Maggie Chau

St. Stephen’s Girls’ College
Hong Kong Hub | ASIA

I am a frontline educator in Hong Kong.  As the principal of an esteemed Christian school for female students aged 11 – 18, I work collaboratively with staff members to educate the whole person by emphasizing the moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic, as well as spiritual development of every student.  We aim to maximise our students’ potential and nurture them to become caring and responsible global citizens.  As a school leader, I am also keen on promoting continuous teacher professional development, the need for which has never been more important than it is now.

In view of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am deeply concerned about the well-being of my students and staff.  One of the major targets that the school plans to achieve in the coming three years is to nurture students’ health and personal growth with different dimensions of wellness, so that their physical, emotional and social well-being could be enhanced.  By joining the Certification Program, I can reflect upon my values, beliefs and thoughts, and equip myself with the knowledge and skills I need to promote an approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes the importance of interconnectedness.  I am hoping to share my learning experience and introduce Compassionate Systems to both teachers and students of my school.  Furthermore, I wish to become involved in local, regional and global Compassionate Systems Communities and contribute to the cultivation of three interconnected facets of “systems awareness” for both students and educators. 

I previously attended a Compassionate Systems Workshop during the J-WEL Week at MIT, a Leadership Workshop held in Jakarta, as well as the virtual Global Community Calls and Asia Pacific Community Calls.  I am looking forward to the inspirational journey ahead, a year filled with ample opportunities for me to create generative space and to take part in meaningful conversations while exploring the power of Compassionate Systems with my fellow members of the program.