The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognises God as the ultimate source of existence, truth, and power. In the beginning God created in His image a perfect humanity, a perfection later marred by sin. Education in its broadest sense is a means of returning human beings to their original relationship with God. The distinctive characteristics of this Adventist worldview, built around creation, the fall, redemption, and re-creation, are derived from the Bible and the inspired writings of Ellen G. White.

The aim of true education is to restore human beings into the image of God as revealed by the life of Jesus Christ. Only through the guidance of the Holy Spirit can this be accomplished. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person—spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional—a process that spans a lifetime. Homes, schools, and churches work together to cooperate with divine agencies to prepare students to be good citizens in this world and for eternity.

Timor-Leste Adventist International School provides Christ-centred education where students can develop a closer relationship with Jesus. Biblical teaching, academic excellence, civic duty, and service are all emphasized in a positive, safe, and healthy environment.


To enable learners to develop a life of faith in God, and to use their knowledge, skills, and understandings to serve God and humanity.


For every learner to excel in faith, learning, and service, blending biblical truth and academic achievement to honour God and bless others.

Adventist Education around the World


  • TAIS is part of the worldwide Adventist Education system with 5,915 primary schools, 2,435 secondary schools, and 114 tertiary institutions.
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  • According to the CognitiveGenesis research, students in Adventist Education schools perform significantly higher than the national average.

Well lead

Principal Mai-Rhea Whitty holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership, is certified in Canada, and has over ten years of elementary school experience with Adventist Education.