Frequently Asked Questions
Arriving at The Brain Space afterschool

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 5.15.

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?

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.

Please use the Customer Portal to advise us of an expected absence.

This can be done by clicking on MY ACCOUNT > FUTURE ABSENCE

The $25 daily fee for The Brain Space is not refundable or transferable for absences.

However, if you have booked a swimming lesson or a 30-minute private tuition you will receive a make-up token to use for an equivalent lesson at another time. If absences are not recorded into the online portal prior to the absence, then that lesson will be void and no make-up lessons will be issued.

Make-up Lessons can be booked up to 7 days in advance and are valid for 365 days.

Please note that whilst we will do our best to accommodate make-up lessons, our class sizes are limited and lessons that cannot be made up during the 365 day period will be void.

Cancellations due to medical issues will be addressed individually.

How do I book?

Click on BOOK NOW. You will be taken to our Customer Portal. Once you have created an account you will be able to choose the days and times that suit you and add in swimming lessons or private tuition sessions as necessary.

My child does not attend Edge Hill State School, can they join the brain space?

ABSOLUTELY!!! Please arrange to drop your child off at The Brain Space before 3.30pm and pick up before 5.15pm. They will have their homework done, some fun and fitness and their swimming lesson* done ready for dinner and bed!!

My child is in prep at Edge Hill State School, can you pick them up?

ABSOLUTELY!!! Please advise us if your child requires pick up. Our friendly Staff member will pick students up from their Prep classroom and walk students up to the cross walk to cross Russell Street.

What if my child is sick?

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 hold your place in the program.

We will allocate make-up lessons for Swimming Lessons or Private Tuition. Please see our Absence Policy.

What does my child need to bring?

Their school bag with their homework. Stationary will be supplied. For a swimming lesson* please pack swimmers and a towel and cap and goggles. Non-perishable afternoon tea.

What if my child doesn’t have any homework or doesn’t bring it?

Our staff are qualified teachers or studying to be teachers.

They are familiar with the curriculum in each year group and will provide tasks and activities suited to your child’s ability based on the curriculum. We will provide regular feedback on your child’s progress.

What if my Edge Hill State School child is booked in but does not attend the session?

Please discuss with your child when you drop them off at school in the morning that they are going to The Brain Space that afternoon and that they are to cross at the crosswalk and make their way to The Brain Space.

We will send an SMS at 3.30pm if your child is not present.

Please ensure that your phone details are up to date. EHSS policy on students still waiting at the school will be conducted if students are not collected at the appropriate time. Please contact the school if necessary.

Someone other than caregivers listed on the customer portal will collect my Child from the brain space, is this ok?

Please contact us via email info@thebrainspace.com.au or text message to advise us of the person collecting your child. We will not release a child to anyone who is not listed on the Customer Portal and will require written permission to do so.

Can you provide afternoon tea?

Unfortunately not, we are not licenced to provide any food for students. We do not have refrigeration available so please pack an extra non-perishable snack or piece of fruit. In the interest of children with nut allergies please provide a nut-free snack.

Can I come into the brain space with my child?

Absolutely! You are welcome to come and see our space or have a tour and meet our wonderful team. We recommend drop and go once students are settled in, you are welcome to chat with our tutors at the end of your child’s session or contact us info@thebrainspace.com.au. We will also provide regular updates via our customer portal.

Can my child come for a trial or casual session?

ABSOLUTELY!! You can book a free trial session here. A casual (non-regular) session costs $35 (plus swimming lesson or private Tuition). Please email us to book this.

 

 

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
Contact Details

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

 

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