2023 Term 2 Week 1 26 Apr 2023
Due to the recent wet weather please note the Soul and Blues Festival for Saturday, 29 April is now being held in Ngahriyah on the Mahers Lane campus.
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to Term 2. I trust that students had a refreshing and restful break and are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding term of learning ahead.
We gathered on Tuesday, 25 April, to commemorate ANZAC Day and to remember and honour all those who have served our country in times of war and conflict and through peacekeeping missions. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the parents, students, and staff who showed their support and respect by attending one of the services in the local community. It was truly heartwarming to see everyone come together to commemorate the sacrifice of those who laid the foundation for the freedom we enjoy today and for those who continue to serve our nation.
Thank you for your support this afternoon as we navigated the disruptions to the Kinetic Bus services due to industrial action, and on Thursday afternoon as we supported students, parents, and staff who faced significant delays to travel as the result of a truck fire at Chinderah.
As our annual School Foundation days approach, we invite all members of our school community to attend a combined service at St Cuthbert's Anglican Church Tweed Heads, taking place this Sunday at 9.00am. Our school has maintained a strong relationship with the parish since our founding in 1981 at St Cuthbert's, and this service is an important tradition in our school calendar.
This year as we enter into our 42nd year, we welcome everyone to join us for this special celebration. It is a wonderful opportunity for our school community to come together and honour this milestone in our school’s history.
Likewise, we will hold subschool Foundation Day services at school next week as follows:
- Senior School Tuesday, 2 May at 8.40am
- Middle School Wednesday, 3 May at 8.40am
Parents and members of the School Community are welcome to attend. You can view the invitation and register your attendance here.
The Junior School Foundation Day Service will take place on Wednesday, 17 May, at 10.00am. This special occasion will also mark the official opening of our Early Learning Centre at Sunshine Avenue.
After years of dedicated planning and hard work, we are thrilled to unveil this beautiful facility to our school community, and we look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with all of our students, staff, and families. You can view the invitation and register your attendance here.
This Saturday, the 29 April, at 4.00pm, we are excited to host the first-ever Lindisfarne Soul and Blues Festival. Due to the predicted showers over the weekend, the festival will now be held in Ngahriyah at Mahers Lane and feature some of Australia's best professional musicians, including Ray Beadle, Clayton Doley, and Pat Powell. These musicians are well-known and respected in the music industry, and our students will have the opportunity to perform alongside them.
The festival will feature performances by our school choirs, stage bands, and rock bands. We invite everyone in the greater Lindisfarne community to come along, enjoy the music, and indulge in some food and drinks. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and our Friends of the Arts parent group will be running a BBQ. Please click here for more information.
From the Deputy Principal
Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Term 2!
It’s wonderful to see everyone back for Term 2. A special welcome to all those who are new to our school community: staff, students and families. May you find kindness in all that you meet at Lindisfarne School.
Foundation Day Service at St Cuthbert’s on Sunday, 30 April 2023
You are warmly invited to St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, Tweed Heads (13 Powell Street) on Sunday, 30 April at 9am, as we celebrate Foundation Day with the congregation. St Cuthbert’s parish, under the leadership and guidance of The Reverend Canon Ron Dyson, founded our School 42 years ago, and it’s appropriate that we gather annually to give thanks to God and to the parishioners of St Cuthbert’s for their pioneering vision, generosity of spirit, and ongoing spiritual and moral support.
Spiritual Gym -Family Service and Eucharist on Sunday, May 7, 2023
You are cordially invited to the monthly Spiritual Gym -Family Service and Eucharist -on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 4.30pm (refreshments) followed by Service at 5.00pm in the Mahers Lane Chapel. At this Service we shall commend our new term to God’s protection and blessing, as well as pray for God’s guidance for King Charles III as he begins his reign as the head of the global Anglican Communion of which we are a part.
2023: Year of ARKS
At the beginning of this year, I invited everyone to make this a Year of ARKS:
A=Amazement: everything begins with amazement and curiosity. Let us meet every moment and everyone with curiosity and amazement, rather than fear and cynicism.
R=Reconciliation: Our world needs reconciliation more than ever -reconciliation with self, with others and with the natural world. In our country, we are invited and challenged this year to reconcile with our First Nations people and to create a better future for them. Our Foundation Day services next week will emphasise reconciliation, and invite us to walk compassionately with First Australians to acknowledge our shared national identity, right the wrongs of their historical mistreatment, and close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, in education, life expectancy, health and wellbeing.
K=Kindness: Kindness is not niceness. It calls us to look beyond our limitations and those of others. It asks that we see the good in others and act in ways that affirm that goodness.
S=Solidarity (interconnectedness): independence is good, but interdependence is better. We are all connected. As Martin Luther said, “we are bound by an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” In Africa, we say Ubuntu: “I am because we are.”
A Prayer for our Community:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
- Let us pray that all our young people will grow and flourish, fulfil their wildest dreams and realise their sublime potentials.
- Let us pray for all those who are battling cancer in our community, and all those who have lost loved ones recently.
- Let us pray for all those experiencing hardship, poverty, loneliness and homelessness; that we may help God to help them.
I wish you a relaxing and restful weekend.
The Reverend Constantine Osuchukwu
Caller ID for Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Please save the school number in your phone contacts 07 5590 5099 to assist you in identifying when a staff member is trying to contact you. It is our policy that staff members leave a message on your mobile if they are unable to reach you, so please check this message before calling back.
Parents and Friends
Friends of the Arts
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a sub-committee of the P&F, formed in 2018 for parents and friends interested in supporting the Arts at Lindisfarne.
FOTA has actively supported a number of events over the years including the weekend Soul and Blues Festival. an evening of Jazz with Monica Trapaga, the Katie Noonan concert, The Big Chill student performances, Lindisfarne Drama Festival, Bring it On and The Grunch, musicals, Darren Percival concert, the Senior Art exhibition and January Music Workshops.
All interested parents and friends are invited to join us at our next meeting for 2023 on Monday, 1 May in the school library at 6.00pm.
Mother's Day High Tea
The ever-popular and sure-to-sell-out fast Mother's Day High Tea tickets are now on sale. Held on Friday, 5 May at on the Trade Skills Centre deck at the Mahers Lane campus, you can book via https://www.trybooking.com/CHDYP.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Parents and Friends Association (P&F) Annual General Meeting (AGM) is to be held on Tuesday, 9 May 2023 at 6.30pm in the Mahers Lane Library, Terranora. As members of the P&F all Lindisfarne families are welcome to attend and are invited to nominate for an Executive or General Committee position for the 2023 year. Nominations are sought for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Officer and General Committee (5). A brief outline of each is below.
Nominations must be received in writing by Tuesday, 2 May 2023, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
President: shall preside over P&F Association meetings and is responsible for working towards P&F Association's objectives. The President ensures that the P&F Association takes part in decision-making processes in the school and fosters fair participation of all members in its undertakings. The President will support volunteers and ensure consistent adherence to the constitution.
Vice President: Assist the president in his duties. The Vice President may be called upon to Chair meetings in the absence of the President.
Secretary: Attend all meetings and keep a record of all business conducted. Monitor incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Treasurer: Report on the Association's financial status at all meetings, detailing all monies received and paid since the last meeting. The Treasurer must also provide an audited copy of the previous financial year's accounts at the AGM.
Public Officer: Ensure consistent adherence to the constitution. Notify Fair Trading of any change and is responsible for collecting or take receipt of any official documentation.
General Committee: to assist and support the P&F Association to reach its
objectives in line with the school's needs and focus area's at the time.
Safe on Social
Flu shots are now available with your GP or pharmacist!
Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all Australians (aged 6 months and over) and is an important measure to help prevent influenza and its complications. Influenza, or ‘the flu’ is a highly contagious infection of the airways that can affect people of all ages. Although it can be a mild disease, it can also cause serious illness in otherwise healthy people.
Vaccinations are available with your local GP or pharmacy
For more information please see the NSW Health website.
Whole School News
Soul and Blues Festival - VENUE CHANGE
Due to the recent wet weather please note the Soul and Blues Festival for Saturday, 29 April is now being held in Ngahriyah on the Mahers Lane campus.
Mother's Day Flowers For Sale
Stage 3 students have been working on a new project this year in the Community Garden. In February more than 300 chrysanthemum cuttings were planted and potted. We are excited to announce that we now have some beautiful flowers ready for sale for Mother’s Day.
The ordered flowers will be ready for collection on the Friday before Mother's Day at both campuses. Pick up area and time will be communicated by email next week.
School Student Travel Passes - Kinetic/Surfside bus passes
Information for parents and students
In the Opal network, students should travel with a Child/Youth Opal card until they receive their valid School Opal card. If outside Greater Sydney, parents should contact their local bus operator to discuss their travel needs.
New Student Opal cards (including new Term Bus Passes) will be sent to the student’s nominated postal address within two weeks of their application being approved.
Students living in rural and regional areas will receive their travel pass from their nominated transport operator. It may be issued via their school or be sent directly to them at home. Note: some rural and regional operators do not issue travel passes. Students/parents should confirm with their nominated operator if they do not receive a pass.
Student Code of Conduct
All students are required to comply with the Student Code of Conduct. The code of conduct aims to ensure the safety and well-being of school children and other passengers. It is important that parents ensure their child is aware of this, as failure to comply with the code of conduct can result in a suspension from travel.
Further information can be found at transportnsw.info/school-travel
Enquiries and Feedback can be submitted at transportnsw.info/passes-concessions-feedback
Parent - Address Updates
Dear Parents and Guardians,
One of the conditions of enrolment at Lindisfarne is ensuring Parents and Guardians keep address and contact details up to date at all times.
To do this visit SEQTA Engage (Parent Lounge) and use the 'Update Details' button as shown below.
Director of Community Engagement
From the Head of Junior School
Welcome back! It has been an excellent start to Term 2 for the Junior School.
The week kicked off with our ANZAC assembly, where we were privileged to have Colonel Russell Maddalena - Royal Australian Army (Ret’d) as our guest speaker. Col. Maddalena shared the heartwarming story of Sarbi, the bomb detection dog, and discussed the ANZAC values of courage, sacrifice, and mateship. We are grateful to Col. Maddalena for his time and service.
On Tuesday, it was wonderful to see many Junior School students participating in various ANZAC Marches and Services. It is important for students to participate in ANZAC Day commemorations to learn about the significance of the sacrifices made by Australian and New Zealand soldiers in past conflicts. By learning about these stories, students can develop empathy, respect, and a deeper understanding of the impact of war on individuals and society.
As highlighted in our assembly, ANZAC Day also provides an opportunity for students to learn about the values of courage, sacrifice, and perseverance. These values are essential for young people to learn as they can be applied in many aspects of their lives. Participation in ANZAC Day commemorations can also foster a sense of community and belonging.
As we enter Term 2, we remind families of the subtle differences in uniform expectations. Students in Stage 2 and beyond are required to wear their school tie with their formal uniform in Terms 2 and 3. We also ask that families support the school by ensuring that only school jumpers or jackets are worn with the uniform as the weather cools down.
Lastly, we would like to remind everyone that parking on Sullivan Street remains unavailable for any school event, including weekends and after hours. We also implore parents not to park in the designated "No Standing" zone at the end of Sunshine Avenue, as it is a designated bus turnaround area. Parents parking in this area is causing issues for buses that then cannot turn around without reversing, creating a significant safety risk for students and pedestrians. We have contacted Tweed Council to enhance the signage for this area. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community safe.
And really lastly, this time, please jump onto Parent Lounge via the SEQTA Engage Portal and update any student details (address, medical, etc) and End of Day process details.
Head of Junior School
Junior School Sport
Welcome back to Term 2, we have another term filled with lots of Fun and Sport at the Junior Campus.
Key Dates for Term 2
Total Football Academy - Monday Afterschool - Monday 8, 15, 22, and 29 May and 5, 12, and 19th June
AFL Auskick - Wednesday Afterschool = Wednesday 10, 17, 2, and 31 May and 7, 14 and 21 June.
NCIS Cross Country - Friday 12th May Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Daley Norton-Knight Rugby Cup at All Saints - Thursday 8th June
Hockey Gala Day Yr 3 & 4 - Friday 9th June
Athletics Carnival Years 7-12 - Thursday 22nd June
Athletics Carnival Years K - 6 - Friday 23 June
Total Football Academy - After School Program
The Total Football Academy sessions are available again in term 2. Information on the new program can be found in the flyer here - AFS Lindisfarne-T2.pdf.
This information has been emailed to all K-4 students. There is a maximum limit of 60 places that can be filled. If you are interested please log on to Parent Lounge to accept and make payment as soon as possible to secure your place.
The TFA Program will not run next Monday 1st May due to the Public Holiday in QLD. The program will then run every Monday with the last session being on Monday the 19th of June.
The AFL Auskick after-school program will be running on Wednesday afternoons from 3.15 pm - 4.15 pm. It starts in Week 3 Wednesday 10th May and will run through until Wednesday 14th June.
Information on how to register can be found in the Auskick flyer here - Auskick Flyer.HEIC.
This information has also been shared on Seesaw, and a hard copy sent home with students.
The Auskick program is a great FUN way to introduce students of all ages to the game of AFL. All skills and games are safe and tailored to the levels of the students so they have maximum participation and fun.
Head of Sports - Junior School
Early Learning Centre
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
From the Head of Middle School
Welcome back to all our students and families. I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to a number of new staff, students and their families to our school community. I trust you had a restful and relaxing Easter break, spending time with family and friends. Our first week back has seen many smiles as students and staff reconnect. We all look forward to the term ahead.
The school commemorated ANZAC Day on Monday morning, 24 April, marking the occasion with a special ANZAC Day service video watched by the whole school during Homeroom time. It was a time to reflect and remember all Australians who served and died in war, and on operational service past and present. I would also like to acknowledge the students and families who attended the various ANZAC Day services in our local communities on Tuesday. I would particularly like to acknowledge those students who represented Lindisfarne by either marching, providing musical accompaniment or laying wreaths. Seeing the many schools across Tweed representing their school in full school uniform was very heartening.
The Middle School Foundation Day will be held on Wednesday 3 May from 8:40am in Ngahriyah. All families are welcome to attend. If you are interested, please register your intention here: Foundation Day attendance.
Ahead of the Foundation Day service celebrations across all three subschools, St Cuthbert’s Parish is holding a Foundation Week Thanksgiving service on Sunday at 9am. All are welcome and encouraged to join.
Soul and Blues Festival
The Performing Arts Department is presenting our very own Soul and Blues Festival on Saturday 29 April with the event now taking place at our Mahers Lane campus. This is an open-air festival with visiting artists Clayton Doley, Pat Powell and Ray Beadle supporting our talented student ensembles.
Tickets are available at the Trybooking link:Soul and Blues Festival.
Our Friends of the Arts parent group will run a BBQ and bar for the event.
Doors open at 4.00pm, we’d love to see you at this very cool event.
Head of Middle School
NSW Police Force - Students and Responsible Mobile Phone Use
Careers and VET
This term is an exciting time for Year 10 students as they embark on subject selection for Years 11 and 12. A reminder that the Natural Ability program should be completed now so that students can receive their video and report and utilise this for Careers lessons and to support subject selection decisions.
University of Sydney information session (focus on Year 10 Subject Selection)
On Thursday May 11 at 6pm the University of Sydney are holding an online forum answering important questions such as: What is the ATAR? How does scaling work? What should you consider when selecting your subjects for Year 11 and 12? What are prerequisites and assumed knowledge? What is university really like? You will hear from a range of speakers including University staff and students. To register use this link.
Bond University ATAR Information session (suitable for any interested parents and students particularly from Year 10 onwards)
Bond University are also holding an online session to answer your ATAR questions including how it's calculated, what to consider when making subject choices and what the difference is between assumed knowledge and prerequisites. This will be held on Wednesday 3rd May from 5.30pm - 6.30pm and registrations can be made using this link.
Director of Careers and Vocational Education & Training (VET)
School Psychology / Counsellor
Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
The Heywire Competition is now open for entries and is “calling for stories from Years 10, 11 and 12 students in rural and regional Australia, about life in their neck of the woods. Through Heywire being an initiative led by the ABC it means that participants are given a national platform for their voices to be heard. Last year alone the ABC dedicated over 157 National TV broadcast slots to Heywire stories, and the stories are regularly played on Landline, News Breakfast, BTN, ABC 7.30, Radio National, iview and triple j.”
How to Enter
Tell a story about an aspect of your life, where you live. Tell your story in any format you like:
Visit the following website to obtain more details about the competition and to view submissions from past winners: https://www.abc.net.au/heywire/competition
Debating and Public Speaking
Bluesfest Band Performance
Year 10 student Cruz Kill and his band Da Manager have taken out the coverted Byron Bay Bluesfest busking competition grommets division for 2023.
This resulted in them playing on the Juke Joint stage at the Bluesfest on Monday 10th April and secures them a spot playing again next year joining a long list of national and international artists.
The band have been busy writing and recording original tracks soon to be released on streaming platforms. This is a band to watch!
Check them out online at #da_manager_
Executive Assistant Music
Lindisfarne Soul and Blues Festival - VENUE CHANGE
We are excited to announce the inaugural Soul and Blues Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 29th. The event has been moved to our Mahers Lane campus in Ngahriyah due to the wet weather. This festival is set to be an incredible event, featuring some of Australia's most talented and respected professional musicians, including Ray Beadle, Clayton Doley, and Pat Powell.
Ray Beadle is an award-winning blues guitarist and vocalist, who has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, including BB King, Buddy Guy, and Jimmie Vaughan. Clayton Doley is a master of the Hammond organ and is known for his soulful blues sound. Pat Powell is a renowned vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, and Wendy Matthews.
In addition to these amazing professional musicians, the festival will also feature performances by our very own school choirs, stage bands, and rock bands. This will be an incredible opportunity for our students to showcase their musical talents and perform alongside some of the best musicians in the country.
The Soul and Blues Festival is sure to be a fantastic day for everyone in the greater Lindisfarne community, and we encourage you all to come along and enjoy the music, food, and atmosphere. Tickets are available now, and we expect them to sell quickly, so be sure to get yours soon to avoid disappointment.
The audience are encouraged to bring a picnic rug or low-back camping chair to enjoy this music festival on the green.
Drinks will be available from the bar and our Friends of the Arts parent group will be running a BBQ.
We look forward to seeing you all there for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of music.
Tickets are available through the following Trybooking link: Soul and Blues Festival
Director of Performing Arts
Photography and Digital Media
Are you keen to extend yourself and have a go? We already have some students keen to have a go at the BIG SCIENCE COMPETITION. Anyone who had not already registered your interested please do so by emailing Mrs. McCann at email@example.com or let your science teacher know. Registrations close Friday.
Get ready. Registrations for the Big Science Competition close soon!
A 50-minute, multiple-choice competition, the Big Science Competition focuses on how students can use their scientific knowledge and critical thinking skills to solve problems.
Schools are provided with a comprehensive report linked to the Australian Curriculum - Science.
The Big Science Competition can also lead to BIG opportunities. All students in Australian high schools who sit the Big Science Competition have a chance to win one of four great prizes*, up to the value of $1,498, including an Apple iPad.
Technology and Applied Studies
Waste Wise Tips
Recycling Hub News
Our recycling hubs are accepting bread bags again! A collection box has been put next to our recycling hubs for their collection. We were collecting bread bags at the recycling hub previously but had to pause the collection due to the Recycle and Wonder Recycling Rewards program pausing their collection.
The Wonder Recycling Rewards program has just been relaunched for 2023 allowing us to take the bread bags again for recycling. They have teamed up with APR Plastics to process the collected bread bags. The bread bags sent to them will be turned back into oil (which all plastic is originally made from), which can then be used to make new plastic products. This will help to keep these bread bags out of landfill and reduce the amount of oil (which is a fossil fuel and contributor to climate change) we need to extract from the Earth to make plastic. And there is an added bonus. By recycling our bread bags through this program we are able to win free sporting equipment for our school! The more bread bags we send off for recycling the more we can win. Before we had to pause our bread bag collections we were able to win free sporting equipment for two years in a row for Lindisfarne. Unfortunately, we will only be able to collect these for a limited time with collection closing at the end of term 2.
Make sure to get collecting to help us to win free sporting equipment and help the environment. While at it why not also collect other items for our recycling hub like bread tags, household batteries, empty toothpaste tubes, old plastic toothbrushes, and your old or broken electronic waste and mobile phones? Our recycling hubs accept all this and more. Our recycling hubs can be found in the assembly area at the Junior School and near student admin at our Mahers Lane campus.
School Assistant - Sustainability
Waste Free Lunches
Welcome to term 2! At Lindisfarne, we are working towards becoming a more sustainable school with many programs focused on reducing our environmental footprint when it comes to waste generation and disposal, our water and energy usage as well as improving biodiversity on site. We want our students to be conscious of the part we can all play in making a more sustainable world and the actions that we can all take to help our planet. That this why we strongly encourage students to have waste free lunches at Lindisfarne. Waste free lunches use reusable items instead of single-use plastic or other disposable items. Having a waste free lunch is fantastic for the environment as it reduces landfill and litter and saves natural resources. Waste free lunches are also fantastic for parents too! Packing waste free lunches for your kids will save you money as you no longer need to continually buy disposable plastic wrap and packaging for lunches.
Having a waste free lunch is really simple and easy. Plastics and disposable items can be replaced with more sustainable items that can be washed and reused again. This is great for the environment and ends up being cheaper for you. Please use the below table as a helpful guide to make your lunches waste-free.
Sandwich in plastic cling wrap, a zip lock bag, or aluminium foil
Sandwich that is packed in a reusable container or in a beeswax wrap
Chips, biscuits, cake, and other snacks in plastic packaging
Chips, biscuits, cake, and other snacks packed in a reusable container
Yoghurt squeeze pouches
Yoghurt in a reusable container with a washable spoon
Plastic water bottles
Reusable water bottle (there are bubblers and water bottle refill stations around Lindisfarne where bottles can be refilled with cold water)
Fruit and vegetables in plastic
Pack whole fruit and vegetables as they don’t require packaging or slice fruit and vegetables and store them in a reusable container
Cheese strips or sticks wrapped in plastic
Cut up cubes or slices of cheese in a reusable container
School Assistant - Sustainability
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
Co-curricular and Extra-curricular
Saturday Netball training on Thursdays and Saturday Games recommence this week. You can find details about the training schedule for Term 2 here. Please also check with your Coach/Manager or via Netball Connect for game times each week.
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The Armidale School Rugby Carnival
Going to The Armidale School Rugby Carnival for u12s for the first time can be a daunting experience for any young rugby player. However, it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience that teaches them the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and determination. The Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School Team recently had the opportunity to participate in this prestigious carnival for the first time, where they played against some of the best teams from around Australia.
In their first game against Pacific Lutheran, the Lindisfarne team played a hard-fought game that ended in a 5-5 draw. Both teams put in a strong performance, and it was a great start to the carnival for Lindisfarne. However, their next game against Sydney Grammar proved to be a tougher challenge. The team going down 10-7 despite being on attack deep in the Sydney Grammar half when the final buzzer went and the game ended.
Despite this setback, the team showed great resilience and continued to fight hard in their next game against Sunshine Coast Grammar. The Sunshine Coast team were well drilled and on fire and outplayed our boys and we suffered a 40-0 loss. However, the players didn't let this get them down and went on to give a good performance in their next game against Gunnedah, even though they lost 24-5.
In their final game of the carnival, Lindisfarne played against Peregian Saints, and it turned out to be a thrilling match. The game ended in a 17-17 draw, which was a fantastic result for the team. The players showed great determination and teamwork throughout the game, and it was a fitting end to their carnival.
The Lindisfarne team had some standout players throughout the carnival, and Nate Blenkinsop, Crusoe Foster, and Finn Jones were some of the most valuable players across the weekend. These players were instrumental in the team's performances and showed great skill and sportsmanship on the field.
Overall, the Armidale School Rugby Carnival for u12s was a fantastic experience for the Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School Team. The players had the opportunity to play against some of the best teams from around Australia and showed great determination, teamwork, and sportsmanship throughout the carnival. It was a valuable learning experience for the players, and they will undoubtedly take the lessons they learned with them throughout their rugby careers. We look forward to taking our U12 team again next year.
NSW U10 Far North Coast 7s Tournament.
King of the Country Tournament 2023
We had a number of our school students participate in the King of the Country 2023.
In the U15s, Lindisfarne students Keahi Avery-Numa and Koen Hodge represented the Helensvale Hogs, with Keahi the vice-captain, and Jack Hennessy and Clancy Halloran represented the Far North Coast. Helensvale had a successful tournament beating USQ 48-5, Far North Coast Rep 38-5, USC Barbarians 17-0 and the USC Barbarians 34-0 again in the grand final. With this win, Keahi & Koen have been part of a rare "Triple Crown" - Gold Coast Super Schools, Ballymore Cup & King of the Country.
Harry Thompson-Mills & Donovan Miller represented Lindisfarne in the U14's Far North Coast Rep Team. They drew with Noosa 12-12 in a hard fought match, then beat Toowoomba 17-7 before going down to Helensvale and then placing 3rd after winning their final game v Nambour 41-12.
In the U13's, Lindifsarne was represented in the Far North Coast Rep Team with Rocky Tobin, Teo Martin, Adam Price, & Max Esgate demolishing Nambour 41-0, Toowoomba 29-10, Helensvale 45-19 and Nambour in the final 41-12 to take out their division.
Please see upcoming key dates for our boys’ and girls’ program below. You can find the full list of key dates HERE.
Monday, 8 May
Len Diett Cup (U13 & U15) AWAY v Evans River (1st XV BYE) AWAY
Tuesday, 9 May
NSW U12 Far North Coast 7s Tournament (Byron Bay) 9-2pm AWAY
Thursday, 11 May*
Len Diett Cup (U13, U15 & 1st XV) BYE
Friday, 19 May
Len Diett Cup (U13, U15 & 1st XV) v Xavier College AWAY
Monday, 29 May
Len Diett Cup (U13, U15 & 1st XV) HOME v Alstonville HS HOME 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, 2 May
Tuesday AM training begins (7s)
Thursday, 1 June
All Saints Friendlies II (U13, U15 & 1st 7)
Friday, 23 June
Term 2 ends
Monday, 17 July
Term 3 begins
Thursday, 27 July
FNC 7s Girls
Len Diett Cup v Evan’s Rivers U13 and U15
Our U13 and U15 will travel to Evan’s River SHS and play the first round of the Len Diett Cup on Monday 8th May (moved from 1st May). Kickoff will be at 1200. Our 1st XV will have a BYE for this round.
We are back into our full training schedule from next week. As a reminder, this will be Tuesday 0700 for both boys and girls programs, Thursday 0700 for girls and Thursday school sport for boys.
2022 Team Photos (1st XV, U15, U13 boy and Open Girls’ 7s)
The 2022 rugby union squads’ photos have arrived and all students that have ordered a photo can pick theirs up from the PE office at the school. If you have ordered a photo, please pick up your photo by Friday 5th May.
Stack Team APP
The Lindisfarne Rugby Union program’s main form of communication for our Boy’s U13, U15, 1st XVs and 7’s and Girl’s 7s will be the Stack Team app with email being used as minimally as possible. The Stack Team app will host news and updates to schedules, live scores, player availability, important documents and links to our sponsors.
Note, both parents and Boy’s U13, U15, 1st XVs and 7’s and Girl’s 7s students who have parental permission for smartphones will need to download the app and join the relevant squad in the app (e.g., 1st XV, U15 XV, U13 XV, Girls 7s).
Once downloaded, please search for 'Lindisfarne Rugby Program' and request to join. We will be approving the requests from students and parents in the coming weeks as we roll out the app in more depth.
If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Coyne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Joseph Coyne, PhD
Director of High Performance, Athlete and Sports Development
During the holidays a group of dedicated students spent their mornings training for the first Schools Conference Regatta which was held on the last Saturday of the holidays. 10 students from grades 8 to 10 competed in a variety of races and represented the school well. For a few of the students, it was their first regatta.
The competition was fierce, with teams from all over the region participating. Our students showed incredible determination and teamwork, which helped them to overcome the challenges of the course and their competitors.
The most exciting part of the day was watching the year 10 girls' quad race where Alya Drury broke her rigger and lost an oar about halfway through the race. Even after rowing half the race with a missing oar, they went on to win the race!
Another highlight was the year 10 girls' single scull race where Ruby Rhodes placed 1st and Lily Foggo placed 3rd.
However, even in events where our team did not come out on top, they still showed great sportsmanship and a positive attitude. They were gracious in both victory and defeat, which is a testament to their character and the values we aim to instill at Lindisfarne.
Overall, the regatta was a great success, and we are proud of all our students who participated. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence were evident throughout the event.
I’d like to thank Garry Annand, parents and all those who have supported our team throughout the season. We look forward to more exciting events in the future and continuing to build a strong tradition of rowing at Lindisfarne.
Year 8 Girls quad 5th: Olivia Dunphy, Sofia Wilson, Ivy Frost, Alexandria Salmon and Marcus Fox (cox)
Year 9 Boys double 6th: Mathew Jasperse and Ben Reeve
Year 9 Boys single 8th: Marcus Fox
Year 10 Girls quad 1st: Ruby Rhodes, Lily Foggo, Alya Drury and Olivia Dunphy (cox)
Year 10 Girls Single 1st: Ruby Rhodes
Year 10 Girls Single 3rd: Lily Foggo