2022 Term 3 Week 7 2 Sept 2022

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From the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I was able to announce at our Senior School assembly this week the following students who have been elected to the positions of School Captains and Vice Captains for the 2023 School year.

School Captains: 

Gracie Lynch

Trishul Sivabalan


Zia Mowbray

Callum McNicoll

We congratulate our 2023 School Captains and Vice-Captains and wish them well as they lead the student body in the year ahead.

Student leadership processes continue over the next few weeks for members of the class of 2023 and we wish all candidates for the various positions well. 

Thank you to the P&F committee, in particular Nicole Thomas, assisted by Corey Lelean and members of our school community organising our annual Father’s Day stall this week. I  know the younger children particularly enjoyed the opportunity to do their Father’s Day shopping at school. As Father’s Day approaches on Sunday I find myself reflecting on the saying, “the days are long but the years are short”.  I’m sure all parents can relate to this quote. This week our eldest son Reuben turned 27 having been born just a few days before Father’s Day in 1995!

In writing today I’m also reminded that for some in our school community, Father’s Day can be a time of grief and sadness. We especially remember and send our love and prayers to all members of our school community who may be experiencing grief and loss at this time.

On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings I attended the Stage 2 Musical “The Grunch”. What a clever idea to perform a musical about a musical. I was really taken by the quality and joy of the performance and the generous applause from the large audience in attendance. Musicals of this caliber are only possible with the hard work of the students, the commitment, talent, and dedication of the staff, and the support of the parent community. All musicals need leadership and while so many contributed I make special mention of the work of Kim Shepherd, Rebecca Hassell, Jesse Edwards, and Loretta Visser. 

We were all reminded of the magic of a musical and whilst I loved the whole show, there was a special chorus shared by the children that stood out, 

“Cause it's all part of the magic 

It's much more than mundane

It's all part of the magic

The magic of helping to entertain”

Currently, many students from the school are involved in local sporting competitions and grand finals. I wish all students well as they embrace the special atmosphere and pressure of playing in a grand final. Play hard but fair, respect the umpires, officials, and volunteers, ignore poor behavior from crowds and spectators who should know better, and give the best you have. Remember both teams are aiming to win the game. Respect your opposition, shake hands at the end and pass on congratulations regardless of the result, whether you win or lose, both results require grace and dignity. 

A special mention to our basketball and netball teams from Lindisfarne who play in the grand finals tonight and on Saturday. Go well Lions!

A reminder on Sunday 4 September at 9.00 am a combined service will be held at St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, Tweed Heads to celebrate St Cuthbert’s Day. All are welcome.

The Sing for RUOK? Day Community Choir event will be held at M-Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah on Monday, 5 September at 6.30 pm. We will be singing another Australian song this year with Vicky Jacobs returning from Melbourne Glee Club to lead us. As in 2019, this will be a very relaxed, very fun, pub choir-style event – no prior singing experience is necessary. This is an event for the entire community so please spread the word and come along for a bite to eat from the food truck, a glass of wine, and a bit of a yodel in support of mental health. A link to our 2019 community choir event is available here.

Tickets for the second Lindisfarne Business Breakfast on Wednesday, 7 September at the Salt Bar Kingscliff, are now available. Our guest speaker is Major Matina Jewell (retired).

Major Matina Jewell (retired) grew up in the Byron Bay region and joined the Army at age 17. During her 15-year military career Matina:

  • Served on five missions earning nine military & war medals.
  • Is the only Australian to receive two Republic of Lebanon war medals for acts of bravery on the battlefield and being wounded in combat.
  • Completed the physically demanding Navy divers’ course.
  • Served with American Navy Seals.
  • Tracked-down warlords in the Solomon Islands.
  • Fast-roped from helicopters and boarded smuggler ships in the Arabian Gulf, and
  • Was posted as a peacekeeper with the United Nations in Syria and Lebanon.

Medically retired from injuries sustained during the 2006 Lebanon War; Matina served on the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council, was featured on ABC’s Australian Story, is a best-selling author and her life story has been optioned for a global feature film.

You can see more detail via this YouTube link below.

Book your tickets here, the last Breakfast sold out, so don't miss out.

This is a Lindisfarne Business Network event and all are welcome to attend.

Finally, I’m grateful to Mr Scott Lewis and all of the staff and parents who supported the Regional Finals of Tournament of Minds (TOM) at Lindisfarne last Sunday. It was a highly successful event, greatly enjoyed by all schools in attendance.

Stuart Marquardt

From the Deputy Principal


Chaplain's Corner

Dear Students, Staff, Parents, and Guardians,

Spring has sprung and it invites us to open our hearts and contemplate its beauty. As Rachel Carson, renowned marine biologist and environmentalist said, “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

Season of Creation (1 September - 4 October)

Every year the World Council of Churches invites people of different faiths and all people of goodwill to celebrate the Season of Creation. This year’s theme is: Listen to the Voice of Creation. We have a shared responsibility to listen to the cry of the earth and to care for it because our well-being is interwoven with the well-being of the earth, and our children’s and grandchildren’s future is at stake. Please visit SeasonofCreation for more details.

St Cuthbert’s Day Service on Sunday, 4 September 2022 at 9 am

Everyone is warmly invited to the celebration of St Cuthbert’s Day this Sunday, 4 September 2022 at 9.00 am at St Cuthbert's Anglican Church (13 Powell Street, Tweed Heads, NSW).

These annual scheduled visits to St Cuthbert’s Parish are important ways of strengthening our ties with the Parish community, as well as opportunities for us to pray for God’s blessings upon our community and our work.

Vale Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner, a world renowned author, poet, essayist, theologian, and Presbyterian minister, died on August 15. His writings over six decades touched and liberated many hearts. In Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation, Buechner wrote,

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”  May he rest in peace and rise in glory, Amen.

Father’s Day

A very happy Father’s Day to all our fathers and the father figures in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who will be without their fathers this weekend, and those who are estranged from their fathers. May God, our Father in heaven, enable us to see each other as brothers and sisters and be close to those for whom this weekend will be a hard one.


Thank you to our Sunshine Avenue staff and students and all those who assisted with the Musical, The Grunch. What a superb performance by our Stage 2 students! Such a joy to witness our students using their gifts and talents for the good of others. Well done!

I wish each and everyone of you a happy and relaxing weekend.

Rev Constantine Osuchukwu

Join Us - Sunday, 4 September

Important Information

First Nations

Parents and Friends

Safe on Social


Harmony Week

Student Voice

Upcoming Events

Big Boys' Breakfast

The Lindisfarne P&F is very excited to welcome back the Big Boys' Breakfast. 

Join us at these wonderful P&F community events where students can enjoy breakfast with their dad, grandfather, uncle, or another significant adult role model.

The P&F does need your support to run these events, so if you can assist by giving just 90 minutes of your time then please help out and sign on.

Volunteer Sign On - Weds 14 Sept - Sunshine Avenue

Volunteer Sign On - Fri 16 Sept - Mahers Lane

Enjoy all your breakfast favourites including bacon and egg rolls, fruit and yoghurt, plus juice, tea and coffee for only $10.00 per person. Adults and students are the same price.

Lindisfarne Business Breakfast - Guest Speaker Major Matina Jewell (retired)

The Lindisfarne Business Network is proud to host its next Business Breakfast on Wednesday, 7 September at the Salt Bar, Kingscliff. Tickets can be booked via  https://www.trybooking.com/CBUDS

We are fortunate to have Major Matina Jewell (retired) who grew up in the Byron Bay region as our guest speaker.

In her 15-year military career Matina:

  • Served on five missions earning nine military and war medals
  • Is the only Australian to receive two Republic of Lebanon war medals for acts of bravery on the battlefield and being wounded in combat
  • Completed the physically demanding Navy divers’ course
  • Served with American Navy Seals
  • Tracked-down warlords in the Solomon Islands
  • Fast-roped from helicopters and boarded smuggler ships in the Arabian Gulf, and
  • Was posted as a peacekeeper with the United Nations in Syria and Lebanon.

Medically retired from injuries sustained during the 2006 Lebanon War; Matina served on the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council, was featured on the ABC’s Australian Story, is a best-selling author and her life story has been optioned for a global feature film.

Principal Stuart Marquardt looks forward to you joining him for another wonderful event as part of the Lindisfarne Business Network.

Make sure you also keep Wednesday, 19 October free for our final Business Breakfast for 2022, when we welcome Kerry O'Brien as our guest speaker.

Simon McKinley
Director of Community Engagement


Whole School News

Fred’s Place Sleepout

On Friday the 19th of August, 7 staff including Reverend Constantine, Mr Godden, Ms Malone, Mr Leach, Mr Lush, Reverend Dway, and Principal Stuart Marquardt accompanied 21 senior students at the Sunshine Avenue campus to raise awareness and shine a light on people experiencing homelessness, ultimately raising funds for Vinnies NSW which will go to support the local Fred’s Place

I was very grateful for this opportunity. As we arrived, sleeping spots were swiftly claimed with cardboard and yoga mats before we tuned into the live stream from Seagulls Club, who were hosting the Fred’s Place Community Sleepout. This presentation shared some of the heartwarming stories from Fred’s Place and asked us to consider the privilege and fortune in our own lives. A simple dinner of soup and bread was shared to acknowledge the harsh realities people experiencing homelessness face. Afterward, we undertook some highly competitive UNO, sleeping bags were fetched and we settled in for the evening’s entertainment - The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith.

Fortunately, the weather was clear and relatively warm, and the next morning everyone woke up in varying states of tiredness to reflect on our experience, and be grateful for all of the comforts we have in our own lives that many are forced to go without. A hot breakfast was cooked to boost our energy and then we set off to Funfest.

We are extremely thankful to the entire Lindisfarne community who helped us smash our goal of $5000 dollars, raising $6,262.17. Additionally, Fred’s Place raised $86,667.65 - almost twice their goal of $45,000, beating the record set last year by $46,365.63. These funds are essential to running Fred’s Place, which provides meals, laundry, and other help to the hundreds of people experiencing homelessness in the Tweed Shire.

Tom Leach
Service Prefect

Building and Maintenance Services

With the ongoing growth of both Lindisfarne campuses and our student population, we have an increasing need for reliable quality contractors to assist us with regular maintenance requirements, minor building projects, and ongoing upgrades to our existing facilities.

If you are part of our Lindisfarne Community, have a business that provides any kind of building and maintenance service, and would like to be considered to provide your services to the School in the future, please register your interest via email to nbold@lindisfarne.nsw.edu.au

Thank you
Lindisfarne Projects and Property Team

Lindisfarne Bus Services - Registered Students Only

An important reminder that Lindisfarne Bus Services are only available for students who are registered. They are not available for one-off use by other students who are visiting friends or for events or sports training.

This is a user pays service for registered families and in most cases, all seats on the bus are allocated. It also presents a significant safety issue as we must have accurate details of all students travelling on the Lindisfarne service including contact details.

We ask for your support in not requesting to use this service other than intended. We also thank you for not putting our bus drivers in the position of having to refuse non-registered travellers from trying to board.

Lindisfarne Bus Coordinator

Application for Exemption from Attendance at School

Under Section 25 of the Education Act (1990), it is a requirement that parents submit applications for approval of leave for any planned absence by students of three or more days.

The application is to be completed and submitted one month prior to the date of requested leave for the following reasons:

a. Holiday leave

b. Sporting commitments

c. Employment within the entertainment industry

d. Exceptional circumstances (medical, domestic, etc)

A link to the application form can be found here and is also located on Parent Lounge under School Links/Student Forms.

Completed forms are to be submitted to student admin at either campus.  

Tania Wilhelm
Executive Assistant to the Principal

Staff Bio

Teaching and Learning

From the Dean Of Studies

HSC Update

It has been a busy few weeks for the Year 12 students. 

With performance examinations taking place in Dance and Drama. Students have also submitted Major Works in Industrial Technology, Visual Arts, and English Extension 2.

French Beginners Oral Examinations in Languages took place this week and next week Japanese Beginners and Spanish Beginners Oral Examinations take place.

This year the State Library is running some revision sessions in History and English for further information and registration please click on this link.

During the Term Break, there will be revision sessions running for HSC students. The timetable of these sessions will be emailed to students and families in week 9.

Year 11 Examinations

Year 11 Examinations commence on the Monday 12 September the timetable can be viewed here

Students can study at school or at home during the examination block but must attend the House and Year 12 Farewells. Friday 23 September is also a compulsory school day.

NAPLAN results 

NAPLAN results will then be sent home with students next week. Please note that the school is only provided with one copy of the results for each student. 

An email will be sent to parents on the day the reports have been given to students. 

Caroline Jeffries
Dean of Studies

Junior School

From the Head Of Junior School

What a great week it was as we reached the culmination of the Stage 2 performance of The Grunch! It was wonderful to see the students reap the rewards of their hard work and dedication over the past couple of months. Speaking with members of the audience after each show was a personal highlight for me, as I was able to share in the pure joy our students produced. I look forward to sharing a video of the performance with our Stage 2 students in the coming weeks (they didn’t get to watch it while they were in it!).

A huge thank you must go to those staff involved, the Stage 2 teachers, specialist teachers, and of course, our Director, Mrs Loretta Visser, and Musical Director, Mr Jesse Edwards, for their fantastic leadership and commitment to this enterprise. “If we want our students to do remarkable things, we must give them remarkable things to do.” This was a truly remarkable journey and I am truly, “muffin, pizza, proud” of you all!

Jeremy Godden
Head of Junior School

Junior School Sport


The Casuarina Hockey Club is looking to run an afterschool Hockey program in Term 4 for Year 3 and 4 students. 

The program will be held on the Junior School Campus on a Thursday afternoon after school. 

This program will build on the basic skills students learned in PE classes earlier in the year. 

See the flyer attached for information on dates and how to register, but be quick as there are limited numbers and places will fill up fast. 

Key Information 

Dates: Oct 13,20,27 & Nov 3,10,17,24

Time: 3.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Cost: $70 payment to be made at the end of the first session. .

Where: Lindisfarne Junior School

Gear required: Plastic sticks and balls are provided, Shin pads are recommended. 

Register Contact: info@casuarinahockey.com Att Matt

Limited space. Bookings close 1 Oct 2022

Lindisfarne Tennis Championships 

The annual Lindisfarne Tennis Championships will be held on Wednesday 14 September in the afternoon/evening. Students in Years 3 and 4 are eligible to register for this event in the Primary Division. 

Registrations are now open, please click the link on the flyer -  here to register your child. 

Date: Wednesday 14 September

Time: 4.00pm - 8.30pm 

Venue: Arkinstall Park Tennis Centre, Cunningham St, Tweed Heads South

Attire: Lindisfarne Sports Uniform 

Registrations close on 7 September 

Total Football Academy After School Sessions

The Total Football Academy program is continuing for the remainder of term 3. 

The program runs after school on Monday from 3.15 pm - 4.15 pm. Students are asked to meet Mr Croft on the Basketball Courts for a roll call at 3.15 pm before being taken to the program coaches on Arkinstall park. 

The flyer attached outlines the dates and times for the program in term 3. 

The remaining dates for the term are:

Monday 5 and 12 September.

Spotlight on Bella Kilner

Bella Kilner is our student in the spotlight this week. Bella is a Gymnast and trains at Illusions Rhythmic Gymnastics Banora Point. Bella trains twice a week at Mahers Lane Campus and competes in local competitions. 

Bella recently competed in the Aerobic and Rhythmic Gymnastics State Championships. At this event, Bella was crowned State Champion Level 3. Bella’s results were outstanding throughout the event with First place in the Freehand, First place in the Rope, and Second Place in the Hoop. 

Well done Bella. Congratulations on your outstanding achievement.

Mr Nathan Croft
PE Specialist P-4

Green Team

Middle School

Heoric Habits

“‘In a world where you can be anything . . . be kind!”

The Heroic Habit of Kindness has been a focus for Year 7 students recently during Pastoral Care and Chapel. 

There are many kind students, your children, who already display kindness to others. Heroic Habits supports our students to become more aware of how they are already living such virtues and how they may become more mindful in developing and sharing these with others. 

Students in 7G shared ‘not so random’ acts of kindness with others during Pastoral Care time this week. That is, they chose to offer themselves to be helpful in Year 5 and 6 classrooms in a variety of ways. Some helped the younger students by listening to them rehearse their speeches and offering feedback and support. Others, by helping teachers with classroom activities and tasks including taking down old classroom posters and recycling classroom waste. Students also shared kindness by tidying the new Middle School building's outdoor area and replenishing classroom supplies. There were even some heartfelt kind messages shared by letter and email with peers and staff. A kind word to another person is always appreciated!

Best of all, when reflecting on their acts of kindness, 7G felt good about sharing kindness with others. No doubt the recipients felt good too!

We can all “Try a Little Kindness and shine our light for everyone to see!”

7G Homeroom Teacher

Tournament of Minds Report

Last Sunday 28th August Lindisfarne hosted the North Coast Regional Finals for Tournament of Minds 2022. For the first time since 2019 we were able to welcome guests back on site for a live face-to-face format of the Tournament.

We welcomed 202 students in 30 teams from 9 different schools across the region. We had schools traveling from as far as Lismore and Maclean to take part in the day.

Teams had been working hard for 6 weeks on their response to a challenge in The Arts, Social Sciences, Language Literature, or STEM. Teams presented these responses in the form of a dramatic performance to a panel of judges. Teams also had to complete an unseen Spontaneous Challenge where they had 5 minutes to respond to a stimulus question.

Our Lindisfarne Teams had an incredibly strong showing - with 3 teams winning their way through to the State Finals in Sydney next Sunday 11th September.

Congratulations to:

  • Primary Social Science - The Anti-Social Sushi’s
    • Rio Proart, Charlie Buchan, Audrey Shapowal, Rithika Sivabalan, Sana Rice, Eira-Grace McGilligan, and Kayla Mupinga
  • Secondary Social Science - Circle Masters
    • James Letters, Simon Hodges, Zara Gemalmaz, Orlando Cherny, Tessa Ford, and Hayley Maddalena
  • Secondary Language Literature - Thespians
    • Ava Keay, Charli Frazer, Phoebe Robins, Leo Lush, Emily Daniel, Eliza Evesson, Sian McGilligan

These teams are now busy training and preparing for the State Finals at UNSW next weekend. Special thanks to coaches Mrs Dana Dowker and Ms Tarley Jones for their work preparing our teams and to the parents of these students in supporting them on their upcoming trip to Sydney.

Finally - I need to send a huge thank you to the senior students and staff who volunteered their Sunday to make our Tournament Finals an overwhelming success. Tournament of Minds will be returning to Lindisfarne in 2023 and we hope to make it bigger and better than ever!

Scott Lewis
Regional Director - North Coast NSW

Senior School

From The Careers Desk


Navy Submariner Careers

Being a submariner is one of the most unique and stable career opportunities in Australia.

Students are able to choose from a variety of roles in leadership, trades, technical support, engineering, communications, logistics or catering. You will also receive a competitive salary from day one, allowances while serving at sea, on-the-job paid training, job security, and get to work with some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world. 

There will also be ample downtime to socialise, play video games, keep fit, watch movies, be fed delicious food, explore the places you visit when at sea, and create memorable experiences with your mates every day. 

Watch and share this video to find out more about life as a submariner.

Fast-Track Career Opportunities

Some roles are available for students as young as 16!

If you looking to join as soon as possible and want to start training in the next 3-6 months, you could consider fast tracking your career with a priority role by connecting with someone by emailing navyjobs@dfr.com.au



Watersports Guru on the Tweed Coast is looking for our next water guru to join their popular, well-established tourism company. They have both Junior and Senior positions available for weekend work, casual, part-time, and full-time. The role involves hiring out watercraft, instructing the use of gear, facilitating tours, customer service, and more! For further information, follow this link


Kingscliff Accommodation are looking for local students (aged 15 years+) to join their property management company. They are looking for weekend housekeeping, cleaning, and ‘gofer’ teams.   They are based in Kingscliff and Chinderah. Transport to other locations is provided. For more information, follow this link.


Twisted Fig Cafe has job vacancies for a junior all-rounder. This work would require students who are available on weekends and school holidays. Email applications to: twistedfigcafe@gmail.com


Natalie Marriott
Acting Director of Careers and VET

Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise


Luka Lesson Incursion

Last Tuesday, the 23rd of August, the Year 11 English Standard cohort were treated to an incursion with the Australian slam poet and hip-hop artist Luka Lesson. In the hour session, he explained how he uses his craft and the form of poetry to deliver ideas relating to social issues, and his cultural heritage and provide commentary on issues that affect us all. His incursion featured sections of detailed explanation into the art of performance poetry and what makes it an engaging and entertaining medium as well as actual performances of his poems. The group was even lucky enough to watch him recite ‘Amber Lights’ and discuss how he used the idea of amber as a symbol to represent slowing down and feeling caught in-between two cultures. The Standard cohort learned many things from his visit and we look forward to having him back again one day soon. 

Kylie Wharton
Acting Director of English 

Creative Industries

Debating and Public Speaking






Year 12 Mathematics

As in most of their classes, the Year 12 Mathematics Standard students are busily revising for their upcoming Higher School Certificate Examinations. The number one piece of advice that we give students is to complete practice papers, and while this remains the best advice, it can become a little tedious to do this every single lesson in the lead up to their final week of school. To change things up a bit, one of the classes completed a “glossary jigsaw”, where they had to match terms from their syllabus to their respective meanings. Not only did this activity inject a little fun into their lesson, but it also aided their understanding of the terminology they could expect to encounter in their examination.

On behalf of the Mathematics faculty, I wish the Year 12 students all the best with their preparation for their examinations and remind them that we are here to help them until they sit that final maths paper.

Mrs Karen West
Teacher of Mathematics 


Performing Arts

Germinate Records

Sing for RUOK? Day

Save the Date!- Monday, September 5, 

We are finally able to hold another sing for RUOK? Day! This will be held at the M-Arts precinct on the evening of Monday, September 5. The last event, in 2019, was a huge success with community members coming together to sing Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House in support of mental health. We will be singing another Australian song this year with Vicky Jacobs returning to lead us. As in 2019, this will be a very relaxed, very fun, pub choir style event – no prior singing experience is necessary. Please save the date and come along to support this very important cause. 

Brett Canning
Recording Studio Producer


Fruit and Veg Month Student Competition 2022

As noted in last week’s newsletter, we are now in this year’s Fruit and Veg Month.

This week we would like to bring to your attention, the student competition. 

2022 is all about getting our school excited about exploring local fruit and veg. This year we are asking students to design a seed packet for their favourite vegetable. 

There are seven (7) great prize packs up for grabs to help the winners start their local food communities.

Each pack contains:

  • a guidebook to growing fruit and veg in your own garden
  • a spring seed bundle
  • a stainless steel hand trowel and
  • a pair of kids gardening gloves

Here is an A4 poster containing the competition details. Winners will be selected from entries across the state, with one winner from each school year (K-6).

The Healthy Kids Association may publish some entries in its digital or printed communications. The entries will be de-identified before publishing. Please complete your entry form and we will collect them before the end of Term 3. If you have any questions about the competition, please contact your child’s PDHPE teacher or Mrs Maynard. The school will pick the best entry from each primary school year (K-6) and then scan and email them to info@healthy-kids.com.au by 5 pm, Friday 14 October 2022. Healthy Kids will select winners from entries across the state, with one winner from each school year (K-6). They will notify winners via the school’s Fruit & Veg Month coordinator, Mrs Maynard on Wednesday 19 October.


Good Luck everyone!
The PDHPE Faculty

Photography and Digital Media


Visual Arts

ARTEXPRESS at Tweed Regional Gallery

Last week Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts students visited the Tweed Regional Gallery to view the talents of 2021 HSC Visual Arts students in ARTEXPRESS. ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions of exemplary artworks created by New South Wales Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate examination. The exhibition visits the gallery every few years and provides the students with inspiration and allows them to view the high standard of works required in order to succeed in the HSC Visual Arts course. HSC Art teacher, Belinda Hope, unpacked some of the artworks on display and provided students with highlights into the conceptual and material practice considered by HSC markers. All students left the exhibition invigorated and inspired, ready to delve into the initial planning phases and creation of their Body of Work starting in Term 4.

ARTEXPRESS is on until September 18, 2022. We highly recommend all Visual Art students and parents take the opportunity to view this wonderful exhibition.

Jane Brennan
Director of Visual Arts

Visual Arts and Book Week

Students took to the Art Rooms last Friday to explore the CBCA Book Week 2022 theme of Dreaming With Eyes Open by creating their own Exquisite Corpses. What is an Exquisite Corpse? It is a collaborative drawing approach first used by Surrealist artists to create bizarre and intuitive drawings. Book Week was one of the highlights of the school year here at Lindisfarne, and it’s so wonderful that students can once again, celebrate and enjoy Book Week in person. Check out the images of students getting involved in this fun, playful, and enriching drawing activity below. 

Katherine Mason
Teacher of Visual Arts

Learning Enrichment

Round Square

Country Of The Week

Olivia Grosser and Olivia Sweetnam
International Prefects


International - Student Visitors From Japan

At last, international visitors are able to come to Lindisfarne again! Japanese students visited our school for a day visit twice during August and were the very first international visitors to join us in over two years! 

Our wonderful staff and students provided a fantastic experience for the Japanese students, including art, sport, and cooking, all with a very Australian feel. The Art Faculty provided inspiration from the Australian artist John Olsen’s “Lake Eyre” and the students worked alongside their Year 8 art class buddies to create their own interpretation of the piece. It was lovely to see our students interacting so naturally with their Japanese buddies to communicate and create art together.

AFL on the top oval with Mr.Bedford took the pace up a notch! This very Aussie sport gave the Japanese students an experience they’d never had before. There were some great skills on display from our Lindisfarne students both in terms of AFL and their openness to sharing the skills of the game with our Japanese visitors. 

Following AFL there was lunch on the Trade Skills deck with their AFL buddies and other Lindisfarne students who were keen to join in and interact with the Japanese students. Then it was time to bake!

ANZAC biscuits were another highlight of the day for our visitors. It was the first time most of the group had eaten ANZAC biscuits and for some, it was the first time they had ever cooked! The students were in good hands with the Food Tech. staff and students who so kindly gave their time to share their culinary skills and friendship with our Japanese visitors too! 

Special thanks also go to Tilly and Isla for chaperoning our Japanese visitors from arrival at Lindisfarne to their departure at the end of each day. They were attentive to their guests and it was clearly appreciated by staff and students!

The day ended with freshly baked ANZAC biscuits on the Trade Skills deck while Mr.Marquardt warmly welcomed and thanked the students and their chaperones for being the first international visitors to Lindisfarne in over two years and for sharing this experience with us as we look forward to more!

Tour Facilitator


Lindisfarne Recording Studio

Digital Space

Chess Club

Co-curricular and Extra-curricular


From The Sportsdesk


The results of last week's NCIS Athletics were released in full on Monday. Please find some pleasant readings from NCIS below: 

LAGS meet summary NCIS athletics 2022 - HERE

NCIS Athletics Age Champions & Winning Schools 2022 - HERE 


This event has been in the COVID wilderness for the past two years, so please pass on some best wishes to these recipients when you cross paths.


Congratulations to the rugby boys for notching up wins at the inaugural NCIS Rugby 7s in Coffs Harbour last week!


Last Friday saw FIVE Lions teams head to the semi-finals to try and shore up a berth in the Grand Final's this Friday night. One of our teams prevailed - the mighty MUFASSAS -  below are the details for any interested individuals:

U15 Boys Div 7

LAGS Lions MUFASSAS vs Palm Beach Currumbin

Friday 6 pm start

Hall 2, Court 7

Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium


  • Ethan Eldridge
  • Connor McCormack
  • Kailash Sivabalan
  • Evan Williams
  • Otis Harrison
  • Luka Friend
  • Robert Cahill


We launched the Volleyball Program this Thursday. We had a wonderful volume of students turn up nice and early to start our preparations for numerous tournaments - culminating in the Australian Schools Volleyball Cup in the last week of school in Term 4. For Years 7 to 11 students, it isn’t too late to join - just be in Ngahriyah every Thursday morning at 7.00 am until further notice!

Gold Coast Dance Eisteddfod

On Saturday night 10 of our students competed at the Gold Coast Dance Eisteddfod at A.P Paterson College.

  • Aquila Day
  • Jaala Imbrogno
  • Tilly Johnston 
  • Ava Knapp
  • Naira Kraus
  • Ella Maddalena
  • Amelie Mitchell
  • Olivia Procter
  • Romme Williams
  • Ella Zoffman 

The girls did an outstanding job from only coming together at the beginning of Term 2 in our Thursday Sport time. Additionally, they gave up multiple lunch breaks and after-school time to perfect their dance to be awarded 3rd place!

Please enjoy their Performance HERE

Spotlight on Koa Stotz

In last week's newsletter, we marveled at Riley Johnston picking up a Gold medal at the Australian All Schools Swimming for the 100m Breastroke and a Silver medal for the 50m Breastroke. Well, we hadn't at the point on newsletter submission received the mail on Koa Stotz - who as it turns out was in fact the GOLD medal winner of the 50m Breastroke in 34.86.

These two boys (Koa and Riley) are good friends and clearly push each other to the absolute limit. I have witnessed both of their PB times get whittled down by about 3 seconds this calendar year! Both of our boys were in FIRST and SECOND place in Australian swimming for their age in the schools' pathway. Very exciting times indeed.

In other events, Koa received the following placings:

200m Medley Relay 12 Year Boys - 1st place

4 x 50 Freestyle Relay 12 Year Boys - 4th place

Awesome work Koa, congratulations!


Registrations for the annual Lindisfarne Tennis Championships will close next week on September 7. Please click the link on the flyer to register - here.

National Schools Cycling Championships

The National Schools cycling is on  2- 4 September - best of luck to the following competitors.

  • Ryder Stone
  • Sabrina Harris
  • Hamish Butler-Lawlor
  • Bryce Corcoran
  • Tom Williams
  • Austin Lowes
  • Gareth Murray
  • Eden Humphreys
  • Jackson Lord

Damien Clucas
Head of Sport and Activities 

Rugby Union Report

It’s been another busy few weeks for our Lions Rugby squads as we continue to move through our competition schedule. We have had all squads involved in a number of competitions.

FNC Girls 7’s

The Far North Coast 7’s tournament was hosted by NSW Rugby at Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby Club on the 19th of August. Our girls played exceptionally well in pool games and made it to the final against Ballina Coast High School.  Unfortunately, with the scores tied at half time 7-7, Ballina Coast ended up deservedly taking out the tournament 7-21 after a number of injuries left our girls shorthanded in the second half. Nevertheless, the progress the girls have made in a short time under Coach Elliston has been very impressive and they should be proud of the great rugby they have been playing recently.

NCIS 7’s

Last week we sent newly formed Under 14 and Under 16 teams down to the NCIS 7’s at Coffs Harbour. This was an overnight trip and both squads enjoyed the opportunity to hit the road.

Forming Under 16 and Under 14 aged squads gave us an advantage over the opposition - as most of our U16 squad had been playing up at 1st XV level all year as had most of the Under 14 squad playing at Under 15 level.


The Under 16s ran out to their hardest challenge against Bishop Druitt College in their first game. Although the team was still finding its feet with new players coming together, we managed to draw this game 5-5. After this game, however, our Under 16s turned a corner and ran away with the tournament with very handy wins over Emmanuel and Clarence Valley Anglican Schools. Standouts for our team were Jack Kerridge and Flynn McCullough, who both demonstrated some nice footwork and playmaking, Kai O’Sullivan, who lead the way on defence with some great contact, and Taj Billet, whose combination of pace and hard-nosed carries set the tone for us from the second game. 


The Under 14s had a great campaign running in a for and against of 147-7 for the day. The toughest game was against Bishop Druitt College in Coffs Harbour which was an enthralling and tough contest that ended in a 5-0 win for us and this result sealed our fate as inaugural NCIS champions. Our other games were all won with scores over 40 and only one try was scored against us all day which reflects the quality of the performance of the team all day. It was fantastic to see the senior members of the squad step up and lead the way for those who had made the jump from Under 13s. Keahi Avery-Numa and Oska Martin made big impacts with some great runs while Ben McCallum, Zane Weston, and Max Esgate took advantage of the wide space created by our dominant forward pack!

Training Schedule

As communicated by email, Tuesday morning sessions have now finished for the term. Teams will continue to train on Thursday afternoons during sport sessions for the rest of term 3. When we return from school holidays in term four, we will have three remaining training sessions. This will consist of two Tuesday morning training sessions at 0700 on the 11th and 18th of October and Thursday school sports on the 20th of October. This will coincide with the Queensland Rugby All Saints 7s on the 12th of October and All Schools 7s tournaments and the 22nd-23rd of October.   

Also, to give all our players a break from rugby, rugby union will not be available for Thursday school sports selections in term four. However, if selected in one of our playing squads for QLD 7s All Schools, you will be removed from your chosen sport on Thursday 20th October for our training session (mentioned above) prior to the tournament. 

Our competition schedule is almost complete for the 2022 Season, with only a few fixtures remaining at the start of Term 4. The most recent version of our competition schedule can be found here.

Lastly, a date for the calendar of all players and parents will be our Inaugural Captains Dinner on 13th October at 630pm. More information will be circulated soon.

Other News

QLD Rugby Rookies to Reds Queensland Rugby Union will be running a “Rookies to Reds” holiday clinic on the 28th of September at the Gold Coast Eagles Rugby Union Club. This clinic is for both boys and girls aged 6-11 and we highly recommend our younger students to attend. For any parents or students interested, please have a look at the flyer below and contact Queensland Rugby if there are any questions.

Girls Far North Coast 7s Representative Trials

NSW Rugby is holding open trials for Far North Coast U15 and U17 girls 7s starting on the 7th of September. The selected team will compete in the NSW State Championships in early October. For any parents or students interested, please have a look at the flyer below and contact Far North Coast Rugby if there are any questions.

Scott Lewis
Manager - Lions Rugby

Lions Netball

Saturday Netball Competition - The Grand Final Weekend!

Congratulations to our 4 teams on making the Grand Finals this Saturday!

At 11 am, our Lindisfarne Bronze Lions, coached by Ruby Sullivan and Giselle Smith, play the Saints Gems in the Junior B Division final.. The players are Ella Agolley, Willow Duggan, Asha Hargrave, Charli Hedger, Eden Jocumsen, Kayla Mupunga, Audrey  Schapowal, RithikaSivabalan, Freya Smith, and Evee Sweet.

All other teams compete at 12.30 pm.

The Lindisfarne DenomiNetters are our staff and ex-student team of Lauren Brake, Jane Brennan, Emily Brewer, Sophie Farmer, BiancaFoster, Sophie Gard, Georgie Hughes, Kaitlyn Kidd, Jaye Magnum, and Alyssa Malone take on the Seagulls Storm for the Division 2 Championship. Unfortunately, Sophie Farmer, Jane Brennan, and Jaye Magnum are unable to play.

Minor Premiers of the Junior A Division, The Lindisfarne Red Lions play Cudgen Cannonballs. It was a close match in the semi-finals! The Red Lions are Kayla Archer, Isabella Arghyros, Matilda Daniel, Chloe Edwards, Emy Griffith, Anna Haubek, Hayley Maddalena,Eira Grace McGilligan, Sian McGilligan, and Charlotte Slack-Smith. 

The Lindisfarne Silver Lions finished the season as Minor Premiers. They meet the Cudgen Crew this Saturday. The Centre of Excellence 15’s Elite team is Ruby-Flower Annis-Brown, Tiggi Groves, Lily Hodges, Jamie Mifsud, Ella Mitchell, Shelby Osborne, Sienna Phelps, AmberSullivan, and Ava Taylor.

We wish all of the teams the best of games!
Go Lions!

Monday Night 10-week Competition

We have the following teams entered in the Monday Night competition, as well as others who have registered directly with Tweed but are Lindisfarne players. 

The competition starts on Monday 12 September and runs for 10 weeks. 

11’s Lions: Portia Brownlee, Rithika Sivabalan, Charli Hedger, Ivy McKinley, Aurora Vatcher-Anin, Charlotte Jamieson, Taylor Van Niekerk, Willow Duggan, Amelie Groeneveld.

Junior Competition:

Bronze Lions: Asha Hargrave, Evee Sweet, Audrey Schapowal, Lily McCormack, Aliyah Rogers, Kayla Mupunga, Peyton Cecil, Freya Smith, Mila Saines, Ella Agolley

Red Lions: Chloe Edwards, Charlotte Slack-Smith, Anna Haubek, Sarah Hodges, Kayla Archer, Lara Smith, Sienna Williamson, Emy Griffith.

Gold Lions: Kira Moncrief, Chloe Rosser, Sienna Williamson, Eden Dombroski, Ava Beach, Gisele Avramides,Marina McNeven, Hannah Phillips, Ava Bagnall.

Intermediate Competition:

Blue Lions: Josie Curtis, Amy Porter, Ava Hipwood, Jemma Limbourne, Coco Cratchley, Maya Fairweather, Seannah Weston

Silver Lions: Ava Taylor, Ruby-Flower Annis-Brown, Delta Bisgrove, Poppy Edwards, Zara Monti, Bridie Condon, Summer Wardle, Tia Kennedy, Jamie Mifsud, Zoe Marshall.

Open Mixed: Sienna Phelps, Daisy Allen, Claudia Arghyros, Lily Hodges, Annie Pikos, Lilly Porter, Jayden Tonnet, Gabe Douglas, Oliver Neuman, Ryan Lamb.

Open Division 1: The DenomiNetters.

Open Division 2: The Golden Oldies and The Lucky Lions (working title!)

Team Photos

James O’Gorman took some fabulous team photos of all of the Mahers Lane Lindisfarne Saturday Netball Teams and the Lions Kings on Tuesday 30 August. 

The Junior School squad and cubs photos will take place on Wednesday 7 September at Sunshine Avenue in the morning. The girls will be asked to wear their Netball dresses, bummers, socks, and trainers. 

The Primary NCIS Championships

These Championships will be hosted by Lindisfarne at Arkinstall Park next Tuesday 6 September. The Bronze and Aqua Lions will represent the School and also a Boys Open Primary Team!

The House Cup

The Inaugural Netball House Cup will be played P1 and P2 on Thursday 8 September for all female Senior School students. The House Captains are already in the process of “selecting” teams. Middle School students will have their Netball House Cup Competition in Term 4.

The Lindisfarne Lions Netball Presentation Evening

This event will be held in the Ngahriyah for the Lions 2022 Saturday teams. This is our opportunity to publicly recognise and thank all players, umpires, coaches, and managers. 

High-Performance Umpires Course

Lindisfarne Umpires Lily Hodges, Mia Gist, Scarlett Ojiako-Petitt, Emily Daniel, Sian McGilligan, Amber Sullivan, and Shelby Osborne have been invited to attend an umpires course on October 1 and 2 held at Somerset College.

The Lindisfarne Lions Coaches and Managers Thankyou Gathering

This will be a catered event held in the Chapel on Tuesday 11 October for all 2022 Coaches and Managers. It will be an opportunity to give feedback on the season so we can improve next year … as well as thank you again for your dedication and hard work.

2022 North Coast Anglican Schools Country Week

Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 girls will represent the Lindisfarne Lions in this competition hosted by Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour on November 16 and 17. Only one team will be allowed to compete in each division for each School.

Rep Ready and Lions Development in Term 4

If you are thinking of trying out for the Secondary Centre of Excellence Squads, a local Association Rep team or just want to improve your netball, there will be opportunities each week before School on Wednesdays and Fridays in Term 4 on the Mahers Lane Courts.


Centre of Excellence

Congratulations to The Bronze, Red, and Silver Lions for making the Grand Finals!

Training continues for the teams who are contesting finals and who wish to be Rep Ready for the 2023 Tweed, South Coast and Centre of Excellence Trials in October/November.

The Bronze and Aqua Lions will continue training on Wednesday mornings and shooting practice will remain on Friday mornings throughout Term 3.

After the Saturday season has finished, we would like to invite all Centre of Excellence Players to an End of Season Event - The date and venue are to be confirmed.


Tweed Association News

Calling all 11-year-olds who wish to train and trial for Tweed Rep selection!

Please register with trybooking:


Tweed is offering another 2 more weeks of a 5-week training program for players interested in trialing for their 12 years rep squad for 2023. Open to players born in 2011, trials for the squad will be held after September 14. Sessions will run at the Arkinstall Park courts from 4.30 pm to 6 pm on Wednesday 7 September and Wednesday 14 September.

Netball Queensland News

Please see Netball Queensland's holiday camps at Nissan Arena in these School holidays. Of course some of the days are in our last week of Term 3 (Wednesday 21 September and Thursday 22 September)

 ….but there may still be an opportunity to attend on:


Friday 30 September – 5-11yrs 9am-3pm

Netball Queensland Holiday Camp - 5-11yrs FRI 30 Sept Tickets - The Nissan Arena on September 30 2022 in Brisbane - Eventopia



Friday 30 September – Rep Ready 9 am-3 pm

Netball Queensland Holiday Camp - Rep Ready - FRI 30 Sept Tickets - The Nissan Arena on September 30 2022 in Nathan - Eventopia


Focus on 1on1 feedback to enhance your game and be ready for the next level! There are no prerequisites to attend this camp.

If you have any questions or stories you would like to share regarding: netball, please do not hesitate to email me.

“I’m here if you need!” 

Gay Maynard 
Teacher in Charge of Netball



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