About. Every child should have the opportunity to learn programming.

Every child should have the opportunity to learn programming.

This is the fundamental belief and driving force behind the establishment of the Sydney Programming School.

We’re a bunch of creative people who believe the earlier our kids get into programming, the more beneficial it is for their brain development, logical thinking and problem solving abilities, ultimately improving their study skills and even their future careers. And they love it!

Let’s face it, kids are naturals when it comes to computers and technology (they’re quicker than us at linking the Blu-ray player with the TV, right?). So why not harness this intrinsic understanding at a time when they enjoy it most? When they’re interested in gaming, computers and smart phones is the best time to direct them into the exciting world of technology creation and innovation.

WHAT DO WE TEACH?

We teach our students to design and develop their own fully-functioning websites, mobile apps and, of course, to create and program their own games. Take a closer look at our programs here.

On the surface this is something cool, exciting and fun, but deeper down, the process teaches them life skills. In the words of Bill Gates, “Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”

WHY DO WE DO THIS?

We’re a family of four – two adults and two children. Our kids are interested in computers, so when we arrived in Sydney two years ago, we were searching for kids programming courses where they could have fun and learn coding – but we couldn’t find any. We came across a lot of other after school kids physical activities like drama, sport, music and art, but nothing related to computer technology. So, we created this school and describe our after school activities as ‘Fit For Brain’.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Parents will love Sydney Programming School because it’s a great way to turn the time kids are already spending on computers into an engaging way for them to learn not only how a computer works, but also how to create their own games and apps.

This shift is important for our children’s development and it will also benefit the local community. By bringing this activity to schools, it will improve the school’s technological offering and, in turn, build a stronger, more creative community.