SCRATCHPAD - CODING FOR KIDS

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 the leading 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

Tim Wilson from Seven Sharp @ SCRATCHPAD
  • review rating 4  David is having a great time at scratchpad and is learning a lot. It is great to see that he really enjoys the time he spends there. He has worked on Python, Java, HTML and CSS, is now working on Raspberry Pi and he is very keen to keep improving and learning new things.

    thumb Xavi Escat
    4/03/2018

  • review rating 5  Great place for kids to learn about coding. Instructors are passionate about teaching it to kids

    thumb Darren Puyat
    4/22/2018

  • review rating 5  Scratchpad is a great place to learn life skills not to mention coding. My daughter's confidence level has greatly improved through completing projects on her own with failures and set backs that come with it. She is learning this early that a successful outcome happens through hard work and patience. She loves to create. With Scratchpad, it is limitless.

    thumb Raymund Reyes
    3/30/2018

OUR COMPUTER COURSES

AUCKLAND SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

We run an exciting range of school holiday programmes in Auckland. These school holidays (Dec-Jan) there is a great range of programmes in coding, robotics, 3D printing & graphic design to choose from. To celebrate Xmas we are offering a 10% discount on the regular price of our school holiday programmes! Ends Dec 31st. Book Now

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME DEC 2019 - JAN 2020

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 / ELECTRONICS

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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3D DESIGN / PRINTING

Take your imagination to new levels through our 3D Design and Printing course.

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CODING FOR KIDS FROM HOME - OUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

You are not based in Auckland? SCRATCHPAD Centres are 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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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE USING AMAZON ALEXA

Amazon's Alexa is the world's most popular voice-activated digital assistant. Alexa is the brain behind tens of millions of devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable the creation of a more personalized experience.

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PARENT CHILD SESSIONS

Why not Learn to Code with your kid? This programme has been created for parents to spend quality time with their kids and also learn how to code. Give it a go!

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MINECRAFT MODDING / ROBLOX PROGRAMMING BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Have a birthday that your child remembers forever!

Book a birthday party for your child and their friends that is different from any other that you may have been to so far. They learn how to create their own mods for Minecraft and at the same time also play it. Or they can learn to programs games in Roblox using Lua.

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OUR SHORT TERM COURSES

Programming language designed for managing data in a relational database. Learn how to use SQL to store and query data. You will learn the basic skills you’ll need to use SQL in the real world.

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CODING FOR MUMS

It is loads of fun and one of the most practical information technology skills you can gain. Whether you are looking to get back into the workplace, to add to your skill set, or you want to take control of your own website – this course will launch you in the right direction.

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OUR EVENTS AND NEWS

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Albany Centre Open Day: Sat 1:30 pm

 

Botany Centre Open Day: Sat 1:30 pm

 

St Lukes Centre Open Day: Sun 1:00 pm

 

Stonefields Centre Open Day: Sun 1:30 pm

 

Northcote Centre Open Day: Sun 2:00 pm

OUR STARS

students of the month

Every day our students are learning new skills and stretching their imagination. Some of these outperform and outshine thereby becoming our Students of the Month!

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PARENTS TELL US

Since our son Daniel started the coding classes at Scratchpad in July, we noticed that his logical thinking improved as well as his communication, decision taking and independence. At school, his teacher told us that he showed a big improvement in all areas and started to meet the deadlines of the activities. Daniel also received a certificate for demonstrating a very high level of logical processing when solving algebraic equations at the end of term 3 and we know that all these achievements occurred due to Scratchpad. And definitely he is loving it all.

René and Michelle

Parents

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

why is it important to learn coding

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO LEARN CODING AT A YOUNG AGE?

Learning to code is one of the best ways to prepare your child for the future.

  • Coding improves your child’s academic performance – It has been proven that learning to code improves math skills.
  • Coding develops important life skills – As your child starts to write code, they develop life skills like focus, organisation, perseverance, logical thinking and confidence.
  • Coding prepares your child for the future – It won’t come as a surprise that our children will be living in a world that is more technology than ever before. It is predicted that there will be more technology jobs but not enough people with the right skills.
  • Understanding the language of coding is rapidly becoming a necessary life skill.

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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 centres in St Lukes, Botany, Albany, Northcote & Stonefields Auckland, as well as offering additional support online.

         

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ST LUKES CENTRE

12/1 Wagener Place

Mt Albert, Auckland

09 815 0825

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BOTANY CENTRE

23/2 Bishop Dunn Place

Flatbush, Auckland

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ALBANY CENTRE

28A William Pickering Drive

Albany, Auckland

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NORTHCOTE CENTRE

46 Lake Road,

Northcote, Auckland

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STONEFIELDS CENTRE

1st Floor, 38 Lunn Avenue,

Stonefields, Auckland

09 815 0825

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