Newsletter July 2023– The NCC Mission

As with every part of life, the beginning of Northside seems as if it were just yesterday but, at the same time, like a very long time ago. So much growth and change has occurred; student numbers have continually increased, and more buildings have been constructed. 

The campus changes, but the vision and mission remain true. 

The reason for Northside Christian College’s existence has not changed. The children of Christian parents can be educated by Christian teachers who share the parents’ belief that God is central to everything. He is not just for Sundays in church. This foundation is essential and can be maintained only with the prayerful commitment of the church, the staff, the parents and the students “dwelling together in unity”.

The mission of the College is to ‘make disciples of Jesus Christ; educated and equipped for any future’.

On Wednesday, June 7, about a hundred secondary students attended the Faith+ Conference in the church auditorium and learnt more about what it means to be a disciple of Christ and how they can put their faith into action. It was a really good day with different speakers, videos, practical workshops and worship.

Earlier in the year, the community came together in a united effort to stage the highly successful musical, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Sets, costumes, rehearsal, singing, dancing, music, ticketing and marketing involved many people over a lengthy period of time. In true Northside style, the cooperation made sure the show was an outstanding success. 

The community spirit was showcased again on the oval for the very successful Junior School breakfast organised by the Year 12 students.

Sports coaching, instrumental music tuition, choir practices, local missions and much more all join with classroom teaching to ensure students have every opportunity to develop different skills.  

The College values of Faith, Learning, Excellence, Community and Character underpin the many, varied parts of the students’ experiences as they move from Prep to Graduation.  With the support of parents, staff, alumni and each other, the journey can be successful. 

This brief timeline shows the development of the educational ministry of Nexus Church (formerly known as Northside Christian Family and Northside Christian Church), and the photos reflect the journey.

1976      Northside Christian Family Church was built; NCF Kindergarten and Preschool began

1979      The feasibility of a Christian School was first considered

1981      The church’s Education Committee was established to plan for a school

1984      The Kindy closed at the end of the year to make room for the school

1985      Northside Christian Community School began with 14 students in Years 1-3

1985       Preschool class began in Term 2 with 8 students

1989      The first students reached Year 7 – to complete primary school

1993      The school became Northside Christian College with the first Year 8 secondary class

1997      The first Year 12 students graduated 

2000      Middle School was established as separate from Senior School

2020      The 35th Anniversary was celebrated