Foundation - Grade 6
Through Buddhist philosophy, we awaken the seeds of wisdom that students will cultivate to become wise leaders demonstrating ethics of understanding in all aspects of life and succeed as global citizens connected to their communities.
At Hoa Nghiem Buddhist College, we learn to be human beings in the 21st Century.
What will I learn at
LEARNING TO BE WISE
Our aim is to participate in the development of a more ethical and sustainable world, in the present and the future. We are learning that, at Hoa Nghiem Buddhist College, it is not much about learning to have or possess things, but more about Learning To Be in the world.
LEARNING TO LEARN HOLISTICALLY
Our journey at Hoa Nghiem Buddhist College also leads us to develop the skill of Learning to Learn. We learn to learn different thinking strategies as well as using our different abilities as human beings, all of which are equally important and valuable sources of knowledge.
LEARNING TO DO ETHICALLY
While exploring on our learning journey at Hoa Nghiem Buddhist College, we are also Learning to Do everything with wise intention. This means that we learn to think about the common good in everything we do. We learn to develop our ability to be aware of our thoughts not only during our meditation practice, but also when we take action or learn to collaborate with others, so that we may continue to grow with wisdom and compassion.
LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER
Here, we learn about the concept of inter-being. Every day, we participate in activities where we Learn to Live Together. We learn that in order to live peacefully together, we need to develop important qualities of being such as empathy, compassion, openness of mind and heart. We learn that wen we are grateful and fully in the present moment, it helps us express these qualities of being.
The role of nature
As being ethical in our way of thinking and doing represent a very important value at our school, our teachers teach us to not only learn about nature, but to also learn from nature.
Whatever we study in the curriculum, we go extra steps beyond the topic studied by always asking 'How would Nature solve this problem?'.
At Hoa Nghiem Buddhist College, biomimicry has become a thinking process that we activate in all areas of our learning.
The role of Buddhism
Through daily practice of meditation and the teaching of Buddhist principles, we learn to seek wisdom by looking and listening deeply, fully engaging in the present moment and taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions.
The Buddhist practice is a learning journey requiring the same mind that we use to investigate any topic in any subject; it challenges us to not take any concept or truth for granted, but to question and observe.
Through our learning journey of the Buddhist philosophy, we learn to engage ourselves in a path of introspective thinking and ethical conduct that contributes to bring us happiness, understanding and acceptance to all.
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