NATURE

Xploring and connecting with the nature allows children to fall in love with our planet and become stewards of spaceship earth. The natural world is a primary teacher.

TECHNOLOGY

In a world of rapidly accelerating technologies, understanding how they work, what they do and their potential for benefiting society is critical to a child’s future.

LOVE

Providing a Safe and Sacred space for children to discover their purpose and passion where Love - not fear - is the dominant paradigm.

CONSCIOUSNESS

Holistic learning includes the development of consciousness and expanded awareness for every child while experiencing the interconnectedness of all life.

Xploration Centre is not just a school... It is a global movement to shift the education paradigm. It is our intention to be a stand for a world where every child has access to a love based education where they are honoured for their genius.

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Every child is born a GENIUS. It is my conviction, having watched many babies grow up, that all humanity is born a genius and then becomes de-geniused by unfavorable circumstances.

R. Buckminster Fuller

WHAT IS THE XPLORATION CENTRE?

A team of committed innovators, serial entrepreneurs and teachers have come together to bring to life a new kind of school for the world - we're calling it Xploration Centre. This initiative is emerging out of the conditions of this evolutionary moment. Nothing like it exists today. The first school will be located on southern Vancouver Island.

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Every child is equipped with an innate curiosity, this curiosity wants to express freely. At Xploration Centre it is our mission to guide children and their internal compass to become beings of conscious choice. The three basic principles that steward Xploration are NATURE, LOVE and TECHNOLOGY.

The Vision of Xploration Centre is a global one. Connect with us to learn more about the global Vision to bring a love based education to 1bn children on planet Earth. Imagine a world where children everywhere are deeply connected to nature, encouraged and empowered to be their True Self to make the world a better place.

Xploration Centre is being brought into life on Vancouver Island. The idyllic Canadian Island lends itself perfectly to become the first home for an Xploration Centre. The Eco system of a growing Technology community in Victoria, B.C. and the abundant nature of the British Columbia rainforests uniquely reflect and unite our guiding principles of Love, Nature and Technology.

A group of visionaries, entrepreneurs, activists and social change makers has gathered around Gordy Bal and the mentorship of luminary advisors to build the vision of Xploration Centre.

VISIONARY ADVISORS

Gordy Bal

The Xploration Centre is what Gordy has been dreaming of for his own three sons. An education model that connects our children back to nature and prepares them for Xponentional times. An education model that embraces entrepreneurial learning and sustainability in a natural environment. A space where young minds can discover their purpose and passion through Xploration and share their super-powers with the world to make it a better place.

LUMINARY ADVISORS

Phillip Moore

Mentored by Buckminster Fuller, Phillip Moore began teaching at Upland Hills Farm School in 1971. He was asked to become the director of the school in February of 1972 and served until June of 2013. During this 42 year period Phil developed teams on the staff and board level to grow a learning community.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Dr. Shefali is a keynote speaker who presents at conferences and workshops around the world, like: Wisdom 2.0, TEDx, The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and many more. Her first book, THE CONSCIOUS PARENT, has been endorsed by Oprah as one of the most profound books on parenting she has ever read.

CHILD CENTRED EDUCATION

Synergistic guidance based on the following principles:

Creativity

Using inquiry based learning to boost creativity and responsibility, and inspire learners to create their own curriculum based on unique interests and projects.

Connection

Rather than compartmentalizing subjects, there is a fluidity and multi-dimensional exploration of learning, allowing young minds to find meaning and purpose within themselves, each other and nature.

Collaboration

As our problems become more complex, they will demand that we form a group mind, something that transcends the individual mind and touches the cosmic mind.

Consciousness

Being aware of who we are, what we have, and the impact of our actions on the world. We will develop tools to deepen our intra-personal line of intelligence. These tools and practices can include: meditation, journaling, poetry, music, silence, stillness, and quiet observation, but are essentially founded in a place of deep respect and reverence for others, the natural world, and ourselves.

Culture

Children will learn about our combined human cultures. Where we are, where we have been and where we are going are essential pieces in the understanding of our planet.

Communication

Learning how to authentically share and listen, cultivates a space for unlimited communication. When sharing and listening comes from a place of love, students are excited to communicate their idea and thoughts in dynamic and inspiring ways.

COSMOS

Includes the Universe story from a scientific point of view as beginning with the Great Flaring Forth that is estimated to be 13.8 Billion years ago to present. It will also include the inner cosmos of each individual human being, our mission and purpose and our journey towards evolving a new paradigm of a unitive consciousness. From an evolutionary point of view we will explore our role in transforming our world into one that is honored and revered as we begin a journey that will lead our species to new ways of being that are in alignment with love.

COMMUNITY

Children will understand their place in the world, and the unique gifts they have to offer the community. A deepened sense of connection with peers is built as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.