The Huili Identity answers the question, ‘What is the finished product of an education at Huili School Shanghai?’ The following five characteristics describe what we want pupils to be. Being inspired is primus inter pares or first amongst equals.
We want our pupils to have been genuinely excited by everything they have done during their time at the school. They will have developed a zest for life so that they, in turn, go into the world ready and able to inspire others. This is the core pillar of the Huili Identity.
Our pupils must move into the world able to think critically and to engage in deep learning. They will be able to study beyond the bounds of any curriculum, to be inquisitive and ask questions of everything around them and be imbued with a life-long love of learning.
Our pupils will develop the personal, cognitive, social and study skills to enable them to cope with the challenges of university and their lives beyond. They will adapt, cope and thrive within an ever-changing world. This will be reflected in our academic curriculum, our co-curricular programme, our commitment to the coaching philosophy, and our continued focus on character development and leadership.
The aim of a Huili education is to allow pupils to develop themselves fully in every sense. The pastoral care and focus on pupil wellbeing at the school will value each and every pupil as a unique individual. The journey to individuality will also be reflected in the broad curricular and co-curricular opportunities, where every pupil discovers and develops fully their talents, passions and interests, knowing that interested children become interesting adults.
Our pupils will leave the school, not in a bubble of elitism, privilege and exclusivity, but with the moral values and social conscience to serve others and do good in life. This inclusivity includes a strong pride in coeducation, appreciation of the differences in life and diversity within society. Our commitment to fostering an international and global perspective is established through the core curriculum, wellbeing and service programmes unrivalled in other schools.
The Huili Values
These values will continue to underpin the conversations we have with pupils, the messages we give in assemblies, and will be embedded at the heart of our rewards and sanctions at the school. They encapsulate how we want pupils to be.