The Year 7 TRIBE Program supports a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary and childhood to teenage years. Recognising there are fundamental physical, cognitive, social and emotional shifts at these times, and that our learners may require specific skilling to enable them to function effectively.
G.R.I.T. stands for Generosity, Resilience, Integrity, Thoughtfulness. The program which is part of the College curriculum involves bush walking, abseiling, hiking, camping, service projects, learning new skills and ‘Urban Days’ in Brisbane. Our Year 9 students learn to stretch, develop and grow their ability to adapt, create and persevere. There is an annual Year 9 Survivor Camp.
Students in Year 10 complete their work experience placement whilst other students in secondary are on their camps. This opportunity gives students a valuable insight into a workplace and a taste for their potential career preferences.
In the senior years of Secondary, students are given the opportunity to experience new perspectives and places.
2021 trips are yet to be advised. In past years, students have enjoyed trips to Sydney and been on many Vanuatu service trips.
Secondary students of Noosa Christian College have presented school musicals such as “Olivia”, “Smithy” and “The Three Musketeers”. Students and staff pulled together to create very memorable and successful shows with many volunteer hours by faithful friends and family of the College.
Showcase is an evening where students are given the opportunity to perform and display their work to an audience of parents and visitors to Noosa Christian College. It is normally held in August or September.
The Pathfinder program provides opportunities for its members to develop holistically including the importance of Spiritual values and a positive mental attitude.
The purpose of the Pathfinder organisation is to meet the needs of young people in a way that is current for this generation. It is relevant, active and develops positive lifestyle habits that will bring out the best in every young person who is involved. The active program will develop a positive well-rounded lifestyle, an appreciation of the outdoors and confidence in their attitudes to life issues. Pathfinders will supplement the home and provide a safe place where this age group can grow into thinking, caring young people who want to contribute to today’s world.
The Pathfinder Clubs in South Queensland have the choice of four curriculums
1. Traditional Card System
3. ‘Way to Go’
a. Way to go Pursuits
4. Evidence Based Curriculum
No curriculum method is perfect. They all have weaknesses and the attitude of the club director, teachers and staff really make a big difference in the way they operate. Contact us to discuss how each curriculum works so that you can make an informed decision about what curriculum your club will adopt.
Honours are a core part of Pathfinders and provide elements of learning, fun, fellowship and self-development. Once an honour is completed, the Pathfinder is awarded a patch to sew onto their Pathfinder sash.
In South Queensland we encourage all Pathfinders and Leaders to keep the honour in Honours and to support this it is important that sufficient documented proof of honour completion is supplied to the District Director for approval.
To view a complete list of honours available to Australian Pathfinders please click here.
All SPD listed honours have workbooks and assessments provided and these honours are preferred. If you wish to incorporate honours from other Divisions, it is important that similar paperwork is completed. It is also possible to design a new honour. Check first if the honour exists if not follow this link to the South Pacific Division site that will have the documentation and process to create an honour.
Whilst we prefer that South Pacific Division honours are used in the first instance, there are many other honours available which can be found at the General Conference Youth Website here.
Pathfinder Orienteering weekend is run every two years on the long weekend in May. This is open to all clubs and pathfinders who are interested in completing their Pathfinder Orienteering Honour.
For information go to our events page (link to page)
Teen Expeditions are run in the June/July school holidays each year and are for those Pathfinders who are in Ranger, Voyager or Guide Classes.
In South Queensland we run expeditions on a rotating basis across a three year period.
For further information go to our events page.
2022 Teen Expedition to K’Gari (Fraser Island) video can be viewed here:
Pathfinder Rally day is where all our South Queensland clubs get together and spend a Sabbath together. Each club wears their full dress uniform and the program consists of both morning and afternoon sessions. Awards are handed out and highlights from the year are shared. Pathfinder Rally takes place every year.
For information on the current year’s Pathfinder Rally please go to our events page.
Pathfinder Fair day is where all our South Queensland clubs get together and spend a Sunday together. Each club wears their field uniforms and takes part in traditional pathfinder activities that test the skills and teamwork of each club. Activities can include knot tying, building items using lashings & natural materials, fire building, cooking, marching and lots more. Clubs are awarded pennants at the end of the day based on their skills, teamwork and spirit.
Pathfinder Camporees is a local or regional gathering of Pathfinder clubs who camp together for a weekend or longer period. The Camporee includes morning and afternoon activities, flag and marching ceremonies and worship programs each evening.
South Queensland Conference Camporees are held every four years with the next one held over Easter in April 2021. All clubs in the South Queensland Conference are welcome to attend.
Download ‘The Way Home’ Camporee Bulletin 1 here.
The Australian Union Conference and South Pacific Division also hold Pathfinder Camporees every 8 years (alternately) with the next one scheduled for January 2023. The 2023 Camporee will be a South Pacific Division Camporee which involves all clubs from this region.
JUNIOR COUNSELLOR CAMP
JC Camp is a brand-new camp just for Junior Counsellors. On JC Camp you will meet other JC’s from across the conference while having a great weekend away. You’ll be able to grow closer to God, develop leadership skills, have opportunity to ask questions, eat some gourmet campfire cooking and have fun!
For information on the current year’s JC Camp go to our events page.
CLUB 200 AWARD
The CLUB 200 Award has been running in our conference for a number of years. It was put in place with the following aims:
CONTACT for Noosa Pathfinder Club – Mr Phillip Paul
EMAIL – email@example.com.
FACEBOOK PAGE – https://www.facebook.com/noosapathfinders.
Music is offered in Secondary as an elective subject. Private Music Tuition is also available for students whilst on campus during the week. Please contact our school office for more information about music tuition or other extra curricular activities at NCC by phoning 07 5447 7808.
The College is a co-educational day school currently catering for students in Kindergarten to Year 12. The College is open to students regardless of their religious affiliation, ethnic background, gender or national origin.
Noosa Christian College acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land on which we gather and we pay our respect to local Indigenous Elders and leaders past, present and emerging, and recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.