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.
The facilities of the original campus at Sunshine Avenue were progressively extended until secondary schooling was introduced in 1995 and the Lindisfarne community worked to establish a second campus in Terranora following a donation of land from the late Bill Bedser.
The following year the Secondary School students relocated to the new site in Mahers Lane, and the education opportunities continued to expand with the establishment of the Early Learning Centre in 1998.
Lindisfarne continued to see progressive growth in student enrolments before a period of prolonged stability. Over the last five years, Lindisfarne has shown strong growth in enrolments and opportunities and is now a thriving school to over 1,600 students from Preschool to Year 12.
The purchase of The Boathouse and land acquisitions adjacent to the Mahers Lane campus formed the start of the Master Plan that includes the recent completion (May 2021) of a 12 classroom, three-storey Middle School Centre and imminent construction of a new Early Learning Centre at the Junior School scheduled for commencement in late 2021.