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February 24, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Research Seminar Series
12 pm, Tutorial Room 1, Sydney Adventist Hospital
“Researching resilience among family caregivers supporting relatives with acquired neurological disability: a progress report.” Featuring: Associate Professor Grahame Simpson (Griffith University), Dr Malcolm Anderson (lecturer, Faculty of Nursing and Health) and Maysaa Daher (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group). Presented by Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of The University of Sydney, Avondale College of Higher Education and the Australasian Research Institute. Refreshments.

8 pm, College Hall
Worship with on- and off-campus students.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Black and White Graduation Celebration
6 pm, College Hall
Featuring: Dr Barry Gane. Presented by Partners in Ministry. Dinner (bring savoury or sweet). Dress: Smart casual. RSVP by October 27 ( Barry is head of the School of Ministry and Theology at Avondale College of Higher Education.

The Hangout
7 pm, Common Room, Clinical Education Centre
Bible study.

7.28: Emma McCrow
7.30 pm, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
“Fear and following God’s will.” Includes: Hangout Cafe. Emma is a Bachelor of Arts student at Avondale College of Higher Education.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

9 am, College Hall

9 am, Education Hall

Worship service: Combined schools choir
11 am, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church

Worship service: Junior Sulusi
11 am, Auditorium, Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Community Church
“Mission: why do we exist? I.” Junior is a Diploma of General Studies student at Avondale College of Higher Education.

Worship service: Pr Bob Saunders
11 am, Opal Room, Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Community Church
“Armageddon.” Bob is minister of the Mount Colah and Thornleigh Seventh-day Adventist Churches.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Avondale Concert Series: Master Works
2.30 pm, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Alexander Nevsky: Cantata for choir and orchestra. Featuring: The University of Newcastle Wind Orchestra and Avondale Singers. Conductor: Dr Ian Cook. With: Gian Franco Ricci (piano) and Lisa Belle (mezzo soprano). $20 (single); $10 (concession). Master Works is a series of concerts presented by the Conservatorium of Music at Avondale College of Higher Education featuring the music of major composers, highlighting the aesthetics of music and challenging the performers in their virtuosity.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Variety Hour
9.30 pm, College Hall

Announcements: Live!

February 7, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Academic Office


Level 2 Bachelor of Nursing (Lake Macquarie and Sydney campuses)
November 7-14, 2014

Sydney campus (Level 4 Bachelor of Nursing)
November 7-14, 2014

Lake Macquarie campus (except Level 2 Bachelor of Nursing)
November 19-25, 2014

You are responsible to sit examinations at the scheduled time. You should not book travel or organise events that will preclude you from sitting examinations as scheduled. Visit the Avondale College of Higher Education website to view the examination timetable for the Lake Macquarie campus.

Examinations: Allowable items

According to Avondale College of Higher Education policy, you may take into examination venues:

  • Writing tools and additional materials as directed by your lecturer—in a clear plastic container if required
  • Calculators—but only where authorised by your lecturer

You may not take:

  • Pencil cases—unless they are clear plastic and contain only allowable items
  • Mobile phones

You must take:

  • Avondale student ID card—to verify your identity

Examinations: Dictionaries

First-year students from non-English speaking backgrounds may be entitled to 10 minutes of additional time per hour of examination and/or use of an unannotated, non-electronic bilingual dictionary. Apply for this provision to the academic registrar through your course coordinator by no later than three weeks before examinations begin.

Enrolment: 2015

Read the Unit Enrolment Policy. Note the deadlines for completing enrolment for 2015 to avoid paying a late fee. Enrol in the units for which you expect to study in 2015—you can make changes until the start of the semester if required. Complete enrolment for 2015 through Student Connect from October 27, 2014. Before enrolling, read the course booklet or contact your course convenor to determine the units for which you should enrol. It is your responsibility to enrol correctly.

Avondale Libraries


Are you a newly enrolled student? Learn about Avondale Libraries resources and services including PrimoSearch, EndNote, Turnitin, academic integrity, finding journal articles and more by completing the Academic Literacy and Integrity Module on Moodle. This unit is compulsory and must be completed by the end of semester two.



Avondale College of Higher Education is seeking staff members or students to serve as ushers during the graduation service on Sunday, December 14, 2014, between 8 am and 12 pm. Ushers receive a reserved seat during the service. Contact Roberta Matai.

Roberta Matai
Research services officer
4980 2121

Human Resources

Years of Service Awards

Rose-lee Power (35 years); Barbara Fisher (30); Peter Beamish, Paul Race and Rosalie Rickards (25); Andrew Collis, Del Martin, Julie Michel and Darren Morton (20); Jason Morton (15); Carmen Booyens, Ross Cole, Tamera Gosling, Lyell Heise, Josh Radford, Shane Roberts, Brenton Stacey and Brad Watson (10); Nathan Coyle, Kayle de Waal, Michelle Down, Rick Ferret, Elaine Lumsdaine, Kim Pow, Michael Rigby, Steve Thompson and Zorana Wong (5).

Learning and Teaching

Avondale College of Higher Education Student Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching

Linda Cloete, lecturer, Faculty of Nursing and Health, and Edie Lanphar, lecturer, School of Education.


October 30, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

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October 23, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

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October 17, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

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