SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

At SCRATCHPAD everything we do is focused on preparing youngsters for a future with endless possibilities and opportunities. They are the masters of their own destiny, but they need to have the correct set of skills and tools to shape their future. Our Auckland School Holiday Programmes provide a great foundation where children get introduced to coding, robotics and 3D printing so that they have a great start to the future. Our centres are located at St. Lukes, Botany, Albany & Northcote.

 

We structure our holiday programmes in a way that the children get the most value out of technology learning. During the day we ensure regular breaks mixed with fun learning activities that are designed to enhance children’s logical thinking.

 

Our class sizes are small so we can focus on the growth of each child. Enrollments to each of these courses are strictly limited, so do not delay.

 

Register for our Auckland Holiday Programmes now as spaces fill fast!!

 

These holidays, give your child the best in technology learning.

Points to note:

 

  • Centre opens at 8am Mon-Fri during school holidays. You can book and pay for the extra hour while booking the programme for the day.
  • You can sign up for single day in a programme. However, every programme has recommended number of days for you to get the most out of each of these holiday programmes.
  • Children can be dropped off outside the session hours mentioned below for an additional charge of $10 per hour.

Children to bring:

  • Packed lunch
  • Morning and afternoon snack
  • Water bottle
  • Headphones

Already attended one of the programmes below?

If your child has already attended one of our programmes below then we start off where they left in their last programme and introduce advanced levels to add to their skills. After all, SCRATCHPAD is all about ensuring that your child gets a customised programme and learning. Everytime!

WHAT DOES TVNZ HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

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

Hi, thanx for following up after the school holiday programme. Asher loved his two day course and we will definitely be interested in another course in the holidays. I have recommended you to friends. Asher has come home with lots of new skills which he has enjoyed sharing with his sister. I think you guys run an awesome programme and are very professional. Please don't quit! A1 rating from us both.

Parent

SPECIAL OFFER:

You can book for 5 days of Auckland Holiday Programmes and get the sixth day absolutely free! Please note that offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.

WEEK 1 - JULY 8th to JULY 12th

JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 JULY 11 JULY 12
DEVELOP GAMES WITH ROBLOX

AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00


LEARN TO CODE BBC MICROBIT
AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LEARN TO CODE IN PYTHON


AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LEARN TO CODE IN PYTHON


AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US LEARN 3D PRINTING


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

CODE THAT ROBOT USING EDISON

AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 8

JULY 9

JULY 10

JULY 11

JULY 12

JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 JULY 11 JULY 12
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 8

JULY 9

JULY 10

JULY 11

JULY 12

JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 JULY 11 JULY 12
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 8

JULY 9

JULY 10

JULY 11

JULY 12

JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 JULY 11 JULY 12
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US LEARN 3D PRINTING


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

CODE THAT ROBOT USING EDISON

AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 8

JULY 9

JULY 10

JULY 11

JULY 12

JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 JULY 11 JULY 12
DEVELOP GAMES WITH ROBLOX

AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00


LEARN TO CODE BBC MICROBIT
AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LEARN TO CODE IN PYTHON


AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LEARN TO CODE IN PYTHON


AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US LEARN 3D PRINTING


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

CODE THAT ROBOT USING EDISON

AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 8

JULY 9

JULY 10

JULY 11

JULY 12

No events available!

WEEK 2 - JULY 15th to JULY 19th

JULY 15 JULY 16 JULY 17 JULY 18 JULY 19

LET’S LEARN MAKEY MAKEY


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
DEVELOP GAMES FOR ANDROID

AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00

DEVELOP GAMES WITH ROBLOX

AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
DEVELOP GAMES FOR ANDROID

AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
CODE THAT ROBOT USING MBOT

AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US LEARN 3D PRINTING


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 15

JULY 16

JULY 17

JULY 18

JULY 19

JULY 15 JULY 16 JULY 17 JULY 18 JULY 19
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 15

JULY 16

JULY 17

JULY 18

JULY 19

JULY 15 JULY 16 JULY 17 JULY 18 JULY 19
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 15

JULY 16

JULY 17

JULY 18

JULY 19

JULY 15 JULY 16 JULY 17 JULY 18 JULY 19

LET’S LEARN MAKEY MAKEY


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
CODE THAT ROBOT USING MBOT

AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US LEARN 3D PRINTING


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 15

JULY 16

JULY 17

JULY 18

JULY 19

JULY 15 JULY 16 JULY 17 JULY 18 JULY 19

LET’S LEARN MAKEY MAKEY


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
DEVELOP GAMES FOR ANDROID

AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00

DEVELOP GAMES WITH ROBLOX

AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00

LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
DEVELOP GAMES FOR ANDROID

AGES 9+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
CODE THAT ROBOT USING MBOT

AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00
LET US LEARN 3D PRINTING


AGES 7+
09.00 - 17.00


LET US CODE

AGES 5+
09.00 - 17.00

JULY 15

JULY 16

JULY 17

JULY 18

JULY 19

No events available!

JULY 8th to JULY 19th

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES - LET US CODE

AGES 5+

RECOMMENDED - 3 DAYS

WEEK 1: JULY 8-12

WEEK 2: JULY 15-19


9am - 5pm


$99 per day


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


Get the perfect introduction to coding in the most fun way imaginable.

 

Work with a number of our learning tools that introduce you to coding and participate in group activities that will get you up to speed on what's needed for your further adventures in advanced coding.

 

One of our most popular programmes gives you great launchpad for getting into coding at an early age. This programme is a great way to get the introduction that you need to developing your own games and more. A great introduction to popular development programs like SCRATCH, Coffeescript etc.

 


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Let Us Code - School Holiday Programme

Exciting, fun, creative & innovative... only some words to describe this amazing holiday programme. Witness it yourself by registering on www.scratchpad.co.nz

MINECRAFT - DEVELOP YOUR OWN MODS

AGES 9+

RECOMMENDED - 3 DAYS

WEEK 1: JULY 9-11
WEEK 2: JULY 17-19


9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


 

 

So you know and enjoy Minecraft and now want to get to that next level of extending and developing your own mods and extensions for this fascinating game. This course will get your creative juices flowing.

 


 

 

Students will require their own Minecraft account for this course that can be purchased from www.minecraft.net. Price of the course does not include Minecraft subscription.

 

 


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LEARN TO CODE IN PYTHON

AGES 9+

RECOMMENDED - 2 DAYS

WEEK 1: JULY 10-11


 

 

 

9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


 

 

This course is a great introduction to get started learning programming concepts using the Python programming language.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Python is a general-purpose, versatile and popular programming language. It is a great language for website development and developing scientific applications.

 

 

 


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INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPING WEBSITES

AGES 9+

RECOMMENDED - 2 DAYS

WEEK 2: JULY 8-9


 

 

 

9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


 

 

Introduction to developing beautiful websites using HTML/CSS. This is a great way to know the basics of how the web actually works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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DEVELOP GAMES FOR ANDROID

AGES 9+

RECOMMENDED - 2 DAYS

WEEK 2 : JULY 16-17


 

 

9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


 

 

 

Smart devices - phones, tablets - are being used all over. And Google's Android based devices are a great way to learn to develop apps. This course will get you creating apps and games for Android.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Please note you will be required to get your own Android smart device to test out the apps that you develop.

 


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LET'S LEARN3D PRINTING

AGES 7+

ONE DAY

WEEK 1 : JULY 12
WEEK 2 : JULY 19


9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


 

 

Everyone is talking about 3D printing and you may rightly think that we're in for a new boom in high-tech manufacturing. Who knows that the Star Trek-style replicators may become real any day now.


 

 

What exactly is 3D printing, and how can you learn to use it right now? Simple. Enrol to this exciting course and you could be creating your own Star Trek Enterprise. Well almost!

 

 

Students learn to design and 3D print their own 3D objects.

 

 

 


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INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN

AGES 8+

ONE DAY

WEEK 2 : JULY 15


 

 

9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


 

 

Unleash the hidden creative professional in you.
Start working with tools used by graphics professionals to give life to your creative ideas and projects.

 

 

 

 

One of our newer programmes gives you a great opportunity to enter the fascinating world of graphic design. This programme is a great way to get the introduction that you need.

 

 

 

 


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CODE THAT ROBOT - USING MBOT

AGES 7+

ONE DAY

WEEK 2 : JULY 18


 

9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


Enter the fascinating world of robots and how to program them. Learn in a hands-on lab about programming, electronics, and robotics. Code to control the robot and use features like obstacle-avoidance, line-following, and remote control commands.


 

This class uses mBot to teach children about robots and how to program them. Please note that we expect students to bring their own mBot to the class that they can keep programming at home. This is available at specified retail outlets. This can also be ordered from SCRATCHPAD if you provide advance notice.

 

 


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CODE THAT BOT

CODE THAT BOT - HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Have fun programming robots, learn about how robots work, their sensors and more. Make them do whatever you want them to do.

DEVELOP GAMES WITH ROBLOX

AGES 9+

ONE DAY

WEEK 1 : JULY 8
WEEK 2 : JULY 16

 


9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTCHOTE


 

 

Roblox is a digital playground for children to create their own adventures. Learn to develop your own games, interact with friends and have lots of fun in this online world.

 

Create your own world using Roblox Studio and express your creativity using Technology. Explore Roblox and collaborate with your friends on creative projects.

 

Learn the basics of scripting with Roblox.

 


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CODE THAT ROBOT - USING EDISON

AGES 7+

ONE DAY

WEEK 2 : JULY 12

 


9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


Enter the fascinating world of robots and how to program them. Learn in a hands-on lab about programming, electronics, and robotics. Code to control the robot and use features like obstacle-avoidance, line-following, and remote control commands.


 

This class uses Edison to teach children how to program it and its different input and output sensors. The students can bring their own Edison, order from us or rent from us for the day at a nominal price.

 


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LEARN TO CODE BBC MICROBIT

AGES 9+

ONE DAY

WEEK 1 : JULY 8

 


9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. You can code, customize, and control your micro:bit from anywhere! You can use your micro:bit for all sorts of unique creations, from robots to musical instruments and more.


 

This class uses BBC Microbit to teach children how to program it and its different sensors. The students can bring their own BBC Microbit, order from us or rent from us for the day at a nominal price.

 


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LET'S LEARN MAKEY MAKEY

AGES 7+

ONE DAY

WEEK 2 : JULY 15

 


9am - 5pm


$99 PER DAY


LOCATION: ST. LUKES, BOTANY, ALBANY, NORTHCOTE


The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as the space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse.


 

This class uses Makey Makey to teach children how to program it and use it for controlling different objects. The students can bring their own Makey Makey, order from us or rent from us for the day at a nominal price.

 


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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

CODING, ROBOTICS & ELECTRONICS

CODING / PROGRAMMING

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!

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ROBOTICS / ELECTRONICS

Check out the exciting world of robots with our range of fun filled and awesome projects.
Learn more about mBots, Raspberry Pi, Arduinos and did we tell you about the 4' feet tall Spot robot?

Find out more

3D DESIGN / PRINTING

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

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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, Auckland, as well as offering additional support online.

         

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12/1 Wagener Place

Mt Albert, Auckland

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BOTANY CENTRE

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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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