Issue 15 | 12 September 2017

Mr Graham Baird

Principal’s Briefing

Last weekend Watson Park transformed into tent (and caravan) city, signaling that Big Camp 2017 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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Chaplain’s Chat

Spring Cleaning Over the last few weekends I have endeavoured to start spring cleaning around my house. All was going well until… I looked into my study and realised my job had just quadrupled. Paperwork, books, other resources, external hard drives, suit cases and that forgotten exercise bike…You know exactly …

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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 11 and 12 Prevocational Mathematics Year 9 Digital Media Year 11 and 12 students doing outside school …

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Awards Statue

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 Taylor Lewis Maxwell Knowles Noah Bull Nathan Steen Prep B Reed Thompson Makanaka …

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Tinashe Sithole – Taking the World by Storm

In April 2017, Northpine Christian College Year 11 Student Tinashe Sithole submitted a personal statement and essay for admission to the International Oxford & Cambridge Summer Academy for the academic study abroad programme, and was selected with 4 other Australian students and approximately 50 other students from around the world! …

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Hear Me, See Me Art Exhibition

On Friday 1 September, artwork by Northpine Christian College Year 4 student Amelia Thompson was chosen to be displayed at the Hear Me, See Me Art Exhibition, run by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. Young Queenslanders from 5-18 years were invited to submit artwork on the theme “What does …

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Northpine Strings and DeepBlue

Last Wednesday afternoon, many of our Northpine strings students were treated to a workshop with DeepBlue, string players from around Brisbane who became immensely popular after their performances on Australia’s Got Talent! The workshop culminated in a spectacular evening performance. Year 3 strings students looked and sounded incredibly smart for their opening performance …

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Primary Sports News

SPORT CARNIVALS Our College swimming carnivals are scheduled in Term 4 on the following dates: Year 3-6 Primary Inter-House Carnival – Wednesday 8 November at Redcliffe High Performance Centre, Sydney Street, Redcliffe (Week 6) Prep Swimming Gala Morning – Wednesday 22 November at Watson Park (School Pool) (Week 8) Year …

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History Competition

Each year, students up to Year 10 study History. Most students find it interesting, and some students really excel. In Year 8 and Year 10, students have the opportunity to participate in the Australian History Competition. The competition is about giving students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and understanding …

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Colouring In Competition

Northpine students from Prep to Year 3 joined other schools in entering the Pine Rivers Agricultural, Horticultural & Industrial Association’s Colouring In Competition. This year, the overall First Prize went to Chelsea Borody from Year 2. Congratulations!

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Reading Rangers Book Club

In Term 4, we will be doing a trial run of an after school book club for students called Reading Rangers, to be held in the Library Resource Centre.  It will be an opportunity for students to talk about what they have been reading, participate in a craft related to …

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Sing 4 Joy Choir Performance

On Thursday, 31 August, the Northpine Viva Voce and Melodious Voices Choirs performed at Sing 4 Joy at Genesis Christian College. They were joined by five other choirs from different schools in the area. Together they made up a choir of about 400 students singing combined choral items for the …

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High Distinction for QUT Subject

Congratulations must go to Abby Davidson who has been working on a QUT subject whilst completing Year 12.  Abby has demonstrated maturity, organisation and common sense to plan out her pathway to gain direct entry into QUT Primary Teaching Degree Program and has earned a high distinction for her Semester …

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Year 4 Bicycle Safety Education

During the week of 21-25 August, the Year 4 class engaged in a bike safety class run by PCYC Pine Rivers in Lawnton. They learned about bike safety, road signs and how to properly ride their bikes on busy roads. They even rode around a track simulating a public road. …

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Road to Bethlehem Big Camp Booth

We will again be having a booth in the Expo Hall at Big Camp this year. This is our greatest opportunity to get the word out to all churches. You will be surprised to know how many people don’t know what Road to Bethlehem is and what it is about. …

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Theatre Performance for a Good Cause

What: The Teenage Alchemist by Angela Betzien, starring former NCC students Robyn Payne and Jesse Pinkowski. When: 23rd September at 7pm Where: Performing Arts Centre, NCC SYNOPSIS When two young people living with cancer meet online in an internet chat room, they form an unlikely bond, but are they brave …

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ADF Info Sessions

Please find the attached information for Australian Defence Force Information Nights: ADF Careers – Info Session – BNE – 13.09.17 ADF Careers – Info Session – Carina – 20.09.17 ARES TRADES – Info Session – BNE – 21.09.17 TRADES – Info Session – BNE – 21.09.17

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Refresh big camp flyer

Refresh Big Camp Services

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Tunes in the Park

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Upcoming Events Photo

Upcoming Events

13 September: Term 3 Ends 14 September – 2 October: School Holidays 3 October: Term 4 Begins 6-9 October: D of E Silver Qualifying Camp 16 October: Prep Orientation Day For more info please visit our School Calendar

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Music Instrument Lessons

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Uniform Shop

Parents buying and selling second-hand uniforms are available download the app clk2sell. The Emergency clothing stock is low so if you have any unwanted uniform items, we would welcome any donations please. These can be left at the Uniform Shop or Reception.

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Woolworths Earn and Learn

WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN It is easy for kids, parents, grandparents, staff, neighbours, friends – absolutely anyone – to help our school. This is how it works… Northpine Christian College does not have a box at every Woolworths, therefore your stickers can be dropped off at school.  Thank you for …

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Vacation Care Fun Times at CLUB Northpine

Northpine Christian College Outside School Hours Care There’s no need for your child/ren to be bored these holidays! CLUB Northpine’s Vacation Care program is for children from Prep to 12 years of age and will fill their holiday with action and fun times. The program runs from Monday 25 – …

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