Discover Nambour Christian College
Nambour Christian College is a leading independent school on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast offering excellence in Christian education from 15 months of age to Year 12.
Through outstanding student achievements in academics, sport, instrumental music and performing arts, NCC has gained a reputation as an exceptional school for over 40 years.
It is my privilege to introduce you to Nambour Christian College school community.
College Principal, Geoff van der Vliet
Message from the College Principal
It is my privilege to introduce you to information about the Nambour Christian College school community. I hope this prospectus will help you in your search for a school that aligns with the values you are teaching your child and provision of opportunities to support your aspirations for them.
The school has grown in many ways since its establishment in 1980 when 36 students and their courageous families launched a journey into Christian education on the Sunshine Coast. Today, that journey has led to a purposeful learning community that has graduated thousands of hopeful young people making a positive difference in their families and communities.
NCC’s approach to education has three foundations; character development, scholarship and community.
Firstly, we partner with parents to develop a student’s character which we believe will ultimately determine their success in all areas of life. Christian virtues such as compassion, kindness, justice, mercy and humility establish habits which form a good life.
As for scholarship, we understand that the best learning occurs in an environment of high challenge and high care. NCC has a broad curriculum with core learning in literacy and numeracy adjacent to a vast array of specialised subjects. Our formal curriculum develops through recognised stages of the learner, from curious and knowledge-hungry childhood through critical thinking and new skills of adolescence and reasoned arguments and problem solving of young adulthood.
At NCC, community practices are very important because we know that everyone’s well-being and resilience is dependent on our connections with others. The school’s pastoral program is broad with staff focused on building positive relationships to assist students’ emotional, social and spiritual growth, allowing students to feel safe to explore new ideas, skills and contributions to the world.
Choosing a school with which to partner for the growth of your child is one of the big decisions in life. I encourage you to find out as much as possible about the NCC community and I look forward to meeting you when you visit our college.
Geoff van der Vliet