A caring environment

 

At Cairns Adventist College we provide a safe, happy and supportive environment in which your child can learn to thrive. Our enthusiastic, highly professional teaching team focus on nurturing the strengths of each individual student and value working together with parents for the maximum benefit of each child's education. We are committed to keeping you informed as to your child's individual needs, progress and successes.


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 understanding of their values and opinions. Through this approach we will help your child 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, Cairns Adventist College builds its foundations on the following principles:


Care Our pastoral care program through the teachers and College Chaplain, and peer support program offers many avenues to ensure that your child is emotionally supported in all aspects of school life.

Community Cairns Adventist College welcomes the support and involvement of parents within the College. Through various channels we encourage parents to become part of the College community, further boosting support for your child. These activities include:

  • Social events
  • Parent/Teacher nights
  • 'Home and School' committee
  • Parent involvement in reading, art and craft, sporting events, etc.

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.


Safety and Convenience The safety of your child is paramount at our College. Our teachers are on duty from 8:15am, providing supervision when you need an early drop-off for your child. We also provide a unique door-to-door College bus service which is able to safely transport your child to and from school each day.


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 year level in subsequent years. It also means that students are well monitored, thus allowing any negative behaviours, such as bullying, to be 'nipped in the bud'.