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Verna Heights is an educational initiative inspired by a desire to promote excellence in education..
Learning is a life-long process. We learn all the time.
That which may be termed “institutional learning” is only one dimension of this greater learning experience. True education builds on human consciousness and is a mirror of our efforts to interact with the world around us.
Therefore, successful education must begin with the human person and not with the imposition of reified abstraction and formalism so characteristic of institutionalised schooling.
Genuine learning builds on a creative passion and a desire for excellence. It is to climb the mountain of our own potential and become the best that we can be.
Successful education builds on organic learning processes deeply rooted in the realities of human psychology and the very human nature of the learning process.
Learning is a journey into discovery in which the seed of human nature is sprouted, tended and nurtured like a living plant. Unless we tend this plant well, watering it regularly, fertilizing it and watering it, it can easily whither and die. So too, its companions must be carefully chosen and weeds removed on a regular basis if the plant is to reach its full potential.
All human beings are born with unique gifts. The healthy functioning of our community depends on its capacity to develop each gift.'
[Peter Senge 'The Learning School.' ]
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail'. [Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
“. . . geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each others errors….Only a sailor can set them straight'
[John Ralston Saul]
'''Secondary education is a more purely industrial age institution than any business.' [Peter Senge 'The School That Learns' ]