Integrated teaching practices that nurture the highest standards of intellect, character and physical development
Based on the conviction that each person has been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization, contributing to the development of the surrounding community is an essential aspect of the School of the Nations’ mission.
One way this finds expression is in the focus of our educational programs on developing capacity for service to society. In kindergarten and primary, the spiritual qualities and intellectual faculties of students are awakened and nurtured through a program focused on developing character alongside scientific, mathematical and linguistic capabilities. At this young age, students are assisted to find ways to improve their surrounding environment, for example by developing the capacity to encourage others and bring joy to their hearts. Between the ages of 12 and 15—a critical period when young people are acquiring the attitudes and attributes that will chart the courses of their lives—students develop their powers of expression, a sound moral framework and ability to analyze society and the forces operating within it, while channelling their surging energies into service to the community. From the age of 15 onwards, young people are accompanied to take on a higher measure of responsibility to aid the development of those around them, especially younger youth and children, both within the school and in the broader community.
In harmony with the Badi Foundation’s broader mission, the school also strives to serve as a resource for the development of educational processes that promote the physical, intellectual and spiritual development of students in the broader China region. We regularly engages in mutually enriching visits and exchanges with schools and education bureaus from Macau, mainland China and elsewhere in the region. At the school, delegation members typically observe a wide variety of classes and activities, interact with teachers and students and participate in discussions on subjects such as participatory learning methods, the nature of the relationship between teachers and students, nurturing moral capabilities and powers of expression, and the development of administrative capacity in educational institutions.
Teachers and students from the School of the Nations also support the Badi Foundation’s Macau Moral Empowerment through Language Program by volunteering to assist other schools in Macau to implement a program whose purpose is to assist young people aged 12-15 to develop their powers of expression and a sound moral structure.