At StarTime we believe creativity makes the world a better place. That’s why we’re committed to delivering world-class creative learning to kids, teachers and organisations, right across Australia.
From Performing Arts to Robotics, Filmmaking to Mad Science (and everything in between), our courses have inspired over 25,000 children – teaching them new skills, encouraging teamwork and most importantly, giving kids the confidence to realise they can achieve anything.
It’s pretty simple when you think about it. We teach creative learning better than anyone.
To be a StarTime Coach you have to be a little bit special; a professor of fun, a doctor in the incredible and a wizard in the wondrous.
We have a range of courses for every creative adventure you could think of.
Our ratio is one StarTime coach for every 15 children to ensure 100% awesomeness for all.
All our teachers have their ‘Working With Children’s Check’.
Who needs the seven seas when you can have four.
Because a little bit of imagination solves everything
To Inspire the next generation of creative leaders
Teamwork makes the dreamwork
To take care of yourselves and others
As a child, I was painfully shy. At the age of six I lacked so much confidence I couldn’t even approach the canteen ladies to buy my lunch. In fact, my Mum was told by the school counsellor that I was so shy that I would probably have a breakdown by the time I left school. They were wrong of course, I have always been very creative and did well in sport, so my confidence grew year-on-year, as I excelled in these fields.
I know first-hand the incredible impact creativity can have on a child’s development. So when Lindsay and I founded StarTime (before I became a mother), I remember the tingles up my spine and the tears it would bring to my eyes to see StarTime kids on stage, so proud of themselves as they embraced their moment to shine.
I love what we do. By giving young people ‘life skills’ and encouraging kids to believe in themselves, we ignite creativity and contribute to a happier and healthier youth.
In the last 20 years, I’ve been lucky enough to build a career in the creative industries. I’ve also been fortunate to see first hand the incredible way passion and creativity can solve almost anything.
I was never great at Maths…that was until I met my year 9 maths teacher. He came to every lesson with a special combination of qualities; he believed in me, he had a passion for Maths and he loved passing on his knowledge. He made ‘excellence’ feel fun and exciting. He inspired me to achieve more than what I was doing and in one term, I went from last to first in the class.
When I was at acting school I saw one of my colleagues perform for the first time. I could not understand why she was there. She was terrible, and you had to audition to get in! In 6 months I saw her flourish into an incredible actress. Never would I judge anyone’s ability again. I realised that through passion, hard work and creativity, you can achieve what you want to achieve.
The best part is every single child has enormous creative gifts. Our job at Startime is to give them the platform to learn, grow and share them with the world.