Nurture for today

Our focus on nurture aims to build resilient children.  It helps children to develop skills to cope with life, to find where they belong, and understand how they can make a difference.  Children are taught to take responsibility for their own actions and belongings; to respect themselves and others.  This in turn, increase confidence and empowers healthy and meaningful relationships with others.

An Environment of Care

It is of upmost importance that our children are happy; that they feel safe, free to learn, secure in their environment, and confident in their self-esteem.  Our learning environment is built upon the foundation where children belong and are valued and respected.  Our Christian teachers and staff provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment.  We focus on identifying and nurturing the strengths of our students. 
Our environment of care is established through an appreciation for individuals’ needs, respect for one another and support of each other’s values and opinions.   With this approach, children are better able to reach their full potential, develop healthy self-esteem and an appreciation for the needs of others.

Individual Attention

Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow our teachers to get to know each child as an individual.  Small class sizes mean teachers can monitor each child and cater to their individual development needs. 
Teachers are readily available at all times to talk with parents about their child’s social, emotional and academic needs. 

Student Welfare

Our Pastoral Care program includes weekly chapel services.  These are planned for and organised by our school's Chaplain, Pr Graham Stewart. Parents and friends are always welcome to join us. Contact the school for times.

Staff at MAS are also involved in relationship building between students, school and home.  They work with students in conflict resolution and mentoring, and play a significant role in counselling students in the area of behavioural management.

Manning Adventist School has a strong focus on holistic education, and its sense of community provides students with a superior educational opportunity in The Manning Valley.  Through the values based educational program, they build resilient children who are equipped to make a difference in their world.

Community

Manning Adventist School welcomes and encourages the support and involvement of parents within the school. There are many opportunities for parents and extended family to be a part of the school community. These activities include:
• Social events
• Parent /Teacher nights
• Involvement in curricular activities such as reading, art and craft, excursions and sporting events. 

Manning Adventist School’s ‘open door’ policy adds to our sense of community.  Our emphasis on positive relationships between school, students, staff and families is vital in the interests of the wellbeing of our students.