Back to School 2019

(Formerly Family Administration Day)

We invite you to register for a number of services online, or you are welcome to visit us on campus on the day.

Wednesday, 23 January

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

College Hall


Your Student Form Class Allocation

The Form Class allocation will be available to view on Parent Lounge from Wednesday, 23 January from 9 am. Full class lists will be available on campus at the Junior School Library Square and the College Hall Veranda.

Note: Middle School and Senior School student timetables are subject to change.

What you can do online ahead of time


What you can do on campus on the day

Areas open during Back to School 2019 Day

ActivityAreaMap Legend
New to Northside Stall College Hall Area E
Register for Instrumental Music
College HallArea E
Outside School Hours Care Registration College Hall Area E
Stationery Ordering (CAMPION)College Hall Area E
Student BankingCollege HallArea E
Purchase Uniforms Uniform Shop Lower Level D
Collect Y 7- 12 Textbooks Library Upper Level D
Collect Chromebooks (Y7 & Y10, new students, serviced devices) Home Ec Terrace (Above Lecture Theatre) Upper H block
Register for Bus ServicesCollege HallArea E
Drop off JS Books & StationeryInstructions in B- Block Courtyard Area B
Access 2019 Class Lists JS Library Square
Fee Administration Enquiries  
College Administration
Lower Level D

Download campus map (PDF)

What To Bring With You on the Day

Morning Tea for New Parents 

  • Tuesday, 29 January 8:45 am - 10:30 am at the Terrace (Prep B parents are welcome)
  •  (Prep B) Wednesday, 30 January 8:45 am - 10:00 am at the College Cafe

We'd love to welcome you to the Northside community! Join us over a hot cuppa and refreshments and meet other friendly parents and staff. Prep B parents are welcome to join the other parents on Tuesday.

Communication in extreme weather

Please note that in extreme weather we will be using Northside Facebook page and where possible, our website news section to communicate weather updates and other urgent messages. 

We have learned that in extreme weather events the normal communications channels are often down or not reliable due to the increased use. We encourage you to join our Facebook page and follow the school events.

MyNorthside - a portal for parents

To help parents navigate the website, we have compiled all services in one section. Please click on "My Northside" link at the very top navigation bar of this page (next to Contact and Search), or Services link in the About Us section.


Northside App password

Northside App password has been reset for 2019. The password has been emailed to parents and is available in the newsletters. Please email us if you would like it emailed to you directly. 

First Day of School

Prep Staggered Start

Parents have received a letter regarding the group your child is in. 

Group A

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm . Students will require morning tea and leave at lunchtime.

Thursday, 31 January 2019 from 8:30 am  – 2:45 pm. Students will stay at school for the whole day. Morning tea and lunch will be required.

Group B

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 from 8:30 am –12:00 pm. Students will require morning tea and leave at lunchtime.

Friday, 1 February 2019 from 8:30 am  – 2:45 pm. Students will stay at school for the whole day. Morning tea and lunch will be required.

First Day of School 2019 for new students Years 1-6

All new students must attend a short orientation between 8:30 am - 10:30 am on Tuesday, 29 January 2019. Students must attend in full formal uniform.

Students are to make their way to the A Block courtyard. Student leaders will be available to assist with directions.

All students, new and existing, will commence a full day of classes on Wednesday, 30 January at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. 

Orientation Years 7-9 and First Day of School 2019

All new students to the College must attend a short orientation beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Year 7 - Existing and new students please wear formal uniform. Meeting at the Lecture Theatre. Pick up at 10:30 am. 

Year 8 - Please wear formal uniform. Meeting in courtyard, near G1/G2. Pick up at 10:30. 

Year 9 - Students may wear free dress. Meeting in courtyard, near G1/G2. Students will join in the Leadership Day following Orientation and will finish at 2 pm. 

All students, new and existing, will commence a full day of classes on Wednesday, 30 January at 8:30 am - 3:15 pm. 

Orientation Years 10-12 and First Day of School 2019

All new students to the College must attend a short orientation at 8:30 am  - 10:30 am on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Please wear formal uniform.  Meeting at the Music 2  in the CINC building in the Senior Precinct. Pick up at 10:30 am. 

Any new Year 12 students will  join in the Leadership Day following orientation. This will conclude at 2:30 pm. Students should bring a change of casual clothes to change into.

All students, new and existing, will commence a full day of classes on Wednesday, 30 January at 8:30 am - 3:15 pm.