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Experiences

Virtual Open Evening

Last night we had our virtual opening at the Gurukula and it went fantastically well. In an effort to give the attendees a little flavour of what the school is about we interviewed some students, teachers and parents, even parents whose children have now graduated from the Gurukula. This video is the highlights of some

Bhagavad Gita Verses

WOW!!! We came across this treasure from last year (or maybe the year before) with the lovely chiildren, 7 and 8 year olds, reciting verses from the Bhahgavad Gita and doing actions to them as well. They look like they are dressed up for a drama about Goverdhana lila too. How wonderful and this is

Mother Swati’s B’day

It must be something in the air but it is birthday season at the Gurukula and today there was a small celebration for our lovely Baladeva class teacher (Year 3 and 4), Mother Swati. Mother Swati is relatively new to the Gurukula, she started serving here in February. Joining us from an Outstanding School, she

Vegetarian Sushi Making

One of the nice things about the Gurukula is the community of parents who comprise it and who give their time to enrich the learning experience. This allows the children to learn and be exposed to very unique and diverse things. Today the Vrindavana Class, Year 5 and 6, had local business woman Hari Priya,

Indradyumna Swami Calls the Gurukula

Today at Gurukula we were very fortunate to have H.H Indradyumna Swami speak to the whole school. He shared stories of his preaching in various countries, the children asked him questions and he invited the children when they are older to join in his adventures with the festivals he puts on around the world. Thank

Mother Guru’s B’day

If the Gurukula has a heart and soul it has to be Mother Guru!!! Today is her birthday and everyone connected with the Gurukula including all the children send their love. Mother Guru initially joined the school in 1992 with what began as a supportive role led to her becoming the headteacher. She went on

Damodarastakam Prayers

Everyday during this auspicous month of Kartik, the children in every classroom start the day by singing the Damodasastkam prayers and offer a candle to Yashoda Damodar. Sri Yashoda Damodar Ki Jai!!!

Open Evening Filming

We did a little filming today at the Gurukula with the children, the teachers and some parents. They were all very brave!!!! The purpose of the filming is that this year we can’t have an open day, so we are doing a virtual one instead. With the films prospective parents get a glimpse of what

Gopastami

As this Sunday is Gopasthami, we thought it would be nice if the children could dress up as Gopas and learn about this auspicious past time. Gopasthami is where Krishna and Balarama were old enough to start to tend to the cows of Vrindavana, previously they looked after the calves. Srimati Radharani and Her friends

Gurukula Overview

This video gives you a brief glimpse of life at the Gurukula – The Hare Krishna Primary School.

Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance day

Today being the disappearance of Srila Prabhupada, the children at the Gurukula honoured this occasion by performing pushpanjali (flower offering) in their classrooms. The children were also very lucky to have senior Srila Prabhupada disciple and former teacher at the Gurukula, Mother Moksha, come to speak with the children about some of her pastimes with

Music Class

The lovely devotee children at Gurukula daily learn harmonium and are taught how to sing in kirtan by Lokabandhu prabhu. Lokabandhu prabhu is one of Gurukula’s treasures, he has been teaching the chidlren for many years and we can’t wait for the lockdown to end so that the children can once again sing for their

Diwali & Mother Moksa’s B’day

As well as it being Diwali today it is also our dearest Mother Moksha Laksmi birthday. She has lovingly and tirelessly taught and served many generations of devotee children at the Gurkula and has left a lasting impression on these special souls. We thank her for all her years of dedication and the energy and

Govardhana puja

We were lucky enough to have the head pujari from Bhaktivedanta Manor , Gadadhara Prabhu, come to the Gurukula yesterday to lead the offering for Govardhana with the children. Govardhana Ki Jai!!!!

Govardhana Keystage 2

Some of the Keystage 2 children making their offerings to Govardhana yesterday. Happy Govardhana to everyone!!!

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, therefore advised the cowherd men to stop the Indra-yajña and begin the Govardhana Puja in order to chastise Indra who was very much puffed up at being the supreme controller of the heavenly planets. The honest and simple cowherd men headed by Nanda Maharaja accepted Krishna’s proposal and executed

“It is very encouraging that you have got license from the Board of Education to continue our children’s school. Kindly organize it nicely and it shall be a great achievement. We have to concentrate to give them some idea about God–that should be our first business. In art class they should be encouraged to draw

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