Our school here in New Zealand is situated in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and just 100 metres away from the Radha Giridhari temple in North West Auckland. Started in 1982, our Hare Krishna School is New Zealand’s only Primary and Intermediate school based on Krishna consciousness. We are an integrated special character school catering for students in years 1-8.
Srila Prabhupada who is the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), established over 108 temples all over the world as well as numerous farming communities and schools. “If the children are given a Krishna Conscious education from early childhood, then there is great hope for the future of the world” – A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
Hare Krishna school aims to empower children to maximise their individual potential and to develop positive character traits such as truthfulness, simplicity, purity, compassion and self-control. Children learn the New Zealand curriculum with a strong focus on developing life skills and core values. Language skills such as reading and writing are taught as part of thematic units which integrate our philosophy with science, sociology, technology and art.
Cultural Drama and music are also taught and the school children often put on elaborate performances for festival occasions. Sanskrit language is another unique part of the Hare Krishna school curriculum. As a small school we have a caring family attitude and aim to nurture meaningful, healthy and respectful relationships and create an atmosphere in which the students feel safe and confident to learn.