Covid Response

Adventist Education & Vaccination of staff

We are certainly living in difficult times, but first and foremost we want our schools to be safe places for staff and students and families. Ongoing COVID outbreaks and concern regarding potential public health orders requiring school staff to be vaccinated prior to returning to school settings is causing much discussion and opinion.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes in personal choice regarding vaccination and respects free will and the right to informed choice when it comes to medical interventions.

Adventist Schools Australia is working alongside our Christian school partners to ensure that our concerns are heard by State and Federal governments. In the absence of a Public Health Order mandating school employees be vaccinated to attend work, we encourage and support all staff to be vaccinated, whilst also understanding that there are those who cannot or choose not to take this course of action.

Be assured our School Company teams are working tirelessly to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and academic progression, of every child and student in our schools and early learning services.

Should you wish to read more information, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has prepared these resources to assist you in making an informed choice:

https://health.adventistchurch.com/covid-19/.

https://www.adventist.org/guidelines/immunization/

 

Dr Daryl Murdoch

National Director