Thursday, 22 February 2018

Code Club - 2018

Welcome back to Year Two of Code Club @stfrancischch. We are excited to get up and running again. This week we will cover creating accounts, sharing expectations and guidelines, and begin coding. 

We are registered as a Code Club with Code Club Aotearoa and will be coding our way through their amazing learning modules. The Module our Years 5-8 Students will be starting with is Scratch Module 1

If students have never used Scratch before they will start by creating their own Rockband. Our Years 1-2 students will also be using Scratch, but on the iPad App Scratch Jnr, and the first thing they will be creating is an animation of a car, driving across the city

We have several keen teachers who have volunteered their time to run these clubs, a big thank you to them, as we wouldn't be able to cater to such large groups if they weren't so keen. 

Our Code Clubs will run on Monday After School and Friday lunch times. If you are a parent of a child who would like to join one of our Code Clubs this year please complete the following Google Form. 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Connor's Star Wars Game (2 Player)

Connor, one of our Year 5 and 6 coders has created a 2 player Star Wars battle game, share your keyboard with a friend.. or foe and see who has the skills to be the champion.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Alex's Boat Race

Check out Alex's Boat Race he has added lots of cool little challenges since creating his original Code Club Boat Race Project. Can you make it through the course and get to the beach safely?

Adam's Target Game

Adam has made a target shooting game. Adam has been coding in our Friday Code Club since the beginning of 2017. He loves making and adapting new games. Have a go at his new game and you could set a new high score, write your score in the comments below, good luck!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Code Club T-Shirts

As I am sure you would have heard from your children we are in the process of getting Code Club T-Shirts made. The final design below is a combined design from a number of students who sent through their ideas. 

Students have had the opportunity to try on some sample T-Shirts and should have an idea of what size they would like to purchase. For anyone who has not please feel free to call in to the Kaupeka teachers' space and see Whitney Hansen. She will be able to share the samples with you up until Friday 3 November.

The cost of T-Shirts will be $20. This can either be paid to the school bank account - St Francis of Assisi Catholic School 03-1700-0262188-00, with a reference of Code T and the student’s name, or paid in to the office in a named envelope with the same reference.

T-Shirt payment must be made before they are ordered, on Friday 10 November.

Once purchased these tops can be worn during Code Club and other school coding events. Please note children must be a member of Code Club @stfrancischch in order to purchase T-Shirts.

If your child is not in Code Club and would like to join, or you have any questions regarding the above information please email

If you would like to purchase a T-Shirt please complete the following Google Form -

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

No Code Club Tuesday 24 October

On Tuesday 24 October, there will be no after school Code Club, as all our volunteers are busy with a staff meeting and are unable to run the session. 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Today St Francis of Assisi is hoping to join kids around the world in setting a new World Record, by taking part in Moonhack.

What is Moonhack?

Moonhack is the World Record set by kids coding, and the idea came from the team at Code Club Australia. Last year 10,207 Australian kids participated in this free event. This year we're going global! From Sydney to Seoul, Dhaka to Durham, kids all over the world will get the chance to collaborate and code today, Tuesday August 15th.

Every student @stfrancischch will take part in one of the following projects:

They will then share their projects and be counted as part of the World Record attempt.

Haven't coded before? It's easy why not try one of the projects above?