From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Early this week, Lindisfarne was the host school for the Association Heads of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA) Term 2 Branch Meeting. Principals from across New South Wales met to discuss ideas and share insights, helping shape the future of education in our State and beyond. 

We also hosted the Association Independent Schools New South Wales Roadshow on Monday afternoon. The AIS is the peak body supporting and advocating for independent education to Government and other statutory authorities in New South Wales. Hosting both of these events was a wonderful opportunity to share our school and our achievements with these two important groups.

Students in Years 7 to 11 had a range of adventures as part of Camp Week. Exploration, teamwork, leadership, initiative, and resilience were on display across all year levels. In talking to returning students, I was pleased to hear positive experiences were had across all camps, with some challenges thrown into the mix also. The challenges our students face become opportunities for growth and the timing of the camps allows students an opportunity to change the scenery of their usual learning environment at the mid-point of Term 2.

Our biggest challenge came with Year 7 camp coming home a day early due to some illness and I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all staff, parents and caregivers for their support and understanding in regards to this decision. I want to commend parents and guardians for acting quickly to pick up students from school once the decision was made to return.  I especially extend appreciation to our dedicated staff who demonstrated exceptional care and commitment to our students. In particular, I acknowledge the efforts of our team who looked after the children who were unwell.

One of my favourite events on our calendar each year is National Simultaneous Storytime. Now in its 23rd year, I was delighted to read The Speedy Sloth to our eager young students and share in their joy as ‘Spike the Sloth’ lined up for the big race. This event emphasized the importance of reading and literacy, and I would encourage each of our Junior School parents to pick up a book and share the same joy with their children at home.

On Tuesday next week, our Mahers Lane students have their School Photo day. We set high expectations in regards to our uniform standards and I seek every parent's support in ensuring these standards are maintained, not just for photos, but each and every day.

The Lindisfarne Parents and Friends Golf Day is coming up soon. There are opportunities for local businesses and school community members to support the event by being a sponsor of a hole or sponsoring a student team. More details can be found below.

Finally, I am pleased to welcome Niamh Sullivan, Lindisfarne class of 2015, who will be our next speaker at the Business Breakfast on Wednesday, 14 June from 6.30am. Niamh is a Bond University graduate who spent several years as a journalist before starting her own successful company. She was recognised as a Semi-Finalist for the Forbes 30 under 30 list and I encourage all in our business and School community to attend to hear this remarkable alumna speak. Booking details are further below in the newsletter.

We are now past the halfway mark of Term 2 and I wish everyone a safe and restful weekend.

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal


Chaplain's Corner

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,

Year 11 Leadership Camp 2023
One of the highlights of this week has been the time we spent with Year 11 students and staff at Maroochydore Waterfront Camp exploring the hallmarks of leadership, and assisting them with personal and character development. It was heartwarming to see our students making the most of the opportunities offered by the location and Character Builder team, getting to know each a bit better, and challenging themselves to achieve new goals and reach new heights.  More and more of our educational endeavours in a rapidly changing world of AI technology will be centred around those aspects of our humanity that are truly human, and without which our democratic communities are unable to flourish. Camp Week enables us in this endeavour by helping our people develop their character, personality and human qualities.

Kinship Festival, 27 May 2023 from 10.00am to 4.00pm 
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, our School community is cordially invited to the Kinship Festival at Knox Park Murwillumbah from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Please come along with your friends and family to enjoy Indigenous art, music, dance, history, and culture as well as make new friends and celebrate kinship. Our school is assisting at the Elders tent and we need more volunteers to help. Please email me at or Narelle Urquhart at  if you’re able to assist. Thank you.

Spiritual Gym on Sunday, 4 June 2023 at 4.30pm
You are warmly invited to the next Spiritual Gym-Family Eucharist on Sunday, 4 June at 4.30pm (refreshments), followed by the Service of Eucharist at 5.00pm. This is a family event; all are welcome for prayer, fellowship, encounter, connection, and spiritual nourishment.

Pentecost Sunday, 28 May 2023
Christians around the world will celebrate the ‘birthday’ of the Christian Church this Sunday. Pentecost is an event that commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit, 50 days after Easter, when Jesus poured the love of God into the hearts of his disciples and sent them out to announce to the whole world that God unconditionally loves human beings. Gerard Manley Hopkins called the Holy Spirit ‘dearest freshness deep down things’ who vivifies our ‘trade and toil’, and accompanies and encourages us in life’s journey. Let us make this our prayer every day: “Come, Holy Spirit”, as we entrust to the God of love the renewal of our lives, our families, our school community and all things in creation.

Prayers and Positive Thoughts and Good Vibes for our Community
“Pray always and never lose heart” (words of Jesus in Luke 18:1)

  • We pray for those who are grieving and enduring loss
  • We remember in our prayers all those who are sick or recovering from sickness in our community.
  • We pray for the people of Sudan, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya
  • We pray for the victims and survivors of natural and human-made disasters 
  • We give thanks for the safe return of our staff and students from Camp.
  • We pray for the flourishing of every student at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

I wish you a restful and revitalising weekend. Thank you for who you are and for all you do!

The Reverend Constantine Osuchukwu

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P&F Golf Day - Friday, 16 June

Get your tickets now for the P&F Golf Day.

Promote your business by being a hole sponsor for only $250.

Thanks to our Major Sponsor JGB Interiors.

Bookings via

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Important Update from Kinetic

School Photos

School photos are coming up very soon.

Tuesday, 30 May - Mahers Lane.

Wednesday, 7 June - Sunshine Avenue.

Thursday, 15 June - Absentees from both campuses.

If all siblings attend the same campus then those sibling photos will be taken on their relevant campus date.

For siblings who attend different campuses, these will be taken at the Sunshine Avenue campus on Wednesday, 7 June. Further information regarding transport will be sent closer to the day of photos.

School Photo envelopes have been sent home with students. We are only accepting online orders, so these envelopes do not need to be returned to the School. Use the details provided on the envelopes to go online and order your photos. If your student didn't provide you with a photo go to:

Use school code: 29R JHB 5LV

Simon McKinley
Director of Community Engagement

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From the Dean of Studies

Subject Selection
Just a reminder that the Year 11 2024 subject selection evening is on Monday,  29 May 2023 commencing at 6pm in Ngahriyah.

Lindisfarne will be participating in the world-renowned ICAS Assessments this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of New South Wales, with over 35 years’ of experience in educational assessments.

ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling and Digital Technologies. Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition. Every student will receive a certificate and Top performers will be eligible for medals. 

The ICAS assessments are not compulsory; however, we are making them available for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the personal challenge of competing in an international assessment. Students who are in Ad Astra classes are strongly encouraged to complete ICAS. The assessments do not require prior study or revision. There are practice papers available on the ICAS website if students would like to see the types of questions asked. ICAS Assessments are done online.

Students from Year 2 to Year 10 have the option of sitting ICAS Assessments as per the schedule below: 

Digital Technologies Years 2 to 7 Testing date Tuesday, 8 August 
Writing Years 3 to 10 Testing date  Monday, 7 August 
English Years 2 to 10 Testing date Tuesday, 15 August 
(Year 5 are on camp - the test date for Year 5 will be Friday 18 August)
Science Years 2 to 10 Testing date Monday, 21 August 
Spelling Bee Years 2 to 7 Testing date Tuesday, 22 August 
Mathematics Years 2 to 10 Testing date Monday, 28 August

Further information and links to sign up and payment will be emailed to families next week.

HSC Trial Timetable
The HSC Trials take place in Weeks 3 and 4 of Term 3.
The timetable can be accessed here and is also available on Engage under documents.

HSC Trial Supervisors 
We are still after some supervisors for the HSC Trials if you are interested or know someone who may be interested please contact

Caroline Jeffries 
Dean of Studies

Junior School

From the Head of Junior School

At the Junior School, we believe that education extends beyond academic achievements. It encompasses the development of well-rounded individuals who embody our core values of compassion, wisdom, and respect. In this edition of our school newsletter, we want to shine a spotlight on the incredible power of friendship and how it aligns with these fundamental values.

In case you missed this week's assembly, we had the pleasure of hearing from our incredible Junior School Psychologist, Mrs Julie Henry, who shed light on the concept of self-compassion. It was an informative and eye-opening session that left us all feeling inspired and ready to embrace a little extra kindness towards ourselves. 

Mrs Henry explained that self-compassion is like having a BFF in our own skin, someone who loves and supports us unconditionally. It's about treating ourselves with the same kindness, understanding, and love we offer to our friends and loved ones. Can you imagine how incredible it would be to have a cheerleader rooting for you from within? That's exactly what self-compassion is all about! Remember, practicing self-compassion is a journey, and we're all in it together. Let's support each other and create a culture of kindness and self-acceptance within our school community.

So, embrace your imperfections, celebrate your wins, and shower yourself with kindness because, as The Reverend Constantine reminds us often, you are unique, you are deserving of love and compassion, you are amazing.

We also had the privilege of hearing from Year 4 student Oliver Cairncross who reported back after his family’s amazing trip to the Solomon Islands. Oliver had the opportunity to explore this captivating destination and learn valuable lessons along the way.

Oliver reported that his trip was a whirlwind of eye-opening experiences. He discovered a world completely different from his own, where cars were replaced by boats and time seemed to slow down. The warm welcome and genuine hospitality of the local people left a lasting impression on him.

During his time in the Solomon Islands, Oliver witnessed the incredible power of sharing and community. The villagers embraced a strong sense of unity, generously sharing their resources and supporting one another. This taught Oliver and his family the value of selflessness and the joy that comes from helping those in need.

Interacting with the local children, Oliver was able to appreciate the beauty of simplicity and resilience. With just one soccer ball, the children of the village found endless joy in games and reminded him that happiness can be found in the simplest moments.  I am sure that Oliver’s experience can remind us all that material possessions are not the key to fulfilment.

Thanks to the donations from our school community, Oliver was able to contribute to the village community in a meaningful way. The additional soccer balls, handballs, games, clothes, and resources brought immense gratitude from the villagers. Witnessing their appreciation emphasised the impact of kindness and generosity.

Oliver's journey to the Solomon Islands was transformative. It broadened his perspective, nurtured his compassion, and inspired him to continue making a positive impact in the world. We applaud Oliver's courage and willingness to embrace new experiences and share those so openly upon his return, serving as an inspiration to us all.

Let's celebrate the power of travel, cultural exchange, and spreading kindness wherever we go.

Jeremy Godden
Head of Junior School

National Simultaneous Storytime

Now in its 23rd year, National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually as part of Library and Information Week. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, bookshops and many other places around the country. On Wednesday, Junior School students from Preschool to Year 4 got to share in a reading of The Speedy Sloth, written by Rebecca Young with beautiful, vibrant illustrations by Heath McKenzie. 

We would like to thank Principal Marquardt for giving up his time in what we know was a very busy week. Your dedication to ensuring this event is engaging and fun for our students is greatly appreciated.

Please click below for more photos.

Krissy Affleck
Information Services and Digital Pedagogy

Year 4 Citizen Scientist Workshops

Citizen Science Programs involve everyday citizens getting involved with larger scale science projects, collaborating with scientists to help collect, record and analyse data, making important discoveries and assisting with research. On Wednesday 24 May all of the Year 4 classes participated in a session with members of the Green Heroes team to learn how to be Citizen Scientists and participate in the Great Reef Census. 

Last Summer, 75,000 images were taken and uploaded by visitors to the Great Barrier Reef. The project now needs Citizen Scientists to analyse these images in order to identify different types of coral. Year 4 had the opportunity to see and touch various types of coral, including;  branching, boulder (or brain) and plating coral before signing into the Great Reef Census to analyse photos and identify different types of coral. A huge thank you to Sarah J and Sarah W for running these workshops with Year 4 classes. 

To get involved in the program or learn more visit the website:

Should the students wish to continue reef analysis either at school or at home - The Great Reef Census and Green Heroes are offering the following incentives to members of the Lindisfarne community:

  1. The student who analyses the most number of images will receive a ticket for two to snorkel with the turtles at Jungarra Ngarrian (Cook Island Aquatic Reserve) thanks to our friends at Kirra Dive on the Tweed. 
  2. The second and third prizes receive their choice of ocean plush toy, donated by the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Lauran Turnbull
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Middle School

Guest Speaker, Judith Krause's Visit

This week our Stage 3 students attended a number of presentations delivered by Judith Krause, with postgraduate qualifications in behavioural science, clinical social work, sexual health and adolescent health and wellbeing. Judith has been developing and facilitating programs in relationships, parenting, pubertal development, body safety and sexuality education for more than 20 years.  

She is a sought-after speaker, with a love of lifelong learning. A seasoned facilitator, Judith created a learning environment that was inclusive and she built a  healthy and trusting rapport with our students to encourage active participation.  Judith’s comprehensive program included strategies to assist decision-making, communication skills, healthy boundaries, anxiety management and understanding the changes that come about through puberty.

The students participated in sessions that were mixed among classes and then broken into female and male groups. Judith provided a learning and sharing environment that was secure and safe. The students learnt about the importance of listening to their bodies, believing in themselves, setting healthy boundaries and making connections with the trusted adults in their lives to guide and support them through the many stages of adolescence.

On Monday evening, before the sessions began, Judith spent an evening with the Stage 3 parents, guiding them through the content that she was presenting to the students. This process allowed the parents to chat with Judith and ask questions about the delivery and information. Judith was a wealth of knowledge and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to share these experiences with our families and Stage 3 students. 

Amber Jarvis 
Year 5 Coordinator
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Year 5 with Macquarie Island Scientist and Guest Speaker Guy Bedford

In Year 5 we immerse our students in an incredible Integrated studies unit based on Macquarie Island. The unit focuses on the text One Small Island by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch, to explore the impact of human factors on the environment of Macquarie Island. Students describe how the features and other adaptations of the flora and fauna of Macquarie Island have adapted to survive on the island. 

The students are asked to describe the physical conditions of the environment and how these will affect the survival of living things including humans on Macquarie Island. Students examine features and characteristics of places and environments and will describe the interactions between people, places and environments. 

As luck would have it, one of our Year 5 students’ (Naveen Bedford 5B) father who spent a considerable amount of time on Macquarie Island as a Scientist. Mr Guy Bedford came in to share the experiences and knowledge that he gained while living and working there. Mr Bedford told us stories about survival, habitat conservation, preparing and living in such rugged conditions but most importantly about how wonderfully unique and special this island is and the importance of the flora and fauna that are found there.

The classes were thoroughly engaged in the session and were entertained and enthralled by the many photographs and personal recounts that were shared. Mr Bedford made us laugh, made us reflect and made us think about the natural environment and our role in ensuring its survival. 

Amber Jarvis
Year 5 Coordinator 
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Senior School

From the Head of Senior School

I would like to take a moment to reflect on the success of our annual camp programs. These unique, outdoor experiences at Camp Kokoda, Moreton Island, and the Sunshine Coast are crucial parts of our curriculum. They not only offer educational experiences but also foster personal growth, resilience, team building, and a deeper connection with the natural environment.

The Year 9 Camp to Camp Kokoda
This year, our Year 9 students embarked on an unforgettable journey to Camp Kokoda, testimony to their growing resilience and independence. Over four adventure-filled days, students forged new friendships, strengthened old ones, and stepped out of their comfort zones. Activities such as bushwalking, team-building games, and survival skills workshops challenged them physically and mentally. The camp's challenging environment allowed the students to discover their potential, with many overcoming personal hurdles and growing in ways they never expected.

The Year 10 Adventure to Moreton Island
Our Year 10 spend time at the picturesque Moreton Island, a place of remarkable beauty and rich biodiversity. The camp saw students engage in hands-on experiences like snorkelling, sandboarding, and kayaking - making it both an educational and exhilarating journey. Besides the adventure, the island also offered introspective moments, with many students developing a greater appreciation for time away from the distractions of technology.

The Year 11 Retreat to Maroochy Waterfront Camp & Conference Centre
The Sunshine Coast, with its golden beaches and vibrant communities, served as a perfect backdrop for the Year 11 leadership camp. This unique retreat aimed at preparing students for their final school years, focusing on leadership and personal growth. Working with our friends at Character Builders,  Our students created memories they'll treasure for a lifetime.

The Value of the Camp Program
Our annual camp program is not just an escape from the routine of school life. It's a chance for students to learn about themselves, their peers, and the world around them in ways that a traditional classroom setting simply cannot provide. It's an integral part of our school's ethos to foster students' holistic development and encourage them to become responsible and empathetic global citizens.

These camps are indeed a real highlight of the School year, offering students unforgettable experiences, life-long friendships, and personal growth. They also help instill a sense of responsibility and connection to the broader community and the natural world.

To the students who stepped up to challenges, discovered new strengths, and embraced new friendships - we are proud of you. And for those preparing for next year's camps - get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

As we reflect on the success of this year's camps, we are filled with gratitude and admiration for our teachers, camp leaders, and parents who helped make these trips possible. Here's to another year of exploration, learning, and fun – we can't wait to see what the next round of camps will bring!

Kate Cornell
Head of Senior School

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Performing Arts

Big Chill​ Performing Arts Winter Concert​

On Thursday 8 June, students from years 5-12 will be yet again presenting the coolest concert of the year, The Big Chill.

This variety concert will feature a wide range of performances across all aspects of the performing arts from Music, Drama, Dance and more. Throughout the term, our rehearsal spaces have been overflowing with keen performers who have been preparing their performance items ahead of our auditions. 

When: Thursday, 8 June at 6.30pm

Where: The Chapel, Mahers Lane

Friends of the Arts (FOTA) will be supporting this event. Pre-show drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from 5.30pm.

Entry to the concert is free for our community. 

Dale Norton, Johnny Grant, Alex Warr and Ryan Murphy
Music (Legend) Teachers

Germinate Records


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Elective Science Subjects for Years 9 and 10, 2024

Last week I wrote about the offerings we have for Year 11 and 12 in the area of Science. Students in Year 10 will also have an opportunity to hear about each subject in a bit more detail from teachers and current students in their Science lessons on Monday and Tuesday. 

For our Year 8 and 9 students, there are also multiple opportunities to extend their love of science. We are excited to offer Agriculture to our students in 2024 which is a highly practical course that offers many opportunities in our region. If you are a hands-on learner, love working outdoors and want to get your foot in the door in this ever-changing industry, choose Agriculture as one of your electives. Another elective that makes the most of your unique location is Marine Studies. This subject is ideal for students who love working on the water and are interested in the ecology surrounding it, as well as the industries that thrive off marine areas. We will also be reviving the STEM Elective for our Year 10 students of 2024 (with the hopes of bringing it back online in full in future). If you are in Year 9 and looking to change your electives up, STEM will provide you with an opportunity to perfect your skills in Robotics and learn how to problem solve. A great lead in to those aspiring to take on Engineering Studies in Year 11 and 12. Finally, for those who want to do even more science and get a headstart in the HSC, we are offering Accelerated Science. This would allow for you to complete the Year 9 and 10 course in the same year so that you can take on HSC Investigating Science in Year 10. This course provides strong foundational skills for all the sciences and includes a Depth Study of 30 hours to explore a topic of interest and use the scientific method to answer research questions. This option would suit our current Ad Astra students with a love for Science, but is also open to all students who have a particular strength and interest in the area.

The flowchart below will hopefully help you to see where your love for science can take you here at Lindisfarne - as you can see, there are multiple opportunities to extend yourself and delve into specific areas of interest. We look forward to having you in our classes to explore this love for science further!

Joanne Mendoza
Director of Science

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Len Diett Cup RD2 v Xavier Catholic College
Lindisfarne played in the second round of the Len Diett Cup on Friday 19th May with all our squads travelling down to Xavier Catholic College.

U15 10-12
In a thrilling and hard-fought clash, Lindisfarne put up a valiant effort but ultimately fell short to Xavier College in a tight and physical contest. With both teams displaying immense determination, the match proved to be a battle until the very end.

The first half saw Xavier College take an early lead, with a solitary try giving them a 5-0 advantage heading into the break. Lindisfarne's defense was resolute, with standout performances from players like Eden Humphries, Eddie Esgate and Tom O’Brien who showcased their skills and tenacity throughout the match.

As the second half kicked off, Lindisfarne came out with renewed vigour. Harry Thompson-Mills and Timana Andrews spearheaded the team's resurgence, scoring impressive tries to put Lindisfarne back in contention. The atmosphere was electric as the game hung in the balance, with both sides leaving nothing on the field.

In a dramatic finale, Lindisfarne found themselves with an opportunity to level the scores after the final siren. Eden Humphries, who had been exceptional all day, stepped up to take what could have been the toughest possible conversion in challenging crosswinds. Despite the unfavourable conditions, Humphries came agonisingly close to nailing the kick, narrowly missing the target.

Though Lindisfarne suffered a narrow defeat, their spirited performance and unwavering determination showcased the heart and resilience of the team. The players can hold their heads high knowing they pushed Xavier College to their limits in an enthralling contest.

1st XV 7-12
This was a very tightly contested game between two well-drilled teams. After playing the first half into a strong wind, our 1st XV went into the break down 0-5. In the second half, with the wind at our backs, our boys started to enjoy more territory in the opposition half and Max Mater scored a great individual try off the back of an overthrown lineout just out from Xavier’s 22. After a successful conversion, Lindisfarne led 7-5 until the last 3 minutes when Xavier scored a brilliant converted try from their own 22 to take the scores to 7-12. Credit must be given to Xavier for winning a game in the fashion and our boys will be left to rue moments in the second half where we failed to build momentum from some lapses in discipline and poor decision making.

Although disappointing to lose the game, there were a number of promising signs. This included our steadfast defence, led by Kynan Jones and Will Sullivan, and our set piece lineout featuring Mason Duke and Jasper Foggo, on both attack and on defence, were excellent. 


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


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 TBD

Daley Norton Knight Cup (U12) AWAY

Wednesday, 14 June

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

Friday, 23 June

Term 2 ends


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



Len Diett Cup v Alstonville High School
Unfortunately, our U13, U15 and 1st XV fixture with Alstonville High School on 29th May has been forfeited by Alstonville. As such, our before school training will be on for Tuesday 30th May at 0700. 

Len Diett Cup v Emmanuel Anglican College
Our squads will play against Emmanuel Anglican College in the fourth round of the Len Diett Cup on Thursday 1st June at home. 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 II
Our U15 and Open Girls 7s squads will travel up to All Saints to have their first hit out of the season. Games will begin at 1545 and end ~1700. If parents and supporters are interested in watching these games, they are more than welcome to attend.


A number of Lindisfarne students travelled down to Sydney to participate in the NSW AICES Schoolboy U16 and U18 Training Camp. In the U18s, Kynan Jones, Declan Brown, Harry Davison-Long, and Levi Dangerfield and in the U16s, Jesse Bravington and Koen Hodge represented the school at the camp in Narrabeen. Following this camp, our boys will have a number of games before the NSW Schools Rugby Championship at the end of June. 

Coach Jessika Elliston in Women’s State of Origin I
We want to wish our Girls 7s head coach, Miss Jessika Elliston, the best of luck when she runs out for Queensland in the Women’s State of Origin I on June 1st at CommBank Stadium in Paramatta. Good luck Coach Elliston!!

Training Notes

As we move into terms 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, students should have a towel and spare school uniform to change into in case there is wet weather.

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 the 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. The training shirts and jackets can ONLY be worn at school in our Tuesday and Thursday training sessions and when detailed, before and after games. 

Stack Team APP

Thank you all for your patience with the rollout of the Stack Team app and it has been released to all students and parents. This app will be our Rugby Union program’s main form of communication for all our squads, with the exception of U12 boys.

As a reminder, 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:
● Android:
Once downloaded, please search for the '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 (

Joseph Coyne
Director of High Performance Athlete & Sports Development



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