Coding classes cancelled for Term 1

Following the Government’s announcement of moving to Alert Level 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown, we have no choice but to cancel the remaining coding classes of Term 1.

The holiday programme has also been cancelled.

What this means for Term 2, we do not know. Let’s see how the next few weeks play out. For those that have booked already, we’ll put all these on hold for now. (If you’ve been billed and haven’t yet paid, please do not pay. You won’t lose the place. we’ll follow up when we get started again.)

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch, info@codechampions.nz. (Some of you have emailed in the last few days. We are working our way through these.)

These are surreal and challenging times. Stay safe and well.

The Code Champions team

 

Update on Covid-19

As we all find ourselves in this unprecedented situation worldwide please rest assured we are monitoring this very closely.

The current advice from the Ministry of Health is to proceed as planned and that is exactly what we are doing for our coding classes.

We appreciate your support and should things change, we will notify you immediately.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Greg Adams at info@codechampions.nz

Join us in the holidays

Code Champions will be running a two-day holiday programme in the next school break.

The details are:

  • Dates: 14 and 15 April, 2020
  • Time: 9.15am sign-in for 9.30am start. Pick up at 3.30pm.
  • Location: Churchill Park School, Kinsale Avenue, Glendowie
  • Content: Coding activities using the BBC micro:bit
  • Age: Years 5 and 6 is the target age (if places don’t fill, we may open it up to other years)
  • Coding experience: None required

bbc microbitLearning code with the BBC micro:bit

The course will focus on coding with the BBC micro:bit. This is a handheld, programmable micro-computer with a 5×5 display of 25 LEDs, Bluetooth and sensors. It can be coded in Blocks, JavaScript, Python, Scratch and others, and can also connect to and interact with sensors, displays, and other devices.

The micro:bit is a great piece of kit and will provide not only an engaging coding challenge but also some impressive outcomes. During the two days, students will learn about the device and how it works, and code it to perform a variety of activities using the MakeCode interface.

 

Course cost

The cost for the two day course is $210. Students will also need a Micro:bit Starter Kit. We can provide one for $29 (we’ve bought some in bulk, so can offer a slight saving). Alternatively, you’ll need to purchase one. A quick Google search will turn up plenty of suppliers.

Book your spot

Places are limited. We’re running just one group, so, if you’re interested, please get in touch as soon as possible. (First come, first served.)

Contact Greg Adams at info@codechampions.nz