Faith at NBCS
NBCS is a Christian school
As a community we talk about the ‘closed hand’ and ‘open hand’. There are elements that we hold tightly, important tenets of the Christian faith, as expressed in the Nicene Creed. There is also diversity in lived experience of faith today amongst those who profess to be Christian, and these are held less tightly.
The care and concern shown by our teachers toward students and our pastoral care program is grounded in our shared faith, reflecting Christian values. At NBCS, we understand that not all families share this world view for themselves, but they do accept and support the School in this and appreciate the level of care shown to their child.
In the everyday life at NBCS, the students experience Christian input and are encouraged to consider a personal faith in Jesus Christ. They start each day with their Student Team Leader or Class Teacher, participate in ‘Big Questions’ classes exploring faith and life, and take service learning opportunities through our Global Opportunities program, which includes selected students in Years 10 and 11 participating in the annual GO Rwanda project trips.
Statement of Belief
NBCS has adopted the Nicene Creed as its statement of belief:
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.