Issue 4 / 16 March 2021

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Message

Our Chaplaincy Team have done a great job of creating an exciting and interesting WOW program for our Secondary students.  I thank them for their hard work as well as their passion for our young people.  I would also like to thank the many students who were involved in the …

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Whole School Cross Country – Postponed

Due to the wet weather that we have already received, and the forecasts for more rain tonight and tomorrow, the decision has been made to postpone our Year 3-12 Cross Country from the original date tomorrow, Wednesday March 17, to the backup date listed on the calendar, Tuesday 30 March. …

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Moreton Bay Old Gympie Road Upgrade

The Moreton Bay Council are holding information sessions for the concept design for the Old Gympie Road Upgrade – Boundary Road to Goodwin Road.   Residents / Locals are invited to attend these information sessions to speak with Council Officers and provide feedback on the concept design.  You are welcome …

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Harmony Week and Free Dress Day Friday

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence is this Friday 19 March. Harmony Week began on Monday 15 March to Friday 21 March 2021 On Friday 19 March, Northpine Christian College will be involved in recognising two important events that reflect our values as a school community. Harmony Week …

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Winter Uniform Requirements Term 2 and 3

Formal Uniform Prep – Year 9 – Blue College jumper with monogram. – Girls – navy blue tights – optional. – Boys – long grey College trousers – optional. – Boys Year 7 – 9  middle school tie.   Formal Uniform Years 10 – 12 – The College blazer with monogrammed pocket is the first item for …

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Primary Interim Reports and Parent / Teacher Interviews

Parent / Teacher Interviews for Year 1 – Year 6 will be held on Wednesday 31 March 2021 from 3.30 – 5.30 pm and 6.00 – 7.30 pm. Prep to Year 6 interim Reports will be available in SEQTA Parent Portal on Friday 26 March after 3.30 pm. Please click …

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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 Merit Award recipients for Term 1 Weeks 6 & 7: Class Week 6 Week 7 Prep A Aiden and Tamati Joshua and …

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Primary Chapels

Our student chaplaincy team have been actively involved in supporting the running of our chapels. They have had a training afternoon in leadership, understanding their role, speaking from the front, setting up chapel, running the sound desk and computer.  Our student chaplains are now growing into their responsibilities. They are …

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STORMForce Happy Boxes Project – Help Us, Help Others!

STORMForce is collecting items for women in remote Australian communities through the Happy Boxes charity. All Happy Box Donations are due in by this Thursday 18 March ready for presenting during Primary Chapel. A Happy Box is a collection of toiletries and beauty products put together and sent to women …

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Primary School Banking

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 ways: Online Visit the Commonwealth Bank and click on the link …

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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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Secondary Week of Worship Highlights

Last week was Secondary Week of Worship (WOW). With the theme, ‘World Changer’, guest speaker Pastor Leatho inspired our secondary students to become ‘World Changers’.   What motivates you? What are you passionate about? Risk Unpopularity, Stand Up and Act Unconditionally were the daily questions / statements that our students …

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Careers News

  Are you choosing a course for the right reasons? Deciding on a course can be tough. You need to think about what you want to study, how you want to do it and where, and whether it’s a realistic path towards your preferred career. There are big differences between courses, …

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Men Of The Moment

On Thursday 11 March, Taelon Steele (Year 12) and Stephen Mondia (Year 11) travelled with Mr Cooke to Southport School on the Gold Coast to take part in the Youth Male Summit, 2021. The day involved workshops and seminars that focused on modern masculine culture and the ways in which …

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Equestrian Wide Bay Regional Championships

Recently Jasmine (Year 11), Ava (Year 7)  and Isla (Year 3) Jensen represented Northpine Christian College at the Wide Bay Regional Equestrian Championships held at the Queensland State Equestrian Centre with some great results. Ava and her Champion horse ‘Brooklee Smallchange’ kept their 2020 title and won Champion Secondary 80cm. …

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Year 7 Challenge New Beginnings

Recently our Year 7 New Beginnings Challenge class spent some time outdoors learning valuable life skills building handmade shelters in the bush. Students made their shelters from natural bush materials, using the environment around them to aid in support. Students have been learning about the Big 3 Rule for survival, …

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Year 9 – Hearts of Gold

One Year 9 Challenge group really got on board to make a difference with the ADRA World Changing gifts for Week of Worship. This small group of young ladies all brought in money and collectively raised $228.40! They chose to buy gifts including a goat, a chicken, a seed pack, …

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Year 9 Outdoor Ed Canoe Expedition

During Week 6 our Year 9 Outdoor Education class spent two days exploring the Cooloola National Park. Students had spent the previous five weeks planning and preparing for their trip by writing a trip plan, learning how to use a Trangia stove, and organising all their own equipment and food. …

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Year 10 Food, Design and Fashion

This term, Year 10 Food & Fashion students have focused on how Australia’s multicultural cuisine has developed over time. To celebrate the wide variety of nationalities and cuisines in our country, students were tasked with developing a ‘street food’ that was synonymous with one of the cuisines represented. We had …

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Year 10 Health and Fitness

Following their exceptional event management during HPE Week, the Year 10 Health and Fitness class have been participating in a class race series. Students have raced as a team in several events including a duathlon (bike and run), cross country run, bike crit races of three different distances and rest …

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Year 11 Design and Fashion

In Year 11 Fashion, we are exploring the world of Adornment – accessories, millinery and wearable art. Recently, the students paired up for a quick-design challenge and created some paper mock-ups of wearable art pieces. Wearable art refers to garments made for aesthetic and story-telling purposes. Annika and Jasmine created …

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Library

The Library has been a busy little haven, especially in the morning with many students coming in to read (some with their parents or grandparents) and others looking after their “bays”.  Several of our primary students have volunteered to be Library helpers and come in regularly to ensure their bays …

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Campus Virtual Tour and Group Tours

Virtual Tour Every day is open day at Northpine Christian College.  Please share the virtual tour link here with your friends and family from our website. Campus Group Tours Every couple of months, the College hosts a small group tour from 9:30 – 11:00 am, including morning tea. This allows …

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Easter Celebration – Hot Cross Buns

To celebrate Easter we invite you to join the P & F on Thursday 1 April as we give away FREE Fruit Hot Cross Buns to staff, students and family members during afternoon pick-up. Look out for your friendly P & F volunteer in a yellow shirt. T & C’s …

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Parents and Friends Meeting Minutes

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Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Thank you for continuing to support our College, especially through fundraising. We are excited to announce we are holding a Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough drive this term. Billy G’s is an Australian family owned and operated business. There are ten (10) dough-licous flavours including their popular Choc Chunk and …

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday 16 March – D of E Expedition Prep #3 3.30 – 5.30 pm Wednesday 17 March – Years 3-12 Cross Country Postponed Thursday 18  March – Year 8 ODE Canoe Day Trip Friday 19 March – Harmony Day Friday 19 March to Sunday 21 March – D of E …

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