A Caring Environment

At Wahroonga Adventist School we provide a safe and happy environment for your child to learn within a supportive community. Our enthusiastic, highly professional teaching team focus on nurturing the strengths of our students. We provide our older students with peer support training and encourage them to participate in mentoring their younger schoolmates. We offer an excellent early learning program catering for 4 year olds, as well as the convenience of stimulating and secure after school care facilities. Our teachers work together with parents to bring continutity between school and home, and are committed to keeping you informed and listening to your concerns.

The foundation of our approach to educating your child is our secure and nurturing school environment. We create this environment through appreciation for individual needs, respect for the children in our care and support for their values and opinions.

Through this approach we will help your child to reach their full potential whilst developing self-esteem and an appreciation for the needs of others.

To ensure a nurturing and caring school environment for your child, Wahroonga Adventist School builds its foundations on the following principles:

Care
Wahroonga Adventist School offers the following programs to ensure our students receive emotional support when they need it:

  • Pastoral care program / school chaplains
    Access to people who can advise your child on a range of issues is always available
  • Access to Christian counselling
    As we encourage our students in religious studies we offer many opportunities for your child to discuss ideas and questions they may have
  • Peer support programs
    Wahroonga Adventist school operates Peer Support training and encourage our older grades to mentor the younger classes. This involves classroom activities to establish bonds between the children that are then extended into the playground where all grades interact freely, fostering healthy relationships.

Community
Wahroonga Adventist School welcomes the support and involvement of parents within the school.

Through various channels we encourage parents to become part of the school community, further boosting support for your child.

These activities include:

  • Social events (school fetes, trivia nights) 
  • Parent Teacher nights
  • Committees – home and school committee 
  • Parent involvement in reading, art and craft, sporting events etc.
  • Class mums and dads socials such a coffee morning with parents from your child’s class.

These kind of activities develop the school community as a whole and help extend the relationships that your children form with other children at our school.

Our ‘open door’ policy also adds to our community-building. We believe you should have access to the important professionals who are educating your child.  Teachers are readily available at all times to discuss your child’s social, emotional and academic needs. 

Safety and Convenience
The safety of your child is paramount at our school. As an extension of our excellent education program, we provide out-of-hours school care, as well as an early learning program for 4 ½ year olds, benefiting families with younger children.

Our teachers are also on duty from 8am, providing supervision when you need an early drop-off for your child.

Individual Attention
Our enviable student-teacher ratios allow our teachers to get to know your child as an individual. Our team combines the enthusiasm of youth with dedication and experience to provide a well-rounded and targeted approach to teaching your child.

Because of our school size each teacher is able to monitor each child and get to know their personality, growth and development needs.  They interact with the children in the playground and the teachers have already established good relationships with children who move into their grade in subsequent years.