About  Us



The Most Senior Venerable

Thich Thien Tam

Founders Message

"Understanding and love is not something that you gain, it exists like a seed in every child.

The Hoa Nghiem Primary School was founded as an environment where children can be awakened to their capacity to be wise and loving individuals. Through education, meditation and mindfulness practices, they will enter society as global citizens and contribute with compassionate thoughts and actions.” 

Our  Approach

The Philosophy that underpins HNBC's provision of outstanding education is manifested through our System Learning Approach which encompasses our purpose and focus, our spirit and values as well as UNESCO's 4 dimensions of "Learning to Be" in the 21st century.

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We go as a river

Mindfulness is our capacity to be fully present in our own lives, to be more fully aware of what we are doing as we are doing it. As we develop our awareness, an inner stillness naturally grows. We are better able to embrace the world, better able to respond wisely and lovingly.


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Tu My Nguyen


Marie-Laure Mimoun

Vice Principal

Lorraine Tonietto Curriculum Leader

Lorraine Tonietto

Curriculum Leader

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Tamara Kuldin

Wellbeing Coordinator & P.Art

Eleni Hutchison Foundation Teacher

Eleni Hutchison

Foundation Teacher

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Georgia Shannon

Grade 1/2 Teacher

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Amy McCall

Grade 3/4 Teacher

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Grace Bunn

Grade 5/6 Teacher


Kellie Sanders

Learning Support/P.E

Bern Foster Speech Pathologist

Bern Foster

Speech Pathologist


Sarah Kimball

Visual Art


Jason Tri Phan

P.E Instructor

Happy teachers change the world!