Issue 12 / 10 August 2021

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

It is really nice that we are out of lock down and while we are not free of all conditions, at least we are allowed to be out and about. Thank you all for working with us when we went into lockdown and online learning, and equally so when we …

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Pupil Free Day Friday 3 September 2021

Friday 3 September 2021 is listed as a pupil free day for all our students in the College calendar. OSHClub is available for primary school students however bookings are essential.  For more information on making a booking for your child/ren for this upcoming pupil free day please click here. The …

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Careers

Pathway information for Year 10 students If you are in Year 10 then you’ll be thinking about subject selection for next year and considering future options such as higher education, apprenticeships, and vocational education and training (VET). Myfuture, an Australian Government funded organisation, has several resources (links below) to help …

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Road Safety Week

The focus this year is to ‘Sign up for Road Safety’ and put a spotlight on road safety. Last year hundreds of Queenslanders shared their road safety messages online, let’s make this year even bigger. How can you and the family take part… think of a road safety message and …

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Duke of Edinburgh Silver Hike

Feature Photo: Stephen (Year 11), Tay (Year 10), Jordan (Year 11) and Emily (Year 10) On Friday 30 July, Four Silver Award D of E participants set off on a three-day expedition on Bribie Island. The first day was a beach hike from Woorim to the top end of Bribie …

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Music Events and Lesson Updates

In line with recent Covid-19 restrictions, there are a few changes in the music department that will be in place for the next 2 weeks: There will be no band, ensemble, or choir rehearsals. Music lessons (both group and individual) are currently not able to occur onsite, however your music …

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Year 3 Strings

Year 3 Strings In Year 3, students are given the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument as part of their music program. Every student learns either violin, viola or cello and our Strings specialist, Ms Priscilla Cocis comes into their music class each week to teach them. Students are given …

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Get to Know our Music Tutors

Feature Image: Morgan Veal performing at QPAC as principal percussionist of “Eskimo Joe in Concert with Camerata”. Name: Morgan Veal Qualifications: BMus from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. What instruments do you play and teach? I teach percussion and drums. I also play the piano and enjoy singing. How long have you taught at Northpine? For …

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Library

It is lovely to see the students back at school this week and coming into the Library to borrow once again. For those of you who have children who just love to read, they are welcome to borrow daily from our Library. In addition to this, Moreton Bay Libraries have …

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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 Week 2 Term 3: Class Week 2 Prep A Abir and Lucas Prep B Aiden and Jevon Prep …

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District Athletics Results – Primary

This year at the Pine Rivers District Athletic event, students from Northpine Christian College competed well, placing our school 9th in the district overall. A team of 25 students from our primary school competed in a total of 46 events over two days, achieving a combined effort of three 1st …

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Junior Athletics Results

Toward the end of Term 2, our Year 3 to 6 students participated in the Annual Athletics Carnival.  There was much excitement as parents and students gathered ready for the athletics action on our Secondary oval; however, the weather had other ideas. Just as our first competitors lined up for …

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Taekwondo Success!

Jake Rayner in Year 6 has recently achieved his Junior Black Belt in Taekwondo.  Jake has spent many hours practicing and training towards this personal goal, congratulations Jake on your success! Feature Image: Jake with Assistant Grand Master Rob.

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Parents and Friends

Following the recent lockdown announcements and ongoing cases, the difficult decision has been made to postpone the Colour Explosion Fun Run and Family Fun Day. It would be irresponsible to proceed regardless of today’s announcement by QLD Health so the event will NOT run as planned on Sunday 15 August. …

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OSHClub – Outside of School Hours Care

OSHClub works in partnership with Northpine Christian College to provide Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services to the school community.  We pride ourselves on providing children with a fun, learning experience.  From exciting activities and healthy, nutritious food, to caring, motivated team members, the service will meet all your children’s …

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Swooping Birds

Spring is rapidly approaching and along with the warmer weather it also means the beginnings of the breeding season for many of our feathered friends.  Some native bird species including magpies, plovers, butcherbirds and crows, are well known to swoop as a defensive behaviour to protect their young. Swooping is …

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