2023 Term 4 Week 4 3 Nov 2023
From the Principal
Dear Lindisfarne Parents and Guardians,
I hope this message finds you well and ready for an enjoyable weekend. What an extraordinary week it has been for our Lindisfarne community.
Firstly, let's extend our hearty congratulations to one of our Year 10 students, Jeff Dunne. At just 16, Jeff excelled by winning gold at the Oceania Breaking Championships last Saturday. His phenomenal performance has earned him a well-deserved spot on the Australian team for the Paris Olympics 2024. We are delighted at his achievements and extend our warmest wishes to Jeff and his family as he continues training and preparing for this exciting Olympic journey.
A round of applause is also in order for our Year 12 students who have reached another milestone by concluding their HSC exams. I'm eagerly looking forward to joining the parents and students on Monday night for the Year 12 Eucharist, followed by the much-anticipated Year 12 Formal on Friday evening at the Royal Pines Gold Coast. It promises to be a night filled with memories.
Last Saturday evening was truly magical as I had the pleasure of attending our New York Stage Band Tour Fundraising event. The incredible Monica Trapaga performed alongside our talented stage band students, taking us on a musical journey through the sounds of New York. The event raised funds to support our students as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip to perform in New York later this year.
I'd like to remind everyone about our monthly Spiritual Gym this Sunday at the Mahers Lane Chapel. Please join us for refreshments from 4:30pm to 5:00pm, followed by a service running until 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome for a time of fellowship and reflection.
Looking ahead to next week, our Stage 3 Musical is set to be a spectacular show with two performances on Wednesday - a daytime matinee and an evening show. I encourage everyone to support our dedicated students by attending this vibrant musical event.
Lastly, I warmly invite you to our annual Principal's Evening of Thanks on November 17 at the Mahers Lane campus. It is my pleasure to host this event each year to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who contribute to our thriving school community. Please join me for a delightful evening as we gather and reflect before the end of the school year.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
From the Deputy Principal
Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,
All Saints and All Souls Feast Days
Traditionally, the Church on November 1 celebrates the feast of All Saints (All Hallows), and the following day, November 2 (All Souls), we remember all our departed loved ones who have gone before us. Both of these feasts explain the origin of the more secular and increasingly popular ‘Halloween’ celebrations. May the saints inspire us by their exemplary lives to imitate their kindness, love, courage, generosity, compassion, purity, and holiness of life in our ordinary daily lives; and may the souls of the faithful departed and all our departed family members, staff and students, through the mercy of God rest in peace and rise in glory, Amen.
Spiritual Gym on November 5, 2023 at 4.30pm (In Remembrance of Our Departed Loved Ones)
Our next Spiritual Gym will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2023, starting with refreshments at 4.30pm and followed by a Family Eucharistic Service at 5pm, and concluding at 6pm. During this Service, we will light a candle for our departed loved ones and pray for the repose of their souls. We have loved them in life, let’s not forget them in death. All are welcome!
Community Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 3, 2023
Our Community Christmas Carol Service will be held in the Mahers Lane Chapel on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 4.30pm (refreshments), followed by the Service at 5pm.
We have a tradition at the Service of taking up a retiring collection to assist those experiencing hardship and homelessness by providing them with a three-course Christmas meal served by Agape Outreach Centre. If you would like to support this initiative please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also asking for Nativity sets from around the world to display in the Chapel in the lead up to our Christmas Service. Please let me know if you would like to lend us your set for a Christmas Nativity display. Thanks in advance.
Never Give Up. Trust in God’s Loving Plan for a Perfect Future.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.” Thomas Edison said, “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Life is not perfect. The weather is not perfect, and relationships are certainly not perfect. But, God is perfect and His plans for us are perfect. In Jeremiah 29:11, the Bible says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Amidst life’s challenges, global upheavals, and the ups and downs of daily existence, we can rely on God’s rock solid and ironclad promise to give us a future full of hope and wonderful things. Whatever your challenges are today, remember that we have God who knows us, loves us and cares for us. God did not promise that we’ll have a perfect life, but that we shall not be overcome by life’s challenges. Put your hands in God’s hands for His hands are good and secure hands.
“Come to me”, Jesus said, “all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). I pray that we may find in Jesus’ astonishing love the rest and refreshment that our hearts and souls are longing for.
Have a wonderful and refreshing weekend.
The Reverend Constantine Osuchukwu
Parents and Friends
Melbourne Cup - Tuesday, 7 November
Safe on Social
LTV Episode 8
Dear Lindisfarne School Community,
We are thrilled to announce the latest episode of Lindisfarne TV, your source for all things student-driven and school-related! In this episode, we have some fantastic highlights that you won't want to miss:
🎶 Live Performance by the Senior Stage Band: Get ready to groove as our talented Senior Stage Band takes the stage for an unforgettable live performance. They are gearing up for the New York trip!
🎸 Battle of the Bands Recap: Relive the epic moments from last term's Battle of the Bands competition.
Lindisfarne School Captains
Whole School News
Lindisfarne Homestay Families
Junior School Sport
Key Dates for Term 4
Total Footbal Academy - Monday Afterschool - Through until Monday 4th December.
Casuarina Cup Rugby Union - Wednesday 15th November (week 6)
FUN Swimming Carnival - K-2 Thursday 16th November (week 6)
PLEASE NOTE - Amended date from last Term’s Newsletter.
Big Bash Cricket Gala Day - Friday 1st December (week 8)
Total Football Academy - After school Program
The Total Football Academy will be running again in Term 1 2024. Information relating to this program will be available in the coming weeks.
We have been informed by the Total Football Academy that there will be a slight increase in the costs of this program moving forward. If you are interested in participating in this program please keep an eye out for the registration information in the newsletter and in your email inbox.
FUN Swimming Carnival K-2
All Kindergarten to Year 2 students will be participating in a Fun Swimming Carnival, on Thursday 16th Novemeber, which includes a variety of races and novelty events at Kingscliff Pool.
The day is all about FUN and water orientation. The novelty events are in the learn to swim pool where the students are able to touch the bottom and gain confidence in the water and around others. The “races” are participation only, there are no results times or awards given out. Students are assisted in the pool by adults and get the experience of swimming laps in the ‘Big” pool. This is a fantastic precursor for our Year 2 students as they transition to the Swimming Carnivals in years to come.
Parental Assistance is required on this day, if you are able to assist either in the pool or helping with the BBQ please email Mr Nathan Croft via email email@example.com.
We would like to have at least 2 adults per lane per hour in the big pool, this makes an enormous difference in the smooth running of the day.
Three ways parents can assist are as follows:
In Pool Help - Required to be in the Big pool or Learn to swim pool assisting the students in races or games.
(1 hour time slots in the big pool. 9.30am, 10.30am or 11.30am)
Class Help - Follow a class to each activity and assist Teacher where required.
BBQ Help - Assist the P&F to cook and serve the BBQ Lunch.
Early Learning Centre
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
From the Head of Senior School
As the curtains draw on the HSC examinations, I feel very proud of our Year 12 students. The successful conclusion of these exams is not just testimony to the hard work of our students but also the unwavering support and dedication of our staff, particularly our Dean of Studies, Ms. Caroline Jeffries. Her tireless efforts in coordinating the logistics and supporting both students and invigilators have been very much appreciated.
Looking ahead, next week is poised to be a celebratory one. We will gather with our senior students for the Year 12 Eucharist on Monday night, an event that promises to be a moving and spiritual milestone. The week will culminate in the Year 12 Formal on Friday night, a glamorous affair where we will celebrate the achievements and journey of our young adults. Both events are set to be beautiful celebrations, marking significant moments in the lives of our students.
This week, we were fortunate to have ConsentLabs speak to our Year 10 and 11 students. The sessions on respectful relationships are invaluable, sparking essential conversations and empowering our students with knowledge and understanding that is crucial in today's world. The School is fervently committed to continuing these discussions, ensuring they remain a staple in our educational environment.
Our ParentEd sessions have continued to be a resounding success. This initiative has provided a platform for engaging and informative workshops that support our parent community in navigating the complexities of modern education and parenting. The feedback has been positive, and we are excited to extend this initiative into 2024 and beyond, offering a series of excellent workshops for our parents.
This week, auditions and callbacks for next year's school musical, MAMMA MIA!, progressed. The excitement is palpable as we approach the final stages of casting. I am eagerly awaiting the announcement of the cast list on Friday, 10 November, and I commend all students who have shown their courage and talent throughout the audition process.
Mrs Kate Cornell
Head of Senior School
Careers and Vocational Education & Training (VET)
School Psychology / Counsellor
Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Debating and Public Speaking
AMC Maths Competition
AMC Mathematics Competition 2023 results
First run in 1978, the Australian Mathematics Competition is Australia’s longest running, largest and most well-known maths competition for school students.
The AMC contains unique problems designed each year by leading educators and academics to challenge and extend students’ problem-solving skills.
This year we had 122 students enter the Australian Mathematics Competition.
We have just received the results and 50 Lindisfarne students received a credit, 6 students received distinctions and 1 student achieved a high distinction.
The following students are to be congratulated on their amazing achievement:
Cooper Broxup Yr 8 High Distinction
Lincoln Cecil Yr 5 Distinction
Eva Taylor Yr 7 Distinction
Harlem Selvey Yr 7 Distinction
Marcus Fox Yr 8 Distinction
Lil Proart Yr9 Distinction
and Jardian Halliday Yr 9 Distinction.
Next year we would like to build on this and I ask all students to keep their results and look through the solutions. SImilar questions and concepts are tested each year and we plan to spend more class time on improving our school results.
Congratulations to all those who entered and took on the challenge.
Mr Frank Malone
Director of Mathematics.
String Quartet Visit to Junior School
String Quartet visit to Junior School
Last Friday, the String Quartet visited the Junior School, offering Year 1 and 2 students an up-close look at the violin, viola, and cello. This exciting performance provided our young students with a sneak peek into the world of strings, helping them choose their instrument for next year's Beginner String program. With captivating tunes and hands-on experiences, the quartet left our students inspired and ready to start their musical journey.
Thank you to Nika Feldshtein, Will Saunders, Bryce Bennett and Marina McNeven-Marsden for their involvement in this performance.
Carla van der Wallen
Sarah Bibin - Single released in India
During the September holiday break, talented year 7 vocalist Sarah Bibin was fortunate to travel to India to record a series of vocal performances.
Her first single Latest Malayalam Marian Song 2023 was released on the 1st November and has already received over seven thousand views on YouTube. Another song featuring Sarah will be released later this month.
Congratulations Sarah on this wonderful achievement.
Mr Todd Hardy
Director of Performing Arts
New York Stage Band Event
New York Stage Band Tour
Parents, friends and performers were transported to Manhattan last Saturday night for our fantastic "Taste Of New York" event in the Mahers Lane Chapel.
The evening was a fundraiser for the 24 students who will be travelling to New York with the School Stage Band in December.
We had the privilege of hosting the incredible Jazz artist Monica Trapaga, and she blew us away with her performance, equalled only by the Stage Band who rocked the house with some snappy new repertoire.
The night was a great opportunity to come together, enjoy some fantastic music, and get all fired up for the upcoming New York Stage Band Tour.
Many thanks to all who supportive this wonderful evening and special thanks to those who successfully bid on our auction items. In 33 days our Stage Band will be flying to New York and they are in fine form to represent Lindisfarne in the Big Apple.
Director of Performing Arts
Photography and Digital Media
Technology and Applied Studies
It has been an amazing 18 months for Round Square at Lindisfarne. Students have had the opportunity to take part in international conferences in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, and Kenya. An exchange was established with Cobham Hall earlier in the year, and in 5 weeks a delegation of eight Year 7 students will travel to Whanganui, New Zealand, to take part in a fantastic conference focusing on leadership and student voice.
2024 promises to be just as busy, perhaps more so. So far there are three conference opportunities next year. Expressions of interest/applications will follow shortly but in order to ‘save the dates’ and perhaps foster some further discussion at home I have included details below. Please remember that the year group indicated is for students in that year group in 2024. Typical delegation sizes are six students only, so places are limited.
Year 10 students - Sunday, 7 April to Wednesday, 17 April
Landheim Ammersee located just outside Munich, Germany, is hosting a conference on the theme of Democracy. Given Germany’s historical context and the lesson learned, the conference will delve into the principles, challenges, and significance of democracy in today’s world. Delegates will visit a concentration camp in Dachau to show the dark side of Germany’s history, and in Baraza groups and with keynote speakers will discuss how important democratic values are to prevent something horrible like the Holocaust. In addition to that, there will be an Adventure day in the Alps, a visit to Munich, and a Service activity. Delegates will be staying in a mix of homestay and boarding accommodation.
As part of the trip, delegates will also visit some of Bavaria’s finest attractions, including Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for the iconic Disney Castle.
Year 9 students - Saturday, 25 May to Friday, 31 May
Calgary French & International School, Canada.
For over 50 years, Calgary French & International School (previously known as The Calgary French School), has prepared children to embrace the world around them and be active participants in it. It was Calgary’s first French Immersion school and established its French language program prior to the Royal Commission that led to the federal policy of official bilingualism, and now educates over 730 children in Preschool to Grade 12. The school offers an immersive French language learning environment that inspires children's unique curiosity and exploration of the world around them.
The theme for this conference will have a focus on Adventure and the great outdoors - Canada style!
Students 16 years or older
RSIC24 is being hosted by the five Round Square schools in Bogota, Colombia. The theme is Blooming from the Past, and over 1500 students from around the globe will delve into these ideas, listen to amazing keynote speakers, take part in dynamic Baraza discussions, participate in Service activities, discover and get a taste of the wonderful hospitality and rich culture of Colombia…and make new lifelong friends along the way.
This short video will give you a glimpse of what is on offer.
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
Co-curricular and Extra-curricular
From the Sport's Desk
Dear Parents and Students,
We are fast approaching the midway point for the final term, with lots of sport still bubbling away. Our Primary Students are heading off to the Queensland All Schools Primary Touch Football tournament over the course of this weekend - we wish them all the best.
The Anglican Schools Country Week is also happening in mid-November, with teams across Chess, Football, Golf, Netball, Rugby and mixed Volleyball. This is a ‘fun’ day with other Anglican schools up and down the coast - with our squads rebooting to play without much in terms of preparation. Other Anglican Schools slotting teams include; St Columba, Manning Valley, Clarence Valley, Bishop Druitt and Emmanuel Anglican College.
Lindisfarne Lions Club - Netball and Basketball Muster Days
A great deal of planning has been underway for both of our clubs, with the Sports Department, aiming to launch our clubs to the next level.
The aim is to have the team volumes for Netball and Basketball finalised before the end of the year - so we can work out wider logistics and training for our growing community. Lindisfarne has workable yet limited on-site space to train in, growing enrollments and an increase in sports programs - so early planning is largely born out of necessity.
A mass email to ALL 2024 Lindisfarne students including new arrivals with the clubs sign-ups information was sent this week:
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School has two sports clubs that play within the local community associations as the LINDISFARNE LIONS. Netball plays in the Tweed Netball Association and Basketball plays in the Gold Coast Junior Basketball League.
Please find attached further details regarding our MUSTER DAYS and SIGN UPS for both these Netball and Basketball 2024 competitions - HERE.
The Lindisfarne Sports Department will also send our Sports Introductory email early in 2024 - giving an in-depth overview of the Extra Curricular and Integrated Sports programs and offerings for the new year.
Please register your interest before FRIDAY, 9 November so that we can sort SEQTA Engage (Parent Lounge) permission, send extra communications and book buses!
In the Netball space we are in the process of negotiating a potential MoU with Bond University Bull Sharks - with a cubs pathway. More information is forthcoming if (when?!) signatures hit the dotted line. There are also a lot of other movements within the Netball space with planning, planning and more planning! Plus getting quality coaches on board to help our players. Watch this space!
Wiburd Shield Report
On Monday 23, October - our Wiburd Shield Cricket team played against The Armidale School (TAS) at Dave Burns Oval, South Tweed Heads. The Wiburd Shield is for players in Years 7 to 9 and is a NSW state-wide knockout competition. Lindisfarne fielded a young and relatively inexperienced side with only two year 9 students, the remaining eleven players were from Years 7 and 8. TAS brought a much older and more experienced side so the boys were aware they would have to be on their game. TAS won the toss and batted, getting off to a fast start; however, Lindisfarne stuck to the task and started to take a few wickets and eventually with an excellent bowling and fielding effort - had TAS bowled out for 238 in the 39th over. Kade Wood was the star with 4/26 and Finn Hodgson 2/17; both these boys are in Year 7. The efforts and energy throughout the innings was excellent with Mitch Ellison captaining the side very well. Our run chase started brightly, reaching 1/54 but regular wickets hampered our chase and we were bowled out in the 37th over for 128. Tom O’Brien top scored with 33, Zac Bennett 18 and Lachlan Clear 16 were the main contributors. A great effort by our very young team against a much bigger and older team. The resilience and enthusiasm displayed bodes well for the future.
Congratulations to our Primary Touch Football teams who are near the end of their main competition season - with the QAS this weekend. Well done for your results, and well done to our mixed team who had a ball playing footy all day.
NCIS Primary Touch Football - 25 October 2023
Emmanuel Anglican College
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Emmanuel Anglican College
Gym Equipment - Silent Auction
We are making room for new equipment in our new Performance Center and have some items up for auction. There is a reserve of $100 on each item, place your bid in the link - here for as many items as you like. The first recorded highest bidder for each item will be the proud owner of that item. The equipment is on display in the gym. Bidding will close at 8.00am on 6th November 2023 and pick up will need to occur on 7th-9th November 2023.
Spotlight on Jeff Dunne - FUTURE OLYMPIAN
Jeff won the Gold medal at the Oceania Breaking Championship which means he won the qualifying spot for Oceania in the bboy category. This means that in 9 months time he’ll be in Paris for the 2024 Olympics!
There will only be 16 b-boys from around the world competing so it’s a real honour to be making history as it’s the first time it will be in the Olympics.
Congratulations Jeff, stoked for you!
Spotlight on Jack Kane
Jack competed in the 100m, 200m Sprints and the Long Jump and High Jump at NSW PSSA Athletics.
He won the long jump with a jump of 4.91 a PB of over 40cm.
Jack was a finalist in all events, 6th in High Jump, 9th in the 100m and 5th in the 200m (although received a late DQ in this for a lane violation).
Serious young athlete Jack Kane, hopefully he keeps enjoying his sport - and we can watch him grow in the years to come. Well done Jack!
Spotlight on William Middleton
Will completed in the Brisbane Athletics Summer meet and below are the results as well as 2 records he broke the past month.
He entered the 1500m and 800m running events
- 1500m - 5.01 mins and silver medal
- 800m - 2.28 mins (big pb) and silver medal
- Records broken past month for his age (Tweed Athletics)
- 1500m - He broke the 1993 Athletics record for twin towns for his age running a 5.00 min flat on the grass track.
- 800m - He also broke the 25 year old record for this running a 2.34 on grass track.
Will got 18th in the 1500m running - great learning and he will give it another red hot go next year to try and get that desired state medal !!
Amazing effort Will, you have a big motor under the bonnet to run those middle distance events!
Congratulations also to Ayva Immisch who also went down there for the 800m! A massive achievement, well done.
Director of Sport
Please see upcoming key dates for our boys’ and girls’ program below. You can find the full list of key dates HERE.
Boys and Girls
|Tuesday, 7 November
|Thursday, 16 November
|North Coast Anglican Schools 7s (U14 & U16 Boys and U16 Girls)
North Coast Anglican Schools 7s Tournament
The 2023 North Coast Anglican Schools 7s Tournament will be held in Coffs Harbour on Thursday, 16th November. We will be taking an U14 and U16 boys team and an U16 girls team to this tournament. All selected players and staff will travel together on the day and as there are a number of other school sports teams competing on this day, more details including selections will be coming from the sports department. Once selections are released, please make sure to let us coaches know ASAP if there are any conflicts/other commitments.
QLD All Schools 7s All Stars
At the conclusion of the 2023 Queensland Rugby All Schools 7s, QLD rugby has named their All Star team from the best players at the tournament. We have had 3 players selected in the boys and girls squad, Koen Hodge, Teo Martin (only U13 selected) and Ruby Power. This is a great achievement considering the All Schools tournament is Queensland's largest schoolboy and schoolgirl rugby 7s competition and is a state-wide competition for all schools in Queensland. Congratulations to Koen, Teo and Ruby.
2023 Rugby Photos
We will be having our rugby photos for U12, U13, U15 and 1st XV boys and U15 and U18 girls in the Chapel on the morning of Tuesday 7th November. We have the following schedule for the photos:
- 0810 Award Winners (Max Esgate)
- 0820 U13 Boys
- 0825 U15 Boys
- 0830 U15 Girls
- 0835 U18 Girls
- 0840 1st XV
- 0845 Award Winners (All except Max Esgate)
- 0855 U12 Boys
Please make sure you are across these timings and all students involved in the program should immediately come to the Chapel upon arrival at the school. Students should also arrive at school in their rugby shorts and socks and then get changed into the appropriate school uniform after their photo has been taken. After finishing the photos, senior school students will proceed to Assembly and junior school students will go into period 1 class.
Any player that has represented Lindisfarne in our XVs or 7’s teams will be expected at the photos and we will also be presenting our 1st XV and U18 girls jumpers after the photos. The list of students expected at the 2023 rugby photos can be found HERE.
If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Coyne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lismore Rowing Club Regatta
Lindisfarne Dominates Lismore Rowing Club Regatta with 11 Victorious Races!
We are thrilled to announce our remarkable triumph at the Lismore Rowing Club Regatta. Lindisfarne rowers demonstrated exceptional skills and unwavering determination, winning an astounding 13 races and solidifying our position as the most dominant school of the Northern Rivers!
Congratulations to each member of our rowing team for their outstanding achievements. We extend our gratitude to our coaches, parents, and supporters for their unwavering support.
Women’s Novice Single Scull - Olivia Dunphy
Men’s Novice Single Scull - Matthew Jesperse
Women's Under 17 Double Scull - Ruby Rhodes and Lily Foggo
Women’s Under 15/16 Single Scull Div 1- Ayla Drury
Women’s Under 15/16 Single Scull Div 2 - Olivia Dunphy
Women’s Handicap Single Scull Div 1 - Ayla Drury
Women’s Handicap Single Scull Div 2 - Ruby Rhodes
Women’s Under 15/16 Quad Scull - Olivia Dunphy and Ivy Frost
Men's Under 15/16 Single Scull - Matthew Jesperse
Women’s Under 15/16 Double Scull - Ayla Drury
Women's Under 17 Single Scull - Ruby Rhodes
Women’s Handicap Double Scull - Ruby Rhodes and Lily Foggo
Men's Under 17 Single Scull - Matthew Jesperse
With this remarkable victory, our rowing team has set new standards for excellence, inspiring future generations of Lindisfarne students to pursue their passions and strive for greatness.
Uniform Shop - Holiday Trading Hours
Uniform Shop Trading Hours
Buildings and Facilities
The Athlete's Foot
Fundraiser - Help Support Lindisfarne Students
Five of our Lindisfarne football boys are in the U14/15 Kingscliff Wolves Football team are doing a tour of the UK. It promises to be a fantastic experience for them.
They actively fund raising for the tour and you can buy a ticket in their Mega Raffle. Good luck to Oscar Meulet, Evan Williams, James Letters, Patrick Turner and Cullen Grainger. The details for the Raffle can be found down below.
Save water to delay restrictions
Following the El Nino declaration by the Bureau of Meteorology and less than average rainfall now forecast for the Northern Rivers, Tweed Shire Council is urging everyone in the Tweed to save water to prolong the shire’s water supply.
Without significant rain, the Tweed is heading into water restrictions.
Council is asking everyone who lives, works and plays in the Tweed to unite and save water now.
Level 1 water restrictions for most of the Tweed will be triggered when the Clarrie Hall Dam level drops to 85% full. If each of us is using less than 160 litres of water a day when water restrictions are introduced, we delay the need to impose harsh restrictions during extended dry periods.
Some great water-saving tips for families include cleaning hard outdoor surfaces with a broom not a hose, mulching your garden, keeping your showers to 4 minutes, doing full loads of washing and fixing your water leaks indoors and out.
Go to tweed.nsw.gov.au/water-savings-restrictions for more tips.
In 2020, Council banned water carting from Tyalgum and Uki. Whenever water restrictions are triggered, Council bans water carting from elsewhere in the Tweed to other local government areas.
Council is currently completing planning works for the proposed raising of Clarrie Hall Dam to increase the volume of water that can be stored, securing our water supply in the face of climate change and population growth.