Principal’s Briefing

Term 1 has certainly flown by quickly and there has been a lot of fun mixed in between the serious business of study that is also an important part of the school experience.

Thank you staff, students and parents who assisted with the Japanese group that we had visiting us from Baiko Gakuen school in Japan.  What you did to support us ensured that they had a great time while at Northpine.

Just a reminder that Year 1 to 12 Interim Reports have been available for you to access via the Parent Portal since Friday 24 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 tick in the interview required column) on some reports that an interview is required, please take the time to come in and discuss your student/s progress with their teacher/s. We have set aside the afternoon and evening of Wednesday March 29 between the hours of 3.30 – 5.30 and 6.00 – 7.30pm for interviews.  If the teacher did not ask for an interview but you feel you would like to speak to them, you are most welcome to make an appointment. Now is the time to make the appropriate adjustments that will ensure the best academic result for 2017.  Information about the login process was sent to you last week.  If you have difficulty accessing your student’s information on the portal please contact the college.

Please use our on-line booking service to book appointments for yourself. Instructions that will assist you with making your booking are included in this newsletter. The on-line booking system will be available for bookings from 10 am Monday March 27.  Please contact our office should you require assistance.  Please note that P-6 interviews will take place in the classrooms and Yr 7 – 12 interviews will be conducted in the Performing Arts Centre.

This is a busy time of the year for everyone and we are all feeling tired from the term’s work, so staff and students are excited that there are only three days to go until we can enjoy a well-earned break.

Term 2 will begin on Tuesday 18 April and students will be expected to wear the winter uniform. Thank you for making sure that this is available for them this week.

Thanks for your support of Northpine and we wish you a safe and happy holiday.

God bless

-Graham Baird, Principal