Australian Curriculum

All teachers at Northern Christian School refer to the Australian Curriculum learning area content that aligns with their students’ chronological age as the starting point in planning teaching and learning programs.

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Teachers take account of the range of their students’ current levels of learning, strengths, goals and interests, and personalise learning where necessary through adjustments to the teaching and learning program, according to individual learning need, by: drawing from learning area content at different levels along the Foundation to Year 10 sequence to personalise age-equivalent learning area content using the general capabilities and/or cross-curriculum priorities to adjust the learning focus of the age-equivalent learning area content aligning individual learning goals with age-equivalent learning area content.

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Inclusive Education

All students are valued as learners at Northern Christian School. We do this for every student based on quality learning programs that cater for individual achievement and progress. We strive to enable students to learn successfully in an inclusive community. We welcome connection with external agencies and professionals involved in the support of students outside of the school environment.

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Social & Emotional Learning

Northern Christian School incorporates Social and Emotional Learning into the curriculum in all classes. We are also supported by a School Counsellor and a School Chaplain.

At Northern Christian School we also utilise the BounceBack and KidsMatter programs. 


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Music

All classes participate in formal music lessons each week. Northern Christian School also has a band and choir program. Private lessons are also available at the school (for a fee). The students participate in Count Us In annually, as well as performances in the community.

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French

Students at Northern Christian School participate in Languages other than English lessons (LOTE). The French language as well as culture is taught from Kindergarten to Year 6. Each Grade participates in one 30-minute session on a weekly basis.


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Camps & Excursions

Camps and Excursions are an important part of the Curriculum at Northern Christian School. Students participate in excursions to support in-class learning programs. Camps are held in-school for Kindergarten - Year 2. Kindergarten and Prep students are first introduced to our camp program by participating in an extended afternoon with a variety of activities. Years 1 and 2 participate in a school sleepover focusing on social and emotional learning. Off-campus camps are held for Years 3 - 6 students at a variety of locations including a biennial Canberra visit for Year 5 and 6 students.

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Physical Education

Specialist Physical Education sessions are held weekly. Students participate in Cross Country and Athletics carnivals at school level with high achieving students then representing the school in external competitions. Students also participate in a series of gymnastics sessions through the year under the guidance of qualified instructors. In addition to this all students Kindergarten - Year 6 participate in a swimming program in an indoor facility over ten days with qualified instructors working with small groups of students. Students in Years 3 - 6 participate in an annual swimming carnival. There is also an option for students to participate in after school hockey and cricket programs.


Extra Curricular Activities

Some of our extra Curriculum Activities include;

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Coding & IT
  • Handicraft
  • Movie Club
  • Cooking
  • Music Lessons
  • Soccer Skills
  • Gardening
  • Art
  • Dance & drama
  • Media Studies