Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School Coding Courses, Term 3, 2018

For Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School Students Only

Beginners and Advanced Coding Courses for Y3 – Y6 Students

BEGINNERS COURSE

The Beginners coding course consists of two levels and 12 projects, which students will develop throughout the course. The main goal of the course is to ensure students understand programming fundamentals and are able to apply their coding skills and knowledge by confidently creating software projects including a famous Breakout game, developed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Slither.io, created by Steve Howse. Using block-based coding in Scratch (MIT) students will be introduced to the main computer science concepts & coding terminology such as loops, conditionals and variables. Students will be closely guided through creation, but will be able to individually personalise their projects adding more features and functionality.

Scratch
Beginners

Fr John Therry
Thursday
7:45 am – 8:45 am

 

 

Location: Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School, Stage 3 Classrooms (Eaton Street Campus)
Time: Every Thursday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Duration: 8 weeks, from 2 August till 27 September
Fee: $152 per student per term (GST inclusive). 
Level: Y3 – Y6 students with previous coding experience.
Equipment: Y3-Y5 students are to bring their own Chromebooks. Y6 students will use the school devices. We will also will have 20 laptops just in case.

 

 

 

 

ADVANCED COURSE

During the Advanced coding course, which consists of two levels and 12 sophisticated software projects, students will learn and apply more complex computer science concepts such as booleans, recursive algorithms and lists using Scratch (MIT)  programming environment. Students will also be introduced to the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), user interface design and user input validation. Students will both be guided through the creation of projects such as Two-Player and Quiz games and will be given an opportunity to develop their own projects independently with a minimal guidance. The benefit of this project based curriculum is that students at the end of this stage are able to accomplish a number of original projects themselves, hence they understand the subject matter more deeply. 

Scratch
Advanced

Fr John Therry
Thursday
7:45 am – 8:45 am

 

 

Location: Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School, Stage 3 Classrooms (Eaton Street Campus)
Time: Every Thursday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Duration: 8 weeks, from 2 August till 27 September
Price: $152 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y3 – Y6 students with previous coding experience
Equipment: Y3-Y5 students are to bring their own Chromebooks. Y6 students will use the school devices. We will also will have 20 laptops just in case.