ABOUT US

Developed by Kerry Pyle, enrichment educator and founder, Build-A-Mind offers a range of fun and educational enrichment programs for girls and boys of all ages in the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas.

Build-A-Mind programs are themed and include holiday workshops, after school classes, school incursions, parties and special events. All programs reinforce the four c’s of 21st century learning: creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.  The programs are inquiry based, taking advantage of the naturally inquisitive natures of children, in order to further their own education at their own pace.

Primarily, Build-A-Mind aims to provide a stimulating environment, where children have fun being creators of technology and not just users.

MEET OUR TEAM

Build-A-Mind team members are the best there are around.  We call them Edutainers because the educate and entertain the children in equal parts and that is extremely important to our philosophy.  They are 110% dedicated to their roles and the children they work with. They go out of their way to make sure that each and every child has an awesome time at our events and that they leave feeling empowered and excited about their ability to achieve great things in their lives’.

Our Edutainers are hard workers, who are passionate about making a positive difference in a child’s life. They come from a variety of backgrounds, some are teachers, some are completing their degrees at University, some are in Tafe and a few are graduating from high school. What they all have in common is that they are sensitive to children, highly motivated and love to teach, laugh and have fun. Most importantly, they work with us, not just because it’s a job, but because they believe in what we do and love being a part of it.

Oliver Pyle

Ollie has a diverse background in IT systems, development, networking and security. His mission is simple – provide the latest tech, keep it secure and make sure it works. Ollie’s […]

Kerry Pyle

Kerry originally hails from South Africa and has lived and worked throughout Europe. She is Mom to three gorgeous kids and spends most of her time researching methods to expand […]

Joshua Mercieca

Josh has completed a Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management and worked in the telecommunications Industry for 5 years.  In his off time, he builds costumes and loves entertaining children, as well as […]

Faith Power

Faith is currently finishing high school and loves to spend time baking, going out with friends, taking photos and spending time with kids. She loves seeing the kids grow in […]

Evan Bonser

Evan began his university training in robotics before changing to complete a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from the University of Western Sydney. He has taught in a variety of educational […]

Chloe Power

Chloe is a high school student, who works with Build-A-Mind during her spare time.  She is a great advocate for the quieter child, making sure they get heard and get […]

Catherine Power

Catherine is a full-time mum of 3 and university student, currently working towards her Primary Education Teaching degree.  She has been running Build-A-Mind workshops since 2017 and is a firm […]

Carissa Henriksson

Carissa has over 15 years of teaching experience ranging from K-12, as well as at University level in the U.S., Sweden, and Australia. She has taught predominantly in both natural […]

Brendan Cusack

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