Issue 4 | 13 March 2018

Mr Graham Baird, Principal

Principal’s Briefing

Year 1 to 12 Interim Reports will be available for you to access via the Parent Portal immediately after school on Friday 23 March. The purpose of producing these reports is to give you an early indication of the progress that students have made to date. Teachers will indicate (a …

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interviews

Booking Parent / Teacher Interviews

Please find instructions on how to book interviews at this link.

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Chaplain’s Chat – Week of Worship 2018

WOW … A Week to Remember On 25 February – 2 March, Northpine held their annual Week of Worship (aka WOW), focusing on the theme of ‘Equip’ and delving into how one can equip themselves with God. Chaplains, Simo and Neil, spent many hours preparing the stage to resemble a …

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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! Which class or classes do you teach? I teach Year 2, specifically 2C. How long have you been working at Northpine? I came to Northpine …

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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 7 Week 6 Prep A Madison Kaberry Harrison McKillop Alisa Nazarova Aleeyah Hulley Prep B Ruby-Mae Tams Thomas …

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ASSA Basketball Gala

On Monday 12th March, Northpine sent four teams of students to participate in the ASSA Basketball Gala Day. Games were held at Boondall and the teams were blessed to play in such a great facility with external referees provided to officiate all the matches. Mr. Saunders, Senior Boys’ coach said …

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Challenge – TNS Overnight Camps

The Challenge—The Next Step students braved the rainy weather on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights last week, camping at the school as part of the Overnight Camp, a preparation camp for Survival Camp later in the year. The first boys’ group pitched camp outdoors on Monday afternoon beneath scattered cloud …

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Primary Sports News

The Junior Cross Country Carnival is due to be held before recess on Wednesday 14 March, weather permitting. It is suggested that students run in a house coloured shirt and then change into their school sports shirt after their event. Students should also bring a spare pair of shoes, shorts …

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Library News

Reading Rangers After School Book Club commenced on Tuesday 6th March with some of our Prep students, who enjoyed a farm themed storytelling session, followed by craft.  They also shared stories about their favourite books and characters with the group.  This week Reading Rangers is for Years 2 and 3. …

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Tinashe’s UN Queensland State Conference

On 23 February, I had the privilege of attending the United Nations Queensland State Conference. Held on the Sunshine Coast, I along with 120 other students across the state learned about leadership, diplomacy and advocacy. On the first day of the conference, we were introduced to a guest of speaker …

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Stormforce

Stormforce 2018

The Primary School is using 2018 as a year to model and practise serving others through a new program called ‘Stormforce’. During this year, we are intentionally teaching children that serving others can not only be a great help to people in need, but can also assist in teaching others about …

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NCC Creators Club

The NCC Creator Club has now been up and running for two weeks, with the first group of Year 6 students enjoying the exploration of new technology, rapid prototyping and coding. This recently formed lunchtime program encourages students to test, fail, retest, make mistakes, learn and adapt. NCC Creators will …

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Oriental Lily

“Budding” Scientists

Flowers are beautiful to look at and they enable the plant to reproduce. Year 8 students recently investigated the intricate details of an Oriental Lily by dissecting a flower. They carefully observed, described and sketched the various parts. With the help of microscopes, they were able to see pollen grains …

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Year 9 ODE Canoe Expedition

Well, it was a jam-packed trip with a 6km paddle to start the journey on the Upper Noosa River. Students braved the wind and rain to complete a further 14km of walking on their first day to the stunning “sandpatch” which brought not only amazing views but also more rain …

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Mountain Biking

Northpine Mountain Bike Club Gets a Face Lift!

We are blessed at Northpine for so many reasons. Our students are offered such amazing opportunities at our college. Students in Challenge and Outdoor Education classes have a wonder area of bushland that we are able to use to participate in the exciting sport of Mountain Bike Riding. Dedicated staff …

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Year 12 at UQ Human Movement Studies

The Senior Physical Education class experienced a morning at the University of Queensland where some students participated in a variety of exercise physiology practical labs. An exercise physiologist from the School of Human Movement Studies conducted an aerobic test and two anaerobic tests. Huon Brosnan was prepared to do an aerobic capacity (VO2max) …

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Adventist Book Centre

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Important Notices from Moreton Bay Regional Council

Old Gympie Road and Boundary Road Intersection Upgrade Moreton Bay Regional Council will be undertaking construction works in coming weeks at the intersection of Old Gympie Road and Boundary Road, Dakabin. Work is scheduled to commence in mid-March 2018 and is expected to be completed in eight weeks, weather permitting. …

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Enrolment for 2019

2019 Enrolment

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

14 March: Years 3-12 Cross Country 15 March: School Tour #1 16-18 March: D of E Bronze Training Camp 19-23 March: Primary School Week of Worship 21-23 March: Years 7-12 Exams For more info please visit our School Calendar

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