Welcome to Lindisfarne
On behalf of our school community, I welcome you to Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School.
Lindisfarne has a proven reputation for providing quality education across our two campuses in South Tweed and Terranora serving the children and families of the southern Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and northern New South Wales.
Throughout my career, I have been a passionate believer in the benefits of a co-educational learning environment and the strong preparation and base that this provides students for the world in which they will live and work, and the contribution that young people will make to their local, national and global communities in life beyond school.
As an Anglican Grammar School, our values of compassion, wisdom and respect are at the heart of our school and form the foundations of our teaching and learning supported by our cultural values of standards, collaboration and leadership.
I believe that for young people to reach their potential, we must value the total educational program and the holistic development of students. This includes focusing on the cognitive, physical, spiritual, creative, personal and social development of the students and providing learning opportunities within the classroom, across the curriculum, beyond the classroom and beyond the School. It incorporates the learning, knowledge, understanding and skills gained from co-curricular engagement, developing the God-given passions, gifts, talents and interests of each student.
From time to time, you will hear me reference the saying, “If you want young people to do remarkable things, you must first give young people remarkable things to do.” I am committed to providing opportunities and initiatives that will stretch our students and help them to build their capacity as learners, dig deep with grit and determination to see things through, developing a depth and strength of character.
As the Principal of a member school of the global alliance of Round Square schools, I am drawn to the quote of Round Square Founder and renowned educator Kurt Hahn: “There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.”
My focus as Principal includes valuing each student and ensuring that every child matters every day. As is The Lindisfarne Way, there is a heavy emphasis on service to others and service to the community. We are proud of our students as we work together to shift our focus from “what do I have to get?” to “what do I have to give?”
From my perspective, a great education has always ultimately been about the development of good judgement, leaving society better than you found it and finding new ways of doing or innovations that will improve the quality of life for those who we are blessed to live and work with in the future.
Welcome to Lindisfarne, a school like no other!
Reverend Constantine has a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy & Theology), Masters of Counselling and Graduate Diploma in Community Development and brings experience in a variety of Parish roles, plus ministry work in prisons and the tertiary sector.
Head of Junior School
Head of Middle School
Head of Senior School
Dean of Studies
Professional Practice, Innovation and Partnerships
Director of Information Services, Facilities and Infrastructure
Director of Human Resources
Behind the scenes at Lindisfarne is the School Council — a group of hard-working volunteers dedicated to using their professional and personal experiences to help determine the School’s philosophy and overall direction.
As the governing body for the School, the Lindisfarne School Council works alongside Principal Stuart Marquardt providing leadership, guidance and policy direction in areas associated with the School Master Plan, Building Program, financial management, risk management and strategic development.
Our School Council members are all accomplished professionals within their chosen fields who generously volunteer their time, knowledge and expertise to ensure the Mission of the School is upheld.
Sound governance principles and practices guide the Lindisfarne School Council in its decision making. Whilst Lindisfarne seeks to be an exemplary school developing students of integrity, wisdom, compassion and faith within a caring Christian environment, our School Council balances a substantial focus on strategic considerations with its planning, monitoring, compliance and responsibility to oversee the future success of the School.
Chair of School Council
Deputy Chair of School Council
Members of School Council
coeducational boarding school and Head of Primary in two Anglican schools. She has held executive
positions in professional associations and holds qualifications in education, business, psychology and
theology. Having been born in the local area, and with her husband, owned and operated an
agricultural business here for 40 years, Sandra has always called the Tweed Valley her home. She is
committed to the local community, and passionate about excellence in education and the mission of
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. Sandra was a teacher at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
prior to being appointed the Head of Junior School at Lindisfarne from 2002 to 2005.
Understanding our story and our history is an important part of any community’s sense of identity and purpose. Remembering our strong foundations is a part of how we celebrate our present and look with hope to the future.
Lindisfarne was established as a small Christian primary school in 1981 through an initiative of Canon Ron Dyson and parishioners of St Cuthbert’s Church, Tweed Heads. Founded as St Cuthbert’s Christian School, the first students attended class in the St Cuthbert’s Church hall whilst their classrooms were finished at the current Junior School site on Sunshine Avenue, Tweed Heads South.
Term 1 — Lent
- Wednesday, 4 January: Office reopens
- Tuesday, 26 January; Australia Day Public Holiday
- Friday, 27 January; New students and Year 7 Orientation
- Monday, 30 January: All students commence Term 1
- Thursday, 6 April: Final Day of Term 1 for all students
Term 2 — Pentecost
- Monday, 24 April: All students commence Term 2
- Tuesday, 25 April: ANZAC Day – Public Holiday
- Monday, 22 May to Friday, 26 May: Camp Week
- Monday, 12 June: King’s Birthday Public Holiday
- Friday, 23 June: Final Day of Term 2 for all students
Term 3 — Trinity
- Monday, 17 July: All students commence Term 3
- Friday, 22 September: Final Day of Term 3 for all students
Term 4 — Advent
- Monday, 9 October: Staff Development Day
- Tuesday, 10 October: All students commence Term 4
- Tuesday, 5 December: Junior School Speech Day
Middle School Speech Day
- Wednesday, 6 December: Final Day of Term 4 for all students
Senior School Speech Day
- Wednesday, 20 December: Office closes
Term 1 — Lent
- Thursday, 4 January: School Office reopens
- Thursday, 25 January: New Students and Year 7 Orientation
- Friday, 26 January: Australia Day Public Holiday
- Monday, 29 January: All students commence Term 1
- Friday, 29 March: Good Friday Public Holiday
- Monday, 1 April: Easter Monday Public Holiday
- Friday, 12 April: Final Day of Term 1 for all students
Term 2 — Pentecost
- Monday, 29 April: Staff Development Day
- Tuesday, 30 April: All students commence Term 2
- Monday, 27 May to Friday, 31 May: Camp Week
- Monday, 10 June: King’s Birthday Public Holiday
- Friday, 28 June: Final Day of Term 2 for all students
Term 3 — Trinity
- Monday, 22 July: All students commence Term 3
- Friday, 27 September: Final Day of Term 3 for all students
Term 4 — Advent
- Monday, 14 October: All students commence Term 4
- Tuesday, 3 December: Junior School Speech Day
Middle School Speech Day
- Wednesday, 4 December: Senior School Speech Day
Final Day of Term 4 for all students
- Friday, 20 December: School office closes
Junior School campus
Our warm and welcoming Junior School campus (Preschool to Year 4), is the foundation of our school, established in 1981 on Sunshine Avenue in Tweeds Heads South, the site adjoins Arkinstall Park broadening the opportunities for our students.
- 16 classrooms with associated technology to support our ConnectEd one to one device program for students
- Three-room Early Learning Centre and separate Preschool playground
- Adjoining break-out and flexible learning spaces across most classrooms
- Student kitchen for use in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
- Dedicated student garden, sustainability and organic recycling spaces including our chicken hutch
- Two playgrounds and associated play spaces
- Outdoor basketball/netball court
- Dedicated music rooms and private music tuition spaces
- Out of School Hours Care facility to support parents
- IgnitEd Resource Centre combining spaces for Library, IT learning and
- Coding and Robotics
- Undercover assembly and performance space
- Undercroft for wet weather activities
- Combined indoor/outdoor learning spaces in our Kindergarten classrooms
- Access to Arkinstall Park featuring full-size soccer pitches, netball courts and tennis courts
Middle and Senior School campus
Established in 1995, this campus on Mahers Lane in Terranora combines our Middle School (Years 5 to 8) and Senior School (Years 9 to 12) facilities in a quiet campus with valley and ocean views looking towards Tweed Heads.
- Dedicated classroom facilities for Year 5 and Year 6 students to complete their Primary schooling
- New 12 classroom Middle School Building completed in June 2021
- Five Science labs and prep spaces
- Full Recording Studio, the home of Germinate Records
- Three dedicated music classrooms plus private music spaces for lessons and rehearsals
- Drama and Performance room for Performing Arts
- Large purpose-built Library and dedicated study and learning hubs for enhancing student collaboration
- Robotics lab
- Technology spaces for Wood and Industrial Design housing Laser Cutter, 3D printers, CNC Milling and associated equipment
- Textiles and Fashion hub
- Three Visual Arts rooms plus undercover outdoor ceramics spaces
- Full court indoor stadium space with a full-size production stage and a seating capacity of over 1,200
- Full gymnasium featuring free weights, machine weights, treadmills, rowing machines, stationary bikes change facilities
- Two court outdoor facility incorporating Basketball, Netball and Tennis
- Two sports fields
- Four 1st Class standard cricket nets for our specialist Cricket program
- Community Garden and outdoor learning spaces
- Trades Skills Centre featuring full commercial kitchen, learning spaces and event deck
- Wellbeing spaces including areas for support staff like School Psychologist and School Nurse
- Careers centre
The Boathouse – Cudgen Creek
Opened in 2018, The Boathouse provides an outdoor learning space right on Cudgen Creek in Kingscliff.
A classroom plus kitchen facility opens right onto a launch space for Kayaks and associated water activities and is nestled next to a community space incorporating a jetty and barbeque facilities.
Utilised as an alternative learning space and home to the Marine and Aquatic Studies course, this facility reflects the diversity of opportunities at Lindisfarne.
2021 to 2025
School Master Plan
We have a range of ambitious plans for further development of facilities, right across the school community.
Current – Middle School Building
Due for completion in June 2021, this building features 12 learning spaces and adjacent collaborative spaces, a staff hub and outdoor learning spaces, the Middle School Centre will provide a ‘heart’ for the sub-school, a physical place purpose-built for gathering as a community. It will also, in effect, create a ‘backyard’ for Middle School students with places to play, entertain and host.
Next – Early Learning Centre
Due for commencement in 2021, this new Learning Precinct will comprise three new Preschool classrooms with toilets, and storage to give our youngest students the best start to their education.
Three new Kindergarten classrooms will finish the Precinct which will also feature support/withdrawal rooms, staff room, meeting room and be enclosed by a habitable meandering boardwalk that will connect sub-communities and spaces, allowing students to socialise and learn in the outdoors.
Future – Senior Centre
Dedicated teaching and learning spaces aligned to learning beyond the School will be the feature of this project. This will include a senior common room, exam centre and associated amenities adjoining our Trades Skills Centre.
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The staff and students of Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our school is situated. We acknowledge the Minjungbal people of the Bundjalung Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who visit our school.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.