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Maharishi School, Melbourne, Australia

Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment
Melbourne, Australia
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17 June 2007

Following the successes of Maharishi Schools in the United States and England reported recently by Global Good News, we now present Maharishi School in Melbourne, Australia.

Maharishi School in Melbourne first opened in January 1997 with just twenty students. During that year it gained official registration to operate as a primary school and became a member of the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria.

Our Values
Maharishi School was founded to provide Consciousness-Based Education for school students in Melbourne. The purpose of Consciousness-Based Education is to offer a system of complete knowledge that promotes the full development of consciousness for every student.

The foundation of this approach to education is the Transcendental Meditation Programme, a profound and proven educational technology. Through its daily practice students experience their own pure intelligence, pure consciousness, and grow in the direction of gaining the fruit of all knowledge—a life free from mistakes, with the ability to know anything, do anything, and achieve right action spontaneously.

Developing the Knower
Traditionally, education has focused primarily on what students study—the objective aspect of knowledge, the known. Very little attention has been given to developing the abilities of the student to learn and the teacher to teach. Education has lacked a systematic means of developing the full value of the knower and processes of knowing, making the acquisition of complete knowledge impossible.

The quality of the student's awareness—their intelligence, creativity and receptivity to knowledge; their sense of self and confidence in their own capabilities; their ability to comprehend broadly and deeply—are fundamental to successful educational outcomes. Truly successful education cannot lie solely in what the students learn or in what they are taught. Ultimately the degree of success in education lies within the consciousness of each student.

Whereas other methods and programs depend for their effectiveness on whatever receptivity, intelligence, creativity or neurophysiological integration the students may already have, this system of education directly develops these characteristics in all students irrespective of their background, attitudes, beliefs, gender, or abilities.

Aims and Objectives
Maharishi School is non-denominational and open to students of all cultural backgrounds. Its purpose is to offer a unique combination of academic excellence in the traditional subject areas, development of student's consciousness and creativity, and a high quality of life both within the school environment and for each individual child.

We work to fulfill this purpose through a carefully structured curriculum that combines the learning goals and curriculum requirements of the Department of Education with an educational approach that:

• nurtures the happiness and inner creative genius of every student;
• directly develops qualities such as learning ability, creativity, confidence, self esteem, and moral reasoning;
• supports the principle of 'unity in diversity', encouraging the individual growth of each child along with the growth of ideal social behaviour—tolerance, respect for others, etc.
• fosters growth in the direction of higher states of consciousness: the ability to think and act spontaneously in accord with Natural Law.

Copyright © 2007 Maharishi School, Melbourne, Australia

Global Good News comments:

Please visit Maharishi School in Fairfield Iowa, USA and Maharishi School in Lancashire, England.

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