2022 Term 2 Week 6 3 Jun 2022
From the Principal
From the Deputy Principal
Importantly for our School and our country, this has been Reconciliation Week; a time when we draw together as one to acknowledge the gifts of our diverse culture. Throughout this week we have particularly focussed on drawing together those threads in each of our sub-schools. The importance of diversity has driven our programmes in both the classroom and in our assemblies. The National theme for 2022 was; “ Be brave. Make a change.” It has been a time for us to reflect and examine what Reconciliation means for us now and what it could mean in the future; for us to remind ourselves of our shared histories, cultures and achievements. Most importantly this year, we have been exhorted to be the change agents, each and every one of us.
Our Principal, Stuart Marquardt attended the Diocesan Schools Network meeting this week at Bishop Druitt College in Coffs Harbour. These important meetings are held quarterly with the other four schools in the Grafton Diocese and are attended by The Right Reverend Dr Murray Harvey - Bishop of Grafton, Diocesan Executive, Members of Grafton Anglican Schools Commission, School Principals, Chaplains, Business Managers and Chairs of School Council. The Diocesan Schools Network provides an opportunity for discussions on issues affecting schools: student wellbeing, staffing, budgets and funding, professional development, capital works projects and strategic planning.
On Tuesday, 31 May Lindisfarne hosted a visit from the AISNSW ICT Strategic Directions Group. The purpose of the ICT Strategic Directions group is to share and promote emerging technology use in independent schools. This group guides the sector in providing appropriate professional learning for the benefit of independent school ICT staff and leaders. It was indeed fitting for Lindisfarne to host this visit given the recent announcement that we are finalists (for the second consecutive year) in the Australian Educator Awards - Best use of Techonology. This award recognises excellence in the use of education technology by an Australian school. It is timely to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of Gavin Kennedy, Director of Information Services, Facilities and Infrastructure and his team. Recognition as a finalist in the Australian Educator Awards represents the culmination of significant work and ongoing commitment to our students, staff and families at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School.
The annual Dare to Dream event was held on Wednesday this week for all female Year 10 and 11 students. Built on the pillars of inspiration, aspiration and motivation, our future young leaders had a day to share in conversations around opportunities, ideas and pathways. I would like to thank this year’s guest speakers Jesselou from Louie Luxe and Carly Brown from UNE PIECE for taking the time to speak with our students. I would also like to acknowledge the leadership of Acting Director of English and Dare to Dream Founder, Kylie Wharton for her work in bringing this event to life.
Today, I joined with Junior School students, staff and families for the P-4 Fun Athletics Carnival. Days like today, are important for our community as we continue to welcome our parents back to school events. Our thanks to Jo Croft from Mortgage Choice and the P&F who provided a BBQ today for our students and families. Dressed in House colours, our P-4 students also supported Fred’s Place and AGAPE Outreach with the donation of a gold coin.
At our Mahers Lane campus, students wore Mufti today and made a donation. This combined with the donations of blankets, clothing and food items to the Winter Appeal will help Fred’s Place and AGAPE Outreach to support those in times of need. I thank each student for their generosity in supporting these wonderful initiatives led by our School Chaplain, The Reverend Constantine Osuchukwu.
On Sunday, we invite all members of our Lindisfarne community to join with the Tweed Anglicans at our Mahers Lane Chapel to celebrate the feast of Pentecost and to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us. Further details can be found in the Chaplain’s Corner below.
Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Guardians,
National Reconciliation Week 2022
It was very humbling, moving and inspirational to hear Mrs Narelle Urquhart, a Wiradjuri woman from Leeton in New South Wales who has historical connections with the Bundjalung Nation, address us during Reconciliation Week. Narelle’s powerful story about the injustices suffered by her mum and grandmother reinforced for us the need for reconciliation in our beloved country. Our school community was challenged and inspired to continue the unfinished work of reconciliation with compassionate hearts, gracious awareness, generous love and courageous thought. Uncle Victor and Gary were also in attendance at the Senior School Assembly for the Welcome to Country. As we conclude Reconciliation Week today, let us resolve to continue to walk and work with our First Nations Peoples towards a more reconciled, harmonious, peaceful and just Australia.
Mrs Urquhart speaking to the Junior School Community about her beautiful artwork.
Mrs Urquhart with Mr Godden and Rev Osuchukwu.
Narelle speaking to the Senior School community about her artwork
Winter Appeal for the homeless and needy
Thank you sincerely for your generous donations to assist our brothers and sisters in need this winter. We are beginning to feel the cold as the season of winter begins, and our donations will go a long way in assisting Fred’s Place and Agape Outreach Centre provide for the needs of those who are less fortunate than we are. May God reward your kindness and generosity.
Pentecost Sunday Service this Sunday, 5 June
A gentle reminder to join the Tweed Anglicans at our Mahers Lane Chapel to celebrate the feast of Pentecost and to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us, our children, our communities and families. Please come along and bring your friends and let me know if you're able to attend (firstname.lastname@example.org). Refreshments start at 4.30pm followed by Service at 5pm. We'd be finished by 6pm.
June Compassion Challenge
Our theme for this year 2022 is “Compassion as Love in Action.” Our stage 3 students and teachers have come up with a 30 Day Compassion Challenge. Please join us via this link and let’s make our School more compassionate, loving and humane.
Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this weekend
We pray for God’s blessings on Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, and give thanks for her service to the Anglican Communion and the Commonwealth.
For Our Prayers, ‘Good Vibes’ and Condolences
The Bible asks us to pray for our civic leaders (see 1 Timothy 2:1-4). Let us pray for Prime Minister Albanese, Opposition Leader, Mr Peter Dutton, and all the members of Parliament. Let’s pray for the Osborne family on the death of Stephanie: that the Lord may comfort and console them. May Stephanie rest in peace and rise in glory, Amen.
Let us pray for our Year 12 students and their families as they continue their preparations for their HSC exams: that the Holy Spirit may imbue them with wisdom, serenity and good health. And finally, let us pray for God’s abundant blessings upon our community.
May we continue to be grateful for all we have and for all we are. Thank you for all your care, love, diligence and friendship.
Rev Constantine Osuchukwu
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Parents and Friends
The P&F Golf Day is the next event on the P&F calendar. Bookings can be made via this booking link https://www.trybooking.com/BZJ...
Sponsorships are also available, for any futher information please contact P&F President Ramesh Sivabalan via email@example.com
See you on the course.
Supporting Families With Learning Challenges
The number of children with challenges that require additional supports across both school and home seems to increase each year. Whether this is the result of a better understanding and recognition of these challenges, including better diagnostic strategies, or a true increase in the population as a whole is unclear (and probably unknowable).
Regardless of the why, there are certainly a growing number of resources available for families to help them navigate these challenges. Two of the areas that are particularly relevant for school engagement and success are Specific Learning Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Specific Learning Disorders in Reading, Writing or Math (previously known as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia) are challenges that impact children and adults across their lives. SPELD NSW is a not-for-profit organisation offering support, assistance and advice to children and adults with specific learning difficulties and their families. Their Parent resource page provides a free booklet ‘Understanding Learning Difficulties: A guide for parents”, they also offer Parent workshops and have an InfoLine. https://www.speldnsw.org.au/parents/
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is another challenge that can be lifelong and significantly impact the school and social lives of children and adults alike. ADHD Australia is a good starting point to access a wide variety of support organisations and other resources https://www.adhdaustralia.org.au/
As we know, no two students are the same and what may work for one child may not necessarily work for another. Therefore, as with all online content, use your judgement, take what is helpful to you and don’t overwhelm yourself with information. Speak with your GP or Psychologist if you or your child are experiencing significant stress, anxiety or depression as a result of these challenges.
Remember, you are not in this alone. Asking for help is a sign of strength.
Julie Henry and Emmalene Wells
Year 3 Book Stall
Whole School News
Next week our students will have their School photos taken. Notices on how to place orders are coming home with students, so please ask your child for this form. We ask that families who would like ‘Sibling photos’ to please book these immediately, so we can arrange transport between campuses where required. The dates for our photos are usually set 12 months in advance to ensure we can secure our photographers on days to suit. There are some clashes with sporting events, and where advised, we will work to get the students photo on one of the other days listed if we can.
- Tuesday, 7 June - Senior School plus Year 8 whole year photo
- Wednesday, 8 June - Middle School
- Thursday, 9 June - Junior School
- Friday, 10 June - Sibling Photos (taken at Junior School)
Students are reminded that full formal uniforms including ties for students in Years 3 to 12 and blazers for students in Years 9 to 12 are required. Staff will be checking that students are adhering to our expectations around make-up, jewellery and hair for all photos and we look forward to a smooth process so we can capture these important photos.
Director of Community Engagement
Lindisfarne Lions Netball Club - Notice of AGM
The Lindisfarne Lions Netball Club (Lindisfarne Netball Support Group) will hold its AGM on Monday, 20 June 2022 in the Mahers Lane Chapel at 6.30pm. All welcome.
Lindisfarne Business Breakfast
On Wednesday, 15 June the first Lindisfarne Business Network Breakfast event at Club Tweed will be held. Details of the event are shown below. Seats and tables can be purchased via this link. We're really excited to welcome Mr Ben Roche, Vice President (Engagement) at Southern Cross University as the featured speaker for this first event. Tickets for the breakfast are on sale now, with further details about how organisations can get involved in the Lindisfarne Business Network to be shared in the coming weeks.
From The Dean Of Studies
Just a reminder that Year 11 2023 Subject Selection Evening commences at 6pm next Monday, 6 June.
Year 9 2023 Subject Selection Evening commences at 6pm on Wednesday, 15 June. The Curriculum Manual will be emailed to students and parents next week.
Current Year 9 students will be emailed information about subject selection for Year 10 2023 next week.
ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of New South Wales, with over 35 years’ 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.
ICAS testing dates and Year levels :
- Digital Technologies Years 5 to 10. Testing date Monday, 8 August
- Writing Year 5 to 12 Testing date Friday, 12 August
- Spelling Bee Year 5 to 7 Testing date Friday, 26 August
- English Year 2 to 12 Testing date Wednesday, 17 August
- Science Years 2 to 12 Testing date Wednesday, 24 August
- Spelling Bee Year 5 to 7 Testing date Friday, 26 August
- Mathematics Year 2 to 12 Testing date Friday, 2 September
If you would like your child to be entered into any of the ICAS tests please ensure that you log on to parent lounge and confirm entrance and payment by 24 June.
If you have any queries please contact about ICAS please contact the relevant Director of Learning Enrichment.
Junior School - Angela Mundy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School- Kathy-Lee Bamford -email@example.com
Senior School- Jodie Duggan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean of Studies
From The Head Of Junior School
This week at the Junior School we recognised and observed Reconciliation Week. We started on Monday with our Reconciliation Service led by Reverend Constantine. During the special service, we were fortunate to have Mrs Narelle Urquhardt address our assembled staff, students and parents. Narelle is a Wiradjuri woman from Leeton in New South Wales who also has historical connections to the Bundjalung Nation. Narelle is a mother, an artist, and a businesswoman, among other things. We were grateful to her for sharing her art and explaining the deep stories behind each piece.
As we continued through the week, students had opportunities to complete numerous activities raising their awareness of the importance of this week and its meaning to Australians, indigenous and non-indigenous.
Today, we held our annual Fun Athletics Carnival. The weather was perfect, the organisation was spot on and the atmosphere was electric! It was great to see so many parents, grandparents and supporters sharing the joy of the day with our students. Egg and spoon races, three-legged races, high jump, long jump and sack races were just a few of the fantastic events of the day. A huge thank you must go to Mr Croft for his amazing event. His enthusiasm and energy (fuelled by a few mochas) were contagious and everyone involved had a great day.
I would like to also thank Mrs Jo Croft - Mortgage Choice for her ongoing support of our school. Jo generously donated our sausage sizzle lunch which was brilliantly cooked and prepped by our wonderful P&F volunteers. (Courtesy of Mrs Terry 1T).
Head of Junior School
Junior School Sport
Dates for Term 2
Please find below some Junior School key dates to add to your calendar:
- K-6 Athletics Carnival Friday 24 June
Total Football Academy After school Sessions
The Total Football Academy sessions will continue for the rest of this term. Sessions will run on Monday afternoons from 3.15- 4.15 pm on the back oval and Arkinstall park.
Students are to meet Mr Croft on the Basketball courts after school to have a roll marked. Students will have time to change into training gear and boots if they would like, have a snack and be ready to start at 3.15 pm.
At the end of each session, we need some assistance to coordinate the parent pick up.
We have asked the Total Football Academy coaching team to sit the students down at the end of the session in a group and identify that there is someone ready to pick up each child individually. They have been asked not to let students go until their carer has been identified.
Can you please assist us with this by waiting until each child has been released by the Total Football Academy coaches prior to taking them home.
Dates for this term are as follows and can also be found on the flyer attached.
Sessions will be run on Monday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May and 6, 20 June.
*** PLEASE NOTE MONDAY 13 JUNE IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY AND THERE WILL BE NO SESSION ON THIS DAY*****
The AFL Auskick program will continue this week after being washed out last week. The weather is looking fine and I know the students are ready and raring to go.
Students will meet with Mr Croft and the AFL Coaches inside Arkinstall Park Gate and once a roll has been taken the coaches will take the students out onto Arkinstall Park.
PE Specialist P-4
Early Learning Centre
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
Year 6 Compassion Project
As part of Reverend Constantine’s Year of Compassion, the Year 6 students have the opportunity to spot those students who are showing compassion to others. The students have created Compassion Postcards. When a student spots someone showing compassion towards another, they are able to write a Compassion Postcard and pop into the class's Compassion Letter Box. These postcards will be shared during RE or Chapel times and given to the students who have shown compassion to others. Astrid Young 6C and Ella Agolley 6A designed our first lot of Compassion Postcards.
Year 6 Coordinator
Year 8 Camp
Last week Year 8 made the four hour bus drive out to Maranatha Recreation Camp, where we explored different cultures, trekked through bushlands, and challenged ourselves. But throughout, we were bonding and learning to work together as a cohort. Since we began our High School journey together we have battled pandemics, assessments and mud! But this camp experience allowed us to learn about each other and bond.
We endeavoured through many different activities such as Jacob's Ladder in which you would climb up a ladder with a partner, which had rungs metres apart. This required communication and trust to allow your partner to cheer you on or in my case, pull you up. Another course was the Leap of Faith, where you would jump off a platform - don’t worry in a harness - and try to reach a ball hanging in the air. Although your peers were on the ground cheering was key. This gave your teammate (or teacher) the courage to make the leap of faith. During the Possum Pull activity, whilst you are in the air, on the ground were ten “huskies” that were harnessed to a rope and would run, then through a pulley, the person harnessed at the other end would go flying into the air. But the exhilarating twist was the muddy ground which you ran on causing students, or teachers, to comically fall.
Camp this year was an immersive experience that mixed us with other students and gave us a glimpse into a technological free lifestyle. Although the mud may have overshadowed it, we developed critical life skills like communication, persistence and resilience. Whilst the camp reestablished our school values, compassion, wisdom and respect. The Year 8 cohort composed fruitful memories that will serve us throughout life.
Middle School Vice Captain
This week at Lindisfarne we focused on National Reconciliation Week as a time for all students and staff to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” directed our thinking this week —to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.
At the Mahers Lane campus Home Room classes and House Tutor Groups recognised this important week by completing a number of activities. One of the favourite activities was learning a short dance sequence which was a fusion between traditional and modern dance, choreographed by local dancer Thomas E.S. Kelly.
Other classes made reconciliation pledges or worked on artworks that expressed what reconciliation meant to them. Please explore some of the examples below.
At Lindisfarne, we pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging of the Bundjalung nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, the Nganduwal people, of the land we live, learn and play on. We recognise and respect their culture heritage, belief and relationship land, as we thank them for allowing us to come together to learn and share our knowledge.
Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land
Click below to view students dances
Year 8 Coordinator
From The Head Of Senior School
Head of Senior School
National Reconcilliation Week
What a pleasure it was to host Wiradjuri woman, Narelle Urquhart at this week’s Senior School Assembly. Narelle has called the Gold Coast and Tweed home for 22 years. She is a mother and grandmother and currently works at Bond University. She has also had an independent art business for over twenty years. With an art career that began at the age of seventeen, Narelle has had two launches in Parliament House Canberra for government illustrations, along with illustrating a children’s book. She has held several solo and joint exhibitions that have been highly acclaimed. Narelle loves to paint her traditional stories, her spiritual faith, social justice, as well as the flora and fauna. Invited to be the guest speaker at this week’s National Reconcilliation Week assembly, Narelle was able to share the stories of the past three generations of her family. Students were able to hear of the intergenerational trauma still suffered by our First Nations People. Lindisfarne looks forward to inviting Narelle back to the School in order to continue to foster a better understanding of the lives of indigenous Australians.
Dare to Dream
Mrs Kylie Wharton never fails to provide wonderful opportunities for our female students in Years 10-11. This year’s Dare to Dream gave students opportunities to hear about the lives of JesseLou and Carly Brown and their respective journeys to successful livelihoods. Their presentations were at times very emotional whilst also inspiring and humorous. I have no doubt that all attendees left the day with a spring in their step, realising that the world is indeed their oyster! In 2023, we look forward to offering a similar program for our senior boys who would also benefit from hearing similar inspiring messages.
Head of Senior School
Dare To Deam
Reflections from Dare to Dream
DARE TO DREAM has become a highly anticipated event on the Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School calendar. Held on Wednesday, D2D saw the year 10 and 11 girls head to Osteria, Casuarina for a day of inspiration, aspiration and motivation. These are some reflections from the students who attended:
DARE TO DREAM was a vibrant interactive presentation, where students were inspired and entertained by various influential female speakers. Both JesseLou and Carly Brown shared vastly different, yet emotional life experiences students were able to relate to. Their raw and candid personal stories took us on a rollercoaster of emotion through adversity, hope and most importantly, happiness. In the face of adversity we were reminded to always remember to have hope, which was a key theme for the day. The message of “love life” also shone through. Both speakers spoke about having the key traits of hope, confidence, kindness and taking time for yourself.
Osteria was a beautiful choice of venue, with a delightful courtyard and garden area. For lunch we were treated to a delectable sandwich buffet and scrumptious hot chips.
JesseLou, our first speaker, shared her vulnerable life experiences through whimsical poetry and stories about keeping a positive outlook even during times of struggle. Jesse harnessed her life lessons to start up her own creative business ‘Louie Luxe’ where she is able to express herself and her creative talents. She reminded us that even when everything seems to be falling apart, we can always rely on hope and look within ourselves for a positive outcome. Jesse’s stories were inspiring and her words resonated deeply with us.
The second speaker, Carly Brown, CEO of UNE Piece, has a world of experience marketing and managing global brands such as Revlon, Coca Cola, Dominoes and Uber - how amazing! Carly’s zest for life engaged students and reminded everyone to always remain true to themselves. Carly has worked from the ground up in these brands gaining experience and knowledge which she later used to fuel her own business. Anytime problems presented themselves Carly could handle them in the best way possible by listening to her intuition and believing in herself.
The Q&A session towards the end of the day was practical, funny and inspiring with Mrs Wharton leading the session with her warmth and humour. Both speakers have both gone through great struggles and kept their cool in times of crisis, shining brighter than ever.
The passion of both speakers was truly inspiring and transparent, sharing with us the tools to live our best life. To conclude the incredible day a lucky door prize was held with items generously donated by D2D supporters The Beach People, UNE Piece, The Clean Beauty Market, Imbibe and Vivra.
A big thank you to Mrs Wharton for organising the event, as it has left a lasting impact on us and we are appreciative of the amazing community at Lindisfarne that allows us this opportunity. The positive residual effect and lasting impact from this event will be felt for years to come.
Thanks also to Mr Marquadt and Ms Cornell for supporting the event.
“If you want something, go get it! ”
Penned by Riley.C, Mia.H Amelie.M, Romme.W, Sienna.W, Daisy.B
DARE TO DREAM 2022
Year 9 Camp
I like walking up mountains. At the top of every mountain, we always find a little piece of ourselves that we didn’t know was there before we started climbing it. The same could be said for any challenge we take on or any time we step outside of our comfort zones. Success in these circumstances is defined by our willingness to take on the challenge in the first place (despite our fears) and then to pursue it to its natural conclusion- not the apparent result.
Year 9 Camp is so worthwhile for this very reason. It is a camp packed full of challenges, and perfect for a year group quickly hurtling towards young adulthood. Between, walking up hills, hiking with packs, high ropes, giant drops, leaps of faith and abseils, there is the constant challenge to become more self-reliant, a better teammate and communicator and carrying your home on your back for 4 days. The blessings for having the courage to be an intrepid traveller included slowing down and being at one with nature briefly, beautiful weather, fabulous memories, and getting to know our peers and ourselves just a little better.
Well done Year Nine! On behalf of all the staff on camp, I would like to congratulate you. We are immensely proud of your effort, your determination, your resilience and your ability to work together.
Keep walking up mountains and keep looking out for who you may find at the top.
Young Endeavour Youth Scheme
Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is pleased to announce that applications for youth development voyages scheduled in STS Young Endeavour from July-December 2022 are now open.
Since 1988, more than 14 000 young Australians aged 16-23 have participated in this life-changing journey. The Young Endeavour Program is an internationally recognised youth development program, delivered by a professional Royal Australian Navy crew aboard the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.
During each eleven-day voyage, the youth crew work in small teams and sail the ship twenty-four hours a day in all types of conditions. They live ‘between decks’ in a close community with youth from a diverse range of backgrounds, and are encouraged to identify and pursue personal and team goals and challenges. Each voyage includes an opportunity for the youth crew to take responsibility for the ship for a twenty-four hour period.
Research shows that the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program has a long-lasting, positive impact on participants, building social capital in the community by increasing trust, cooperation and tolerance. The experience translates over time into more enduring social skills such as self-control, goal achievement, and a positive outlook, bringing broader benefits to the Australian community as well as to the individual.
Applications can be made online at www.youngendeavour.gov.au/appl...
Voyage fees and conditions will apply to successful applicants. A limited number of financially assisted berths are available for eligible youth. Potential applicants should apply now for th best chance of being selected for a voyage.
Head of Senior School
School Psychology / Counsellor
Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Bell Shakespeare English Incursion
On Monday 30th May, the Bell Shakespeare Players returned to Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School to perform for our year 8 and 10 students.
The performance “Shakespeare Is Dead” debunks the myth that Shakespeare is a dead white guy. Instead, this high paced and dynamic performance offers insight into the common features of Shakespeare’s most popular and well-known plays – tragedies, romances, comedies and revenges.
The visit from the Players was timely. It fits just after our Year 8 study of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and just before the Year 10 students embark on a study of ‘Macbeth’.
Acting Director of English
Debating and Public Speaking
Perfoming Arts Stage Band Upcoming Performance
Stage Band and Middle School Stage Band at Club Tweed
On Thursday, 16 June our Middle School and Senior School Stage bands will be performing once again at Club Tweed as well as a selection of our Year 12 Music students
The evening concert will showcase a variety of Funk, Jazz and Latin repertoire. The performance will start at 6.30pm and entry is free. After the popularity of our last concert at Club Tweed it is recommended to arrive early to get a good seat.
Photography and Digital Media
Year 9 Science Splash
Ecology Trip To Hastings Point
This week Year 9 Science students got to embark on an ecology field trip to Hastings Point. It was a fun and engaging experience for all and we were blessed with the weather. The new Marine Discovery Centre was outstanding and the students were treated to a special talk by Rhett Brambleby.
Special thanks to Mrs Harvey for organising the excursion.
From the perspective of a year 9 student
“The Hastings Point Marine Discovery Centre was more than just a Science excursion in so many ways. For one, the information I gathered there was extremely helpful to my studies of Ecology, and we were able to gather information about plant populations and the different zones of the dunes, not by looking at diagrams, but by collecting the data ourselves! The Marine Centre also offered a range of interactive exhibits to inform and inspire the younger generations. We were shown a range of samples, such as preserved turtles, a half-decomposed Sea Lamprey (Like fish leeches, look it up), and a few plant prunings that reveal a new understanding of their importance when shown under a 4K magnification microscope. Overall, The Hastings Point Marine Discovery Centre and Dune Plant Population census was a very interesting experience, and one that can no doubt be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.”
Year 9 Student
Technology and Applied Studies
Lindisfarne Recording Studio
Co-curricular and Extra-curricular
Lindisfarne Wins Rounds One and Two of the Country School Chess Tournament
At the end of Term 1, Lindisfarne hosted Shearwater Steiner School for the opening round of the competition. It was a very close match with a result of 2 points each. Lindisfarne narrowly won on a countback because our points were the top 2 players.
Then on Wednesday 18 May, we played Round Two hosted by Saint Joseph’s College in Banora Point and had a comfortable victory of 3 ½ to ½.
Congratulations go to the following participants.
Lindisfarne Round One Results Sheerwater
Zach Holtsbaum, Y11 Black 1 VS Jacob Champion, Y120
Nathan Lark, Y11 White 1 VS Xander McLeod, Y120
Luke Boulter, Y12 Black 0 VS Kingston Chevez, Y121
Blake Hodges, Y12 White 0 VS Lucca McCan , Y121
Lindisfarne Round Two Results St Joseph’s College
Zac Holtsbaum, Y11 White 1VS Thomas Mills, Y100
Nathan Lark, Y12 Black ½ VS Peter Navin Y10 Draw½
Luke Boulter, Y12 White 1 VS Seana Connolly, Y110
Mia Wilkinson, Y10 Black 1 VS Gladys Cosham, Y110
We are looking forward to hosting the next round at Lindisfarne and wish all our players the best of luck. A reminder to all of you that Mr Kester operates after school Chess Club on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the library.
Chess Club Coordinator
From The Sportsdesk
Lots of cold but fine weather this week thankfully giving some of our fields time to dry out. A very busy period of scheduling is approaching for our Cricket, Netball, Football and Rugby squads. Lots happening!
Please note that we will be opening up the Term 3 Sport Selections at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 7 June.
Our Athletics Carnivals are fast approaching. We will have two split carnivals this years due to the ever increasing size of our school volumes:
Years 7-12: June 23
Years K-6: June 24
It is a shame that we can’t share this event with our campuses combined, but scheduling is proving extremely difficult with the number of students. Therefore we will have more time
Primary Girls AFL
Lindisfarne Year 5 and 6 girls kicked off to a great start in AFLQ Schools Cup (Northern Rivers). Playing brilliantly against St Carthages Primary, they dominated 33-nil. Highlights from the match included Evie B’s swift tackles and intercepting anything that came near her along with Charli W’s tough defence. There were impressive performances from Eden J, Charlize H and Eira M in the midfield, ensuring the opposition were kept scoreless.
The second game followed with a 39-nil result against St Anthony’s. With lots of clean handballs from Freya Smith, talented marks from Skye Campbell, Rithika Sivabalan and break through runs from Sana Rice this soared them into the semi-finals. Newcomers Audrey Schapowal, Amelie Groeneveld and Issabelle Daniel helped pace the semi-final with a strong start while talented speedsters Lola Parsons and Poppy Lynch helped control possession. The girls had a blazing semi-final result of 41-1. Advancing into the final, Lindisfarne girls team had only one point conceded against them all day and the girls had laid many tackles (evident from their mud covered jerseys).
For the Final match, the girls excelled in speed, talent and agility and came away with a 33-nil win. More importantly they played in the spirit of true sportsmanship, had fun and made some new friends each game.
Thank you to our amazing sports administration assistant Ms Cherie Mountford and Mr Bedford for leading the event. Also a huge thanks to all the parent supporters who came along to watch!
Primary Boys AFL
The boys arrived at school super excited for the fun day ahead. The sun was out, footy boots already on and smiles everywhere. The boys dominated their first game but just couldn't turn their domination into a huge win, ultimately winning by about 15 points. In the second game against St Anthonys we were on the back foot early. Kicking into the wind, the first half resulted in a 3 goal deficit. However, the boys showed huge character and put in a massive second half performance to fall agonisingly short of a comeback victory, losing by 3 points. We were delivered the unfortunate news that we missed out on making the semis by a point difference of 2 points, which, understandably, left the boys pretty flat. In our third game, it was all about having fun, so we threw the boys in different positions and had some fun before watching the girls dominate and win the grand final. Overall, a very successful and fun day for all involved.
Good luck to the massive volume of Lindisfarne students converging on Sydney for the NSWCIS Cross Country tournament. This is a very tough level of competition, so let’s hope we get a handful across our squad making the next level of representation. Good luck all:
- Claudia Arghyros
- Isabella Arghyros
- Dean Arghyros
- Pearl Baker
- Jezel Baravykas
- Bailey Beaumont
- Andie Buchan
- Oliver Clark
- Gracie Crimson
- Matilda Daniel
- Isabelle Daniel
- Coby Ellison
- Torah Fincaryk
- Natasha Flahey
- Marcus Fox
- Lachlan Goodwin
- Cullen Grainger
- Hugo Grainger
- Maxim Harmsworth
- Sabrina Harris
- Noah Hicks
- Bree Hodges
- Mya Hollands
- Theodore Houghton
- Ayva Immisch
- Summer Immisch
- Finn Jones
- Finn Juric
- Lucia Juric
- Harry Kane
- Jack Kane
- Isaac Lloyd
- Austin Lowes
- Tyler Luff
- Eira Grace McGilligan
- Farrah Melville
- Channing Melville
- Lucas Nixon-Hind
- Mila Phelps
- Charlie Pollard
- Rufus Scott
- Jack Sewell
- Ned Simmonds
- Freya Smith
- Taylor Van Niekerk
- Lyla Williams
- Jackson Wright
QLD T20 Cricket
We have four teams about to boot up their QLD T20 Cricket campaigns - after 2 years of headwinds with COVID-19. The initial rounds start in the dead of winter, with any teams progressing to the finals due to play in the spring weather and the turf wickets. For further information, check the handbook out - here.
We have four teams enrolled:
- Open Boys
- Open Girls
- U15 Boys
- U15 Girls
Good luck to the Open Boys who start next Friday at Walter Peate versus St Andrews Lutheran College. Our Open Girls play on June 14 vs Marymount.
With our school holidays coming up, and the differences between our schedule and QLD school holiday schedule, our Wednesday night teams finish up 22nd June and Friday night teams 24th and 26th (split round). Then, we return to playing on July 13 for Wednesday night teams and July 15 for Friday night teams.
With our school holidays coming up, and the differences between our schedule and QLD school holiday schedule, our Wednesday night teams finish up 22nd June and Friday night teams 24th and 26th (split round). Then, we return to playing on July 13 for Wednesday night teams and July 15 for Friday night teams.
Please note, this is the week before school returns so we need to make sure all our players are available for these games. If you or your children will not be available, please ensure you make contact with your squad's coach and manager asap.
Lastly, there will be no training in the school holidays for squads at this stage.However, there are a number of school holiday camps held by the GCJBL that you may wish to attend. More details can be found HERE and I have also attached the flyer if you are interested.
The MTB Gold Coast is looming, please register directly, information here. We will send a staff member up there with a tent for the day and help any way possible. Please register on Parent Lounge or student cafe on the Extra Curricular listing “Mountain Biking Gold Coast Schools competition 22 July” if you intend on going, then we can sort a team database and make contact.
Both our U15 Football boys and girls squads are still alive in the statewide Bill Tuner Knockout - with our U15 Girls taking on Kingscliff on Monday. Best of luck girls!
Head of Sports and Activities
After a couple weeks off from games, most of our Lindisfarne basketball teams returned to action this week. During the weeks off teams still trained to come back to games ready to compete at a higher level. The quality of games has steadily been increasing as the season progresses, with much to come in the future of the Lindisfarne basketball program.
A big thank you to players who attended training despite having games off, and a thank you to parents for their consistent support of teams throughout the weeks. We need all our squad members focused on the finals now, with each game critical to make the cut for the semis in August.
Results this week:
- U21 Kings - BYE
- U17 Hunters vs Hunters (31-26 win)
- U17 Scouts - Forfeit
- U15 Kovus vs Varsity Rattlers (39-31 win)
- U15 Mohatus vs TSS White (21-52 loss)
- U15 Attilas - Forfeit
- U15 Ahadis vs PBC Yellow (27 - 24 win)
- U15 Mufasas vs PBC Blue (31-28 win)
- U13 Lokis vs PBC Gold (16-19 loss)
- U13 Fangs vs Panthers Blue (44-44 tie)
- Open Girls Queens - BYE
- U15 Sarafinas - BYE
- Fixtures for next week for all divisions can be found HERE
Saturday Netball Competition
Unfortunately, some of the teams had to forfeit this last weekend due to illness and tiredness after camp. Hopefully Round 7 will be more successful
Good Luck this Saturday. Roar Lions!
The cancelled wet weather matches have now been scheduled for 2 Sundays at the end of the season. Please plan around these catch-up games.
Centre of Excellence
Good Luck to the Gold and Silver Lions representing the School at the Vicki Wilson Cup and Shield on Wednesday at Mudgeeraba. The Lion Kings, who finished 3rd at State, will also take to the court to contest the Boys Championships.
Good Luck to the Year 4 Orange Lions, the Year 5 Aqua/ Lime Lions and the Year 6 Bronze Lions who will play in the Gretel Tippett Trophy at All Saints on Thursday 9 June next week. Gretel will attend part of the day at her old school.
The Thursday afternoon Sport Centre of Excellence girls will attend the HPC Centre for their training next week. This should be heaps of fun!.
Tweed are hosting some Netball Clinics in the holidays. Not just beneficial for the players but coaches, you may pick up some tips too!
If you have any questions or stories you would like to share re: netball, please do not hesitate to email me.
“I’m here if you need!”
Teacher in Charge of Netball
It’s been another frustrating week for our Squads with fixtures cancelled again due to ground closures.
We have a jam packed end to the Term and we are hopeful they will all be able to go ahead uninterrupted. The main fixtures to note are:
- The kickoff time for our 1st XV game v St Mary's Catholic College at Casuarina this Friday has been moved from 1130 to 1200. Thank you to Dave McCullough and David Gately for volunteering on our BBQ for the post match.
- Our next 1st XV game v Xavier College is scheduled for a 1330 kickoff at Casuarina next Tuesday. Parents, if you are available on this day, we need two volunteers on a sausage sizzle for post match. Please let Dr Coyne know if you would be able to help us here and he will provide more details.
- The U13, U15 and Open Girls 7s Gold Coast Schools 7s that was cancelled last week on the 1st June has been tentatively rescheduled by Gold Coast Rugby to the 8th June. There is also the last round that is supposed to be played on the 15th June.
- The final 1st XV game of term 2 will be v St Mary's Catholic College on the 22nd June in Casino with a scheduled kick off of 1200.
- We are still awaiting to confirm 1st XV home and away fixtures with Woodlawn College and these will likely be pushed into term 3.
- Our U15 and U13 XV-aside away fixture versus Bishop Druitt College on the 10th June is confirmed for a 1200 kickoff for first game (U13). I realise this is the beginning of the Queen's Birthday long weekend so please let your U15 and U13 coaches (Mr Dick and Mr Hall, respectively) know if you cannot make this fixture.
- We have a fixture booked against Downlands College on Saturday the 30th July for U13, U15 and 1st XV where we are likely to be leaving on the Friday afternoon prior. More details will be provided soon but please make sure you have these dates locked in your calendar and if you are unavailable, make sure to let your respective coach know.
In regard to training, it appears we can use our top oval at the school for training purposes again. All our Tuesday 0700 morning sessions will be held there from now on instead of the bottom oval at this stage.
Also as a reminder for training, please email your respective coaches if you cannot make any of these training sessions.
Lastly, it would be great to get as many supporters to our 1st XV "home" games at Casuarina this Friday and next Tuesday and I am sure all the students involved would appreciate this.
We hope to see you on the sidelines soon!
Manager - Lindisfarne Lions Rugby
Book Of The Week
“Swift and Hawk: Cyberspies” by Logan Macx
Great read for reluctant middle-school aged readers.
An explosive new spy series for Alex Rider fans who love action-packed stories, cutting-edge tech and edge-of-your-seat adventure.
When their families mysteriously disappear, Swift and Hawk, teen experts in AI and robotics, are recruited by the secretive Möbius Programme to crack an unbreakable code. They are immediately plunged into a life-and-death rescue mission, that takes them from hidden tunnels beneath the British Museum, to the dangerous docklands of Amsterdam in search of the mysterious ship Nightfall. Caught in a treacherous world of spies and saboteurs, Swift and Hawk will be pushed to the limit as they follow a trail that leads to the remote island of Spøkelsøy, and straight into the hands of a dark and chilling enemy.
- The first book in a thrilling new action and adventure spy series, perfect for fans of the Alex Rider and Cherub books.
- An explosive twist on the ever-popular genre, as coding and cutting-edge technology propel the spy genre into the 21st Century and into the eager hands of Generation Z.
- Swift and Hawk, aka Caleb Quinn and Zen Rafiq, are an exciting new heroic partnership.
Librarian - Mahers Lane