Villa Maria Catholic Primary School, Coding Courses, Term 1, 2020

For Villa Maria Catholic School Students Only

Weekly Coding Courses for Y2 – Y6 Students


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.  

Intermediate Level 1

7:30 am – 8:30 am




Location: Villa Maria, Y4 classroom on level one
Time: Every Wednesday, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Duration: 10 weeks, from 5 February till 8 April
Fee: $220 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y2 – Y6
 continuing students and students with previous experiences

Laptops are provided






During the Pro coding course, students will be introduced to a simplified version of Java language and will make their first step into text-based coding. Students will use both Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab) and more advanced integrated development environment (IDE) Processing to learn how to write code in Java. Students will both be guided through and encouraged to work independently on their games and animations in order to achieve a specific goal. At the end of the Advanced course, students should be able to build a number of projects themselves.

Introduction to Java
Level 1

7:30 am – 8:30 am




Location: Villa Maria, Y4 classroom on level one
Time: Every Thursday, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Duration: 10 weeks, from 6 February till 9 April
Price: $220 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y4- Y6 continuing students and students with previous experience
Laptops are provided