Week of Spiritual Emphasis
The opportunity to choose the right school for your child is incredibly important. If you are considering Central Coast Adventist School we encourage you to contact us so that we can organise a time for your family to tour our campus. We would love the opportunity to meet you, answer your questions and show you what we have to offer your child.
We welcome our new principal, Mr Tony Kent...
CCAS: Can you share with us what jobs/roles you have had up to this point in time?
TK: Well, I started out doing my training at Avondale College of Higher Education. I am trained as a Secondary Teacher and specialised in Industrial Arts and PDHPE. Up to this point in time, I have worked in Adventist Education for about 28 years. My first teaching appointment was at Nunawading Christian College in Melbourne (Vic). Following my time there I was Principal of Border Christian College in Albury (NSW) and also at Northpine Christian College in Brisbane (Qld). The last ten years have been spent as the Director of Education/CEO of Seventh-day Adventist Schools in the South Queensland region.
CCAS: Could you tell us a little bit about your family?
TK: My wife Michelle is a Primary Teacher and we have 2 children. Our son Brayden is 19 years old and currently in his second year at Avondale College of Higher Education studying Seconday Teaching. We also have a daughter, Belinda, who is finishing Year 12 this year. She is planning to attend Avondale College of Higher Education next year to study Primary Teaching.
CCAS: When you aren't busy working what do you enjoy doing? Have you got any hobbies?
TK: I really enjoy all sport. In particular I enjoy cycling, golf, snow skiing, water skiing and tennis. I also enjoy watching all the sports I used to be able to play. I also like woodwork, woodturning and making, building and creating things. In addition to this I love travelling and exploring new places with my family.
CCAS: Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?
TK: I have a passion for Christian Education and the opportunities that it gives for young people to find purpose and meaning in their lives with God leading them. Life is an adventure when you follow God’s leading. My family and I feel led by God to our new roles at CCAS, and we are looking forward very much to being part of the CCAS community.
CCAS: Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself. We're looking forward to meeting you when school commences in 2015!