After-School Academy Programmes

What are the benefits for a young person attending DT Kids Academy?

When young people are given opportunities to be creative with new technologies as well as just being consumers of it, classroom research has shown that the value can be immense. Our exclusive DT Kids Academy Learning Programme is designed to support and encourage young people to explore new technologies in unique and exciting ways, in a safe, yet challenging learning environment.

Here are some of our favourite reasons why we believe your child will flourish if they attend our DT Kids Academy Learning Programme:

A Head Start in the new Digital Technologies Learning Area: Our Learning Programme has been developed by a Digital Technologies teacher with 17 years experience teaching young people aged 8-18 years across a wide range of educational settings. This subject is now part of compulsory school curricular in the UK and Australia. Here in New Zealand, every school is required to teach it from 2020. See here for more information. Young people who engage with our Learning Programme today are getting a head start in this new subject area for tomorrow.

Learners at the Centre: All activities are learner-centred and are designed to foster engagement and ownership of their own learning;

Project Based Approach: All activities are creative and project-based, rather than just skills-based. This means learners learn what they need to learn as they go, rather than simply focusing on developing skills that they may or may not need now or at some point in the future. This enables learners to develop confidence in their chosen areas of interest and resilience when they hit problems because they are committed to seeing a finished project;

Encourages Young People to Walk Tall: All activities are about understanding how to use digital technology to develop outcomes that are of the learner’s choosing. Learners are encouraged to solve the problem independently, they can find answers through asking a friend, or searching online. This develops self-reliance, collaboration and self-confidence;

Social not Solitary: Our Learning Programme offers many opportunities to collaborate and make new friends with people who share similar interests – two heads are often better than one, especially when it comes to debugging code!

Small Class Sizes: We cater to small groups – learners have access to direct tuition and support that sets them on the road to independent success.

DT Kids Academy Timetable: Term 4 2019

We are excited to offer a wide range of activities covering many areas of creative computing that will give your child a head start in this exciting learning area.

Please note that we currently run a combined programme on Tuesdays, so whatever the learning programme selected, Tuesday is our day of delivery and we will tailor the programme to your child.

We want to maintain small classes so we will offer more days as our roll increases and will keep you informed as more days become available.

Sessions run TUESDAYS from 3.30pm - 5pm. Please note there is no session on Tuesday 23 October



Curriculum Links


Introduction to Programming. Beginner's Coding Class for ages 9+Learn the fundamentals of computer programming by creating animations, music, stories and games using Scratch and Python programming languages. Arts, Technology, Computer Science, Computational Thinking, Maths.Casual Rate $35 pw / $200 for 8 sessions. Includes Co-Spaces 3D Worlds seat.
Raspberry Pi Computing for ages 12+Learn all about the tiny credit card sized computer that is capable of teaching BIG in ideas! You will learn about programming, electronics and circuits and how to create your very own real-world projects.
Yes, and there's even Minecraft!
Technology, Computer Science, Maths, Engineering.Casual Rate $35 pw (includes materials) / $200 (8 sessions) + $50 Materials Fee
3D Modelling & Printing. Suitable for ages 9+Create 3D models with code using BlocksCAD 3D, then print them and take them home!Supports Maths Strands: Geometry, Position and Orientation; Technology, Engineering, Arts, Computer Science.$45 per week / $360 for 8 sessions. Includes materials and BlocksCAD 3D seat.

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