FAQ



Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Shichida Program:

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What age range is this program for:

Lessons start from 6 months to 9 years-old. Classes are age-specific, within a six-month maximum age difference because all our curriculum is a comprehensive method not matched by any other program found in Australia. We have a maximum of 6 kids per class as well for our pre-primary school programs and 8 kids for our primary school programs.

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What are the costs?

Total costs are:
i. a one-time administrative fee of $80.
ii. lessons are $60 each and payment are made by term. Terms can range from 9-11 weeks and we follow the Victoria/New South Wales school calendar. (*Prices are subjected to change.)

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Are there any discounts?

We have sibling discount, multiple classes discount and referral discount.  There is a maximum of 10% discount to be applied at any one time.  We often provide great discounts and offers. Please make sure to visit and LIKE our Facebook page for more information or visit our website for more details.

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What are the term dates?

The following are our term dates for 2017 for:

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Term 1: 30 January – 1 April 2017/9 weeks (Except Monday: 8 Weeks)

Public Holidays:

  • 13 March (Labour Day) Monday

Term 2: 18 April – 1 July 2017/11 Weeks (Except Monday: 9 Weeks/Except Tuesday: 10 Weeks)

Public Holidays:

  • 17 April (Easter Monday) Monday
  • 25 April (ANZAC Day) Tuesday
  • 12 June (Queen’s Birthday) Monday

Term 3: 17 July – 23 September 2017/10 Weeks (No Public Holidays)

Term 4: 9 October – 23 December 2017/11 Weeks

Public Holidays:

  • 6 November (Melbourne Cup Day) Monday
  • 7 November (Melbourne Cup Day) Tuesday

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Term 1: 30 January – 8 April 2017/10 weeks

Term 2: 24 April – 1 July 2017/11 Weeks (Except Monday/Tuesday: 10 Weeks)

Public Holidays:

  • 25 April (ANZAC Day) Tuesday
  • 12 June (Queen’s Birthday) Monday

Term 3: 17 July – 23 September 2017/10 Weeks (No Public Holidays)

Term 4: 9 October – 16 December 2017/10 Weeks (No Public Holidays)

 

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Is my child too young?


The Shichida program starts at 6 months and you will find that children that begin with the method at this age will learn “how to learn”, a skill that will help them for the rest of their lives. 0-3 years-old is the period where a child’s brain is developing at the fastest rate in all their lives. This is where the Shichida Method comes in:

  • We help children learn how to best absorb the information that they are presented with.
  • We help improve their recall and processing abilities.
  • We help develop a strong infrastructure through our fully comprehensive and innovative method.

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Is my child too old?

The Shichida Method of Education curriculum spans across 6 months to 9 years of age. However, the last entry point into the Shichida program is 4 and 1/2 years old. The reason for this is that the curriculum for 4 and ½ years old and beyond builds on the foundation that has been established from 6 months old to 4 years old. This is why it’s so important to start the program as early as possible.

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Is it Nature or Nurture?


We inherit our genetic material from our parents, but just because we have to the genetic potential to become surgeons, prime ministers or race car drivers, we cannot truly develop these skills unless we put ourselves in an environment where positive, comprehensive experiences, along with a fully interactive activities can stimulate our brain and organise these potential abilities in an optimal way.

  • We may be born with tremendous amount of potential ability, but being gifted needs an opportunity to flourish, it needs to be nurtured, and developed in an environment that stimulates this innate capacity.
  • The use of these resources and interactions triggers our brain to allow for further development into our natural abilities.
  • Shichida Australia uses this knowledge of the human brain to provide an unparalleled environment where children are presented with an ever increasing, and comprehensive curriculum of knowledge that leads to developing and maximising their innate potential.

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When will I see benefits?

When we build a quality house, we focus on using the best materials and plans to make the most beautiful house that we can imagine. A house with well-built foundations and internal structure will last a very long time. 20 years down the road we will not have to constantly add band-aid fixes on our piping or wiring. Because we have invested quality time and resources, we can be sure that we have created something of great quality as well, and in the same way, the Shichida method will provide the same type of long-term benefits for your child.

Shichida2015_42webFrom the very first day that  your child steps in the room, you will know that you have stepped into an excellent learning environment that will benefit your child not only in short-term, but for the rest of their lives. When kids do swimming classes and they first learn to blow bubbles or float, we celebrate those little victories.  And rightly so. But the Shichida Method goes beyond that. The day they receive their diploma, get the job they always wanted or even have their own kids, you will sense that the time and energy you’ve dedicated to developing their minds and hearts was well worth it.

Of course actual results vary with each child. A week for some, 6 months for others,  but as long as we are coming from a place of love and acceptance, we will see the immediate benefit of connecting with our child in a way that will be difficult to once they begin the traditional educational system.

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Is once a week enough?


While most parents choose to do lessons once or twice a week, we encourage parents to extend their child’s love of learning throughout the week.

i) We provide home guidance for the kids to work with concepts learned in class at home.

ii) Parents receive weekly and monthly reading material to help understand the Shichida Method at a deeper level.

iii) Instructors provide guidance to parents and help trouble-shoot with specific issues that may arise (and yes, they always arise–it’s part of the process).

iv) We also provide talks and social media to further support parents whenever they feel the need to connect electronically.

We make sure we’re there when you need us. Like us and message us on Facebook or give us a call at 1300-3866-4769 (1300-FUN-N-GROW) to give us any feedback, ideas, or any other comments or questions!

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Will I have the same instructor throughout?

Every instructor is tremendously qualified and brings their own personality to their Shichida lesson. We find that giving children exposure to different learning environments will help with their resilience and their ability to adapt to different social situations. After a while, we find that children look forward to meeting new teachers, and friends as well! 

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I don’t live in VIC or NSW: How can I get access to Shichida Australia?

We are happy to bring to you Shichida At Home to help bring a bit of the Shichida experience for those that cannot come to our centres! Using the core Shichida method, parents can learn online, along with a collection of engaging hands-on games for their children. For more information please visit our website: https://shichidaathome.com/

Also please view all our social media content. You can start by liking our Facebook Page and becoming a part of the Shichida Australia Community. We post parenting tips, suggestions of activities and relevant readings via various social media platfoms.

Make sure to visit our Shichida Australia Facebook video page for more videos to help maximise your child’s experience. Or via our YouTube Channel with playlists full of information about whole-brain training. We’re always looking forward to hearing from parents hoping to help make their children’s future a better one through instilling in them a love of learning!

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Can I start in the middle of the term?

The beauty of the Shichida program is that it is an age-specific curriculum. When you sign up for one of our classes, we will place your child in an age-appropriate class, where they can have the best experience possible. They can start at the beginning, middle or even at the last week of term. The most important thing to remember is to start as soon as possible to take advantage of the child’s learning potential that will quickly diminish in the first 6 years of their development.

Also, due to high demand, classes fill up quickly: A class available today will probably be maxed out the next day, so don’t miss your chance to get started at Shichida today!

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We’d love to hear from you!

If  you have any questions for us, be it relating to our classes or advice about your child, we would love to hear from you! Like us and message us on Facebook or give us a call at 1300-3866-4769 (1300-FUN-N-GROW) to give us any feedback, ideas, or any other comments or questions!

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