About Us

Our school is situated near beautiful Lake Macquarie, in a bushland setting, with a growing garden space and outdoor learning areas.

We believe that fresh air, sunshine, and connection to nature optimise growth – so maximising time outside is of utmost importance in our daily routines. Learning is an adventure that will often take us out of the classroom.

Our teachers are guides and facilitators who encourage students to collaborate and make meaningful connections to the world around us.

Principal's Welcome

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Toronto Adventist School!
Thank you for taking the time to consider what we can offer you.

At the heart of everything we do at Toronto Adventist School is a desire to seek Jesus and His kingdom with open eyes, hearts, and minds. This is embedded into our learning, our language, our spaces, our practices, and our routines. In Luke 8, Jesus told a parable of a farmer who sowed seeds in different soils, with varying results. It is our desire that students at Toronto Adventist School will flourish in their relationship with Jesus, and it is our primary purpose to cultivate good soil for the best kinds of growth. 

At Toronto Adventist School, growth refers to all aspects of broadening knowledge, deepening understanding, refining skills, and expanding worldview. It also applies to challenging and stretching physical capacity, ability and potential, and strengthening mental health and emotional intelligence. We seek in order to grow, we grow in order to bear fruit, and we bear fruit to share. Because of Jesus’ love, we are motivated to share. Sharing the gospel is not separate from caring for others and the environment. We honour Jesus by engaging with and listening to the needs around us, and then finding meaningful ways to partner with our community. Project Based Learning allows students to develop solutions to real-world problems. We believe that our students are most engaged when they connect their hands, heads and hearts, and we believe that our students can make a difference in this world.

We invite you to contact us so that you can learn more about Toronto Adventist School.
We look forward to hearing from you!

– Ms Charmony Dias

About Our Principal
Ms Charmony Dias has 26 years of experience in education; 14 of which she has spent in administration. She has been the principal of another school before becoming the principal of Toronto Adventist School in 2019.

Ms Dias earned her teaching qualifications in 1994 and completed a Masters degree in Education Administration in 2007. She has lived in four countries and consequently has gained valuable insight into various education systems and cultures.  

Our Faith
Our desire is to be a thriving and nurturing learning community where Jesus and His kingdom is at the heart of all that we do, and where our students have opportunity to choose a growing relationship with Him.

Students at Toronto Adventist School read from the Bible, participate in class worships and Chapel services, and engage in Biblical Studies lessons.

Further, because of Jesus’ love, we are motivated to make a difference in the world. Students learn that our time, resources, knowledge, intellect, and skills are all valuable assets that can be shared in ways that improve life and invite abundant living for all. This is how we practice living in God’s love.

Our beliefs are Bible-based and underpinned by the fundamental beliefs and values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. For more information about Seventh-day Adventists, or to connect with a church community near you, contact our local Church office: website nnsw.adventist.org.au, phone 02 4951 8088

Vision and Values
We are driven to offer quality education and cultivate an environment where all students can flourish. All that we do is guided by our vision:

Seek first.
 Seek first His kingdom; fostering a relationship with Jesus. Seek with curiosity; learning about the world around us.

Grow together.
 Grow our minds; pursuing true wisdom. 
Grow our bodies; treating them as God’s temples.
 Grow our friendships; forming meaningful relationships. Grow our hearts; connecting with our Creator.

Share.
 Share God’s love with others; being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Respect
Value yourself and others through your words and actions. Treat others just as you want to be treated. Luke 6:31

 Responsibility
Make wise choices and be accountable in all situations. We each must carry our own load. Galatians 6:5

Effort
Work to the best of your ability and don’t give up. Work hard at whatever you do. Ecclesiastes 9:10

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

Service
Put the needs of others first and lend a helping hand. Serve each other with love. Galatians 5:13

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

Resilience
When things don’t go right, keep your chin up and stay positive. Christ gives me strength to face anything. Philippians 4:13

Humility
Do not think you are better than others. Treat everyone with dignity. Be humble and consider others more important than yourselves. Philippians 2:3

Discernment
You are free to make your own choices, but be wise as there are consequences for all actions. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8

Hope
Be optimistic and confident about life, even when things are difficult.
 Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23

Justice
Always be willing to stand up for what is right, especially those in need. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Isaiah 1:17

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Governance
Toronto Adventist School is owned and operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (NNSW) Ltd, an organisation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The School is governed by the Seventh-day Adventist Schools (NNSW) Board of Directors. The local administration of the school is guided by the School Advisory Council comprised of representatives from local Seventh-day Adventist Churches and the School Executive including the Principal.

Toronto Adventist School is registered and accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), which regulates schools in NSW and dictates the NSW curriculum guidelines and outcomes, including responsibilities regarding the Australian curriculum.

Toronto Adventist School is also a member of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW.