From the Founder: Studying Hard Is a Way to Be Filial
Students, you should understand how to be filial. At home, listen to your parents, help your mom clean the house, help your dad mow the lawn and do other chores. At school, listen to the teacher's instructions, concentrate, study hard, and don't waste precious time. To learn a new word or a new grammar rule every day is a way of being filial to your parents.
Be a good student at school and a good son or daughter at home. Listen to your parents and elders. Be filial and respectful to them, since they have more experience and knowledge than you do. Leam from them and take them as your models so that you can have a promising future.
Students, you should set goals for yourselves. Persevere in your studies so that in the future you can achieve great things and be outstanding. When it's time to study, then study diligently. Don't goof off or waste time; instead, be earnest in learning all skills. Then you won't disappoint your parents, teachers, or the school.
This is a Buddhist school that teaches students to become good and useful people. I hope in the future you'll work for the welfare of all of the people in the world. Truly apply yourself to your studies and don't waste a single minute. Your motto should be:
With diligence, one can forge a path
through the mountain of books;
By studying hard, one can cross
the boundless ocean of knowledge.
Be patient and persevering, not lazy. Learn to be frugal. Cherish even a sheet of paper or a pen. You should lead disciplined lives: Go to bed early and rise early, watch less television, read plenty of good books, finish your homework after you come home, and constantly review what you have learned. It is said, "Reviewing what you have learned will aid you in learning new knowledge." You derive benefit every time you review.
--Venerable Master Hua
From Girls School Principal: Read More Books
Dear Parents and Families:
The holidays are also a wonderful time for children to read for pleasure. Our students may have a certain amount of homework to complete, but other than that, we hope you will encourage them to read wholesome books of their own choosing by taking them to the library, providing a cozy and quiet place for reading at home, and reading together with younger children. In our modern age of T.V. and computers and Internet, few children have a chance to experience the profound pleasure and benefit of reading. Reading good books helps develop vocabulary, imagination, concentration, and general understanding. Our faculty and staff sincerely hope you as parents will limit electronic entertainment and make an effort to encourage reading at home. We will certainly be able to tell the difference when students come back to school!
The Winter Holidays are three weeks of precious time for family gatherings, relaxing, and various religious celebrations. As parents and caregivers, please make sure to spend some quality time with your child, making them feel especially cared for and cherished.