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A Discovery Course in Computing - School Holiday Programme

A Discovery Course in Computing - School Holiday Programme

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  • Mon 11 Dec ’17, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 18 Dec ’17, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 8 Jan ’18, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 15 Jan ’18, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 22 Jan ’18, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 29 Jan ’18, 8:30am – 5:00pm


Grand Training - Lambton Quay, 2 Woodward St, Wellington Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 5 days Mon - Fri: $395.00


Grand Training

Open from 8:30am to 5pm (no extra charge)

Holiday Fun and Excellent Computer Education for Years 1-12.
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;
- Understand more to take you to the next level.
This course covers aspects from all of the classes.

Essential Computer Skills
An opportunity to learn essential computer skills and discover what is available in the field of computing. This course is enjoyable, fun, and an empowering learning experience. In small groups and short 55min session a lot is covered.

Computer games are played during the breaks, Sessions cater for all levels of experience. Sessions are run on animations, Excel, Word and how to use PowerPoint as an artist's tool, to make ID cards and photo presentations. A computer is pulled apart to see how the hardware is assembled.

Create 3D Games & Introduction to Scripting
Create a labyrinth of rooms in a range of finishes, with water or lava below, sky above and outdoor scenes. Add doors, elevators, teleporters and program them to operate with the correct keys. Add a player, enemies, guns, health packs and other entities. Make your own start, win and lose screens and create a multi-level game. Learn how to create and skin your own 3D models and place them in the game. And it’s all done in a fun and enjoyable way

Web Design, Animation & Graphics
Beginners, intermediate and advanced sessions. Animations are made in GIMP, GIF and Flash and a web site created to show them with photos, links etc. Also taught are rollover buttons, bookmarks, hyperlinks, dynamic HTML effects and page transitions. Instruction is also available in a range of graphics programs like PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro, PowerPoint and Illustrator.

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.

Programming Levels 2 and 3
Game programming with Lua or other languages like; Java, Visual Basic, C++, PHP and SQL.
Build, update and network computers using Windows or Linux. Set up your own web site and web server. Understand databases and Microsoft Access; design tables, define fields, create queries, display results and print reports.

Film making & Video Editing
Film then use computer video editing and publish to YouTube as a finished movie.

Work is burnt on a disk to take home.
Wellington: On 5 day class includes Wednesday lunch and a movie at Reading Cinemas.

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