Children at Northcross are encouraged to grow in their understanding of who God is and how they have a purpose in His perfect plan.

This is who we are

The story of Northcross was birthed in 1981, when God called Ryde Baptist Church to begin a school. These pioneers faithfully and obediently followed God’s call and today we see the extraordinary fruit of their step of faith. At the centre of our school is Jesus and from Him flows a culture of faith, joy and respect. Our community is a vibrant and beautiful tapestry of families who are connected through faith.

Our hope is that Northcross Christian School will continue to be a blessing and build the Kingdom through many generations. This School is a light on a hill in the city of Ryde which shines brightly for the Glory of God!!

Principal’s Welcome

We love our school!
Why do we love our School? I’m glad you asked!
Just ask the children, the parents and the staff.

  • We are a Kinder – Year 6 Primary School in operation for over 35 years with an enrolment of 350 students
  • We are a community of learners and embrace the concept of Joy in Learning
  • We provide an excellent education in an encouraging Christ-centred environment
  • All members of our community are valued and we treat each other with respect and dignity
  • We do have high expectations and aim for excellence in everything we do and this includes academic areas, performing arts and sport
  • We work in partnership with parents to nurture our children
  • In summary, we love Northcross because of our culture

We want our students to journey through life, centred in Jesus with their hope and confidence firmly secured in Him.

On this page you will also see our Purpose and Culture. This is a document that has recently been updated to reflect Who We Are, Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Motto, Our Values, The Student Outcomes We Seek and How We Achieve Our Outcomes.

As you browse through our website we trust that you will learn more about our school and how we operate. I encourage you to consider Northcross Christian School for your daughter or son. Please contact our Registrar who will be delighted to answer your questions or suggestions.

Peter Bosker
School Principal

Purpose and Culture

Who Are We?

Northcross Christian School is a K-6 Primary School which:

  • Is a ministry of Ryde Baptist Church
  • Serves the community of Ryde and beyond
  • Embraces a strong, two-way, open partnership between home and school
  • Is a member of Christian Schools Australia
  • Our Mission

    Northcross Christian School is a vibrant Christ-centred community, delivering a quality biblically based curriculum which encourages each person to reach their full potential as they actively serve and encourage others.

  • Our Vision

    Shaping lives that change the world

  • Our Motto

    Walking With God

  • Our Values

    Anchored in love we celebrate, promote and encourage three core values:

    Faith: Hope, Trust, Courage, Resilient, Passionate

    Joy: Peace, Forgiving, Content, Gentle, Happy

    Respect: Respect, Kind, Self-control, Inclusive, Goodness, Patient


This is where we’ve come from

Northcross Christian School, formerly Ryde Christian Community School, was established in 1981 as a ministry of Ryde Baptist Church. It began as a group of approximately 15, K-6 students and has grown to over 340 students today. The aim of the school in the early days was to provide quality, affordable Christian schooling to the Christian community of Ryde and surrounding areas.

Over 35 years later the school continues to fulfil that vision and it remains a key value of the school. The school had a re-branding in 2002 which saw a name change, new logo and a change in uniform from green and gold to blue, white and red.

Master Plan

School Development Master Plan

Funding from the Building Education Revolution saw the School complete Stage 2 of its building process in 2010. Stage 2 gave the school 2 additional classrooms, 2 rooms for ESL and Booster and a multi-purpose library. This completes the 14 rooms needed for double streaming the school to 2 classes per grade from K-6.

Since then the playground area has been completely renewed to provide students with a new playground, sandpit, basketball, netball and four square courts.

Tax Deductible donations may be made to the Northcross Building Fund to contribute to further growth of the school.