The Learning Program
We maintain small class sizes so that teachers can get to know the individual needs of each child. Building on a solid foundation in literacy and numeracy we enable all of our students to discover and develop their special gifts and talents. Learning support is also available to address areas of need, especially where English is the student’s second language. Our well-resourced classrooms, library and computer laboratory provide ideal learning environments and allow your child to develop the expertise needed for today’s world.
At Hurstville Adventist School students enjoy a variety of exciting educational experiences. Creativity is fostered and affirmed in art and music programs, in which visiting musicians and dramatists play an important part. We celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Australian society and of our school, in the biannual Multicultural Day, and in visits from cultural artists.
An active lifestyle is an important part of our school program. Daily Physical Education classes ensure that all students can participate in a range of physical activities. Our swimming, gymnastics and athletics programs encourage individual achievement and team participation, while inter-school events offer the challenge of competition. Our annual Swimming and Athletics Carnivals are a highlight of the year and a special time when family and school unite.
Learning for tomorrow
Whilst the Hurstville Adventist School approach to education is a holistic one, we place great emphasis on our students achieving to their highest potential academically.
Our school provides a well-rounded and challenging curriculum that is designed to provide your child with access to up-to-date resources and offer a wide variety of subjects.
Our Key Learning Areas are:
- Encounter Bible Program
- Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary
- Reading and Viewing
- Handwriting and Using Digital Technologies
- Writing and Representing
- Speaking and Listening
- Creative Arts
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Pre-Kindy providing your child with a head start
Our school gives families access to a Pre-Kindy program that has been developed to help your child experience an easy transition to school life. Because the program is run on the school grounds your child will become familiar with the daily surroundings, people, philosophy and routines of school.
Our Pre-Kindy teachers are fully qualified and teach young children through fun games, songs and craft activities. Students are exposed to the outcomes of the Board of Studies Kindergarten Syllabus. With flexible attendance, your child is able to attend between 2 - 5 days per week, making their start at Hurstville Adventist School smooth and worry free.
Catering to individual needs
At our school we understand that each student is unique and, wherever appropriate, we tailor the academic program to meet individual needs. Our student teacher ratio allows teachers to develop an understanding of each child’s requirements, strengths and weaknesses. Our teachers are trained to recognise gifted and talented children as well as to detect children with learning difficulties.
Gifted and talented students thrive in an environment where they have the opportunity to work at a higher academic level with the convenience of staying in their homeroom.
More than just an education
Our aim is to give your child a full education program that will prepare them for life as well as work. With a lively extra-curricular enrichment program, including leadership opportunities, a diverse sports program, community service activities, drama and individual music tuition. Your child will have the opportunity to develop and discover their own unique gifts and talents.
Christianity in the Sydney Adventist independent school system
As a Christian school, founded by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Christianity forms the core of our teaching and approach to the school community as a whole.
While the school functions within the framework of an Adventist worldview, they are open to all students regardless of religious and cultural beliefs, without compulsory church attendance.
Students participate in compulsory weekly chapel services and daily Bible classes. Prayer and development of a relationship with Jesus are an integral part of the school day. There are many opportunities for your child to develop this relationship further, either with the school chaplain or by arrangement with members of your own faith.