Principal’s Briefing

This time of year seems to bring discussion about traffic concerns and 2018 is no different. Hughes Road East is obviously quite busy in the afternoons and I am very pleased with the way our crossing is working, ensuring our parents and students can cross in safety. We can often be in a rush to save a few minutes and cause more distress than the time saving is worth. Please do not park on Hughes Road East or in roadways and pick up zones as this blocks traffic flow, resulting in frustration and risk for our students. Please continue to drive around the loop until a park becomes available so that we reduce the frustration as well as the safety concerns that come with this practice. Thank you for your support.

Thank you for your interest in and support for our Parent Evenings and ultimately the education of our important young people. Our Northpine staff and administration dedicate considerable time and effort in preparing for and running these evenings and I would like to acknowledge their commitment. For many of you this will have been a long couple of weeks with several nights out. Thank you for making the time to come and meet with our teachers. I am sure that the information shared and the fact that we have been able to speak with so many of you personally will help make 2018 a great year for our students.

Our Year 8 camp kicked off this morning. I know a lot of effort has gone into planning this event by Mrs Salvo and her team and I am confident that our Yr 8 students will have a safe, enjoyable and profitable time away. We look forward to their safe return on Friday.

I would like to remind parents that our playground supervision begins at 8:15 each morning and finishes at 3:40 each afternoon. Please do not leave your students unsupervised outside these hours unless they are engaged in an authorised school activity.  We have before and after school hours supervision available through OSHClub, from 6:30am – 9:00am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm every weekday. You can find out more about how to utilise this service here.

Take care and God Bless

-Mr Graham Baird, Principal