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High Achieving Program

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Henry David Thoreau

The High Achieving Program is a 2016 teaching and learning initiative introduced and led by Mrs G Davies, Secondary School Teaching and Learning Coordinator, and Tiffanie Turnbull, former OP 1 NCC student.

Every two weeks, on a Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Davies and Miss Turnbull work with interested Northpine Christian College high achieving students who wish to take on new challenges and become involved in various extra as well as co-curricular projects and activities.

During this time, students are guided in choosing an area of interest, and supported through the application process, whether that be applying for various state and national competitions or for university programs and scholarships.

Students have access to a well-researched and regularly updated bank of information, and work at pace to complete the required processes and meet the expectations of various institutions.

Our High Achieving Students program at Northpine Christian College places importance on identifying, nurturing, challenging and recognising every child’s potential and skills. Both students and parents feel valued, empowered and supported in setting and attaining their school as well as life goals.

Our Success Stories

Year 11 NCC student, Katherine Dodds, won the Pine Rivers RSL Sub-branch Essay Competition with her speech entitled, The Effects of War on Women of the Home Front, and entered the Anzac Premier’s Prize 2017.

Brody Castle and Summer Davidson, two of the high achieving students attending Northpine Christian College, have recently been awarded Highly Commended for the Non-Fiction Prose section of the IEUA-QNT, the English Teachers Association of Queensland, and the James Cook University Literary Competition. Brody also entered and was successful in the first round of interviews for attending the National Youth Science Forum.