Since establishment in 1985, Northside Christian College has grown into one of the leading private, co-educational, non-denominational Christian day schools in North Brisbane, offering education from Prep to Year 12.

Northside Christian College invites applications from international students. The College is registered in the State of Queensland as a provider in accordance with the conditions of the Education (Overseas Students) Act 2018, CRICOS provider number 01799C.

Life at Northside Christian College really changed me as a student and as a person. The students and teachers are all very welcoming and supportive, with the whole cohort feeling like a family.
- Esther Wong, Hong Kong (Years 8-12)
Everyone in my grade was kind, friendly and thoughtful. I am so thankful for Northside Christian College for giving me such a great experience and I will miss all of my friends and teachers.
-Jo Kondo, Japan (Years 10-12)

Northside Christian College offers

Application checklist

  • Pastor’s Reference or a Statement of Faith
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • A photocopy or scanned copy of the student’s passport page with name, photo identification, passport number and expiry date
  • Letter of Recommendation from the current Principal
  • Copy of English Language Proficiency Test
  • Copies of the student’s two most recent school reports
  • Current Visa
  • Court Order – if applicable
  • Medical information – if applicable
  • Completed Homestay Request Application Form - if applicable
  • Completed Subject Choice Form – if applicable
  • Full Fee Students are required by the Federal Government to take out medical cover under the Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) Scheme
  • A minimum of six months’ tuition fees are required in advance at the time the enrolment is confirmed.
  • Application Fee of $250

Where the documents are not in English, certified translations in English are required, with necessary costs to be met by the applicant.

Application process

Submit an Application

Please complete the online application for each child applying to the College and provide the necessary supporting documentation (Please see the Application checklist above). 

Please note that unless all required supporting documents are provided, the application is not considered complete.

Pastor/Minister's Reference

Northside Christian College was established by Nexus Church in 1985 to provide an education of high academic standards that is based on an acceptance of the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the Bible as the revealed word of God. 

At Northside, we believe that school, home and church are partners in the education of children. By partnering with families who have the same values and beliefs we teach at school and the child receives at church, we believe we raise students who are confident in their abilities, their purpose, and their identity in Christ. 

Whilst everyone is welcome to apply, the Pastor’s Reference forms part of compulsory documentation needed to support the enrolment application. This reference is required by every family who applies at the College. Unfortunately, without this, the application is considered incomplete and cannot proceed to the next step in the application process. 

Download Pastor/Minister's Reference (PDF)

Filling out the Reference

The Reference Form is to be completed by the applicant's Pastor/Minister. 

  1. Download the Pastor/Minister's Reference
  2. Save the PDF form on your computer
  3. Email the PDF form to your Pastor/Minister to be completed, saved and sent directly to

Once the application is classed completed and all supporting documents have been submitted, parents and the student applying for entry may be invited to attend an interview with the Enrolment Panel. The interview will be conducted by: 

  • The Head of School or his/her representative 
  • The Principal or his/her representative 
  • The Business Manager or his/her representative. 

An interview is the time for both parties to ask questions and discuss expectations. Should an offer of a place result, this will be communicated in writing by a Letter of Offer.

Accepting an Offer

Enrolment will be confirmed on receipt of the Confirmation Fee. 

Parents are also required to sign a Student Enrolment Contract accepting the policies, rules and regulations of the College by the date indicated in the Letter of Offer - usually 30 days from the date of offer.

Starting at Northside Christian College

Close to the date of your child(ren)’s commencement (usually within 90 days), you will receive a comprehensive Information Pack regarding a variety of topics such as uniforms, book lists, instrumental lessons, bus information and fees. 

Depending on the year level of entry, your child may also receive an invitation to spend a day experiencing school life at the College. An orientation morning for all new starters is scheduled at the beginning of the year of commencement. This morning is solely for new students.

Tuition Fees

Please visit our Fees page for up-to-date costs for International students.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Third largest city after Sydney and Melbroune Brisbane is one of the fastest growing Australian cities. 

Northside Christian College, Everton Park Brisbane Australia

Located on the east coast of Australia, the population of Brisbane is more than 2.4 million.  Brisbane is the capital of Queensland.

South of Brisbane is the Gold Coast with the beautiful beaches and theme parks. North of Brisbane are the Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, rainforests and attractions like Australia Zoo.


Famous for the sub-tropical humid heat cooled by beautiful afternoon storms, Brisbane offers about 300 sunny days per year. Winter days rarely dip below 20°C, and there’s nothing quite like an afternoon nap in the winter sun.


Brisbane is known as one of Australia’s most affordable metropolitan cities. Brisbane has one of the lowest costs of living in comparison with other Australian cities – from transport to accommodation to meals.

Christian Schools in Brisbane

Brisbane is blessed with a multitude of great Christian educational facilities. When it comes to primary and secondary education, we believe Northside Christian College is the premier option for Christian families in North Brisbane; due to our consistently high academic results, our rich co-curricular opportunities, and most importantly - our genuine focus on 'Character through Christ'. To read more about who we are and what we believe, click here. New to Brisbane? Read on to learn a little more about general education in Brisbane, and please reach out to us if you have any questions about moving interstate or internationally.

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