Meet our Principal

I welcome you to browse our website and discover Northholm. I am confident you will unearth a vibrant and supportive school community where young people can develop the knowledge, skills and personal attributes they need to live rich and purposeful lives as future global citizens.


Families from across the Hills and Hornsby Shires have chosen Northholm for their children. These families appreciate the benefits that come from a personalised learning experience, in a tranquil learning environment, that nurtures their child’s holistic development – academically, socially, physically, culturally and spiritually. 


Committed to our students’ growth and success, we know that the best learning occurs when they are happy, known and supported.  Our team of dedicated, passionate and inspiring teachers will support the authentic growth of your child through dynamic and innovative teaching methods and exposure to diverse learning experiences, managing risk and reward to build resilience, curiosity and courage.


As a school with inclusive Christian values, we actively encourage our students to be generous in nature, tolerant in thought and compassionate in action. In considering Northholm as the school of choice for your children, know that they will be respected for who they are and valued for what they can achieve. At Northholm, your child can become a successful, confident and articulate individual with a strong sense of commitment to others, their community and the natural environment.


I warmly encourage you to visit us in person. We look forward to sharing with you our exciting vision for the future as a place of quality education for all.


Christopher Bradbury



About the Principal

Mr Bradbury was appointed Principal by the School Council and commenced his tenure in January 2019. A highly qualified and experienced educational leader, Mr Bradbury has a genuine commitment and passion for the growth of young people to achieve their personal best through instilling a love of learning. He started his teaching career at Hurlstone Agricultural High School where he taught History, Legal Studies and English, as well as gaining leadership experience as the Head of Administration and Head of Boarding. He spent the next 12 years at The King’s School in North Parramatta where he held a number of senior roles including Director of Teaching and Learning, Head of History/Legal Studies and as a Housemaster. Mr Bradbury holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership from Harvard University. He has co-authored Year 11 and 12 Modern History texts, as well being awarded a number of teaching awards and scholarships, including the NSW Quality Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding teaching practice by the NSW State Government. He was a recipient of both the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators Scholarship and the NSW Premier’s Westfield History Teacher Scholarship.