Issue 5 / 30 March 2021

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

Term 1 has certainly flown by quickly – lots of fun mixed in between the serious business of study.  The lockdown announced yesterday was almost déjà vu, if you remember back to this time in 2020.  It is certainly not the way that we expected Term 1 to end.  However, …

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Primary Interim Reports and Parent / Teacher Interviews

Parent/Teacher Interviews for Prep to Year 6 have been rescheduled to Thursday 22 April 2021 from 3.30 – 5.30 pm and 6.00 – 7:30 pm. Bookings Open Friday 16 April at 3.30 pm. Bookings Close Tuesday 20 April at 6.00 pm. Please click on the following image link to make …

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Prep Enrolments 2022

Parents, do you wish to enrol for Prep 2022? Have you placed your application for your child to commence Prep in 2022? Interviews begin immediately after the holidays and will run for Terms 2 and 3.  Enrolment forms can be downloaded here.  If you have any queries please speak to …

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Term 2 School Fee Accounts – SEQTA Parent Portal

Dear Parents / Carers, Your Term 2 fee statements are now available to be viewed on the SEQTA Parent Portal. If you have any questions about your school fees or need assistance with payment plan options, please email our accounts office at accounts@northpine.qld.edu.au. SEQTA Engage is available on the College Website …

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School Photo Information and Online Ordering

Our school photo days for 2021 are Friday 23 April (Prep – Yr 12) and Tuesday 27 April for siblings and co-curricular groups. For ordering your school photos please have your student’s school ID number ready. Ordering is available online here through Studio Kirby. Please order your co-curricular photos here …

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Library

Reading Rangers After School Book Club has been a lot of fun this term with students sharing their favourite reads and participating in games and crafts. We will look forward to resuming after the holidays. If your child would like to attend, please do not hesitate to contact me for …

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Careers

6 sectors presenting emerging occupations There are many new and emerging jobs and industries in Australia that did not exist in their current form a few years ago. Early identification of these new opportunities is important to ensure that educational and training programs are preparing our workforce with the knowledge, …

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Aquatic Practices Year 10

This term, Year 10 Aquatic Practices students have had the opportunity to develop their paddle boarding skills. However, it wasn’t all just fun and sun; each student also learnt many safety skills which include: First Aid CPR 7 Rules of self preservation How to spot hazards in aquatic environments. Mr …

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Bronze Medallion Achievements Year 10

This term, the Year 10 Sport and Recreation class have been working on completing their Bronze Medallion qualification. Students are learning a wide range of skill sets involving rescue, personal survival and managing spinal injuries. Students have had to complete a number of difficult practical and theoretical assessments to meet …

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SeaLife Excursion

What a way to FINish the term before the dive into holidays! As part of their Aquariums and Aquaculture unit in Aquatic Practices, Year 11 students had the great oppor-tuna-ty to flounder around at SeaLife for the day! We travelled as a school to mullet over every exhibit. I was …

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awardee – Ryan Boughen

Northpine Christian College is proud to have a Year 12 student, Ryan Boughen, complete the Gold Award for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.  He has been invited to attend the Gold Award Ceremony at City Hall Brisbane on Friday 25 June 2021.  The awards will be presented by The …

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Duke of Edinburgh Training Expedition

Twenty-three students had their first training expedition for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in the D’Aguilar National Park (formerly Mount Mee State Forest) from Friday 19 March to Sunday 21 March 2021. Students learned how to navigate through thick bush using a map and compass, carry a full pack all day and to work as a team to achieve …

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Week Of Worship Primary

This last week has been Primary Week of Worship (WOW). It has been a fun, special and rewarding week.  Our theme was All Aboard! Going places with God, with the stage set as an arrivals and baggage claim area of an airport. Each day classes welcomed us through interviews, skits, …

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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 8 & 9: Class Week 8 Week 9 Prep A Lucias and Abir Zoe Prep …

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Kiara Waterman – Little Athletics McDonald’s State Championships

Recently at the McDonalds State Championships for Little Athletics, Kiara Waterman in Year 5 achieved 3rd place in the Under 10 Girls 1100m Race Walk.  The Championships were held at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre. Competitors from all over Queensland came together to compete, having first qualified at their …

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OSHClub Vacation Care

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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Student Wellbeing Counsellor Joins our Chaplaincy Team

We are pleased to welcome Monique Robertson to the Chaplaincy Team here at Northpine.  The main focus of her work will be student support and wellbeing. Monique graduated from Northpine in 2017, and has completed her studies in  Theology at ACU and Youth Work through Avondale College. Monique has been …

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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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