The College Campus is compact, attractive, and in recent years much work has been done to make the grounds safe and welcoming, with a range of spaces to cater for students of all ages and temperaments. The permanent buildings are grouped around a central multi-purpose court. Rooms are spacious and high quality equipment and furniture ensures that the curriculum can be delivered effectively.
In recent years, the College has undertaken extensive capital development in the areas of new building works and upgrades incouding the development of our sports precinct.
Specialist areas include: Library, Computer Lab and Media Studies Rooms, Science Laboratory, Art Room, Music and Drama Centre, Home Economics, Design and Construction, Indoor Games Area and our brand new VCE Centre. Paved courts, the oval and an Adventure Playground cater for physical education and recreation. The College also uses local sporting and recreational facilities to ensure students have variety and interest in sport and fitness experiences.
God’s favour on the College has been demonstrated overwhelmingly and we are very thankful to Him for His provision.
During 2018, members of the Executive Team and the Committee of Management will commence work to develop a new Master Plan for the College. This document will help direct all of our major capital works over the next 10 or more years. The plan will include input from many stakeholders of the Northside Christian College community.
At Northside Christian College we have pursued a number of strategies to reduce our environmental impact and help make our students more environmentally responsible citizens.
The opening of the Rose Latimer Memorial Garden was a very special event in the life of the College. The College community gathered first thing in the morning on Friday, 7th October 2016 to remember Rose and honour the contribution that she made to building the College into the place it is today.
Rose was a faithful member of the College community for many years. She was a parent of three students and a staff member. Rose wore many hats: the Office Manager, enrolments officer as well as PA to the Principal, concurrently. She served three College Principals. Rose was known for embodying the verse 1 Corinthians 13:13, "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." and that was one of her favourite scriptures. Rose's sons attended the Memorial Service along with past Principals, Ken Greenwood (now Head of CSA, Victoria) and Stephen Leslie. Lyn Fishwick shared some insights about Rose and our College Chaplain, Jared Stocks sang Amazing Grace to conclude the service.
The Rose Garden includes roses that are the same colours as the roses that were in Rose's own garden at home. Stephen Nelson, an ex-student of the College and now parent of three children who are students, designed the garden with the idea of it being a place for reflection and prayer. The wooden posts have been engraved with Rose's name and the verse from 1 Corinthians 13:13 to remind us to love others as Jesus loves us.
Northside Christian College
31 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
Phone: 03 9467 2499