Avondale’s bi-annual week of spiritual emphasis has seen 10 students requesting baptism and nearly 30 students committing their lives to service.
Almost 40 students from Avondale have volunteered a day of their weekend to help promote social inclusion among those with special needs.
Culinary delights, social gatherings and a commissioning created a fresh start feeling as staff and students celebrated the beginning of the academic year at Avondale.
A recipient of Avondale’s top prize had just buried his father in Papua New Guinea when an invitation to return for a significant presentation came.
Service learning experience provided a point of difference for Avondale students who missed the first classes of semester to attend a United Nations symposium in Thailand.
Avondale is cutting expenses as lower enrolment this year following a near record graduation class size last year leaves a more than $2 million budget deficit.