Issue 10 / 9 June 2020

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Term 2 is winding to a close and teachers and students are busy finalising assessments and sitting exams. This is happening a little later than usual in the term because we wanted to extend the teaching time as long as possible following the return from online learning to classroom-based learning. …

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Careers Corner – Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries

Scholarships, Grants, & Bursaries: How to Find Them & Write Applications Furthering your education can be expensive. Often, the investment of money required to pursue your university or college education will be more than justified by the increased earning potential you will have on graduation. However, this doesn’t take away from the …

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Year 7 Challenge Program

Students from the Year 7 New Beginnings Challenge class have been learning about the value of service. Recently after a quick lesson on how to wash a car thoroughly, each student joined in with a team of their peers to put their skills into practice and wash four cars. Students …

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Year 8 Abseiling

Recently the Year 8 Outdoor Education students under the instruction of Mr Caleb Metz were abseiling off the Secondary balcony.  Students learn to fit their harnesses, practise safety procedures and how to use the correct abseiling skills and techniques.  Scroll down for more photos.

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RACQ Visit Year 12 Students

Recently, the Year 12 students were given the opportunity to meet with presenters from the RACQ Road Education Unit, and were able to experience a DocuDrama presentation.  The presenters spoke on road safety from a young driver’s perspective, using quite confronting video simulation that helped students understand the impact of …

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Northpine Students on a Roll

Northpine Christian College has a fleet of mountain bikes which are regularly used during sport and Challenge classes. Keeping the bikes in top condition starts with a professional service each semester. It also involves teachers (and a few capable student assistants) carrying out regular maintenance tasks, including brake tests, wheel …

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Art Competition

‘These Are Our Moments’ – Virtual art competition for excellence in art and design.  Open to all students and staff in our Northpine community.  Please see front office for sign up form.

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Help Stop the Spread of Viruses and Stay Healthy

If your child is sick, they must not come to school. You must keep them at home and away from others.  Please remember to maintain physical distancing from other parents and teachers when at school, including when dropping off and picking up your children. The greatest risk of transmission in …

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Music and Secondary Choir

Welcome back to students and our tutors! We’re back on campus teaching face-to-face. Lessons and ensembles are all back in full-force (except the primary choirs) however just a little more physically distant than normal and with a lot of hand sanitiser and hand washing! Some of our students are busily preparing …

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Library

Welcome to our Library. Premier’s Reading Challenge is well and truly underway with plenty of completed School Reader Record forms being submitted from students who just love to read. The Premier’s Reading Challenge is not a competition but a way to encourage students to develop a love of reading for …

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STORMForce

This Term for STORMForce our primary classes are busy colouring and writing thank you notes to our community workers. We want to brighten their day by saying ‘Thank you’. ‘STORMForce is a primary school service program run by Northpine Christian College. It introduces young children to service and helps to …

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Primary Challenge Course

WARRIOR 6.13 CHALLENGE COURSE It goes without saying that the first half of this term has been an interesting and challenging one. With majority of students learning from home and restrictions on what you can and cannot do so suddenly placed upon everyone, the Primary PE Department had to become …

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New Playground Edition

You may have seen some playground equipment being installed as an addition to the Year 2/3 playground. Last year the school applied for a government grant, through the Local Schools Community Fund, for new playground equipment.  We were informed earlier this year that our application had been successful and a …

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Year 2 Classrooms – Life Cycles

The Year 2 students have been learning about life cycles. Each of the Year 2 classrooms has their own butterfly hatching kit to observe. Students have been patiently waiting as this can take between 4 – 12 days, depending on temperatures. The first butterfly has emerged from it’s chrysalis in …

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Digital Technology Year 3

In Design and Technology Year 3 have been planning, constructing and now testing the effectiveness of their solar ovens. Students researched what would be the best design, what materials they would use and how to make it hot enough to melt a marshmallow! While the cool winter sun didn’t allow …

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Primary Wellbeing and Resilience Values

A Wellbeing and Resilience Values Program initiative for Prep to Year 6 Students in 2020 This week students will be reminded how a fully connected focus means directing their concentration on one thing only and being totally immersed in hearing or seeing or thinking about that thing. Students will then …

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Tuckshop – Munch Monitor

In accordance with Government regulations on COVID-19, the Tuckshop will not be accepting cash for the remainder of the term.  All orders and snack purchases need to placed using Munch Monitor, by 8.45 am each morning, no bag orders will be permitted.  Orders after this time will not be accepted. …

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Uniform Shop

In accordance with Government regulations on COVID- 19 for social and physical distancing, the uniform shop will be open by appointment only from 25 May – 25 June 2020.  We ask that only one parent and one child attend the booked appointment. Please do not bring siblings where possible. Please …

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Parents and Friends News and Minutes

Our Sports Department is often proudly represented at various events, including ASSA. Until recently students bought their own sport singlets with various numbers on the back. Consequently, our students did not appear to be a cohesive unit. The P&F came forward to raise money for the Secondary Sport Department. They …

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