Welcome to our final newsletter for 2021.
It was a pleasure to celebrate and honour our Year 12 students as they completed their final week and year of schooling. My thanks go to our chaplains who arranged the Dedication Program, and the staff and students responsible for planning the Formal and the Guard of Honour through the school.
Our Year 10 and 11 students will have completed their studies for 2021 at the end of this week and we hope they enjoy their activity day on Friday before they finish for the year.
Please check our calendar and watch for communication about the various activities that have been planned for students in Prep to Year 9 for the final weeks of school.
Our teachers are busy with their final teaching responsibilities for the year as well as marking exams and finalising reports in readiness to place them on the Parent Portal in SEQTA for you.
Senior reports will be available later this week and Primary and Middle School Reports will be uploaded late next week.
Where there are specific concerns that you wish to discuss in relation to your child’s report, teaching staff will be available on Tuesday 7 December 2021 for parent teacher interviews. Please contact reception if you would like to make time for a brief conversation with your child’s teacher.
Administration Holiday Hours
Just a reminder that our Administration Office will close for the morning of Wednesday 8 December 2021 and then from 3.30 pm on Friday 10 December 2021. Administration staff will continue to attend to phone calls and emails until Friday 17 December 2021 when the office will close for the holiday break. Our Administration office will re-open for business at 8.30 am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.
In so many ways we have been blessed that the impacts of COVID-19 have been quite minimal for us here in Queensland. Certainly, other parts of our great country have suffered much more than we have.
My heartfelt thanks go out to all members of our community in appreciation of the way we pulled together when we felt the impact over the course of this year. I also acknowledge those members of our community who have felt this in a greater way than most of us and pray the future is better and brighter for you.
I do not know what COVID-19 has in store for us in 2022 and beyond but I pray that the promise of catching up as families over the Christmas Holidays is realised and that we can all celebrate the blessings that we have.
To those leaving Northpine at the end of this year, thank you for being a part of our community and we wish you many blessings for the future. To those who will be returning in the new year we are excited to have you on board and look forward to what 2022 has to offer our great community.
I trust you will all have a safe and restful Holiday Season.
Mr Graham Baird – Principal