SCRATCHPAD

Step inside SCRATCHPAD – and step into a world of limitless possibilities. A world where creativity has no boundaries and the present becomes the future.

 

SCRATCHPAD is a new technology learning centre with the goal to help youngsters (and the young at heart) to love, use, and create opportunities with technology including coding for kids, robotics and 3D design and printing. We teach kids valuable skills such as programming and electronics that will help prepare them for the future.

 

We believe children need to learn more than just how to use technology – they need to learn how to become creators of technology.

Theirs is a world where robotics will be a part of daily life. Self-driving cars, remote control of household appliances and electronics using smart devices will soon be the norm, not the exception. This is the chance to turn their passion into purpose.

 

SCRATCHPAD technology centre is the place where this creativity happens!

 

SCRATCHPAD is the innovative space where children can become the innovators of tomorrow.

 

If your child is already part of a coding club at school, or a Minecraft fan and you want to extend their learning into the amazing world of kids programming, robotics and more in NZ, then you need to talk to our friendly team at SCRATCHPAD.

 

You can read about our program modules here, but we’d really like you to come visit us at our Auckland hub to see what a magical place SCRATCHPAD is – what a centre of creativity and fun we’ve created.

 

Please get in touch to book a time to visit and have a free trial.

SCRATCHPAD FEATURED ON TV ONE SEVEN SHARP

TVNZ’s Tim Wilson visited SCRATCHPAD and did a story on the exciting world of technology and how children are learning coding & robotics.

 

You can find the complete story here: Children embrace computer coding in school holiday programme with a tech-twist

OUR COMPUTER COURSES

DECEMBER & JANUARY - AUCKLAND SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

Our exciting and fun filled December & January school holiday programmes in Auckland have been announced. Don't forget to make the most of these holidays and get a head start with our technology focused holiday programmes in Coding, Robotics & 3D Printing. Choose from a variety of Programmes in Minecraft, Website development, Android game development, Python, Robotics, 3D printing and more. You can call, email or register online as our holiday programmes get filled up really quick.

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PROGRAMING / CODING FOR KIDS

Computer programming might seem hopelessly complicated, but it's actually a lot like walking--you just have to take it one step at a time and you can with our kids Programming courses!

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ROBOTICS

Check out the exciting world of robots with our range of fun filled and awesome programmable robotics projects.

Learn more about mBots, Raspberry Pi, Arduinos and did we tell you about the 4' feet tall robot, who we call - ``Spot``?

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ELECTRONICS

Create your own cool circuits and in the process learn about what goes in creating the gadgets that we use everyday. Let's learn about resistors, capacitors, leds, diodes, transistors.... and more.

OUR SHORT TERM COURSES

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CODING FOR KIDS ONLINE - OUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

You are not based in Auckland? SCRATCHPAD St Lukes Centre is a bit of a distance for you? Not a problem. We will come to you with our coding for kids online virtual classroom just like your very own coding club.

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OUR EVENTS AND NEWS

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25
Nov

OPEN DAY BOTANY – NOVEMBER 25th

SCRATCHPAD, 23/2 Bishop Dunn Place, Flat Bush, Auckland
1:30 P.M.To 2:45 P.M.
11/25/2017

This year's resolution "I want to learn to code". Open Day for children and parents to have a glimpse of the Coding, Robotics and Electronics courses at SCRATCHPAD.

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26
Nov

OPEN DAY ST LUKES – NOVEMBER 26th

SCRATCHPAD, 12/1 Wagener Place, St Lukes, Auckland
1:00 P.M.To 2:15 P.M.
11/26/2017

This year's resolution "I want to learn to code". Open Day for children and parents to have a glimpse of the Coding, Robotics and Electronics courses at SCRATCHPAD.

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OUR STARS

Student of the Month

Our student of the month is Jack Moule.
We are so happy with his progress as can be seen in his ability to grasp new coding concepts and then going on to apply these concepts as he progresses through the programme. His hard working, tenacious nature is contagious! We love that he enjoys sharing new discoveries with his class friends, and also like to help other students on the levels he has already completed. We are all very proud of him!

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Student of the month

Our student of the month is Michael He.
Michael is a bright and focused student. He has been a fast learner for the Python course and quickly moved on to advanced concepts. I really like the way he does not give up easily and persists on solving the problem. When given a tough exercise, he keeps on working at it and tries different approaches to solve the challenge. Way to go, Michael!

Team SCRATCHPAD

Student of the Month

Our student of the month is Aden Urwin.
This month Aden Urwin has received the amazing title of SCRATCHPAD Student of the Month. Aden is very focused and likes to master new coding skills. He has created some amazing games and now learning more advanced concepts to create websites. Congratulations to Aden, a well deserving recipient of this month’s title.

Team SCRATCHPAD

PARENTS TELL US

Both our kids have really enjoyed SCRATCHPAD. Its great to find an outside school activity that they are excited about and at the same time can learn so much from. The team have provided an encouraging and positive learning environment and we know the tools they have learnt will be valuable through their senior school years and on to adulthood, for whichever career path they choose.

Anne

Parent

Pieter had a great time at SCRATCHPAD and he learned a lot. The best thing is that he came home asking to attend another class. SCRATCHPAD did a great job at helping to foster his interest in developing his programming skills and in tailoring the program to appeal to young children. You are never too young to learn to program!

Karen

Parent

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OUR NEWS

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When Women Stopped Coding

It appears that women don't code. Is that so? When did women stop coding?

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5 reasons technology world needs more geek girls

Does technology need to be only male dominated?

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Children embrace computer coding in school holiday programme with a tech-twist

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/children-embrace-computer-coding-in-school-holiday-programme-tech-twist

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ABOUT SCRATCHPAD

Scratchpad is both an approach to learning and a centre for creativity. We run our programs from our learning centre in St Lukes, Auckland, as well as offering additional support online.

         

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HOURS & INFO

09-8150825
Mon-Fri: 3pm - 7:30 pm
Sat/Sun: 10am - 3pm
09-2174193
Mon-Fri: 3pm - 7:30 pm
Sat/Sun: 10am - 3pm