About us

Our 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.

Our History

Hope Adventist School original began as the Bundaberg Seventh Day School in 1983 and later became Coral Coast Christian School.

Our Team

Kristy Norman

Kristy Norman

Principal/Teacher

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 Barbuto

Tanya Barbuto

Teacher

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 Jensen

Leanne Jensen

Chaplain

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 De Freitas

Bus Driver

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 Peers

David Peers

Business Manager

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 Anderson

Lesley Anderson

Teacher

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.

Rita Koga

Rita Koga

Teacher Aide

Rita has a passion for seeing children reach their full potential and is a welcome addition to the teaching team of 2020. This is Rita’s third year in Australia after leaving Zimbabwe. Rita loves swimming and spending time with her family. She also enjoys cooking, and watching home decor and renovation shows.

Michael Mulvena

Michael Mulvena

Groundsman

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 Hanna

Julie Hanna

Office Administrator

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 Sutherland

Zina Sutherland

Teacher

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 Smith

Nicole Smith

Teacher Aide

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.

Annual Reports

For your convenience, you will find our recent annual reports below.

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CCCS Annual Report 2015

Policies

Interested in our school policy documents? Download them here.

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Child Protection Policy

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Vaccination Policy

Our Partner Schools

Brisbane Adventist College

Gold Coast Christian College

Darling Downs Christian School

Noosa Christian College

Northpine Christian College

Ipswich Adventist School

Coral Coast Christian School

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