An essential component of each student’s educational experience at Tweed Valley Adventist College revolves around the exciting and carefully crafted outdoor education program, where each year level is encouraged to participate in their class camp. Each camp has been designed specifically with the needs of the age group in mind.
Sport is an integral part of the our College program with an emphasis on both good sportsmanship and athletic ability. Our students have the opportunity to represent Tweed Valley Adventist College in various carnival days alongside other private schools through the North Coast Sports Association (NCSA). Read more here
Music teachers provide on-campus private music lessons for those wishing to learn the piano or guitar. Students also have the opportunity to play their musical instruments or sing in school bands that perform in Chapel (see below) every Thursday. The seniors also hold a fundraising concert each year called “Scent” where our students are invited to perform. The students also have other opportunities to use their talents at different community events held at the College and the surrounding churches.
Our College believes that there are vital life lessons in nature, which has driven us to develop a fantastic agriculture program. The object lesson of the garden teaches students so much about their life, the life of others and the care that Christ gives them and all of his creation. They learn the laws of nature, to be patient and careful, to pay attention to detail, to be consistent and to be diligent in labor. They also learn that just as weeds can hinder the growth of a plant, there are some things in our lives that can hinder our development that we need to get rid of. One of the founders of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Ellen White, sums up the benefits beautifully.
“In cultivating carefulness, patience, attention to detail, obedience to law, it imparts a most essential training. The constant contact with the mystery of life and the loveliness of nature, as well as the tenderness called forth in ministering to these beautiful objects of God’s creation, tends to quicken the mind and refine and elevate the character; and the lessons taught prepare the worker to deal more successfully with other minds.” (Education, pg. 112)
On a Friday morning the students have the option to join a Bible Study group. Several pastors from the surrounding Seventh-Day Adventist churches, our teachers and other volunteers lead out in these small group Bible studies. The Bible studies provide the students with a unique opportunity to learn more about Jesus and the Bible in a smaller and more intimate group setting. These smaller groups enable them to be able to ask more questions and learn through group discussions.