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The creator and administrator of Mindz Brainplay - a first for Australia and the first to take neuro-science to the street, the pub or your lounge-room.

School inquiry / booking form

If you are a teacher needing more info, wanting to make a tentative booking or just checking available dates, use the form below & we’ll email or call within 12 hours. Some servers list our emails as possible spam. Please check your spam folder for our reply.

Mindz Brainplay WA begins February 1

What started as a small idea and a working project in NSW has transformed into a National education initiative with Mindz now operating in both NSW and WA.

Everything you see on this site is (or will be) available in WA, from school incursions to pub neuroscience to corporate events.

Ben Currell, the leader of the Mindz WA team is the also the current chair of the ‘Game Changer’ School STEM Awards in WA. He holds a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Nanotechnology and post graduate qualifications in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

For schools …
WA Mindz school incursions will begin on February 1st 2018 with bookings open now. Complete the form below to make an inquiry or tentative booking for your school.

2018 bookings now open

2018 bookings now open!

2018 bookings are now being accepted. We know that school diary dates change so it’s OK to make a booking and then change it early next year. We’ll try our best to accommodate you.

Book before December 20 at 2017 prices

60/75 minute to full day incursions for stages 3, 4 & 5 STEM/Science.
$290 for 1 x 60-75 min session
$450 for half day (2 x sessions)
$750 for the full day (
up to 5 sessions)
Small groups, classes, years or whole school audiences

If you are a teacher needing more information, wanting to make a tentative booking or simply checking available dates, use the form below and we’ll email or call with 24 hours. Some servers list our emails as possible spam. If you haven’t received our reply within 12 hours, please check your spam folder.

Brain Awareness Week 2018

Brain Awareness Week for schools occurs between the 13th and 17th March 2018. It’s the ideal time to focus on brain health and use the Mindz experience to engage and motivate students.

For Brain Awareness Week  we’ll be adding an extra 5 minute section on binge drinking and its impact on the brain. We’ll still be looking at the way neurons communicate and using our EEGs to look inside the brain of students.

To inquire about a visit to your school, fill out the form below and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

 

NESA Accredited ‘EEG in the Classroom’ workshops

MINDZ has recently been accredited as a NESA Endorsed provider for training in ‘Using an Electroencephalograph (EEG) headset in Science / STEM class activities’. We are the ONLY entity in Australia with government endorsement to run these courses for teachers.

This means teachers get 2.5 hours PD credit when they attend one of our workshops

Teachers from any state can attend our workshops which cover national descriptors 6.2.2, 3.2.2 and 3.4.2. We aim to quip teachers with the knowledge and skills to safely use a range of EEGs and interpret the results.

The cost will be $95 if you bring your own EEG (or use one of ours) OR $225 which includes a NeuroSky MindWave EEG.

Click HERE to go to our dates and registration page

 

List of Sydney School incursion dates still available – term 4

90 minute to full day incursions for stages 3, 4 & 5 STEM/Science.
$290 for 1 x 60-75 min session
$450 for half day (2 x sessions)
$750 for the full day (
up to 5 sessions)
Small groups, classes, years or whole school audiences

  • Week 1: Oct 9, 11 or 12 Booked out
  • Week 2: Oct 16, 18 or 20
  • Week 3: Oct 23, 24 , 25 or 26
  • Week 4: Nov. 1, 2 or 3
  • Week 5: Nov. 6, 8, 9 or 10
  • Week 6: Nov 13, 15, 16 or 17
  • Week 7: Nov. 20 only Booked out
  • Week 8: Nov 27 or 30
  • Week 9: Dec 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 still available
  • Week 10: Dec 11-15: All days still available
    Click HERE to go to our inquiry form or phone 1300 920 536

For Stage 3 click HERE
For Stages 4 and 5 click HERE
For session outlines according to stage click HERE
Four syllabus points and prices click HERE

Fun neuroscience to have the whole school talking!

Queensland Franchisee needed

Mindz Brainplay is seeking expressions of interest from teachers, ex-teachers or science / medical educators in Queensland with a strong interest in science, neuroscience or STEM subjects to be ‘Offer A’ owners of the Mindz Brainplay franchise. Only two Offer A franchises are available in Australia.

You do not need to be a specialist science educator as all training in included. However, an interest in science or STEM is important. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are especially invited to apply.

What is ‘Offer A’?
Offer A
is the pre-full-financial year offer. Due to the pre-financial year status, it has a 40% discount to the projected 2017-18 earnings of the NSW parent franchise. It is also calculated on your state population as a percentage of the NSW parent state. Queensland is based on 62.65% of the NSW projected figures i.e. Queensland has 62.65% of the NSW population. The full pricing formula is in the business overview.

‘Offer B’ will be based on 2017-18 full financial year figures and have a substantially higher Franchise fee – a projected 40% higher.

Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in Queensland. This means the Queensland Franchisee can service all QLD schools and develop any extra QLD brand-relevant activities (see full overview). There are 1,723 schools in Queensland. If the franchisee visited just 6 schools a month on a ‘half-day’ basis, they would  nearly double their investment within a year.

Why are we offering this and what is the cost?
Offer A gives two parties from Australia the chance to get in on the ground floor at 40% discount to the anticipated Offer B pricing. It also gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of all remaining Series 1 Emotiv EEG headsets, our legals and web fees.

The Offer A franchise fee for Queensland is $17,822 + hardware costs of $1,725. Other documentation costs are approximately $2100 + any legals from your end.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs the Mindz Brainplay incursion on a part time basis (one school per week). Franchises can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $160k+ or part time with an revenue of $50k +.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits those with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM based subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Full or part-time commitment is OK.

Teachers with experience in the classroom but who want their own innovative, education focused business are perfect. Creativity, great presentation skills and the desire to inspire is important. The Federal and State Governments’ focus on STEM motivation means Mindz Brainplay is set to become THE must-have school incursion.

I’m intrigued by this. What do I do now?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Then click HERE for the business overview. If you are interested after reading this, email or call us to discuss the possibility.

South Australian Franchise Offer

Could you run your own small business? Are you an educator who can inspire? Is science, biology, the brain or STEM an interest?


Mindz Brainplay is seeking expressions of interest from teachers, ex-teachers or science / medical educators in South Australia with a strong interest in science, neuroscience or STEM subjects to be ‘Offer A’ owners of the Mindz Brainplay franchise.  Only two Offer A franchises are available in Australia and the WA franchise has already been taken. There’s only one left.

You do not need to be a specialist science educator as all training is included. However, an interest in science or STEM is important. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are invited to apply.

What is ‘Offer A’?
Offer A
is the pre-full-financial year offer. It has a 40% discount to the projected 2017-18 earnings of the NSW parent franchise. It is also calculated on your state population as a percentage of the NSW parent state. South Australia is based on 22.05% of the NSW projected figures i.e. South Australia has 22.05% of the NSW population. The full pricing formula is in the business overview.

‘Offer B’ will be based on 2017-18 full financial year figures and have a substantially higher Franchise fee – a projected 40% higher.

Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in South Australia to  service SA schools and develop any extra SA brand-relevant activities (see full overview). There are 785 schools in South Australia. If the franchisee visited just 6 schools a month on a ‘half-day’ fee basis, they would triple their investment within a year. It would be impossible to visit every school yet a minimum of 20 schools per year is required.

Why are we offering this and what is the cost?
Firstly, it gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of all remaining Series 1 Emotiv EEG headsets, our legals and web fees. It also gives two parties from Australia the chance to get in at 40% discount to the anticipated Offer B pricing.

The Offer A franchise fee for South Australia is $6,272 + documentation costs of $2000 + hardware costs of $1,725 = at total of $9997 + gst. Other costs are the  legals from your end.

Why is this so cheap?
This is due to the South Australian state population proportion of 22.05% of the NSW parent franchisor. Queensland and Victoria franchises are between $20-30k.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs the Mindz Brainplay incursion on a part time basis (one day per week). Franchises can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $160k+ or part time with an revenue of $50k +.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits people with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM based subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Full or part-time commitment is OK.

Teachers with experience in the classroom but who want their own innovative, education focused business are perfect. Creativity, good presentation skills and the desire to inspire is important. The Federal and State Governments’ focus on STEM subjects means Mindz Brainplay is set to become THE must-have school incursion.

I’m intrigued by this. What do I do now?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Then click HERE for the business overview. If you are interested after reading this, complete the form below. We’ll contact you and discuss it.

Tasmania Franchisee needed

Mindz Brainplay is seeking expressions of interest from teachers, ex-teachers or science / medical educators in Tasmania with a strong interest in science, neuroscience or STEM subjects to be ‘Offer A’ owners of the Mindz Brainplay franchise. Only two Offer A franchises are available in Australia.

You do not need to be a specialist science educator as all training in included. However, an interest in science or STEM is important. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are invited to apply.

What is ‘Offer A’?
Offer A
is the pre-full-financial year offer. It has a 40% discount to the projected 2017-18 earnings of the NSW parent franchise. It is also calculated on your state population as a percentage of the NSW parent state. Tasmania is based on 6.7% of the NSW projected figures i.e. Tasmania has 6.7% of the NSW population. The full pricing formula and all franchise details are in the business overview.

‘Offer B’ will be based on 2017-18 full financial year figures and have a substantially higher Franchise fee – approximately 40% higher.

Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in Tasmania to service Tas schools and develop any extra Tas brand-relevant activities. (see full overview). There are 283 schools in Tasmania. If the franchisee visited just 25 of these schools in a year on a ‘half-day’ fee basis, they would triple their investment within a year. It is impossible to visit every school yet it is required that you’ll visit 20 schools minimum per year.

Why are we offering this and what is the cost?
It gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of all remaining Series 1 Emotiv EEG headsets, our legals and web fees. It also gives two parties the chance to buy in at 40% discount to the anticipated Offer B pricing.

The  Offer A franchise fee for Tasmania is $1,905 + hardware costs of $1,725. Other documentation costs are approximately $2100 + any legals from your end.

Why is this so cheap?
This is due to the Tasmanian state population proportion of 6.7% compared to the NSW parent franchisor. Queensland and Victoria franchises are between $20-30k.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs the Mindz Brainplay incursion on a part time basis (one day per week). Franchises can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $160k+ or part time with an revenue of $50k +.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits people with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM based subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It suits those wanting either a full-time or part-time commitment.

Teachers with experience in the classroom but who want their own innovative, education focused business are perfect. Creativity, great presentation skills and the desire to inspire is important. The Federal and State Governments’ focus on STEM motivation means Mindz Brainplay is set to become THE must-have school incursion.

I’m intrigued by this. What do I do now?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Then click HERE for the business overview. If you are interested after reading this, email or call Phil to discuss the possibility.

Queensland Franchisee needed

Mindz Brainplay is seeking expressions of interest from teachers, ex-teachers or science / medical educators in Queensland with a strong interest in science, neuroscience or STEM subjects to be ‘Offer A’ owners of the Mindz Brainplay franchise.

What is ‘Offer A’?
Offer A
is the pre-full-financial year offer. It is based on projected earnings from  the NSW May & June 2017 income (P/T one day per week). ‘Offer B’ will be based on 2017-18 FULL financial year figures and have a substantially higher Franchise fee.

Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in Queensland. This means the Queensland Franchisee can service all Queensland schools and develop any extra Queensland brand-relevant activities. (see full overview).

Why are we offering this and what is the cost?
Offer A gives two parties the chance to get in on the ground floor at a 40% discount to the anticipated OFFER B pricing.  It also gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of all remaining Series 1 Emotiv EEG headsets, our legals and web fees.

The Queensland Franchisee for Offer A is looking at a Franchise Fee of $17,822 + hardware costs of $1,725. Other documentation costs are approximately $2100.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs the Mindz Brainplay incursion on a part time basis (one school per week). Franchises can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $160k+ or part time with an revenue of $50k +.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits people with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM based subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Teachers with experience in the classroom but who want their own innovative, education focused business are perfect. Creativity, great presentation skills, passion and the desire to inspire is important. The Federal and State Government’s focus on STEM motivation means Mindz Brainplay is set to become THE must-have school incursion.

I’m intrigued by this. What do I do now?
Click HERE for the business overview. If you are interested after reading this, email us or call us to discuss the possibility.