Issue 12 / 28 July 2020

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Welcome to Term 3 and I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday. I have been asked to make you all aware that 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 …

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2020 Census Privacy Notice

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Visiting MP

MP Terry Young, Member for Longman visited Northpine on Monday, 20 July 2020 to officially open the new primary playground and is pictured here with College Principal Mr Graham Baird and students Haron and Jonathan (2A), along with Kyla and Tommy (3B). The new playground equipment was recently installed, thanks …

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Chapels are back!

Both Primary and Secondary students have had their first face-to-face Chapel Program since Term 1, due to COVID- 19 restrictions. There was something special about meeting back together as a large group again with plenty of feedback from students saying how great it was to be able to gather face-to-face …

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Year 12 Reset and Refocus

Every cohort of Year 12 students enter their final year of schooling knowing that they will experience the “last” of many important school events. However, this year there has been much uncertainty for them as to whether they would still experience these “lasts”, thanks to COVID-19. Our staff have worked …

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Year 11 Drama

The Year 11 Drama Class has done an excellent job in their Directing Task for IA3. Students have taken the play, Ruby Moon and created their own interpretations of the text, involving character choices, props, costumes and lighting. Their ideas were diverse and showed fantastic range in their understanding of …

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Careers Corner – Social Media and Job Searching

Today, especially during these unprecedented times, finding a job or looking to change your job can be an onerous process.  Social media has become increasingly more important in terms of job searching.  It is used both by employers looking to fill positions and by job searchers trying to land a …

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Athletics Carnival – Secondary

To make up for the Secondary Athletics Carnival that was originally planned for Term 2, we are running a Carnival for students only, as current Government restrictions prevents parents from joining us for this event. The event will take place on Wednesday, 29 July 2020, on the new school oval.

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Parents and Friends – Subway Cookie Fundraiser

P&F are having a flash Subway cookie drive. Go to https://northpinepnf.square.site/ and place your order.  Cookies are $1.20 each. Orders close strictly 9:30am Monday, 3 August. Cookies will be delivered to the classrooms on Tuesday, 4 August, close to 12:00pm ready for lunch or to bring home if you’re lucky! All …

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Mufti Day Donation to Local Meals on Wheels

Northpine students had their mufti day at the end of Term 2, with each student bringing a gold coin to support a cause selected by the SRC. We are very pleased to announce that the Northpine community raised $1647.35 for Meals on Wheels, Petrie! All money raised will be going …

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Infant Merit Awards

Congratulations to each of our Infant Students on their Merit Awards and achievements this week. Class Week 1 Prep A Charlotte and Lars Prep B Zara and Leyton Prep C Scarlet and Tilly 1A Sunny and Jet 1B Reeve and Layla 1C Sienna and Chae 2A Amelia and Isla 2B …

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Athletics Carnivals – Primary School

To make up for the Year 3 – 6 Athletics Carnival that was originally planned for Term 2, we are planning a modified Year 3 – 6 Carnival for students only, as current Government restrictions prevent parents from joining us for this event.  The carnival will take place from 9am …

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Stormforce – Primary Adventure in Service

Our primary students recently designed handwritten notes and cards of gratitude and thanks to the Paramedics at the QAS, North Lakes Station. An email from the Queensland Ambulance Station Officer in Charge at North Lakes has been received by the College, expressing their appreciation to our primary students. “The Paramedics …

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Music

Best of Bands Virtual Concert Wednesday, 5 August 2020. Best of Bands Virtual Concert will be happening on Wednesday, 5 August. This will be our first ever virtual concert and the bands and soloists are busy recording their pieces for your enjoyment. A link will be sent out at 6pm …

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Library News

We’re happy to see so many enthusiastic readers submitting numerous completed Premier’s Reading Challenge forms to the Library.  Remember, only one form is required to be eligible for your Premier’s Reading Challenge Certificate of Achievement but, if you love reading and complete many more, we have rewards for every sheet completed! We have …

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Uniforms – Booking Appointments and Online Ordering

In accordance with Government regulations on COVID- 19 for social and physical distancing, the uniform shop will be open by appointment until the end of term on Wednesday, 16 September 2020.  We ask that only one parent and one child attend the booked appointment. Please do not bring siblings where …

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Calendar Term 3, 2020

Upcoming Dates for Term 3, 2020 P & F Meeting – Tuesday, 28 July Secondary Athletics Carnival – Wednesday, 29 July Best of Bands Virtual Concert – Wednesday, 5 August Yr’s 3-6 Athletics Carnival – 9 am-12:40 pm, Thursday, 6 August Ekka Show Holiday – Monday, 10 August Simply Strings …

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Staff Professional Development Week

During week 3 of the term break, teachers and support staff participated in various professional development programs, compliance updates and first aid / CPR refresher courses. Teachers and Staff from all our South Queensland Adventist Schools met together at their school locations for the ‘SQ Connect 2020’.  As we head …

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