Henkan Programme

Imagine your child, stepping into the world each day - a world that's increasingly complex, challenging, and diverse. You want your child not just to navigate this world but to excel in it. To be a beacon of confidence, resilience, and kindness. To become not just a successful individual but a compassionate and active participant in society. This is the journey we invite you to embark upon with Pine Hills Intl School.

At the heart of our philosophy is a concept we call Henkan. Originating from Japanese, Henkan signifies transformation - not just a superficial change, but a deep, meaningful transformation from within.

In a world that often prioritizes grades over goodness, success over character, Pine Hills dares to be different. We believe that education should be about more than just filling minds with facts; it should be about shaping hearts, instilling values, and building character.


The HENKAN approach

  1. Confidence & Adaptability: In an ever-changing world, being able to confidently adapt to new situations is a critical skill. However, traditional education systems often prioritize rote learning over the development of these flexible thinking skills.

  2. Resilience & Resourcefulness: Many students today struggle with resilience due to a fear of failure, often exacerbated by high-stakes testing and pressure to succeed. Resourcefulness is also underemphasized, as students are often given information rather than encouraged to seek it out themselves.

  3. Principled Learning: While rules and regulations are part of most schools, the deeper understanding of respect and fairness, and how to apply them in complex social situations, is often not adequately addressed.

  4. Personal Transformation (Henkan): A focus on holistic development—encompassing courage, optimism, respect, and more—is often overshadowed by a narrow focus on academic achievement. As a result, students may graduate with excellent grades but lack essential personal and emotional skills.

  5. Interconnected Growth: Many schools operate competitively, with individual achievement emphasized over communal success. This can inhibit the development of cooperative skills and a sense of belonging to a community.

Areas of Development

Emotional Intelligence Fostering students' understanding of their own and others' emotions, enabling them to navigate social situations effectively and empathetically.
Growth Mindset Cultivating an attitude of viewing challenges as opportunities for growth and learning, and encouraging students to embrace rather than fear failure.
Ethical Understanding Guiding students to understand and apply principles of fairness and respect in their interactions, fostering a sense of responsibility and integrity.
Self-confidence and Self-respect Helping students build a strong sense of self-worth, equipping them with the confidence to express their opinions and stand up for their beliefs.
Resilience Teaching students strategies for coping with setbacks and adversity, fostering resilience and adaptability.
Community Building Promoting a sense of interconnectedness and mutual support among students, encouraging them to contribute positively to their community.
Life Skills Integrating practical life skills into our curriculum, including problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills.
Self-reflection and Self-improvement Encouraging students to reflect on their actions, learn from their mistakes, and strive for continual self-improvement.
Creative Thinking We encourage students to think outside the box, developing their creative thinking skills. 
Digital Literacy Our curriculum includes lessons on digital literacy, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to use digital tools responsibly and productively.


The HENKAN teachings

  • Character Education
  • Global Citizenship
  • Mindfulness and Wellness
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Collaborative Leadership

The HENKAN impact

  • Improved Emotional Intelligence
  • Growth Mindset
  • Ethical Awareness
  • Increased Self-confidence
  • Resillience
  • Community Engagement
  • Enhanced Life Skills
  • Continual Self-Improvement
  • Global Awareness
  • Preparation for the Future

Immersive Journey of Wholeness

  • Unleash the Power of Inquiry
  • Celebration of Diversity
  • Holistic Character Development
  • Nurturing Environment