Issue 19 / 24 November 2020

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Welcome to our final newsletter for 2020.  We will be celebrating the end of exams and the 2020 school year and wishing our Year 10 and 11 students a restful holiday at the end of this week.  Our Graduation celebration with be live streamed on Thursday morning and they will …

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Changes to Confirmation of Enrolment Process

Due to the recent upgrades to the SEQTA parent portal and the addition of the community section, including the two new tabs, “My Details” and “Financial”, parents/ guardians are now able to update their personal details online and therefore a hard copy of “Confirmation of Enrolment” for 2021 is no …

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Northpine School Bus Service Update

Over the years, the number of families using the Northpine School Bus service has been steadily declining. After prayerful consideration, in-depth discussion and consultation with the Bus Coordinator and Northpine families currently utilising the service, Management has made the difficult decision that it is no longer viable to operate this …

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Year End Office Dates and Hours

The College office will close at 3.30pm Friday 11 December 2020 and re-open at 8.30am Monday 4 January 2021. Class Commencement  All students commence classes at 8:45am on Thursday 28 January 2021.

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Library News

Thank you to parents and carers for encouraging your children to develop a love of books and reading. This week we acknowledge the amazing effort that our students have shown in achieving their Premier’s Reading Challenge goals, and for borrowing and reading throughout the year. Our special Parades will be at the end …

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Tuckshop Closed – Friday 4 December

Please note the Tuckshop will be closed for cleaning on Friday 4 December the last day of Term 4. Please ensure your children bring their morning tea and lunch to school on the last day of Term 2020.  Students will not be able to place orders or make  purchases on …

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Careers – What Employers Are Looking For

Inside This Issue: What are employers really looking for? How can young people give themselves the edge when seeking work?

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Year 12 Dedication and Graduation

On Wednesday 18 November, in a special dedication and awards ceremony, our Year 12 Graduating Class of 2020 was honoured by a theme inspired by our Chaplaincy Team, ‘It’s a new day’. The sports centre was beautifully decorated. Thank you Chaplaincy team! A citation to retiring staff member, Mr Ray …

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Formal 2020

With all the glitz and glamour of a red carpet event, the Northpine Christian College Year 12 Graduating Class of 2020 attended their formal on Thursday evening 19 November at the Victoria Park Function Centre. The arrivals began at 5 pm to the cheers and support of excited family and …

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Year 12 Breakfast and Guard of Honour

On Friday 20 November Northpine celebrated and farewelled the Graduating Class of 2020.  Our Year 12’s enjoyed a delicious breakfast together, provided by the Year 11 hospitality team. The amphitheatre was beautifully decorated by the Year 12 teachers and their team.  The whole school lined up to form a guard …

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Year 11 Students Lead Chapel

This term in Chapel, our theme Game of Life – what is your personal story,  has opened up opportunities for staff and students to exchange stories with our Northpine student community.  Year 11 students, Isabelle Arthur, Cooper Redman, Brooke Howard and Jada Palu represented their cohort, confidently sharing their stories …

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Year 8 Challenge Service Day

On Monday November 9, all Year 8 students were involved in a day that focused on service. In our Year 8 Challenge Program this term we have been learning how service to others improves our own wellbeing. The day began with three presenters sharing their stories of how they have …

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Virtual Art Competition – Winning Entrants

This year’s theme, ‘These are Our Moments’ gave our Northpine community entrants the opportunity to reflect on how 2020 has impacted them and to show through their creative artwork what has been their personal lens to life this year. The competition has attracted many entries from across all grades in …

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STORMForce – Food Pantry

Staff were overjoyed with the response from this year’s ADRA Pantry food collection. Students were able to bring in a substantial amount of non-perishable items that will help families in need this Christmas. Mr Taylor from the ADRA Pantry expressed his gratitude to the students and staff during Primary Chapel …

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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 for week 6 & 7 in Term 4. Class Week 6 Week 7 Prep A Leni and …

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Ready, Set, Splash! – Primary Swimming Gala Day

It was all fun in the sun at the Junior Swimming Gala. With a perfect day! We saw almost every child enjoy a swim in the pool as they raced for house points. Green, yellow and red swimming caps glided up and down through the water as the students competed …

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Music Awards and Virtual Concert Update

Change of Date for release of the End of Year Music Showcase Virtual Concert It is a busy time of year and time frames have got away from us.  However, we are excited that we can release the link to the End of Year Music Showcase Virtual Concert on December …

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NAIDOC Week Celebrated With Colour!

This year NAIDOC Week was held from 8-15 November.  Students and teachers of Northpine Christian College joined in the celebration.  Special lessons, drawings and crafts were participated in for each year level. Indigenous games were played during Primary PE lessons and at lunch time in the Indoor Sport Centre. Luke …

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Uniform Shop

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 booked students attend the appointment. Please do not bring siblings where possible. EFTPOS and …

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