Nowra Christian School is a co-educational day school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The school's total enrolment is less than 500 students. The school's Board is committed to the school remaining a size that allows every student to have the opportunity to know, and be known by, a significant proportion of the school community.
The school is divided into Infants/Primary, Junior High and Senior High sections. The school has an experienced co-ordinator who takes special interest in the welfare of the children in Infants, while the Deputy Principal of our School has the responsibility of caring for the children in Years 3 - 6 as well as general oversight of the entire Infants/Primary department. Children in classes K-4 are in a single stream class, while students in Years 5 and 6 are placed in composite classes. These composite classes for the older Primary children have been found to allow the school to better meet the social and academic needs of children at this age. One of our three 5/6 composite classes pursues an enrichment program that challenges and extends independent learners who thrive in a more challenging, self-directed learning environment.
Students in the Junior and Senior Secondary departments are supported by teachers who lead their pastoral care (AM) group, year advisers and a Secondary School Co-ordinator. Year 7 students are placed in their own AM groups to assist with the transition from Primary into Secondary, while students in other grades are placed in AM groups made up of students across Years 8-12.
Because the school is a Kindergarten to Year 12 school, our families benefit from having all of their children in the same school for their education. This long term commitment by families to the school, combined with the school's unified approach to K-12 education, in a small school environment, means that our students have the opportunity to benefit from belonging to a real community that cares for them and is serious about showing the support and guidance that they need as they grow.
While the school gives enrolment preference to Christian families who are actively involved in local churches, the school will accept children from families who are willing to support the school's Christian teachings and ethos.