About us
The Brain Space was launched in Term 4 2020 with our first school holiday program in Christmas 2020

Designed as an educational alternative to after-school care or OSHC in Cairns, the Brain Space aims to nurture and extend young minds and bodies with ‘brain boosting’ activities.

We have after-school programs, incredibly successful school holiday programs and now we also have 30 minute classes each afternoon including drama, singing, dancing, STEM classes and sports classes.

We have received wonderful feedback so far from parents, there are some examples below:

Parent of a student who did both The Grinch and Aladdin

"Our daughter has recently completed two of the School Holiday programs at The Brain Space. The growth, confidence, joy & friendships she gained was priceless. She absolutely loved attending & is already begging to be booked in for the Easter School Holidays. The educators and support staff are incredible at what they do. Cairns is so lucky to have a space like this for our children to grow, develop and shine!!”

Parent of 2 students who regularly attend The Brain Space and did both The Grinch and Trolls.

“I can’t thank you enough for providing such a wonderful week for my girls. They had a ball! I cannot wait to see the video. We are absolute fans of the Brain Space and we will be back for more!”

Meet the ‘brains’ behind The Brain Space
Meet Melanie...

Melanie has been running activities for our Brain Space programs. Melanie is all singing, all dancing but loves sports and drama too. Melanie has danced all her life and after school and college she went onto train professionally for 3 years in Musical Theatre in the UK. She then went onto perform in a touring pantomime over the festive periods and teach for a theatre school. She has loved working for The Brain Space and is so excited to be teaching so many students this year!


Meet Jessica...

Jess is a 4th year education student at JCU and most recently completed her prac in year 4 at Edge Hill State School. Teaching has always been a dream of Jess’, as she loves working with children and watching them grow and develop. She has loved helping children complete their homework in ways that are engaging for them, learning doesn't have to be boring! She loves seeing the differences in students learning styles and discovering what sort of activities they get excited by.


Meet Tahlia...

Tahlia is a 3rd year education student at JCU. She is passionate about helping students find their favourite style of learning and catering her teaching styles in order to assist their learning. She believes learning should be fun and always tries to incorporate fun activities to keep students engaged. She has loved assisting students with their homework and any other academic needs whilst at The Brain Space!


Meet Rishitha…

Rishitha is our STEM tutor extraordinaire! With a Bachelor in Computer Science and currently working towards her Masters in Data Science at JCU, Rishitha has been coordinating our STEM program and is also available for Senior Maths and Chemistry tuition. She loves when students get excited about learning and she is all in for giving them what they need. STEM education creates critical thinkers and enables the next generation of innovators. It provides hands-on and minds-on lessons for the students and so much more! She has loved involving the students in awesome projects and activities that they otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to do!


Meet Simone…

Coordinated by Simone Evans (BSc, DipEd) with over 15 years’ experience in High School and Primary School Education. Simone is a passionate leader and teacher, who ensures your little ones get the most out of their brain boosting activities at The Brain Space. Along with her husband, Bill, Simone is the Director of the C-Me Swim School, and founded The Brain Space in 2020 to provide an educational alternative to afterschool care.




Would your child benefit from some fun afterschool activities?

Each afterschool session encompasses up to 4 activities to promote activity and learning to boost your child’s brain!

01 Tuition and Homework Help:

A small group session with our tutors to assist in homework understanding and completion. A relaxed and comfortable space for students encompassing different styles of learning.

02 Daily Activity:
  • FITNESS AND SPORTS – our daily activities may range from a general fitness session, kinesthetic learning games, strength and fitness circuit, or an optional swimming lesson
  • CREATIVE CONFIDENCE CLASSES – Is your child a bit shy and does not like speaking in front of others? or are they outgoing and love to be centre stage? or are they somewhere in between?
  • DRAMA AND PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITIES, SINGING AND DANCING – Melanie will do her best to tailor the program to what the students love!
03 STEM Centre:

Our program includes STEM competitions and challenges, experiments and ongoing projects, games and activities.

04 Relation and Meditation Corner:

A quiet and relaxing space to chill and read and go on a literary adventure or relax the body through mediation or yoga activity.

Meet the team

Melanie has danced all her life and after school and college she went onto train professionally for 3 years in Musical Theatre in the UK. She then went onto perform in a touring pantomime over the festive periods and teach for an award-winning theatre school. Melanie taught dance, singing and drama to ages 2-18 for 7 years before moving to Australia. Melanie loves all styles of dance from commercial to musical theatre to ballet! She loves keeping active and passing on her passion for the performing arts. She is excited to be working The Brain Space and can’t wait to meet lots of new students!

What’s included
Brain Based Learning

Brain-based learning is motivated by the general belief that learning can be accelerated and improved if educators base how and what they teach on the science of learning, rather than on past educational practices, established conventions, or assumptions about the learning process.

Kinesthetic Learning

Kinesthetic activities help commit learning into long-term memory. Turning a lesson into a physical experience is not only a good way to keep kids focused and engaged – it’s also lots of fun!

Benefits of Sport in Education

Participating in sport and physical activity contributes to the holistic development of children and adolescents.

Not only does participation contribute to physical and mental health outcomes and valuable social connections, but physical activity (including sport) has been linked to cognitive development.

Physical activity has been shown to stimulate brain development and this correlates with improved academic performance. It also lessens the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle so that healthy, active children become better learners.

Non-Edge Hill State School Students:

Drop and Go after school. Students will be signed in and allocated to their sessions for the afternoon before pickup before 5.15pm.

Edge Hill State School Students:

Exit through Pedestrian gate as advised by the school, use cross walk at Russell Street to cross safety and walk to The Brain Space to be signed in.

Need a school pickup?

Parents please advise us if you would like your Student to be picked up from School.

Our friendly Staff will pick up Students from Gate 1 (Staff Car Park on Russell St) and walk students up to the cross walk to cross Russell Street and along the footpath to The Brain Space. Students can enjoy afternoon tea and a chat or relax until 3.30pm


Absence & makeup lessons

If your child is booked into a session and is not present at 3.30pm we will send a SMS to parents advising this.

If your child is sick – please advise us prior to the session via the Customer Portal. Your Brain Space fee is non-refundable or transferable as it does secure your place in the program. We will allocate make-up lessons for Swimming Lessons or Private Tuition. Please see our Absence Policy.


Document Downloads
2021 Timetable
The Greatest Showman
Easter Holiday Fun
Contact Details

Our location: 70 Russell Street, Edge Hill QLD 870
Email us: info@thebrainspace.com.au


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