This article was sent to HCCV by ISKCON Melbourne:

" Expression of interest - In enrolling your child in a Vedic Hindu Primary School

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Melbourne

is undertaking a feasibility study of establishing a Vedic Hindu Primary School

in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.

ISKCON has vast experience in managing schools worldwide.

It presents the Vedic system of education in a contemporary environment.

ISKCON schools respect every child as an individual and aims to develop their full academic,

spiritual and moral potential. Each child gets lots of attention to explore their individual talents

and this makes for a strong academic foundation built on a blend of traditional and modern

methods with a range of stimulating activities. Priority is given to reading and writing, music,

group singing and performing arts.


Along with English, Sanskrit is taught at all year levels,

as multilingual children are better equipped in their first language as they learn to see

patterns in language and to use language effectively. Children also enjoy a balanced mix of yoga,

games, dance and movement, all of which help develop their health and interpersonal skills

to promote self-confidence and teamwork.


A love of learning is encouraged in a caring atmosphere that helps build the children’s self-esteem,

so they can grow as confident and positive individuals of good character, behaviour and competence.

They are taught to reflect on their experiences and become aware of themselves,

their relationships with others and the world around them, with respect and understanding toward all religions.


The full Victorian curriculum will be taught to children by teachers fully qualified and registered with

the Victorian Institute of Teaching and who hold current teacher certificates.

The school will be registered with the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority,

which ensures that all schools in Victoria comply with the state's registration standards.


You can find out more about ISKCON schools worldwide and their achievements

at ISKCON’s Ministry of Educational Development website


Where can I find more information about ISKCON Melbourne?

Please visit:

Or phone ISKCON Melbourne at (03) 9699 5122

Or phone Michael Raj / Madhavananda dasa at 0400 697 993


How do I submit the expression of interest?

Kindly complete the online expression of interest survey no later than 31 May 2012:


Submitting an expression of interest does not carry any obligations.

It enables ISKCON Melbourne to decide the exact location and size of the potential school.


How will my information be used?

Information submitted by you will be used for the sole purpose of setting up a school. "


HCCV congratulates ISKCON in its endeavours to set up Melbourne's first Hindu Primary School.

One of the ISKCON schools recently had a visit from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

See article here:

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