Our Philosophy & Pedagogy

The MindChampion DNA is in You!

When a baby is born, it is born with an almost unlimited potential for success – with the ability to grow and learn coded into its DNA.

Recent advances in the study of epigenetics strongly suggest that though we all possess the genetic capacity for growth and change, it remains only potential unless unlocked through our interaction with our environment. Whether we express our genetic potential, then, depends very much on our experiences. Particularly our experiences in the early years.

The MindChamps foundation model for learning in the 21st Century is called the 3 Minds – a practical, developmental model comprising three distinct qualities:

  1. The Champion Mind – Celebrating the individual’s uniqueness, going beyond conventional wisdom and overcoming adversity to achieve success.
  2. The Learning Mind – Strategies for Learning How to Learn that actively assist any learner to understand, store, recall and synthesise information and concepts.
  3. The Creative Mind – Connecting multiple perspectives and integrating them to solve problems and generate new, creative ideas.

Complementing the 3-Mind education model is MindChamps’ overarching philosophy of 100% Respect, Zero Fear – a way of approaching the world that leads our students to have full confidence in themselves, while considering the rights and opinions of others.

This offers our children the ideal opportunity to express their incredible potential – especially with the parents’ understanding and involvement.

Our Pedagogy

The MindChamps philosophy grew from a passion for filling the gaps in education systems world-wide. With our focus on the skills and strategies of learning, we emphasise teaching ‘how’ rather than ‘what’ to learn.

Working side by side with international experts, including world-renowned Neuroscientist Professor Emeritus Allan Snyder FRS, MindChamps’ unique approach draws inspiration and research from the domains of Neuroscience,
Child Psychology and Theatre, synthesising them with Education theory and practice.

This bold and original synthesis has given birth to the revolutionary concept of the 3 Minds:

  • The Champion Mind – Celebrating the individual’s uniqueness, going beyond conventional wisdom and overcoming adversity to achieve success.
  • The Learning Mind – Learning How to Learn strategies that actively assist our learner to understand, store, recall and synthesise information and concepts.
  • The Creative Mind – Connecting multiple perspectives and integrating them to generate new, creative ideas.
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This is MindChamps’ education model for the 21st Century: preparing the children of today with the skills, flexibility and mindset to thrive in a rapidly-changing and information-saturated future – nurturing every child to be the best that they can be.

The ChampionGold Standard

Go for Gold!

The ChampionGold Standard not a destination, but a journey of growth and discovery which we travel together. It is a journey that encourages best practice and reinforces learning on a company-wide scale.

Put simply, the ChampionGold Standard, is the expectation of excellence. It raises the bar across every aspect of the MindChamps organisation. This starts with an empowering focus on the three most important facets of our schools:

  • The quality of teaching and learning,
  • thequality of care for our young Champs and
  • thequality of leadership and service at all levels

This focus ensures continuous up-to-date training in these areas and reaffirms that, from any perspective, excellence will always prevail throughout the MindChamps organisation.

As Aristotle so eloquently put it:
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.