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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.

Kiera Hartnett

Kiera is in her final year of university and looking forward to completing her Bachelor of Psychology, having previously completed qualifications in Accounting and Communications. She is a mother to 1 and loves using creative methods to help children with…

Daniel Skinner

Daniel is a hard working high school student who loves all things to do with STEM. In his spare time, he loves to read, play piano, play tennis, mess around with electronics and play games with friends online.

Brendan Cusack

Charlotte Kolega

Charlotte is a student at Winmalee High School.  With a bubbly personality she loves talking to people and is great communicator who excels at customer service.  Charlotte enjoys working with kids and helping them learn new skills.

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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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