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Christ-centred values

Christ-centred values

A thriving Christ-centred learning community.

Riverside Adventist School is situated in a picturesque pocket on the Ross River on Leopold Street in Aitkenvale. It's an independent Townsville primary school offering an outstanding open yet secure environment for education featuring great facilities and a complete primary education from Prep to Year 6.

Riverside Adventist School has maintained a tradition of excellence for over 50 years. It is noted for its caring Christian environment, its highly qualified and professional staff and individualised learning. 

Riverside is committed to helping every child reach their full potential. The school has great teacher to student ratios for quality small group learning. Enrolment is open to all families of all backgrounds and faiths who have regard for the Christian ethos and the culture of the school.

The school is a member of Adventist Schools Australia and Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) and is regulated by the Quality Adventist Schools (QAS) Framework. We proudly teach from the National Curriculum with Christian values embedded to ensure that our learning is at the forefront of education.

Importantly, the school offers one of the most competitive fee structures of any private school in the Townsville area and provides the students with all their basic stationery, textbooks and excursions..

Adventist Education exists because we believe in the profound love of Jesus and the hope, peace and joy that comes from knowing Him, and living with Him and for Him. We want to share this good news in our school community. We are intentional in everything we do – from our attitudes, words, and actions to reflect Jesus to our students, young children, families, and wider community. 

Adventist Schools Australia values

  • Excellence: Living for God’s glory
  • Compassion: Caring at all costs
  • Humility: Accepting my achievements without boasting
  • Respect: Thinking of and behaving well towards others
  • Integrity: Living at peace with myself
  • Justice: Seeking the right

  • Discernment: Making wise choices

  • Responsibility: Owning my actions

  • Hope: Seeking the right (1 Corinthians 13)

Our values - The Riverside Way

At Riverside our values are embedded in the school curriculum and guide the way we work.

The Riverside Adventist School community invites families of all faiths and backgrounds to discover the Riverside Way:

At Riverside:

  • we honour God
  • we serve generously
  • we learn enthusiastically
  • we speak gently
  • we act responsibly
  • we live truthfully
  • we encourage cheerfully
  • we welcome challenge.
  • …….. and we have fun!