Learning to Love, Loving to Learn

Student/Teacher Profile


SIS expects each student and teacher to embody these characteristics.

In order to continue the legacy of the Mission of Education of the Order of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart, and to honor the Guiding Principles of the Order, Seisen International School, as a Catholic school, has expanded upon the 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools in its student profile.

Our teacher profile mirrors that of our student profile. We believe that our faculty members should also exhibit these same attributes in their interactions with the students, the parents, their colleagues, the administration of Seisen International School, and the local and international communities of which we are guests and members.

Our students and teachers thus form a seamless, closely knit community who learn, work, play and pray together.

Inspired by our driving spirit  of “Learning to Love, and Loving to Learn”, we are committed to service and social justice, and to making a positive difference in the lives of others and in the environment. We have the courage to navigate new possibilities, skills and resources in a dynamic, ongoing learning experience. In the Spirit of St. Raphaela, we have a vision of where we want to go as we move into the future together. We challenge the conventional social and cultural patterns of our time and empower future leaders. We seek out and explore concepts, ideas and issues that have personal, local and global significance. We apply thinking skills critically and creatively to approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions. In so doing, we acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

We have a keen sense of respect for ourselves and for others, and we take responsibility for the consequences of our own words and actions. We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity of the individual, and the groups and communities with whom we engage.


For Seisen International School, God comes first - his loving presence and action pervades the school and calls each one to live as value based, ethical women and men. We reverence the spiritual treasures of the Catholic faith and other faiths and enter into dialogue with them. We encourage each other to develop our own religious  beliefs.


We are all leaders. We are positive role models for each other. We recognize and utilize the many talents in our learning community. As leaders we understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal wellbeing for ourselves and others.


We represent many cultures, and are all open to and respectful of the perspectives, values and beliefs of others. We are eager to expand our awareness and understanding of the world and the global dimensions of  situations and subjects. We are developing as global citizens, motivated to participate in and equipped to live in an ever changing world. We are committed to making a difference just as St. Raphaela did in her day. We are interactive members of a global network of Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus schools.


We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences. 


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.