Celebrating Education Week
Our Vision statement at Mountain View Adventist College is Nurture for today, Learning for tomorrow and Character for Eternity.
"The philosophy is to educate the whole child and not just focus on academics. Formal education is about gaining the knowledge and the skills that are needed to become better people to create a better society. One of the advantages of formal education is the opportunity to broaden a student's outlook, helping them understand other cultures and the world outside the classroom." says College Principal Irwin Steyn.
At Mountain View Adventist College, we believe that learning is a lifelong process and can empower students to be empathetic and self-confident. Enriched brains with new and valuable information, improves the ability to think, analyse and process the world around us. To quote Nelson Mandela "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Learning about different perspectives and worldviews helps students quickly adapt to new and unfamiliar challenges.
Martin Luther King Jr said that the goal of true education is Intelligence plus character. Character development is underpinned by values. The values that we want to instil in our students here at Mountain View Adventist College are Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Initiative.
"To instil character traits that change student's lives ultimately makes for a better society" notes Mr Steyn. As we highlight education week we continue to ruminate on the true essence of Education. We invite you to come see visit us at Mountain View Adventist College.