St. Hilary’s Motto
Based on Virtue,
In Pursuit of Excellence
St. Hilary’s Primary School (St. Hilary) aims at creating a learning environment that the students are able to cherish and enjoy learning and want to perform to the best of their abilities and talents. It has a comprehensive and cohesive system of education which develops students into persons who are confident, innovative, resourceful and brave in facing their responsibility in society and the challenges in future. The above mentioned motto can be further elaborated as follow:
Cater to whole person development
Empower students to be morally mature, wise and informed, physically strong, collaborative and artistic
Promote life-long learning, critical and exploratory thinking
Identify one’s own responsibility and be brave to accept challenges in future
The mission is aligned with the aims of education recommended by the Education Commission: “To enable every person to attain all-round development in the domains of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics according to his/her own attributes so that he/she is capable of life-long learning, critical and exploratory thinking, innovating and adapting to change; filled with self-confidence and a team spirit; willing to put forward continuing effort for the prosperity, progress, freedom and democracy of their society, and contribute to the future well-being of the nation and the world at large.”
Similarly, St. Hilary provides quality education based on whole person development, developing students’ literacy in languages and Science, providing a safe learning environment, empowering them to possess the skills necessary in tackling daily problems in logic and with compassion (i.e. morally mature, wise and informed, physically strong, collaborative and artistic). They will explore their potential in an environment where East meets West, giving them the best of both cultures. We believe in the dignity of each student who has his/her own potential, teachers who excel in pedagogy, stimulating young minds and encouraging them to extend their excellence. We also believe that education is important to nurture them to be intellectually competent with positive moral and ethical values and compassionate in serving others.
Core Visions of St. Hilary
We envisage St. Hilary to be a leading educational institution in China and the Asia-Pacific region, equipping graduates with a noble mind and global outlook; graduates who naturally blend Chinese core values, traditions and culture with well-balanced democratic ideals, to contribute proactively in the global and local communities as well as in their homes and families. St Hilary will be a place serving as a model for effective teaching and learning in a natural, dynamic, educational environment where students’ potentials are stimulated and maximized. In the future, we can see our students as informed, responsible, adaptable and innovative talents, who develop a lifelong love of learning, and become moral and ethical members of society.
To achieve the aims of education for the 21st Century, St. Hilary has been backed up by comprehensive planning, multi-faceted coordination and participation of the whole school community. It aims to realize the following vision: