Who We Are

Over our thirty-three year history, Northside Christian College has grown into one of the leading private, co-educational, non-denominational Christian schools in north Brisbane, offering Christ-centred education from Prep to Year 12. 

The College is well known and respected for its great academic results, commitment to character development, sporting spirit, and passionate community service.


Northside Christian College is a leader in Christian education, preparing students who will be transformational in their spheres of influence. We work to intentionally raise up future leaders. 


We are daily committed to our mission, which is: ‘To make disciples of Jesus Christ, educated and equipped for any future.’


Faith in Christ is seen as the foundation to life. Each student is provided with the opportunity to understand the teaching of the Scriptures and to become a follower of Jesus Christ in both belief and action. 

Faith-based Christian School 

Northside Christian College community is enriched by students from more than 100 churches of various denominations. These include: 

  • Australian Christian Churches (formerly AOG)
  • Baptist
  • Catholic
  • Anglican
  • Wesleyan Methodist
  • Uniting Church of Australia
  • Lutheran
  • Pentecostal
  • Presbyterian
  • Reformed Churches

The style of worship at the College is contemporary. As far as possible, students are the musicians, singers and leaders of worship and chapels.

College Principal, Northside Christian College

Mr. Leighton Kuss

Mr Leighton Kuss, Principal of Northside Christian College

At the centre of everything we do as a community is a love for Jesus Christ. He is the reason the College exists, and following him is the unifying force among our staff and families. The College was born out of a desire to create an environment that fosters rich and respectful collaboration between children’s most important influencers: parents, church and school.

Our students thrive—body, soul, and spirit—in an educational setting that caters to a wide variety of interests and needs. Approachable, dedicated staff and a safe, supportive community help children flourish. We equip our students to think well, believe strongly, strive for excellence and practise personal integrity.

We care, most of all, what kind of person each young man and woman becomes.

Christian School in North Brisbane

Our campus is located in Everton Park, about 12 km north from the Brisbane CBD. Northside families come from Everton Hills, McDowall, Keppera, Chermside, Wavell Hights, Arana Hills, Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove, Albany Creek, Eatons Hill, Warner, Cashmere, Samford, Mitchelton, Alderley, Bridgeman Downs, and Carseldine. Many families come from Brisbane Inner suburbs such as Bowen Hills, East Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Herston, Kelvin Grove, South Brisbane, Spring Hill, Teneriffe, and West End and West Brisbane. 

Our bus services also service the Pine Rivers area. Visit our bus service page to see the routes that Northside Christian College Bus Services offer. 

History and Governance

Northside Christian College was founded in 1985 as a ministry of Nexus Church (formerly Northside Christian Church) in order to provide a high quality education that would partner with and support the values of Christian families. 

Read reflections from the founding Pastor, John Lewis.

The Directors of Northside are appointed by Nexus Church and are responsible for the spiritual, legal and financial oversight of the College. Managerial responsibility for the College’s operations is delegated by the Directors to the Principal.

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