In faithful accord with the teachings, mood and mission of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
We empower every child to discover their unique and extraordinary potential, their connection with Krishna and to experience the joy of learning and devotional service.
Within a culture of genuine respect we offer a dynamic, holistic education to prepare our students for lifelong success in an ever-changing world.
A Journey in Self Discovery
The Hare Krishna School is a state integrated special character school.
Our special character is based on the teachings of his Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who started a worldwide movement in 1965 with a mission to “check the imbalance of values in life and achieve real peace and unity in the world.” Our school is founded on those Vedic teachings that provide a comprehensive, non-sectarian foundation for understanding and discovering the self, the world and one’s position in it.
In the spirit of the Vedic teachings we provide a holistic education that addresses the development of the whole child so that they are inspired and empowered to achieve their personal best in all areas of their lives.
Our students are taught the essential skills of reading, writing and mathematics as presented in the New Zealand curriculum.
We aim to provide a learning experience that is inspiring, enlivening and engaging for the learner and for each child to be personally engaged in a learning journey. Hands on, child centred and practical learning experiences with an inquiry focus enable learners to develop core life skills.
The Vedic teachings develop the child’s wisdom and critical/creative thinking abilities. Respectful and meaningful relationships develop the child’s social and emotional wellbeing and the joy of devotion and celebration of learning success, ensure that a life- long learning journey is established for each child.
The spiritual connection is what makes our school unique. Srila Prabhupada explained that the aim of education should be self-realization, realization of the spiritual values of the soul. So it is inherent in our special character that our school program revolves around a spiritual focus which comes alive through singing, prayer, meditation and worship based on the teachings of Bhagavad-gita.
A Hare Krishna school education enables children to experience joy and success whilst preparing them for a fulfilling and productive life.
“The body of a child will not grow if it is not fed; the mind will not flourish unless it is stimulated and guided. And the spirit will suffer if it is not nurtured.” Rachael Kessler The Soul of Education