Fun and excellent computer education for ages 5-17. Small groups 4-6 children.
For full details call or visit grandtraining.co.nz.
Can’t wait for the holidays and need a course now? Sign up for our 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 come 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.
- Film & Video Edit
Storyboard, break into scenes and shots, plan a shoot understand types of shots and how to frame and compose. Computer edit; add sound, transitions, titles, credits and publish to YouTube.