Dear parents and guardians,
It is with great pleasure that I introduce Tzu Chi Secondary School.
We aim for our students to develop international mindedness, an understanding of their impact and influence in their communities and importantly, achieve the strong character values of the Tzu Chi vision and mission.
Only five years old, Tzu Chi Secondary School is growing quickly with parents undoubtedly attracted to the holistic education offered. Our vision and mission center around the Tzu Chi philosophy of humanistic education where we develop compassion, mercy, joy and unconditional giving in our students.
Academically, Tzu Chi Secondary school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We offer two international curriculums, the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme.
An IB education encourages the development of international-mindedness by helping students reflect on their own perspective, culture and identities, and then on those of others. By learning to appreciate and critically think about different beliefs, values and experiences, Tzu Chi students gain the understanding necessary to make progress toward a more peaceful and sustainable world.
At Tzu Chi Secondary school, we require students in grades 7-10 to study three languages because we believe that communicating in more than one language provides excellent opportunities to develop intercultural understanding and respect. Moreover, by knowing multiple languages, students are well served in their future. In grades 11- 12, student must study two languages.
Service to our community is an important element of Tzu Chi Secondary school. Through service, our students demonstrate our three key principles of love, gratitude and respect. The ability to show gratitude towards others, to respect those around them, and to act in ways which demonstrate a love for their community and beyond are all important aspects which we hope will develop in our students.
Service challenges students to critically consider and recognize that they hold this planet and its resources in trust for future generations. Service also highlights a focus on engagement, action and bringing about meaningful change.
We are proud to deliver an IB education to our students and look forward to further developing our student’s ability and skills in a range of areas to better prepare them for their future.
It is our sincere hope that students carry with them our Tzu Chi values of sincerity, truthfulness, faith, and purity as they venture out into the world. I have no doubt that the values and skills they have developed during their years here will benefit them both now and later in life.