Enrolments

We understand choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Enrolling at Lindisfarne

At Lindisfarne, we share a purposeful enthusiasm for learning and strong values which apply to our whole community. Our holistic approach to education ensures our students have high expectations for personal achievement and we encourage our students to truly embrace our school motto, “Luceat Lux Vestra — Let Your Light Shine”, both during their time with us and after they graduate.

Key intake years for Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 5 and Year 7 fill quickly. Applications are accepted year round.

The enrolment process

1. Get to know us

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2. Register for enrolment

If you would like to be a part of our Lindisfarne community, submit an Enrolment Application online. Upon submission, the student’s name will be placed on the nominated registration list. Registration does not guarantee enrolment at the School or the opportunity for an interview. You can register for enrolment without having toured the School.

3. Invited to interview

Depending upon availability, the student will be invited for an enrolment interview with the relevant Head of Subschool, Deputy Principal or Principal.

4. Letter of Offer

Following the interview, should an offer of a place result, this will be confirmed in writing to you. The Letter of Offer outlines our enrolment conditions including the payment of a non-refundable enrolment acceptance fee.

Preparations for the allocation of placements begin on 1 March in the year preceding entry to the School.

Applications and offers

Applications

Enrolment applications are made online. On receipt of the application/s, the applicant will be listed with those wishing to enter the school in the same year and same year level. The completion of an enrolment application is not a guarantee of a place in the School. Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $95.00 (incl GST)to be paid with the enrolment application.

Preparations for the allocation of placements begin on 1 March in the year preceding entry to the school. Information about enrolments and possible vacancies may be obtained from the Registrar or the Director of Community Engagement.

  • Children can enrol in the Preschool or Early Preschool Program the year that they turn four (4) years of age.
  • Children commencing Kindergarten should turn five (5) by 30 April of the year of entry to Kindergarten.
  • It is an expectation that children enrolled in Preschool will continue to Kindergarten. Parents whose children do not proceed to Kindergarten are required to provide one term’s notice, in writing, to the Principal. The penalty for non-compliance will be payment of one term’s fees being charged in lieu of notice.

Parents/guardians are asked to provide any relevant information that may be helpful in providing for their child’s education.

Offers

Those offered a place are required to sign the Enrolment Acceptance and return it to the school together with the non-refundable enrolment acceptance fee of $460.00 per child or $820.00 per family.

Fees

Our fees cover the costs of tuition and are billed four terms per year – with the exception of Year 12 which is billed over three terms.

We may also apply other levies and charges which can include camps, sports and band programs, private music lessons and buses. Within certain subject areas in the Senior School, there are some subject levies applied that cover the additional costs of materials used (food, fabrics, timber, art materials, costumes, instrument hire etc).

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Scholarships are offered under the following categories: Academic, General Excellence, Music and Sport.

Scholarships

Each year, Lindisfarne offers a limited number of Academic, General Excellence, Music and Sport scholarships to students who meet the eligibility requirements.

Scholarships for the 2023 school year will open in Term 4, 2021 and close in early Term 1, 2022.

Students eligible to apply for scholarships for the 2023 school year will be commencing in one of the following; Years 5, 7, 9 or 11. All students will be required to sit an academic test.

Scholarship Categories

  • Academic – Based on a high level of academic merit.
  • General Excellence – For students who demonstrate strength in a range of areas as listed below.
  • Music – High level of music capacity is required combined with satisfactory academics.
  • Sport – For students who are competing in at least one sport at state level or above combined with satisfactory academics.

Lindisfarne also offers support for Indigenous students. Further information in this area can be obtained from the Registrar.

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Year levels

Academic Scholarships are available for all students entering Years 5, 7, 9 and 11 in the scholarship year, inclusive of students new to Lindisfarne and currently enrolled students.

General Excellence, Music and Sport Scholarships are available for all students entering Years 7, 9 and 11, inclusive of students new to Lindisfarne and currently enrolled students.

Duration

Scholarships are offered for the duration of the students’ education at Lindisfarne, subject to a satisfactory annual review. This review is conducted for all scholarship recipients.

Scholarship amount

Scholarships amounts can vary, with up to 75% off the tuition component of the school fee account. This is at the discretion of the Principal, supported by a panel review.

Specific requirements

  • Academic Scholarships: Students are required to undertake the independent academic examination (EduTest). A high level of academic ability is required.
  • General Excellence Scholarships: Students are required to take the independent academic examination (EduTest) andsubmit evidence of their areas of strength via a portfolio outlining a high level in at least three of the following interest areas:
    • Academic Achievement
    • Leadership
    • Community Involvement
    • Music
    • Creative Arts
    • Speech/Drama
    • Sport — representative or state level
    • Other, supporting documentation required.
  • Sport Scholarships: Students are required to take the independent academic examination (EduTest) combined with submission of portfolio evidence of sporting achievement. Please note that students who receive a sports scholarship do not gain automatic entry to the Lindisfarne Sports Academy. For more information on entry to the Sports Academy please visit the Lindisfarne Sports Academy section.
  • Music Scholarships: Students are required to undertake the independent academic examination (EduTest) to a satisfactory level. Students will need to provide evidence of their current level of music ability and may be invited by the Director of Performing Arts for an audition.

Opportunities for study tour groups, short-term enrolments and long-term enrolments are available for international students of all ages.

Lindisfarne International

Lindisfarne offers opportunities for international students of all ages to visit the beautiful Northern Rivers of New South Wales which is just 20 minutes from the Gold Coast International Airport.

The School is ideally situated in one of Australia’s most serene areas surrounded by untouched rainforests, mountains, pristine beaches and rivers, and only a 45-minute drive from Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast theme parks.

Lindisfarne caters to study tour groups, short-term enrolments and long-term enrolments.

Study Tour groups

Lindisfarne International provides specialised programs for groups wanting to be immersed in our friendly, academic and exciting school community. Study tour groups can attend either our Junior School (Preschool to Year 4) or the Middle and Senior School (Years 5 to 12) from just one day up to seven weeks.

We offer:

  • Class immersion with similarly aged school buddies.
  • Excursions to local sights and attractions.
  • ESL lesson with our own specialised ESL teacher.
  • STEM classes with our Lindisfarne staff.
  • Australiana sports, cooking, singing.
  • Indigenous dancing and artwork.

We work extensively with the visiting agent to provide a high-quality program that is rewarding, engaging and memorable for all study tour groups who attend Lindisfarne.

Short-term enrolments

  • Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 can apply.
  • Enrolment can occur anytime during the school term (depending on availability) with stays ranging from 4 to 10 weeks.
  • Tourist visa required.
  • Primary-aged students must have their parents staying with them in Australia throughout their enrolment at Lindisfarne.
  • Students 12 years and older can be placed into homestay accommodation with a school or local family looking after them throughout their stay.

Long-term enrolments

  • This option is available for students from ages 10 to 17 years.
  • Enrolments can be for one semester, up to six years (depending on availability).
  • Student visa required.
  • Senior students can undertake the Higher School Certificate examinations in Year 12.

For more information, please read our International Parent and Student Guide or contact the Lindisfarne International team.

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