Children's classes

Structured computer programming courses for children 8 years and above, where children build their own games, stories, musicals and animations. This exciting program introduces your child to the world of computer science in a fun & engaging way. BYO laptop.

Methodology

  • Focus on concepts rather than on tools. The teaching methodology is future proof because it is agnostic to a particular language or tool.
  • Learn using the construction-ism principle, where the child constructs his or her knowledge by interacting with their creation viz. games, animations, stories.
  • Learning in a collaborative environment, builds child’s confidence & engender teamwork.
  • Follow a structured curriculum progressing from beginner’s to advanced level.

DigiFun: Students, using block-based programming get introduce to computational thinking.

  • Level 01
    Using Scratch as the programming environment, students are taught to create their own games, stories & animations while introducing fundamental computational concepts.
    Estimated duration: 2 terms
    Prerequisite: No prior exposure to programming
  • Level 10
    Building on the previous level, students are taught additional concepts to enhance their programming grasp.
    Estimated duration: 1 term
    Prerequisite: DigiFun Level 01 certified
  • Level 11
    Using Stencyl programming environment, students create advanced games. Along with the built-in blocks, students will script additional blocks for their customized games.
    Estimated duration: 1 term
    Prerequisite: DigiFun Level 10 certified

DigiStar: In this module, the child gets a taste of real world text based programming languages. Leveraging the advanced programming skills developed, children create real world applications.

  • Level 01
    Heading into real-world programming, students are introduced to web designing using HTML, CSS & JavaScript. Students build their own web sites with the skills acquired.
    Estimated duration: 1 term
    Prerequisite: DigiFun certified
  • Level 10
    Using Python, students get an introduction to data structures and object-oriented programming.
    Estimated duration: 2 terms
    Prerequisite: DigiStar Level 01 certified
  • Level 11
    Children get a taste of one of the most popular programming languages in the world, Java. Students are taught advanced object-oriented programming concepts, leveraging which they build a real world application.
    Estimated duration: 1 term
    Prerequisite: DigiStar Level 10 certified

2022 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS

Term 3    Fee: $209

Wed 13 Jul - 7 Sept (9 wks)  4.00-5.00pm

Term 4    Fee: $209

Wed 5 Oct - 30 Nov (9 wks)  4.00-5.00pm

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Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley is the home of this unique children’s amateur theatre group for girls and boys aged 7-14 years.

Allow your child to express themselves by becoming part of an innovative and unique group. The philosophy of Sleeping Star Productions has always been that theatre should be an enjoyable experience, where children can tread the boards in a unique, positive, safe and supportive environment.  There are no “stars” with the belief being that every child is a “star”!

INFORMATION NIGHT - 7.00pm, 10 February 2022 at Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley, 87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. Bookings for auditions must be made at Information night.

Planning and casting commences in February with rehearsals every week till the performance in July.

AUDITION Weekend 19 & 20 February 10am-5pm

For further enquiries please contact Tina on 0417 541 050 or visit http://sleepingstarproductions.com/

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