The Lindisfarne Way - our now & our Future - Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

 
The Lindisfarne Way - our now & our Future - Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
The Lindisfarne Way
          our now &
           our Future
The Lindisfarne Way - our now & our Future - Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Our connection with the Earth, through
our own two hectares of rainforest, is
real and enduring. Disengaging for
reflection helps to order our thoughts.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vision and Values
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Strategic Plan
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lindisfarne Sports Academy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our Staff

                             vision for our school                                                                                                                                         contents
                                                                                                                                                                                                      08   The Future of Us                 44   Our Parents
                                                                                                                                                                                                      12   Our Students                     46   Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                      22   Academic Excellence              48   Our Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                      24   Wellbeing                        50   Master Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                      26   Discovering Spirituality         54   Governance
                                                                                                                                                                                                      28   Curriculum                       55   Alumni
                                                                                                                                                                                                      34   Centre for Creative Excellence   56   Final Thoughts
                                                                                                                                                                                                      36   Centre for Marine &
                                           WE ARE DEVELOPING A WORLD STANDARD SCHOOL                                                                                                                       Aquatic Studies
                                           IN NORTHERN NSW FOR FAMILIES OF THE SOUTHERN
                                           GOLD COAST, TWEED COAST AND NORTHERN NSW

                                           At Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School         These will help to ensure that your children,     expand to include subjects and activities
                                           we are proud of what we’ve recently            our students, will achieve their potential.       currently unavailable.
                                           achieved for our families in the southern
                                                                                          Just as importantly, they will take their place   While no-one has a crystal ball, we wanted
                                           Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and northern
                                                                                          in the community as well-adjusted young           to show you how we are approaching
                                           New South Wales regions.
                                                                                          adults who want to contribute to making the       thinking now about our future so that you
                                           Not only has there been increasing             world-at-large the best they possibly can.        will have a sense of both the School your
                                           academic and co-curricular success,                                                              child will enter and what it might look like
                                                                                          The School’s motto is “Luceat Lux Vestra
                                           with our new Mahers Lane and                                                                     when he or she leaves.
                                                                                          – Let Your Light Shine”. That indeed is
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                                           “Cudgen Boatshed” acquisitions we
                                                                                          what we want for all our students, both           As you read through “The Lindisfarne
                                           have put in place the building blocks
                                                                                          during their time with us and when                Way” I know you’ll understand why we’re
                                           we believe necessary for the school of
                                                                                          they leave.                                       excited and I hope you share in that
                                           tomorrow.
                                                                                                                                            excitement with us.
                                                                                          In the following pages, you’ll see how and
                                           Building on these, over the next three to
                                                                                          what we already have in place, and what
                                           five years we will bring to life our plan to
                                                                                          we are doing to bring new ideas to life.
                                           transform the School into one with world
                                           standard educators and staff, facilities,      Of course, as circumstances change, so
                                           curriculum and students’ wellbeing             will how we implement our plans. Similarly, Stuart Marquardt
                                           support programs.                              curriculum and co-curricular programs will Principal

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vision & values
                                                                           AT LINDISFARNE, WE SHARE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHERE THE
                                                                           SCHOOL IS HEADING, A PURPOSEFUL ENTHUSIASM FOR LEARNING
                                                                           AND VALUES WHICH APPLY TO OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                 OUR VISION                                       OUR VALUES
                                                                                                 Ours is a high quality, independent,             In accordance with our Anglican
                                                                                                 Anglican, co-educational grammar school          tradition, we value:
                                                                                                 that serves the southern Gold Coast,             Compassion: Building genuine
                                                                                                 Tweed Coast and northern New South Wales.        relationships through generosity
                                                                                                                                                  of spirit and care for others.
                                                                                                 We will provide the distinctive identity,
                                                                                                 relationships, learning and leadership that      Wisdom: Gaining the knowledge,
                                                                                                 support our staff and families to work           understanding, skills and character
                                                                                                 together to meet our high expectations for       that comes from learning.
                                                                                                 the achievement and holistic development
                                                                                                                                                  Respect: Appreciating all within our
                                                                                                 of our students in our local, national and
                                                                                                                                                  environment and leaving an honourable
                                                                                                 international communities.
                                                                                                                                                  legacy for those who follow.
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                                                                                                 OUR CULTURE

                             ONE OF OUR VALUES = compassion:                                     We cultivate learning through relationships, expert teaching, educational research
                                                                                                 and innovation that focus on:

                             Building genuine relationships through                              Leadership: Creating the competencies that equip us with hope, clarity and direction.
                                                                                                 Standards: Establishing high expectations that empower student involvement,

                             generosity of spirit and care for others                            development, achievement, service and voice.
                                                                                                 Collaboration: Working together within aligned structures, processes, practices and
                                                                                                 systems that enable our desired ethos and strategy.

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STRATEGIC PLAN

                             becoming         A  great      school
                             ( our goals and how we’ll get there )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reputation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OUR GOAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Establish and express a consistent identity, brand and level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of performance that reflect our desired reputation.
                                     LINDISFARNE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING ONE OF THE WORLD’S
                                     GREAT SCHOOLS. WE BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO STATE OUR BELIEFS                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Evaluation cycle
                                     AND GOALS, TOGETHER WITH HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THEM. IT TELLS                                                                                                                                                              Initiatives                                                 Ensuring that our actions match our aspirations through
                                     A LOT ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND THE TYPE OF EDUCATION YOU CAN                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a program of strategic and operational review.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OUR GOAL
                                     EXPECT WE WILL PROVIDE                                                                                                                                                                                                   Direct our strategic potential through                      Research and development plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              targeted, timely and well-executed initiatives.             Building on our culture of innovation and the expertise
                                                                                                    Relationships                                                                                                                                             HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of our staff in educational research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Strategic intent and associated plans                       Community engagement plan
                                     Achievement                                                    OUR GOAL
                                                                                                    Build lifelong learning associations that give
                                                                                                                                                                                             Communications                                                   Creating a strategic vision and plan for the School which   Identifying how we might best interact with, and contribute
                                     OUR GOAL                                                       students the skills necessary for both their                                                                                                              aligns education, leadership and organisation and also      to, the local, national and international communities
                                     A clear, shared set of high-level expectations for achieving   educational successes and their future successes                                         OUR GOAL                                                         enables the delivery of our desired culture and beliefs.    beyond the school.
                                     educational standards in keeping with the culture, beliefs     within the local, national and international community.                                  Improve the clarity, consistency and effectiveness of our        Educational framework                                       Marketing plan
                                     and associated strategy.                                                                                                                                School community’s communication at both strategic and           Completing a unique educational framework that              Telling our story and
                                                                                                    HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS
                                     HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS                                       Educational coaching and mentoring program                                               operational levels.                                              includes focused, interrelated programs for curriculum      presenting ourselves well
                                     Educational expectations for student character,                Using coaching and mentoring to implant concepts of                                      HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS                                         and co-curriculum, community and global service             through a consistent brand
                                     development and performance                                    hope, aspiration and the promotion of student voice                                      School performance standards                                     and leadership, together with student well-being            and visual identity. We will
                                     Setting high expectations for student involvement and          to inspire and shape the key learning relationships of                                   Building trust through expressing expectations that are clear,   and character development.                                  use strategic and operational
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                                     achievement in rich, structured and challenging programs       our community.                                                                           accountable and consistent.                                                                                                  marketing that establishes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Staff development plan
                                     of academic, artistic, sporting and co-curricular nature,                                                                                                                                                                                                                            our areas of greatest
                                                                                                    Educational network plan                                                                 Strategic and operational communications plan                    Facilitating professional learning and performance
                                     which promote development and achievement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           academic, artistic, sporting and
                                                                                                    Deepening our understanding of, and                                                      Setting up communications structures designed to connect         development of the teaching staff. This will provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          community strength.
                                     Educational data strategy                                      interaction with, our broader school network, including encouraging valuable             our community members to our culture, strategy and               outstanding support for the delivery of our educational
                                     Using data and research to develop and maintain our            feedback, to improve learning opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.     daily life. These will be proven, responsive, accessible,        framework and our expectations for student development
                                     understanding of student needs, teaching and learning.                                                                                                  multi-modal and reliable.                                        and achievement.
                                                                                                    Organisational structural review
                                     Community engagement plan                                      Aligning structures throughout the school with processes to support the growth of        School heritage plan                                             Master Plan
                                     Involving all of our community in supporting our culture       relationships that help students learn, develop and achieve their potential within our   Understanding and communicating School traditions                Designing a program of long-term strategic campus
                                     of student choice and challenge.                               local, national and international community.                                             and values.                                                      developments and facility upgrades.

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THE FUTURE OF US

                              the Future                                                                                              LINDISFARNE IS A DIFFERENT SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                      Located in the Tweed Heads district, ours is the
                                                                                                                                      most northern independent school in NSW. We
                                                                                                                                      have a close connection with the land, and yet are

                                   of US
                                                                                                                                      within easy reach of the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
                                                                                                                                      So, when our students leave us, they will have
                                                                                                                                      access to some of the best educational and
                                                                                                                                      vocational opportunities in Australia.
                                                                                                                                      SPIRITUALITY
                                                                                                                                      As a modern Anglican school, Lindisfarne allows
                                                                                                                                      all our students to explore spirituality in a
                                                                                                                                      supportive environment becoming critical
                                                                                                                                      thinkers, capable of making informed and
                             OUR AIM IS FOR LINDISFARNE GRADUATES
                                                                                                                                                                                               My teacher really
                                                                                                                                      reasoned judgements.
                             TO BE EQUIPPED, ENABLED AND EMPOWERED                                                                    RESILIENCE
                             ACADEMICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY TO                                                                          The world can be a pretty tough place with
                             ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAKING A                                                                       students facing the enormous expectations of
                                                                                                                                      media, peers, parents and even themselves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 cares for me
                             POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD
                                                                                                                                      At Lindisfarne, student wellbeing programs have
                                                                                                                                      been carefully developed to support students as
                             WISE, RESPECTFUL, COMPASSIONATE                     LINDISFARNE GRADUATES                                they navigate these issues.
                             Our students live our values every day. When        STAND OUT
                             you come to our school, you will see it in how      Collaborative. Problem solvers. These are            The skills students learn here can be applied in later
                             they relate to their fellow students and also to    two key reasons why our students stand out.          life to help them deal with issues in the wider world.
                             our educational and administrative staff.           The way we approach our curriculum
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                             In fact, these values help to define the adults     is from that of educators.
                             our students become.
                             LINDISFARNE ACHIEVERS
                             Lindisfarne values a rich, high quality education
                                                                                 Set out the problem, empower students
                                                                                 to think imaginatively, work together
                                                                                 without boundaries.                                  empowering students to
                             focused on the individual. It’s not about being
                             the best. It’s about being the best according to
                             the individual circumstances and goals for each
                                                                                 The results can be extraordinary.
                                                                                 It also provides a framework for thinking that       think imaginatively, working
                             student. We help them to define their potential,
                             then we support them to achieve it.
                                                                                 our students will take with them when they
                                                                                 leave Lindisfarne, that they can rely on to
                                                                                 help them in their adult lives.

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                                                                                                                                      together without boundaries
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THE FUTURE OF US
                                                                                      OUR COMMUNITY
                                                                                      It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child.
                                                                                      If so, ours is a large village.
                                                                                      The students, staff, parent body, alumni and
                                                                                      parish provide the nucleus of this village.
                                                                                      But, beyond the school, our community includes
                                                                                      strong positive relationships and connections
                                                                                      with other educational institutions such as
                                                                                      Griffith, Bond and Southern Cross Universities.
                                                                                      The extended reach provided by specialist
                                                                                      departments such as The Centre for Creative
                                                                                      Excellence, The Lindisfarne Sports Academy
                                                                                      and the Aquatic and Marine Studies Centre will
                                                                                      ensure our students have the necessary facilities
                                                                                      to be utilised well into the future.

                             T h e “ B u d dy B e n c h ” i s w h e r e               Further afield, links with overseas schools and
                                                                                      organisations provide lifelong relationships

                              students go wh en they need junior        o u r         which have the potential to benefit not only
                                                                                      our students, but the world.

                                                                          a fri end   LEADERSHIP – WE START EARLY
                                                                                      We encourage our students to lead. That’s one
                                                                                      of the reasons we have a “DisruptEd” program
                                                                                      which recognises students’ initiatives, particularly DEDICATED STAFF
                                                                                      those that result in a community benefit.            Our staff professional development programs
                                                                                                                                                                                            LINDISFARNE – LETS THEIR
                                                                                                                                                                                            LIGHTS SHINE!
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                                                                                                                                           ensure that the teachers of today are equipped   Our motto, “Luceat Lux Vestra”, means
                                                                                      That benefit may be tangible in terms of money       to inspire future learners. New technology       “Let Your Light Shine.” As you’ll see with
                                                                                      or intangibly adopting a philosophy of having        and innovative teaching strategies will serve    all we have planned for our students,
                                                                                      a light impact on the world’s resources.             to enhance the relationships between             their futures look very bright indeed!
                                                                                      Such thinking can have far reaching implications. teachers and students.

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OUR STUDENTS

                                                             Our Students
                                                                 OUR STUDENTS ARE ALWAYS
                                                                 OUR FOCUS. THEY ARE FRONT
                                                                 AND CENTRE OF OUR THINKING
                                                                 Whether we are looking at facilities, staff, community,
                                                                 parent communications, or any other facet of the
                                                                 school, our students are always our focus.
                                                                 We live our motto “Let Your Light Shine” – it is evident
                                                                 in all we undertake.
                                                                 This means cherishing the personal strengths of each
                                                                 and every student, encouraging them to find their
                                                                 areas of specialty.
                                                                 We also challenge every student to be a well-rounded
                                                                 21st century citizen capable of making a positive
                                                                 contribution both to the School and wider
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                                                                 community, including life after Lindisfarne.

                             our students strive to              ON-GOING CHANGE
                                                                 Kind and compassionate, our students strive to create
                                                                 and deliver solutions to conquer any challenge.

                             create and deliver solutions        Change will be on-going and even more fast-paced
                                                                 than it is today – nothing is surer. A child entering

                             to conquer any challenge            Preschool today will leave us in 14 years and arrive
                                                                 in a vastly different world. It’s our job to ensure
                                                                 our students will be well equipped for such a world.

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OUR STUDENTS
                             connecting
                             to the land

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The best of
                             Our own piece of rainforest on
                             the Mahers Lane Campus lets us
                             experience the impact of changing
                             climate and different weather systems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    all worlds
                             We all need to simply take time to
                             breathe – something that we
                             encourage as part of our pastoral
                             care program.
                             It’s important to actively encourage
                             our students to take time out,
                             disconnect and reflect.

                                        Robina
                                                    Currumbin
                                                        Coolangatta
                                                        Tweed Heads South
                                                        (Primary Campus)
                                                        Terranora
                                                        (Senior Campus)

                                                                Kingscliff   OUR LOCATION IS UNIQUE                    combine co-curricular sport with their       Not that we want to be cut off from the
                                                                             Nestled in the Tweed Heads district of    more mainstream studies. Recently, we        benefits of the city.
                                         Murwillumbah
                                                                             Northern NSW, we offer opportunities few  even had members of the professional
                                                                                                                                                                    We have an international airport virtually
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                                                                Pottsville   other schools in the world can match.     surfing tour in our student body who, with
                                  Uki
                                                                                                                       support from our own Lindisfarne Sports      on our doorstep. This makes it easy for
                                                                             Our Mahers Lane Campus (incorporating Academy, were able to manage both                our students to travel both for school and
                                                                             Middle and Senior Schools and             academic and career demands.                 family purposes.
                                                             Ocean Shores
                                                                             administration) is semi-rural. This gives
                                                         Mullimbimby         us an appreciation for the land, what                                                  And with three universities within easy
                                                                                                                       Our Water Sports and Marine Studies          reach with which to develop strong post-
                                                                             it can do for us and how we need to       Centre in the natural mangrove waters of
                                                                             respect it for our future.                                                             Lindisfarne opportunities. That’s just the
                                                                                                                       Cudgen is 20 minutes travel. The setting     icing on the educational cake.
                                                                Ewingsdale   Being only 20 minutes from the surf        is serene and our plans for this facility
                                                         Byron Bay
                                                                             allows our students the opportunity to     are remarkable.                             As they say – location is everything!

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OUR STUDENTS
  student travel
                                                                                                                                                 A culture of
                                                         Lindisfarne
                                                             London
                                                                  Paris                                                Hokkaido
                                                                                                                                                 true nurturing
                                                                                                                                                 WE ARE FAMILY
                                                                                                                                                 We were founded as a school for families of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     five students from the one family and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     others of extended family groups.
                                                                                                                                                 a community. Lindisfarne still carries those strong
                                              New York                                           Beijing                                                                                             You can feel the difference these strong links
                                                                                                                       Tokyo                     family, community and spirtuality roots today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     make when you spend time with our students.
                                                                                                                      Fuji City
                                                                                              Shanghai                                           That brings with it a very different culture –
                                                                                             Hangzhou                                                                                                They are quietly confident in their own abilities
                                                                                                                                                 one of true nurturing.
                                                                               Katmandu                                                                                                              and their place; that makes it easy to be
                                                                                                           Shenzen/Hong Kong                     Caring for every student in a holistic way –        happy for the success of others.
                                                                                                                                                 academically, physically and mentally – is
                                                                                    Phnom Penh                                                                                                       They care for each other. They look after
                                                                                                       Ho Chi Minh City                          at the heart of Lindisfarne’s progressive,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     each other.
                                                                                                                                                 welcoming approach.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     A NON-SELECTIVE TRADITION
                                                                                                                                                 Being non-selective and co-educational,             At Lindisfarne, as part of our family approach,
                                                                                                                                                 we are also a school for the whole family.          we welcome students of all capabilities.
                                                                                                                                   Kokoda, PNG   We have instances of two, three and up to
Adventures               Our Guests                                                                                                                                                                  While we look for every student to achieve their
Kokoda                   Beijing                                                                                                                                                                     own academic excellence, not everyone is suited
Paris                    Shanghai                                                                                                                                                                    to a strict offering of only “traditional” subjects.
London                   Hangzhou                                                                  Perth                           Lindisfarne                                                        Rather than a focus on School “league” tables
Phnom Penh               Shenzhen/Hong Kong
Ho Chi Minh City         Fuji City                                                                                                Sydney                                                              ours is on each student gaining their best
New York                 Tokyo
                                                         Gold Coast International                             Melbourne            Auckland                                                           possible result.
Sydney
Melbourne
Perth
                         Hokkaido
                         UK Schools
                          (Sports Tours)                 Airport, only 20 minutes away,
                                                                                                                           Hobart                                                                     WHY CO-EDUCATION?
                                                                                                                                                                                                      We believe school should reflect the outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                      world – it’s important for our students to grow       We are a school
Lindisfarne (UK)
  (in planning)
Auckland (in planning)
Hobart (in planning)
Katmandu (in planning)
                                                         is our gateway to the world
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      and deal with authentic experiences on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      daily basis.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for the whole family
OUR STUDENTS

                                          A REGIONAL CREATIVE
                             Imagine...   AND PERFORMING
                                          ARTS CENTRE
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                                          ( this is in our Master Plan and we can’t wait)
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OUR STUDENTS
                                         ONE SCHOOL,                                    They are also aware of their local community

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                                                                                                                                                                          SENIOR SCHOOL – CONNECTING
                                         THREE SUB-SCHOOLS                              and their place within it; a safe and secure                                      WITH OUR FUTURE (YEARS 9-12)
                                         While having all the advantages that a         space allows them to connect with self,                                           As they continue through Stages 5 & 6,
                                         comprehensive P-12 school offers our           others and nature.                                                                students begin the journey into young
                                         students, we recognise the significantly                                                                                         adulthood, supported academically,
                                                                                        In preparing our Junior School students to
                                         different needs that students of different                                                                                       emotionally and spiritually to be prepared
                                                                                        engage with future learning there is a strong
                                         ages and stages have.                                                                                                            for life beyond Lindisfarne.
                                                                                        focus on the development of early literacy
                                         Adopting a “one school, three sub-schools”     and numeracy skills.                                                              But this is so much more than students
                                         approach allows us to better manage the                                                                                          just planning for future careers and options.
                                         transition from Junior School (P–Year 4)       MIDDLE SCHOOL – CONNECTING                                                        It also involves thinking deeply about the roles
                                         through Middle School (Years 5–8) then         WITH OUR WORLD (YEARS 5-8)                                                        they will play – their service to community and
                                         Senior School (Years 9–12).                    The challenging journey through                                                   others and their contribution for creation of
                                                                                        adolescence begins.                                                               sustainable futures.
                                         Each sub-school covers two stages of the
                                         NSW Curriculum and has an overarching          Students within the Middle School experience                                      At each year of the Senior School there is
                                         theme to connect student learning              enormous physical, emotional and social                                           a particular focus on service and mission.
                                         experiences. A designated sub-school           changes. They are supported on this journey                                       This starts with The Rite Journey in Year 9,
                                         head and team bring together high level and    by staff who are highly skilled and passionate                                    assisting students to develop tools for success
                                         age-appropriate academic, co-curricular,       about supporting them through Stages 3 and                                        in Year 12 and life beyond school.
                                         wellbeing and pastoral care structures to      4 of the NSW Curriculum.
                                                                                                                                                                          As our students embark on the final year of
                                         support learning and achievement.              This phase of learning sees children                                              school, they begin the time between the here
                                         JUNIOR SCHOOL – CONNECTING                     expanding their independence, responsibility                                      and now, and the rest of their lives.
                                         WITH LAND (P-YEAR 4)                           and horizons. There is an emphasis on
                                         The foundation to all future learning starts   connecting with our world, developing an                                          During that much sought-after Year 12 we
                                         with Junior School.                            understanding of their place and connection                                       embrace what we call the “Leap of Faith”,
                                                                                        within Australia together with an                                                 preparing them for the mental, emotional,
                                         Located at the Sunshine Avenue campus in                                                                                         spiritual, practical and academic journey
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                                                                                        appreciation of Australia’s place in the
                                         South Tweed Heads, students experience                                                                                           of the giant step before they enter into
                                                                                        world, in particular the Asia Pacific region.
                                         stage 1 and 2 of the world class NSW                                                                                             life beyond school.
                                         curriculum and engage with their local         Importantly, students also begin working
                                         environment, learning to explore and           to develop the foundational skills needed                                         Our unique and distinctive three sub schools
                                         interact with the land around them.            for success in the future workplace.                                              approach allows us to increase opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                          and the leadership capacity of each student
                                                                                                                                                                          with Years 4, 8 and 12 students leading their
                                                                                                                                                                          sub-schools during their final year in that

                             Adopting a “three sub-schools” approach allows
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                                                                                                                                         us to better manage transition
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                                                                                                                                                                          sub-school.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

                             academic eXCELLENCE
                             WE HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR
                             EACH OF OUR STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE
                                                                                                                                                 Tournament of Minds, Music Tuition,
                                                                                                                                                 Speech and Drama, Coding, Gardening,
                                                                                                                                                 Songwriting and much more.
                                                                                                                                                 And we are always looking for new and
                                                                                                                                                 exciting challenges...
                                                                                                                                                 TECHNOLOGY THAT WORKS
                                                                                                                                                 FOR US
                                                                                                                                                                                              Student-led community welfare initiatives
                                                                                                                                                                                              and leadership programs also provide
                                                                                                                                                                                              a powerful, well-used voice for our
                                                                                                                                                                                              students is often equal to that of
                                                                                                                                                                                              teachers – we take their ideas and
                                                                                                                                                                                              feedback seriously.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The result is students who feel valued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              including looking to Brisbane, Sydney,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Melbourne and internationally for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tertiary study.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whatever is chosen, our aim is a successful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              post-school outcome for every student.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MAINTAINING STRONG LINKS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Year 12 student survey says it. The
                                                                                                                                                                                              and empowered.
                             THEIR OWN PERSONAL BEST                                                                                             Technology is not a goal in itself. The                                                      Staff Survey says it. Our students never
                                                                                                                                                 less we need to say about it, the more       “ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL!”                     really leave Lindisfarne.
                             PASSIONATE ABOUT ACADEMIC                         Our team of training experts and                                  we have succeeded in integrating it          An old saying, but one we believe still
                                                                                                                                                 into the way we learn.                                                                       “The teachers – once you know them,
                             EXCELLENCE                                        Sports Academy specialists helps                                                                               applies today. It’s more than just lending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you know them forever.” (Middle
                             Students thrive when work has rigour and          our gifted sportspeople to take their                             Every Lindisfarne student has access         a hand. It’s being absolutely committed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              School student).
                             relevance and they feel connected to the          sport to the next level.                                          to a school-provided digital device,         to providing an individual education to
                             teacher.                                                                                                            whether that be tablet or laptop.            each individual student.                      “My extended family. We keep in touch
                                                                               And, although we’ve established the                                                                                                                          with them all their lives. It’s not just about
                             To do this requires the best educational staff,   Lindisfarne Sports Academy for gifted                             This has democratised technology.            It’s also more than just one-on-one teaching.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            here and now.” (Staff member)
                             the best methods and the best facilities.         athletes, it’s important that all students                        No-one is left behind in such a              We involve anyone we need to get the right
                                                                               develop the confidence to just “have a go”.                       community-led approach.                      result for the student. It’s what we do.      These are bonds that don’t get forgotten.
                             Lindisfarne is aiming to deliver all three
                             of these.                                         The sport program offers all students                             LEADERSHIP                                  POST-LINDISFARNE CAREER                          The best schools have lifelong links.
                                                                               opportunity for health, fitness, team-based                       Leaders are developed, not born.            OPPORTUNITIES                                    Our school does.
                             PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATIVE                                                                                                                                       We want to provide our students with
                             EXCELLENCE                                        and individual competition, and                                   Our Leadership program is extensive                                                          R.E.S.P.E.C.T
                                                                               representation.                                                                                               innovative options and local, national and
                             As Albert Einstein once said “The true sign of                                                                       and there are a many opportunities for                                                      Respect used to be something that was
                                                                                                                                                                                             international pathways that help them to
                             intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” The wins and losses that come with sport help                       all students from Junior, Middle and Senior                                                  taken for granted. These days not so.
                                                                                                                                                                                             transition towards their chosen career.
                                                                             to build a resilience, compassion, respect and                      Schools to become involved, at a level
                             We couldn’t agree more! Engagement in                                                                                                                                                                            At Lindisfarne we teach our students
                                                                             perspective that are a part of understanding                        where they feel comfortable. Our students Close to home, we provide in-school
                             Creative and Performing Arts helps our                                                                                                                                                                           to be aware of the impact they have
                                                                                                                                                 know you don’t need a badge to be a         Vocational Education Training (VET) to
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                             students to think outside the box.              life’s many other twists and turns.                                                                                                                              on others.
                                                                                                                                                 leader. Those with a badge approach         Certificate Level 3 for the Hospitality
                             Sensory, cognitive, social and emotional          OPTIONS, OPTIONS, OPTIONS                                         the role responsibly and with humility.     Industry and Information Digital
                             development are all enhanced through the
                             Arts, as are fine and gross motor skills –
                                                                               Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom.
                                                                               Our rich array of co-curricular activities          developing    OUR STUDENT VOICE
                                                                                                                                                 IS HEARD – OFTEN
                                                                                                                                                                                             Technology.
                                                                                                                                                                                             In addition, we are partnering with Griffith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As a result, you’ll find they have an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              authentic respect for the staff and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              each other, with people they meet
                             a well-rounded student is prepared for
                             a multi-modal world.
                             PASSIONATE ABOUT PHYSICAL
                             EXCELLENCE
                                                                               encourages students to explore existing and
                                                                               new areas of passion providing them with
                                                                               opportunities to dive deep into new
                                                                               experiences.
                                                                                                                                       leaders   We encourage our students to be
                                                                                                                                                 revolutionary in their thinking, valuing
                                                                                                                                                 grass-roots initiatives. The Student
                                                                                                                                                 Representative Council is just one
                                                                                                                                                                                             University, Bond University and Southern
                                                                                                                                                                                             Cross University to give our students the
                                                                                                                                                                                             best chance to access scholarship and
                                                                                                                                                                                             early-entry opportunities. However, many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on a daily basis outside school and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for the facilities and opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              provided to them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It’s good to know that such values still
                             Excellence requires targeted practice.            Currently, these include Chess, Debating,                         avenue to drive change.                     students aspire to studying further afield       find a place today.

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WELLBEING

                                                       nurturing & supporting
                                                       IN ORDER TO FLOURISH A CHILD NEEDS TO
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Our wellbeing toolbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                         While every child is unique, as a         acknowledged by ceremony and
                                                       GROW IN A HEALTHY AND VIGOROUS WAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                         group, young people of today face         celebration, The Rite Journey deepens
                                                       At Lindisfarne, from day one we adopt a        Importantly, students learn about building       of staff and external experts, allow parents to   many similar problems. To help them       the students’ experience of the
                                                       “whole child” philosophy that caters to the    and maintaining good mental health and           share in conversations about relevant issues.     cope with these issues, Lindisfarne       important life transition from
                                                       many facets of your child’s world, including   wellbeing. This is not only via the curriculum                                                     uses a number of tools including:         dependency to responsibility.
                                                                                                                                                       PEER SUPPORT
                                                       academic, social, spiritual and wellbeing.     but also through the sharing of the latest       Under our peer support program, Year 6            The Rite Journey – Transitioning          GreenX7 – Feeling Good and Being
                                                                                                      research, resources, opportunities and           students visit the junior campus and team         from adolescent to adult
                                                       We understand it is just as important for                                                                                                                                                   Happy
                                                                                                      strategies to enable students to flourish.       with younger students to mentor positive          The Rite Journey was created to enable
                                                       parents to know their child is happy and                                                                                                                                                    In an “always connected” world,
                                                       supported as it is to see them perform         Our “hug-a-chook” initiative comes from          social skills and foster relationships.           us to have conversations with young       young people need time out.
                                                       academically. This is evident across the       the heart – the complete trust an animal         Opportunities like this bridge the sub-           people about what really matters.         At Lindisfarne, we work from a
                                                       3 sub-schools.                                 can offer does wonders for the soul.             schools to ensure smooth transition               A year-long Year 9 program, it is         “prevention before prescription”
                                                                                                                                                       and a connected whole school.                     designed to support the development       lifestyle approach.
                                                       WE ARE COMMITTED TO                            STAFF
                                                       KNOWING YOUR CHILD                             Staff are skilled and equipped with              CONNECTION                                        of self-aware, responsible, respectful,   We teach middle school students how
                                                       Each sub-school includes specific staff        strategies and processes to ensure potential     The emphasis on connection is by no               resilient and resourceful adults.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to de-stress and provide them with
                                                       to support teacher and student needs.          student issues are identified as they arise.     accident. This particularly congenial and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The fast changing world, impact of        research to support that their own
                                                                                                      A clear referral and support system is           relationship driven environment fosters
                                                       In the junior school, the class teacher                                                                                                           social media and family structures        wellbeing is essential.
                                                                                                      utilised. This is built on the back of the       student growth and development.
                                                       knows the student best and fosters a                                                                                                              lacking appropriate role models
                                                                                                      student-teacher connections formed to            Connection acts as a protective factor                                                      Lindisfarne is the first Australian
                                                       connected relationship. Once a child                                                                                                              all feed into an environment of
                                                                                                      provide the right support when required.         against mental health and other                                                             school to adapt the GreenX7
                                                       enters middle school, a year co-ordinator                                                                                                         uncertainty.
                                                                                                                                                       adolescent issues and provides a                                                            corporate wellness program into
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                                                       as well as class teachers are the point of     The wellbeing approach we take is one of
                             A “WHOLE OF CHILD”        contact and connection for your child.
                                                       This approach continues into senior
                                                                                                      nurturing and prevention through social
                                                                                                      emotional learning, mindfulness and
                                                                                                                                                       foundation for student support,
                                                                                                                                                       understanding and identity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         In addition, bubble-wrapping young
                                                                                                                                                                                                         people means they don’t build the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   school life. It provides real and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   meaningful tools for teachers and
                             PHILOSOPHY TO ENSURING    school, with head of house and class
                                                       teacher relationships.
                                                                                                      positive psychology initiatives.                                                                   resilience which comes as a natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                         result of risk and failure. Here they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   students to implement to feel good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and be happy. GreenX7 is delivered
                             YOUR CHILDREN ARE HAPPY   Our Learning Enrichment Team (including
                                                                                                      WORKING WITH PARENTS
                                                                                                      We regularly communicate with parents
                                                                                                                                                                                                         will be challenged in a context which
                                                                                                                                                                                                         gives them permission to fail and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   via an online portal however, it comes

                             AND WELL-ADJUSTED         our school psychologist, learning
                                                       enrichment co-ordinators and head of
                                                       sub school) connects and personalises
                                                                                                      and welcome their involvement in their
                                                                                                      child’s education and wellbeing. In
                                                                                                      particular, information sessions and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         build that resilience.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Using a Rite of Passage framework,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   alive in the natural environment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   school camps, PDHPE lessons and in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   our connection with self and others.
                                                       your child’s wellbeing and learning.           workshops, delivered by a combination
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DISCOVERING SPIRITUALITY

                             faith formation
                              FAITH OCCUPIES THE SPACE IN LIFE BETWEEN OUR “NOW” AND OUR “NOT YET”.
                              EVERYONE HAS FAITH... IN SOMETHING. THE PROCESS OF FAITH FORMATION OPENS A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In a world that provides challenges on a daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        basis, the most important outcome is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        value set and moral compass students take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lindisfarne encourages students to live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              these values every day. Through programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              such as Middle School’s RAVE (Religious
                              CONVERSATION AND EXPERIENCE WHICH HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR LIFE-LONG LEARNING                                                                                                                                on as their own.                                      And Values Education), we help students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              make good choices and guide them to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Building self-confidence, healthy self image
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              become valuable, contributing members of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and respect for others are essential to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the local, national and world communities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        affirming the dignity and worth of all people,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aspiring to be inclusive, open and responsive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to diverse needs and abilities. Core values           ORIGINS OF LINDISFARNE
                                                                                     DISCOVERING SPIRITUALITY                                                                                                                           shouldn’t change – Compassion, Wisdom                 AND ST CUTHBERTS
                                                                                     As an Anglican school, faith is an important                                                                                                       and Respect are as relevant today as when             Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School is
                                                                                     part of a Lindisfarne education.                                                                                                                   the School was established in 1981.                   named after the Isle of Lindisfarne (“Holy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Island”), one of the very early centres of
                                                                                     We help form a students’ approach to faith                                                                                                                                                               Christianity in England.
                                                                                     throughout their stay with us with a staged
                                                                                     enquiry process.                                   HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL                             At the northern tip of the Diocese of                                                               The island lies close to the River Tweed
                                                                                                                                        Lindisfarne began as a small Anglican             Grafton, Lindisfarne is one of five of its                                                          which forms the border between England
                                                                                     In Junior School, we look at the great stories                                                                                                                                                           and Scotland.
                                                                                                                                        primary school in 1981 through an initiative      schools. This enables us to share and
                                                                                     of faith such as Adam and Eve, Noah and the
                                                                                                                                        of the rector and parishioners of St Cuthbert’s   leverage learnings with the other                                                                   During his life’s work, St Cuthbert (after
                                                                                     Ark, Jesus feeding the 5,000 and the Rainbow
                                                                                                                                        Church, Tweed Heads.                              Diocesan schools.                                     Edinburgh                                     whom our church and parish are named)
                                                                                     Serpent.
                                                                                                                                        The School proved so popular with the local       Today Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar                                                 Holy Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              was known for taking the word of God to
                                                                                     In Middle School we blend the great stories of                                                                                                                                                           the people of Northumbria, aiding plague
                                                                                                                                        community that it has been evolving and           School is a thriving educational centre                           River Tweed      of Lindisfarne
                                                                                     faith with life experience; students develop the
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                                                                                                                                        expanding ever since.                             from Preschool to Year 12 – and                                                                     victims while missioning throughout the region.
                                                                                     reasoning skills through critical thinking and
                                                                                                                                                                                          development continues at both campuses.             SCOTLAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Often a hermit, St Cuthbert’s calm reflection
                                                                                     responding to moral and ethical challenges.        The facilities of the original campus at
                                                                                                                                        Sunshine Avenue were progressively                TRADITION MATTERS                                                                                   and respect for the environment are values
                                                                                     In Senior School, students focus on a process                                                        The School was established to provide a                                                             we encourage even today at Lindisfarne.
                                                                                                                                        extended until secondary schooling was
                                                                                     of self-awareness and self-reflection as they                                                        quality education in a safe, nurturing
                                                                                                                                        introduced in 1995.                                                                                                               Newcastle           Eventually appointed as the Bishop of
                                                                                     attempt to answer the important questions:                                                           environment within a Christian community.                                       upon Tyne
                                                                                     “who am I?” and “what do I have to give?”          In 1996, the Secondary School relocated to                                                                                                            Lindisfarne, his successful efforts to protect
                                                                                     Through answering these questions, students        its permanent site in Mahers Lane, Terranora;     Central to an Anglican-based education is                                                           birds (St Cuthbert’s Duck was named after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ENGLAND
                                                                                     develop a selfless approach to community           the Early Learning Centre was opened in           the development of the whole individual,                                                            him) made St Cuthbert one of the earliest
                                                                                     living in service to others.                       Sunshine Avenue in 1998.                          not just what you do on Sundays.                                                                    wildlife conservationists.

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                             EDUCATING                                                                                                 A NEW TAKE ON LEARNING
                                                                                                                                       Lindisfarne is rethinking education for a
                                                                                                                                       changing future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lindisfarne is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Round Square School

                             not teaching                                                                                              Some things are a given – we will never veer
                                                                                                                                       from our pursuit of excellence and thorough
                                                                                                                                       attention to the development of core literacy
                                                                                                                                       and numeracy skills.
                                                                                                                                       However, in a world where facts are instantly
                                                                                                                                       available and advances in technology have led
                                                                                                                                       to disruption in many industries, how can we
                                                                                                                                                                                        It’s important for our students to grow and deal with
                                                                                                                                                                                        authentic experiences on a daily basis so they are
                                                                                                                                                                                        prepared socially, emotionally and physically for life
                                                                                                                                                                                        post-school and beyond.
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Round Square philosophy is that schools should
                                                                                                                                                                                        not simply prepare students for tertiary studies or
                                                                                                                                                                                        work, but should prepare them for life through living
                                                                                                                                                                                        out the six Round Square ideals in the daily life of
                                                                                                                                                                                        their school.
                             EDUCATION IS A PROCESS IN WHICH OUR                                                                       prepare our students for change and              Internationalism
                             WHOLE COMMUNITY IS INVOLVED IN SEEKING                                                                    uncertainty?                                     We discover and embrace similarities and differences
                             TO CARE FOR AND CHALLENGE CHILDREN TO                                                                     We believe the answer is to prepare students
                                                                                                                                                                                        between cultures, promoting lasting understanding,
                                                                                                                                                                                        tolerance and respect.
                             BECOME WHOLE PEOPLE WITHIN A CULTURE                                                                      for lifelong learning where they have the        Democracy
                             OF EXCELLENCE                                                                                             thought processes and flexibility to tackle      We develop a personal compass for equality,
                                                                                                                                       unknown challenges. This involves the            faithfulness, justice, self-discipline and responsibility.
                                                                                                                                       nurturing of a future-focused growth mindset     Environmentalism
                             A BETTER HSC                                           that is different and appropriate for each stage   where students take ownership of their           We seek to understand mankind’s place in the
                                                                                                                                       learning. They understand the learning           universe, the forces that shape our surroundings and
                             It’s widely thought that all Higher School             of our student’s development. This is reflected                                                     the impact we have.
                             Certificates offered by different states are           in how we have structured the school into          process and develop a repository of thinking
                                                                                                                                       tools, supporting the development of             Adventure
                             the same. That’s not the case!                         3 sub-schools.                                                                                      We push ourselves beyond perceived limits, cross
                                                                                                                                       creativity, collaboration, communication,        boundaries to discover that of which we are capable.
                             Lindisfarne’s NSW-based curriculum results in          Within this Curriculum we have different           flexibility, innovation, and digital literacy.
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                             an internationally recognised Higher School                                                                                                                Leadership
                                                                                    options to deliver what we believe will be a       To ensure the best possible learning results     We recognise that successful leaders are driven by a
                             Certificate. This means skills and knowledge are       rich, high-quality education for our students.                                                      desire to be of service to others; to nurture, guide,
                             able to be used in overseas educational institutions                                                      for our students, Lindisfarne teachers are
                                                                                                                                                                                        develop and help them to improve and succeed.
                             for further study or teaching.                                                                            committed to measuring the impact of their
                                                                                    Structured and stepped programs focus on                                                            Service
                                                                                                                                       educating.
                             So, when you are deciding which school you are          academics, creative arts, personal development,                                                    We are ready and willing to volunteer and be involved
                                                                                    sports and co-curricular excellence on a local,    Authentic learning experiences, where            where we are needed.
                             going to send your child to, Lindisfarne is going
                             to be one of the top options for flexibility.          national and global level. These are regularly     students are challenged to solve real-world      Round Square member schools are also able to
                                                                                    reviewed to ensure their ongoing relevance         problems by connecting across multiple areas     engage in a world class student exchange programs
                             THREE SUB SCHOOLS                                                                                                                                          at Year 8 and Year 10 levels, bringing the world to
                                                                                    to the needs of tomorrow based on                  of the curriculum, make learning engaging and    our students’ door.
                             The NSW Curriculum has six stages with content         how we see those needs today.                      fun, providing a great sense of achievement!

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                             the brain          it needs
                                                regular
                             is a muscle        exercise
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                             educating v teaching: different approaches
                                                FUTURE-PROOFING                                 AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION IS                     training partners to deliver off-site courses,                                              ConnectEd
                                                OUR STUDENTS                                    ESSENTIAL                                      providing pathways to further study.                                                        Our students are global digital citizens and
                                                The phrase “future-proofing” has been           The essence here is “problems that             Though we still teach in groups, we teach a                                                 we are helping them to use technology
                                                used to describe strategies to ensure that      matter”. Having our students buy-in to         different learner than anyone has ever seen                                                 seamlessly in learning and life.
                                                what’s relevant today is still being taught.    the relevance of their futures and that of     before. No longer are we catering to one                                                    Technology is so woven into all walks of
                                                                                                the world is at the heart of constructing      specific type of learner destined for a limited                                             life that a device is an important learning
                                                We think it applies perfectly to how we
                                                                                                the emotional connection necessary to          array of occupations or societal roles once                                                 tool to ensure students maximise their
                                                approach educating our students.
                                                                                                bring about deep thinking.                     they leave their school experiences behind.                                                 opportunities. Technology can transform
                                                The real world, except for academia, does                                                                                                                                                  learning experiences by making them
                                                                                                Simply put, if we don’t care, we won’t         The digital learner is unique, challenging,
                                                not divide itself up into neat compartments                                                                                                                                                interactive, personalised and inspiring.
                                                                                                come up with the best solutions. To be         and rewarding to have as a student –
                                                or disciplines. For instance, a “technology”                                                                                                                                               Lindisfarne’s “1:1 Device Strategy for Students”
                                                                                                effective though, we not only provide          we nurture them as problem-solvers,
                                                company does not only employ                                                                                                                                                               builds from tightly managed sets of class
                                                                                                students with the problem but the process.     independent thinkers, and entrepreneurs.
                                                technologists. There’s human resources,                                                                                                                                                    iPads in the early years to personalised high
                                                finance, sales and marketing, administration,    EDUCATING V TEACHING                          THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY AND                                                                  end laptops for school and home use as
                                                just to name a few.                              The line that separates “teaching” from       CO-CURRICULAR                                                                               students move into the Senior School.

                                                Our end goal should not be some well-worn “learning” is between connection and                 At the same time, “Play” is an important                                                    Educational technology enhances

                               Caring results   acronym like STEM (Science, Technology,
                                                Engineering, Maths) or STEAM (Science,
                                                                                                 remembering – the role of the teacher/
                                                                                                 educator is to bring learning concepts into
                                                                                                                                               aspect of this learning, as it allows our
                                                                                                                                               students to interact with each other.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           learning by enabling collaboration within
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and beyond school. It also provides access
                                                                                                 the grasp of students, taking advantage                                                                                                   to a world of information and augmented
                                                                                                                                               This develops social skills, including
                                are the best    Technology, Engineering, Art/Design,
                                                Maths) but rather the holistic integration of of a strong connection, providing the            respect, that are so important in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           experiences.
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                                                all aspects of formal and informal learning.     opportunity to access new knowledge           collaborative problem-solving approach.                                                     The school IT program is supported by

                                 solutions      To start, this involves finding, identifying and
                                                                                                 and develop new skills.
                                                                                                 It’s about becoming the facilitator of the
                                                                                                                                               A broad range of co-curricular activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           reliable high speed WiFi, smart boards,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           projectors, Augmented and Virtual Reality
                                                defining real world, relevant problems that                                                    often beyond the school are one of the                                                      headsets, robotics, 3D printers, laser cutters,
                                                matter to creating a bright future for all.      learning through guiding and questioning,     ways more of our students have the                                                          microcontrollers, digital cameras and

                                                embracing the skills, passions and abilities
                                                                                                 with the end goal being good independent
                                                Then we develop creative, ethical solutions learners.
                                                                                                 A DIFFERENT LEARNER
                                                                                                                                               opportunity to develop their
                                                                                                                                               leadership skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the holistic integration of all aspects   more. Commercial software and high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           specification hardware provide students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           with cutting edge experiences in design,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           coding, production, communication,
                                                of the broad group of learners (both
                                                students and staff), experts and the
                                                wider community.
                                                                                                 Where and who we deliver education with
                                                                                                 is also changing. We work with specialist                                                       of formal and informal learning           presentation and collaboration.

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                             casting widely for
                             CREATIVE EXCELLENCE
                             PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO EXPLORE THEIR CREATIVITY ENHANCES
                             FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS AND BETTER PREPARES THEM FOR TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Germinate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Students have the opportunity to gain first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hand music industry experience through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lindisfarne’s own record label, Germinate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Records.

                                        The Lindisfarne Centre for Creative Excellence is an     LIFE IN OTHERS’ SHOES                                      enables students to gain industry-relevant experience.                                                                                                                      Based within the school recording studio,
                                        initiative that was just a dream only a few years ago.                                                              The studio aims to teach students the value of service                                                                                                                      Germinate Records provides opportunities to
                                                                                                 Dramatic Arts education provides an effective                                                                                                                                                                                          our students (and to those who are less
                                        Today, the foundations have been developed for what      way of developing creative and empathetic thinkers.        to others through professional recording projects such                                                                                                                      fortunate) through the recording of new music
                                        we see as the region’s best possible range of creative   Students learn to communicate in a variety of ways         as large scale community-based collaborations, as well                                                                                                                      that is written, performed and recorded by
                                        learning options.                                        and to relate to other’s perspectives and opinions –       as studio recording projects that feature student                                                                                                                           students – with the support of staff and high-
                                                                                                 effectively living life in someone else’s shoes.           compositions and performance.                                                                                                                                               profile music industry professionals. This music
                                        We believe all students have the capacity to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is then released on the Germinate Records label
                                        creative if they are given the opportunity. Music,       The Dramatic Arts develop critical thinking, discipline,   Artists from outside the school are invited to provide                                                                                                                      and is distributed on leading global music
                                        Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Photography and Digital       confidence and tolerance. We aim to expose our             workshops and mentorships in return for free                                                                                                                                platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.
                                        Media are just some of our offerings. According to       students to the most up-to-date methodologies              recording time, advice and support, providing
                                        the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs                                                                       students with a real understanding of life as a                                                                                                                             In keeping with the core mission of the label –
                                                                                                 through performance opportunities, workshops,                                                                                                                                                                                          service through music – profits made from
                                        Report, “creativity” will be one of the top three        visiting artists and excursions to live performances.      music industry professional.                                                                                                                                                recordings are donated to charity and future
                                        skills required to thrive in a world beyond 2020.                                                                                                                            the world – creating, expressing, problem-solving,        Design, Food Technology, Textiles Design,                philanthropic recording projects.
                                                                                                 THE BEAUTY OF MUSIC                                        EXPRESSION AS AN ART FORM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     taking risks, interpreting, making mistakes, developing   Wood Technology, Photography and Design
                                                                                                 Music has the potential to influence souls – it is a       With enormous potential for enabling students to         skills, analysing and thinking critically. We are proud   and Technology.                                          Germinate Records also provides opportunities
                                                                                                 science, it is mathematical, it is a foreign language,     develop many skills, Dance involves problem solving,     of the Visual Arts pieces created by our talented                                                                  for students interested in a career in the music
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                                                                                                                                                            expression as an art form and communication.                                                                       We aim to give our students a variety of experiences     business. In addition to music production,
                                                                                                 it reflects our history, it is physical, it teaches the                                                             students in our well-equipped art studios.
                                                                                                                                                            There are also the physical benefits of balance,                                                                   and opportunities to broaden their horizons,             students can gain experience in artist
                                                                                                 listener to recognise beauty, it is a discipline.                                                                                                                                                                                      development, artist management, label
                                                                                                                                                            coordination, motor skills, spatial and kinesthetic      Our programs and activities enable students to gain       foster networks, gaining practical skills and greater
                                                                                                 Most of all, those who learn an instrument can use                                                                                                                                                                                     management, publicity and marketing. The
                                                                                                                                                            awareness and generally in promoting fitness and         an ever-increasing understanding, confidence and          confidence in themselves to better prepare them
                                                                                                 their practice as a wholesome creative outlet for their                                                                                                                                                                                artist roster includes current and past students
                                                                                                                                                            healthy lifestyles.                                      accomplishment in other areas including Visual            for their chosen career and life paths.
                                                                                                 emotions. The impact that music can have on our                                                                                                                                                                                        and is always expanding.
                                                                                                 wellbeing is remarkable.                                   COMMUNICATING VISUALLY                                                                                                                                                      Germinate Records gives students the
                                                                                                 THE LINDISFARNE RECORDING STUDIO                           Learning to be visually literate is and always will
                                                                                                                                                            be a fundamental skill.                                  WE CREATE ACTORS, MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS, INSTILLING                                                                opportunity to learn the value of giving to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        others while developing as musicians, recording
                                                                                                 Equipped with high-end, industry standard sound
                                                                                                 recording equipment, the Lindisfarne Recording Studio We study Visual Arts to stimulate a way of being in           A DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND APPRECIATION OF THE ARTS                                                                      artists, audio engineers, producers and music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        industry professionals.

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CENTRE FOR MARINE & AQUATIC STUDIES

                             endless possibilities
                             - The Boathouse on Cudgen Creek, Kingscliff
                             THE DREAM TO ESTABLISH A WORLD CLASS MARINE FACILITY HAS BECOME
                             A REALITY WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE SALT BOATHOUSE AT KINGSCLIFF

                             When we were first offered the opportunity to purchase                   ...the Boathouse
                             The Boathouse, our thoughts naturally turned to all the sorts
                             of activities traditionally associated with a Boathouse – rowing,
                             kayaking, sailing, Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP), canoeing,
                                                                                                      provides a platform
                             even SCUBA diving.
                             However, located as it is on beautiful Cudgen Creek, we quickly
                             realised The Boathouse also provided a wonderful platform for
                                                                                                      for so many activities
                             many other activities, including:
                             • learning about environmental science and marine studies
                             • reconnecting with self, others and nature
                             • practising wellbeing through our GreenX7
                               program and mindfulness
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                             • holding writers’ workshops, visual arts’ focus
                               days, literature reviews and small group music recitals
                             • better understanding local Indigenous culture and heritage
                               (Cudgen Creek played an important role in the life of the
                               Bundjalung people prior to European settlement and
                               throughout history).
                             We are sure the list isn’t complete yet. As we develop programs
                             and utilise the site even more uses will become apparent.

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LINDISFARNE SPORTS ACADEMY

                             our great sports
                             THE SPORTS ACADEMY GIVES OUR SPORTING HIGH ACHIEVERS THE BEST OF BOTH
                             WORLDS – DEVELOPING THEIR INDIVIDUAL DISCIPLINE SKILLS WHILE BALANCING
                             ATTENTION TO ACADEMIC POTENTIAL

                             We recognise the commitment and sacrifices            OUR GOALS
                             needed to achieve at an elite level within            Providing the pinnacle for younger students to
                             any given sport.                                      strive for, our goals are to:
                             The Lindisfarne Sports Academy is yet another         • assist students to balance their sporting and
                             initiative in the development of Lindisfarne into       academic commitments in a supportive
                             a world class school.                                   environment.
                                                                                   • promote a “High Performance Culture” which
                             A SUCCESSFUL MODEL                                      challenges students to achieve their very best.
                             Based on the highly successful Griffith University
                             Sports College, The Academy provides a                • support students with flexible curricula that
                             supportive environment for high achievers to excel      acknowledges the demands placed on them
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                             at their sport (team or individual) while achieving     by their chosen sport.
                             their absolute potential in academic areas.           • expose students to industry best practice
                             With highly qualified coaches, proven training          across a range of sports-related fields including
                             methodologies (including nutrition, strength and        nutrition, strength and conditioning, sports
                             conditioning), professional Sports Ambassadors          science and leadership.
                             and a motivating learning environment that            • seek to provide a clear pathway for students
                             brings together like-minded sporting individuals,       to continue their academic journey, through
                             we provide the ultimate foundation for our              our partnership with the Griffith University
                             student athletes’ future success.                       Sports College.

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OUR STAFF
                                                                           the very best people want to work with
                                                                           the very best people
                                                                           OUR PLANS FOR A WORLD-CLASS ACADEMIC, ADMINISTRATION
                                                                           AND LEADERSHIP TEAM ARE ALREADY BEING PUT INTO ACTION
                                                                           The energy we’re creating at Lindisfarne         Through a combination of face-to-face           We want to make our staff look good
                                                                           is rapidly drawing highly talented staff         educating and co-curricular activities, our     to themselves, each other and the
                                                                           from across Australia to join our existing       staff are encouraged to stay attentive and      outside world.
                                                                           talented team.                                   really listen to the needs of our students
                                                                                                                            to help create enduring connections.            AN EXTENDED FAMILY
                                                                           Within five years we expect we will have                                                         What you’ll find at Lindisfarne is there’s
                                                                           built an international reputation drawing        Programs and plans are in place to ensure       no dividing line between educational
                                                                           the best in their fields to the school from      our staff are even better qualified and more    and administrative staff.
                                                                           across the globe.                                highly trained in the skills required to
                                                                                                                            provide the style of education we want to       There’s also a true caring for each other, a
                                                                           We won’t have to advertise; word of
                                                                                                                            provide. Central to this is relevant research   support network that ensures new staff
                                                                           mouth will bring them to us.
                                                                                                                            and data to help craft individual growth.       members feel as valued as those who have
                                                                           So, what’s creating this excitement                                                              been part of the school community for years.
                                                                           and energy?                                      Building an even stronger culture of staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    s
                                                                           EXCELLENCE
                                                                                                                            performance, leadership and governance
                                                                                                                            will increase the strength of existing
                                                                                                                                                                            That so many visiting and trainee teachers
                                                                                                                                                                            want to work here is a great indication of our      Our culture i
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                                                                           Lindisfarne is a school that is breaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  s e d o n r e s p ect
                                                                                                                            relationships between staff and students.       school being a welcoming workplace. Also,          ba
                             we continue to build an international         down the barriers to learning excellence.
                                                                           We will be in the game, we’ll know what
                                                                                                                            This will promote learning, while
                                                                                                                            encouraging collaboration to ensure our
                                                                                                                                                                            many staff members are proud to have their
                                                                                                                                                                            children as our students – and we even have      for staff  a n d   st u de nts
                             reputation drawing the best in their fields   is coming and we’ll be prepared.
                                                                           PASSION
                                                                                                                            desired educational results become
                                                                                                                            a reality.
                                                                                                                                                                            staff members who were our students!
                                                                                                                                                                            This breeds a genuine respect by students
                             to the School from across the globe           Our enthusiasm is a given – it’s founded on
                                                                           authenticity and passion. Staff at Lindisfarne
                                                                           drive our pursuit of excellence, part of the
                                                                                                                            DEVELOPING THE INDIVIDUAL
                                                                                                                            We invest in our staff, supporting
                                                                                                                            postgraduate opportunities and other
                                                                                                                                                                            for staff (and vice versa) – it makes every
                                                                                                                                                                            member of staff feel valued and lucky.
                                                                           ethos we buy into.                               external educational programs.                  We’re that kind of school.
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ours is a

                             CULTURE OF YES
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                                              innovation is celebrated – our staff and
                                              students are encouraged to be aspirational
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OUR PARENTS

                             partnering
                             with parents
                             BEING A PARENT CAN BE ONE OF THE MOST
                             WONDERFULLY FULFILLING AND JOYOUS
                             ROLES ANY ADULT CAN HAVE. IT CAN ALSO
                                                                                                                                         THE KEY HERE IS WORKING
                                                                                                                                         TOGETHER - STAFF WITH
                                                                                                                                         PARENTS, STAFF WITH STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                         AND STUDENTS WITH PARENTS
                                                                                                                                         issues together and authentically we’ll help make    support the social, emotional and academic
                             BE ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING – AND                                                                        the transition from young child to young adult       development of their children.
                                                                                                                                         a smoother path.
                             THAT’S ALL BEFORE BREAKFAST!                                                                                                                                     Areas already covered are:
                                                                                                                                         Working together – staff with parents, staff with    - study skills to help students in Years 7 to 11
                             Being a 21st century parent is no easier than in        children to protect them from the world is the      students and students with parents – ensure all        achieve academic success.
                             past generations, even with all the help                wrong approach. Reality is the best context         have buy-in to an agreed approach. The key is
                             technology has given us.                                in which to learn.                                  committing to what is agreed, whether that           - giving parents the right tools to teach their
                                                                                                                                         be choosing subjects for Years 11 and 12 or            children how to build confidence and
                             In fact, with the complexity of life, this could well   And, if that means skinning knees or being                                                                 capabilities at school.
                             be the most difficult time ever to be a parent – in     disappointed at not always being first in the       an aspect involving wellbeing.
                                                                                                                                                                                              - parenting in the digital age, equipping them with
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                             the past, an extended supportive family network         class, we think that’s healthy.                     Consistent, transparent feedback from all three
                             was often more common than today.                                                                           groups is important in order to evaluate whether       information and simple strategies for home so
                                                                                     THE IMPORTANT “DIFFICULT                                                                                   that screen time doesn’t become “scream time”
                             Partnering with the School, where your child            DISCUSSIONS”                                        the approach is providing the results we’ve been
                             spends so much of their time and focus, is              We care about your child so much we think           seeking. If necessary, modifications are made.     The seminars have been very well received indeed
                             therefore an obvious solution, particularly             it’s also important to have those “difficult        PARENTING SEMINARS                                 and it is our plan to continue the program with topics
                             when we offer so many tools to help you.                discussions” with you that come when they           To further help parents and guardians, Lindisfarne that matter, presented by the best in their fields.
                                                                                     test their boundaries or try something different.   supports parents through its ParentEd program,     This is just one of the many ways Lindisfarne
                             We know many of you will be making sacrifices
                                                                                     It’s all part of growing up.                        offering the best speakers and experts to assist   helps its parents cope with the always-changing
                             to send your children to an independent school.
                             But we believe that parents cocooning their             No life is perfect. If we accept that and address   parents explore how we, as a community, can        landscape of their child’s life.

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