Prep

Character through Christ

Northside Christian College Junior School (Prep - Year 6) is distinguished by its Christ-centred approach, which focuses on knowing God and loving people. 

From Prep to Year 6, each student is catered for as an individual, recognising their differing strengths and ability to perform and achieve across subject areas and school activities.

In Prep, we have small class sizes and a Teacher's Aide in every classroom to help your child get the most out of this critical foundation year for schooling.

Northside Christian College Prep

Creative & Critical Thinking and Mathematical Skills

Learn to question, design, create organise, observe, predict and learn.

Language & Communication Skills

Develop appropriate language learning and communication skills.

Social, Emotional & Personal Learning Skills

Develop age appropriate social, emotional and personal learning skills.

Faith 

Your child will start their faith journey in the guidance of our caring Christian staff. We encourage children to explore and grow in their relationship with Jesus through:  

  • Daily classroom devotionals & prayer
  • Faith-in-action opportunities
  • Bible story reading
  • Weekly Chapels that alternate with Assembly.

CARE program

All our students learn about courtesy, attitude, resilience and excellence through our Bible-based CARE program. Your child will receive Bible-based foundations and consistent values and morals. 

CHUMS

Year Five students partner with our “littlies” as big brothers and sisters to help them negotiate their early school experiences through our CHUMS programs. While pastoral care is primarily the responsibility of class teachers, it is exciting to see older students taking responsibility and becoming effective role models within the Junior School community.

Australian Curriculum with a Christian Worldview 

Our program is based on the Australian National Curriculum and provides a Christian worldview. The program is formed around topics that provide a focus for learning experiences and skill development. Each term we study a major topic that is linked to specific learning areas and Biblical view.

Educational Play

Play is an integral part of a child's development and therefore our Prep program offers times for students to use their God-given interests and curiousities to learn through educational play.

Perceptual Motor Program (PMP)

Skills that Northside students learn through participating in PMP build the foundations for successful performance in the school environment, which positively affects academic performance. Northside Prep students engage in Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) to develop the motor skills of balance, locomotion and eye/hand/foot co-ordination. 

Specialist Lessons at Northside Christian College Preparatory

Our Prep classes share access to Junior School resources and participate in specialist classes:

Music

Music at an early age helps children develop their cognitive, literacy, numeracy and even social skills.

Library

Prep students have an opportunity to start developing literacy and research skills when visiting the library.

Physical Education

Physical education has a considerable impact on children's development beyond the physical fitness.

Purpose-Built Facilities

Northside Prep is a purpose-built building with indoor/outdoor learning spaces and modern facilities. Our students have bright, air-conditioned and modern learning spaces for optimal learning. Our Prep Centre offers the following features:

  • Classrooms that can be extended into the veranda
  • Sensory play on the verandah to extend learning beyond classroom
  • Touch screen computers for individual and group work
  • Interactive whiteboards for teaching and group work
  • Kitchen as an extension of the classroom, where children can observe and learn basic cooking principles

Services

Prep School Age in Qld

Prep eligibility for children is from the beginning of the school year in which they will reach the age of 5 years by 30 June.

A Day in the Northside Christian College Prep 

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