MindPlus YourSchool brings ready-to-go specialist gifted education capability to your school.
Who is MindPlus YourSchool for?
MindPlus YourSchool is designed for gifted kids and schools in the following situations:
There isn't a MindPlus OurSchool unit nearby
Students feel comfortable at their existing school and would prefer to get the support they need there
Many parents are not in a position to afford OurSchool or Online fees
Students want to learn alongside their peers rather than wholly online
Schools want to provide effectively for gifted kids at their own school but are not sure how to set up a quality gifted education programme
"When I explained to them what MindPlus (YourSchool) was, and I said we're not going to do regular school work here ... this is something all about you, your talents, your gifts, they were bouncing up and down, they were cheering. There is actually a place for them to pursue that, cause up until now they haven't had that kind of opportunity."
- Kasia Jeric - MindPlus YourSchool Parter Teacher
How does MindPlus YourSchool work?
For students, YourSchool happens once a week when a group of gifted kids from
the school comes together for half a day with a teacher from the school (“the Partner Teacher”).
During each session, the students and their Partner Teacher meet online with their MindPlus Teacher and then work through the same MindPlus curricular activities as students in an OurSchool unit, with guidance, feedback and support from their Partner Teacher and online MindPlus Teacher.
The extra benefit for the students is that their Partner Teacher becomes a champion for them and can help other teachers at the school to more effectively meet their needs. Often the MindPlus kids at the school (despite being in different year groups) start to identify together and support each other in the playground and elsewhere.
Can my school be a part of MindPlus YourSchool?
We’d love to talk with you about how MindPlus YourSchool could support you - at your school.
How can I support a school to offer YourSchool?
You can help a low decile school offer a world class specialist gifted programme at no cost to families. Make sure all gifted Kiwi kids get the support they need - whatever their parents' income or where they live.