Issue 11 / 27 July 2021

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Welcome to Term 3! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday. Our Grounds and Maintenance team have been very busy over term end break.  The Year 4,5,6 playground upgrade is now officially complete and has come up nicely.  We are also pleased to note that the upgrade …

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Parents and Friends Online Meeting Tonight

The Parents and Friends meeting scheduled for this evening is being held online.  The meeting is scheduled for a start time of 6.30 pm.  All are very welcome to attend by emailing northpinepnf@gmail.com to receive your online link.  

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2021 Census Privacy Notice

The Australian Government provides funding to Australian schools under the Australian Education Act 2013 (AE Act). This Act, along with the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (the AE Regulation) require Northpine to provide the Australian Government with certain information about the school, its staff, and student body to ensure Northpine’s funding …

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Upcoming Events

Our online calendar is updated frequently throughout the school year. If you have a question about an event on the calendar, please do not hesitate to contact College Reception. Tuesday 27 July – P & F Meeting (Online) Wednesday 28 July – School Tour Wednesday 4 August – QCE Parent …

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STORMCo Teams Serve in Rural Communities

During the Term 2 holiday break, 3 teams of enthusiastic Year 10-12 Northpine students volunteered their time to serve 4 rural Queensland town communities.  Teams went to Surat, Injune, Monto and Eidsvold.  Over 100 students, young adults and staff served on these trips. Injune STORMCo Video Monto STORMCo Video Surat …

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Careers

Making sure you meet tertiary prerequisites in Year 10 Before you choose your senior subjects, it is essential that you identify any prerequisites, assumed knowledge and recommended study for the courses that you are interested in at the end of Year 12. Not all universities and institutions have the same …

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Year 10 QCE Parent Information Evening

Northpine is hosting a QCE Parent Information evening for Year 10 students and their parents on Wednesday 4 August at 6.30pm in the Sports Centre. Subject selection forms will be distributed as well as guidance around the process of selection.  Additionally, a number of tertiary providers will be there so …

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Library

We had a wonderful time on Friday with author, Jacqueline Harvey visiting our primary students. Jacqueline is bestselling author of the Alice-Miranda, Clementine Rose, and Kensy and Max series. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed her entertaining storytelling and hearing her inspirations for the books she has written. At lunchtime, …

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awardee

Feature photo: Gold Qualifying Hike in New Zealand 2020 Northpine Christian College is proud to have another Year 12 student, Ava Wyers, complete the Gold Award for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.  Ava will be invited to attend the Gold Award Ceremony at City Hall Brisbane mid-year 2022.  The …

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards Presentation

Northpine Christian College was proud to see one of our participants presented with the Gold Award for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Gold Award Ceremony took place at City Hall on Friday, 25 June in front of friends and family of the awardees in the main hall. The …

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Duke of Edinburgh Silver Practice Camp

Feature photo L-R: Stephen (Year 11), Emily (Year 10), Jordan (Year 11), Ben (Year 10) and Tay (Year 10) On the weekend of 4-6 June, five students participated in the first Silver Training Camp for 2020. On Friday morning, the group left school for Charlie Moreland Campground in Imbil State …

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Soup Kitchen Opens

We are excited to share with our secondary students that the soup kitchen will be open again providing nutritious and warming soups on Tuesdays and Fridays during the lunch break. Opening day is Tuesday 10 August 2021. The soup kitchen is located near the staff common room with plenty of …

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Push Up Challenge Supports Mental Health

Last term our Northpine Community participated in the Push Up Challenge to raise awareness about mental health and funds for organisations that help in this area. Over 144 individuals were involved within 23 teams. As a school community we raised a total of $4,280. Special recognition is due to the …

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Primary Merit Awards

Congratulations to our weekly Infant and Junior School Merit Award winners! Our students continue to excel in so many areas. Here are the names and photos of our Merit Award recipients for Term 2 Week 10: Class Term 2 Week 10 Prep A Caleb and Abir Prep B Lincoln and …

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Gymnastics Champion

Having recently competed in the Australian Gymnastics and Dance Academy (AGDA) Invitational, Lily placed 3rd for Vault, 1st on the Bars and 4th for Floor. With an overall score of 36.499, Lily placed 1st in the division Level 4 Opens. Well done Lily!! Mrs Lauren Fraser – Primary Sport Coordinator

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Music Events

Keep the following dates marked in your calendar for our upcoming music events. We are excited to be taking our Bands and String Ensembles to MusicFest this year. MusicFest is held over a couple of months at various locations. Our ensembles are looking forward to participating in this prestigious event. Monday …

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Music Exam Success!

Congratulations to Mahlon Malcuit for achieving a Credit for his Cello examination for Grade 1 AMEB.  An excellent result Mahlon, well deserved! Miss Chloe Richardson – Co-curricular Music Program Coordinator Year 8 student Giselle Dennis has completed her first AMEB examination for Flute, achieving an A+, or Honours with Distinction …

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Get to Know our Music Tutors

Name: Michael Larkin Qualifications: B.A. DipEd AmusA What do you teach at Northpine? Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass and Concert Band How long have you been teaching at Northpine? I have been teaching at Northpine for a year and love it. What do you love about teaching music? I love teaching music because we get …

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Music Tuition

Semester 2 is a wonderful time to consider starting music lessons. Northpine has some amazing instrumental and voice tutors who are always willing to take on new students. If your child has been considering learning an instrument, please go to the Music page on the College website here or contact …

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Colour Run and Family Fun Day

After the difficult year we’ve all had, the P & F are very excited to host a Colour Explosion Fun Run for the Northpine Christian College and Early Learning Centre community on Sunday 15 August. It will be combined with a Family Fun Day, providing a day for families to …

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Theatre Performance

Introspect Theatre Company is set to put on their debut full-scale theatre production, The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow, at our Performing Arts Centre here at NCC! The show is an unmissable heart-stopping noir thriller based on Hitchcock’s 1935 murder-mystery masterpiece and John Buchan’s juicy spy novel! This hilarious comedy features five actors, …

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Uniform Shop Bookings

In accordance with Government regulations on COVID-19 for social and physical distancing, the uniform shop is open by appointment only.  We ask that only one parent and one child attend the booked appointment.  Please do not bring siblings where possible. Our preferred method of payment is EFTPOS.  Cash payments can be …

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OSHClub Survey

Dear Parents and Carers, We are continually working towards creating an engaging and fun Outside School Hours Care program that is formed with help from our families and school community. To do this we’d love to hear from you. In this short survey (which should only take 5-10 minutes), you’ll …

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School Parking Patrol Program

Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) Local Laws Unit undertakes a School Parking Patrol Program where officers complete scheduled school patrols, both in the morning and afternoon, to ensure that vehicles are parked in a safe and lawful manner.  The primary aim of the program is to ensure that students and …

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Safe School Travel with Kangaroo Bus Lines

The first half of the year has flown by as we prepare ourselves for Term 3. We are touching base with our schools and parents to bring to your attention a concern we have regarding the behaviour of students whilst travelling on the bus. It is disappointing for all involved …

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