Client Story: Nambour Christian College
Little Big Learners.
NCC early learners offers play-based learning to hundreds of children across Queensland. NCC early learners Nambour and Buderim has recently introduced an early swimmers program as part of the curriculum and had the help of What The Fox Creative at each step of the journey.
Nambour Christian College (NCC) has been a prominent school on the Sunshine Coast since the 1980s. As you can see from this month’s cover story, the college has moulded some brilliant minds in that time, some of which were lucky enough to attend NCC from as early as 6 weeks old through their early learning programs.
Marketing and communications manager Nicole Wykes says the early learning programs have been within the school since 2005, but they recently rebranded to NCC early learners in 2015. NCC early learners now encompasses six centres across Queensland that deliver education in a playful, supportive environment under the guidance of experienced early learning educators.
“Every centre is unique because we cater for the communities, the families and what they need,” says Nicole, “Our Buderim and Nambour centres are quite unique in that we have added value programs included. We call them early advantages.
It’s basically about giving your child an advantage through a variety of experiences and learning opportunities.”
The children are fortunate enough to be part of the wider school community by participating in activities like the school sports carnival, and going on excursions to the Berakah Farm on the school grounds.
The most recent addition to the early learners program is the NCC early swimmers program.
“Every child from the age of two-and-a-half does the Learn to Swim program each week. It’s such an exceptional element to our early years program. And so important being on the Sunshine Coast close to pools, rivers and the beach,” says Nicole.
Nicole goes on to explain that any child on the Coast is welcome to join the Learn to Swim program, which is based in Woombye. NCC Buderim early learners also partake in swimming lessons each week as part of their program.
The rebranding of NCC early learners and the introduction of NCC early swimmers wouldn’t have happened without the help of What The Fox Creative. During her 14 years at NCC, Nicole has developed a close relationship with the What The Fox team over the past couple of years and has loved working alongside them to create a suite of branding for several programs, including early learners and early swimmers.
Nicole says the early swimmers branding was a simple process thanks to the familiarity between the NCC and What The Fox teams.
“Because they knew about NCC and having done our NCC website, and helping us with early learners, they knew us and they knew our product. So it was an easy and fun process.
“What I found with What The Fox is they have a team of specialists, and each of the team members took the time to understand the many facets of our business. They give outstanding service, delivering the right mix of creativity with industry knowledge.”
From designing the early swimmers logo and website, to sorting out all of their corporate stationery, What The Fox has been by their side at every stage of the process.
Published in Profile Magazine, March 2018.
Words: Caitlyn Spanner. Photos: Contributed.