HongDe Elementary School is a Not-For-Profit Kindergarten-Grade 7 Independent School, offering a Mandarin / English Bilingual Program. The purpose of the school is to teach traditional Chinese and Western cultural values in addition to promoting virtues, or character strengths, considered important for society.
Mission and Vision
The name HongDe can be translated as “Promoting virtue through learning traditional culture.”
The purpose of the school is to provide an excellent education to learn about traditional Chinese and western culture values in addition to promoting virtues, or character strengths, considered important for society.
Provide a Chinese bilingual education in a safe and supportive learning environment that recognizes the individual needs of each student;
Encourage students to reach their full academic, social, physical and spiritual potential;
Assist students in acquiring Mandarin and learning inherent aspects of Chinese culture;
Provide the opportunity and incentive for students to become bilingual and bicultural;
Enable students to learn and think about the world around them from two perspectives.
Valerie Overgaard, BEd (UBC), MA (UVic), PhD (SFU). Former Associate, Superintendent of Schools and District Principal for the Vancouver School Board.
Marv Westrom, BEd, MEd, PhD (U of A), Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, UBC.