Issue 15 / 8 September 2020

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Congratulations to our Yr 11 Students who will complete their school year at the end of this week.  Next term they officially begin Yr 12 work, which will no doubt be challenging, but rewarding.  To celebrate the completion of Yr 11 they will be leaving for their camp on Friday.  …

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Upcoming Events

Year 11 Camp – Friday 4 – 16 September Last Day Term 3 – Wednesday 16 September Queens Birthday Holiday – Monday 5 October First Day Term 4 – Tuesday 6 October   P & F meeting – Tuesday 20 October

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These Are Our Moments Virtual Art Competition and Entry Form

As advertised in the College Newsletter over the past month, we have opened up our Virtual Art Competition for 2020. All students and staff across our College and Early Learning Community are invited to submit artwork. The Art Competition theme for 2020 is, ‘These Are Our Moments’. You may use a …

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STORMCo

In Term 1 we ran a week of worship (WOW) in Secondary School. Out of that week of worship, students signed up to different areas of commitment. One of those areas was to learn more about how STORMCo’s run and what is involved. We had over 20 students commit and …

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Organised Acts of Kindness – Year 7 Challenge Class

Students in the Yr 7 Challenge ‘Organised Acts of Kindness’ class have been brainstorming ways to serve in our community. Students came up with the idea of running a fundraiser here at school to raise money for the RSPCA. They then planned, organised and executed the event with great enthusiasm. …

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Bonfire Night – Year 8 Invictus

On Thursday 27 August students from Yr 8 attended a Challenge Memory Event held to celebrate their learning in the Yr 8 Challenge Network Unit. The evening, entitled the “Revolving Bonfire Night”, consisted of four separate campfires, each with their own unique teamwork activity which the students rotated through. These …

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Serving is Fun – Year 9 ‘Challenge – The Next Step’

Yr 9 students at Northpine Christian College stepped out of the classroom this week to participate in a variety of service activities. As part of the well-being program called, “Challenge – The Next Step”, students have been developing respect – for themselves and others; resilience – to overcome challenges; and responsibility …

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Outdoor Education – Middle School

During Week 7, both the Yr 8 ODE (Outdoor Education) and Yr 9 ODE elective classes had their Practical Assessment day trips. On Monday, the Yr 9 class went to the Ferny Forest Mountain Bike Trail where they put their new learning into use. They rode their mountain bikes and …

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Careers and Year 10 Pathway Presentations

Skills and abilities play an important role in determining what your career choices will be in the future.  They are usually classified as the things that you do well. They are generally a mixture of the things you like to do, the things you naturally do well and the things …

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Year 12 Cert III Aviation

Year 12 Students Cameron, David, Gregory, Josiah and Dominic have been studying and working toward achieving their Cert III in Aviation.  Thursday 3 September they were completing their final flight assessment towards their drone pilot licence. Well done, Gentlemen. Rod Saunders – Teacher

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Drama

The Yr 7 Drama Class has been learning about traditional styles of Japanese clothing in preparation for their Drama performances this week.  Belinda Daff – Teacher

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Music – Choral Singing is back!

We were very excited that rehearsals were able to resume at the start of Term 3. Although this has meant doing choir a little differently, the choir students have been working hard to prepare their repertoire. Our choirs rehearse in larger spaces, such as the PA Centre and Sports Centre, …

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Library News Graphic

Library

Greetings from the Library, Thank you to all who have supported our recent Book Sales events. We will be receiving some lovely books for our Library from the Adventist Book Centre because of your purchases. Our Carnival Virtual Book Fair has been extended until Wednesday 9 September, so if you …

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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. Class Week 6 Week 7 Prep A Leni and Anna Jordan and Pavish Prep B Zoe and …

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Primary Students Learn to Spend Wisely

Northpine has been pleased to welcome Leanne from the Commonwealth Bank, to educate our Primary students about financial literacy using the Start Smart Program this week. The students were excited to listen to stories and meet characters such as “Captain Cash” and “Coach Cash”.  Slogans were used to help them …

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In the Classroom with Year 1A

Year 1A students have been busy little bees this term! These photos are a snapshot of some of the great work they have been doing, which includes report writing about Spiders, making clocks in Maths, constructing their Earth, Sun and Moon model and colouring in rockets in Science! Anna Tinalli …

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Prep 2021 Orientation Day

Save the Date: Wednesday 4 November 2020 Times 9.45 am – 11.30 am  

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OSHClub – Vacation Care

OSHClub have their Spring Vacation Care program available on the website by clicking here. 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, …

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Uniform Shop Hours

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

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Parents and Friends Minutes

The Northpine Christian College Parents & Friends (P&F) Association, whose organising committee is appointed by the College Advisory, aims to provide opportunities for parents and friends to meet and engage, while supporting the activities of the College and its programs. Membership of the Northpine Parents & Friends Association is open …

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Aussie of the Month Awardees

Earlier this year our primary school enrolled in the “Aussie of the Month” program. We had planned to announce our ‘Aussie of the Month’ recipients much earlier in the year, but due to the late start, we will be nominating one student from each year level for the months of …

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Silver Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

Eight Silver Award participants set off on a three-day expedition on Bribie Island beginning Friday 28 August. The first day was a beach hike from Woorim to the top end of Bribie (near Caloundra). It was a spectacular Queensland winter day, sun shining, beautiful blue ocean with gently rolling waves …

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Spare Change Fridays Supporting 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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