Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Papua New Guinea Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Church

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JIM YAWANE
EDUCATION DIRECTOR - NATIONAL

   
Serah Keliwin
Associate Education Secretary-Secondary
Email:SerahKeliwin@adventist.org.pg
Yoba Dame
Associate Education Secretary-Primary
Email: YobaDame@adventist.org.pg

Adventist Education

“True education means more than taking a certain course of study. It is broad. It includes the harmoniousdevelopment of all the physical powers and the mental faculties. It teaches the love and fear of God and is a prepara-tion for the faithful discharge of life's duties.”  (Child Guidance, 293)

    • Ethos – to ensure all schools exhibit an obvious Adventist ethos which includes a strong spiritual tone and a nurturing learning environment
    • People – to develop supportive and cooperative relationships amongst all levels of Adventist education and other departments of the church
    • Curriculum – to ensure that there is a well-resourced and balanced curriculum that is professionally delivered and meets the students’ learning needs both now and in the future
    • Financial Resources – to develop strategies that will adequately fund the strategic direction taken by the department
    • System – to develop a high quality system of education that facilitates the church’s educational vision.

Aim and Mission

Adventist education prepares people for useful and joy- filled lives, fostering friendship with God, whole-person development, Bible-based values, and selfless service in accordance with the Seventh-day Adventist mission to the world.The mission of the Education department is to enable education leaders throughout the region to pursue the church’s educational vision of developing each school’s ability to restore God’s image in its students.hole-person development, Bible-based values, and selfless service in accordance with the Seventh-day Adventist mission to the world.The mission of the Education department is to enable education leaders throughout the region to pursue the church’s educational vision of developing each school’s ability to restore God’s image in its students.

The activities of the Education Department focuses on achieving five key goals: 

This year 2010, the Adventist Education in PNGUM is continuing to grow, with a record enrolment of over 20,000 students and 600 teachers in over 100 schools. While the growth is good, the road ahead is both challenging and exciting. Through the support of the church in PNG and with the commitment and dedication of the teachers,  young children will not only learn but come to know Jesus as their Great Teacher.

 

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