In the human form of life one should put many questions to himself and to his intelligence. One should be intelligent enough to ask what he is, why he has come into the world, what his duty is, who is the supreme controller.(SB. 4.25.5 purport)
A wise person, purified by the fire of transcendental knowledge, attains peace, detachment, forbearance, spiritual vision and bliss. (BG chapter 5)
Swami Prabhupada explains that every one of us is an eternal, unique and extraordinary spiritual being, intimately connected with the supreme lord (Krishna) and full of knowledge and joy (sat cit ananda). Our purpose in this journey of life is to rediscover our unique and extraordinary nature and our relationship with God.
The more we realise this, the more our intelligence and our innate abilities flourish to their highest capacity and the achievement of lifelong success in all spheres of life: personal, work, family, community.
May there be good fortune throughout the universe. May all living entities become calm by practicing bhakti-yoga, for by accepting devotional service they will think of each other’s welfare. SB 5.18.9
Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata. Haere whakamua. “Care for the land, care for the people. Go forward
Respect is about creating a climate of loving and trusting relationships in which students can flourish. Research shows that a school culture of respect and trust is the number one factor in improving student achievement. Learning to relate harmoniously with others is essential for lifelong success.
Whanaungatanga is the Maori concept which values a wide range of relationships, like family and friendships, and points to feelings of belonging and inclusion. The more positive relationships individuals have in their lives the happier and healthier they are.
‘Everyone is hankering for happiness because by nature we are happy: As spirit souls we are naturally happy and blissful.’ Srila Prabhupada
Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe –turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you
The nature of the soul is to be Ananda (joyful) and that pure spiritual happiness is experienced in connection with the Supreme Lord.
A holistic, whole child approach which caters for the child’s physical, mental/emotional and spiritual needs is the best way to achieve happy learners.
Research shows that when learners are safe and happy, they are willing to be vulnerable, they are open to creativity and willing to take guidance and instruction.