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The latest Sanco News (Sanitarium) is now available.

In this issue:

  • So Good Garden of Goodness
  • World Vision Youth Ambassador Uganda Mission
  • Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Breaks New Record!
  • And more… click here to read

Are you a Digital Disciple?

While the world spends more and more time engaged in the digital space, Christ-followers everywhere are realising the need to engage with others in this space.  But how do we do this effectively? Join the Facebook group Digital Discipleship in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and connect with young, passionate Seventh-day Adventists who are trailblazers in the Digital Discipleship arena. Founded by Rachel Lemon Aitkens and now supported by the Australian Union Conference, members on this page get what it takes to connect with others via digital media. They pour their time and effort into creating resources for others to use as well as actively sharing Jesus in the digital space. Join the group today and dialogue with other like-minded individuals on how to be an effective Digital Disciple.

Studying?  Then Think Avondale College – let’s us know by beginning of May!

Looking to be equipped and connected for life? Then Avondale College should definitely be somewhere you consider. Not only will it set you up for success in Education, Nursing, Ministry, Business or the Arts, but you will get unparalleled opportunities to grow in your walk with Christ.
Head to to find out more.
CAMPUS TOUR JUNE 2018 – If you are interested in studying at Avondale for the 2nd part of this year or in 2019, a Tour for NZ young people has been arranged to make the most of Avondale College’s Futures Day on June 5. Flights are subsidised and all accommodation and food is covered. This Tour is open to any young people in NZ (aged 17+) who want to check out Avondale.  Full info out soon.
Contact Valmarie Young at for more info or to register your interest.


Seminar – Understanding Dementia

We love seeing how our churches and ministry entities are actively looking for ways to be present in their communities by filling the needs that are visible. Dementia is an illnesses that impacts many families, especially those with aging loved ones. When it happens, many people are sadly caught off-guard with no immediate support or resources to help them. Bethesda Rest Home and Village have recognised this and are running a seminar on Understanding Dementia. The seminar takes place on the 20th of April at 2:00 pm in the Bethesda Chapel. An afternoon tea will be provided. The organisers are asking for a donation of $10 to go towards funding this much needed initiative. For more information please contact Evan Fray, Chaplain at Bethesda by email on

Seminar: Understanding Dementia
Date: 20 April, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Bethesda Chapel, Inverell Avenue, Wiri, Manukau


Biblical Storytelling with Rob Turnbull

Friday 18th May at 7:30pm. Rob Turnbull of the Backyard Bards, Melbourne will  present The Book of Revelation entirely from memory in a dramatic form using very simple props. It is truly  a powerful experience to listen to the entire book been presented in this simple but dramatic fashion as the great plan God has for us is revealed with dramatic simplicity.

Sabbath 19th May at 11:00am.  Sections from the Gospel of John will be performed  in the morning service dramatically highlighting the plan of Salvation God has for each one of us and we want to invite as many folk as possible to have their hearts stirred afresh as they realise just how much Jesus Christ has done.

Sabbath Afternoon 3:00pm  Learn how to tell Biblical Stories with verve and dramatic flair at a training workshop presented by Rob Turnbull at PAPSDA.


Papsda’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations

4-6 May 2018

You are invited to join us to celebrate the journey of Papsda at Puhinui Road. Praise Hymn, A Celebration Service, A Buffet Dinner and Trail Buster Duder are all part of this special weekend. RSVP and payments for the dinner are due 20 April by emailing

More information at

Bible Boot Camp – July 15-22, 2018

A group of southern leaders have pulled together this terrific opportunity to do a one-week intensive training course for learning and giving Bible studies.
For just $330 you get a week of training, accommodation (Forest Lake Camp, Otaki), food and 2 guest presenters from Australia – Ashley Smith & Braeden Entermann.
See the Bible Boot Camp website ( for more info and to register (or email

Mental Health First Aid NZ

2 Days – Course Outline 

Introduction to Mental Health Problems in New Zealand / Aotearoa
What is Mental Health First Aid
First Aid for Developing Mental Health Problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Problems

First Aid for Mental Health Crises

  • First Aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • First Aid for non-suicidal self-injury
  • First Aid for panic attacks
  • First Aid for following a traumatic event
  • First Aid for sever psychosis
  • First Aid for sever effects from alcohol misuse
  • First Aid for severe effects from drug misuse
  • First Aid for aggressive behaviours

Facilitated by Ko Awatea, Counties Manukau District Health Board, and Adventist Health Ministries.
Facilitator: Mrs Apii Takai.
Fees subsidised for residents from the Manukau area.
For more information or if interested in attending one of these training sessions please contact: Adrielle Carrasco or phone 02102731130

The dates are:

  • Sundays April 15 and April 22
  • Sundays May 20 and May 27 (Venue: Pakuranga East Auckland City SDA Community Room, 41 Ben Lomond Drive, Pakuranga)
  • Sundays June 17 and June 24
  • Sunday July 29 and August 5
  • Sundays Sept 16 and 23


Employment: Registered ECE Teacher

Papatoetoe Footsteps Community Preschool

Our Christian Special Character Centre is seeking an ECE QUALIFIED & FULLY REGISTERED, committed, passionate and creative teacher to join our team.

We are a community-based Centre, dedicated to growing warm and loving relationships with our children and families so that we can invest in their lives in meaningful ways.

The Centre is supportive and fun loving, with 2 classrooms catering for 2-5 year olds. Our curriculum is strongly focused on helping children connect to Jesus and flourish with Spirit led values.

The role provides opportunities to work with the classroom Lead Teacher to implement the vision and mission of the Centre, to supervise and deeply connect with students, their families and staff and to take on further responsibilities.

If you are intrigued or interested in joining our team or wanting to know more please apply!

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please contact: Centre Manager, Footsteps Community Preschool. Email:

Applications close 11 May, 2018.


Employment: South Auckland Seventh-day Adventist School, Auckland

Scale A, Year 1 Teacher (tagged). Start date as 30th April, Term 2, 2018.

We seek a passionate and dynamic Year 1 Teacher to join our team in growing creative and innovative learners in our special character environment. There are opportunities for leadership in growing collaborative, future thinking teaching and learning.  A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction and uphold the Special Seventh-day Adventist Character of the school is a condition of employment. Commencing Term 2.

Applications close Friday 20th April, 5 pm, 2018. Please email your CV, covering letter with 3 nominated references to the Principal.  Email –


Employment: Assistant Accountant

Seventh-day Adventist Church – New Zealand Pacific Region

Auckland Based

The New Zealand Pacific Region of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is seeking a degree qualified person to fill the role of Assistant Accountant.  Assisting with the various accounting functions of the regional administration office, the successful applicant will be able to meet the following essential criteria;

  1. Must be a practising baptised member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a strong commitment to its mission
  2. Hold a Bachelor of Business degree, or equivalent, with a major in Accounting
  3. Hold the relevant permits to be able to work in New Zealand
  4. Be willing and able to readily travel outside of Auckland as the role requires from time to time, travel that may include both domestic and international travel
  5. Strong computer skills including accounting packages and spreadsheets

Prior experience in a similar role, while not essential, will be an advantage.

Interested persons should email their CV and a covering letter to;

Mr Graeme Drinkall
Secretary Treasurer

Applications Close April 26, 2018

Employment: Registered Teacher (ECE or Primary) Required – Christchurch

The successful applicant will be a registered or provisionally registered teacher, and be able to work within our Christian Samoan Character. Opening hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm, and licenced for children from 6mths to 6yrs. We are looking for a confident, energetic, self-motivated, and well organised person, with excellent communication skills. Join our enthusiastic and fun team, with supportive families and employers.

For application forms and detailed job description please contact Naomi Galbraith at or phone 03 366-6679.

Applications close 20th April 2018


Employment: Office Administrator

Tauranga Adventist School. Job Starting Term 3, 2018.

We are seeking a School Office Administrator.  You will be an essential member of the Administration team and will be responsible for contributing to the smooth operation and on-going support within our school. This position is permanent, part-time, term time only, 8.00am to 3.30pm, five days per week.

We require a highly skilled professional who is proactive, a confident team player with excellent communication, organisation and customer service skills. This position has extensive contact with students, staff and visitors and requires a high standard of professionalism with effective and efficient support to the Principal.

An application form and full job description is available upon request by emailing the principal.

Applications close Friday 27 April 2018. Please forward a completed application form, cover letter including a detailed CV and three references to the Principal via post or email:
Post: The Principal, PO Box 16052, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3147
Ph: (07) 579 2505


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