Secondary Education

Welcome to our school, where we believe that learning should be an exciting and fulfilling journey for every student.

Port Macquarie Adventist School is expanding its education offerings and now includes secondary education. Our current program offers up to Year 9 in 2023, with Year 10 commencing in 2024, and additional grades each year after that.

Our secondary program is designed to provide a challenging and well-rounded curriculum that will prepare students for success in their future endeavours. We offer a holistic education that focuses on the person and academic growth of each student. Additionally, our secondary program includes a range of extracurricular activities and opportunities for students to explore their passions and interests.

We are excited to see the growth in our secondary program so that students in our highest grades can now stay at PMAS right through to the end of their schooling.

A Day In The Life

Bible
English
Mathematics
Science
History / Geography
Visual Art
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Mandatory Technology (Food Tech and Agriculture, Engineering, Textiles and Digital Technologies)
Languages (French)
Music

Bible
English
Mathematics
Science
History / Geography
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Electives
Food Technology or Commerce
Digital Technology or Visual Art

Secondary students have the opportunity to participate in carious extra-curricular activities at the school including sports carnivals and inter-school zone carnivals.

Music tuition is available for students who would like to continue – or start – learning an instrument. This is facilitated by private tutors that attend the school during the day, to save you transporting your child to music tuition after school. Costs and availability can be discussed with the tutor directly.

Wellbeing

Here at Port Macquarie Adventist School we are committed to providing quality and inclusive learning opportunities for all our students, placing a high level of importance on nurturing student wellbeing and positive mental health.

We have a strong team of experienced teachers, support staff and chaplains who take time to get to know and understand each student. They provide mentorship, guidance and foster belonging and involvement, which helps each student develop a strong sense of positive wellbeing.

The school’s therapy dog, ‘Koko’ is a valuable contributor of joy, loyalty and companionship, too. A wellbeing program is delivered across the school from Pre-Kindy to Secondary to help students manage relationships, feelings and self-care.

School Camps

School Camps are a large part of our extra-curricular program and are run in stages across 2 years.

Stage 4 (Year 7 & 8)

  • Emu Gully – The Challenge is an exceptional leadership and team building program based on the character values of Courage, Mateship, Sacrifice and Perseverance. Based on historical events and theatres of conflict including WW1, WW2 and Vietnam. 
  • Sydney Trip – a week long adventure in Sydney that takes students on a learning journey around the CBD, using public transport to visit some of Sydney’s most iconic attractions, including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Tower, The Harbour Bridge and Cockatoo Island. 


Stage 5 (Year 9 & 10)

  • Emu Gully – The Adventure program is an authentic adventure experience that develops resilience, tests character and requires leadership and teamwork. The activities are based around Australia’s military history and deliver profound learning moments.
  • Year 10 – Amazing Race – The camp will incorporate many challenges that will develop confidence, teamwork, and friendship.

Fees

If paid by the 2nd Friday of the school year 10% Term

If paid by the 2nd Friday of each term 5%

Note: family accounts with outstanding balances are not eligible for this discount.

Family Discount
Applicable on tuition fees to families with more than one child enrolled at PMAS in Kindergarten to Year 9:
2nd Child 15%
3rd Child 30%
4th Child 45%
5th & subsequent children FREE

Building Maintenance Fee
$150.00 annual charge per family is payable at the beginning of each school year. This charge is not apportioned for attending part of a year.

Fees are charged on an annual basis at the beginning of each school year with a statement issued each term until your account is settled. All Family accounts are required to be paid in full by the end of November.

A non-refundable enrolment deposit of $200 per child is payable upon submission and approval of each student enrolment application.

Tuition Fees (Per Student)

Additional Fees

Extra Curricular

At Port Macquarie Adventist School, we believe that sports play an important role in promoting a healthy lifestyle and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

Enrolment

At Port Macquarie Adventist School, families become part of our community as we partner in seeking a positive well-balanced Christian education for your child.

Contact Us

We strive to provide an excellent education that equips our students with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to succeed in the ever-changing world. We invite you to learn more about our school and the opportunities that await you here.