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Community Health Educators Program Food Demonstration

20 Aug 2015

Picture caption: Mildred Villason, cooking demonstration This year 17 students have been participating in the Community Health Education Program (CHEP) conducted by Sibilla Johnson, Victorian Health Director. The Certificate IV Course, developed and delivered by Sibilla, is an external course offered by Avondale. Mildred Villason, Blacktown Adventist Church, has been involved in community vegetarian cooking classes…

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City2Surf raises funds for the ADRA Community Centre at Blacktown

20 Aug 2015

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! With funds still coming in, thirty generous City2Surf donors generously emptied their pockets by giving over $3,200 in support of the ADRA Community Centre, Blacktown. Malcolm Rea, ADRA Director for the Greater Sydney Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was elated at the overwhelming support he received and said, “The generosity…

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The Adventure of Band Camp 2015

19 Aug 2015

The journey down to Band Camp is an adventure in itself as the buses snake through Galston Gorge, winding down a trail through the bush up to the gates of the Crosslands Convention Centre. 119 students and teachers from Sydney and Canberra Adventist Schools traversed down to hold the annual Band Camp over the 1st…

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Celebrate Groundbreaking Ceremony

19 Aug 2015

Past and present students, teachers and school community from Wahroonga Adventist School came together on Sabbath the 13th of June in a special celebration that many had been waiting to mark for over 50 years: a celebration of the start of a long-awaited high school. The celebration included a service in the Wahroonga Adventist Church…

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Hurstville Fun Day

19 Aug 2015

Parents, students and community members who attended Hurstville Adventist School’s recent Fun Day learned that school isn’t all about the teachers and the books. Sometimes it’s also about fun and community outreach. In 2014, the Greater Sydney Conference launched its Church and School Evangelism Program, which provides money to schools in the Sydney Adventist Educational…

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Can Photography Be Used for Ministry?

19 Aug 2015

Can photography be used for ministry?  Alvin Ing and Andy Ly of Epping Church believe so, and now, so do their students.  From 25 May – 23 June, 16 students participated in Alvin and Andy’s photography course.  Because this is the second year the course is running, many of the students were reviewing the basics…

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Athletics & Performance at Sydney Adventist Schools

19 Aug 2015

The performance capabilities of the human body are incredible. Athletes today push through boundaries we once thought humanly impossible.  This past term saw our Sydney Adventist Schools hold numerous opportunities to push themselves in athletic events, competitions, and challenges and see what they were capable of. “Some of our kids are talented enough to have…

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THRIVE: Adventist School Staff Connect & Develop

19 Aug 2015

The spiritual retreat, themed Thrive, was held at the Hornsby RSL on 13 July. Staff members led out in praise and worship this year; an addition that La-Dean Malifa, Departmental Assistant for Sydney Adventist Schools and one of the organisers of the event recognised as having a positive overall outcome on the worship. “To hear…

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God Holds My Hand: Celebrating Ida Johnson’s Life

19 Aug 2015

Sister Ida Johnson turned 100 on the 11th of June 2015. Ida enjoyed the celebration held for her at the church on Sabbath the 6th of June. Her family also organised a celebration for her on her birthday. Ida passed away on the 17th of June after a brief illness. Ida was a faithful and…

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Generous Little Reflections of Jesus

19 Aug 2015

Children are like sponges, or so they used to tell me when I was growing up.  Having children of my own, though, has certainly demonstrated that this is incredibly true.  Our children copy what my wife and I do, which is either rather gratifying or quite daunting, depending on what they are copying.  They also…

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