to develops students’ ethics of understanding through the Buddhist philosophy to help them cultivate wisdom, achieve academic success and become global citizens connected to their communities.

Founder’s Message

“Understanding and love is not something that you gain, it exists like a seed in every child. The Hoa Nghiem Primary School was founded as an environment where children can be awakened to their capacity to be wise and loving individuals. Through education, meditation and mindfulness practices, they will enter society as global citizens and contribute with compassionate thoughts and actions.” 


Senior Venerable Thich Thien Tam.

​to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment that engages and challenges students to love learning, experience success and be effective and caring members of the global community.

Ven. Thich Phuoc Uyen



  1. Open mind: We value the practice of strengthening deep listening skills without prejudgment, applying inquiring mind, be respectful, honest and sincrere to approach the truth.

  2. Open heart: We value the practice of strengthen our self-acceptance and tolerance, inclusion, understanding, caring for self and others

  3. Integrity: We value strength of character, cultivating wisdom to nuture the compassion and courage and guide the moral code of behaviour

  4. Wise Leadership: We value leadership with responsibility, fair go, to make a signifcant contribution to the team spirit guided by ethical a moral conduct; leading toward the notion of gratitute and “non-self” spirit

  5. Sense of Community: We value community and the need to be an active and belonging member of the society, especially in a multicultural and diverse country.

  6. Life-long learner: Intellectual growth, creative and enagaged

  7. Avocate: We value the the energy of being striving for success

  8. Spiritual: We value Buddhist spiritial journey and reflecting practice.

Dr. Marie-Laure Mimoun

 Vice Principal

Rachel Close

Vice Principal

Teaching Team - Happy teachers

Amy Skipper


Georgia Shannon

Grade 1/2

Bree Dawkins

Grade 3/4

Thilini Marasinghe

Grade 5/6

SLC Leader

​Specialist and Support Team

​Support Teacher and Admin Team

Tamara Kuldin

Performing Art

​Voice & Speech

Sarah Kimball

Visual Art

​School Readiness

Thuy Vy Nguyen

EAL support

​Vietnamese Teacher

Bern Foster

Speech Pathologist

Mrs Phuong Tran


Qing Li

Teacher Aide

Hoa Nghiem Buddhist College 2020