Fun and excellent computer education for ages 5-17. Small groups of 4-6 children. For full details call or view grandtraining.co.nz.
After School and Saturday:
Our term time classes are 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 Exploration
Explore the world of Minecraft! In this freeform course, students pick their own goals and work towards them together. At the start of the week, a modpack is chosen by the group and the students explore it in their own time. This could involve transforming themselves into monsters, destroying pillager outposts and raids, heading to the moon and beyond - the possibilities are endless
- Minecraft Progression
This highly structured course is aimed to be a bridge between Minecraft Exploration and our programming courses. Students will start by creating a fairly standard Minecraft base, then they will utilise redstone and some of the tools provided by mods in order to automate it. Along the way, students will develop their programming skills, as well as learning a host of other useful abilities (including efficiency analysis). By the end of the course, the students will be well prepared to take the leap and do one of our Python courses.
- Scratch Coding - Beginners Age 6+.
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.
- Python Coding - Junior 7 to 9, Intermediate 10+
An enjoyable and accessible introduction to the fundamentals of Python.
- Java Coding age 11+
Learn the principles and terminology in all coding languages by coding in Java.
- Learn to Code - Introduction.
Understand the principles and terminology behind all coding languages. No coding experience required.
- A Discovery Course in Computing age 5+
Enjoyable and fun a voyage of discovery. Sessions on animations, use PowerPoint as an artist to make ID cards and drawings, Excel and Word. Discover and find out what is best for you.
- Create 3D Video Games age 7+
Create a multi-level game with a labyrinth of rooms, water or lava below, sky above and outdoor scenes. Add doors, elevators, teleporters, enemies, guns, health packs etc. Create 3D models, add start, win and lose screens. Take it home with you!
- Web Design Age 9+
No experience necessary. Learn HTML, CSS and Bootstrap to make a truly responsive website to work on mobiles. Link to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
- Intermediate & Advanced Workshops.
For experienced users. Sessions may include build a PC, web design, graphics and animations, create 3D games, databases, coding, network computers, run a web site, video edit, movie making and more.
- 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.
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Photoshop etc.
From introduction to advanced, call for further details.