After School, Saturday, School Holiday Computer Class Minecraft, Coding etc
Fun and excellent computer education for ages 5-17.
Small groups 4-6 children.
For full details and to book:
Or call (04) 499-2211 or (09) 488-0787
Saturday or After School
Saturday 1:30 - 4:30pm , After School class runs 3:45 to 5:00pm (open 3:30)
Can’t wait for the holidays and need a course now? Sign up for our After School or Saturday courses and get started with your computer learning now. Our term time classes tend to be smaller, and focused to what you want to learn. Let us know which of our programmes interest you, and we’ll do a course on it.
The programmes which lend themselves best to the term time structure are: Scratch, Python, Web Design, Discovery Computing, Creating 2D and 3D games (using Unity), that being said, if there is another course that appeals and you want to do during the term, contact us and we will see what we can do.
Mathematics tuition also available. Mathematics underpins pretty much every aspect of computing. As such, a working understanding of mathematics will greatly aid you in understanding computers. This course aims to get you that understanding. We can also help with preparation for NCEA.
- Minecraft Introduction: Woodpuncher to Worldbuilder
Learn all about Minecraft. Work in a team to first survive, and then build a massive castle. Or a theme park. Or a sailing ship. Or whatever takes your collective fancy. Learn about Minecraft Survival Skills, Efficient Resource Gathering and Redstone Contraptions. Just be careful about those creepers…
- Minecraft: Advanced – Tekkit & Beyond
Come and learn all about the amazing world of mods that have been created by the Minecraft community. Do stuff you never thought possible in Minecraft, like doubling your ores and building a nuclear reactor. Or, best of all, blast off from the Earth and visit the Moon. Learn and use mods – how to find them, how to install them, what they add to the game. Minecraft will never feel finished again.
- A Discovery Course In Computing
Begin a voyage of discovery to further each holidays. Discover the different areas of computing, find out what is best for you and answers to your questions. Covers aspects of all classes.
- Essential Computer Skills.
Enjoyable and fun for all levels of experience. Small groups. 55-min sessions on animations, use PowerPoint as an artist to make ID cards and drawings, Excel and Word.
- Create 3D Video Games
Create a multi-level game with a labyrinth of rooms, water or lava below, sky above and outdoor scenes. Add doors, elevators, teleporters, a player, enemies, guns, health packs etc. Create start, win and lose screens. Learn to skin your own 3D models and place them in the game.
- Web Design
No previous experience necessary. Learn HTML, CSS and bootstrap to make a truly responsive website to work on mobiles. Link to YouTube, twitter and Facebook.
- Scratch Coding - Beginners Age 7+.
Get excited about the wonders of coding. Easy and enjoyable, create animations and games, interactive stories and other projects. Have fun developing important problem-solving skills. Learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively.
- Scratch Coding - Intermediate
Create more interactivity, animations, add multiple levels, timers and health counters.
- Learn to Code - Introduction
Python and Java are the two major languages. Understand the principles and terminology behind all programming languages. No programming experience required.
- Intermediate & Advanced Workshops
Great for those who have been before or know a lot. Sessions include building a PC, web design, graphics and animations, make 3D games, databases, programming, network computers, run a web site, video edit and movie making.
- Build Your Own Computer
Learn the parts, terminology and principles involved to build or upgrade a computer. Assemble motherboard, CPU, RAM, add cards, disk drives and install Windows.