There are approx. 294 students here at HMS. Education is strengthened when there is a partnership between parents, the community and the school. The priority must be to facilitate the development of each child’s potential: mentally, physically; and socially. To help the student meet this objective, there needs to be an emphasis on the basic skills and an expectation of high achievement. Communication skills, oral written and listening, are crucial. In addition, the curriculum must include independent thinking skills. Finally, there must be an atmosphere which encourages a positive self-concept and an understanding and acceptance of others.