How will the days be run?
Students will be introduced to each other and the course on the first day and will outline their hopes and expectations. The workshop will start with a fun establishing task that will assist in sorting skill levels. The workshops are conducted in a computer room so the class will have scheduled times to spend outside eating and getting some sun. There will be two main breaks, a recess in the morning and a lunch in the afternoon. The class will also have access to toilets and water fountains but it is recommended that students bring their own drink as well. The classes are run according to lesson plans based around creative problem solving. Teamwork is also greatly encouraged and catered to in the workshops. Each student tends to learn at their own pace; therefore the tutor will generally cater specific challenges to ensure constant student engagement and learning.
Will my child's learning level be catered to?
Yes. Brainstorm has structured its workshops and lesson plans to allow accessible learning at any level. If a student has a learning difficulty then they will be provided with appropriate and engaging tasks that will provide a comfortable challenge. If a student requires extending then they will be provided with special tasks allowing for application of advanced lateral thinking techniques and will receive constructive feedback on their solutions.
What is the child to tutor ratio?
Class sizes can vary but usually have between 10-15 students. All classes will have one tutor and do not exceed 22 students.
What if my child has a medical condition/allergy?
Tutors are equipped in the latest first aid qualifications. Please make any relevant medical information known during enrolment and tutors will have that information handy. If medication is needed, please bring it on the first day and remind the tutor where it is located.
What about food and drink?
Please bring a water bottle and food for recess and lunch every day.
What qualifications do the tutors have?
Our tutors are registered teachers or relevant industry professionals. They all have recent Working with Children Approval and Police background clearance.
Where do we go on the first day?
After enrolling your child, you will receive instructions and a map via email detailing your chosen workshop. The venue will have signs to help guide you, as schools can be quite large.
Can parents claim the Child Care Benefit rebate?
No because BrainStormSA is not a Child Care Benefit approved child care service.
What if I have to cancel after paying for whatever reason?
If you have paid and wish to cancel enrolment before the commencement of the workshop, you will be provided a refund minus a 20% processing fee. There are no refunds once the workshop has commenced.
How do I pay?
To enrol your student into a course, go to the enrol page. Once your enrolment request has been received you will be emailed an online invoice payable by credit card. If you would like to use online banking, please state so via email in the contact page. Direct deposit details are:
ACCT: 1006 4260
*Use your child's name as the transaction description
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