No, however we do require both students and parents to respect and support the College’s Christian faith and values, and fully and positively participate in all College programs. For more information about Christian Growth & Development here at Norwest Christian College please click here.
For certain cohorts there is a waiting list. It is best to enquire as early as possible to ensure a place is available for your child. To secure a place on our waiting list, a completed Application for Enrolment form needs to be received for your child.
The College accepts enrolment applications at any time, however our enrolment process (Application Review stage onwards) commences a maximum of 24 months prior to the cohort commencement for our Primary and Secondary Years (Kindergarten to Year 12), and a maximum of 12 months prior for our Early Learning Centre (Preschool and Preparatory). Completed applications received outside of this timeframe will be acknowledged and held until they are eligible to commence the enrolment process. It is best to enquire as early as possible so we can start the application process and avoid disappointment.
There is no cut-off date for enrolment applications, however to ensure your child can participate in orientation events (and a Readiness Assessment for all Kindergarten applications) we suggest submitting your application prior to Term 4 of the previous year. Applications received after this time will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The College also accepts applications throughout the school year depending on availability of places.
Yes, the second enrolment in any family receives a 25% discount on tuition and the third and subsequent enrolments receive free tuition. Families pay the Curriculum Resource Fee for each of their children. For more information see our Fee and Scholarship page.
All Kindergarten students should have turned five by the end of March the year they are in Kindergarten. Students who are turning five between April and July are recommended to enrol in our Early Learning Centre Preparatory program in the year prior to Kindergarten and will be considered on a case-by-case basis in regards to their social, emotional and academic readiness.
Places for our Kindergarten cohort are prioritised each year to our Preparatory students and current Primary and Secondary Years siblings.
Yes, if there is vacancy within that Primary cohort, all students enrolling into our Primary Years, will progress into Year 7 unless you formally notify the College in writing otherwise.
The Early Learning Centre is open from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
Primary Years hours are 8:50am to 3:10pm.
Secondary Years hours are 8:40am to 3:10pm.
Yes, we teach Mandarin from Kindergarten to Year 6 and again in Years 7 and 8.
Students maintain a regular routine of physical activity through our Physical Education program, which develops their strength, coordination, fitness, teamwork, and a love of movement. Students can also participate in inter-school competitions, team gala days, and College sport carnivals where talented sportspersons may be selected to compete at State and National representative levels. More information regarding sport opportunities can be found on our Sport page.
Our staff are passionately committed to creating an effective, enriching learning environment for all students. Each teacher brings educational expertise and genuine care to the classroom, working closely with every student to challenge and engage them at every level. The College also offers additional learning support and extension programs through our Learning Enrichment team to identified students who would benefit from these opportunities. Visit our Learning Enrichment page to find out more.
Co-Curricular activities give each child the opportunity to discover how God has made them and to find purpose in using those skills. Importantly, engagement with co-curricular activity fosters a sense of connectedness and belonging which play an important role in student wellbeing.
The College provides a strong extra-curricular program which includes many opportunities for participation in the Creative Arts, Sports, Ministry, Academic and other fields. View our Co-Curricular activities page to discover current opportunities.