I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
– Psalm 16:8
Traditions carry weight. Sometimes they weigh us down, at other times, they provide an anchor and reminder of who we are. As we head towards our 40th anniversary in 2021, we look to the past to remind us who we are and help us face the future. In thinking of the past, of tradition and rites of passage, we are working keenly to enable events that serve as key milestones to be celebrated one way or another. We remain hopeful that we will be able, in some way to celebrate Year 12 in a fitting fashion as their time at school draws to a close.
The NBCS Story
In a rapidly changing world, NBCS students can look ahead with confidence and hope. Although we cannot predict the future, (and 2020 has certainly taught us that) we believe that we can prepare our young people for it. Within our world class facilities, we expect a positive learning culture, a safe, welcoming environment, wise use of technology, positive communication, and a nurturing Christian community.
We strive to build a culture that values academic success, with students seeking to affirm and encourage each other as they recognise and celebrate specific areas of academic achievement and growth. We believe that giving students a sense of belonging and connection fosters their wellbeing and motivates them to engage with learning. Alongside our commitment to academic success, we are equipping students with the character and skills to prepare them for the challenges of life beyond school. Motivated by God’s love, we are intentional about nurturing and growing young people who will make a positive impact.
NBCS was established in Mona Vale in 1981, by a group of parents who attended the Northern Beaches Christian Centre. Their vision was to build an exceptional Christian School in the Northern Beaches area and was made reality through the sacrifice, dedication and generosity of many parents and friends.
Beginning with just 39 students, one teacher and a roster of parent volunteers, the school slowly grew in the early years. In 1984 a building program commenced on the Echunga Road campus, which was formally opened in 1986. The school has continued to evolve and grow over the years, with 1150 students today. From simple buildings to stunningly designed learning spaces, the school has endeavoured to stay to true to its early vision of providing excellent education within a nurturing Christian environment. We are thankful for the courage and determination of those who have provided our school with such a strong foundation on which to continue to build.
We Pursue and Celebrate Academic Excellence
We Live and Share the Beauty of Faith in Jesus
We Nurture and Grow All in Our Community
We Extend Opportunities and Enrich Lives
We Shape and Engage Christian Staff
We Inspire and Invigorate Learning