Issue 18 | 7 November 2017

Mr Graham Baird, Principal

Principal’s Briefing

Our Year 12 students have completed their exams and are enjoying a well-earned break at 1770 for the final camp of their school life. Next week is a busy week of activity and celebration for them, something they have looked forward to for a long time. Of course we will …

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Chaplain’s Chat

Round and round we go Sound the trumpets the Melbourne Cup is on today. They call it the race that stops the nation. The horses line up, jockeys are ready to go, the crowd goes silent… in a split second a rush of sound swoops around the racecourse, as the …

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Teacher Feature graphic of apple on desk.

Teacher Feature

The Teacher Feature is meant to highlight our current teachers. We have an amazingly diverse staff and we encourage you to get to know them! What class or classes do you teach? Year 4 How long have you been working at Northpine? Since 2003 How did you first discover you …

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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 5 Week 4 Prep A Noah Thomas Willow Curry Taylor Lewis Noah Bull Prep B Rutendo Zinyemba Ruby …

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Happy Birthday Matt 14 Kitchens!

Northpine students have been blessed by Matt 14 Kitchens for the past three years. It was started by Bible and Religions Teacher, Ian Baskin. Every day at lunch time, the kitchen opens to serve students soup and bread. From the outset it has been extremely popular among the students. Patrons …

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Parents and Friends Update

Reminder that Walk-a-thon funds are due this Friday 10 November and presentations will be made in Parade on Friday 17 Nov. Also, put your name on the form. The top three fundraisers will receive an awesome prize! The Parents & Friends Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 14 November at 6pm …

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Business Learning from Traditional Funerals

Last Friday the Year 11 Business students had the privilege of visiting Traditional Funerals in Burpengary. They were given a site tour of operations and a very informative presentation on how the business model works. All the Traditional Funerals staff were a pleasure to talk with and they welcomed the students graciously …

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Lemonade Helps More Than the Thirsty

Over the course of Term 3 of this school year at Northpine Christian College, the Student Chaplains decided to fund raise for a very worthy cause. Every Friday at lunchtime, they set up a lemonade stand and sold cups of lemonade for fifty cents each. They were able to raise …

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Challenge: TNS Service Activity Day

As part of the Yr 9 Challenge The Next Step subject at Northpine Christian College, students were given an opportunity to put into practice the skills they have learnt during the year in being a positive role model in our communities. One of the challenges assigned was for each student …

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Year 10 Explore QUT Uni Day

Last Thursday the Year 10 students visited QUT Caboolture campus to have their “Explore University Day”. The day was filled with presentations on what uni life would be like, its operations, facilities, courses, costs and other important detail. Students were also given a tour of the campus and taken into …

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2017 Adventure Race

There was a lot of suspense surrounding the 2017 Adventure Race due to an extra week of waiting because of wet weather. The day finally arrived and despite the still wet ground we had a cracker of a day! The Adventure Race always changes and 2017 brought some new elements …

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OSHClub Parent Info Session

OSHClub will be hosting a parent information session next week, as per the attached information sheet. Please read to ensure you do not miss out on the opportunity to have your questions answered and to meet the OSHClub team. The attachment also contains information on how to complete your online …

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Years 7 and 11 Pancake Breakfast

You couldn’t ask for a “batter” finish… Our Year 7 students recently farewelled their Year 11 mentors in the tastiest of ways—a pancake breakfast. Northpine’s Mentor Program has been supporting the integration of Year 7 students into High School since 2012. It provides an opportunity for our entry level secondary …

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Uniform Bookings January 2018

Uniform Fitting Appointments for back to school requirements are now open and set for November 27 & 29 January 15/16/17/18 All purchases at these times require an appointment please. For general purchases without students please book a single appointment under your family name. This is to ensure individual service and …

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Mountain Biking Student Excels

Mountain biking is not a sport for the fainthearted as you can see! This picture was taken during the last Gravity Enduro race at Garapine, which was the final race in the QLD state series. Gravity Enduro (also known as simply “Enduro”) is a UCI event where mountain bike riders …

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NCC Students Shine in ICAS Reading Comprehension Test

Students in Years 7-12 have, yet again, proved their skills in the ICAS Reading Comprehension Test, by obtaining higher and significantly higher results than the national average in the same competition. Given that our students competed against pupils of the same age or older from across Australia, their achievement is …

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Upcoming Events Photo

Upcoming Events

  6-10 November: Year 12 Camp 8 November: Years 3-6 Interhouse Swimming Carnival 9-10 November: Year 9 ODE Canoeing Expedition 14 November: Year 12 Signout, Year 9 Service Activity Day 15 November: Year 12 Dedication 16 November Year 12 Formal For more info please visit our School Calendar

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Road to Bethlehem

Road to Bethlehem

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TMR Parents of Learner Drivers Workshop

Are you supervising a learner driver? Want some advice on how best to prepare your learner and keep them safe on the road? The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is hosting a free workshop for supervisors of learner drivers, which will be open to the public. The workshop …

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