Issue 3 / 2 March 2021

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Term one is half over and now is as good a time as ever to ensure that your student/s are settled in and engaged in their learning. There is so much going on both at school and outside of school that from time to time, and often too late, we …

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2021 Student Data Collection Notice for Parents / Guardians

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment would like to advise you that a request has been made for your child’s school to provide residential address and other information as required under the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth).   Collection Notice for Parents / Guardians 2021 Student Residential Address …

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STORMForce Help Us, Help Others!

STORMForce is collecting items for women in remote Australian communities through the Happy Boxes charity. In Term 1 we are asking students to bring in items to make up a Happy Box. A Happy Box is a collection of toiletries and beauty products put together and sent to women in …

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Campus Tours

Northpine hosts small group tours from 9.30 – 11.00am, including morning tea. These events are held seven times a year. This allows prospective parents and guardians to visit our College, talk with the Principal and experience first-hand our approach to school life. Our next College Tour day is tomorrow Wednesday …

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Accessing SEQTA Engage in Quicklinks

The parent portal is one of the key communication links between home and school at Northpine. There has been a change to our Northpine website www.northpine.qld.edu.au making it easier for parents to find the link to Northpine’s SEQTA Engage.  Available is the SEQTA Engage app to make accessing the portal …

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Year 9 Overnight Camp – The Next Step

In the early hours of Friday morning, Year 9 students sleepily stepped onto buses headed for Mt Ngungun. The darkness slowly faded as they climbed towards the summit and gathered for a special purpose. There is something inspirational about watching the sunrise, especially from the top of a mountain. As …

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Welcome Pancake Breakfast

New Secondary Students Welcomed with a Pancake Breakfast This year our student leaders have a vision to create a culture of acceptance and belonging where all students feel part of our Northpine Family Community. Our Middle School Leaders, Ryan Wareham, Tiana Borody, Findlay Meighan and Panashe Murubi, together with College …

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Careers

Inside this issue: 12 Ways to Beat Stress, Surviving Senior,  and Get a head start with a TAFE at School Course. For the full Careers newsletter please click on the image below.

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Drama Workshop Opportunity

Secondary Students  are invited to join in a Drama workshop delivered over 3 days during the holidays at Northpine Christian College. Participants will learn about ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ a powerful tool for those who want to effect change in their own lives and in their communities. This intensive workshop …

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Music Captains Presentation

Each year students are selected as Music Captain for their ensemble, band or choir. During Junior Parade and Senior Assembly this week, the Music Department Staff and Arts Prefects, Kasey Gillespie and Ava Wyers awarded students with their Music Captain badges. We would like to congratulate the following students: High …

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Music Calendar 2021

Our Co-curricular Music Program seeks to provide students with a wide range of musical experiences and involve students in bands, ensembles and choirs to enhance their learning and enjoyment. Term 1 March 29 (Mon) – Week 10 Simply Strings Concert 6.30pm Term 2 June 7 (Mon) – Week 8 Vocal …

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Simply Strings Concert

Northpine Music Department presents Simply Strings Concert in the Indoor Sports Centre featuring Year 3 Strings, Piccolo Strings, Pizzicato Strings, Mozart Strings and Soloists. All guests are required to make a reservation to attend the evening. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the venue tickets are limited to 4 guests per …

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Brass can be fun! Give it a go!

Steven Port, a private music tutor at our College, has put together a fun video showcasing the various brass instruments students are able to learn.  Youtube link for Brass can be fun! Give it a go! The Music Department at Northpine provides a stimulating and supportive environment in which students …

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District Swimming

Congratulations to all our students who competed at the District Swim Trials on Wednesday 17 February. There were some outstanding results, with eight students, two primary and six secondary, qualifying for the District Met-North Swim Trials. District Met-North Swim Team: Gabriella Silva Zaine Vardon Tahlia Richardson Tenielle Bryer Tiana Borody …

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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 4 Week 5 Prep A Aryan and Tobias Michaela and Caleb Prep B Lincoln and …

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GRIP Leadership Conference

Our Junior Student Leadership team made up of our 2021 Student Leaders, Student Chaplains and House Captains, recently attended the Annual GRIP Leadership Conference on the Sunshine Coast. Hundreds of Junior Student Leaders from schools around the Sunshine Coast and hinterland attended the event, held on Thursday 18 February. The …

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Library

Reading Rangers After School Book Club commences today with Group 1 – Prep. We still have a few places left in Group 1 – Prep, Group 2 (B) – Year 3, and Group 4 – Years 4 – 6. If you would like your child to join or more information, …

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NAPLAN Online Practice Test

Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 The purpose of this email is to notify you of Northpine’s planned participation in an upcoming NAPLAN Online Coordinated Practice Test. As you may know, the majority of Australian schools will be participating in NAPLAN online this year. Our school, along with other schools …

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OSHClub at Northpine

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, nutritious food, to caring, motivated team members, the service will meet all your children’s …

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Parents and Friends

Our P & F committee aims to provide opportunities for parents and friends to meet and engage, while supporting the activities of the College and its programs.

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School Banking Program

We are so pleased that our School Banking Program is back. School banking day is every Thursday during term time If you would like your student to be involved in the School Banking Program you will need a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account.  Accounts can be opened in one of two …

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