Northside Christian College is a non-denominational, coeducational, Christian College that commenced in 1979. The College is committed to providing high-quality Christian Education in a caring, encouraging, learning community to families of Melbourne’s northern suburbs. We aim to maximise the potential of every child, equipping them for lifelong learning and developing their character based on Biblical values.
Our mission: ‘Transforming lives through Christ and the wonder of learning’, articulates the College’s commitment to preparing a generation for lifelong learning in order that they might have the capacity to make a positive difference in their community. Through the design and structuring of the College’s learning programs and state of the art learning environments, the College community is well equipped to nurture and develop the unique talent, gifting, and interests of every child.
The College aims to challenge each student to achieve their best while providing students with an opportunity to study a broad range of subjects. The College curriculum, while developed to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum Framework and Government requirements, provides students with a great opportunity to study subjects across a wide range of learning areas. The College has developed the school curriculum to place a significant emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy.
As a Christian Learning Community, we have over forty years of tradition in educating our students to live out the timeless values of perseverance, humility, and integrity, preparing our young people for meaningful and purposeful engagement in every area of their lives.
Our Student Leadership Program provides opportunities for students to develop and put into practice their leadership potential in serving their fellow students and the wider community. We seek to be a ‘school without borders’, and increasingly work alongside local universities and other organisations to maximise access to high-quality learning environments.
The Prep to Year 12 learning community at Northside Christian College has a small village feel; a nurturing and caring environment where every child is valued. Our programs are designed to meet students’ individual needs, whatever they are, seeking to ensure that every child’s unique, God-given qualities are developed. High value is placed on the development of resilience, leadership, and character through the College.
Our VCE program offers students small classes and an individualised approach to learning. For a growing family-friendly school, we offer a remarkable range of learning and co-curricular opportunities. The College also offers the VCE Vocational Major, which is a two-year vocational and applied learning program that will enable transitions into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training and university (via non-ATAR pathways).
The College honours the faithful pioneers from Northside Christian Centre (now Encompass Church) who took hold of God’s vision and planted the College in 1979. We look to the future with hope, confident of our calling and determined in our commitment to train a skilled and Godly generation of young people to take their place in the community, living purposeful lives in God’s service.
Northside Christian College is a member of Christian Schools Australia, a National body with member schools in all states.
It is our prayer and desire that every student will have a positive experience at school. A positive experience involves students developing healthy relationships, achieving their personal best, maintaining physical and emotional wellbeing and developing a greater understanding of Christian faith and character.
Northside Christian College
31 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
Phone: 03 9467 2499