Founder’s Message

Mission Statement


“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.

Classroom Teachers


Eleni Hutchison



Georgia Shannon


Grace Bunn



Amy McCall



  1. Open mind: we value the practice of strengthening the skills of deep listening without prejudice, applying an inquiring mind, being respectful, honest and sincere in order to approach the truth.

  2. Open heart: we value the practice of strengthening self-acceptance and tolerance, inclusiveness, understanding, caring for self and others.

  3. Integrity: we value strength of character, cultivating wisdom to nurture compassion and courage by living up to the moral code of behaviour.

  4. Lifelong learning: we value intellectual growth, creativity and the spirit of inquiry.

  5. Wise leadership: we value responsible and fair leadership to contribute significantly to team spirit guided by ethical moral conduct; leading to deep gratitude and the spirit of selflessness.

  6. Sense of community: we value community and the need to be an active and contributing member of society, especially in a multicultural and diverse country.

  7. Advocacy for Nature and ecology: we value the courage to actively participate in creating a more ecological world.

  8. Spirituality: we value the Buddhist spiritual journey through reflective practice and altruism in daily life.

Through daily practice of Buddhism, provide a safe, supportive and challenging learning environment that stimulates and engages students to love learning, experience personal and academic success, and become effective and caring members of the community.



Ven. Thich Phuoc Uyen


E: principal

Dr. Marie-Laure Mimoun

Vice Principal

E: marie-laure

Through Buddhist philosophy, awaken the seeds of wisdom that students will cultivate to become wise leaders demonstrating ethics of understanding in all aspects of life and succeed as global citizens connected to their communities.

​Specialist Team

Tamara Kuldin 

Performing Art

​Voice & Speech


Sarah Kimball

Visual Art

​Support and Admin Team

Bern Foster

Speech Pathologist

Qing Li              

Teacher Aide      

Mrs Phuong Tran


​Admin Assistant

Mrs Lily Lam

Office Manager/First Aids Officer

Ms Ha Diep

Admin Assistant