All smiles at Meadowbank School

It was good to see two great classes joining us for coding at Meadowbank School this term (where we’re part of the activities associated with the Club Meadowbank after-school programme).

The theme for the term is ‘Hacking the Demoscene’. We hope our young coders have enjoyed the first two weeks. Here’s to the rest of the term.

Fresh start at St Kents Boys

We had a great start to coding at Saint Kentigern Boys’ School last Thursday. With a new classroom venue and new tutor, Ravina, it was a fresh start for everyone. 

The three classes certainly got stuck into their coding. It’s going to be an awesome term.

We’re also looking forward to starting an additional class on Wednesday – taking our number of groups at the school to four.

 

It’s great to be coding again!

We’ve kicked off coding for 2019 and it’s been an awesome week so far.

Yesterday, our classes started at Meadowbank School and Saint Kentigern College. Today, it was the turn of students at Kohimarama School. We hope you all enjoyed your first lessons and look forward to coding with you in the coming weeks and months.

Here’s just some of the action from the first session at the College, with our young coders getting to grips with Unity.

Classes start next week!

2019We’re looking forward to our coding classes starting next week. 

The times and dates of classes in Term 1 are available at codechampions.nz/dates-term1-2019/

There are six schools in action this term – where we’ll be hosting 13 classes and more than 100 students:

  • Meadowbank School
  • Saint Kentigern College
  • Churchill Park School
  • Kohimarama School
  • St Heliers School
  • Saint Kentigern Boys’ School

There are a handful of places available. If you are interested in these or just finding out more in general, get in touch at info@codechampions.nz

Join us for coding in 2019

We’re now busy planning for the year ahead – and we’d love your child to join us for coding in 2019.

Whether it’s to help with school studies, preparing for a career of the future or just for fun, knowledge of coding is a fundamental part of modern learning. Get your child on the front foot by improving their knowledge and ability in one of the most important digital skills to have in today’s hi-tech world.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our after-school classes, drop us a line at info@codechampions.nz

We currently host sessions in several schools in Auckland, including:

  • St Heliers School
  • Kohimarama School
  • Churchill Park School
  • Saint Kentigern Boys’ School
  • Saint Kentigern College
  • Meadowbank School
  • Parnell District School
  • Mt Eden Normal Primary School

Plus, we’re always looking to expand. So if your school would like to get involved, please get in touch.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to develop computational thinking and expand understanding of computer programming.

That’s it for Term 4

xmas mouseThat’s it for coding this year. Yesterday saw the last class of Term 4. We hope that our young coders all enjoyed the term’s activities and challenges.

We’re now busy planning for 2019.

If you have already confirmed for Term 1, that’s great – we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. If not, let us know if you’re interested in joining us next year.

Also, if you know of a student – perhaps a friend or classmate – who may like to try coding, encourage their parents to get in touch with us at info@codechampions.nz

Best wishes for Christmas and enjoy the holidays!

 

 

Final class of the year for Kohimarama School

Tuesday was the final class of Term 4 for Kohimarama School. Thanks to everyone for an awesome term and a great first year at the school. We hope you all enjoyed the coding challenges and activities.

Looking ahead, we will again be running after-school coding classes at Kohimarama School next year.

There will be eight, weekly sessions on Tuesdays. They will run from 12 February to 2 April. The cost for the term is $210, which includes a computer for use during class time. There are places currently available for students in Years 5 to 8 (in 2019). If you’re interested in joining us – or have any questions – please let us know at info@codechampions.nz

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to develop computational thinking and expand understanding of computer programming.

Join Technovation’s ‘Girls for a Change’ challenge

technovation logoEvery year Technovation invites teams of girls to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through digital technology.

If your daughter’s keen on digital tech, maybe you should check out the website. They’ll work with a team of friends to create, build and market a mobile app – no prior experience is necessary.

This project is generally run through schools (students don’t have to be with Code Champions). So, you’ll need to enthuse your daughter’s teacher to participate. However, we’re happy to help where we can – and can perhaps provide some mentoring.

technovation 1Join a global community of 15,000 girls from 100+ countries and lead the change. Registrations have already opened, with the competition officially kicking off in January 2019.

Find out more at technovationchallenge.org or contact New Zealand co-ordinator
Theresa Corballis at technovationnz@gmail.com

There will also be an information evening at MissMoos Kitchen (50 Waimarie Road, St Heliers) at 6-7pm on Tuesday, November 13.

Effect of teacher strike on our coding classes

As you know, there’s a primary teachers’ strike planned for Monday, 12 November. We have two classes on Mondays.

In consultation with the schools, we have decided to do the following:

Meadowbank School – Classes as normal (running alongside Club Meadowbank)

Mt Eden Normal Primary School –  Classes cancelled (make-up classes to be held in the last week of term, 17 December)