Online Coding Clubs

Online Coding Clubs


(Grades R-9)

Coding (programming) is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. Some educators and experts are calling it the ‘new literacy’, a subject so important that every child needs to know the basics to excel in our rapidly changing world.

Learning To Code Develops Problem Solving And Computational Thinking Skills. The skills that come with computer programming help kids develop new ways of thinking and foster problem-solving techniques that promise numerous benefits in other areas of life.

Learning to code prepares kids for the world we live in. Today, computing is involved in almost every aspect of our lives, from communications and education to social media, banking, information, security and shopping. If learners are taught biology and mathematics in order to understand the world around them, then knowing the basics of how computers communicate - and how to engage with them - should be a given.

Coding Is Fun! Beyond the practical reasons for learning how to code, there’s the fact that creating a game or animation can be really fun for kids.

Like Learning a Second Language ...

Learning to code is like learning a language, and like learning a second language it is best done young.

Over the next ten years...

...programming will be one of the fastest growing occupations. By estimation there will be:

140000

Vacancies in Programming

400000

Computer Science Graduates

Available Options

If your child's school does not make use of our programme and you wish for your child to participate, then our online platform was developed with you in mind.

From Grade 2-9, children may take part in our online programme. Self-guided, engaging lessons are assigned every week, supplemented with weekly Monday Meets, to enable students to interact with one another, ask questions and receive guidance on challenges. Monday Meets are optional live sessions that your child may participate via a secure, private Google Hangout.

We focus on coding games that encourage students to learn new knowledge and skills, while being challenged to think critically, solve problems, communicate and collaborate.

Read about our Online Coding Clubs

SA SchoolCoding provides training for IT Teachers in order to present our material in their school's IT Lab. Complimentary staff training is provided on request.

Emphasis is placed on numeracy, problem-solving and critical thinking. Our lessons are designed with Bloom's taxonomy in mind and are carefully aligned to Oxford International - Primary Computing Curriculum, as well as the new DBE CAPS Technology Curriculum, into which we have recently had extremely constructive input.

Read about our In-school Coding & Robotics curricula.

Some schools have an existing IT programme for their students, offered during school time. eg: Cami, Future Fun Caps, Readers are Leaders, Click a Mouse, etc.

Our programme is offered at numerous schools as part of the extramural programme. A dedicated IT Coach provides teaching and instruction after school hours. Students typically participate in a one hour lesson every week. The school's IT Teacher may run this programme and earn extra money for doing so, on us!

NB: This is ON HOLD while schools are closed, due to Coronavirus Pandemic.

Schools are encouraged to implement our remote learning solution, to enable teachers to continue providing coding lessons as blended learning that is suitable for on-site and remote instruction.

Read about our Extramural Coding programme.

We don't PLAY games. We MAKE games!

What do participants say about SchoolCoding?

Greyson G.

Welgemoed Primary


This was quite tricky but I enjoyed it. I had to use my brain!

Allison F.

Pinelands North Primary


Other than schooling, they also have other online activities which require their attention, also via zoom and other platforms. It’s not possible to get to all these zoom meeting, and most of the time they just want to be left to their own devices or relax by reading a book. I’m sure you’ve heard all of this before as it is now the new norm. Thanks again. Micah is finding much joy out of coding and I think it’s somehow a blessing in disguise that this is also keeping his mind off what’s happening around us.

Cindy G.

Rondebosch Boys' Preparatory School


SA SchoolCoding provides a superb Coding curriculum, designed by an educator - not a software developer or entrepreneur with no classroom experience or pedagogical knowledge. The program is also built on years of experience and is not a new Coding curriculum in its infant stages. It encourages creative and critical thinking while introducing the learners to Computer Programming in a fun and engaging way. The curriculum focuses on developing learners' Computational Thinking skills and an understanding of coding concepts, rather than focusing solely on writing lines of code and mastering syntax and semantics.

Aneen E.

Welgemoed Primary School


Hi Mauritz!!
Joshua gaan VERSEKER aan met klas!!! Hy love love love die werk ....en vir jou   !!
Baie dankie vir al die omgee en harde werk hierdie kwartaal.💙

Jeandré L.

Eversdal Primary School


Tiaan spandeer ongelooflik baie tyd aan coding by die huis, en dit is lekker om te sien al die idees en programmetjies wat hy self probeer doen.  Julle doen ‘n fantastiese werk.  Baie dankie.

Greyson G.

Welgemoed Primary School


I forgot to take a video of me playing the game and a screenshot of the final screen. I took a screenshot to show i completed the quest. It was very fun, and a I had to think about it hard!
We done PLAY games. We MAKE games!

Which schools trust SchoolCoding?

We done PLAY games. We MAKE games!

Why do schools recommend SchoolCoding?

 
Schools rate SchoolCoding 5/5 on SchoolAdvisor
 
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