- To keep ourselves and surroundings clean. It is a reflection of our inner self.
- To compete with oneself, and not with others; to achieve more and better; to stretch our potential a little further to the maximum that we can. Remember, the sky is not the limit- only we can limit ourselves.
- To pray to the Almighty to give you the strength to achieve the things you can, and the serenity to accept what you cannot and above all the wisdom to know the difference.
- To struggle-struggle against all odds; that greatness is not in achieving the easy and the ordinary: it is in achieving the seemingly impossible, that greatness lies; that history is made by the courageous who dared to question and to challenge the ordinary and the easy.
- Never to disown, hurt or oppress the poor, not to bend your knees before insolent might.
- Not to waste your time; there is never enough time to learn, to love, to achieve, to wonder, to leave behind a legacy; a minute lost is lost forever; it can never be retrieved; if health and wealth are lost they may still be regained, but not time. One life is not enough to unravel the mysteries of life and of this universe. "One crowded hour of life is worth an age without a name.
- To appreciate the beauty and goodness in the universe, the beauty and goodness within you, the beauty and goodness in others.
- That every human being is basically good. If anyone is 'bad' to you, it is not your fault; he may have been treated badly by others. May be your goodness to him will bring back his own goodness. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth has never brought anybody peace, but when one strikes you on one cheek, showing him the other too has brought reconciliation, conversion and repentance. Unfortunately the world today has forgotten this art and hence the unhappiness, the misery, the wars, the killings, the sufferings and the poverty of today's world.
- That this great Universe and all it contains is the creation of the Almighty; nothing happens in this universe without His knowledge and consent, however unfathomable His ways may be. Hence, man should endeavour to work in tune with nature and the Almighty. Do not pollute nature; keep the ecological balance.
- That you can't beat God; you are in God's hand like clay in a potter's hand. God has beautiful designs and you will find the beautiful designs God has for you, unfolding themselves in your life.
- That nothing is absolute or final in life; that change is an absolute truth; we have only partial truths; be willing to give up a partial truth as you discover more truth. The Almighty is the only absolute truth.
- That each individual is unique and each must find his own unique path in life to success and fulfillment. There is no challenge and therefore no reward in the beaten path; each one blossoms in his own uniqueness. Therefore, you decide your destiny and you make it. Others, even teachers and parents, are only helpers. Dare to take the path less traveled, for that will make all the difference in your life. We do not believe in fate.
- That it is possible to agree to disagree; that it is alright to be different.; it is healthy to look for one's own happiness (though not at the expense of another)
- To play well the game of life in the Pierre de Cobertin way: The important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
- To be prepared to pay the price of greatness and achievement. Jesus Christ was crucified and killed before He rose from the dead to eternal life; Socrates had to drink the cup of hemlock and die before the world acknowledged his greatness; Siddartha had to renounce his palace, his kingdom and his family and wander for years before he became the Buddha; the Mahatma faced bullets before he became the Father of the Nation.
This is a great task we have set for ourselves. Obviously, all the three most concerned with our education must share responsibility; our home, our school and ourselves. Those at home and at school help in our education, not so much by paying fee or by force feeding information into an unwilling head, but by providing and fostering a climate where learning can take place; whereby setting goals and challenges, by asking questions and leading us to self discovery, they help us in all the ways mentioned above to learn facts: to understand and to think; to acquire new skills and habits; and to assess and adopt values and attitudes.
To the extent that we cooperate with our home and our school, we, the important third partner, whose education is the concern of the other two, will contribute most to our personal growth. In turn we will be able to contribute significantly to the growth of society.