About usOur mission is Inspiring students to aspire to academic success and adopt God's character
Welcome to Hope Adventist School
A vibrant co-educational Primary School that provides a comprehensive academic, spiritual and physical program from Prep to Year 6. Families of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds are welcome.
Spread out on five acres of grassy fields next to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Hope Adventist School is especially loved for its warm ‘family’ feel, dedicated staff, and small class sizes. With the newly renovated classrooms, Hope Adventist School provides Flexible Learning Spaces that are natural, comfortable and home-like in order to create a more effective learning environment for students to thrive in.
Hope Adventist School offers a convenient door to door private bus service for students.
The school was established in 1983 and thereby became part of the worldwide education system of the Seventh day Adventist Church. The school’s motto is “A thriving, Christ-centred, learning community.” The primary purpose of this school is to provide opportunities for each student to reach their potential and become the person God and society needs them to be.
Hope Adventist School originally began as the Bundaberg Seventh Day School in 1983. The land was purchased by the Bundaberg Seventh-day Adventist Church with the aim of starting a church school.
Money was raised by dedicated church members through various projects, including growing crops of watermelon.
The builder was a local church member, Mr Geoff Smith. For the first few weeks, the school was a rather dusty place, because the newly cleared and levelled ground had not yet grown a covering of grass.
The enrolments for the first year remained at about 28 students, in from grade 1-7. In the second year a second teacher was employed as the enrolment had grown to about 40.
Kristy has been teaching at the school since 2012. She enjoys working with children and inspiring them to be the best version of themselves. Kristy is passionate about building a thriving school within a positive school community. In her spare time Kristy enjoys camping, swimming, rock climbing and spending time with family and friends.
Tanya has a background in HR and has recently turned her hand to teaching. She brings an energetic enthusiasm to her classroom and values the importance of making learning a fun experience. Tanya has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys gardening, bushwalking, and cooking.
Leanne has been involved with the school since 2008. She is committed to serving God and is passionate about instilling Christian values and confidence in our children. Leanne enjoys reading, picnics at the beach on Sabbath afternoons and helping others.
Jorge De Freitas
Jorge came to us as an answer to prayer when we needed an experienced bus driver. He has a background in horticulture and has worked as an irrigation co-ordinator. Jorge enjoys camping and fishing but most of all he loves spending time with his family.
David has had over 30 years’ experience being involved in management roles for a variety of companies. He really enjoys working in a Christian environment at Darling Downs and Hope Adventist School. David enjoys playing golf and cricket. He is passionate about making a difference for others.
Lesley has a long history in education. After spending many years as a teacher aide Lesley studied and became a Teacher. After 2 years of teaching in Toowoomba she joined Hope in 2020. Lesley loves music in its many forms and plays the cello and the flute. She enjoys reading and getting out in the great outdoors camping, hiking and swimming.
With 2 children of her own, Patrice has a passion for children’s education. She enjoys reading and is an avid animal lover. In her free time, you will find Patrice happy at home with her family, horses and dogs. Patrice brings an enthusiastic energy to the school and is a welcome addition to the teaching team of 2020.
Michael has been instrumental in keeping the grounds beautiful for over ten years. He is able to fix most things at school. Michael is a proud father who will do anything for his children.
Julie is the friendly face that will greet you in the office. She has been with the school since 2014, four of these years were part-time in the library. She has a passion for sharing her love of books with the students. Julie dabbles in photography and art, and is an avid birdwatcher and nature lover.
Zina has worked part time at the school for 13 years. She left Russia over 20 years ago and has enjoyed creating wonderful gardens and renovating her house in Australia. Zina is passionate about her faith and is very involved in her local SDA church.
Nicole has a long history with the school as she is a former student, has driven the school bus and has volunteered in the tuckshop. She had taken on a new role in the school as a full-time teacher aide in 2020. Nicole enjoys reading and craft activities. She loves spending time outdoors with her family camping, fishing, and water skiing.
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