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Northcross Christian School…Shaping lives that change the world!

Northcross is a K-6 school that has been providing quality Christian education in the Ryde area for over 35 years.

Northcross is not just about excellence in education, sport, the arts and community service but it’s about growing students into strong, confident and resilient human beings. Our mission is to shape lives that change the world.  We want to see our students go into the world and be future leaders, influencers and world changers.

At Northcross we want our students to have TOUGH MINDS, TENDER HEARTS and SERVING HANDS.

ACARA publish the latest data on Australian schools on the My School website. We have analysed the data and also reviewed other websites that collate information and make comparisons. One website that we review is Better Education. In the past, newspapers such as Weekend Australian listed top schools. There is a general trend to minimise comparisons now. We are mindful that NAPLAN is just one indicator of the success of a school and the education it provides.

What I do like to share is that according to Better Education, Northcross is ranked third of all NSW Primary schools behind Sydney Boys Grammar and St Aloysius Boys both of whom are selective, single sex schools. We on the other hand, are non-selective and co-educational. We could say that based on 2017 NAPLAN results for non-selective, co-ed schools Northcross is ranked number one Primary school in NSW. If we extend this nationwide, Northcross is ranked sixth of all Primary schools and once again if we remove selective, single sex schools Northcross would be third in Australia!

This is something to celebrate, acknowledge our commitment to; ‘Tough Minds, Tender Hearts and Serving Hands’ and keep the focus on educating the whole child as we ‘Educate to Eternity’.

This is an amazing achievement and in my report to Board I wrote; ‘The solid gains reflect our commitment to professional learning and teaching from wonderful staff, the resources (human and capital) we dedicate to students, plus parents supporting, partnering and valuing the education of their children and of course great kids! Northcross is one community that is growing, flourishing and learning together.

May these results encourage us to excel in all of life; spiritually, aesthetically, physically, socially and emotionally.

Peter Bosker
Principal

At Northcross we want our students to have TOUGH MINDS, TENDER HEARTS and SERVING HANDS