Coding Courses for Kids in Hornsby, Term 1, 2020

Weekly Coding Courses for Y2 – Y8 Students in Hornsby

CODING FUNDAMENTALS, Beginners Level

Join our weekly coding courses for kids at Hornsby Youth & Family Community Centre. The Coding Fundamentals, Beginners coding course consists of four levels and 25 projects, which students develop throughout the course. The main goal of the course is to ensure students understand the fundamentals of coding and are able to create 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 (developed by MIT Media Lab) 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 and will be allowed to work on their projects independently.

Fundamentals
Scratch
Beginners Level 1

Monday
4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

 

 NEW BEGINNERS COURSE
Location: Hornsby Youth & Family Community Centre, 20 Muriel Street, Hornsby NSW 2077
Time: Every Monday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Duration: 9 weeks, from 10 February till 6 April
Fee: $225 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y2 – Y4
 students with no or just a little prior experience

Prerequisite for Y1 students is the ability to read fluently
Laptops are provided

 

 

 

Fundamentals
Scratch
Beginners Level 1

Monday
5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

 

 

 NEW BEGINNERS COURSE
Location: Hornsby Youth & Family Community Centre, 20 Muriel Street, Hornsby NSW 2077
Time: Every Monday, 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Duration: 9 weeks, from 10 February till 6 April
Fee: $225 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y4 – Y6
 students with no or just a little prior experience

Laptops are provided

 

 

 

 

CODING FUNDAMENTALS, Intermediate Level

Join our weekly coding courses for kids at Hornsby Library. The Coding Fundamentals, Intermediate coding course consists of four levels and 25 sophisticated software projects, which students develop using block-based programming environment Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab). During this course students will learn and apply more complex computer science concepts such as booleans, recursive algorithms and lists. Students will also be introduced to the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), user interface design and user input validation. Students will be given an opportunity to define and develop their own projects independently with a minimal guidance. The benefit of this approach is that students are able to accomplish a number of projects themselves, hence they understand the subject matter more deeply.

Fundamentals
Scratch
Intermediate Level 1

Tuesday
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

Location: Hornsby Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby NSW 2077
Classroom: Meeting Room
Time: Every Tuesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Duration: 10 weeks, from 4 February till 7 April
Fee: $250 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y3 – Y6
 continuing students and students with previous experience

Laptops are provided

 

 

 

 

PRO CODING

Join our weekly coding courses for kids at Hornsby LibraryThe Pro coding courses are designed for those students, who want to learn industry standard programming languages such as Java, Python and C#. In Java classes, students focus on Object-Oriented Programming concepts using Processing and create digital art projects and games. Python students learn to program Drones or Lego Robots to perform different tasks such as shark monitoring or playing autonomous soccer. In C# classes, students master their skills while learning 3D Game Development and creating 3D projects using Unity 3D. The main goal of each Pro course is to make sure students are able to create independent coding or robotics projects by the end of each term. Pre-requisites: Students can only take part in these courses if they have completed a full year of Advanced level and / or recommended by their teachers.

Pro
Java Programming
Level 1

Tuesday
5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

 

 

Location: Hornsby Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby NSW 2077
Classroom: Meeting Room
Time: Every Tuesday, 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Duration: 10 weeks, from 4 February till 7 April
Fee: $250 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y4 – Y8 continuing students and students with previous experience
Laptops are provided