Philosophy and core values

Our emphasis is on providing quality education in a warm, secure atmosphere of friendship and trust, and to foster and develop a genuine love of learning, an enquiring mind, and a well-rounded personality.To quote Anatole France, “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards”. Once a child’s innate curiosity is aroused the whole learning process has already started and it is our job to extend this process with joy and enthusiasm.

As educators, we must keep alive and deepen the sense of wonder and the eagerness to know more. We subscribe to Edith Hamilton’s belief that as teachers we need to awaken in students the pleasure of becoming an educated person for the enormous interest it adds to life. To be educated is to be able to be caught up enthusiastically in the world of thought.

"Our objective is to introduce variety and scope, to encourage talents, to stimulate awareness of possibilities, and to develop enriching interests and experiences"

By example, and in course content, our aim is to encourage and develop such traditional values as integrity, honesty, self-reliance, adaptability, a sense of humour, and awareness of others’ needs. The true aim of education should not be simply the knowledge of facts, but the awareness and adoption of values and standards which will remain constant and serve them well in an ever-changing world.

The future of our world is in the hands of our children. As far back as ancient Greece, the eminent philosopher Aristotle remarked that “the fate of empires depends on the education of youth”. For the future of nations, we, teachers and parents, need to be educators in the truest sense of the word.