St Mary’s Erskineville, Coding Courses, Term 4, 2018

For St Mary’s Erskineville Catholic School Students Only

Coding Courses for Y2 – Y6 students

CODING FUNDAMENTALS: Beginners & Advanced Levels

The Coding Fundamentals, both Beginners and Advanced courses consist of four levels and 25 software projects, which students develop using block-based programming environment Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab). During this course students will learn and apply 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 both be guided through the creation of projects such as Two-Player and Quiz games and will be given an opportunity to define and 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.

Beginners & Advanced

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm



Location: St Mary’s Erskineville, Y6 classroom
Time: Every Monday, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Duration: 9 weeks, from 15 October till 10 December
Fee: $198 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y2 – Y6 continuing students and digitally savvy beginners
Laptops are provided
Description: The class is divided into two sub classes run by two different CODE4FUN teachers. Advanced students continue mastering their coding skills and creating more sophisticated projects such as app prototypes. Beginners students learn the basics of computer science concepts while creating simple games and animations.