Issue 8 / 25 May 2021

Mr Graham Baird, Prinicpal

Principal’s Briefing

It is difficult to believe that Term 2 is already half over.  As I was reflecting on how quickly this term is going, I was reminded that at around this same time last year, we were welcoming students back from lockdown.  What a blessing that our lives are reasonably unaffected …

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Careers

Bond University scholarships for 2022 Bond’s scholarship program offers many full-fee and part-fee scholarships as well as cash bursaries. Most scholarships can be used for any single or combined program (except for the Medical Program). Visit the Scholarship webpage for more information, to download the scholarship brochure and to access the application …

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Music

Our Poco Winds band gave their debut performance yesterday treating staff and students to an outdoor concert at lunchtime.    Well done Poco Winds Band!! Poco Winds is directed by Mrs Bronwyn Powter  – Head of Bands and Flute Tutor Simply Strings Concert The Simply Strings concert is  on Wednesday …

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Library

Scholastic Book Fair is here!! It is an exciting time for our students who have been coming to view the Book Fair and completing wish lists during their Class Library Time.  All Primary classes will have been through by Wednesday this week.  Each child will bring home their wish list …

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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 2 Week 5. Class Week 5 Prep A Prep B Jack and Daniella Prep C Axel and …

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Primary Cross Country Results

A few weeks have passed since the Junior School Cross Country Event, and we thank everyone for their patience! We are excited to finally be able to share the student’s results with everyone. 12+ Boys Champion – Bailey N (14:12) Runner Up – Slater Y (14:46) 12+ Girls Champion – …

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Primary Students Going Green

Last Friday Primary students and staff were a colourful sea of green raising $639.10 for the Term 2 STORMForce initiative .  Thank you to all who came dressed in their favourite green and contributed to the important work of caring for our earth.  

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The Pushup Challenge

Last year, thousands of people all over the world struggled with mental health and suicide due to factors such as Covid-19 and other personal reasons. This year, our middle school leaders have decided to come together and support this important cause by getting involved in The Push Up Challenge. This …

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Year 7 New Beginnings Challenge

This past week, our Year 7 New Beginnings Challenge students have been learning about “Bush Skills”, with this week’s lesson being how to build shelters in the bush. During this challenge, the Bush Skills team have studied domes and built their own frames and lean-too shelters. Though we were not …

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Year 8 Challenge Memory Event

On Thursday 6 May, our Year 8 students attended a Challenge Memory Event held at the college to celebrate their learning in the Year 8 Challenge Invictus Network Unit. The evening entitled the “Bonfire Night,” consisted of four separate challenge activities, each with their own unique teamwork activity which the …

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Jordan Goldsmith Going for Gold

Year 11 student, Jordan Goldsmith, has been working towards his first National event appearance representing Queensland Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) on the Sunshine Coast with two states competing. Jordan has been a competitive gymnast for five years and trains with his coaches at Sandgate PCYC. Rings are Jordan’s favourite apparatus …

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Fatality Free Friday 28 May 2021

Choosing Road Safety – Living the Pledge. So far this year more than 100 people have lost their lives on Queensland roads. We are hoping people take the pledge and reflect on what they are doing on the roads – be fit to drive, staying focused on the road, keep …

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OSHClub Vacation Care

To view the OSHClub Vacation Care program and booking information for the Winter school holidays please click the image link below. 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, …

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Save the Date – Colour Run

Save the Date – Sunday 15 August Bringing the College community together with a colour run and school family social morning. We are putting together a small committee to help organise and run the event. If you are able to commit and help make this day happen, please email fundraising.northpinepnf@gmail.com …

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Commonwealth School Banking Program

Many people are aware of the recent announcement by the Queensland Government to discontinue the ‘Dollarmites’ banking program in public schools from 31 July 2021.  When the school term ends the state’s contract with the Commonwealth Bank expires. As an independent school, Northpine Christian College has never signed any agreement …

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