Christian Schools in Brisbane

Brisbane is blessed with a multitude of great Christian educational facilities, from our very own Next Steps Kindy to tertiary theological colleges, such as Malyon.

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 need assistance moving interstate or internationally.

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Location of Brisbane, Australia

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 (Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary), and theme parks (DreamworldMovieworldWet'n'Wild). 

Brisbane, Australia

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. 

Click here to find out more about Brisbane, or here to read suburb reviews on Everton Park.

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Education in Brisbane 

Public & Private

Australia offers two broad categories of primary/secondary education: 

  • public schools, also known as government or state schools
  • 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 (K-12). 

Fees & Tuition

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

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


The Northside approach

Northside is as an independent (private) Christian School that offers Prep to Year 12, as well as providing an onsite Christian kindergarten (Next Steps Kindy).We aim provide Christian families with affordable education, including generous sibling discounts. You can read about our fees here.

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. 

Click the below link to read '12 Questions to ask when considering a Christian School', an important guide to help you in the decision-making process. If you would like to find out Northside's answers, we encourage you to book a tour online or contact us directly on (07) 3353 1266.


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Relevant websites

AssociatedChristianSchools
A website dedicated to assist to build a better Christian society, specifically through the work of Christian education.

Bettereducation.com.au
Better Education provides informative and comparative school results (VCE, HSC, OP, WACE, SACE, NTCET, TCE, ATAR, etc), including school rankings or ratings and lists of best performing schools, to parents wanting to make choices about schooling for their children.

StudyinQueensland.qld.gov.au
Study Queensland profiles Queensland as a leading study destination.

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