Characteristics of Education
CHARACTERISTICS OF EDUCATION PROVIDED BY THE SISTERS ANNOUNCERS OF THE LORD
Education, the art of reaching the very heart of a person, is a mission that the requires boundless dedication of love and care. Only those who know how to touch a human heart can master this art.
We believe that a person is fundamentally religious, that is, he accepts the existence of the Creator, the origin of truth, goodness, and beauty, which all hearts are inclined to pursue. Education draws on such an inclination, and enables a person to develop his or her potentials to the full. We are deeply convinced that even the most deviant young people may repent and turn over a new leaf.
Application of Our Convictions
We absolutely agree that prevention is better than cure. We uphold the preventive measures founded by the great educator, St. John Bosco. The three key principles of his education method are : reasons, Christian faith, and love.
1. We reason with our students. The regulations we make and the measures we carry out should be equitable and easy to understand. We induce our students to learn and be good through encouragement and fervent exhortation.
2. We use the Christian faith to mould our students. Different religions guide people towards different directions. In the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty, we educate our youths to appreciate the values of the Gospel.
3. We tug at our students' heartstrings with our enduring love and care. Love is the core of our education. Only a heart can influence another heart. It is our deeds which reflect our love for our students, not our words.