Students in Year 9 at Northpine Christian College have been working hard, both behind the scenes and in the community over the last few months.
The journey commenced at the beginning of the 2018 school year when these students took part in a well-being program called, “Challenge – The Next Step”. The philosophy of this program is to develop, Respect, Resilience and Responsibility.
At the beginning of the year students were each given $20 and challenged to multiply this money. Typically, every year students are not only able to pay back their money, but they make a collective profit of approximately $2,000. This money is then put back into our local communities. This year students have been able to purchase 92 boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal. They have also undertaken a number of service projects, including backyard blitzes and kids programs. What an amazing experience for all those involved!
Year 9 students loved to see the smiles on faces of children who received an unexpected present. Not only were the children blown away by our students’ generosity, but all of the service project managers as well as our staff. However, maybe those who received the most out of the experience were actually the Year 9 students themselves who gained skills through running games, interacting with others and solving problems throughout construction tasks.
A special mention should go out to Ray White, Woody Point who generously donated gift vouchers for the BBQ that was purchased for one of our families and also to Dulux, Lawnton who donated many hundreds of dollars for the paint used in service projects. This would not be possible without the support of these organisations.
Well done, Year 9 students for making such a difference in our community.