Issue 16 | 26 October 2021

Principal’s Briefing

Year 12 Exams Our Year 12 students have just started their External Exam block.  This is a very important time in their education, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they study to do their best with the exams.  No doubt they are looking forward to …

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Careers

11 Reasons to Job Search During the Holidays You may be thinking about taking a break from job searching during the holidays. Contrary to what you might think, hiring doesn’t stop during the holiday season. Employers hire when they need new employees. A slower holiday season for some businesses means …

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Elevate Education Free Webinar Series

Dear Parents, We’re excited to announce that parents of Northpine Christian College have exclusive access to Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar Series for Term 4, 2021. Elevate works with our students, delivering high impact workshops on study skills, motivation, wellbeing, and exam preparation. By tuning into their webinar series you will …

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Library

Feature Photo: Reading Rangers Artwork Greetings Northpine families Term 4 has started off busy in the library with many fun activities. Congratulations to Heidi in Year 3B, who is the recipient of a $20 Booktopia gift certificate from the team at Premier’s Reading Challenge. Individual readers (from all over Queensland) …

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Music

Congratulations to Olivia Anderson (Year 6) who received Honours (A) in her recent Grade 1  AMEB Flute examination. Congratulations to Year 6 students, Olivia Anderson and Bronte See, who recently performed in the Queensland Flute Guild Junior Performers Day. Mrs Bronwyn Powter – Flute Tutor Strings Concert We invite you …

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Music Showcase

Northpine Music Department presents Music Showcase on Tuesday 9 November in the Indoor Sports Centre featuring Piccolo Strings, Pizzicato Strings, Mozart Strings, Poco Winds, Concert Band, Concert Winds, Melodious Voices, Viva Voce and small groups. All guests are required to make a reservation here to attend the evening. Due to …

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Auditions for Anastasia: The Musical Open This Term!

The rumours are true – we are putting on Anastasia: The Musical at Northpine next year! Auditions will be held this term during selected lunch times starting from Monday 1 November. Students in Years 3 -11 this year are welcome to audition. To register for the audition, please scan the …

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Subway Day Term 4

Let Subway take care of your student’s school lunch on Tuesday 9 November 2021 and support our Parents and Friends Committee. Please place your online order here before 9.30 am on Monday 8 November 2021. Deliveries will be made to each of the Primary classrooms on Tuesday 9 November, ready for lunch …

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Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying Expedition

Early Sunday morning 12 September, a group of twenty students hiked from Mount Nebo, down to camp at Blue Gum Flats, near Lake Manchester. This was the Qualifying expedition for Bronze where participants demonstrated their skills, they had learnt on previous expeditions. The day was sunny and warm however the …

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Munch Monitor – Year 12’s

Year 12’s or any student finishing at Northpine who has a Munch Monitor account, please talk to your parents, or if you are the person in control of your account, to email Munch Monitor requesting, your account be cancelled otherwise an account fee will continue to be charged each term. …

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Year 11 Biology – Stradbroke Island

The Year 11’s went on an excursion to Stradbroke Island on Tuesday 19 October to build their understanding of biodiversity.  We had an enjoyable time exploring the new environment on such a wonderful, sunny day and collecting data at the mangroves, rock pools and beach. My group, Daniel, Glenn and …

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The Next Step Challenge Year 9 Camp

“We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.” Joyce Meyer Equipped with custom-made paddles, gear barrels, canoes and basic supplies, students headed off to Lake Somerset where they embarked on a series of challenges that tested their communication skills, physical endurance and patience. Read more …

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STORMFORCE – ADRA Food Pantry Challenge

In the Primary School this year we have been running our STORMFORCE program empowering our students to serve others. After the success of the ADRA Food Pantry challenge in 2020, we have decided to work together once again in support of those in need leading up to Christmas.  This term we …

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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 Week 2 and 3. Class Week 2 Week 3 Prep …

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ICAS Science Results

On Monday 23 August 2021 several students from our Year 3 to 6 classes sat the annual International ICAS Science test run by the University of New South Wales. Achievement Certificates range from Merit to High Distinction. High Distinction (top 1% of participants), Distinction (next 10%) Credit (next 25%) Merit …

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2021 Rotary Writing Competition Success

‘Each year the Mooloolaba Rotary in partnership with the Creative Writing Program, USC and Voices on the Coast hold a Writing Competition for Years 4 to 9 and encourage students from schools all over Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to enter. Earlier this year, Isabelle Bugeja entered a creative story …

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Sports Awards – Years 5 and 6

We would like to recognise and congratulate our Year 5 and 6 students who received sports awards from Terms 2 and 3. Yr 5 Competition: Best sportsman award goes to Shane (5B) with 6 nominations Player of the week award goes to Tyson (5A) with 6 nominations Congratulations to the …

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Year 3 Wildlife Visit

On Friday our Year 3 classes were treated to a visit from Wildcall Wildlife Show showcasing some of Australia’s unique reptiles, mammals and birds. Lauren the wildlife handler shared with us amazing facts including how these animals camouflage and protect themselves, what they like to eat, how they smell and …

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Uniform Shop Bookings January 2022

UNIFORM SHOP BOOKINGS January 2022 Uniform Fitting Appointments for back to school requirements are now open.   Please note that it is appointment only, walk-ins can not be accommodated.  Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing rules apply where possible. Our preferred method of payment is EFTPOS.  Cash …

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Parents and Friends Minutes

To contact the NCC Parents & Friends Association with suggestions and queries as well as to offer your time and help, please email northpinepnf@gmail.com

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School Banking Program

We have been informed that the Commonwealth Bank will not continue providing the School Banking Program to schools in 2022.  A decision has been made to close the School Banking Program nationally. As a result, the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program will not be returning to Northpine Christian College beyond …

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Safe School Travel

The first half of the year has flown by as we prepare ourselves for Term 4. We are touching base with our schools and parents to bring to your attention a concern we have regarding students not following the health direction of wearing masks when travelling on School Services. Kangaroo …

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