My entire schooling experience has been within the Adventist Education system. Beginning in Prep at Wahroonga Adventist Primary School, to Year 10 at Hills Adventist College, I have been very happy, and continually blessed by the standards and quality of education provided. Not many teenagers can say that they have enjoyed nearly every moment of their school life but I am fortunate that I can.
Through Bible classes, chapels, and the values that the schools uphold, I have learnt valuable lessons that I will carry throughout my life.
Okay, I’ll admit. Not every moment has been enjoyable. I‘ve had my share of exams, assessments, sleepless nights and other stressful events–every student has–but I wouldn’t have wanted to experience them anywhere else. Perhaps I have a narrow perspective. Perhaps I am biased. Nevertheless, it is fair to say that I am well qualified to tell you about the benefits I have received through the Adventist Education system.
Throughout my school years, I have loved every single teacher that I have had. The hard work they have continually put into teaching me is something I will always admire. My teachers have always gone above and beyond what was required to make sure that every student understood the content. Their caring attitudes and friendliness I will always try to imitate in life.
But the reason, above all else, the Adventist Education system is so outstanding, is the focus on God. Through Bible classes, chapels, and the values that the schools uphold, I have learnt valuable lessons that I will carry throughout my life. Prayer is a fundamental part of this God-focus. At Hills Adventist College I have known the teachers to pray for different students every morning. I believe the focus that both students and teachers have on God, is the core reason there is so little bullying. My fellow students and teachers are so kind and supportive. God has guided my schools through tough times, to make them what they are today.
Adventist schools have provided me with high quality education, instilled good values in me, provided many opportunities that have allowed me to grow and do great things. If you are considering sending your child to an Adventist school, I highly recommend it. I have not been requested to write this article on behalf of the Adventist school system, or asked to advertise them. I have written this article because I believe these schools have helped make me what I am today. Every child should have the opportunities and experiences that I have had through Adventist Education.
Maryellen Fairfax is a Year 10 student who did work experience at RECORD.