Holiday Week 1 ( 2nd – 5th October )
Holiday Week 2 ( 9th – 12th October)
Full 4 Day Programme. (9am – 3pm)
Venue: Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Karori
4-Day Programme $395 – 9-3pm each day
- T-Shirts & Certificate-Of-Completion (certificates on request) For Full Week Students
- Early drop off & late pickups available on request! ( From 8.30am – 4.00pm)
- Sibling discount available
Children with an urge to learn more about computers, coding, 3D design, robots, electronic building blocks and how to create their own inventions, games, animations & apps.
We have a programme that is fun and engaging for the kids. We avoid sitting on the computer all day, it’s a mix of screen time, social engagement, collaboration and working with Robots and Electronic Building Blocks.
All programmes are designed around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)
Students are split into teams of 4 based on their age. We have a 1:8 student/teacher ratio – Tutors are: Peter & Rebecca Duncan + 3rd year computer science students.
NOTE: We will supply the computers (small extra cost for single-day students ($16.50 per day)
All Students: if you have a laptop, bring it along! We help you set up your environment for ongoing development if you wish to continue your own path.
Children are to supply their own lunch. We’ll supply the water & activities, there will be plenty of different things to do i.e. tennis, cricket, netball, ball games, other team activities etc.
Students will be introduced to their streams and a tailored programme based on preference over the course of the week. Students have the choice of crossing over to different streams to explore & mix things up, with planned rotation schedules. We will be working on a Final Project to present to other students and parents on the last day. (We’ll be recording the presentations if you can’t make it!)
*Bring your guitar or what ever instrument you play. Music inspires creativity! Just like the other genius with round glasses said “We’re making the future out of the now!”
Students will learn:
- Basic programming, engineering & 3D design concepts
- Basic Circuitry & Robotics
- 21st Century Skills: Creativity, Computational thinking, Design, Problem-solving, Collaborative, Agile/Scrum Team-work & exposure to a whole new world of possibilities to design their path with code
- Older students will delve deeper into programming concepts and languages. Programming & connecting to real world objects through the cloud.
- Advanced: An introduction to remote repositories, pushing and saving their code for retrieval later and building a portfolio of projects.
What People Are Saying:
“Awesome thank you guys. They loved it, much more than any of the computer courses they have been to.
Maddi messaged me today ‘love it, can we go back next holidays’
Thank you, obviously you are doing great things with the kids. We will be back!”
“the girls are loving it thanks Peter!!!let me know what after school options you have for term 4!”Maire B, Wadestown
A great week had by the girls – they are keen on the next one already!”Mark A, Khandallah
Save: Book & Pay before 12th June for 15% Discount
SIBLINGSLOVE: Siblings Discount – Enrol siblings together to receive 6% off each child’s fee (For 2 days or more)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call: Peter or Rebecca on 04 470 7880
A Typical Day
Monday – Thursday
8.30am – 8.45am: Early checkin for special requests
9.15am: Meet & greet for morning announcements, ice breakers & team building activities.
9.30am: Split into course groups. Grab laptop, robots or building blocks, discuss & reflect. Open-ended design!
10.30am: Break – Check-in & Indoor & Outdoor Activities
12.30pm: Lunchtime – Indoor & Outdoor Activities, make new friends, have fun or just chill.
1pm: Back to labs, reflect, learn collaborate and create, work on Final Project!
2pm: Break – Check-in & Indoor & Outdoor Activities
3pm: Wrap up projects and reflect. Pick Up
Thursday Final Project Day 2.30pm: Present Projects & Prototypes