We’re not letting the Virus spoil the FUN!  We are SUPER EXCITED to bring our After School and Incursion Programs using Zoom!

At BRICKS 4 KIDZ, we refuse to let the kids be the victims at this difficult time.  The kids have handled the disruptions magnificently but it is tough to be stuck at home. We are keen to bring CREATIVITY to your living rooms, inspiring the kids to fire up their IMAGINATION and get CODING and DIGITAL DESIGNING with our new Online After School and School Incursion Classes.

Follow along with a live stream from a fully trained Bricks 4 Kidz instructors.

Monday 27th July – 31st Aug
Time: 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm
Total Cost: $60

Wednesday 11th Aug – 9th Sept
Time: 4.00 pm – 4.45 pm
Total Cost: $50

Tuesday 28th July – 1st Sept
Time: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Total Cost: $72

Thursday 30th July – 3rd Sept
Time: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Total Cost: $72

Tuesday 4th Aug – 8th Sept
Time: 4.00 pm – 4.45 pm
Total Cost: $60

Friday 31st July – 4th Sept
Time: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Total Cost: $72

Coding Workshops – Using Scratch

Have you ever wondered how your favourite animated movies like The LEGO© Movie and LEGO© Star Wars were made?… Well, it’s time to find out!

Join us on an adventure of a lifetime from the comfort of home, as you learn to build an epic movie, interactive story, computer game, or animation, using the #1 Children’s Programming Language on the planet, Scratch.

All you need is a computer or tablet with an internet connection.  No tools, no parts. Just you, your computer, and your imagination!

SCRATCH Jr – Ages 5 – 7

Scratch Jr. is the ideal entry level programming app that was designed specifically for younger children because of its ease of use, but also its capabilities such as allowing kids to design, create and express themselves through self-made interactive stories and games.

Set up like building blocks, children can make characters move, sing, dance and jump as well as create their own customised characters complete with their own faces. Go To Top 

Download Scratch Jr

Apple Download Here Google Download Here

SCRATCH – Ages 8 – 10

Students will develop a range of coding and problem-solving skills as they create fun apps and games. Designers will think creatively and reason systematically.

Each workshop progressively teaches more advanced capabilities within the design software. Students will be proud and excited to actually play their very own completed app or game.  Go To Top

Download Scratch 3.0

Download Here

Our awesome Master Coders shows students, step by step, how to utilise the full potential of Scratch by creating a different project each workshop.

  • Lessons which slowly introduce and show how to use each programming block
  • Each lesson builds upon what was learned previously as it gradually moves from creating simple programs to more complex ones
  • Prior to each new lesson, there will be opportunities to review what was learned in previous lessons
  • Embedded within each lesson are activities that kids can try, thus allowing the teacher to give students an opportunity to explore and experiment before revealing to them the answer
  • Detailed explanations as to which buttons do what

LEGO Design Workshops – Ages 10+

Our Virtual Classroom offering Bricks 4 Kidz curriculum uses a virtual desktop application that allows users to build models using virtual parts by following along with the instructor.

Students will construct the project of the day in our virtual builder and later have the freedom to make the changes in their own build (including changing colours and adding additional parts and pieces to change the original design).

Participating in this virtual class will also give students a better understanding of how to work with studio design software such as Auto Cad and, will provide exposure to 3D printing as well.  Go To Top

Here’s how our virtual Online Classes work!

We’re hosting each session via Zoom.  Our instructor will host the session like one of our regular school classes and your child will be able to communicate any issues they’re having in real time via the Live Chat feature.

Note that your child will need access to two devices, one with Zoom to see and talk to our instructor and another with Scratch Jr, Scratch 3.0 or LEGO Designer Software installed. Here is a step by step guide;

  1. Download the appropiate software:
    1. Scratch Jr onto and Ipad or Tablet that your child will be using during class.
    2. Scratch 3.0 onto the computer your child with be using during the class.
    3. LEGO Designer onto the computer your child with be using during the class.
  2. Download Zoom app onto a different device your child will be using during the class
  3. Once you have enrolled in a term-long program, we’ll send a link to our Zoom Coding Room to your email address
  4. 5 mins prior to the start of the class please open the link sent in the email on the device you have downloaded zoom onto and have the other device with Scratch ready to go!
  5. Each class is limited to a max of 12 kids.
  6. All times are Melbourne time.

Common Questions about our Virtual Classes!

How old does my child need to be?
As noted above, children are welcome at our Online Classes from as young as five!

What is the process of booking?
Super easy.  Just click the link for your preferred workshop above!

Payment is made using a credit card online through our secure payment gateway. Your child’s place is confirmed when payment is made. All transactions are processed in Australian dollars (AUD).

Do the kids need a tablet or computer?
Yes, you require 2 devices, one with the Zoom app on it to watch our instructor and another with the Scratch Jr software on it for the kids to code on .  All the kids will need mum or dad to download the free Zoom app on their computer or before the online Class begins and have it ready to go.  We’ll send you information that you can share with the parents on how to do that.

Is there a maximum number of kids?
Our popular eWorkshops are capped at 12 children.  The Zoom Building Room can get a bit raucous with more than 12 😀.

Are parents welcome to join in the fun?
Yes!  The online activities are aimed at the age of the kids but we love to see mums and dads enjoying with their kids – as long as the kids are happy to share the tablet 😀.

How strong should the internet connection be for each child?
We hope each child has a medium to strong internet connection at home!  This means we can have high quality video and sound, making it more fun for everyone.  We know this isn’t possible in all homes and it isn’t a dealbreaker for us.  If a child can at least get online, we just ask that everyone is patient with those kids who may struggle to see and hear.

What is your policy on postponing or cancelling an Online Class?
Cancellations made at least THREE weeks from the start date of the Online Class will receive an 100% refund. Cancellations made ONE week from the start date of the Online Class will receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for Online Classes cancelled LESS than 24 hours prior to the scheduled date of the Online Class.

We offer FULL credits for missed programs due to illness. We trust parents to let us know and don’t require a doctor’s certificate. It is hard enough to see doctors these days and we don’t want this to be a problem!

Do the prices include GST?
Yes, all prices are inclusive of GST.

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