The SDA denomination has its roots in Protestantism – and emerged after a small group of believers in the Northern United States, through careful study of the Bible came to different understandings about the interpretation of widely held Protestant beliefs. On October 1, 1860 a gathering of delegates officially took the name “Seventh-day Adventist” 1. The name refers to several core beliefs, from the Bible, that differentiate Seventh-day Adventism from other Protestant Denominations. These include;
Furthermore, the Adventist Church takes the Holy Bible as its “sole guide for the standard of Faith and practice” 1 – meaning that we observe the Bible as God’s divinely inspired word above all other writings.
The heart and soul of Adventist Education stems from a worldview regarding the origin, meaning, purpose and destiny of human life, which is drawn from the Bible. This gives Noosa Christian College a “special character” reflected in the Vision, Mission and Values statements that are so important to its administration, teachers and staff members. Noosa Christian College is a total learning environment, with careful attention paid to an appropriate balance between connecting with God each day, engaging in a wide range of planned curricular activities and time spent in recreation. The College is a community of learning in which a spirit of cooperation, a sense of safety and security, and respect for the diversity of individuals and cultures are valued and nurtured. The ‘Golden Rule’, Jesus injunction to ‘treat others as you like to be treated’ is our preferred basis for social interaction. We seek to foster attitudes and standards of behaviour among our students consistent with an Adventist (Christian) worldview.
Welcome to Adventist Education
Since the early 1870s Adventist Education has been an integral part of the ministry of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Adventist Education is the largest protestant schooling system in the world with 9489 schools, colleges and universities in over 100 countries with 111360 teachers, educating 2,044,709 students each year.
In 1892 the very first Adventist school in Australia opened in St Kilda, Melbourne. Today around Australia, our 48 schools and 13 early learning services are respected in their communities for providing authentic Christian education to nearly 17,000 students and young children from all sectors of the community.
Our schools and early learning services in Australia are non-selective, inclusive schools, open to all who want a Christian community that is caring, safe, values-based, and sets high academic standards.
To learn more about Seventh-day Adventists please visit our General Conference website .
The College is a co-educational day school currently catering for students in Kindergarten to Year 12. The College is open to students regardless of their religious affiliation, ethnic background, gender or national origin.
Noosa Christian College acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land on which we gather and we pay our respect to local Indigenous Elders and leaders past, present and emerging, and recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.