Carol Dweck , author of the book Mindset and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University once said “Becoming is better than being.” What an enormous challenge! ‘Being’, in this context, implies a state of inactivity with little progress, whereas ‘becoming’ suggests a constant state of motion. We believe in the notion of learning as a lifelong pursuit. It takes focus, time, planning, execution, failure, second attempts (or more) and success that leads to the question “What next?” The grit and determination to keep going in the face of adversity, is a value we hold not only for our students, but for ourselves as well. Developing a passion for learning in our students is the desire of every staff member at Port Macquarie Adventist School. We are committed to the journey of education and the challenges it brings.

We believe not only are we educating students for the here and now, we are also educating them for beyond school. We believe the harmonious development of the physical, mental, and spiritual child is our highest priority. This, we believe, is achieved through authentic, open, and respectful relationships.

Our school is a faith-based school.  We believe in God and hold Christian values close to our core being.  We openly share those values and beliefs with our students and community.  

When you join the PMAS community you are choosing to affiliate yourself with a community of like minded individuals. We look forward to joining with you in providing a well-rounded Christian education for your children.

Mrs Joyanne Walsh

Principal

“True education means more than the perusal of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
White, Education p.13

“True education means more than the perusal of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
White, Education p.13