Mindset Network launches new primary school pop-up channel


Mindset Pop, a dedicated channel for primary school learners, launched 1 April.

The COVID-19 lockdown has been the uppermost thought in everyone’s mind, and MultiChoice together with the Mindset Network, launched by Nelson Mandela in 2003, will be launching a Mindset Pop a dedicated channel for Primary School learners on 1 April 2020.

Mindset Pop (DStv 317) will feature educational programming covering the entire General Education and Training (GET) phase, including Early Childhood Development (ECD), as well as a key focus on the Grade 4 – 9 curriculum.

Mindset POP, which aims to prepare learners for when schools re-open, delivers live lessons daily with 6 fresh hours every day. Bringing Literacy, Numeracy as well as Maths, Natural Sciences, English, Life Orientation, Art and Physical Education activities. A website will be available for parents to download worksheets and information sheets to work through with our expert teachers. Lessons will come live from our studios where teachers will unpack the concepts learners need to understand as well as point you to additional resources. The lessons are based on the South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) but are also aligned to the Cambridge curriculum.

Mindset’s CEO, Dylan Green says: “We are happy to be working with MultiChoice to spread academic excellence during the lockdown. Though we often focus on matriculants the key concepts are taught at foundation phase. We are looking forward to bringing a whole new and exciting world of learning to DStv subscribers everywhere.”

Mindset POP is available to all subscribers across the DStv platforms in South Africa and Africa.  Tune into DStv channel 317 and get ahead with this fantastic education channel! 

"We are very proud, that through our partnership with Mindset, we have managed to bring the classroom into the homes of many DStv subscribers during the lockdown period," says Aletta Alberts, Executive Head: Content Strategy at MultiChoice.  

Does your kid like to watch on your phone?

Download the DStv Now app (Apple or Android) or go to now.dstv.com on your laptop. Your little ones can watch their favourite shows on DStv – just remember to connect to the Wi-Fi first so there are no surprise data costs.