Meet Our Principal
Our New Principal Brings a New Beginning
As the newly-appointed Principal of Maharishi School in 2016, I would like to welcome you and thank you for visiting our school’s website. I expect that you have visited our school’s website because you are curious about what our school represents and what it would provide to your children.
I have come to the school with over 30 years of experience in the education sector. I began my career as a primary school teacher and my experience has essentially been focused in this area, although throughout my career I have been grateful to experience both teaching and principal positions in primary, secondary and ELC-Year 12 schools in both the government and independent sectors. I have also worked in the tertiary sector with students studying their Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood).
As an Independent School, Maharishi School was established in 1997 with a point of difference to other schools. The emergence of our school as a “school of choice” for many families is based on the philosophy under which the school was founded 20 years ago.
After many years in education, it was very clear to me from the time I stepped onto the grounds of the school that I had discovered a hidden gem, a school that truly reflects my own philosophy of what makes a good school and what is important and should be prioritised in the formative years of a young person’s development. I have been delighted to discover a school that truly nourishes the whole student from within, with students who radiate intelligence, creativity and happiness.
We believe that an environment that promotes a strong foundation of values, resilience, initiative, self-confidence and assurance, happiness and harmony, successfully contributes to the holistic development of the child. After all, success in life should be measured by the person you become; the ability and preparedness you have to contribute to a global society through your integrity, compassion and respect for those around you.
To achieve these aims, we don’t focus on the “what” but the “how and why”. Our teaching and learning programs explore the depth and meaning in learning, constantly challenging our students and giving them purposefulness in whatever they do. This philosophy, and these aims and values, are supported at Maharishi School by a unique approach to education which nourishes each child from within.
Maharishi School values quality in every aspect of the teaching and learning process – in the classroom, in the physical environment and in the relationships between all members of the school community. Students are encouraged to take time: time to learn, time to appreciate quality, time to be children. In this environment, every student is capable of thriving and reaching their uncapped potential.
I invite you to share my discovery of how Maharishi School stands apart from other schools in Melbourne. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.