Education

Who We Are:

South Pacific Division

We are Adventist Education in the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church, one of 13 divisions operated by the church’s General Conference. 

Within our Education department there are two union conferences; the Australian Union Conference, and the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference; and two union missions, the Papua New Guinea Union Mission, and the Trans-Pacific Union Mission. The four union conferences and missions are themselves divided into local conferences and missions. For more information on the four union conferences and missions and their education directors, see the following profiles. 


Australian Union Conference

The Education Director of the Australian Union Conference is Dr Daryl Murdoch and Mr Lyndon Chapman is the Associate Director.  Within the Australian Union Conference there are nine regional conferences.

  • Greater Sydney Conference
  • North NSW Conference
  • Northern Australian Conference
  • South Australian Conference
  • South NSW Conference 
  • South Queensland Conference
  • Tasmanian Conference
  • Victorian Conference
  • Western Australian Conference

 

To contact your regional education director in the Australian Union Conference, visit the Adventist Schools Australia website by clicking here.


New Zealand Pacific Union Conference

 
The Education Director of the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference is Mrs Rosalie McFarlane, and the Associate Education Director is Mr Dan Carrasco. Within the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference there are two conferences and three missions. 
 
  • North New Zealand Conference 
  • South New Zealand Conference
  • Cook Islands Mission
  • New Caledonian Mission   
  • French Polynesian Mission

 

To contact your regional education director in the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference visit their website by clicking here.

 

Papua New Guinea Union Mission

 
The Education Director of the Papua New Guinea Union Mission is Mr Jim Yawane. The two Associate Directors are Mr Yoba Dame and Ms Serah Keliwin.  Within the Papua New Guinea Union Mission there are ten regional missions.  
 
  • Bougainville Mission 
  • Eastern Highlands and Simbu Mission
  • Madang and Manus Mission
  • Morobe Mission
  • Central Papuan Conference
  • New Britain and New Ireland Mission 
  • North East Papua and Milne Bay Mission
  • Sepik Region Mission
  • South West Papua Region Mission
  • Western Highlands, Enga and Southern Highlands Mission

 

To contact your regional education director in the Papua New Guinea Union Mission visit their website by clicking here.

Trans-Pacific Union Mission

 
The Education Director of the Trans-Pacific Union Mission is Mr Bev Norman. Within the Trans-Pacific Union Mission there are the following regions 
 
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Niue Mission
  • Samoas-Tokelau-Savaii
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

 

To contact your regional education director in the Trans-Pacific Union Mission visit their website by clicking here.