2023 Term 2 Week 4 19 May 2023

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From the Principal

Foreword

On Wednesday, we celebrated Foundation Day at our Sunshine Avenue campus and recognised our journey from humble beginnings, to becoming a world-class school for the students of the southern Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and northern New South Wales. 

The legacy of Canon Ron Dyson and St Cuthbert’s Parish continues to thrive some 42 years later. We honoured this relationship by inviting Mrs Debbie Shamrock, on behalf of the Parish, to light our Foundation Day candle with the help of Kindergarten student Prema F. 

Foundation Day also marked the official opening of our wonderful new Early Learning Centre (ELC), as we welcomed The Right Reverend Dr Murray Harvey, Bishop of Grafton who dedicated and blessed this new learning facility and all who will learn and grow within. 

As a school community, we must also give thanks to the Commonwealth Government, represented by Mr Pete Flori, on behalf of the Hon Justine Elliot MP, Member for Richmond, for making a contribution towards the costs of the Kindergarten building. We also recognised the support of the Parents and Friends Association who contributed to the play and outdoor learning spaces of our ELC.

As part of Foundation Day, Uncle Victor Slockee welcomed us to Bundjalung Country, and our Preschool students and invited guests were greeted in the Preschool play spaces by Rory Togo, who conducted a smoking ceremony. 

These important ceremonies are a reminder that our school community has a vital role to play in the process of reconciliation. As a place of learning, we have a responsibility to educate our students about the history, culture, and traditions of Australia's First Nations people. 

Recently we introduced our Reconciliation Action Plan with our vision as follows:

Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School strives to nurture a community that fosters culturally safe and inclusive relationships for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students, staff, and families.

Through open, honest teachings and truth tellings, we aim to respect and learn deeply from the enduring connection First Nations people have to Country.

I thank Uncle Victor and Rory for their ongoing support and all members of our Reconciliation Action Plan Committee as they work to make this vision a reality.

We concluded our Foundation Day celebrations with Ms Jo Hetherington, Director of Early Learning cutting the ribbon to officially open the ELC.

Like many of the great schools of the Nation, we have emerged from very humble beginnings. In celebrating our Foundation Day, let us all continue to leave something of ourselves in the School as we help our students and community to develop our legacy.

On Saturday, Lindisfarne Lions Netball will hold its annual fundraising day at the Arkinstall Park courts. It is a wonderful day and coincides with the Tweed Netball Association’s Indigenous Round. I encourage all members of our community to call past for an egg and bacon roll, sausage from the BBQ, or a baked treat in support of our Lindisfarne netballers. Thank you to Jane Daniel for her coordination and also to all our volunteers who will assist on the day.

Today was National Walk Safely to School Day and students from our Junior School were encouraged to take the ‘Walking Bus’ this morning in keeping with this year's theme of ‘Active Kids are Smarter Kids.’ This community initiative aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide for the long-term wellbeing of our children.

As part of our ParentEd series on Wednesday evening, we welcomed Monique Jephcote, an alumna of Lindisfarne, and an Accredited Practising Dietitian. In a world in which we are flooded with nutrition and "healthy eating" misinformation, Monique helped parents understand what it means to have a healthy, comfortable relationship with food. She also provided practical information on how can we support our children to develop healthy body image attitudes in a culture obsessed with weight and achieving particular body ideals.

Finally, I would like to wish all of our Year 7 to 11 students a safe and exciting week as they journey off to their respective camps on Monday. I look forward to visiting some of them during the week and I want to remind parents of the departure times for these camps, with Year 9 parents making particular note of their departure from Club Banora on Leisure Drive in Banora Point.

  • Year 7 Camp: Mahers Lane departure 7.00am
  • Year 8 Camp: Mahers Lane departure 6.30am
  • Year 9 Camp: Club Banora departure 7.30am
  • Year 10 Camp: Mahers Lane departure 5.30am
  • Year 11 Camp: Mahers Lane departure 7.30am

Stuart Marquardt
Principal

From the Deputy Principal

Chaplaincy

From the Chaplain

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,

Junior School Foundation Day 2023
“A thing of beauty”, John Keats said,  “is a joy forever”. It was such a beautiful and joyful day last Wednesday for the Junior School Foundation Day Service during which the Early Learning Centre was officially blessed, dedicated and opened. We give thanks to God that our children in the early years have such a world class facility to learn in and be nurtured to realise their potential. A huge thanks to all those who contributed to its vision and completion.

Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June 2023)

National Reconciliation Week is upon us, and we are all encouraged to be a voice for reconciliation where we live, work and play, so that we can create a more harmonious, just and compassionate Australia.

Kinship Festival, Knox Park, Murwillumbah, Saturday, 27 May 2023, 10am -4pm.
We are warmly invited to the Kinship Festival at Murwillumbah’s Knox Park on Saturday, 27 May 2023. This promises to be a fantastic event for all and sundry. As we progress our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) commitments, it’d be fantastic for us to continue to build bridges with our local First Nations Community, and events like this provide the space for deepening relationships and connections. Please contact Ellen Walker if you can assist with this event. Thank you for your support.

Spiritual Gym -Family Eucharist on Sunday, June 4, 2023
Our next Spiritual Gym is on Sunday, 4 June at 4.30pm (refreshments), followed by the Service of Eucharist at 5pm. This is a family event and all are welcome for prayer, fellowship, encounter, connection and spiritual nourishment.

Prayers for our Community and our World
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (words of Jesus in Matthew 6:34)

  • Please pray for or send good vibes/positive thoughts to all our students and staff on Camp next week
  • Pray for peace in Ukraine, The Sudan, Syria and other places rife with violence.
  • Pray for all those who are sick in our community or enduring grief and loss.
  • Pray for the flourishing of all our young people
  • Pray for our civic leaders and those entrusted with temporal power.

I wish you God’s peace and choicest blessings this weekend and always.

The Reverend Constantine Osuchukwu
Chaplain

Important Information

First Nations

Parents and Friends

P&F Golf Day - Friday, 16 June

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Thanks to our Major Sponsor JGB Interiors.


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Ramesh Sivabalan
President
Lindisfarne P&F

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Uniform Shop Purchases

The Uniform Shop can get extremely busy with students shopping independently, especially at the beginning of each term and the change of season. Whilst we are happy to assist students with this, sending the students into the store with instructions to call parents for payment on the phone will no longer be an option. We ask for your support by utilising the following alternatives: 

  1. Ordering online - https://www.lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au/uniform-shop/ - We will check sizing with students if they attend to pick up the pre-paid item.
  2. Providing your child with an eftpos card to use if possible or ensuring they have sufficient funds on their own card/phone
  3. Filling in a Credit Card form to be kept on file in the Uniform Shop (link here) to use for the purchase of uniform. Return this to the Shop or email a copy to midford@lindisfarne.com.au
  4. IMPORTANT – WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH

We appreciate your support as work to support our students with their uniform needs.

Manager
Lindisfarne Uniform Shop.

Staff Bio

Teaching and Learning

Junior School

Junior School Sport

Key Dates for Term 2
Total Footbal Academy - Monday Afterschool - Monday 22, and 29 May and 5, 12, and 19th June.

AFL Auskick - Wednesday Afterschool = Wednesday 24,  and 31 May, 7 and 14 June.

Daley Norton-Knight Rugby Cup at All Saints - Thursday 8th June 

Hockey Gala Day Yr 3 & 4 - Friday 9th june (To Be Confirmed)

Athletics Carnival Years 7-12 - Thursday 22nd June

Athletics Carnival Years K - 6 - Friday 23 June 

FUTSAL Gala Day 
The Year 3 /4 girls and boys attended the old Coast Schools Titles Futsal tournament on Monday and Tuesday this week. 

The Girls were first to kick off on Monday, we took 4 teams to the event, which was a fantastic effort. The girls had been training at lunchtimes and had a feel for the rules and the game. Every team performed well and improved with each game. Lindisfarne was lucky enough to have two of the four teams make it through to the finals, However, both our teams were knocked out in the semi finals. The behaviour and willingness to learn from every student was amazing and the girls had a lot of fun. 

The Boys kicked off their campaign on Tuesday, sending 5 teams. The excitement was high at 6.30 am as the bus left Sunshine Ave for the day. There was talk of tactics and plans and positions. Again the most outstanding part of the day was the behaviour and good sportsmanship shown by every single Lindisfarne student. The Lindisfarne Green team was the only boy's team to progress to the quarter finals, although it was close for a couple of the other teams. Unfortunately, no boys teams made it through to the semifinals. The boys played hard, tried all day, and had lots of fun. 

Well done to all the students involved you have represented your school well and made us proud. Thank you to the parents who assisted by managing teams on both days, Phil Rice, Sondi Bootle, Clare Turley, and Emma Wardle for the girls and Grant Nutter, Laura Krebs, Nadine Holsten, Marcelo Silva and Reuben Radonich for the boys. Your assistance and guidance was excellent and muchly appreciated. 

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Total Football Academy - After School Program 
The Total Football Academy sessions are now in full swing, There are places available if students are still interested. Information on the program can be found in the flyer here -  AFS Lindisfarne-T2.pdf.

If you are interested please log on to Parent Lounge to accept and make payment. 

The program will run every Monday until week 9, with the last session being on Monday the 19th of June.

AFL Auskick 
The AFL Auskick after school program will continue on Wednesday afternoons from  3.15 pm - 4.15 pm. The program will run 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. 

Nathan Croft
Head of Sports - Junior School 

Coding at the Junior School

This week the library has been alive with excitement as Year 2 students have been learning about basic coding concepts with the special help of our Dash robots. 

Dash is a great hands-on learning tool that is equipped with sensors, lights, sounds and a big personality. Students send commands to the robot by creating a sequence of block-based codes through an application on their iPads. Learning to code develops many essential 21st century skills that are necessary to navigate our ever-changing digital world. Students learn to problem-solve, think critically and creatively, collaborate with others, and persist through challenges. 

It has been a lot of fun! Here are a few student responses when asked why they enjoy coding with the Dash robots: 

Shaya K – 2R: I love how Dash connects to your iPad wirelessly and that I can control what it does and how it does it.
Dan B – 2B: I like the different levels on the app and turning Dash into a DJ! 
Archie M – 2H: I love how you can make Dash zoom and do human things like blink and talk. 

Taegan Spratt
Teacher- Junior School

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Year 1 History Incursion

Year 1 students were enthralled to experience a ‘Step into History.’ With eagerness the children clattered the keys of a typewriter and mastered writing with nib pens and ink. They learnt to operate many old fashioned appliances such as rotary dial phones, cameras, toasters and heavy irons through play and exploration. It was fun to use a washboard and hang the dripping clothes on the clothesline with dolly pegs. 


Not only did they learn a great deal, the students also  asked interesting questions and many of them made super connections. “In the old days they used to wash their clothes by hand but now we use a washing machine.” and “They used to use feathers to write but we now have textas and pencils.” This history incursion certainly gave the students of today a glimpse of life in the olden days and was very much enjoyed by all. 

‘In the olden days people used irons. Inside the iron was fire. It was interesting.’ VG

‘I used a special pen that opened up. You could dip it in ink to write.’ EW 

‘I liked pushing the buttons on the typewriter. It went ching, ching, ching!’ ZS

‘There were olden day toys. One of the toys was a spinning top. It was cool.’ EL

Linda Terry
Year 1 Teacher

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Green Team

Middle School

Courage to Care Incursion

This week the Year 6 students were very fortunate to have a visit from the organisation Courage to Care. Courage to Care informs and educates Australian students about the dangers of prejudice, racism and discrimination and the importance of promoting a fair and just society. They provided the opportunity for students to learn about history through stories of Holocaust survivors. A Holocaust survivor, ‘living historian’, shared their experiences with students, emphasising the story of their rescue and support provided by others – the support which enabled them to survive. Students examined the roles of being a bystander or an upstander. Students discuss some of the roadblocks to becoming an upstander and to become aware of their own ability to make a difference in their own worlds. This presentation and workshop reiterated the need for us to show kindness to all and to always respect the diversity of others. 

Kylie Thompson
Year 6 Coordinator

Senior School

HSIE Hands-on Learning

It has been a busy start to the term in the HSIE Department for Stage 5, as both Historians and Geographers participated in incursions and excursions to embrace hands-on, real-life learning opportunities. 

Stage 5 Geographers, studying the coastal processes and management strategies, visited Casuarina and the border beaches to assess the current strategies used to defend the coast against erosion and sea level rise. They analysed their findings to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies and suggested sustainable proposals for their future management.



Stage 5 Historians studying the Holocaust were incredibly fortunate to receive an insightful and moving presentation and workshop delivered by volunteers from the organisation ‘Courage to Care’ and Holocaust survivor Ana Deleon. Students listened intently to Ana’s story. Ana said that “Through Courage to Care, I find myself reflecting on one of the most painful experiences in my life with the hope that raising awareness of these events among our youth will ensure that they, and future generations, will never know such times.” Students commented that “we are fortunate to be the last generation to hear first-hand from the survivors of the Holocaust about their experiences, I will be more grateful for everything in life”. Ana’s and other Holocaust survivor stories were related to current issues of bullying and how individuals should be prepared every day to do some good – be upstanders, not bystanders and find the courage to care.

Our warmest thanks are extended to the Courage to Care volunteers and to the whole HSIE Team who have helped to facilitate these enriching experiences for our Lindisfarne Stage 5 students. 

Mrs Nathalie Newton-Walters
Director of Human Society and its Environment

Pastoral Care

Agriculture

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

English

Lord of the Flies

A deserted tropical Island, a plane crash in the midst of a nuclear war, a bunch of schoolboys dropped into circumstances that will test their survival skills and, more importantly, their humanity. This isn’t the latest offering of reality TV, this is a book written over 60 years ago, one that many parents may remember studying. This is Lord of the Flies, a William Golding novel that was amongst the earliest contemporary dystopian texts and remains a classic dialogue and imagery-driven novel in many English departments. Amongst its many symbols is a conch shell, which, when held, empowers the bearer with permission to speak amongst the rabble, to grasp a link to a civilisation that has been left behind in their disaster. Students in Year 9B have been studying the text -- our classroom devoid of computers this term -- and with a solitary symbolic shell, they have navigated discussions as a group. 

Earlier this week we took advantage of the sunshine and Lindisfarne’s grassy locale, to do some ‘reality’ study of our own. Back to pencils, paper and a book …







Katy Otto
English Teacher

Creative Industries

Debating and Public Speaking

Gold Coast Debating Round 3

Most of our debating teams completed the Round 3 debates in the Gold Coast Debating Competition. Some had successes and whilst other teams were unsuccessful. However, all of the coaches remarked on the development of our debaters.

Open Teams
Open A. Whilst our Open A team (Zia, Trishul, Ruby, Bailey and Naiya) received a victory, sadly it was a result of their opposition forfeiting on the day of the debate. This now means that they have won all three of their debates. 

Open B. Our Open B team’s opposition was awarded a postponement and this debate will occur on 17 May.

Intermediate Teams
LAG 1A and LAG 2A. Mrs Treacy’s LAG1 A (seated left below) unexpectedly opposed the LAG 2A team (on the right) in their short preparation debate. The contention was monarchies are still worthwhile. The debate was animated and both teams should be proud of their efforts. On the night, the adjudicator awarded the victory to LAG 1A.

From left to right: Tessa, Olivia, Lachlan, James, Xan, Eliza, Ben and Nicolas

LAG 1B.  Ms Malone’s team, Ajayip, Ruby, Tahlia, Lil and Marina, were narrowly defeated in their short preparation debate against Emmanuel College. 

Junior Teams
LAG 1A. Ms Williamson’s team members, Sienna, Kailash, Ryder and Ava, won their short-preparation debate against St Hilda’s College. They had to argue the contention: Disney movies give children unrealistic expectations of life. 

LAG 2A. Mrs MacDonald, the coach of LAG 2A, indicated that Alexandria, Eve, Ziggy and Django were well prepared, had an excellent case and rebutted the opposing team’s arguments very well. However, their opposition, All Saints Anglican School, were more confident speakers and this was the deciding factor between the two teams. 

LAG 3A. Dr Abbey (coach of Junior LAG 3A) indicated that whilst her team were defeated, their arguments were excellent for their first short preparation debate. Gracie, Violet, Eve and Lillia now need to strengthen their confidence to improve their delivery skills. 

LAG 4A. Unfortunately, our Junior LAG 4A forfeited their debate, as two of the team members had conflicting commitments. 

LAG 1B. Mrs Eldridge’s debating team (pictured below) are commended for their victory. They successfully argued against the contention that participation in physical activities at school should be optional.


LAG 2B.
Mrs Dee’s team, (pictured below) had another win on Wednesday night defeating AB Paterson College. This now means they have won all their debates so far in this competition.


LAG 3B
. LAGS 3B (pictured below) were also victorious. They had the affirmative side of the debate against Marymount College on the topic: Physical activity should be optional in schools. 


From left to right:  Mr Lauchlan Prestage (coach), Ajay Arun, Xavier Galle, Emmerson Born, Zhyan Usovs-Norman

Suellen Walker
English Coordinator

French

HSIE

Languages

Exploring French Culture

We are excited to share the latest project from our Year 5 French class. Students are currently immersed in a unique language-learning experience, using green screen technology to create videos in French. By incorporating images behind them, they add a creative touch to their presentations, transporting themselves virtually to different locations. This enhances their language skills, pronunciation, and cultural awareness while encouraging creative thinking and individual expression. And it is super fun!



Madame Oehlmann
French Teacher

Peer-Led Learning Year 7 Japanese

In an inspiring classroom initiative, Year 7 Japanese students have become sensei to teach each other hiragana script. Diligently learning stroke order and mnemonics, they now lead interactive revision sessions using flashcards and one-on-one feedback. Peer-led learning offers collaboration, confidence, and lifelong learning benefits. 

These students have immersed themselves in hiragana study, mastering reading and writing. As sensei, they guide their peers, reinforcing their own understanding. By explaining hiragana sounds and stroke order, they strengthen their knowledge. Peer-led teaching promotes teamwork, communication, empathy, and leadership.

In addition to their hiragana expertise, the students also rotate as the 'class representative,' taking turns to lead the class commencement of lesson routine. This includes respectfully bowing to and greeting the teacher in Japanese. By assuming the role of senpai, they showcase their commitment to authentically engaging with Japanese culture, further enriching their language-learning experience.

Taking on the sensei role boosts confidence and ignites a passion for learning. The classroom becomes student-centric, fostering responsibility and inclusivity. The dedication of Year 7 Japanese students is truly inspiring. Peer-led learning unleashes their potential, creating a supportive language-learning classroom.

ゴデン先生
Mrs Godden
Teacher

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Dance

Mathematics

Maths

Performing Arts

Ensemble Rehearsals Term 2

Germinate Records

PDHPE

Photography and Digital Media

Science

Science Subject Selection - Year 10 into 11

The time to select a pattern of study is fast approaching for our Year 10 students and there are many science subjects on offer. We are looking forward to seeing Year 10 and their parents on Monday, 29 May for the Subject Selection Evening, but in the meantime, here is an overview of what studying Science looks like in Years 11 and 12.

A wide range of offerings are available for study: students can select up to 6 units of science subjects in Year 11, and 7 units in Year 12 with the addition of the 1-unit Science Extension course. At Lindisfarne, we offer the following Science courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science (EES)
  • Physics
  • Science Extension (Year 12 only)

Further detail of these courses can be found on the NESA website.

We also offer Engineering Studies as a 2-unit course which can be studied in addition to the 6 and 7 units of science in Years 11 and 12 respectively. Further, Marine Studies is offered as a Content Endorsed Course in Year 11 - this means it is a non-ATAR course, however, the Personal Interest Project at the culmination of the course can provide a good background in entering Science Extension in Year 12.

With so many subjects on offer, many students are often faced with the difficult decision of selecting the pattern of study that will best suit their abilities and interest. My advice in this is always to base this decision on interest, ability and career relevance (in that order!). You will do better in your HSC if you enjoy the courses you are studying, so this should always take precedence. 

Other FAQs that may help in your decision-making include:

Q: I want to be a Physiotherapist/Psychologist/Speech Pathologist… which Sciences should I be studying?

A: First…

  • How SURE are you that you want this career path?
  • Does that course have PREREQUISITES (must have been studied to enter the course), or ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE (having completed the course will be of benefit, however, a bridging course later on, may be an option)? Look up university handbooks to find out the actual requirements - these can vary between universities.

Q: Are Chemistry and Physics hard while Biology and EES are easy?

A: They are different skill sets. Biology and EES tend to deal with concrete concepts and favour those who are strong at writing due to the qualitative nature of the subjects. They are considered content-heavy. Whereas Physics and Chemistry deal with abstract concepts and favour those who are strong mathematically due to the quantitative processes used to describe phenomena. 

Q: How much maths do I need for Physics and Chemistry?

A: It is more a question of what kind of maths I will need. Physics utilises algebra, geometry and graphical relationships, all of which are covered in Advanced Maths so it is favourable for you to study these in partnership. Chemistry involves algebra, scientific notation, indices and logarithms which are all covered in Year 10 5.3 Maths. 

If you have further questions, we will have representatives from the Science Faculty present at Subject Selection Evening next Monday to help you out. Your Science teachers are also a great resource so please feel free to ask them after class. You can also contact me to discuss any of your queries.

All the best with selecting your patterns of study Year 10!

Ms Jo Mendoza
Director of Science

Visual Arts

Learning Enrichment

Round Square

Round Square Project to Thailand

Register now for the December RSIS Project to Thailand

Round Square traditionally runs service projects at the end of each year. These had been put on hold for the last few years, but with borders now pretty much open across the globe, opportunities are returning.

A Round Square International Service (RSIS) Project is organised and run through Head Office in Windsor Those intrepid students who are keen to take part in projects for the betterment of others can apply directly using the link found below:

Round Square is excited to share details of our December 2023 Round Square International Service (RSIS) Project to Thailand.The RSIS Project is open to students aged 16 and over from any Round Square school across the world, who participate on an individual basis. Students are invited to apply directly to Round Square before the 1st of June 2023 on the student website here using the password ExploreMore.The Project will take place between 5 and 18 December 2023, in Thailand's Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. The aim is to turbo-charge an ongoing sustainable project with a temporary increase in manpower to accelerate some much-needed builds. The Project will tackle issues relating to human-elephant coexistence in the Tenasserim Hills. Students will be part of a team constructing a community research centre, park ranger huts, lookout towers, hornbill nest boxes, and beehive fences. They will also be helping to plant lemongrass and citrus plants, and other crops disliked by elephants. These plants will support the ongoing Tom Yum Project, which is dedicated to providing sustainable food security for rural communities in Thailand.Not only will participants be contributing to an ongoing, sustainable project that is tackling a critical local issue, but they will also have the chance along the way to learn about Thai culture and history, elephant behaviour, demographics, and migration routes, as well as local fauna and flora. During the course of the project they will also be learning about the Sustainable Development Goals, and how this project contributes.The participation fee is £1,355 per person (please note the currency), excluding flights (which students will need to book and pay for separately once they have been confirmed onto the project and details provided about arrival and departure locations and times).A limited number of bursaries are available. More information can be found HERE.The project is filled on first-come, first-served basis, aiming to maintain a balance of nationalities and genders on each team, and we’ve already received 20 applications. So if you are interested in applying, please do so now.

Mike Lush
Round Square Coordinator 

International

Sustainability

Waste Wise Tips

Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Digital Space

Chess Club

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular

Sport

Rugby



GIRLS 7s PROGRAM UPDATE

Unfortunately, due to numbers, we will not be fielding a U13 team in 2023; however, we can confirm our U15 and Open Girls 7s teams for this year.

For any U13 player that was 12 years old on the 1st of January 2023, there is an option of playing for the U15 squad if they would like to participate this year. To do so, we need to complete an age-grade dispensation and be assessed by an assessing coach from NSW Rugby. More information is available HERE and please let us know if you are interested.

We have one confirmed fixture in Term 2 (see below) and we are still working on organising more games for this term.  After this, we have a very busy Term 3 and the start of Term 4 with NSW Far North Coast 7s and QLD Rugby 7s tournaments, which we are very excited for.

RECENT GAMES

Len Diett Cup RD1 v Evans River School

The first round of the Len Diett Cup kicked off last week with our U13 and U15 boys travelling down to Evans River to play games last Monday.

U13

The first game of the inaugural season of Len Diett Cup began with the u13s taking on a new but enthusiastic Evans River High team.  After a slow start, the junior Lions received a wakeup call when they were outflanked by Evans early in the first half.  This seemed to spring the boys into action who then went on a scoring rampage putting on 41 unanswered points and finishing the game with a 41-14 scoreline.  The match was the first game for Kade Woods and Jackson Kiss who both showed they were valuable additions to the squad with a try apiece.

Man of the Match was Captain Max Esgate with able assistance from Issac Whitrod and Kade Edmunds.


U15

Our U15s emerged victorious in a thrilling encounter against Evans River, securing a hard-fought win in the opening game of the U15 Len Diett Cup. Despite a tough first half, Lindisfarne rallied in the second half and managed to secure a crucial early lead.

The Lindisfarne team displayed tremendous determination and resilience throughout the match. Jack Keane, Beau Treveton, Eden Humphreys, and Albert Stainlay-Werrin showcased their exceptional skills, scoring crucial tries that ultimately proved decisive in their team's triumph. Their outstanding performances on the field not only demonstrated their individual talent but also showcased the cohesive teamwork that underpins the Lindisfarne squad.

Additionally, noteworthy contributions were made by Clancy Halloran, Tucker Groves, and Tom O'Brien, who exhibited great skill and commitment, ensuring the team maintained their momentum and defensive prowess. Their efforts were instrumental in holding off Evans River's attacking advances and preserving their lead.

The team will undoubtedly build on this impressive win, using it as a foundation for future matches. With such a talented and resilient squad, the team is poised for further success, and their performance in this game serves as a promising indicator of their potential in the U15 Len Diett Cup.

NSW Rugby Far North Coast U12 7s Tournament 

Lindisfarne entered three teams in the NSW Rugby FNC U12 7s Tournament in Byron Bay last Tuesday. All teams played some great football and all made the quarterfinals, with our combined Year 5/6 team making it all the way through to the grand final v Holy Family Catholic Primary School. Unfortunately, the boys fell short after a quick turnaround from the semi-final, with our 6th game of rugby for the day being one ask too many.

Our players in the tournament in each team were:

  • Combined Y5/6: Cooper Dawes
  • Year 5: Crusoe Foster
  • Year 6: Ben Dickens

Many lessons were learned from the Grand Final and the tournament day itself. 

As a result of our performances, Lindisfarne has now qualified two teams for the NSW Rugby FNC Zone Finals which will be held on the 6th of June at Wollongbar Rugby Club. 

Selections for these teams are being finalised at training this week and details will be shared asap.



KEY DATES

Please see the upcoming key dates for our boys’ and girls’ program below. You can find the full list of key dates HERE.

Boy’s 

Monday, 29 May

Len Diett Cup RD4 (U13, U15 & 1st XV) HOME v Alstonville HS HOME 

Thursday, 1 June

Len Diett Cup RD5 (U13, U15 & 1st XV) HOME v Emmanuel College HOME

Tuesday, 6 June

NSW U12 Far North Coast 7s ZONE FINAL Tournament (Wollangbar) AWAY 

Thursday, 8 June

  Len Diett Cup RD6 (U13, U15 & 1st XV) v Woodlawn HOME*

Daley Norton Knight Cup (U12) AWAY

Wednesday, 14 June

Len Diett Cup RD7 (1st XV only) AWAY v St Mary’s Casino AWAY

Girl’s

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

Wednesday, 9 August

FNC 7s Girls ZONE FINAL

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Len Diett Cup v Alstonville High School and Emmanuel Anglican College

Our U13, U15 and 1st XV play against Alstonville High School in the third round of the Len Diett Cup on Monday 29th May and then Emmanuel Anglican College on Thursday 1st June. Kickoffs will be at 1100, 1200 and 1300 for the U13, U15 and 1st XV respectively. If parents and supporters are interested in watching these games, they are more than welcome to attend.

All Saints Girls 7s Friendlies

Our girls 7s squads will have their first hit out of the season on Thursday 1 June. This will run from 1545-1700 at All Saints and if parents and supporters are interested in watching these games, they are more than welcome to attend. 

OTHER ITEMS

NSW AICES U16 and U18 Schoolboy Trials

A number of Lindisfarne students travelled down to Sydney to play in the NSW AICES Schoolboy Trials for U16 and U18 squads. From these trials. Kynan Jones, Declan Brown, Harry Davison-Long, and Levi Dangerfield all made the NSW AICES U18 team with Mason Duke a shadow player. Meanwhile, Jesse Bravington made the U16 NSW AICES team and Koen Hodge has received a call up to the team. From here, these squads have a camp at Narrabeen later this month and then have a number of games before the NSW Schools Rugby Championship at the end of June. This is a great result for our Lindisfarne Rugby Union program and we wish to congratulate all boys selected.

Training Gear

Our first allocation of rugby training gear (training top and jacket for 1st XV squad members) has arrived. We are still waiting on our backpacks and bucket hats to arrive and hopefully, they will be here shortly. If you did not receive your training top or jacket (for 1st XV squad only) at last Thursday's training session, can you please come down to the PE office under Ngahriyah ASAP to collect.

A reminder that these are for Rugby training and are not a part of the Sports Uniform. They are not to be worn on Thursdays or during any other time when Sport Uniform is worn.     

Training and Wet Weather

As we move into term 2 and 3 and winter weather, it is worthwhile mentioning that we will let you know the evening prior if training is cancelled. However as rugby is played in the elements, we will train through any adverse weather as much as possible. Students should also be in proper training attire (NOT school sports uniform) with mouthguards, boots and any other equipment they play with for every session. This requirement also includes integrated school sports on Thursday.  Alongside this, if there is wet weather, students should have a training jacket, a towel and a spare school uniform to change into. Students will have the opportunity to have a shower and get changed after each training session.

Stack Team APP

Thank you all for your patience with the roll out of the Stack Team app and it has been released to all students and parents last week. This app will be our Rugby Union program’s main form of communication for all our squads, with the exception of U12 boys, especially on game days. It also houses important documents (e.g., run sheets, Rugby AU forms and policies) as well as providing access to our sponsors.

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).

To download the Stack team app, use the following links:

● iOS: https://www.teamapp.com/ios-ap...

● Android: https://www.teamapp.com/androi...

Once downloaded, please search for 'Lindisfarne Rugby Program' and request to join. 

More Information

If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Coyne (jcoyne@lindiisfarne.nsw.edu.au).

From the Sports Desk

Another very full week of sports events - occurring largely on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday the Open Girls Football team trekked to Gosford for their Round 3 match vs Central Coast Sports College. 

Whilst on Friday, we had the Border Schools Gala Days; AFL and Volleyball for our Opens and U15’s boys and girls. The FNC NSW High Schools Surfing teams event was also on - in addition to our U13’s, U15’s and 1st XV Rugby teams playing Xavier College in Ballina!

One has to pinch themselves when talking about Term 3, but it is most certainly bearing down on us! 

We will be opening Term 3 Sports Nominations on Parent Lounge on Tuesday 30, May starting at 7.00pm.

Please read through your options:
Years 5 and 6
Years 7 to 10
Years 11 and 12

NCIS Cross Country
A collective congratulations to our entire athlete roster for your contributions to the NCIS Cross Country Championships. There appeared to be a nice vibe throughout the day on the hill with the food trucks, music and of course the stellar running performances -  as our team once again took out 1st place for NCIS.

There are too many names to mention making up the minor places, but a huge congratulations to our Age Champions:  

  • Andie Buchan
  • Will Middleton
  • Avya Immisch
  • Charlize Hedger
  • Padric Hedger
  • Frankie Bond
  • Isabella Arghyros
  • Hugo Grainger
  • Lyla Williams
  • Rupert Fahy

Find the full overview of Winning Schools and Age Champions/Placegetters - HERE.



Athletics
We are all looking forward to the two Athletics Carnivals at Walter Peate Oval in Kingscliff later this term week, with our Secondary Carnival on Thursday, 22 June and the Primary Carnival on Friday, 23 June. 

Here are the overview details that you should be aware of below, please pay special note to the registration process in the Field Events: (Sunshine Avenue are doing their own registration scoop).

Library

Alumni

Uniform Shop

OOSHC

Buildings and Facilities

Careers@Lindisfarne

Community News

Safer Drivers Course for Learners

Participants who complete the Safer Drivers Course for Learners will receive a bonus of 20 hours credit recorded in their learner driver log book reducing the total logbook requirement from 120 to 100 hrs. The Course is a combination of theoretical and practical training for under 25 year-old learner drivers who have completed 50 hours of log book driving hours.

Monday 29th May 4pm to 7pm
Byron Youth Activity Centre
1 Gilmore Crescent Byron Bay
Cost: $140
CONCESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE for young people on Health Care or Centrelink benefits.

To book:https://www.bys.org.au/transport 
Contact Steffie on 66857777 or email
info@bys.org.au for more information.

Speech Day 2021

Cultural Engagement

Cricket

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