auskick program kicked off this week with over 90 students from Sunshine Avenue attending. This is an amazing result for both the AFL and our school. The program will run for 6 weeks on Wednesday afternoons. Anyone wishing to join can do so by registering online. Details are in the flyer attached and have also been sent home with students as well as being put on SEESAW. Students will meet with Mr Croft and the AFL Coaches inside Arkinstall Park Gate and once a roll has been taken the coaches will take the students out onto Arkinstall Park. 

Spotlight on Sports Stars

Our Spotlight in the Junior school this week is on Tahlia Rice. Tahlia has been training and competing in Taekwondo and recently has excelled in her sport. 

Over the last few months Taliah has competed in a number of Taekwondo tournaments. In March Taliah competed at the ATQ Taekwondo Open in Brisbane where she won gold. She also competed at the ATQ Nationals in Brisbane in April where she fought up a weight division and as a red belt which she had only just achieved the week before, but Taliah showed great determination and walked away with another gold medal. Then at the beginning of this month, she competed in the GC Open where she won her first fight, but after sustaining a foot injury in the second fight, she had to be content with a silver medal. Congratulations Tahlia, some fantastic achievements, well done. 

Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4

Early Learning Centre

Green Team

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Middle School

Year 7 Camp

Kenilworth Homestead

Well done to the year 7 students who went to Kenilworth in Queensland on camp. Unfortunately the weather conditions were not ideal but despite the wet weather conditions, students showed great resilience in the face of adversity. This is something they can definitely be proud of. Amongst other things, students took part in activities such as mountain biking, crate stacking and archery. Skills such as cooking and pitching a tent were developed alongside making new friends and developing confidence. Whilst some great fun was had along the way and good memories were made, it would be fair to say that some students might have a newfound appreciation for home cooking and the comfort of one's own bed. Thanks to Mr Dick and Mrs Cox for organising the trip and to all the teachers involved for accompanying the students. 

Cathy Cox and Sam Dick
Year 7 Camp Coordinators

Wasabi Kids - Japanese Incursion Stage 3

On Tuesday, 24 May the Stage 3 students were delighted by The Ninja and Samurai Show. This highly engaging performance took students on a time trip to ancient Japan’s “Edo period”, when Japan’s iconic warriors the Ninja and Samurai existed. Students learnt about ancient Japanese history and interesting facts about Ninja and Samurai in a fun and interactive way. The students fell in love with the talking Samurai puppet Taro, they learnt how to pronounce some new Japanese words, and developed an understanding of the history of Ninjas and the Samurai. The students thoroughly enjoyed this experience and enjoyed dressing in traditional costumes, playing traditional games and learning the art of using a Samurai sword (all be it made from bamboo)!

Our presenter was Aiko Shiga and her aim is for children in Australia to experience authentic Japanese culture and have fun by looking at images, using traditional Japanese props, music and games, just like children in Japan. She certainly achieved that this week at Lindisfarne.

A big thank you to Mrs Louise Godden for organising. 

Kylie Thompson and Amber Jarvis 
Year Coordinators 

Senior School

Year 10 Camp

Moreton Island 

Well, what a week that was. We departed school bright and early Monday morning optimistic of some good weather but realistically thinking we may have limited options with the predicted rain. As we crossed over to Morton on the ferry the clouds started to part and we caught glimpses of sunshine. For the next three days, we were blessed to see blue skies and mild temps and while the rain did appear at times it didn't dampen our enthusiasm or activities. Although packing up in a downpour was challenging!

Year 10 had the unique opportunity to 4WD across sandy white beaches and through tracks across the island. These trips bought us to stunning destinations and activities which we thoroughly enjoyed. Climbing Mt Tempest, the world's largest sand dune, was challenging, but the view at the top was well worth it. Snorkeling over sunken shipwrecks and flying down the sand dunes at 35km an hour were definite highlights for our students.

A personal highlight was the absence of phones and watching our students engage with each other, make new connections, play cards and Uno of an evening, converse on bus rides, or sit around the campfire singing and laughing. It is these moments that have become rare and probably one of the reasons I love camp so much.

The Year 10 cohort was a pleasure to be around. Fast becoming young adults, the opportunity to sit and have conversations outside the walls of a classroom was most enjoyable. They were flexible and accepting of changes due to weather and always thankful for opportunities given to them.

My first visit to Morton with my 130 “friends” was a wonderful success. Special thanks to all the staff who come along to make these opportunities happen.

Stay tuned for some student reflections next week.

Julie McDowell
Year 10 Camp Coordinator

Year 12 Activities Week

“What’s next” - this was the catch cry during Year 12 activities week this year. With a focus on HSC readiness and preparing for life after Lindisfarne, the activities week offered students a plethora of activities and seminars - and there was something for everyone.

The HSC seminars started the week - and students were given the freedom to experience a conference-style setup, so they could choose which seminars to attend according to the subjects that they studied. Scattered throughout the week there was also university application workshops, trade talks, a business networking lunch with community representatives, scholarship applications presentation, Q & A sessions focused on Performing Arts, an RSA course, a Money Vest presentation, a trades tour of the Marine Precinct at Gold Cost City shipyards and campus tours of  Griffith Gold Coast, Bond University,  Southern Cross University, The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. 

Of special mention was the Business Lunch, which was catered for by our amazing Lia Mason. Our Year 6 students stepped up and did a great job of being waiters.

Natalie Marriott
Year 12 Activities Week Co-ordinator

School Psychology / Counsellor

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise


Lindisfarne Book Review Competition

The English Faculty is launching its Book Review Competition. This competition is open to any student from Stage 3 to Stage 6. Vouchers will be presented to the best reviews in each stage. There are four simple steps that entrants have to follow:

1. READ  Select a book, fiction or nonfiction, and read it.

2. COMPOSE  Compose a one minute book review.

3. FILM  Film yourself chatting about your selected book. This recording should be filmed in landscape.

4. SUBMIT  You simply need to submit your recording to Mrs Walker by Monday, 1 August

Suellen Walker
English Coodinator

Free Poetry and Writing Masterclass

Lindisfarne has received the following flyer about a free writing master class in Murwillumbah that some of our high school students may be interested in attending. Please review the details below carefully.

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Creative Wriing Competition 2022

Debating and Public Speaking



Japanese Calligraphy and Culture Crush Club

Origami 3D and Transforming Shapes 

Many of us may think of the iconic paper crane when we hear the word origami. This relatively simple origami creation has transcended merely representing a natural creature, to becoming a powerful symbol of peace and hope. Origami has the ability to surprise and inspire us in other ways as well.

Did you know the ancient art of origami has modern applications in medical treatments, textile design, engineering, architecture, building and industrial design, maths, robotics, law-enforcement, space technology and more! It is truly fascinating and therefore a great way for our students to make connections with other areas of learning through exploration of Japanese culture.

Last week in Japanese Calligraphy & Culture Crush Club the students experimented with creating 3D and transforming shape origami pieces. 3D shape origami included cubes and a variety ofball shapes. The students worked together to fold multiple pieces of origami which were combined and assembled into the final 3D shape. Transforming shapes included a flexahedron and a transforming ninja star, also made of multiple components. 

Origami was considered by the students beyond its traditional aesthetic context and as an innovative way to approach solutions to modern challenges.


LOTE Teacher

Japanese Online Exchange - Nabari Seihou

Last Friday, an enthusiastic group of students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 participated in an online exchange with Nabari Seihou High School in Japan.

The students shared brief presentations about city and country life in both Japan and Australia, followed by a question and answer session and finally some ‘free’ conversation supported by teachers. Nabarai Seihou students used the opportunity to practise their English skills and conversely our LIndisfarne students were able to use their Japanese language skills in a truly authentic way. 

It was wonderful to observe the students building connections through language. Their motivation to communicate was clear and their desire to be supportive of each other in the process was uplifting! 

A special thank you is given to one of our IT superheroes, Sabian Carey, who instantly came to our aid during some early technical challenges - I was greatly relieved!

We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with Nabari Seihou with further opportunities to interact online and ultimately, face to face again!



Round Square Language Lab - Japanese Sessions

Join Japanese Language Lab for ages 14-18 

Round Square are pleased to invite participants to register for Japanese Language Lab sessions, which will be brought to us by students from Linden Hall High School and Junior & Senior High School of Kogakuin University in Japan

Over a series of Zoom Calls, each lasting 60 minutes, our hosts will lead conversations, which will be completely conducted in Japanese, for students aged 14-18, who are keen to practise and develop their language skills. On June 14th the discussion topic will be anime and on July 19th the topic will be music. The sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 5:30pm Sydney time.

Each participating school may register up to 6 students, aged 14-18, plus one adult by the Thursday before each session. 

Lindisfarne students may indicate their expression of interest by completing either or both of the Google Forms below.

2nd Session: Anime

3rd Session: Music

Louise Godden



Performing Arts

Big Chill​ Performing Arts Winter Concert​

On Thursday, 9 June, students from Years 5 to 12 will be yet again presenting the coolest concert of the year, The Big Chill.

This variety concert will feature a wide range of performances across all aspects of the performing arts from Music, Drama, Dance and more. Throughout the term our rehearsals spaces have been overflowing with keen performers who have been preparing their performance items ahead of our auditions. 

When: Thursday, 9 June 2021 at 6.30pm

Where: The Chapel, Mahers Lane

Friends of the Arts (FOTA) will be supporting this event. Pre-show drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from 5.30pm.

Entry to the concert is free for our community. Booking a seat via this link it is essential to confirm your attendance.

Dale Norton and Johnny Grant
Music Teachers

Germinate Records


Photography and Digital Media


Science Splash


For more information ask Mrs McCann or talk to your science teacher.

Reminder Crystal Growing competition will be starting in week 6. Come to Lab 2 at lunch time Tuesday to find out more. 

Australian Science Olympiads

About the Australian Science Olympiads

The Australian Science Olympiads are a national enrichment program for secondary science students.

The Australian Science Olympiads provide rewarding opportunities for students to extend themselves way beyond school science through challenging exams, stimulating extensions and enrichment programs and international competitions.

Australian Science Olympiads are a staged enrichment program where students receive support and recognition for their efforts.

Stage 1: Australian Science Olympiad Exams

Key exam dates:

Junior Science Olympiad: Friday 29 July 2022

Australian Science Olympiads – Physics: Tuesday 2 August 2022

Australian Science Olympiads – Earth and Environmental Science: Wed 3 August 2022

Australian Science Olympiads – Biology: Thursday 4 August 2022

Australian Science Olympiads – Chemistry: Friday 5 August 2022

Stage 2: Australian Science Olympiads Enrichment Pathways

Based on their performance in the Australian Science Olympiad Exams, students are invited to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School. This enrichment program is an opportunity for students to further extend themselves in their discipline, connect with subject experts, and develop new friendships with like-minded students from across the country.

Stage 3: International Science Olympiads

Based on their performance at the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School, students will go on to represent Australia at one of the International Science Olympiads in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and the Junior Science Olympiads.


Students must be Australian citizens at the time they are offered a place to attend the Australian Science Olympiad Summer School or the Australian Junior Science Olympiad Spring School.

Students attending an Australian Science Olympiad Summer School (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science or Physics) must not yet have completed year 12 at the time of attendance at the Summer School. 

Students in Year 7 – 10 may sit the Australian Science Olympiads in addition to the Junior Science Olympiads. 

Students attending the Australian Junior Science Olympiad Spring School must be 15 years or younger on 31 December of that year (they must not be turning 16 during the calendar year).

If you are interested please contact Mrs McCann or ask your science teacher for more information.

Some information can be found here: https://www.asi.edu.au/programs/australian-science-olympiads/what-are-the-australian-science-olympiads

Caitriona McCann
Teacher of Science

Technology and Applied Studies

Visual Arts

Tweed Regional Hospital Garden - Community Art Project

Visual Art and Textiles teachers, Kath Mason and Prue Smirthwaite, attended a wonderful art making workshop with well known sculptor Hiromi Tango last week. In this “Train the Trainer” event, staff learnt how to craft components for a sculpture, conceived and led by Hiromi, that will be installed in the new Tweed Regional Hospital. The project is an artmaking opportunity for the whole community to participate in and Lindisfarne staff and students will have the opportunity to participate in therapeutic making sessions in coming weeks with Miss Smurthwaite and Miss Mason, crafting components for the sculpture installation.  

Bronwyn Dann
Acting Director of Visual Arts

Learning Enrichment

Round Square

First Nations



Waste Education Week

This week the Junior School participated in our annual waste education week. Throughout the week our students watched videos, participated in activities, workshops and a school clean up. Through this our students learned and explored a number of topics including recycling, composting, single use plastics, waste minimisation, how our recycling hubs work and the issues with litter. By exploring these topics students were able to take away simple actions that they can take to help our environment. I look forward to seeing the continued growth of waste education week in years to come.

The videos that we showed our students can be viewed below:

What Happens to Your Recycling After It’s Collected: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4LZwCDaoQM&ab_channel=NowThisNews

Australia’s Plastic Footprint: https://vimeo.com/302005040

The Problem with Plastic Pollution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yomf5pBN8dY&ab_channel=Oceana

Patrick Brabant
School Assistant - Sustainability 

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Digital Space

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular


From The Sportsdesk

Another wet and wild week, albeit a lot quieter than usual due to the camp block.

Please note that we will be opening up the Term 3 Sport Selections at 7.00pm 0n Tuesday, 7 June.

Year 5 and 6

Year 7 to 10

Year 11

Further information with regards to our Athletics Carnivals will be forthcoming soon.

Cross Country

A collective congratulations to all our competitors for their individual contribution throughout the NCIS Cross Country - with both our Lindisfarne Primary and Secondary squads winning the point score. Further praise also to the swag of our athletes that ran into the top 3 placegetters positions. A full deconstruction of these results can be found - HERE.

The CIS Primary and Secondary Cross Country is at the Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern Creek Raceway) on Wednesday 8 June.

8-9 Years Boys CIS Qualifiers - Channing Melville, Theodore Houghton, Jack Kane, Ned Simmonds 

11 Years Boys CIS Qualifiers - Jackson Wright, Charlie Pollard, Oliver Clark, Coby Ellison


(Open Boys CIS Knockout - Round 3)

I'm very proud of our senior boys football team and wanted to share this link of the game recording. We played the top-ranked GPS team in Sydney (Newington College) and until very late in the game the score was 1-1. We surrendered three goals late but they've never played a better game in Lindisfarne colours.

Go to the 36:00 mark and watch for 60 seconds to see the build-up for our goal. 


NSWCIS Secondary

In other football news, congratulations to the NCIS representative players who travelled to the Sydney NSWCIS tournament this week.  The tournament is a blast furnace of intense high quality opposition associations. Congratulations to these players:


  • Charlotte Yette 
  • Olivia Kane
  • Phoebe Link 
  • Molly Eddy 
  • Isabelle Goodwin 
  • Cassandra Hill 
  • Tilly McLaughlin 
  • Annika Robinson 


  • James Campbell 
  • Axel Hollis 
  • Max Bruinenberg
  • Hugo McAteer 
  • Toby Shapland 
  • Maika Butler

Well done to the Hugo McAteer for making shadow selection in the U16 CIS representative team.

John Cadman


There was another good story that came to light on the Thursday fixtures from the regional championships. 

The 12-year-old girls played some great games that day and made it through to the finals and what a finals game it was. After a few great attempts at goals the score was 0-0 at full time, which meant it then had to go into overtime. Still with no result it came down to a penalty shoot-out. Our girls were neck and neck with the other team but unfortunately, the other team eventually got one more goal than us and took the victory. Our girls were gutted. They had fought so hard and showed such great teamwork and determination. It was an amazing game and our girls - some of which had never played futsal before, were outstanding. 

Spotlight on Ned Simmonds

Young Ned Simmonds in Year 3 obviously has a big engine on him. Apart from finishing in 1st Place in the NCIS Cross Country, he is evidently quite the competitor in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). 

The BJJ Australian Autumn Open at  Byron Bay back on 15 May saw Ned finish with the following results:     

Silver in the mixed Gi  General-36.2kg (up 2 weight divisions, 6kgs above his normal weight)

Bronze in the No Gi  General – 32kg.

Congratulations Ned, great work!

Damien Clucas
Head of Sports and Activities 


Club Netball


Please would all Club members join the Lindisfarne Netball Club Facebook page ?

It is an easy way to communicate with everyone re: events on at Tweed - or non-events like the last two Saturdays! Narelle and Suzanne will regularly post updates through this medium.

Saturday Netball Competition

Due to the inclement weather, Round 5 was cancelled last weekend too! I am having better weather in the UK!

This weekend is the Shoosh weekend:

Spectators are asked to be quiet on the courtside this weekend. 

Players are to look at the umpires when the whistle has been blown so that the officials can make the call and play can resume quickly. Even if you are not looking to become an umpire, it is an advantage to know the rules as a player, coach or an informed spectator. Please contact me if you are unable to find the online Basic Umpires course or the Foundation Course.

Good Luck this Saturday. Roar Lions!

Round 6 - May 28





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Silver Lions


Association News

Tweed are hosting some Netball Clinics in the holidays. Not just beneficial for the players but coaches, you may pick up some tips too!


From the UK

I received this email on behalf of the Lions Netball Club this week:

“Thanks for supporting Suncorp Team Girls – an initiative that’s all about empowering Australian girls, proudly supported by Netball Australia”

Well done everyone!

If you have any questions or stories you would like to share re: netball, please do not hesitate to email me.

“I’m here if you need!” 

Gay Maynard 
Teacher in Charge of Netball

Rugby Union Report

It was very quiet on the training paddocks this week with almost all of our Squads away at Camp Week. We trust everyone stayed dry and enjoyed the challenges that a week like this brings.

We have a busy few weeks ahead of us to close out Term 2. Here is a snapshot of what we have in store over the next few weeks:

Week 6

Wednesday 1st June

1st XV - Len Diett Shield vs St Mary’s Casino at Casuarina Rugby Club (12:45pm Kick Off)

GC Schools 7’s - Under 15, Under 13 and Girls 7’s teams at Bond Pirates Rugby Club (4:00pm Kick Off)

Week 7

Tuesday 7th June

1st XV - Len Diett Shield vs Xavier Catholic College at Casuarina Rugby Club (12:45pm)

Friday 10th June

Under 13 and Under 15 - Fifteen-a-side fixtures vs Bishop Druitt College at Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour (12:45pm)

This will be a day trip with squads departing approx 7:30-8:00am and returning approximately 6:00pm. More information will be provided once details are finalised with Bishop Druitt College.

Week 8

Wednesday 15th June

GC Schools 7’s - Under 15, Under 13 and Girls 7’s teams at Bond Pirates Rugby Club (4:00pm Kick Off)

More information will be provided to those players selected in these squads. If you have any concerns about availability or if you have any queries, please contact your son or daughter's coach directly.

Yours in Rugby,

Scott Lewis
Manager-Lions Rugby


Book Of The Week

“The Prison Healer” by Lynette Noni

From bestselling Australian author Lynette Noni comes a dark, thrilling YA fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir.

Here at Zalindov, the only person you can trust is yourself.

Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.

When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is charged with keeping the terminally ill woman alive long enough for her to undergo the Trial by Ordeal: a series of elemental challenges against the torments of air, fire, water and earth, assigned to only the most dangerous of criminals.

Then a coded message from Kiva’s family arrives, containing a single order: Don’t let her die. We are coming. Aware that the Trials will kill the sickly queen, Kiva risks her own life to volunteer in her place. If she succeeds, both she and the queen will be granted their freedom.

But no one has ever survived.

With an incurable plague sweeping Zalindov, a mysterious new inmate fighting for Kiva's heart, and a prison rebellion brewing, Kiva can't escape the terrible feeling that her trials have only just begun.

'Lynette Noni is a masterful storyteller. A must-read for any fantasy lover!' SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Gail Dessmann
Mahers Lane Librarian 


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Tennis Terranorra

Tennis Terranora can now declare the “Grass Courts” officially open

With many attempts, due to restrictions, weather and more, it was an afternoon of celebration of this event on Sunday May 15th despite the wet and soggy conditions.
Tennis Terranora would like to thank everyone who participated in any way, including the guest speakers: Australian Tennis Legend Ken Rosewall, Barbara Goolagong, Darren Simpson (CEO Tennis NSW) and Brett Bevan (Tennis NSW Country President), sponsors and supporters. Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School is a proud Sponsor and Supporter of Tennis Terranora and was respresented by Jeremy Godden & Gavin Kennedy. Let’s hope this weather clears up for all tennis lovers to come and take advantage of the three international surfaces now for hire...Grass, Clay & Hard.
For court hire, please contact The Secretary, Deb Teitzel on 0427069317 or by email to debteitzel@bigpond.com.  

Members of Terranora Tennis also featured Sudeep Mammen, Jeremy Godden, Ken Rosewall, Rob Neinhuis, Gavin Kennedy, Ramesh Sivabalan

Lindisfarne Representative Jeremy Godden, Australian Tennis Legend Ken Rosewall, Lindisfarne Representative Gavin Kennedy 

Back Row L-R - President of Terranora Tennis Rob Nienhuis, Darren Simpson (CEO Tennis NSW), Jeremy Godden Lindisfarne Representative, Gavin Kennedy Lindisfarne Representative, Brett Bevan (Tennis NSW Country President).

Front Row L-R - Australian Tennis Legend Ken Rosewall, Joan Nicholl and Barbara Goolagong.  

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Speech Day 2021