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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.

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.

Mindz provides school incursions in NSW and Western Australia
These are the year groups that we would be presenting and giving the experience to. In NSW, year groups are often called 'stages' while in WA the year name is used.
This is the type of visit you'd want from us. We can do anything from a single session ($305) to a full day where we can present up to five sessions ($790). An extra 'Mind Control' session where students just use our equipment following a presentation is counted as one session.
In 2017, some teachers paid for our visit themselves due to their love of science. We offer a 10% discount to teachers who pay out of their own pocket. You can pay by credit card or direct deposit and we supply a tax invoice.

 

Hunter Region NSW STEM tour: March 5-19, 2018

Hunter Region STEM tour March 5-9 School Booking / Inquiry form
This is the form that schools from the Hunter Region of NSW use to tentatively book or inquire about incursion dates for the 2018 tour between March 5-9. Completing this form does NOT constitute a confirmed booking and there is no obligation. We will contact you within 24 hours with our availability. Please provide two email addresses and as much detail as necessary. Thank you.
We understand these dates may not suit your school. We can do regional visits if we have 3 x days worth of bookings so please talk to us about other possibilities.
These are the year groups that we would be presenting and giving the experience to.
This is the type of visit you'd want from us. For regional visits we do half days comprising 2 x sessions ($450) or a full day where we can present up to five sessions ($750). An extra 'Brain Control' session where students just use our equipment following a presentation is counted as one session.

Far South Coast NSW STEM tour: May 7-11, 2018

Far South Coast tour May 7-11 School Booking / Inquiry form
This is the form that schools from the far South Coast of NSW use to tentatively book or inquire about incursion dates for the 2018 tour between May 7-11. Completing this form does NOT constitute a confirmed booking and there is no obligation. We will contact you within 24 hours with our availability. Please provide two email addresses and as much detail as necessary. Thank you.
We understand these dates may not suit your school. We can do regional visits if we have 3 x days worth of bookings so please talk to us about other possibilities.
These are the year groups that we would be presenting and giving the experience to.
This is the type of visit you'd want from us. For regional visits we do half days comprising 2 x sessions ($450) or a full day where we can present up to five sessions ($750). An extra 'Brain Control' session where students just use our equipment following a presentation is counted as one session.

 

 

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!
Small groups, classes, years or whole school audiences

School Booking / Inquiry form
Please provide two email addresses and as much detail as necessary including alternative dates. Thank you.
Mindz provides school incursions in NSW and Western Australia
These are the year groups that we would be presenting and giving the experience to. In NSW, year groups are often called 'stages' while in WA the year name is used.
This is the type of visit you'd want from us. We can do anything from a single session ($305) to a full day where we can present up to five sessions ($790). An extra 'Mind Control' session where students just use our equipment following a presentation is counted as one session.
In 2017, some teachers paid for our visit themselves due to their love of science. We offer a 10% discount to teachers who pay out of their own pocket. You can pay by credit card or direct deposit and we supply a tax invoice.

2018 NESA Accredited ‘EEG in the Classroom’ workshop schedule

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

 

NSW Schools Incursion availability & inquiry form

NSW Schools Availability 2018

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School Booking / Inquiry form NSW
Please provide two email addresses and as much detail as necessary including alternative dates. We'll get back to you with a firm quote within 24 hours. Please see the pricing and syllabus links NSW for a guide. Completing this form does NOT constitute a confirmed booking and there is no obligation. Thank you.
This is the content focus and year groups that we would be working with. You may have 1 x single group or several different groups during the day. As some session prices differ eg Investigating Science, we'll email or call you with an exact quote within 24 hours.
This is the type of visit you'd want from us. We can do anything from a single session to a full day where we can present up to five sessions depending on year/topic groups. The Investigating Science Research and Working Scientifically sessions require 70 minutes set-up time so require a half day. Please check pricing.
In 2017, some teachers paid for our visit themselves due to their love of science. We offer a 10% discount to teachers who pay out of their own pocket. You can pay by credit card or direct deposit and we supply a tax invoice.

 

 

 

WA Schools’ Incursion Calendar and form

WA Schools' Incursion Calendar

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School Booking / Inquiry form WA
Please provide two email addresses and as much detail as necessary including alternative dates. Completing this form does NOT constitute a confirmed booking and there is no obligation. Thank you.
These are the year groups that we would be presenting and giving the experience to.
This is the type of visit you'd want from us. We can do anything from a single session ($305) to a full day where we can present up to five sessions ($790). An extra 'Mind Control' session where students use our equipment following a presentation is counted as one session.
In 2017, some teachers paid for our visit themselves due to their love of science. We offer a 10% discount to teachers who pay out of their own pocket. You can pay by credit card or direct deposit and we supply a tax invoice.

School inquiry / booking form

School Booking / Inquiry form
Please provide two email addresses and as much detail as necessary including alternative dates. Thank you.
Mindz provides school incursions in NSW and Western Australia
These are the year groups that we would be presenting and giving the experience to. In NSW, year groups are often called 'stages' while in WA the year name is used.
This is the type of visit you'd want from us. We can do anything from a single session ($305) to a full day where we can present up to five sessions ($790). An extra 'Mind Control' session where students just use our equipment following a presentation is counted as one session.
In 2017, some teachers paid for our visit themselves due to their love of science. We offer a 10% discount to teachers who pay out of their own pocket. You can pay by credit card or direct deposit and we supply a tax invoice.

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.