Welcome back to Term 4, 2019. The rain we have been receiving is really very welcome, although I believe that things are not much better for our rural neighbours west of the range. No doubt you are praying for them as we are.
Our Year 12s have a couple of weeks of school left before they hand in their final assessments and are able enjoy the celebrations associated with completing their schooling. No doubt they will be will looking forward to an enjoyable and relaxing time together on their camp beginning 3 November.
While this is a significant time for our Year 12 students, it is important that all our students remain focused on their studies right through to the end of the year so that they can attain the best possible results on their final report.
By all accounts, ‘Big Camp’ 2019 was a great success. I understand that there were some engaging speakers and the programs were well attended. I trust those of you who were able to attend ‘Big Camp’ enjoyed it and were blessed by the experience.
Just a reminder that Monday 21 October is a pupil free day. Several of our senior staff will be involved in panel meetings where Year 12 assessment tasks are moderated. We will also have our 2020 Preps and their parent/s visiting for an Orientation Day Program, while the remainder of our staff attend in-service programs and planning meetings.
Our Year 6 students will be away on their camp from Wednesday 23 October through to Friday 25 October. This is a great event for them, and I know they will enjoy the activities planned for them.
This Friday we will be officially opening the new building. The program will be held in the Amphitheatre with our Year 11 and 12 students attending. Because of space restrictions, we will be live streaming the program to the classrooms so our teachers and students will be able to see the formal part of the opening, which will begin at 10am and finish by 10:30am. We will be welcoming a number of dignitaries representing state and local governments, as well as other groups that have played a part in making it possible for Northpine to have such a great facility.
Thanks for taking the time to read our Newsletter.
-Mr Graham Baird, Principal