“Our schools are thriving Christ-centred learning communities and centres of influence, training children for academic success, but more importantly, teaching them what a moral life of integrity looks and feels like.”
— Pastor Terry Johnson, President - Seventh-day Adventist Church Australia

Adventist Education - Australia

Since the early 1870s Adventist Education has been an integral part of the ministry of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Adventist Education is the largest protestant schooling system in the world with 9 489 schools, colleges and universities in over 100 countries with 111 360 teachers, educating 2,044,709 students each year.

In 1892 the very first Adventist school in Australia opened in St Kilda, Melbourne. Today around Australia, our 48 schools and 13 early learning services are respected in their communities for providing authentic Christian education to nearly 17 000 students and young children from all sectors of the community.

Our schools and early learning services in Australia are non-selective, inclusive schools, open to all who want a Christian community that is caring, safe, values-based, and sets high academic standards.

Our Values

  1. Respect - Value yourself and others through your works and actions.
    Treat others just as you want to be treated. Luke 6:30
  2. Effort - Work to the best of your ability and don't give up.
    Work hard at whatever you do. Ecclesiastes 9:10
  3. Compassion - Be kind and understanding of one another at all times.
    Make just and faithful decisions; show kindness and compassion to each other. Zechariah 7:9
  4. Responsibility - Make wise choices and be accountable in all situations.
    We each must carry our own load. Galatians 6:5
  5. Service - Put the needs of others first and lend a helping hand.
    Serve each other with love. Galatians 5:13
  6. Hope - Be optimistic and confident about life, even when things are difficult.
    For I know the plans I have for you... plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
  7. Resilience - When things don't go right, keep your chin up and stay positive.
    Christ gives me strength to face anything. Phillippians 4:13.
  8. Humility - Do not think you are better than others. Treat everyone with dignity.
    Be humble and consider others more important than yourselves. Phillippians 2:3.
  9. Integrity - Do the right thing even when others aren't watching.
    If you do the right thing, honesty will be your guide. Proverbs 11:3.
  10. Discernment - You are free to make your own choices, but be wise as there are consequences for all actions.
    Fix your thought on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
    Think about these things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phillipians $:8.
  11. Justice - Always be willing to stand up for what is right, and those in need.
    Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Isaiah 1:17.