we educate, encourage and empower
Who are We?
Longburn Adventist College (LAC) is a co-educational, state-integrated high school, for Year levels 7 to 13. Our campus is situated on a peaceful semi-rural campus only 7km from the centre of Palmerston North, New Zealand.
LAC offers day school and boarding facilities with a number of international students. This provides a multicultural and vibrant platform from which to educate students for eternity.
This philosophy permeates through all aspects of school life from the sports field to professional teaching practice; from cultural programmes to restorative justice. We endeavour to make Christ the essence of everything, planned and enacted.
A significant majority of students come from Christian families and being a Seventh-day Adventist is not a requirement to attend.
Here at LAC, ‘we grow together, becoming one in Christ’.
Lead with Integrity
Some areas where we encourage students to see Christ for themselves are through Weeks of Worship, chapel programmes, rollmark devotions, Bible studies and a variety of service activities. As well as this, linking to curriculum and assessment is key.
Act with Respect
The boarding facilities provide areas for personal student engagement through church attendance and participation each Saturday (Sabbath), morning and evening worships, and the students are also fully involved in service programmes.
Developing meaningful connections with students is vital to understanding their needs. In collaboration with students, we thus enable them to reach their full potential.