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CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge: Winners, Prizes & Projects 

CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge

Let us share the results of our very first CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge here: name the winners, post their projects so you can check them out, and thank our parters from Sphero, who helped us with the prizes.

First of all, there were 118 projects submitted for the Challenge out of our 1,000 students from all our 14 schools and venues around Sydney. That was definitely more than we expected. What an incredible number of participants!

All projects were absolutely amazing, and it was not an easy job to choose the winner. All our teachers were involved in assessing students’ works. There were two main criteria that we judged on: creativity and execution. Although, initially we planned to have only one main prize, we ended up with four main prizes and over 100 other prizes as there were so many great projects that deserved recognition.

Finally, three different Sphero robots, one Lenovo tablet, around 30 Google Virtual Reality Cardboards and over 70 Headphones were delivered to the winners and participants.

You all are very welcome to check out all the submitted projects using the following link to our Christmas Challenge Studio 2017:

https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3560525/

We wanted to highlight the four projects that got the main awards:

1. The first place Excellence in Programming Award. Coders Of The Year

Elan and Jesse Blaustein, Bellevue Hill Public School 

Project name: Press The Button Quiz

Project Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/130438366/

2. The second place Excellence in Programming Award

Finn Howard, Birchgrove Public School

Project Name: Elf Simulator

Project Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/130023716/

3. The third place Excellence in Programming Award

Charlotte Watton, Mosman Art Gallery

Project Name: My Christmas

Project Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/130254666/

4. The fourth place Excellence in Programming Award

Dylan Tazawa-Lim, Mosman Art Gallery

Project Name: Christmas is coming, Presents are falling

Project Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/96503737/

 

Due to a huge popularity of our Christmas Coding Challenge, we have decided to run the next Coding Challenge in Term 1, 2017. This is a great way to encourage our students to create software projects themselves, and it is also the best way for our teachers to see what students have learned during our lessons.

P.S. For those students who missed the last lessons, but were selected amongst the winners, please do not worry, your prizes are safe and will be given to you during the first lessons in Term 1.

We wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2017.

 

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From Beginners to Pro: two new coding courses at Waverley Library. Term 1, 2017

programming courses

From Beginners to Pro, two new Programming Courses at Waverley Library are ready for online enrolments. Y1 – Y10 students are welcome to enrol in Term 1, 2017. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of programming while creating their own games using Scratch programming environment. Pro students will learn JavaScript and basics of Web Development while creating their own Messenger App.

Please see course descriptions and enrolment links below:

Scratch Beginners Level 1

Location: Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
Time: Every Wednesday, 3:40 pm – 4:40 pm
Course Duration: 10 weeks, from 1 February till 5 April
Price: $220 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: For Y1-Y6 students with no or just a little programming experience
Course description: Students learn the main programming concepts while creating their own computer games and interactive animated projects in Scratch Programming Environment.
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Web Development & JavaScript

Location:  Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
Time:  Every Wednesday, 4:50 pm – 5:50 pm
Duration: 10 weeks, from 1 February till 5 April
Price:  $220 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level & Age: For High School students with previous experience in programming or digitally savvy beginners who are keen to learn fast
Course description: Students will create a chat application written in JavaScript that can be run easily on any smartphone or tablet. The course covers many fundamental principles of programming and web development.
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Learn to Code and Program Your Own Games During Summer Holidays

School Holidays Coding Camps

As usual, the majority of our school holiday workshops are designed for Primary school students (see all details below), however there will also be one workshop for High School students this Summer. If you are a teenager willing to study coding in January, please click the link below to learn more about our

One-day Coding Workshop For Teenagers

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If your child is Primary School student wondering how to build a computer game, our

One-day Coding Camps For Primary School Students

are the best place to start.

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These one-day coding camps are designed for Y2 – Y6 school students with active imagination and a passion for all things digital. Students code their own computer games and interactive animation stories whilst learning the basics of programming concepts.

During the Y2 – Y6 coding camps students will use Scratch Programming Environment (created by MIT Media Lab) – essential building blocks model that allows children to code amazing projects from the very first minutes. The learning process is based on fun and discovery.

We will encourage children to expand their creative thinking and problem solving skills in this programming adventure.

There will be three types of camps this Summer:

  • Beginners Coding Camps
  • Advanced 1 NEW Coding Camps
  • Advanced 2 NEW Coding Camp

Beginners Coding Camps

Will suit children with no previous experience. Students from Y2 to Y5 are welcome

Advanced 1 NEW Coding Camps

Are designed for those children, who know how to use Scratch already and who would like to explore this platform further and create more complex and advanced projects. Advanced 1 NEW Camp will also suit children who have done Beginners Camp before.

This is a new program, so if your children have done Advanced 1 camp with us last year – they are welcome to enrol into this course again.

Advanced 2 NEW Coding Camp

Are for those who are willing to face a real coding challenge. Will also suit those students who have done Beginners and Advanced 1 camp with us before.

If you want to book your child in two days – feel free to book them in any Beginners Coding Camp & any Advanced coding camp

If you want to book your child in three days – feel free to book them in any Beginners Coding CampAdvanced 1 NEW Coding Camp and Advanced 2 NEW Coding Camp. 

(Please note, there will be only one Advanced 2 NEW Coding camp, it will take place on Wednesday 25 January)

Each student will take home their own Scratch account (accessible anywhere using student username and password) with projects developed during the camp, which can be shared with family and friends.

Enrol now and let your children learn to code.

Where

At Mosman Art Gallery

When

Week 1:

16 January (Monday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

17 January (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced 1 NEW Coding Camp

18 January (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginers Coding Camp

19 January (Thursday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

20 January (Friday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced 1 NEW Coding Camp

Week 2:

23 January (Monday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners coding Camp

24 January (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced 1 NEW Coding Camp

25 January (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced 2 NEW Coding Camp

One-day camp fee is $100 per student per day. This fee must be paid upfront.

Laptops

We provide students with laptops, however if your children are willing to bring their own device – they are very welcome. Both Windows and Apple laptops are OK.

Lunch

Please pack your child’s lunch box & water bottle.

We will have three breaks during the day, so students will be able to have some rest from computers and spend some time outdoors in the Art Gallery backyard.

Please note that Sydney Programming School is Nuts Free.

Enrolment and Payment

In order to enrol, please use the online enrolment form and online payment by clicking on the button below:

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See you all at Mosman Art Gallery very soon.

PS: please do not hesitate to email us info@code4fun.com.au if you have any questions.

CODE4FUN Team

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Learn To Code During Spring School Holidays From 26 September To 7 October

School Holidays Coding Camps

If your child has ever wondered how to build a computer game, our programming one-day school holiday camps are the best place to start.

Enrol Now

Our one-day coding camps are designed for Y1 – Y6 school students with active imagination and a passion for all things digital. Students code their own computer games and interactive animation stories whilst learning the basics of programming concepts.

During the coding camps students will use Scratch Programming Environment (created by MIT Media Lab) – essential building blocks model that allows children to code amazing projects from the very first minutes. The learning process is based on fun and discovery.

We will encourage children to expand their creative thinking and problem solving skills in this programming adventure.

There will be three types of camps this Spring:

  • Beginners Coding Camps
  •  Advanced 1 Coding Camps and
  • Advanced 2 Coding Camp

Beginners Coding Camps

Will suit children with no previous experience.

Advanced 1 Coding Camps

Are designed for those children, who know how to use Scratch already and who would like to explore this platform further and create more complex and advanced projects. Advanced 1 Camp will also suit children who have done Beginners Camp before.

Advanced 2 Coding Camps

Are for those who are willing to face a real coding challenge. Will also suit those students who have done Beginners and Advanced 1 camp with us before.

If you want to book your child in two days – feel free to book them in any Beginners Coding Camp & any Advanced coding camp

If you want to book your child in three days – feel free to book them in a any  Beginners Coding Camp, Advanced 1 Coding Camp and Advanced 2 Coding Camp. 

(Please note, there will be only one Advanced 2 Coding camp, it will take place on the Friday 7 October, last Friday of the school holidays)

Each student will take home their own Scratch account (accessible anywhere using student username and password) with the projects developed during the camp, which can be shared with family and friends.

Enrol now and let your children learn to code.

Where

At Mosman Art Gallery

When

Week 1:

26 September (Monday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

27 September (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

28 September (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced 1 Coding Camp

29 September (Thursday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners coding Camp

30 September (Friday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced 1 Coding Camp

Week 2:

4 October (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners coding Camp

5 October (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced 1 coding Camp

6 October (Thursday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners coding Camp

7 October (Friday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced 2 Coding Camp

One-day camp fee is $100 per student per day. This fee must be paid upfront.

Laptops

We provide students with laptops, however if your children are willing to bring their own device – they are very welcome. Both Windows and Apple laptops are OK.

Lunch

Please pack your child’s lunch box & water bottle.

We will have three breaks during the day, so students will be able to have some rest from computers and spend some time outdoors in the Art Gallery backyard.

Please note that Sydney Programming School is Nuts Free.

Enrolment and Payment

In order to enrol, please use the online enrolment form and online payment by clicking on the button below:

Enrol Now

See you all at Mosman Art Gallery very soon.

PS: please do not hesitate to email us info@code4fun.com.au if you have any questions.

CODE4FUN Team

By enrolling you accept the Terms and Conditions

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