Our School - From the Principal

Welcome to our Website.

I am privileged to be the Principal of such a fantastic school, where community is strong, students are achieving, parents are valued, teachers are inspirational and Christ is our focus. The history of the school is reflected in the legacy of the staff and families who have built the school into what it is today. This K-6 school is a little 'hidden gem', but now that you are visiting our website, you will soon discover that for yourself!

We are encouraging one another to strive, enriching the lives of the community and equipping every student to learn.

Northern Christian School is located in the northern suburbs of Hobart overlooking the Derwent River and the hills of Bridgewater. We are one of four schools governed by the Board of Christian Schools Tasmania

At Northern Christian School our staff vary in their individual pedagogical approaches yet work towards a framework of providing high quality Christian Education that develops every learner.

As a school we aim to provide an inclusive environment, understanding that we are all created in the image of God and part of a community.  Every student can expect to be cared for, encouraged, and accepted as part of the school community. Through standardised and school-based assessments, teachers gain an understanding of each student's understanding and needs. Teachers strive to prepare the students for responsible citizenship in a changing technological world.  In-class practice caters for all students and is delivered through whole class, small group and individual experiences and activities. Incursions and excursions are encouraged and relevant. Established researched programs are used as the backbone for teachers' programming, ensuring Australian Curriculum content is covered. This includes Letters and Sounds, Sound Waves, Origo, Oxford Grammar and Primary Connections. A phonemic approach to spelling is taught from Kinder to Grade 6. The Australian Curriculum is followed in all subject areas. The Bible Studies curriculum allows students to hear and learn about Christianity.

“The Biblical narrative of redemption and the coming of God’s Kingdom is the story that informs and shapes every aspect of the life of the school” (Burggraaf, 2014, p. 67)

I am pleased you are visiting our website to get to know this wonderful learning environment, Northern Christian School . Please don't hesitate to give us a call or email to get to know us even more. Come and visit, we know you will be pleasantly suprised...even amazed.


Mrs Petrina Essex.