We desire to help our students develop their highest possible academic potential as well as discover and fully develop their God-given gifts, guiding them to take significant steps into the destiny God has prepared for them.

Prep is where your child will build a foundation for the formal learning years at Brisbane Christian College; continuing their education while on campus with Primary School students from Year 1 to Year 5.

Children can grow in confidence knowing they are being nurtured by the same teaching team for a two-year rotation from Prep to Year 7. This enables our teachers to develop strong relationships with our families, offering stability and momentum in their academic and social development.

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What year will my child start Prep?

Prep is the first year of school in Queensland, and it is compulsory that children undertake the full-time Prep program prior to Year 1.
Children must be five by 30 June in the year they enrol. Please note that Brisbane Christian College does not allow ‘early entry’ to Prep.
Check the table below to see when your child can start Prep.

Child born2023202420252026
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018PrepYear 1Year 2Year 3
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019KindyPrepYear 1Year 2
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020KindyPrepYear 1
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021KindyPrep


The goal of our Prep teachers is to create a variety of fun and engaging learning experiences that cater for the differing personalities, learning styles and abilities in our classes. At Brisbane Christian College, we aspire to excellence in all areas of our teaching and we work hard to develop an innovative program that covers all areas of the Australian Curriculum.


All students in Prep learn the foundations of their further studies in Primary School by learning Mathematics, English, Integrated Studies, Christian Studies, Health & PE, Sport and Chinese.



An innovative approach for teaching Mathematics that significantly increased students’ understanding. It introduces hands-on learning techniques to practically enable students to grasp fundamental mathematical concepts of the Australian Curriculum.

Open page book


The Literacy Collective is a high-impact program that uses emoji symbols and research-based pedagogy to assist in the foundational development of phonological awareness. The use of this program provides our students with the skills to break down and create words easily and develops their confidence in reading and writing.

Stacked Books

Integrated Studies

The core subjects of our Integrated Studies program are Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Science, English, Technologies, and The Arts. Integrated Studies inspires students’ interest in an exciting topic and then leverages the children’s interest on that topic for learning opportunities across multiple subjects.



In Prep, students have the opportunity to participate in a Gymnastics program each week during the first semester. They also participate in swimming lessons during Term 4. During the year, the Prep students also participate in the College’s Cross-Country and Primary Athletics Carnivals. It is expected that all students participate in these activities.

Additional Activities

Students having an assembly at Life Church Auditorium


Weekly Library lessons and borrowing books from the College Library is an exciting experience for each child. We know that reading with our children helps develop a love of books and reading and encourages children to investigate print and develop an understanding of more complex language patterns.

Prep Students having a awarding ceremony


Assemblies at Brisbane Christian College are not just about announcements but about celebrating our students’ achievements and unique abilities each week.

Students having an assembly at Life Church Auditorium

Christian Studies and Chapel Services

In Prep, our children learn that their Heavenly Father loves, protects, and cares for them and they begin to understand the life and ministry of Jesus, God’s Son. This learning is developed through our devotional and prayer times each morning, in-class discussions, Christian Studies lessons and our weekly Chapel services.

Students standing together

House Teams

Each child is assigned a house team that they will represent throughout their schooling journey. This house will be for sporting events as well as spiritual development and pastoral care.

Clubs & Extra-Curricular

Students singing on the stage wearing cowboy dresses

Primary Musical

The Primary Musical is held on a yearly basis and involves all children from Pre-Prep to Year 5. Each child has the opportunity to perform as a part of a choir or if they would like they can audition for solo singing and/ or acting parts. The musical is one of the biggest and most exciting events in the Primary calendar and always has a Christian theme that children and families can learn from.

Chess Board

Chess Club

We partner with Chess Mates to provide fun Chess lessons for children. Weekly lessons help students improve creativity, memory, concentration, planning skills, problem solving and teamwork.

Tennis Club Team at the tennis court

Tennis Lessons

We partner with Z Tennis to provide holiday tennis clinics as well as after school lessons on our Middle and Secondary Campus. This is a great opportunity for students to further their tennis skills and learn new ones.

Female student showing her violin skills at the Instrumental Concert

Instrumental Music Program

The Instrumental Music Program offers tuition to students in Years 1-12 for piano, strings and percussion; Years 2-12 for guitar and voice; and Years 3-12 for brass and woodwind depending on the instrument and size of the student. Students in younger year levels are considered on an individual basis.

Female student showing her violin skills at the Instrumental Concert

Speak Up Classes

Speak Up helps students to build confidence in speech and drama for students of all ages. The highly trained staff provide a safe environment for our students to develop tone, voice, clarity and other skills in speaking and acting.

Female student showing her violin skills at the Instrumental Concert

Young Engineers STEM

Young Engineers offers unique STEM programs where children have fun while learning critical skills for the digital age. We aim to ignite a student’s passion for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) using LEGO. Weekly sessions demonstrate scientific concepts. Prep-Yr2: Bricks Challenge (Complex motorised machines, motors and batteries) Yr3-5: Robotics & amp; Electronics.

Getting Here

Door-to-door bus service

We offer a door-to-door bus service each morning and afternoon at an additional cost for students from Primary to Secondary School.

Public Transport & Free Shuttle Bus

The Middle and Secondary Campus is located across the road from Salisbury train station and the Primary Campus is located close to the Orange Grove Road bus stop. To see if public transport could be an option for your child please use the journey planner on the Translink website. Brisbane Christian College runs a free shuttle bus daily from the Middle and Secondary Campus to the Primary Campus.

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