Middle School

Northside Christian College lays a solid foundation of the fundamentals and equips students with critical thinking skills, dynamic life skills and a reliable moral compass 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.

Dedicated Middle School Precinct 

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.

Dedicated Middle School Precinct

Our students feel safe and secure in a purpose-built precinct.

Award-Winning Design Thinking Program

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.

Northside Christian College Innovation Award 2017


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.

Pastoral Care & Christian Teaching Staff

Form Teachers along with Year Level Coordinators oversee, encourage and guide each cohort of students.

Prepared for Senior School

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.

Students in Year 7 have a core teacher for several subjects. Most subjects are studied in a homeroom that is similar in many ways to a Junior School classroom.  During Years 8 and 9, students gradually transition towards Senior School as they move regularly to different classrooms, have a number of teachers and take greater personal responsibility for their learning. 

Middle School Subject Profiles

Download Year 9 Subject Selection Booklet

Discover and Develop Talents


Middle School Hours

Middle School at Northside runs weekday (Mon-Fri) from 8:30am to 3:15pm. Find out more helpful information in our handbook below.