Code Club will teach your child much more than how to program a computer. Our projects are fun, creative and will help your child understand how to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller problems.
You can search for existing clubs using our club map – there may already be one nearby!
Code Clubs in Australia
If not, the next thing to do is inform your child’s school about the existence of Code Club Australia. Try chatting to some other parents, then get a meeting with your school’s head teacher so you can explain why it is so important to your child and how it will help the school. We’ve put together some pointers to help you explain it all, or you can send them to this website, or encourage them to contact us.
You may also be able to help find a volunteer to run the Code Club! If you know a computer programmer who is enthusiastic (and nearby, ideally), inform them about the existence of Code Club Australia. Again, you can simply point them to this website or encourage them to contact us.
Establishing a Code Club can sometimes take a little while, but there are things you can do with your child in the meantime to keep their interesting in programming and computer science alive.
- Scratch is used at Code Club to make animations and games, and can be downloaded for free and used at home! It features an easy drag-and-drop interface.
- Code Academy is a free online platform with various courses to help anyone, children and adults, get up and running with writing code.
- Game Maker Studio is another program, with a drag-and-drop interface similar to Scratch’s, for making games! It also has a free version available for download. Game Maker also has it’s own programming language that one can progress to after mastering the drag-and-drop interface.
- Try searching the web for other resources! There are many free videos, tutorials and tools available to get kids (and adults) involved in coding.