《 Ding Shi 》
I met a graduate from a new world school
Who said: “In Houshayu, we built our brand:
‘From the world, for the world’, will no doubt stand
The test of time. Confucian values cool,
Show that a junzi is more than a tool.
Here there’s no wrinkled lip, nor cold command:
Character true, community kind, these lead
Our hands to act, our hearts to service need.
And on our chop, Chinese, these words we stamp:
Our name, Ding Shi, Keystone, school among schools.
Look on our values shared with joy, reflect.
We term them compassion, justice, respect,
Wisdom, honesty: both springboard and ramp.
All else will fade. Our deeds will light a lamp.”