With a purpose-built precinct since 2001, Northside Christian College has been a vanguard of middle school education in Brisbane. Our Middle School students occupy an area that is uniquely their own, making them feel safe and supported as they navigate educational transitions, growth spurts and increasing autonomy.
Our students flourish under the care of dedicated Middle School teachers who deliver the Australian Curriculum within a framework of discipleship and pastoral care. We build in opportunities to be creative and experiment with integrated curriculum, technology and other pertinent initiatives.
Middle School students are encouraged to establish daily time with God as they navigate their faith journey. Christian Foundations is a subject studied each week. Students enjoy devotional and prayer times led by their form teacher each morning and participate in weekly Chapel services often led by Middle School students. This often provides a time of corporate worship and the delivery of a practical and relevant message designed to challenge and encourage. Read more.
Design Thinking is a Northside Christian College distinctive in Middle School. Implemented across the three years of Middle School, students engage in a cross-curricular program that is an intentional and creative approach to embedding thinking skills into our program. Year 7 students dive into Think Tank, where they experience the importance of trial and error on the road to eventual success. Year 8 students complete Design Dilemma, working together as they solve a challenge. Year 9 students have the option to complete an elective called Challenge-based Learning, a semester-long, student-initiated project that fosters autonomy and ownership.
Australian Curriculum with a Christian Worldview
Year 7 and Year 8 students study all subjects to gain and build on the elements of the Secondary School Curriculum considered to be “core”, for a well-rounded education. Year 9 students take five core subjects and six electives as they begin to identify their areas of interest.