In planning Northshore Christian Grammar School, we had an articulated vision of the role the school will play in the lives of its families and the broader community.
A school where the curriculum is supplemented with a variety of options so students can become the best version of themselves. A school with architect-designed buildings and state of the art learning spaces that inspire creativity and collaboration as well as provide a dose of fun.
A school with abundant grounds which awaken a sense of adventure and exploration in young minds as well as facilitate healthy, energetic bodies. A school where sport is a way of life and every student is a team player. Facilities, where community groups gather for sharing passions and knowledge from generation to generation.
We recruit the best Christian staff to instil the essential values of knowledge, wisdom, resilience and compassion in every student entering the school gates. Our staff love what they do and are dedicated to your child beyond the traditional role of merely teaching because pastoral care at Northshore Christian Grammar School is integral to the school experience.
The culture of the school is a joyful one, based on Biblical foundations, where diversity and differences are celebrated and where to do your best is the norm, not the exception. Most importantly, we welcome families who believe in a real partnership with the school and value open communication about their child’s progress. Parents who understand the power of encouragement, as well as the unity of the community.
By God’s grace, we opened the doors to our dynamic school community in 2017, with classes from Kindergarten through to Year Six, and as of 2023 we have grown to a full Pre Kindergarten to Year 12 school.
Welcome to Northshore Christian Grammar School!
Together, our Mission is to empower and equip our community of students, parents and teachers so that they may flourish.
Together, our Vision is to be a Christ-centred school that empowers and equips our community to serve others and experience life in all of its fullness.
Four Primary Guiding Principles
These transformational themes provide opportunities to reinforce our values through character development:
God is always
I am who God
says I am
I can make wise and honourable decisions
My life reflects’ Jesus example
The Northshore Values
Northshore holds community as key and central to a flourishing community is Compassion- Treating others with respect, valuing the individual and promoting a sense of belonging for all. Compassion is also a crucial virtue for developing character. It is more than a feeling of sympathy towards others, but an action-oriented mindset that seeks to understand others. Cultivating compassion helps individuals develop empathy, understanding, and a genuine concern for the well-being of others. It fosters a greater sense of connection, and a commitment to moral and ethical decision-making.
1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Courage is not simply the absence of fear, but rather the ability to face fears and challenges. Courage is bravery, but it is also being persistent or strong. Courage is seeking and holding on to Truth. Courage is doing what is right, not what is popular or easy. Courage takes commitment, sacrifice and integrity.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
This pursuit of ‘Truth’ is not only vital for intellectual growth, but also for the development of character and the ability to make informed decisions in an ethical and responsible manner. Truth seeking involves critical thinking, evidence-based reasoning, and a willingness to question assumptions and beliefs. Truth seekers must also have a willingness to consider different perspectives and evidence, even when it challenges our own beliefs.
Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Wisdom goes beyond the accumulation of knowledge or intelligence. It encompasses the ability to think critically, make wise judgments, and apply knowledge in meaningful and ethical ways. Wisdom involves understanding the complexity of situations, considering different and sometimes opposing perspectives and making ethical decisions. Wisdom requires a commitment to self-reflection, to lifelong learning, and a humble recognition of our limitations. By cultivating wisdom, we can better navigate the challenges of life, make sound judgments, and contribute positively to society.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
Our four school values represent four different characteristics which are each pivotal in the development of young people. They are also sequential in the development of character as small children grow into young adults.
Starting with the knowledge of truth about themselves and their world even in the youngest years of education. Students grow into wisdom as they begin to integrate knowledge with their experiences of the world and in particular their relationships. They move from what they know, to how and why they know.
Such wisdom will assist them to have courage. This courage builds their ability to make mistakes and learn from them, to persevere in difficult circumstances and to hold on to what is important and valuable about themselves. This is especially important in our ever-changing and challenging world.
As resilient young people, they then reach out to others in compassion as they take up roles as leaders, facilitators, mentors and guides to others in their families, their work-life, their communities and the world.
The Cross is at the centre of all we do. We prosper because we meditate on His word and are planted by His streams of living water.
The sailing motif hints at our connection to the water as well as our value of resilience as, like a sailing ship, we have been created to get back up when knocked over.
Pre Kindergarten – Year 2
Year 3 – Year 6
Year 7 – Year 12
Year 7 – Year 12