2022 Term 3 Week 8 9 Sept 2022

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From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

This morning, I spoke to all of our students across both campuses on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Including Australia, Queen Elizabeth was the Head of State for 15 countries and was also the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, which includes the Anglican Church of Australia. Her stalwart example of leadership, compassion and service are all things we can appreciate and admire and her dedication to the Commonwealth is a legacy that will live on. We offer this prayer in her name and remember her family in our own prayers during this difficult time.

Gracious God, we give thanks for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth, for her faith and her dedication to duty. Bless our nation as we mourn her death and may her example continue to inspire us; through Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.

On Sunday, 4 September we held a combined service at St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, Tweed Heads to celebrate St Cuthbert’s Day. These celebrations help us to maintain our strong relationship with the St Cuthbert’s Parish community. The parishioners certainly enjoyed the performances of our musicians and vocalists as part of the service. We thank Reverend Dway Goon Chew and the Parish for their on-going support of our school.

Monday night was a special evening, as our community gathered for the Sing for RUOK? Day Community Choir event at M-Arts in Murwillumbah. Led by Vicky Jacobs from the Glee Club in Melbourne, and supported by some of our talented musicians, Vicky led everyone through a performance of the Sheppard smash hit ‘Geronimo.’ There was much laughter as everyone was encouraged to participate, and it was underpinned by support for RU OK? Day which aims to get people to have a conversation around mental health and suicide prevention. The goal is that we continue to ask RU OK?, not just on RU OK? Day but whenever you notice someone who may be struggling. We thank Brett Canning for his work on this event and look forward to continuing this important work next year.

We followed singing on Monday with speaking on Tuesday as our Year 5 to 12 Public Speaking finals were held. Well done to every student who not only made the finals, but participated in this event. Public speaking can be daunting for many, so we commend everyone who had the courage to be involved. Thank you to Suellen Walker for her leadership of the event and thank you to Head of Senior School Kate Cornell for her adjudication.

Major Matina Jewell (Retired) was the guest speaker at the second Business Breakfast held on Wednesday morning at Salt. Just under 120 people gathered for networking before Matina shared the remarkable story of her 15-year military career and how the lessons she learned could be applied in business and everyday life. Her messages of inclusion, preparedness, adaptability and leadership were lessons that the guests, and also our students in attendance, could take and apply back in their own business and lives.  The next Business Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, 19 October and our speaker will be renowned journalist and media personality, Mr Kerry O’Brien. Tickets are already open and can be booked via https://www.trybooking.com/CCNKV.

Lastly this week, I joined other members of staff in Port Macquarie being hosted by St Columba School at the Diocesan Schools Network meeting over the last two days. Important matters in the continued development of our schools were discussed and including faith opportunities for our students as we were joined by Dr Murray Harvey, Bishop of Grafton. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank The Reverend Sally Miller who has been the long-standing Chaplain at Emmanuel College Ballina. Reverend Sally was instrumental in assisting Lindisfarne early in my tenure as Principal, to help grow our Anglican ethos and I want to extend our thanks to her and wish her well as she commences as Rector of the Casino parish.

Stuart Marquardt






From the Deputy Principal


Chaplain's Corner

Dear Students, Staff, Parents, and Guardians,

The Death of Queen Elizabeth II

We are profoundly saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II whose 70 year reign was dedicated to duty, service to God and humanity. As the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and the Head of the Anglican Communion, we give thanks to God for her majesty’s exemplary Christian life and faith. May she rest in peace and rise in glory, and may God console her family and all those who mourn her loss throughout the commonwealth and around the world. We pray for King Charles III, and ask God to grant him grace, fortitude and humility in his new role. God save the King!

There will be designated areas in the Chapel at Mahers Lane and the Assembly area at Sunshine Avenue during Week 9 for those who wish to offer a prayer or write a condolence message for Her Majesty’s family.

Chaplain’s Compassion Generation Awards

During the course of this year’s Chapel and Religious Education classes, we have been working with Stage 3 students to embed Lindisfarne School’s value of compassion in their dealings with peers and staff.

We have been looking at how “Values + Actions = Culture” (Simon Sinek).

To put this into the effect every classroom has a Compassion Letterbox where students deposit ‘compassion postcards’ they have written for peers who model our School’s value of compassion. Last Tuesday, Mr Marquardt and Mrs Cox presented the students with their Compassion generation certificates over a lovely lunch prepared by Lia Mason and Bec. I thank Stage 3 coordinators, teachers and students for their support of this initiative. Let’s continue to put love into action in our dealings with each other.

Agape Outreach Centre Inc; Tweed Heads

Agape Outreach centre provides support and assistance to the needy and those experiencing homelessness in our community. We have a call out for food assistance because they’re running out of food as the cost of living pressures continues to adversely impact the vulnerable members of our community. Please bring tin foods and non-perishables next week when coming to School so that we can help them to assist those in need. Thank you in advance for your support.

R U OK? DAY -September 8, 2022

In celebrating R U OK? Day this week, we are reminded of the importance of breaking down the stigma and taboos around mental illness by talking about it and being prepared to listen to people who are experiencing mental ill health. All of us have a collective responsibility to not only listen to those impacted by mental illness but also to encourage action and check-in. Please visit ruok.org.au for more information and resources.

Season of Creation (1 September to October 4, 2022)
The Fifth Mark of Mission in the Anglican Communion invites us to “sustain and renew the life of the earth.” To address the ecological and planetary crisis that we face, each and every one of us are called to ‘ecological conversion’ -taking personal responsibility for this crisis and committing to urgent action toward a more sustainable and ecologically just planet. A new initiative by the global Anglican Communion, Communion Forest is worth exploring. If you’re interested in being part of a Communion Forest local initiative please email me: constantine.osuchukwu@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

For Our Prayers or Positive Thoughts/Warm Wishes

We remember in our prayers all those who suffer from mental illness and those caring for them.

We pray for all those who are sick in our community.

We pray for peace in our troubled world and in our own hearts.

We pray for all parents who care for children with special needs.

We pray for the flourishing of our young people.

And for our Year 12s as they prepare for their HSC exams.

Thank you for who you are and for all you do for our Lindisfarne community.

Rev Constantine Osuchukwu

Important Information

First Nations

Parents and Friends

Friends of the Arts

Safe on Social


Harmony Week

Student Voice

Upcoming Events

Big Boys' Breakfast

The Lindisfarne P&F is very excited to welcome back the Big Boys' Breakfast. 

Join us at these wonderful P&F community events where students can enjoy breakfast with their dad, grandfather, uncle, or another significant adult role model.

The P&F does need your support to run these events, so if you can assist by giving just 90 minutes of your time then please help out and sign on.

Volunteer Sign On - Weds 14 Sept - Sunshine Avenue

Volunteer Sign On - Fri 16 Sept - Mahers Lane

Enjoy all your breakfast favourites including bacon and egg rolls, fruit and yoghurt, plus juice, tea and coffee for only $10.00 per person. Adults and students are the same price.


Whole School News

Building and Maintenance Services

With the ongoing growth of both Lindisfarne campuses and our student population, we have an increasing need for reliable quality contractors to assist us with regular maintenance requirements, minor building projects, and ongoing upgrades to our existing facilities.

If you are part of our Lindisfarne Community, have a business that provides any kind of building and maintenance service, and would like to be considered to provide your services to the School in the future, please register your interest via email to nbold@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Thank you
Lindisfarne Projects and Property Team

Lindisfarne Bus Services - Registered Students Only

An important reminder that Lindisfarne Bus Services are only available for students who are registered. They are not available for one-off use by other students who are visiting friends or for events or sports training.

This is a user pays service for registered families and in most cases, all seats on the bus are allocated. It also presents a significant safety issue as we must have accurate details of all students travelling on the Lindisfarne service including contact details.

We ask for your support in not requesting to use this service other than intended. We also thank you for not putting our bus drivers in the position of having to refuse non-registered travellers from trying to board.

Lindisfarne Bus Coordinator

Staff Bio

Teaching and Learning

Junior School

From The Head of Junior School

Thank you to our teachers who have been meeting with parents/carers this week at Parent/Teacher Interviews. These are a great way for families to stay up to date with their child’s progress and continue to build on the great relationships between school and home. 

We’ve had another busy week at Sunshine Avenue with students recognising RUOK Day and Bravehearts Day. Two fantastic opportunities to remind our students of the importance of looking out for one another and encouraging them to consider their own personal safety too. 

Our fire drill ran smoothly and the students must be commended for the way they engaged with the process in a sensible manner. 

As we approach the end of term and then begin the downhill run into the end of 2022 I would like to provide a couple of timely reminders for families. 

Morning arrival times 

We have been noticing a lot of students are starting to arrive at school quite early. Please note for Kindergarten to Year 4 students: Supervision commences at 8.15 am. Students should not be dropped off prior to this time.  

Preschool: Supervision commences at 8.30 am. Families are asked to drop their Preschool children off to the staff at either the Arkinstall Park gate or at the front Turning Circle.  

Before and after school care is available before school, from 7.15 am and after school until 6.00 pm, please see our website for further details.  

If you are utilising the Turning Circle for pick-up, to assist us in making sure the cars continue to move and flow quickly, please stay in your car as students are assisted into the car by the staff on duty. 

Your support on these matters is greatly appreciated and helps us to provide a safe and efficient school for students and their families.

Jeremy Godden 
Head of Junior School  

Junior School Sport


The Casuarina Hockey Club is looking to run an afterschool Hockey program in Term 4 for Year 3 and 4 students. 

The program will be held on the Junior School Campus on a Thursday afternoon after school. 

This program will build on the basic skills students learned in PE classes earlier in the year. 

See the flyer attached for information on dates and how to register, but be quick as there are limited numbers and places will fill up fast. 

Key Information 

Dates: Oct 13,20,27 & Nov 3,10,17,24

Time: 3.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Cost: $70 payment to be made at the end of the first session.

Where: Lindisfarne Junior School

Gear required: Plastic sticks and balls are provided, Shin pads are recommended. 

Register Contact: info@casuarinahockey.com -Att Matt

Limited space. Bookings close 1 Oct 2022

Lindisfarne Tennis Championships 

The annual Lindisfarne Tennis Championships will be held on Wednesday 14 September in the afternoon/evening. Students in Years 3 and 4 are eligible to register for this event in the Primary Division. 

Registrations are now open, please click the link on the flyer -  here to register your child. 

Date: Wednesday 14 September

Time: 4.00pm - 8.30pm 

Venue: Arkinstall Park Tennis Centre, Cunningham St, Tweed Heads South

Attire: Lindisfarne Sports Uniform 

Registrations close on 7 September 

Total Football Academy After School Sessions

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

The program runs after school on 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 on Arkinstall park. 

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

The remaining dates for the term are:

Monday 5 and 12 September.

Total Football Academy will be running the after-school program in term 4. The Term 4 information will be in the newsletter and sent to parents via Seesaw in the next two weeks. This information will outline dates costs and registration information. 

Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4

National eSmart Week

Digital Citizenship and Online Safety continue to be an ongoing focus at the Junior School and participating in National eSmart Week gives students the opportunity to celebrate the work they do throughout the year on this important topic. eSmart is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and is all about building supportive and connected social environments both on and offline. This year’s National eSmart Week theme is ‘Proud to be me, digitally!’.

Kindergarten explored online safety while Year One students learned safe searching strategies using the ‘Internet Traffic Light’. Year Two and Three students considered their own ‘Digital Footprint’ and reflected on their internet use at school and at home. Year Four students commenced Google's ‘Be Internet Awesome’ course and are learning to be Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, and Brave as they navigate the online world.

The eSmart site is full of useful resources, click here to check it out. Don’t forget that we also have access to the comprehensive Safe on Social Parent Toolkit - please refer to Seesaw for details. Happy eSmart Week and always remember to be safe and kind online!

Krissy Affleck 
Information Services and Digital Pedagogy

Green Team

Middle School

From The Head of Middle School


I would like to acknowledge the staff and students of Mahers Lane who showed tremendous support for this important day of action by wearing yellow. R U OK? Day reminds us that every day is the day to ask, 'are you OK? ' and to start a meaningful conversation whenever you spot the signs that someone you care about might be struggling with life. On Monday night the School community attended a wonderful event -  sing for RUOK? Day. This took place at the M-Arts Centre in Murwillumbah. There were so many staff, students, and families from both the Sunshine Ave and Mahers Lane campuses. who contributed to the evening, making it a huge success.

I’d like to acknowledge Mr Brett Canning, Mr Roger Locke, and Mr Rod Bertram for all of the work they did in making the evening run smoothly. I’d also like to acknowledge some of our Middle School students who assisted on the night. Cruz Kill played drums, Leo Lush, Alex Larsen, Sian McGilligan, and Lyla McDonald supported everyone in singing “Hey Geronimo”. They all did a wonderful job.

Thursday Afternoon Sport

The School has noticed a growing trend of students being signed out early on Thursday afternoons. Though we understand that from time to time, students must attend appointments or other obligations during school hours, we ask that you minimize early collections, where possible. 

I would like to take this opportunity to remind our students and families that our Sporting program is a compulsory program for all students. As such all students are required to attend. We ask for your support in ensuring your child does not leave campus until 3:20 pm, as this is the conclusion of the School day. 

Please know we will support you and your child in the case of a family emergency. Thank you for joining the school in teaching your child about commitment, responsibility, and independence.

Value of Respect 

This week in Assembly, I spoke to the Middle School students about the value of respect - within the family, friendship groups, and with other people and how respect may look in our School. The Reverend Constantine has been working with a number of students to support them in understanding this important message.  

Unfortunately, there has been a reemergence of graffiti on our school grounds.

I spoke to the students to reiterate that this type of conduct holds no place in our School or community as our School Values call all of us to act with Compassion, Wisdom, and Respect.

Whilst only a small number of students are engaging in this anti-social behavior it is timely to remind students and parents that any vandalism or destructive acts are not acceptable and violate the School’s Student Code of Conduct. Students who engage in these inappropriate behaviors will be held accountable - including where appropriate, possible termination of enrolment. We are currently working on the identification of the students involved.

We ask parents and guardians to discuss the inappropriate nature of these behaviors at home, ensuring students understand these practices are unacceptable. To that end, we ask for your continued support in reinforcing the values and standards that we all share not only for our School but for our broader community.

As always, our goal is to provide a respectful and productive learning environment for all students to learn and grow.

Cathy Cox
Head of Middle School

Stage 3 Compassion Generation Article

On Tuesday, 6 September several students from Stage 3 were invited by Reverend Constantine and Mr Marquardt to attend the first Compassion Generation lunch. It is Lindisfarne’s Year of Compassion and Reverend Constantine and staff are working hard to improve and embed the culture of kindness and compassion in everything that we do across the school. 

Students have been focusing on the following eight ways to embed compassion at Lindisfarne:

  1. Get to know people in your class or the school…
  2. Make sure everyone is included in conversations and decision-making…
  3. Never go through the day without saying hello to all that you meet at school: teachers, students, visitors…
  4. Pay attention to the needs of others…
  5. Smile often… “Peace”, Mother Teresa said, “begins with a smile.”
  6. Ask people how they are, and then listen for them to tell you…
  7. Speak kind words. Do kind actions. Think of kind thoughts. And even have kind looks… Always.
  8. See God in every person.

Students across Stage 3 have been on the ‘lookout’ for fellow students who have been displaying acts of compassion and then writing them on a Compassion Postcard which is placed in the classroom Compassion Letterbox. These postcards are given to students each week and their actions of compassion are celebrated. At the end of the term, we will have a special lunch to acknowledge the students who have been putting their love into action and showing compassion to those around them.

Congratulations to Nia Treverton, Sima Komarov, Sunny Martinez, Josh O’Neill, Leni, Trape, Ty Harvey, Poppy Lynch, Milla Sergiacomi, Art Lush, and Campbell Patterson, for being our first recipients of the Compassion Generation Certificate.

Mrs Thompson and Ms Jarvis 
Stage 3 Year Coordinators 

Senior School


RUOK day should be every day. Because one conversation can make such an immense impact on someone's life. Mental health is a silent killer. But it doesn't have to be. We have the opportunity to make a difference, to make someone feel comfortable, to help seek action and receive support. We don’t know who is struggling, so why not open the conversation and ask “Are you okay?”. 

Inspired by the RUOK event on Monday night, some Year 11 students have taken the initiative to raise further awareness on the important issue. I know personally, it made me so happy to see many positive faces with yellow outfits coming into school this morning and to see the smiles of people receiving yellow ribbons. The event is so important for the student body and wider school community as it illuminates we are all in this together. YOU are not alone. Thank you to everyone who donated. The generous proceeds are going directly to the RUOK Foundation. 

Thank you, 
Ruby Stante and Mia McKinley

From The Head of Senior School

R U OK? Day

I was immensely proud of our Year 11 students who drove the School’s R U OK? fundraiser this week. Off the back of Monday night’s very special community choir event, these fine students wanted to keep the momentum going in order to raise increased awareness of harm prevention and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives. R U OK? contributes to suicide prevention efforts by encouraging people to invest more time in their personal relationships and building the capacity of informal support networks – friends, family, and colleagues - to be alert to those around them, have a conversation if they identify signs of distress or difficulty and connect someone to appropriate support, long before they're in crisis. From the initiative shown by these Year 11 students, I feel very hopeful for their capacity to lead the student body in 2023.

Netball - InterHouse Cup

A new initiative for the Senior School is the Netball InterHouse Cup. Played on Thursday morning, and it was wonderful to see the School’s best netballers tussle for netball supremacy. Congratulations to the students from St Stephen House for their convincing win. 

Public Speaking

Public speaking is so important. The reason is that everyone encounters a situation where public speaking skills are necessary. It could be at work, school, or in your personal life. It was a great pleasure to adjudicate the annual Public Speaking Competition on Tuesday night where students from all three subschools came together to share their prepared speeches on a range of topics. The caliber of many of the speakers was exceptional, and I look forward to seeing these students engage in further opportunities such as debating, MUNA, and Lions Youth of the Year in the future.

Thursday Afternoon Sport

The School has noticed a growing trend of students being signed out early on Thursday afternoons. Though we understand that from time to time, students must attend appointments or other obligations during school hours, we ask that you minimize early collections, where possible. 

I would like to take this opportunity to remind our students and families that our Sporting program is a compulsory program for all students. As such all students are required to attend. We ask for your support in ensuring your child does not leave campus until 3:20 pm, as this is the conclusion of the School day. 

Please know we will support you and your child in the case of a family emergency. Thank you for joining the school in teaching your child about commitment, responsibility, and independence.

Kate Cornell
Head of Senior School

From The Careers Desk

Dine with Defence

I was fortunate to accompany three Year 12 students to a Dine with Defence dinner last Thursday night. The evening included inspiring guest speakers who were all current serving Military members. They shared their insights and leadership experiences from their time in the ADF.  We were given an opportunity to hear and interact with some inspirational leaders in our community and receive a great insight into leadership roles within Defence.


There are many scholarships available for tertiary study in 2023. Information about the scholarships that each institution offers can be found on the institution’s website. In addition, I have attached a scholarships guide. This guide explains what scholarships are and has a plethora of links to the scholarship pages for each university.

Please also keep in mind that in addition to university scholarships, there are other scholarships, from colleges and residential colleges. I have been sent information about:

Raymond Residential College Scholarships

Raymond Residential College is excited to announce the opening of applications for the 2023 scholarship awards. The 3 scholarships for residential accommodation are awarded for academic excellence, Christian leadership, and equity. Raymond College is in Auchenflower, Brisbane. If you are interested in finding out more or applying, then please email me at nmarriott@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au.

SAE Scholarships

The SAE Creative Media Institute is offering scholarships for students interested in studying at their institution. Applications close on 31st October.

  1. Complete the online application form including a 250-word statement
  2. Add a link to their online work portfolio.

There are more in the guide mentioned above.

Chinderah Chinese Position for Junior Assistant

Chinderah Chinese is looking for Year 9 or 10 students to help with taking orders and customer service.
Shifts are after school on weekdays and weekends.
Call Penny on 0402 254 025 to introduce yourself and arrange an interview.

Natalie Marriott
Acting Director of Careers and VET

Pastoral Care


Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise


Lindisfarne Public Speaking Grand Final

Alexander Gregg stated that there are three important aspects to consider if you are trying to be an effective public speaker: you need to know your subject, your subject needs to mean something to you and you must ‘get your subject into the heart of the audience’.  On Wednesday night our Public Speaking Finalists clearly demonstrated not only a deep and passionate knowledge of their selected subject but also the ability to make it resonate with the audience. As such, I would like to personally congratulate all the following students for being selected to participate in our annual Public Speaking Grand Final. Every speech was enjoyable and they are all commended for their articulate and passionate speeches. 

Stage 3

Sarah Bibin, Beatrice Broad, Georgia Brunke, Ashton Schneider, Lucy Simmonds, and Mikiyo Walsh

Stage 4

Bethani Broad, Eliza Evesson, Tessa Ford, Marcus Fox, Ben Reeve, and Sienna Williamson

Stage 5

Max Milton-Goodhead and Mia Wilkinson

Stage 6

Daniel Green, Emily Kearney, Brodie McDowell, Zia Mowbray, and Trishul Sivabalan.

I would like to thank our Communication Prefects, Rosie Taylor and Luke Boulter for being our comperes and Mrs Kate Cornell, Head of Senior School, for her willingness to face the challenge of selecting our Stage winners. This would not have been an easy task, considering the caliber of the finalists. The winners for 2022 are:

Stage 3 - Beatrice Broad

Stage 4 - Bethani Broad

Stage 5 - Max Milton-Goodhead

Stage 6 - Daniel Green

Hilary Clinton stated: ‘If you’re not comfortable with public speaking - and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable - practice.’  The ability to speak publicly is an invaluable skill. Our Public Speaking winners embody this sentiment; they have demonstrated their competence through their commitment to self-improvement. Therefore, I challenge all our students to embrace the public speaking opportunities at Lindisfarne. It is only by seizing these opportunities that your skills will improve.

Kylie Wharton
Acting Director of English

Creative Industries

Year 7 MasterChef

This week, Year 7 Food Technology classes took part in the MasterChef Challenge for their Assessment. Two classes prepared delicious meals for our judging panel. This is always exciting for our students to showcase the practical skills they have learnt over the weeks. As always, it was tough competition. Each class were creative with their presentation and chose some complex dishes with delicious flavours. The winning teams produced outstanding meals with careful consideration of their plating skills, balanced flavours and tantalising aromas. Well done Year 7 Food Technology students. 

Prue Smurthwaite
Food Technology Teacher

Debating and Public Speaking



Philosophy and Ethics

On the 19th and 20th of August six students –Lil Proart, James Cunnah, and Leo Lush in Year 8, Mia Harris and Jay Cahill in Year 10, and Trishul Sivabalan in Year 11–represented Lindisfarne in the 2022 Australian Philosothon. Organised by the Australasian Association for Philosophy, this competition challenges inquisitive minds to engage in collaborative philosophical dialogue with like-minded peers throughout the Australasian region. With New Zealand and Singapore taking part, as well as schools as far apart as Western Australia and Sydney, Zoom once again showed timezones cannot stop inquiring minds from getting together to chat.

In a Philosophy competition, points are awarded for criteria including respecting and including all conversation participants, quality of philosophical thoughts, and creativity of ideas. Questions for discussion included Do images created by AI count as “art”? and Is time travel possible, and if so should it be allowed? The engagement and efforts of all team members were commendable, with particular congratulations going to Trishul Sivabalan, who received 3rd place in the Year 11 division, and Jay Cahill, who received 3rd place in the Year 12 division – given that Jay filled in at the last minute and is in Year 10, this was particularly impressive! Lindisfarne is proud to have placed 9th overall in this prestigious competition. Onward and upward next year!

Last week, preparation also began for the November Middle School Ethics Olympiad. Year 7 and 8 students, Marcus Fox, Oliver Amos, Rishabha Archer-Sharma, Ava Keay, Ziggy Bailey-Wong, Kailash Sivabalan, Sienna Williamson, Lil Proart, James Cunnah, and Leo Lush participated in a training day event via Zoom. Students critiqued the strength of their ideas and heard new perspectives through testing questions including 'How should citizenship be determined?' and 'Under what circumstances, if any, stealing is morally permissible?'. The session, hosted by the Ethics Olympiad, introduced students to the nature and rules of the Olympiad and encouraged technique development. The level of excitement and the general buzz made it clear that Term Three and Four preparation will be as much fun for students as it is informative.  

Ella Evans
Organising Teacher


Tsukimi - Moon Viewing - Japan

Tsukimi 月見 means ‘moon viewing’ and Autumn in Japan is a great time to view a beautiful full-moon on a clear evening! This year in Japan, Tsukimi takes place on Saturday 10th of September. Each year the exact date varies according to the cycle of the moon, so Tsukimi could take place in September through to early October. This is a time for Japanese people to pray for future good harvests and give thanks for this year’s harvest. 

How do Japanese people celebrate Otsukimi? Families will enjoy gazing at the full-moon and eating autumn seasonal foods including sweet potato and chestnuts. Eggs are also used in dishes to represent the golden ‘harvest’ moon, in tsukimi soba noodles and on promotional menu items at fast food restaurants. Mochi features too, in the form of dango balls which also represent a full moon.

Students in Middle School Japanese classes and the Japanese Calligraphy & Culture Crush Club have taken a closer look at the traditions of tsukimi. There is an interesting folktale that sheds light on the Japanese folklore belief that there are “rabbits on the face of the moon” (it’s an interesting tale!) and enjoyed the traditional song of Tsukimi

Please enjoy the beautiful full moon this weekend and while you are gazing at it, know that millions of Japanese people are doing the same!






Performing Arts

The Grunch Musical

Waiting on stage behind the curtains with nervous energy, the students in Years 3 and 4 could hear a hush come over the audience as the Pit Orchestra began the opening music. The curtains opened, and stage lights rose - it was finally time to perform “The Grunch”! Watching the characters come to life, with fabulous acting, singing, and dancing from all on the stage, it was evident that the audience was witnessing the true meaning of an ensemble - where every student gave their all and everyone was valued and included. 

Like in any show, this wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing Lindisfarne family of teachers, parents, and students banding together. Never before have I seen so many brave students at this age, audition for a role. Double-cast, we had over 70 students take on speaking roles, and 190 students on the stage. Encouraging them from the wings were their always supportive Years 3 and 4 teachers. Special mention to Ms Rebecca Hassell for her amazing costuming and Ms Joanne Cronk and Mrs Ashleigh Manning for their props, and of course the ever-energetic Mr Nathan Croft for his tireless rehearsing of the dance numbers. The choreography was superbly supplied by Ms Casey Tange and Mr Edward’s led both the band and the students with his musical expertise. 

“The Grunch” has truly been a joy to work on. The memories and comradery will stay with the students long after, and I know that many have had their passion for live theatre ignited for life. A quote from Rudy Grunch’ says it best: “I thought I could ruin the show by taking away the sets, props, and costumes...but I guess theatre is about much more than that. I’ve never felt a thrill like I felt being on stage...like I was part of something HUGE!”

This was huge. As the show came to an end, and the curtains closed, there were waves to parents and cheers from the cast;  unquestionably everyone was touched by the magic of theatre; “the magic of helping to entertain”.

Please follow the Performance video links below 

Gilbert Cast:- https://vimeo.com/747571117 - Password is Gilbert

Sullivan Cast: - https://vimeo.com/747510747 - Password is Sullivan

Loretta Visser

Germinate Records

Germinate Records Community Choir Event - RUOK?

A huge thank-you to everyone who attended the Sing for RUOK? Day Community Choir event at M-Arts in Murwillumbah on Monday night. It was fantastic to see such a huge turnout with so many people coming along to support such an important cause. M-Arts was a buzz with food & drink, art, music, and incredible singing from our audience who was led, by Vicky Jacobs, through some hilarious vocal warm-ups and several harmonious renditions of the song, Geronimo. What is even more fantastic is that the event inspired our Year 11s to take the initiative to get behind the RUOK? cause at school this week.

Brett Canning
Recording Studio Producer/Manager 


Two significant dates and initiatives this week: R U OK? Day and Women’s Health Week.

R U OK? Day is on Friday 9 September, 2022. It is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” and support those struggling with life's ups and downs. Remember to:

For more information and to learn how to ask a friend R U OK? visit ruok.org.au

September 5 - 11 is Women's Health Week 2022. 

Women's Health Week is a nation-wide campaign of events and online activities – all centred on improving women's health and helping women make healthier choices. The focus was on an important women's health topic each day with videos, recipes, quizzes, articles, and tools to help unlock personal powers for good health. 

In 2013, realising that there was no event dedicated to women's health in Australia, Jean Hailes for Women's Health ran the very first National Women's Health Week. Thousands of women across Australia subscribed to take part in a week of events and online activities, learning more about their health.

So …

In the words of Maya Angelou: You have two hands; one for yourself, the other for helping others.

The message this week is clear: Take care of yourself and those you care for.

Gay Maynard 
The PDHPE Faculty

Photography and Digital Media


Visual Arts

Learning Enrichment

Homework Club

There will be no Homework Club in Week 10 of Term 3 and Week 1 of Term 4.

Homework Club will resume in Week 2 of Term 4.

Enjoy your break!

The Learning Enrichment Team

Round Square



Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Digital Space

Chess Club

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular


Lions Netball

Saturday Netball Competition 

Lions Roar in the Grand Finals!

Our Lindisfarne Bronze Lions, coached by Ruby Sullivan and Giselle Smith, played the Saints Gems in the Junior B Division grand final, in the pouring rain! It did not dampen the spirits of the players: Ella Agolley, Willow Duggan, Asha Hargrave, Charli Hedger, Eden Jocumsen, Kayla Mupunga, Audrey  Schapowal, Rithika Sivabalan, Freya Smith and Evee Sweet. It was the closest game the minor premiers' opposition had to play all season. They had to bring their best game to beat our proud Bronze Lions. Congratulations to all of the girls! Particular mention to Evee for being voted MVP by the umpires and being presented with the match ball. 

Luckily, the rain had almost stopped before the second time slot and matches.

Junior A Division Minor Premiers, the Lindisfarne Red Lions played Cudgen Cannonballs. Once the nerves had settled, the game was never in doubt for the victorious pride of Kayla Archer, Isabella Arghyros, Matilda Daniel, Chloe Edwards, Emy Griffith, Anna Haubek, Hayley Maddalena, Eira Grace McGilligan, Sian McGilligan, and Charlotte Slack-Smith. The girls were undefeated all season. What a superb effort! There was excellent game-day coaching from Deb Arghyros and Samantha McGilligan who made every pass, shot, and interception from the sideline each week!

The Lindisfarne Silver Lions finished the season as Minor Premiers and met runner-up, Cudgen Crew, on Saturday. The Centre of Excellence 15’s Elite team of Ruby-Flower Annis-Brown, Tiggi Groves, Lily Hodges, Jamie Mifsud, Ella Mitchell, Shelby Osborne, Sienna Phelps, Amber Sullivan, and Ava Taylor, dominated the match from start to finish. Thanks to Coach Carmen Sullivan and manager Lisa Smith for assisting the girls to roar each week to win each of the rounds and finals matches in a perfect season. Ella Mitchell was voted the best on the court by the umpires who commented on how clean she defended throughout the competition, not just on Grand Final day.

Unfortunately, the Lindisfarne DenomiNetters - our staff and ex-student team of Lauren Brake, Jane Brennan, Emily Brewer, Sophie Farmer, Bianca Foster, Sophie Gard, Georgie Hughes, Kaitlyn Kidd, Jaye Magnum, and Alyssa Malone had to forfeit the opportunity to meet minor premiers Seagulls Storm in their Division 2 Championship Grand Final. 

A huge congratulations to our Year 12 superstars; Giselle Smith and Ruby Sullivan, who were recognised for everything they do for the love of the game. Tweed Netball Association awarded the Rep players, Rep coaches, NetSetGo helpers and Lions coaches with the “Nicole Cusack Award” for dedication to Netball. Our Ambassador was so pleased to be presenting the stunning glass trophies to our Giselle and Rubester!

Thanks to everyone who came to cheer on the teams; Principal Marquardt, staff, parents, siblings and players from so many of the other teams. It showed the strength and pride of the Lindisfarne Lions Netball Club.

Enjoy the photos of the Grand Final Saturday!


Monday Night 10-week Competition

We have the following teams entered in the Monday Night competition, as well as others who have registered directly with Tweed but are Lindisfarne players. 

The competition starts on Monday 12 September and runs for 10 weeks. 

11’s Lions: Portia Brownlee, Rithika Sivabalan, Charli Hedger, Ivy McKinley, Aurora Vatcher-Anin, Charlotte Jamieson, Taylor Van Niekerk, Willow Duggan, Amelie Groeneveld.

Junior Competition:

Bronze Lions: Asha Hargrave, Evee Sweet, Audrey Schapowal, Lily McCormack, Aliyah Rogers, Kayla Mupunga, Peyton Cecil, Freya Smith, Mila Saines, Ella Agolley.

Red Lions: Chloe Edwards, Anna Haubek, Emy Griffith, Lara Smith, Sienna Williamson. Tia Kennedy, Charlotte Slack-Smith.

Gold Lions: Kira Moncrief, Chloe Rosser, Eden Dombroski, Ava Beach, Gisele Avramides, Ava Bagnall, Bridie Condon, Sarah Hodges.

Intermediate Competition:

Blue Lions: Delta Bisgrove, Josie Curtis, Amy Porter, Ava Hipwood, Lily Hodges, Jemma Limbourne, Coco Cratchley, Maya Fairweather, Seannah Weston. 

Silver Lions: Ava Taylor, Ruby-Flower Annis-Brown, Poppy Edwards, Zara Monti, Summer Wardle, Jamie Mifsud, Zoe Marshall, Bonnie Starling.

Open Competitions:

Open Mixed: Sienna Phelps, Daisy Allen, Claudia Arghyros, Annie Pikos, Lilly Porter, Jayden Tonnet, Gabe Douglas, Oliver Neuman, Ryan Lamb.

Open Division 1: The DenomiNetters.

Open Division 2: The Golden Oldies and The Lucky Lions.

Thanks to all of the managers who will delegate live scoring each week!

Team Photos

James O’Gorman took some fabulous team photos of the Junior School squads and cubs on Wednesday 7 September at Sunshine Avenue. 

The Primary NCIS Championships

These Championships were hosted by Lindisfarne at Arkinstall Park on Tuesday 6 September … and what a successful day we enjoyed!

The Lion Kings played each team twice. Their only loss in the first round was against EAC. In their last game, they met the Ballina school again and this time showed how much they had improved throughout the competition by winning by one goal! EAC was the overall Champions on goal difference and the boys were Runners-Up.

The Aqua Lions split in half and joined forces with gents from Year 5 and 6 to form two mixed teams. Lions 2 finished 3rd out of the group of 8 with Lions 1 winning the Championship without a loss!

The Bronze Lions were undefeated all day with the closest match being the last game against EAC. At that stage, EAC had won all of their contests, but with smaller margins than ours. The final score was 18:4 to the Lions! 

Congratulations to all of the players!

Thanks to umpires Lily Hodges, Shelby Osborne, Sian McGilligan, Scarlett Ojiako-Pettit, Emily Daniel and Amber Sullivan and Rachelle McCormack, Ms Brake, Mr Smith, Ruby Sullivan, and Giselle Smith for coaching. Thanks also to Mrs. Montford and Sam McGilligan for helping to convene and score.

The House Cup

The Inaugural Netball House Cup was played P1 and P2 on Thursday 8 September for all female Senior School students. Congratulations to House! The team of Stephen House are the inaugural winner of the trophy-Presented to them by our Head of Senior School Mrs. Kate Cornell.

Special Thanks to the umpires for helping out to officiate the mini carnival.

Netball Gala Day hosted by St Andrews

The Aqua and Bronze teams have been invited to play in a Gala Day at Burleigh this Friday 9 September. More news next week! 

The Lindisfarne Lions Netball Presentation Evening

This event will be held in the Ngahriyah for the Lions 2022 Saturday teams. This is our opportunity to publicly recognise and thank all players, umpires, coaches, and managers. Ambassador Nicole Cusack will assist Mr Marquardt present trophies and gifts to the Netball Lions Community members. Please make sure you are seated for a prompt 6 pm start. All students should wear their full formal uniform, please.

High Performance Umpires Course

Lindisfarne Umpires Scarlett Ojiako-Petitt, Eira Grace, and Sian McGilligan will attend an umpires course on October 1 and 2 held at Somerset College during the holidays. The Club is supporting the girls' efforts financially.


The Lindisfarne Lions Coaches and Managers Thankyou Gathering

This will be a catered event held in the Chapel on Tuesday 11 October for all 2022 Coaches and Managers. It will be an opportunity to give feedback on the season so we can improve next year … as well as thank you again for your dedication and hard work.


2022 North Coast Anglican Schools Country Week

Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 girls will represent the Lindisfarne Lions in this competition hosted by Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour on November 16 and 17. Only one team will be allowed to compete in each division for each School.


Rep Ready and Lions Development in Term 4

The last Term 3 training session for individuals who wish to be Rep Ready for the 2023 Tweed, South Coast, and Centre of Excellence Trials in October/November will be on Wednesday 14 September and the last shooting practice will be on Friday 16 September for Term 3. Training will resume in Term 4 on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Mahers Lane Courts.

Tweed Association News

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

Please register with trybooking:


Tweed is offering the last week of 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 14 September.

Netball Queensland News

Please see Netball Queensland's holiday camps at Nissan Arena during these School holidays. Of course, some of the days are in our last week of Term 3 (Wednesday 21 September and Thursday 22 September) ….but there may still be an opportunity to attend on:

 Friday 30 September – 5-11yrs 9am-3pm

Netball Queensland Holiday Camp - 5-11yrs FRI 30 Sept Tickets - The Nissan Arena on September 30 2022 in Brisbane - Eventopia


 Friday 30 September – Rep Ready 9 am-3 pm

Netball Queensland Holiday Camp - Rep Ready - FRI 30 Sept Tickets - The Nissan Arena on September 30 2022 in Nathan - Eventopia


Focus on 1on1 feedback to enhance your game and be ready for the next level! There are no prerequisites to attending this camp.

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

Lindisfarne Lions Basketball

The mighty MUFASSA’S went down in a nailbiter last Friday night in their U15 fixture against PBC. The game ebbed and flowed throughout the contest, with the LAGS boys drawing even and in front on the scoreboard, but PBC kept coming and caught a mini-break in the final quarter that couldn’t be reigned in.

Our Head Coach - Nash Campbell, was glowing in praise for the boys, highlighting the quantum leap in improvement that they produced throughout the season. Congratulations to you all, well done for your Runners Up position.

Swimming - Flynn Southam

The much anticipated 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Games have come and gone with our boom swimming prodigy - Flynn Southam - creating worldwide headlines, yet again.

He made a clean sweep of the boy's sprint events with astonishing times:

50m  - 22.36 (0.03 PB)

100m - 48.23 (PB and new Championship Record)

200m - 1:47.30 (new Championship Record)

Swim Swam magazine write-up - here.

Further to this outstanding achievement, Flynn has been selected in the Australian team for the FINA World Swimming Championships! 

We are super proud of you Flynn and will miss you when you leave in a few months - although the whole community will be tracking your career with much interest. 

Surf Life Saving - Lily O’Sullivan

Lily O'Sullivan is heading over to Riccione, Italy in just under two weeks to compete for Australia in the World Life saving Championships. She was selected in the team in late June and has been training 15 times a week in preparation for the event. There she will be competing in a wide range of events in both the Pool and the Surf. Lily and her Australian team mates are aiming to take back the World title that is currently held by the Black-fin, New Zealand.

Mountain Biking

Last weekend several students competed in the Shimano National All Schools Cycling Challenge at Nerang.  The event included a road criterium, BMX race, cross country mountain bike race, and gravity enduro event.

Morgan King, Jackson Lord, Hamish Butler-Lawlor, and Marcus Fox earned valuable points for Lindisfarne, coming 16th out of over 90 schools.

Friday saw Marcus ride in the Criterium and Jackson compete in the BMX, with Jackson doing well in his first ever race.  Saturday was a challenging day with the students riding the Cross Country in wet and muddy conditions after the heavy rain on Friday night.  The weather cleared on Sunday for the Enduro event, with the highlight being Morgan taking out 1st place in the Cat 1 Year 11-12 boys race.

Auscycling is looking at putting on more of these types of events next year and having state championships similar to other sports, so there should be more opportunity for the students to race in the future.


Last Friday our Lindisfarne Open Boys 1st XI Cricket team took on All Saints Grammar at Merrimac in Round 3 of the QLDT20 Knockout. Throughout the day, there was the ever-present menace of the rain system bearing down on the coast that only eventuated in the afternoon. 

Our captain - Brodie McDowell, won the toss and sent the All Saints in, with our bowlers limiting them to 85. The fielding was of a particularly high standard with 3 run outs on direct hits. The line and length of some of our bowling could have been tighter, leaking 23 wides which were costly in the wash-up.

After a solid start by Rupert Fahy (18) and Billy O’Brien putting the visitors in seeming control, it was hard to foresee the collapse that ensued. Unfortunately, our boys were bowled out for 63. We are proud of our boys, who would no doubt be disappointed feeling they had the wood on All Saints. The squad will now train up for the Wiburd and Douglas competition in Term 4.

TFA After School Program - Term 4

Dates : Monday 10, 17, 24, 31 October - 7, 14, 21, 28 November

Time : 3:15pm - 4:15pm (Kindergarten to Year 4)

Cost : $99

Venue: 36/52 Sunshine Ave, Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486

Register Via the 'Parent Lounge' under Events and Payments

Please note, Sessions will never be canceled due to wet weather. Players are advised to bring a towel and, if the weather is severe, the sessions will take place undercover. Players are encouraged to bring trainers to each Session.


Industry Dance is our sports program provider for our Thursday Integrated Sports Program. 

They are kindly offering an incentive for our students to select dance as a sport in the future.

For any Lindisfarne students that have completed the dance program or signed up to dance as their chosen sport, Industry Dance is offering 50% tuition on classes outside of school.

Damien Clucas
Head of Sports and Activities


Book Of The Week

A Glasshouse of Stars- by Shirley Marr

An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls, or When You Reach Me.

Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Younger Readers 2022

Mixing Lim and her family have arrived at the New House in the New Land. Everything is vast and unknown to Meixing – including the house she names Big Scary. She is embarrassed by her second-hand shoes, has trouble understanding the language at school, and finds it hard to make friends.

Meixing’s only solace is a glasshouse in the garden, which inexplicably holds the sun and the moon and the secrets of her memory and imagination.

When her fragile universe is rocked by tragedy, it will take all of Meixing’s bravery to find her place of belonging in this new world.

'Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic. This is a special book from a powerful, compassionate new voice in children’s literature, destined to be read and loved for generations and held close in many hearts (including mine).' – Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series.

Gail Dessmann
Mahers Lane Librarian


Uniform Shop

Holiday Trading Hours

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School Uniform Shop will close for the school holidays on Thursday the 22nd of September at 4.00 pm and will reopen on Wednesday 5th of October at 9.00 am.

New students are asked to make an appointment using the link below


Extended School Holiday Trading Hours

Wednesday 5th October 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The uniform shop will return to normal hours on Monday the 10th of October at 8:00 am

Throughout the school term, our opening hours are:

Monday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Wednesday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Thursday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

You are welcome to purchase from the online uniform shop at your convenience and your order will be filled when the store is next open.


Pass Phrase: LINDISFARNE1981

Book an Appointment: https://MidfordBooking.as.me/L...

Leischa Bevan
Uniform Shop

Casual Retail Assistant Required


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