Most classes to resume next week

Following the announcement that Auckland is moving to Level 2 from Monday, we’re delighted to be able to resume most coding classes next week.

Classes will re-start as follows:

  • Glendowie School: Wednesday 2 September
  • Saint Kentigern Boys’ School: Thursday 3 September
  • St Heliers Community Centre: Thursday 3 September

Churchill Park School has asked that we delay by a week, so the first class back there will be on Tuesday 8 September.

We will be contacting all parents directly to confirm the re-start dates. However, if you have any questions, please feel free get in touch, info@codechampions.nz

Level 2 guidelines

Please be aware that we will be operating under the school’s health and safety guidelines for Level 2. These include:

  • We will disinfect computers and high-touch areas (door handles, desktops, etc.) before class.
  • Each student must use hand sanitiser before entering the room.
  • Students will keep to the Ministry of Health’s recommended 1-metre physical distancing.
  • Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms is asked not to attend.
  • Masks are not required but students can wear one if they choose.

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Coding classes cancelled for next week, 18-20 August

The extension to the Level 3 lockdown period in Auckland means that there will be no coding classes next week, 18-20 August.

This affects the following:

  • Churchill Park School: Tuesday 18 August – cancelled
  • Glendowie School: Wednesday 19 August – cancelled
  • Saint Kentigern Boys’ School: Thursday 20 August – cancelled
  • St Heliers Community Centre: Thursday 20 August – cancelled

It’s likely that classes the week after, 25-27 August, will also not take place. However, the Government has said it will be reviewing the lockdown levels on Friday 21 August. We will make a decision as soon as we know the outcome of that review.

All parents of students in our classes will be contacted directly. If you don’t receive any communications from us – or have any questions – please let us know at info@codechampions.nz

We will be using the last week of term to re-schedule a catch-up class. For further missed classes, we will offer a credit or refund.

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Classes cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday

As you will be aware, Auckland is re-entering a Level 3 lockdown. This means our venues are closed and our coding classes are cancelled tomorrow (12 Aug) and Thursday (13 Aug).

This affects the following:

  • Glendowie School: Wednesday 12 August – cancelled
  • Saint Kentigern Boys’ School: Thursday 13 August – cancelled
  • St Heliers Community Centre: Thursday 13 August – cancelled

Provisionally, we’ll re-schedule these classes for the last week of Term 3.

Looking ahead, we will review next week’s classes (and beyond) as we learn more about the extent and duration of the lockdown.


 

For the latest update go to codechampions.nz/2020/08/15/coding-classes-cancelled-for-next-week-18-20-august/

 

 

Great to get coding again

It’s been awesome to start up our after-school classes again in Term 3.

We hope our young coders have enjoyed themselves this week. And welcome to our new tutor Hamish Thompson.

Here’s to a term of fun and learning.

Holiday programme: Day 1

A very warm welcome to everyone joining us for our holiday programme during this current school break, 6-8 July.

The focus of the three days is coding with the BBC micro:bit, plus a few extra coding challenges, as well.

Today’s activities included creating a Rock, Paper Scissors games, a coin toss function, and making a 6-number Die.

 

Get coding in the school holidays

bbc microbit

Code Champions will be running a short holiday programme in the next school break.

Join us for three days of fun and educational computer coding activities based on the BBC micro:bit, a programmable micro-computer.

  • Dates: 6, 7 and 8 July, 2020
  • Time: 9.15am sign-in for 9.30am start. Pick up at 3.30pm.
  • Location: Churchill Park School, Kinsale Avenue, Glendowie
  • Age guide: This course is designed to be most suitable for students in Years 4, 5 and 6
  • Coding experience: None required

For more information, go to codechampions.nz/holiday/

No coding in Term 2 (at the moment)

There are no coding classes currently planned for Term 2, 2020. 

We are waiting for lockdown conditions and general uncertainty to improve before making further plans. The likelihood is that we will start classes again in Term 3.

Please watch this space for further details.

If you have any questions about our courses and/or would like to be notified when classes begin again, contact Greg Adams at info@codechampions.nz

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