Learning should be fun!
Activities that light up the fun centres in our brain also super-charge the neural pathways that enable us to stay focused as we encounter new information.
Mini-Heroes is a play-based program - perfect for your child's current phase of development.
The Adventure starts each week with a story - a scenario that the Mini Heroes then 'step into' and follow through to reach their goal.
In order to solve the mystery, uncover the treasure or discover the secret path - whatever the story requires that week, the Mini Heroes will have to learn and practice new skills. Contextualising learning in the way helps young people see the relevance of a skill and adapt it in other circumstances.
Mini Heroes students don't miss out on anything that school students or other homeschool students might being doing elsewhere - in fact they actually cover academic content far beyond their peers because the natural learning context requires deep understanding and practical application. The program covers Australian Curriculum content from Maths, Science, English, History, Geography, Personal Development and Health syllabii.
Even at this young age, there are important character qualities that we develop through challenge-based experiences. Qualities like grit, courage, determination, perseverance, respect for self and others - and of course that one thing that you wish you could give them, but you can't. That thing they have to go out and earn for themselves - Self-Esteem.
elements from Maths, History, Science, Geography, English and PDHPE
PLUS story-based nature play.
PLUS personal development skills such as teamwork, decision-making, problem solving, and more...
PLUS recognition of achievement through the Mini Hero's level program
all of which combine to create happy, motivated young minds, excited about life and growing in confidence every week...
* Programs detailing syllabus outcomes and learning activities are available on request
WHERE: In nature!
Mini Heroes runs in and around the Hastings region. The adventure location is different every week but drop off is never more than 30 minutes drive from the nominated HQ. Download the program for more details
We provide a location list on enrolment and we will notify you via email each week of the location - subject to weather, tides and other factors.
WHEN: Every Thursday from 9am to 1pm, running for 8 weeks during the school term.
WHO: The Mini Hero's Adventure program is designed for students aged 5-9 years
STAFF: Andrew is a qualified teacher and life-coach. Dawn is a qualified teacher and passionate about creating engaging learning experiences for children. Sofia and Roy both have significant experience working with young people and meet all the requirements for staff working with children. Our teen assistants are all graduates from the Young Hero's Adventure Quest program - Paladin level or above.
COST: $450 per term* (We accept Active Kids Vouchers)