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Convenient and safe transport options

NBCS is serviced by an extensive bus network making travel to and from the school campus accessible and convenient.

Student travel is subsidised by the Government for travel directly between home and school. There are many services that connect NBCS to the Northern Beaches, North Shore and other areas of Sydney.

Convenient and safe transport options

NBCS Private School Bus – Palm Beach Service

NBCS operates a Private Bus service to Newport, Bilgola, Avalon, North Avalon and Palm Beach. Bookings must be made for this service, with priority given to Primary students.

NEW! NBCS Private School Bus – Beacon Hill Dee Why Narraweena Service

NBCS now operates a Private Bus service to Beacon Hill, Dee Why and Narraweena. Bookings must be made for this service, with priority given to Primary students.

CDC Forest District

CDC Forest District is part of CDC (Comfort DelGro Global) NSW, who run designated school services in the Metropolitan, Outer Metropolitan and Regional areas of NSW, as well as Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

They operate under multiple brands, including Transdev and Forest Coach Lines in Metropolitan Sydney.

Suburbs Serviced
  • Belrose, Frenchs Forest and Chatswood
  • Elanora Heights and Narrabeen
  • Mona Vale (connection to Sydney Buses)
  • Terrey Hills, St Ives and Gordon Station
  • Pymble
  • Cremorne and Seaforth
  • Pymble/North Turramurra
  • Hornsby via Wahroonga Station
  • Gordon, Killara, Lindfield and Roseville
  • Mt Kuring-gai and Berowra Heights
  • Turramurra Station
  • West Ryde and Macquarie Park

Sydney Buses

Services for Sydney Buses connect with Forest Coach Lines and Shoreline services for regions outside of locations listed above. Transport hubs include Mona Vale – connecting with services to Newport, Avalon and Palm Beach; and Narrabeen – connecting with services to Collaroy, Dee Why and Manly. Please contact Sydney Buses directly for further information.

Technology making travel easier with Cue

Bus travel is made even easier by our next-generation, real-time transport app Cue, developed by the NBCS IT Team. This app allows users to easily discover where a bus is and real-time updates on arrivals and departures.

Cue allows staff, parents and students to easily track the status of morning and afternoon buses. The real-time on-route location and boarding status of each bus can be tracked and sent directly to users via push notifications.

The innovative app has caught the attention of representatives from local bus companies and Transport for NSW and has also received recognition and praise from the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance.

NBCS Primary School

Safety on the bus

The safety of our students travelling on public transport is paramount. Bus Monitors are nominated to help with this process. Bus terminals at the school are supervised by staff during arrival and departure. Students are always required to abide by Bus Rules to protect their safety. When seats are available, students are always to remain seated, with Primary students having seating priority and occupying the front seats of the bus.

School Opal Cards

The School Opal Card gives eligible students free travel to and from school between the hours of 6:30am – 7:00pm, Monday to Friday, for the train, bus and ferry services nominated in their application.

To qualify for free travel, students must always carry their School Opal Card on the bus, tapping on at the beginning of each trip and tapping off at the end. Bus drivers or company representatives can ask to see a School Opal Card at any time during the travel.

If your child is new to NBCS, please retain your child’s current Opal Card from the previous school, as the pass will be updated electronically.

All current NBCS parents must ensure their child/ren hold a valid Opal Card. Students who have misplaced or have a faulty card can apply for a replacement card via the link below.

CLICK HERE to update your Opal Card details

If your child has never used a School Opal Card before, please apply for the pass via the link below.

CLICK HERE to apply for a new Opal Pass

For new SSTS School Opal card applications, students, parents or guardians will need to nominate CDC Forest District as their bus operator.

NBCS Primary School

NBCS Uniform

School uniforms create an identity for a school and are an important part of being a student.

Uniforms demonstrate belonging and foster a sense of pride in appearance. At NBCS, our uniform is to look “smart” at all times, but options are also provided so that students can be comfortable while learning.

NBCS Uniform

Sports Uniform

The NBCS Sports Uniform is to be worn for all Sport and PE activities. Students are to wear NBCS sports shorts and polo, with either the tracksuit top or softshell jacket if it’s cold, the tracksuit pants are optional.

Specialised uniforms are also required for certain representative sports. More information can be found on the NBCS Sports Portal.

Summer/Winter Uniform


Students may choose to wear either the Summer or Winter
uniform at any time of the year, as is comfortable and as
weather would suggest. Students should not combine the
Summer and Winter uniform, but should wear one or the
other in its entirety.

Our Uniform Shop

Pickles Schoolwear is the retail service provider for all NBCS school uniforms, and is located in Brookvale.

Please refer to the Pickles Schoolwear website for opening times.

Enquiries: or 0403 041 923

Shop online:

You can nominate to have your order picked up at the Pickles Brookvale retail outlet, or for a small postage fee delivered to your nominated address. Pickles also operate a weekly collection point for orders at NBCS Main Reception, on Wednesdays 1.15 - 2.45pm (during term). 

Second-hand uniforms for sale

NBCS does not operate a second-hand uniform shop, however, there are Primary and Secondary parent-run private Facebook groups online that are a good source of second-hand uniform items and textbooks. You will need to request to join these private Facebook groups to view the items for sale. Here are links to these Facebook groups: 

NBCS Second Hand Uniform Exchange – Secondary

NBCS Second Hand Uniform Exchange – Primary

Please be careful to ensure that you purchase the current brand of uniform items, which can be viewed in the linked NBCS Uniform Guide.

Before and After School Care

From Term 1, 2024, we are offering on-site before- and after-school care for our Primary students. NBCS has partnered with an independent provider called TheirCare to deliver Outside School Hours Care services for our school community.

The program will provide quality care and a range of fun activities to engage our younger students and provide working parents with peace of mind.

  • The Before School Care program operates from 6.30am to 8.30am during the school term.
  • The After School Care program operates from 3pm to 6pm during the school term.
  • On pupil-free days, the service will operate throughout the day from 7am to 6pm.

Families wishing to use this service can register at the TheirCare website under the ‘Book Now’ button:

Families are eligible for a Government Rebate called the Child Care Subsidy, which can significantly reduce the cost per session. The level of rebate is dependent upon family income. For more information on the Child Care Subsidy and to find out exactly what rebate you are eligible for, please visit Services Australia here.

TheirCare provides a stimulating and safe environment for all children. During sessions, children develop life skills, friendships, confidence and creativity through play-based programs.

View/download the NBCS TheirCare flyer here.


  Monday – Friday
Hours of Operation
Fees before
Child Care Subsidy*
Before School Care 6:30am to 8:30am $22
After School Care 3:00pm to 6:00pm $29
Pupil Free Day 7:00am to 6:00pm $65
* Explaining the Child Care Subsidy rebate

Families earning up to $80,000 will receive the maximum 90% rebate from the Federal Government’s Child Care Subsidy, so the out-of-pocket cost would be just 10% of TheirCare’s fee. The rebate reduces by 1% for every $5000 earned over $80,000. So, for example, families earning $150,000 with one child in care can receive a 76% rebate off TheirCare’s service fees.

NBCS Co-curricular Opportunities


Our Co-curricular Program offers a range of creative and skills-based workshops held before or after school, on various days of the week. You can choose from options such as music, dance, drama, art and photography.

Northern Beaches Christian School Term Dates

Term Dates 2024



Kindergarten Interviews & Assessments: Tuesday 30 January, Wednesday 31 January

Year 7 Orientation: Tuesday 30 January, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Years 1-12 Meet the Teacher/Mentor Interviews: Tuesday 30 January, from 1:00pm

Term 1 Start (Years 1-12): Wednesday 31 January
Start (Kindergarten): Thursday 1 February
End: Friday 12 April
Term 2 Start: Tuesday 30 April
End: Friday 28 June
Term 3 Start: Tuesday 23 July
End: Thursday 26 September
Year 12 Graduation – Friday 27 September
Term 4 Start: Tuesday 15 October
End: Thursday 5 December

Term Dates 2025



Kindergarten Interviews & Assessments: Thursday 30 January, Friday 31 January

Year 7 Orientation: Thursday 30 January, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Years 1-12 Meet the Teacher/Mentor Interviews: Thursday 30 January

Term 1 Start (Years 1-12): Friday 31 January
Start (Kindergarten): Monday 3 February
End: Friday 11 April
Term 2 Start: Tuesday 29 April
End: Friday 27 June
Term 3 Start: Tuesday 22 July
End: Thursday 25 September
Year 12 Graduation – Friday 26 September
Term 4 Start: Tuesday 14 October
End: Thursday 4 December

Northern Beaches Christian School –
Where extraordinary journeys begin