The Most Senior Venerable
Thich Thien Tam
"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.”
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.
Hoa Nghiem ’s Curriculum Framework provides teachers and parents with a guide in the sense of ‘What do we want students to learn?’ It also provides a view on effective pedagogical approaches ‘How best will they learn?’, and includes guidelines on effective and appropriate assessment ‘How will we know what they have learned?’
Our goal at HNBC is to fostering a love of learning by combining contemporary education and Buddhist philosophies that promote wellbeing, a deep sense of self, confidence, innovation, critical thinking and a flourishing heart that has a profound reverence for life in all its forms.
Our Pedagogical Practice
Facilitating critical thinkers who thrive when challenged; when given the opportunity, they inquire, construct and apply new knowledge
Through the Buddhist practice of Awareness and Meditation, strengthening personal wellbeing, promote a growth mindset and awaken a flourishing heart
Supporting student centered learning and amplifying student voice and agency
Promoting sustainability for all living things through the Buddhist practice and the science of biomimicry
Enabling deep engagement and a strong sense of purpose in our learning through a focus on real-world connections and the practical application of life skills