Message From Supervisor
When I was young, my teacher would often quote “It would be the father’s fault to raise children without teaching; it would be teacher’s negligence to teach without rigor.” He also told us about Confucius, and how he promoted and practiced “education for all” even when faced with great adversity, and taught 3,000 students himself in his lifetime; and was greatly admired in all generations, and acclaimed as the Great Master of Education
Through osmosis of my teachers, I gradually understood the importance of education and wanted to become an educator. I understand it is more than a career intended to fulfill one’s needs and desires in wealth, rather it is a calling of purpose, and life-long responsibility. Education is related closely to people’s lives, wholesome families, the country’s future, and life values. There is an old saying “It takes ten years to grow a tree, but a hundred years to nurture a people.” This sounds simple, but shoulders a heavy lifelong responsibility.
“In Quest of Character based Excellence” is Catiline’s philosophy. We believe that character development is the first and foremost mission of education, and we nurture young children by letting them read and be immersed in the wisdom of our classics. Our school-based curriculum is based on the traditional Confucian principle of “Six Skills” (Propriety, Music and Arts, Physical Exercises, Life Skills, Academic, Mathematics), and encompassed Western culture. We constantly explore the nature of education, and improve the quality of our education.
The attitude and self-example of parents are always essential elements in a child’s growth. Catiline understands that we must become close partners with parents to nurture their children to become an all rounded elite, who would be a good person, a good Chinese person, and a good Chinese person in the modern world.
As the Wheels of Age turn,
Let us never forsake our chosen path,
Let the children be groomed in ethics,
Let the children become elites,
May our cultural heritage be sustained forever!
Rebecca Siu, Supervisor