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S.T.E.A.M. powered programs for inquisitive minds

WHERE EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT MEET Build-A-Mind edutainers help children unearth the joy and fun of learning. Design like a Technologist Build like an Engineer Express yourself like an Artist Solve problems like a Mathematician

Meet the team

Our philosophy is that learning is fun!  Learning is exciting! Learning is joyous!  That’s why we place such special emphasis on finding vibrant, energetic and fun-loving educators who share this philosophy.  

Build-A-Mind edutainers go out of their way to ensure that each and every child has an awesome time at our workshops and that they leave feeling empowered and excited about their ability to achieve great things in their lives.  Our edutainers come from a variety of backgrounds – some are qualified teachers, while others are TAFE and even senior high school students.  That being said, our edutainers are all characterised by their:

  • Patience and perseverance 
  • Incredible sense of humour
  • Passion for making a positive difference in the lives of children
  • Technical skill
  • Unparalleled work ethic and motivation
  • Love of teaching, laughing and having fun

Our edutainers work at Build-A-Mind not just because it’s a job but because they believe in what we do and they love doing it.

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 working on multiple resource books to aid kids with learning difficulties.…

Aaron Hunt

Aaron loves using his creative skills to help others. He is interested in anything innovative such as game development, animation, drawing and photography. Aaron has recently completed an IT traineeship where he had the privilege to work at local primary…

Anne Barratt

Anne Barratt is passionate about helping children with their development.  Having experienced learning struggles as a child, and many health issues later in life she has made it her purpose to help others so they don’t have to struggle as…

Rick Swancott

BA science Maq University. Dip Commercial computing Western Sydney University. Rick has 51 years of teaching experience at every level preschool to university with Christian community schools, Catholic and Government schools. His other experience includes being a lecturer in post…

Tina Hill

Tina is a mother of 3 adult sons and 4 fur babies. She has over 20 years experience in Autism as well as disabilities and mental health working with children from the ages of 3 through to adults. Tina has…

Mohana Devarajan

Mohana is a Science enthusiast and focused on developing children’s interest in Science and Technology. She loves performing hand-on experiments at home and believes in transforming the young minds into future scientists. After her M.Phil in Physics, she moved to…

Melinda Mayrhofer

Melinda has a background in arts and sciences. She is especially interested in animals, creative writing and working with children. Melinda is currently looking at changing degrees from Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences to a more specialised animal science…

Montana Dexter

Montana is a high school student who has learnt and has skills in Robotics and coding. She is currently studying Engineering and Accelerated Mathematics at her school and was a previous participant at Build-a-Mind. She has a warm and fun-loving…

Alexis Porter

Alexis has a background in psychology and child care, and is passionate about science, children’s wellbeing, and education. She has a Bachelor of Psychological Science from UNSW and a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services, and is currently working on her…

Michael Laws

Michael is a qualified Industrial Designer and Secondary School teacher, facilitating and delivering Steam education from years 1 through 12.  He loves using technology in creative and innovative ways, constantly challenging himself to learn new ways of problem solving, which…

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 their chance to shine.  Always willing to learn, she is…

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 their learning and  using the skills they learn to develop…

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 favourite for our kids.  Catherine loves to see children reach…

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 environments, ranging from mainstream settings in both the public and…

Toby Samoluk

Toby is a fun and energetic high school student who loves to learn and play. He is currently studying advanced mathematics and spends his free time playing local and rep rugby league. Toby has experience with special needs children and…

Adelle Scott

Adelle is a qualified primary school teacher from Melbourne. She loves music, being outdoors and using technology to teach her students. Adelle has lived in America and France and has also traveled to many other countries. She can’t wait to…

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 their horizons’ through the use of nature, technology and craft.…

Abbey Milsom

Abbey is currently studying for her degree at university.  As a seasoned host at children’s parties, Abbey is a star at entertaining children. Outgoing and friendly, she’s happiest when she’s helping others. Never one to shy away from hard work,…

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 WWC number is WWC1249651V  

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