Join us for coding in the Term 2 holidays

20181001_095301Code Champions will be hosting a three-day coding course during the first week of the Term 2 holidays, Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 July.

We’re looking forward to tackling some great projects and are offering three awesome days of computer programming:

  • Dates: Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 July
  • Time: 9.15am to 3.30pm
  • Student ages: Years 4 to 8 (in 2019)
  • Cost: $300 for the three days, which includes the use of a computer and appropriate software during tuition time.
  • Venue: Churchill Park School, Kinsale Avenue, Glendowie, Auckland

IMG_6699Participating students will be placed in groups of a similar level of coding experience and each day they will tackle a different coding challenge. Each will suit a range of skills and interests, and will introduce them to a variety of programming approaches and experiences.

Schedule for each day*

  • 9.15am: Sign in
  • 9.30am: Welcome and overview
  • 9.40-11am: Coding session 1
  • 11-11.20am: Morning tea
  • 11.20am-12.45pm: Coding session 2
  • 12.45-1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30-1.40pm: Group briefing
  • 1.40-3.15pm: Coding session 3
  • 3.15pm: Debrief and review of the day
  • 3.30pm: Goodbye and sign out

* Timings may vary during the day. 

20181001_142151Coding sessions: During each session, there will be periods of instruction mixed with hands-on programming, collaboration with other students, testing and debugging, and demonstrations.

Places are limited: Places are limited (approx 8-10 people per project) and students will be grouped by age/ability. When it comes to offering places we will process enquiries in the order they are received. This is designed as a three-day course and first dibs will go to bookings for the entire three days. (If we are unable to fill all the places we may be able to offer single days at $125 each. Let us know if you only want a single day and we’ll add you to a waiting list.)

packed-lunch-ban-school-dinner-968642Bring your own food: Refreshments are not provided (other than water fountains for topping up drinks bottles). Students will need to bring their own food and drinks for morning tea and lunch.

Book your place

If you’d like to book a place for your daughter or son – or have any questions – please contact Greg Adams at info@codechampions.nz

 

Please note: We treat all personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act. We do not share information with any Third Parties.

 

 

Great start to Term 2

Welcome back everyone to coding in Term 2. All 14 classes across six schools kicked off successfully – among them our return to Parnell District School. 

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves. The Churchill Park School groups certainly got stuck in!

 

Looking forward to coding in Term 2!

We hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays and you are ready to roll for Term 2!

As usual, our coding classes don’t start until the second week of term. Check out the dates for your school at codechampions.nz/after-school-term-2-2019/

After a term’s hiatus, we’re also delighted to be returning to Parnell District School on Mondays.

We have a handful of places still available at some schools. If you’re interested – or just have any questions – please contact us at info@codechampions.nz

We’re almost done for Term 1!

Thanks to all our young coders for an awesome term. Meadowbank School, Saint Kentigern College, Kohimarama School, and Churchill Park School are done for Term 1. 

We’re now looking ahead to Term 2. If you’re interested in joining one of our classes, please get in touch at info@codechampions.nz

The Churchill Park School classes broke free from the classroom this week, coding and guiding Sphero Minis around the playground.

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!