At Northside Christian College's Junior School, one size does not fit all. Each student is catered for as an individual, recognising their differing strengths and ability to perform and achieve across subject areas and school activities.
Our Junior School is divided into two age groups:
- Lower Primary School (Prep - Year 2)
- Upper Primary School (Years 3 - 6)
Lower Primary School focuses on exposing children to experiences and immersing them in an environment that stimulates curiosity and wonder about their world, their God, and the people around them.
In Upper Primary School, the focus changes to developing mastery of skills and strategies to enable students to learn effectively and develop wholesome and God-honouring relationships while working towards independence.
In class, differentiated activities and assessments cater for advanced levels of thinking.
Great Academic Record
As our youngest students begin their faith journey, we provide opportunities to start and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Students attend a fortnightly chapel; in addition, prayer, devotions and learning about the events in the Bible are the norm in our classrooms. Students also learn scripture as a part of the memory verses program. Read more.
Welcome from the Head of Junior School
Northside Christian College
Junior School Enrichment Opportunities
- Mathematical Olympiads
- Maths Games
- Team Accelerated Reader Extension
- Small Maths Group – Lower Primary
- Lego Robotics - Students learn how to construct and program robots. Students enjoy the challenge of learning to code and racing the robots to (virtual) outer space and back.
CHUMS & PALS
Year Fives and Sixes partner with our “littlies” as big brothers and sisters to help them negotiate their early school experiences through our PALS and 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.
The younger children enjoy the attention from the big students during breaks. In the library, visitors might see a younger child listening intently as their Year 6 Chum reads aloud. The PAL and CHUMS programs build community and encourage leadership and caring.