Christian Schools in Brisbane

State and Private education in Brisbane

Australia offers two broad categories of education: public schools (also known as government or state schools) and private schools, which can be further subdivided into independent, Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran schools. The education system in Australia offers one to two years of preparatory schooling with 12 years of formal schooling. 

Cost of education

State schools do not charge fees to Australian citizens and permanent residents, while independent, or private schools normally charge Tuition Fees. 

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Location of Brisbane, Australia

Northside Christian College located in North Brisbane

Located on the east coast of Australia, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland.

Situated an hour drive north of Brisbane is the Sunshine Coast - a wide array of beaches, national parks, rainforests and attractions like Australia Zoo

An hours drive south of Brisbane will find you in the Gold Coast, filled with beautiful beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, and theme parks (DreamworldMovieworldWet'n'Wild).

Christian Schools in Brisbane 

Brisbane offers a variety of Christian schools. When selecting a school, it is important to ask key questions to find out if the schools values align with your family's values.  

In Queensland, education is divided into:

Compulsory schooling in Queensland is for students aged six to 16. 

  • Childcare - From age 0 - 3
  • Kindy (or Kindergarten) - From age 4 - 5 
  • Prep (entry to Primary school) - From age 5-6
  • Primary School - Prep - Year 6 
  • Middle School - Years 7 - 9 
  • Senior School - Years 10-12
Prep Entry Dates

Moving to North Brisbane?

Northside Christian College is located approximately 10kms north of Brisbane, in Everton Park. This leafy suburb is only 20 minutes drive from the city centre, and offers a shopping centre, dining precincts, fruit and flower markets, hospitals, sporting fields and more.

Surrounding suburbs include McDowall, Albany Creek, Eatons Hill, Bridgeman Downs, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills, and many others. The College offers extensive bus services to the greater north-western Brisbane. For a full list please see our Bus Services page. 

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