Issue 14 / 25 August 2020

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

It is with some sadness that I share that the Parents and Friends are unable to run the Fathers-Day Stall this year.  As with so many other events in 2020, COVID- 19 restrictions mean we are unable to provide this appreciated service to our families.  I hope all the fathers …

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Upcoming Events Term 3

Adventist Book Centre Fete – 17 August to 28 August Parents and Friends Meeting – Tuesday, 25 August Year 10 QCE Information and Careers Expo – Wednesday, 26 August Mufti Day for Blue Hope Foundation – Friday, 28 August Pupil Free Day – Friday, 4 September Carnival Virtual Book Fair …

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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 most recent Merit Award recipients. Please note there are no merit awards for Yr 6, Week four as students were participating in …

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Infant Athletics Carnival

Infant Athletics Carnival What a day of fun and colour at the Infant School Athletics Carnival!  With almost every student dressed to proudly represent their house colour, the field was awash with green, red and yellow. The athletics carnival started with the 100m sprints and wow can those kids run! …

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Prep Class – Growing Little Gardeners

How amazing do the Prep gardens look!!  Students in our Prep classes are learning about the needs of living things. Each student has grown their very own bean plant from seed.  First the seed was germinated in some cotton wool.  Once the seed had sprouted they were carefully transplanted into …

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Music – Beginner Band Recruitment

Last week was an incredible one for our Year 4 and 5 students in the Music Department with our yearly Beginner Band recruitment! Students were given the opportunity to hold a variety of instruments, listen to their sound as they were performed by the instrumental music teachers, and envision their …

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Year 6 – 7 Transition Day

On Friday,14 August students from Yr 6 were invited to a Yr 6 to 7 transition day. Knowing that the transition from Primary School to Secondary School can appear quite daunting, Northpine has made a tradition to invite our Yr 6 students to come and experience a day in the …

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Spare Change Fridays for STORM Co and STORMForce

Each year Northpine supports a number of STORM Co teams that go out and serve our local and overseas communities each year. This term we are asking students to bring in ‘Spare Change on Fridays’ to support our STORM Co teams as they serve in 2021. This money will go …

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These Are Our Moments Virtual Art Competition and Entry Form.

Northpine Christian College Art Department invites all students and staff across our College and Early Learning Community to submit artworks in the 2020 Virtual Art Competition.   To submit your entry please click on the entry form available here.  

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Year 7 – Challenge Garden

The Yr 7 Challenge class have been learning about horticulture and gardening in different countries. This research has assisted the class in understanding how plants can benefit each other and grow as “companion plants”, also widening their understanding of how different cultures can grow food based on their resources, such …

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Qualifying Expedition

Twenty-three students had their first expedition for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in the D’Aguilar National Park (formerly Mount Mee State Forest) from Sunday 16 – Monday 17 August.  Due to the previous Bronze expeditions being cancelled because of the state restrictions from Covid- 19, this expedition was able to be assessed as the Qualifying …

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Northpine Student Competes in the Sport of Cutting Horses

Northpine student, Darian in Yr 10 has recently competed in the sport of cutting horses at Burrandowan, achieving 2nd place, and Condamine, where he successfully placed in each event, qualifying him to compete in State Titles. Darian owns five quarter horses with top cutting bloodlines, ranging from 12mths to 16yrs …

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Careers – The Decision-Making Process

In life we are constantly making decisions – whether this is about the food we eat, the clothes we wear, to even bigger decisions like what to study and what career pathway to pursue.  We generally find ourselves at a crossroad when we need to make a decision. You may …

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Library News

Greetings from the Library, You would have recently received details of two promotions we have happening for our Library… The Adventist Book Centre has a beautiful selection of Christian books, gifts, homewares, food and drinks. If you make a purchase before 28 August, mention Northpine Christian College Library and a percentage …

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Queensland Road Safety Week 24-28 August

When we’re behind the wheel, driving safely should be our number one priority. You might be surprised to know that dangerous habits like tailgating, not giving way, and running red lights, contributed to half of all serious crashes in Queensland. The Fatal 5 (speeding, mobile phone distraction, drink driving, fatigue …

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