Issue 13 / 24 August 2021

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Father’s-Day is coming up in a couple of Sunday’s time and we are hoping that the P&F will be able to run the Father’s-Day stall this year.  To all the fathers out there, I am hoping you have a wonderful day on Sunday 5 September. I would like to remind …

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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 Information

Alternative pathways to higher education If you’re considering university studies but think that you won’t qualify for entry, there are a range of support programs and different pathways available. University entry is usually achieved by successful completion of Year 12 and gaining a competitive ATAR. While this pathway continues to …

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Elevate Education Free Exclusive Parent Webinar

Elevate Education is providing parents with free exclusive access to their Parent Webinar Series for Term 3, 2021. The final webinar for term is happening on Wednesday 1 September at 7 pm. To reserve your spot, you can register for free below, You can register by clicking here. The webinar …

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Evatt Grand Finals

“As part of the NCC High Achieving Students Program led and organised by Mrs Gabriela Davies, driven and talented students are given the opportunity to identify and take part in carefully selected co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.  These activities challenge their abilities and enrich their knowledge and life experiences as well …

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Bell Ringing Ceremony

At the start of the year, Year 12 mathematics students in Mr De Villiers’ classes were invited to nominate an overall grade goal for themselves that they could work towards achieving for their maths courses in 2021. Their names were written against the nominated grade of an A, B or …

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National Science Week

Feature Image: Science Teachers Mr  Litton Thomas, Mr Colin Wilson, Mr Lyndon Chester, Mrs Trinette Grimsey and Miss Belinda Kent This week was National Science Week and our high school students were given a small quiz each morning in home room to test their Science knowledge. While not all students …

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STEM Bootcamp Achievement

Our amazingly hard-working and driven Year 11 student, Stephen Mondia, was accepted into and successfully completed the world-renowned Summer STEM Institute (SSI) Bootcamp Program, 2021 session. The program had received over 1,250 applications from all over the world; however, Stephen’s academic record, extracurricular activities, and personal statements stood out amongst …

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Primary Merit Awards

Congratulations to our weekly Infant and Junior School Merit Award winners! We are so incredibly proud of all our students who continue to excel in so many areas. Here are the names and photos of our Merit Award recipients for Term 3 Week 4 & 5: Class Week 4 Week …

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Music News

Our music tutors are back on campus this week and we are so happy that lessons are back on in full swing! We wish to remind students to check when their lesson time is on this week so they can enjoy face-to-face lessons once again. Bands, String Ensembles and Choirs …

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Get To Know Our Music Tutors

Name: Catherine Hicks Qualifications: A.Mus.A. Dip.Mus What instruments do you play and teach? I teach piano at NCC on Mondays, but I also teach flute, clarinet, saxophone and Theory of Music to students at my home studio and at other schools. How long have you taught at Northpine? 5 years …

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Library News

Featured Image: Olivia shares a story from her Reading Journal for Reading Rangers Welcome to Book Week 2021! We are really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful costumes this Friday as students attend our Book Week Character Parade. This is always such a special event on our calendar. Our Principal Mr …

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Soup Kitchen Opens

We are excited to share that our soup kitchen opened today, providing nutritious and warming soups to our Secondary students. The soup kitchen is located near the staff common room with plenty of tables and seating outside to enjoy a hot cup of soup with friends. Soup will be served …

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Wrap Free Lunches

As from Wednesday 1 September the Queensland Government is banning single-use plastic items.  Here at Northpine we thought we could help reduce the-single use of plastic waste by encouraging our students to pack wrap free lunchboxes every day starting on Wednesday 1 September.

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College Tour Morning

Every couple of months, the College hosts a small group tour from 9:30 – 11:00 am, including morning tea. This allows prospective parents and guardians to visit our College, talk with the Principal and experience first-hand our approach to school life. Our next group tour morning is Thursday 2 September …

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Father’s Day Stall

On Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September, there will be a Father’s Day stall set up in the Staff Common Room. The stall will operate from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm. Last year gifts were priced from $1 – $10. Students are asked to bring money in envelopes or …

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