Issue 3 / 18 February 2020

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Thank you to the parents who were able to attend Parent Evening Programs and for your on-going interest in and support for the education of our important young people. I am sure that the information shared and the fact that we have been able to speak with so many of …

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Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club orders need to be in tomorrow, Friday 21 February at the latest. Please feel free to browse the online catalogue and place your order via LOOP ordering on the Scholastic Book Club website. https://www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-parents/ If you would like assistance in placing an order, please pop in to see …

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2020 Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection Notice

This notice is from the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department), to advise you that the department has requested that your child’s school provide a ‘statement of addresses’, in accordance with the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth) (Regulation). A statement of addresses contains the following information …

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Year 12 Tie and Badge Ceremony

Life as a senior school student comes with many expectations. There are expectations to achieve, to demonstrate responsibility, and to show increasing levels of independence. At a recent Assembly, we recognised our Year 12 cohort in front of the entire Secondary school, gifting them with their senior tie and badge. …

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Year 12 Camp

The last year of schooling is a whirlwind for students and Northpine took the opportunity at the very beginning of the school year to take the Year 12s on their final school camp. This was a time set aside to intentionally refocus students, present them with practical, activity-based challenges to …

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SISTERHOOD IS BACK! And we can’t wait to connect with YOU!

The NCC Sisterhood program was first established in 2019 as an intentional space for the women of Northpine – staff, secondary students and past-students alike – to connect, encourage, empower and do life with one another… something we are excited to continue in 2020! Co-ordinated by women, for women, NCC …

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

On 15 November 2019, Year 11 Northpine student Kaylee Ayres, together with her Dad Andrew Ayres and 12 intrepid travellers departed Australia for Africa, with a view to summiting the world’s largest free standing mountain, Tanzania’s Mt Kilimanjaro. This was the culmination of 18 months of planning and fundraising on …

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Secondary Leaders Breakfast

On Tuesday, 11 February our Northpine Captains and Prefects attended a leadership breakfast with over 200 other school leaders across the Brisbane region. The morning allowed students to be inspired by keynote speakers, workshop leadership scenarios and fellowship with likeminded leaders. Students were challenged to consider not only what they …

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National Success for Northpine

Last December saw the senior boys and girls basketball teams compete in the Australian Schools Championships for Basketball in Melbourne.  The boys team came 3rd in the Under 20 Men’s Division 3 Competition, winning the Bronze Medal. The school was presented with a framed jersey, team photo and medallion of …

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Careers Corner

Careers Corner This week we have been sharing with the students during career class the importance of organising their work experience placements which is coming up at the end of Term 2.  SEQTA has all the required documentation that students/parents and prospective nominated work experience providers will need to complete …

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After School Peer Mentoring

Are you struggling to understand your tasks and to remain motivated to complete them? Do you need help in structuring your assessments and in selecting the most appropriate ideas and concepts? Alternatively, you may have found that working in isolation is far more challenging and less productive or that your …

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Secondary NAPLAN

NAPLAN is not about stress, fear, time limits and supervisors; NAPLAN is not just a ‘four-in-a-life-time’ narrative or persuasive text-writing event never to be needed again! No, NAPLAN is about good Literacy skills, about clear, accurate and meaningful communication. NAPLAN is about making yourself understood and preparing for the demands …

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Secondary Swimming Carnival

Last week saw the latest instalment of the annual swimming carnival and what a close competition it was. All day the swimmers powered into their races to find out who would come out on top. With five relay records and eight individual records broken, it was a successful carnival, with …

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Invictus Breakfast

This morning students in Years 8 and 10 participated in a combined pancake, fruit and ice-cream breakfast on the undercover basketball courts. The event kicked of the Challenge Invictus program for our Year 8 students. This is a program where students learn skills to help them build resilience and improve their overall …

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Subway Day

The P&F have arranged a Subway Day to take place at Northpine Christian College. Every student in the Primary and students who would like to order in the Secondary School will receive an envelope which they will bring home today (17 February 2020).  Filling in the envelope gives your child …

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Primary Stormforce – Empowering Students to Serve Others

In Primary School this year we will be continuing our Stormforce Program which empowers our students to serve others. Event 1: Nude Food Day this term on Friday, 28 February (Week 5). The primary school is participating in this event to serve our environment and help raise awareness about the …

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Show Jumping Achievements

Congratulations to students Ava in Year 6, and Jasmine in Year 10, for their achievements recently at the Nambour Pony Club Show Jumping Event. Ava won the age 10 and under official Show Jumping and sister Jasmine won the age 15 to 17 years official Show Jumping and Equitation. The …

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Merit Awards

Primary Merit Awards

  Congratulations to our weekly Infant and Junior School award winners! Our students continue to excel in so many areas. Here are the names of our most recent Merit Award winners Week 3, Term 1 Prep A            Henry and Azalia Prep B            Lilly and Cain Prep C            Eva …

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Primary District Sport Trials

This year there is a huge variety of district sports being played and students are welcome to try out for the teams. Each sport holds trials for students from schools in the district who can be selected to join the team and play against other district teams. These opportunities are …

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Library News

Our Reading Space has become very popular in the mornings before school with parents quietly reading with their children. Not only is it a beautiful time to spend with your child at the beginning of a busy day but it is also setting up a great pattern of regular reading …

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Primary Values Program Opportunities to Appreciate

Highlights are positive experiences, things we feel good and happy about. When we focus on highlights we generally feel happy and positive. In the younger year levels, students will be encouraged to notice when people do kind things for them and to acknowledge them for doing something nice. Teachers will …

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