Thinkers Inq Philosophy

Our PhilosophyWe are an early years school incorporating project based learning and play based problem solving.

Our philosophy is based upon the principle of educére: to draw out and lead forth. Our aim is to draw out young learners’ capacity and to take them on a journey to explore the world around them. This idea is what we aspire to at Thinkers.inq, for all children, families and communities; for now and the future.

Knowledge building is key to the development of best practice and competency in life. We see staff, families children and ourselves alike, as researchers; ready to learn, grow and adapt to our changing world. As such, key relationships with international experts in our field are integral and help form our approach.

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Excellence and Diversity
In everything we do, our thoughts and all of our actions are aligned with excellence, while understanding and exercising diversity in every form.

Creative and Critical Thinking
All ideas and learnings at Thinkers.inq follow creative and critical thinking practices for inquisitive and effective problem solving.

Championing Educators
The most valuable resource at Thinkers.inq are our educators. Our staff will be highly trained, well paid and will be an integral part of our transformational community.

Innovative Spaces
Environments with the potential to become whatever creative and critical thinking needs them to be, full of air and light with curious objects to build ideas and encourage thinking.

Sustainable, Transformative Business Solutions
A business solution with future opportunities across multiple locations to offer great learning for all. Our model provides business acumen for all educators so they can be resourceful and effective educators to carry out the values of Thinkers.inq.

OUR VALUES

Integrity
Central to all relationships and embedded in educational and business outcomes.

Curiosity
Exploring life, invoking curiosity and creating the journey rather than simply celebrating the destination.

Can-do attitude
Engaging the right people with the right attitude to work with us to achieve our goal.

Research
Knowledge building is key to developing a competent fulfilled life. We see our staff, families and children as researchers; ready to learn, grow and be adaptable in our fast paced and ever changing world.

Act as change agents
Understanding that change matters because it is pivotal to the progress and growth of our children.

Creative and critical thinking
Transferable thinking skills that empower us to achieve true innovation in all that we put our hand to.

Excellence in leadership and business
Great leadership in all that we do with a sustainable business solution across all environments and cultures.

Testimonials

Since sending our 3-year-old son to Thinkers.inq it has been wonderful to see his progress, they create a really positive environment for the kids! The learning strategies have supported his development and it is a pleasure to see his confidence and enthusiasm grow week on week. He is always excited to show and share with us the day’s activities. A great team that have created delightful surroundings accompanied by an excellent healthy food menu. We feel fortunate to be part of the Thinkers.inq family.

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Julie and Duncan    April 7, 2015   

I remember the sunny evening we visited Thinkers.inq. A space of possibility: colourful, creative and inspired. We absorbed a crafts corner with easels and brushes, a ‘corner store’, wooden furniture, cute picnic tables ready for pint-sized picnickers. Further inspection revealed the outdoor amphitheater, the organic gardens, fruit trees, handmade puzzles and high grade, integrated technology. No heavy reliance on plastic toys and ‘babysitting’ here!

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Tanya    April 2, 2015   

..I then heard about Thinkers.inq and from the first moment there I knew I had found what I was looking for our son. The family environment and warmth, the resources available, the inquiry based programming, the space and use of it and to just top it off the amazing healthy no ‘nasties’ food focus...

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Samantha    April 1, 2015