In Sydney, the Seventh-day Adventist Church operates six schools, with almost 2000 students from Prep to Year 12. Across Australia, the church administers 48 schools catering for more than 12,000 students. Worldwide, the church operates 5,846 schools with a total enrolment of over one million students. This network of experience and care enables us to provide your child with a quality education in an ideal environment for them to learn and grow academically, and as a person.
Hills Adventist College began in 1961 as a one-teacher school in the hall under the Castle Hill Adventist Church in Cecil Avenue. In 1965 two classrooms were built on 2 acres behind the church. These classrooms are still part of our Junior Campus today. Until 1968 Castle Hill Church took full responsibility for the School. In that year four surrounding churches, then called the Hills District, combined to operate the school.
Within Australia the Seventh-day Adventist Church is divided into nine districts known as conferences. The conference governing Sydney is known as the Greater Sydney Conference. In 1970, with financial assistance from the Greater Sydney Conference's "Support Our Schools" scheme, the school completed extensions including one extra classroom, offices, toilets and an assembly room. An upgrade of the playground was also carried out at this time. The school continued to grow and in 1978 the next stage of the building was completed, including three classrooms, an art/craft room, a canteen and storage areas.
During 1996 a large building project began. This provided the school with a new library, computer room, extra classroom, reception area, offices and staffroom first used in 1997.
Since then an Early Leaning Centre has been established at our school opening in June, 2006. This Centre -licensed to care for up to 59 children per day - caters for three year olds and two prep classes for four to five year olds.
Perhaps the most ambitious project in the history of the College is the one that is being currently undertaken at the Kellyville Campus. When the College moved into secondary grades in 2008 the decision was made to become a dual-campus college. Consequently a 10 acre property was secured in Kellyville and the Middle and Senior campus was established there in 2011. This campus will grow and expand over the next decade as the building program continues to meet the needs of this growth corridor of North-West Sydney.