Issue 15 | 18 September 2018

Mr Graham Baird, Principal

Principal’s Briefing

Last weekend Watson Park transformed into tent (and caravan) city, signaling that Big Camp 2018 has arrived. Big Camp is a great event and I ask you to consider attending some of the meetings if you are able. I am sure that you will receive a blessing. As you are …

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Term Dates for 2019

Term 1 for 2019 will commence on Tuesday, 29 January with Meet and Greet for Prep – Year 6 students and Registration for Years 7 – 12 students. Term 1: 30 January 2019 — 5 April 2019 Term 2: 23 April — 21 June 2019 Term 3: 15 July — 18 September …

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Merit Awards

Merit Awards

Congratulations to our weekly Infant and Junior School award winners! Our students continue to excel in so many areas. Here are the names of our most recent Merit Award winners: Class Week 9 Week 8 Prep A Ysabelle Manganti Frankie Cossart Prep B Lily-Rose Irvine Zane Norfolk Prep C Haron …

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Class of 2008 Reunion

As the Class of 2008 gathered in the Staff Common Room for their 10 Year Reunion on Saturday night 15 September, their spirits were high. Timothy Simpson brought together classmates for a catch-up on campus to reminisce and celebrate. There was much excitement as the 10 year time capsule was opened …

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First Place Horse Cutting in Year 8

Darian Alloway, Year 8, competes in professional Horse Cutting, as a one hand cutter at the Beaudesert Cutting & Western Performance Club. On Sunday 16 September, Darian placed 1st place in the Juniors Class, consisting of eight other competitive riders. Darian is now in the running to take the Junior …

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Year 1 Writes to Prime Minister

After driving past a big paddock where he used to ride his motorbike and seeing that it was being developed, Year 1 student Noah was determined to write a letter to the Government of Australia to stop them. He wrote a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “be careful …

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National Recognition for Mrs Davies

Our own Mrs Gabriela Davies has been recognised nationally for being among the first of 25 independent school educators to be certified by Independent Schools Queensland as Highly Accomplished or Lead Teachers. This certification is the highest career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. You can read more …

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Year 6 Orientation Day

Last Tuesday 11 September, our Year 6 students experienced what it was like to be in Year 7 by spending a whole day in the Secondary school. The purpose of the Year 6 Orientation Day program is to enable students to feel more comfortable about the transition next year by …

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Soup-erb Service Activity

Eilidh, Chaela, April and Annalie from Year 8 visited the Soup Kitchen on Tuesday 18 September and dropped off 100 new soup cups they had decorated with Bible verses and other inspirational quotes. The girls made the cups as a service project in their Ms Philippa Graham’s Bible class. Mr …

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ASSA Athletics Carnival – Primary Sports News

ASSA Primary Athletics Carnival The Adventist School Sport Association (ASSA) Inter-School Primary Athletics Carnival took place yesterday at the QSAC (State Athletics Facility). Our Primary team did very well in finishing second overall in the medal tally. We had 10 gold medals, 18 silver and 16 bronze. Well done to …

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Brain Food

Danielle Savic is a paediatric dietician working for Paeds in a Pod who is writing a series for us full of information and advice to help you make informed decisions about your child’s nutritional health. We know that food provides nutrients for growth, general wellbeing and even sports performance. But did you …

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Library News

On Thursday 20th September we encourage you to enjoy one hour of reading, either by yourself or with your children, for Australian Reading Hour.  See more information at the website https://www.readinghour.org.au/ The class with the best library manners for Term 3 was 5A. They will be rewarded by enjoying games and treats …

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Year 9 Geography Excursion

For Year 9’s Geography excursion this term, we were lucky to be able to visit a local raspberry farm. As we have been learning about biomes and the reliability of our food sources, visiting a farm really helped Year 9 students to develop their observational skills. It also enabled them to …

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Year 5 Space Excursion

The desire to study and see space is as old as humanity. Many of us have used our imagination to step off the Earth and imagine not only our Solar System but heaven. Students in Year 5 did not need to use their imagination as they were hurled, flown and …

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Year 12 QCS Celebration

On Wednesday afternoon, the Year 12 class completed their QCS testing and emerged from the Performing Arts Centre. They had been undergoing the QCS test for two days, and the weight and stress of the process fell off as they were welcomed by members of the staff with cake to …

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Year 8 Kindness Project

Students in Year 8 Bible have been studying the story Jesus told about the Good Samaritan. Each student was challenged to consider acts of kindness they could show to others around them. Students planned a variety of kindness projects, including creating encouraging posters, giving out cookies and chocolates with encouraging …

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Year 5 NCC Creators Club

This term the Year 5 students have had an opportunity to design, create and program electronic bongos and small interactive games using the BBC micro:bit. These Creators also explored the basic fundamentals of electricity, using ‘Squishy’, ‘Wet’ and ‘Paper’ circuits which utilise everyday materials to reinforce the concepts of conductors, …

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Mathletics Gold in Year 4

Shia Ormond, Year 4, recently received a Gold Mathletics Award. Mathletics is an online Maths program that the Year 4 classes participate in. They solve Maths problems in order to gain points. There are three levels of certificates — Bronze, Silver and Gold. Gold is a very high attainment to …

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MBRC Libraries Holidays Workshops

Teen Holiday Workshops at Your Local Library (Years 7-12) You’re sure to find workshops to suit you at Moreton Bay Region Libraries these school holidays. The best bit is they’re FREE! Meet Youtuber Elly Awesome, create cosplay ears, film a game review video and learn survival skills. Plus, we’re gearing …

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Parents and Friends

Parents and Friends Meeting Minutes

Please find attached the Parents and Friends meeting minutes from 21 August.

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My First Gym Holiday Boot Camp

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PCYC Gymnastics for School Holidays

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2019 Confirmation of Enrolment Forms

2019 confirmation of enrolment forms are now available and due to be returned 14 September 2018. They were sent out individually to each parent in an email sent on 30 August. They are also available on the parent portal, SEQTA Engage, in the “Reports” section. If you have problems or …

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Northpine Alumni

Calling All Alumni!

Northpine has amassed a tremendously talented and diverse group of alumni throughout the years. Now, we want to connect with them, share news about their old school and learn about what they have been up to. If you are a former student of Northpine Christian College, please visit this page …

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Enrolment for 2019

New 2019 Enrolments

Parents, do you wish to enrol another child in 2019? Please place your application forms for all year levels as soon as possible. Please note that interviews for Preps commence in Term 2. You can find the appropriate forms HERE.

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Upcoming Events Photo

Upcoming Events

19 September: Last day of classes for Term 3 21-30 September: South Queensland Conference Big Camp 1 October: Queen’s Birthday Holiday 8 October: Term 4 Begins – Summer Uniform For more info please visit our School Calendar

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