School
Holiday
Workshops

A fabulous experience full of fun, developing
friendships and learning to code!

What is
#MissMakesCode?

#MissMakesCode is the first initiative in the world created to build confidence and self efficacy in the areas of algorithmic thinking, programming and coding for young girls aged 5-8 years.

Your child will learn key coding concepts through online and offline activities and build upon any existing skills they may have learned in school. Taught by a professional teacher, this unique all-girls workshop is a terrific way to introduce your child to coding and game making and build their technology confidence.

Our Next
Holiday Workshops

4 & 5 JANUARY IN BRISBANE
16 JANUARY IN SYDNEY
22 & 24 JANUARY IN MELBOURNE

Register now so you don’t miss out!

Meet your trainer

Helen Sultana

Helen is a dynamic and engaging leader, innovator, educator and member of Girl Geek Academy.

Specialising in teacher training, digital technologies in education, eSafety and cybersafety, curriculum development and change management, she is a highly skilled teacher and mentor at both primary and secondary levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to pack for my child?

  • iPad and charger
  • Pencil case
  • A packed lunch and snack, similar to their normal school lunch. Due to food allergy concerns, we do not provide any food to your child other than fruit and water

 

What time should I drop my child off?

Our class starts at 9am with drop off available from 8:30am. Pick up is available between 4:30pm and 5:00pm.
Please allow time during drop off to complete and sign photography release and emergency contact forms.

 

My child has never coded, can she attend?

Yes! Your child will learn the basic coding concepts and can work through the program at her own pace on her own or with support from other participants.

 

What will she learn?

Your child will learn the basic coding concepts and algorithmic thinking and apply them in multiple ways across different games, activities and group discussions. They will also be introduced to eSafety concepts to stay safe online.

 

How will my child access wifi?

We will provide wifi access to your child and help them connect during the workshop.

 

Do we need to download any apps before attending?

Not at all – our program uses a website so no apps are necessary and nothing will be installed.  But since we are using the browser, please check your bookmarks and browser history!

 

My child has attended a #MissMakesCode course before, can she attend?

Yes! The coding concepts can be applied again and again, with more advanced coding exercises if their skills and interest are ready for the challenge!

What do you provide?

  • Learning activities and games both on and off the iPad
  • Fruit
  • Water
  • Professional and accredited teachers and helpers

 

What is the format of the day?

We start the day with playtime while children arrive and settle in. From 9am we begin class, delving into the first coding concepts, before we have a break for a story and brain food. Next, hands-on practice with children pair coding on laptops, or individually on their iPad.  We strongly encourage teamwork and peer problem solving – just like in the classroom, and their future careers!

Food and friendship is important, so we have a lunch break and learn more about each other before getting back learning in the afternoon. We have an additonal break in the afternoon and wrap up class around 4 or 4.30.

 

Will my child be photographed?

Your child may be photographed in the context of this event. As a world first, we often have media wanting to visit our team and take footage for newspaper and television. When dropping off your child we will provide you with a release form for both you and your child to sign.

 

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the nature of our courses and the work that goes in to preparing for your child’s attendance, we cannot offer refunds if you are no longer able to attend.

 

What if I have more questions?

Then you should get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

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