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NEW - Minecraft Modelling to Mastery

3 Day School Holiday Course Cost: $275 Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm (open from 8:30am to 5:00pm)
2 Day School Holiday Course Cost: $183 Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm (open from 8:30am to 5:00pm)
1 Day Saturday Course Cost: $39 Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Minecraft: Modelling to Mastery, a course in 4 levels; beginners, intermediate, advanced and mastery. This course introduces you to the fun and creativity of Minecraft and covers beginner concepts all the way the way through to more advanced tasks like hosting servers and installing modifications.

Minecraft has created headlines, been purchased over a million times, and made waves in the indie gaming industry. But just how much is there really to do in it? A simple concept with massive content and a huge community, with this course you will be able to discover new aspects of the game, not limited to but including:

  • How to setup, manage and host your own Minecraft server. Complete with plugins.
  • Install custom modifications into Minecraft and use the launcher (such as Forge, Tekkit, OptiFine and more).
  • Understand basic logic and use redstone to your advantage, creating contraptions and making amazing bases in game.
  • Become an efficient master Minecraft builder using WorldEdit and WorldGuard to create masterpieces or carve and sculpt landscape in game at will.

Please Note:
To attend this course you will need to own Minecraft account. You can purchase one from minecraft.net (Approximately $33NZD). This account is needed to play Minecraft, see the Minecraft website for more details.

NEW - Programming Intermediate/Advanced

3 Day School Holiday Course Cost: $275 Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm (open from 8:30am to 5:00pm)

Create your own 2D platformer game.
Create the level layout, add the player, enemies and other entities. Customise their behaviours and create their graphics.

This course will be focused more on writing code at a “high level”. This means that you will not have to do the lower level details (such as creating the basic functionality of all the individual components). Instead, in this course we will use libraries (other people’s code) to allow us to get straight into creating the game.

Prerequisites:
It is recommended that those that which to attend this course have done the “Programming Level 1” course or have prior experience with programming in Processing (or Java).

Course Information

Course Fees, Dates and General Information

A fun holiday experience as well as sound computer education, many come again and again.

In small groups and short 55min sessions much is covered, then a break for drinks and computer games.

Presented at the level and experience of those attending. Children are “buddied up” alongside another of similar age and experience.
For further details call 499-2211.

When?


Monday to Friday - 1 to 4 day courses may be available.
9:30am to 4:15pm
(open 8:30am early arrival, close 5pm late pick-up)

Where?
Wellington City
Level 2 James Smith's Building
Corner Cuba and Manners St


Lower Hutt
Free transport from Petone/Lower Hutt (small charge from elsewhere)


Create 3D Games & Learn To Program

Create a labyrinth of rooms; water or lava below, sky above, add doors, elevators, teleporters, and entities. Learn how to create your own 3D models.


Understand the principles, practices and terminology behind programming languages. Program in easy to learn QBasic. Program a typing tutor and dice throwing game.


Games are made from template scripts, level 2 of the creating games course involves learning how to modify these scripts to create a more advanced game. Older students may be able to start level 2 of the course towards the end of the week.


5 days $345 each additional child $25 less.
4 days $276 each additional child $20 less.
3 days $207 each additional child $15 less.


A Discovery Course in Computinng

Begin a voyage of discovery that you can further each holidays:
- Discover the different areas of computing;
- Find out what is best for you;
- Find answers to any questions you may have;
This course covers aspects from all of the classes


5 days $345 each additional child $25 less.
4 days $276 each additional child $20 less.
3 days $207 each additional child $15 less.


Programming Level 1

Understand the principles and terminology behind programming languages. Program in easy to learn QBasic. Learn print and input statements, string and non-string variables, calculations, presenting results and then program a calculator.
Understand how to store and compare variables, make random numbers, integers, loops, counters, decisions, jumps, subroutines, concatenation, left, right and mid string functions, screen positioning, displaying results, formatting input and make a dice throwing game. Write and retrieve files to disk. See next for level 2 and 3.


5 days $345 each additional child $25 less.
4 days $276 each additional child $20 less.
3 days $207 each additional child $15 less.


Essential Computer Skills

An excellent course to learn computer skills that will make school easier and give you an edge. Create GIF animations - it’s fun, enjoyable and a powerful learning experience. From Introduction to advanced sessions in Word, PowerPoint and Excel. A lesson shows how to use PowerPoint as an artist’s brush. Photos are taken to make ID cards and animated PowerPoint photo presentations.


5 days $295 each additional child $25 less.
4 days $236 each additional child $20 less.
3 days $177 each additional child $15 less.


Intermediate & Advanced Workshops

Great for those who have been before and those who know a lot. Courses are enjoyable and loads of fun! Sessions are run on student's areas of interest including building and upgrading computers, web design, graphics and animations, making 3D games, databases and programming, networking computers, running a web site, video editing and movie making. This course is a great way to improve your skills and really become proficient with a range of programs.


5 days $345 each additional child $25 less.
4 days $276 each additional child $20 less.
3 days $207 each additional child $15 less.


Web Design, Animations & Graphics

Create GIF animations and use Adobe Flash for fancy animations. They’re fun and enjoyable to learn. Then create a web site for your animations, photos, jokes and links. Also taught are rollover buttons, bookmarks, hyperlinks, dynamic HTML effects and page transitions. Instructions are available as well in a range of graphics programs like Gimp, Photoshop, Illustrator, and PowerPoint.


5 days $345 each additional child $25 less.
4 days $276 each additional child $20 less.
3 days $207 each additional child $15 less.


Film Making and Video Editing

Learn in a fun inventive way to generate Ideas, develop a story, create a storyboard, break it into scenes and shots and plan a shoot. Learn to set up and use a camera and tripod, types of shots, how to frame, compose, and use computer video editing to add sound, transitions, titles and credits and publish as a finished movie.


5 days $345 each additional child $25 less.
4 days $276 each additional child $20 less.
3 days $207 each additional child $15 less.


Build Your Own Computer

Learn the parts, terminology and principles involved to build or upgrade a computer. Computers are supplied to pull apart. Learn to assemble the motherboard, CPU, RAM, add cards and disk drives, set slave and master drives as well as learning how to install an operating system (i.e. Windows).


5 days $345 each additional child $25 less.
4 days $276 each additional child $20 less.
3 days $207 each additional child $15 less.