St Thomas Willoughby Catholic School, Coding Courses, Term 1, 2019

For St Thomas Willoughby Catholic School Students Only

Weekly Coding Courses for Y1 – Y6 Students

CODING FUNDAMENTALS, Beginners Level

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 3

Wednesday
7:45 am – 8:45 am

 

 

 

Location: St Thomas Willoughby, 2B classroom
Time: Every Wednesday, 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Duration: 10 weeks, from 5 February till 9 April
Fee: $220 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y1 – Y6 continuing students and digitally savvy beginners
Laptops are provided

 

 

 

 

CODING FUNDAMENTALS, Intermediate Level

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 4

Wednesday
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 

 

 

Location: St Thomas Willoughby, 2B classroom
Time: Every Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration: 10 weeks, from 5 February till 9 April
Fee: $220 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y3 – Y6 continuing students and students with previous experience 
Laptops are provided