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AkoVerse: BYOD - All Ages: Akoverse will turn you into a Drone Pilot and coding expert taking you on a journey through Neon Matrix, Space Station and onto mars.

PYTHON BLACK HAT: BYOD - Ages 10-12: In the first lesson of the Python course, we will be learning about syntax, comments, keywords and debugging. They are the foundation of any programming language, basic or advanced.

GAME DESIGN: BYOD - Ages 7-12: Students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, and launching.

ART: BYOD - Ages 7-12: Students create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects using code.

STORYTELLING: BYOD - Ages 7-12: Students use code to tell fun and interactive stories. Storytelling emphasises creativity by encouraging students to tell a unique story each day.

INTRO TO SCRATCH: BYOD - Ages: 7-9 Students go on a first journey through Scratch with four fun projects that introduce the core elements of Scratch and foundational coding skills.

PYTHON. GREY HAT: BYOD - Ages 10-14: In this course, you’ll learn more advanced programming practices than in black hat. This course builds off the skills you’ve learned in hacker black hat so make sure you’re really comfortable with that content first. In this course, you’ll also be introduced to soft skills.

JAVASCRIPT BLACK HAT: JavaScript is one of the most used programming languages around the world. It’s used predominantly across the web both in the browser, and on the server. It also has all sorts of other uses, like making desktop and mobile apps. Games too! Students will learn the basics of Javascript and will complete 3 challenges: StoryLIne, Fizz Buzz Game & Make Smoothie. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

HTML/CSS BLACK HAT: BYOD - Ages 10-14: In the first lesson of the HTML/CSS course, we will be learning HTML Tags, Divs, Attributes, Links/Navigation, Image and Styles. They are the foundation of any web markup language, used to create web documents / web pages.

HTML/CSS GREY HAT: BYOD - Ages 10-14: In this course, you'll learn CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). CSS is a language used to style HTML pages. CSS is what we use to add colour, to form layouts, change fonts and everything in between. CSS is what turns HTML into the beautiful web pages we see every day. In this course, you'll learn CSS Syntax, how to link HTML with CSS, text and font styling, Box Model, sizing and alignment as well as some challenges.

Takapuna Normal Intermediate Term 3 2024 After School - Thursdays 25th July - 26th September 3.15 -4.45pm

Cost: $285.00

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"AkoVerse After-School Program: 10 Weeks to Creative Brilliance"

Embark on a 10 week journey where students explore AkoVerse's 3D gamified universe and dive into Design, Art, Storytelling, Sports, Fashion, Python, Web Design, or Javascript.

1.5 hours X 10 weeks after school program includes:
- 5 weeks of computer-based online coding
- 4 weeks of robotic coding (programming x testing)
- 1 week of presentation

Our program is suitable for children ages 7 to 14 and depending on your child's level of experience and time at our CodeCamps, students learn the following technical skills whether it be visual or text coding in order of priority, starting with problem solving, debugging, decomposition, algorithms, loops, variables, conditional logic, operators and functions.

Our programs teach the all important soft skills such as team work, design & planning, communication, time management, Agile project management, critical thinking, presenting, conflict resolution.

Date: Every Thursday: 25th July - 26th September
Time: 3.15pm - 4:45pm
Venue Address: At Motutapu Room, Takapuna Normal Intermediate School, 26 Northcote Road, Takapuna


SUPER IMPORTANT: Students must have access to an email account at all times. You will need a Google Account for Gmail. If you are under the age of 13 we suggest setting up a family account, you can allow your children access to this account while on camp and then you may change the password after if you wish.

Please don't forget your Username & Password for Gmail. Students can use their School Gmail accounts but must be able to access the emails.

Please make sure to write down your login details if you have existing accounts with Scratch, Tynker, Gmail etc. and put them somewhere safe and bring them with you.

Important Notice

Please remember to bring your laptop. You don't need anything special or high spec, just something less than 5 years old with internet access. iPads and tablets can be used, but we do suggest a laptop as best.

And lastly...

Don’t forget your imagination and creativity!

For other questions, please check our FAQs at the bottom of the page here https://akotech.nz/OurPrograms. or feel free to email us at northshore@akotech.nz. Parents are most welcome to drop in 15-20 minutes before the end of each day to see the awesome things we are getting up to!


Awesome thank you guys. They loved it, much more than any of the computer courses they have been to.
Maddi messaged me today ‘love it, can we go back next holidays’
Thank you, obviously you are doing great things with the kids. We will be back!"


"Thanks so much for all your hard work. Flynn really enjoyed his day with you today. I haven’t seen him so happy and engaged in a long time!
He can’t wait to come back and is keen to continue for the whole week."

Lucy B.

"the girls are loving it thanks Peter!!!
Let me know what after school options you have for term 4!"

Maire B.

"A great week had by the girls – they are keen on the next one already!"

Mark A.