About Northside Christian College, Brisbane

With a heart for Christian families, Northside Christian College was established in 1985 to provide an education that was academically excellent and spiritually wholesome for local Christian church members. 

Over thirty-five years later, Northside is now a leading private, co-educational, non-denominational Brisbane Christian college in Everton Park. Our heartbeat and foundation remain the same, our academic results speak for themselves, and our community is ever-growing. 

We offer Christ-centred education from Prep to Year 12 on one campus, and partner with our families and their churches to raise disciples of Jesus; educated and equipped for any future. 

With the focus firmly on ‘Character through Christ’, the College has become respected for great academic results, commitment to character development, sporting spirit, and passionate community service.

We are Northside. 

Northside is a God-honouring, Christ-focused, student-esteeming and parent-respecting school. We seek to proclaim His truth through not just our school curriculum, but through our conduct as teachers, students, staff, parents, family, volunteers and alumni.
Our Academic Record
Christ-like Character Development

Northside Christian College is a leader in Christian education in Brisbane, preparing students who will be transformational in their spheres of influence. We work to intentionally raise up future leaders. 


We are daily committed to our mission, which is: ‘To make disciples of Jesus Christ, educated and equipped for any future.’


Faith in Christ is seen as the foundation to life. Each student is provided with the opportunity to understand the teaching of the Scriptures and to become a follower of Jesus Christ in both belief and action. 

Character through Christ

Character through Christ is the DNA of the College. It's built into every facet of Northside, aspired to by all, from staff and students to our wider community. We partner with parents and churches to foster authentic faith that is characterised by active love and dedication to the teachings of Christ. We teach a little by what we say; we teach more by what we do; and we teach most by who we are - our life, disposition, attitude, reactions, godly decorum, and ethos of influence. 

The College is not an escape or protection, but a proactive enabling of our students for life and excellence in education. It sets them up with a strong Christian worldview that enables them to respond with a good apologetic to a non-Christian worldview.

Historical Christian faith and education

We believe that a Christian is a person who has acknowledged Jesus Christ as both Saviour and Lord of his/her life. That is, a Christian is a person who:

  • believes that Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, 
  • died and rose again
  • has recognised his/her sinful condition
  • has received forgiveness of his/her sins through faith in Jesus Christ and
  • seeks to live his/her life in obedience to God’s Word - the Bible.

Christianity is, in essence, an ongoing relationship with God – not just a Sunday morning event, but a way of life.

Our catchment area is not geographical, but spiritual. The Northside community is enriched by students and families from more than 100 churches of various denominations, although the majority comes from evangelical, charismatic or pentecostal churches. Some of these include:

The style of worship at the College is contemporary. As far as possible, students are the musicians, singers and leaders of worship and chapels. Our students love worshipping alongside their classmates and peers and expressing their faith through music.

College Principal, Northside Christian College

Mr. Leighton Kuss

Mr Leighton Kuss, Principal of Northside Christian CollegeAt the centre of everything we do as a community is a love for Jesus Christ.

He is the reason the College exists, and following him is the unifying force among our staff and families. The College was born out of a desire to create an environment that fosters rich and respectful collaboration between children’s most important influencers: parents, church and school.

Our students thrive—body, soul, and spirit—in an educational setting that caters to a wide variety of interests and needs. Approachable, dedicated staff and a safe, supportive community help children flourish. We equip our students to think well, believe strongly, strive for excellence and practise personal integrity.

We care, most of all, what kind of person each young man and woman becomes.

Northside Christian College Alumni

We seek to inspire students to become disciples of Jesus Christ, who in turn inspire, lead, and become transformational in their spheres of influence.

With 3,000+, Alumni outcomes have stretched from health professionals, entrepreneurial businesses, pastoral and parachurch ministries, and beyond.


Our location

The College campus is located in the leafy suburb of Everton Park, about 12 km north from the Brisbane CBD. Situated in Flockton St (next to the North West Private Hospital), and just off Old Northern Road. 

Northside families come from local suburbs, including but not limited to; Albany Creek, Everton Hills, McDowall, Keppera, Chermside, Wavell Hights, Arana Hills, Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove, Eatons Hill, Warner, Cashmere, Samford, Mitchelton, Alderley, Bridgeman Downs, and Carseldine. Many families come from Brisbane Inner suburbs such as Bowen Hills, East Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Herston, Kelvin Grove, South Brisbane, Spring Hill, Teneriffe, and West End and West Brisbane. 

Our bus services also service the Pine Rivers area. Visit our bus service page to see the routes that Northside Christian College Bus Services offer. 

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Northside Christian College is a ministry of Nexus Church. The church began as an outreach ministry in the Stafford area (North Brisbane) in 1952. The Church moved to its present location in Everton Park in 1976 with just 80 people. Over the last few decades, Nexus has grown into a large, thriving Christian community in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. 

Reflections from the Founding Pastor, John Lewis

‘Nexus’ means ‘a point of connection’, and the desire of the church is to be a life-giving Church – helping connect people to God, community and purpose.

Leadership and Board and Directors

The Directors of Northside are appointed by Nexus Church and are responsible for the spiritual, legal and financial oversight of the College. Managerial responsibility for the College's operations is delegated by the Directors to the Principal.

Board of Directors of Northside Christian College

As a Board, we are uncompromising in our commitment for the College to remain an excellent educational facility. We are a unique Christian college, in that we are staffed, led and populated by families who have an active and genuine faith in Jesus Christ. This has a profoundly positive impact on Northside’s culture.

  • Ps Nathan Bean (Board Chair) - BBus(Management), Cert IV Workplace Training & Assess, Cert IV Ministry, Ordained Minister Credential
  • Mrs Annie Gibney - BHSc, PGCert Management, PGCert Counter Terrorism & Intelligence
  • Mr Warwick Spackman - BE (Hons)Civil, MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ, NPER
  • Mr Carl Wood - LLB, B.Bus (Actg), M.Tax, CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor), Commissioner of Declaration (QLD)
  • Mrs Kelly Barnes - BBus (HR/Mktg) (Management)
  • Mr Les Hannaway - DipGraphic Design, CertIV Small Business Mngmt.
  • Mrs Kensie Corney - LLB (Hons)

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Our History

Founded in faith

Founders saw the opportunity to support their church and further their calling by creating a 'Christian school for Christian families'.

Built by blessing

Despite adversity, God has blessed our College with development and growth - from 13 students to 1,200+.

Strength through sacrifice

Our founding teachers saw Northside as a ministry, initially volunteering to go with minimal pay in order to establish the school. You can read more about the early days of Northside here.

Annual Reports
Queensland Government Next Step Reports