Northpine Christian College held their Annual Open Night on the afternoon of Wednesday 29 May 2019. It was a great way to experience the school in a fun setting with many avenues of discovery and entertainment.
One of the highlights of the evening was that visitors had the opportunity to have a sneak-peek of Northpine’s brand new High School building. The Secondary School showed exhibits from all the different subject departments in the new classrooms. Challenge class had their mountain bikes on display, letting people know about the mountain bike track located on Northpine’s property. Similarly, Outdoor Education brought out the canoes, which are used on camps and in Northpine’s reservoir. A rock-climbing wall was in place for young ones to conquer. Visual Art displayed various student-made art pieces, and Industrial Technology showed off their 3D printers. Throughout the night, visitors watched performances by the Music Department in the new Outdoor Amphitheatre.
New families had the opportunity to take a tour given by current Northpine students. There was a science exhibit and show run by the Northpine’s Science Department. A petting zoo was open with chickens, ducks, goats and sheep. In the undercover basketball court, the Primary School set up booths for each year level, giving parents the opportunity to talk with teachers and learn more about what their students have been studying in class.
The Library was bustling with people purchasing books during the Book Fair, themed “Catch the Reading Wave”. The Refresh Northpine Community Church set up their Jumping Castle, and the Chaplains were around to talk about their upcoming STORMCo Trips.
In the Home Economics building, the Year 10 class made international street food as part of an assessment. Visitors walked through and tasted the gourmet dishes and voted on their favourites.
At 6pm, the Performing Arts Centre filled to watch the mini-concert. Northpine’s musical groups, Mozart Strings and the Viva Voce Choir performed, as well as the Year 1 and Prep classes. The audience was also treated to performance by the Drama Department, who presented a scene from their upcoming production “The Adventures of Huck Finn”.
Overall, it was a most enjoyable Open Night. Nearly 40 enrolment packs were requested by prospective families, and well over 1,000 people were in attendance.