Coding Classes for kids

St. Columba’s Catholic School | Term 1 | 2021

Every Monday | 7:40 am – 8:40 am
1 Feb – 29 March | 9 weeks
215 Elswick St, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Y1 – Y4 students with no or just a little prior experience
Laptops are provided
$225
Per term

Scratch | Beginner Stage

Course Description

The Scratch Beginner coding course consists of four levels (10 lessons per level) and 25 projects. The main goal of the course is to ensure students understand the fundamentals of coding. Students create simple video games such as Pong, Breakout, Slither.io, Fruit Ninja and develop simple animations and cartoons. Using block-based coding in Scratch developed by MIT Media Lab students learn the fundamentals of computer science concepts and coding terminology such as loops, conditionals and variables. Students are closely guided through the creation of their program and are encouraged to work independently. Students use an online programming environment, with endless access to online study materials, allowing them to advance their coding skills outside the classroom.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the Scratch Beginner stage, students should have a solid understanding of the following coding concepts: loops, conditionals and variables, and be able to code simple software projects by themselves. All students will undergo a formal assessment and parents will receive individual reports outlining the achievements and progress of their child.

Every Monday | 7:40 am – 8:40 am
1 Feb – 29 March | 9 weeks
215 Elswick St, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Y3 – Y6 continuing students | prior experience is preferred
Laptops are provided
$225
Per term

Scratch | Advanced Stage

Course Description

The Scratch Advanced coding course consists of four levels (10 lessons per level) and 28 exciting projects in Scratch. Students learn how to create fun polished games such as Putt Putt, Hoop Jump, Scratch-Craft, Flight Simulator, and Tiny Tanks by implementing fundamental programming logic, mathematics, variables, lists, and functions. Students design sophisticated applications like Baby Yoda Trainers, 3D Printer Simulators, and Binary Calculators. Students use an online programming environment with endless access to online study materials, allowing them to advance their coding skills outside their classroom.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the Scratch Advanced coding course, students will be highly confident in developing sophisticated projects in Scratch independently. They should have a strong understanding of key computer science concepts such as loops, variables, lists, functions, and game logic. This course will prepare students for our text-based coding courses – Intro to Java and Intro to Python. All students will undergo a formal assessment and parents will receive individual reports outlining the achievements and progress of their child.

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Program Overview

Our coding courses are designed for kids who like computer science and coding and all things digital. We focus on quality continued learning and have developed a unique learning pathway: Beginners > Intermediate Advanced > Pro. All coding classes are taught by CODE4FUN instructors who are professional programmers or computer science students. Our instructors follow the COOE4FUN curriculum that is designed to continually progress the knowledge and skills of our students and spans a four-year period. Each stage is one year long and consists of four levels of student progression.

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Key Benefits

  • Structured and engaging, one-hour coding sessions every week during school terms.
  • CODE4FUN Certified instructors, who are only IT professionals or Computer Science students.
  • Comprehensive curriculum in Scratch, Java, Python, Unity3D and C# to suit students of almost all ages and levels.
  • Project-based approach and coding challenges that encourage students to work outside their classroom.
  • Field Trips to leading tech companies and innovation labs.
  • Student’s progress monitoring and assessment.

Parent Testimonials

“My son has been having a great success learning coding online with CODE4FUN. He says that everything is very smoothly for him and it is, "Unity class as usual". Thank you so much for making such a huge effort to make online coding classes available for the kids. We hope that my son can keep learning from you and your team of teachers throughout this difficult time.”
Sarah, parent
“A big thank you to CODE4FUN for taking the initiative to organise your online coding classes quickly and seamlessly. My son’s first online class went really well, and he enjoyed it very much! I am happy, he has the opportunity to participate in engaging and meaningful learning experience from his home.”
Gabrielle, parent
“Dear CODE4FUN thank you very much for your coding classes at our school. It's been such a hectic and stressful time and coding is a real highlight for my son. All his other activities have been cancelled so I'm glad he can continue on with coding.”
Karina, parent

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