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Nunawading Christian College, Nunawading VIC
Nunawading Christian College is a coeducational Early Learning - Year 12 school in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, located a short walk from Nunawading railway station. NCC provides excellence in values-based education for the whole child.
161 Central Rd
161 Central Road, Nunawading Victoria 3131
Melbourne East
03 9877 3555
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Mrs Meggan James
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • ELC-12 Campus
  • Independent
  • Christian
  • Multi-faith
  • Seventh-Day Adventist
Early Learning Centre (3 & 4 Year Old Kinder) - Year 12
Seventh Day Adventist
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Culture / Tradition
  • Discipline
  • Educational Support
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Languages
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Personal Values
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways
  • Welfare
  • French
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • Hockey (field)
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Welcome to Nunawading Christian College. At NCC, we can offer your child continuous Christian education from Early Learning (3-4 years of age) to VCE. Our college is committed to offering a broad and balanced education for the whole child. Enrolment is open to all families willing to accept the ethos and values of our School.

Nunawading Christian College provides values based education from ELC to Year 12 in a safe and caring environment to families from all backgrounds and faiths. At Nunawading Christian College, we recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents in providing excellent Christian education for our students.

The College emphasises the development of the total person: the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual aspects are all important. It is our aim to provide an academic program which meets the needs of each student to enable them to reach their fullest potential.

Our Foundation program has an emphasis on forming relationships with each other and God, and creating a love and passion for learning. In the core areas of Numeracy and Literacy, students work in small flexible groups, as they are led to develop at a pace that is right for them.

In Years 1 and 2, students develop their skills and become more independent in their learning. As they explore different topics, they become writers, mathematicians, scientists, conservationists, historians, safety wardens and programmers.

In Years 3 and 4, the focus is on responsibility for learning and collaboration within teams. Through STEM, team sport and literature activities, students learn to collaborate and contribute to reaching goals side-by-side with their peers. This is balanced with students also practicing the art of independent learning with the gentle support of teachers and each other.

In Years 5 and 6, Mathematics is streamed to promote the support and extension of students. Students also enjoy participating in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, designing and building solutions to real world problems. A leadership program is available to all upper primary students, involving becoming buddies with Foundation students, House Captain roles, School Captaincy and Young Leaders Day.

In Years 7 and 8 the curriculum is structured to transition students from primary to secondary level with a focus on emotional, physical, spiritual and academic development. Students are encouraged to think critically, create and engage with a broad curriculum. A range of co-curricular programs, such as a robust Peer Support Program, help to transition Year 7 students into secondary school. Maths continues to be streamed to support and extend students. English classes are gender split to allow for reading material and teaching styles to be tailored to engage the students and build strong literacy skills. Year 8 students also take part in Invictus, a program that explicitly teaches students about wellbeing; about how to recognise their own emotions and how to cope with them, how to find purpose, how to find and maintain resilient relationships.

In Year 9, students are given wider choice in their education through electives. All Year 9 students also take part in the Challenge Program, which builds on the Year 8 Invictus program and encourages students to discover their potential and the possibility for growth outside their comfort zone. Practical activities combined with personal reflection helps each student discover more about themselves and look to the needs of others.

In Year 10, students begin to choose options and pathways for higher levels of study. All students may apply for an early VCE Unit 1 and 2 subject.

VCE curriculum follows VCAA requirements and study designs, but Christian values and ethics continue to be central to all study. Small VCE class sizes allow for a high level of monitoring, support and personalised tutorial-style teaching. Subjects offered at VCE level are determined by the interests of the Year 10 class as they prepare to enter their VCE. This means that the subject line up will vary from year to year. Students may access subjects through external providers such as the Victorian School of Languages, TAFEs, Distance Education Victoria and VETiS providers.
New science and library facilities in 2018

Full-sized sports oval

Indoor sports gymnasium and performing arts stage

New strong room in the gymnasium in 2020

Specialised Art and Media room

Specialised Design and Technology room

Primary Learning Street


  • Choir
  • Private instrument tuition


  • Weekly EISM sporting competitions
  • Annual Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country carnivals
  • Sister school sports day competitions

Camps and Excursions:

  • Year 5 Adventure Camp
  • Year 6 Canberra Tour
  • Year 7 Adventure Camp
  • Year 8 Engage Camp
  • Year 9 Challenge Program
  • Year 9 Solo Camp and Beach Camp
  • Year 10 Cambodia Service Trip
  • Year 11 Sydney Trip
  • Year 12 Leadership Retreat and Exam Bootcamp

Performing Arts:

  • Regular Secondary theatre performances
  • Annual Primary Concert
  • Primary Expressive Movement to Music

Primary Lunch Time Clubs:

  • STEM
  • Chess
  • Coding
  • Cooking
  • Chinese Calligraphy

 Find out more about Co-Curricular Learning at Nunawading Christian College

Career Support

At Year 10 level all students participate in the following opportunities:
- A week long work experience placement of their choice
- Career testing and debriefing
- Information sessions on how to use the Job Guide to identify qualifications needed for specific careers
-Information session on how to use VTAC Course Search to explore tertiary courses and to identify pre-requisite subjects at VCE level
-Individual subject choice counselling in consultation with the student’s teachers

All Year 10 and 11 students attend a career expo, where they can explore an extensive range of career and course options.  

At Year 11 and 12 level, subject selection advice continues to ensure maximum success, wellbeing and support.

A brief career test is offered to Year 12 students to help clarify options and to equip students with the language needed to identify their workplace strengths and weaknesses.

Parents and Year 12 students are asked to attend a VTAC information session where student are supported in the tertiary courses selection and application process.  

A career newsletter is emailed to all Year 10, 11 and 12 students each fortnight, informing them about tertiary opportunities, information sessions and general career events.

Teaching and non-teaching staff are all part of the Pastoral Care Team. Pastoral Care is supported by, but not the sole responsibility of the Chaplains and Student Welfare Officers. This team wants to ensure students are happy and secure in whatever activity they are taking part in, whether social, spiritual, mental, emotional or physical. We have a caring commitment to guide and advise our pupils, equipping them with the skills needed to face the outside world.


Find out more about Wellbeing at NCC.

In line with NCC's positive behaviour program, our four core school values are:

Respect, Resilience, Responsibility and Integrity.
Learning for living... Character for life
Our mission at Nunawading Christian College is to assist parents to provide their child/ren with a quality-learning environment based on Christian values and beliefs. Our College staff strives to provide a safe learning environment that will empower, nurture, challenge and inspire students to learn and achieve their God-given potential.

Enrolments at Nunawading Christian College are open to families from all backgrounds and faiths who are willing to accept the ethos and values of our School. We invite you to visit for one of our weekly School at Work Tours or arrange a personal tour.

To schedule a tour and meet with our Principals, please complete the Request for Information form on our website.

Nunawading Christian College Buses

Nunawading Christian College buses travel to our surrounding area, providing convenient access to our school for families seeking a values-based Christian school for their children.

Nunawading Christian College buses currently travel to:

  • Endeavour Hills, through Wantirna South and surrounding suburbs.

  • Ferntree Gully, through MitchamVermontHeathmontRingwood East, Croydon SouthBayswaterBoronia and surrounding suburbs.

  • Greensborough, through Blackburn North, Donvale, DoncasterTemplestowe and surrounding suburbs.

Find out more about the Nunawading Christian College buses


Public Transport 

Nunawading Christian College is located a short walk from Nunawading railway station.

Academic Scholarships are offered each year to students in select years.  For 2021 the following scholarships will be offered:

- Year 4 students (to cover Years 5, 6 & 7)

- Year 6 students (to cover Year 7)

- Year 9 students (to cover Years 10, 11 & 12)

Find out more and register for the scholarship exam

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Welcome to Nunawading Christian College


Nunawading Christian College provides quality learning for all students. We provide holistic education based on academic excellence. Christian values are central to every aspect of the curriculum and students are encouraged to build their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


NCC staff are highly qualified and have an outstanding level of commitment and dedication to students and Christian education.


The nurturing learning environment at NCC gives students the freedom to realise their educational potential.  Nunawading Christian College students are a community providing support to one another and share a strong sense of pride in their school. Students are active in our local community, sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others. The supportive environment of Nunawading Christian College helps to develop the resilience and strong character needed to face life.


Our goal is to fulfil our mission to serve God by providing quality Christian education in a caring learning environment in partnership with families. We welcome you to Nunawading Christian College and invite you to visit and experience our community yourself. We look forward to serving you and your family in the future.



Mrs Meggan James

Nunawading Christian College Principal





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