2022 Term 3 Week 4 12 Aug 2022

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From the Principal


Dear Parents,

It’s very exciting for our School to be shortlisted and to be Excellence Award recipients for the following categories of The Australian Education Awards to be presented in Sydney tonight Friday 12 August. Congratulations to all staff and programs shortlisted for these awards.

Award recognition comes at a time when our School is establishing considerable standing as one of Australia’s leading coeducational Schools. More importantly, the awards reflect our ongoing commitment to School renewal and continuous improvement.

- Department Head of the Year - Jodie Duggan (Learning Enrichment)

- Rising Star of the Year - Ella Evans (Geography/Economics Teacher)

- Best Use of Technology (ConnectEd and related projects) 

- Best Professional Learning Program (Professional Development Plans and Featured Sessions)

- Innovation in Learning Environment Design (Middle School Building)

I’m looking forward to joining members of the school community next Saturday 20 August as we celebrate our first P&F FunFest since 2019. This important friendraising and fundraising event will be held this year at our Mahers Lane campus, all are welcome. Thank you to P&F FunFest Convenor Steve Cornell, P&F members, Director of Community Engagement Simon McKinley, Deputy Principal Charlotte Lush, and the staff and students who are working tirelessly to make this event a great day out for our community.

As we move to full enrolment of both our existing campuses at Lindisfarne I’ve written to members of the school community today to outline the strengthening of pastoral care, well being and academic care structures. This will include the introduction of two additional Houses from the 2023 Academic Year, bringing our house structure at Lindisfarne to six Houses. You can read more about this important structural improvement here

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal


From The Chaplain

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,

Our Heartfelt Condolences to Principal Stuart and Mrs. Wendy Marquardt

Our heartfelt condolences to our dear principal, Mr Marquardt, his wife, Wendy, and their extended family on the death of their brother-in-law John Ray who was buried earlier this week. We pray for the repose of John, for God’s comfort for all those who mourn his death, and for the fortitude to bear his loss.

Goodji Festival at St John’s Anglican College, Forest Lake

Last Friday at St John’s Anglican College, Forest Lake, we accompanied a group of Year 10 students to the Goodji Festival attended by hundreds of other young people from Brisbane and beyond. Here’s Mia Wilkinson’s account of the day: 

Last week on Friday the 5th of August-a group of fourteen years ten students, including myself, traveled to Forest lake, Brisbane, at 7:30 am. We attended a festival held at St John's Anglican College known as the Goodji Festival. With the accompaniment of Mrs. Sweetnam and Rev Constantine. This festival was based on disruptive inspiration and was run by young people for a shared goal. Furthermore, caring enough about the world to act for a greater and common good. This disruptive inspiration was shared through stories and anecdotes of diverse speakers, each having their own way of making an impact on the world around them. As a group, we were welcomed into the festival at the college with open arms and given a rewarding experience of learning about culture, inspiration, and much more. There was music, dancing, food, and stalls such as rock decorating.

The day was a chance to experience, learn, and be inspired to be leaders of the future. Whilst meeting new people and sharing the experience together. At the festival topics such as climate change, mental health, and making the change were brought up. Their messages were instilled into the young generation in attendance to create a difference in the world surrounding them. The students who attended enjoyed the trip as it was a chance to listen and be listened to, letting their voices be, listened to.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rev Constantine for organising this event to allow students to be able to experience the festival and Mrs. Sweetnam for her support and kindness towards looking after us. Moreover our transport to the venue. Thank you to everyone for such a fun and enriching trip with plenty of memories to remember.

A great day enjoyed by all, and a wonderful opportunity for learning, collaboration, encounter, growth, and inspiration for our students.

Vinnies Sleepout In Aid of Fred’s Place

Thank you to those who have supported our Sleepout and those registered to sleep out to shine a spotlight on homelessness and to raise funds for Fred’s Place, an organization that cares for those experiencing homelessness in our community. 

Family Homelessness Awareness

36% of people who access homelessness services have experienced domestic and family violence.

Sarah’s Story:

For years Sarah found herself trapped in a violent relationship. Scared and helpless, she turned to drugs and alcohol to cope. Sarah was down and out, but there was a glimmer of hope left in her life – her children. She refused to let them go through this kind of upbringing. So one day, she got up in the middle of the night and drove away from everything. But Sarah was homeless, forcing her to seek refuge in her car. She barely had enough money to provide for her kids, let alone herself. That’s when she found the strength to reach out to an old acquaintance, who put her in touch with Vinnies. Shortly after, her life began to change. Vinnies helped find Sarah a home, along with food, clothes, and school supplies for her children. Emotionally, they supported her every step of the way. Vinnies have helped Sarah break out of the abuse cycle while transforming her into an ambitious mother, who is currently studying at university and volunteering at her son’s school. Even her children can sense her newfound happiness.

If you’d still like to support our Sleepout Fundraiser please click  here

For Our Prayers or Positive Thoughts or Practical Actions

Please remember in your prayers or thoughts this week:

  • All those in our community experiencing grief and loss
  • All those in our community who are sick in mind, body or spirit 
  • All those who are ‘least, last or lost’ in our community
  • All our young people and our families
  • All those working behind the scenes to prepare for the Funfest.

Thank you to each and everyone of you for all you are and for all you are doing to make our School community more loving, compassionate and kind. It’s always appreciated!

God bless you all!

Rev Constantine Osuchukwu

Important Information

First Nations

Parents and Friends

Safe on Social


Wellbeing Team

Student Voice

Upcoming Events


FunFest Parking

All our carparks at Mahers Lane will be opened and have parking attendants to assist for FunFest, we also ask as many patrons as possible to 'Park 'n' Ride' from Club Banora, Leisure Drive, Banora Point.

Buses will depart every 30 minutes and first bus of the day is at 9.15am.

Thank you to Twin Towns Club Banora for their support of FunFest.

Volunteers Needed

There's now just over a week to go now until Funfest 2022 gets underway. Our fingers are crossed that the forecast of fine weather for the day prevails. The P&F have been working closely with the Community Engagement team to ensure a successful day. We're still looking for volunteers for the BBQ and ticket stall, so if you can spare 90 mins on the day, it would be greatly appreciated. Links are available below.



Ticket Sales


The Mega Auction is shaping up as the biggest ever with over 40 lots donated by our School Community. Mr Tate Brownlee will be auctioning off prizes that include flying lessons, accommodation packages, orthodontics vouchers, and amazing dinners at local restaurants. Rugby league fans will have the opportunity to bid for a Sydney Rabbitohs Jersey signed by the entire team of 2019 including the 3 Burgess Brothers. Finally, a major prize valued at $5000 will be revealed in the coming days.

The Cake Competition is returning this year with prizes on offer for the best decorated and the best tasting cake. A reminder of the requirement to email Paige Forbes with your intention to enter the competition at paige.forbes@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

There will be multiple food vendors on site and the Balter Beer Tent opening at 11 AM. Led by the indefatigable Mr. Todd Hardy, our students will be showcasing their talents on the stage in Ngahriyah throughout the day. Entrance is free with ride passes available online or alternatively on the day. Please come along and support the Lindisfarne School Community.

Steve Cornell
Lindisfarne P&F

Lindisfarne Cake Competition Returns To The Funfest 2022

Purchase your ride tickets and win an Xbox

Preparations continue for FunFest 2022 with ticket sales available online through Trybooking now. 


Ride tickets cost $40, and offer unlimited rides on the day. All ride tickets purchased online go into the draw to win an Xbox Series S valued at $499. This will be drawn on the day.

Rides include the Bucking Bull, Obstacle Course, Laser Skirmish, Jumping Castle, Dodge 'Ems, Frog Hopper, Giant Swings, Giant Slide, Dominator, and Super Sizzler.

Due to popular demand, we will once again be holding a cake baking competition as part of FunFest, with prizes for best cake and runner-up. 

Keep an eye out on the various School socials over the next few weeks for more information. Please support your school community by booking your tickets online and coming along on the day.

Steve Cornell
Lindisfarne P&F

Whole School News

Uniform Shop - New Hours

The Lindisfarne Uniform Shop will now be open for additional hours commencing from Monday, 15 August 2022. The new hours will be:

  • Monday 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm

A reminder that orders can easily be made from the online Uniform shop. When prompted, use the code LINDISFARNE1981. Link below.

Lindisfarne Uniform Shop - Online

Leischa Bevan
Lindisfarne Uniform Shop

Staff Bio


Junior School

Junior School Musical - The Grunch

“The Grunch” tells the story of Rudy Grunch as he/she joins the school musical cast, only to hatch a diabolical plan to destroy it! Will he succeed or will the magic of the theatre touch his heart?

Our production of the Grunch involves all students in Year 3 and Year 4 and will be performed in Ngahriyah, at the Mahers Lane Campus on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August. Each day there will be an 11.00 am Matinee and 6.00 pm Evening performance. 

Please follow this link to confirm your attendance. THE GRUNCH PERFORMANCE BOOKING

Junior School Strings bring home Silver Award from the GC Eisteddfod

On Wednesday, the Lindisfarne Junior School String Ensemble performed and competed at the 40th Gold Coast Eisteddfod. The students were filled with enthusiasm and excitement from the early morning rehearsal, on the bus ride, and on stage. The students performed with energy, passion, and focus resulting in a 'Silver Award Ribbon'. To have the opportunity to perform on a large stage, witness quality orchestras perform, and receive high-level feedback culminated in a lifelong experience for all students involved. I couldn't be more proud of the student's efforts in rehearsals and practice at home. This also wouldn't be possible without the committed parent's support. A huge thanks to Jesse Edwards' organisation and Stephen Russell for accompanying. 

Alex Warr
Music Teacher

Junior School Sport

Todd Woodbridge Cup 

How good is it that Sport is starting to pick up again and last week was no exception with the Lindisfarne year 3 and 4 students participating in the Todd Woodbridge Cup Tennis competition at Murwillumbah. 

The Todd Woodbridge Cup is a primary school competition for stage 2 (years 3 and 4) students that uses modified equipment, numeric scoring, and mixed gender teams. 

The Todd Woodbridge Cup is not just about selecting the best students, but encouraging participation, providing a positive experience playing tennis, growing friendships, and giving students the opportunity to represent the school in a team environment. For the majority of students, this was their first experience representing our school. 

The students were amazing, they were split into mixed teams of 8 and gave their best efforts all day. There was some fantastic tennis being played with a number of long rallies and top class tennis shots. The real highlight of the day was the positive attitudes and the learning of everyone involved. By the end of the day, every one of our students knew the rules, were competing in the games, and were having so much fun.  

I would also like to thank the staff who attended the day, The teaching staff of Abi Hails and Rebecca Hassell along with Sue Hammond and Emma Wardle were supportive, encouraging, and well organised, bringing so much fun and enjoyment to the day. 

Total Football Academy Afterschool Sessions

The Total Football Academy program is continuing for the remainder of term 3. 

The program runs after school on a Monday from 3.15 pm - 4.15 pm. Students are asked to meet Mr Croft on the Basketball Courts for a roll call at 3.15 pm before being taken to the program coaches in Arkinstall park. 

The flyer attached outlines the dates and times for the program in term 3. 

The remaining dates for the term are:

Monday 15, 22, 29 August, and 5 and 12 September.

Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4 

Stage 2 Musical Costumes

With the Stage 2 Musical – The Grunch, fast approaching, please take the time to organise your child’s costume over the next two weekends. Tuesday 23 August, we will have a technical run at Mahers Lane and will require all students to wear their costumes to school. If you would like some assistance or feedback, please feel free to email Rebecca Hassell at rhassell@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

We look forward to bringing everyone’s hard work altogether over the coming weeks.

Rebecca Hassell
Costume Co-ordinator

Year 3 History - Celebrations and Commemorations Survey

What do you celebrate and commemorate?


This term, Year 3 students are learning about the origins and significance of cultural celebrations & commemorations in Australia and around the world.

To help us learn about the cultural and religious celebrations and commemorations recognised by members of our school community, we are asking Lindisfarne students, parents, families, and staff to complete our survey (created by Year 3 students) via the link or QR code below:


We thank you in advance for completing our survey!
Year 3 Students and Teachers

Book Week 2022 - Thursday 25 August

Early Learning Centre

Cuddly Toy Stall

Green Team

Green Team News – Tree Planting At Fingal

On Friday 5th August, our Year Four Captains had the opportunity to contribute to School Tree Day by planting 110 trees at the Old Boat Harbour park in Fingal Head. The students learnt about how planting these trees will help Glossy Black Cockatoos and Bush Stone Curlews as the trees planted are favourites of these threatened species. This is an exciting project in which we will continue to be involved in. It’s very special that we can all visit the park, watch our trees grow and see how our school is contributing to such an important cause 

Thank you to Sarah Whitrod for organising this opportunity and also to the LEGENDS at Fingal Head Coast Care and Tweed Shire Council (Sustainable Communities & Environment)

Jo Hethrington

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Middle School

From The Head Of Middle School

Year 6 Canberra Trip

Last week Year 6 traveled to Australia’s National Capital. It is arguably the best destination for a school excursion. The vast collection of curriculum-based, educational programs and experiences designed for school-aged students is unrivaled for a school trip within Australia. The subject learning experiences were aimed to encompass experiential learning with hands-on, interactive displays promoting fun and memorable ways to learn. This wonderful opportunity incorporated history, science, technology, arts, and the environment.

The Year 6s visited many attractions including, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Parade, the National Museum of Australia, Questacon, Mount Ainslie Lookout, National Arboretum, Royal Australian Mint, and of course Parliament House. Some of the groups were lucky enough to see our Prime Minister in the senate, delivering a speech to other parliamentarians during their visit.

All of our students represented Lindisfarne Angiclan Grammar School admirably, with many venues commenting on how well-behaved our students were. 

I have no doubt the Year 6s left Canberra with lasting memories and a developed understanding of Australia’s government system.

Kokoda Challenge

I would like to wish our Year 7 and 8 teams all the very best as they tackle the Kokoda challenge this weekend. Year 7 will trek for 18km while Year 8 will complete the 30 km trek. 

During the Middle School assembly, Year 11 student, Brodie McDowell, who completed the 96km Kokoda Challenge spoke to the Middle School students about his 5 top tips for Kokoda.

  1. Remember it’s not a race. The Kokoda challenge is built on mateship, sacrifice, endurance, and courage….it's never about a race.
  2. Support your friends, even your distance some of your friends will be slower up the hills so wait for them, encourage them and enjoy the event together.
  3. Don't wear anything new!!! You are bound to get a blister. Just wear your PE uniform and shoes, skins, or tights for chafing and you will be fine.
  4. Take snacks. I love lollies but they aren't the best snacks. Muesli bars, fruit, crackers, and cheese. These are all great for the event.
  5. Finally, HAVE FUN. We are so lucky to have this opportunity at Lindisfarne and I truly encourage you to embrace it. 

Finally, if you are not doing Kokoda this year, sign up next year and be a part of something amazing.

Use of Social Media

This week, the Middle School students were reminded about responsible use of social media; including not sharing embarrassing, toxic, or potentially dangerous images, information, or conversations. Students were encouraged to think about how they wanted to treat other people and be treated online. We further discussed the need to show respect when posting and sharing content and the need to seek consent before posting images of others. Students were also encouraged to make a responsible adult aware of any potential concerns. 

Furthermore, the difference between snitching and reporting was addressed.


  • Is trying to get someone in trouble
  • It’s looking for attention
  • It’s done because you want to get your own way or to damage someone you don’t like

 Reporting, however:

  • Is telling someone with authority about a situation that is dangerous
  • It’s looking out for the safety, both physical and emotional of yourself and your peers
  • It’s speaking up because something is really wrong; not because you want someone to get in trouble

I would encourage all parents to have a conversation with their child or children about responsible use of social media, as an important reminder for everyone.

Annual House Creative Writing competition 

Last term, Mrs. Walker, from the English Faculty, put out the call for our Lindisfarne writers to submit their creative writing pieces in the Annual House Creative Writing competition. Congratulations to the stage 3 winner.  Beatrice Broad and the Stage 4 winner, Bethani Broad.  

Cathy Cox
Head of Middle School

Senior School

Service Learning

What do you get when you put Team Lemonade with a group of happy, laughing, Year 10 Lindisfarne students? Pinch pots, cards, collages, community arts sculptures… and a lot of fun. 

A group of Year 10 students have elected to be involved with Team Lemonade as part of their Service Learning program this term. Team Lemonade is an organisation that aim to help young adults of all abilities to increase their independence and involvement in the broader community. The experience sparks joy and spontaneity.  

‘To hear our new friends' different perspectives on the world when we all talk is life-changing,” Tilly McLaughlin said. ‘Team Lemonade makes me aware that we are all members of the same community'. 

Two terms of fortnightly visits to both Team Lemonade's home base in Tweed Heads and to the Maher’s Lane Campus have helped to fight some of the preexisting bias that students and the wider community have towards people with disabilities.

 ‘Art is something fun that we can all connect together over, it’s fantastic,’ said Amy Cronk

Kath Mason and Judy McCue
Service Learning Coordinators

From The Careers Desk

Are you willing to host a work experience student in November?

In our Year 10 careers lessons, we have been discussing their upcoming work experience in November. Students are asked to find a work experience placement that would be in line with their career aspirations. We have discussed many options and opportunities, and some students have already started teeing up a work experience for themselves. However, there are some students who are feeling that they don't have the contacts to help them set up a placement. To that end, we are asking for help in hosting a Year 10 student at your workplace for 3 days at the end of November (29 Nov - 1 Dec). Ideally, we would like to have a database of workplaces willing to host.

If you can host a student, please email me at nmarriott@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au and let me know.

Thank you in advance!

Natalie Marriott
Acting Director of Careers and VET

15% Savings Off Study Guides For Students

Richard Marriott
Director of Faculty - Science 

Careers and Vocational Education & Training (VET)

School Psychology / Counsellor

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise


Writing Competitions

Heywire is an exciting competition from the ABC, calling for stories from high school aged students in regional, rural and remote Australia. And they want to hear from you!  You are unique and the place where you live is unique, and that makes your story fascinating. Personal stories are the most compelling.

Entries must be a true story about an aspect of your life. Stories can be in any format: text, video or audio — whatever form suits you best! 

Most entries are text but feel free to be creative. The recommended length is 400 words. More information about the competition can be found at: https://www.abc.net.au/heywire/competition/

Entries close September 16, 2022. Enter using: https://enterheywire.abc.net.au/hc/en-au/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360005606956

Entry: 2022 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Poetry Competition

The Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Poetry Competition is now open.  The details are listed below:

Section 1: Years 10, 11 and 12. Max. 60 lines. Prize $125

Section 2: Years 7, 8 and 9. Max. 40 lines. Prize $90

Section 3: Years 5 and 6. Max. 40 lines. Prize $65

Section 4: Year 4 and under. Max. 20 lines. Prize $50

This competition costs $5 to enter and closes on 31 August 2022.  For information on the entry requirements please visit the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) NSW website at: https://fawnsw.org.au/entry-2022-hilarie-lindsay-young-writers-poetry-competition/

KSP Short Fiction Awards

Write a short story on any theme up to 1000 words.  The youth category is open to Australian residents who are aged between 10 -17 years. There is no entry fee for students. Winners will receive certificates and $100. The closing date of this competition is 8 September 2022. Please visit http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/short-fiction-competition for more information on the competition.

KSP Poetry Award

Write a poem on any theme up to a maximum of 50 lines.  Entry for the youth category is free. The closing date is 29 September. Visit http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/poetry-competition for more information about the competition.


The ‘Unleashed’ student writing competition could win entrants $1000.  Entries are free and close on 28 August 2022. There are no themes for this competition and entrants are encouraged to unleash their creative side and let their imaginations run wild. Students can write on any topic and in any style. It is open to students from Kindergarten to Year 12. More details on this competition can be found at: https://www.write4fun.net/

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

Debating and Public Speaking



Obon Festival - Japan

Obon お盆 will be celebrated this weekend in Japan from the 13th to the 15th of August. This Buddhist/Confucian custom honors the spirits of one’s ancestors, who are believed to return during Obon to visit their relatives. It is a joyous occasion of family reunion and community celebration. 

One of the beloved traditions of Obon is community participation in Bon Odori 盆踊り (Bon dance). Bon Odori varies from region to region and reflects the cultural practices and daily life of the community. Students in Japanese Calligraphy & Culture Crush Club and Japanese classes have had the opportunity to explore Obon further and to even dress up in yukata and participate in the Bon Odori ‘Tanko Bushi’

You might like to try this ‘how to’ lesson for the ‘Tanko Bushi’ dance and get into the spirit of Obon!





Australian Mathematics Trust Competition

On Wednesday 3rd August, Lindisfarne nominated and sponsored 200 students to take part in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). The Competition was divided into Junior (Yr 7/8), Intermediate (Yr 9/10), and Senior (Yr 11/12) divisions. Each division answered 30 problem-solving questions involving varying levels of difficulty. Our faculty plan is to have more students participate in this competition in the future. Well done to those who were selected to enter. The results will be announced later in the year.

The upcoming ICAS Mathematics competition is for any student who has elected to participate. This will be held on Friday 2nd September.

Frank Malone
Director of Mathematics


Performing Arts

Germinate Records

Sing for RUOK? Day

Save the Date!- Monday, September 5, 

We are finally able to hold another sing for RUOK? Day! This will be held at the M-Arts precinct on the evening of Monday, September 5. The last event, in 2019, was a huge success with community members coming together to sing Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House in support of mental health. We will be singing another Australian song this year with Vicky Jacobs returning to lead us. As in 2019, this will be a very relaxed, very fun, pub choir style event – no prior singing experience is necessary. Please save the date and come along to support this very important cause. 

Brett Canning
Recording Studio Producer


It's Active August

Act Belong Commit promotes ways to keep active - mentally, physically, socially, spiritually, cognitively, and culturally.

Check out the Active August calendar to get inspired by the 31 daily tips and find things suitable to you. These evidence-informed activities can benefit mental health and wellbeing.

Have fun!
The PDHPE Faculty

Photography and Digital Media


Science Splash

We are looking forward to celebrating Science Week in Week 5. National Science Week (Est 1997) was launched in Parliament House on Wednesday morning, with MPs and senators from all sides of politics attending.

A special surprise guest was Deputy Prime Minister (and science graduate) Richard Marles MP, who spoke passionately about science, and National Science Week.


We are celebrating Science week in Week 5. A range of activities are planned inside and outside the class such as guest speakers, glass/pottery workshops, bubble shows, and science shows. Every lunchtime during science week there will be an activity outside the Science labs, such as STEM workshops, Escape Rooms, or dissections. If film is your thing, we will be hosting SCINEMA in the Library watching some international science film 2022 awards. There will be the annual EP competition run throughout the week along with some other competitions run in House Tutor Group.

During National Science Week, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School will be showing some Science films as we join in the celebration of SCINEMA. 

Thanks to the library for supporting us with this initiative. 

“SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere. 

We are passionate about showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world.

SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling, and ask the impossible.

Happy National Science Week!

This year, the theme is Glass: more than meets the eye!

To celebrate, we are thrilled to host a free online presentation with Avinash Upadhya. A Ph.D. candidate at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Avinash will explore the intricacies of optics, glass, and light and how they're used to make an invisible world around us visible.

Avinash will also take host a Q+A after the session.

This is an all-ages session and we particularly recommend anyone who has an interest in medicine, research, or pursuing a Ph.D. attend. 

Registrations are free but essential. Register here

Celebrating women this National Science Week

With women only making up 28% of the STEM workforce, QUT is committed to bridging the gender gap and improving the progression and retention of academic women in STEM.

The school theme for National Science Week in 2022 is Glass: More than meets the eye. QUT is tapping into the theme with a twist and will host a special Smashing the Glass Ceiling event on 16 August featuring a women-only superstar panel. 

Join us on campus or online to hear from QUT women at various stages of their science, IT, and mathematics careers. Find out what inspired our panel members to study at uni, what challenges they’ve overcome in their career, and what motivates them to keep exploring the unknown of their chosen fields.

This event is proudly co-hosted by QUT Faculty of Science and Refraction Media. 


Caitriona McCann
Teacher of Science

Technology and Applied Studies

Visual Arts

Wollumbin Youth Art Award

Lindisfarne Visual Arts students were encouraged to enter the Wollumbin Youth Art Awards last term, supported by the Tweed Regional Gallery. A number of Lindisfarne Students have made the list of finalists and will be exhibited from September 23 to November 27, 2022. 

The Wollumbin Youth Art Award (WYAA) is a biennial award for young artists aged 5 to 18 years. Held in conjunction with the Wollumbin Art Award, the WYAA is open to young people living in the Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Scenic Rim Shires as well as Lismore and Gold Coast City. Finalist artworks will be judged by multidisciplinary art, Hiromi Tango and the winners awarded prizes for their work.

Congratulations to the following Lindisfarne student finalists:

Saharah S  16-18 years

Mia H        13-15 years

Sadie E      13-15 years

Marcus F    9-12 years

Zoe F         9-12 years

Rohan F      5-8 years

Pictured below is Sadie (7B) and her work entitled Place of Pelicans, which is the traditional name & knowledge of Cook Island held by the Yugambeh people. 

Rohan's (KT) artwork, My Visitor is of his favourite bird that visits his family’s garden, with finger-painted leaves. 

Zoe (4R) used the Cudgen soil from the roadside as her paint to make an aerial view of Plantation Road and the surrounding farms, Fields on Plantation Road.

Marcus (7G) chose to draw the Lismore City Library as a response to the floods and dipped his drawing in muddy water, The Floodline.

Along with photographic work by Mia H (Year 10) entitled Field of Shadows, and Saharah S (Year 11) mixed media Preliminary Body of Work.

We look forward to viewing these exceptional student works at Tweed Regional Gallery in September.

Jane Brennan
Director of Visual Arts

Learning Enrichment

Round Square



Waste Wise Tips

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Year 5 & 6 Roundabout Theatre Excursion to Lismore

On Tuesday, a group of year 5 & 6 students travelled to Lismore Botanical Rainforest Gardens where they took part in the creative development of a new immersive show by Roundabout Theatre. Students were led on a tour through the rainforest where they learned about fungi, mycelium, hoop pine trees, and the surrounding ecosystem.  Performers and students discussed how these natural elements might sound and what they might talk about if they could speak. Students then spent time with digital audio recorders capturing the sounds of the rainforest and recording their own versions of what mycelium, trees, and worms might say if they could speak. The show, Understory, is due to launch in November. I will provide an update should further opportunities arise for our students.

Brett Canning
Recording Studio Producer

Digital Space

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular


Lindisfarne Lions Netball

Club Netball

Saturday Netball Competition

Last of the rounds this weekend … and no Sunday games! Well done for surviving two tough weekends!

Round 14 on August 13






Pink Lions

7/ 8 years




Open Division 2



Purple Lions

7/ 8  years



Crimson Lions

9 years



Lavender Lions

10 years



Orange Lions

10 years



Bronze Lions

Junior B



Yellow Lions

Junior B



Lime Lions

11 years



Aqua Lions

Junior B



Red Lions 

Junior A



Silver Lions

Intermediate A



Navy/ Black Lions

Intermediate A



Green Lions

Junior A



Blue Lions 

Intermediate C



Gold Lions

Open Division 1



Gold Lions

Open Division 1



White Lions


Good Luck everyone!

The House Cup

Note for your diary: The Inaugural Netball House Cup will be played on Thursday 8 September.

Tweed Association News

Calling all 11 year olds who wish to train and trial for Tweed Rep selection!

Please register with trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/eve...

Tweed is offering a 5 week training program for players interested in trialing for their 12 years rep squad for 2023. Open to players born in 2011, trials for the squad will be held after September 14. Sessions will run at the Arkinstall Park courts from 4.30 pm to 6 pm on Wednesday 17 August, Wednesday 24 August, Wednesday 31 August, Wednesday 7 September, and Wednesday 14 September.

Go Lions! Such a fabulous experience to be involved in a representative team.

Centre of Excellence

We had two exciting and busy days at NSW Cup Far North Coast Finals rounds this week. On Tuesday, the Years 7 and 8 Lions, the Years 9 and 10 Lion Kings, and the Years 9 and 10 Gold Lions competed in Ballina.

The Lindisfarne Lions - Jax Cornwall, Sascha Leitch, Lincoln Webster, Izaiah Godfrey, Ben Squires, James Douglas, Oscar Saines, and Jake Bravington - were unbeaten until the playoffs where they met the eventual winners of the competition. They finished third overall.

The Lindisfarne Lion Kings - Liam Reardon, Zephyr Togo, Marlow Reid McDornan, Fletcher Burdekin, Joseph Maynard, Will Sullivan, and Henry McMillan had a tough time against 6ft 6 Year 10 gents. However, they made each team have to play their best to secure a win. The Kings finished 5th and then birthday boy Henry left the courts to pass his driving test!

The Lindisfarne Gold Lions - Ruby-Flower Annis-Brown, Sienna Phelps, Lily Hodges, Tiggi Groves, Ava Taylor, Ella Mitchell, Jamie Mifsud, Lexi McEvoy, and Riley Cranston - finished second in their pool rounds having lost to Trinity due to some costly umpiring decisions. It meant that the girls faced local rivals St Joseph’s in the semi-finals …. and what a match that turned out to be! The score was 11-11 at the end of full time so an extra 3 minutes each way was to be played. The standard of netball was extremely high and the teams could still not be split. After an additional 7 minutes, St Joey’s managed to turn the ball over and score two goals in a row. They went on to be beaten by Woodlawn by two goals - the same margin as they had won in the pool rounds. It was a match up against Trinity again for the 3rd/4th playoff and this time the girls were able to prove that they were the stronger team winning the bronze medal match 19-10.

On Wednesday, the Bronze Lions had a fabulous day at Casino. After 5 round games, the girls had only lost by 1 goal in an absolute thriller to Centaur. They then played the winners of the opposite pool, St Carthage's. If we thought that Centaur was going to be our “final”, we were very much mistaken. Down by 4 goals at ½ time, the girls dug deep and drew level after 20 minutes. With all of the teams watching extra time, no one had any nails left to bite! Following some outstanding play by their GA, St Carthages took the victory and were eventual winners over Centaur. The girls made a valiant effort in the bronze medal match against Southern Cross but lost by one goal in the dying seconds. So proud of these young ladies who finished 4th from the 12 schools in the finals but probably 100 schools in total.

The NSW Cup Bronze Lions on the day were: Kayla Mupunga, Willow Duggan, Ella Agolley, Eden Jocumsen, Freya Smith, Rithika Sivabalan, Audrey Schapowal, Evee Sweet, and Eira-Grace McGilligan.

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

From The Sportsdesk


Our Lindisfarne Athletics squad has been finalised for NCIS, and the team entries finalised and ready to go for the carnival on 25 August.

Lindisfarne has volunteered to take over the Track officiating this year and will be sending a team down to run the timing gates, marshalling and start.


The annual Lindisfarne Tennis Championships is starting to approach our sports calendar radar, with the evening of 14 September scheduled. Registrations are now open, please click the link on the flyer - here.


Lindisfarne Lions Gold Coast Basketball Summer Season will be launching for registrations in the next fortnight... The Summer League competition will run throughout all of Term 4 at Carrara Indoor in the Gold Coast Junior Basketball League. 


Two Lindisfarne teams attended the Pacific Pines 9 v 9 Football Tournament on Tuesday 9 August 2022. 

The 7/8 Girls team included Isabella Arghyros, Ruby Castle, Madison Fernance, Grace Kerridge, Emily Link, and Annika Robinson. The team played three group games winning two and losing one which earned them a place in the final against Chisholm Catholic College. The final was a tightly contested affair with Lindisfarne losing 2-0. The score-line does not reflect nor do justice to the courageous approach demonstrated by our team as they took to the field with three players short and still made Chisholm fight for every goal.

The 5/6 Boys team included Oliver Costello, Chaz Croke-Sims, Coby Ellison, Maxim Harmsworth, Saxon Leiper, Tahn Richards, Finn Robinson, Noah Tucker, and Hunter Whitrod. The team played four group games winning two and losing two. Whilst there was no final in the boys’ competition, the two wins included a considerable number of goals scored by Lindisfarne which allowed them to take out second place on goal difference.

Furthermore, Grace Kerridge and Chaz Croke-Sims were named Golden Boot winners for their respective competitions.

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School should be proud of these young people as they not only exhibited great sportsmanship but also conducted themselves in a manner befitting our school. 

The Year 7 and 8 Boys played on the day the newsletter run was due - so Mr. Cadman will bring us up to speed next week.

Mountain Biking - MTB Championships

Lindisfarne has a large cohort of students who are avid Mountain Bikers. Last Friday, our students returned home from the Gold Coast All Schools Mountain Biking competition with a silver medal and some commendable efforts. The competition format consisted of three trails; Fox, the technical track; Stans, the pedal track - and Laser, the speed track. Riders were permitted to ride each track a maximum of five times, with their fastest time on each track added together for their total time.  The rider with the fastest overall time was declared the winner. Lindisfarne had 17 riders, with Olivia Kane coming second in the intermediate girls' division and Thomas Fife coming 10th in the junior boys. There were approximately 330 entries into this event. Information on upcoming competitions can be found on the Rocky Trail Entertainment website.

Duke of Edinburgh

We will be launching the Duke of Edinburgh program for the Year 8 (or 9) students at the end of August. A flyer outlining the international program can be found - here.

We will be offering a Parent/Student evening on August 29 in the Chapel, with the Year 8 cohort debriefed on the program the week beforehand. Please sign up through Parent Lounge or Student Cafe if you are interested in getting more details about this program.

Lindisfarne will be running the following Adventurous Journey section for any interested Year 8 or 9 students in Term 4 with Bornhoffen.

Pre-trip Information session and preparation - 1 November (3.30 - 5.30pm)

Practice Journey - 17 to 18 November Qualifying Journey - 24 to 25 November

Damien Clucas
Head of Sports and Activities

Lindisfarne Lions Basketball

Most of the Lindisfarne basketball teams enjoyed a week's break before the last two weeks of competition, with only the teams playing on Wednesday nights playing. With the Kings win on Wednesday, they are sitting nicely in 3rd position, with two key games against similarly ranked teams coming up for the last two rounds. The other teams that will compete this week for their finals spots are the U17 Hunters and the U13 Fangs. Both teams have must-win games for their final two rounds. The U15 Kovus have proven dominant in their division, maintaining their top spot with only 1 loss thus far into the season! Good luck to all Lindisfarne Basketball teams with their remaining games.

Results from last week:


U21 Kings vs Heat Blazes (49-46 win)

U17 Hunters - No Game 

U17 Scouts - No Game 

U15 Kovus - No Game 

U15 Mohatus - No Game 

U15 Attilas - No Game 

U15 Ahadis - No Game 

U15 Mufasas - No Game 

U13 Lokis - No Game 

U13 Fangs - No Game 


Open Girls Queens vs Celtics Leprechauns (5 - 67 loss)

U15 Sarafinas - No Game

Upcoming Fixtures

Fixtures for next week for all divisions can be found HERE.

Gold Coast Mountain Biking

Lindisfarne Shredder: Lachlan Goodwin

Olivia Kane - Free wheeled into Second in the Intermediate Girls, Yrs 9 and 10.

Last Friday, Lindisfarne returned home from the Gold Coast All Schools Mountain Biking competition with a silver medal and smiles as large as split watermelons. The competition format consisted of three trails; Fox, the technical track; Stans, the pedal track, and Laser, the speed track. Riders were permitted to ride each track a maximum of five times, with their fastest time on each track added together for their total time.  The rider with the fastest overall time was declared the winner. Lindisfarne had 17 riders, with Olivia Kane coming second in the intermediate girls' division and Thomas Fife coming 10th in the junior boys. There were approximately 330 entries into this event. Information on upcoming competitions can be found on the Rocky Trail Entertainment website.

Tom Campbell



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