Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Transitioning from the safety of a home setting, to the busy and large school environment can be daunting for students. It’s also a reasonable fear for parents.
Enrolment numbers at the average Primary School can be upward of 400 or even 500 students. But, when it comes to your child’s education, it’s important to consider – bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.
There are many benefits to choosing a small school for your child. Smaller schools have the ability to tailor learning and provide more flexible learning programs. In addition to educating students, smaller schools also provide a safe and nurturing environment that supports learning and the students as individuals.
Cairns Adventist College currently has 80 students within their five classrooms.
They also have three teacher aides and a diverse learning coordinator. A smaller school, and smaller class size means students receive more attention and assistance. Teachers can easily monitor a child’s learning development in this environment. Overall they can support each child according to their individual learning needs.
Cairns Adventist College is a learning community – committed to providing high quality Christian education designed to meet the needs of students.
This is done in a nurturing, family-focused environment. Children are encouraged to develop as a whole person through academic, creative, physical, social and spiritual activities.
Small schools also cultivate a sense of belonging and community. Students in smaller schools interact with children from all grades, giving them experience and an opportunity to learn how to relate to people of all ages and find friends – based more on their interests, than their age-group. At Cairns Adventist College students from Prep to Year Six have fun playing handball and soccer together at lunch times and run around enjoying the 26 acres of school grounds. The college is situated just over two kilometres from the town centre of Gordonvale, in a community built on country values and nestled between a horse agistment property and sugarcane crops, providing a real ‘country feel.’
Please contact our office on 4056 6144 if you would like to know more or have a tour of our beautiful campus. You can also visit our website.